Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SC680 A Friend Loveth At All Times



Hi Sweet Friends!

It’s time for the Splitcoaststampers SC680 Sketch Challenge!  Carey designed our sketch this week- so versatile for any occasion! I decided to use Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps  Majestic Monarchs along with Peaceful Peonies.  

I also incorporated The Paper Players PP376 "Jaydee's Color Challenge" ( I chose orange as my "other color" :-)) and the Happy Little Stampers January Watercolour “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.

If you have not had a chance to visit the SCS Sketch Challenge Gallery  , the above challenge sites and/or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using Distress Oxide Inks, press the ink onto a silicone mat, lightly spritz with water, lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink, lift up off the mat and dry with a heat tool (see the colors I used below).  Repeat the same steps with additional oxide ink until you are satisfied with the background, lightly splatter a bit more water onto the panel, dry again with the heat tool.

2). Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base.

3). De-static another piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the butterfly images from Majestic Monarchs with archival black ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the butterflies using markers.  After coloring, fussy-cut out each image and mount onto the card front (I used hot glue to attach each butterfly).

4). Ink the sentiment from Peaceful Peonies using Versamark™ ink, stamp onto a scrap piece of black cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Hand-trim the sentiment and mount to the card front with dimensional foam.

5). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to all of the butterflies.  Use a water brush with black soot distress ink to add a bit of splatter and grey mist jewel drops for a few embellishments to finish off the card.



Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™; Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Ink- Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron; Tim Holtz® Black Soot Distress Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers- So Saffron, Pumpkin  Pie, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Nuvo™ Grey Mist Jewel Drops

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories/Tools: Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you will be able to join us this week! We would love to see your artwork in the Splitcoaststampers SC680Sketch Gallery!

SUO192 Monochromatic Blues


Hi Friends!   

It’s time for the #192 "Fun with Just One Color" Challenge at SU-Only Challenges! I pulled out a few of my new stamp sets- Hold on to Hope from the 2018 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Amazing You to create a Clean and Simple Mixed Media card :-)


If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challengesite to check out the rest of the Design Team’s samples or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using Stampin’ Write Markers- Night of Navy, Dapper Denim and Marina Mist to color the floral spray image from Hold on to Hope. “huff” onto the stamp before stamping onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Clean the stamp, re-ink again with the markers and stamp again onto the panel to create the scroll design.

2). Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  Mount the panel onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

3). Ink the sentiment from Hold on to Hope with Night of Navy Classic Ink, stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Die cut the sentiment with Stitched Shapes Framelits™, mount onto a circle of Night of Navy cardstock using the Layering Circles Framelits™.  Add to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

4). In the sentiment again using Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Trim the portion of the sentiment “And I Will Rescue You” by hand and create a flag point.  Adhere over the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

5). Ink the flowers from Amazing You with Night of Navy Classic Ink, stamp three times onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Scribble ink from the Marina Mist and Dapper Denim marker onto a silicone craft mat and use an AquaPainter™ to watercolor the petals.  Once you are satisfied with the watercolor, dry with a heat tool and fussy-cut out the center portion of the flower.  Mount the flowers around the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

6). Finish off the card using the White Gel Pen to add highlights to the flower centers and add shimmer to the petals with Clear Wink of Stella®. 


Stamp Sets: Hold on to Hope, Amazing You

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Night of Navy, Stampin’ Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Night of Navy; Clear Wink of Stella®, White Gel Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Stitched Shapes Framelits™, Layering Circles Framelits™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and join us for our “Fun with Just One Color”challenge!  

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands


Hi Friends!

I had a chance to create another card this past week using the January release stamp sets from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps- Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands and Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass along with the previously released stamp sets, Faith and Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass.  

I love all of the wetland images in the Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands and just a reminder, this set is the January Stamp Set of the Month (see more details here).

I incorporated the Hand Stamped Sentiments #280 Sketch Challenge, the Deep Ocean Challenge #172“Something New” (both of the new January sets are "new" to me this month) and the Tuesday Throwdown #374 “Layer It Up” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a square piece of white cardstock using a stitched square die.  Use a sponge dauber to apply distress oxide ink for the background (I applied Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry, lightly spritz with water and dry with a heat tool.

2). De-static the panel with an embossing powder tool, stamp the cattail image from Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, ink the same stamp again with black soot distress ink, offset and stamp onto the panel.  Ink the Scene Silhouettes:Tall Grass with hickory smoke distress ink and stamp over the background as well.
 
3). Ink the bird images from Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, heat emboss with clear embossing powder and once the embossing has cooled, fussy-cut the images.

4). Ink the sentiment from Faith using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink onto a piece of white cardstock, heat emboss with clear embossing powder and once the embossing has cooled, die cut with a banner die.  Mount onto a piece of black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

5). Trim a piece of designer paper approx.. 4” x 5 ¼”, emboss with a lattice embossing folder, mount onto a piece of white cardstock, and adhere to the black card front.  Mount the entire panel to the white card base.

6). Die cut a piece of designer paper with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Add the sentiment banner, cattail image panel along with the small banner to the raised panel. Mount the two fussy-cut birds along with a few sequins to finish off the card.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Ink- Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Black Soot, Hickory Smoke

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black; retired Designer Series Paper (all Stampin' Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™. MFT Dies- A2 Stitched Rectangle Dies STAX Set 1, Stitched Square STAX, Fishtail Banner STAX; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Copper Sequins, Sponge Dauber, retired Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope all of you have a wonderful week!  

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Be Still and Know That I Am God



Hi Friends!!

I hope all of you are having a great week so far! I had a chance to create another vintage Mixed Media card and decided to use the Viva La Verve January 2018 Sketch Challenge for the layout.  I pulled out the "new to me" Scripture Medley 1 stamp set (Verve Stamps) along with retired designer paper from Graphic 45 (Botanical Tea Collection).

I am also linking this card to the Try It On Tuesday "My Favorite Things" Challenge (I love using Scripture on the front of my cards plus I love Graphic 45 Collection paper!) , the Simon Says Wednesday “Use Patterned Paper” Challenge and the Tuesday Throwdown #374 “Layer It Up” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to check out the wonderful Design Team cards at all of the challenge sites- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of vanilla cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse from Scripture Medley 1 using Versamark™ ink, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with a stitched banner die, mount onto a piece of suede cardstock and trim close to the edge.

2). Trim several pieces of the Botanical Tea designer paper, distress the edges and mount onto a piece of suede cardstock.  Use a sponge dauber with antique distress ink to “age” the paper.  Add the horizontal strip with the striped designer paper (per the sketch) and mount the entire card front to a piece of white cardstock.  Use a flamingo marker to color the edge and adhere to a white card base.

3). Trim a piece of the Botanical Tea Cut-A-Part, mount onto a stitched rectangle die cut piece of suede cardstock and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam.

4). Mount the sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam. 

5). Add the rolled rose with suede and vellum leaves and the looped twine bow with antique brad.

6). Add shimmer to the rolled rose and floral image with a clear glitter pen.  Finish off the card with a few pearls.

Stamp Sets: Scripture Medley 1 (Verve Stamps)

Inks/Mediums:  Versamark™; Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers- Flirty Flamingo, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Vellum (all Stampin’ Up!); Graphic45 Botanical Tea Designer Paper (retired)

Accessories: Big Shot™, Dies- MFT Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX , A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1, MFT Mini Royal Rose Dies; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Embossing Buddy®, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Polished Hemp Twine, Antique Brad, Pearls


 Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

TCC84 My Grace Is Sufficient


Hi Friends!!

We had a little break over the Christmas/New Year holiday but we are so thrilled to be back with The Card Concept #84 {Sweet Inspiration} Challenge!! 

I love this beautiful vintage photo and was inspired by the beautiful roses, vellum flowers, pearls and vintage feel to create a Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card.


If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to check out the rest of the wonderful Design Team cards at The Card Concept as well as the entries at the other challenge sites- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Roses & Prayers (Unity Stamp Co) with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the rose image using water-based markers.

2). Use a stencil brush with antique linen distress ink to “antique” the paper.  Using the brush with antique linen along with a stencil, apply additional ink around the flower image.  Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.

3). Use a craft knife to cut around the lower leaf and stem, mount the panel onto a piece of crumb cake cardstock, adhere the striped designer paper (Graphic45 Botanical Tea ) along with the strip of crocheted ivory lace and a strip of 1” gray satin ribbon, wrapping the ends of the ribbon behind the panel.

4). Mount the entire panel onto a piece of dark gray cardstock, mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

5). Ink the sentiment from The Vine (Unity Stamp Co) with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the scrap piece of stenciled cardstock from step #2,  cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with a stitched rectangle die.  Mount onto the card front under the cut leaf and stem image.  Adhere the die cut roses along with the punched leaves and pearls. 

6). Finish off the card using a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the die cut roses and stamped rose petals.

Stamp Sets: Roses & Prayers, The Vine (both from Unity Stamp Co, designed by Graciellie Designs)

Inks/Mediums:  Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers- Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Vellum (all Stampin’ Up!); Graphic45 Botanical Tea Designer Paper (retired)

Accessories: Big Shot™, Dies- MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1, MFT Mini Royal Rose Dies, Impression Obsession Mini Rolled Flower Dies; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clarity™ Stencil Brush, Memory Box Texture Flourish Designer Stencil, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, 1” Gray Satin Ribbon, Pearls

 Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you will be able to join us for the #84 “Sweet Inspiration” Challenge at The Card Concept! 

SC679 Wetland Thoughts of You



Hi Friends!

It’s time for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers! Cathy was our #SC679 sketch designer again this week and I love this versatile sketch she created for us! 

I decided to create another Clean and Simple Mixed Media card using the new release from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps- Scene Silhouettes:Wetlands and Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass along with a previously released stamp set, Long Stem Silhouettes.

Plus, the Scene Silhouettes:Wetlands is the January stamp of the month (see here for details).  


If you have not had a chance to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a large rectangle from white cardstock using stitched rectangle dies, score along the vertical lines of the sketch.  Mount the panel onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere to the white card base.

2). Ink the duck images from Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands using archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the images have cooled, fussy-cut and set aside.

3). Die cut another smaller rectangle with stitched rectangle dies.  Using a sponge applicator, apply distress inks (I used tumbled glass, salty ocean and picked raspberry).  Once you are satisfied with the ink blending, spritz a bit of water over the panel and pat dry.  Dry thoroughly with a heat tool.

4). De-static the panel with an embossing powder tool, ink the Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass image using archival black ink and stamp twice onto the panel.  Apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

5). Re-ink the same Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass image with hickory smoke distress ink and stamp over the embossed grass images.

6). Mount the panel onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge and adhere to the card front (along with the fussy-cut duck images from Step #1) using dimensional foam.

7). Heat emboss the sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes with white embossing powder onto black cardstock.  Trim and create the flag banner by hand, mount onto the card front.

8). Add a few crystal drops to finish off the card.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke; Nuvo™ Grey Mist Crystal Jewel Drops

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scoring Tool, Sponge Daubers


Thanks again for taking the time to visit! If you have a chance, we would for you to join us at Splitcoaststampersfor this week’s sketch challenge!  Hugs and I hope all of you have a great week, sweet friends!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Joy to the World

Hi Friends!

We are having a wintery day here on the East Coast so, of course, I had to create a few cards- lol!

I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas card for my stash and decided to play along with the CAS-ual Fridays CFC190 “All That Glitters” Challenge, the JUGS422 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday “Something New” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from their Design Teams as well as their galleries!

To create this card:

1). Using a circle die, die cut a circle in a piece of black cardstock, de-static the lower portion with an embossing powder tool.  Ink and stamp the sentiment from Snowy Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of white cardstock.

3). Die cut a piece of red foil using one of the snowflakes from the Flurry Fri-Dies (Cas-ual Fridays Stamps).  Adhere to the center of the circle with dimensional foam.

4). Add the 3/8” red satin ribbon bow, wrapping the ends behind the panel.

5). Mount the entire card front onto the white card base, add a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Snowy Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; Red Foil

Accessories: Big Shot™, Flurry Fri-Dies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps), Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones, 3/8” Real Red Woven Satin Ribbon


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a creative week!
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