Friday, April 1, 2022

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Anything Goes April

Love it when you check out the inspiring STAMP Girls projects and leave some love!



  • $20 prize code to winner ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
  • $10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
                                                             Stencil Challenge Rules Here
You have until the end of the month to play along.


The ARTplorations Peeking Sunflowers Slimline Stencil has been a favorite of mine,
since day one💕 If you type in "STAMPlorations Slimline Stencils" into my 
 Search in Blog box you can view more of my STAMPlorations Slimline Stencil Cards.

I began by cutting a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" mini slimline card base using SU 100# Basic White
Cardstock.  Then cut a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" card front and secured my
ARTplorations Peeking Sunflowers Slimline Stencil using masking tape.

Then the fun began using i-Crafters Blending Brushes to blend 
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks:
Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo.
Then removed stencil and fussy cut the sunflowers to fit the card front.

Next cut a piece of Ink Drops "Ocean" Craft Paper 3 1/2" x 6" and attached to
card front.  Attached sunflowers and then heat embossed the center of the flowers with
Versamark and Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze Vintage Photo.

Then Added 3 "Shine Bright" Clear Stickers and Done💞
I was very pleased with the results.
This is a Thinking of You card for a dear friend.

Thank you for visiting and hope you can play along too with your stencils.
Love and Hugs,

STAMPlorations Products used.




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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Color Hues Special Double Challenge

I am joining the Color Hues TCH #36 Cards for Ukraine Challenge. Blue and Yellow.

Your thoughts, prayers and  donations are 
desperately needed for the brave democratic Ukrainians.

I made a simple card filled with Love and Caring.
If only there could be an easy solution to the horrific tragedies
effecting all of Eastern Europe.

My main image was a faux cloisonne technique using a sunflowers photo from a
plant catalog and heat embossing.

I die cut the blue pretty paper for the framing and added a die cut 
heat embossed Hugs sentiment.

Sending Love, Hugs and Prayers to all the millions affected
by the Invasion.  



Tuesday, March 1, 2022

STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge



February is always a month off for all our STAMPlorations Challenges.
We are now all back and looking forward to inspiring you
with our awesome STAMPlorations Products😄

I was inspired by a few Spring flowers at home beginning to bloom💕




Close Up of  Shine

I had such fun designing my ARTplorations Slimline Riotous Blooms stencil card.
I attached the slimline stencil to SU Basic White 100# 4" x 9" cardstock using masking
tape.  Then used i-Crafters blending brushes to add the Distress Oxide Inks
thru the stencil.  

I used these Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, 
Spiced Marmalade,Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Wilted violet and shaded Lilac.
I kept layering the colors until I was happy with the results and 
then removed the stencil.

Next I let my card front dry and then took it outside to spray with "Sheep 
Shimmer Craft Spray (Frost).  I let it dry and loved the shimmery watercolor effect.

Next I used CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments Dies for the sentiment.
I die cut the shadow layer using Ink Drops "Vivid" designer paper.
Then die cut the letters with SU Basic White and attached with Connect Glue.

I attached the stenciled card front to Basic White card base and Done!
I was very happy with the results and Loved the shimmer and Spring colors.

You have until the end of the month to play along.
We would love to have you join in the fun at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

Love and Hugs..

STAMPlorations Products.



CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments Dies




Wednesday, February 23, 2022

CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Winter Scene

I am posting my CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Winter Scene card.
Hosted by the very talented, Christine.
I Love this challenge for adding to my CAS Christmas Card Stash:-)


Stamping, Heat Embossing and Die Cutting.

I stamped my SU "Sleigh Bells Ring" image using Archival Jet Black Ink onto
SU Shimmery white cardstock.  This is a stamp set from 2007 and Retired.

I think I gave it a bit more modern CAS design,  which was fun.
After stamping the image I die cut with Spellbinders Square Hemstitch Dies.
Covered with Versamark and heat embossed with SU Clear EB Powder.
It has a beautiful shine.

Then attached to a square die cut SU Basic Black Cardstock.
Popped up with craft foam and attached to Shimmery White cardbase.

Next added Red Hemp and then stamped STAMPlorations Christmas Joy sentiment 
with Archival Jet Black onto scrap of Shimmery White CS, 
 Trimmed and added Versamark and Heat EB with clear EB powder. 
  
Next popped up sentiment with foam.
Then attached card front to SU Basic Black Card Base and Done!

This would be a QCAS card design for making a few multiples for my stash:-)

Thank you Christine for a fun CAS Christmas Card Challenge💕


Supplies:
Stamps: SU Sleigh Bells Ring.  STAMPlorations Christmas Joy.
Paper: SU Shimmery White CS and Basic Black.
Inks: Versamark. Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Spellbinders Square Stitched Hemstitch Dies.  Red Hemp a gift from my DD plus more colors:-)  Craft foam.  SU Clear EB Powder.

Adding also to Peace on Earth  Christmas #10 Anything Goes Challenge



Tuesday, February 15, 2022

CAS Mix Up (MM) February Reminder Faux Cloisonne

Time for our CAS Mix Up Mixed Media Faux Cloisonne Reminder Challenge!
Hosted by the very talented Susan.
All the CAS cards designed by our DT are so Inspiring!


Susan's Message
For my challenge I would like you to recycle glossy Magazines, Advertising material or you could use Designer Paper that has been hiding in your stash.  Most cards I have seen are embossed with Gold embossing powder but you could use other colours too.  


Video Tutorials: 


Using Faux Cloisonne Technique, Dies, Heat Embossing and Stamping.

I began by cutting out a flowers photo from a shiny glossy seed catalog.
Then die cut a Penny Black "Leaf Stitch Frames" border for the card front and 
for the glossy flowers and then
die cut a third time using the smaller rectangle and attached the flowers image
with scotch tape.

Next with the leftover glossy flowers I die cut the Memory Box "Effera Butterfly Wings".
Then die cut the MB "Rhone Butterfly Wings" from SU Basic White 100# CS.
I attached the wings and body with Connect Glue.
Then attached the beautiful butterfly to the Penny Black "Leaf Etched Frame".

Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Altenew "Leaf Clusters".
Then trimmed off the "my friend" from the sentiment 
and attached the "miss you" to the frame.

I created my card the same day I designed my Faux Cloisonne launch card.
Whoops...realized again that I had not gold heat embossed my images.

I very carefully used my Versamark Pen to trace around the edges of the flowers
panel and the butterfly and then heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold!
It worked beautifully:-) 

We would love for you to join our Faux Cloisonne fun! 
You still have until the 24th to play along:-)

Love and Hugs...


Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew "Leaf Clusters" sentiment.
Paper: SU Basic White 100# CS.  Glossy seed catalog.
Inks: Versamark ink pen.  Versafine white ink.
Accessories: Penny Black Leaf Stitch Frames Dies. Memory Box Effera Butterfly Wings Die and 
Rhone Butterfly Wings Die.  Connect Glue. Ranger Princess Gold EB Powder.



Thursday, February 10, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day 2022

Happy Valentine's Day 2022 for Denny and my blogging friends💕

You will be seeing more future cards using my new 6" x 6" Craft Consortium 
I Love the choice of colors and designs that look like alcohol ink backgrounds.
I also have the beautiful "Dusk" 6"x 6" tablet.

My 2022 Valentine!

I cut a 4 1/4" Square SU 100# Basic White card base.
Then die cut a card front using SSS Heart of Flowers Die.
Attached Pretty Paper behind silhouette die cut heart using scotch tape.
Stamped PB "Holiday Snippets" sentiment using MISTI and Archival black ink. 

Attached cardfront using Connect Glue to cardbase and added Spellbinders 
Chrystal Gems and Done!  QCAS card filled with Love💕

Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day with a loved one,  my friends.
Love and Hugs...


Supplies:
Stamps: PB Holiday Snippets.
Paper: SU Basic White 100#.  Craft Consortium "Ink Drops-Vivid"
Inks: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: SSS Heart of Flowers Die. MISTI.  Spellbinders Chrystal Mix Gems.



NBUS #35 Craft Consortium "Ink Drops-Vivid" Pretty Paper.