Monday, May 23, 2022

Color Blocked Succulent

 Day 6 of Online Card Classes Spring Stamp Camp 2022. Die cutting week, yay!!! 

This was a fun die to play with this technique. Used three different colors of cardstock. After a little googling I sponged some color to the leaf tips. Sponged white on the darker succulent before sponging some of the wine color on top. The Paper Smooches hello was the perfect sentiment for this card.

Dies: Neat & Tangled Succulent Cover Plate, Paper Smooches Quote Tag 
Cardstock: SU Soft Succulent, Tranquil Tide, Going Gray
Inks: white pigment, Hero Arts Mulled Wine

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Joseph's Coat Happy Birthday

Day 2 homework for the current Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2022. First time trying this technique, and it is a little different from the videos I have seen in the past. No heat embossing on this card, instead a stencil was used to apply the black ink. 

Fun technique! I don't blend much, and I am not too fond of getting inky fingers so this week has been out of my comfort zone but it's been surprising! I did have a little trouble getting a crisp impression stamping with distress inks even after preparing the stamp. Should be able to improve with practice. Thought it would be fun to ink up the sentiment with the same background colors. Very happy with how this card turned out.

Stamps: Waffle Flower Happy Birthday Duo
Dies: Waffle Flower Happy Birthday Duo die
Stencil: Taylored Expressions Wild Willow
Inks: Distress Broken China, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Black Soot

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Mermazing Ink Lifting

Taking another amazing Online Card Class taught by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, and several other talented artists. This one is Spring Card Camp 2022 and every day has been terrific. Here's homework from Day 1 that I finally finished and made into a card.

Ink lifting on this background took a bit of time, but it was fun and the results are stunning! I thought it would be fun to use the same distress ink colors to watercolor the mermaid, but in opposite order from the background. This card was challenging for me, as I rarely ink blend, have never ink lifted, and am not an expert at coloring!

Stamps: MFT Mermazing, Ink Blot Shop Doodled Rainbow Scoops Background 
Dies: MFT Mermazing, circle die (for vellum)
Inks: Distress Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry
Copics: for skin and star

I have taken many OCC classes, am loving this one immensely!!!

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Lawn Fawn Aloha and Mahalo

Received the sweetest gift from our niece and nephew when we visited Hawaii. The Lawn Fawn Aloha stamp set was perfect for a thank you card!

Here's the gift bag, from Eden in love. So adorable!

Such a cute match, had to do it! The beautiful sun-shiny yellow circle and green patterned circle are from Sizzix. Scalloped frame is Pretty Pink Posh.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Aloha (pineapple), Lawn Fawn Mahalo word stamp
Dies: Lawn Fawn Aloha, Sizzix Tropical Elements, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames

Had another card to craft, a thank you to friends for onolicious mangos from their yard. This time I added the sunglasses, love it!

The circle frame is from Pretty Pink Posh. It has "aloha" in the center, which I just snipped out. 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Aloha, Lawn Fawn Mahalo word stamp
Dies: Lawn Fawn Aloha, Pretty Pink Posh Aloha Shaker, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop       Frames

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Peaceful Cabin Box Card

Happy Holidays!

I am participating in Brian King's 2021 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap. There are so many fabulous cards, today is day four!

The darker areas are Wink of Stella, so hard to photograph!

I'm so pleased a tutorial has been requested, so I'll provide measurements and instructions.

Start with an 11" x 1-1/2" piece of cardstock for your box.
Score at 1-1/2, 5-1/4, 6-3/4 & 10-1/2

Cut strips for your inserts, as many as you wish. 
I used two 4-3/4" x 1/2" strips scored at 1/2 & 4-1/4

The lines in the example above are just to show the score lines.

Optional: cut the tabs at a slight angle (one tab on the large piece, two tabs on the strips). 

Use a bone folder to crease the folds, use a strong adhesive or tape to create your box base by adhering the 1/2" strip to the first section. Adhere the strips toward the top of the open box to create your scene. Do any stamping before creating the box!

Rear trees: Start with 4-1/4" x 3-3/4" cardstock (the width of the box is 3-3/4 so this is the width of the scene pieces). Cut the trees, and trim a hair off the side if you need to get it to fit nicely. You might need to trim the bottom as well, to place the trees where you prefer. Remember the front can't be taller than 4-1/4" if you'd like the card to fit in an A2 envelope. I adhered the background tree piece to the inside of the back of the box. 

Cabin: Same procedure as the trees, finished width is a hair smaller than 3-3/4", place the height where you wish. Adhere to the front of the second strip in the box.

Snowbank: Cut a snowbank piece 3-3/4" wide, adhere to the front of the first strip in the box. I attached a reindeer from the Knit Sweater die set. 

Adhere the trees to the front of the box next to the sentiment. 

Optional: Add Wink of Stella to the snowbanks and top of the cabin.

Finished box size: 3-3/4 x 1-1/2 x 1-1/2

I hope this helps! I don't do many tutorials so please ask questions. :)

Stamps: Peaceful Cabin (sentiment)
Dies: Cabin dies, Knit Sweater (reindeer)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Knit Sweater Pretty Tags for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty's November Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature pretty packages and beautiful tags to inspire your holiday gift-giving. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

The Knit Together bundle is fabulously versatile! Made some fun tags today.

No tag die or punch? No problem! These tags are from one of the Tasteful Label dies! 

This one is my favorite with the little red noses. Found tiny rhinestones I've had in my stash forever. Sometimes my hoarding comes in handy, lol! Did some partial die cutting with the zigzag die. Used one end, then repositioned using the other end. The end "zigs" aren't exactly symmetrical, but I'm trying to embrace these things in crafting. Sponged the edges on all three tags for a little depth and definition.

All three tags are backed with white cardstock where the To: and From: can be.

This one is simple but pretty Any of these could be ornaments!

Stamps: Knit Together
Dies: Tasteful Labels, Knit Sweater
Colors: Crumb Cake, Green Garden, Real Red

I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Graham at Lisa's Little Ink Spots. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group! Thanks for joining us!

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  12. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← You are here!
  13. Lisa Graham at Lisa's Little Ink Spots

Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Lover

 The wildly popular Coffee Lovers blog hop is here!

Today's card honors our Facebook group, Coffee Loving Papercrafters. Everything coffee is shared there. Beautiful cards, yummy recipes, heads up on coffee treats and drinks, and even apparel. It is a positive group of coffee and tea fans I enjoy every day. A big thank you to Amy Tsuruta who puts so much time and energy into running the group and blog hops.

The background is computer generated. I am loving the pops of gold! The die cuts are layered in varying thicknesses. 

Dies: Memory Box Cozy Mugs, Erin Lee Creative Coffee Lover, Tim Holtz Sizzix Cafe Colorize (steam), Impression Obsession Small Snowflake
Paper: Your Next Stamp The Perfect Blend (from my stash)

Enjoy the hop! This card is #66 in the linkups.

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