Here I just had to add an eye and rudolph nose again. It just didn't seem complete what do you think?
Sunday, November 17, 2013
So this is version two, so see my previous post if you want to see how I created this... So I remembered this time to use the distress inks blended on the background BEFORE I placed it on the glued background of the actual card. It is so pretty in person because I used homemade mist with perfect pearls. I may have gotten it a little too wet because when it dried it had shrunk a little...hmmm guess what that meant~ it was a bit hard to make all the puzzle pieces fit. So I had to cut one of the tree trunks off and the reindeer in two different places to make it fit. So could you tell that from the picture? Well I will warn you so maybe you don't repeat the same mistake...but it is really pretty with the pearly shimmer to the background any way! What do you think any advice? What would you do different? Any suggestions??? Which card do you like better ?~God bless~
I decided to try the Layered Die-Cut Inlay that Jennifer McGuire showed us in Day 2 (if you are not following along you are missing out go purchase the class and join me~ if you already have you know just how awesome it truly is!!!) I made a layer of a Christmas scene in SCAL and like Jennifer said I cut the top level first, removed and continued down the layer. I made some mistakes that I changed in my second card but there was one problem in that card too that if you check out my next post you will see and hear about it there... The santa and reindeer I colored with distress markers and also the 3 trees and then put rock candy stickles on top of the trees and on the ground for a frosty look. I wanted this to look more like snow and since it didn't I put Viva Decor white pearl pen on the edges and then more on the darker tree. I used stickles for the ornaments on the tree look. I was so excited to start placing my die cuts in that I forgot to color the background first and had to use the distress ink with the blending tool with chipped sapphire and salty ocean.
Friday, November 15, 2013
I made a design using scale of hexagons similar to a Simon Says Stamp die and the background here resulted from using the inner part for this. I used transfer tape to make it easier to keep them lined up and just had to fix a few by hand. I then used some distress ink blended over top to have it not look so white. Then I created the Merry Christmas in SCAL and die cut it using the gold Wink of Stella pen on the star and red stickles on the Merry with the dot of the eye in the same stickles for dimension. What do you think, I'd love to know! Thanks for stopping by; may your day be blessed!
These next two cards started with a 4x6 glossy photo paper (I know Tim says not to use that but I have a stack of photo paper that I kept getting for a time with my printer ink and I just figured I would try it since the glossy paper I bought I can't find (another story entirely) and the one I ordered has not come yet... So I did alcohol ink on it for Christmasy colors (I believe red pepper and clover). I die cut a little different design that I also used SCAL for my cricut and will be using the positive die cut on some other cards, probably Christmas cards (might have more on that later). Then I outlined the words again not sure if I like this better or not??? I used a viva decor pen to add some of the positive space back in so that you can read the words better and some of the actual positive die cuts as well. Also used the viva pen for the stars...
I painted on a 3x4 card with the same distress paint as my previous post, this was just regular paper one with lines then I added the positive die cut and a few stars from the Nov studio calico kit that just graced my door! (This one may end up on a card!)
I have had so much fun taking this class since they give you a day in between inspiration for creation! YAY!!! So I have been wanting to get out my distress paint and alcohol inks and play again so I went to town on some journal size cards (3x4) that I will be using some in my version of Project life and maybe adding some to cards for a quickie. (I love to make a batch of things and then make something super quick when I need it, that way it is easier to personalize them.) So for Day 1 I was able to use my cricut to die cut so I could use the cut and the negative space which was one of the examples for class today. First I used picket fence with a little silver alcohol ink to make a resist on the glossy paper to look like snow. Then I used chipped sapphire and salty ocean distress paints on the surface over those. The flakes were a bit muted so I added a few more on top after the paint dried. Then I used my SCAL (Sure Cuts a lot) software for the cricut and designed the Joy, Love, peace with the snowflake connecting them. When I used the negative space I used stickles on this to add in the extras to make the word stand out better. I also traced around the inside, not so sure I like it better now but it is done might not do that on the next time around though...What do you think?
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Lastly I did a tag that was using the same CTMH stamp set and changed it up to try white embossing powder and Victorian Velvet Distress Paint. This reminds me of the chalkboard look, I cut this out and will be adding it to a journaling card. I might add another layer of paint, we shall see... What do you think of this?
For this tag I used Barn Door Distress Paint and same Close to My Heart stamp set. I added the sweet and outlined the small label with Signo white gel pen, my all time favorite! I am thinking I will be using this as a Project Life card.
I took Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry class 102 (By the way 101 and 102 are the best and WELL worth the money) this past week and this is the first chance I have gotten to play with it. So hopefully this week (although it is not too promising) I will get a chance to try a few more techniques. First of all Tim makes everything look easy and I am so glad I have the videos to watch over and over and over (I am sure you get the drift but it will be a lot!)... I wanted to start with Day 5 since I had just recently seen this but unfortunately the only one I had the supplies for was the shabby chic which is not too much my style but wanted to try for fun! I started with black paper not too thick and I think I would like to try it again with thicker cardstock and trying to paint black first. I also only had extra fine clear instead of the regular so that would have been better too. So my first try I used Mama Elephant Filigree (I am in love with this stamp~just so you know <3! and clear embossing powder, heat set and then put distress paint salty ocean on and wiped away after a bit. Very fun but putting the paint on with the blending tool is going to take some practice for me not as easy as it looked when Tim did it! So my first one is here:
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I love the concept of doing a week in our life because it is hard to remember what really did happen. Sometimes I think it will be this way for a long time...but alas time does go super fast and it is always fun to look back at these pages.
Monday, September 30, 2013
This is a free digital template that looks like this from Kate Hadfield...Try this one it is great...
Friday, September 27, 2013
SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
I made this card for a good friend of mine who had a birthday recently. The items on the left are die cuts and tehn I stamped the sentiment in white first and then in the color to appear shadowed and to get the true ink color to show (everything seems muted on kraft card stock). I added a strip of colored cardstock and wash tape. Then in the inside I continued with the washi tape and sentiment stamped the same way. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
This card I mostly made from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for Sept. I love how the outside and inside look together...More than likely will be sending this to my daughter Lindsay at college although Jaclyn said she wished her birthday was sooner and that she loved it! So we will see... Love them all so much it is hard to pick...Simons Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The challenge is to celebrate STAMPtember® and use a product from the Simon Says Stamp Store. The first card I did was super simple using the happy die and I cut the Birthday off of the big stamp of the HAPPY EVERY DAY. I cut the happy 3 times. Two times out of cardstock that I colored with peacock feathers distress ink and then to get the super shiny green piece I adhered a take 5 gum wrapper to cardstock and cut it out with my big shot. I then used the *Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Pigment Ink Pad to stamp the Birthday. I love the results! How about you? Have you ever used a gum wrapper to die cut?
Gosh I don't know why it has been so long since I posted but life just never seems to slow down! SO I will be back soon with my Week in our life that I am putting together from Ali Edwards. Anyway today I am posting some cards I made as a set for my 2nd cousin who is turning 93 tomorrow! She can not see very well so I made the sentiments big and she still loves to write cards so this will give her some to send to her friends. It is unbelievable but I wish she were here but I will have to be consoled to send her some cards, candy,and bath soap! So here is a set I put together for her... I was playing around with a background stamp and different colors. Then I just added a simple big Thanks and Happy Birthday...Cards you can never have too many of! I think I like the grey with the white letters. How about you? Let me know what you think.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I am trying a digital card for an Avery Elle Challenge since I have not gotten any of their stamps yet (hmmm I can tell there will be future buys here- uh oh!) So this is what I came up with their inspiration sketch
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I am going to be sending Maddy some card making supplies (telling her she can make others cards if she has time on her hands and maybe even share some supplies with others, if you want to join me see here). I will be sending this card too. it was made using the Simon Says Stamp June Card kit as well! Loads of fun and supplies!
I would love it if you could send a card to Maddy too please read about her here. I used the Simon Says Stamp Card kit from June to create this card. This first card is very simple but it said what was important so I wanted to draw attention to it...Do you think it needs more??? Let me know what you think.. It says Be happy, Be bright, Be you! Maddy sounds like an exceptional person and I think everyone who is privileged to know her is very lucky indeed!
My darling Cecilia, (age 8), decided she wanted to join me on sending cards to Maddy whom you can read about here. She made the card and embellished out of my leftovers bin (where I create and save for later). SO with out further ado the card Cecilia made for Maddy!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
This is a page I created using a kit I received from being a member of Daily Digi (awesome kits for a monthly fee~ extremely reasonable- as long as you use them ;o) see http://thedailydigi.com/cilenia-curtis-changes/comment-page-1/#comment-75667 for the scoop and great ideas! Would love any feedback on this page. It is pretty and sort of girly but afterward I was thinking about the words and topic of the page and I kept going back to when Bob was in Virgina working while we stayed here in Ohio and prayed our house would sell. Although we loved the gorgeousness of Virginia, family and friends are all here... There were many times I felt like I might like to jump off that cliff and many times I felt like I was falling off that cliff, but God is faithful and helped me to make it through (alright carried me like a baby, LOL!) God brought Bob home after 9 months and we are very grateful to be back together. I used this kit called Changes and a free alpha from Mommyish for the & and Nibbles Skribbles PR Alphabet for the numbers. This is a different version which do you like best and why?? If I get a good response (50 comments-please ask your friends to comment too!) I will giveaway something sweet to someone who comments!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
This card was using the Spiritual sampler stamp set. One of my favorite (although who can really choose with so many awesome ones)!
This is a very similar to the first card. I hand cut a limb and used packaging to stamp my sentiment on. Inked around the card after cutting out all the pieces and placing it on. Pretty straight forward. I hope you enjoy this cutie!
I will be putting in a few cards for the http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-29-may-5-anything-goes-challenge.html . I am also going to submit these for the Be Our Guest Challenge. I have never done this but thought I would try since it is over June when we will not be homeschooling and I would like the challenge to produce for Paper Smooches! I first stamped the chickie on the cardstock so I would not have to cut out the very top. I cut out this adorable chick after stamping on the cute paper. Then paper pieced back in the eyes in white. The one piece was a scrap from a background piece I made and the sentiment was stamped on part of a packaging piece from a stamp set.
This is my second hers card that I created for the Online Card Class His and Hers. This birthday card was created using the SSS May 2013 card kit. I love the stamps for this month (alright who am I kidding I really love all that I have gotten~ Kristina Werner is my hero~ She creates the stamps for SSS and is Soooo talented)! I used vellum and paper from the kit and white embossed on the vellum coloring in behind it with Copic markers to make the flowers stand out. I punched out a border and stapled on the heart fabric borders, also part of the kit. Then I wrote the sentiment on the side with a signo black pen. The left side seems a bit empty... I was thinking about adding some random dots with pearl pen but I decided to leave it blank. What do you think? Should I add something or do you think it is best left like it is? I am open to suggestions.
This card was using the SSS May Card Kit 2013. The Mother's Day sentiment was part of the kit so all I had to do was cut it out. The pocket envelope would be used for a gift card and the flower focal point I used was described in previous descriptions so check out my other posts for details on that... I thought these colors complimented each other really well! Super easy card. I am really liking these pocket envelopes. ~God bless~
This card is the her's version like the Father's Day card I made. Here I used the white ink and then stamped slightly off with the neon pink ink. I created the hearts the same way but instead of white paper it was the color that you see covered with glossy accents. The sentiment came in SSS Card Kit for May 2013 and I just covered the hearts that were there with Viva Decor pen. It was not as well as I would have liked but it will have to do. It makes it a little different. This card could be used for Mother's Day / Anniversary/ Love... I like having cards that you have in your stash that can go for many different occasions! ~God bless~ I am also entering this card in the http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com SSS Challenge Happy Mail!
This card was inspired by Kelly Rasmussen's card with the fold to it. I thought this was super fun! I will be posting the Mother's Day too once the elements are dry... I used the same hearts but for the Father's Day card I used wet cement to stamp on a khaki card stock and inked around the paper for the wrap around to help blend it in.. I found a paper from a 6x6 pad to wrap around and used 4 hearts stacked on top of each other then also inked with dame color (funny how they all have different color depending on the original color~ but it is all good!) to add the needed dimension. This tab stays put behind the heart and flips open. Such fun! Don't ya think ;o)
Another variation on the theme. This was done a lot like Day 1 card so check that one out for details~ but I love the color of purples I picked, as does my good friend that is godmother and was never able to have her own kids! I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it for her! ~God bless~