Thursday, March 19, 2020

CAS Mix Up: Acrylic Paints and Happy 4th Birthday!

CAS Mix Up is Celebrating their 4th Birthday:-)
Congratulations Loll and Bonnie.

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
(must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Jenny is hosting the Acrylic Paint Challenge!
Be sure and go to the CAS Mix Up site for many helpful videos and awesome cards
by the very talented DT and GD.

I used the same video technique that Jenny used on her beautifully textured card:-)

Here is my card using the Background Techniques by Teela Cunningham (9:29).
I made 5 backgrounds using different color combo's and
 techniques from the video!

I really liked the colors and textures in this background.
I used Cerumcoat Acrylics: Crimson, Fuchia, Opaque Yellow and White.

I added small drops of paints onto SU Whisper White CS and
used the flicking motion with a small piece of cardboard 
to blend the colors.  Then let dry over night.

Die cut SSS Flowing Vine Collage out of Whisper White CS.
Then attached to acrylic background and attached both layers
to cardbase.  Stamped sentiment and Done!

I was very pleased with the results and knowing I still have 4 more
backgrounds to play with in the future:-)  

Thank you Jenny for hosting a fun and creative challenge and
Happy Birthday CAS Mix Up and Thank You for All your Awesome Challenges!

You still have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs...


Stamps: SSS "Messages for Everyday Sentiments".
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# CS
Inks: Archival Jet Black.
Paints: Cerumcoat Acrylics: Crimson,  Fuchia, Opaque Yellow and Magnolia White.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder Card: Heat Embossing

Already time for our CAS Stencil Reminder cards!
Be sure and check out the awesome cards by our talented DT and Guest Designer, Cat!
Viv is hosting the creative challenge this month:-)

Had fun using new to me Shadow Black Watercolors!

I was so inspired when I saw my friend and fellow CAS Designer, 
Christine's (It's a card days night) Gorgeous card using Boku-Undo Shadow Black
Watercolors from Japan.  I now have the set of 6 colors:-)  
Be sure to Click on the link to Christine's Gorgeous card!

I used the Reddish Black on my Magenta "Large Daisy" and the 
Greenish Black on my TCW "Jungle Vines Stencil" leaves, which I heat embossed
using Versamarker watermark pen and SU Clear EB powder.

I used a #2 paint brush and palette for my painting and kept my watercolors diluted.

I Stamped my flower 1st using my MISTI and Archival Black ink.
Then painted with the reddish black watercolor and fussy cut.

Next stenciled the leaves with the greenish black watercolor and removed stencil.
Then luckily found my Versamarker pen to add to the leaves and heat embossed.

Popped up flower with dimensionals and added to leaves.
I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper for my card base and card front.
Added the STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Shine Bright" and Done!

Thank you again Christine for always inspiring me with your amazing 
mixed media projects!!!!

You still have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs...


Stamps: Magenta Large Daisy.
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Boku-Undo Shadow Black Watercolors: Greenish Black and Reddish Black. (I found the set of 6 on Amazon).  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: TCW Jungle Vines Stencil.  Versamarker pen. SU Clear EB Powder and heat tool. #2 paint brush. Palette. SU Papersnips and dimensionals.  STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Shine Bright".

STAMPlorations Stencil Reminder

Already time for the STAMPlorations March Stencil Reminder Challenge!
Be sure and check out the inspiring stencil projects by our talented Stencil Challenge Team!

ARTplorations All Blooms Stencil

When I blended the Distress Oxide Inks using the All Blooms Stencil for my March 1st STAMPlorations launch card I did not want to waste all the inks on my stencil so I spritzed 
the stencil with water and placed over Strathmore Mixed Media A2 card front 
and pressed with a paper towel to transfer the ink.  

I was pleased with the monoprint image,  so designed this card by die cutting the image 
with Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

Using a larger frame from the Rectangle Nesting Dies,  I die cut a 
SU piece of Rich Razzleberry Core-dinations CS (ret) to frame the monoprint image.

Popped up the monoprint using white craft foam onto colored cardstock
and attached to SU Whisper White #100 card base.  

Added the Inspirations #1 Clear Sticker sentiment and a few STAMPlorations
Shaker Blends Sequins and Done!

Always love making Twofer projects when only planning one:-)
We would love to have you join us with your stencil project.
You have until the end of the month to play along!  Hugs..


Stamps: None.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Rich Razzleberry CS.  Strathmore Mixed Media CS.
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Wild Violet, Seedless Preserves,
Squeezed Lemonade, fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Vintage Photo.
Accessories: ARTplorations All Blooms Stencil. CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. Spritzer. STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Spring Magic". Shaker Blends
Sequins. White Craft foam.


Products in the Springtime Sale 20% off!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

STAMPlorations Christmas in the Air March Projects

Time for the STAMPlorations March Christmas in the Air Projects by my 
Teamie Monika and I.  It is never too early to start your Christmas card stash:-)

This is our 3rd Feature Project.  Our last project will be the 2nd Wednesday in May.

I had fun designing a mixed media Christmas Tag for one of my Projects:-)

Here is a Close Up of the shine on the Tag!

I die cut the middle sized "Luggage Tag" out of mixed media paper.  
Then used Distress Oxide inks to smoosh colors onto the tag.
Heat embossed the Typografia Christmas sentiment using DOX ink and clear EB Powder.

Next splattered the tag with white acrylic diluted paint.
I loved the shine from the heat embossing so added Versamark pigment ink
to the entire tag and heat embossed with clear EB powder. Loved the shine!

I found the wooden snowflakes in my stash and heat embossed them for more shine.
Then added the thick twine and die cut white cardstock with the luggage die
for the back of the tag and Done!

Luggage Tags Nesting Dies,  Typografia Christmas Peace, Love & Joy.


For my 2nd project I designed a Tag Card. 
A quick CAS Christmas card design:-)

Stenciled the Dots All Over stencil with Nuvo Glimmer Paste and attached
to card base.

Next die cut tag with Stitched Tags Nesting Dies and stenciled with ARTplorations
Holly Background Mini Stencil using Zig watercolor markers.

Then placed in MISTI to stamp the sentiment from Homespun Christmas.
Popped up tag with white craft foam and Done!

Stitched Tags Nesting DiesDots All Over StencilHolly Background Mini Stencil
and Homespun Christmas for the sentiment.

Be sure and visit the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamie, Monika's beautiful Christmas Projects.

The Christmas in the Air feature also doubles as a mini blog hop.
Shery will randomly draw one winner of a $15 gift code from all the comments left on the Christmas in the Air posts on the STAMPlorations Blog
and comments left on Monika and my blogs! Hugs..


Don't miss out on the Stencil and Sticker Sale:-)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Heat Embossing

Time for our March CAS Stencil Challenge: Heat Embossing hosted by Viv

Be sure and check out the DT girls wonderful card samples and our very talented 
Guest Designer,  Cat's (Cat Luvs Paper) card.

Here is my card using a new to me Bokeh stencil set:-)

My 1st step I used a make up brush to add Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink
to the Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

Then I had fun using my new Newton's Nook Bokeh Stencil set,  which has 2 stencils for
layering off set Bokeh circles.  I stenciled the heat embossed white circles 1st
using Versamagic Cloud White Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear EB powder.

Next I placed the 2nd stencil over the background and used a make up brush to add
Peacock Feathers DOX ink.  I wiped off the DOX with a paper towel 
from the heat embossed circles, 
which made the DOX circles look as if they were behind the white!

I die cut my Bokeh background with Reverse Confetti "Frame Confetti Cuts" to
frame and bring the design together.

The Bokeh design has a real nice shine with the heat embossing,
so I thought the STAMPlorations Clear Sticker from the "New Day" set was perfect.

Enjoy and hope you join us for this fun challenge.  You have until the 24th to play along!


Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#,  Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: DOX Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. Versamagic Cloud White pigment ink.
Accessories: Newton's Nook Bokeh Stencil Set,  Reverse Confetti "Frame Confetti Cuts".  SU Clear EB powder, heat tool. White craft foam., makeup brush. STAMPlorations Clear Stickers "New Day".

Sunday, March 1, 2020

STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes

Time to play along with us at STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge!

After taking the month of February off all our Challenge Design Team Girls
are looking forward to having you join us with your creative March Stencil projects.

As always our Stencil Challenge is Anything Goes using a stencil or stencils in your project.

Here is my card using the beautiful New 
ARTplorations: All Blooms and Clear Stickers: Inspirational #1

ARTplorations: All Blooms and Clear Stickers: Inspirational #1
I sprayed the back of the stencil with light tack Pixie Spray and placed over SU 
Whisper White 100# cardstock.  Secured edges of stencil with masking tape.

Then the fun began...I used make up brushes to blend Distress Oxide Inks
on all the flowers.  I will list all the colors I used in my supply list.

Then removed stencil and carefully laid the colored All Blooms card front 
to the side of my work area.

I did not want to waste all the beautiful inks on my stencil,  so spritzed with water
and placed over another card front rubbing carefully with a paper towel 
to transfer the ink.  

I trimmed my stenciled colored card front to fit a horizontal A2 card and
attached with adhesive, then added an Inspirational #1 Clear sentiment and Done!

I loved how my card turned out and will be finishing my monoprint image into
a card for our Stencil Reminder Challenge.  Be sure and check out the DT Girls
projects.   You will be Inspired!!

You have until the end of the month to play along.   Hugs..

Please follow the Rules to be eligible for the prizes.


Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Wild Violet, Seedless Preserves,
Squeezed Lemonade, fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Vintage Photo...Whew...
Accessories: ARTplorations "All Blooms" stencil.  STAMPlorationals Clear Stickers: "Inspirational #1".  Pixie Spray. Make Up Brushes.

If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the