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!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #424

Hello friends.  Thank your for stopping by - I do appreciate and thank you for your visit. The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun one.  Super duper basic with easy elements and so open to interpretation.

My card(s) feature the October kit from Simon Says Stamp.  The papers that were included in this kit are absolutely gorgeous and can't be found anywhere!  LOL  It's called Blush by My Mind's Eye.  I think I need a new embossing buddy because I didn't get clean embossing results even though I used it quite liberally.

This one features darker paper base - both cards are on bases made from Smoke card stock from Simon.  I love love LOVE this embossing powder that was also included - it's a navy blue but very shimmery.  So pretty!  This one was my sister's favorite...


This one is the same but with a lighter base.  Which is your favorite?


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!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #423

Good Morning!  Thank you for visiting me.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you're going to really like this sketch.  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.  My card features Happy Fall Trio.

I love how my card turned out.  I wanted to try something new for me - I see Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner do partial cuts with their dies, so I thought it would look cool with this particular sketch.  My card also features stamps from Hero Arts Sept 2016 kit, paper from Colorbok and I did simple coloring with Copics.


Doesn't this scream Fall?  I love it!  And just look at the silly grin on that scarecrow.  I printed it on Neenah Natural card stock and as I said, simple Copic coloring.  Not too much blending going on. 



I lined up the circle die about half way up and put it through my Cuttlebug ensuring that the pressure was only on the part I wanted cut.  Then cut the straight edge with paper trimmer.  I finished the inside with cream colored card stock that I added a strip of the decorative paper.  Then from the same Hero Arts kit, I stamped out the pumpkins and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Thank you for stopping again.  Please be sure to visit the design team's blogs, too.  They'll appreciate your visit.
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!