Showing posts with label Featured Stamper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Featured Stamper. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Framed Poppies

Today I have a card to share that I made for two challenges -  Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and the April CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.
I CASEd a card of Angie's (stampinhappy on SCS) that had a poppies image on it and the CAS Watercolour challenge is to use poppies - so I hit two challenges with one card!

It seems I only have two poppy stamps in my vast array of floral stamps in my craft room!??
Today I used a two stamp set from Rubbernecker aptly called Watercolor Poppies for my card.  I put the flower piece in my Stamp Platform and colored the areas on the stamp with Ranger Distress Markers -Festive Berries on the poppies, Forest Moss on the leaves and Gathered Twigs on the stems.  I spritzed the stamp with water and pressed it against a panel of watercolor paper.

I dried the panel with my heat tool and then positioned the outline stamp over the colored image, put the outline stamp on the Stamp Platform, inked it in black and pressed it over the panel.
This is a great way to watercolor a stamp if your not adept at regular watercoloring ie. with water and paint (which I am NOT although I'm trying to learn!) 

I die cut the panel using the medium frame from Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles from PTI (they are presently on sale!).  Then I layered the outer frame on foam dots onto a white card base and adhered the inside panel inside the frame.

Also Linking my card to:


Use some kind of Water
I 'inked' my stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed with water

Stamps:  Water Color Poppies - Rubbernecker
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Paper:  Water color - Canson, White - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs,  Stamp Platform - Tonic, water mister, heat tool, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Too Cool for School

I like to send my young grandnieces and nephews cards during the school year - and so I made these to be ready for when they go back in the fall!
I used this wonderful Swirly Waves Background stamp from Technique Junkies and the fun S'Whale stamps and die set from Ellen Hutson.  I used Ranger Distress Salty Ocean Ink for everything!
I'm linking my card to:

My theme was inspired by this card of Featured Stamper Beth over at Splitcoaststampers

Stamps:  Swirly Waves - Technique Junkies, S'whale - Ellen Hutson
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  S'whale die set - Ellen Hutson, foam dots

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sending Well Wishes

I need cards for a friend who has several health issues.  She's had one surgery and needs another one in about 6 weeks.   I'm sending her a card each week for a while to cheer her up.  
Here's the latest one.
I wanted to use tulips for the challenge linked to below -  and after searching through drawers and drawers of stamps -  I found that this one from Vintage Picnic by PTI is the only one I have?!    I stamped the tulips on the white panel and colored them with Tombow Markers. I die cut and stamped the basket out of kraft card, sponged over it with Kraft ink and adhered it over the tulips with foam dots.   I used a new sentiment stamp from Direct Messages - also from PTI - stamping it in black over kraft card and die cutting it.   The back panel of my card is Distress Woodgrain card from Tim Holtz/Ranger

My card design was inspired by the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoaststampers yesterday -  Brownwyn was the FS and you can see her card I CASED here.  I used different stamps and sentiment.

I'm also linking my card to :
I'm trying to think Spring - but we've got more snow predicted for this week here in MA!
Stamps:  Direct Messages, Vintage Picnic - Papertrey Ink 
Paper:  white, kraft - PTI, Distress Woodgrain Cards - Tim Holtz/Ranger 
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories: Direct Messages Die, Vintage Picnic Die - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Retirement Succulent

I retired last January (Yippee!)  and on Tuesday a former co-worker is retiring and her department is having a party for her - so I needed a retirement card.
My card design was inspired by this card by Becky - the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers this week.

I used a succulent rather than a cactus (or I guess a cactus IS a succulent??!), changed the design slightly.

I didn't make mine a shaker - but did add clear sequins scattered about to give the impression of a shaker!

I colored my image using Tombow Markers and a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella to spread the color around - so IRL it is quite sparkly in the light!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:Succulents - Altenew
Paper: Bristol Smooth Surface, White and Text Stye Distressed Dots - PTI
Ink:True Black - PTI, Black Heros Hue
Accessories: Succulent dies - Altenew, Lacy circle die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Flag It - Taylored Espressions, Noted: Scalloped A2 - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, washi tape, clear sequins, Tombow Glue

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Just a Little Something

I've been making lots of Christmas tags for a sale at my church to put on packages or maybe tie around the neck of a bottle!
Here's my latest tag - as you can see - I made 3 of them!
Everything I used is from Papertrey Ink accept for the patterned paper which is Paper Stash Tidings from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
The tag die is Tag Sale #2, the mouse die and stamps are Christmas Critters.

My design was inspired by this tag by Donna - who was the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers today.

I'm also linking my tag to:

(I used a mouse instead of a deer, I do have a circle in there and pink on the mouse ears!)

Fusion Card Challenge (I was inspired by the plaid and colors)

Stamps:Christmas Critters, Christmas Critters Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white - PTI, Paper Stash/Tidings - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology 
Ink:   Love Letter, Desert Sand, Angel Pink - Memento, True Black - PTI 
Accessories:   2" circle punch, 2 1/4" Circle Nestability, Tag Sale #2 - PTI, Christmas Critters Dies - PTI, enamel dots, foam dots, wrinkled seam tape.    

Sunday, November 19, 2017

O Come all Ye Faithful

I have two cards to share today that I was inspired to make from the Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  HelenG was the featured stamper and I CASED her card here.
Hers was a congrats card - I made mine Christmas - but used the same fun Center Step Fold for the card design.
The carolers are cut from the Victorian Carolers Die, which I have, but I received these two already cut in an order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique  -  Linda always includes seasonal treats in every order you get from her!  The music page was also in my packet - I think it's from Idea-ology Christmas Ephemera.
Here's the fiddler.
and here's the female caroler -  so vintage looking and perfect for a Christmas card!
I splattered some white acrylic paint over the front to simulate snow -    It's so difficult to splatter evenly -  I should have practiced a bit before doing it on the card - a few of my splatters are pretty big!?!

I'm linking my cards to:
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Paper:  White - PTI, Paper Stash/Tidings - Tim Holtz Idea-ology 
Accessories:  foam dots, white acryic paint, brush, Victorian Carolers Die -Tim Holtz/Alterations, music sheet/Christmas Ephemera Pack - Idea-ology

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.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Two for Christmas

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today that I made for two different challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.
My first card was for the Inspiration Challenge -  Audrie had us look at the Moleskine Journal website for inspiration.  I was inspired by this Harry Potter journal photo:
And here is the card I created - layering grey die cuts over kraft card.
My second card was for the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge where Chris (Inkpad on SCS) was the Featured Stamper and we were to choose a card of hers to CASE. (copy and share everything)
This is Chris's card that I CASED.
 And here is my card.  We are supposed to change several things on our cards.
I had smaller cat dies and since my two cats are grey I made my die cut cats gray, used a die to make the snow in the sky, used different DP and different sentiment. I also added a silver star to the snowy sky. I brushed over the little wooden star with a silver glitter Wink of Stella Brush.  I used Kraft Core Cordinations on frame, sky and cats and sanded them all a bit to expose the kraft core.

I hope everyone on the US is having a great Labor Day long weekend!
Mountain Christmas
Stamps: Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper: Kraft, Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, White - PTI
Ink: True Black, Ocean Tides - PTI 
Accessories: houses die - Ali Epress, mountains - Alpine Christmas Die Set - Waltzingmouse (retired)

Silent Cats
Stamps: Silent Night - PTI 
Paper: Vintage Cream, white - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations, DP Brioche/Memory Box
Ink: True Black - PTI 
Accessories: Grand Madison Window Die, Cozy Kitties Die, Sitting Cat Die - Poppy Stamps, Snow Fall Die - Memory Box, Silver glitter Wink of Stella Brush, wooden star - Hobby Lobby, foam dots, mini sander - Ranger.      

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sweet Summertime

Today I have a fun summertime card to share that I made to send to my friend's twin daughters who are away at camp this week.   They love to get mail there!  I made two cards using the same supplies but with a few differences!

I had cut out these cute sunglasses from the cold drink plastic cups Starbucks used last year - there were 4 styles of glasses - and I bought a lot of cold drinks that summer!  
(I don't know if they are using the same design on their cups this summer).

To make the background, I  sprinkled Brushos in Orange, Lemon and Yellow over Tim Holtz' Rays stencil and spritzed with water.  I removed the stencil carefully and dried the panel with my heat tool.
There was a lot of watered down Brushos on the top of the stencil I had just used on the panel above - so I flipped the stencil over onto a clean panel of white card and pressed over the stencil with a paper towel giving me the negative image of the stencil below.
I adhered the sunglasses onto the cards with a foam dot along the bridge of the glasses.  I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Summer Sunrise card and adhered it to the panel with more foam dots.  

My card design was inspired by the Featured Stamper challenge over at SplitcoastStampers this past Sunday.  Cindy was the FS and I CASED this card of hers - changing colors and techniques used.

I'm also linking my cards to:
House of Cards: July Challenge - Stripes and/or colors
I used stripes and 2 shades of yellow

Stamps:  Special Delivery Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  white, true black, summer sunrise - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Brushos - Orange, Lemon, Yellow, Water Mister, Rays Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, foam dots, glasses from Starbucks cold drink cup, Sentiment Die - MFT

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Clip on the Witch Hat!

In my continuing quest to make lots of Halloween crafties for my church fair later this month - I made these Halloween treat bags for the Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.
I was inspired by Featured Stamper Candee's Boo-made Treat bag . I have been wanting to make these cute little witch hats since the tutorial was posted over at Splitcoaststampers last week - instead of a printed treat bag like Candee used with her witch hats - I adhered pieces of patterned papers onto kraft bags - stamping on some of them. 
Here's a close up of these fun and easy witch hat clips.  I used a thicker sparkle card stock cutting the hat with 2" circle Nestability die with a 1" circle inside it (cutting like a donut).  You use the outside piece for the hat brim - and then cut 2 pieces 1 1/2" x 2".   Make a dot in the middle of the 1 1/2" edge and cut two triangles for the crown piece of the hat. You glue a tiny clothespin (up to 2") I used a small bow die by Lil Inker Designs for the bow.
Here's a view from the back - I stamped a spider hanging on it's web on the back of the bag and if I clip the hat right there on the side -it looks like it's hanging from the hat!
and a view of the tiny clothes pin inside that enables you to 'clip' it on!
These worked up really quickly, which I needed as I want to make several more! 

I'm linking my treat bags to Brenda's Halloween Giveaway.
Stamps: Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse 
Paper: DCWV Ghosts and Goblins Mat Stack, Glitter Paper - Michaels
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: 1" tiny clothes pins - Joann, Kraft bags - Joann, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Bow Die Small - Lil Inker Designs

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Don't Grow Up Too Quickly

A co-worker asked me to make a 1st Birthday card for her daughter Alanna who LOVES the beach - and she supplied me with this photo of her to use on the card.
I went to the internet to get some beach inspiration and found this photo that I thought would work well as a background.
Here is the card I created -  It's actually a little stand up frame that I made using Eileen Hull's Mailable Frame die from Sizzix.
Here's how I created this Birthday Frame Card.  I die cut the frame out of Little Sizzles Matboard from Sizzix.  Then I laid the beach photo over the die in the frame opening area so I could use a piece of the photo on the frame as well as the inside.  I fussy cut Alanna's photo as well as her beach toys.
Since the beach photo didn't cover the whole frame, I masked at the folds with some Post It Notes, sponged the frame and the inside of the frame with Distress Mermaid Lagoon.  Then I flicked water over the inking to make water spots to add to the watery feel of the card.
I added her name using Idea-ology Label Letters.  I stamped a sand dollar on a piece of white card stock using Distress Brushed Corduroy, stamped the sentiment over it in Archival Jet Black and sponged the edges with Distress Antique Linen.
 (The stamps are from a set called Gifts from the Sea from Gina K Designs - but it seems this set is no longer available - they have similar set here but it doesn't have this sentiment in it)
I adhered it to the frame with foam dots.  I stamped the 3 little seagulls in the sky.
I adhered the photo of Alanna and her beach toys with foam dots.  You can see how the frame stands up in the photo below - it can be folded right up and mailed in an envelope just like a regular card!
Here's a close up of the inside -  I glued the piece of the photo over the matboard piece, sponged the edges with Distress Mermaid Lagoon and adhered it on the inside of the frame being sure it matched the opening in the front.  I added Big Chat, Chit Chat and Small Talk/Occasions stickers for this sentiment.  I stamped the date of her birthday in the corner using some Karen Foster number stamps (no longer available)

My card design was inspired by the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoast today - I saw this card by Amy and the window on her card immediately made me think of using my frame die! 

The design part is often the most difficult when creating a special card - I had all the pieces but wasn't quite sure how to put them all together - so seeing Amy's card was SO helpful!

I'm also linking my card to:
Seize the Birthday

Stamps: Gifts From the Sea - Gina K Designs
Paper: Little Sizzles White Matboard - Sizzix

Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen
Accessories: Mailable frame Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, beach photo from internet, baby photo, water for flicking, Idea-ology Label Letters, Big Chat, Chit Chat, Small Talk/Occasions, foam dots.