- Stamps –
- Elizabeth Craft Designs – “Tea Time”
- Hero Arts – CL738 – “Messages with Flourish”
- Dies –
- Elizabeth Craft Designs – “Tea Time”
- Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
- Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Wilted Violet, and Worn Lipstick
- Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
I used several different media to create this card. I started with the background, combining many layers of Distress Oxide inks and water. The teacups are colored with Prismacolor pencils and KaiserCraft metallic gel pens. This is a card for the Things with Wings Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thanks for visiting today.
- Tonic – Acorn Swirl
- Little B – Labels
- Vintage Photos
- Ranger Distress Collage Medium – Crazing
- Tim Holtz idea-ology
- Alpha cards
- Mirrored stars
- Tinsel Twine – Autumn
- Tissue Tape
- Sierra Pacific Crafts tinsel trim (green)
- Cork Tape
- Metal adhesive dots – Mark Richards and Colorbox
- Metallic cardstock – Paper Accents (silver and red)
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
I created three ornaments for three magician friends who have been mentors for Trenton since January 2009 (nearly 8 years), since he was 10 years old. He was the charter member of Salem’s Society of Young Magicians and performing magic effects has been a large part of young life. Now that he is 18, as the bylaws of the Society of Young Magicians state, he must move up to the Society of American Magicians (the adult group). So this weekend, Trenton attended his last meeting and performed in his last show with the group. As a thank you, our family gave Glen, Tom and John (the mentors) each a gift basket and each included a personalized ornament shown above.
I took a vintage image of a magician and collaged it with some die-cuts and other ephemera. I applied collage medium that gave the image an antiqued quality, including a crazing (crackle) effect. Then I added some walnut stain Distress Ink to the edges of the image and to the crazed texture to show it off a bit more. I created a different composition for each ornament that included an Alpha card (playing off the tricks they all do with cards) that is an initial of either their first or last name, and other embellishments for visual interest. It was a fun project to do and hopefully provided them with a small memento that will make them think of Trenton when they decorate their trees.
I am including this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge “Christmas Gifts.”
Thanks for stopping by.
- Dies – Simon Says Stamp –
- “Quadrangle Frames”
- Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
- Solid cardstock – Bazzill
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
I created this card without doing any stamping, which is fun to do once in awhile (but I do love my stamping!). This is a very simple design and could qualify as a masculine card. I made it in response to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #52: “Cut it Out,” which is to use die cuts on a card. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #265 is to use a word die and on this card, the sentiment is the focal point. That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting.
- Stamp and stencil set – Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 “Hydrangea”
- Die (Tag) – Simon Says Stamp “Medium Tags”
- Stamp (Sentiment) – Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile” set
- Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden”
- Ranger Distress inks – Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, and Crushed Olive
- Embossing paste – translucent – Wendy Vecchi Studio 490
- Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Assorted Moonshine
- Cardstock – Paper Accents “Lavender Twilight”
I created this card for my sister’s birthday. I had created a number of images with the hydrangea stamp and stencil set when I was demonstrating with them at Runaway Art and Craft Studio in Salem, Oregon. After I stamped and colored this image with Distress inks, I added some translucent embossing paste over the flowers to add some texture. I put the image together with a birthday tag colored with matching Distress ink and added some sequin sparkle. This Anything Goes card fits the Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge this week and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge, too. Thanks for visiting.
- Stamps – My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” set
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
- Patterned papers – SEI “Bright Blossom” collection
- Cardstock – Paper Accents
- Copic markers
I colored this cool penguin with Copic markers and cut out the image with the Spellbinders die. I edged the image and the sentiment with a Copic marker matching the flower in the penguin’s drink. The patterned paper picks up the tropical, celebratory mood that the penguin is in. He has the right idea and is ready to kick off Summer this week. Thanks for visiting today!
Addicted to CAS Challenge #90 – Code word: Aloha
Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group June challenge – Diving into Summer
The Paper Players Challenge #300 – Celebration!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge – Animal Magic