A Thrilling Birthday!

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters,” “Coaster Critters Slide on Over Add-on,” “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables,” and “Stitched Hillside Borders”
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “High Seas” from Beachside Collection
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Detail White Embossing Powder

I was very proud to create this interactive card and have it work correctly the first time! This is Trenton’s birthday card (20th! Yikes!). He always likes critter cards, so I think it will be a hit.

I started out by creating the Distress Oxide paper using three different blue inks and lots of water drops. I used this for the sky in my scene. I cut it out using the scalloped square die and did the same with bright green cardstock. I then cut “hills” from the green and layered them onto the blue piece. I stamped, colored (with Copics) and cut out all of the roller coaster and critter pieces. I die-cut the slider with the roller coaster in place and then popped up the background, attached the pieces and inserted a penny with the roller coaster car adhered to it, into the slot. The bunny in the roller coaster car slides along the roller coaster very nicely! Love it! I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and cut fish-tail flags on either end. I adhered all of the pieces onto a card base, making a 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ square card. I confess to playing with it, sliding the bunny car back and forth, before I put it in the mail. It is only slightly used!

Happy Birthday, Trenton!

Challenge: Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #37 – Something Old, Something New – I used “Stitched Hillside Borders” and the “High Seas” paper with the “Coaster Critters” stamps and dies, which I had never used before.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Butterfly Birthday

  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – “Flutter”
    • Flourishes LLC – “Botanical Bookplates”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix/Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades “Botanical”
  • Graphic 45 – Floral Shoppe Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – “Indigo Lilies”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft – Hot Pink
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I love floral images and butterflies, so this card was a joy to make. The floral paper is gorgeous and comes from an amazing collection from Graphic 45. Combining this paper with the new bling cardstock embossed with the new (to me) botanical embossing folder made for some tasty layers. I colored the butterflies with Distress inks using Ranger’s Detail Blending Tools that allowed me to blend the inks in smaller areas. I fussy-cut the butterflies to retain the antennae and popped them up with dimensional adhesive. I scattered a few pink pearls among the butterflies to tie the colors together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Always Happy Birthday September Challenge – Happy Birthday

 


Mixed Media Tags 2018

  • Prima Marketing silicone mould: Vintage Art Decor “Trifles”
  • Prima Marketing Paper Clay
  • Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Mermaid Sparkle and Metallique Deep Waters
  • Stencils: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – “String” and “Houndstooth”
  • Texture Paste – Finnabair Art Basics Light Paste Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Handmade (by me) collage tissue
  • Tissue wrap – Tim Holtz Ideaology “Postale”
  • Sequins

I created this pair of tags by layering papers, paint and ink and then topping them off with a painted piece that I molded from paper clay. I began by adhering some collage tissue and Tim Holtz patterned tissue wrap. I applied Distress Inks and then added some texture paste through a stencil. I painted the paper clay pieces with metallic paints and adhered them, along with the sequins. I inked the edges of the tags and tied some ribbon at the top of each.

For a closer look, here are some additional photos.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Challeges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

The Vintage Journey: Tag Friday Special


Dreaming of Fall Leaves

  • Die – Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymus/Tim Holtz “Falling Leaves”
    • Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz “Autumn,””Ornate,” “Burlap,” and “Dotted”
  • Texture paste – Prima Art Basics Light Texture Paste
  • Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, and Aged Mahogany
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray – Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Perfect Copper Spray
  • Tim Holtz Ideaolgy Tissue Wrap (plain)
  • Twine
  • Charm
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was one of those backgrounds that involved layers and layers, which is one of my favorite things! I began by stenciling texture paste through the leaf stencil onto smooth Bristol paper and allowed it to dry. I stamped some leaves on tissue wrap and added them with gel medium onto the piece. Then I added and blended Distress Inks to cover the background with color. I stenciled some pattern as well with the ink until I was pleased with the colors and overall appearance. For some final sparkle, I sprayed and spattered some copper and pewter inks in a couple of places. I added the die cut and stamped sentiment, then tied the charm and twine onto the card with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch as inspiration. I mounted the card front onto the card base with an extra vertical strip of cardstock for visual balance. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #349


Butterfly Birthday 2018

  • Stamps:
    • Stampington & Co. Christine Adolph “Ledger Butterfly”
    • Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Die – Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology Collage Paper – Floral
  • My handmade collage paper
  • Perfect Pearls Mists “Bronze”
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Creme de Chocolat”
  • Cardstock

This is one of my favorite kinds of cards to make: mixed media. I layered my handmade collage tissue paper and some Tim Holtz collage paper onto cardstock with matte gel medium. I stamped the butterfly on a piece of tissue and adhered it with gel medium as well. After the piece dried, I sprayed it with the metallic inks and also inked the edges with black ink. I then added the die cut word and stamped sentiment and put the card together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Happy Little Stampers August Mixed Media Challenge – Words

Everybody-Art-Challenge #429 – Say it in words

 


Celebrate with a parade

  • Stamps –
    • Paper Parachute “Parade #2”
    • Technique Tuesday “Amaryllis” (Celebrate sentiment)
  • Stencils – Stampendous/Tim Holtz: Feather, Hearts, Thatched, Countdown
  • Ranger Distress Oxide inks – Picked Raspberries, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs

I created this card from experiments done after reviewing the March 2018 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine. I created the background by applying several colors of Distress Oxide inks with a foam applicator, radiating from the center. I then stenciled over the inked sections with more Distress Oxide inks, sometimes just concentrating more ink over the same color and sometimes with a contrasting color. I then splattered a bit of water onto the background, illustrating the beauty of Oxide inks. Once it was dry, I stamped the main image onto the background with black Versafine ink, added the sentiment with dimensional adhesive, and scattered a few sequins around the cast of characters. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Just Add Ink Challenge #420 (Inspiration)

Block Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #90 – Add A Creature

 


Better When You’re Laughing

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Friendship”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Black Tie Affair Diamonds”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • American Crafts Glitter Buttons
  • Twine – Doodlebug

I created this card for an exchange called “All About Me,” for which we all made a card that reflected us in some way. So I figured I had to have a penguin or two, and when I saw this sentiment I knew it was appropriate. Laughing is a good way to pass the time! Once I stamped the penguins, I colored the beaks, feet and phone with Sakura sparkle gel pens. I put together the elements a little off-kilter, which also seemed to kind of represent me! Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 540 – Too Cute!