Monday, December 10, 2018

CAS Triple Challenges: Stars, Thank You and EB Resist!

I created this shiny shimmery star background in minutes using a leftover die cut 
 Memory Box Stitched Circle Trees Die.

I already had this piece of SU Specialty DSP that had embossed stars.
All I had done was sponge the paper with Distress Ink Faded Jeans 
and sprayed with Sheet Shimmer Frost Spray.

Then scotch taped to the back of the die cut tree scene.

Used MISTI to stamp and heat emboss the SSS Thoughtful Messages and done!

Literally a 10 minute card because of all the leftovers:-)
The card is a 4 1/4" square format.  Perfect for a Christmas gift thank you.

Since I had all my supplies and more leftovers out on my desk, I made a Twofer:-)

My 2nd card is for the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.

The SU Specialty paper had copper embossed dots that looked like snow falling.
I had already sponged with Distress Inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans 
and then gave it a light spray of water to blend the colors.  
I think it turned out beautifully.  I did use my sponge to blend the colored streaks.
The DSP is a glossy paper so blends easily.

Assembled the same as Card #1.
BTW, did pop up main image of both cards with fun foam.

Stamped and heat embossed the Thank You on this card too and Done!

Just realized both cards are using an Emboss Resist Technique on the backgrounds.
So these cards qualify for the CAS Mix Up Emboss Resist Challenge too:-)

Emboss Resist, Stamping and Die Cutting.

You have until the 15th to play along in all the CAS challenges.
Thank You Loll, Bonnie, DT's and GD's for a Inspiring 2018 of CAS Designs.

Merry Christmas dear friends and wishing you a wonderful holiday season
with family and friends.  Hugs..

Supplies: Same for both cards..almost
Stamps: SSS Thoughtful Messages
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick CS for card base.  SU Specialty DSP (ret)
Inks: Versafine black ink for sentiments.  Distress Inks: Faded Jeans card #1,  Faded Jeans and Broken China card #2.
Accessories: MB Stitched Circle Trees Die. Scotch Tape. Fun Foam. Blending tool. Sheep Shimmer Frost Spray on Card #1. SU Clear EB Powder. SU Heat Tool. MISTI

Thursday, December 6, 2018

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge Anything Goes: Optional Color Twist Green

The last STAMPlorations CAS Anything Goes Card Challenge of 2018!

Just in time for last minute Christmas Cards using the Optional Color Twist:Green!

I placed my Christmas Tree 1 Stencil over a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Adhered stencil with masking tape.

Then sprinkled Magicals Pigment Powder Inks thru the stencil.
Spritzed with water and carefully removed the stencil.

Let sample dry then stamped the Typografia sentiment with Gold Metallic Encore
pigment ink using MISTI. Heat embossed with clear EB powder.

Next die cut the sample with CUTplorations Stitched Rectangle Die for a nice frame.

Popped up main image using fun foam onto SU Whisper White Thick card base and Done!

Sharing photo of close up that shows the shimmer and shine.

Be sure and check out all the beauties from our talented Design Team.
You have until the end of the month to play along!

Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping, my friends.  Hugs..

Challenge Rules and Prizes:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players

If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount,  which you can use

with most other discounts too:-)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up Emboss Resist

Our last CAS Mix Up Challenge of 2018. What a Fabulous year of Challenges by 
Loll and Bonnie and our very talented DT and GD's!
Be sure and check out the wonderful CAS designs this month by our DT and
very talented Guest Designer, BozenA (ArtCardBox).

Also a special announcement about Loll's new CAS Stencil Card Challenge:-)
I am thrilled to be one of the new DT members!

Welcoming Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) to the CAS Mix Up Design Team.
You are an amazingly talented CAS mixed media artist, my dear friend!

Julia is moving over to the new CAS Stencil Challenge and has been with
CAS Mix Up from the beginning.  Her mixed media photo tutorials were so inspiring.

Whew, so much news..Now back to the CAS Mix UP EB Resist Challenge!

Using Emboss Resist + Stamping + Heat Embossing, Sponging and Die Cutting

I kept my design very Clean and Simple, letting the Emboss Resist
technique take center stage!

I placed my SU Whisper White Thick card front in MISTI.
Stamped SU Tree image from "Christmas Lodge" (ret) with Versamagic Cloud White
Pigment Ink. Then heat embossed with Wow Bright White EB powder .
The tree is so shiny and pretty.

Next used T.H. circle blending tool to sponge my Distress Inks 
over the heat embossed tree.  I started at the bottom using 3 different blue colors.
Used the darkest shade 1st, Emerald Lagoon,  then Salty Ocean and Broken China.  
The colors have a tinge of green,  but photographed with all blue tones. 

Then I die cut my main image using Penny Black Antique Frames Die.
Using the 2nd to largest Die.

Next used MISTI to stamp the SU Bells and Boughs (ret) sentiment.
I stamped with Faded Jeans DI and then heat embossed with SU Clear EB powder.
I stamped the sentiment again with clear Versamark and heat embossed again 
with clear EB powder. I added a SU Rhinestone to the sentiment for a little bling.

Popped up main image and sentiment with fun foam onto card base and done!
The tree and sentiment are so shiny and pretty IRL.

Wishing happy holidays with family and friends celebrating your blessings.
With much Love and Hugs...

Adding to CAS on Sunday Challenge #147 Make a Christmas Card

Stamps: SU Christmas Lodge and Bells and Boughs..both retired sets
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick
Inks: Distress Inks:Emerald Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Broken China and Faded Jeans. Versamark. Versamagic Cloud White pigment ink.
Accessories: Penny Black Antique Frame Die. SU Clear EB Powder. Wow Bright White EB Powder. T.H. Blending Tool. SU Rhinestone and fun foam.   

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 by Tracy

Tracy (In My Creative Opinion) is hosting her 25 Days Christmas Tags again this year.

I am playing along with Day 15 Tags that is sponsored by STAMPlorations.

I was inspired by 2 of Kathy's beautiful Christmas tags.
The colors in the middle tag and the highlighted sponging and
 STAMPlorations Christmas Typografia stamp on the green tag really caught my eye.
Perfect for quick CAS Christmas tags.

Here is my Christmas Typografia Merry and Bright STAMPlorations Tag!

I die cut the tag with CUTploration 2nd largest Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
using Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

Next sponged using Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple and Fired Brick.
Dried with heat tool and then used T.H. mister to splatter water drops.

When dry, placed tag in MISTI and stamped sentiment with Black Versafine 
pigment ink and heat embossed with SU Clear EB powder.

Added SU retired white taffeta ribbon and done!
I love the shine from the heat embossed Typografia,  background highlight
and the water drops.  

QCAS tag.  Thank you Kathy for the Inspiration from both your tags:-)

Thank you Tracy for your fun and inspiring tag event:-)
You still have time to play until Dec 3rd.

Adding my tag to Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas.  Linky ends Nov 23rd.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Guest Designer Spot!

Thrilled to be the Guest Designer for the November 17th
Penny Black Anything Goes or Optional Anything But a Card Challenge.
I had intended on making a tag,  but my tag morphed into this card instead!
I just did not have the heart to cut off any more of the Fall/Winter leaves!

I recently ordered this new to me..Penny Black "winter still" cling stamp.
I also used a new watercolor technique, Powdered Inks with Versamark, 
that I learned from my dear friend, Loll.
You get very vibrant colors with the technique.

I placed my stamp in MISTI and inked with Versamark the 2 leaves on the right.
Next sprinkled Bisters powdered inks in palette wells.
Used: Natural, Red, Yellow and Green Bisters.

Used a slightly wet paint brush to pick up a few Neutral powders and
painted on branches and spritzed lightly with water.  Then stamped with MISTI.

If the brush is too dry lightly dip in water again during this process.
I added more ink to the branches then moved onto the leaves.

Stamped 2 leaves on the right with Versamark. Then added with a slightly wet brush,
Yellow Bisters to the leaf on the far lower right,  lightly spritzed with water and stamped.
Moved the ink around using brush.

Repeated with Green Bisters.  Continued to repeat colors, drying between layers.
Added a bit of Red Bisters at the end.

I painted the top leaf on the right with Yellow and then Red Bisters using same technique
until I was happy with colors.  

Then moved onto left leaves adding Versamark 1st and then painted with same
colors as 1st leaves.

Next repeated same process with berries using Red Bisters.  

After letting all images dry overnight, I die cut with PB largest Antique Frame.  LOVE this set!
Next covered image with mask and used leftover pigment inks:Neutral and Green
for paint brush splatters.

Stamped PB "Heartfelt" sentiment onto smallest Antique Frame die
using leftover Neutral Bisters.  I liked the watercolor look.

Popped up sentiment tag and main image with fun foam and mounted 
onto SU Whisper White Thick card base and Done!

I am very happy with the results:-)

Be sure and check out the creative projects by the talented PBSC Design Team!

Thank you again for honoring me with a Guest spot, my friends.  Hugs..
Stamps: Penny Black "winter still" and "Heartfelt".
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media for images.  SU Whisper White Thick.
Inks: Bisters: Neutral, Red, Green and Yellow. Clear Versamark.
Accessories: PB Antique Frames Dies.  Palette. #4 paint brush. MISTI, TH Spritzer with water.

Friday, November 16, 2018

STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge Extra

I am sharing an extra CAS Challenge Card with the optional color twist: Rainbow.
Who doesn't love rainbows?!?

But you do not have to use rainbow colors to play in the CAS Card Challenge.
You have until the last day of the month to play along!

Such a fun quick and easy CAS card!
The Zen Birthday Background 1 did all the work. 
I stamped with Archival Black Ink on Mixed Media paper and then heat embossed
using clear embossing powder.  

Die cut with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch 
Rectangles Nesting Die.

Then watercolored using the wet on wet technique using Kuretake Gansai paints.  
Starting at the top of the image, wet the paper with a wet paint brush and then added
red watercolors, then pink, yellow, orange, green, turquoise, blues and purple.

Let dry and then die cut the Celebrate Big on the image.
Die cut Celebrate Big again with SU Whisper White Thick Cardstock.

Then the fun began...Inlaid the White Celebrate Big and 
added scotch tape to the back of the main image.
Paper Pieced all the watercolored main image pieces..just like a puzzle.

The trick: save all the pieces no matter how tiny...
you will need them to finish the puzzle:-)
My Marvy Jewel Picker makes the process MUCH easier too!
The scotch tape on the back of the main image
secured the pieces in place.  It worked Great!

Attached finished main image to SU Whisper White Thick Card Base and Done!

I loved the results and hope you do too. Hugs..

Stamps: STAMPlorations Zen Birthday Background 1
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick CS and Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Inks: Kuretake Gansai Watercolor paints.  Archival Jet Black
Accessories: CUTplorations Celebrate Big Phrase, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting Die. Paint Brush. SU Clear EB powder and Heat Tool. Marvy Jewel Picker..a must!