Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #432

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it’s a little challenging but there is so much inspiration on the blog you’ll have your creative juices overflowing.

Our friend Bonnie of We Are 3 is sponsoring us again. My card features her beautiful digital papers, Color Me Christmas.  When I designed this sketch, the side stair step card and dies were what I had in mind.  But I love how this turned out - it’s better than what I was originally thinking.




I printed two of the papers that come in the paper pack. When I originally printed, I had the piece with the tree too small but that worked out okay anyway.  I enlarged it and then copy/pasted it and flipped it so that I could extend the blue part of the paper and I cut off the tree that was on the right side. I hope that makes sense.  Then I just added the other papers and I really love the one I used on the steps in it ombré beauty.  It worked perfectly with the snow drift dies from Simon Says Stamp.



I then decorated the trees with Stickles, blue glittery gel pen and then added some silver snowflake stickers for the stars on the trees.  I added the sentiment that also came in paper pack, using one of “the original dies” - that’s what I call the first sets of dies that came out from Spellbinders.  Before taking the sentiment out of the die I used the gel pen to draw the inside of the die and then added ribbon.  Do you recognize the ribbon?  This was from Stampin’ Up! from several years ago!  It’s been a long time since I put ribbon on a card!  I do wish the pictures looked as good as I thought they did on my phone.  I was also trying to capture the sparkle and I just didn't.

Anyway, I’m really super pleased with this card and guess what.... it’ll still mail with a single stamp!

Okay head on over to the TMS blog to join in the fun!  And be sure to visit the team, too.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #431

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I'm sorry about not posting last week.  I'm pretty sure I threw away the card I made because I couldn't find it anywhere.  I saw some really cute cards by players and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we're sponsored by Pink & Main.  I purchased stamps and dies to share a couple of ideas with you.  My cards, yes, cards... plural.  I made two to share with you!  My cards feature stamps and dies called Christmas Window.

My first card features the stamps and the window die...


I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils.  I think when I picked this stamp I envisioned making a shaker card but I'm not sure how I thought I was going to do this.  The image was a lot of fun to color - even the teeny tiny details, it was just relaxing.  I finished the card by embossing the base panel with a chevron pattern and adding washi tape that actually says Happy Holidays but you can only see Happy Days.  I guess that works, too.

Check out these details...


Here's my second card and it features the sentiment and holly that comes with the window die...


Lori Whitlock has a couple of layering cards in the Silhouette Online shop and I've had these forever.  I hadn't used them but thought this burst one would be perfect for my base card.  My lighting wasn't great, but the actual card base is School House Red by Simon Says Stamp.  I cut the 3 layers of the burst using my Silhouette Cameo and glued those together.  I cut the sentiment and used the negative piece - behind it is another strip of card stock covered with washi tape.  I colored the holly using Distress Oxide inks Candy Apple and Cracked Pistachio.

Well, we'll see you over at the TMS blog and be sure to visit the team.  They are the best around.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #429

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think it's lovely!  It has some pretty easy elements and it's going to be a great jumping off place for your cards, too.

I am really excited to share my card with you today.  I love how it turned out!  My card features stamps from Pink and Main, retired border die from MFT Stamps and a stencil by me!


Yes!  I made my own stencil - it's basic but hey, so is this stencil.  I made it using my Silhouette Cameo and a piece of stencil material that I purchased at Michaels with a 50% off coupon.  This stencil material is 12x12 and you get 3 sheets so I'll be able to make 12 of them for about the cost of that stencil I linked.

Using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and a round blender tool with my homemade stencil I created the background.  Then using the same ink I colored the card base and scrap for the border.

I stamped the image onto some card stock and then did some simple water coloring with Distress Oxide inks Candy Apple, Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber.  I originally stamped it with the stamp in the MISTI with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then when I was finished with coloring the image and it was dry, I placed it back into the MISTI and over stamped it with VersaFine Black Onyx ink and finished it off with clear embossing powder.  I also heat embossed the sentiment using WOW White pearlized embossing powder.

Then I decided the image needed a little dimension so I used the coordinating die to cut out of fun foam.  It worked - but note to self, no need for a shim.  Yep, this happened....


It didn't even feel that snug when I started rolling this through the Cuttlebug and then SNAP!  C plate busted in half.

Well, we'll see you over at the TMS blog and be sure to visit the team.  They are the best around.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #428

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  It looks complicated put it's really not.  Just break down the elements and it'll be really simple.

Our old friend Bonnie opened up a digital store of her own called We Are 3.  She is sponsoring this week and was so generous to give us some goodies to play with.  I kept my card really simple, I must confess I am working on Christmas projects that I need to get done before Thanksgiving so my cards have taken a place on the bottom rung of the priority ladder.


My card features Glitter Tags and Storybook Christmas papers.  I cut the santa image out from it's glitter border because I wanted to keep my card a bit muted for a masculine type card.

How I made this card.  First of all, I opened up a word document and made it landscape.  I opened up the digital paper and moved it to the furthest bottom right corner.  The paper measure 6x6 so I didn't want to resize it which could distort the image - that house is too pretty to distort.  I drew a box that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and placed that over the image that I wanted to print.  I then "whited out" the areas that I didn't want to print by drawing white boxes.  (Now I know many of you are wondering why I did it this way.  I don't own photoshop so this is how I get it work.)  Then I removed the original box.  I then brought in my Santa image off to the side and printed this all at one time.  I cut the card portion out and scored as I usually do.  I then cut a piece of white card stock using the Moroccan dies by Spellbinders.  I cut a black circle.  I layered the focal image to the black circle and that to the embellishment piece.

After that I just took a snowdrifts border die and laid it on my card and drew stitch lines with a white gel pen using the border die as my guide.  Easy!

I do hope to see you over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog - you're gonna love it!  And be sure to visit the design team, too.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #427

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think it's a fun one.  I had a lot of fun creating this card.  I must confess, I set out to have it look a Fall-ish, but I look at the photo and it's so bright and cheery it reminds me of Spring.

My card features svg cuts (flower and sentiment) by Echo Park available on Silhouette Online store, die cut border by CC Designs, everything was colored by Distress Oxide Inks and little embellishment by Nuvo Drops.


I cut the svg images out of Natural White Neenah card stock.  I colored the flowers with Abandoned Coral and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks.  The foliage was colored with Peeled Paint.  The sentiment colored with Broken China.  The card base I blended both Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick.  I then spattered some shimmer water (water and Perfect Pearls mixed together).  Unfortunately I couldn't capture the shimmer in the photo.

I finished the card off with some dots of Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops by Nuvo.

I am so happy with this card - I made two!

Please be sure to join us and visit the team.  We'll see you over at TMS.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #426

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches - this one is by Debbie and it's a fun, one.  Easy.  It's a go to sketch for sure.  TMS is sponsoring, the prize is a gorgeous embossing folder.

Today's card features stamps, die and inks by Hero Arts.  I am using the technique that was recently featured on Splitcoast Stampers.  I think this is a great idea!  I do apologize for the picture quality, I didn't get good lighting.


My card also features a border die (retired) from MFT Stamps and a couple of ink colors are by MFT, too.  The circle dies are by Fun Stampers Journey.  I wanted a simple, fun and cheery notecard to send to my patients.  I think they'll like this one.

Be sure to visit the design team, too.  They made some great cards to share with you!

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #425

Hello. Thank you for your visit.  I appreciate you being here.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's really a fun one.  It's so open to interpretation, I know you're going to have a lot of fun with it.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digital Stamps - my card features Autumn Jar and decorative paper by Colorbok.  I decided this sketch looked like a gate fold card.



I had some left over scraps from a pumpkin fairy house that I made for sister and used that for the frames I made from rectangle dies by Spellbinder.  I did some simple coloring using Copics.

I also decided to carry some of this great paper to the envelopes and used it to line them.  It's a lovely set that is already addressed to go in the mail.  Now if it only didn't take me days to get to the mailbox!  LOL


Please be sure to visit the TMS blog to join us and leave some love for the most amazing DT ever of all time.


Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!