Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #118

Lawnscaping Challenge #118  In With The Old.  

I made this card to send to a family member for Thanksgiving and decided to enter it into this challenge. 

I used burlap on this card, I thought it looked really good with all the leaves, I don't use burlap on my cards usually.   The sentiment is an old wooden stamp and I don't know the manufacturer, it is  heat embossed in brown on vellum.   The leaves are die cut from patterned paper. It is all on brown card stock.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Thanksgiving!

Supplies Used: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves Die

Friday, November 20, 2015

OCC Day 11 - 1 Stamp 5 Ways

Today's lesson featured a  stamp set by Tim Holtz  Scribbly Christmas Trees, which is a really great stamp set, but I didn't have it. :(  So I tried another Soft and Subtle card with a little shine thrown in.

I stamped the cardinal image and colored him with water color pencils. I die cut an oval panel on the front of the card and put the cardinal behind.   I added some gold washi tape on the side of the card and I gold embossed the sentiment.   I added some gold enamel dots and a couple of red ones (because the white space was bothering me) :/.   I hope you like. 

Thanks for coming by.

Supplies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval Dies.  Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls (sentiment) Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

OCC Day 9-Soft and Subtle

Today's lesson was about creating cards that are eye catching but not because of glitz but because they are subtle.  I do like this style the most,  it encompasses more of my style (or what I would like my style to be.  lol)  I was having internet issues all day, they were finally fixed about 20 minutes ago. Whew!

I water colored the image on TH water color card stock.  After water coloring I did add clear Wink of Stella to the bulbs and bow.  I also added glossy accents to the bulbs.  This photo is kind of dark, but I wasn't able to take another one that was any better :(  The sentiment is heat embossed. 

See you soon

Supplies used: Poppy Power stamp sets Cozy Cupfuls and Bottlebrush Holiday.   Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

OCC Holiday Style-Day 7

I was babysitting my granddaughter yesterday so this is the first time I have been able to view the lesson and make a card.  This class was all about Shimmer and Shine.  Now I am not normally someone you puts a lot of glam on my cards, but I do like the look.  After watching this lesson I think I will try to add more to my cards in the future.  This is my card.
I used a dot stencil to add white ink to the kraft card stock and then I moved it slightly and applied Versamark and gold embossing powder.  I used a die cut for the trees and heat set with red embossing glitter.  I die cut 'merry christmas'  4 times and glued them on top of one another to get some dimension and added a red gem for the 'i' in Christmas.  The picture doesn't do it justice the gold is  bright and the red trees look really sparkly.

Thanks for coming by.

Supplies used: Ranger Gold Embossing powder and WOW Embossing glitter.  Heidi Swapp Dot stencil. Memory box die (trees) and SSS Deco Trees die (sentiment), SSS Stitched Rectangles dies

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Paper Smooches November 2015 Blog Challenge

Paper Smooches November 2015 Challenge is GOLD.  

I just recently have started to really like gold on my cards, so I went for it.

I heat embossed the frame with gold, also the sentiment and stars.  Seriously this was an easy card to do, I think it took less than 1/2 hour. The gold looks fantastic on the blue card stock.  I did some minor surgery for the frame. It is MFT's Wonky Peekaboo Window, but I cut it so it was a frame, and not a window. ;)

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Supplies Used: Paper Smooches Holy Holiday (sentiment) and Swanky Snowdudes (snowflake) stamp sets, MFT Wondky Peekaboo Window,  Ranger Gold embossing powder.

Friday, November 13, 2015

OCC Holiday Style-Day 5 Cute and Whimsical

For today's lesson the instructors demonstrated a variety of cute and whimsical cards.  I have always loved Purple Onion Design's images and these were all designed by Stacey Yakula. They are so cute and whimsical so, of course, I had to make a card using those stamps.

First I stamped the trees in the background, masked them, and then blended in the background with distress ink.   The trees, snowman, birds and sign were colored with Copics.  I die cut snow hills and placed them on the card front, so the trees appeared in the background. The images were fussy cut and mounted on foam squares.   I heat embossed the sentiment in black on the sign.  I tried just stamping but it wasn't dark enough.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the bird and to the snowman's accessories.  The snow is a Marvy Snow Pen, which I dotted all over the background.  I put some on the snowman's hat pom pom to make it look fluffy.  :) I also added a little white gel pen to the trees so they would look snowy.

Don't you love these images?  I love using them on cards.

It is very overcast today so my picture has some shadows, I hope you can see it well enough.

See you soon!

Supplies Used: TH Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Purple Onion Stamps by Stacy Yakula: 2 Forests, Sign, Silver and Winterberry.  Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders, Marvy Snow Pen.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

OCC Holiday Style-Day 3-Classic and Elegant

This Online Card Class is a little different than in the past.  Lessons are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  The lesson today was a CAS design with a little bling added to give it some elegance.  I liked Kristina Werner's card, it was a take on an old Victorian card, it was lovely.  I wanted to attempt a version.   

The clouds were in an out today so I tried to get a picture that showed off the gold on this card.  I stamped the wreath image in green ink and then heat embossed the berries on the wreath in gold.  I also gold embossed the sentiment and the edge of the card.  I blended distress ink around the edges and onto the card.  I used a Versamark embossing marker around the edge, and then heat embossed with gold.  I like the way this turned out and I like the touches of gold, it isn't too over the top (for me).  :)

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Wplus9 Woodland Wreaths, Hero Arts Lowercase Greetings. Distress Inks: TH Shabby Shutters and Old Paper.  Ranger Embossing Powder Gold Fine

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Online Card Class-Holiday Style-Day 1

Yesterday was actually the first day of class, but I was super busy and just got to the class today.  The theme of the class is Clean and Simple, which I love and gravitate to most of the time.  The instructors demonstrated some beautiful cards, but the example done by Laurie Willison really caught my eye.

This is how I interpreted her card.

I created the blue background by blending distress ink on the bottom third of the card.  I die cut snowflakes and heat embossed them.  Added the sentiment and some snow.  This card could not be easier to mass produce. It took very little time and can be changed up any way you want, by adding different background colors, die cuts and sentiments. 

Thanks for coming by and I'll be back soon.

Supplies: Sentiment stamp-Papertrey Ink 'Tis the Season, Die Cut: Paper Smooches Snowflakes, Broken China Distress Ink, Ranger Platinum Embossing powder, Marvy Snow Pen.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


I am making Thanksgiving cards right and left and decided I would enter one in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

They are featuring their products this week.

I heat embossed the image in gold embossing powder on black card stock. I masked some of the images to get this scene.    I painted it with Mica water colors.(Sandy Allnock did this technique a couple of weeks ago and I loved it!)  The background is a leaf block stamp.  I have to say using my Misti has helped SO much when doing background images, no more trying to guess where to put the stamp if you missed a spot when stamping.  Yay!  The sentiment is also gold heat embossed.  I first tried vellum for the sentiment but it didn't show up well enough.  I hope you like, I wish the photo showed off the gold and the mica water colors better, *sigh*.

Thanks for coming by and I hope to be back soon.

Supplies: Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Apple of My Pie, Autumn Blessings, Leaves Background. Ranger Fine Gold Embossing powder, USArt Mica Watercolor.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 117

The theme for Lawnscaping Challenge No. 117 is Thinking of You.

I love  Lawn Fawn's  Into the Woods.  I have used it for cards, baby invitations and thank you's.  It is very versatile. When I looked at the set I saw the little acorn and this design came to mind. 

At first this wasn't going to be a shaker card but when I started to assemble it, it went that way, you know what I mean?  :) I wate rcolored the images with Distress Markers.   I didn't put a lot of sequins in, I tried it with more but it hid the images too much. I heat embossed the sentiment and images with white embossing powder.  I like the way this came out and will be sending it to my grandson. 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon.

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn Into The Woods, Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks, Die Cuts and Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh.