Monday, August 20, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #467

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I am so glad you're here - please leave me a comment to tell me you were.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another easy one - one that is pretty similar to last week's.

My card features Mondo Sakura from Essentials by Ellen, Need for Tweed background stamp from Raisin Boat and border and sentiment stamps from Choose Joy set from Simon Says Stamp.  The inks I used is Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink and VersaFine Oynx black ink.


I used Neenah Classic Crest solar white card stock.  My idea for this card was definitely inspired by Jennifer McGuire's video she posted a couple of days ago.  I liked this idea and I really wanted to give it a try with what supplies I have here.  The only thing I don't like about my card is how the coloring turned out on the flowers.  Note to self - tip to you:  Zig Real Brush clean color marks do not color well on Neenah card stock!  Use the Bristol Smooth!  It's blotchy and it doesn't blend well.  But my sister thought the card looked pretty so I went with it.

This is essentially a one layer card - a lot of masking and double stamping using the MISTI.

I hope you like the card and that'll you join us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this challenge.  Please be sure to visit the design team blogs, too.  They deserve your kind words.

Debbie
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #466

Hello!  Thank your for stopping by.  Our latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really easy one.  I think you're going to like it.

My card features papers, stickers and dies from a past card kit that I purchased when Spellbinders had a too good to pass up sale.  This was, if memory serves, is September 2017.  I haven't had a chance to play with it until this past week.  I had off 5 days and although I had super high expectations to get a lot of crafting done - I didn't.  But I still enjoyed the time off.  It was needed.


This card was super easy to put together.  I used the card base that came in the kit as well as the decorative paper and black card stock.  Spellbinders card kits are really cool - they send paper, embellishments, card stock, ephemera, ribbons/fibers and of course, dies.  There are 11 dies in this kit.  I cut two leaves from the gold foil card stock and one label from white card stock.  This kit also has these cool sentiments that are gold on clear plastic.  This card went together in about 10-12 minutes.


In this view you see how pretty and shiny the gold paper is.  I finished this off with some black twine that I made a little bow from and adhered using Ranger Multi-Medium Matte.  This is really strong glue and dries to a matte finish so it's virtually invisible.

I hope you like my card and you're inspired to join us.  Be sure to visit the design team, too.  They created some beauties to share with you.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Just Playing Around....

Hello!  Happy Sunday.  I made a card to share with you using Pink and Main products.  I am not on their design team, I am just a huge fan of Michelle and her store.

I picked up these products a few months ago when I was helping out at the Pink and Main booth at StampFest.  This is just my first chance to play with them.  I've been off for the last few days and although I had intended my 5 day weekend to be more productive than it turned out I am feeling refreshed and ready for my busy season to kick off tomorrow morning.

So here's the card I made....


Isn't it pretty!  I love how this card turned out.  I made a video of my process.  You can find it below.  I used Distress Oxide inks to color the card base.  I don't do a lot of rainbows and after seeing this I don't understand why I don't!  This card makes me so very happy!!

I am loving how the sentiment window, even though I intended that section to be whiter, has this halo look behind the *sunshine* die cut word.


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Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #465

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fairly clean and simple one but you can certainly jazz it up, too.

My card features Beautiful Flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, black card stock from Ellen Hutson and Metallic Platinum embossing powder by Wow!  When I started this card, this original intention was to create a card like the one Jennifer McGuire made.  She used the same stamp and watercolored with Distress Oxide inks.  But I did the heat embossing and thought the card was stunning just like that - I didn't have the heart to add to it.


I did emboss some double lines using my Scor-Buddy for my sentiment area.  I then stamped a white panel with the same stamp in black ink for the inside (not pictured) and the back flap of an envelope.  I added a few gold sequins after I mounted the stamped panel onto a top folding card base.  I used black fun foam to add some dimension.

I hope to see you at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and can't wait to see your card!  Also, please visit the design team.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #464

Hello! Thank you for your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you'll like it.  I had a lot of making my card - my son's girlfriend said this one belonged in a store!  Cool compliment.

So my card features a Mama Elephant stamp set designed for Hampton Arts.  I picked this up at JoAnn's and this is the prize, too!


This card is perfect for a dog lover's birthday!  Yappy Birthday - cracks me up!  The doggie in the middle, I know is a terrier, but it reminds me of my little dog Charlie.  He's shih tzu.

Here's my video on how I made this card...



I hope to see you at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and can't wait to see your card!  Also, please visit the design team.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #463

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a super easy one.

My card features the July Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders.  If you've considered this subscription and haven't done it I strongly urge you to because it's awesome.  It's a great value and I am so happy I signed up.


No video on this card but I'm almost wishing I had.  The card stock and papers is from the May 2018 Simon Says Stamp card kit.  The sentiment is from the Wreath Builder set by Gina K Designs.  This was my first ever attempt at inlaid die and I have to admit - it was a ton of fun because it reminded me how much I love puzzles.  I embellished with Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean and Nuvo Jewel Drops Orange Marmalade.

I hope to see you at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and can't wait to see your card!  Also, please visit the design team.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #462

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I hope you love it as much as I do.  My mind went in so many directions with this sketch.  So I decided to make 3 cards with one sketch!  Be sure to scroll down to see the video.

My first card features Brushed Birds by Papertrey Ink, Beautiful Branches by Concord and 9th, a die that I picked up on clearance at CC Designs and I stamped with Distress Inks.


My sister already claimed this card!  I did turn out rather pretty if I say so myself.

This next card features the Small Die of the Month (July) from Spellbinders - this one also has a cupcake in the set but I'm not sure I like it so well.  The sentiment is also from Spellbinders Small Die of the Month (June).  The papers that I used are from Pink and Main and the circle die is from CC Designs.


And my 3rd card features Bitty Blossoms by Sweet n Sassy, scallop die from Pink and Main and inks from Papertrey Ink as well as some various Copics.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.


And here's the video.  This one turned out better but it's long.  So I need to get lessons on how to edit my video and then speed it up.  That way I can show you the process without taking up so much time!


I hope to see you at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and can't wait to see your card!  Also, please visit the design team.