Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #179


I'm popping in real quick to share the card I created yesterday for the current Tic Tac Toe blog challenge.  See if you can guess the three elements I chose for my card.

Did you guess Fall, Wreath and Stitching?

(Nothing like spending a frustrating 30 minutes hand stitching 
on a card panel only to later cover most of it up.  *sigh*)

I began by die cutting all of the elements from white cardstock, coloring them with Distress Oxide inks and then giving them all a good splatter with gold ink.  I masked off the top of a white panel in order to add some blended color to the bottom.  I used a pierced border die (unknown manufacturer) to add the horizontal holes which I then stitched with gold metallic thread.  The sentiment was stamped with crisp black pigment ink.  It was then just a matter of arranging the colored elements onto the card panel. After adhering the finished panel to a card base I added in a few rose gold jewels.

Cottage Cutz - Build a Grapevine Wreath die set
Spellbinders - Die of the Month Nov 2019 (pumpkin)
Honeybee Stamps - rose gold jewels
Ellen Hutson - You're a Treasure stamp set

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!



Saturday, September 17, 2022

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #218


It's time once again for a Snarky Saturday with the Sisterhood.  Our latest prompt is very versatile.  Can you guess from my card?  

No, it's not Tighty Whities.  *wink*

We're asking you to incorporate kraft into your design.  I chose to use an embossed kraft cardstock background panel.  I stamped, fussy cut and shaded the undies and adhered them directly to the panel.  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in two parts to achieve the black and white look.  I added some narrow strips of scrap cardstocks horizontally across the bottom to finish off the retro look.  

Unity Stamps - Change stamp set
Stampin Up - Painted Texture embossing folder

I invite you to visit our blog for more snarky birthday inspiration and hope to see your card in our gallery! 

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Seize the Birthday #247


You've all heard of Taco Tuesdays but today I'm bringing you Taco Thursday in  celebration of our latest Seize the Birthday challenge topping.

I'd like to think that Lindsey is still with us as she chose this prompt a few months back.  This taco is for you my friend.  

I began with a Distress Oxide blended background.  I stamped, fussy cut and colored (Copics) the cute little image which was adhered directly onto the splattered background.  The sentiments were stamped with a crisp black pigment ink before adhering the panel to a heavy weight white card base.

Simon Says Stamp - Taco Party stamp set

I invite you to visit our blog for more inspiration from our Guest Designer Asa as well as my fellow teammates.  Be warned....you might leave hungry.  *wink*  

If toppings aren't your thing, any birthday themed card qualifies.

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Perfectly CAS September Challenge


It's time for another round of Perfectly CAS challenges where we ask that you use only 1/3 of the card front in your design.  Our challenge prompt this time is Halloween.

I knew I wanted my little ghosty to be in the bottom left of my card panel.  Being a white ghost on a white background I needed a little something something to set him off.  I used a circle background stencil as a guide for Distress Oxide blending.  I then stamped and die cut the ghost and balloons.  I used a tiny bit of gray shading on the ghost and colored his balloons in with a purple Copic marker before adhering to the circle background.  The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock and embossed in white.  I adhered the panel to a white card base using fun foam.  I am very happy with the outcome. So cute! 

Miss Ink Designs - Boo Sheet stamp set
Taylored Expressions - Masking Circle stencil set
Distress Oxides

I invite you to visit our blog for more CAS Halloween inspiration and hope to see your creations in our gallery!

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies September Challenge


It's time for a new round of the Happy Little Stampers die challenge.  Use a die in any form or fashion on your card and it qualifies for our gallery.  Easy Peasy.

Because my design involved the inlaid die cut technique with many little bits I went for a two-fer.

This sort of inlaid technique is definitely time consuming but if you follow my work you know I find the process rather therapeutic.  

I used a cover plate die to create two white backgrounds along with lots of colored bits for paper piecing.  After completing the backgrounds it was just a matter of die cutting and adhering the sentiments.  I added a sub-sentiment and clear droplets to the first card but left the second card a bit simpler.  Fun stuff!

Sunny Studios - Retro Petal Cover die
Simon Says Stamp/CZ Designs - Send Wine die set
Simon Says Stamp/CZ Designs - Thankful 2 die set
Simon Says Stamp - clear droplets

We invite you to visit our blog for more snarkiness and hope you'll link your project to our gallery!

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

JUGS #648


Today's card was created for the current Just Us Girls challenge blog.  Can you guess the prompt from my card?

Basket! Hey, I have one of those.  LOL!  

Because of the size of this die set I decided to create a larger card which is approximately 5x7 in size.  The basket was die cut from woodgrain kraft cardstock.  The remaining elements were all die cut from colored cardstocks and shaded with dye inks.  The background panel is a rustic white while the card base is a rustic cream.  The sentiment continues on the inside...."and a hug around the neck."  I finished off the basket trim with gold foil pearls.

Honeybee Stamps - Bushel and a Peck stamp and die set
Studio Katia - gold foil pearls
PaperTrey Ink - rustic cardstocks

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Monday, September 5, 2022

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #177


Happy Labor Day to all of those in the US.  Today I'm joining in on the Tic Tac Toe challenge.  I chose the top row horizontally for my design.  Here's my card....

I used a mixture of different manufacturer's dies and colored cardstocks to create my fall themed thank you card.  I filled my red wagon with pumpkins and autumnal floral die cuts.  The wagon rests on a pattern of burlap and the entire panel is adhered to woodgrain kraft cardstock.  I used some dye inks to create a bit of shading on each of the elements.  These types of cards are indeed time consuming however I find them to be very therapeutic.

Hero Arts - Wagon and Accessories die sets
MFT - Freshly Picked die set
Altenew - Burlap Texture die
Simon Says Stamp / CZ Design - Simply Thank You stamp set

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!