Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Christmas Scene

I know I said I was not going to post anymore this week but I remembered I had made a scene for the Mix It Up Monday challenge at Stamp TV so I decided to post it here for you to see as well.


All the stamp images are from the Gina K. Designs Christmas Wishes set. I made a mask with Post-It notes and masked off the snow line. Then I sponged on a medium  blue sky. Next I stamped some of the trees using only a portion of the tree stamp. After I removed the mask I laid it the opposite way so that I could then add a bit of even lighter blue to the snow. Then on the snowy area I added two more trees. The deer was stamped on another sheet of white card stock, fussy cut and then popped up on the card. Next I used some water and white pigment ink mixed together and added some specks for falling snow by using a brush on which I tapped the snow mixture off. I finished the card by layering it onto red card stock and then onto a white card base.

So that will be the last post. LOL Have a great weekend.

God bless,
Verna

More Foiled Christmas Cards

I wanted to share a couple more foiled Christmas cards I made with the Tim Holtz stencils, Deco Transfer Gel, laminator, Deco Foils and Fancy Foils from Gina K. Designs. The sentiments on both cards are from Gina K. Designs as well as all of the card stock I used. My ink was Black Onyx from Versafine.


I think these are so beautiful and actually after all the foiling is done it is an easy way to finish them off into fantastic cards. I used the negatives for both cards. For the holly one I chose Christmas Pine and Jelly Bean Green card stock. For the poinsettia one I chose to implement Ivory and Red Velvet as that was the color of the Fancy Foil I used. I so love the stencils from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 and I think that was an awesome purchase for me as I know I got my money's worth from them already.


I took two different photos in hopes that you could see the foiled shimmer on one and the design on the other.

Well, I will be putting away my crafting things for awhile. Over the weekend we expect company so we will need the whole kitchen table for all of us to fit around it for meals. One of the drawbacks on not having a crafting room. But I am lucky we have a big kitchen table so that I can work on one end and we can eat on the other when it is just the two of us. I hope you are having a great week and that you will enjoy the holiday weekend as well.

My thoughts and prayers are also with all of those in the Houston area and I hope that soon the rain will stop and that the sun will shine. I know we are enjoying a lot of sun these days and it is wonderful! Take care everyone. See you next time.

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Red Velvet Foiled Poinsettia

I had to make this card special for the Mix It Up Monday challenge at Stamp TV in which you take the numbers in your birthday and make a card using the corresponding numbers on the chart. Since my birthday is June 23 I had to work with die cuts and stitching. I hate sewing so I did only a simple cross stitch on each corner on the right side. And, I die cut the sentiments. So this should qualify.


I used Lipstick card stock and Deco Transfer Gel to add the poinsettia design from a stencil from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 series.  Once it was dry I used Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Fancy Foil and my laminator to get the design on the Lipstick card stock. Along the edge of that design I added the ribbon. Then in the bottom and top corner on the right side I added a simple cross stitch using some red metallic fibers. In between the sentiment and the cross stitches I added some red rhinestones from Eyelet Outlet. This panel was then added to a white card base. The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Festive Foliage set by Claire Brennan with black Versafine ink and then die cut that and the outer layer of Red Velvet card stock with oval dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. They were then popped up over the card panel.

It was a lovely morning today when we went to church to see that sun showing and feeling it's warmth. And, it really heated up this afternoon. I guess we can tell we have not seen that sun for a long time. It seemed so bright to us.

Well, I hope your day is a great one and that the week is off to a great start for you. Thanks for the visit and for your lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Holly & Pine Christmas

I have been meaning for a long time to enter a card into the Rudolph Days Challenge which is held every month. Of course, that means to make a Christmas card. So once again I used a stenciled design from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 and along with Deco Transfer Gel and Deco Amber Watercolor Foil I made a design on some metallic green card stock which I left to dry overnight. By running it through my laminator I foiled it and then added it to a card base of metallic gold card stock. I used a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die to cut out the panel. The sentiment from Gina K. Designs was stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail Gold embossing powder. It was added to a strip of the foiled paper and I also added a strip of foiled paper along the one side. I then popped the sentiment over the top.


I finished the card by adding a panel of ivory card stock inside so that I could stamp a message or write one.

Well, we got lots of rain again last night so we continue to be in a wet state here in our area. But I guess that is better then not enough rain so I will try not to complain too much. We are mudding the produce out of the garden. Only certain footwear is used this year to gather the crop. Normally August is hot and dry but this year we have been cooler and very wet.

I wish all of you a great weekend and I thank you for visiting and for always leaving such wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, August 25, 2017

Butterfly Fairy

The challenge at the Mod Squad Blog was to use a fantasy design and so I was very upset as I did not think I had any such image in my supply but luckily I ran across this butterfly fairy image from Stampitcrazy which I thought would work perfectly with the Bisters background made using yellow, red and brown granules.

I stamped the butterfly fairy image with Versafine Onxy Black ink. My MISTI was used so that I could get a good deep black printing. I then colored in the wings and the background with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The image was fussy cut and then placed onto a Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart card stock layer. That was also the color I used for the card base on which I placed the Gina K. Designs Ivory Bisters background. Once all the main layers were together I decided I wanted a corner design to go with it so I die cut some Cranberry Tart corner pieces from Cheery Lynn Designs. These were added by using a Zig 2-way glue pen.



I finished the design by adding a sheet of Ivory card stock inside so that I could either write or stamp a message.

I felt so good to get a little stamping in again. I hope you are doing great and I thank you for stopping in and leaving your wonderful comments. Looks like we are going to get more rain as it is cloudy and quite dreary looking.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Deco Foiled Poinsettias

Once again in today's post I am featuring products from Therm-o-Web along with a poinsettia stencil design from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 series. I am showing both the positive and negative designs I came up with using these products.


First step to the process was to add the design to the pink card stock using Deco Foil Transfer Gel which was spread thin over the stencil design. I then allowed that to dry overnight. The next day I then added the foil to it by using some Deco Foil Summer Rainbow foil and my laminator. I heated the laminator up for 25-30 minutes and then placed the foil over the stenciled design with the shiny surface up. I placed this between a folded sheet of parchment paper along with an extra shim of card stock to make for a good pressure when it went through the laminator. This made my positive design.

I used this panel then to make my first card. I used an old credit card type tool to add my gel but I think I might have to invest in a different device as I seemed to get some of the gel along the edge. But that did not deter me as I then just added some gold rickrack to cover up those smudges. And all that was left to do was add it to a white card base.


What was left was the negative design which I then placed over a panel of Deco Foil Toner Sheet and again using the same process ran it through my laminator. I was thrilled when I saw the beautiful way it looked and it was then just a simple matter of adding it to a black panel before adding it to the darker pink card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Festive Foliage stamp set, die cut it with a Cheery Lynn Design oval die and then popped it up over the card design.


Some might find it strange that for a Christmas card design that I chose to use the Summer Rainbow foil from Deco Foil but I am so glad I did as I really love the way both of these cards turned out. I hope you like them too. And I love the pink card stocks I chose as well to go with them.

I confess I made these up a couple weeks ago when I was not so busy with gardening and just now found a break to post them. I have as of today frozen 10 pints of green beans, pickled 19 jars of dill pickles, nine jars of beet pickles and 10 pints of frozen beets for buttered beets. The tomatoes are starting to come in now as well and I am sure I will be working with those this next week. The cabbages have been maturing and we are enjoying cole slaw and cooked cabbage dishes as well as cucumber salads. I even gave a couple heads away. So now you know why my blogging and card making is sort of been put aside. But this is a good thing. And, it is a great feeling when you realize that you have foods put away for winter enjoyment too.

Well, it is time to work on lunch. I hope you are having a very fun and productive week. Thanks for visiting and as always I love to see your comments. I read them all too.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, August 21, 2017

It's All White!

Well, a little break in pickling and visitors so I took the opportunity to make one card design using all white. I brought out a NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) die from Crafter's Companion called Birthday Flowers from the Creat-A-Card Collection. After I had the design cut out from a matte white card stock I layered it onto some glossy white card stock. Then my panel was ready to add to a white card base.


Once I had my layers added to the base I then took some Nuvo White Glitter Drops and added them to the center of the flowers and also in various places on the card.


I think normally I would have used a more colorful background but since the Double D's Blog Challenge is to use all white I decided to try it. So this will be my entry. I know it is not a very elaborate design but you know me....I am a CAS person by nature. LOL

Well, I hope your week is off to a great start. Take care and thanks for visiting and commenting.

God bless,
Verna


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Remember

I am pretty well recuperated from the flu I had earlier but then I went and hurt my ankle so I was babying that by elevating my leg a lot. With all that and the garden it is hard to find any stamping time. But this was a quick design I made for a sympathy type card.


This was made for a gentleman who made his living as a trucker and then in later life was a mechanic and worked on semi tractors and trailers. My husband worked with him for several years so we became good friends. He was tragically killed in a vehicle accident so it was a real shock to hear he had died.

The semi tractor is from Stampitcrazy, the trees are from Sutter Stamps and the sentiments are from A Jillian Vance Design. I used a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched die to cut out the scene and I chose not to color it in.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge which says we need to feature wheels.

Thanks for visiting and for always leaving such wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fishing Scene

I realize it has been a few days since I posted a card. The first part of the week I was busy with gardening and preserving and then the last part of the week I have been sick. I caught a flu of some sort and had fever, joint aches, severe headache and just wanted to sleep all the time. Well, I am glad to say I am feeling some better but still very weak as it seems I do a little bit and I am all tuckered out again. But at any rate I wanted to share a card I made several weeks ago using all stamp images from Stampscapes. I just love those stamps for nice scene cards.


This was done very quickly by me and used for a sympathy card for a gentleman who had died but who always enjoyed fishing so very much. I thought this was an appropriate card in memory of him. And, I made it a sunset card.

The scene was stamped out with Versafine black ink and then I sponged on colors using Gina K. Designs inks. I used a double stitched Cottage Cutz oval die to cut the scene out and another die from My Favorite Things to make a frame. This panel was then mounted to a white card base.


Well that is all from me this week. I am so far behind on things that it may not be until later in the next week before I post again. And, forgive me if I have not commented on all of your blog posts too. I just have not been very energetic with this bug I caught. At any rate I hope the coming week will be a great one for all of us.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Neutral Holiday

I spent yesterday afternoon using Deco Transfer Gel and stencils and making a lot of patterns which I dried overnight and then this afternoon added the foil to them. For this particular card I used a stencil from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 and added Deco Amber Watercolor foil to the design by heat setting it with my laminator.



The card stock colors I went with were Gina K. Designs Kraft and Ivory. I simply added this design to the ivory base but before I did that I added two different types of ribbons along the side. Both are from unknown sources but I sure am tickled with the way they looked. I had issues trying to keep the ribbon in place so I added a brown pearl to each and that way they were anchored a bit better.

I am adding this card as an entry for the Double D's Blog Challenge in which we are to use texture and neutral colors. The colors I picked are neutral and also this is a design that would work for any winter holiday as I did not add a sentiment.

Well, the past few days I have been without a hubby in the house. He went fishing for several days so I decided to try and get a bit ahead on the Christmas designs. I have a lot of things all foiled now and ready to work with. So it was a fun activity for me.

I hope all of you are having a great weekend. And thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Elf Peeker

I had to play with the cute Elf Peeker set from Sparkle N Sprinkle again today. This time I used a scrap of kraft and red striped paper from Stampin' Up! and again colored the elf in with my Zig markers. I was going to use Copics but forgot to stamp it with Memento ink so I had to switch to the Zigs and they worked well too.


I also added some branches from the Diemond Die Pine  Branch set. I thought it would appear like the elf is under the tree and peeking behind a package as a friend of mine suggested. I think she had a great idea so I went with that. I also used the Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die to cut out the main panel.

Well, tomorrow is my half a year checkup at the doctor so no doubt I will be busy with blood draw early in the morning and then later on a visit with her. I hope all of you have a great day and thanks for stopping in.

God bless,
Verna

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