Saturday, September 20, 2014

Phil 4:19 My God Shall Supply All Your Need

Hi Stampers! 

Here is page nine of the heart album that I created for the Splitcoaststampers Divine Design Bible Verse BVC14 Challenge.  The initial post located here describes the steps for the cover of the album along with a few more details on the basic steps for each page of the album and this search here will bring up the other posts for the previous eight pages :-)

The verses used are free digital images from Word Art Wednesday (downloaded into My Digital Studio (MDS) and printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock).
Page Nine:
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”  Phillipians 4:19
In addition to the steps taken in the first post (adhere the retired Beau Château DSP to the Heart Chipboard Album page, “antique” using Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain, add the 3/8” Venetian Crochet Lace Trim) add the 5/8” strip of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon over the crochet trim.
Distress the crown stamp image from the Beau Chateau Side Notes using Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain and adhere to the heart panel.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Heart Collection Framelits™ to cut out the verse and cut another oval from Early Espresso cardstock, distress the verse layer with Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain along the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp using Soft Suede Classic Ink.  Using Early Espresso Classic Ink, stamp the image from Artistic Etchings at the bottom of the heart.
Cut the Early Espresso heart layer in half horizontally and layer behind the distressed verse label.  Mount the verse onto the heart panel using Stampin’ Dimesionals®.
Add the rolled flowers (created with the 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches from Pink Pirouette cardstock and Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper along with leaves using the Bird Builder Punch from Early Espresso cardstock) to the panel along with the Pearl in the center of the Artistic Etching image to finish off the page.
Stamp Sets:  Artistic Etchings, Gorgeous Grunge; Verse- free Digital Image from Word Art Wednesday
Ink: Early Espresso and Soft Suede Classic Ink; Printer Ink- Black, Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, retired Baja Breeze DSP, retired Beau Château DSP, retired Beau Château Side Notes
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Heart Collection Framelits™, Punches: 1 ¾”, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Pearls, 3/8” Venetian Crochet Lace Trim, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for visiting- I will post pages 10-12 throughout the rest of this weekend...have a great weekend, my friends!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Merry Christmas- More Fun with the Christmas Bauble :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create a card using the second Christmas Bauble image (I had previously
colored with the Paper Players PP213 Color Challenge byAnne Marie- love this color combo! ) and this time paired it with the Pals Paper Arts PPA220 Sketch.  

I hope you will find the time to visit both sites to see the gorgeous Design Team cards as well as their fantastic galleries! 

To create this Clean and Layered (CAL) card:

Ink the Christmas Bauble and Endless Wishes sentiment images onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink.

Color the ornament using Stampin’ Write Markers- Always Artichoke, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Baked Brown Sugar. 

Use an AquaPainter™ with retired Frost White Shimmer Paint over the Baked Brown Sugar center area, add a few highlights using the Chalk Marker and carefully cut around the ornament. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Backed Brown Sugar cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment from Endless Wishes using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and layer onto Cajun Craze cardstock, trim and layer onto Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

Insert the sentiment panel into the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to avoid embossing over the sentiment. 

Wrap the retired Gold Cord around the ornament and mount the ornament onto sentiment panel per the sketch.
 
Add the panel to the Baked Brown Sugar layer and mount onto the Blackberry Bliss card base.

Adhere the Pearls to the center of the ornament to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Christmas Bauble, Endless Wishes

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink , Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink; Stampin’ Write markers- Always Artichoke, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar; Chalk Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze

Accessories: Big Shot™, Northern Flurry and Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Pearls, AquaPainter™, retired Frost White Shimmer Paint


Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a great Friday!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sending You Joy- Two Challenges in One

Hi Stampers!!

I had a chance this evening to create a card using the Paper Players PP213 ColorChallenge by Anne Marie along with the Freshly Made Sketches FMS154 Challengeby Cindy L.


I hope you will have a chance to visit both sites to check out the wonderful Design Team samples as well as their fantastic galleries!

To create this card:

Ink the Christmas Bauble and Endless Wishes sentiment images onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink.

Color the ornament using Stampin’ Write Markers- Always Artichoke, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Baked Brown Sugar.  Use an AquaPainter™ to add Frost White Shimmer Paint to the Baked Brown Sugar area and add a few highlights using the Chalk Marker and carefully cut out the image by hand.

Layer a strip of retired Always Artichoke Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) and a strip of Cajun Craze DSP (from the retired DSP stack) onto a pieces of Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the vertical elements of the sketch.

Mount a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the background panel.  Add the Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze strips.

Adhere a piece of Park Lane DSP to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock (rounding the corners with the Envelope Punch Board before adhering together) and mount this panel onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the retired Gold Cord to the ornament and mount the ornament to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Mount the entire panel to the card front and add the sentiment to the upper right corner of the Park Lane DSP panel (punch the sentiment out using the 1 3/8” Circle Punch and layer onto a circle punched from Blackberry Bliss prior to adhering to the card front).

Add a few Pearls to the center of the ornament to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Christmas Bauble, Endless Wishes

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink , Stampin’ Write markers- Always Artichoke, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar; Chalk Marker

 Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Park Lane DSP, retired Always Artichoke Christmas DSP, retired Cajun Craze DSP Stack

Accessories: Pearls, AquaPainter™, retired Frost White Shimmer Paint, retired Gold Cord


Thanks again for stopping by- have a terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CAS Merry Christmas



Hi Stampers!!

This Clean and Simple (CAS) card was created using the CAS Colours and Sketches #91Challenge along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSC194 Color Challenge.

I hope you will have a chance to visit both sites to check out the fabulous Design Team samples as well as their galleries!

To create this card:

Ink the tree image from White Christmas using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp two images onto Whisper White cardstock.  On one of the images, also stamp the Merry Christmas banner in the upper left hand corner per the sketch and the other, add the polar bear image.

On the image with the banner, use the AquaPainter™ to watercolor Marina Mist Classic Ink over the sky area.  Use Stampin’ Write markers to color the images- Hello Honey for the Christmas banner and Night of Navy for the trees.  Trim the panel and mount onto Night of Navy cardstock.

On the panel with the polar bear, color the trees using the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker, add a few shadows with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker as well as the AquaPainter™ with Marina Mist Classic Ink on the snow banks.

Mount the polar bear panel onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, trim and mount onto a layer of Hello Honey cardstock, trim again and mount onto Night of Navy cardstock. 

Add the Merry Christmas banner strip to the card front per the sketch and stamp a few snowflakes onto the watercolored banner strip as well as the main panel.
 
Color the snowflakes with the Chalk Marker and adhere the entire panel to the Whisper White card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: White Christmas

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink , Marina Mist Classic Ink; Stampin’ Write markers- Night of Navy, Sahara Sand; Chalk Marker

 Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Hello Honey

Accessories: AquaPainter™


Thanks again for stopping by- have a wonderful Wednesday, my friends!

Monday, September 15, 2014

1 John 4:7 Love One Another

Hi Stampers! 

Here is page eight of the heart album that I created for the SplitcoaststampersDivine Design Bible Verse BVC14 ChallengeThe initial post located here describes the steps for the cover of the album along with a few more details on the basic steps for each page of the album…


The verses used are free digital images from Word Art Wednesday (downloaded into My Digital Studio (MDS) and printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock).
Page Eight:
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God”  1 John 4:7
In addition to the steps taken in the first post (adhere the retired Beau Château DSP to the Heart Chipboard Album page, “antique” using Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain, add the 3/8” Venetian Crochet Lace Trim) add the 5/8” strip of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon along with the string of Pearls.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Oval Collection Framelits™ to cut out the verse and cut another oval from Early Espresso cardstock, distress the verse layer with Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain along the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp using Soft Suede Classic Ink.
Cut the Early Espresso oval layer in half horizontally and layer behind the distressed verse label.  Mount the verse onto the heart panel using Stampin’ Dimesionals®.
Add the rolled flowers (created with the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch from Pink Pirouette cardstock and Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper along with leaves using the Bird Builder Punch from Early Espresso cardstock) to the panel along with the Pearls to finish off the page.
Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge; Verse- free Digital Image from Word Art Wednesday
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Early Espresso and Soft Suede Classic Ink; Printer Ink- Black, Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, retired Baja Breeze DSP, retired Beau Château DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Oval Collection Labels Framelits™, Punches: Elegant Butterfly, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Pearls, 3/8” Venetian Crochet Lace Trim, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for visiting- I will post pages 9-12 throughout the rest of this week...have a terrific Tuesday- God Bless!!

1 Peter 5:7 Casting All of Your Care Upon Him

Hi Again Stampers! 

Here is page seven of the heart album that I created for the Splitcoaststampers Divine Design Bible Verse BVC14 ChallengeThe initial post located here describes the steps for the cover of the album along with a few more details on the basic steps for each page of the album…

The verses used are free digital images from Word Art Wednesday (downloaded into My Digital Studio (MDS) and printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock).
Page Seven:
“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”  1 Peter 5:7
In addition to the steps taken in the first post (adhere the retired Beau Château DSP to the Heart Chipboard Album page, stamp the décor element from Artistic Etchings using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto the lower part of the heart, “antique” using Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain and the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp with Soft Suede Classic Ink, add the 3/8” Venetian Crochet Lace Trim) add the 5/8” strip of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Project Life® Label Framelits™ to cut out the verse, distress with Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain along the edges and slightly over the verse.
Distress the Beau Chateau coordinating label using Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye along with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.  Adhere to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and following the edges of the label, hand cut the Early Espresso layer.  Distress the edges using a Distressing Tool and the Sanding Block.
Mount the “Friend” label to the heart page using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the verse as well.
Add the rolled flowers (created with the 1 ¾ and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch from Pink Pirouette cardstock and Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper along with leaves using the Bird Builder Punch from Early Espresso cardstock) to the panel along with the Pearls to finish off the page.
Stamp Sets:  Artistic Etchings, Gorgeous Grunge; Verse- free Digital Image from Word Art Wednesday
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Soft Suede Classic Ink; Printer Ink- Black, Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, retired Baja Breeze DSP, retired Beau Château DSP, “Friend” Label from the Beau Chateau Accessory Pack
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Project Life® Cards and Labels Framelits™, Punches: 1 ¼”, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Pearls, 3/8” Venetian Crochet Lace Trim, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for visiting- I will post the instructions for page 8 shortly...have a great evening!

Galations 2:20 Christ Lives in Me - Bible Verse Memory Album

Hi Again Stampers! 

Here is page six of the heart album that I created for the SplitcoaststampersDivine Design Bible Verse BVC14 Challenge.  The initial post located here describes the steps for the cover of the album along with a few more details on the basic steps for each page of the album…

The verses used are free digital images from Word Art Wednesday (downloaded into My Digital Studio (MDS) and printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock).
Page Six:
“I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me”  Galatians 2:20
In addition to the steps taken in the first post (adhere the retired Beau Château DSP to the Heart Chipboard Album page, stamp the bees from Nature Walk using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto the upper part of the heart, “antique” using  Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain- I love how the distress stain made the lower half look like embossed leather since this piece of the DSP is so light in color) add the 5/8” strip of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Oval Collection Framelits™ to cut out the verse and also cut an additional label from Early Espresso cardstock.  Cut the Early Espresso label in half horizontally and adhere behind the sentiment. 
Distress with Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain along with the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp using Soft Suede Classic Ink.   Adhere to the Early Espresso layer and add a distressed White Tea Lace Paper Doily to the back of the verse.   Mount the entire verse to the heart page using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Ink the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Pink Pirouette cardstock and stamp two butterflies.  Punch out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch, add to the heart panel and add the string Pearls to the centers of the butterflies.
Add the rolled flowers (created with the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch from Pink Pirouette cardstock and Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper along with leaves using the Bird Builder Punch from Early Espresso cardstock) to finish off the panel.
Stamp Sets:  Nature Walk, Gorgeous Grunge, Papillon Potpourri, Verse- free Digital Image from Word Art Wednesday
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Early Espresso and Soft Suede Classic Ink; Printer Ink- Black, Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, retired Baja Breeze DSP, retired Beau Château DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Oval Collection Framelits™, White Tea Lace Paper Doily, Punches: Elegant Butterfly, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Pearls

Thanks again for visiting- I will post the instructions for 7 and 8 shortly...I hope you have a chance to stop by again soon!  Have a great evening, my friends- God Bless!

Psalm 124:8- Our Help is in the Name of the Lord

Hi Stampers! 

Here is page five of the heart album that I created for the SplitcoaststampersDivine Design Bible Verse BVC14 Challenge.  The initial post located here describes the steps for the cover of the album along with a few more details on the basic steps for each page of the album…

The verses used are free digital images from Word Art Wednesday (downloaded into My Digital Studio (MDS) and printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock).
Page Five:
“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth ”  Psalm 124:8
In addition to the steps taken in the first post (adhere the retired Beau Château DSP along with the embossed Early Espresso cardstock to the Heart Chipboard Album page, stamp the bees from Nature Walk using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto the Chicken Wire DSP, “antique” using  Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain) add the distressed White Tea Lace Doily and the strip of retired Baja Breeze DSP along with the strings of Pearls.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits™ to cut out the verse and also cut an additional label from Early Espresso cardstock.  Cut the Early Espresso label in half horizontally and adhere behind the sentiment. 
Distress with Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain along with the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp using Soft Suede Classic Ink.   Adhere to the Early Espresso layer and add the entire verse to the heart page using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Ink the bee image from Nature Walk using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock several times and color the images using Stampin’ Write markers- Hello Honey and Sahara Sand.  “Fussy-cut” out the bees and add them to the sentiment layer.
Add the rolled flowers (created with the 1 ¾” and 1 ¼”” Scallop Circle Punches from Hello Honey cardstock and Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper along with leaves using the Bird Builder Punch from Early Espresso cardstock) to finish off the panel.
Stamp Sets:  Nature Walk, Gorgeous Grunge, Verse- free Digital Image from Word Art Wednesday
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Soft Suede Classic Ink; Printer Ink- Black, Ranger™ Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Whisper White, retired Baja Breeze DSP, retired Beau Château DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Deco Labels Collection Framelits™, retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, ½ White Tea Lace Paper Doily, Punches: 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Pearls

Thanks again for visiting- I will post the instructions for page 6, 7 and 8 later this evening....I hope you have a chance to visit again soon :-)

Rejoice! Country Christmas Angel - A Color and Sketch Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers!

Here is another card created last night using a fun retired stamp set, Country Christmas.


Again, I hope you will take the time (if you have not done so already) to visit the challenge sites to check out all of the Design Team entries as well as the galleries- tremendous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the angel and sentiment images using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a  piece of Whisper White cardstock (also stamp the angel image onto a scrap piece of paper to use for the mask). 

Color the images using Stampin’ Write Markers- So Saffron for the hair, Hello Honey for the stars and part of the checkerboard area on the dress, Smoky Slate (in place of Going Gray) for the wings and blocks on the checkerboard area, Blackberry Bliss for the remaining blocks on the dress and Sahara Sand for a few shadows.

Add a few highlights to the star centers and swirls using the Stampin’ Dazzle Gold Marker.

Mask the angel and stamp the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink (stamping off before stamping onto the image).

Trim the angel panel and mount onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, trim again and mount onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

Carefully cut out the sentiment and mount onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, trim around the edge to create the layer.

Adhere a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to the lower edge of a piece of All is Calm Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Add a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the bottom, trim and mount the entire panel onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, trim and mount onto the Smoky Slate card base.

Add the Country Angel panel to the center and mount the sentiment to the top right corner using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Use the Big Shot™ to cut out the star embossed dies from Hello Honey and Smoky Slate cardstock (I cannot recall the manufacturer’s name but they are very thin and sharp and it is a bit difficult to see the detailed embossing in the picture).   Mount the stars onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add a few Rhinestones to the star centers to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Country Angel (retired), Gorgeous Grunge

Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Blackberry Bliss,  Stampin’ Write Markers- Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate; Stampin’ Dazzle Gold Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Smoky Slate, All is Calm DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Rhinestones, Star Embossing Dies (non-SU)


Thanks again for taking the time to visit and I will be posting the Bible Memory Verse pages later this afternoon.  I hope all of you have a marvelous Monday!

Thinking Of You- Fun Leaves with a Sketch and Color Challenge :-)

Hi Again Stampers!

Here is another card that I created last night using some of my retired stamps along with Gorgeous Grunge for the Pals Paper Arts PPA219 Color Challenge as well as the Friday Mashup! FM177 Special Guest Challenge.

Again, if you have not had a chance to check out both sites yet, I would encourage you to do so- great inspiration from all (including Heidi’s 7 year old daughter at The Friday Mashup! created the sketch- love it so I just had to "Mash It Up" this week :-))!!

To create this card:

Using the Embossing Buddy®, de-static a piece of Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Whisper White cardstock.

Ink the Magnificent Maple leaf using Versamark™ ink and stamp onto the Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke cardstock.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  

Ink the Off the Grid stamp along with the sentiment using Versamark™ ink and stamp onto the Whisper White cardstock.   Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  

Stamp the Gorgeous Grunge images using Classic Ink- Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Always Artichoke card base.

Carefully “fussy cut” each leaf out around the embossed image- mount onto the card front to finish off the card.

Another quick and simple project!

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge (current), Magnificent Maple, Off the Grid, All Year Cheer I (all retired)

Ink: Versamark™, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry

Accessories:  Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


Thanks again for visiting- I will be sharing another card along with a few pages of the Bible Verse Memory Album shortly- hope you have a chance to stop by again soon!

Merry Christmas- Gold and White

Hi Stampers!

I apologize for my delay in posting the additional pages for the Bible Memory Verse Album- this week has just gotten completely away from me­ :-)    I will be posting the remaining pages over the next few days- promise!

In the meantime, I have been organizing (or trying to) my craft storage area and decided to create a few cards using some retired stamp sets that were begging for some  “love”  :-)   

This Clean and Simple (CAS) card was created using the FMS153 Freshly Made Sketches Challenge along with the Fab Friday 50 Challenge to use Gold and White (plus it is another one of my CCC14 Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge designs ) :-) .   

I decided to heat emboss the images and used a really old embossing pad (before SU! carried Versamark™ ) and I think that it is a bit dry – see what happens when you organize- you find all sorts of things you forgot you had :-)  
 
Again, if you have not had a chance to check out both sites yet, I would encourage you to do so- great job by all!!

To create this card:

Using the Embossing Buddy®, de-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp the tree image as well as the sentiment using Versamark™ ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.     

Trim a panel of Brushed Gold cardstock and mount onto a Whisper White card base.

Fussy-cut around the tree image and mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Trim the sentiment panel and adhere to a Brushed Gold cardstock layer.  Add the 5/8” Gold Satin Ribbon double bow and mount onto the card front.

Add a few Pearls to finish off the card- quick, clean and simple!!

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, More Merry Messages (both retired)

Ink: Versamark™ or other clear pigment ink

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Brushed Gold

Accessories:  Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Pearls, 5/8” Gold Satin Ribbon


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I will be posting a few more cards in addition to the rest of the Bible Verse Memory Album shortly- hope you have a chance to visit again soon!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hope- Another Experiment with Mixed Media



Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to try another mixed media card and decided to use Splitcoaststampers  MIX83 Naturally Elements MIX-Ability Challenge (Element- Fire) along with the SplitcoaststampersSC457 Sketch . 

Supposedly there is no right or wrong with mixed media journaling- not sure about cardmaking, so I used the sentiment "hope" for that reason and our kitties are having dental surgery (annual cleaning) and we are hoping that all will be well :-) 

This tehnique also allowed me to use a bit of my massive "stash" of embellishments, etc. so I had a great time creating this project.  If you have not tried mixed media, I hope you will give it a try as well!!

Again, I hope that you will find the time to visit the galleries and see all of the different designs and inspiration!

To create this card:

Stamp the heart image using Staz-On® Jet Black Ink onto a piece of Royal Langnickel Essentials™ Acrylic Paper and color the entire card panel including the heart using Gelatos® (I used Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Tangerine with a little bit of Lemon).   Use a paint brush to add water and mix the colors. 

Allow to the panel to dry, add highlights to the heart with a white Watercolor Pencil, mask the heart and stamp the splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.  Lightly sand the background area around the heart to add additional distressing.

Cut the heart out and cut the remaining panel into strips.  Adhere the strips onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and with a foam brush, apply Mod-Podge® to the panel of strips as well as the cut—out heart image.

Once the panel is dry, stamp the floral stamp using Stone Gray Staz-On® Ink over the strips and add the 5/8” Basic Black Triple Satin Ribbon bow.

Adhere the heart shape using Stampin’ Dimensionals® as well as the die cut cat and layered sentiment (stamped onto Whisper White cardstock creating the banner points with the Hexagon Punch, distress with the Distressing Tool, Add the heart clip and key charm and mount onto Basic Black cardstock). 

Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges of a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere to the Basic Black card base using a Sewing Machine.  Use a foam brush to apply Mod-Podge® to the DSP panel. 

Once the background panel is dry, mount the focal image panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the Black Octagon shaped Rhinestones to the corners and sentiment. 

Add a few Rhinestones to the heart shape to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Gentler Times (retired), Gorgeous Grunge 

Ink: Staz-On® Jet Black and Stone Gray, Gelatos® - Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Tangerine and Lemon

Paper: Royal Langnickel Essentials™ Acrylic, The Paper Studio Harper’s Boutique DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Cat Die, Paint Brush, White Tea Lace Doily, retired Heart clip and Key Trinket, Hexagon Punch, Sanding Block, Mod-Podge®, Foam Brush, Rhinestones, Distressing Tool, retired 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon


Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!
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