Saturday, November 3, 2018

Christmas Wreath

Hi everyone,

My card today is for this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches as well as the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I have been really negligent with my Christmas cards this year. Usually I have quite a stash by now, but not this year. The Inspiration Site at Splitcoast Stampers had some great ideas. I'm hoping this will be what it takes to get me in the groove to make some Christmas cards!!

Here's the sketch at TMS:

I die cut my wreath, leaves and berries, glued them onto the embossed white panel. The greeting was embossed with white EP and cut into a strip. To finish it off, I added some Nuvo Glitter Red drops to the holly berries.

I like the way this turned out. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, October 29, 2018

the pumpkin patech

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! It's cold and rainy here in NW Ohio, so staying indoors and stamping was definitely the way to go!  My card today was created for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. You can see details here.

I started with some watercolor paper and sponged on the sky and grassy areas using TH Distress Oxide inks. While that dried I stamped the new Pumpkin Pile, Pumpkin Patch and Flower Wheel Barrow onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them. I also stamped the pumpkins from the 4 in 1 Harvest stamp as well as the smaller pumpkin from the Pumpkin Pile, colored them with Copics and fussy cut. The wheel barrow had flowers in it, so I just cut them off and then glued the pumpkins onto it from the back.

Before attaching everything to the watercolor panel, I stamped the easy grass background with Archival Black ink. Once the two pumpkin images were glued on, I added the black frame and then added the wheel barrow of pumpkins with some foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the new images at DRS Designs on line store.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Halloween

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a great weekend! It has finally turned cooler and feels like fall here. I'm loving it!

I have a couple of Halloween cards to share with you today. The first one features the new Halloween greetings sentiment.

I started by stamping the goblin, hand and RIP Tombstone images onto purple, orange and green CS with Versafine black onyx ink, die cutting and layering them onto black CS. The purple layer was stamped with the accent bat image using the same black ink. The greeting was stamped onto orange CS and a strip of punched spider webs was attached at the seam of the two panels.

This second card was super easy. I started with a black card base, added the orange layer which is from a Recollections Lasercut Paper Pad I bought on clearance last year. The new Drink Up greeting and Witch's feet image were stamped onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, die cut and layered onto black CS.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Count Your Blessings

My card today uses this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. My image is a bit big for the actual sketch since I didn't go with a square card, but I think I made it work.  Here's the sketch:

I started with some water color paper, stamped the image with Archival Black ink and then colored it with some Nuvo Watercolor pens. Once it dried, I die cut and layered it onto the purple die cut. The greeting was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, die cut with a banner die and layered on the same purple CS. The white panel was embossed with a CB Pumpkin Swirl folder. I like the way this turned out. This pumpkin image is one of my favorites from DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Halloween Greetings

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend! I have a bridge fold card to share with you today. I've seen these cards in the past and decided it was time to give it a try. And it's pretty simple to do.

The card base is 8 x 4 1/4, scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 3/4. The front strip is supposed to be 1 by 5 1/2, but I made my taller since I wanted the iron fence to be stamped on it. Anyway, here's my card:

I used black for the card base and added the orange panels after stamping them with the accent bats and the spooky eyes background with Versafine Black onyx ink. The iron fence and Halloween Greeting were both stamped with VersaMark ink onto black CS and embossed with white EP. I cut the greeting down and glued it to the top of the middle panel. The fence was layered onto orange CS and attached to the two folded edges to form the bridge. The little ghosts were die cut from vellum and the cat from black CS. These are both from the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month set for September.  There is space on the back of the middle panel to write your message. I decided to make bridge cards for my grandkids for Halloween this year. I think they'll like them and they fold to a standard A2 card, so mailing them is no problem.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Get Well Soon

Hi Everyone. My card today is for a friend who broke her shoulder recently. I used the sketch from  this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

I started by stamping the little images from MFT Get Well Soon set with Memento Black ink onto white CS, coloring them with Copics and die cutting them with the matching dies. The square white panel has the get well greeting stamped over and over with SU Barely Banana ink. I used some square dies to cut it and the black layer. The large white layer was embossed with the CB Swiss dots folder. The greeting was stamped with black ink, die cut and layered on the same black CS. The little images were added with foam squares for dimension. I couldn't get the yellow to show up very well in any of the pics I took. Oh well, it does look better in real like. Anyway, I'm certain my friend will like it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

give Thanks

Hi. Today my card uses the sketch from this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge. You can see the challenge here. Below is the sketch.

Here's my card:

I started with the filigree pumpkin from DRS Designs. It was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with copper EP and layered on some copper colored CS. The greeting, also from DRS Designs, was also stamped and embossed with the same EP. The leaves were die cut with a SB die set and glued onto the card. The pumpkin piece was attached with foam adhesive for some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.