Monday, October 17, 2016

Fall Garden ...

Good morning! I have a Fall card to share today featuring the lovely Fall Garden stamp from Great Impressions Stamps.

I stamped the lovely Fall Garden with Memento Rich Cocoa and color the image with my Copic Markers, leaving the fence uncolored. Antique Linen Distress Ink was applied around the edges of the cut-out image, and the cream colored DP I used. Each section was layered onto Cocoa cardstock and layered together. The final step was to add the three bling along the bottom of the card. Clean and Simple with layers. Today's card was inspired by the Crazy 4 Challenge #358 Sketch.

Challenges entered ...
 - Crazy 4 Challenge #358 Sketch (shown below)
 - Dare2BArtzy October Challenge ~ Fall

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Merry Christmas ...

Good afternoon! I created a Christmas card to share today that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!

I really love this Frosty in Small Frame (23-09). It's a great image for creating CAS cards, which I love, or you can pile it on. I stamped Frosty in Small Frame several times, and colored him with my Copic Markers. The hat, scarf and nose where fussy cut from the extra images, and paper-pieced on the main image with a combination of 3D Foam Squares and my Xyron Sticker Maker. Once done, I layered the image on coordinating panels, and added it to my Echo Park Tis The Season DP background on my card. The Merry Christmas Flourish Script Sentiment (657-01) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Red enamel dots were applied to 3 corners, and X-Mas Red Stickles were used for the berries on his hat.

Here's a closer look ...

Challenges entered ...
 - 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #22 ~ Anything Goes
 - Sparkles Christmas Challenge #69 ~ Show me a Snowman

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Caroling Penguins ...

Good afternoon! I'm back today with a Christmas/Winter card featuring stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!

One of my dear friends loves Penguins and every year I make a holiday card just for her that features Penguins. So, of course I had to get my craft on with these adorable Caroling Penguins (659-08). To get started I stamped the Caroling Penguins 4-times. Copic Markers were used to color the image(s), and then I did some fussy cutting to put these adorable guys in the snow drifts. Distress Inks were used to create the sky background and then I used a variety of 3D Foam Tape and Squares, plus my Xyron Sticker Maker to layered my winter scene together. I applied Crystal Stickles to represent the snow falling from the sky and on the snow drifts. Frosted Lace Stickles was applied to the back penguins hat for a fluffy effect.

Here's a closer look ...

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above:
 - AMS Cobalt cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth cardstock, CCS White Pearl Esse cardstock, Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree Die, MFT Snow Drifts Die

Monday, October 10, 2016

Set of Thank You cards ...

Good morning! I'm participating at a Craft Fair this weekend at a local school, and here is one of the projects I created for the sale featuring stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.

I pulled out my much loved Elegant Butterflies (J119) along with the Being You Sentiment (D509). Using various inks I created a 1/2-inch panel on the left side of each card and envelope. I then used my Misti to stamp the butterflies and sentiment on each card, and I also added a butterfly to each of the envelopes. Using the Misti allowed my stamping to be identical on all of my cards. Love this piece of equipment.

I've used this technique in the Fall last year on a full size card and I really love the design/layout. Once done with all my stamping I added some enamel dots, and tied the bundle of cards up with some twine.

We all need extra Thank You cards in our stash, and I know that the parents attending this weekends event will be looking for some. I went with Fall colors for my panel, but you can use any seasonal colors with this design.

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Have a Wonderful Day ...

Good morning! With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month today's card is all about that, and features stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.

I recently ordered the Have a Wonderful Day Sentiment (F231). I love the sentiment with the butterfly. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this stamp is a perfect match. I stamped the sentiment with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink on Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper, and went to work watercoloring the image and background with my Marvy Markers ... #57 Rose Pink, #20 Magenta, and a bit of #75 Sky Blue.

I really love how the image pops against the soft colors.

Challenges entered ...

Until next week ... Enjoy!