Saturday, July 14, 2018

Daisy Birthday

This afternoon I got out my 3 Step Daisy stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps and used it to make a no layer birthday card. I folded my card base up and placed it in my MISTI and then proceeded to do all the step stamping.

The sentiment and the lady bugs are also part of the set. I am not so great at this multi step stamping but even if they don't quite align up like they should I still love the look I get with that process. And I am always in need of birthday cards. I used Gina K. Designs inks but there are lots of other brands that would work well for this type of card too.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge. The theme is a floral birthday.

I hope your weekend is going well. Until next time take care.

God bless,

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July Twofer Challenge #7

I always love Darnell's Twofer Challenge and the one for July is a fun one again. The theme this time is beverage. Well, I did not use the same beverage but I did use the same beverage container so I hope it is acceptable.

My first card I am showing you is a friendship card and in this one I used the beer mug for a vase to hold the poppies. The beer mug is from a set by Repeat Impressions. And, the poppies are from a new Gina K. Designs set I got as an incentive with a qualifying order called Inspiring Poppies. That sentiment was also with the poppy stamp set. I colored the images in with Copic markers and also added a little sponging along the bottom to create a shadow..

The second card is a birthday card and this time I used the beer mug in the right way by trying to have it contain some beer. The frothy topping is also from the same stamp set by Repeat Impressions as is the sentiment. Most of the card was colored with Copics but I did add some sponging on the bottom. The pattern paper is from Gina K. Designs Casual Fridays paper pack. I think this makes a great masculine card design.

Well, that is my Twofers. I am glad I got to participate. The garden is starting to thrive and give off it's goodies so no doubt I will be in the preserving mode quite a bit. At least tomorrow anyway. I hope your week is going well and thanks for visiting.

God bless,

Friday, July 6, 2018

Bleach It Out

The challenge at Stamp TV that Gina K. posted in honor of the new release is to bleach out a design and make a card with it. So I worked on that while the rain was pouring. I chose the stamp images from Gina K. Designs Vine & Butterfly stamp set. I also chose to use some pattern paper from the Gina K. Designs Watercolor Garden pack.

Using some Gina K. Designs Red Velvet card stock and Versamark I stamped the daisy and the butterfly. I added Gina K. Designs fine detail black embossing powder and heat set them. Next I took plain old Clorox bleach and removed the color from the card stock. I used a water brush but I just dipped it in the bleach. After it had dried I then took and added just a smidge of color back in with my Zig Watercolor markers. I die cut the design with Gina K. Designs Small oval die and then layered it onto a black layer die cut with Gina's large oval die. When they were placed together it made a narrow black border around the design. I added a few black gems too. Pretty simple card but I do love the way it looks.

Have a great evening. Your visits and comments sure make me happy.

God bless,

Thump, Thump Away!

By the title no doubt you are realizing that I did the thumping technique on this simple no layer card. I used images from Gina K. Designs Festive Foliage stamp set. I did he solid images first with an inking from a pad and then with a marker I thumped or pounced onto the image using a different color and then stamped it. That is called thumping.

I had to do my thumping with some Zig water color markers so it might not look as good as if I had some inky Tombos or Memento pens. But I worked with what I did have on hand. I did not think Copics would work.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Thump, Thump Away!

Thanks for the visit and I just love to read all the comments you leave me. I will be back later today with another post. I got behind due to weather conditions so had to leave the computer alone. Until then take care.

God bless,

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


I wanted to make a nautical card design and although I had some anchors and a few really small sail boats I felt for a birthday card for a young man it would be more appreciated if I did one which features an image which looks a great deal like Captain Jack Sparrow. So with a stretch of the imagination I did make a card which I hope will pass as a nautical designed card.

I had no dies that would work for this card but I did have a score board and a scalloped designed scissors so with these tools I constructed my boat and my sea. I even added in a shark. The Captain Jack Sparrow image is from Stampitcrazy and the sentiments are from Gina K. Design. I twisted some brown and white fibers together to sort of look like some rope. I assume there is rope on a ship and anyway I thought it looked okay.

Providing they will let me get by with calling this a nautical themed card I am entering this in the Double D's Challenge. I guess I took my inspiration from the sailboat. 

Thanks for visiting and I really love to read your wonderful comments too. 

God bless,

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Winter Shaker Card

This afternoon I made a shaker card. And, what should have been quite an easy one to do turned out to be a mess for sure. I recently ran across a little packet of white micro beads and thought they would work great in a shaker card for a winter scene as the snow. Well, what I didn't realize that all those little beads once out of the packet were rolling all over the place. I had a mess. And, when I finally corralled a few into my shaker area my hand got caught on the double adhesive strips I had put down and once again those beads were all over the place. Al the adhesive strips were covered with them so I had to scrape them off. I decided that was not the route I was going to go. I cleaned up all the beads except for those rolling still around on the table and the floor and decided to substitute some sparkly snowy looking sequins from Kat Scrappiness. Well, they worked much better. So without further ado I present my shaker card for you.

I chose to use the tree, deer and sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Christmas Wishes set. I stamped the tree and then used some post-it note to mask off my snow line. Then I took light blue ink and sponged on the sky area. That was my background for the shaker area. Really a simple one.

Next I took an A2 size white card stock panel and with the Gina K. Designs Diagonal Striped Background stamp I made a red striped pattern paper. Out of this panel I used the large set of Gina K. Designs Single Stitched rectangle die set and cut my window using the middle die. Then I placed my acetate under that window. With double stick tape strips from Darice I proceeded to make my frame which was to hold the shaker elements.  Then very carefully I added some of those sequins and placed the frame over the top of my scene that I had created. I did not want to leave that shaker window plain so I took the middle and larger die and placed one inside the other and then die cut a frame from the Christmas Pine card stock. This was then added to the window.

My next step was adding the whole panel to a white card stock base. I find that by placing the base card in the corner of my MISTI or in the corner of my score board that I can align the top panel more easily to it and have it placed almost perfectly. I simply align the top panel up with the corner as well.

Well, that looked too plain so I stamped the little deer and colored it and used the dies that are with the set to die cut it out. I also stamped the sentiment and layered that to Red Hot so that I could add that to the card as well. I placed the deer in the lower left and the sentiment in the upper right corner. My final addition to the card was to use some Connect glue and add a few of the sequins to the outside of the acetate window.

It really is quite a clean and simple shaker design but it sure was a hassle for me to make. I hope it still will be appreciated by the recipient.

Thanks for the visit and I wish all of you a wonderful Fourth of July. I am not sure if I will get much more card making in as I have things to work on for our weekend get-together. So until next time, please take care.

God bless,

Monday, July 2, 2018

Celebrate Freedom

Wednesday is the Fourth of July so I thought I should get this post out so that I can wish all of you a wonderful Fourth of July celebration a bit ahead of time.  Being the holiday is in the middle of the week it sort of puts a cramp on long distance traveling but if you are traveling I do hope you have a safe trip. Also if you are shooting off fire works please be careful as well. Use safety precautions. As for us I am not sure if we will be doing much. Perhaps we may take in a few fireworks displays from the neighborhood which is always a fun thing. I think our family will get together on the weekend instead to celebrate not only the Fourth but our granddaughter's birthday.  So anyway in honor of that occasion I made this card for you. I hope the birthday of our country will make us recall how much our freedom means to us. And, we owe so much to all who sacrificed so that we could enjoy these freedoms.

The sentiment used for this card is from the A Jillian Vance Design Cross Stitched Freedom stamp set. I stamped it in red and in the center there is a star to which I added a light blue tiny star gem. This sentiment was die cut out and then layered onto a layer of red card stock before adding it to my starry fireworks display panel.

I made the fireworks with a die from Lawn Fawn. I took an Emboss embossing pen and swiped some of the ink along each fireworks design and then added some white embossing powder. After heat setting this it caused a bit of resist so that when I did the sponging on my scene I could still wipe off the ink with a paper towel and have the bursts show up more clearly. By diluting some white acrylic paint with water I also took a small brush and then tapped it to make little dots on the background to make it sort of look like stars. I also used the same cross stitched die to cut out this panel before adding it to a red card base. Inside I added a panel of white so that I can leave a message either stamped or written.

Dies used:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Fireworks
Memory box Cross Stitched Frame Borders

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says: Monday Challenge-Red, White And/Or Blue
Dies R Us Challenge #100 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and for your wonderful comments. God bless you and God bless the USA!
Have a great one!

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