Saturday, June 23, 2018

Beach Time!

The card I am sharing today was made using the June My Monthly Hero Kit and an add on set to create a fun beach scene.  I think this is a perfect card to celebrate the first day of summer and to enter in the current challenge titled "Summertime Fun" over at A Blog Named Hero.  I am also adding this one the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  The theme is "Bright and Cheerful" and the highlighted product line this week happens to be Hero Arts.

Sadly, the June My Monthly Hero Kit is sold out but the add-on set "Beach Please Stamp and Cut DC238 that I used for this card is still available.  As you might see I had a lot of fun creating this summer fun card.  The beach embossing powder that was part of the monthly kit was perfect for creating the sandy beach scene.   Everything here was from Hero Arts with the exception of the "Stitched Banner" die from SSS and my copic markers used for coloring the image.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Our dog Rory's favorite thing in the world is a trip to "the sandy place".  That for us is a beach on the shore of Lake Michigan.  We don't dare say the word "beach" in his hearing because he knows what the word means and just get super excited.

Here is a picture taken with him wearing his "Doggles" making the trip down to the Dog Beach in Chicago where he will swim and fetch until he has exhausted himself.

Hope you all enjoy your summer as much as Rory.  
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Frame It

The card I am sharing today is a clean and simple one that I made to add to this weeks Simon Say Stamp blog Wednesday Challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Frame It"  and the feature product suggestion is Memory Box.

The butterfly focal point of my card is "Vivienne Butterfly" by Memory Box.   I cut the die twice from Therm O Web PEELNSTICK TONER SHEETS  and foiled the butterfly die using Gina K Designs SPARKLING SILVER Fancy Deco Foil with my MINC  Machine.  This die is a mirror image so that I could peel off the backing and stick the two dies back to back giving silver foil color to both sides.  In keeping with the "Frame It" theme,  I used Gina K Designs DOUBLE STITCH RECTANGLE die to frame my butterfly and a sheet of  repeat rectangle patterned paper from a previous SSS Monthly Card Kit.  I used a stencil brush and Hero Arts Dandelion ink  to apply a light touch of color behind the butterfly. The sentiment is from SSS "Messages for Everyday" and the die I used is SSS "Stitched Banners".  The embellishments are Little Things From Lucy's Cards RAINBOW SPARKLE Jewels.

Thank you for dropping in to check out the details of my card.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

June Wedding Bells

The theme for the current SSS Wednesday Challenge is Weddings and Anniversary Cards.  We attended a wedding last weekend and realized that I have used all the wedding cards that were in my card stash.  Great timing for me to create two new cards using the "Beautiful Flowers" stamp set that came in the June Monthly card kit.  As usual the kit is sold out by now but many of the products from the kit are still available. 
For this card I used just one of the corners of the larger floral spray and stamped the smaller matching flower to pop up.  The coloring is done using my ZIG Markers and the die I used here is from Avery Elle WONKY STITCHES Set.  The sentiment from SSS CONGRATULATIONS is stamped using Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink   on vellum and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The background embossed panel is done using the one of the new Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folders.  This is the one that was included in the June kit called "BOTANICAL".   The gem ewmbellishmenets  are Studio Katia CUPID'S KISS Crystals.  
My second card has probably my favorite of the pair.  The silver embossing is very pretty in person.  For this card I stamped the larger image for the "Beautiful Flowers" set with VersaMark directly onto one of the patterned papers from ModaScrap FLY AND SCRAP 6x6 Paper that was in the June Kit and heat embossed using Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE SILVER Detail.   I again used my Zig Markerand a waterbrush to add the coloring.  The sentiment is from SSS CONGRATULATIONS and embossed in the SUPER FINE SILVER Detail embossing powder.  The sequins are from my stash.

Thank you for dropping by to check out my blog.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Feel Like I Can Fly

The card I am sharing today is for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group Challenge 98.  Guest designer Isha has challenged us to use embossing on our card.  She has  created several beautiful samples in the discussion thread for the challenge.
For my embossing I used the "Butterflies" stencil from the April Card Kit of the Month and modeling paste.  The kit is sold out but, this stencil is still available for purchase. 
I began this card with the stamping and coloring of the flowers from the Simon Says Stamp background cling stamp called  CENTER CUT FLOWERS .  I used just the outer border and inked up only one side of the stamp.   The coloring was done with Zig Markers.  
For my stenciled butterflies, I used Crafter's Workshop LIGHT AND FLUFFY MODELING PASTE.   Before applying it to the stencil, I added color to the modeling paste by placing it on my craft sheet and using a palette knife to mix in coordinating inks .  By adding a little ink you can get almost any color from the single paste.  The sentiment comes from the stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called "BEAUTIFUL DAY".

I wish you all a beautiful day and thank you for stopping by.   Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

More Coffee PLEASE!

I decided to get out one of my favorite stamp sets to make this fun card for this weeks Wednesday Challenge with Simon Says Stamp.    This weeks challenge was to use more than one stamp and the suggested product was Honey Bee Stamps.

The stamp sets I used were "BLAH BUNNY" and "BLAH BLAH BLAH" both by the Honey Bee stamps company.  I stamped the image using masks that I had already created for this set and saved from a previous card.  I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Markers and die cut it using a stitched rectangle die.  The enamel dots and patterned paper are from my stash.

Thank you for dropping in to check out my card.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

For The Boys

This is the card I am adding to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  The stamp set I used for the boy themed birthday card is one that I received as a birthday gift from Simon with my March order called "FAVORITE PUPERONI".  It is available and such fun for a masculine themed birthday card.   The product line recommendation for this week's theme is Lawn Fawn which gave the inspiration for this fun slider card.  There is a very good youtube video on the use of this die set HERE.

For the front image on my card  I masked off the pizza in the puppy's mouth using  piece of masking paper.  I used the same mask on the inside image for placing the hat and pizza.
The Lawn Fawn MAGIC COLOR SLIDER DIES makes the slider part easy to do.   I also used the coordinating set from Lawn Fawn  PUSH HERE Clear Stamps and Dies .   The patterned paper was in my stash from a previous SSS monthly kit collection.  

This is the opened view of the card.  I love the surprise reveals that make these cards such fun.  I used my colored pencils to do the coloring.  

I have two addition cards to show you that could be used for the boys.  Both of these cards use the Simon Says Stamp Suzy's PUNDER THE SEA Watercolor Prints  and Zig CLEAN COLOR Real Brush markers.  I find these preprinted images a quick and easy way to just get to fun part for me... the coloring.   I used a waterbrush with the Zigs to do a lot of color blending here.

Thank you for dropping by to check out my cards.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Blossoms & Butterflies

This is the card I made to enter is this weeks Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp blog.  The theme for the challenge is "Animal Magic" and they are showcasing Gina K designs.   The stamps that I used on my card are from a clear set by Gina K Designs called "Birds & Blossoms".   I think that maybe butterflies can count as animals in an insect sense of the word? 

My background uses a stencil from The Crafters Workshop Rebekah Meier "Journal Musings" and the Distress Oxide Inks,  "Mermaid Lagoon" & "Squeezed Lemonade".   
I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink to stamp the butterfly image and the sentiment.   The leaves were stamped using Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad MOSS .    For coloring my image I used Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to add the color right over the background coloring.   To finish I used Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE  to add a few sequins from my stash.

I usually like to create a second card while I have out all the materials.  This is the second card that I made this session.

This one is square and uses the same stamp set.  To get the butterfly without the flower I just inked the butterfly and wiped any unwanted ink off before stamping.  No masking involved in the this card at all.   The embellishment is Pretty Pink Posh 6MM & 3MM CLEAR DROPLETS .

Thank you for dropping in to check out my blog.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.