Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fall Wedding Card  I made this card for a friend who has a friend getting married this weeked.  Her colors are very Fall themed.  My card base is a piece of Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' UP!  I used a piece of Chocolate Chip also from Stampin' UP!  The patterned paper is from a designer series from 2 years ago and happened to match. The piece with the image is an orange glitter paper that I bought at my local Michael's store and the color was PERFECT.  I used white embossing powder.  The first time I did the embossing I thought the white was too stark on the orange.  So I rummaged through my embossing stuff and found a container that had Iridescent Ice embossing powder which I think I got from Stampin' UP!  I mixed it with the white and IRL it softened it alot.  The image is from Stamping Bella and it is called Uptown Couple Brett & Brenda get married. My friend loved it and I was happy as well. Thanks for crafting with me.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Another birthday card.

 : Hey Stampers. This is a card I made by request for a friend mine to give to her friend's daughter that turned 18. This is a double Z fold card and I love it and will be making more of this type of card.  I like the more interactive cards.   This card uses Number of Years stamp set and the Large Number  thinlets. The card stock is  Cucumber CrushWatermelon Wonder, and an old one from last year called Cherry on Top that is not available any more but any birthday themed paper would work the same way. I also used the Balloon Bouquet punch as well  Window sheets for this card.  I linked everything that is still available if you hover of the word it will give you the link to click.  If you are like me you probably have a bunch stuff you haven't even used which is how I end up using products that available anymore but there are always easy substitutes. The other I added was to the one inch piece of Cucumber Crush,  I had some enamel dots that were a pink color and matched almost perfectly to the Watermelon Wonder color.  I felt like the strip need something I put about 8 dots on the strip also using one to cover the glue for the window sheet on the front of the strip.  I will link to the video that I watched to get the measurements and such for this card.  I hope you enjoyed this fun birthday card and thanks for crafting with me today.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Halloween Series #2

 :  :  : Hey Stampers! How is everyone on this glorious Sunday?  Today's card is the second installment in my new Halloween Series.  I love making Halloween cards probably more than any other holiday including Christmas.  This card uses a Crafters Companion set called Best Witches.  I love it cause it looks like things might have gotten out of hand for this particular witch--lol.  The card is slightly bigger than normal,   it is 5 x 5 1/2 made from Blackberry Bliss card stock from Stampin UP! which unfortunately was an In Color and is no longer available.  However, you could substitute Rich Razzleberry or Elegant Eggplant.  The image itself is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock.  I colored the image with my colored pencils and used Gamsol technique to smooth it out. I decided that the white was too white and I wanted to try and make it look like the fog was purple and all swirly.  I think I did OK.  I used Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot distress inks to create this look.  Honestly I am still finding my way with distress inks so just play around tell you get something you like.  Because every card needs some sparkle I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to add some glitz.  I used the Clear Sparkle pen for the flames and the bubbles then I used Fig to color the tentacles.  It is hard to see the purple sparkle in the photo but gorgeous in real life.  I love these Sparkle pens.  The Fig color is in the Vintage Hue set.  The set comes with 12 Sparkle pens and they are all gorgeous.  For some additional interest I added some black glitter card stock to the corners.  The entire image is adhered to a piece from Doodlebug 6 x 6 paper pad from Halloween last year.  Side note-yesterday I watched a Facebook live video of the unboxing of Design Team box for Doodlebug Designs showing the Fall, Halloween, and Christmas collections....oh my I would give almost anything to be on that DT. Anywho, back to the card.  I used some scalloped felt ribbon that is also Doodlebug Designs from last Halloween.  The  inside of the card uses the "best witches" sentiment from the stamp set and is again stamped in Tuxedo black onto a piece of the Ultra Smooth card stock.  I then used the Distress inks again.  I took a piece of the same patterned paper from the front of the card and cut a 1" strip for the inside.  I am happy with how this turned out and I hope you are glad that you stopped by.  Thanks for crafting with me today.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hey Stampers!  This is the birthday card that I made for my boss. This card is 95% Taylored Expressions products. All the card stock and patterned paper is from their May 2016 release. The stamp set is Party Pals and I used the matching dies to cut out the cake and candle. I used Copic markers to color the images.  My boss' favorite color is purple so that was my theme color wise. I used BV02,  BV08, V09,V20, and V17 to color the images.  The other dies that I used were TE Instant Photo Frames to make it look like a Polaroid photo. The paper streamers were cut from the Hello Happiness paper pack using the Skinny Mini Party Banners. The background of the photo is actually a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen from the Vintage Collection called Boudoir to give it more purple and sparkle.  The candle flame is yellow, orange, and red with clear Sparkle Spectrum Noir over it. The enamel dots are from Doodlebugs Springtime collection. I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to everything.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set and the inside says "be silly".  She loved it and I hope you do too.  Thanks for stopping by and stamping with me.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Halloween Series Card #1

If the broom fits: Hey Stampers! I am running behind. I wanted to post this on Saturday but the best laid plans and all that. So anywho.  This is my first Halloween card of 2016. Halloween is my favoritwe holiday to make cards. This features a Stampin' UP! stamp, If the Broom Fits. I stamped the image with Versamark ink onto a piece of Doodlebug designer paper from the Ghouls & Goodies 6x6 paper pad. Then I trimmed it with a piece of black sparkle card stock. The base is cut from Tangelo Twist. It is an A2 card that is top folding. When I was assembling this card I thought it looked a little plain so I took my Best of Halloween set also from Stampin'UP! and stamped the witch hat and the Trick or Treat sentiment on the base in Versamark ink.  I adhered the stamped piece to the base and then took my We R Memory Keepers corner rounder and using thw 1/2" side rounded the top two corners. Hope you like this card.  Unfortunately both stamp sets I used are no longer available.   i will try in my next card to use stamps you can still purchase.  Thanks for stamping with me today.