Tuesday, October 3, 2017

BOO! Hey, it's October!

Here's another bridge card!  I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

The boo sentiment is from Tim Holtz along with the bats, the trees and graveyard are from Karen Burniston and the trio background is from Penny Black.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Vanishing visitors....

Another bridge card to post.  I love all things Tim Holtz so I am submitting this card to Simon Says Monday Challenge since they are featuring Tim Holtz Halloween.

See my previous post for dimensions.  The designer paper is vintage from Basic Grey.  Dies are from Tim Holtz Trick or Treat set, Haunted House set, and Ideology Halloween Clippings.  The "bridge" haunted house is from Memory Box and the trees from Karen Burniston.

In this photo, you can see that it will fold flat and fit into an A7 envie.  Will have more bridge cards to follow!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sometime in the middle of the night....

I have had tons of fun making several "bridge cards" for my grand kids.  The overall piece measures 5-1/4" x 9-1/4" and will fit into an A7 envelope when folded flat.  My friend, Karen, also posted a bridge card (and she may have detailed info listed in her post) and her bridge card will fit into an A2 envelope.  I will also be sharing this card over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge.

The base card is black and the designer paper is from Authentique's 2017 Halloween collection.  The tree die is from Karen Burniston's Halloween 2017 die collection.  The ghost and graveyard dies are from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) 2017 collection and the fence die is vintage from Spellbinders.  The pumpkins are washi tape from Little B.  Oh....and can't forget the type words from Tim's Ideology Halloween collection!

As you can somewhat see from this angle, the card will fold flat.  What a great way to use all those dies we collect!  And forgot the bats!  Smaller bats are from Tim Holtz's Haunted House and the larger bat from Karen Burniston.  

More bridge cards to follow.....

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shine with all your color.....

Friends and I recently got together and created images with Bisters, Brushos and Color Burst.  Our friend, Gail, is a watercolor expert so I really appreciated her input!  I'm also submitting this card at Simon Says Wednesday challenge.

On watercolor paper, I stamped the flower stamp from Dare 2B Artzy with Versamark ink and white embossing powder and heat set.  I then watercolored the image and around the image with Color Burst.  I also over-stamped the watercolor piece with an unknown source word stamp in Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  The sentiment is hard to to read but it is the stem of the flower and reads "shine with all your color"!  I added a few sequins and layered onto coordinating cardstock.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Butterfly and Gelli Print

Friends and I recently got together to spend the day creating with Gelli prints.  Haven't worked with my Gelli plate in a long time!  Had fun experimenting with paints and inks and everything in-between!  I will be submitting this card to the August challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.

The Gelli print was created using various colors of acrylic paints on old printed book pages.  Once dry, I then came back with a stencil from Simon Says Stamps (hearts) and sponged with Nuvo Mousse.  In black ink, I then stamped the butterfly and sentiment images from Visual Images.  The flower stamp is from Lavinia Stamps.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Recently, I spent the day creating with a friend and one of the techniques she talked about was called serendipity which she read about in the current issue of Cardmaker magazine.

We took various designer papers and tore them into pieces and adhered to cardstock.  To soften the white core of the designer paper, I distressed with antique linen ink.  The butterfly die is from Memory Box.  I really like the concept but think this is a little drab.  Will have to try with other papers.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Oceans of Joy

I created this mermaid card for our granddaughter's birthday and I will also submit it to the weekly Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

The mermaid stamp is from Recollections which I gold embossed and colored with distress markers.  The background was made with distress oxides (aren't they the bomb!) and the oval die cut is from Gina Marie.  The new "mermaid" sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  The sentiment and seahorse stamps are from Hero Arts.  This card turned out a little too monochromatic for me but my granddaughter will love that it's a shaker card!