Monday, April 18, 2022

Five Cards for Five Different Challenges

 I have a few cards to share today that I've made for various challenges.  

The challenge entered is linked below each card.

Supplies are listed at the end under each card title.

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Tulip Sympathy

Stamps: Sympathy Sentiment - PTI
Paper: White, Aqua Mist - PTI
Ink: Obsidian - Altenew, Ranger DOX Spcekled Egg, Peeled Paint
Accessories: Botanical Tulips and Fit to be Tied dies - The Greetery, Elegant Edges: Lace - PTI, foam dots, white gel pen, clear sequins

Coneflower Birthday

Paper: Aqua Mist, Tropical teal, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, white - Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Coneflower Dies - Amazon, Daisy Stems - Memory Box, Skinny Strips dies - Neat and Tangled, Essential Sentiment Strips Dies - Altenew, Wood Planks Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam strips, Ochre water color pencil, White POSCA Pen.

CAS Landscape Birthday

Stamps: Flowers - Paper Angel, Think Big Favorites#12 - PTI
Paper: Robins Egg Bazzill - Ellen Hutson, white card base - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories: torn paper mask, blender brush, Milky Way Stencil - A colorful life designs, white POSCA pen 

Odd Ball Bunny card

Stamps: Odd Ball Easter Bunny - Stamping Bella, Mini Strips Easter - Taylored Expressions
Paper: Pale Rose - Bazzill, White - PTI, Water Color - Canson Cold Press
Ink: Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories: Odd Ball Easter Bunny Die - Stamping Bella, Mini Strips Die- Taylored Expressions, Quilted Backdrop - Lawn Fawn, Winsor Newton Water color paints, brush, water, foam dots

White on Kraft Christmas

Stamps: Three Tree Group - Stamp Oasis (old stamp from Rubbernecker), Mini Holidays - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Archival Coffee -Ranger, White Pigment Ink - Hampton Art
Accessories: torn paper for landscape mask, finger sponge, white POSCA pen 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

The Comfort of a Mountain View

 I recently purchased this interesting Abstract Mountain Die from Ellen Hutson. These are the first cards I've made with it.

For my first try, I used just 3 colors, and splattered it with a white POSCA Pen for a snow effect.

For the second card,  I tried 6 different colors and added an inked circle sun .  This one I splattered with a gold paint pen and also added gold dots to the black piece of landscape.

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Time Out Challenges


Stamps: Sentiment set - from Amazon

Paper:  Dark Chocolate, True Black, Honey Nut, Ocean Tide, Enchanted Evening, Soft Stone, Weather Vane, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream - PTI 

Accessories: Abstract Mountain Die - Essentials by Ellen Hutson, Fine Tip Gold Paint Marker - Top Notch,  white POSCA Pen, Metallic Stickers/Quotations - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, sentiment strip die from Amazon, foam dots.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Easter Egg Blessings

 I'm in full Easter card mode now that it's April.    I made a card similar to this a month or so ago, but used darker colors and no framing and this time I layered the stems over an egg!

I die cut a panel of watercolor paper with the beautiful Quilted Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn and then cut it with the largest Nestability egg.  I die cut the stems out of Pale Rose and Soft Stone card stock using Alexandra Renke's Magnolium die.  
The looped bow is Fit to be Tied from The Greetery.  
I glued the stem pieces together and layered them over the egg with foam dots.  I die cut the scalloped frame using Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames from MFT and adhered the frame and the egg to the white card base.  
The stamped sentiment is from Mini Strips: Easter  stamped on a sentiment strip die - both from Taylored Expressions.

I really love this Pale Rose color with the Soft Stone!

I'm linking my card to:

Spring is Coming

Stamps:  Mini Strips - Easter - Taylored Expressions.
Paper:  white, Soft Stone - PTI, Pale Rose - Bazzill, water color paper - Canson Cold Press.
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  Fit to be Tied die - The Greetery, Magnolium Die - Alexandra Renke, egg die - Nestability, Quilted Backdrop - Lawn Fawn, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames - MFT, Mini Strips die - Taylored Expressions, foam dots.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

March Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Today they are revealing all the cards sent and received over at the March Card Chain Challenge.  This month I sent my card to Joanne in CT and received a beautiful card from Lia in the Netherlands!

I used the March Sketch option and two of the theme options: Forest and Friendship.


First, I masked off the edges of my card panel.and sponged the inside area lightly with Tea Dye Distress Ink using a blender brush.  Then I sponged over the panel with White Orbs Stencil and Tea Dye Distress Ink which added the darker small circles.  I removed the masking tape from the edges and stamped the Keeping Faith Sentiment in black ink using my Misti.  I stamped the Fairy Fir Tree 2 stamp in black ink in the bottom right corner slightly off the edges of the panel, again using my Misti.  I used an acrylic circle mask to sponge the large circles as per the sketch.

Check out this fun monthly challenge where cards are exchanged internationally!  

You'll find The Card Chain Challenge here.

Stamps: Keeping Faith, Fairy Fir Tree 2 - Lavinia Stamps
Paper: white - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Obsidian - Altenew, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories: White Orbs Stencil, Acetate Circle Masks - Lavinia Stamps, blending brush.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Mad for Plaid

 Joining in on the latest Jingle Belles Christmas Card Challenge - We Wish You a Plaid Christmas.  

I used both plaid and striped DP  behind my little candy cane balancing elf I made using Santa's Helper die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.   The sentiment is a Label Sticker.  I made the feather in his cap by clipping of a little wing off of a punched bird.  I used White Glossy Nuvo Drops for his fur collar and cuffs.  I added gold dots to his jacket and used a green pencil for the line between his arms and defining the edge between his cap and face.  The buckle is die cut out of gold metallic paper.

This card also works for the Split Coast Stampers Fan Club April Christmas card challenge which is based on a Christmas Movie - can you guess which one??!

Paper:  True Black, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, White, Pure Poppy, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack - PTI, Metallic Gold - Park Lane/JoAnn, DP Mini Stash Christmas - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology

Accessories:  Santa's Helper Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, bird punch (wing used for feather in cap) - Martha Stewart, green colored Pencil, Gold Paint Marker - Top Notch, Label Stickers: Christmas - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, White Nuvo Drops.