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Cerebral Squirrels: Thinking of You

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Busy Squirrels” and “Playful Squirrels”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Maple Leaf Corner”
    • Creative Expressions Craft Dies “Atlantic Ocean Collection – Cape Verde”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado Personal Expressions “Expressions”
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I enjoy making Fall cards. When October begins, I think of leaves changing colors, my birthday (hee hee), pumpkins, and squirrels scampering. So I decided to make a card featuring squirrels scampering among the Fall leaves. I’ll probably send this to my son at college, who enjoys all things squirrel.

For this card, I die cut all of the Memory Box pieces from white cardstock and then used Distress Inks to color them. I cut the maple leaf die in the corner twice so I could inlay the contrasting color in some of the leaves. All of the supplies I used for this card have been in my stash for a long time, particularly the sentiment stamp that appears to be made in 2006! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says Thinking of You (featuring Memory Box)

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group – Challenge #82 Fall is in the Air

 

 

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Red, Red Wine

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  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Larger Glass”
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Rustic Harmony” 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Fiber – Basic Grey
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

The Shopping Our Stash Challenge #204 is Red, Red Wine. I decided to pull out a nice, wood-mounted stamp I’ve had for a long time for this occasion! I colored the image by applying Distress inks and blending them together, then spritzed it with the Perfect Pearls mist for a nice sheen and a couple of drops of water. Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the effect in the photo! Adding the mist and water gives it a little bit more of an aged look to the vintage image. The strip of trim is from an old Basic Grey pack I also had in my stash. Thanks for visiting today.


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.


Halloween Kitty Tag = Spooky!

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  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Black Cat”
  • Dies – Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations “Tag Collection”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Frightful Collection: Spooky” (both sides)
  • Epoxy Sticker – K&Company – Brenda Walton “Haunted Clearlly Yours”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti

Today I present you with a spooky Halloween cat with some sparkles for good measure. I created this for the challenge at Friday Mashup (Friday Mashup 181) which was to create a card with a tag, or one with bling, or one that featured both. Well, this fit the requirements for both. The patterned paper had lots of sparkle (not sure how clear that is to see in the photo) and I created a cat tag, distressing the background with Ranger Distress Inks. I also spritzed the whole card with Perfect Pearls Mist for some additional bling. The whole card is quite spooky in my opinion!

Here’s a closer look:

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.


Happy Halloween with Fabric!

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  • Stamp – Inkadinkado
  • Fabric scraps from my stash of fat quarters
  • Claudine Hellmuth (Ranger) Studio Matte Multi-Medium
  • Ribbon – Michael’s
  • Molotow One4All Acrylic premium paint pen – Metallic Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

In honor of World Card Making Day, Mixed Media Mojo has a card making challenge to make a card with a Fall/Halloween theme using some fabric. I made a pretty funky card, but it was fun to do and stretched me to use some fabric. I covered some cardstock with orange batik fabric and then covered it with gel medium–that way when I stamped the Halloween sentiment on it, the ink wouldn’t bleed into the fabric. I also like the texture it gave the fabric. I then attached the pumpkin fabric to heavy black cardstock and covered the outside edges with some ribbon. Before I attached the sentiment panel, I drew some lines and dots with my trusty Molotow metallic gold acrylic paint pen. I drew along the top and bottom of the pumpkin fabric as well and then outlined it with a Micron pen. These Molotow pens really apply the paint in a steady stream–I love the white one as well. I popped up the sentiment panel with dimensional adhesive to finish the card. Thanks for visiting.


Rosette Sympathy Card

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  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Rosette” and My Sentiments Exactly “Sympathy”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Bright Side” 6 X 6” paper collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Rhinestone – Queen and Company “Iridescent”

I’ve had to make too many sympathy cards lately. For this one, I used a stamp set I’ve had for a long time to create the “rosette.”  I stamped the two pieces on a couple of different tone-on-tone patterned papers and then cut out and popped up the pieces in different layers. It made the design a lot more interesting. I then edged everything with some purple chalk ink  to tie the pieces together. Thanks for visiting.


OWH – Another Winter Animal for Midweek Throwdown

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  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Snow Penguin” set
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Very Merry Christmas”
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals” and “Resplendent Rectangles”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I had to make another card for the Nature of Christmas Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps! The penguin stamps were calling me! So I colored this guy with Copic markers and popped him up a little bit with dimensional adhesive, along with the sentiment. I like the light blue and red with the black and white for a nicely contrasting color scheme. This could be used by our heroes as a Winter card, since there isn’t anything directly Christmas-y about it. Thanks for visiting today!