Tuesday, August 29, 2017

School Supply Juggler for SSS

A card inspired by Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday Challenge . .  "Back to School".

Here is my card . . . 

How about those school supplies?  

I adore House Mouse.

I hope you find some time to create today.

Supplies Used - Hello - Hello - Hello (House Mouse Office Supply)
Stamps:  Office Supply Juggler (House Mouse from Stampendous);
Ink: Various distress inks (Ranger)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah) and pattern paper from CTMH
Accessories:  Staples (CTMH); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Year of Cardmaking Techniques - August

Welcome to . . .
Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
We all love our stamp sets and we all love our patterned paper.  Well, this month we’re combining the two by stamping ON patterned paper for some unique projects.  It will be fun to see what stamps and papers our team decides to pair together.   And if you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
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I have a number of projects to share with you.  I'll take you through from easier to harder.  This first one is a sentiment on pattern paper.  Let's face it, sentiments are the easiest options for stamping on paper.  

 Alright, so it's easy . . . but is very clean and linear.  And I adore that sentiment.  And from the same paper pack from Close To My Heart, I created the card below which is a bit more masculine and includes a solid image and sentiment on pattern paper. 

Easy and clean.  But this next one is far from clean.  It is stamping and embossing on a pattern paper to create a whole new pattern paper, and a bit of a wild one at that.  

You'll notice on the left side of the card, I did not emboss and you can see that there are multi-colored hearts on the paper.  Hard to notice on the embossed side.  I was thinking that if I had embossed in black, it would have looked like stained glass.  While busy, I do love how this one turned out. 

Who says you can't color with markers on pattern paper?  I learned that with the right paper, it's possible.  I used a Close To My Heart pattern paper for these next too . . . the same sheet, but switched sides.  I also colored using Copic Markers.  Here is the first one . . .

The purples also managed to stand out on the grape an wine.  Hard to notice . . . I used some Liquid Glass on that wine glass. I used Wink of Stella on the grapes.  This one is earmarked for a friend's 50th.  Hope she is not reading!

And you flip that green paper over and there is a lovely gray that was equally friendly with my Copics.  

I am a fan of House Mouse, and this card just makes me smile.  I used a snow marker to create the dimension to ground my image and create my Santa hat. 

Oh that mouse. 
Now you’re off to visit with Amanda at My Thoughts and Scraps.   Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

And, I hope you find some time to get crafty today.  Here is the hop list in case you  get lost along the way. 

Card A Day Challenge Team

Supplies Used - One In A Million
Stamps:  One in a Million (Close To My Heart)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Prickly Pear Paper Pack (Close To My Heart); Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Bitty Sparkles (Close To My Heart); Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Supplies Used - Type of Friend
Stamps:  Share the Love (Close To My Heart)
Ink: Ranger Archival Black Ink
Paper:  Prickly Pear Paper Pack (Close To My Heart); Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Black and White Dots (Close To My Heart)

Supplies Used - You Have My Heart
Stamps:  All About You Stamp Set (Cas-ual Fridays); Lovely Lattice Background (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Believe (Bo Bunny); Solar White (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life): Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up); Black Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart)
Accessories:  Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Supplies Used -  Time for Wine
Stamps:  Time for Wine (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers
Paper:  Blackberry Blliss (Stampin' Up); Solar White (Neenah); Pattern Paper (Close To My Heart)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart); Celebrate Tile (Studio Calico)

Supplies Used - Joyful Holiday Season
Stamps:  House Mouse Santa Hat (Stampendus); Bright Baubles (Neat & Tangled); Scenery Holiday Trimmings (Winnie & Walter)
Ink: Cherry Pigment (Avery Elle); Memento; Copic Markers
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life); Pattern Paper (Close To My Heart)
Accessories:  Snow Marker; Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Birthday Balloons for Seize the Birthday Challenge

The challenge at Seize the Birthday this week was to "tie one on".  And so I did, to create this masculine card.   

 Stamping on pattern paper provides an element of interest, provided you've got the right pattern behind what you are stamping.  I love how this one turned out. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - Brilliant Father Birthday
Stamps:  Fill-In-The-Blank Happy Birthday (Catherine Pooler Stamps)
Ink: Hero Arts Black Ink
Paper:  Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Solar White (Neenah); Pattern Paper from my Scrap Stash*
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); White Ribbon (Offray)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Card for Muse Challenge #228

A card to share today, inspired by Muse Challenge #228 . . .

While my intention was to go rainbow . . . I never got there.  I went with the white card base, the focal point in the middle on black cardstock, and the sentiment at the bottom.

And clearly, there is that pop of red.  

I hope you found some time to create today.  And if not, there is always tomorrow.


Supplies Used -  Thinking of You
Stamps:  Heart Squares (Dab a Little Clear Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx Ink and Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Scrap of Red from my scrap stash
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)