Thursday, July 19, 2018

Die or Punch?!

This card uses a background die from Birch Press (Dazzle A) and the word die is from Avery Elle. I used a piece of 110 lb. Neenah white cardstock that I used Distress Oxides on to blend all those colors together and then adhered it with Stick-It to a piece of white craft foam. Then I ran it through the die cutting machine and added glue to the pieces I wanted on the front of the card and lifted the die off. I layered two words from black cardstock and added two layers of clear embossing powder to the word and heat set. The "You Are" was embossed in white on a piece of black cardstock and is from the Stampin' Up set Thoughtful Banners. This card is entered into this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Add a Little Sparkle

This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "Add a Little Sparkle," and uses Stampin' Up's older shell set and Jar of Love set. I masked and stamped the shells and colored them with Copics and to make the sand at the bottom of the jar I  mixed clear embossing powder with Elizabeth's Crafts Sand Dune microfine silk glitter and used a Versamark pen to adhere it to the cardstock and then heat set. I adhered it to a piece of black cardstock and then onto a piece of wood grain double-sided paper.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer Fun

Good morning! This early-morning shell seeker scene uses older Stampin' Up stamps and a Distress Oxide background. I created the background on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock by masking off the sand, sea and sky. Then I used the "waves" stamp from Stampin' Up's High Tide and stamped with plain water on the middle ocean section and heat set to get the soft variations in the waves.
Then I stamped the girls in Versafine black because I was going to remove the color and use water-based markers to add the colors back in. I used a paint brush with just water and gently brushed over the girls' dresses and other sections where I wanted to remove the oxide ink, dabbed the areas with a clean paper towel. Then I recolored them with the water-based markers. I added the foam at the edge of the water with Dr. Ph Martin's bleed-proof white ink.
The shells were stamped on a piece of Neenah white cardstock with Momento black and colored with Copics and then fussy-cut out.
The frame is a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Soft Suede cardstock and I cut out the rectangle with Lawn Fawn's Inside-Out rectangle stitched dies. This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Fun In The Sun" challenge.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Nothing Says Summer Like...

When summer is in full bloom, it is the hibiscus that blooms. This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Summer Fun challenge. This card was stamped with Janneke Brinkman Stamps "Hibiscus," colored with Altenew's alcohol markers. Then I used Elizabeth Crafts adhesive sheet to completely cover the image and then added the clear  Silk Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Crafts to completely cover the image. Then I adhered it to a piece of Granny Apple green cardstock.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Stained Glass Technique

Hello, and sorry for the extra long video, but I decided to not do a "voice over" and there's some information you might be interested in, especially in the type of dies to choose.  This is the card we will be making on the 27th, so be sure to sign up if you are coming to class!


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wednesday's Red White and/or Blue

Happy Independence Day! This crazy bird  looks like he's watching the parade go by! This is a card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Challenge, Red, White, and/or Blue. I used Concord & 9th's background plaid stamp in Brilliant Blue ink and used a crazy bird from Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds set and the flag and sunglasses from the crazy bird accessories and all the matching dies. Sentiment is from the matching sentiments.

Red, White & Blue

Here's a card I made for Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge, Red White or Blue. This card uses Our Daily Bread background flag stamp, an old Stampin' Up star that I embossed with pewter embossing powder, and a couple of old Stampin' Up postage stamps. I used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo around the edges.