Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Well actually it's really rainy today!  However, the challenge this week over at the  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is "Baby It's Cold Outside" and I decided to use a piece I did for the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge to create a card. 

I also had to color a background & companion piece for this Jon Snow.  Too bad I don't have a "winter is coming" stamp ๐Ÿ˜Š.  Anyhow I used some distress inks to create the back panel then stamped it with snow flakes & clear embossed them.  After that I decided to use a star stamp and perfect pearls to add more frosty look to it.  It was really hard to get a good picture of it.  The birch tree die cut piece is also covered with perfect pearls. I distressed the trees a bit with some grey ink chalk ink & Faber Castell Iced coffee gelatos,  I also decided to use the perfect pearls on the trees (doesn't show up well in the picture).

I colored Jon & Ghost with copic markers, fussy cut them out and then edged them with black ink to make sure they didn't have any rough edges.  Ghost is glued directly on the card and Jon is popped up with foam squares.

Stamps - Kindred Stamps "Heirs to the Throne"
Copic colors
Jon -  N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, E0000, E000, E00, E01 & R02, Derwent Graphite White & Derwent Metallic Silver 
Ghost - N0, N1 & BG0000
Tree Die Cut - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations - Birch Trees
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Chipped Sapphire
Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China & Faded Jeans

I think that is all the vital information about the card, LOLS!  I had lots of fun making this one.

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Let It Snow!

Finally got some time to spend in my craft room tonight and managed to finish a project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  "Let It Snow"

I'm just going to pop the pictures and links up here for tonight and add the other info tomorrow.

I love this Stampendous Snow Postcard stamp and I make at least one card every year with it!  I always have so much fun coming up with a new way to color it.  This year I used Prismacolor Premier pencils, tonic nuvo glitter gloss pen & some distress inks.

Hard to get a good picture of the glitter on the snow but I tried!  It really sparkles in person!

More details tomorrow
Update - details 
Stamped the image with Simon Says Intense Black Ink 
Prismacolor Premier pencils - Cool Grey 20%,  Sky Blue light, Sepia, Dark Umber, Sienna Brown, Canary Yellow, Orange, Chartreuse, Kelp Green, Dark Green, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake & White
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen

Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

All That Glitters Is Gold!

So many projects to create & post, so little time.  So I did update my blog post from yesterday and then decided to do another challenge.  I went over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog and their challenge this week is gold!  Well that seemed like fun and I had a great idea for a card.  I think it turned out OK and I had a lot of fun embossing everything.

I started by cutting out the Poinsettia with the Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die & Neenah smooth solar white 110lb paper and then colored all the pieces with copic markers(R22, R24, R27, R29, G24, G28 & G29).

Then I dipped the edges in distress embossing ink and used Simon Says Stamp ultra fine gold embossing powder on the edges of the petals, leave & for the center piece.  I wanted a fairly simple card to show off the Poinsettia so I pulled out an old scrap of Cosmo Cricket patterned paper and repeated the same steps on the edge of the paper as I did on the poinsettia.  For the greeting I used an old Inkadinkado stamp set called Warm Holiday Wishes and also embossed it.  Not one part of this project was safe from that gold embossing powder ๐Ÿ˜Š

I attached the poinsettia to the card with Nuvo deluxe adhesive and once it dried I curled the petals up a bit to give it some dimension.

I also decided to redo my craft studio (mainly desk area) today, I will be back in a few days to post the pictures of how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting everyone!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Be Thankful

Well I didn't get to do the challenges last week, I did manage to get one done for this week  The challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog is Thanks/Thanksgiving!  I know it I am thankful everyday for so many things, too many to list!  I think it is important to stop and be grateful for all that we have not just at Thanksgiving, but everyday!

I am going to post the pictures for this challenge tonight and then add the details for the card tomorrow.
To start I inked some wild honey & fired brick distress ink on a piece of Neenah smooth solar white card stock.  I used an old Inkadinkado stamp set & versa mark ink to stamp the leaves & coated it with clear detail embossing powder.  After I heat set the powder I continued using inks (distress inks - fired brick, wild honey, vintage photo, walnut stain, distress oxide inks peeled paint & walnut stain) to create this colorful background.  I can't resist doing the water splatter technique (did a little too much - so I had to ink it up some more). 
I then stamped more of the leaf scroll around the edge of the paper and the greeting with MFT Hybrid ink Hot Fudge.  I decided the greeting didn't stand out enough so I put it back in the Misti and stamped it again with versa mark and used embossing powder on it as well.  The two Inkadinkado stamp sets I used are Fall Season & Harvest Expressions.

I'm really happy with how the card turned out.  I will probably try this technique on some Christmas cards next!  I'm thinking this will look pretty with some blues & snowflake stamps!

I was hoping to use the Simon Says November Card Kit for this challenge. Unfortunately the with the postal strike that is on right now my parcel is still sitting at the border.  Maybe I'll get it in time for Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hulk Smash!

So, as I have said before, I have a shopping problem...when I can't craft I shop for supplies that I plan to use eventually!  Today is that day, actually the last couple of weeks have been.  I am finally getting time to sit in my craft studio and use all the fun things I have been buying over the last several months.

Since I own a comic store, I always look for comic related items and found a ton at Simon Says Stamp with the new dies by Character World.  I bought one to star & I liked it so much that I may have bought a few more!

This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes!

I die cut the hulk using Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and colored him with copic markers (G21, G28, G29, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, C5, C7, C9 & R02) the die comes with a face stamp and that was the hardest part, thank goodness for my Misti or I may never have lined that up properly๐Ÿ˜€.  I really wanted to have the Hulk bursting through the wall so I used the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Bricks & Bark folder to create the wall and cut a piece out of the middle. I cut some of the bricks up and attached them to the bottom of the card with foam squares.  I was going for a messy look from the chaos of the wall being destroyed and put everything at angles even the greeting (Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits Celebrate die set).  The wall and greeting were cut out of black card stock, I distressed the wall & bricks with white & grey chalk inks and colored the greeting (triple stacked) with a black wink of stella pen.  I glued the one leg that is behind the wall flat and then used foam dots to adhere the Hulk in place.

I'm really quite happy with how this turned out and will definitely make more of this card!

I shall be back soon with another project.
Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Take Flight!

This is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.  This weeks challenge was Take Flight and I decided to make another tag and use this cute little dragonfly embellishment that I've had floating around my craft studio for years!

I started with a plain tag and colored the background with Tim Holtz distress inks (wild honey, tea dye, fired brick, vintage photo & walnut stain), and used the wild honey & vintage photo to stamp the leaves (Inkadinkado fall season stamp set) on the tag.  The die cut elements are from the Tim Holtz alterations hardware findings die and I sponged them with vintage photo, walnut stain & Brilliance cosmic copper inks.  I sliced the one die down the middle and used it to edge each side of the tag.  As I mentioned earlier the little dragonfly has been in my stash for years and I put a few drops of red alcohol ink on it to get it to blend with the colors in the tag a little more.  It still needed a little something so I adhered a few rhinestones to add a little more detail.

Well, now I have to go clean up the mess I made, don't think I'm ever going to get the red alcohol ink out of my jeans but oh well!  Must remember to put on the old clothes before I start working in my studio, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting everyone!