Monday, February 6, 2023

Twisted Ribbon technique

 Hi all, Donna and I were talking about a technique she was going to try for an upcoming post and I said oh I have that one on my to try list, we decided we should both try it and then share our cards on the same day, so here we go.

I went with an old paper pack that was double sided paper, chose these cute bees paper, on the other side was the honeycomb pattern.  I used the instructions found HERE for the technique.

I would suggest your first go around to use papers that you don't care about, I made a big mistake laying my first one down and that messed the whole thing up, luckily I had enough of this paper to still make a good panel.

I had a honey comb embossing folder to add with it and added ink to the raised portion of the embossing folder with a brayer so that when I embossed it I would have a yellow background. 

I die cut some bees to fly around the card, and I used vellum for their wings. A Hexagon shape to stamp my sentiment onto. I kept the cardstock in the die to add some yellow to the center of the sentiment piece and then took black ink pad to go around to mimic the black piece that I matted my ribbon technique on. Finished it off with some yellow pearls.


  • Echo Park - Fine & Dandy papers
  • Paper Studio - Honeycomb embossing folder, inked with Distress Oxide Scattered straw ink
  • Spellbinders - Hexagon die inked center with yellow and outlined with black ink
  • Spellbinders - Special Birthday Sentiment stamp
  • Elizabeth Craft designs - Bees die
  • Queen & co. - Yellow Sunshine pearls


I invite you to stop by Donna's Blog Here and check out the Beautiful card she has made!

Thanks Donna for doing this with me.

Thanks to you for stopping by today,

Connie

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Pink Roses

 When I saw this challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge they are having a color challenge, they give you the colors they want you to use and you can pick 3 or more to use.  I picked Pink, Cream and Green as my main colors.  Not sure how old this stamp is I don't think PSX have been making stamps for years plus I found this one at a yard sale over 3 years ago.

A lady at church just finished her Chemo and is celebrating her birthday in a week so I thought this would be perfect for her.


  • PSX - Heritage Roses, colored w/markers
  • Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die
  • K & co. - K-ology Hannah Cardstock
  • Martha Stewart tag punch
  • ODBD - Mini tag sentiments
  • Recollections - Brad

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, hope you have a great weekend.

Connie

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Smile

 I bought this paper pack from a yard sale a few years back and I don't know if I have ever used it or not.  I loved the colors in these papers and tag, so I brought out a stamp set from one of my cardmaking magazines and tried to color it to match the papers. Then I fussy cut it out to add to the tag. I was hoping my coloring didn't blend with the paper too much so I popped up the flower head with some foam tape and glued the stem and leave directly to the tag.


  • Cardmaking magic - Climbing flowers stamp set, colored w/markers and fussy cut
  • Hot off the press - Bohemian Sarapapers and tag
  • Basic Grey - Brad
  • Tim Holtz - Remnant Rubs tiny text sentiment
  • Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch
  • Gems
  • EK Success circle punches out of gold paper

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, hope you are staying warm, I look forward to next week we should be above freezing :)

Connie

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Baby Jesus

 I realized that I had only made 4 cards for this month and I like to get at least 5 done, so I decided to use this new stamp I bought.  Spellbinders is now selling Stampendous stamps and this one was on sale just before Christmas, it was so sweet I had to get it.  

I used the technique where you add glue stick around the edges and then put down the foil over top and let dry and remove, it gives a rustic look, I think it would have worked better with a plain square then a scalloped one like this but it still has that rustic feel to it.  This set has different sentiments you can use with the stamp too.


  • Stampendous - Nativity Frame stamp set, colored w/markers, added Press and Peel foiling around edges using Simon says craft glue stick to apply it with
  • Spellbinders - Lacy Squares die
  • Anna Griffin - Christmas paper

You can see the shine of the foiling a little better in this picture.  There I finished them by the end of January :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, 

Connie

Monday, January 30, 2023

Furbabies

 I have had two friends lose their furbabies in the past couple of weeks. First up is the girl that leads are music worship at church. Her and her husband don't have kids so they are extra close to their furbabies and he even writes comics about this cat they lost.  

I colored the cat stamp and then fussy cut and added it just above some lines that I scored on the front to frame the sentiment. I used a stencil to add clouds.


  • ODBD - Kitty stamp, colored w/markers and fussy cut
  • My Favorite things - Cloud stencil
  • Score lines

Shortly after that Donna told me that her dog was bitten by a snake and he didn't make it. They are in our lives for so many years and so apart of our daily lives. You can read about it on her blog.


  • Impression Obsession - Dog set die, cut from kraft and inked
  • Poppystamps - Stitched Landscape die
  • Memory Box - Grove leaves die and Bare Sapling die
  • birds hand drawn

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie