Tuesday, September 22, 2020

O Christmas tree

 When I bought this die I was thinking it was a die in the shape of a tree with the words inside, no it is a die that cuts into your paper.  You will see in my last card.  I cut the die 3 times and used the template for placement on my card, I taped the left over piece to my background and pieced in each of the letters using glue, I would think there has got to be an easier way but do you know I couldn't remember how I have seen others do it.  So needless to say I did only two cards that way.


I am sharing this card with the CAS Christmas Challenge blog .


Poppystamps - We wish you a merry Christmas die
My mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper (sentiment)
Lilybeedesigns - Jingle papers
DCWV - Corrugate
Tim Holtz - Metallic card stock (star and ornament)



Poppystamps - We wish you a merry Christmas die
My mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper (sentiment) 
Lilybeedesigns - Jingle papers
Tim Holtz - Metallic card stock (star and ornament)


On this card I decided to use just the Merry Christmas portion of the tree sentiment and the stars and ornaments I didn't use on the other cards, piecing together some of the jingle paper pieces I had left over.

The last card I used the portion that I cut out and backed it with red paper and pieced in the star and ornament with more gold card stock.


That makes 4 cards so far this month, feeling pretty good about that :)

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

Connie

Monday, September 21, 2020

Glossy Backgrouds

 In our Zoom card making meeting this past week we did a technique where you use your ink cubes with many colors (I used 3 colors on every background) to make the background, and then swipe off the ink with a paper towel.  Direct from ink cube to the glossy card stock.



Artistic Outpost - The Outpost stamp, stamped w/Archval - Watering can ink
Background inking with Distress ink cubes on glossy card stock 3 colors
Spellbinders - A2 Distressed Edges die
Photo corners



After I did the first one I wasn't so sure I liked the blocked feel to the background so on the rest when I applied my ink cube to the glossy cardstock I twisted before lifting up and I liked that results much better.




Artistic Outpost - The outpost stamp, Archival watering can ink
Distress inks - 3 colors on glossy card stock
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A & B dies
Cheery Lynn Designs - Alison's Ribbons dies (layered 2)

The last one I went with a more feminine feel using Altenew ink cubes this time.



Crafters Companion - Silhouette Grass stamp
Background - Altenew ink cubes 3 colors on glossy card stock
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punches
Mark Richards - Gems
Tim Holtz - small talk stickers



I have one thing to say I used all red rubber stamps for these cards, I did try a clear stamp on one of my backgrounds and it ended up sticking to the glossy card stock and ripping the paper, I was using my Misti to stamp it so maybe if I had just inked the stamp with it on a block it would have worked but just wanted to share that just in case you want to give this a try :)

Thanks so much for hanging in with me through this long post but thought I would share them all at once instead of splitting them up in different post.

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!!

Connie

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Sparkling Butterflies

 In our Zoom meeting last month we made a card with a surprise inside when you open it up, and the outside background was made layering a couple stencils. I try to write down everything I use but I forgot to write down the stencils I used.  


I don't know if you can tell by this close up but in everyone of those patterns in the background I used my liquid enamel accents in white to finish off the centers, then colored some clear gems with blue marker for a butterfly trail.



Stencils
Inkadinkado - Patterned bugs stamp
Enamel Accents - white
Sparkle pen on butterfly
Inside card
Gina Marie - Birthday words stamp
Whimsy Stamps - Simple sentiment stamp
Inkadinkado - Patterned bugs stamp



Next time I will share the cards I made during our zoom meeting we had this week.

Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend so far, our temps have dropped dramatically, but they say they will be rising again.  Fall is in the air that's for sure!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hi,

Connie

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Masculine Birthday

 My great nephew is turning 20, not too old but not to young, I went with a clean and simple type card.  I broke out my card quotes book for my sentiment and then took the scraps from the same paper as my background to die cut some leaves to frame it.



Hot off the press - Cardmaker's Card Quotes
Spellbinder - Curved Rectangles
BasicGrey - Periphery paper
Taylored Expressions - mini leaves dies



I never would have normally thought of this paper pack for an Autumn card but I really like how it turned out.

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

Connie

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Missed Birthday

 I know it is hard to believe, LOL, but I did miss a birthday of a friend, I had stamped and die cut these flowers out awhile ago but wasn't sure of them at the time for the project I was doing so I left them in my unused goodies pile, so today I took them out to use on this card, shaped them a bit using my stylus and a foam mat and added some liquid pearls to the centers.  After I arranged them on my paper I thought it was a little too dark so I added the leaves with white card stock that I inked a bit with purple and some more flowers cut from tulle.




Heartfelt creations - Open Vintage Floret stamps and dies
Spellbinders - Curved Rectangles die
Paper Smooches - Happy birthday sentiment stamp set
Liquid Pearls - Lemon Yellow



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

Connie