Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Feminine Style

Sharing with you a few cards I made for the latest release from Frantic Stamper called Feminine Style.
  
The card above uses the Lace Geometric Flower Doily, which is just beautiful and can be used in so many ways. I paired it with the Floral Blooms Stamp Set as I think it makes a pretty birthday card. I matted the underneath with gingham paper for a touch of spring, which one can only hope arrives soon.


 This is a very Clean and Simple card. There are times we are all in a hurry, this card fits the bill. I used one of the Bracket Edger with inserts along the right edge. The flower is just one of the flowers offered with the Floral Blooms Stamp Set as is the sentiment. 
 I would have to say this is my fave. I used the hearts from the Large Scallop Edger Set and die cut the hearts from several different papers. I then used the negative of the cut and placed the papers, being sure to change the pattern. I matted the hearts with red and stamped a beautifully simple sentiment from the Floral Blooms Stamp Set
And, finally my last card to share with you. A gorgeous Heart Rose die. For this card I did a watercolour wash for my background and once dry dripped some water droplets on it before cutting it out. I also die cut the heart in white cardstock, which is what I used for placement of the watercolour pieces. I then die cut the Love from the Faith Words #4 set and sponged on some of the pink ink at the bottom of the word. A few sequins finished my card. 
Products: All dies are from Frantic Stamper, Neenah Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, My Favorite Things Gingham Paper, Basic Grey True Love Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Festive Berries and Crushed Olive, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Winsor Newton Watercolours Permanent Rose, Kaiser Pearl, Sequins.

Peeking Hearts

Valentine's Day is fast approaching so time to get some cards done. For this card I did a watercolour wash for my background. For the top panel I die cut the heart, then die cut the rectangle, attaching to my card base with foam strips. I die cut a few hearts and painted them with gold paint, hiding some under the heart so they are peeking out. To finish I added the love sentiment and a few sequins. A clean and simple card for Valentine's Day. Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinders Nested Hearts, Impression Obsession Heart Set, Neeah Cardstock, Fabriano 140 lb. Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Winsor Newton Watercolours, Fantasti/x Vegas Gold Paint, Foam Strips, Sequins.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hugs

I am back from the mega Creativation Show held in Phoenix, AZ. My Sweet Petunia aka Misti had a booth introducing the new Creative Corners, which is what I used to do the shadowing on this card. There will be videos added to My Sweet Petunia's YouTube Channel showing how to use the corners shortly. I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers to colour the flowers and colour the sentiment for the shadowing. I matted in black and added a few sequins to finish. Thanks for visiting today.
Products: Rubbernecker Field of Poppies, Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Paper Garden Cardstock, Sequins.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Frozen Hugs

This is my sample for the CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers today which is to work the word "freeze" into our card. I have been hearing about the ice storms on the news and thought of that while making this card. I wanted to do a background with alcohol inks but was out of glossy/yupo paper. I did have a piece of white mylar though, so I thought why not. I followed Loll's tutorial and put down the alcohol inks on some aluminum foil then smooshed the mylar into the inks. It was dry almost the minute I turned it upright! For my tree used grey paper and added glitter marker to parts of the limbs then covered the tree with Wink of Stella Brush and attached on foam dots. I die cut the sentiment twice in a thin strip of glossy paper that I found and dragged one piece in some of the Eggplant ink then shadowed with the white. And, yes there are sequins to finish. Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Impression Obsession Bare Tree, Simon Says Stamp Hugs Sentiment, Neenah Cardstock, White Mylar, Adorpmdacl Alcohol Inks in Stream and Eggplant and Ranger Alcohol Ink in Sailboat Blue, Sequins.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snowflake thanks

I love this colour called Cracked Pistachio from Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I thought it would look great with the pretty snowflake and the lines and circle background. I heat embossed the background with white embossing powder then sponged on the colour. I attached the sentiment and the snowflake on a foam dot along with a few sequins to finish. It works perfectly for me for a winter thank you card. Thank you for dropping by. 
Products: Frantic Stamper Crystal Snowflake, Penny Black Lines and Circles Background Stamp, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink, White Embossing Powder, Neenah Cardstock, Sequins.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Poppies Birthday Wishes

As I have said many times, I am always in need of birthday cards so when I get an idea I go with it. I had coloured this flower image with markers and water and I wanted a black and white stripe paper for my background, but I did not have any. As I was going through my embossing folders I saw the houndstooth folder and thought why not make a background paper in black and white with it. Simply, I embossed my cardstock and ran my black ink pad over the raised area. I quite like the look so I went with it. I attached my floral panel to fun foam before attaching the panel to the card. I was so focused on my houndstooth I forgot about my sentiment - alas Misti to the rescue. I placed my card inside my Misti and inked up my stamp, and as the cardstock was on fun foam, it took several goes to achieve a good look. Thanks for visiting today .... I will see you next time.
Products: Rubbernecker Field of Poppies, Cuttlebug Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Impression Obsession Birthday Wishes, Neenah Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed, 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Home

Having a little fun with the latest release at Frantic Stamper. If you happen to have a dog, this is how you feel about him/her. I used some of the accessories from the latest release called Pet Love, and the dog house from a previous release. To make my grassy hill I used the lovely loop edger  cut from designer paper and attached on foam strips. I coloured inside the bowl with a pale blue to mimic a bowl of water. I think it is a great card to send to a dog lover for any occassion. Thanks for having a look today, see you next time.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wags

I cannot help but smile when I see this fellow. He is from the latest release at Frantic Stamper called Pet Love and his name is Poseable Jasper. He comes in several pieces so you can pose him how you wish. I coloured him with some charcoal ink and coloured is tongue with pink marker. I stamped the sentiment from the Dog Sentiment Stamp Set using the Double Fishtail Label and attached it under the dog paws. Keeping with the sentiment I used valentine designer papers, where I also used the fishtail labels for the tags. A little heart sequin finished this card. Thanks for visiting today. 
Products: All dies are from Frantic Stamper with links noted above, Neenah Cardstock, Paper Garden Cardstock, My Minds Eye Love Me Designer Cardstock, Charcoal Chaulk Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Barn Door, Heart Sequin, Foam Dots.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ruff Day

Today I am sharing a card I did for the latest release at Frantic Stamper called Pet Love.  This little lady is very special to me as she is named after my late dog Sweet Pea, which was so very nice of Fran and Kathy of Frantic Stamper. So, of course this was the first card I did colouring to mimic the colouring of my dog. To keep my card girlie, I used the new Elementals #18 Stitched Bracket Squares and the coordinating Bracket Squares In Betweens behind my dog, which I attached to the pretty plaid patterned designer paper. As her head and body are separate pieces, I used a moveable gel that allows her head to move, and attached her body with foam dots. I die cut the Fishtail Label and placed it in my Misti before stamping my sentiment. As you know I love sequins, but I love dog bones better for this card, so I attached a few of the bones from the accessory kit. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you for visiting.
Products: All dies are from Frantic Stamper and linked above, Neenah Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, MFT Plaid Patterns Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Fossalized Amber, Dusty Concord.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Warms my Heart

Here with you today to share my sample card that I did for the Clean and Simple challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is "Warm Up" such as hot beverages etc. I did have some digital stamps that would have worked for this challenge, but they were lost when my system went south, and I am not about to pay to replace them all. Alas, this is why they are called challenges! In any event, my card is representing a cup of warmth that was sitting on a table.  On Ranger watercolour paper for texture, I used a stencil for the background sponging Festive Berries on very lightly, moving the stencil along so I only had the small squares, for my tablecloth. I then used the another stencil to apply the glossy embossing paste, which I had tinted with Distress Reinkers.  I received a wonderful gift from a friend which was all about my love of "DavidsTea" (a Canadian Company) including 2 fabulous huge mugs and a pair of warm and comfy slippers ... so you see where I am going with this.   I did not have the perfect stamp, so my sentiment is computer generated and says perfectly what I wanted to say. I die cut the sentiment with my fishtail labels die and attached to my panel. I added the twine to the top and attached the panel to fun foam for some dimension, then added a few sequins to finish my card. Thanks for having a look today ...
Products: Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, Memory Box Texture Mesh Stencil, Frantic Stamper Stitched Double Fishtail Labels, Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Festive Berries, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste in Glossy White, Natural Twine, Sequins, Fun Foam, Neenah Cardstock, Ranger Watercolour Paper.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Circle Thanks

A clean and simple card of thanks to share today. The inspiration for this card came from a Tumbler site called "I don't wear dresses", which is interesting to browse with dresses throughout history. I picked this dress as my inspiration for my card which I kept clean and simple. I heat embossed the background using white embossing powder and watercoloured with the blue, adding more colour in some areas. I matted and attached the sentiment in the darker blue and added a few sequins to finish. I attached the panel to fun foam then attached to my card base. Thank you for visiting today ...
Products: Simon Says Stamp Stepping Stones, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Cuttlebug With Gratitude, Neenah Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Salty Ocean, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Ink, Sequins.

Bamboo Thanks

A thank you card to share with you today using the beautiful Framed Bamboo with Sun/Moon from Art Neko Stamps. I set my stamp up in my Misti before starting to colour my stamp, as this makes it so much easier to add more colour if necessary. I coloured this stamp using doCraft Markers and spritzed with water before stamping. I then pulled some of the colour into the leaves and flowers and painted in the sun. I heat set the image before adding the shades of blue to the background which I did with my Zig Brushes, laying down the colour on my craft mat and picking up from there. I die cut my finished image off centre and attached to my embossed card base, added the thanks die cut in glitter green cardstock and finished with some Bakers Twine. Thanks for visiting today ...
Products: Art Neko Framed Bamboo with Sun/Moon, Simon Stays Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Impression Obsession Greetings, Taylored Expressions Vine Embossing Folder, Neenah Cardstock, Green Glitter Paper, Bakers Twine. 

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Mouse Birthday

I played along in another challenge today called Something Old ~ Embossing Folder, Candle
Something New ~ Sentiment & Altenew Ink
Something Borrowed ~ Technique, sort of
and Something Blue ~ the mouse background.

 I am always in need of birthday cards and I thought this embossing folder would look great in the blue, and I wanted to use my Nuvo Mouse again as I love the colours ... nice and cheerful with the snow outside.  

I heat embossed my embossing folder by applying embossing ink with my brayer and heat embossing with white embossing powder. I then applied the mouse with the finger tip and was surprised that the embossed area took the ink, but I liked that surprise. I was just careful about the area where I applied it. I did however want it on all the raised areas. For the candle, I put a tad of the mouse on my craft mat and added a drip of water, mixing it to form a little puddle and then dragged the bottom part of my candle through it. While waiting for that to dry I die cut the label and in my Misti I arranged my sentiment to the die cut stamping with a new ink to me from Altenew called Persian Blue, and attached to my card base. I then added gold Wink of Stella to the flame and with my Wink of Stella brush I spread the gold around the flame then attached to the card on foam dots. I really like how this turned out. Thank you for visiting my blog today ... see you next time.
Products: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder and Candle Die, Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Sentiment, Frantic Stamper Double End Stitched Label, Nuvo Mouse Cornflower and Spring Green, Altenew Persian Blue Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Foam Dots, Sequins.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Flights of Fancy

I think it is time to start some Valentine cards. I do not have a significant other, but I do make many cards for friends, so I am always on the look out for images that I can use for friends. This Penny Black stamp is certainly one, and it is also fun to colour. I used my Misti to make this card very easy to do and I used the colours from the colour challenge at Splitcoaststampers today, which are green, pink and blue. I arranged the butterfly and sentiment in my Misti and first stamped the sentiment with chipped sapphire distress ink, and removed it. I then coloured the butterfly with doCraft markers using green and pink and used black for the butterfly antennae, and once finished the stamping I coloured in the butterfly with the respective colours. I removed my card from the Misti and put in another piece of cardstock, and again coloured the image with my markers, then fussy cut each piece and sponged on the greens and pinks. I styled the butterfly and attached to my card base using glossy accents, and to finish a few sequins. Thanks for having a visit today.
Products: Penny Black Valentine Dance, doCraft Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Glossy Accents, Neenah Cardstock, Glossy Accents, Sequins.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Birthday Greetings

My first card in 2017! I would like to send wishes to all for a healthy and happy 2017.
Birthday cards are always on the list of cards I need.  I like having the time to just think about what I would like to do, and today was a lazy day, so perfect timing. I used a new stencil for my background today, and sponged with my beautiful Clarity Stamp brushes, that make stenciling so easy. I'll add a picture at the end of this post. I used three colours of Tim Holtz Distress inks, sponging the light gold in the center and the different oranges on either side. I did not cover the entire panel, instead going lighter towards the edges. I placed the panel inside my Misti and played around a bit before making a decision on where I wanted my sentiment placed ... I bet we all do that. Misti made it much easier to do, as this too is a new stamp and requires more than one go at inking. This took 3 goes ... which is why I 💖 my Misti. I die cut the candle and sponged on the darkest orange and the light gold colour, and attached to my card on foam dots, and nothing has changed in 2017 ... I still love sequins, so I completed my card with a few. Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Misti, ARTplorations Stencil Foiled Again, Impression Obsession Birthday Wishes, Cuttlebug With Gratitude, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Neenah Cardstock, Sequins.
These are the brushes I mentioned above. I ordered them from Simon Says Stamp as I do not know of a company that carries these in Canada. They are fantastic brushes for stenciling. I would very much like more, one for each colour, maybe one day.

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