Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Stamped some cascading fuchsia flowers on the die cut dress form and mounted on dimensionals. Used an emboss folder panel that had been sent to me from another crafty gal and added the happy birthday and the silver sequins.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Stamped the fun image, colored with copics then die cut her out and left her in the die to add a yellow flow behind her. Stamped the doily and added some bling to it and to my fancy lady. Mounted the image on dimensionals and also used the sketch from yesterday for the card.
Copics used: C0, C2, C4, C6, R20, E00, E07, E11, E13, B00, B01, BG02, G12, G14 and Y08.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Count on LOVE
Snow Much Fun
Copics used: E11, E13, E15, E39, Y13, YG13 and YG17
Ride in to the Sun
Copics used: C0, C3, R32, R37, RV29, G05, G14, Y02 and Y08
Copics used: C2, C4, Y11, Y13 and Y17
When you need a really quick card rely on your stash to help you along. These flowers have been in my stash for many years and this card came together in moments. To give the card lots of pop and bling, I finished if off with some great large gems.
Forever and Always
The salted BG (background) technique can be such a fun technique and using the blues and pinks I felt I was in the Finding Nemo movie when they were in the Jelly Fish field. So I grabbed this fun Jelly Fish from Heartfelt Creations and colored it up and added stickles to have it shine like that super cute scene in the movie.
Copics used: , V12 and R20
Another older set from Stampin Up is the All Aboard set. These trains are so cute and so fun to still use on masculine cards. A great way to add some fun elements to them...add a few gears from your scrap pile.
Copics used: E31, C3, C5 and Y13
I really love how this die cut works. It can be used for a great guy card and many different papers and colors can be used for some much fun on a card. Additionally the small pieces can all be dune with scraps! My favorite way to accessorize a card is using scraps. Adding the flower was such a fun last minute detail on this card.
Night Out on the Town
Stitching on a card is another great way to bring up your card creating skills and add a fun element to the card. This darling Penny Black image is super cute with her blowing kisses. The added hearts on the top of the card...YEP another great way to use up some card trimmings.
Copics used: E00, E11, E13, Y21, Y26, YR24, R20, R24, R29, RV34 and G07
This snowman from Sweet N Sassy is such a happy snowman. I am working on getting caught up on Christmas cards. I like to create them year round so that I am ready to mail come the holiday season. That way when December gets here I usually only have a few to create. Well I am way behind already this year with my recent move so having the 42 challenges for Dare to Get Dirty on SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) was a great way to sneak in a few fun Christmas cards.
Copics used: C2, C4, C7, N9, E11, E13, E15, R24, R29, YR14, YR23, G07, G14 and B32
I just love shoes and if this were a real shoe it just might be in my collection. Going through my grandma's stash of craft supplies I came across this orange ribbon (100 yards of it). When creating this card putting orange, purple and green together was perfect for a Halloween themed card and that ribbon was perfect because it has a netting similar to the fun shoe.
If the Shoe Fits
I tend to use this image a lot. It is a much older retired image from Stampin' Up and is still one of my All Time favorite images. The flower can be colored in many different colors and most recently I have started coloring it in yellow. I just love it in yellow.
Copics used: Y00, Y11, Y13, Y17, G12, G14 and G16
As crafters we tend to purchase tons of items for later use and "hoard" them. Yes I am one of those. The picnic sticker on this was purchased more than a year ago and is the first sticker out of the bunch that I used. The red strip of paper is a small piece of designer paper (DP) that was used on a project some time ago. I like trying to find ways to use up scraps and try to go to my scrap basket first to create projects. Another great way to use up scraps is to punch down smaller pieces and that darling butterfly is a punch that my niece has and I have a ton of paper and she punched a few of these darling butterflies for me. Adding a couple of tiny gems to the butterfly adds just the right touch of glam.
Brushos are a new product for me to use and the first couple of times I used them I was not feeling the use of them. Reading one of the challenges for the Dare to get Dirty I had initially thought I would use a Brusho background. Well after reading the challenge details I found that the background I created would not fit the challenge so this was created and I loved it and could not use it. So I set it aside and hoped for another fun challenge to use it and along came a great challenge. As soon as I read the challenge details I knew I would use this back ground. This was the first Brusho background I created and loved the outcome. It was created just sprinkling super small amounts of Brushos and then spritzing with water. When I say small I mean the really small amounts of Brushos it seems it might not be enough but when you add the water with a spray bottle it really expands the color.
Copics used: Y08, G12, G14, B21, B23, B24 and B26
Another great time saving way to create a card when in a hurry is to color a few images in advance and build up your stash of ready images to add to a card. This fun image was colored in advance and when I needed to create the 42 different cards in a week for the dare to get dirty challenges on SCS having this image ready was a great time saver. Also keeping track of the colors used you can take pictures of them or write them on the back of the image in pencil then before cutting down and mounting the image keep track of the copics for future coloring to save time.
Copics used: C2, C5, B37, B41, B45, E00, E29, E31, E35, E57, R24, R29, R37YR23 and YG67
Here is a great tip, when you need a fast card with an eye catching detail try sponging on a portion of the card then stamp the image and throw on a few sequins. It can be a fun, fast and eye catching CAS (clean and simple) card and takes only moments to create.
This image is one of my favorite from AI stamps. It can be really fun to see what this guy is battling with his tongs and this fire bomb was such a fun addition. The fire bomb was added with three sprays a deep red, a pink and a yellow.
Copics used: E00, E11, E13, C2, C4, C5, C7, C10, R20, R24, R29, Y06, Y11, YR14, B12, B14, B18 and BG11
I love playing in mixed media and adding texture. When you add color to the texture you can go a whole new level to your card crafting. This texture paste was mixed with just a drop of tan reinker and created a textured card with real coffee looking spills.
Copics used: C1,C3, B00 & B02
Another super fun image from Heartfelt Creations. Colored with copics and picking up some other fun items on my desk to finish off the card. The flowers, peddle and ladybug were already stamped and die cut and sitting in my UFO projects (unfinished objects). The ribbon was a great scrap my mom gave me that she was unable to use on one of her craft projects as she uses much larger pieces for her sewing projects and the smaller pieces are great for adding to my cards.
One thing to note, saving smaller pieces of paper can be a great way to save money. The added white lace trim is a cut off piece from cutting down images and then run through the lace punch. It adds tons of depth and eye candy to a card and is a cut off from other projects. So save those pieces because you can use it for another project. Go to that bag first when creating a card and see what candy you can create on a card.
Copics used: 0, V12, V15, BV00, B32, B34, Y11, Y13, Y17, YG13, YG17and YG95
Some of my cards are inspired by places, objects and in many cases I think of a certain person. In this case I was thinking of my wonderful friend who I recently moved away from and while I was creating this card she was the inspiration. Using the masking technique I was able to put these ladies close together to create the close friends for this picture in the Polaroid frame setting. Adding a sky line really finished off the picture.
Copics used: B00, B01, V12, V15, V17, E09, E11, E13, E15, E33,C4, C6, C8, R24, R29, R32, Y21 and YR23
Teen boys can be a tough crowd to create cards but using fun images like skateboarders or any sport could help with a card for that group. This background came together nicely with spraying and using powders and adding some water to have them react together then putting cling wrap over the top to create the fun lines on the card base. I love the way the grunge background turned out and I am sure going to play with that again.
Masculine Sport Birthday
Heartfelt Creations is one of my favorite companies. I just love their images and love adding color to them. These applies turned out so life like once the color was added. I wanted to pick them up off the page when I was done coloring them. Adding the distress ink around them really popped them on teh card.
Copics used: 0, R20, R24, R29, E35, E39, YG11, YG13, YG17 and YG67
Oh how I would love another boat ride to be on the water enjoying the breeze.
Masked off the card added some blue and yellow. Added white gel pen for waves. Sponged on some clouds. Stamped the image and the sentiment. I like to add the stitching die cut to the edge to add some extra texture and focal to a card. It can be used for masculine and feminine cards.
Enjoy the Boat
House Mouse has some super fun images and this one is one of my favorites. The mouse on top is having a great time jumping and the other two are very content sleeping.
To keep up with the challenges on Splitcoast Stampers for Dare to get dirty I used this image again as I had it already colored in my stash. We did 42 cards in 7 days and that can be a huge challenge for any crafter.
Copics used: 0, C0, C2, C3, E21, E43, E51, R24, R29 and R32
As crafters it can get very costly to create some of our creations. When we use foil from our kitchen we can use it to pool inks and sprays and other fun crafty supplies. Don't toss that foil, it can be used on a card and you can get some great backgrounds. This was a saved piece of foil and I ran it through the gear emboss folder then added additional red and grey to get the gears to come to life.
Copics used: C0, C1, C3, E00, E13, E15, E21, E35 and Y06.
Copics used: E21, E31, E35, E37, E39, R29, R32 and RV11.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Thinking of You
The Vintage Watercolor Technique was really wonderful to play with and truly turned out better than I had anticipated. I added the link to my card on Splitcoast Stampers and on my card is the link to the great technique.
Vintage Lily Birthday
Copics used: 0, G12, G14, RV11, R24, E21, E51, YG67, N9 and B41
Thinking of You
Copics used: 0, Y02, YR02, YG07, YG11, YG17 and B32
Thinking of You