Monday, September 26, 2016

Bicycle Balloon Birthday Card

Another quick birthday card, for the bicyclist lover.

The card is 4.25 x .5.5 and I used the following to make the card:

  • Simon Says Stamp - Balloon Dies (111338)
  • Cricut Going Places - Bicycles
  • Bakers Twine
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sea Breeze Sequins

To make the card, I cut the balloon using the Balloon die from patterned paper.  The bicycles were cut from using my Cricut machine and the Going Places cartridge in various sizes.  These were then added to the balloon.  Bakers twine was added to the balloon and the balloon was added to the card base.  Sequins were added to complete the card.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Local King Rubber Stamp - Monster Truck Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for a teen that really likes Monster Trucks.

I used the following to make the card:

Local King Rubber Stamps - Rough Riders Stamps and Dies
Local King Rubber Stamps Markers - Blue, Light BLue, Black and Grey
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
CTMH Holiday Tags Stamps
Embossing Folder

To make the card, I colored the truck and flag stamps with the markers, and then stamped them.  They were cut with the matching dies.  The background for the sentiment was cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge, and then stamped with stamps from the Holiday Tags CTMH stamp set, using the same blues as used on the truck.  I used an embossing folder on the card base.  For the bottom portion of the card base, I stamped the tire tracks on a separate piece of paper, and then attached it to the card base.  The truck, flags and sentiment were then added to complete the card.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Lawn Fawn Baked With Love Card

A co-worker make me a very nice home made lunch for my birthday this year.  This is the thank you card I made for her.

I used the following to make the card:

Lawn Fawn - Baked with Love Stamps and dies
Various Copic Markers
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
My Favorite Things - Stencil Stripes
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

To make the card, I stamped the images with Memento ink, and then colored them with Copic Markers.  The images were then cut using the dies.  For the counter top, I sponged an area using Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I stamped through the Stripes stencil with Versamark, and then added clear embossing powder and heat set.  The images were then added.  The panel was them matted and added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Art Impressions Watercolor Card (Memories of Stark NH)

I got more Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.  I chose 2 of the sets, because I wanted to try using the Church and the Bridge, since the two together reminded me of the Church and Covered Bridge in Stark NH.

Stark NH is a very picturesque tiny town in northern New Hampshire.  I have not been there is a while, and did this card based on my memory of what it looked like.  After I was done, I found some pictures I had taken, and I was close with my representation (google Stark NH for some really great photos of the area).

Making this card, I needed to first try to reverse the image of the church.  I had never done this before, and found that I could stamp the image on my rubber impression pad I use with my Cuttlebug, and then place the paper over the image.  This made the lines of the church slightly darker than I wanted, but I went with it anyway.

To make the card I used the following:
Art Impressions - EZ Project C (Bridge), WC Structures (Church), WC Tree Set, Foliage Set, Flower Set
Distress Markers - Old Paper, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Pumice Stone.

This card was entered in the Art Impressions Challenge 192 Watercolor Stamping

Monday, August 29, 2016

Another Art Impressions Watercolor card

Here is the second card I made with Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.  I have ordered additional stamps, since there is so much more I can imagine do with these stamps!

I used the following to make the card:

  • Art Impressions WC Trees, EZ Project B, Foliage Set
  • Various Distress Markers 
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-off Stickers (Happy Birthday  #390)

Monday, August 22, 2016

More glitter and lace cards

Recently my granddaughter was visiting.  She mentioned that she was not that creative (but she is, she's a dancer) and didn't think she could make a card.  So I thought of the technique I used recently to make a card with glitter.  Its a easy technique,  I made a card with her, showing each of the steps. I Here are the cards we made:

My card:

Granddaughters card (I really like how she offset the square and the text):

We used the following to make the cards:
My card:
  • Glitter Ritz - Merlot and Silver
  • Stampendous Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Circle Dies
  • Lace
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Words for Sayings stamp set

Granddaughters card:
  • Glitter Ritz - Java Bean
  • The Stamp Doctor - Copper Glitter
  • Stampendous Rose Gold Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Square Dies
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Greenhouse Society Anemones Stamp Set

To make the card, we covered a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white card stock with the double sided tape.  After peeling off the release sheet, lace was added on top and carefully pressed down onto the tape.  The glitter was added and burnished in.  The lace removed and the other glitter added and burnished in. We then cut an opening from the glittered card stock, and added the glittered card stock to the front of a top fold card base.  The sentiment was stamped inside the opening with Versamark and the  Embossing powder added and heat set to complete the card.

Monday, August 15, 2016

My First Art Impressions Watercolor

I really like the Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.  Using these stamps you really get a watercolor look with the stamps. I originally purchased a few sets, but now I want them all!   Here is the first card I made with the stamps I had:

I used the following to make the card:
  • Art Impressions WC Series 7 Set 2 stamps, Foliage Set and Flower Set
  • Distress Markers Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Lawn Fawn Polka in the Meadow

This card was entered in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer Fun