Saturday, September 21, 2019

Less is More #404 Typography

I am playing in the Less is More Typography Challenge.

"Visible Image" is the generous sponsor for the challenge.
Perfect timing as I just received 2 new Christmas stamp sets from their new release!

I loved the sentiments in the new "Sentimental Christmas" set.
Here is my Less is More Christmas card.
I used Distress Inks: Barn Door and Mowed Lawn for the smooshed background
and used the leftover inks for the splatters.

Placed in MISTI when dry and stamped the sentiment with Momento London Fog.
Then popped up on craft foam and attached to card base.

I decided to cover up some of the smooshing and splatters to make my 
card more CAS by adding a white die cut frame and Done!

So easy that I made a 2nd card with the leftover paint and products 
that were out and handy.  Love Twofers!

Adding 1st card also to the September CAS Watercolour Challenge: Complimentary Colors..

Enjoy and Happy Stamping...Hugs..


Supplies: Both cards..
Stamps: Visible Image: Sentimental Christmas
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Distress Inks: Barn Door, Mowed Lawn.  Memento London Fog
Accessories: Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frame.  MISTI, White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge Reminder: Baby Wipes

Already time for the CAS Stencil Reminder Challenge: Baby Wipes hosted by Julia!

There are beautiful and creative cards by our DT and wonderful Guest Designer
Sarah (Funky Fossil)! Be sure and check out the challenge blog.

You still have until the 24th to play along.

Enjoy my card!

I placed my new ARTplorations "Art Flowers 1" Stencil designed by Sanna over
Strathmore Mixed Media paper and secured on left side with masking tape, 
so I could open like a book to check out my sponging of Distress Oxide Inks.

I used DOX Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Abandoned Coral.  
Adding the colors light to dark with my makeup brushes.  

When satisfied with the colors I used a baby wipe over the stencil to give the
inks a lighter and more blended color appearance.
I really liked the results.

When dry I trimmed the background with the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running
Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.  Then added the STAMPlorations
Clear Sticker "Hey, Sunshine" sentiment.

Punched a butterfly out of leftover background and shaped with stylus
and added pearls,  popping up with dimensional.

Then added a few sequins and popped up with White Craft Foam onto
SU Whisper White 100# cardbase and Done!

Hope you get to play along too with the baby wipe stenciling challenge.  Hugs..


Adding to STAMPloratons Anything Goes.

Stamps: None....STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Hey, Sunshine" sentiment
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White 100#
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Abandoned Coral.  
Accessories: ARTplorations Art Flowers 1 Stencil designed by Sanna.  Baby Wipes.  CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.  SU Bitty Butterfly Punch (ret).  Pearls from stash. White Craft Foam. Sequins from stash.  Connect Glue Gina K. Make Up Sponges.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

CAS Mix Up Challenge: Inchies

Joanna is hosting this wonderful CAS Mix Up Challenge: Inchies.
So many creative cards by the DT and GD Stephanie (my ink well).
Be sure and check out all the beautiful and clever creations.

Using Stamping, Inchies made from Washi Tape, Die Cut, Punch and Heat EB.

I had the bright idea to use a section of Altenew "Floral Flurries" Washi Tape that 
Dolly shared with us at our May Retreat.  I chose the largest flower in the design and
fussy cut into 1 inch squares.

I was inspired by my dear friend, Hideko's  beautiful Inchies card.
 I used her idea to punch SU Postage Stamp 1" squares to frame my squares.  I used SU
black cardstock,  which I glued to each square.

I then die cut the SU Whisper White 100# CS using Penny Black "Leaf Stitched Frames".
Placed card front in MISTI and stamped and heat embossed the PB "Special
Sentiment" with Versafine black ink and SU Clear EB Powder.

I popped up the inchies with White Craft Foam and arranged carefully onto the 
die cut card front. Then attached to card base and Done!


I was so pleased with the result that I made a 2nd card using a smaller flower 
from the Washi Tape and used different sentiment from the same sentiment set.

Loved this card too!  Thank you,  Dolly for your Washi Tape and Hideko
for the punch idea:-)

Hope you all get to play along with this really fun and creative challenge too.  Hugs..


Supplies: Same for both cards 
Stamps: Penny Black "Special Sentiments".
Paper: Whisper White 100#.  Washi Tape
Inks: Versafine Black."
Accessories: Altenew "Floral Flurries" Washi Tape.  Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frames" Die. SU Clear EB powder and 1" Postage Stamp Punch. White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K. MISTI.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Baby Wipes

CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Baby Wipes Techniques.
This month hosted by our very talented Julia!
Julia has shared a video and instructions for baby wipe techniques.

You will be inspired by the Design Team and our amazing Guest Designer, 

My stenciling over the Distress Oxide baby wipe background.

I used a piece of SU Glossy Cardstock to smoosh Distress Oxide inks onto.  I had
used ink pads directly onto Glass Mat and then spritzed with water.
I dried between layers smooshing a couple more times.

I used Distressed Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac and
Blueprint Sketch.   When dry I wiped off chalky film from the DOX's with baby wipes.
Then burnished background with paper towel to bring out the shine.

Next secured ARTplorations by Sanna "Peacock Feathers" Stencil
 over the background with masking tape.  I used Sharpie Ultra Fine Black pen
to trace over stencil.
Then die cut the image with Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die. 

Next I added a new STAMPlorations Clear Sticker sentiment from the "Hey, Sunshine" set.
Popped up main image with Craft White Foam.
Die cut a white layer of Glossy CS and popped up with Foam and added each layer
to SU Whisper White 100# card base.

I had a leftover image background and so punched a couple of pretty butterflies
using SU retired butterfly punch. Shaped the butterflies with stylus and
added colored tiny rhinestones from my stash.  Attached with dimensionals
and Done!!  I was very pleased with the results.

Thank you Julia for a fun challenge.  You have until the 24th to play along:-)  Hugs..


Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes

Stamps: None...Clear Sticker for sentiment by STAMPlorations.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Glossy Cardstock.
Inks: Distressed Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch.  
Accessories:ARTplorations Peacock Feathers Stencil by Sanna.  Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Dies. SU butterfly punch. Rhinestones.  Craft White Foam.  Dimensionals. Baby wipes.