Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cold Winter Days

Wow....haven't posted on my blog for two months!  Guess I've been a tad busy with the holidays which are special family times for us.  I created this card for our January stamp club challenge which was this sketch along with snowflakes.  I'll also be sharing this card over at Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Blues.

I started with water color paper and stamped Tim Holtz's new snowflake stamps in versamark and then used white embossing powder to heat set.  I then sponged distress oxide inks in blues and purples and then spritzed with shimmer mist.  The beautiful shimmer does not show up at all on the photo!  I trimmed this piece down to the four pieces as shown above and adhered to white card stock and then mounted to a blue card base.

The sentiment is a die from Quietfire Designs and I cut three from water color paper and glued together to add dimension.  On the top I used Nuvo crystal drops in white and added the blue sequin.  This was a fun sketch.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thanksgiving Gratitude

My photo doesn't do this card justice!  It is very sparkly in person.  

The pumpkin is a metal stencil from Dreamweavers.  I used their copper embossing paste over the stencil and then removed the stencil.  Be sure to place the stencil immediately in water so the paste doesn't dry.  I then sprinkled copper embossing powder over the wet paste and heat with a heat tool.  The paste will bubble which in this case was the look I was going for.  

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the designer paper is from Prima.  All was layered onto shimmery copper card stock.  The copper leaf in the corner is a brad.

I will be entering this card at Simon Says Monday challenge.  I made several variations of this card using this stencil and copper paste.  I added gold glitter shards, champagne embossing powder and orange embossing powder.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Foxy Fall

Switching gears here from Halloween to autumn cards.  I'm following a sketch provided by one of our stamp club members for November.  I will also be sharing this card over at Simon Says Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small.

The designer paper is new from Bo Bunny.  The fox and sentiment stamps are also new from Hero Arts and is a clear stamp set including a smaller fox and additional sentiments.  If you buy the set as a kit, you also receive the inks and matching dies.  The oval die cut is from Gina Marie.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Spooky Halloween!

Friends and I got together and created these awesome galaxy backgrounds.  Jennifer McGuire posted a video on this technique with Distress Oxide Inks.  Do a You Tube search and it should pop up for you.  I will also be sharing this card over at Simon Says Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small.

The moon and stars were created with Stampendous's melt art technique which are from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  The owl is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from Tonic.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Owl

This Halloween card is pretty much all things Tim Holtz!  Friends and I got together a few months ago and created several backgrounds with brushos, color burst, nuance and bisters.  This background is created with bisters using a mask for the moon and then coming back and filling in the moon with yellow distress ink.

The tree die cut is from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and distressed with various distress inks.  The owl and bat disk are from Tim's Ideology line.  I will also be sharing this card at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Trick or Treat!

My last Halloween bridge card:(  The dies are from Memory Box, Tim Holtz, and Karen Burniston.

The cute little pumpkin is washi tape from Little B and the designer paper is from Authentique.   I will also be sharing this card over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Funeral Warehouse - Bridge Card

Happen to come across two more bridge cards I had yet to post so here's one of them.  I will also be sharing this post over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

I've had too much fun creating these bridge cards for my grandchildren.  I have so many Halloween dies and these cards are a great way to use them.  The various dies are from Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Karen Burniston, and Little B.  The base card stock happens to be my favorite this fall from Gina K called Tomato Soup😉  The designer paper is vintage from Basic Grey.  The sign on the bottom of the haunted house says "Funeral Warehouse" and is from Tim Holtz's Ideaology collection of sticker sayings.  Love, Love 'em!  I'll be posting a few more Halloween cards over the next few days since Halloween is almost here....and it is my favorite holiday!