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


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Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

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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?


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Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

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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

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #422

Hello everyone - thank you for stopping by.  Is it getting chilly and feeling like Fall in your neck of the woods?  If so, can you send some to Florida?  It was 89 degrees again, today.  I'm tired of sweating.

The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's fun - modern and is perfect for showing off those little stamps and dies that otherwise get lost sometimes on a card.  Time to put them in the spotlight.  My card features dies from MFT stamps, paper (copper) and stamps from My Hero Arts Sept 2016 kit and an embossing folder by Darice.  This is a little more masculine then I wanted but still a nice notecard.


I die cut the leaves from the same copper paper that you see in the upper left corner.  With this intricate die, it really looks like metal!  I love how this turned out.  I just got the folder for $2 at JoAnn's and I used it on my pumpkin fairy cottage (found on my FaceBook or Instagram page) and I've really been obessed with it.  I used it on last week's card, too.  I matted everything with Coffee Bean card stock from Raisin Boat - I can't tell you how thrilled I am that Raisin Boat is afloat again!

Be sure to visit the rest of the team - they did an amazing job.  No surprise there.


Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.  Have a great week!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #421

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches is up and it's a great one.  It's whimsical and so super easy.  But I just know you're imagination is going to take off in wonderful directions with it.  Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up but with the hurricane last week my card had to be created with manual supplies.  We never really lost power completely but with so many tornado warnings it was best to keep everything off and unplugged.

My card features the Harvest Sunflower set by Papertrey Ink.  I stamped the images onto watercolor paper using Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks.  I had intended splatters but the water slipped out in one blog so I got a lightened area in the center.  I think it looks cool.  I stamped the leaves also with Distress Oxide inks - Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers.  The rest I kept simple, die cutting circles using Stax 1 and 2 dies by MFT and embossing my panel with this neat chevron pattern with a folder by Darice.


I didn't realize until I posted this photo that I put my focal image on upside down.  The intention was to have the leaves pointing lower left not upper right.  We'll just say I rotated the sketch a bit!  This was a quick card to make and would make a nice note card set.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog and don't forget to say hello to the Design Team - they created some great cards!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #420

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  It's actually Sunday that I am writing this post as I don't expect to have power too much longer.  Although Hurricane Irma is not yet here in my area, she's on her way.

The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  It's truly an open canvas, great for scenes or to showcase sentiments - let your imagination run wild!  Our sponsor is DRS Designs, one of favorite and recurring sponsors.  My card features stamps from DRS Designs - Large Filigree Snowflake and Joy of Christmas greeting.  I love the color combination of silver (or gray) and red.  It's so beautiful!


By the time I finished this card, the snowflakes didn't look like snowflakes anymore and now my mind is racing on how else can I use this stamp?  I think it would be gorgeous lined up as a continuous pattern.  I stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark and used silver and red embossing powders.  I've literally had these powders for almost 20 years!  Who said they go bad?  I wish I hadn't listened to that person because I threw away a lot of powder.  Anyway - it turned out beautiful!  I then matted the stamped panel and the sentiment panel to some red foil paper from a Christmas paper pack.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine onyx black and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I also added some silver glitter tape and red glitter tape. The red glitter tape, I actually cut a single piece length-wise to make some thinner width tape before adhering to my card.  This was actually really quick to put together and would be easily massed produced.  If you do the stamping/embossing on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and then cut it down - bam!  4 cards ready!

Please head on over to the TMS blog and be sure to leave some love for the team.
Wanda

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #419

Hi everyone.  Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your visit.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I love this sketch - it's so cute and such a great jumping off point for any card.

I love my card - I wish the photo did this card justice, but it's rainy here.  We are in for some serious storms this week.  Harvey hurt Texas and I guess Irma is threatening the Bahamas and Florida.  Go the other way Irma!

So here's my card - it features stamps from Papertrey Ink, an svg cut birdcage, a die from Papertrey Ink and two Oxide Inks.


Again, this picture does not do this card justice.  It's actually quite lovely and ink does match the cardstock better than it looks here.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and see what the design team created to share with you and inspire!  It surely will!!
Wanda

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