Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Penny Black - Simplicity at it's best

Hi everyone.  I'm sharing a little sneak peek of my Penny Black card that is posted on the Simplicity at it's best blog.  Click HERE to check out a full-size photo of my card, along with complete instructions on how it was made.

If you have time, would love if you left me a comment on the SAIB blog.  Thank you!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Rainbow Christmas

Hi everyone.  Playing along with STAMPlorations November CAS Challenge - Rainbow.   I do love the look of rainbow coloured skies and thought this would work well with a snowy Christmas scene.

Wet my watercolour paper and used a 1" brush to add strokes of distress ink, overlapping the colours slightly as I moved through the colours of the rainbow.  Once dry, stamp two trees and heat embossed in white.  Tore a piece of white card stock for my snow hill and splattered diluted white acrylic paint over the whole card.  To finish, stamped the sentiment in black for some contrast.

The DT have created some amazing rainbow cards to inspiration.  Check out the challenge and come play along!

Stamps:  Tree Silhouettes, Sentiment - Christmas Candles (both from STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Candy Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Broken Glass, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  large paint brush, white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush for splattering, white acrylic paint

STAMPlorations November CAS Challenge - Rainbow

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Thinking of You

Hi everyone.  One more quick card for the CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Embossing Folder, hosted by Bonnie.

Here's another embossing folder technique that I learned this year.  I did share some cards earlier this year with this fun technique that uses Powdered inks sprinkled onto white mixed media paper, placed inside an embossing folder, and run through a machine to dry emboss the image and embed the powders.  Remove from folder and spritz with water.  The colours explode as they always do when water is added, but having them embedded into the card stock allows some to stay in place and gives lots of deep areas of colour.

I used an embossing folder that came with my die-cutting/embossing machine.  It's really beautiful with deep embossing.  I cut the panel down and added a die-cut butterfly that I received from my friend Bonnie, along with a stamped black banner sentiment and die-cut sentiment.

Easy and fun card to make.

Here's a close-up ...
There's still five days left to play at CAS Mix Up before the challenge closes.  Come join us!  Pull out your embossing folders and have some fun designing a CAS card.

Stamps:  Clearly Besotted (A Little Sentimental)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Magicals:  blue and green
Accessories & Tools:  embossing folder from Gemini, water mister, butterfly die (gift from friend), white embossing powder, You die (Simon Says Stamp)

CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Embossing Folder

Friday, November 16, 2018

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Twelve

Welcome to DayTwelve!

I can't believe how quickly the twelve days has gone!
Lots of amazing tags in the gallery - make sure to check them out.
The linky will remain open for another week so keep those tags coming!

The dates, rules, and prizes for this event are listed on the sidebar.

2018 Twelve Tags of Christmas Pinterest Board

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Hello and welcome!  Two more tags for today, one made by me and one made by
my sweet friend Robyn.

Below the photo of my tag I have listed the techniques and products that I've used.
Robyn's tag information and how to's are listed on her blog (link provided).

Techniques:  Stencil monoprint, dry embossing, sponging, tearing,
die-cutting, stamping
Products:  Flourish Stencil (Tim Holtz), Embossing Folder (Gemini), sponge, Gold Delicata ink, Inspired die (Penny Black), Holographic gold foil, gold ribbon

Waterlily Cards by Robyn
Click HERE to be forwarded to Robyn's blog post.
There you will find out how she made this gorgeous tag!
Make sure to leave her some love. :)
Thank you!

Thanks to my incredibly talented friends for Guest Designing this year,
SusanNancy L.MacBonnieChristineMarciaKaren,
JuliaDarnellLinda, Nancy S., and Robyn.
You have all outdone yourselves!

The linky will remain open for another week, closing at end of day Nov.23rd, so there's still lots of time to play along.  Come join in!

The top tags will be announced on Nov. 30th.