Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Star Stencil Baby Boy Card

This weeks challenge for Creative Challenge Club CCC06 is a color combo challenge. I almost didn't think I would be able to participate because i only had the ink pads. The colors were Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Basic Black. I did realize I had recently bought allot of Stamin Up card stock when they had there free shipping even and I had some Crushed Curry, Yay.

I am also going to enter this card into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #143. As always its an anything goes challenge and the ladies always leave such sweet inspiration and comments on the entries blog posts.

 I started off by taping down my Stampin Up star stencil and using my Tim Holtz circle blending tool and Bermuda Bay ink.
Before I remove the stencil
 How I store my Stampin Up mini ink blending foams, I Velcro my mini ink foam to my Tim Holt ink pads but it wont work for my Stampin UP ink pads so I put them in a little baggie and label them and stick them in a fabric bin on my mix media shelf.
 Just like unwrapping a present when you remove the stencil.

 Using a Paper Trey Ink die and some Basic Black card stock from Stampin UP and also some Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) glitter paper. I cut out 3 in Basic Black and one in the Silver DCWV silver glitter paper.
 Using Tombow Mono Multi Glue I adhered the 3 Basic Blacks together, it only take a minimal amount of glue. I off set the silver glitter die cut just a little.
 Here is the stamp set that goes with the Baby die cut from Paper Trey Ink. I didn't keep the packaging and finding it hard to read so I measured the set and found out its the same size as a 3X4 journal card. So I used my Becky Higgins's 3X4 grid journal cards and inked up the whole stamp and stamped onto the card and I store it in my Avery Elle stamp/die envelopes.
Inside of the card.

Finished card, Card base is in Crushed Curry and the Basic Black is the mat around the Whisper White focal piece.

Close up, doesn't the 4 layers of baby die cut just make it pop and not having to use foam tape under that is even more awesome.

Friday, July 25, 2014

PTI MIM Challenge #173

I loved the recent Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge #173, no line water coloring and wanted to try it out. I don't have any flower stamps from PTI but I did recently purchase the Wet Paint stamp set.

 Here I used a die from the Monthly moments kits from PTI, sorry I don't remember which one as to how I store my dies I just stick them in a heavy duty zipper pouch with PTI Dies wrote on it.
 It is hard to see but I added some water to the front.
 This is the KOI water colour set that I used for my card.
 Very light color wash. I am using some water color paper from Hobby Lobby called Master's Touch, also my main mat on my card is also the watercolor paper.
 All the sentiments for this card came from this PTI stamp set called Wet Paint.
 Testing generation stamping with Stampin UP Sahara Sand ink on a scrap piece of card stock.
 I ended up stamping off one time on the scratch paper and then on top my DRIED piece. I zapped it before stamping with my heat tool on the low setting.
 Using an orange color and a very thin brush.
 Finished project.

I used sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in four colors: Marshmallow, Marigold, Lemon Drop, and Lemon Meringue.

Attached with my Pokey Tool and Tombow Mono multi glue.
Inside and envelope, I added more splatters to match the card. My card base is So Saffron from Stampin UP.

Finished card, the scalloped orange was also cut form a PTI monthly moments die and cut out from Pumpkin Pie card stock by Stampin UP.

Close up.

Birthday Card for My Momma

I am entering this special card into two challenges today, this card is gonna be for my momma's birthday tomorrow. She does so much for my family and I cant thank her enough, from babysitting my monsters (pexi/lexi almost 6 and pivia/shmivia almost 3), too cooking family dinners, taking my monsters overnight nearly every Friday, and many more things.

The first challenge will be the Creative Challenge Club CCC005 its a card sketch challenge and I had this card going many different ways before finally figuring it out.

The second being another of my favorite go to weekly anything goes challenges Word Art Wednesday Challenge #142

 I used my MFT oval dies that I got about a year ago when they had a huge sale on allot of things.
 I traced lightly the Very Vanilla oval on the Very Vanilla mat. The base is Soft Suede. Card stock by Stampin UP.
 I am also using ink from Stampin UP in Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, and Old Olive. The main stamp set is also from Stampin UP called Stippled Blossoms.
 Trusty Stampin up Stamp-a-ma-jig.
 I put a little reposition able adhesive on the back to hold the oval down while stamping.
 Again some adhesive on the back. Stampin UP dimensional on the back of the oval.
Finished card, I added some pearls from my stash, I believe from Hobby Lobby, their Paper Studio line.

Close up.

Close up of inside and envelope, the sentiment is from a Stampin UP stamp called Express Yourself.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Snow flakes with paste and glitter

While looking at other peoples entries to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog I found a new Challenge site called STAMPloration, it looks like from what I have read they post 3 challenges a month and they also have a line of stamps too.  This challenge is to use stamps and glitter and what better way to get started on those Christmas cards with challenges.

 I know this probably is the best paste to use but its local and so far it works, its from Dream Works and its called paintable texture paste.

The stencil is from a brand called Show-offs.
 I used some Recollections Opaque Bling embossing powder on top and let it dry for about an hour before I heat set it. I finished up the card while that dried.
 Foam tape love.
Finished Card, I used some Stampin UP Regals DSP and some DCWV glitter paper along with some Recollections gems.

Close up, Stamp set is from Hero Arts # CL543, I stamped it on some Nina white paper.

inside the card.

Elf Christmas

I made this background a while back after I watched a video from Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire and I could just never finish because I was just stuck. So when I saw two of my favorite challenge blogs had what this background needed I had an idea.

The first challenge I will enter this card in is a go to challenge from Word Art Wednesday Challenge #141, its always anything goes and the ladies are so inspirational. Please go check them out.

The second challenge I will enter this card in is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge called spots and dots. I recently have began to try and enter their challenges after their last Online Card Class I took called Watercolor for Cardmakers.

And finally I am entering this card in the Creative Challenge Club because they are a card sketch based challenge and this fit PERFECTLY with what I was going for. #CCC04

I first stamped this Stampabilities image in StazOn Jet Black ink on some scrap white card stock.
 I love this Stampin Up cleaner system, It got my StazOn ink off with no problem.
 I used an EK punch and the same scrap card stock, I believe its a Heavy Weight white from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby brand) and used my VersaMark ink and some Zing silver embossing powder.
 I used my pokey tool to help keep in place while I heat set the powder, it makes a huge difference to let you heat tool warm up for a few seconds before heat setting your project.
 This polka dot piece I made about a month ago and just had it sitting on my desk waiting for more inspiration. I used white ink and a Heidi Swapp stencil, then after it dried I repositioned the stencil and used Tim Holtz ink over the top with an ink blending tool.
 Using blender pens by Stampin UP along with their ink I colored in my little elf image.
 I used ink from Stampin UP in Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pretty in Pink, and Blushing Bride.

The stamp set I got at Micheal's last year for under $5 I believe but I don't have the packaging so I don't know the name. :(
Finished Card

Close up


Monday, July 7, 2014

Top fold 'HI" card

I must be on a kick with this "HI" sentiment for the front of my cards. I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge start from scratch. This card literally took me about half an hour too make and I really like it.  I wanted to keep it monochromatic with lots of different textures, kinda a mix media card I think.

I knew I wanted to use something with a tag and cork so I used some DCWV Cork Stack and the nice thing about this Stampin Up punch is you can adjust your size.
As you can see the one on the right is the original size and the ones on the left are the cork ones, I just cut the cork smaller in width so it would slide into the punch easier, see the above picture.
And of course I love this glitter paper by DCWV, it has just the right amount of sparkle without all the glitter coming off everywhere. Also a butterfly punch by Stampin Up.
 And part of the challenge is make from scratch so why not use my never opened that I have had for a month Lawn Fawn die. I used chip board to die cut these.

I used Stampin Up dimensional cut in half on the back of the butterfly's. The above picture is me seeing how the layout is turing out. The scallop die is from The Stamps of LIfe.
Finished card. I also used some sequins from Studio Calico and enamel dots from MME.

Another close up. The card is of course a top fold card and I used Stampin Up Naturals Ivory card stock, love it.

One last close up.  I used some twine from the Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby.

I hope you enjoyed this card it was definitely a challenge for me.