Saturday, February 22, 2020

CAS Watercolour February Challenge: Red and Black

The February CAS Watercolour Challenge: Red and Black is hosted by the
very talented, Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad).  There are so many gorgeous cards 
by the amazing Design Team, Guest Designer.



Here is my card using the brand new STAMPlorations "Layered Vases" stamp set
designed by the artsy talented Shirley, Bees Knees!

I kept my design CAS and loved using the Red and Black color combo.
The card format is 6" x 4 3/4" so I could add a black frame.
I die cut the card front 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using CUTplorations Basic
A2 Panels Nesting Dies.

I used my MISTI to stamp the vase and flowers image with Black Versafine ink
and heat embossed with clear EB powder.

Then placed the card front in my MISTI for all the watercolor stamping,  using Distress
Oxide inks: Candied Apple and Black Soot spritzed with water and stamped.

Kept the card front in MISTI and stamped the sentiment using DOX Candied Apple and heat embossed with clear EB powder.

Using my MISTI for all the steps made for a Quick Clean and Simple card:-)

I am looking forward to trying my luck using a more artsy design with this
new awesome stamp set in the near future!

Thank you Marcia for a fun and easy CAS Watercolour Challenge.
You have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs..

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Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Layered Vase" by Shirley Bees Knees.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Basic Black CS
Inks: Versamark Black ink,  DOX inks: Candied Apple and Black Soot.
Accessories: CUTplorations "Basic A2 Panels Nesting Die" for card front.  SU Clear EB Powder and Heat Tool, MISTI



Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge


If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount:-)


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge: Joy

The February CAS Christmas Challenge is filled with "Joy"!
The Challenge is hosted by the very talented Linda with sweet and joyful Christmas 
cards by the Guest Designer, Claire (String Bows) and Design Team.
You will be inspired like I was to add to your 2020 Christmas Stash:-)


I took the liberty to add a CUTplorations "Joyful" sentiment from the
"Christmas Sentiments Dies" set!  Hope that it was ok that I did not use a Joy sentiment.
I die-cut the Joyful once from an Alcohol Ink red background from my stash
and 3 more times from
SU Whisper White 100# CS. Then stacked layers using Connect Glue and set aside.

Next die-cut a 4 1/4" square card front using Memory Box 
"Large Circle Burst Die".  Attached Alcohol Pearls Ink background to die cut card front.  

The beautiful shimmery alcohol pearls ink background was from my stash.
I used Sublime and Tranquil Alcohol Pearls inks for the blue and green tones.
I am hooked on the new Alcohol Pearls inks.  I now have 3 sets:-)

 I attached Joyful and card front to card base using Connect Glue and Done!
I loved how my QCAS Christmas card turned out.  
I think I will be designing more with Alcohol Pearls Inks and die cut sentiments:-)

Thank you Lin for hosting your fun Christmas Challenge!
You have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs..

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Supplies:
Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#,  Yupo for Alcohol Pearls backgrounds.
Ink: Rnager Alcohol Pearls Ink: Sublime and Tranquil.  Alcohol Inks: Reds.
Accessories: Memory Box: Large Circle Burst Die.  CUTplorations: Christmas Sentiments Dies.Connect Glue..Gina K.  


Saturday, February 15, 2020

CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder: Foil

Time for our CAS Stencil Challenge Foil Reminder!
So many gorgeous Foil cards and many different techniques from our DT and GD, Steph.

You have until the 24th to play along!

These videos are great for helping you choose a technique!
Video Tutorials:
Foiled Ornaments with Stamp-n-Stencil - Gina K. Designs (19:18)
How to Foil with Stencils - Justine Hovey (7:08)
Foiling Through Stencils -  Nancy Stamps (20:38)
7 Ways to add Foil Without a Machine - Janie (26:18) - stencil part is at 15:35 of the video

Here is my Reminder card.


A Close Up showing the red foil Shine!

I used the Negative piece of foil that I peeled off of my original
Positive foil CAS Stencil Card.
Here is my CAS Stencil card with the positive image and the full description!

I carefully placed the stenciled foil positive image over a piece of
SU Whisper White 100# Cardstock attaching the corners with Connect Glue by Gina K.
Then Die Cut with Reverse Confetti "Lacy Scallop Frame" Die.

Next popped up with white craft foam onto SU Whisper White 100# card base.
I added STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Hey, Sunshine" sentiment and Done!

I Love getting a Twofer out of one Technique:-)

Enjoy and hope you get to play along with us at CAS Stencil!  Hugs..

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Supplies:
Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# 
Inks: None
Accessories: Ranger Red Transfer Foil. Reverse Confetti "Lacy Scallop Frame "Die. Connect Glue Gina K. White Craft Foam. ARTplorations "Hearts All Over Stencil".


Friday, February 7, 2020

CAS Mix Up February Stencil from Die-Cuts

Playing along with the CAS Mix Up February Stencil from Die-Cuts Challenge
Hosted by the very talented Joanna.
Be sure and check out the cards by the Design Team and
wonderfully creative Guest Designer, Ina (Little Bits of Craft).



My card using Stencil from Die-Cut, Stamping, Die-Cut Frame, Sponging DOX's.

A very easy card design using "SSS Flowing Vine Collage Die" that I used to Die-Cut
an A2 size piece of SU Whisper White CS.  Then placed the die-cut CS over another
A2 piece of SU Whisper White CS and used a make up brush to sponge and blend
Distress Oxide Inks thru the Die Cut Stencil.  Used Twisted Citron,
Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxides.

I removed Die-Cut Stencil and set aside.
Then outlined Die Cut image with 05 Art Pen, which helped the image pop!
Used MISTI and stamped the SSS Bouquet of Thanks sentiment.

Used Penny Black "Leaf Stitched Frames" to Die-Cut frame.
Added STAMPlorations Sequins and popped up with white craft foam.
Done...with my 1st card:-)

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Here is photo of the card I made out of the die cut stencil so you can visualize 
my technique,  which worked great!

I blended the background with a make up brush using Distress Oxide: Twisted Citron.
Stamped STAMPlorations "Bird of Paradise" sentiment.

Die cut frame and popped up card front onto Whisper White 100# card base.
Added stencils and Done.  Very QCAS (Quick CAS) card:-)

I hope you get to play along with the CAS Mix Up Challenge. You have until
the 24th to play along.

Thank you Joanna for hosting this really fun challenge. 
I am inspired to use this technique again in the future:-)  Hugs..

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Supplies:
Card 1 and 2 
Stamps: SSS Bouquet of Thanks sentiment.
Paper: Whisper White 100#
Inks: Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: SSS "Flowing Vine Collage Die. Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frame Dies. Make Up Brush. MISTI, STAMPlorations Sequins. White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K. 05 Black Art Pen.  Zig Marker used to outline die cut frame.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

CAS Stencil Challenge: Foil

Come join us at the CAS Stencil February Challenge: Foil hosted by Barb!
Clever and Creative cards using fun techniques by our talented DT and 
Guest Designer, Steph (My Paper Corner).


These Foil Tutorial Videos provided by the DT were very helpful!
Video Tutorials:
Foiled Ornaments with Stamp-n-Stencil - Gina K. Designs (19:18)
How to Foil with Stencils - Justine Hovey (7:08)
Foiling Through Stencils -  Nancy Stamps (20:38)
7 Ways to add Foil Without a Machine - Janie (26:18) - stencil part is at 15:35 of the video



I used the video 7 Ways to add Foil Without a Machine!

Here is a close up showing the shine and true colors of the red foil.

Whew...I spent more time photographing and editing my photos for my Valentine for  
my dear 90 year old friend Daisy,  but she will love the shine:-)

I used ARTplorations "Hearts All Over" Stencil.
I placed the stencil over SU Whisper White 100# CS then sprayed with Pixie Spray.
 Next placed the Ranger Red Transfer Foil sheet with the Red side Up over the
 sticky stencil.

Then used the tip of my bone folder to rub the red foil in the stencil hearts,
checking occasionally to see if enough foil was transferred to the CS.
Then carefully removed the red foil setting aside.

Then die cut my foiled CS twice with Penny Black "Antique Frames Die".
Glued the larger frame to the card front and  popped up with white craft foam the smaller piece 
to the center of the frame.

Stamped the Altenew "Leaf Canopy" sentiment and Done!

To my surprise I got this positive foiled image and a negative foiled image
on the piece of foil that I set aside.  You will see the card I made later with the negative
image for my CAS Stencil Reminder card:-)

I love getting Twofer cards from one technique, don't you?!?

You have until the 24th to play along.  We would love to see your foil cards:-)  Hugs..

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Supplies: 
Stamps: Altenew Leaf Canopy sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#
Inks: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: ARTplorations Hearts All Over Stencil. Ranger Red Transfer Foil Sheet. Pixie Spray. Connect Glue..Gina K. White Craft Foam. Penny Black Antique Frames. MISTI..sentiment


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge January 2020: Tag Card

I finally got a chance to play in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Tag Card
hosted by the very talented, Christine.

You have until the 24th to play along.




I have been purging my craft room,  which means I am going thru all my stashes.  
I found this beautiful Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper red background and 
die cut with my CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Die.  
Also found a larger white Luggage Tag.

Next I die cut several Merry sentiments using CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Dies.
There are 7 Christmas Sentiments in the set.  You will be seeing more in the future:-)

I stacked 3 Merry's using Connect Glue and attached to tag.
Next placed tag in MISTI and stamped Christmas with Archival Jet Black ink.
Added STAMPlorations Shaker Blends Sequins using Connect Glue.
Then added SU twine.

Popped up red tag onto white tag with White Craft Foam.
Dry embossed SU Whisper White 100# CS with SU Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
Then attached tags and Done!

So happy to add a card to my Christmas Stash.
Thank you Christine for a fun Challenge.  Hugs...

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Supplies: 
Stamps: Visible Images "Sentimental Christmas" sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White 100 #,  Yupo
Inks: Alcohol Inks..Reds.  Archival Jet Black
Accessories: CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies and Christmas Sentiments Dies.  STAMPlorations Shaker Blends Sequins. SU 3 D "Subtle" Embossing Folder and Twine.  White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K.