Sunday, January 20, 2019

Let's Talk Embossing - Tuesday Throwdown

So let's talk embossing, and let's also talk pattern paper.

I had this six-inch pattern paper pack from a 2015 kit.  that included a page of sentiments, some solids on the back sides of some patterns papers. I cut up the sentiments and thought, how can I dress up some of these and some solids?

And then I saw the prompt at Tuesday Throwdown.  Embossing! 

Two examples below using the same background stamp and two different embossing powders.

For this one, I used Ranger Frosted Crystal embossing powder (which I love).  I completely coated the sentiment and double layered the powder so it would match the embossed background piece. 

For this second one, I used some colored embossing powder for the background, but still used the crystal EP on the sentiment piece. 

 And I added a stamped sentiment. 

I love how these turned out and may try some backgrounds with some remaining sentiment pieces, 

The kit came in a box . . . and I thought outside of the box. 

Supplies Used - Happy Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  Kaleidoscope Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Frosted Crystal EP (Ranger);
Paper: Powdered Sugar and Pattern Papers from February 2015 Card Kit (The Stamps of Life);
Other:  Spring Blossoms Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Supplies Used - Keep Calm and Smile On
Stamps and Dies:  Kaleidoscope Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs); Sentiment Stamp from August Card Kit 2018 (The Stamps of Life);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark; Frosted Crystal EP (Ranger); Tempting Turquoise EP (Stampin' Up);
Paper: Powdered Sugar and Pattern Papers from February 2015 Card Kit (The Stamps of Life);

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Coral, Hearts and Embossing

Created this card using the prompts from the Tic-Tac-Toe board at Stamp, Ink, Paper

 I went with a coral background, embossed by sentiment, and then black embossed those hearts for some contrast. 

I hope you find some time to create today.


Supplies Used - Thanks
Stamps and Dies:  Thanks for Being There (Simon Says Stamp/My Favorite Things STAMPtember Exclusive)
Ink & Embossing:  Conch Shell, Sea Glass, Mimosa (Avery Elle); Black Onyx (Versafine); Versamark; Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Paper: Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up); Solar White (Neenah); Black (Bazzill)
Other: Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Wonky Chevron Stencil (My Favorite Things)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Golden Girls Inspired for Freshly Made Sketches

A one-layer card inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketches . . .

 I do have a friend who loves The Golden Girls, and I can't wait to drop this one in the mail to her. 

Go create!

Supplies Used - Golden Girls
Stamps and Dies: Best in You Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs); The Girls and Being a Friend (Impression Obsession);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Aquatini, Mint to Be, Bellini, Coral Cabana, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dusty, Garden Party, Lime Ricky (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper: Sky and Marshmallow (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Fresh Coffee!

The prompt this week at CASology is FRESH!

I'm a big fan of coffee . . . I drink it black . . . and if there is one thing I like fresh, it's coffee.  Nothing like a fresh cup of coffee.  I'm a coffee snob.

I dug out this old kit from Simon Says stamp, and while the kit may be old, that little cup of coffee is fresh!  

I hope you find some time to create today!


Stamps:  Coffee and Tea Stamp Set and Coffee Love Die (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts);
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Cream and Sugar Paper (Doodlebug)
Accessories:  Epoxy Shapes (Crate Paper)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Thank You for Stamp Ink Paper

This post has a sad ending for the card (check out the last paragraph of the post).

These were inspired by Stamp Ink Paper, I created this thank you card.  Two versions that I'm posting . . . positive images and negative of both the background and negative dies.

So first, created a watercolor background and die cut the background, saving all pieces.
Also die cut from white cardstock.

Then did ink to paper to create my sentiment (cut from a die).

Card one . . . the negative pieces of the watercolor piece inlaid into the positive piece of the white die.  (Am I making sense?)  The positive of the sentiment die (along with it's shadow piece). 

 The placement of the pieces back into the white die was like a puzzle.  1) fun . . . and 2) random!  I did not put them in their original space.  I also used a green background piece. 

My second card has the positive of the cover die, along with the negative pieces of the sentiment die. 

I did cut a second  shadow die for the sentiment. 

Card one gets my vote . . both for fun in the construction and the look of that amazing sentiment die.  

Thankfully I photographed them . . . before "the incident".  A 4-month old puppy ate the corners on both cards, rendering them garbage.  Keep those cards safe.

Supplies Used - Thank You Cards
Stamps and Dies:  Geometric Flakes Cover Plate Die, Thank You Layered Die and Amazing Floral Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Suede Shoes, Limoncello, Mardi Gras Ink (Catherine Pooler); Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder (Ranger);
Paper: Premium White (Catherine Pooler); Kiwi Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Watercolor Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Blue Lagoon Gems (Pretty Pink Posh);

Friday, January 4, 2019

Twinkle, Twinkle for House Mouse & Friends

My go to House Mouse stamp . . . that I adore to stamp . . . adore to color is this guy . . .

Is it the predicament of being tangled in Christmas decorations?  Or is it that I get to use multiple colors of lights to create the cuteness?   Either way, entering into the House Mouse & Friends Monthly Challenge

Adore this stamp.  

I hope you find some time to stamp.  


Supplies Used - Twinkle Twinkle
Stamps:  Light Wrap (House Mouse Designs by Stampendous);
Ink: Hero Arts Black Ink, Versafine Black Onyx Pigment Ink; various Ranger Distress Inks used for watercolor of image
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (Stampin' Up); Solar White (Neenah); Pattern Paper from my box of scraps; Canson Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Birthday Journal Card Die (Sugar Pea Designs); Diamond Stickles (Ranger)