Thursday, December 31, 2015

Joy at Christmas


This  is a Christmas card I made for a girl at work.  All the stamps and dies are from Stampin' Up.  All the paper was paper I had in my stash. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

A christmas thank you

I needed a thank you card but I wanted it to look sort of Christmasy. This was  my post for Paper Temptress today .The base for this card is Neenah Super smooth Ivory
The first layer has a sparkle to it and is Incadescent Blumarino Blue,  The red banner on the side and the flowers are Linen Red Pepper, the blue layer banner and the bow are Periwinkle Treasures .  The white banner and the oval are Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Copic Smooshed Alcohol


I was trying to find  a technique that would look good on a Christmas card.  The technique that I found is from Technique Junkies and is called  Copic Smooshed Alcohol.  The cardstock used is from Paper Temptress. For this technique you use a piece of glossy cardstock.  I decided I wanted to use Silver Metallic Glossy.  You take a piece of craft sheet and mark on it with several copic markers.  I then put several drops of hand sanitizer to the craft sheet.  I took the glossy cardstock and moved it around in the mixture on the craft sheet.  I just kept moving the cardstock around until I got the look I wanted.
The base for the card is Heavenly white Ultrasmooth.  The main image was stamped on Kunzite Mica/Metallic.  The wisemen  image was stamped on Amethyst Mica/Metallic.  I backed the main image with Dark Purple Basis.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Let's add some snow

I thought I was ready for Christmas.  I started Christmas cards in November.  To say the least other things came up and now it is nearly December 1 and have very few cards made.  So I decided my post  for Paper Temptress needed to be a Christmas card.

I used Neenah Super Smooth Ivory for the base card , sentiment and panel that the tree is stamped on.  This cardstock is so easy to stamp on and gave me a great image.  The stamped background is  from a stamp set called You've Got This from Stampin Up.  The tree is also from Stampin Up.  I embossed the tree and then added the snow.  I had never used snow, but like the look.

The green layer has some shimmer to it and is Fairway Mica Metallic.  The red layer also has some shimmer and is Vermillion Malermo Perle.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Woodgrain technique

This was post for Paper Temptress today. This is a technique I saw online at Gina K designs.  In the video they used kraft colored paper.  I decided the brown bag would be perfect.  It has a rough texture to it that I thought would be perfect for a woodgrain look.  I took a dark brown stamp pad and gently rubbed it over the  Brown Bag cardstock always going the same way.  I went from the top to the bottom.  I then stamped the mosaic pattern.

I actually made two woodgrain  pieces.  One is used for the base and I cut the two sections from the second piece.  I mounted the two cut pieces with Cranberry Brown Bag and Olive cardstock.  The images were from Stampin' Up and were stamped on Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.  The base of the card is Cranberry Brown Bag and the second layer is Olive . What I actually used for the Olive layer is no longer available and was called Brown Bag Olive.

The images were colored with colored pencils.  I used a technique from Technique Junkies called Glossy Outlines on the leaves.  To do this technique you outline some of the main images with stickles.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Flower Happy Birthday

So many times there are supplies in your stash that you just had to have and just don't use.  I am on a mission to really start digging in to my stash.  This is a set from Gina K.  The base stamp was embossed.  The red designs on the ends and the flowers above and below were added ( all made to go together).  The flowers are stamped and then cut with punches from Stampin' Up. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

My first Christmas Card

Someone said the other day that Christmas is 8 weeks away.  I am always making cards at the last minute when I want to be doing other things.  Well I decided to get started. This was my post for Paper Temptress.  I decided I would go with the linen line.  It gave me rich colors with just a little bit of texture.  The base of the card and the Joy are made from Baronial Ivory Classic Linen.  I used dimensional glue on the Joy and then applied glitter.
As some know many of my supplies come from Stampin' Up because I have a friend that sells it.  The stamps set is called Daydream Medallions and the die set is Floral Frames. I had bought these because I loved the way they layered.  The embossing folder is from Darice.
 The dark green layers are Emerald Green Classic Linen and the mauve layers are Royal Mauve Classic Linen.  I stamped in Cherry Cobbler on the mauve and Silver on the dark green.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall ATC


This is an ATC for a new group that I am in.  We had to use the ombre effect.  The card was also supposed to use shades of gold.  The wheat in the background is from Hero Arts.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the fence is from Stampscapes.  The fence is embossed with distressed embossing powder.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Halloween


These are some treats I made for my mom to hand out at the nursing home.  It is a little file folder made on the Making Memories envelope punch board.  The base is 3 x 5 inches.  The piece is scored at 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 inches.  The short side is put into the envelope board punch.  Line up the left side with the 2 inch mark.  Flip the piece around and do the other side.  Line up the piece in your paper trimmer and cut off the small extra piece.  Fold on scored lines.  A small Kit Kat bar fits perfectly in this cute folder.  The Halloween sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the tag sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Inspiration

 This is a card we made on a make and take when I recently went on a scrapbook day with some other local ladies.  The tree and spooky are wooden and were painted.  Love how cute it turned out.
 All of these little boxes were made from this pattern.  The little figures were from a kit I got from Papertrey Ink. These were prestamped images, but the kit includes the dies and stamps to make more.  The are made to actually fit on clothes pins.  Found these to be so cute.  They also make a Christmas set I just had to have.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Congratulations for new baby


This is a baby card for my nephew's wife.  I know it is sort of odd to be red and white, but the theme for the shower is St. Louis Cardinals. This is my post for Paper Temptress.
The base for this card , highlight for the images and sentiment is Vermillion Malermo Perle.  This gave the card a little bit of sparkle.  The images and the layer for the main images is Cryogen White.   I did pop up the images just for a little texture.  The  dotted squares  are embossed with red embossing powder.  This is a pretty simple card, but I do like the look.
Now to a new note.  Paper Temptress is starting a facebook challenge  page.  The first post starts November 10.  So keep an eye out.  The girls are putting together some great inspiration!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Happy 50


This is a card I made for a girl at work that was turning 50.  The stamp is from Rubbernecker. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sweet Treats

Well Halloween is right around the corner.  I love different little candy boxes.  The front and back of this little box is cut from Flame Mica Metallic.  The die is from Spellbinders and is the small octagons.  The orange is the largest die and the white layer is the second largest.  The white layer is Cryogen White.  The Dracula and his hands are also cut from Cryogen.  The stamps for Dracula, the hands, and the sentiment are from Papertreyink,com.   The stamps have a matching die set .  I just could not resist this set.  The spider web is from Treasures to Remember.  The tombstone is Bluestone Classic Linen.
Now I want to tell you about the box.   I used Neenah Solar White #110 for the box pieces.  This is nice and heavy and stands up well for the box. The base is 1 3/4 x 2 inches and is scored at 1/4 inch on all sides.  The little squares at the corners are cut out.
The sides are 2 x 2 3/4 inches.  These pieces are scored at 1/4 inch on both long sides.  I hope this picture helps.  I got the idea from here.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Stampscapes Mountain Scenery

I have decided that it is time to start posting on my blog again.  I don't know about challenges just yet.  All the paper in this card is from Paper Temptress and there are links to the paper.
I decided that I had not used my Stampscapes stamps from my stash for sometime.  I decided that the Cryogen White would be the perfect base for my scene.  I highlighted the stamped image with Emerald Green Linen.  You cannot see the base, but I used Neena Solar White.

The Cryogen White has a shimmer to it so it perfect for the scenery card.  The dark green highlights the water scene.

I used some chalk and some color pencils to add the color.