Saturday, May 30, 2020

Week of 5/30/20 Cards

 FS694 - today incredibly talented featured stamper is Chris aka fargets. I found this fun CARD.

I loved the fairy sparkle and that brought me to looking for a fun way to create sparkle.

I used the letter press tutorial but rather than ink I used gold acrylic paint and black card stock. It came out better than I thought but did take a couple of tries and I did touch up a few spots with some gold gel pen.

Once the card base was dry I heat embossed this great sentiment from DRS Designs and popped on dimensionals.

I finished the card with some gold gems.


CAS587 - Painting

This great SU image was sent to me in a Teapot Tuesday exchange on watercolor paper. I don't get enough opportunities to watercolor so I was thrilled to play with watercolor on this image.

Embossed the white layer and layered on a coordinating DP. Finished with the sentiment on Dimensionals and sequins.

Watercolor Birthday
 MMTPT618 - Red, White, Blue non patriotic

Stamped the image and colored with copics. Stamped the sentiment and cut the banner. Finished off with sequins.

Just Because

WT794 - We Are "Versa"-tile

I am still creating graduation cards for this year's seniors. There are so many in our area that will not have a graduation ceremony or party. So many in our county are working to give cards, encouragement and drop off gifts to surprise them.

These cards were super quick, the Gold is a DP. Cut the layers, die cut the graduates and heat embossed the sentiment.

 JUN20VSNMINI1 - Summertime Blues

I sponged the light blue cloud skyline then I used this dimensional little girl and put some already cut grass under her. Finished off with some already punched flowers, Nuvo drops and the sentiment.

The little girl has dark blue and light blues and the sky is a baby blue.

Summertime Birthday
 JUN20VSNMINI2 - Don't Stand So Close

This cute floral image was sent to me a long time ago in a VSN exchange and I am not sure who makes it. It was already colored on my table and perfect for the sketch. I finished the sketch with some additional butterflies and added stickles to the butterflies.

Summer Flowers
 JUN20VSNMINI3 - Always Be A Rainbow

I used all the colors of the rainbow and cut them all in the same place carefully making sure the cuts were as close as possible with a single circle die cut then moved them around to the different cards. I was able to get 6 cards with the different papers.

Finished with some gems.

Rainbow Birthday Cards
 JUN20VSNMINI4 - Tutti Frutti

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up my old Heartfelt Creations card kits and this challenge was perfect to make this card. They came already stamped and cut which is a great time saver.

Colored all the images, sponged the layers. Popped the layers on dimensionals, shaped the images and layered. Finished the images with stickles.

 F4A539 - Sparkle, Shimmer or Shine

I went for Sparkle. I am still working through the many graduation cards I need to get made this year. This card was super quick using stickers.

Cut the layers and used music stickers and a graduation cap sticker.

This card was so quick I think I can crank out about 20 an hour. 

Congrats Grad
IC756 - Nail Art where I found this cute Set of Nails

USEIT2020 - Cherry Sticker

Stamped the cupcakes image and colored with copics. Cut the layers and added this cherry sticker from my tote of items I am trying to use up this year. Finished with the birthday sentiment.

Birthday Cupcakes

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Week of 5/23/20 Cards

 FS693 - Today's incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Linda also known as 71st Street. She has an incredible gallery and I had trouble picking just one card to be inspired This CARD with the water scene was calling to me.

I did an underwater scene for my card using the new DRS Designs portal stamp I created a mask to cover the portal and stamped the school of fish to fill the window. Colored the portal and fish with copics and added Nuvo drops to the portal.

The water panel is a waves stencil. The wood panel was created by adding score lines to a white card base then rubbing 4 different distress inks over the panel then spritzing with water. Once dry I added the darker ink back over the top to add additional definition to the wood.

Next I glued the panels and added the twine and popped the image on dimensionals. I finished the panels with a die cut shell, additional nuvo drops on the wood panel and flowers from my desk.

CAS586 - drips, splats or splatters

This great die cut came from Anne (jdmommy). The minute I saw it in her gallery I was in love with it and she was kind enough to send me some. Thank you so much Anne.

Sponged the pink and blue on the card base and stamped the sentiment. I added water splatters to the BG and glued the image.

Jazz it Up
 MMTPT617 - Beachy theme, Sunshine, Encouragement

Used the beach Hero Arts stamp set to create the water and stamp the sentiment. Die cut the beach chair and layered.

Beachy Hello
 WT793 - One Layer

Used a leaf stencil and distress oxides to color the white card base. Finished with the birthday sentiment.

Leafy Birthday
 F4A535 - Back to Square One

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to put together all the old Heartfelt Creations card kits in my stash as they take up a bunch of room in my craft room. I love them as they give step by step instructions to create their stunning flowers. This one was perfect for today's F4A challenge.

Sponged the edges of the layers, the flowers and the birds. Shaped the birds and flower and glued the flower layers. Popped the panel on dimensionals and added the flowers and birds. Finished with stickles.

 MIX382 - stenciling

I needed a card for my aunt's birthday next week and this lady is just too funny and I am sure she will get a kick out of her.

Sponged the BG with a Tim Holtz stencil. Stamped the image and colored with copics. Fussy cut the image and glued to the sponged BG. Finished with this fun sentiment.

In the Bag
IC755 - A Cottage in the City where I found this amazing lace linen throw

USEIT2020 - Doily

When I saw the linen throw I remembered this lace doily that needed to get used up from my tote.

I layered the doily on tan card stock to show it off better. Die cut the sentiment and layered on the same tan card stock. Embossed the base layer and added the ribbon and pearls.

Lacy Best Wishes

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Week of 5/16/20 Cards

 FS692 - the incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Laurie (virgo5). I found this amazing CARD

I loved the green bottles with the simple back sentiment strip.

I used the DRS Designs stamp to create the military BG on green card stock. Then stamped the military men in green and the sentiment in green. Popped the image and sentiment on dimensionals and layered on the stamped card base.

Thank You
 CAS585 - White on White card base - keep is very clean, using a white card base...but get a little creative with all that white...embossing? Die cuts???

Due cut the image 3 times to give it dimension and stamped the sentiment.

Thinking of You
 MMTPT616 - C-A-T-S

C - Copics, Clean,Cherry White
A - Asters, Acid Yellow
T - Teal
S - Scoring, Stickles, Stitching, Simple

Stamped the image and colored with copics. Cut the layers and scored the base layer. Popped the base layer on dimensionals and added stickles to the center of the Aster.

Aster Thinking Of You
 WT792 - Flags

My MIL needed a 4th of July birthday card for her friend who is also retired military and this image is just perfect.

Stamped the image 2 times and cut out the eagle and colored with copics. Popped the eagle on dimensionals. added the sentiment and finished with star gems.

4th of July Birthday
 F4A534 - With All My Heart

USEIT2020 - Pink & Purple hearts Sticker

The pink and purple hearts is a sticker that was in my tote to use up this year. Today's challenge is perfect to use it.

Embossed just a section of white card stock for both cards. Used the sticker on one card.

The Love card I placed individual bigger gems in a heart pattern over the embossed panel. Die cut the love sentiment several times out of purple paper and layered. Finished the love die cut with clear Nuvo Drops.

Heart Love
 MIX381 - Hundert Who?

I loved the bold colors in the images. I decided to use different colors on the birthday sentiment. I also added some bold colored papers behind the sentiment and finished with gems.

Happy 29th...Again
IC754 - Wooden Shoe Tulips where I found this amazing Image

I loved the close up center of the flower and just the touch of red.

Die cut the card layers and popped the center on dimensionals. Stamped and shaped the flowers and sponged the colors. Hot glued the layers and glued to the card base. Finished the flowers with stickles and the card with pearls.

This is going to a friend of my son's mom. He say my card cave and asked me to make a card for her. I hope she likes it.

Mother's Flowers

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Week of 5/9/20 Cards

 FS691 - this weeks super talented Featured Stamper is Teresa aka aztk. I found this super cute CARD.
I liked the layout of Teresa's card. It was perfect for my beach image.
Stamped the DRS Designs image and Sponged Pink, Orange and yellow for a setting sun sky line. I rounded the corners on the image to mirror the rounded edges on Teresa's die cut. Scored lines on the base layer and popped the image on dimensionals. Finished with heat embossing the glitter Happy Birthday sentiment.

Beach Birthday
 My hubby made this card for me for our anniversary. He knows I am not picky about cards but I would rather someone make me a card rather than buy one.
I am over the moon that he made this by himself without me seeing him make it.
Love my sweet hubby!

 CAS584 - Space Theme
I don't own any space stamps so I went on line and found this super fun image. I colored with copics and mounted on a couple of coordinating paper layers.

Space Man
 MMTPT615 - cats on it and cool colors
When I saw the challenge I immediately wanted to use this die cut. I also made a second one for the pet shop donation.
Die cut the kitty pieces and pieced together. Added white and black highlights. After making the first Kitty I decided to pop the second kitty on dimensionals. I like it with dimensionals so when I make more I will use dimensionals.

Just a Cat Note
 WT791 - Gel medium, Mod Podge, techniques using glue or Glossy Accents
The pink and black DP was super bold and I thought it needed an even bolder layer with it.
Using a stencil and gel medium I created the black layer. Once the gel medium was dry I sprayed black paint over it to pick up the bold black from the DP.
Finished with pink Nuvo drops and the sentiment on a pink CS on dimensionals.

Happy Birthday
 F4A533 - Walk on the Wild Side
This fun image was in my stack of images and is perfect for today's Free 4 All Challenge
Colored with pencils. Cut the layers and stamped the sentiment. Finished with Nuvo Drops.

Birthday Bears
IC753 - Lia Griffith where I found these cute Elephants
I have wanted to use this elephant image from Penny Black since it arrived. The Lia Griffith inspiration was perfect.
I did the napkin technique with this great napkin from a sweet SCS friend. It was perfect for this elephant image.
Colored the image with copics and added the sentiment and some additional punched hearts.

Elephant Love