Showing posts with label Try it on Tuesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Try it on Tuesday. Show all posts

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Simple Joys of Life - Once You Hit 64

I've got two CAS cards to share today.  First up, a floral card.
I used stamps from an older set from Papertrey Ink - Green Thumb (so old it's in the  PTI vault and costs more to purchase now!)  - I love the starburst look of these blossoms!  I masked the sentiment and stamped the florals around it (the technique on last weeks Make it Monday).  I added green rhinestones to the center of each blossom and double matted it to colored card stock.
I'm linking this card to:
AAA Card Challenge - Maskerade
City Crafters Challenge - Around the Corner (stamp in just one corner)
 Try it on Tuesday - Flowers

My second card was made for my friend at work -  our birthdays are about a week apart - so we always give each other cards and we go out to eat together.  It's a little tongue in cheek and I hope she takes it in the humorous way it was meant (!!???!!!)  I used some just released stamps and dies I got from PapertreyInk - Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Haunted Headstones, Haunted Headstones Dies and Scene It Halloween.
I can't believe I'm using them so quickly after I purchased them - usually I buy things, tuck them away and there they sit!  
 (I used Fine Linen cardstock for the cloudy moon/star background so it would be less macabre than black with the stamped tombstone!)
  I hope Deborah is still speaking to me after she opens this!! LOL!!!
I'm linking this card (just in the nick of time) to:
CASology Cue Card - Number

Simple Joys
Stamps:  Green Thumb - PTI
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Limeaide Ice - PTI
Accessories:  Rhinestones - Kaiser
Once You Hit 64
Stamps:  Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Haunted Headstones
Paper:  White, Fine Linen, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories:  Haunted Headstones Dies, Scene It Halloween Eve dies - PTI, Rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kind Father

I pulled out a lot of Tim Holtz/Idea-ology product  today for my creation.  I, sadly, lost my dad in 1981 when he was just 66 so I usually don't make Father's Day cards as I have no one to send them to -  but I found several challenges I wanted to participate in with the dad/masculine theme -  so here it is -  a Father's Day card!
The clock paper is from Idea-ology Paper Stash Collage.  The vintage 'dad' is a sticker from Salvage Stickers/French Industrial.  I attached Game Spinners to one of the clock faces with a brad. I added a Big Chat sticker to the 'father' Flash Card and then drew a rough line around it using a black Stabilo pencil that I smudged with my finger.  I did the same thing around the whole card panel.
I added two Chit Chat Stickers to the bottom right corner - and again drew around them with my Stabilo pencil and smudged it with my finger.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
Anything but Cute -  Make it Masculine
Friday Mashup - Dad or color challenge
Try it on Tuesday - Watches/Clocks
Happy Sunday everyone!   I'll be back tonight as I'm joining the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party that starts at 6:50 pm EST.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wishing You.....

I've had a cold for about 3 weeks now -  it keeps changing the area it's affecting in my body- This week it's been a terrible sore throat and I actually lost my voice for 2 days -  so I've been home from work - and in between naps - I had some time to make a card for a few challenges. (I'm also going to see the doctor tomorrow morning to be sure it's not strep throat.....)
I made my flower by layering Newsprint Paper to Clearly for Art Modeling Film using Glue N Seal - (see this technique on Wendy Vecchi's blog here).  The result is that you can heat it with your heat tool, the Modeling Film will soften, and then you can mold it.  It keeps it's molded shape after cooling.  I just stamped the flower part on the Newsprint and used the stencil that comes with the stamp to color it.  I stamped the leaves on white card stock, coloring it using the stencil.  I had stamped it first directly on the card panel, I masked the images and sponged the panel with Distress Inks and flicked water over the panel.  Then I layered the basket, bloom and leaf pieces over the stamped images with foam tape.  I brushed some Glitter Glaze from MFT over the center of the coneflower.
The basket is a stencil from Martha Stewart Crafts.  The sentiment is a Wendy Vecchi Stencil - I added the ... with a black Glaze pen.  The little butterflies are a new die from Tim Holtz that I embossed with Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom and Cornflower Blue Embossing Powders.  I die cut the panel with Stitched Edge Rectangle from Lil' Inker.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Flowers - optional basket
Try it On Tuesday - New Beginnings  (birthday card - beginning a new year)
City Crafter - Anniversary Case #2 (inspired by the flowers)
Simon Says - Wednesday challenge - April Showers or Spring Flowers
Simon Says - Monday - In the Middle
Frilly & Funkie - Spring time Die cuts (small butterfly)

Stamps:  Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 - Stamp it and Stencil It Coneflower.
Paper:  White - PTI, Newsprint and Clearly for Art Modeling Film - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Ranger.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Leaf Green, Tree Branch, Orange Blossom, Dandelion, Cornflower Blue; Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistacio.
Accessories:  Stitched Mat Rectangle - Lil' Inker Designs, Butterfly - Movers and Shapers/Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Orange Blossom and Cornflower Blue, Black glaze pen - Sakura, Glitter Glaze - MFT, Basket Stencil - Martha Stewart Crafts Holiday Icons, Wishing you from ALl Occasion Sentiment Stencil - Wendy Vecchi.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Waltzingmouse Dec Release - Preview Day #2

Welcome friends to Day 2 of the Dec Waltzingmouse Release Previews!  Today the Design Team is using a fun set Claire has designed called Vintage Post Cards.  I was inspired by the set to become Santa's helper and make some little post cards to send to my Grand Nephews and Nieces on Santa's behalf!
The Santa postage stamp in the corner and the post card design are stamps from Vintage Post Cards.  The sentiment stamps (in red and green) are from an older WMS set called Santa's Coming To Town.  I die cut the little postcards using the Gift Card It die - that just happen to fit this post card stamp perfectly!! (there are larger stamps in the Post Card set too) These little cards measure 3 3/8" x 2 1/8".
I stamped the ornament stamp from Santa's Coming to Town on the back of the postcard and then sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Then I die cut envelopes using the Gift Card It Envelope die - stamping with more stamps from Santa's Coming Town (the Santa heads in this set match the Santa Head on the postage stamp in the Vintage Post Cards set -  Claire is SO clever coordinating her sets!)  I sponged all these edges too -  and slipped the post cards inside!  I think the kiddies will be excited and surprised to get these little postcards from Santa in the mail!
I'm entering my little Santa cards in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - Holiday

and the Try It on Tuesday Challenge - Christmas is Coming

I'll be back tomorrow at 2 pm with Day 3 of the Previews - hope you can stop by then!
Here are the links to the rest of the Design Team - where you will find lots more inspiration for this Vintage Post Card set! 
You'll find all of the DT projects in one place at the WMS Team Talk Blog here.
Stamps:  Vintage Post Cards (available 12/2) and Santa's Coming to Town - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Soft Suede - SU, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo - Ranger Distress, New Leaf - PTI
Accessories:  Gift Card It Die and Gift Card It Envelope Die - Waltzingmouse, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Jar of Christmas Cheer

Once again - life has gotten in the way of my stamping for fun time!   but today I was inspired by a few Christmas challenges out there and snuck away to my craft room to play as I knew (in my head!)  just what I wanted to create!
I filled an apothecary jar with glittery ornaments in red, white and green.
I die cut the jar out of Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling film, brushing the edges with Picket Fence Distress Paint to give it a little definition.  I adhered the jar to the patterned paper from Merriment/Tim Holtz by gluing just the cork to the paper - as adhesives seem to always show up on clear materials!  Some of the ornaments are up of foam dots.  They are punched from glitter card stock from Michaels.
I painted the cork stopper with Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence Distress paints drying each layer with my heat tool to make it bubble a bit.  I made the enamel dots by melting Perler Beads and scattered them throughout the jar.
I stamped Christmas Greetings from Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 5 set in the top corner and added two ornaments outside the jar.

I was inspired to make this card by these fun challenges:
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - to use stamps in your project.

Try it on Tuesday:  Christmas is coming

Fusion - Sparkly Christmas
Stamps:  Mini Holidays 5 - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, Smokey Shadow - PTI, Glitter card stock - Michaels, DP - Merriment/Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Cork, Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling Film - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Paint Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter, circle punches 1 1/4", 1", 3/4" - EK Success, Glue N Seal - Ranger, home made enamel dots from Perler Beads