- Stamps – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection: Winter Watercolor and Festive Overlay
- Patterned paper – BoBunny – Once Upon A Lifetime collection
- Paper Accents Mirror Paper – green
- Marvy LePlume II markers
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Nuvo Crystal Drops – silver
- Red “pearls”
- Embossing powder – silver
I just finished teaching a class featuring this and two more cards using these stamp sets and a watercolor technique. The watercolor is done using Marvy LePlume II markers direct to rubber and then spritzed with water. Wreath-building is very popular among stampers currently. For this card, I simply penciled in a circle and stamped the greens around it using different marker colors and stamps. It feels just like the process one undertakes when actually creating a wreath for the front door–only quicker! Once the stamping was all complete, I added a few silver Nuvo Crystal Drops for a little shine in a view areas on the wreath. Finally I added a sentiment in the center of the wreath and gave it some more shine with silver heat embossing, plus a bow on top. I should probably put a real wreath up now! Thanks for stopping by.
Challenge – Mod Squad Challenge: Build A Wreath
- Stamps – Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
- Dies –
- Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
- Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
- Patterned papers – Pebbles “Holly Jolly” collection
- Copic markers
- Cardstock Bazzill
This was a fun card to make, although pretty busy visually! I stamped these cute critters from Memory Box and colored them with Copic markers, then cut them out with the matching dies to make life easier! I used inspiration from the card sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for the design, inking the edges of the background pieces to try to separate them a little from each other visually. A happy card with cute animals! What could be better? Thanks for stopping by!
Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #365
- Die – Sizzix/Tim Holtz – Flurry #2
- Stamp – Lawn Fawn – Simply Winter Sentiments
- Watercolors – Windsor & Newton
- Silver mirror cardstock – Paper Accents
- Cardstock – Bazzill
I created this card based on inspiration from Day 2 of Online Card Classes Clean & Simply Holiday class. You need to take the class to get all of the steps, but it was fun to get back with my watercolors again and a technique I learned long ago in college. I layered the watercolored panel onto a shiny piece of silver cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment for a bit of gloss and sheen. Thanks for stopping by.
- Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas – Forget About the Cake
- Patterned paper – Prima Marketing – Julie Nutting – Blush
- Twine – Doodlebug Designs
- Felt button – Hero Arts Fancy Felt flower
- Cardstock – Paper Arts and Bazzill
- Rhinestones – Mark Richards Ltd. – 3mm pink
- Copic markers
I created this card for a friend. I love the sentiment–eating cake is important on one’s birthday! I colored the stamped image with Copic markers and layered it up using the sketch listed below as a reference. I was really pleased with the way it turned out and that I was able to use everything from my stash. I’ve had most of the supplies for years! That makes a card even better! Thanks for visiting.
Challenge – Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – Sketch #149:
- Dies – Spellbinders Swirl Happy Birthday Frame
- Patterned paper – Graphic 45
- Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
I created this card using a folding technique I had never tried before. This is called a double-pleat fold. I belong to a cardmaking group online and periodically we propose challenges to the group. During our fifth anniversary celebration recently, someone had a challenge to create a card featuring a fancy fold. This is the fold I chose. At first I thought it would be really difficult, but once I read through the instructions, I was able to create it without problem. I adhered the frame die-cut down onto the card base and then added the pleated piece. Having double-sided paper for the pleated piece made it finished very nicely. Once that was all adhered, I topped it off with the sentiment die-cut, which is really striking. I love this die set from Spellbinders! I added a few rhinestones on points on the die-cuts to add a little sparkle. I really enjoyed this fold and will definitely make some more cards using it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Challenge: Always Happy Birthday – November Challenge
Today I’ve got a two-fer! I’ve made two Halloween cards with Lawn Fawn products featuring a number of cute creatures!
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn – Spooktacular
- Dies –
- Lawn Fawn – Spooktacular, Stitched Windy Backdrop, Stitched Hillside Borders, Spooky Fence Border, and Trick or Treat Border
- My Favorite Things – Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square
- Cardstock – Bazzill and Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock (Autumn)
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
I created a spooky scene with some cute stamped images and a lot of dies! I colored the creatures with Copic markers. I cut the spooky fence from Lawn Fawn sparkle cardstock (Autumn collection). It provided nice contrast among the matte black cardstock layers. The sequins provided a bit more sparkle to spice up the card.
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn – Pick of the Patch, Spooktacular and Some Bunny
- Dies –
- Lawn Fawn – Pick of the Patch, Spooktacular and Some Bunny
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix – Swirling Stars
- Ranger Distress Oxide inks -Seedless Preserves, Black Soot and Peeled Paint
- Patterned paper – Authentique Nightfall Five
- Cardstock – Paper Arts gold metallic mirror paper and Bazzill
- Ribbon – Offray
I began this card by making a Ranger Distress Oxide ink background and then die-cut it so that the shiny gold below peeks through the star openings. I colored the bunny, pumpkin and squirrels with Copic markers. I created this card with a bunny witch for a swap. The recipient is a fan of rabbits, so I wanted to be sure to incorporate one into the scene. It is always fun to combine several sets to build the perfect scene and I did that for both of these cards.
Thanks for visiting today and Happy Halloween!
Challenge: Lawnfawnatics – Bling it Out
- Stamps – Inkadinkado – Trick or Treat
- Patterned paper – Echo Park – Bat Festival
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
- Stickers – Jolee’s – Trick or Treat Bags
- Sentiment – DCWV – The Midnight Stroll
I created the background with several Distress Oxide inks and then stamped the Inkadinkado image in black onto it. I layered the patterned paper and the stamped image onto the card base. I cut the Trick or Treat sentiment from a piece of printed cardstock. I distressed the edges of the image and sentiment just by running scissors over the edge of the paper until it got a bit ragged. I adhered the stickers that really look like candy along the right hand side of the card (it must have flown out of the trick or treat bags!).
Challenge – Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog – Halloween/Spooky