Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Be with Those...

This is the kind of message I want to send out into the world. So many times, we keep the wrong people in our lives, be it out of love, or fear, or familiarity. Facebook has "unfriend" for a good reason.

I used Distress Ink Shaded Lilac as a water color paint and swished it onto the center of Bristol paper and let it dry for a day. Then, I stamped the sentiment (Hampton Arts) in Versafine Onyx Black. I found that Stampin' Up!'s Almost Amethyst card stock goes well with this ink, so I used it as an A2 card blank.

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Oh Happy Day

I am new to using stencils, both with paste and pouncing on with paint.

I scan in my cards to share, and these colors turned out wrong! The A2 card blank is a brighter orange, and the background writing (Stampa Rosa) and the featured sentiment (Studio G) are stamped in Distress Inks Ripe Persimmon, which match the card blank. 

How I made this:

First, I cut a panel of water color paper. Then, I used paste and a stencil (T!m Holtz) featuring "+" signs. It sat for awhile to dry, then it sat for awhile because I didn't know what to do next. Finally, I just decided to play, and this is what I came up with. I used Picked Raspberry as a water color and painted it all over the panel. Then, it sat for awhile again. I decided to use the background stamp to see what it would look like. I liked the look and the color. But, it needed something more, so I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and adhered it to the panel. Finally, I adhered the panel to the card blank, and I am pleased with the outcome for the most part.

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AAA Birthday: Game #5 - Use A Stencil

Allsorts Challenge: Week 537 - Anything Goes with a Twist

Monday, September 16, 2019

Happy Birthday 3

The theme for this card is Monochrome, which matches 3 challenges.

This card is pretty self-explanatory. I snipped the corners of the sentiment (Hero Arts) panel with special scissors that I've had for some time. The embellishment is a piece of corrugated paper cut into a circle, and I cut the small black circle with a die and my die-cutting machine. I made two slits and thread in some kraft-colored twine. I glued that down to the card front.

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Simon Says: Monochrome 

Rainbow Card Challenge: Challege #9: Beautiful Brown 

Craft Rocket Challenges: Challenge #63 - September 2019 - Monochrome  

TGIF Challenges: #TGIFC229 Sketch Challenge  

Happy Birthday 2

I used a stencil on this birthday card. It is a small stencil by Tim Holtz and consists of small "x"s.

Here's how I made it:

First, I chose an A2-sized card blank in manila. Then, starting on the right, I used Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. After that, I changed to Picked Raspberry, and stenciled most of the body of the card. Then, on the left, I switched back to Tumbled Glass. Where the two colors overlap, it looks purple. Next, I stamped the cupcake image (Inkadinkado), cut it out and adhered it to the card front. Finally, I added Scattered Straw Stickles to the flame area of the candle and let it dry.

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AAA Birthday: Game #5 - Use A Stencil  

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Autumn 6

I still am enjoying playing with Bo Bunny's Autumn papers!

"Autumn" is a Hero Arts stamp.

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Inspired By... signs of fall  

FUSION - Autumn  

Autumn 5

I'm still working with the Autumn papers by Bo Bunny.

The word stamp is from Hero Arts.

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CAS Colours and Sketches: Challenge #338 - Sketch  

Happy Birthday

I still love the Bo Bunny Autumn paper!

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!.

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Inspired By... signs of fall  

TGIF Challenges: #TGIFC229 Sketch Challenge  

Thinking of You

I'm still enjoying playing with this fall paper from Bo Bunny!

I chose an A2-sized card blank for this one. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Celebrate: Autumn

I used my current favorite fall papers from Bo Bunny's 6" by 6" paper pad called Beautifully Brisk Collection.

It's pretty self-explanatory how I made this card. The leaves above "Celebrate" (Stampin' Up!) are the same as the band that has "Autumn" (Hero Arts) stamped on it. I just cut them out and placed them as though they were falling. I glued on three blue gems to match the blue in the papers.

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Crafty Cardmakers: #240 Pearls and/or Gems

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Allsorts Challenge: Week 536 - Autumn

Cardz 4 Galz: Challenge #105 Welcome Autumn/Fall

Inspired By... signs of fall

CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge #338 - Sketch

Celebrate: Happy Birthday

I love using patterned paper, and this one is gorgeous. I used both sides in order to get the yellow just right.

I used dark gray as the accent color, making a border for the whole card and being the border behind the two sentiments (Stampin' Up!) as well as the leaves (Spellbinders: Aren't You Sweet). It's kind of hard to tell, but the leaves are embossed to show the veins. 

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CAS Colours and Sketches: Challenge #338 - Sketch  

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