Friday, July 26, 2019

Hot Colors

Today I pulled out some Impression Obsession stamps and dies to create a Blackeyed Susan design in hot colors. So of course I am entering this in the Impression Obsession Challenge-Hot Colors. I hope you like it.


My focal panel was made by taking a piece of white card stock and then sponging on the colors of yellow, peach, orange and red and then sort of blending them all together by going over the whole panel with the yellow again. The next step was to take the panel and place it in my Misti and then I stamped over it with the Black Eyed Susan Cover a Card stamp with black ink. I stamped that cover a card stamp several times so that I ended up with a good solid design.

Then it was just a matter of layering it to a panel of yellow and a coral card stock base. Inside I added another panel of yellow so that I can stamp or write a message. The sentiment was stamped onto a yellow banner and placed ion the center of the card.

Products used:
Impression Obsession Cover a Card Blackeyed Susans CC236
Impression Obsession Life Stuff Sentiments CL491
Impression Obsession Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner DIE14-U

Other Supplies:
Gina K. Designs inks and card stock
Crafter Companion Glue Pen
Dauber Sponges

Thanks for stopping by. It was a fun card to do as I love these bright hot sizzlin' colors. I hope you did too. Have a great weekend.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A Bit of Sparkle Christmas

I made another Christmas card using snippets of leftovers and actually I am quite happy with it. It turned out better then I had anticipated.


I used little leftovers and combined them all together to make my design. So I won't be listing any product lines used. I took some sequins and made them look like baubles hanging from the pine branch and with a negative  die cut piece of silver glitter paper these additions gave my card the sparkle I was looking for.

I am entering this in the following:
Rudolph Days Challenge
Mod Squad Challenge

Thanks for the visit. I will be busy as last evening the hubby brought in a 2-gallon pail of green beans so freezing them is on the agenda for today. I hope your day goes well and thanks for taking the time to leave comments. I love them.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, July 22, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #18-Garden

Well, I don't really do much for a flower garden as the only flowers I have are the ones that come back year after year. We do however make a vegetable garden but alas I have no vegetable stamps, dies or stencils so we shall go with a flower garden design for Darnell's Twofer Challenge this month. For these cards I used a stencil for my background designs.


The stencil used for both of the cards is the Stamplorations Artplorations Bold Florals. I just changed the colors for each card.

The thank you card also has some Washi tape from Stampin' Up! placed on it. And, the sentiment is a sticker from Stamplorations. I also added a few black sequins to it.



The sympathy one is a more clean and simple design with just the stenciled flowers and then the wonderful sentiment from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Memory in Our Heart stamp set. Due to the retirement of the owner Sparkle N Sprinkle is no longer in business. And, I know I will be missing their line.


Well, I am squeezing this in at the last moment more or less as the challenge closes in a couple days. It was a fun project and I enjoyed using the stencil and my Life Changing Blending Brushes to create these. The ink for the sentiment on the sympathy card is from Gina K. Designs.

Take care and see you next time I pop in. Thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Christmas In July~Christmas Theme

Christmas in July is the theme for the Mod Squad Challenge this time. And, I had made up some compressed sponge and ink refill backgrounds one other day on some glossy photo paper so I picked one of those and added a few elements I found laying around in my stash and created this Christmas card using Stamplorations stamps.



The stamps used for this card are from the Stamplorations Christmas Reindeer set. I happened to have an oval already cut out in green card stock using the Gina K. Designs large oval die. And, to that oval I stamped the sentiment and a few snowflakes which were also from that stamp set. The reindeer from the set I had done before and it was in my snippets box so I simply added that to the oval. He was colored in with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The last thing added to the design was some blue rhinestones on the snowflakes and one small red one on the reindeer's nose.

Since today is Sunday I decided to make a card. I am still needing lots of Christmas cards so this was a good challenge to join in with.

I am also entering this in the Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.



Have a great day and I so appreciate your visits to my blog.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Birthday Card

I did not want to bring out a lot of supplies to make a card but with some little die cuts and silhouette cuts that friends gave me I was able to make a birthday card. The only thing I have any information on is the cake which was cut out from the Cake Edition Paper Route pattern paper by Concord & 9th as that was some I had on hand from my own purchases.


Big thanks to Laurie Schmidt and Patti Kehl for the supplies for making this card. They are coming in very handy. And, I hope this will qualify for the Double D's Birthday Challenge.

I wish all of you a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping in and for all the wonderful comments you leave me.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Angel

I got a new die in the mail today so had to play just a little bit and make a CAS card design. I had some gold paper on hand from my stash and used that to cut the image out and then placed it onto a card base of dark green. Then I added a white sheet inside so that I could write or stamp a sentiment. I am entering this in the Impression Obsession Challenge-Things That Fly!


Products used:
Impression Obsession DIE470-YY  Angel Background
Card Stock-Gina K. Designs
Gold Paper-Crafters Companion

Thanks so much for the visit and lovely comments you always leave. Have a great rest of the week.

God bless,
Verna



Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sponges

Hi Everyone,
I don't see the original sponges that were used for the rainbow technique but I wonder if these sponges would not work too. I found them with a search engine and they are from Marcos.

https://www.marcopaper.com/products.php?product=Sofft-Art-Sponge-Angle-Slice-%252d%252d-Flat

Any compressed sponge should work and you use the water based inks to make the designs on glossy card stock. Ink pad refills that are water based should work well.

I am posting this as many wanted to try making those backgrounds again.  And you can see videos on how to do the various designs with the sponges. A search engine will reveal a lot of them. Hope you can find a way to do it.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, July 15, 2019

Blast From The Past - 2005

Remember when the rainbow sponged backgrounds were all the go? Well I ran across this old scanned photo of a card I made with a rainbow sponged background and some colored vellum which I used to make the flowers placed on it. Excuse the poor quality of the photo as I did not have a camera in 2005 and only used a scan bed to get photos.


The flowers were made with half circles of colored vellum and then folded an with a bit of stamens inside. The leaves were hand cut and then folded too before running them through my crimper. After all were completed I then glued them to the front panel. The last thing added was a ribbon bow.

I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past. I doubt I will be doing much for card making as I am now preparing for a visit from my entire family in August and so that means cleaning and baking are the order of the day. And since it takes me forever to do anything I need a lot of time to complete the tasks. LOL One of the downfalls of being old.

So I may just give you a few of my past designs instead.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Gatefold Card

I have not done a lot of gatefold cards but I find they are pretty easy and I hope I pulled it off with this one I did using a stencil and a stamp. And since we had no water with the pump going out I could not do many chores such as laundry and dishes until it was fixed. So why not make a card, right?


The first thing is that you take a Scor-Pal and on a piece of 4 14 x 5 1/2  card stock score at 2 1/8th on both edges.


Then you fold the flaps on each side together so that they look like the photo below.


Then I took a piece of paper and stuck it inside the folded card so that when I stenciled it would not get any smearing on the inside. I adhered the stencil down with some removable purple tape and then with my brushes added the dahlia design.


I stamped a sentiment onto a circle to which I had added some yellow ink and then I layered it to a circle of red. I also added a few red rhinestones. This was placed on the card but I only added 3-D foam squares on the left side. When added to the card it should look like this photo below.


The last step I did was to wrap a piece of ribbon around the card and I used that as a means of holding the card shut so that it would lay flat in an envelope and also look great with the added decoration.


And that is my gatefold card. I did not stamp anything inside as I may just write a special message by hand.

Below is a list of the products I used:

Scor-Pal
Artplorations Peeking Dahlias stencil
Stamplorations Bloom Happy stamp set (sentiment)
Cheery Lynn Designs Scalloped Circle Dies
Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brushes
Ribbon-Unknown
Rhinestones-Unknown
Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares

I am entering this in the Scor-Pal Blog Challenge. Check the link to see the challenge rules. I hope you will consider joining in as well. You have to use more then one fold in your project using the Scor-Pal. I went along the more CAS project with this card. But I still like it. I hope you do too.

I am also entering this in the Stamplorations Never-Ending Challenge-Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting and for all your comments.

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Colors of the USA Flag

The challenge at Gina K. Designs this month is called "Flag! You're It!" so with that in mind I naturally chose the colors of the United States of America. However, it could be the colors of any state or country. That was your choice.


I not only used the red, white and blue colors but I also chose a feather design to represent the feathers of the Eagle. And, I topped off the design with three gold stars from a Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend called Shooting Star. It had a mixture of elements in the package but the shaped stars in gold were what caught my attention and I thought them a perfect addition to this card.

All inks  used were from Gina K. Designs and I used the Gina K. Designs Geo Thanks stamp set. The feathers were stamped with the help of my Misti. And, I  used both Connect Glue and a Crafters Companion Glue pen for adding the fussy cut layers to the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting and I hope your week is off to a good start. Take care and God bless you.

Verna

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tropical Challenge

Here is a tropical themed card of thanks I made for the Double D's Challenge-Tropical!  I chose products from Concord & 9th for this design.


I first took some of the pattern paper from the Concord & 9th Aloha Fill-In Pattern Paper Pack. Then with the two sets of stencils from the Aloha Fill-In Stencils and my blending brushes I used shades of orange to fill in the white Hibiscus areas. The next step was to take that nice big THANKS sentiment from the Aloha Friend stamp set and I inked it several times with black ink by using my Misti so that I could get a good impression. I then adhered this panel to the front of a light orange card base and in the inside I added some stamped matching Hibiscus and foliage images so that the inside and outside were tied together.

Just a quick burst of inspiration on this Fourth of July. It was a time to sit for a bit and make a card for the challenge at Double D's. I hope you like it as much as I do. I bought these sets a couple years ago and in that amount of time I only used one piece of pattern paper. So it was high time these got some love.

Take care and see you next time.
God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Just Buzzing By........

I wanted to express my thanks to all who so faithfully look at my blog posts and leave such wonderful comments. They mean so much to me. So when I saw this cute stamp set from Paper Smooches called Garden Greetings I knew I had to have it for all the cute and easy designs on it. And, they have a bee so I now have two bees in my stash. Yay!


To make this card I simply stamped the images with black ink and then colored them in with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I love the simplicity of this design and I know it will be a favorite set of mine. There are several floral word designs on it so no doubt I will be posting other little note cards in the future with it.

I hope all will have a wonderful Fourth of July. We have plans for the weekend to celebrate our granddaughter's birthday and then next week our branch of the Angerhofer clan is hosting the semi-annual family reunion so I have been busy getting ready for those events. So I am afraid I don't have a lot of time for card making these days. And today I finally got an appointment to get a haircut. I feel so much cooler and I know it is my imagination but something about a haircut makes one feel so much better. I wouldn't exactly say I have a "spring in my step" as that spring got broken years ago and will no longer work. LOL

Also the radishes from the garden are doing great but they are so muddy that it takes forever to get the dirt off of them. Arlin says he was bringing me some red mud balls. LOL We are like a lot of the country getting more then our share of rain lately. It is so hard to keep up with lawn mowing and gardening when it is forever wet.

Well until next time take care and God bless.
Hugs,Verna


Winter Wonderland

This evening I made a quick card using some Sparkle N Sprinkle (no longer in business) stamp sets which were designed by Jan Mahew to make a...