Showing posts with label My Favorite Things. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Favorite Things. Show all posts

Monday, February 4, 2019

Feb CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Powdered Inks

Hi all - it's Feb 4th and the new CAS Stencil Challenge has been posted over at the blog!  Nancy is our hostess this month and her challenge is to use Powdered Inks with your stencil!
(think Brushos, Bisters, Color Bursts, Infusions, Magicals, etc.)
Since it's February - I wanted to make a Valentine as we have a card/craft sale at our church for Valentine's Day.  I grabbed an older MFT Graduated Hearts Stencil,  Brilliant Red Brushos, Love Notes Die from Reverse Confetti, Perfect Match Stamps and dies and Mix and Mat Hearts die from PTI.
I have a couple of process photos to share -  there are also several links to videos using powdered inks over at CAS Stencil for your inspiration.
Sorry for the yellowed photos - the light in my craft room isn't great for photos!
First I laid my stencil over a panel of watercolor paper.
Then I lightly sprinkled some Brilliant Red Brushos over the area, trying to get some inside the hearts (the color will spread anyway)
Then I spritzed water over the stencil.
I removed the stencil quickly and revealed this lovely stenciling!
There was so much watery Brushos mix on my stencil that I flipped it over onto another panel of watercolor paper , laid a piece of computer paper over it and rubbed over the stencil, leaving this negative watery print of the stencil.
(you can see there is still more watery ink on the stencil if I wanted to make another lighter negative print!)
Here are the two cards I made using the negative print of the stencil.  For these cards I die cut the background panel using Mix and Mat Confetti die from PTI.
And here's my first card again.
So please join us over at CAS Stencil, and link up your card using stencils and powdered inks!  You'll find video links as well as some creative inspiration from the Design Team here.  You have until Feb 24 to link up!

I'm linking my card to:
Paper Players

Just Us Girls

Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Classic Kraft, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold - PTI
Accessories:  Brilliant Red Brushos, Graduated Heart Stencil - My Favorite Things (retired), Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, Perfect Match Dies, Mix and Mat Hearts Die, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, foam dots.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Happy Birthday!

Today I have a birthday card to share. We always need a supply of these on hand right?!
I inked 2 panels of watercolor paper by rubbing Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and then pouncing my panels into the wet color.  I did one color at a time, drying between pounces until I achieved the look I wanted.   I used one panel as my background and one to die cut the shapes out of.  

The balloon and stars are popped up on foam dots and I tied a piece of Blossom Bakers Twine onto the balloon, and stamped the sentiment in black directly onto the panel.

I'm joining in the following challenges with my birthday card:

a random pick wins a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!  
I was inspired by the birthday cake with the stars and the balloons.

 Stamps:  So Many Sentiments - Neat and Tangled
Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white, Lovely Lady - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar, Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, balloon die - MFT, foam dots, craft mat, water mister, heat tool, Blossom Bakers Twine - The Twinery.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mid Month Reminder - Feb CAS Mix Up Challenge

Just a mid-month reminder from me today that there's still time to join in on the February CAS Mix Up Challenge!
For my reminder card I used both felt and cork, stamping and die cuts.  A day late for Valentine's day - but I made this ahead of time and it's already been mailed and received!
I die cut the thin cork and red felt using heart Nestabilities.  The background die cut is Mix and Mat Plaid Die set from PTI.  I stamped a sentiment from Distressed Hearts from MFT on a Sentiment Strip die cut from MFT.
I used ScorTape to adhere the cork heart to the background and I used Tombow Glue on the felt heart and sentiment strip.

We have until February 24th to link up our cards using felt, cork or canvas - there are several links to techniques in using all three over at the CAS Mix Up Blog.  Please join us!

STOP THE PRESSES!!!   Loll and Bonnie are launching a new CAS Challenge on March 3rd!
You'll find it here
 Check out the new design team and all the details of the challenge.
We hope you'll play along and get all of your Christmas cards done early!!  I know I'll be joining in!!

I'm linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
I used paper, die cuts, felt and cork

Stamps:  Distressed Hearts - MFT (retired)
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  thin cork sheet - Staples, red felt, Sentiment Strip dies - MFT, heart dies - Nestabilities, Mix and Mat Plaid Die - PTI, ScorTape, Tombow Glue.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The New Twofer Challenge - Feathers

Today I'm joining in on the fun new challenge on the block or should I say blog?!?!  The ever talented, creative and 'oh so funny' Darnell has started a fun monthly challenge that runs for just two weeks.  It's called Twofer Card Challenge:
You make two cards using the same stamps and/or dies but for two different occasions.  And this month's prompt is feathers.

For my feathers I used arrows (I know they probably don't make the ends of arrows with feathers anymore - but they used to!)  I made an Anniversary Card and a Valentine's Day card - just changing the colors and sentiments.
I die cut the background using Hugs and Kisses Coverplate die from MFT.  I die cut the center panels using Noted: Scalloped A2 die from PTI and I used the Sentiment Strip die from MFT for the sentiments.  The arrow stamp is from Cupids Arrow by PTI (Retired).
The Valentine
My card base and panel are white - the background is red as well as the sentiment strip and I embossed the arrows using Cranberry Embossing Powder.  I used a clear heart rhinestone.
The Anniversary Card
I used Vintage Cream Linen cardstock for the card base and the sentiment strip.  I used Foiled Gold card for the background and white card for the panel.  I embossed the arrows and sentiment in gold and added a red rhinestone heart

The Twofer - Feathers
So come along and play with the Twofer!
You'll find all the challenge details as well as meet the design team AND be inspired by their feathers Twofer's at the challenge blog here.

Also linking my Anniversary card to:

Linking my Valentine to:

Stamps:  Cupids Arrow - PTI, Happy Valentines Day - unknown red bubber stamp, Happy Anniversary - Hero Arts.
Paper:  Vintage Cream Linen, White - PTI, Foiled Cardstock Stash - DCWV.
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Noted: Scalloped A2 dies - PTI, Hugs and Kisses Cover Plate , Sentiment Strips - MFT (retired), heart rhinestones, foam dots, Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, Cranberry Embossing Powder - Adirondack.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Year of Incredibleness

My son, Josh,  and his girlfriend, Sunny,  have just come up from Maryland for Christmas and they are coming over to dinner tonight to celebrate Sunny's birthday, which is today.    I wanted to make her a special card.  They have just moved into a beautiful log cabin house on 30 acres of land so I thought it would be nice to use that theme.
I only have one stamp with a log cabin on it (Lakeside Cabin - Stampscapes) so that's what I used!  I stamped it in Archival Jet Black ink and because that ink stays wet a little bit longer, I was able to clear emboss it after stamping it.   
Then I got out some Ranger Distress inks (Salty Ocean, Forest Moss, Gathered Twins, Frayed Burlap) and rubbed each color onto my craft mat.  I dipped my brush in water than brushed it into a color on my mat and watercolored the image.  I just used simple brush strokes, up from the bottom of the trees over each tree and down from the land over each reflection of the trees in the water.  Then I watercolored the cabin.
Hopefully you can see some of the embossed texture in the photo above. It's really glossy IRL!
Inside I stamped "Here's to a Year of Incredibleness" from MFT.

I'm linking my card to:

I used stamps, watercoloring and clear embossing.

Stamps:  Lakeside Cabin - Stampscapes, Birthday Basics - PTI, Happy Birthday Hoppy Poppy - MFT.
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap.
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, brush, water, craft mat, heat tool.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Challenge - October Mid-Month Reminder - Layering Stencils

I'm here today with a mid-month reminder that you still have until October 24th to link up a card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge!   I am the hostess this month and this is my challenge:
For my card, I used stamping, layering stencils and a stitched edge die.
Here is a pic of the supplies I used -  the stencil is from The Crafters Workshop and I overlapped 3 of the stencil designs inking each one with a different Ranger Distress Oxide Ink.  I used Salty Ocean, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade. Distress Oxides are really juicy so you need to dry each stenciling before moving onto the next when you overlay them.  Also with a stencil like this you need to clean it off well and dry it before stenciling another part on your panel - you can get smudges 
(you can see a couple of smudges on my panel below! luckily they mostly got cut off with the die!)
I die cut the stenciled panel with a stitched edged rectangle and then spritzed it lightly with water.  The water makes the Oxides turn chalky and sort of seals them into the cardstock.  I layered it to the card base with foam dots and stamped my sentiment.

 After I made my first card - I tried another using the same stencil but different color inks - this one looks more masculine using Distress Oxide Inks in Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain.
So please join us over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge and show us how you layer stencils on your CAS card!   You have until Oct 24th!
Stamps:  Clearly Sentimental about Art - MFT (no longer available)
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide - Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, True Black and Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories: Stencil - The Crafters Workshop (TCW), water mister, Stitched Edge Rectangle Die - WMS, foam dots.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Love in the Heart

I have a box of cards I keep in the closet so I always have a card for any occasion - and occasionally I sell them to friends as well.   I needed a few more the the "Wedding" section and so made this card.
I used an older die from MFT - Heart full of Love - that's no longer on their website and a new to me die for the scalloped edge - Notes: Scalloped A2 Vertical die from PTI for the front panel.
It was so easy to put together that I made 4 of them while I had the supplies out on my work table!

I'm linking my card to:
where we were to look at the Beau-Coup web site - I was inspired by these simple coasters. in the wedding section

Paper: Brushed Gold - SU, White - PTI
Accessories: Notes: Scalloped A2 die - PTI, Heart Full of Love Die - MFT (retired)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nevermore Quoth the Raven

Here are a couple of Halloween cards I was inspired to make for today's Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge -   we were to be inspired by the items in the Kirklands Web Store - Fall Decorating Section

Nothing spooky there - not a raven, a crow or even a cat -  so my inspiration came from this frame design and the fall colors!
I used watercolored gold embossed tissue paper (that I created using Loll Thompson's wonderful tutorial) for the background inside the frame.  The raven and cat are Tim Holtz/Alterations Movers and Shapers die.   The Nevermore stamp is from Waltzingmouse All Hallows Eve (no longer available).  The cat sentiment below is from Rubbernecker Halloween Set 1.  The frame is Rectangle Peek a Boo Window die from MFT.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend -  summer has returned to New England - it was 80 degrees today -  I'm actually ready for cooler fall - hope it comes soon!
Kent and I are going to a local antiques fair Sunday afternoon - should be a good day for it!
Stamps:  When Black Cats Prowl -  Halloween Set #1 - Rubbernecker,  Nevermore Quoth the raven - All Hallows Eve - Waltzingmouse (no longer available)
Paper:  Canyon Clay, white, true black - PTI, white tissue paper
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Seedles Preserves , Peeled Paint, Twisted Cintrol, Carved Pumpkin
Accessories:  gold embossing powder, heat tool, foam dots, rhinestones - Amuse, Mini Cat and Raven Dies - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Rectangle Peek a Boo Window die - MFT.

Monday, September 18, 2017

2nd Card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Here's my second card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You'll find all the details here.  TONS of prizes to be won if you link up your cards!
The rules?
When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22 
Time: 6 am pacific
USE: coffee, tea, or cocoa images
Here's my fall card:
I made a floating image window on my card using the Rectangle Peek a Boo die from MFT.  I added a piece of tulle between the layers of DP and card base and adhered my coffee grinder die cut with foam dots over the tulle. I added a reverse die cut of the grinder to the back so you don't see the foam dots when you open the card. I fussy cut another Peek a Boo Frame out of Dark Chocolate card and layered it over the opening with foam dots.  The leaf is die cut out of a piece of thin wood.  The sentiment is from a coffee set  and the grinder is from a coffee die set - both sold on Ali Express.

You will find a wonderful YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire on the floating image window design here
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:  Coffee Set - Ali Express
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Text Style Autumn Abundance - PTI,  brown - Kraft Core Coredinations, thin wood sheet.
Ink:  Coffee Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Rectangle Peek a Boo Window Die - MFT, Coffee Grinder Die - Ali Express, stitched leaf die - Lawn Fawn, foam dots, tulle.