Sunday, January 22, 2017

Milton The Friendly Giraffe

Another wonderful stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle features the cutest giraffe image I have seen in a long time. I love the sentiments on the set too and can see this as a card of inspiration for someone graduating, starting a new job or beginning any kind of adventure in their life. And, I can also see this image for a baby card or a birthday card image especially for a little boy. The set is called Milton the Friendly Giraffe #817.


Doesn't he just make you smile? I know I was so happy doing this little scene. The background of the card was done with a direct to paper method using stamp pads to swipe on the inks. I did half in blue shades and half in green shades. And, on a white sheet of card stock I stamped Milton and the sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. That is a great ink to use when one colors with Copics or any type of alcohol markers. It will not smear. I only have a 36 piece of Copics but with blending I can achieve lots of different colors.

The most time consuming thing was all the fussy cutting I did of Milton and the sentiment clouds.  I cut the background out with the largest Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders die and placed this on an A2 size card of white card stock. Lastly with a glue pen I adhered Milton and the clouds onto that background to complete my scene.


I feel so fortunate to have received so many wonderful sets as a gift so my goal is to make at least one card using images from each set.  I still have one last set to work with and I am hoping to do that later this week.

Thanks for coming to visit again and as always I love to see your comments. Take care and may all of you have a wonderful week.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Edward Elephant Part 2

Today I made another card with the Edward Elephant image but this time it was made from the rubber set which compliments the digital version quite well. I can see especially where the sentiments would be interchangeable between the two sets. Both of these are from the Sparkle N Sprinkle line of stamps. The rubber set is called Edward Elephant St. Patrick's Day 1 #828.


I stamped the image onto white card stock with Mementos black ink and then colored it in with my small set of Copics. Once the scene was completed I die cut it with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders die. I also cut a black panel and another light green panel with that same Memory Box die.

All of these layers were assembled and added to a base card of white card stock. The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment on white card stock with the black ink and then again added a spot of color to the shamrock. I fussy cut it out and to my way of thinking it sort of resembles a cloud in the sky. I also stamped a sentiment inside so that it is already for me to mail out.



This is another fun and very uplifting and cheery design and I know anyone who is on the receiving end of this will get a few smiles from it.

Well, another day is almost over and the week is speeding by so very fast. But it has been a good one so I am very thankful and am feeling so blessed. I hope your week is going well too. And thanks for the wonderful comments you always leave me.

God bless,
Verna


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Friendship Card

I think there is always a time in everyone's life where they feel very down and out and need someone to be there for them. When I saw this wonderful set from Sparkle N Sprinkle I thought it had such awesome sentiments as well as great images to let someone know that you are there for them. And, even if one cannot be there in person for a friend, I know that just keeping in touch can help a great deal to perk them up. For me my greatest friend is my Lord Jesus and He is always with me when I am in a dark moment. I have to remind myself of that quite often too! And I usually feel much better then.


I did a very clean and simple design using the images on the Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Right Beside You #812. This is one of the new release sets they have out. And, I chose to do it only in black and white. I have always found black and white to be a very beautiful combination. I stamped the images and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink on white card stock. Now these are a very wet ink so I let them dry quite awhile while I was fixing lunch this morning. Then this afternoon I die cut the front panel out using the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders die set.

I then added some ribbon to each corner of the design before I fastened it to the main card base of black card stock. The card was finished by adding a white panel inside.

I will be entering this in the Double D's Blog Challenge which continues their party celebration for their first birthday. This card fit the mood board theme perfectly I thought with the black and white design.


I thank all of you for visiting my blog and I hope your day is going great. We really are having lovely weather with melting snow. And, I had the beegeebies scared out of me when a big chunk of snow slid off the roof of the house. I know it sure startled me and made me pay attention. LOL

Take care and may God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Peep! Peep!

Another Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp has seen use now with the making of this cute card. I just love the little chick on that set and that image reminds me so much of Spring. As a kid growing up on my parent's farm I can always remember the day the little baby chicks arrived in the mail. Hard to believe they could send them that way. I am not sure but I think they were ordered from a catalog. Of course, they had to go to the post office and pick them up. They sure could make a lot of racket too with all of their peeping. I think my Mom usually got around 200 of them and then raised them for laying eggs and also for meat to sell and for our table. Anyway, this set was my inspiration for this card! I also found the use for some Spring Green colored crocheted lace. It fit perfectly with the colors of the pattern paper I used.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set I used is called Easter Chicky #820.


My design was stamped with Onyx Black ink from Versafine onto kraft card stock and then I colored the design in with colored pencils. I die cut the design with a Cheery Lynn Classic circle die and placed this onto the plaid pattern paper from My Favorite Things which was die cut with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders die. I also stamped the flowers onto white card stock with the black ink and colored them with colored pencils too. They were fussy cut and placed  beneath the focal image. After putting all the layers onto the base card of kraft card stock, I then added the green crocheted lace.

I am entering this into Darnell's Blog NBUS Challenge and this time I think I have all the components right. I used kraft, colored pencils and NBUS things....the stamp set and the lace.


Well, that is all I am doing today. I have a few other things that need my attention and not nearly as fun as making cards either. LOL I hope your day is going well and thanks again for stopping by.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cattelya

One of the sets I got from Sparkle N Sprinkle was this beautiful floral image and the set is called Cattelya Friendship Stamp Set #818. But I had no idea what kind of flower it was or what colors it should be. So I looked it up on Google and found out that it is an orchid and that it comes in almost every color you can think of. I chose these colors for it as I saw one that was similar and thought it to be very beautiful.



I stamped the flowers and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Gina K. Designs Kraft card stock. I then colored them in with my Copics. After I had the design all colored I die cut the stamped panel with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders die set. This panel was then placed onto a base card of Gina K. Designs Tomato Soup card stock. I finished the card by adding the bow and some bling.

Since I did use NBUS (never before used schtuff) on my card which is the stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle Darnell has graciously allowed me to still enter this card into her CHALLENGE. Isn't she a sweetie? 


Thanks for stopping by and I love to read all of your comments. They mean so much to me.

God bless,
Verna








Dauber Notecard

I am hoping to get a couple cards done today and so for this design I went with a quick and easy design  using the Hero Arts CL 751 Dauber Bunch stamp set.


I chose this set particularly as I wanted to add it to the A Blog Named Hero Challenge which is ongoing right now.  The challenge is to use something new to me and that would be the Nuvo Jewel Drops I recently purchased. I only got a few colors just to try them and I think I might have to invest in more as they really look nice. But I think I should have had a darker shade either of pink then I did or maybe even gone with a more purple hue.



I stamped the design and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then using small sponge daubers I added colors to the design using Memento inks, namely Lilac Posies, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Grape Jelly and Cantaloupe. The Nuvo Jewel Drops I used were the Rosewater ones and they were added last.

Well, for a one layer card I don't think it turned out too bad. And, it was a quick and easy one to do and reminds me of Spring. I hope you liked it as well.

Well, off to work on another card and hopefully, can get that finished as well. You have a wonderful day.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Striped Floral Sympathy

Today I had need of a sympathy card for a friend whose husband died recently so I chose to use stamps from Altenew to create this card design.


I used the Altenew Striped Florals set for the focal design and the sentiment is from the Altenew Painted Greetings set. I went with a fairly CAS design which I colored in with Copics.  By adding some bling and a pretty ribbon bow I dressed it up a bit more. In the center of the flower I used a long forgotten product to add a glittery gold look....a pen from a Sakura Stardust Galaxy gelly roll set.

My focal and layering panels were die cut with a set of MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stackers dies. The last step was to add the ribbon and rhinestones.

I think I will leave the inside blank so that I can write a personal message in it. I hope I can find some words of comfort for her.

I am going to enter this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge in which we are to use bling of some sort on our cards.

Well, here the weekend is whooshing by as well. While my hubby went to a Farm and Home Show event in town this morning I decided to work on this card. It was nice and quiet and a good time to concentrate.

I hope your weekend is going well too. Until next time take care. And, thanks for your sweet words always.

God bless,
Verna