Showing posts with label Get Well. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Get Well. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mid-month Reminder - August CAS Mix Up - Stencil Monoprint

Today I'm here with a mid-month reminder of the August CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, Nancy is our hostess and her challenge is Stencil Monoprint.
Here's my card using Stencil Monoprint with Brushos, sponging with Tea Dye Distress Ink, stamping and enamel dots.
The photo below shows how I used Leaf Green and Turquoise Brushos through a stencil on the left panel spritzing with water to activate the Brushos, then made a negative print by pressing another panel over the stencil that had the watery Brushos on it, and then laid the stencil over that print and sponged Tea Dye Distress Ink over the stencil.
I used the techniques on this video: Color Burst and Stencils: by Shelby Thomas

You'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team, and Guest Designer:  Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot) as well as links to technique videos, and challenge rules over at the CAS Mix Up blog!  You have until 8/24 to link up your cards!

I'm also linking my card to:
my colors are like some of the green popsicles!

The Craft Stamper Magazine
Take it Make It Challenge

Stamps:  Ways to Say: Get Well Soon - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye.
Accessories:  stem stencil - Ali Express,  Leaf Green and Turquoise Brushos, water mister, Enamel Dots - Stamplorations.

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.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hang In There

I was looking through my stencils for a chevron stencil the other day - and although I didn't find it -  I did find this beautiful rainbow stencil from Stencil Girls and knew it would be perfect for the May CAS Watercolor card challenge!
It's a large stencil - so this card is 6"x6" and will probably get hand delivered unless I can find an envelope to fit it in!  I've had the stencil for a while but have not used it yet - so I was glad to get it out!

I laid my stencil over a piece of watercolor paper and then sprinkled (in rainbow color order!) over the stencil with Brushos in Scarlet, Orange, Yellow, Leaf Green, Turquoise and Purple.  Then I spritzed over the stencil with water to activate the colors.  The more you spritz, the more they blend - so I stopped spritzing when I had the look I wanted and carefully removed the stencil.   The stencil is designed with these drippy ends - the perfect look for my watercolor rainbow!

The sentiment is from Ways to Say: Get Well Soon by PTI.  This card would work for someone who is ill or someone going through a rough patch.

I don't use watercolor techniques too often - so I like to try and participate in the CAS Watercolor challenge to inspire me to do it more!  And there's always lots of inspiration from the Design Team!

Also linking to:

Stamps:  Ways to Say: Get Well Soon - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Royal Velvet - PTI.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Rainbow stencil - Stencil Girls, Brushos Scarlet, Orange, Yellow, Leaf Green, Turquoise, Purple, water mister.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

You are One Tough Cookie!

I was excited to get out my new Fortune Cookie dies and Good Fortune sentiments from Ellen Hutson, to create a get well card for a friend who had surgery and will be laid low for a few weeks while she heals.
I die cut the cookies out of Vintage Cream Card and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.  I stenciled the background onto a Vintage Cream  card panel using Mini Basket Weave from The Crafters Workshop and Ranger Distress Marmalade Ink.  Then I stamped along the top border with a retired Waltzingmouse stamp from Asian Garden in Dark Indigo ink.  I added a strip of washi tape along the bottom.   I die cut the flat bottom circle out of Origami Paper and adhered it to the panel.  
I stamped the sentiments - one from Good Fortune set, one from Ways to Say: Get Well soon, on the strips and slipped them into the cookies!

I made my card for the two Friday challenges over on Splitcoaststampers, Mix Ability (sketch) and Free 4 All (encouraging wellness).

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
I used a stencil

Stamps: Good Fortune - Essentials by Ellen Hutson, Ways to Say: Get Well Soon - PTI, Asian Garden - Waltzingmouse (retired) 
Paper:  White and Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream - PTI, Origami Paper
Ink:  Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye, Dark Indigo - PTI 
Accessories: Mini Basket Weave Stencil - The Crafters Workshop, washi Tape - Michaels, Flat bottom circle Die - Ali Express (China), Fortune Cookies - dies Essentials by Ellen Hutson, foam dots   

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

First, I'd like to wish everyone a Blessed Palm Sunday.

Today, I'm participating in the March Papertrey Ink Blog hop
where we were given this lovely photo to be inspired by.
And here is my card.   
I didn't have a nest to use so decided to die cut two vases from the new Vogue Vase Dies.  I stamped them with the Background Basics Birch stamp in Cocoa Bean Ink on white card stock and then sponged the edges with Classic Kraft Ink.
I also used the new Simple Stems - both stamps and dies.  Inking them in colors similar to the beautiful bouquet in the photo.  I adhered a strip of Text Style Bitty Box Basics (retired but I still have some!) to the bottom of my white card base, stamped the sentiment from Simple Stems and then embossed the card front with a Chevron embossing folder.  Then I adhered the larger vase over the panel and adhered the smaller vase with foam dots over it.  The flower heads are all on foam dots as well so there's lots of dimension on my card.

I'm at church when the blog hop goes live - so I won't be linking it until after noon time when I get back to my computer!

I'll be sending this card to my friend's sister who is having 6 weeks of radiation treatment and could use some sunshine and flowers in her day!

You have all day today to link up  your inspired card over at the Papertrey Ink Blog

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Background Basics: Birch, Simple Stems - PTI
Paper:  White, DP TextStyle 2008 Bitty Box Basics - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Pale Peony, Green Parakeet, New Leaf - PTI
Accessories:  Simple Stems Dies, Vogue Vases Dies - PTI, Chevron Embossing Folder - Provo Craft, foam dots, sponge.

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Says the Fox

Today I played along with the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers - and once again, it reminded me of how great participating in challenges is -  as it makes you get out things you haven't used!
For the Inspiration Challenge Steph asked us to look at the cute web site JellyCat.  I was inspired by Cordy Roy Fox and made this cute card!
I used a really fun die from Sizzix that I purchased probably a year ago but never used!  It's called Card-Fox Label Fold-Along Die  
Note: if you buy the die - be sure to watch the video there to show you how to die cut it and how to put it together.
This is how it looks opened up -  and you can use the smaller fox shape inserted inside (that my sentiment is stamped on) as a label by itself (hence the naming of the die "Label Fold Along Die") there's a separate die for that piece.  
All I had to do was die cut the pieces - fold the front area (there's a little indent on the die marking where you do a score line - and add the eyes, mouth, fur and tail.  I sponged around the face pieces and tail tip with Ranger Distress Tea Die ink .

This is going to a friend who just had foot surgery - and I'm sure it will bring a smile to her face!

Stamps: Inky Antics
Paper: orange - Prismacolor, White, Black, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Card-Fox Label Fold Along die - Sizzix, Tombow glue

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dare to Get Dirty Post III

Here's the 3rd installment of cards I made for last weeks Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty week long challenges.   There were 5 challenges a day so at the end I made 35 cards!
We are not supposed to disclose the exact details of the challenge as participants need to be a member of the SCS Fan Club but I have listed their titles here so perhaps you can figure it out?!!?  I also list my supplies for each card at the end of this post.
Here are cards 11-15 :
The  Challenge:  Road to Recovery
 The Challenge:  Watercolor Wash
 The Challenge - Love the Beach
 The Challenge:  Steampunk
 The Challenge:  Interactive Birthday
Great challenges, right?  So many different themes to get us creative! 

I'm linking my Inflate and Celebrate card to:
Seize the Birthday - Tie One On

Stamps: Healing - Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper: Arches Water Color Paper, New Leaf, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: stem from Solomon's Seal plant from my garden, computer paper, paper towel, Vagabond machine

Today is All About You
Stamps: Offbeat Birthday - PTI
Paper: Arches Watercolor paper, Rustic Cream, True Black, Melon Berry, white - PTI
Ink: versamark
Accessories: white embossing powder, watercolor paints, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil Inker Designs, Leafy Branch 5 and Leafy Branch 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam dots

How Much You Love the Beach
Stamps: Cause a Scene - Beach Master #2 Kittie Kits/Rubbernecker, Gifts from the Sea - Gina K Designs
Paper: Glossy card - Ranger, True Black, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Reinkers Soft Sky,, Sahara Sand
Accessories: coarse Sea Salt, heat tool, water mister
The Journey
Stamps: Getting There, Steam Punk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Rustic Cream, True Black - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso
Accessories: Gear Head Dies, Mixed Media Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Brown Rust Effect Paste - Finnabair/Prima, Gold Leaf Rub 'n Buff, Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers/Occasions
Inflate and Celebrate
Stamps: Inflate and Celebrate - PTI
Paper: white, Enchanted Evening, Hurray Paper Pad - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories:  balloon, bakers twine, Sentiment strip die - MFT, foam dots, All Tied up Die - PTI, crystals St. Tropez/Prima

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop - Card #5

Continuing with another card for the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop!
For today's card I used the Framed Coffee Cup stamp and Hug in a Mug die - both from STAMPlorations.
This card also celebrates STAMPlorations 4th Birthday and fun Birthday Wishlist Linky Party!
This is my wishlist.
Congratulations to Shery and her wonderful design team on 4 years!

Stamps:  Framed Coffee Cup - Stamplorations
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst, Fine Linen, True Black - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber.
Accessories:  Die - Hug in a Mug - Stamplorations, foam dots, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hiding how I'm thinking of you

I almost forgot Darnell was having 3 NBUS challenges in a row this month - the second being posted this past Monday.  SO glad I realized and got a card done in time!
I did use one of her optional elements in my card design:  1.  The first optional theme I used this week is a NBUS Technique called "Hidden Word" or "Camouflaged Word" or, if you want to get technical "Steganography."
 My NBUS is this piece of paper from a K and Co Amy Butler paperpad.  I've used other papers from this pad - but none of this one.  I also used word dies from a thinlit die set - I've used other words from this set but not these.
I die cut the words twice out of Simply Chartreuse card stock and once out of the panel of DP.  I glued all three layers together with the DP on the top - then adhered the thick words into the cut out on the DP that I had already adhered to the card .  I added a little matboard heart that I colored by inking it with Simply Chartreuse.

You'll find this week's NBUS challenge here.
Also linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers 
Darnell is having surgery today -  so the sentiment on this card is going out to her through cyber space - as well as prayers and hugs!  Best wishes today Sis!!

Paper:  Simply Chartreuse - PTI,  DP - K and Co/Amy Butler/Desigher Mat Pad, little sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Thinking of you - Thinlits/Celebrate, heart die - Tim Holtz. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Intersecting Brick Circles

I finally found a day to spend in my craft room - and one of the things I wanted to get done was a card for the August CAS Mix Up Challenge!
I used water for my 'spray' - inking my Intersecting Brick Circles from Stencil Girls with Distress Mermaid Lagoon Ink, spritzing the stencil with water - and laying it over a white panel.  I pressed over the stencil with a paper towel - and then removed the stencil.
I cut my panel in half and made two cards!  One is a 'Well Wishes' card for a friend recovering from a recent surgery.
and I made the 2nd a Birthday card.  I think using this stencil in blue - the card would work for a guy or a girl.
I used Loll's technique of white embossing the sentiment on a black sentiment strip - it really gives a punch on the mostly white card.  I layered my stenciled panels to a slightly larger black panel as well - and adhered it to the card base with foam dots. 

I'm also linking my card to:
 It was in the 90's here yesterday - so I was more than happy to stay inside in the airconditioning and play in my craft room!

Stamps:  Better Get Better/Pure Innocence - MFT, Keep It Simple Birthday II - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon, Versamark
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Sentiment Strip Dies - MFT, Intersecting Brick Circles - Stencil Girls, white embossing powder, Mini Mister - Ranger, foam dots.