Monday, October 5, 2015

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Halloween Card

Here is a Halloween Card made from Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Stamps and matching dies.

For this card, I used:
  • Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Copic Marker C3
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Distress Ink Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Stamps and matching dies
To make the card, I first cut watercolor paper with the large rectangle from the Simon Says Stamp dies.  I sponged the various Distress inks on watercolor paper, only going about halfway down.  I then cut three different colors green card stock with the Stitched Hillside borders,  These were then added to the watercolor paper.  The tombstones were stamped on white card stock with London Fog Ink, colored with Copic C3, and then cut with the matching die.  The ghosts were stamped on vellum with Versamark, the Detailed White embossing powder was added and heat set.  These were then cut out with the matching die.  The ghosts and tombstones were then added to the card.  The sentiment was stamped with Black Memento Ink.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mama Elephant Bootastic Halloween Card

Here is another Halloween Card I made.  This one using Bootastic from Mama Elephant.

For this card I used:
  • Mama Elephant Bootastic Stamps and Dies
  • Copic Markers C1, C3, C5, R29, R59, E50, E53, Y06, YR14, E35, YR 31
  • Stampendous Detailed Black and Enchanted Aubergine Embossing Powders
  • Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
  • Martha Stewart Halloween Stamps
  • Distress Inks Forest Moss, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Black Soot.
To make the card, I first crated the background.  I used watercolor paper and the distress inks like watercolors.  I then stamped the images from Bootastic on white card stock with Memento Black ink.  These were then colored with the Copic markers, and cut using the matching dies.  I added the images to the background I had created.  The fence, bats and sentiment were stamped with Versmark,  Enchanted Aubergine embossing powder was added to the fence, Detailed Black Embossing Powder used for the bats and Liquid Platinum added to the sentiment and heat set.  The entire image was added to the card base.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Crazy Birds Halloween Cards

Love the Crazy Birds!  They are quick and easy to color, and the matching dies are wonderful.

Here are two Halloween Cards I made with the Crazy Birds.  I also used Crazy Things and Crazy Talk.

For these cards I used:
  • Crazy Birds, stamps and dies
  • Crazy Things
  • Crazy Talk
  • Distress Ink (a variety of colors)
  • Staz-on Black
To make the cards, I stamped the birds twice with the Staz-on ink, then colored them with the Distress Inks.  Then using the matching dies, I cut the birds, eyes and wings.  I then stamped and colored the broom, hat and pumpkin.  For these, I needed to fussy cut them, since I don't have the matching dies. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of scrap paper.

I assembled the cards, using pop-dots for the eyes and layering all of the other images.  The moon was cut from a piece of patterned paper.  There was a blank area on the card, so  I stamped a few bats (from an old Martha Stewart set) in black.

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp Stamptember use a Stamp Challenge and Blog Hop

Monday, August 31, 2015

Scrapbook Page with Lea France Celtic Knot Template

So, I've been working on my scrapbooks instead of card making.  I really like using the Lea France templates for my scrapbook pages, since I can get lots of pictures on one page, and end up with a great layout.  There are several templates available from Lea France.  For these pages I used Celtic Knot.

Yes, even this page used the Celtic Knot template.  I wanted to use the patterned paper, and only used a portion of the template.  Without the use of the templates it would have been much harder to align the pictures and keep everything even and aligned.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Weekend Warrior by Art Impressions

Here is a card that I made for my husband.  While he is no longer a "weekend warrior", I knew he would still enjoy it.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Copic Markers - B14, B12, C3, C5, C7, YR07, YR18, B95, B97, B99, E31, E33, E11, E13, E15, E35, E37, E42, E44
  • Art Impressions - Weekend Warrior 4378
  • Lawn Fawndementals - Walnut
  • Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Silver Embossing Powder
  • Grumbacher Miskit Frisket
  • Spellbinders large circle die
  • Cricut Artiste Cartridge
  • Embossing Folder

To make the card, I stamped the image with Versamark, and then colored it with the Copic Markers.  I added the floor using grays.  I then covered the entire colored image with Miskt Frisket masking liquid.  Once dry, I stamped the background using a wood grain background stamp, stamped with Walnut ink.  This was then sponged over with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The Frisket was then removed.  The image was cut with the Spellbinders die.  A slightly lager circle was cut from my Cricut.  The image was then mounted to the larger circle.  Wink of Stella was added to the tools, for a slightly metallic look. 

The cad base is silver and was embossed with an embossing folder.  The image was then added to the card.  A one inch strip of dark blue card stock was added to the bottom of the card. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, the embossing powder added, and heat set to finish the card.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Vintage Roses by Altenew took over my craft desk!

I really like the Vintage Roses stamps from Altenew.  The biggest problem I had with them was that I didn't have enough different colors o inks - at first.  To stamp these you need 3-4 different shades of similar colors.  It was a good reason to get some inks. 

Then the problem I had was that I stamped and cut so many of them, in a variety of colors.  They took over my craft desk.  So I needed to find a way of incorporating them into some cards.  I found a wonderful layout at: So I used that as a basis for the cards that I made.

To make the cards I used:

  • Vintage Roses - Altenew - Stamps and Dies
  • Yellow Roses - Altenew Ink - Warm Sunshine, Butter Cream, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag
  • Green Leaves - Altenew Ink - Evergreen, Forest Glade, Frayed Leaf
  • Pink Roses - Altenew Ink - Grape Vine, Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Frosty Pink
  • Purple Roses - Memento Ink - Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly
  • Red Roses - Memento Ink - Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug.  Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Raspberry Jam 
  • Blue Roses - Memento Ink - Summer Sky Danube Blue (second generation stamping).  Ranger Dye Ink - Blue Ribbon
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • CTMH - Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Unknown - Happy Anniversary
To make the cards, I added a 2" strip of either green or purple card stock to the bottom of a white card.  I then cut a 1" strip of black paper, and stamped the sentiment with Versamark to the right of the strip.  Detailed White embossing powder was added and heat set.  This strip was added to the card.  The flowers were then added to the card.

Here are some close up pictures of the cards:


Monday, July 20, 2015

MFT Quilt Square Cover-up with Glitter

I really like the MFT Quilt Square Cover-up die, and I really like glitter.  So I had to use both for this card.

I used the following to make the card:
  • MFT Quilt Square Cover-up die
  • Glitter Ritz Micro-fine Glitter in Pink, Lilac, Silver, Merlot
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Silver Embossing Powder
  • CTMH Joyful Birthday Occasions

To make the card, I added the Sookwang tape to white card card stock.  I wanted to cut the Quilt Square just so the tape cut, but not all the way through the card stock.  It took a few trials with my Cuttlebug to get the layers right for this, but for me it was the A plate, C Plate, card stock with the Sookwang tape (Tape side up), B plate.  What worked out great, for me, was that the edges cut all the way through, so there was no trimming.  

I then carefully pulled off the section where I wanted to add the first color of glitter.  

Glitter was added, the excess brushed off, and then burnished into the tape.

 I repeated the process for the remaining colors.

And here is the completed Quilt Square:

I then mounted the Quilt Square to the front of the card base.  The sentiment is from CTMH Joyful Birthday Occasions.  This was stamped with Versmark, the embossing powder added and heat set to complete the card.