Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Sunshine

My share today is a card I made for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge. The challenge is to  use the negatives leftover from a die-cut to create a background. I used the cover plate from the Stamp-a-Faire 2014 Ancient Rome set.


I did a wash on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper with Distress inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed and ripe persimmon) and using the negative pieces from the cover plate, created a mosaic sun.

The sentiments are from 2 PTI stamp sets - Butterfly Dreams and Phrase Play #1. The colored card stock is called Canyon Clay and is from PTI as well.

The remaining supplies I used are Ranger gold embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh gold heart sequin, Versafine onyx black ink and VersaMark ink.

Friday, August 15, 2014

SYS2......day 11

Class dismissed!! Today was the last day of Stretch Your Stamps 2 and it was a play day.  Here is my card...


I used most of the technique shown by Jennifer but took the easy way out and die cut a sentiment.

Supplies:  Stampendous Frantage Aged Hunter embossing enamel / Ranger gold embossing tinsel / Ranger white enamel accents / Paper Smooches Quote Tag die / Tim Holtz Sizzix Harlequin embossing folder / Studio Calico wood veneer heart / Bazzill Basics Blackbeard card stock / Neenah white card stock

As always, I enjoyed Online Card Classes latest class. You definitely get the most bang for your buck!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SYS2....day 10

Hi there! A quick post today sharing my card for day 10. The card I chose today was made by Laurie Willison. Quick, easy and great for making a set of notecards.


This is using the Wplus9 Spring Blooms stamp set, Parker Upper Alphabet dies by Memory Box and Orange Peel card stock and ink by Simon Says Stamp. For the embellishments I used Avery Elle sequins, Ranger white enamel accents, and Ranger Liquid Pearls in pumpkin and cantaloupe. The white card stock is Neenah.

I didn't have white craft foam so I used a shade of orange that almost perfectly matched the paper. Here's a closeup...


Yep, I missed posting a day 9 card. Sometimes life just gets in the way!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SYS2.....day 8 with a GIVEAWAY

Hey! Happy Wednesday!!

So what do you do when you are crafting? I either have iTunes playing or have the TV on....something for a little background noise. Well yesterday there was a "blast from the past" movie on.  One of my favorite lines from this movie:

"Where's the salad?"
"The salad comes at the end of the meal."
"But thats the fork I know."

L O freakin' L.  So tell me...what movie is that from?From Millan.Net
First person to answer correctly will win this cute stamp set by Kelly Purkey and Simon Says Stamp. I have 2 and need to find this one a new home! Just post your guess in the comment section below.


Ok so on to my day 9 card. I had a horrible stamping day yesterday and could not get my layers lined up to save my soul. So I heat embossed! I was also struggling with a design so I asked my friend Google for help and she sent me to this post by Jennifer McGuire. The stamp (and die) is from the featured stamp set from class, Rounded Diamonds by Avery Elle. The sentiment is the Love die also by Avery Elle.


Here's another hint....I am destashing my supplies and I may just have some pretty awesome giveaways in the near future. So be sure to follow my blog so you don't miss out! Spread the word! Thanks so much for visiting today!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

SYS2....day 7

Hi! Today in Stretch Your Stamps 2 we learned different techniques with graphic stamps. The stamp set featured today was Rounded Diamonds by Avery Elle. This set has a lot of fun shapes and dies to match!

At the end of Julie Ebersole's video she talked about the idea of stamping the graphic shapes and then stamping a large flower inside for a retro look. I thought I would give it a shot.....not sure if what I created was what she was referring to but I like the result I achieved.  (The design of the card is pretty much CASE'd from Julie).


I stamped the shapes with Hero Arts Shadow inks in Mint Julep, Fresh Peach, Butter Bar and Soft Granite. The flowers are from a set called Doodle Flowers by Inkadinkado. For my sentiment I cut the Hello die by Avery Elle 5 times and adhered them together for dimension.  I placed a black strip of card stock on the bottom of the Neenah card base, trimmed the front panel down then adhered it with foam tape.  Lastly, I added some My Minds Eye enamel dots.

Also in class, Debby Hughes and Laura Bassen shared beautiful cards and creative techniques. There are so many cards shared in this class - definitely enough to keep us students busy for weeks after class is over.

See you maƱana!!




Bonus Day!

Happy Monday!!

Yesterday was a bonus day in my SYS2 class. It featured the stamp set Up and Away by Mama Elephant which is full of cute images that just beg to be colored.

I colored my images with Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils and also added in the cloud die from their Landscape Trio set. The card involved a lot of time, coloring and fussy cutting but the end result was worth it!


Now that I have gotten the card posted (don't want to get behind in class!) I will go back and cover the balloons with Glossy Accents. The shine will look great over the Wink of Stella!

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave comments....I love to hear from you!


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2....day 6

The technique I used for my card today was demonstrated by Donna Mikasa called "water painting". Basically its removing ink from an image with water. The best inks for this technique are the Distress inks. I have done this before with other inks and bleach but this way is much easier and definitely not as smelly!


Its like a reverse watercoloring....nice effect.

Supplies: Tim Holtz watercolor paper / Neenah white cardstock 
                Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers
                Ranger Distress Inks - picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade
                Hero Arts white embossing powder / Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder
                Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages

Thanks for looking today and hope you're having a great weekend!  I'll be back with another card or two on Monday.