Monday, November 12, 2018

November Twofer Challenge

I finally made a card or I should say two of them using the same wreath die but two different ways for Darnell's Twofer Challenge #11. I have been so busy with other things these past few days that I did not get any card making in until today. Both cards  use a die cut design from Impression Obsession Dies called Geometric Cutout 2.


The Christmas version uses a sentiment from Penny Black inside the wreath design. And, I backed the open area of the wreath with some green glitter paper. Next I added some red rhinestone gems and also some Christmas plaid ribbon. This white panel was then placed onto a red card base. I also added a white sheet inside for the stamped sentiment.


The second way for using the open die wreath design was for a sympathy card. I went with more Fall colors and used some colored die cut leaves from the Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish Leaf Strip to the wreath. The sentiment inside the wreath is from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Memory In Our Heart Stamp set. The white panel was layered to a light brown one and then added to the white card base.


That is my Twofers for this November. I hope some of you can enter into the fun as well. Darnell stated she is now including stencils along with stamps and dies for the challenge. So there are more options for you this way. I have the challenge posted on my side bar too.

Well, that will do it for me this week. This past weekend we had a wedding. And now I am busy baking and cleaning. We are having our family Thanksgiving this weekend and that is also the church bake sale fundraiser so I have been trying to keep up with both tasks. I hope your week is off to a good start and I thank you for the visit and lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Monochromatic Card

The new monthly challenge at Stamp TV is to make a monochromatic Christmas card. So I pulled out the snowflakes again from the Gina K. Designs Fruit of the Season Kit and made this card.



I used three different shades of blue inks and did the first inking in a lighter color and then with the other ink cubes I added a middle shade and then a darker shade. I simply tapped the last two colors here and there on the stamps which I had in my MISTI. That way I could always add more color if I wanted. Once the background was finished I die cut it with a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die.


The ribbon I added had little flecks of metallic threads in it and they gave off an iridescent glow so I also added some gems that gave an iridescent look too. In the top photo you can see them glow a bit better.


I also die cut a white panel with the cross stitch die to place inside the card so that I can stamp a message and write a little note.

I am  entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge #108 in which we are to use a die with stitches.

Well, no snow for real here but we are getting rain. It is a dreary day. I hope where you are that regardless of the weather you are having a great one. Thanks for coming by and for the comments.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, November 2, 2018

Partridge In A Pear Tree

Yes, I know! I am singing that song too or as much of it as I can remember. Today I just did a simple colored design using Memento ink and Copics. I made a square card using the stamps from the Gina K. Designs Fruit of the Season TV kit.


I dressed  up the card a bit by using layers of coordinating colors and also adding some gems and a red and white twine. And, that was all it took to make a CAS card for holiday giving.

Thanks for stopping in on this dreary day. No sun and quite cool too. Fall is indeed in the air!

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sunset on Lake Birthday

Well, I am not sure if I achieved the look I was going for but none the less I did enjoy making this card. I thought it would be a nice masculine design too. I used stamps from the Blue Knight stamp set called Silhouette Corner Foliage. I added these stamps to my background which I had made using sponging tools from Picket Fence Designs.


We are having a bit more dreary afternoon so I wonder if we aren't in store for some rain soon. It was sunny to begin with but according to my joints aching today I think we are going to see a change soon. I hope your day is going well. I am not doing any more then I absolutely have to. Feels like a lazy day to me. LOL Anyway, until next time you take care and thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Have a fun fright night with trick or treat people or going to parties. Hubby and I are just hanging out at home and just in case, we do have some treats if someone should drop by.


By the way I forgot to leave an open area for the moon when I made this a couple weeks ago so I instead took one of the round sponge daubers and dipped it in bleach, blotted it off a bit and then with that dauber lifted off the color to reveal a moon. The pumpkin and crow die is from Cheapo Dies and the tree is from Diemond Dies. The witch stamp is from Frogs Whiskers.

Have a fun Halloween!

God bless,
Verna

Monday, October 29, 2018

Red Star

I always struggle with a solid image when trying to make it look fantastic in color. Well, the other day I saw this video by Jasmine Burgess who showed an easier way for me to do a more solid image by using second generation stamping. She did her design with a brush and water color paints but for mine I decided to stamp my image with a Memento ink and use Copics.


My subject matter was the beautiful Penny Black slapstick cling stamp called Red Star. I used a brown ink to do my second generation stamping of the image and I also used my MISTI. The card stock I  used was the white base weight from Gina K. Designs. That is thick enough that the Copics don't bleed through it. So by using that I was able to do it directly to my card without having to add more layers. The sentiment is also from this stamp set. I did use a bit of white paint pen to fill in some of the highlights.


I found that using the Copics instead of water colors is much easier for me to do then it is with a paint brush. Also my card stock will not ripple like it does with using water colors. To finish the card I simply added a few rhinestones to the center of the poinsettia.

Well, I don't know what you think but I am loving the look and the new way of using these solid stamps. This has always been one of my favorite Penny Black ones so I am glad I found an easier way to work with it and other solid images as well.

I am entering this in the Penny Black Creative Christmas Challenge. 

Thanks so much for coming by to visit and for all the wonderful comments. I hope your week is off to a great start.

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Little Elf Ava

This afternoon I played with another Penny Black stamp design called Little Elf Ava. I think she is such a cute little elf and so therefore she is holding a star in which I added the word Joy as she looks to be a joyful little one.


Copics were used to color the image. The Joy comes from another Penny Black stamp set called Peaceful Winter and is stamped in dark green ink. I had to find a small enough sentiment to put into the star sign. And, to dress the star up a bit I added some green rhinestones to match the stamped sentiment. The panel was die cut using the Out of the Box Technique so that it appears that the fluffy ball of her hat is outside the inner panel. The scalloped stitched dies used to cut the panels are from an Unbranded set. 

I am entering this card in the Penny Black Creative Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for joining me and leaving your wonderful comments. I read all of them.

God bless,
Verna

November Twofer Challenge

I finally made a card or I should say two of them using the same wreath die but two different ways for Darnell's Twofer Challenge #11 . ...