Showing posts with label House of Cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label House of Cards. Show all posts

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Harvesting Sympathy

I'm joining in again this month with Darnell's Twofer Challenge!  This month the word is HARVEST.  You use the same stamps on two different designs for two different occasions.
I used the same stamp set for both cards -  First Fruits from PTI (no longer available).
For the first card I used traditional fall colors and a harvest sentiment from the set.  I die cut the frame using Pierced Feature Frames from PTI.  The outside frame is popped up on foam tape.  I inked the top of the stamp with Canyon Clay and the stems with Simply Chartreuse.  I added a tiny twinkle to the top of each sheaf of wheat.
For my Twofer -  I used the same wheat sheaves image but embossed it in blue and added a sympathy sentiment stamped on a blue strip, layered over the stamping with foam dots.  On this card I used  Scallop Stackers Large die for the framing and Mix & Mat Herringbone Die to make the stitched edge gray panel.

I'm linking my 2 cards to:

Linking my Autumn card to:
I used the colors


Linking my Sympathy card to:


Autumn Harvest Card
Stamps:  First Fruits - PTI
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, DP Text Style First Fruits - PTI
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames Die - PTI, foam tape, Tombow Glue, Tiny Twinkles

Sympathy Card
Stamps: First Fruits, Words of Comfort - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, True Black - PTI
Paper  Enchanted Evening, Weathervane, Soft Stone, Blueberry Sky - PTI.
Accessories:  Scallop Stackers Big die, Mix $ Mat Herringbone Die - PTI,  Cornflower Blue Embossing Powder - Wendy Vecchi/Ranger, foam dots.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Something Wicked

It's funny how some months different challenges have the SAME challenge! 
I made some CAS pumpkin face cards using a die I've had for many years but never used until this week!  It's a Movers and Shapers Tim Holtz/Alterations die called Silly Jack O Lantern.
I also made one with a white background (I love white pumpkins!)  this guy looks a little more scary even though his face is still goofy!!  
The sentiments are both from Haunted Headstones by PTI.
The challenges are:

House Of Cards October Challenge CAS Halloween or Colors

Stamps:  Haunted Headstones - Papertrey Ink 
Paper: orange Cordinations, white Bazzill, white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Hero Arts Black
Accessories: Silly Jack o Lantern - Movers and Shapers Die/Alterations, Tombow Glue

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Time to get your coffee on!   It's the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You'll find all the details here.
The rules?
When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22 
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea, or cocoa images

My Fall Coffee card:
I die cut stitched leaves out of a thin real wood sheet, layering them over the plaid paper that I cut with a Tipped Top Die from PTI.  I die cut and stamped the cup and layered it over the leaves with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the paper and added 3 small brown enamel dots.
I layered the whole panel onto an orange Bazzill panel to add more texture.
Now it's time to check out all of the other fall coffee/tea cards linked up at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Also linking my card to:
I used the colors
Happy Little Stampers

Stamps:  Tea cup - Tea for Two Additions - PTI, Sentiment - Coffee Set/Stampabilities.
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Text Style/Autumn Abundance - PTI, Bazzill Orange, thin wood panel.
Ink:  Coffee Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Tea cup die and Tipped Tops Die  - PTI, Stitched Leaves dies - Lawn Fawn,  brown enamel dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Dare to Get Dirty Post #6

Today I'm sharing the last 10 cards I made for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.  

Challenge:  No Tools Allowed - Use your fingers
For my background, I rubbed Crackled Texture paste over a white panel, sprinkled it with Distress Glitter and let it dry. Then pressed the panel onto my craft mat where I had spread Distress Oxide inks that were spritzed with water. After drying that with my heat tool, I rubbed Distress Vintage Photo over the top with my finger to accent the crackle. I die cut the Hello 3 times and adhered it over the panel.

Challenge:  Be inspired by two Pinterest Boards (floral or Christmas)
 I antiqued my Vintage Santa by stamping him in Potting Soil ink and then sponging around him with Ranger Distress Tea Dye and Old Paper Inks. I then flicked water from the palm of my hand onto the panel to get waterspots. I added a sticker sentiment and a little holly sprig cut from a larger sticker from K and Co. I used a Copic to give Santa his pink cheeks!
I'm linking this card below to:
August Rudolph Days Challenge
anything Christmas 

Challenge:  Washi Wonderful

Challenge:  Use Numbers Anywhere, Anyway
I used the SCS Pop Up Box Tutorial - love these cards. My grandnephew is turning 7 in Sept and loves dinosaurs - I knew I wanted to make this pop up for him.
I'm linking this card to below to:
Seize the Birthday

Challenge:  Sketch
I made my background using shaving cream and re-inkers.
I'm linking this card below to:
Happy Little Stampers

Challenge:  Because We Love You -  Use at least one heart.

Challenge:  Butterflies
another card using shaving cream and reinkers for the background!

Challenge:  Shake it Up - Shaker Card

Challenge:  Fussy and Floral
I stamped my images with Archival black ink and then colored them with Distress Crayons using a brush and water. I stamped the bloom again coloring just the center part of the flower. I fussy cut the images and layered them with foam dots inside the die cut dots framing.
I'm linking this card below to:
House of Cards
Floral Images and/or colors


Challenge:  Inspired by the Fan Club -  Pinterest board of fans

Hello Hello Hello
Paper:  White, Green Parakeet, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart - PTI 
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste, Mustard Seed Distress Glitter - Ranger, 

Tis the Season
Stamps: Christmas Memories - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI 
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, Ranger Distress Tea Dye and Old Paper 
Accessories:  Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk, water (for flicking), Holly Sprig - K and Company.

Wild and Crazy Day
Stamps: It's a Jungle out there - PTI (retired?)
Paper:   White, Vintage Cream, True Black - PTI
Ink:   Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, True Black - PTI 
Accessories: It's a Jungle Out there Dies - PTI, Washi Tape, foam dots 

Landon is 7!
Stamps: Dino Things - Stamplorations
Paper:  green - Prism, Rustic Cream - PTI, DP Arcaic Dino - Basic Grey
Ink:  Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories:   Numbers Die - PTI, Idea-ology Boneyard, Bakers Twine, foam dots.

Thinking of You
Stamps: A Year of Sweet Sentiments - Taylored Expressions 
Paper: Aqua Mist, Prairie Grass, white - PTI, Close to Cocoa - SU 
Ink:  SU Reinkers Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Archival Jet Black 
Accessories: shaving Cream, paper plate, Dies - Hibiscus MFT, Flag It - Taylored Expressions, foam dots, Tombow Adhesive, Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft    

Love is All You Need
Stamps: Wonderful Words: Love - PTI
Paper: white, aqua mist - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides - PTI
Accessories: Wonky Stitches Die - Avery Elle, crystals - St. Tropez/Prima

Happy Birthday Butterfly
Stamps: Keep it Simple Birthday II - PTI
Paper: white, aqua mist - PTI
Ink:True Black - PTI, SU reinkers Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand
Accessories:Shaving Cream, paper plate, Detailed Mini Butterflies die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Mix and Mat Flourishes Die - PTI, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft 

Shake Up Your Birthday
Stamps: Keep it Simple Birthday II - PTI
Paper: white, Winter Wisteria, clear acetate - PTI, DP unknown
Ink:True Black - PTI
Accessories:Shakers and Sprinkles Make it Market Kit - PTI (foam, frame die, sprinkles)

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart
Stamps:  In Bloom - PTI, Better Things - Technique Junkies
Paper:white, Ocean Tides - PTI
Ink:Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Ranger Distress Crayons - Forest Moss and Iced Spruce, foam dots, Mix and Mat Flourishes die - PTI 

Thinking of You
Stamps:Asian Garden - Waltzingmouse
Paper:white, pure poppy - PTI, DP Brioche/Memory Box
Ink: True Black - PTI        

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, April 23, 2017

Three Feathers

I finally had a chance to make a card Just for fun!  
I've been doing a total cleaning out of my craft room (ongoing for 3 weeks so far and expected to take 3 weeks more at least!)  and I found some beautiful feathers! 
I did the in-laid die technique for the birthday piece -  die cutting the word out of the Vintage Cream panel, cutting it again out of a piece of sanded Kraft Core Core-dinations paper and inserting that piece in the space where I removed the cream piece.
This makes for a perfect masculine card with these colors -  but would also work for a female!

My card design was inspired by:

Just before the bell!  Link up by 4/24!
I used stamping, inlaid die cutting, feathers, sanding (of die cut), and rhinestones.


Stamps:  Studio Calico Limited Edition
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Kraft Core Core-dinations.
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Wonderful Words Birthday Die - PTI, mini sander - Ranger, feathers from stash, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Watery Damask Anniversary

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year - and Nicole is posting a challenge on her blog every day highlighting her stamps released each year from 2007 - 2016.
 For 2009, one of the new sets released was Damask Designs designed by Dawn McVey, and I used that set for my card today.
I stamped the largest stamp in Hibiscus Burst Ink onto Arches Watercolor Paper and then spritzed it with water so that the ink ran a bit giving it the look of water coloring.   I dried the panel with my heat tool, stamped the sentiment from the same set in black and added 3 pink rhinestones.  I layered the watercolor paper to a Vintage Cream card base.
Here's a close up of the watery stamping.  You can still see the shape but the edges bleed out a little - so pretty!
I'm linking my card to:

Nicole's PTI challenge to use 2009 PTI stamps


House of Cards -   Love theme

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  
Stamps:  Damask Designs - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, Arches Watercolor paper.
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  pink rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Mini Mister.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Raccoon on a Log

I made another card for the February CAS Mix Up Challenge
For this card I used stamps, corrugated paper, stenciling and a die cut.
I just got this cute Little Bits Raccoon die from Taylored Expressions and thought it would make a great masculine Valentine for my husband, Kent.
I stood him on a corrugated 'log' under the tree I made with Wendy Vecchi's Layered Tree Stencil and WV Archival Inks.  I made the log using the Key Tag punch from SU.  I cut the tag in half to give it a flat top.  I used a piece of corrugated paper that I've had in my stash for years and never opened!
I added a rhinestone heart to the racoon and stamped my sentiment from Love Struck by Paper Smooches over the tree.  
This little guy just cracks me up!  I layered him on the log with foam dots.  I sponged around the edges of the raccoon and of the log with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
House of Cards - Love Theme
my card is Clean and Layered
Inspired by leaves and hearts in the photo

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, Fine Linen, Soft Stone, True Black - PTI, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand - SU, Corrugated Paper.
Ink:  True Black - PTI,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.
Accessories: Key Tag Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, Layered Tree Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, foam dots, rhinestone heart - Michaels.