Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bear with Flower

Hello! Playing with an old LOTV stamp called Teddy with Flower to create this card using some favorite colors of Pink and Yellow. Colored the Bear  with Copics and the flower with Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Peeled Paint after I stamped with Memento Black ink on White CS.  The Hello was stamped with a Power Poppy stamp. Used a recently received die to cut the image.  Finished with a Pink Card Base and embossed Yellow mat.  
Alphabet Challenge: B is for Bears
Crafty Catz: #413 Anything goes with option of CAS

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sisters Together find April Showers

Hello!  This a good day to play with this Wags N Whiskers stamp since it is raining outside.  I have had this stamp called Love You, Sis since 2011 ....I always think of my sister when I use it.  I simply stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah White CS and colored with Copics. Added some Glossy Accents to the rainbow colored umbrella and stuck on some raindrops from Cloud9 Designs.  The Happy Little Stampers sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans ink.  Rounded the top corners with a punch and attached to a blue card base. I kept the design clean and simple to focus on the image.
Just for fun, I have linked some other older cards that I posted using this stamp.
Love You Sis, Birthday card 2011
Rain, Rain Go Away 2011
April Showers 2012
Retro Rubber: Challenge 84 Inspiring April Showers. I was inspired by the rain boots and umbrella in the photo.  Thought immediately of this favorite old stamp from 2011. 

Crafty Sentiments Designs: Only For Girls.  Thought this stamp suited this theme.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 287 Make Your Mark...used Copics to make my mark.
Allsorts Challenge: #463 Spring Flowers or Showers.  Chose showers for my card.
Stamping Sensations: April Challenge-One for the Girls.
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Coloring Medium.  Copics are my favorite coloring medium because they are easy to use and blend  and I love all the colors that I have.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sunny Thoughts

Hello!  I have a CAS card made with stamps and dies from a Hero Arts kit.  I used Twisted Citron Distress ink to sponge an rectangle area using a die.  I then stamped some flowers with more Distress Oxide inks Broken China, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint.  Added some mason jars stamped with Versamark and embossed with Silver EP on vellum and die cut.  Finished with a strip (shelf) of Dry Embossed White CS.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum with Black Ink and heat embossed with clear EP and fussy cut. That was adhered with Vellum tape. Attached this to a card base of GKD Grass Green CS. 
CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge #267 Sketch shown below.
Inspired by All the Little Things: #83 Photo Inspiration shown below. Inspired by the mason jars of flowers and colors.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Embossing Heat or Dry.
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #208 Anything Goes /Optional Twist Use Vellum
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says add some texture.  Texture in the embossing and vellum. 
Creative with Stamps: CWS #25 CAS + Sentiment

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Another Card Using a Die as a Stencil

Hello! I love how this card turned out-looks better in real life but hope you see the dimension and texture of the embossing.  I used Memory Box Splendid Clarkia die to cut a stencil and also to do dry embossing on the image.  Used Distress Oxide Inks  Candied Apple and Peeled Paint to color with the stencil. Used Wild Honey and Stardust Pen on the centers of the flowers. Stamped the Happy Little Stampers sentiment from Doodled Flowers. Added card base of Coral and mat of Grass Green.

Challenges to enter:
Happy Little Stampers: April Anything Goes with Dies challenge. Used HLS Doodled Flowers sentiment.
CRAFT Challenge: #462 Get Well Soon
Outside the Box: Memory Box Challenge #36 Floral Cards

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, April 9, 2018

Playing with a Stencil from Dies

Welcome!  I received inspiration for this card from a video by Sandy Allnock who used stencils with distress inks.  I made a stencil by die cutting Memory Box's English Rose Stem from heavy white CS.  I placed the stencil on white cardstock and inked the Rose with Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint.  I placed the cut out flower (which I had leftover when I cut the stencil) over the inked area and did another layer of ink on the flowers.  This added more depth to the flowers.  After finishing the inking,  I did an additional step by dry embossing the image with the die which added some texture.  I decided to leave this as a one layer card but added some Picked Raspberry ink to the edge of the card.  Finished with the sentiment made with GKD stamp and die from Tropical Blooms.

Cards in Envy: Get Negative Card Challenge! Make a card with the negative of a die or punch.  I used the negative of the die cut as a stencil. 2nd entry
Crazy 4 Challenges:  C4C429 get more out of your dies creating a stencil for your card instead of using it as a die.
Happy Little Stampers: April  Anything Goes with Dies Challenge 2nd entry
Die Cut Diva's: April challenge is Anything Goes. 
Mod Squad: Challenge is Simply Clean.  Used GKD Stamp and Die.
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge: Simply Made

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Playing with the Negative of a Die Cut

Hello!  Today I used the negative space of a die cut to create a card. I adhered pattern paper under the floral portions of the cut out of white CS and then placed on to a green card base.  Added dots of yellow CS and  Glossy Accents to the centers of the flowers.  To finish I used a strip of striped paper and the die cut of Hello with Hello stamped with Versamark and embossed with White EP.
Patterned Paper from MME A Mother's Love pad. GKD Grass Green and White CS. Dies From Memory Box Splendid Clarkia and GKD Hello. 
Cards in Envy: Get Negative Card Challenge.  Create card with negative space of a die or punch. 
Always Fun Challenge: #53 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello!  Today I have a masculine birthday card that I created with a Repeat Impressions Duck Stamp that I colored with Copics after stamping with Memento inks on white CS.  I cut the image with a circle die and matted on a die cut circle of Chocolate Brown CS.   Using the Sketch from this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge I assembled the card with a Brown card base,  a background of patterned paper from DCWV Safari Chic pad, strips of the Brown CS wrapped with Green Twine that picked up the green of the mallard duck.  Finished with a birthday sentiment die cut using Cheery Lynn dies.  I have fun coloring this duck image and used a photo in a bird book as a guide. 

Tuesday Morning Sketches: #447 shown below.
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC4-All creatures Great and Small.
Double D Challenges: Twine challenge. Used green twine.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Happy Birthday.
The Paper Girls Challenge:  #149 Masculine Birthday
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Challenge 144 Happy Birthday
Seize The Birthday: Challenge Birthday Theme with the topping option Birds.
Make My Monday:  Challenge 68 Things with Wings
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: April Challenge use Patterned Paper


Thanks for your comments. Theresa

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring Crocus

Hello!  The only crocus I have growing are under a fresh blanket of snow this morning.  So I pulled out an older  Crocus stamp from Spring Florals set by Gina K Designs, that I have had since about 2011, to make a Spring/Easter card.  I stamped the crocus twice using masking on GKD White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the images with Copics and adhered the panel to a card base of GKD Grass Green.  Stamped the Easter sentiment in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. Added a few sequins but kept the design clean and simple.

Entering the card into these challenges:
Stamp TV: Challenge MMC42018 Spring or Easter card
Mod Squad: Simply Clean Challenge-make a clean and simple card.
Use Your Stuff: Challenge UYF#306 Easter/Spring
Crafty Catz: Challenge #411 Anything Goes added twist Spring Colours
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #286 Anything Goes
Less is More: Challenge 368 CASE card.  See below. Case'd the layout, floral theme, and sequins.
Creative with Stamps: Challenge #25 CAS + Sentiment
MHK Designs: April Challenge Photo Inspiration Shown below

                                                                     CASE card

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Floral Birthday Wish

Hello!  This birthday card was made using Memory Box Poppies die and Cheery Lynn Word dies with 1st Edition Blank Canvas Patterned Paper, Green cardstock scrap, Metallic Gold CS, and Shimmery Pink cardstock.  I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches challenge to create the design.  Picking up on the glitter in the patterned paper, I added more glitter to the flowers with a Stardust Pen.
Outside the Box: Memory Box Challenge #36 Floral Cards. Used Memory Box die Darling Poppies
Always Fun Challenges: #52 Happy Birthday
Freshly Made Sketches: #331 Sketch by Cecile
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Happy Birthday

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Vibrant Glow of Spring

Hello! Today's card is made with stamps and dies from Gina K Tropical Blooms set.  I used layering stamps with several inks and also copics  to create the Hibiscus flowers and leaves that I die cut.   I adhered the images to a White card stock panel that was embossed with Wicker Weave EF.   Added dots of Red Nuvo Drops and stamped the sentiment with Memento Green ink. Finished with a Bright Coral card base.
Stamp TV: Release Party Challenge-Vibrant Glow- choose your favorite way to color and pick the most vibrant color combination you can from that medium. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: Ready for Spring
Cas-ual Fridays: CFC 196 Spring Fever

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa