Clean & Simple Sketch #314 – Snowflake

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Merry Christmas” and Memory Box “Sussex Snowflake”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny – Snowy Serenade sparkles
  • Snowflake Gemstone Crystals – Hero Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Paper Accents

Die cuts and paper are the stars of this card. I used Sketch #314 at Clean & Simple Stamping. The card has some glimmer and shine in the patterned paper, the cardstock and the gemstone center in the main snowflake. Clean and Simple to be sure! Thanks for visiting.


OWH Red Friday Card

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  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp “Sending Happy Thoughts” set
  • Stencil – Tim Holtz “Hearts”
  • Embossing paste – Viva Facetten-Lack crackle paste
  • Bling – Mark Richards 3mm Rouge crystal stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Instead of Black Friday, Operation Write Home decided to recognize the same day by hosting a Red Friday Bloghop featuring Love cards. I chose to create a card that could be used any time of year, not just on Valentine’s Day. I was inspired to use lots of hearts after visiting the bloggers and thought repeating the hearts by using the Tim Holtz stencil would be a fun way to go. The current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #7 is to use stencils as well, so I had fun with my crackle paste and used the Simon stamp set that is perfect for OWH cards! I popped up the little envelope for a little dimension above the heart background. Thanks for visiting.


The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge 280 – Let It Snow

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Candyland Christmas”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas CutUps “Holiday Toppers”, Memory Box “New Castle Snowflake” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Paper – Reminisce “Enchanted”
  • Kraft paper card base
  • Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens

It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a card! Whew! So here is a penguin card to make things right! This is a Cat’s Pajamas set I’ve had for a long time, but the snowflake topper is brand new, at least to me! The TCP Tuesday Challenge #280 is to use a color palette of red, black and Kraft. I embossed the penguin stamp and then colored the image with Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens. I popped up the sentiment, repeating the circle and the snowflake motifs.

Just for fun, this is also a stop on the Cat’s Pajamas’ Winter Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll try not to take so long for my next post!


TCP Tuesday Challenge #278 – Penguin Tag

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  • Stamp – The Cat’s Pajamas from the “Polar Holiday” set
  • Tag – Die cut from Simon Says Stamp die “Medium Tags”
  • Snowflake – Impression Obsession “Snowflakes” die
  • Patterned papers – GCD Studios “Joyful Peace Collection: Candy Lane, Yorkshire Pudding and The Holly and the Ivy”
  • Twine – The Cat’s Pajamas “Divine Twine: Peppermint”
  • Wink of Stella Brush
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

For this card, I used the sketch at The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Tuesday #278 Challenge. This cute little dapper penguin is from The Cat’s Pajamas. I applied Distress Ink to the edges of the tag to match it to the patterned papers. I painted the snowflake behind the tag with the Wink of Stella brush pen for some nice shimmer. This also fits the bill for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS Challenge #51 – Code Word: Tag. Thanks for visiting.

 


OWH Winter Birthday Challenge

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  • Die cuts made from:
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rectangles”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday” (98164-MM)
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Snow Dots”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I created this card with the Operation Write Home Mid-month Throwdown in mind. The challenge is to make a Winter birthday card and I immediately thought snowflakes. I used an embossed background featuring snowflakes and added a couple of die cut snowflakes as well. Even the edge of the sentiment die cut fits in with the lacey snowflake look. Thanks for stopping by today.


Watercolor Leaves

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  • Stamp – from Simon Says Stamp “Leaves and Scribbles” set
  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Frames” and “Thanks”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, and Evergreen Bough
  • Cardstock – Neenah and Paper Accents
  • Ranger Distress watercolor cardstock
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

For today’s card, I created a watercolor background and image with Ranger Distress Inks. I did a wash with ink and lots of water for the background and then added some spatters of color. Next, I cut the decorative frame from 110 lb. Neenah white cardstock, which is very hefty. I adhered the thin outer frame horizontally and then added the center vertically in the middle with dimensional adhesive. I applied Distress inks directly to the stamp and then spritzed it with water. Once it was dry, I cut out the leaves and mounted it on top of the frames with a bit more dimensional adhesive. The word “thanks” is a die-cut that I cut out of some cardstock that I found in my stash that matched some of my ink, and then added Glossy Accents on top for some shine to set the sentiment off a little bit.

I’m submitting this card in two challenges: this week’s Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #4 is watercoloring and the Craft Stamper October Take It Make It Challenge which is multi-colored stamping.

 


Pumpkin full o’ penguins

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  • Stamp – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Hello Pumpkin” set
  • Die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Curved Rectangles” die
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Paper Distresser tool – Tim Holtz / Tonic Studios
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Signature Essentials – purple
  • Ric-Rac, button and fiber from stash
  • Copic markers

This main image a favorite from The Cat’s Pajamas since it features penguins and Halloween in the same stamp! Perfect for the TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #277 with all of the Halloween-y colors. I colored the stamped image with Copic markers, cut it out and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added some spooky fiber to the button that I’ve had for years. Actually, I’ve had everything I used for this card for years! I guess that’s why it is so appropriate that Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 174 is Halloween. I used the sketch at The Paper Players for inspiration, Paper Players Challenge #219. I don’t think I’ve ever made one card that fit three challenges before! Finally, I distressed the edges of the cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.


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