Showing posts with label Faith Cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Faith Cards. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Heart of a Tree

I found this older tree stamp from Stamp Oasis (Rubbernecker used to sell them) in my 'tree' drawer and I just had to ink it up -   but I decided to do a watercolor technique of coloring the stamp with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (I used a light green, a dark green and a brown), spritzing the stamp with water and then pressing the stamp onto watercolor paper -  and this is what happened!
TOTALLY love how it came out!  I die cut the panel and the card base using Noted: Scalloped A2 dies from PTI.  I stamped the Proverb from an old Stampendous set called Inspired Verses using Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom Ink.  
To balance off the card design - I added 2 mint green enamel dots in the left corner.  
(I know, I didn't follow the rule of 3, but there really wasn't room for 3 and I only had 2 dots this size!)

I'm linking my card to:

I inked my stamp with markers, stamped, used dies and enamel dots

Stamps:  3 Tree Group - Stamp Oasis, Inspired Verses - Stampendous
Paper:  Arches Watercolor paper, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom
Accessories:  Noted: Scalloped A2 dies - PTI, enamel dots, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today, I'm participating in the July Papertrey Ink Blog hop!  
Here is the inspiration photo for this month.
Papertrey Ink has had several ocean/beach themed stamps and dies released the past two months and I think I bought just about all of them!   
Here is my card.  I was inspired by the colors and several of the ocean flora and fauna images!
I used the Reef Builder Die Set and Shape Shifters: Oval 2 die for my card, cutting them all out in 3 shades of blue, white and red.  The sentiments are from Sentiment Staples - Thinking of You.  
I added Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel drops in the little ovals on the top of the blue/red plant in the bottom right corner..

I have a dear friend at church that is having some health issues that aren't quite diagnosed yet and this will card will be going to her, hopefully to bring her some comfort.

I can't wait to see how everyone interprets the inspiration photo this month -  you have 12 hours to load up your card - you'll find the link at the Papertrey Ink Blog here.

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Sentiment Staples - Thinking of You - PTI
Paper:  White, Dark Indigo, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain - PTI
Ink:  Dark Indigo - PTI
Accessories:  Reef Builder Die Set, Shape Shifter: Oval Die - PTI, Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops,  foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Just Us Girls - I'm the July Guest Designer! Color Week

I'm back again as the July Guest Designer for Just Us Girls!
This week is Color Week and here is the challenge!
I often have trouble creating when I am told to use certain colors (!?) it can mess with my mojo!  But this week was a breeze because I just got out the same stamps I used last week on my JUGS card since they are perfect for these colors! 
I cut a panel of water color paper, masked an area to create my section of 'ocean' and pounced the panel onto my craft mat where I had rubbed Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio and then spritzed with water.  When I had achieved the coverage I wanted, I removed the mask and dried the panel with my heat tool.  To define the edges better, I drew lines with my 01 Black Micron Pen.

Then I got out the PTI Salt Air: Fauna and Salt Air: Flora stamps and dies. (The stamps seem to be back in the shop but the dies are still back ordered).  I selected what fauna and flora I wanted and stamped them onto the die cuts using Pale Peony and Aqua Mist PTI Inks.  I layered them over the 'ocean' strip with foam dots, stamped the Psalm verse from an older Sweet N Sassy set called Beauty by the Sea and added 3 enamel dots.

I layered the panel to a slightly larger Hawaiian Shores panel and then to a white card base.

So being told what colors to use wasn't so terrible for me this time! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer - getting outdoors and enjoying yourself - maybe even getting to the beach?!  Looking at this card makes me want to go there!

So please join us over at Just Us Girls showing us your creation using aqua, pink and white!  You have until 9 pm EST July 26th to link up your card.  I'll be back next Saturday with my last creation as Guest Designer for JUGS.  What a fun month I've been having creating along this talented team!

I'm also linking my card to:
CAS Watercolour Card Challenge 

Stamps:  Salt Air: Fauna, Salt Air Flora - PTI, Beauty by the Sea (retired) - Sweet N Sassy.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white, Haraiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Pale Peony and Aqua Mist - PTI, Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio.
Accessories:  Eclipse Tape (for mask), craft mat, water mister, enamel dots, 01 Black Micron Pen, foam dots,  Salt Air: Fauna Die set and Salt Air: Flora Die set - PTI.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Seas and Everything that Moveth Therein

Today I'm playing along with the June CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.  The theme is OCEAN.
I've been wanting to learn more about watercoloring on cards and this challenge is a great way to do it with all of the inspiration from the design team and links on the challenge blog to techniques!
For my watercolor background I used a pouncing technique where I rubbed Ranger Distress Inks onto my craft mat, spritzed the colors with water and pounced the watercolor panel into one color at a time - drying with my heat tool between colors.  The first color I used was Cracked Pistachio, the second Broken China and then Seedless Preserves (which I just pounced along the bottom edge).

Then I stamped one of the fish from Sea Life from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous over the panel.  I layered the panel over a cream Bazzill card base using form dots.  I stamped the Psalm from Beauty by the Sea from Sweet N Sassy on a piece of watercolor paper and adhered it below the watercolor panel.

Anything Goes

Stamps:  Sea Life - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Beauty by the Sea - Sweet N Sassy (retired).
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, cream Bazzill.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Seedless Preserves, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  craft mat, water mister, heat tool, foam dots.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Be Still

Today I have a card to share that features a photo I took in my garden.
The plant is Solomon's Seal and I purchased it many years ago at the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA.   It tends to spread so you need to put it in an area that you want it to fill!

This is one area I planted it in our front yard under our beautiful Japanese Maple.  
There are a few other plants here as well - but the Solomon's seal takes up the whole left side! 
I will probably prune some out at the end of this season!
Here's a little info on the history of the Solomon's Seal plant for all you gardeners out there! 

I Googled it and found this info here.
Solomon's Seal is named for King Solomon of Hebrew lore who was granted great wisdom by the Hebrew God and had a special seal that aided him in his magical workings, allowing him to command demons without coming to harm. According to herbal lore, King Solomon himself placed his seal upon this plant when he recognized its great value. Those with imagination can see the seal on the rootstock in the circular scars left by the stem after it dies back.

Solomon's Seal has a rich history that goes back many thousands of years. Herbalists and healers, both in Europe and North America and the Far East, have written about its diverse effects on numerous conditions. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Natural Resources Conservation Service) identified Solomon's Seal as a Culturally Significant Plant, noting its medicinal and restorative value among North American Tribal (Original Nation) peoples. It is our understanding that the National Institutes of Health is presently researching the benefits of Solomon's Seal for heart health.

My card was inspired by the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use it Challenge: Picture This
Use a photo

I was inspired by the sketch
I was inspired by all the natural greenery 
Stamps: Everyday Blessings - PTI
Paper: Rustic Cream, Cocoa Bean - PTI, Blue Distress Coredinations, Watercolor paper - Canson, Worn Wallpaper - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz
Ink:Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  personal photo, scallop die - Ali Express/China

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sharing a few Cards!

Just wanted to share a few cards that I've made in the past few days for various challenges over at Splitcoaststampers!

This card was made for the Inspiration Challenge. 
I was inspired by this Ceramic Tree Bowl on Audrie's My New House Idea Pinterest board.
Loll gifted me the die for this lovely tree (thank you Loll!) that I cut out of Kraft Core Coredinations paper and sanded a bit to distress it. I popped it up on the Soft Stone panel cut with a stitched edge rectangle die from Lil Inker to try and make shadows like on the bowl.
I stamped this lovely sentiment from a stamp set by my friend Alison Bomber for PaperArtsy using Cocoa Bean Ink and layered it all to a white card base.

  I made these cute pumpkin place settings (or decorations) for this week's Try a New Technique challenge - 3D pumpkin placecards! (you can find the tutorial on SCS  here if you are a member)
 I made my pumpkins 2" so I used 6 pieces of DP for each pumpkin, measuring 1/2" x 6" each. I used ScorTape to adhere the strip ends.
I adhered my pumpkins to die cut leaves that were adhered to grunge board to make them sturdy. I used Kraft Core paper for the leaves and sanded them so some of the kraft showed through.

I made the stem of my pumpkins out of short pieces of real cinnamon sticks and knotted three pieces of green twine around the stems. The words are Big Chat Stickers that I layered to brown card and adhered to the stems with my hot glue gun.

My last card was made for several challenges at SCS, the Ways to Use It Challenge - to use a light house, the Free 4 All challenge to use an encouraging sentiment, and the Featured Stamper who was Sue this week, and I CASED  this lovely light house card in her gallery.

I made my background by rubbing Broken China Distress ink and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged a panel of watercolor paper though the inks, drying, re-dragging through the inks, drying - until I was happy with how it looked.

Then I cut a piece of computer paper with a wavy line (I actually have a paper cutter that does that!) and laid the mask along the bottom of my panel and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress to create the darker layer of earth - moved the mask up a little and sponged again with Frayed Burlap Distress ink to make a lighter layer of earth.

I die cut and stamped the light house, sponged one side with Frayed Burlap and layered it over the panel with foam dots. I stamped the birds and sentiment directly onto the panel.
and I wanted to share a 2nd card I made just like the one above but used MultiMedia Paper instead of Watercolor paper for the panel - and used a mix of different blue Distress and Oxide inks - every time you make a background with this technique it comes out differently!
A group at my church sends out cards to the elderly at home and I thought these cards would work well for that purpose.
I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!
Trees are Poems
Stamps: PaperArtsy Eclectica3 - EAB01
Paper: White, Soft Stone - PTI, tan Kraft Core Coredinations
Ink:Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:Tree die - gift from Loll, Stitched Mat Rectangles - Lil Inker Designs, foam dots, mini sander 

Paper:DP-Text Style Autumn Abundunce - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations green and orange, grunge board - Ranger, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories: mini sander, Tattered Leaves Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Glue Gun, Tombow Glue, Scortape, Big Chat Stickers - Idea-ology, Peapod Twine - The Twinery, Cinnamon sticks 

I am the Light
Stamps: Guiding Lights, Light of Life - PTI
Paper:Arches watercolor paper, white, True Black - PTI
Ink:True Black, Soft Stone - PTI, Ranger Distess Broken China, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Ranger Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Accessories:Guiding Lights Dies - PTI, non stick craft mat, water mister, foam dots.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dare to Get Dirty Post #5

Sharing 5 more cards I made for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.
Challenge:  Sea Life

Challenge: Sparkling Geometrics
Linking this card to:
Challenge: I dare you to use paint
(Dabbed white acrylic paint over stencil, let dry then sponged with ink, masking bottom)
Challenge:  Must Shave
(shaving cream with re-inkers dropped on top, scooped some up onto used gift card, then spread over stencil)
Challenge: Zodiac
Sea life
Stamps: Sea Life - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Beauty by the Sea - Sweet N Sassy Stamps
Paperwhite, rustic cream, Tropical Teal - PTI  
Ink:Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, Twisted Cintron, Abandoned Coral, Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, True Black - PTI
Accessories:water mister, dew drops, foam dots

Let the Good Times Roll
Stamps:  Party Time - Stamplorations  
Paper:  white, black - PTI, blue sparkle paper - JoAnn 
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: circles die - Ali Express, circle punch - SU, foam dots

May All Your Wishes Come True
Stamps:Just Desserts Sentiments - PTI
Paper: Mixed Media Card - Ranger, white - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Abandoned Coral
Accessories:white acrylic paint, foam applicator, Scribbles Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Sequins - Neat and Tangled

Praying for You
Stamps:Boutique Borders: Sympathy Stamp Set - PTI
Paper: white, Prairie Grass, Aqua Mist - PTI
Ink: SU Reinkers Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Prairie Grass - PTI
Accessories:  Shaving cream, used gift card, Architecture de Feuilles Stencil - Carabella Studio, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, paper plate.

Your Birthday Star
Stamps:Star Gazer Additions - PTI
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, brushed gold - SU
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: gold embossing powder, heat tool

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trust in the Lord

My Godchild Eden is being confirmed this weekend at St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston, and I wanted to make her a special card for this wonderful benchmark event in her life!
The stamps on the front of the card are from Phrases and Praises from PTI.  I stamped the heart in Hibiscus Burst, cut it out and layered it under the sentiment.  I cut the circles with Nestabilities.  I spelled her name using Idea-ology Label Letters.
Inside I die cut God from Hibiscus Burst card and stamped the sentiment from Inspired: God also from PTI.  I added an Idea-ology Mirrored Heart for a little bling!
I also bought her this 4 x5 silver box with a personal engraving that she can keep on her bureau of shelf to put special things in.
My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches
And my colors were chosen from The Card Concept 
I feel my design is Clean and Graphic
Stamps:  Phrases and Praises, Inspired God -  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  White, True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Watercolor Wonder Paper Collection Textstyle Distressed Dots - PTI, Modern Metalics - DCWV.
Ink:  True Black, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Accessories:  Circle dies - Nestabilities, God Die - Inspired God - PTI, foam dots, Idea-ology Label Letters and Mirrored Hearts.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

God Writes the Gospel

Today I'm playing along with two challenges over at Splitcoaststampers -  Monday's Technique Lovers Challenge and Tuesdays Color Challenge.

Karen Dunbrook hosted the Technique challenge and she gave us instructions for swiping ink over a cardstock panel with an old credit/gift card.   And the colors for the Color Challenge are sugarplum, wasabi, daffodil (or something similar!)

I had enough ink spread on my craft mat to make two cards (always a plus!)
They are basically the same - with different designs on the backgrounds as you can never make the same swipe twice (!) and different die cuts.
For the backgrounds, I rubbed 3 Ranger Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat - Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber.  I spritzed them with a little water.   Then I dipped just the edge of the used gift card into one of the inks - then dragged it across the panel of white card.  I continued this process with each color, changing the direction of the swipe now and then (you can make a great plaid with this technique!) until I liked the look.  
The die cuts on this card are Leafy Branch 2 and Leafy Branch 5 from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Here's the 2nd card with a slightly different background design and the die cuts are Dandelion Fluff also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The sentiment is from an older Papertrey Ink set - Out on a Limb sentiments.
I'm making cards for a group at my church that sends 'thinking of you' cards to elderly members who cannot get out to church - so I think these will be very nice for that purpose!

I'm also linking my cards to:

Stamps: Out on a Limb Sentiments - Papertrey Ink  
Paper: white, Simply Chartreuse - PTI  
Ink: True Black- PTI, Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber
Accessories: expired gift card, Dies - Dandelion Fluff, Leafy Branch 2, Leafy Branch 5 - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft