Sunday, 20 November 2016

Moving is Such a Pain

Wow, moving is such a pain in the rear!  I just recently bought a house and spent a whole lot of time packing, moving, and then unpacking.  And I've only JUST finished unpacking my craft stuff.  It's not as organized as I'd like yet, but I should be able to start creating again!

I can't wait to share some more cards with you guys!  Hope to post again soon!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Celebrate with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Coloring

I made this for the Sketch and Color Challenge #47 at Your Next Stamp.  I tried to follow both the sketch and color challenge.  I used some paper from my stash (mostly Simple Stories, I think) and then stamped the drummer from the YNS Silly Monster Rockstars, and the sentiment from the YNS Journal Words.

I colored the image using my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes so that it matched the color scheme of the challenge.  I mounted the colored panel on fun foam and adhered it to my card, made of 110lb white card stock, and then added a few star confetti as embellishments.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Chellenge: Stamp it
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp challenge: Sketch and Color Challenge #47

Materials Used (some affiliate links included):

Silly Monster Rockstars
Journal Words
Zig Clean Color Real Brushes: Canadian Amazon; American Amazon
Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock: Canadian Amazon; American Amazon
Fiskar Paper Trimmer: Canadian Amazon; American Amazon
Multi Matte Medium: Canadian Amazon; America Amazon

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Altenew Easy Watercoloring Card

I wanted to use my Altenew Majestic Blooms set again, but had a different idea in mind this time.  This time, I heat embossed the outline image of the flower and leaves in white and watercolored the image with my Mission Gold Pure Pigments watercolors.  I made sure to leave the coloring very loose, and let it go outside the lines.

Then, I cut the watercolor panel down to 5 1/2 x 4 inches.  I added mauve glitter tape to a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base, made from 110lb white cardstock, and then mounted my panel onto using fun foam.  I stamped a sentiment from the Close to My Heart "Say it All" occasions set onto some black cardstock and heat embossed in white.  I added fishtails to the end and then used more mauve glitter tape underneath.  I'm in love with how this card came out!

Friday, 2 September 2016

Colored Pencil on Colored Card Stock

Today's card was made using Altenew's Majestic Bloom stamp set.  For this card, I stamped only the outline flower onto some purple Recollections card stock.  Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the flowers in and add dimension.  The colors I used were White (PC 938), Rose (PC 929), Light Peach (PC 927), and Violet (PC 932).  I didn't blend them with anything, but these pencils are so soft that they kind of blend themselves together.

To finish the card I stamped the thank you sentiment from the same set in Versamark and then embossed it using Ranger Super Fine White Detail Embossing Powder.  Even though I used my EK Success Powder Tool, some of the embossing powder still stuck to the card, and I had to cover it up with sequins.  I cut the panel using the largest die from the Mama Elephant Peek a Frame Creative Cuts.  I then adhered it to a white card base.

I'm entering this into the following:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Simple Rainbow Thanks

So, one of my favorite stamp companies, Your Next Stamp, is hosting the challenge this week over at CASology, so I decided I had to participate.  Also, it means that now I have one more challenge that I can enter weekly to inspire me to make cards.  This week's "Cue Card" was "stitch".  For this challenge, I stamped a panel using Your Next Stamp's Stripes and Stitching in rainbow colors, and then die cut the panel using Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangles, which I popped up with fun foam.

 I also used Your Next Stamp's Fancy Thanks die, which I cut three times and glued together to create a thicker sentiment.  I wanted even more dimension and some shine on that, so I added glossy accents.  I finished the card with a few self adhesive sequins, just to give it a little pop.  I'm not if this is what a clean and simple card should look like, but I think maybe it fits the bill.  One thing I didn't like about this card was that it ate up the last of my Tombow Mono Multi adhesive.  Now I need to go buy more...  *sigh*

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A Stitched Kraft Christmas

When I was going through my Mulberry Wood stamps from Crafter's Companion, I came across some adorable Christmas sets and realized that I'd better get a move on making some holiday cards!  It's closer than we think it is!  I wanted to do something a bit different, so I decided to stamp the image in white pigment ink (I used Close to my Heart White Daisy, but any will do) and color it in with my Prismacolor pencils.

I also used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil on the card base in the same ink, and to make a simple layer behind my image.  I used the same Kraft paper from Michael's for everything so that there was a sense of unity.  I finished the card with a faux stitched border using a Bo Bunny Stitches stamp.  I decided that I didn't want to add a sentiment to the front, and just kept it as it was.  I DID add little black dots to the eyes to make them pop a bit.  The white just didn't stand out enough.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

SSS Monday Challenge: It's a Stitch Up!
SSS Wednesday Challenge: It's Hip to be Square

Sunday, 28 August 2016

"Reel" Friends

So I was going through my stamps today so that I could do a little fall cleaning (what? So I'm behind like half a year.  Don't judge! 0_~ ), and I came across exactly what I said yesterday I didn't have: a fishing stamp.  I had totally forget about the Mulberry Wood fishing stamp that I had bought from Crafter's Companion years ago.  So of course I made a card.

This was a pretty basic one.  I stamped the card in My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and then colored my image using Sakura watercolors.  I then cut the image to 4 1/4 by 4 1/4, and mounted it on a water color background.  The sentiment was made by using the leftover watercolor background; I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed it in white using Ranger super fine detail white embossing powder.

I'm entering this card in:

SSS Monday Card Challenge: Go Fish
SSS Wednesday Card Challenge: It's Hip to be Square