Saturday, May 15, 2021

STAMPlorations May Extra Stencil Challenge

STAMPlorations May Extra Stencil Challenge has begun with fabulous projects by our Design Team'  We would love to have you play along. You have until the end of April to play and comment.


Clear Stickers Spring Magic

I positioned the ARTplorations Peeking Dahlias Stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media paper and secured with 3M Masking Tape.  Then used a sponge dauber to apply Clear Versamark thru the stencil on just the top flower.  Carefully removed card front from masked stencil.

Sprinkled center of flower with a combination of Distress Embossing Glaze Antique Linen and Vintage Photo for a light brown color.  Then removed powder and placed into jar and heat embossed the brown tone.  Used the same technique for each color of Distress Embossing Glaze: Rusty Hinge,  Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber.

Replaced card front under masking tape and added Clear Versamark to bottom flower.  Removed card front and repeated the same steps and heat embossing techniques.  Loved the shiny beautiful colors on both Dahlia blooms.

Die cut the frame with the largest A2 Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.
Attached to SU Basic White 100# card base.  Then added the Clear Stickers Spring Magic sentiment and Done!  

My card will be going to my dear 92 year old girlfriend,  Daisy!
She has always been an avid gardener and loves ALL Flowers.

Enjoy our Spring weather and getting outside to play in the dirt!  Love and Hugs..
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The Rules:
  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes: $20 prize code to winner / $7 prize code to 3 randomly picked entries

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Christmas in the Air Featuring CITA Kit #1 Again!

Monika and I are continuing to rotate hosting the Christmas in the Air (CITA) Featuring Stamplorations
Christmas in the Air Kit #1.  It is never too soon to start your Christmas stash😊
Shery is introducing my May 12th CITA Feature on STAMPlorations on her store blog.



 Using one of the 18 Gorgeous ATC images from the Kit #1  for my card.  I added black splatters and Clear Stickers, "Merry Everything" from the kit.  Popped up the ATC onto die cut red cardstock and then attached to white card base.

The second card using "Christmas ATC" from kit, which I added black splatters and "Merry Everything" Clear Sticker.  Popped up on die cut red cardstock and attached to white card base.


The third card using "Christmas ATC" from kit, which I added black splatters and "Merry Everything" Clear Sticker.  Popped up over angled die cut blue cardstock and attached to white card base.


Fourth card using "Christmas ATC" from kit and added white splatters, "Merry Everything" Clear Sticker.  Popped up over angled die cut blue cardstock and attached to white card base.


Are you ready for a totally different Christmas Card from the same very creative Christmas in the Air Kit #1
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I used the "Holiday Trees Stencil" and stenciled the upper part of the white card base using Distress Inks and blended with i-Crafter i-Brushes.  Used Zig markers to color the stars and tree trunks.
Then removed the stencil.  Loved the Christmas trees:-)

Next added Wink of Stella to the cute deer's nose, antlers, scarf and hooves:-)
Added Washi Tape from my stash to ground the "Christmas Ephemera #1" cute deer from the Kit,  then popped up the deer with craft foam and stamped the sentiment from the" Christmas Joy" clear stamp set.  Attached black cardstock over white 100# cardstock card base to make the card front pop!  Then Done!  A fun and cute kids card:-)


Now to share the "Christmas Coffee Cups" Colorables?  They make Beautiful Christmas Tags!

The 1st two coffee mugs I spread a thin layer of Watercolor Ground (or you can use clear Gesso) and let dry,  which prepared the 120# cardstock for my wet on wet watercoloring.  I used Kuretaki Gansai watercolors and when dry stamped with "Christmas Joy" stamp set sentiments.  So fun and relaxing to paint the Colorables.


My next two Colorables Coffee Mugs are very different from each other.  The darker coffee mug I watercolored with Zigs and then heat embossed the entire mug with clear embossing powder. Then stamped and fussy cut the Joy from the "Christmas Joy" stamp set and attached to mug.  I colored the light colored mug with Prisma Pencils (no watercoloring) and  added a trimmed "Merry Everything" Clear Sticker.  


Wow..5 creative Christmas cards and 4 Coffee Mug tags to add to my stash and I still have more than enough products leftover to create another Christmas in the Air Feature in July:-)  Thank you for visiting my blog and would love to see you join me again in July for more Kit #1 inspiration😊


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Saturday, May 1, 2021

CAS Mix Up Stencil Rainbow Ink Blending

Time for the May CAS Mix Up (S) Rainbow Ink Blending Challenge hosted by our very talented Susan (Cat's Ink Corporated).  We have very colorful CAS cards by our DT and our Guest Designer.  Be sure and check out all their cards and the videos for gorgeous Rainbow Ink Blending Inspiration.


I used a Stencil, Distress Oxide Inks, Die cuts and Stamping.
 
I began by placing SU Whisper White 100# Cardstock on my glass mat and covering with ARTplorations Bold Florals Stencil and securing the stencil with 3M Masking Tape.

Used makeup brushes to blend my Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet on the blossoms. Used DOX Rustic Wilderness and Peacock Feathers for the leaves.  Whew..lots of rainbow colors😀

Removed stencil and used Memory Box "Stitched Rectangle" Die to cut the main image.  Then used MISTI to stamp the SSS "Bouquet of Thanks" sentiment with Archival Jet Black ink.

Popped up the image with craft foam and attached to 100# cardbase and then decided to die cut the border using the leftover image with the next larger size of the stitched rectangle and slipped it over the popped up image.  Loved the results. Now my card was Done!

Hope you like my colorful CAS card and will join us for this fun challenge.  Thank you so much Jenny for your Rainbow Challenge.

You have until the 24th to play along.  We would Love to see your rainbow colored CAS cards. 

Love and Hugs...

 

Supplies:

Stamps: SSS Bouquet of Thanks sentiment.

Paper: SU Whisper White 100#

Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet on the blossoms. Used DOX Rustic Wilderness and Peacock Feathers.  Archival  Jet Black.

Accessories: ARTplorations "Bold Florals" Stencil.  Make Up Brushes. 3M Masking Tape.  Memory Box "Stitched Rectangles Dies".  Craft Foam. Gina K Connect Glue. MISTI.


   

STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge

Time for our STAMPlorations May Stencil Anything Goes Challenge.  I was inspired by the beautiful Springtime season😎  Hope you join us and check out the inspiring Stencil projects by our Design Team.


ARTplorations Bloomdalascopic 5 stencil
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements
Clear Stickers Hello Spring

I began by die cutting the front of my SU Basic White 100# card base with the  CUTplorations Circles All Over Texture Cover Plate.  Next secured ARTplorations Bloomdalascopic 5 Stencil over white 100# cardstock using 3M Masking Tape.

Then I used i-Crafter i-Brush to blend the Distress Oxide Inks thru the stencils.
Used DOX inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserve and Worn Lipstick.  The DOX inks have a more muted tone than Distress Inks.

Placed image layer in MISTI and stamped Mixed Media Elements images using Archival Jet Black ink.
Then removed and die cut the stenciled and stamped image with a stitched circle die.
Popped up with craft foam and attached to card base.

Added  Clear Stickers Hello Spring sentiment to piece of white paper,  trimmed and attached to cardbase and Done!  Fun using 6 stamps from the Mixed Media Elements stamp set for the 1st time😊

We would love to have you join us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.
Love and Hugs,


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The Rules:
  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes: $20 prize code to winner / $7 prize code to 3 randomly picked entries


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Adding to NBUS Challenge #26 I used STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements for the 1st time😊



Tuesday, April 20, 2021

CAS Christmas Challenge Rainbow

CAS Christmas Card Challenge for April is hosted by the very CAS talented Trina!  She is asking us to use Rainbow colors on our CAS Christmas Cards.  There are awesome cards by the Design Team and Guest Designer, Izzy.  Be sure and check out this fun challenge and add to your Christmas Card Stash!


Here is my CAS Rainbow Card.  Enjoy!

I am always so inspired by Trina's Phamtastic Design very Clean and Simple Christmas Card Designs.

Much to my surprise...I was thrilled and pleased to create a very CAS Christmas Card😊
Thank you Trina for always inspiring me and hosting the creative CAS April challenge.

I found a beautiful metallic shiny Magical's  background in my stash.  I used several Magicals powders that I reconstituted with water,  but I did not write down the colors.  I Die cut it using SSS Winter Trees Die.  I used scotch tape to keep the pieces attached then die cut a piece of MM paper and attached to the Magical's trees for added dimension.  Next set aside the rainbow colored trees.

Then die cut the CUTplorations Stitched Snow Hills out of SU Basic White Thick 100# cardstock.
Attached snow hills to SU 100# card base.  Stamped STAMPlorations Christmas Joy sentiments and then attached the die cut trees and Done! QCAS design😊

You still have until the 24th to play along with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge.
Love and Hugs

Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Christmas Joy sentiments.
Paper: SU Basic White Thick 100# cardstock.  
Inks: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: SSS Winter Trees Die.  CUTplorations Stitched Snow Hills Die.


Thursday, April 15, 2021

CAS Mix Up April Paper Piecing Beautiful Blooms Reminder


You still have until the 24th to play in our CAS Mix Up Paper Piecing Beautiful Blooms Challenge hosted by the very creative Linda (Life in the Craft Lane).


I have really enjoyed this challenge.  It is a great way to use some of our treasured favorite Designer Papers😊

Used Stamping and Stamping on DP, Fussy Cutting and Doodling.
I used Basic Grey "Stella Ruby" Designer Paper,  but a different 12"x 12" sheet than what I used on my launch card.  I love the rich earthy color tones and distressed designs on these beautiful Designer Papers,  which I have had for years.

I chose my paper then stamped the Magenta Large Daisy (C. 48018.N) and Leaves (C. 0705) with Archival Jet Black Ink onto the Designer Paper in several areas of the paper,  so I would have several choices.  Then fussy cut with SU Papersnips several daisies and leaves.  Now I have extras for a future project.

Then I stamped the images on SU Very Vanilla Thick card base.  I could not get my camera to recognize the softer Very Vanilla base,  but it gave a more blended tone with the DP.

Attached leaves and then flower with Connect Glue and weighted down with a large acrylic block.  Then added the doodled border using Pegma Sensei 0.4mm pen.

Next stamped STAMPlorations "Life is Sweeter" designed by Dee sentiment and Done!  Loved the results💕

We would love to have you join us with your paper piecing cards.
Thank you Linda for a fun and easy challenge.  Love and Hugs.