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😊


Note: Photo shows only 9 of the 18 Ephemera ATC Cards!







 

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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.

STAMPlorations April 2021 Stencil Extra Challenge

Time for our STAMPlorations April Stencil Extra Challenge.



ARTplorations Slimline Riotous Blooms Stencil.
Bee's Knees Layered Butterflies.

 I am loving this wonderful Slimline Riotous Blooms Stencil.
I secured the stencil on my glass mat using 3M masking tape. Then used Distress Oxide Inks and applied diagonally using i-Crafter's
i- Brushes to blend the colors.  

Removed stencil and used MISTI to stamp the butterflies with Archival Jet Black ink.  Stamped the sentiments from the same set and added a bit of embellishment with SU White Perfect Accents to the center of some of the flowers.

Attached layer to SU Cucumber Crush 4" x 9" card base and Done!
I was very happy with the Springtime Slimline design.

We would love to have you join us at STAMPlorations.  

You still have until the end of the month to play in our Stencil Challenge.
Be sure and follow the rules so you will be eligible for the prizes.

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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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Twofer April Leaves

Darnell's (aka Dolly) April Twofer Challenge is "Leaves".  #37.
No way I could miss out on this fun challenge😊


                 Sharing both cards using one of the Altenew "Leaf Clusters" stamps.
Can you find the same leaf stamp?
  
Many Thanks Card

I cut Fluid 100 Hot Press 140# 100% Cotton watercolor paper 4" x 4" and placed in MISTI.  Then inked the leaf stamp from Altenew "Leaf Clusters" set with Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio and sprayed with water lightly and stamped in the upper left corner.  Let dry and then inked the same leaves with DOX Peacock Feathers and sprayed lightly,  which gave me a pretty 2 toned leaves image.

Used another leaf from the set and stamped in MISTI using the same technique.
Next decided to die cut the center with SSS "Postage Stamp Edge Frames".
Then popped up with craft foam to add more interest and dimension.

Stamped Penny Black "Happy Snippets" sentiment with Archival Jet Black ink and attached to SU Whisper White 100# CS and Done!

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Miss You Card

I used the same Fluid WC paper and same MISTI watercolor technique on an A2 size card front for my 2nd card.  I changed the Distress Oxide ink,  using Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness.  I stamped the Altenew "Leaf Cluster" leaves with the lighter colored Peeled Paint and lightly spritzed with water and let dry. Then stamped again with the darker Rustic Wilderness using the same technique and let dry.

Next stamped the Penny Black "Country Charisma" leaves on the lower left side of card front with Rustic Wilderness.  Then stamped the 2 sentiments from the "Leaf Clusters" set.  Then decided to die cut the card front with Penny Black "Antique Frame".  Attached to SU Whisper White 100# card base and Done!  I was very pleased with both of my easy CAS cards.  

Enjoy and Thank you Dolly for another fun Twofer Challenge.
Love and Hugs...

Supplies:
1st Card
Stamps: Altenew Leaf Clusters.  Penny Black Happy Snippets.
Paper: Fluid 100 Hot Press 140# 100% Cotton.  SU Whisper White 100#.
Inks: Distress Oxide: Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: MISTI. T.H. Distress Sprayer. SSS Postage Stamp Dies. Craft foam.


2nd Card
Stamps: Altenew Leaf Clusters.  Penny Black Country Charisma.
Paper: same as 1st card.
Inks: Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: MISTI.  Distress Sprayer. Penny Black Antique Frame Die.

Sharing with NBUS Challenge #25 since I used my NBUS Leaf Clusters stamps.



Thursday, April 1, 2021

CAS Mix Up Paper Piecing

Time for our April CAS Mix Up Challenge: Paper Piecing hosted by the very talented Linda (Life in the Craft Lane).  Be sure and check out the awesome cards by our Design Team and our talented Guest Designer Bonnie (Paper Crafter at large) too.

This challenge will give you the wonderful opportunity to use some of your treasured Designer Papers too😊  

My card using Paper Piecing, Fussy Cutting, Heat Embossing, die cutting and Stamping.

I looked thru my treasured favorite Designer Papers after choosing this Impression Obsession F16363 Hydrangea flower stamp.  I found a 12" x 12" single sheet of Bohemia Designer Paper that I bought when our local stamp store went out of business several years ago.
  
I was pleased with the green and blue diagonal striped distress colors that worked out beautifully for the hydrangea.  

I stamped the Impression Obsession flower image with Versafine black ink onto SU Whisper White 100# CS and heat embossed with SU Clear EB Powder.

Then stamped the Designer paper with the same image, ink and EB Powder and heat embossed.  Next I used SU  Papersnips to fussy cut the flower and stem.  Set aside and die cut the image layer with Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die.  

Next placed the image layer in MISTI and stamped the STAMPlorations "Life is Sweeter" sentiment designed by Dee using Archival Jet Black ink.  Attached fussy cut flower with Gina K Connect Glue.  Placed a large acrylic block over flower to secure it.

I then used a slightly larger MB Stitched Rectangle die on a leftover piece of the same Designer Paper to frame the main image.  Attached to main image and then to SU Whisper White 100# Card Base.

One last step...blue gems from my stash from Joanne's years ago.
I placed them in the center of each flower.  So simple and so pretty😊

Thank you Linda for such a fun easy challenge that I look forward to using again.  I have always liked fussy cutting and heat embossing.

We would love to have you join us.  You have until the 24th to play along.
Stay safe and Creative.  Love and Hugs..

Supplies:
Stamps: Impression Obsessions F16363 Hydrangea.  STAMPlorations by Dee "Life is Sweeter".
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Bohemia BH1007 Diagonal Stripe/Green.
Inks: Versafine black.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: SU Papersnips. Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies. MISTI. Heat Tool.  SU Clear EB Powder. Blue Gems.


STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge

Time for our STAMPlorations Stencil Anything Goes Challenge!
Be sure and check out the talented Design Teams stencil projects too.


We would love to have you join our challenge and commenting is always appreciated.

ARTplorations Slimline Flair Stencil.
STAMPlorations Happy Birthday.
CUTplorations Birthday Word Die.

A fun birthday card using the ARTplorations Slimline Flair Stencil. .
I laid the stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media 4" x 9" card base and secured with 3M masking tape making sure I only covered the frame around the stencil so the result would be a white frame on the finished card.

Next used i-Crafter i-Brushes to apply the Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio,  Twisted Citron and Broken China.  Then removed the stencil.

Next Die-cut the CUTplorations Birthday Word Die  , Birthday word die out of same paper.
Sponged the same Distress Oxide inks onto the Birthday word then die-cut another word and attached to the colored word for added dimension using Gina K Connect Glue.  Attached Birthday to card.

Then stamped "Happy" using Happy Birthday stamp to a scrap and heat embossed with Broken China Ranger  Distress Embossing Glaze, which added a nice shine. Added sentiment to another layer of paper that I had sponged with Twisted Citron and popped up with craft foam and attached above the Birthday and Done!

Loved how well the colors blended thru the stencil using the i-brushes.

Enjoy and you have until the end of the month to add your stencil project and comment for prizes:-)

Love and Hugs..

STAMPlorations Products

ARTplorations Slimline Flair Stencil.

STAMPlorations Happy Birthday.

CUTplorations Birthday Word Die.
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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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