Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dimension w/Layering

I was inspired to create a card with dimension, without using foam tape at the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge.  My favorite way to do that is just simply by layering.  The key to dimension can be the product used.  So I used a shaped die and a fairly intricate die, some glitter paper, and then added a layer of vellum, die cut sentiment and sequins for even more dimension.  

 I actually used the negative pieces of the die, not the positive.  And since they were cut with glitter paper, they really pop. 

The sentiment includes a die cut word, and and embossed sentiment, and this is layered on stop of the card, and then sequins. 

I will say, funnest part of this card was fitting all those negative pieces on the card base.  It was like a puzzle. 

I hope you find some time to create today! 

Supplies Used - Love You Forever and a Day
Stamps and Dies:  Scallop Heart Fold-its Die (Sizzix); Love Statement Stamp Set and Die (The Stamps of Life); Vellum (Graffix)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); 
Paper: Powdered Sugar and Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Strawberry Glitter Paper (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Oh Scrap!

I was inspired by the challenge at Stamp Ink Paper to use up scraps.  I'm one of those crazies that can't get rid of scraps.  And I'm a scrapbooker, which means when I create a layout, I'm inundated with loads of scraps of pattern paper that I just can't part with.  I try to immediately cut them into card size pieces and create something so I'm not storing them.  I'll tuck them into a bag and pull them out later to play around.  These four cards came from one such adventure.

As you look at them, you'll see the same patterns were used across the board.  I will usually grab some of the bigger pieces to create some front panels and set them aside.  From there it's all about cutting them up! 

For the first two cards, I maximized the use of dies.  

For this first one, I die cut the many pattern papers into flowers and layered them into the corner and up one side of my card.  I love the dimension and simplicity. 

 And this next one was all dies . . . no stamping (except that sentiment). 

No stamping (except that sentiment). 


For these next too . . . no stamping anywhere.  I took advantage of sentiment that was in the paper scraps.  Just a quilt background and some circle and scallop dies on this one . . .

 And I love the super simple look of this next one . . .

Layers of paper with a border die . . . that was it.  The sentiment was one of those tape runners! 

Great way to use up scraps. 

I hope you find some time to create today! 

Supplies Used - Your Friendship
Stamps:  Sentiment (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Powdered Sugar Cardstock (The Stamps of Life), Pattern Papers (Kiwi Lane)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Supplies Used - Hello, Penny for Your Thoughts
Stamps:  piggybank2stamp (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Pattern Papers (Kiwi Lane); Gold Glitter Paper (Best Creation); Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life)
Accessories:  Piggy Bank Die Set and Notebook Edge and Hello Dies (The Stamps of Life)

Supplies Used - Thank You
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Paper:  Desert Storm Cardstock (Neenah); Pattern Papers (Kiwi Lane)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear; Marshmallow and Sand Sequin (Pretty Pink Posh); Scallop and Circle Dies (Sizzix)
Supplies Used - Hello
Paper:  Sky Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Solar White (Neenah); Pattern Paper (Kiwi Lane)
Accessories:  Hello Sentiment Tape; Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Chevron Die (The Stamps of Life); Sweet Sora Collection Decorative Tape Runner Hello (SEI)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Seahorse Inspired

I was inspired to create a card by the If You Give A Crafter a Cookie challenge.  Interestingly enough, I had a stamp set that was part of my collection that was calling my name, but was also from a class that I never got around to taking.  When I saw that seahorse cookie, I had to go dig the set out. 

So here is my card . . .

 Fun set to play with.  And glad I was inspired to pull out the set and dig into the class. 

Cheers, and hope you find some time to create. 


Supplies Used - Just Fishing For Some News
Stamps and Dies:  Fish2Stamp and Under the Sea Stamps and Dies (The Stamps of Life); Dotted Tags and Scallop Rectangle Dies (Sizzix);
Ink & Embossing:  Green Apple, Ocean, Tangerine, Kiwi, Sky and Licorice Ink (The Stamps of Life);
Paper: Powdered Sugar, Glossy White, Green Apple Cardstock (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Twine (The Stamps of Life); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Something New for Cards in Envy

Pulled out one of my newest stamp sets or the Cards in Envy challenge.  I love a good border stamp, an this one was fun to play with . . . in lots of colors. 

 Love black and white with pops of color. 

I hope you find some time to create today.


Supplies Used - Sending Good Vibes
Stamps and Dies:  Good Vibes Border Stamps (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink & Embossing:  Coral Cabana, Limoncello, Lime Ricky, Grape Crush, Aquatini and Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Wow);
Paper: Black Cardstock (Bazzill); Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Other:  Colorful Confetti Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Shaker Card for Shopping Our Stash

I was inspired to create a shaker card at the Shopping Our Stash challenge this week.  I absolutely LOVE shaker cards, so it was fun to play along.  I went with a Halloween theme, because the earlier I create a Halloween card, the better. 

The colors in the sequins were my inspiration.  Love cats!  Love dogs!  Love shakers!  

I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Boo to You
Stamps:  Critters4Halloween Stamp Set (The Stamps of Life); Grid 2 Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Acetate (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Boysenberry and Black Licorice Cardstock (My Favorite Things); Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Trick or Treat Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Gingerbread Squad

So addicted to my stash of stuff, and Addicted to Stamps and More inspired me to create a Christmas card this week. 

Here is my card . . .

I'm not always into stamping and fussy cutting, but my little gingerbread guys needed to pop off this card.  

So loving that pattern paper and those little die cut guys.  I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Gingerbread Squad
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Rockin' Red and Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Solar White and Desert Storm (Neenah); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug);
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger); White Signo Uniball Gel Pen

Friday, August 3, 2018

House Mouse on Kraft

Been so busy that it's been hard to post.  But the other night I put this House Mouse card together, as it is officially Christmas in July at House Mouse & Friends Monthly Challenge.  I love to stamp and color on kraft cardstock.  It does have it's challenges, as I was using distress inks to watercolor, which means you need to use very little water. 

Here is my end result . . . 

Supplies Used - House Mouse Holiday Wreath - NEEDS PAPER
Stamps:  Wreath Kiss (House Mouse)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx Ink; various Ranger Distress Inks used for watercolor of image
Paper:  Desert Storm Cardstock (Neenah) and pattern paper from my stash of scraps
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)