Friday, September 22, 2017

Bee & Flower Easel Card

I created this card based on a sketch over at YNS.  
I decided to make it into an easel card after I finished the complete front.
I have been on a mission lately to use up some of my scraps so that is what I did for this card I went through my scrap boxes and found some papers that I thought looked good together.   I used one of my stitched flag banner dies for the pink Layer that I trimmed down to 5 inches long.   I used a stitched scallop oval die for the center mat and I made a shadow layer for it in black with my SNC2.
The Bee is an adorable SVG file from Cheryl over at creativekuts.com   I used some yellow shimmer chalk on the middle section of the bee to help accentuate his curved body lines.  I used a mini punch for the tulip the Bee is holding, I cut it twice once in green and once in pink and trimmed off the stem and layered the pink tulip on.  I punched one more tulip flower in red  and trimmed away everything but the leaf area to make the mouth for the bee.   From some of the same card stock that I used for the first card base layer I  stamped the word hello from a crafters companion Hexagon coordinating stamp set which I then cut out with a stitched ticket die and popped up on foam squares.
On the inside I cut another stitched mat  from the same ticket die set in a larger size this time after stamping like the flower & bee great friends are we  from desert Craftin divas - Lil Bit Buggie Stamp Set.  I then added some bling below the sentiment, One pink flower shaped rhinestone and too mini pink rhinestones to go on either side of the flower.   I popped that label up as well on foam tape to act as the holder for the Easel card.
I cut a yellow Mat with a pierced rectangle die so that I may add a written sentiment later on the inside.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Sketch and Color Challenge #73 
Simon Says: Pop It Up
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #13
FFC #207 Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Golden Harvest
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stitched Banners Masculine Birthday Card

Last week was our anniversary, this week is hubby's birthday.   I wanted to make him a simple masculine card which is so very hard for me to do lol.
For the base of the card I used recollections Kraft card stock and cut at 4.25 X 5.50  portrait style card with the fold at the top.  For the next layer are used a light blue bazzil card stock and used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - using the largest stitched rectangle die.   For the stitched banners I used two different sizes from that die set. I cut 4 in the 1.5" wide size  which I pulled scraps of paper that I thought went well together from my blue Scraps stash and I cut one in the 1" width size from Kraft card stock that I ran through my Cuttlebug  Candy cane stripes embossing folder.   I inked all of the edges with walnut stain distress inks. After adhering  all of the flag banners leaving the ends free so that I could curl them up, I added a brown ribbon with  Blue stitching.  Next I used  to circle stamps from 2 different die sets, the smaller solid one cut from Kraft  card stock I used my HOTP scallops and circles set.  I believe I use the smallest circle and then stamped it with cards TV going in circles stamp set - The happy birthday stamp.   Then I cut the larger stitched circle that From light blue bazzil card stock using the Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes -  using the larger of the two stitched circles from that set.   Are used foam tape on either side of the ribbon to attach the blue circle sentiments.   I ran some brown and white bakers twine through a blue button which I attached with the glue dots onto the center of the sentiment circles.   I used my piercing tool to curl up the ends of the flag banners.  And finally I stamped for someone special from HOTP birthday greetings stamp set  in a brown pigment chalk ink.
On the inside of the card I used some of the same die sets as the front and some of the same pattern paper is used with the addition of a solid blue to back the whole thing and I also used a pierced rectangle die to cut the ivory sentiment rectangle stamping that  with a fun sentiment from HOTP birthday cheer stamp set  using a brown pigment ink.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday -   Pop It Up
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #13
FFC #206 Always Anything Goes
Die-Cut Divas - September Challenge - Masculine/Men/Boys
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

I hope you enjoyed my card today, thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my crafty space.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Written on the Tree Anniversary Card

What a fun simple masculine card!  I was inspired by one similar on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for Hubby's Anniversary card this year.
For the card base I used some Recollection's teal blue card stock cut at an A2 size .   Next I cut a stitched panel out of kraft card stock with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes using the largest rectangle.  I then took that stitched panel to my Cricut Explore and set it up to write the words where I wanted them to be  with a black Cricut pen.   The fonts are from my computer.  Then I took the panel to my die-cutting machine and used a stitched heart die to cut out the words.  Next I took the other part of the panel and placed it in my Wood Grain Textures embossing folder by Crafters companion that I had already rubbed  Walnut stain distress ink directly to the folder.  I really really love how this embossing turned out.  I took the same ink around the edges of everything before it adhering everything together.   I wrapped some brown and white bakers twine three times around the Wood panel before adhering it to the teal panel.   I cut a couple of different button die-cuts, the stitch circle in brown the other in the teal blue.  I also cut a heavier backer to go behind the teal.  I tied a knot in the three layers of twine running across the card and then ran it up through my buttons to tie a knot there.   I tucked in some foam tape behind the teal button to give it some dimension.   I stamped the word forever on a small banner diecut to slip under the button with foam tape added to it as well.
For the inside I cut another stitched rectangle panel after printing out the sentiment I created on my computer.  I used walnut stain distress ink to go around the edges of that panel before I adhered it.

I made an envelope out of the same teal blue card stock, Neither of them look like the true color in these pics lol...using my 123 envelope punchboard from WeRMemory Keepers.  On the front I added two different Heart diecuts from the same set as before out of Kraft card stock. The stitched one, I had the Cricut Explore write on first.  Then on the back flap of the envelope I use the same Lacy heart die to simply emboss into the paper instead of cut.

I am entering into this fun challenges:
Simon Says: Pop It Up
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #13
FFC #206 Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - September Masculine/Men/ Boys
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Watercolor Roses Thank You card

I had no idea where I was going with this card other than the fact that I wanted to try out the no-line water coloring technique.  So I started out with a Tim Holtz watercolor paper card front in an A-2 card size.   I stamped the image  from  HOTP watercolor roses stamp set in the lightest distress ink color that I own which is old paper.   I then used other distress inks in two shades of pink and a green to watercolor my image in.

After the water coloring was finished and dried I decided instead of fussy cutting around the image I would just use the whole panel and I decided to cut it down with the pretty edgeables lattice Flourish die from  crafters companion.  I really liked how that turned out then I went and searched my stash and found a scrap of some pretty watercolor pattern paper in pink and green stripes.   I stamped "thank you" from the same HOTP watercolor roses stamp set before adhering the two layers together.

I took the other piece of the watercolor paper that was left over after diecutting and painted it all over with the same pink watercolors.   I then took my cheery Lynn exotic butterflies and die-cut from that water colored panel the 3 butterflies.   After adhering the butterflies down I simply added some green and lilac dew drops to accent and finish off my card.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Lose the Lines
HIMCR #317 - Super Scrap Saturday!
DL.ART September Linky Challenge
Scrapy Land {Challenge #73}
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything goes with die cuts and/or embossing
Simon Says Wednesday: STAMPtember® Stamp It

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Feels Like Fall Leaves Card

Based on a fun challenge, I created this Fall card.  I decided to do both the color and the sketch with this card... Thanks YNS for the awesome fun challenge... so glad I recently found your site!!!
I embossed the base layer of the card with the basket weave folder by Darice, plus I inked the edges with brown pigment ink.  Using my spellbinders labels Twenty-Three dies I cut out the two pattern paper shapes from my Fall scraps... I then used my SNC2 to cut out a brown shadow layer for each shape.  I used one of my button dies that came in a set of six to cut out the three buttons in different Fall colored scraps of card stock.  I then used my SNC2 to cut out a brown shadow Layer for those as well.  Before adhering them together I ran brown and white bakers twine through the button holes and tied a knot for each.  I used two different leaf dies that I also dry embossed and sprayed with glimmer mist to bring out the embossing in a shimmery copper tone.  For the stamping I used an old stamp from a cardmaker set I believe and colored the leaves in with my spectrum noir markers, after backing with the brown shadow Layer I popped the sentiment shape up on foam squares.
For the inside I found a piece of Fall leaves pattern paper in my Fall Scraps bin and used the same spellbinders die as the front to cut it out.  I used brown pigment ink to ink around the edges.  I decided to do my stamping directly onto the green leaf inside and used stamps from Desert craftin divas - Hey Pumpkin stamp set.  I stamped both sentiments in a brown pigment ink.  I then stamped the autumn greetings again over the top of the brown with wild honey distress ink using my presicion stamp press from we R memory keepers.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: STAMPtember® Stamp It
Scrapy Land {Challenge #73}
YNS - Sketch and Color Challenge #72 –
Simon Says Wednesday: STAMPtember® Stamp It
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #12
FFC #205 Always Anything Goes
HIMCR #317 - Super Scrap Saturday!
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

3D Roses Birthday card

I decided to make some 3-D roses from one of my diecuts today.   It's been along time since I've tried this technique... I always love the outcome.
For each 3-D flower I cut two flat flowers and then trimmed petals out of them as you see in the picture.   The first one I trimmed out one petal, the second one I trimmed out to petals.    I inked the top edges and then rolled them together and adhered the sides forming like a cone for each.   I used my piercing tool on the edge to curl the outer petals to give more dimension.   Then you simply start stacking them together starting with the smallest and putting it inside the next and gluing them all together.   I did this three times to create the three different flowers.
For the main card layer I used a purple that was already embossed card stock.    I used two of my postage stamp dies to cut the black postage stamp shapes in two different sizes.   I measured the inner part of the rectangles so that I could add a rectangle on top of each.   I used my SNC2 to cut out those Straight rectangles, one out of a pattern paper from Recollections - all girl stack &  The other out of plain white paper for stamping.  I stamped happy birthday from HOTP - birthday cheers stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink\,  I then colored in the word birthday in with my Spectrum Noir marker LV2.  Under the roses I placed a purple Star flower cluster diecut from Sue Wilson.   I used my hot glue gun to attach the 3-D roses onto the card,  I then sprayed the entire card front with perfect pearls mists – interference red ... which is more of a pink tone really.  I also sprayed the  happy birthday stamped diecut with the same perfect pearls mists.   I then ruffled the corners of the white rectangle to give it a more worn-distressed look.   I used foam tape to pop up that entire smaller postage stamp shape.   Below that I added three glittery black enamel dots.
 For the inside I cut two more of the same postage stamp shapes one in white for stamping the other in the same pattern paper as the front.   I inked both shapes edges in a light lilac color.   I stamped wishing you a beautiful day from HOTP – Lacy things  stamp set.  I die cut a flower from the star flower clusters Die set,  only this time I just cut the flower that I didn't use before and not the entire cluster.   I stacked and adhered the three layers for the flower and then added the same glitter enamel dots for the center.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: STAMPtember® Stamp It
Sketch and Color Challenge #72 – (I Chose Sketch)
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #12
Scrapy Land {Challenge #73}
FFC #205 Always Anything Goes & 2 Sponsors!!
Challenge #80 - Die Cut Handmade Flowers
Connie Can Crop Challenge #62 - Anything Goes

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Smile to my Heart card

 I needed to make a thank you card for some very special   Family members that hosted a family event at their home.   My design layout is based on a sketch challenge over at your next stamp,  this is my very first time playing along in their challenge how fun!
For my card base layer I used a deep purple card stock from Recollections.   The next base layer I cut with Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - rectangle die  on a light purple card stock again from Recollections.   I then ran it through my cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder.   Next I found some Scraps in my purple scrap bin that I cut with 2 different sized cross-stitched flag banner dies.  The pattern one is from Deja-view global treks I think and the solid that I stamped my sentiment on is from Bazzil.  I did some no-line stamping with my HOTP layering dahlias stamp set,  stamped in different purple inks and then cut out with my SNC2.  I use micro mini purple beads for the center of the top flower.  I backed the two flowers with a diecut I cut out in black card stock called Mini Fanciful Flourish - Cheery Lynn.   I stamped you brought a smile to my heart from HOTP thank you stamp set, stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink.   I added three purple rhinestones at the bottom as accents.
For the inside I used the same stamp set to do the no-line stamping dahlia flower. The white panel is again cut with the Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - rectangle die. The sentiment Is there no limit to your awesomeness? Is again from the HOTP thank you stamp set,  which I stamped in purple.   Then I stamped thanks a bunch in Memento Tuxedo black ink from HOTP flower frenzy stamp set.

 I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: STAMPtember® Stamp It
Scrapy Land {Challenge #73}
Mod Squad Challenge - Lose the Lines
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #12
FFC #205 Always Anything Goes & 2 Sponsors!!
Sketch and Color Challenge #72 – Additional Inspiration (Sketch)

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Scarecrow wobble card

I am on quite a roll with these wobble cards.   Here is another Svg file from Creativekuts.com that I cut with my Cricut Expression.   The sign is down lower than it should be because I messed up and put all of the hands and arms together before I added the clothes and sign,  so I had to do a little work to pry the fingers up and get the sign under there as best I could  😂  You may not of even noticed that if I didn't tell you.  
I like the little card base she has created for these cards because they rock back-and-forth also.   For the Layer behind him I used a cute pattern paper with different types of squash all over it as I thought that was fitting for the scarecrow to protect.   For making the scarecrow I used many fall colored pieces of scrap paper with lots of inking on the edges.   I used a white gel pen to add stitching to his pocket on his overalls and then to the patches on his elbows and hat.   I used a treasure face stamp from set #2 - Treasure Box Designs with brown pigment ink to stamp his face,  before stamping I used a wet Q-tip to remove the ink off of the nose portion on the stamp.   After stamping I placed the die-cut nose that came with this SVG file.   For some reason I had a very hard time using my white gel pen to add accents to the eyes, I'm not sure if it was the type of card stock I used or the pigment ink but it just did not want to work.   I finally dug out some of my white fabric paint and dotted just a small bit in each eye to give the accent.  I used the happy fall y'all stamp from Craftin Desert Divas - Hey Pumpkin stamp set.   I stamped it once in brown pigment ink and then again with walnut stain distress ink.   That way I got the darker color with the crisp clean lines.
For the inside I cut the inner layer out of an Ivory card stock,  I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink.  I stamped thankful thoughts of you in brown pigment ink that is from the same stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas – hey pumpkin stamp set.   The happy Thanksgiving stamp I used walnut stain distress ink on top of the brown pigment ink and that is from the Celebration Scripty Sayings stamp set from lawn fawn.

Here is a little video showing the action wobble in action lol
video


 I will be entering into these fun challenges:
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #11
HIMCR #316 - Fall Colors!
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Squirrel Wobble Card

I have another little cutie wobbler Card for you today, this time a Squirrel... it is an SVG file from Cheryl over at creativekuts.com  
I cut this with my Cricut  expression including the card base.   Not only does the base of this card wobble back-and-forth the way Cheryl created it but I also added an action wobble behind the head of the little squirrel.   Thank you Cheryl!  He is so adorable!  I  used my Cricut explore air to write NUTS on the little sign she created with the file, I then colored the letters in with my Sand -  Colorista marker by Spectrum Noir.   I did this by importing the sign svg into Cricut  design space .  I cut a metal feather die in black twice to use the negative cut to trim up and make the whiskers.  On the pumpkin I used my Darice - Fall Leaf Embossing Folder.  I used a white gel pen to accent his eyes. 

Here is a little video showing the head wobble from my Hampton arts action wobble.
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For the inside I used a small stamp set I believe from a cardmaker kit for the "NUTS FOR YOU" and the squirrel... I stamped in stampabilities Brown Pigment ink.
I then stamped Happy Harvest from Craftin Desert Divas - Hey Pumpkin set, stamped first in stampabilities Brown Pigment ink and then stamped over in walnut stain distress ink to give it a darker brown look.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #11
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2017/09/himcr-316-fall-colors.html
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Turkey wobble card

This little cutie is an SVG file from Cheryl over at creativekuts.com  
I cut this with my Cricut  expression including the card base.   Not only does the base of this card wobble back-and-forth the way Cheryl created it but I also added an action wobble behind the cute little turkey.   I really love him,  he's so dang cute!  I  used my Cricut explore air to write wobble on the little sign she created with the file.   I did this by importing it into Cricut  design space .  Sorry I cannot remember the lettering I used I was having a time watching videos just to learn how to attach items together to write on them so I felt very successful with this endeavor.   I am quite sure I will be doing this quite often now that I know how.   All of the pretty fall colors you see for his tail feathers even the Kraft card stock for his body and the cute fall plaid pattern paper that's behind him are all from my Scraps Bin, so this adorable card really let me use up some of my Scraps!   I need to make more cards like this because I have way too many Scraps lol.

I really wish I knew how to get the little video that I took with my phone showing the whole turkey wobble from my Hampton arts action wobble.  I will work on that!
UPDATE: Don't know if it will play but here is the video...
video


For the inside I found the cute little turkey with the saying "gobble till you wobble" and below that I used my text tool to type in Happy Thanksgiving  that I then printed from my computer onto Kraft card stock.   I then took one of my stitched label metal dies and cut out that sentiment to be adhered to the inside leaving space to sign the card.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #10
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
HIMCR #316 - Fall Colors!
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

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