Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ornament for Christmas

Hello! Another Christmas card using stamps and a die from Hero Arts October kit.    I created an ornament cutting a circle from White CS and added fussy cut Christmas Carolers and a die cut House with the stamped Sentiment.  The ornament with a red and white gingham ribbon and bow was hung against a Glossy White background embossed with  Ornaments, Snowflakes and Stars using a Darice EF. Hope you can see the embossing in my photo.  Finished with Red card base. 
#heroarts
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas: Challenge 261 Ornaments
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge#174- Anything goes with ribbon.
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': October challenge-Anything Christmas goes.

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

Santa's Workshop


Hello!  This is a very different style card for me.  I created my vision of Santa's Workshop with stamps from Hero Arts October Kit and doing some fussy cutting.  The elves are working production style making cars of different colors and toys are stored on shelves against the wall awaiting delivery on Christmas Eve.  Used Red card base and a mat of Green CS to complete the card.  Coloring done with Copic markers.
#heroarts
Challenge:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge:
# 356 Anything goes for Christmas-Option Traditional colors.
Crafty Creations Challenges: #352 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #438 Christmas 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: October Anything Goes for Christmas

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pretty Poinsettias



Hello! Sharing a couple more of my Christmas card creations.  I used GKD stamps and dies from A Year of Flowers set with Red Velvet and All Spruced Up CS.  The Flowers and Leaves  were heat embossed with Gold EP before die cutting. Other supplies were Heavy White CS, DCWV Pattern Paper, Embossalicious  EF, Memento Northern Pine Ink, Versamark, and Sentiment from Joyful Holidays. 

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Red, White, and Green
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge TT365 Clean and Simple
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #264 Clean and Simple
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #438 Christmas
CAS on Friday: #119 Make a CAS card with Flowers.
Winter Wonderland: Theme is Christmas Flowers
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween with Count Dracula

Hello! As I said in yesterday's post, I love playing with some of my old stamps and could not resist making more Halloween themed cards.  I made another one with Mark's Finest Paper stamps from Boo to You set from 2011. This time Dracula appears on my card stamped in black ink and colored with Copics and Stardust pen. Used black card base and a mat of Purple Glitter paper with Spooky die cut and Plastic spider confetti.
Challenges:
Color Throwdown: #465 Purple , Black and White
Retro Rubber Challenge: #73 Boo! My stamps are from 2011.
Cards in Envy: Let's Play Dress Up!  Dracula is a great Halloween Costume.
Cupcake Inspirations: CIC427 Monsters
AAA Cards: CAS Game #101 Inspired by a 1931 Movie Dracula.




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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Eat and Drink with Frankenstein

Hello!  I told myself that I should not make any Halloween cards this year because I have several already in my stash.   But I love playing with some of my old stamps and could not resist making more Halloween themed cards.  I made this CAS one with Mark's Finest Paper stamps from Boo to You set from 2011.   I simply stamped Frankenstein with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment and distressed the edges with Distress Oxide inks. It's hard for me not to reach for those Oxide inks which are so great for many uses.  Added a layer of Orange CS and a card base of White.  Vey CAS and quick. 
Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge: #73 Boo! My stamps are from 2011 and some of my faves for Halloween.
Cards in Envy: Let's Play Dress Up!  Frankenstein is a great Halloween Costume.
Cupcake Inspirations: CIC427 Monsters
CAS On Friday: Challenge #118 Fall/Halloween 
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge TT365 is Clean and Simple
The Paper Players: PP 366 Clean and Simple
AAA Cards: CAS Game #101 Inspired by a Movie.  Original Frankenstein was made in 1931. 
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 264 Clean and Simple
House Of Cards: CAS Halloween and/or Colors






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

Haunted Spooky House


Booo!  Today I am sharing a couple of Halloween cards that were made in the same way but with some minor changes.  I used a Just For Fun stamp Haunted House Silhouette that I just received (won in a challenge).  The house was stamped with black ink and embossed with Clear EP and then I sponged the background with Distressed Oxide inks Faded Blue Jeans, Peeled Paint,  and Black Soot using masks. The moon was sponged with Fossilized Amber.  I colored in the windows and door with Copics and added shine with a lacquer pen.  Added words cut with Cottage Cutz dies. The first card that I made, shown below,  was spritzed with Gold Shimmer mist but I used too much.  I added just a bit of the mist to the top card by spritzing on a paper towel and dabbing it on the card so I could control the amount.   Used Black textured card base on the second and Gray textured card base on the first.
First card

Challenges:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: October card challenge Halloween. Thanks for the stamp.
Die Cut Diva's: October Challenge be inspired by Mood Board.
The Paper Players Challenge: PP366 Spooky CAS.
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge #188 Make It Creepy
Make It Monday: Challenge #57 I put a spell on you. Halloween











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

Monday, October 16, 2017

One Layer Ombre

Hello!  Taking a break from Holiday cards.  Today I am sharing this One Layer Card made with a large  Repeat Impressions floral stamp that I heat embossed with White EP on White CS.  I then inked this with Distress Oxide ink Faded Jean creating an Ombre effect dark to light.  Finished with a single score line and a sentiment.  This may become apart of several I will create for a box set of note cards.
Challenges:
Happy Little Stamps: October CAS Challenge One Layer
Always Fun Challenges: #28 Monochrome
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: #155 Anything Goes with Flowers





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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Holiday Cards



Hello!  I am back for a second post.  I have more Christmas cards....these were made for the Release Challenge at Stamp TV.   We are to make the greeting the focal point of a card by framing it with dies, punches or another type of border or panel.  I used Spellbinder dies to create frames for each of my cards using sentiments from GKD Joyful Holiday stamp set.  I stamped the Poinsettia from  A Year of Flowers on GKD Red Velvet CS with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP. The flowers were cut with my new dies from GKD and attached with foam tape.  Other supplies used were: White CS, Gold Metallic CS, Embossing Folder, Pilot Metallic Gold Marker, Stardust Pen, and Red Nail Heads.

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Set of Holiday Cards





Hello!   This set of Christmas cards was made with Foil Accented CS and precut Toppers from a Festive Flourish Card kit included as a freebie  in a magazine.  I simply added some colored CS from my stash to make the cards.  Used some Gold Metallic Word Dies on the bottom card.  No stamping involved except on the inside. 
Challenges: 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge: Anything goes for Christmas -Option Stripes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge Extra: October Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: October anything with Patterned Paper
ABC Christmas Challenge: U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant

I will include these in cards that I am sending to the Caring Hearts Card Drive 2017.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oldies but Goodies

Hello!  Another card made with scrap of  pattern paper from stash and a very old stamp Fall Leaf Pattern, this one from All Night Media.   I teamed this with a GKD stamp from A Year of Leaves.   I inked a white CS with Distress Oxide ink Twisted Citron and Fossilized Amber and stamped and water-colored the leaves with several Distress Oxide inks.  Added some gold to the leaves with metallic marker. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on a strip of Vellum and embossed with Gold EP.  I assembled the card with a Orange Card Base, with HFC pattern paper, and a Gold Metallic frame.
Challenges:
Cards In Envy: Blowing in the Wind-fall leaves.
Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolour Challenge Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes with Patterned Paper







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