Friday, January 15, 2021

CAS Challenges January Reminder

Hi everyone.  We are half way through the month, which means it's time for the CAS Challenges reminder cards. 

First up, CAS Mix Up - Splatters. This has been a fun and easy challenge.  Thanks for hosting Hilary!

As I mentioned in my blog earlier (2nd card in post), I have been working on an on-line class by Heather Telford (Heather Telford's Winter Wonder class).  I made two cards that I'm sharing today using her Snowy Vistas tutorial.  These are so much fun to make! :)

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This card is a morning sunrise card.  I used the same colours Heather used for her example ... LOVE these colours together!   :)  Added white splattering for falling snow, a simple frame, and stamped the sentiment to finish the card.

Sponging, masking, stamping, die-cutting, and splattering are included in the CAS design.


Next up is the CAS Christmas Reminder with Julia as host.  My favourite thing is to make backgrounds for my silhouettes.  So fun!  Thanks Julia!

This time I made a Night Sky Snowy Vista following the tutorial in Heather Telford's Winter Wonder class.

I punched a small circle from a post-it note to mask for the moon before sponging the sky :)  Used different trees for this card than the one above.  There are so many things that could be added to create wonderul winter scenes.

Sponging, masking, stamping, and splattering are included on this card design.

I'm also going to add this card to the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Splatters ...


I hope you'll check out the challenge blogs to see the amazing cards from our Designers, Guest Designers, and participants.  If you haven't had time to play along, there's over a week left before both challenges close on 24th at midnight PST.  Come join us!

CAS Mix Up Reminder - Winter Sunrise
Stamps:  Tannenbaum Trio (Penny Black); Christmas Sentiments
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Blending brushes, white acrylic paint for splattering snow, post-it note masks, Simple Stackers frames (Penny Black)

CAS Christmas Reminder - Snowy Night
Stamps:  Season's Greetings (retired) - Stampin' Up!; Snowglobe Sentiments - retired (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  3/4" circle punch, post-it note, blending brushes, white acrylic paint, splatter brush


The Flower Challenge #52 Reminder

Hi everyone.  This is the reminder post for The Flower Challenge's January Challenge.  This month, we are looking for Embossing (heat or dry).  Remember to use florals as your main image.  Thank you!
This time I used dry embossing of a new-to-me folder from Simon Says Stamp called Peony Bundle.  It's one of those 3-D embossing folders that gives a very deep impression.  I used mixed media paper so that I could watercolour over top with Distress Inks.  But before embossing, I did add a light sponge of soft brown over top of a stencil (Cubist from Crafter's Workshop).  It's very subtle in the background.

I finished the card by stamping a sentiment in purple to bring out the purple in the small branch of berries at the top of the design.  Using DOX ink gave me a true purple that was not effected by the green watercoloured leaves in the background.

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I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing Embossed cards from the rest of TFC Designers.  

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Product Links

Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Candied Apples, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet); DOX inks:  Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Peony Bundle Embossing Folder (Simon Says Stamp), water brush


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Zoom Call Card

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made as a sample for a Sponging Techniques Zoom call held earlier today with a few of my dear stamping friends.

I followed one of Eileen Godwin's techniques for this card (click HERE for link to Eileen's video).

For the background I used a Flourish stencil from Tim Holtz.  The Tulip stencil is one I cut with my silhouette cameo a few years back.  The sentiment is from a retired set from Technique Tuesday.

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I'm entering this card into the Just For Girls Challenge #566 - Use a stencil.  I've actually used two on this card. :)

I will be back later this month with a few more cards using the techniques from today's session.  Thanks for stopping by!

Product Links

Stamps:  Cosmos - retired (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Low-tac tape for masking, Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz), Gesso, sponges, Tulip stencil (Silhouette America image),  Clear Wink of Stella, POSCA white acrylic paint pen  

Just for Girls #566 - Use a Stencil

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Twofer Challenge #34

Hi eveyone.  I'm excited to be playing along with Twofer Challenge #34 today.  The challenge this month is ...
I do love to make flower cards. :)  Don't forget the rules for this challenge ...

The above cards are made from a lovely Simon Says Stamp set called Look for the Rainbows  I used the spray image, heat embossing in Liquid Platinum on mixed media paper before watercolouring with distress inks and reinkers (Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn) for the card on the right.  I then fussy-cut the bottom of the image and placed over a black card base which has a heat embossed sentiment to match.

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For my second card, using the same floral spray, I stamped in black and heat embossed with clear on mixed media paper before watercolouring with distress inks and reinkers (Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn).  The sentiment is stamped in black and heat embossed in clear as well so that it matches the shine of the image.

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Both these cards have already gone out in the mail! :)  

Product Links

Stamps:  Look for the Rainbows; Thoughtful Messages (both from Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Versamark; Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Clear embossing powder (both from Ranger), heat tool, water brush