Sunday, February 23, 2020

Week of 2/29/20 Cards

I have created my first DRS Design card featuring two graduation stamps. Since I need to get another 18 more graduation cards done for this year I am working on them in advance so I don't fall behind.

FS681 - the super talented featured stamper is Shelly Schmidt aka mcschmidty. I found this fantastic CARD.
I need to make 18 more graduation card as we have a bunch of my son's friends graduating this year. Shelly's terrific card was perfect for inspiration. The School colors are black and yellow so I used those colors on the card.

I used the DRS graduation hats and stamped them on the yellow strips. Alternating black and yellow I die cut the panel with a pierced rectangle to pick up the piercing on Shelly's card. I added the star emboss folder to the panel. Stamped the sentiment and popped on dimensionals on the yellow layer. Finished with a handmade tassel and some sequins.

 CAS574 - feature something that leaps
CCC20FEB - Tone on Tone (Layers of different reds and greens to color the image)
Stamped the image and colored with copics then ran through the EF to add the snow embossing. Stamped the sentiment and popped on dimensionals.

Tis' The Season
 MMTPT605 - kintsugi art
Used photo paper and blue and purple alcohol ink and blending solution to create the layer. Then used a versamark pen and created the gold threading on the layer.
Finished both cards putting them on dimensionals and adding the die cut flowers and sentiments.
I loved this so much I created a second card to use for a birthday card.

Kintsugi Art
 WT781 - A Blast From the Past, It's National Retro Day - things like lava lamps, seventies hair-dos, VW beetles, peace signs?? Anything retro
Stamped the image and colored with pencil. Cut paper layers and layered then used a music EF on the layers. Finished with the banners and music note stickers. Popped the sentiment on dimensionals.

Rock On Birthday
 MAR20VSNMINI1 - Tissue paper technique
Did the tissue paper technique on the BG and cut thin black stripes to add to the card layout. Die cut the hat, stamped the DRS Designs sentiment and popped on dimensionals. layered and finished with gems, flowers and nuvo drops.

2020 Grad
 MAR20VSNMINI2 - Big Blooms
USEIT2020 - Heartfelt creations card kit
When I saw the VSN challenge for big blooms I grabbed a Heartfelt Creations kit that I am trying to use up and went to town. Sponged the colors on the flowers and seahorse, popped the frame on dimensionals and created the shaker card. Shaped the flowers and seahorse. Finished the card off with stickles.

Happy Birthday
 MAR20VSNMINI3 - Snow Flowers (White flowers)
USEIT2020 - Teacup
Super quick card, cut the DP with the white flowers and used a teacup out of the bin of items I am trying to get used up. Popped it on dimensionals and added the white heart with stickles. and the sentiment.

Your Kindness
F4A523 - Put a bird on it
This rooster image was in my stash of items to use up. It was printed and came colored. Cutting many scrap DPs and layered distressing several layers. Added lace, button and bakers twine and popped the image on dimensionals.

Shabby Chic Country
IC743 - The Zhush where I was inspired by THIS table setting

USEIT2020 - Feathers

I have had these feathers for over a year and when I saw the inspiration I knew it was time to get them on cards. Cut the layers, punched the lacy border, stamped the sentiments and added the feathers and some sequins.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Week of 2/22/20 Cards

 FS680 - the absolutely incredibly talented Monique aka Niki1 is today's featured stamper. I have loved her gallery and cards for a very long time and am so thrilled to see her as today's featured stamper. I chose this amazing Card

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up the card kits I have from Heartfelt Creations as the no longer sell them and I thought it was time to get them used out of my stash. When I saw Monique's card I remembered this card kit.

I colored the edges of the snow layers sponging blue and colored the snowman with copics. Layered the snowflake layers and popped the snowman on dimensionals. Sponged the colors on the poinsettia and finished with stickles.

Comfort and Joy
 TLC782 - Joseph's Coat

CT0220 - I used two people to create a pair on this card

WORD0220 - People, Aqua, Images, Rockin'

I used 4 different distress oxide inks, three for the BG and then black for the top layer. Using the Visible Image stamps over the top embossed in clear then did the black layer and wiped off the black from the images. Heat embossed the sentiment and popped on dimensionals.

Jazz Birthday
 CAS573 - Gnome place like home

CT0220 - I used an image with a pair of mushrooms

Stamped the sentiment and image and colored with pencils. Finished with hand drawn lines and dots around the edge.

Mushroom Birthday
 MMTPT604 - Bright and Cheery

Printed the image and colored with copics. Layered the papers and popped the image up on dimensionals. Finished with stickles on the horn and flowers.

Hello Friend
 CC779 - Granny Apple Green, Terra Cotta Tile & Coastal Cabana

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up the card kits I have from Heartfelt Creations as they no longer sell them and they are taking up space in my craft room. When I saw today's color challenge, this one was perfect to color up in today's colors.

Sponged the branch, the flowers and the birds. Shaped and sponged the papepr layers. Popped the sentiment on dimensionals and layered the die cuts. Finished off with prills and stickles.

Thank You
 WT780 - Love Recipe...use something for each letter in the word LOVE

Lavender flowers, Olive Green, Violet, Emerald Green

Stamped the House Mouse image and colored with copics. Cut the layers and layered adding the ribbon. Finished with punched flowers and nuvo drops.

Smell the Flowers
 F4A522 - What a Fun Memory

MIX369 - Quoteable Quote (Joy to the World Song)

CCC20FEB - Tone on Tone

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations kit

As a kid we use to attend the midnight Christmas service at Church. They had hand bells and beautiful windows and everyone was dressed up in their best clothes. We got to open 1 gift before church and it was a new outfit to wear to church.

I am trying to use up my old Heartfelt Creations kits and this one was perfect for the challenges.

Sponged the layers with mauve and blue and sponged the flowers and leaves with different pinks and greens. Shaped and layered the flowers. Popped the window on dimensionals and layered. Finished with stickles.

Joy to the World
IC742 - Simply Cute Tees where i found this great T Shirt

USEIT2020 - Happy Easter die cut & scalloped egg shell layer

I needed to use this Happy Easter die cut out of the stash in my tote and when I saw the inspiration T-Shirt, it was perfect to inspire this Easter card. Stamped the HM image and colored with copics. Cut the layers and layered pipping the image on dimensionals. Finished with ribbon.

Happy Easter