Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bookshelf Cats

Gerda Steiner Designs

This set is so new it still has that new polymer smell.
I made this card for my granddaughter.   She and her family adopted two kittens, brothers.
She has taken the responsibility of caring for them very seriously.
One of their favorite hideouts are the booksheves in the library.

This is a really fun set to work with . . .  it calls to my home decor fascination.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

sneeze's Greetings

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Stencil It

I don't wish a cold or allergies on anyone.  However, I have been wanting to use these Tailored Expressions stamps on a card for someone!

The background is done with Distress Oxide ink and a MFT cloud stencil.
The Die used for the rectangle is from Reverse Confetti.
Foliage dies from Lawn Fawn are cut from watercolor paper spritzed with Color Burst.

This is cute enough to make even a sneezy person smile.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gold Anniversary Card

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Stencil It

It 3:50AM and I am watching the Royal Wedding . . . the bride is about to come out of the car.
So it's appropriate I do a love themed card.

Kristina Werner did a video using a metallic cardstock base stenciled with metallic glitter paste.
I wanted to make a stencil from this Hero Arts Heart Cover Plate Die.  I tried making it out of cardstock.  That was too light and absorbed the glitter paste.  I tried heavier cardstock with slightly better luck.  I tried using a transparency . . . it crinkled.  I tried a plastic file folder.  It wouldn't cut.
All in all I made 6 different attempts.  All had flaws.

A stencil would have worked better.  But I really wanted this design.  The harder it was, the more determined I got.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

kitties on a bookshelf

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stencil

This Gerda Steiner stamp set is hot off the press . . .  it has that new polymer smell.
My granddaughter (age 8) and her family adopted two kittens (brothers) from their local shelter.
Without being asked, my granddaughter has taken total responsibility for the cats' feeding and litter box.  I want to send her this card to tell her how excited I am about the new kitties and how proud I am of her for being so responsible.

The images are all from the Gerda Steiner stamp set.  They are stamped with Memento and colored with Copics.  The background is a stencil inked with Oxide Distress Inks.  Glossy Accents are used on the picture frame and the glasses.

The bookcase wood pattern paper is from Stampin Up.  It's popped up.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Feliz Cumpleano

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  For the Boys

Hero Arts has a number of Spanish related stamps in their latest release.  I have so many cards I can do with them I couldn't wait to get them in the mail.
This birthday card is for my nephew.  The die cut is from Hero Arts.  It's blended with Oxide Distress inks.  The images are stamped with Memento and colored with Copics.  Stickles are added for a little bling.  The Spanish sentiment is from Stampendous.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cross Stitch Baby Card

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Flowers

I am addicted to Altenew's die for cross stitching.  I die cut it from 120# Nina cardstock.
The pattern came from Pinterest armlet.ru/rukodelle.  I changed some colors to make it a baby girl card.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

sparkle and shine

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Sparkle and Shine

I love this stamp set from Pink Fresh.  I works for most any occasion.  The sentiments and font are awesome too,
I used Spellbinders dies to create the background.
The image is stamped in Versafine on Bristol, and colored with Zig real brush markers.
Wink of Stella, Glossy Accent s and Stickles are used to give the Sparkle and Shine.