Monday, October 15, 2018

Halloween Candy Card

Hello!  I generally like Halloween for giving out candy, not too scary for me, so I liked making this candy themed Halloween card.  

I stamped the candy wrappers first to get them mostly even in the background, filled in with the little stars, then I used three colors of Distress Oxide ink to do the centers.  I don’t think you can see in in the photos, but I added Wink of Stella to the candy wrappers, and it really looks good!!

I also used Distress Oxides for the colored border on the green tag, lining it with thin pieces of black cardstock scraps.  The ribbon is left over from a gift I received.  It is going a long way as I used it on a card last week as well, with plenty leftover.

Supplies: Close to My Heart September Just Treats Stamp set, Versafine Black ink, Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet inks, Gina K Jelly Bean Green cardstock, Tim Holtz tag dies, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, other supplies from my stash.  

I would love to enter this card into Cute Card Thursday’s Halloween Challenge, Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge and Pixie’s Snippets Playgroud #337 -Anything Goes with Scraps. Thank you for inspiring us with your blog challenges!

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

October Flower-of-the-Month - Calendula!

Hello, I am continuing with my self-imposed Flower-of-the-Month challenge. I am using stamps in my stash that go along with the traditional Birth Flowers.  October’s flower is the Calendula, also known as the English Marigold.  It comes in yellows, oranges and peach.  It really is a pretty flower for fall colors. (Click HERE to see all my Flower of the Month posts for 2018.)

I colored my stamp with alcohol markers and fussy cut it out.  I popped it up over my die cut, added a ribbon. I had that sentiment already sitting on my desk from a previous project idea.  I found this fabulous plaid paper that I think looks perfect.

Supplies:  I Brake for Stamps October Calendula, Sentiment stamp set, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Gina Marie x stitched rectangles, Carta Bella Beach Day 6x6 paper pad, Kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby, other items from my stash.
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I do have another Calendula image, so I hope to have a second card for my series this month. I just need to find it! 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Owl Soccer card for a Girl

Hello!  The sun is shining and I have so many errands to run today, but I wanted to get this card posted first.  I needed to make a soccer card for a little girl, so I hunted through my stamps to see what might work.  This scene is what I came up with.

Most of the stamps are from Purple Onion designs.  I thought the owl was cute and it almost looks like she is kicking with her little feet!  I masked a birthday hat onto the owl and colored her with a pink shirt with white stripes, thanks to my white gel pen.  

The soccer ball was covered with a thick layer of glossy accents.  It needed to dry overnight.  I did stamp the ball on the panel, but then used an action wobble to pop up the glossy ball.  When you touch it, it boings a little bit, but it does push down flat in your envelope.  You can buy the action wobbles at Art Impressions or Amazon.  I needed the Mini size for the soccer ball but there is a larger size too.

I did decorate the inside of the card, but totally forgot to photograph it!

Supplies:  Purple Onion designs stamps Ruby (owl), grass, Party Hat, Happy Birthday, Unity Stamps Making the Team stamp set, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, MAMBI Champs 8x8 patterned paper pad, Gina K Passionate Pink cardstock, glossy accents, action wobble.

I would love to enter Tuesday Throwdown’s Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks, as always, for your kind comments and for all my followers. I hope to be back around to visit y’all later today. Have a great day!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

World Cardmaking Day - More Florals!

Yesterday was World Cardmaking Day! I hope you were able to do some crafting!  Luckily, the challenge goes through today, so if you are a touch late, like me, you still have time.  We were doing stuff around the house, and by the time I got to blogging last night, Blogger was really acting up for me, so I went to bed!

If I only ever made cards for myself, I think they would all be florals!  This is a lovely retired stamp I have used before by Heartfelt Creations. I heat embossed it and added watercolors, then wink of Stella glittery over the whole thing.  When I added it to the panel, I just popped up portions of it and glued down others.  I kind of like it that way!

Supplies:  Heartfelt Creations Flirty Fleurs stamp set, Versafine black ink, Recollections Clear embossing powder, watercolor paper, My Mind’s Eye Bramble Rose 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders Fancy Edge Rectangles dies, Our Daily Bread Designs sentiment, Tim Holtz tag dies, other items from my stash

I would love to play in SimonSaysStamp’s WCMD challenge, the Flower Challenge - Add Some Sparkle and Die R Us Anything Goes (with brands they carry)

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Potted Florals Card

Hello! Happy Thursday!  I know that soon I will need to bring in my potted plants that I have out on my back deck.  I think I need to do that before night time temperatures are 45 degrees or lower.  Right now it is milder again, so for now they are happy out there getting extra sun.   Most of mine are cacti and succulents, but I would like to have some pretty florals like I stamped on my card today.

I did do some simple masking over the smaller stamp before I stamped the tulip pot.  I then colored it in with alcohol markers before composing this layout with patterned papers. I’m not 100% sure what the smaller flower is, do you think it might be a amaryllis?  That is what I was thinking of when I picked the color.

 I used one of my older edge punches for the little yellow border. I find that my edge punches still work well and are worth keeping around.  Do you still have punches?

Supplies:  I Brake for Stamps Floral Half Sheet, Memento ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Echo Park Homegrown 6x6 paper pad, Recollections Enamel dots, EK Success edge punch, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Gingerbread Ornament Christmas Card

Hi Everyone!!  I am fitting in more Christmas cards this month, making sure I will have plenty in my stash when the time comes. 

I colored the image with alcohol markers, adding Wink of Stella glitter to the snowy portions. (You can probably see this in the detail photo.)  I then stamped out the little peppermint candy in pink and mint, hand cut them out and arranged them at the bottom of the image panel.  This layout idea came from Tuesday Morning Sketches #473.

I’m thinking of adding a bow to the top of the ornament, what do you think?

Supplies: Just for Fun Gingerbread House Ornament, Peppermint Candy 1, Sentiments 1 Unmounted sheet, Memento Black ink, Avery Elle pigment ink Mint to Be and Raspberry, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, American Crafts WishList 6x6 paper pad

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Just for Fun’s October Halloween Challenge!

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another really fun Halloween challenge!  Get out your stamps and make a card to share in Just for Fun’s monthly challenge.

My card uses a classic layout and a fun little focal point with a Distress Oxide background.  I stamped the witch hat twice, sponged two colors of ink on the first, and then colored the hat with markers.  I trimmed that out and popped it up to create dimension. 

I hope you will play along!

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