Friday, September 29, 2017

Painted Harvest

The stamp set Painted Harvest is a popular set from the Holiday catalog. For the background, I stamped the acorn and the fern using Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks. I used Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape at the bottom of the card. I used Copper Foil Paper to mat the sunflower but first I used the Leaf Punch  (bundled with the Painted Harvest stamp set for a 10% saving) to punch the leaf out of the center of my square. The sunflower is stamped with Daffodil Delight, Cajon Craze and Soft Suede ink. I added the copper leaf as well as two more punched from Vellum cardstock behind the image of the sunflower

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 138 - Marsha's All About Christmas Challenge

Marsha is this weeks host!
I bought my first ever paid tutorial for this card! * I was asked if I would provide a link to where I bought the tutorial http://addinktivedesigns.com/shop/) After making this card from the tutorial
 I made this one.
I used the Christmas Staircase Thinlits for this card.
I used Garden Green cardstock for the base and Pines.  Be Merry DSP for the layer. I used Wood Textures for the staircase.  I used Foil Sheets for the small embellishments. Hearts Come Home is the set I used for the sentiment.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 137 - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Penny is the host for this weeks challenge.

The morning of my husbands birthday as I headed down to my craft room my husband asked what I was planning to do. I told him I was going to make him a birthday card. He said, "Make it an awesome one". So I did!
I used two stamp sets for this card Marquee Messages and Guy Greetings. Cardstock is Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red and Dapper Denim. The ink is Memento Jet Black, Real Red, Dapper Denim and Crushed Curry.

I colored Rhinestone Gems with a sharpie before adding them as lights on the sign.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

You Octopi My Thoughts

Another simple card.
This card uses Message in a Bottle. Cardstock is Powder Pink & Thick Whisper White. Ink is Pacific Point, Powder Pink, Pool Party (stamped off), Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Painted Harvest


This stamp set seems to be one of the most popular in the new Holiday catalog.
I used the stamp set Painted Harvest. Cardstock is Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Whisper White. The ink is So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Old Olive

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 136 - Gail's All About Birthdays Challenge

Gail is this weeks challenge host.
This card was so easy everything just fell into place.
Sadly the flower punches used are retired but any small flower punch you own would work. For these flowers, I use the small left over strips of Watercolor Paper that I have after cutting Watercolor Paper for other projects. I can't stand to waste such expensive paper. After wetting the strips of Watercolor Paper I drop ink onto them with an Aqua Painter. After the strips dry I punch as many flowers as I can, each with slightly different colors. I store them in containers to use whenever the mood strikes!

The Cardstock used for this card is Thick Whisper White & Peekaboo Peach. The ink is Berry Burst. I used Garden Trellis Textured Embossing Folder and the Stamp is Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

I made a second one trading the peach for Sweet Sugarplum.


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lovely Friends

My daughter in law always says "You make me ridiculously happy!" so of course I had to buy Lovely Friends!
This card is a fast and easy card The sentiment from Lovely Friends is large enough that there is little need for much more. The flower spray is from Word Wood. The card base is Cherry Cobbler Embossed with White Embossing Powder. The ink used is Versamark and Cherry Cobbler.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 135 - Judy's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Judy is our challenge host this week!
For this weeks challenge, I decided to use a stamp set I've had for several months but have never inked called Best Birds, a favorite set Colorful Seasons and Flourishing Phrases.
Cardstock used is Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White & Powder Pink. Ink is Basic Gray, Soft Suede, and Flirty Flamingo. I colored the bird with Watercolor Pencils. The ribbon is retired Flirty Flamingo.

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