June 16, 2024

Color Hues #89

Hi there crafty friends! Today we start a new colour duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #89! Teammate Marcia Hill chose the challenge colours of Sage & Pink!


Today's card uses the new PinkFresh Amazing Things stamps, dies and stencils!
I stamped the beautiful image and then used the stencils to shade the leaves in sage & pink Distress Oxide inks--Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness, Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry. It is such a beautiful set to work with and the stencils line up so easily for perfect placement!


I cut a panel with largest of the rectangular Nordic Frames by The Greetery. It was attached with foam tape. The flower was attached with an assortment of foam squares and foam circles behind the leaves.




The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I die cut the sentiment with the corresponding die and I also cut two more that were glued together with the stamped Thinking of You on top. It was attached to the nordic frame with liquid glue.


I added a few sparkling clear gems for a little sparkle.


Thank so much for stopping in today, I hope you make a trip over to the Colour Hues blog, my teammates have once again made the most fabulous cards. 

I can't wait to see what you do!

June 15, 2024

CCCC #30 - June Guest Design


 Good morning! I'm back posting again today with my second card as the June Guest Designer at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge

Got right into Christmas mode when I was creating for today I have three cards for you. For my first card I started off by creating my own patterned paper using Concord & 9th's Ornaments Turnabout stamp. I stamped it in Concord & 9th inks--Poppy, Clover, Stardust and Aqua Sky!

The cup is also from Concord & 9th's Cup of Kindness Stamps and dies. It was cut from Poppy cardstock and the heat embossed sentiments are from the Ornaments stamp set.

 

Both the patterned paper panel and the coffee cup were attached with foam tape.


The second card was created using Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Tidings die set. I cut the shadow with Poppy and gold sparkle cardstock. The background panel is Evergreen cardstock.


 The holly is one of the icons of the die set.


The small coffee cup is from Concord & 9th's Cup of Kindness Stamps and dies once again. The green panel and coffee cup were attached with foam tape!


When you have a die that cut two layers you always end up with a two-fer. 


My two-few is a very CAS card with the gold sparkle Joy that was created when I made card two. 


The small coffee cup was stamped, embossed and cut one more time with the Cup of Kindness Stamps and dies once again. The star was an icon from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Tidings die set.


Remember for the month of June Brass and Bliss is the sponsor.

You still have time to play along and I hope to see you join us!

Thank so much for stopping in and a big thank you to the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge for having me as the June Guest Designer, it was fun!


June 7, 2024

Scrap'n Stamp Manly Masterpieces Inspiration Hop

Welcome to the Manly Masterpieces Inspiration Hop for Scrap 'N Stamp Canada!
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I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Celebrate die set for the hats and streamers on my card. This set has sooo many pieces but it is an amazing staple to have for making birthday cards and projects. I cut the three hat pieces using three shades of grey cardstock. 


By cutting each version of the hat in three shades of grey allowed me to mix and match to make three distinct hats. I cut the pom pom piece and streamers using mirror cardstock, black cardstock and a Charcoal grey Sizzix glitter opulent cardstock.


The sentiment is from Colorado Craft Company's Birthday Wishings! I cut he panel down to 5" x 3 3/4" and adhered it to the card base with foam tape.


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June 1, 2024

CCCC #30 - Guest Design


 Good morning! I'm so excited to be posting today as the June Guest Designer at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

Cards must of course feature coffee and Christmas nu the challenge for the month of June is masculine design! You all know how hard it is to make those, but I'm up for the challenge.

I decided to use an older and sadly retired MFT Cover-Up die called Sending Christmas Joy! I made my own patterned paper by gluing strips of cardstock horizontally on to a piece of copy paper. This is going to be the inlay in my inlay design! The large JOY was cut three times and adhered together. The top layer was the stripes and the bottom two layers are red cardstock. They were glued together with liquid glue.

It was hard to cut through the stripped paper I made. I tried using both my Gemini Jr. and by Big Shot with shims, which after multiple passes it got my cut. A lot of cutting but the results are so worth it. 

A card base made from kraft cardstock works well for a masculine I cut the cover plate again with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of kraft cardstock making sure that I saved the insides of the D, r, a and the large O.

I adhered the kraft cut to the card front using liquid glue. Next I started the process of inlaying all the pieces into the die cut! The pieces slipped in easily and I made sure that they were snuggly fit before putting any pressure on.

The coffee cup was made from Concord & 9th's Cup of Kindness Stamps and dies. I constructed the cup using the same red and karft cardstocks. I was sad to have to cover it up the O, but it just worked for this design.


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Thank you so much for stopping in today with me. Wishing you a lovely day!

Color Hues #88

Hi there crafty friends! Today we start a new colour duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #88! My teammate Karen Walker chose this fun colour palette for the challenge.

I used the Crafters Companion Sumptuous Sunflowers stencil for my card. This set consists of stamps, a coordinating embossing folder and stencils. This is a very well loved set of products, this time I just used the stencil for my yellow and blue sunflower. 


After lots and lots and lots of masking I was able to stencil this beautiful sunflower. I used Catherine Pooler inks in Limoncello, Catching Rays, Something Borrowed and Suede Shoes.



The triple cut thanks sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Scripty Thanks. It was glued together with liquid glue!




Thank so much for stopping in today, I hope you make a trip over to the Colour Hues blog, my teammates have once again made the most fabulous cards. 

I can't wait to see what you do!


May 16, 2024

Color Hues #87

Hi there crafty friends! Today we start a new colour duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #87!

I used a couple of my favourite sets from Catherine Pooler. I used Bold Bits & Patterns and Natural Flourishes for my card. I love how you can be creative and use the shapes and patterns along with the fabulous outline leaf images in any way that moves you! 



I used Catherine Pooler inks for my card. I chose two hues of coral and two hues of Teal--Cummerbund, Fiesta Blue, Do-Si-Do and Carol Cabana! I love the way CP inks fade and soften as they dry.


I cut the panel down to 5" x 3 3/4" and attached it to my card base using foam tape.


I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Catherine Pooler's Natural Flourishes using VersaMark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed using WOW Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder. It was trimmed down and added with foam tape strips behind it.



We have likely all done this before, make a card and then get a smudge on it. My first card I smudged, so sad because it turned out just as I had planned. So I set it aside while I remade the main card. I went back to the smudge and cut the panel down to make 4-Bar card. So easy to do, cut a 5" x 7" piece of cardstock for your base, score it at 3 1/2".


These were such fun cards to make!

 

Thank you for stopping by and please visit the Color Hues Challenge blog, My teammates have outdone themselves again!


May 1, 2024

Color Hues #86

 Welcome back! We have a new colour duo starting today at the Color Hues for Color Challenge #86! Teammate Julie Beech picked a fun colour combination of Lilac & Lime!

I did a little double embossing for this card. I embossing a card sized panel of white cardstock with the Altenew Book Engravings Embossing Folder. Then I added colour to the inside of the embossing folder by ink blending some Catherine Pooler inks (listed below). I added another card sized panel of white cardstock and ran it through my Gemini Jr. I add a little bit more ink over the raised paths of the panel. Then I did something I thought I would never do again, but I fussy cut the flower and some of its leaves! 

I trimmed the first white embossed panel down to have a 1/8" border around the edge of the card front and I attached it. Then I glued the coloured embossed, fussy cut flower over the coordinating part of the white panel.


The sentiment is a Happy Birthday die from Paper Roses that I cut if shiny gold cardstock and the shadow I cut from lightweight vellum.



Thanks so much for stopping in and please have a look at the what the rest of the design team made for this challenge over at the Color Challenge!