Thursday, October 20, 2016

Turtle Birthday Card

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your day.  I have a fun birthday card to share today.

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I stamped the turtles and then colored them with alcohol markers.  I found them really easy to color.  Then I just matched it up with some of my favorite birthday papers and a sketch, and it was all finished!  I thought the brown glitter ribbon added a festive look, but still looked good for a boy.

 Supplies: Art Impressions Turtle Stackers, Memento Jet Black ink, My Mind's Eye Hootenanny 6x6 paper pack, American Crafts glitter ribbon

I would love to participate in Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week.

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sweet Pumpkin Patch

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today I am blogging for Just For Fun Rubber Stamps again, and I have a fun stamp and card to share with you.  

When I was making this card, I wasn't sure if I wanted to use it for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just general autumn greetings.  I love that I can use it for any of those that I choose.  

I simply stamped this sweet pumpkin patch image and colored with alcohol markers.  I layered it over some die cuts, using pretty fall patterned paper to enhance my stamp.  I really like how it turned out!  (You might have seen that I used this same stamp in a different way on the owl Halloween card posted here.)

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Pumpkin Patch, Memento Jet Black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, QuicKutz Dainty Doily die, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles die, Nicole Autumn Splendor 6x6 paper pad

Are you near Hampton, VA? 
 Just for Fun is coming to the Rubber Stamps, Paper Arts and Scrapbook show in your area on October 22 and 23rd.  Here is a link to all the info for the show!

I would love to participate in this Tuesday Throwdown Festive Pumpkins challenge and The Double D Plaid Challenge!

I sincerely appreciate your visit and kind comments!

Monday, October 17, 2016

An Irish Blessing Card

I hope your week is starting off on a good note.  We are having such beautiful weather today! 

I needed to make a card for a little girl's dedication, and I knew just what sentiment I wanted to use!

I first stamped the sentiment and then the angel wings over top in light pink.  The floral paper was embossed and then I ran the light pink ink directly over the embossing just to bring it out a little, so it didn't get totally lost.  You can see the embossing better at an angle, below.

Supplies: Our Daily Bread Designs Sheltering Angel and Holy Angel stamp sets, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Gina K Designs Innocent Pink ink, Pebbles Yours Truly 6x6 Paper pad, white and black cardstock from my stash, Darice Daisy embossing folder.

I would love to participate in the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes!

I sure do appreciate your visit today, and would be so tickled if you had time to leave a comment.  

Friday, October 14, 2016

Cute or Creepy - Halloween cards

I tend to like the cuter side of Halloween. It is no secret that my favorite trick or treaters are the little tiny ones who come about 5:30 pm, before it even gets dark.  However, some people really like the creepy side.  So today, I made a cute Halloween card and a creepy one - with many of the same stamps and supplies.

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This first card is the creepy one.  I created the sky by blending just two Distress inks.  I then colored the scary scarecrow with alcohol markers and trimmed him out.  I added sakura glitter pen to his eyes and mouth.

The second card, I created the same type of Distress ink background on top of a die cut.  The pumpkin and owl were colored with alcohol markers.  I used stippling on the owl to create a more interesting look and put glossy accents on his eyes.  

Supplies:  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Crooked Old Tree, Pumpkin Patch, Spooky Scarecrow Small and Crooked Iron Fence, Art Impressions Fright Night (owl and sentiment), Archival Ink, Memento Ink, Distress ink Orange Marmalade and Mustard Seed, Avery Elle Wonky die, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

I would love to participate in the following challenge:
CASology - Spooky
Tuesday Throwndown - Halloween Inspiration

Thanks so much for stopping by to day!  I appreciate your visit!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cute Bunny Birthday Card

Today I have a card that is pretty simple, but it was fun to make and the products I used to make it really seem to wow people in real life.

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The image was simply colored with alcohol markers.  This stamp set is fun because you can mix and match the animals with different clothing.  I love when stamping allows you to be a kid again!  I then just cut it out using the wonky stitched rectangle die.  Those are so popular right now and they really seem to catch the eye!

The background is purple paper underneath a printed pink and clear acetate sheet.  This is what really makes a card look special. I took a couple extra photos so you can see the great shine on this product! (You can see where I used this before here and here.)

Supplies: Stampendous Spring Short Stack stamp set, Avery Elle Ellie stamp set (for sentiment and stars), Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, We R Memory Keepers Clearly Bold 6x6 Acetate Pad, American Crafts Valentine 6x6 paper pad, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangles dies and banner.

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Cards In Envy Frame It
Inkspirational Use 5+ stamps (I sneaked in 7)

Thanks so much for your visit today!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Easy Halloween Kitty Card

Update (10/13/16) I was so thrilled to see that this card (and the Frankenstein card from the other day) was awarded Top Spot at Art Impressions for the Perfect Pair Challenge!  Thank you!

Hello and thanks for coming by today to check out my card.  I have been inspired to get some Halloween cards ready to send out to the kids in my family.  I think most of them will like cute ones best. 

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I just stamped this kitty and then did some loose watercoloring with Tombow markers and a waterbrush.  Super easy to do! I have been working on using up more patterned paper, so I picked out some papers that I could make a simple scene with.

Supplies: Art Impressions by Hampton Arts Fright Night stamp set and die, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Tombow water based markers, American Crafts Pumpkin Patch paper pad, Spellbinders circle die, distress ink to sponge around circle. 

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Art Impressions  The Perfect Pair
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog - Halloween Inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween Inspiration

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your visit and kind comments encourage me!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Easy Halloween Frankenstein Card

Update (10/13/16) I was really excited this morning to see that this card and my other Kitty Halloween card were chosen as the TOP SPOT over at the Art Impressions blog for the Perfect Pair Challenge.  Thank you so much!

I do not make a lot of Halloween cards, but when I do, I tend toward the cuter side.  This little stamp set I just picked up is really fun.  

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I had a scrap of cardstock that I had sprayed with Heidi Swapp sprays in gold, green and blue.  I thought that would make a good skin tone for Frankenstein.  Then I just used a sketch to make a quick card.  I think it looks simple, but effective. The green panel was mint green and I sponged lime green around the edges.

Supplies: Art Impressions by Hampton Art Fright Night stamp and die set, Archival Ink, Versafine Ink (for sentiment), Distress ink Twisted Citron, Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays, American Crafts Pumpkin Patch paper pad, circle die

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Perfect Pair
Freshly Made Sketches # 257