Saturday, January 26, 2019

Stamp Club Challenge

Hello there again!  It is bitter cold in Northcentral Wisconsin and snow on the way.  Such is our winter life in our beautiful state.  Today I'm posting our stamp club sketch challenge for February.  I typically don't use pastel colors but I had this card stock - So Punny by Doodlebug Designs - in my Valentine stash and then thought of one of my granddaughter's summer birthdays and think this is perfect!

The birthday die set is from Poppy Stamps.  The card is pretty self-explanatory.  I used yellow card stock as my A2 base.  Stay safe and warm wherever you are!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

February Stamp Club Shoe Box

Many, many months of no blogging!  Thanks, Pat Schulz, for urging me to get back to blogging.  I would also like to build my viewer base so please feel free to share my blog link with any friends who may be interested in viewing my handmade cards.

It's my turn to bring one of two shoe boxes to a monthly stamp club which I belong to.

All three dies - balloon, "love" word and deckled rectangle are Penny Black.  I started with watercolor paper and sprinkled two difference reds and yellow Color Burst and then spritzed with water.  (Pearlescent water would have been pretty, too).  I then cut the watercolor paper with the balloon die.  The white deckled card layer was sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink using a smaller deckled die cut as a template.  The K & Company little sticker hearts are from my stash and may no longer be available.

Thanks for taking a look at my recent creation and will be posting more very soon!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Birthday Month

Another birthday card for another friend's birthday!  Between family and friends, late March and April is birthday time here!  I will also be sharing these cards over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge.

I began by stamping onto watercolor paper, the Stampin Up cheesecloth background stamp in versamark ink and then embossing in gold embossing powder.  Heather Telford shared this technique on her blog.

I then came back with various colors of color burst and spritzed with water until I achieved results that I liked.  I mounted the watercolor paper onto coordinating cardstock and then onto a white card base.  The sentiment is cut three times from matching cardstock and glued together so it has a raised appearance.  The sentiment is from Elizabeth Crafts.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy Birthday, Karen!

I created this special birthday card for my friend, Karen.  I will also be sharing this birthday card over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge since they are celebrating their 9th birthday.

This is a Stampin' Up die (set of three) which I cut from silver card stock.  The sparkly does not show up at all on the photo!  

The inside piece is Yupo paper on which I dropped various blue alcohol inks along with silver alcohol ink and let it swirl and work its magic on the plastic "paper".  The die is from Creative Expressions and also cut from silver card stock.  One of my favorite mediums is alcohol inks.  There are so many different techniques to play with this awesome ink!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Birthday for a Friend

I created this card for my friend Pat's Valentine's birthday!  I will also be sharing this over at Simon Says Monday challenge - Grunge it Up!

Pat and I Gelli printed together recently and I created this background.  I layered the print onto a black card base after grunging up the sides.  I stitched the cloth panel and adhered to the print.  I colored one of Tim Holtz's paper dolls with Distress markers and adhered to the card.

The heart was a piece I recently created in a class I taught at the The Paper Boutique in Springfield, Il.  The technique is from Stampendous using chipboard pieces, UTEE, and various colors of enamels from Stampendous.  The heart was stamped with a flourish image while still very warm and then adhered to the cloth panel.

Hope you had an awesome birthday, Pat!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is my interpretation of the sketch I provided for our stamp club this month.  I typically deviate from the plan and so I did!
I will also be sharing this card over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge "It Must Be Love".

There really isn't any special technique involved in this card but I did use new dies from Memory Box and new paper from Authentique.  Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Love is in the Air

I've been having some fun crafting Valentine's cards.  This is my shoe box for stamp club this month and I will also be sharing it over at Simon Says Monday Challenge.

The photo doesn't even begin to do this card justice!  How in the world do you take photos of foil cards?!  The card fold is called double dutch door.  I used the new Gina K heart foilables and foiled in gold.  The love die is from Impression Obsession.  Hope the gals like it Tuesday at club.