Saturday, January 19, 2019

Vintage Birthday Card

I made a vintage style birthday card using a Crafter's Companon Vintage Decor embossing folder and an old vintage style phone stamp. This card will be entered into the Double D's Challenge which is entitled Looking Back in Time.


The embossing folder from Crafter's Companion was a freebie with an order quite some time ago so I decided that design looked very much like the old wall paper designs did when I was younger. So using some Gina K. Designs Prickly Pear ink I swiped some onto the embossing folder before I embossed the design. I also used Prickly Pear card stock for my card base. 

Next I took the Gina K. Designs Just Calling to Say stamp set and with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink I stamped the phone and the sentiment onto Ivory card stock. Both the embossed panel and this panel then were die cut using the Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle Die set. The next step was to layer them onto black before adding them to the card base.

I finished the card by adding some black gems and an Ivory card stock panel inside so I can write a special message or add a stamped one.

Well, the snow quit yesterday evening and so today we cleaned out the yard and drive way. So until the next round of snow we are good to go again. We only got about 4-5 inches this time too. I heard other places were getting quite a bit more so we were lucky. So if you were in those areas I hope you stayed safe inside and warm. Good card making or crafting weather I guess.

I thank you for the visits and comments and I hope your weekend is a great one.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stenciled Valentine

Today I got out one of my favorite stencils and made a background with it and then added a couple die cut hearts with a sentiment on one of them. A very simple card but I love the look of it anyway! This will be entered in the Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge which is entitled "My Sentiments Exactly". That means no pattern paper or stamping other then the sentiment can be used on the card. So that did make it a bit more challenging to do but still lots of fun!


I added a mix of pink and red shades to make the background of the card using a stencil from Color Box Art Screens called Lovely which I had purchased at Gina K. Designs a few years back.  The Life Changing Blending Brushes made it so easy to blend the colors.

The sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Geo Thanks set which was illustrated by Claire Brennan was stamped onto a white heart die that was included in the package of the Gina K. Designs Large Single Stitched Circle set. I also cut a red heart so that when I placed it on my card I could stagger them to give a more fun look. These hearts were popped up over a strip of white card stock which was layered to a strip of red card stock that I found laying next to my cutting board. The final step in finishing the card was to add a few red rhinestones to the white strip.

Thanks so much for the visit and for all the great comments you leave me. I appreciate all of them.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Three Versions Floating Hearts

Yesterday I posted about the first version I did of the Floating Hearts Valentine which is pictured on the top. Today I finished the other two versions from the leftovers of the die cutting. I saved the panels I cut them from so that I could piece the puzzles together.


I like all of the ways it was used and those colors look great together I think. For the one with just the ribbon I thought maybe too much pink and lace might not be quite as masculine. And, some of my shut-ins are guys! Oh, and only one die was used and that was the Floating Hearts from Cheapo Dies. So any way, just for general principals I thought I would share how the other two looked.

Take care all and have a great rest of the day!

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Floating Hearts Valentine

Well, when I saw that the new Dies R Us Challenge #13 was Anything New, I knew I would have no problem joining in on the challenge as I got a whole bunch of new things recently. So on that note I am using two NBUS items...never before used schtuff which is a term my friend Darnell coined....which is the Floating Hearts die from Cheapo Dies and the Red Lace Washi tape from White Rose Crafts, LLC.


I die cut the Floating Hearts die three times. One in a white panel shown here, one in a red panel and one in a pink panel. And by mixing up the different colors I placed them back into the panels to create a multi-colored design. I also added some rhinestones to the flowers on the heart die. And, when I remembered I had that Washi tape I knew that was going to be something I wanted to add to the card as well. The sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous in the Tim Holtz Collection called Crazy Talk. I did surgery on the sentiment and cut the Happy from the Valentine's Day so that I could split it up. I can still use them as one complete stamp by placing them together again on a block or my Misti.

Well, that is my endeavor for the day besides normal household chores. And, I have two more panels ready to make into cards another day too. I hope you liked what I did. Adding all those negative pieces to each die is like putting together a puzzle. LOL A bit time consuming but I think well worth it.

You all have a great evening and I hope to see you again this week sometime. Thanks for the visits and comments too.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, January 14, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12

With a new year begins a new round of Darnell's Twofer Challenges. This No. 12 one has the theme of birds. I chose to go more traditional as I needed an anniversary card and also will be needing lots of birthday cards.


Both cards used the same bird image and the design of the cards was made two different ways as well.


The images on the Love Birds one which I thought would make a great anniversary card were all from the Inky Antics Swirly Birds stamp set. The sentiment is also from that set. I colored these in with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I also brushed on some light blue around the birds design. They were die cut using the Gina Marie Designs Loopy Ovals and then placed onto a denim blue card base. I also added a white panel inside for a message.


For the birthday version using one of the birdies I took my Bic Markers and colored in the image. The gift image was taken from a Gina K. Designs stamp set called A Little Something. It was originally three presents but I masked off two of them before adding ink. Then I carefully removed the mask and proceeded to add the package to the card panel. I hand drew the string connecting it to the birds beak. And, the sentiment is from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection called Crazy Talk. Both the focal panel and the black panel were die cut using an Unbranded stitched scalloped die set. These were staggered onto the yellow card base to create the card design.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you join in on Darnell's Twofer challenge too. I always enjoy making entries for it.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, January 11, 2019

Final Set for Cards for Little Hearts

I hope I am not boring you too much with the card sets I made for the Cards for Little Hearts drive going on now until January 31. But I had so much fun shopping for stamps that would work well and I just had to own all of the cuties I have used. And, this cutie is so darling as well. It did not have hearts with the image but I had all those negative die cut hearts from a previous card group so I grabbed some of the red ones to add to the cards as an extra accent. And, I am so happy with the way they look.


This is a stamp set from Your Next Stamp called Just a Note. Not only was it a cute bunny image but I liked the sentiments that went with it as well. Once I had them stamped I then colored them in using my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Next I die cut them with an Unbranded stitched scalloped die. After placing them on the pastel card stock  bases I then added the hearts using Gina K. Designs Connect Glue.

I thought about making the bunny in pastel colors too but once I had the first one done in the light gray I decided that was so cute that I would just go with that. Why take a chance of messing it up when it looked so great, right?

I hope some of my followers will make a few cards for the cause as well. You can go see the side bar for the logo which shows the website for it. And, please read all the information there as to what to do and what not to do. 

Well the next step is to find a box to fit all of them in. I think I have one in mind. So hopefully, I can get it to the mailbox in the morning so it will get to it's destination in plenty of time.

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for all the sweet comments too.

God bless,
Verna

Dog With Heart

While shopping at Wild Rose Crafts, LLC I also found this darling Wild Rose Studio stamp set called Dog With Heart. It is ever so darling as well and so with that image I made another set of cards for the Cards for Little Hearts drive ongoing now until January 31. I hope some of you will consider making cards for the cause too but be sure you read all the guidelines. We are doing heart themed cards but not Valentines. These will be given out to the children in February which is Heart Month.


The pattern paper is some older rainbow vellum which was put out years ago by Posh Impressions. I decided it had been in my drawer way too long so I took a background stamp from the Everyday Stamp Set by Precious Remembrance Shop and added all the hearts. Also the sentiment is from that stamp set.

I used the Life Changing Blending Brushes to add color besides using some Copics. And when it was all layered together and finished I ended up with a sweet card design.

Well, maybe later today I will do another post for this drive. I think that will be my last one as I need to get to other projects I have neglected this week. But I have had a great time doing these cards so I hope they will give the kids as much pleasure as I got from making them. You take care until next time.

God bless,
Verna

Vintage Birthday Card

I made a vintage style birthday card using a Crafter's Companon Vintage Decor embossing folder and an old vintage style phone stamp. Thi...