Thursday, August 26, 2021

On line Card Class-Crushing on Cardstock-Day 4

 Today I was very much influenced my Debby Hughes card, it was beautiful.  She demonstrated using touches of color on white or ivory cardstock.  I wanted to bring  a little more color to my card.  I cut the wreath from watercolor cardstock and painted it with distress ink.  I used a piece of water color cardstock and painted the background with a stencil using distress ink.. While all this was drying I die cut greenery and flowers from Tim Holtz cardstock.  I also cut out some leaves with vellum and dry painted them with Distress Ink. I added a sentiment, using foam tape.

I enjoyed making this and  I think I will do more with different design elements.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

On Line Card Class-Crushing on Cardstock-Day 3

 Today different techniques were demonstrated using card stock.  I really like the quilling demonstration from Laura Bassen.  I have always like this look, but thought if I bought the tools to do it, would I still like it? Laura demonstrated a quick and easy way to quill, without any extra tools and her card was beautiful.  It does take some time and patience but the results are awesome.  This is what I came up with:

FYI this is a pretty heavy card, lol.  I am not sure if it can be mailed, but it was suggested you put it in a padded envelope to mail if you wanted to.  I liked doing it but not sure if I will do anymore anytime soon. :)  Sorry photo is dark, there is a thunderstorm outside and it is pretty cloudy!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

On Line Card Class-Crushing Cardstock Day 2

 Today demonstrations were different ways to use colorful cardstock.  Inlaid patterns were demonstrated in several different ways by the instructors.  I really didn't have any of the dies that were used today, so I used what I had.  Jennifer McGuire demonstrated how to inlay different colored cardstock in a die.  I chose to use this method as an example.  Mine is quite different from hers, I took my own path.  (:

I used a chevron patterned die that cut out all the chevrons.  I cut it from several different colored cardstocks and inlaid all the pieces back into the original die cut, which is cut from kraft cardstock.

I added a greeting and some little fall leaves to complete the card.  All in all I liked doing this, it was sort of like a jigsaw puzzle, that I really love doing.  Also a bonus is that I have all of those chevron backgrounds from the different colored cardstock that I can use for other backgrounds.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 23, 2021

On Line Card Class-Crushing Cardstock-Day 1

 First day of OCC was all about using strips of paper to create backgrounds.  A lot of different ways were demonstrated by the instructors.  I chose to do a paper weaving design.  I have to say it was a bit  I think the last time I weaved paper was in grade school.  I had some issues but I worked them out.

 I think it looks ok, but I definitely need to practice more. I wanted to keep it simple so I didn't cover up the background.  

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Alcohol Ink Background

Hi, it's been awhile, lots of stuff that was going on, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now. lol

I made an alcohol ink background and was able to use it on two cards.  I die cut using Simon Says Stamp Cosmo die, and just attached it to the background.  The sentiment is also from SSS. 

I colored the flower with copics, but you could leave it white if you desire.  Pretty clean and simple, it is a start. (-:

I really do hope to post more often, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 5, 2019


Thought I would share what am working on currently.  I started to make treat holders for my grandchildren's school classes for their birthdays. Not done yet, hopefully I will finish today.  So I had idea and made this today for one of my grandchildren, and thought I would share what I made for WCMD.    It is a pop up card made with Lawn Fawn Toaster Pop Up die set.  The images are from a couple of sets: Ellen Hutson was used to stamp and die cut the pumpkins and Lil' Inker's Designs dies was used for the pumpkin faces.

The ghost pops up from behind the pumpkins. :-)  My grandson loves interactive cards.  The pumpkins were copic colored, and I added black cardstock to the backs to make the faces stand out.  I ink blended the background, with Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.  Before ink blending, I heat embossed stars in white embossing powder on the background. I also used a white gel pen to add some more stars to the background.  And, the pumpkins are all popped up on foam adhesive, so the ghost can freely pop up.

I love how this turned out.  Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Freshly Made Sketch # 400

To celebrate their 400th sketch post, Freshly Made Sketches is holding a celebration!  If you want to participate, head on over to their website, just follow the link above.  This is what I made:

I used a Postage Stamp die cut and the SSS stamp set Look for the Rainbows.  I gold embossed the leaves, stem and flower, then colored with copics.  I white embossed the sentiment on black.  Both the sentiment and the flower are adhered with foam adhesives.  I added a few sequins to complete the card.

This is a copy of the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #400:

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