Monday, May 21, 2018


My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 385


I have created a Father's Day card for this weeks Sketch Challenge.

I started off by stamping the Diagonal Background stamp from My Favorite Things on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with VeraFine Onyx black ink and then clear heat embossing it. I cut a half inch strip off and set that aside. 

 I took another piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and used the "Misti" to stamp DAD form My Favorite Things "All About Dad" stamp set in VersaFine onyx black ink and clear heat embossing that also.

Then I used the My Favorite Things Basic Circles stencil to create circles on the panel with some Distress inks. I used Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and Faded jeans to blend the color into different circles on the panel.

I used the All About Stamp set and created another sentiment to go onto the card. I stamped it onto a piece of Stampin' Up! Basic Black cardstock with VersaFine onyx black ink and white heat embossed it. I took a turquoise card base and layered a black piece of cardstock and then the circle panel on top of that. I adhered the diagonal strip that Created on the right side and cut a skinny strip of gold foil cardstock and adhered that next to the diagonal strip. Then I adhered the black sentiment strip to the bottom of the card with 3M foam tape.

I am looking forward to giving this to my Dad.

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Blended Stencil

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


I have made this card by starting with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and taping my stencil down on top of it. Then I used Distress ink to blend the colors onto the panel. I took off the stencil and added a little more color to the top of it. This was going to be a 5 x 7 card, so the stencil was not quite as big as the panel, so I blended the colors into the top and bottom to get the stencil to fade off a little bit.

I laid the stencil back on top of the panel and added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to the inked areas. I cut it down so that it would be slightly smaller than my card, and added a piece of Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry cardstock underneath and then adhered that to a white card base. I stamped a Happy Graduation sentiment from Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday to the card. And finally added some little Swarovski crystals to the card.

Hope you enjoyed this one, and give something like it a try.

Stencil With Inlaid Frame

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Welcome! So glad you are visiting.

I started my card by laying the My Favorite Things Small Brick Wall stencil onto a piece on Neenah Solar White cardstock and used Fired Brick Distress ink to blend on color into the area of the panel that would be behind where I was going to stamp the flowers.

I used some Simon Says inks to stamp the flowers from Altenew's Wildflower Garden Stamp set.

I first stamped the flowers in stone and then decided that I did not like how dark that was, so I started over and did not use the Stone color the second time around.

I took some colors that I thought would go with the My Favorite Things Color Challenge. I used Simon Says Steel Blue, Hydrangea, Hot Mama, Thistle (did not show these), Willow, and Lucky. Then I added the flower centers with Duckling.

I used My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle STAX 1 and 2 to create a frame out of some gold foil cardstock and cut an identical one out of my panel.

I then took a white card base and added some Tombo permanent tape runner to the entire front of the card base and layered the pieces together on top of the card base.
For the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages stamp set and VersaFine Onyx Black ink to add it to my card.

I really liked the frame and will probably visit this again with some other stackable dies.

Hope you have a great day!

Simon Says Stencil It

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Welcome crafters, and anyone who is interested in what I have created here. I hope it will give you some inspiration to try something new for yourself.

I thought that I had taken more pictures during the creation of this card. When I went to create this post I realized that I did not have any pictures before this one.

I started this card by adding VersaMark ink to the stencil and then laying a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock on top of the stencil and running it through my die cutting machine using the embossing mat. Then I added white embossing powder to it and heat set it with my heat tool.

I took another piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and applied some white texture paste to that one and let it dry overnight. I used some Kuretake Gansai Tambi white shimmery watercolor and applied that over the entire texture paste surface. Then I let it dry again. I then adhered that to a white card base.

I took the embossed panel and used Distress inks to blend color onto it and then cut out the shape that I wanted.

I used a craft nice to cut slits in the panel and curled the edges of the cuts to add dimension to that star panel. I used 3M foam tape to adhere it to the textured card base. I added some clear gems from Studio Katia and some aquamarine Glamour Gliz hot fix crystals around the card.

For my sentiment I chose to add the Thinking of You from Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages stamp set to a blue cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and black embossing powder, and heat set it. I couldn't decide where I wanted the sentiment to end up, so I took a picture with it in two of the spots that I thought that it might work.
 Leave me a comment and let me know which one is better.

Thanks so muck for visiting!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Birthday Shaker

My Favorite Things Birthday Project

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hello There!

The challenge was to make a shaker card for the My Favorite Things Birthday project, and to do Ombre for the Simon Says Monday Challenge. I originally was just making this card for the My Favorite Things challenge, and this card has been started and set aside for a while now. It has kind of evolved over the past little while. 

I started but cutting the Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-Namics from My Favorite Things from a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I cut the Happy Birthday Centerpiece Die-Namics from My Favorite Things from the center of that. I used Copic markers to color the images in and then transferred them onto a piece of window acetate, using the outline to help me out. For some reason it still ended up a little wonky. 

I used Bubble Gum ink from My Favorite Things, and Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Oxide inks to blend some color around he outside of my panel. I added some 3M foam tape to the back of the panel to create a spot for the shaker material. I blended a little Bubble Gum ink onto a white card base and put some small sequins, and various colors of beads into the center of the back of the panel and laid the card base over the panel to capture the shaker components. I stamped the flowers from My Favorite Things Bubble Gum and Insulation Pink inks and Hero arts Ombre inks. I adhered them to the panel.

Hope you enjoy this.

Ombre Wreath

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Welcome fellow crafters!

I hope you are having an awesome day!

I have created this card by using a wreath builder stencil that I have made. You can purchase one from Gina K., but they were constantly out of stock, so I decided to make one. It is not perfect, but it does the intended job.

I have created my wreath by using the inks pictured below, and doing an ombre effects on them to give them some dimension. I used the Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers set.

The use of the Misti is a must for this technique.

Once I finished with the wreath, I adhered it to a black piece of cardstock and then to a coral colored card base.

I used the Double The Smiles Die-Namics from My Favorite Things to cut the Smile from one black and three white pieces of cardstock. I layered these up with some liquid glue and adhered it to my card. I then wanted to add some sparkle, so I used a Wink Of Stella pen and then Nuvo Crystal drops in clear to the smile.

I added some Wink Of Stella tot he flower centers and that will complete this card.

Thanks for joining me here.

Ink Blending- Ombre

Simon Says Monday Challenge

Simon Says Work It Wednesday


I Have made this card by starting to ink blend a panel on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Distress Oxide inks. I started with Broken China, then Solty Ocean, then Faded Jeans, and worked into the Wilted Violet. Going back over it until I had nice blending. Then I added some water sprinkles and Perfect Pearls to the panel. I set it aside to dry and used the Simon Says Single Roses Dies to cut the roses out of some more cardstock.

I laid them over the panel until I had enough to cover the entire panel.

I blended another smaller piece for the Mom sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Bold Mom die. them cut one from the blended piece of cardstock, two from white cardstock, and one from black cardstock in the shadow die. I adhered these together and adhered it to the card panel.

I used Strictly Sentiments 2 to add a small sentiment strip to the card by black heat embossing it onto white cardstock. I added three enamel drops to the small strip and adhered the panel to a black card base.

I hope you find something here to inspire you to create. Thanks for joining me!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pineapple Birthday

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 383


Hope your day is going well.

I have created this card for the My Favorite Things Sketch challenge.

I have been seeing pineapples everywhere lately and thought I would do something inspired by pineapples. I found some stencils from Folk Art that I thought might be fun to incorporate into this sketch in some way, so I started there.

I laid the pineapple stencil onto a piece of Nina Solar White cardstock and stamped the flowers and leaves from My Favorite Things Bold Blooms stamp set then outlined the pineapple with a black pen. I then fussy cut it out and used a black pen to make the edges of the pineapple black.

I took a white card base and laid the pineapple inside stencil on top of it and ink blended the background using Distress Oxide inks. I used the same colors and blended ink onto another rectangle piece of cardstock. I layered them up along with a piece of black cardstock as well and adhered them together. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite things Handwritten Happiness onto the bottom of the card in VersaFine black ink and clear heat embossed it.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 4, 2018

You Birthday Card

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 92


I wanted to make some masculine cards. I seem to want to put flowers on everything, so when I took my picture, I still had to sneak them in.

I created this card by taking a white card panel and using a water brush, adding in three of the colors to the top middle of the panel.  I then die cut the "You" from some rust cardstock three times and glued them together with some liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the "All About You" set onto some blue cardstock with black ink. I adhered these to the card panel with some linen thread. Then to a gray card base. I added a couple coordinating dots, but not any flowers. 

Thanks for joining me today!

Time Out 2

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge


As with my last blog post, this weeks challenge brought an image to my head of a child in a time out. Which probably would not make for a very good card..... here is my card of a child in time out, thanks.

I tried several different backgrounds with the sticker that I found at a local craft store. and took out my Gears stencil from The Crafters Workshop to add something to go with it as well.

I took the clock sticker and tried to dry emboss it onto velum. Tore every time. Then I triad to my Heidi Swapp toner pen and then foil it on the velum. Wasn't the look I was going for. I laid a piece of velum on top of the sticker and used some Faber Castel pens to draw the image onto the velum with the help of various circles.

 Next, I laid the gear stencil onto a panel and traced it, then colored it in with a black colored pencil. Did not like that under the velum panel. Tried to ink up the stencil with black ink and run that through my Big Shot to apply the color to the panel. Ended up smearing and still was not liking this look. I took the stencil and did the same thing but with Unicorn white ink from Hero Arts and ran it through on black cardstock. Let it dry and then colored it in with a Faber Carstel white colored pencil.

I found a sentiment from Stampin' Up! Time Well Spent and stamped in onto black cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it. Layered it onto a piece of gray cardstock and adhered that and some silver floss to my card with 3M foam tape.

I adhered some Pretty Pink Poash sequins to the card.

This completes this card, with some pieces to make something else as well. I will tuck them away until I need something like this.

Hope you have found some inspiration in this and want to give something like it a try.

Thanks for visiting here!

adding pinterest script 3. Changing the Position of the Pin it! button The cool thing about this code is that you have some freedom over where the Pinterest button for Blogger will go over the image. Take a look at the code that you just copied and pasted into the HTML for the word 'center'.