Hello! Popping in to share a card that I made for Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown. I have been working on other projects but wanted to take a little time to make "just for fun" card. The colors at CTD are orange, green and white and the sketch at FMS features three of something and a sentiment. Since it is fall and the leaves on the trees are changing color my thoughts turned to a die set that I recently purchased from Poppystamps called Fanciful Fall Leaves. The last time I used the set I had some leave leftover and as luck would have it, they worked perfectly for CTD as well as the Color Hues challenge! Here is my card.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
just for you...
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Hello! I'm popping in with two Halloween cards that I made. I ended up with two cards because as I started making one card, I didn't like how it was turning out so some of the items I created for that card were transformed into another card. Other items that were going to also be on the original idea ended up on the second card! The end results. I had a great time and I think I'm getting a bit of my mojo back. Here is the first card.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
grateful for you...
Hello! Been awhile since I last posted. Honestly, my papercrafting mojo has been somewhat MIA for a while now. I'm trying to get it back by participating in my two favorite challenges: Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown. Let's take a look at what I made:
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Hello friends! I'm popping in with a card that I created for the October Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge, as well as their world cardmaking day challenge. The October monthly challenge is all about leaves and the WCMD challenge is anything goes. I pulled out my favorite fall paper pad from P13 called The Four Seasons: Autumn to help me create my card. Take a look:
I used Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Stitched Scallop Rectangle to die cut the patterned paper. I popped up the frame that is created using foam tape and then inset the interior piece flush on my cardstock base. I had previously die cut some gold glitter leaves using the Curvy Leaves die set so I die cut additional pieces from patterned paper that coordinated with the main piece I cut. All the pieces were layered as you see and then I added the little bows tied with kraft colored twine. I finished with some sequins that also coordinated with the patterned paper. The sentiment is from a pack of foiled sentiments that was a collaboration between Pinkfresh Studio and Scrapbook.com.
For some reason I am not able to upload the graphic for either challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
cozy hugs... simon says stamp october release
Hello everyone! Simon Says Stamp October release called Cozy Hugs is live on the blog and it is full of lots of pretty new products. I'm popping to share a couple of cards that I made with the new Picnic Floral Sentiments stamp set from the release. (An affiliate linked list of products is at the end of this post. Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.) Let's take a look at what I made. Both are very clean and simple.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Spellbinders October Clubs
Happy October everyone! Hard to believe it is October because here in Western Washington it feels more like summer! And with it being the 1st of October that means all the new Spellbinders clubs are in the Spellbinders store. Even though fall is in full swing the Spellbinders October clubs are all about Christmas and everything is just gorgeous! (An affiliate linked list of products will be at the end of this post. Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support. I truly appreciate it!) Let's take a look at my cards.
First up is a card I made using the October Glimmer club called Poinsettia Spray and the October embossing folder called Scattered Christmas. For this card I went with traditional Chrsitmas colors of red, green and gold. I decided to just simply foil the image using Matte Gold foil on Spellbinders Pomegranate cardstock and then die cut it with the matching die. The sentiment is part of the kit and was also foiled in Matte Gold on Pomegranate. I die cut dark green cardstock with the largest die from the Fluted Rectangles die collection, placed it in the Scattered Christmas embossing folder and ran it through my Platinum 6. The panel was adhered to a card base and then I added the image and the sentiment. I'm going to add this one to the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking day gallery.
This next card is very simple, too. I stamped the small poinsettia image and a flower cluster (twice) from the Wonderful Christmas stamp and die set with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink and colored with Copics and then die cut them with the matching dies. I arranged the cluster and adhered it the dark blue cardstock panel. The sentiment from the stamp set was heat embossing using platinum embossing powder. The panel was then added to a dark blue cardstock base. I love the non-traditional color scheme of this card. I'm going to add this one to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.
My final card also has a non-traditional color scheme. I wanted to go with a soft look for the large cluster from the stamp and die set. I colored the poinsettia with light pink Copics and then added in some yellow. The berries were colored in light red Copics, the pod/flowers in light yellow Copics and the greenery in light green Copics. I trimmed down Pink Sand cardstock and embossed it with the Scattered Christmas embossing folder. I decided to use the debossed side of the panel instead of the embossed side. The panel was adhered to a cardstock base and then I layered a rectangle die cut from Dahlia cardstock using the Fluted Rectangle die set. Before adhering the floral clusters to my card base I stamped the sentiment in black. I applied some distress collage medium to the clusters and then added Rock Candy glitter. The pieces are so sparkly in person. Once they were dry I added them to the card front.
Affiliate linked supply list:
Glimmer hot foil system
October Stamp and Die club
October Glimmer club
October Embossing folder club
Matte Gold foil
Pink Sand cardstock
Fluted Rectangle dies
Essential Rectangle dies
Rock Candy Glitter
Distress collage medium
VersaMark watermark ink
VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink
Wagner heat tool
Bearly Art glue
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L thin foam squares
Spellbinder Quick Trimmer
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!