Saturday, April 30, 2016

OCC Clear & Sheer Day 4

Day 4's class featured more techniques for vellum and acetate.  Lots of great stuff in this lesson!! I really liked Shari Carroll's card that she demonstrated using acetate.  So this is what I did.

Shari used Staz-on white ink, but I didn't have it, so I used black Staz-on.  I stamped the flower flower image once on the card front and then also on a piece of acetate.  Then I colored the flower with Prismacolor pencils.  I have several different brands but I love these! I die cut the oval frame and adhered the stamped acetate to the back of it. I lined it up and adhered it together.  I die cut the 'hello' four times, glued them together and attached it to the card front.  I applied glossy accents to the 'hello' and also added some clear sequins.  It would be better, I think, with white Staz-on, but all-in-all I do like it.  FYI if you accidentally make a mistake stamping on your acetate, :-)  use an alcohol pad to remove the ink and it works great!

Thanks for looking, see you soon.....

Supplies Used: Stamp Set-Clearly Besotted Miniature Florals Collection. Dies: SSS Oval Stitched dies and Painted Hello

Friday, April 29, 2016

OCC Clear & Sheer-Day 3

The lesson for Day 3 concentrated on Acetate Techniques.  Who knew there were so many techniques for acetate?  I again, really liked the technique demonstrated by Debby Hughes.  Debby demonstrated an acetate tag card, that had a lot of dimension.

I had some issues with taking a picture of my card because it is really overcast today, and the lighting is not the greatest.

First, I cut two acetate tags to make the front and back of card.  I stamped and cut the images from Ellen Hudson's All Inside.  The bear and some hearts are on the tag in the front and some hearts are on the tag behind to create the dimension.  I added some Diamond Stickles to the hearts to bring a little shine.  I was going to put Glossy Accents on the hearts but I thought it may not lay flat.  With all the cutting and coloring this card took some time, but I really liked the way it turned out.

See you soon.....

Thursday, April 28, 2016

OCC Clear & Sheer-Day 2

Vellum Techniques were demonstrated in today's lesson.  There was a lot of information in the lesson and I loved all the new techniques that were demonstrated.  The technique  demonstrated by Debby Hughes, really caught my eye. This is what I did.

The vellum overlay is white heat embossed with stars.  I stamped and copic colored the images and adhered them to the vellum with foam squares.  The vellum can then be attached to the card front with more foam squares behind the images, hiding the adhesive. I love this look and will be doing more of this technique in the future. 

I was going to try to catch up with the Day 3 lesson, but I run out of time and energy. :) 

I'll be back tomorrow, thanks for coming by.

Supplies used: Stamps: Penny Black Betsy Bluebell. Dies: SSS Stiched Border dies.

OCC Clear & Sheer Day 1

I am taking the new OCC class Clear & Sheer and am just now getting started. I was busy and haven't been able to get to the lessons.  Although this is Day 3 of the lessons, I am just getting to  Day 1 and it was was all about Attaching Vellum.  Now I LOVE the look of vellum and sometimes it is a challenge getting it on your card!

Using the Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus, I stamped in Versamark and then white heat embossed it on watercolor paper.  I used distress inks to watercolor the image.  I cut vellum into a flag shape and heat embossed the sentiment, from Wplus9 Strictly Sentiments (love this stamp set, such a pretty font) in Ranger Platinum embossing powder.  I folded the banner around the card front, attached it to the back and then added some sequins to the front.  I applied Ranger Multi Matte medium to the underside of the sequins on the vellum and attached it to the card front.   The vellum adds so much to a card and doesn't cover up what you want to showcase. 

Thanks, see you soon!  (probably as soon as I get the other lessons completed!)

Supplies used: Ranger Distress Inks: Twisted Ciron, Mowed Laen, Wilted Viole and Shaded Lilac. SSS Stitched Borders die

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #128

I decided to enter  Lawnscaping Challenge #128.   This challenge features a sketch which they haven't done in awhile.

When I saw the sketch I got an idea right away, and used the sketch pretty literally.

I had a scrap piece of woodgrain cardstock I had used on another card, so I just die cut it and used it here, then colored it with distress ink.  The background is cut twice, from Lawn Fawn's Forest Border die. The other images are from Lawn Fawn's Happy Trails, they are colored with copics and die cut with the corresponding dies.

I liked the way this turned out, reminded me of car trips we took when our kids were young.   I love car trips and  they were inexpensive and adventurous for the kids and we didn't go far, because we all know how kids are if in a car too long. :)

Thanks for looking, I'll be back soon.

Supplies used: Lawn Fawn Stitched Journal Card Lawn Cuts, Lawn Fawn Forest Border, Old Paper Distress ink


Saturday, April 23, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #169

This is the sketch featured on the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge this week.

I changed my mind on the design of my card soooo many times, I was ready to give up!  I don't know why I was so indecisive. :)   Here is what I finally decided on.

I blended distress ink onto a piece of woodgrain cardstock and then rounded the corners.  Using a strip of vellum I attached the 'Smile', that had been die cut from black cardstock.  The flowers were stamped and fussy cut. I added an enamel dot to the center and Wink of Stella to the petals.  

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

Supplies Used:  Scattered Straw Distress ink, SSS Smile Die.

Friday, April 15, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #168

The CAS(E) this Sketch  challenge for this week features this sketch.

As soon as I saw the sketch I pretty much knew what I was going to make, it changed a bit but I ended up making this card. 

I die cut the card front and then blended  distress inks on the front.  I wrapped twine around the card front and then hooked the umbrella over it.  I used foam dots to attach the umbrella.  There is no stamping on this card, all die cuts!

Thanks for coming by......

Supplies Used: Dies: Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp dies and Spring Showers dies.  Sentiment: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers, Ranger Distress Inks

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #127

Lawnscaping Challenge #127   is Beautiful Florals.

 One of my favorite cards designs are flowers, this is what I made.

I stamped the sunflower images in Versamark on water color paper and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I watercolored the images and the background.  I made some additional sunflower images but used white embossing powder, and then watercolored.  I cut them out and used foam squares to attach to the card front.  The sentiment is heat embossed with silver embossing powder on vellum and attached to the card front.  This card is a little smaller than usual, 4 x 5 1/4, because I wanted the images to extend over the card front, but be able to fit into an envelope. 

Thanks for stopping by....

Supplies used: Stamp Sets: Lawn Fawn's Our Friendship Grows and Happy Harvest.  Watercolors: Sakura Koi. Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Paper Smooches April Challenge

The Paper Smooches April 2016 Challenge is a Black/White with a Pop of Color Challenge.

I have always liked images that are black and white with just a bit of color.  Sooo of course, I was pretty interested in this challenge and created this card.

I used a stencil and tinted embossing paste to create the background on the card front. I stamped and then cut out the images.  I used foam squares to pop up the vase and then applied Wink of Stella and Ranger's Glossy Accents.  (I think you can see it a bit there  :) irl it looks pretty good. )  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and then mounted it on foam squares. 

Be back soon......

Supplies Used: Stencil-Heidi Swapp, Stamps: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Lovely Thoughts

Sunday, April 10, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #167

I have been so busy this week and this is the first time I have had any time at all to do some card making! Yay!

CAS(E) this Sketch #167 challenge features this sketch.

Even though this is a pretty simple sketch I was a little stumped by it.  I had some ideas, but after looking  at the cards that had already been entered into the challenge I realized that a lot of the ideas had already been created.  After looking through my dies, I found something that worked for me. Using Memory Box dies I die cut the branches and the birds, and then colored with Copics. 

I have been seeing cardinals in the backyard for a couple of weeks or so. Their color next to all the brown still around is so vivid, that I decided to try to recreate that scene.  Here's hoping it greens up soon, although yesterday we received 4" of snow!!  In April!!  I really can't wait for all the green to come back!

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