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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Autumn Card using Gilding Flakes

I recently saw this post from Jennifer McGuire and realized it was something that I could do, and even had gilding flakes!  In my case, the gilding flakes were more of an Autumn color, so I knew I had to do a card for the fall.

Here is my card:

I used the following to make the card:

  • Sookwang 1/4" double sided tape
  • La D'ore Scarlet Ice Flakes FSC 1 127
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Rose Gold Embossing Powder
  • Autumn Stamp set (Its been in my stash a while, and I don't know the manufacturer) 
To make the card, I laid the tape on a diagonal, evenly across a piece of black card stock.  I then exposed the sticky part of the tape and added the gilding flakes.  This was then cut at an angle, and I figured out where I wanted the greeting.  Once I had that, I stamped the greeting in Versamark, and added the embossing powder and heat set.  The gilded portion was then added to the card front, using craft foam behind the pieces.  The leaves were stamped with  Versamark, embossing powder added and heat set.  They were then fussy cut and added to the front of the card to complete the card.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Birthday Card with Deco Foil "Leftovers"

Ever since I started foiling, I have these left over pieces of foil.  I've been trying to use these leftovers in making cards.  Here is a card that I made with some of the leftovers.  Of course, I ended up with more leftovers - which I will use on another card in the future!

I used the following:
  • Toner Sheets
  • Heidi Swapp Minc Holographic Foil, Blue Foil
  • CTMH Celebration Stamp Set
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
To make the card, I used a left over piece of blue foil, which was the "leftover" piece for this card.  It was leftover from a previous card I made using Simon Says Stamp Circular Rose stencil.  This leftover was added to a toner sheet.  Since there was still a large area of toner sheet, I then added the Holographic foil.   Since this is very shiny - I needed to tone it down a bit, by embossing a sentiment to vellum.  This was then added to the foiled piece, and added to the card base to complete the card.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Deco Foil Transfer Gel Foiled card

Here is another Foiled card I made:


For this card, I used the following:

  • Simon Says Stamp Circular Rose Stencil
  • Deco Foil Transfer Gel
  • Heidi Swapp Blue Foil
  • Memento Danube Blue Ink
  • CTMH Joyful Birthday Occasions
To make the card, I secured the stencil to a piece of paper, and then added a thin layer of Deco Foil transfer gel.  Once it was dry, I added the blue foil.  This was then cut down to 4x4 and added to the card base.  I carefully added two score lines below the image and to the bottom of the card.  The sentiment was then added to complete the card.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Foil left overs made into cards

After having created some great foiled cards, I had left over pieces.  What do do?  Make some cards. Here are the cards:

Card #1:


Card #2:

For the first card, I had some left over Sweet Mango Foil, from foiling a piece of Gina K Elegant Damask paper.  I added the foil to a piece of toner paper.  Once I looked at it I realized it looked very "Halloweeny", so a Halloween card was made.  I used Lawn Fawn Spooktacular stamps and stamped the pumpkin using Sweet Mango ink, and the hat with Memento Black Ink.  Both were colored with Copic markers.  I then cut the image with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die and sponged over it with more Sweet Mango ink.  This was then matted with black.  I colored a bit of ribbon with the ink as well.  The ribbon was added to the foiled piece, then the pumpkin image added to complete the card.

For the second card, I again used toner paper, and foiled with a left over piece of Wild Lilac foil.  With this card, it needed a lighter background, so I then added Heidi Swapp silver foil.  I used one of the Happy Birthday Gina K Foil Mates sentiments.  This was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Square Stitched dies, and foiled with Wild Lilac foil.  It was matted with black paper.  Ribbon and a bow were added to the main foiled piece, and the sentiment added to complete the card.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Birthday Cards with Gina K. Foil-mates

I love the look of foil!  The foil-mates designs from Gina K. are beautiful.  I decided to get coordinating foil, paper and ink, along with some foil-mates, and just play.  The paper is wonderful and I will be definitely be ordering more!  I made 2 cards, and several backgrounds, which I will use on future cards.  The only problem with foil, is that its just so difficult to photograph!

Here are the cards I made:




To make the cards, I used the following:

  • Gina K - Wild Lilac Paper, Foil
  • Gina K - Sweet Mango Paper Foil and Ink
  • Gina K - Foil-mates Elegant Damask, Birthday Essentials
  • Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Squares
Making the cards was very easy!  I cut the Elegant Damask paper in half,  Each side was foiled.  I cut the sentiments with the Simon Says Stamp Stitctched dies.  These were then foiled.  The background and the sentiment were then matted with black paper.  For the Sweet Mango card, I used the matching ink and colored a white ribbon.  The ribbon was added to the background and then added to the card base.  For the Wild Lilac card, I just used white ribbon, which was added to the background and then added to the card base.  For both cards the sentiments were added with pop dots to provide a bit of dimension to the card.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Art Impressions Lazy Boy

Here is a card I made for my dad's birthday.


My dad take naps in his Lazy Boy chair, and loves potato chips!  As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to get it and use it for my dad's birthday card.  In my parents house, there is a large quilt hanging on the wall.  I used a quilt stamp to mimic that for this card.

To make the card, I used:

  • Art Impressions Lazy Boy Set 4159
  • Copic Markers
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Purple Daisy Designs - Tulip Bouquet Quilt Q 2262
  • Impression Obsession - Wooden Plank CC172
  • Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
  • Lawn Fawndementals Ink - Hippo

I first stamped the Art Impressions stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The image was colored with various colored Copic Markers.  The image was then fussy cut.  For the background, I stamped the Wooden Plank on the bottom portion of the card with Rich Cocoa.  I then sponged the same ink over the stamped area.  The quilt was then stamped using the Lawn Fawndementals Ink on the top left of the card, and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The "wall" was also colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I then lightly sponged Desert Sand Ink on a strip of paper, and added the sentiment. The sentiment was then added to the bottom of the card.  The main image added next.  The entire piece was matted with black paper and added to the card base.

Challenges entered: Art Impressions Create A Background

Monday, June 19, 2017

A quick Fathers Day card with the Cricut

I don't use my Cricut much for making card (although I use it a lot for scrapbooking!).  I found this card on the Artfully Sent cartridge.  The card has an interesting fold ....


To make the card, I used:

  • Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge 
  • Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" paper pad
This was an easy card to make.  I first cut the card base out, in teal on the Cricut, using the suggested size.  I then added the rectangles to the card to complete it.  A sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card.

Monday, June 12, 2017

FIrst Try with GLitter Foil

A while back, I got some foil and glitter foil from HSN to use with my Minc machine.  I finally had a chance to use the Glitter foil, and I was not impressed.  I was expecting complete coverage, but it ended up having a more distressed look.  (I did run this through the Minc, at setting 5, twice!). I'm not sure if I will be using the Glitter foil again.

I did make a card with it, and used matching foil for the sentiment.

To make the card, I used:

  • Heidi Swapp Minc Paper Packet
  • Glitter Foil and Foil from HSN
  • Gina K Foilmates for the sentiment
  • Spellbinders Classic Squares Dies
To make the card, I used the Glitter foil on the stripe paper included in the packet.  I ran this through the Minc twice, with a heat setting of 5.  This was then trimmed to size and matted on black card stock and added to the from of the card.  For the sentiment, I used a Gina K Foilmate sentiment.  This was cut with one of the square dies, and then foiled.  It was also matted in black, and added to the from of the card using pop dots, to add a bit of dimension.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Crazy Dogs Birthday Card.

A Birthday card for a dog loving friend.  The sentiment doesn't show well in the picture.

To make this card, I used the following:
Xpress It Foil Deco Tape
Copic Markers
Versamark
Wow Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder
Wink of Stella - Clear
Glossy Accents
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz - Crazy Dogs Stamps and Dies, Crazy Things Stamps and Dies and Crazy Talk Stamps
Pssst Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Silver

To make the card, the images were stamped, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then cut with the matching dies.  The images were then colored with a variety of Copic Markers.  The card base was then prepared, using a strip of Deco foil tape along the edge.  The background was then sprayed with the Pssst Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  The images were then added to the card.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, and the embossing powder added and heat set.  The balloons and ribbons on the presents were colored with Wink of Stella to add a bit of glitter.  Glossy Accents was then added to the balloons to complete the card.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fathers Day with Art Impression Stamps

Here is a stamp I made with Art Impressions Water Color Stamps.


To make this card, I used the following:

  • Marvy LePlume II markers
  • Art Impressions Foliage Set 4051, WC Tree Set 4269, WC Series 2 Set 4053, Flower Set 4052, EZ Project B
  • Close to My Heart Framed Stamp of the Month

To make the card, I colored the stamps with the markers, and stamped them.  Water was then added, pulling the color out of the lines of the images.  Additional color was added as needed.  The image was trimmed down, and added to the card base.   The sentiment was added to complete the card.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Penny Black Any Occasion Card

Here is a card I made using a Penny Black Stamp and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I haven't decided the occasion for the card yet, so the final sentiment hasn't been added.


To make the card, I used the following:
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
Penny Black - Gentle Day Stamp
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

To make the card, I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, then added the clear embossing powder and heat set.  The image was then colored with the Zig Clean Color pens.  In this case, I just used the pens and blended the colors directly - no water was added.  The image was cut with the Stitched Rectangle die, and added to the blue background (also cut with a larger Stitched Rectangle die).  This was then added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Glittery Mothers Day Card

The picture doesn't show how glittery this card actually is!  This card uses an image stamped using the essential glue pad, and glitter.  Its a technique I've tried before, but this is the first time I got it to work.  I think in the past I wasn't patient enough, and didn't let the glue get to the tacky point.


For this card I used the following:

  • Greenhouse Society Rose Stamp
  • Glitter Ritz - Java Bean, Sea Green, Pink
  • Essential Glue Pad
  • Close To My Heart - Just to Say Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

To make the card, I stamped the image using the Essential Glue Pad.  I waited until the glue was tacky, and then added the glitter to the image, using Java Bean for the stem, Sea Green on the leaves and Pink for the rose.  The image was cut with the Stitched Rectangle die, and ribbon was added.  This was then added to the card base and the sentiment added to complete the card.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Northwoods Rubber Stamps - Anniversary Card

I used one of the Northwoods Rubber Stamps to create an Anniversary Card for my husband.  We visited this lighthouse last year.  Here is the card:


I used the following to make the card:
  • Northwoods Rubber Stamps - Portland Head Light House in Square Frame - PP10038
  • Versamark Black Onyx Ink
  • Prismacolor Pencils 
  • Gamsol
  • Gina K - Scripty Sayings 2 stamp set
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
To make the card, I stamped the image with Black Onyx Ink.  The image was then colored with various Prismacolor pencils, using gamsol to blend the colors.  The image was then added to a mat, and the card base.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, detailed white embossing powder was added and then heat set to complete the card.

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It's a Frame Up

Monday, May 1, 2017

Another Easter Card with Elizabeth Craft Designs

Here is another late Easter Card.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shimmer Sheets
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Outdoor Edges die #914
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Easter Eggs die #1148
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Glitter Dots
  • Zig Clean Color - #20, #202, #80, #81, #51
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Lawn Fawn - Eggstra Special Easter stamp set
To make the card, I randomly colored the Zig Clean Color markers on a piece of Bristol paper.  I used a bit of water to blend the colors together.  From this I cut the detailed portions of the eggs.  I then cut the solid portions for the eggs using Shimmer Sheets.  The details portions of the eggs were added to the shimmer sheet eggs.  Glitter dots were added to the eggs.  The grass was cut from a sheet of Green Shimmer Sheets, using the Outdoor Edges die.  The eggs and grass were added to background piece of My Favorite Things Water color wash paper.  The entire piece was then cut using the stitched Rectangle die and added to the card base.  The sentiment was added to complete the card.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter card with Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-off stickers and glitter

So, my Easter cards did not get finished until AFTER Easter.  At least I can save them until next year.
Here is a card that I made with Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-off Stickers and Glitter:


I used the following to make the card:

  • Copic Markers - YG63, B00, V04, V06, E13, E23
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Silk Microfine Glitter - Cool Diamond 
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals
  • Pretty Posh Pink - Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Peel-off Stickers Eggs - #899, Happy Easter - #380
To make the card, I covered a piece of white card stock with the Sookwang tape, removed the release sheet and added the Egg and Stand Peel-off sticker.  Cool diamond glitter was then added to the piece.  Copic Markers were used to color the egg and stand.  These were then fussy cut out and added to the Scalloped Oval.  The entire piece was added to the card base.  The sentiment and sequins added to complete the card.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Art Impressions Watercolor Mothers Day Card.

Here is a card I made with Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps.  I plan on using this one for a Mothers Day card.


I used the following to make the card:

  • Art Impressions Watercolor stamps: WC Containers, Flower Set #4052, Foliage Set #051
  • Distress Markers Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke
  • My Favorite Things Watercolor wash paper
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals
  • Lawn Fawndementals Fake Tan
  • Close To My Heart Just to Say

To make the cards, I colored the stamps with the Distress Markers, then stamped the images. Water was then added to give a water colored image.  The image was then cut with an oval die.  A piece of the Watercolor Wash paper was cut to slightly smalled than the card base.  The sentiment was then added, using one of the stamps form the Just to Say stamped set, using the Lawn Fawndementals Ink. Ribbon was added.  This was then added to the card base.  The image was then added, using pop dots.  A bow was added to complete the card.

This card was entered in the Art Impressions "Let's Watercolor" Challenge

Monday, February 27, 2017

Art Impressions Watercolor Birdhouses

Here is a card I made with Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.  I love these stamps, and the process to make watercolor images!

I used the following to make the card:

  • Art Impressions Flower Set #4052, Foliage Set #4051, WC Series Set 2 #3545
  • Distress Markers Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet, Pine Needles, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn
  • Molotow Masking Fluid
  • Close to my Heart Just to say Stamp Set
  • Versamark 
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Watercolor Wash Paper
To make the card, I first created the fence using the Molotow Masking Fluid pen.  Once it was dry, I stamped the images by coloring the stamps with the distress pens, and adding water to the images to give a water colored image.  The masking fluid was then removed, and detail was added.  The image was then cut with one of the stitched rectangle dies.  This was then added to a piece of Watercolor wash paper.  I made the card base by cutting out a larger rectangle with a stitched rectangle from the center of the card front.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, detailed white embossing powder added and heat set.  The image was then added to complete the card.




Monday, February 20, 2017

Stampin' Up Wetlands Birthday Card.

This stamp set is great for masculine cards!  Here is a card that I recently made:



I used the following to make the card:


  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors #44 Light Brown, #47 Dark Brown #62 Cobalt Blue
  • Stampin' Up Wetlands Stamp Set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Power
  • Versamark
Using the watercolors, I created the background.  The birds were then stamped using the Rich Cocoa Ink.  The reeds were stamped with Cottage Ivy.  The entire piece was then cut down, matted and added to the card base.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, the embossing powder was added and heat set to complete the card.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentines Day Love Card

Its been a while since I made a card!  Here is a card I made for my husband for Valentines Day.  I couldn't resist using foil and glitter on one card.


Here is the inside of the card:


I used the following to make the card:
  • Glitter Ritz - Cool Highlight
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Die
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Hearts
  • Die-namites Heart Love Die
  • Core'dinations Black Magic Card stock
  • Heidi Swapp Minc Red Foil
To make the card, I embossed a piece of Black Magic Card stock with the Hearts embossing folder.  I then lightly sanded it, to show the red of the embossed image.  The heart was cut with the Die-namites Heart Love die.  Sookwang tape was added to a piece of white card stock and cut with a Stitched Square die.  The tape was then removed, and the glitter added and burnished in.  The heart was added to the glittered piece of card stock, and the entire piece was added to the embossed hearts. This was then added to the card base.

For the inside of the card, I printed a simple heart with text on a laser printer.  I then ran this through my Minc machine with red foil.  I then added it to the inside of the card.