Saturday, July 4, 2015

Monochromatic Floral Birthday Wishes- Having Fun with Watercolor :-)

Hi Again Stampers!

I am celebrating the 4th of July in my craft room today since my hubby has to work all day :-(  and I wanted to share another card that I created using a simple watercolor technique.

This card was designed using the IN{K}SPIRE_ME #205 Color Challenge along  with the SR284 Flowers Challenge.

Again, I hope you have the time to stop by the above sites to check out the inspiration from both Design Teams as well as the other wonderful gallery entries!

To create this card:

Using the same techniques as noted in this original blog post (minus the masking) stamp the images using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock,  color with the AquaPainter™ using Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Blackberry Bliss Classic Inks and add details with Stampin’ Write markers in the same colors.

Trim the image, mat onto Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant cardstock, add a few photo corners created with the 1” Square Punch and mounted onto a Whisper White card base to finish off the card.

I just love using inks and markers for watercolor- so relaxing and fun!!

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, retired Elements of Style and Watercolor Trio

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder; Stampin’ Write Markers- Blackberry Bliss and Elegant Eggplant

Paper:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder

Accessories: AquaPainter™, 1 “ Square Punch (for photo corners), Hexagon Punch (for banner points on sentiment), Pearls


Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful weekend, my friends! 

Happy 4th of July!! Home of the Free Because of the Brave :-)

Hi Stampers!

Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans!!  I hope all of you have a great time celebrating our freedom today and remember that freedom comes at a cost. 

I am so thankful for the men and women in our armed services that help keep our country free- we are the “Home of the Free Because of the Brave”!  

I am so thankful for those brave men and women that have gone before and those that are currently serving- as a nation and individually, we can never thank you enough for keeping our country free!!  May the Lord richly bless you and your families...

I wanted to create a card for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC244 Anything Goes Challenge to celebrate our freedom and decided to use the ColourQ CQC297Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ SC547 Sketch Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

Again, I hope you have the time to stop by the above sites to check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Teams as well as the other fabulous gallery entries!

This card was very easy to create using similar techniques as in these previous blog posts ****  

As noted in a previous post, I am trying to limit my actual blog posting time since creating the blog posts can take more time than creating the cards- lol!!  If you have any questions, please note in the comments - I read all of your comments and appreciate each and every one of you takes the time to comment...you are all such an encouragement to me!! ***

With a few markers scribbled onto acrylic blocks, I spritzed the blocks with water to watercolor the focal image, added  a bit of texture with embossing and layering- quick and easy!

Stamp Sets:  Not Forgotten, Land of the Free (both Our Daily Bread Designs)

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Crumb Cake, Pool Party, retired Midnight Muse and Poppy Parade

Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, retired Midnight Muse and Poppy Parade cardstock and DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Stars Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug™), Sanding Block, AquaPainter™, Water Spritzer Bottle, Natural Linen Thread, retired Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Clip, retired ⅜” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon


Again, if you have any questions, please let me know :-)

Thanks again for stopping by my friends- may the Lord bless you greatly on this 4th of July!! 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Luke 7:50- Your Faith has Saved You, Go In Peace... Bible Art Journaling- Day One :-)

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share with you today my very first Bible Art Journaling page that I created using the Splitcoaststampers CC537 Color  Challenge – Hello Honey, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder (minus the dessert- although salvation is "sweet" for sure!).  

Recently, it has come to my attention that there is such a thing known as Bible Art or Bible Faith Journaling.   I have always taken notes in my Bible and highlighted certain verses of Scripture but it never occurred to me to actually create art as a form of worship with my daily devotions or Bible Studies.

There are so many inspirational artists out there doing this very thing- I was inspired by the art of Karla Dornacher for this page (I drew the images by free hand but Karla does sell bookmarks that have this verse along with art that you can use for your own coloring and artwork).    I love her whimsical style and modified the artwork and lettering a bit to make it my own.

Another artist, Stephanie Ackerman at Homegrown Hospitality has a section called DocumentedFaith and in addition to teaching, also has numerous ideas on her blog.   Also, there is Illustrated Faith and ArtsyFaith- not to mention many more (just google "Bible Art Journaling" for a tremendous source of ideas).

If you are interested, I have set up a Pinterest board called Bible Journaling and we have started a challenge thread at Splitcoaststampers for Bible Art Journaling (first challenge is “Getting  Started” - see details here).

After fiddling around some more with song lyrics and "peace" doodling 
In addition, there has been a Splitcoaststampers' gallery designated for Bible Art Journaling, and if this is something that you are working on, we would love to see your artwork in the gallery.  If you do not have a profile on Splitcoaststampers, it is very easy to set up and there is no cost...  unless you decide to become a Fan Club Member, (which I highly encourage you to do so)- no, I do not receive commission from Splitcoaststampers :-) , but they have such a wealth of information for stamping, tutorials, etc. that the $25.00 US yearly cost for membership helps to maintain their massive site...pennies a day for a site such as theirs- the best bargain around!!

To get started in Bible Art Journaling, you do not need many supplies.  You may want to use a Wide Margin Bible (which I do own but it is in hiding right now :-)) and since the rest are not wide margin, I decided to create a journal using sheet protectors and a ring binder.  This way I can practice before drawing right into my Bible :-)

Today, I decided to start my journal using a printed page of Scripture from Luke 7:36-50 using the NKJV from the free website BibleGateway.   

Luke 7:36-7:50 is very meaningful part of Scripture to both my husband and I since this was the section of the Bible that spoke to both of us (almost twenty years ago) when we accepted Christ as our personal Savior. 

A former State Policeman, Tom Harmon had come to our local church for their Family Weekend,  and he preached on this message... unbeknownst to either of us, my husband and I both prayed to accept Christ during the invitational prayer that very same night!!  

I realized that if Christ could forgive this women and her faith could save her, then He could forgive my many sins and save me as well!!  At that point, I believed that Christ came to earth as a man, died on the cross for my sins, rose again on the third day and now sits at the right hand of the Father!   Our lives have been forever changed and even though we are still sinners, we are saved by the Grace of God and will spend all eternity with Christ, our Lord and Savior!!  Hallelujah, what a Savior!!

Original layout
This is the very reason why I have decided to start Bible Art Journaling!  He has given us all talents to use to glorify Him and I want to use my art for that very purpose :-)

So, I copied the NJKV verses from BibleGateway into a Word document, changed the font to Tempus Sans ITC and printed out the page onto Whisper White cardstock.   What I did not do was proof read before printing and noticed that some of the words that were in italics did not space properly- note to self…proof read before printing- lol!!

At that point, I used a ruler to space out what I wanted to draw and penciled in the drawing.  I used Pigma Micron™ Pens in .20, .25, .35 widths along with Stampin’ Up! Hello Honey, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder inks and markers and a Rexel Derwent® Turquoise Blue #39 Watercolor Pencil.

After first layer of coloring :-)
One of the things that I discovered was that the Pigma Micron™ pens are not completely waterproof, so next time, I will either not add watercolor or use Faber-Castell® Pitt Pens for watercolor (another note to self :-)). 

I also discovered that I kept adding elements- the lyrics for part of the song “InChrist Alone” by Keith and Kristyn Getty, the scroll border, more arrows, etc.  So I believe that you may find that you are never finished your page- lol!!
I am looking forward to this new type of art form and will most likely incorporate stamps along with other mixed media in the future.

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a blessed week!!  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trust The Lord and "Let It Flow" :-) !!

Hi Stampers! 

I had such a fabulous time yesterday creating and stamping with friends- thanks Robbie for your hospitality and thanks to all of the “girls” for their fellowship and encouragement! 

They wanted to me to show them how I created the watercolor backgrounds so I decided to CASE one of my own cards and change it up using the Splitcoaststampers’ CC536 Color Challenge- Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Real Red (I skipped dessert) for a patriotic color combination (see details here and gallery here) along with the Simon Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge.


The steps to create the background are identical to the original post and since it is all just one watercolored panel layered onto the card base, it is very easy to mail and does not require additional postage :-).

To me this is a Clean and Simple card, but to others, maybe not so Clean or Simple (watercolor can be fun but a bit messy)  :-)

We had a blast and they were teasing me since I kept reminding them not to be too perfectionistic with the ink, “Just let it flow, let it flow!”- lol!!

If you have any questions on the process, please let me know.  Since many of my cards are created with techniques I have used in previous blog posts, I will most likely start linking to the previous posts to save time (FYI- sometimes it takes longer for me to create the blog post than the actual cards themselves)  :-)

Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness, Trust God, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Real Red; Stampin’ Write Markers- Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Real Red; White Gel Pen and/or Faber-Castell® White Pitt Pen

Paper/Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper, Whisper White (heavier for card base)

Accessories: AquaPainter, Water Spritzer Bottle or Mister


Thanks again for stopping by- have a great week, my friends!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TCC38 Mixed Media - Weathered Daisies :-)



Hi Stampers!!

It’s time for the new Card Concept #38 Inspiration Photo Challenge!  I love all of the texture from the peeling paint on the chair along with the cheerful daisies and used that as my inspiration for my Mixed Media card.  

This scene reminds me of the summers that we would spend in rural New York State with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins...there were so many gorgeous older buildings with weathered wood- an artist's dream :-)

I combined our Card Concept challenge with the Splitcoaststampers’ WT536 “Get A Little Grungy” Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.   

Hope you can find some time to gather your supplies together and come join in on the fun!! 

To create this card:

On a retired piece of Newsprint Designer Series Paper (DSP), apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain to give the appearance of white washed paint.

Add a bit of Ranger® Tim Holtz® Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters Distress Stain to build up layers (using a Heat Tool to dry between layers of ink).

Once you have the background the desired color, randomly apply Judikins MicroGlaze™ to the areas that you would like to “weather”.

Use a spatula or old credit card to add Studio 490® Wendi Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste and carefully dry with the Heat Tool.

Once dried, use a paper towel to gently rub some of the crackle paste and background color away (to mimic the peeling paint).  It is a bit difficult to see in the photo but the background definitely has cracks and looks like it has peeled :-)

Once you have achieved the desired effect, use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge® to seal the surface.

Using Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink, ink and s
Trying to show the crackle, can you see it?
tamp the Musical Score (retired background stamp) onto random areas of the background.
Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges and mount the panel onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock (also distressed with the Distressing Tool).

Mount the entire background panel onto a 5 ½”square Whisper White card base.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Daisies Flowers #2 Bigz™ Die to cut out two sets of daisies from Whisper White cardstock.

Use a foam brush to apply Gesso to the daisies and once dry, assemble the flowers and had the Daffodil Delight button centers (with a piece of DSP as the “thread”).

Create the leaves from Wild Wasabi cardstock with the Martha Stewart Leaf Punch and adhere the leaves along with the large daisy to the card front.

Cut a 1” strip from the Newsprint DSP, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain and allow to dry.

Adhere ½ of a White Tea Lace  Doily (distressed  with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink) to the card front on  an angle, cover the doily edge with the Newsprint DSP strip and tuck a few of the daisy petals behind the strip.

Add the remaining daisy and leaves along with Pearls in the corners.
Ink the sentiment using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.

Create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch and add a bit of Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink to “antique” the paper.

Mount the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Bloom with Hope (retired hostess), Musical Score (retired background)

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Ranger® Tim Holtz®  Distress Stains- Picket Fence, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters; Ranger® Tim Holtz®  Distress Ink- Old Paper

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, retired Newsprint DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Daisies Flowers #2 Bigz™ Die, Gesso®, Mod Podge®, Judikins Microglaze™, Studio 490® Wendi Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste, Heat Tool, Distressing Tool, Hexagon Punch, MS Leaf Punch, Sponge Dauber, White Tea Lace Doily, Pearls, retired Daffodil Delight buttons


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a fantastic week and come play along with us at The Card Concept!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SUO125 Sending Wishes- A Fun Banner Edge and Nautical Theme

Hi Stampers!   

It’s time for the new SUO125 “Cutting Edge” Challenge (make a card edge that is not straight) so I decided to create a banner edge to a nautical themed card.   

FYI- The images on the focal panel are created using masking with ink and markers (so the main panel is all one layer) and of course, the banners are more than one layer and are the "cutting edge" to this card :-)

I also incorporated the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC360 Color Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ Free For All F4A277 “JUNE Recipe” (J=Jewels, U=Uneven Edge, N= Nautical and E= Embossing)-see details here and gallery here.

I hope you will find the time to check out all the rest of our Design Team ideas at SUO Challenges as well as those at the other two challenge sites- great inspiration from all!

To create this card:
The angle of my camera lens makes  this card  look a  bit crooked, but trust me, it is not :-)
Ink the lighthouse image from the new set, From Land to Sea with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp another image onto a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask.
Mask the lighthouse image and ink the map image from The Open Sea using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and stamp onto the panel (also stamping another map onto a piece of scrap paper to create a mask).
Keep the mask in place for the lighthouse image and mask the map image. 
Use Smoky Slate Classic Ink to ink the script stamp from By The Tide, stamp off once before stamping onto the panel, re-ink the stamp, stamp off and repeat the steps to cover the background. 
Using Island Indigo Classic Ink to stamp the seahorse and compass images from By The Tide (re-inking and stamping the seahorse twice).
Using Smoky Slate Classic Ink, stamp the coral image from By The Tide onto the panel.
Remove the masks, use an AquaPainter™ with Island Indigo Classic Ink to  color  the lighthouse and add shadows with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker.
Add color to the compass with the Island Indigo, Chocolate  Chip and Sahara Sand  Stampin’ Write markers.
Re-mask the lighthouse and map, ink the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Island Indigo, stamp off onto scrap paper a few  times, huff onto the stamp and add a  bit of  splatter to the background.
Stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Basics using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, trim the background panel and mount onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of  Chocolate Chip cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Island Indigo cardstock.
Create the banners using embossed Whisper White cardstock (embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder), mounted onto Smoky Slate cardstock and again onto Chocolate Chip cardstock (I used the Hexagon Punch to create the banner points since they were of varying widths and shorter lengths).
For the small banners, use the Banner Punch to punch out banners from Smoky Slate, Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Layer the banners in a rectangle shape onto a scrap piece of paper and stamp with the ledger stamp from The Open Sea using Island Indigo Classic Ink.
Mount the layered focal image panel onto a 5 ½” x  5 ¼” Square card base from Whisper White cardstock.
Add the banners on the edge starting with the larger embossed banners first, next layer the smaller stamped banners on top.
Finish off the edge with a strip of Island Indigo cardstock layered onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.
Create the photo corners from a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock- Use the  1” Square Punch to punch out a “notch” from the scrap piece of cardstock, then re-position the punch from the notch to punch out the “photo corner,”, create the angle on the edges with your scissors and there you have it, a photo corner  
Use the same steps as above to create another photo corner from the remaining cardstock for the opposite corner.
Add the photo corners to the card front and add the Rhinestones to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets:  By The Tide, From Land to Sea, The Open Sea, Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate; Stampin’ Write Markers- Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches:  Hexagon, Banner, 1” Square, Rhinestones, scrap paper (for masking)

Thanks again for stopping by – I hope to see your Stampin’ Up! Only project in our “Cutting Edge” Challenge  gallery!

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Heavens Declare The Glory of God:-)

Hi Again Stampers! 

Here is my final Splitcoaststampers’ Virtual Stamp Night card for the JUN15VSNJ  “Your Happy Place” Challenge (see details here and gallery here) along with the SC545 Sketch Challenge (see details here and gallery here) and the ColourMe...Subtle! CMCC76 Challenge.

For the past 20 years or so, my husband and I have only been able to take a day off here and there from work, therefore, we have not been able to travel too far from home so our favorite “Happy” place right now is Shenandoah National Park :-)  

We love the majestic vistas and overlooks and this was the first place I thought of when I saw this challenge :-)  

I used masking along with sponges to create this landscape card but it is very difficult to capture the splendor and glory of Shenandoah with mere stamps and sponges...this card made me long for Shenandoah- I think we need to visit our “happy” place again soon!

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you visit the linked sites to check out the marvelous inspiration by all!

To create this card:

Create a mask for the mountains using scrap paper and just tearing the edge.

Position the mountain mask along with a circle for the moon onto Whisper White cardstock and sponge Coastal Cabana ink along with just a hint of Elegant Eggplant for the sky area.

Remove the masks and re-mask the sky area and mountain ridge, sponge Elegant Eggplant onto the cardstock, remove the masks and repeat to create the mountain ridges.

Add Old Olive at the bottom of the scene.

Ink the tree images from Lovely As A Tree with Stāz-On® Jet Black ink and stamp onto the sponged background, mask the hills,  re-ink the stamp and stamp again.

Add a bare tree to the left using the Faber-Castell® B Black  Pitt Pen marker and  add a  few birds as well.

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Big Shot™ and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim the panel and mount onto the Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

Print out the verse sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock and create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch.

Use the Big Shot™ with the MFT Stitched Circle Die to cut out the focal image and mount the sentiment onto the front.

Create a few banners from scraps of Elegant Eggplant, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive cardstock using the Hexagon Punch and adhere behind the sentiment.

Mount the entire focal image layer onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Digital Verse from Word Art Wednesday
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive; Faber-Castell® B Pitt Pen Black marker

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Circle Die, Hexagon Punch, Sponge Daubers, scrap paper for masking, Rhinestones


Thanks again for stopping by- off to do some neglected housework now :-)  Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!

JUN15VSNI Happy Together with Betsy the Beekeeper :-)


Hi Again Stampers!!

This card was created for the Splitcoaststampers’ Virtual Stamp Night JUN15VSNI “Happy Together” Challenge (see details here and gallery here) using the CC535 Color Challenge- Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry with dessert to add a punched or die cut element  (see details here and gallery here) as well as the SC540 Sketch Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

Woohoo!!  I was able to incorporate all of the nine elements for this “recipe” challenge and pulled out one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Betsy the Beekeeper (just love this gal with her honey hive and jars :-)).

Again, if you have not already done so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites to check out the wonderful Design Team samples as well as the galleries!

To create this card:

Ink the retired stamp image, Betsy the Beekeeper using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.

 Using an AquaPainter™, apply Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink to her dress and use Stampin’ Write Markers-  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand  (for shadows) to finish coloring the image.

Use a sponge dauber with the Mini Punchenella stencil by Balzar Designs to add Daffofil Delight with the Honeycomb portion of the stencil to the background.

Trim the image and mount onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.
Trim a piece of retired International Bazaar Designer Series Paper (DSP) and mount onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Create the Whisper White square card base and adhere a piece of retired Rich Razzleberry DSP (solid color from a retired Hostess Level I selection years ago) and add the 5 ¼”  x 5 ¼” square of  retired Beyond the Garden DSP.

Adhere a paper doily to the background (I used a Royal Lace 6” diameter doily from my stash) and add the DSP on an angle per the sketch.

Add a few pieces of Rich Razzleberry ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon loops to the side of the focal image and adhere the Bermuda Bay Sequins (cut from the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim) to the side of the card near the ribbon and add the Pink Rhinestones to the centers of the sequins as well as the flowers on her dress (the pink rhinestones were from a retired Stampin’ Up!  Flower cardstock sticker pack- sorry, I do not recall the name:-)). 

Add the focal image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and adhere the Rich Razzleberry bow (created with the Bow Builder Punch) along with the retired Daffodil Delight button.

Close up of Betsy the Beekeeper :-)
Stamp the sentiment with using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.

Use the retired Word Window Punch to punch out the sentiment, create the banner points using the Banner Punch and adhere to a strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock (also creating banner points with the Banner Punch).

Mount the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Betsy the Beekeeper, Moon Lake (sentiment)

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Rich Razzleberry; Stampin’ Write Markers- Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand

Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry; retired International Bazaar, Beyond the Garden and Hostess Level I Pack DSP; Royal Lace 6” diameter Paper Doily

Accessories: Punches- Banner, Bow Builder, retired Word Window; Sponge Dauber, Bermuda Bay SequinTrim, retired Daffodil Delight button, retired Rich Razzleberry ¼” Grosgrain ribbon, retired Pink Rhinestones, Mini Punchenella stencil by Balzar Designs


Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I have one more VSN card to upload and  will do so shortly :-) 

Hugs and have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

JUN15VSNH- Clean and Simple Apple Pie :-)

Hi Again Stampers!!

This Clean and Simple (CAS) card was created for the Splitcoaststampers’ Virtual Stamp Night JUN15VSNH “Bake Up Some Happiness” Challenge (see details here and gallery here). Now we all know that baking apple pie is definitely not Clean and  Simple- lol!!

I used a free digital image from Free Vintage Digi Stamps (“A is for Apple Pie”) along with the Home Sweet Home image from the retired My Digital Studio (MDS) to create this "hybrid" card. 

This is the orig image :-)
Again, if you have not had the chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ site- tremendous inspiration from all!

To create this quick and easy card:

Open MDS and position the digital images onto a blank 8.5x 11 document.  Open up a square punch element to crop the image, color fill with Whisper White and print out the document using black ink.

Use a Faber-Castell® XS Black Pitt Pen to create cross-hatching in the background to fill-in the void from the digital punch and color the focal image using Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Pens  and Stampin’ Write markers (the cross-hatching is difficult to see in the photo but it is there:-))

Trim the images and mount onto Real Red cardstock.

Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock and mount onto a piece of Real Red cardstock, trim again and mount this background panel onto the Night of Navy card base.

Adhere the focal image and sentiment to the card front and add the Real Red punched heart (from the Owl Builder Punch) to finish off the card.

Quick and easy- I am starting to love this one hour time limit  :-)

Stamp Sets: Home Sweet Home (MDS), free Vintage Digi Stamp- A is for Apple Pie

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Stampin’ Blendabilities Light Smoky Slate Marker; Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers- CT2, CT3, DR3, TB5; Faber-Castell® Pitt Pen XS Black Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red

Accessories: Owl Builder Punch


Thanks again for visiting-only two more Virtual Stamp Night cards to go!
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