Thursday, November 19, 2020

Emboss Resist . . . Green and Red

I chose an emboss resist technique for this card, and I definitely kept my red and green separate with a band of white.  No one needs "mud".  Inspired this week by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I love the subtly of those ornaments in the background.  That white embossing powder pops a bit.



I used a silver cardstock for my "jolly" die. 

I hope you find some time to create today . . . tomorrow . . . the weekend is coming.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Jolly Christmas

Stamps and Dies:  Jolly Word Die and Vintage Baubles Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs); A Dash of Joy Stamp Set (Close To My Heart);

Ink & Embossing:  Rockin' Red, Midnight, Grass Skirt Inks (Catherine Pooler Inks); Embossing Pad and White Embossing Powder (Wow);

Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs); Silver Foil Cardstock (Close To My Heart);

Other: Celebration Confetti Mix (Pretty Pink Posh);


Monday, November 16, 2020

Non-traditional Holiday Colors - Coffee Flip-its

 Some non-traditional Christmas colors for Little Red Wagon.  These retro colors are one of my favorite color combinations.  I made a few different versions and am showing two below . . .

Let the "flipping" begin!  

One flip . . .

Two flips . . .

Love these interactive cards! 


 Retro paper that reminds me of 50's Prime Time Cafe at Disney World.  And a gift card slips into that last flip.  

I hope you find some time to create today!  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Coffee Flip-its

Stamps and Dies:  Baby It's Cold Outside Stamps and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs); Flippin' Awesome, Flippin' Awesome Add-on, and Gift Card Holder Die (Lawn Fawn);

Ink & Embossing:  Midlight, Pink Champagne, Hot Tub, Orange Peel, Sangria (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: White Cardstock (Papertrey); Feeling Chilly Paper Pack (Catherine Pooler Designs); It's My Party Dt's My PartSP (Stampin' Up)

Other: Spectrum Noir Sparkle; Zig Blender Pen; Cincinnati Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Thank You for Always Fun

It's interesting that when I do the Always Fun Challenge, I try to make sure that I have fun with a good technique.  I love playing with stencils and different types pastes, gels, inks, and crazy techniques. So that's the direction that I went with this one. 

This was a stencil I had not yet used, but I love the result. 

There is something that is "always fun" about lifting that stencil to see the result.  


I used one of Nuvo's Embellishment Mousses for this one. Check out that sheen! 

I hope you find some time to create . . . with a stencil if possible.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Thank You

Stamps and Dies:  Thinking of You (Stamping Village - Gina K Designs); Simple Greetings Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: Gingersnap Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Premium White and Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Other: Polka Heart Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs); Aquamarine Embellishment Mousse (Nuvo);

Friday, November 13, 2020

Taking the Positive with the Negativie - Take 2

 I'm big on negative and positive dies, and using both to create cards.  Several weeks back I had my first post showing an example of how I use pieces from both. I'm back today to show another example.  

 

I won't lie about this one.  Whether it's my water technique piece or just me being me, I like my negative die card better.  But here are both . . . 

 

I started with a watercolor panel and used a die to cut.  On my positive die piece, I put sentiments on the base of my card and then popped the die on top and created a shaker card.

Yep - it's o.k.  But the negative pieces.  Never throw them away!  I love my negative piece card even more! Entering this one below in Use Your Stuff.  The inspiration there was stripes!  STRIPES!

I encourage you all to show your negative/positive die pieces! Now go create.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Happy Birthday Watercolor

Stamps and Dies:  Horizontal Stripe Cover Plate Die, Layered Greeting Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs); Big Scripty Words Stamp Set and Dies (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Party Dress, Samba, Suede Shoes, Mardi Gras and Midnight (Catherine Pooler)

Paper:  White Cardstock (Park Lane Paperie); White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Watercolor (Bee)

Other:  Motor City and Clear Sequins (Catherine Pooler Designs)

 

Supplies Used - Howdy

Stamps and Dies:  Horizontal Stripe Cover Plate Die, Ways to say Hey Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink: Party Dress, Samba, Suede Shoes, Mardi Gras (Catherine Pooler)

Paper:  White Cardstock (Park Lane Paperie); White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Watercolor (Bee); Black Cardstock (Hero Arts);

 




Thursday, November 12, 2020

Happy Card for Color Hues

I'm sharing a card that was inspired by Color Hues the color challenge.  I can always get on board with anything Kraft . . . and the color choices were yellow and kraft. 

My yellow is in the form of Shea Butter Ink and a Catherine Pooler Designs background stamp.  My kraft is in the form of Desert Storm cardstock from Neenah. 

I hope you find some time to create . . . the weekend is coming! 

Supplies Used - Happy, You Are My Sunshine

Stamps and Dies:  Bee Hive Background Stamp, Happy X 3 Die (Catherine Pooler Designs); All My Heart Peek-a-Boo Parts Stamp Set (Hero Arts);

Ink & Embossing:  Shea Butter and Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); Pigma Micron 08 Pen;

Paper:  Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Desert Storm Cardstock (Neenah); Hot Fudge Cardstock (Bazzill);

Other: Crater Lake Sequin Mix  (Catherine Pooler Designs); Diamond Stickles (Ranger);

Monday, November 2, 2020

Texture from Negative Border Die Pieces

 A little bit of texture for Seize the Birthday challenge.  My texture was added using the negative pieces from a border die that I saved on my desk.  I have this tray of unending small pieces.

I let my pattern paper pave the way for where my sentiment and those texture pieces would go.  

I hope you find some time to use your negative cover plate die pieces. 

Debbie 


Supplies Used - Wanted to Say Happy Birthday to You

Stamps and Dies:  Layered Greetings Stamp Set and Friendship Border (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Ink:  Tutti Fruiti, Party Dress, Mardi Gras and Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks)

Paper:  White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Elizabeth Park Pattern Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle);

Other:  Charleston Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs)

 

 

 



Sunday, October 25, 2020

Jack-O-Lantern Shaped Card for Try It On Tuesday

Tried something fairly new for Try It On Tuesday where the prompt was Halloween Time.  I don't do a lot of shaped cards, so I wanted to try out this die that I've had for a while. 

I love the look of that pattern paper, even though it had nothing to do with Halloween.  In fact, it was from a bright summer pack of paper.  But it works. 

I'm off to create some things and hope you find some time to do the same.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Jack-o-lantern

Stamps and/or Dies:  Pumpkin Fold-it Die (Sizzix)

Ink: Pumpkin (The Stamps of Life)

Paper:  Cardstock (Bazzill); Pattern Paper (Colorbok)

Accessories:  Enamel Accents (Ranger)


Saturday, October 17, 2020

You Are My Anchor

 Using my nautical stuff for a challenge at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.  


I stamped my background, which matched nicely with the pattern paper that was added in.  And oh, that embossing glitter from Wow . . . WOW!  I do love how that anchor turned out. 

I hope you find some time to create today!  

Debbie

You are the Anchor

Stamps and Dies:  Anchors Away Stamp Set and Dies, Ride the Wave Background Stamp, Circle Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Ink: All That Jazz and Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler Inks); Embossing Pad (Wow) and Iced Silver Embossing Glitter (Wow);

Paper:  White Cardstock (Park Lane Paperie); Salt and Seaweed Pattern Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs); White Daisy (Close To My Heart);

Other:  Big Sur Sequins (Catherine Pooler Designs);

 



Sunday, October 11, 2020

Taking the Positive with the Negative - Take 1

I'm such a hoarder of scraps that I've made a conscious decision to use my positive and negative die pieces immediately so I don't have small bags of scraps hanging around in my crafty space.  Not to mention, they are easier to piece together if you use them at the same time, as you can place your negative pieces easier when you have the positive framework as a guide. 

I was inspired by the World Card Making Day Event at StampNation to create a card using all pieces from the die.  I wanted to post them together so you can see the value in using it all, and I've started a few other cards, hence the "Take 1", as you'll see some other creations down the road.  

So here is the first of my two cards.  Let's start with the positive die creation.  I used a stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs and watercolor with emboss resist for my background, and then cut a frame to create a shaker card.  

I was not a fan of how the embossing in some areas was heavier than others, but then I die cut the piece and it really adds some interest.  I turned this piece into a Halloween card using some stamps from Close To My Heart. 



 So then a I had to get to work with the negative pieces.  Most would toss them, but can't get rid of my scraps.  For this one, I flipped in the other direction and went with a fall themed card using my newest Club Sursee set.  


I brought in some complimentary colors of ink and couldn't not have been happier with how this one turned out.  I think the design on that thermos went well with the design of the stencil.  

While these aren't traditional fall colors (the purple), used muted tones for this one.  Entering it in Try it on Tuesday where the prompt was all about fall colors.  

I can't wait to play with some other pieces on my table, and I encourage you to "take the positive with the negative" both in crafting and in life.  

Cheers - and go get inky.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Ghostly Greetings Shaker

Stamps and Dies:  Booticul Characters and Multi Square Windows Die (Close To My Heart);

Ink & Embossing:  Embossing Pad and Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder (Wow); Royal Treatment, Sugared Lavender, Pink Champagne (Catherine Pooler Inks); White Pigment Ink (Color Box);  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copic Markers;

Paper:  Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Watercolor Paper (Canson); Window Plastic (Judikens);

Other:  All Linked Up Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs); Seed Beads (Simon Says Stamp); Spooky Days Mix (Pretty Pink Posh); 

 

Supplies Used - It's Pumpkin Season

Stamps and Dies:  It's Pumpkin Season Stamp Set and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs); Multi Square Windows Die (Close To My Heart);

Ink & Embossing:  Embossing Pad and Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder (Wow); Royal Treatment, Sugared Lavender, Pink Champagne, Midnight, Icing on the Cake, Orange Peel, Twilight, Green Tea Grape Crush (Catherine Pooler Inks); White Pigment Ink (Color Box); 

Paper:  Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Watercolor Paper (Canson); Window Plastic (Judikens); Wink of Stella Clear (Zig);

Other:  All Linked Up Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs); Crater Lake Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

 

 






Saturday, October 3, 2020

Some Critters for AAA Birthday

Created a card with critters for AAA Birthday . . . 

I adore House Mouse stamps.  For this one I wanted to create one of those delicious looking rainbow swirl lollipops. 

And I always forget that even though there is a theme, House Mouse & Friends is "Anything Goes" with an optional theme.  So I'm not "in theme" but sharing my card with them today. 


 Yumminess!  (Is that a word?)

I hope you found some time to create today.  


Debbie

Supplies Used - Sweetest Day Ever

Stamps:  Lollipop Lunch (House Mouse from Stampendous); Gumball Greetings (My Favorite Things)

Ink and Embossing: Black Onyx (Versafine); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Various Distress Inks (Ranger); Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); scrap of cardstock from stash; Watercolor Paper (Canson)

Accessories:  Pink  Blush Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)



 

 

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fall Creation for Cut It Up

At least three layers was the challenge at Cut It Up.  I created a fall card with some new stamps, dies and pattern paper. 


I've got my card base, some pattern paper, and then layers of stamped goodness. 



Nothing like getting inky!  I hope you find some time to do the same.

Debbie

Supplies Used - Thankful

Stamps and Dies:  Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set and Dies and Bushels of Love Stamp Set and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake, Daydream, Twilight, Mandarin Spice, Orange Peel, Hot Tub, Green Tea, Lemongrass (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper:  Tangerine Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Premium White Cardstock and Fall Pick-n-mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Other: Santa Fe Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Celebrate!

 "Celebrate" was the prompt this week at Little Red Wagon.  I decided to do some creating with inks, shaving cream and a fireworks stencil.  Red, white and blue . . .

The red is subtle in the fireworks.  I also used the paper towel that I used for blotting my stencil on the paper after to add some light splotches of color which I think added some interest. 

I am late for this year's 4th, so I'll have to hold this one aside to send next year.  It was fun to create.  

Recommendation:  grab some ink, a stencil and some shaving cream and get busy!  Fun.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Celebrate

Stamps and Dies:  Party Fans Stamp Set and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Suede Shoes, Rockin' Red, Something Blue (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: Blueberry Bushel Cardstock (Stampin' Up); Solar White (Neenah); Silver Glitter Paper (Pow);

Other:  Christmas Cove and Crater Lake Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs); Fireworks Stencil (Pretty Pink Posh);

 

 


Monday, September 28, 2020

Getting Messy for SOS - Trick or Treat

I definitely got messy for this Shopping Our Stash challenge.  I felt the pain, as my work area is not near the sink . . . so there was a bit of back and forth to the kitchen between the watercolor and the glitter gel/stencil.


My background piece was watercolor, but I also used watercolor paper for that focal image and did some fill-in coloring of  some images.  I used the Gina K Wreath Builder stencil to great the image. 


Love the shimmer of the Glass Bead Glitter from Faber-Castell.  

Messy is always fun!  I hope you find some time to get messy with your stash. 

Stamps and Dies:   Everything But the Broom Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Flirty Fuschia, Grass Skirt, Tiki Torch, Tiara (Catherine Pooler Inks); Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Gumball Green (Stampin' Up); Canson Watercolor Paper

Other: Square Dance Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs); Spooky Days Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Wreath Builder Stencil (Gina K Designs); Glass Bead Glitter Gel (Faber-Castell);

Friday, September 25, 2020

A Penguin and a Polar Bear for Christmas Throwdown

I was inspired by Christmas Card Throwdown to create a card with a polar bear and a penguin . . . 

 

These two little critters are not surrounded by traditional holiday colors . . . but they are providing the holiday greetings just as well. 


 I hope you were able to find time to create yesterday, that you make the time for it today, and that you schedule some time tomorrow!  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Let it Snow

Stamps and Dies:  Build a Snowman Stamp Set and Dies, Winter Words Dies, and Happy Buddies Stamp Set and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Icing on the Cake, and Orange Peel (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: Premium White Cardstock and Feeling Chilly Pattern Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Missing You Like Crazy for The Paper Players

 I saw the "Pets" inspiration at The Paper Players, and I had to play along.  

And of course, had to keep my pet safe with a mask.  I used some negative pieces that I had saved from a card I made a very long time ago.  I was about to throw the bag out and said, wait a minute!  These will go nicely with this pattern paper. 

I've been creating masks with white cardstock and some straight line scores.  A little twine, and my critters are safe.  

I hope you find some time to create.  

Debbie

 

Supplies Used - Missing You Like Crazy

Stamps and Dies:  Peeking Pets Stamp Set and Dies, One Liners Sentiment Stamp Set, and Layered Tags Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs); Lattice Background Die (Pretty Pink Posh);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); 

Paper:  Premium White Cardstock and Hipster Pattern Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs); Daisy White Cardstock and Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);

Other: Torch Twine (Catherine Pooler Designs);