Sunday, April 23, 2017

Peace I Leave With You



Hi Friends!

I have another Mixed Media card to share using the Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Set (designed by NinaB Designs for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps).  I love the floral images in this stamp set along with the verse sentiments, don’t you?


Again, if you have not had a chance to visit the challenge sites or SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). To create the background, press a melon and cherry ink pad onto a craft sheet, spritz with water and press an acrylic sheet into the ink.  Press a piece of white cardstock for the background along with another strip into the ink, continue to re-press the paper into the ink until you are satisfied with the results. (FYI- My ink was a bit too bright, so I applied picket white distress stain over some of the ink to tone down the color).

2). Trim the panel, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Peonies with navy ink, mount onto navy cardstock and adhere to a white card base.

3). Die cut a piece of navy cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, mount the splattered horizontal strip onto the die cut and adhere to the card front.

4). Ink the Peaceful Peonies large floral image with memento tuxedo black ink onto white cardstock, color with alcohol markers and fussy cut the flower, cutting the leaves away from the floral image.

5). Mount the flower onto the card front with dimensional foam, adding the leaves around the edges to avoid the sentiment area. 

6).  To finish off the card, use a clear glitter pen to apply shimmer to the flower petals and an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the flower.


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a fabulous week, sweet friends!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vintage Framed Roses in Paris


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing this card on the Artistic Outpost blog and wanted to share it here with you as well :-)   

For this quick Mixed Media card, I chose to highlight a portion of the Roses in Paris background stamp and paired it with ODBD Custom Dies- Ovals Dies and Ornate Ovals as well as the Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Pad (all are available from Our Daily Bread Designs). 

To create this card:

1). On a piece of the kraft Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper, stencil brushed corduroy distress ink using a flourish stencil and stencil brush, trim the panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and lightly distress the edges with a distressing tool.

2). Add the strip of 1” black satin ribbon and mount the pleated red ribbon over the black ribbon (wrapping the edges behind the panel).

3). Mount the entire panel onto the white card base.

4). Die cut and emboss a piece of black cardstock using the Ornate Ovals Dies and set aside.

5). Ink the Roses in Paris background stamp with archival black ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and water color using watercolor pencils, water soluble graphit pencils and water based markers.  Die cut and emboss with the Ovals Dies and adhere to the center of the Ornate Ovals die cut created in step 4.

6). Add the layered focal image frame to the card front with dimensional foam, apply a clear glitter pen to the rose petals to add shimmer and pearls to the corners to finish off the card.

This card was quick to create and I think would work well for a variety of occasions, don't you? You could send it as is or add a sentiment at a later date but I love the versatility of the Roses in Paris background stamp!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit- hugs and I hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ODBDSLC285 Rose Lantern



Hi Friends!
 
Today we are reminding you that it is not too late to join in on the fun with us at the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC285 “Spring Has Sprung-Blooming with Die Cut Flowers” Challenge!  

I decided to create another lantern with roses using ODBD Custom Dies from the April 2017 Release- Luminous Lantern, Rose and Rose Leaves.

We hope you will take the time to check out the rest of my ODBD Design Team Sisters’ blogs and see their gorgeous projects:

Chris   ∙ Diana   ∙ Robin

To create the lantern, die cut four pieces of gray cardstock using the Luminous Lantern Die along with the four sided base, adhere the sides and top together with adhesive and use a temporary adhesive for the bottom (so you can insert the battery operated candle).


To create the roses, die cut two of each petal from the Rose Dies using lilac cardstock, work the paper with a bone folder to break up the fibers and separate the cardstock by pulling the paper apart in half (sometimes this is known as faux suede).  

Assemble the petals (I use hot glue and start from the bottom up) and use just a few petals to create the buds.

Die cut and emboss the leaves using the Rose Leaves Dies and the stem from the Lovely Leaves Dies.

Add the rose and buds to the lantern using hot glue to finish off the project.

Don’t forget- you have until April 30, 2017 to join us for a chance to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light award or to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate (one random participant will be chosen).  

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  We hope you will be able to join us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC285 “Spring Has Sprung- Blooming with Die Cut Flowers” Challenge!

Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friends!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

CAS Pretty Potted Florals



Hi Friends!

 
Again, if you have not had a chance to visit the challenge sites or SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Pretty Potted Floral image using archival black ink and stamp onto white cardstock (I inked just the floral part to save paper).

2). Color the flower with alcohol and water based markers, add clear shimmer with a clear glitter pen.

3). Fussy cut the flower image and set aside.

4). Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx.. 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the verse sentiment from Peaceful Peonies using archival black ink onto the panel, score two lines vertically for the sketch element, mount onto the black card front and adhere the entire panel onto the white card base.

5). Die cut a piece of designer paper with a stitched rectangle die and mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the die cut.

6). Add the die cut panel onto the card front with dimensional foam, add the fussy cut flower and add the pearl to the center to finish off the card.

Hugs and I hope all of you have a blessed Easter, sweet friends!

Eiffel Collage - Live, Laugh, Play



Friends!

Today I am sharing this card on the Artistic Outpost blog and wanted to share with you here as well.  I decided to combine a few Artistic Outpost stamps along with ODBD Blushing Rose Collection 6x6 Paper Pad to create a vintage Mixed Media card and incorporated the Sunday Stamps #150 "Banner Love Take Two" Sketch Challenge  along with the Addicted to Stamps and More #237 "Make Your Mark" Challenge into the design. 

To create this card:

1). Ink the Eiffel Collage background stamp with embossing ink and stamp onto white cardstock.  Apply black embossing powder, heat set and once the embossing cools, fussy cut the main circle floral element.

2). Water color the image using water based markers, distress inks and stains and use an extra white paint pen to color the image.

3). On a piece of polka dot pattern paper from the Blushing Rose Collection Paper, use a flourish stencil and apply black soot distress ink with a stencil brush.  Apply picket fence distress stain over the entire panel, ink and stamp the Ephemera Backgrounds postage image and the Grunge Elements splatter image using archival black ink.

4). Create the banner using a piece of the green pattern paper from the Blushing Rose Collection and distress both the banner and background panel before mounting both onto the black card front.

5). Mount the fussy cut focal image panel using dimensional foam.

6). Ink the sentiment from The Golf Club with embossing ink, stamp onto black cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Carefully hand trim the sentiment apart and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope I have inspired you to create a project this week! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Proverbs 17:17- A Friend Loveth At All Times


Hi Friends!

I hope all of you having a great day so far! I had a chance to design a few cards this week using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Pretty Potted Florals and Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Sets.



If you have not had a chance to visit the challenge sites or SNSS Blog/FB Page, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Pretty Potted Florals images using archival black ink and stamp onto white cardstock (I inked just the floral part to save paper).

2). Color each flower with alcohol and water based markers, add clear shimmer with a clear glitter pen.

3). Fussy cut each of the flower images and set aside.

4). Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx.. 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the verse sentiment from Peaceful Peonies using archival black ink onto the panel, mount onto the black card front and adhere the entire panel onto the white card base.

 5). Die cut a piece of designer paper with a stitched rectangle die and mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the die cut.

6). Add the die cut panel onto the card front with dimensional foam, add the fussy cut flowers and add the pearls to the centers to finish off the card.

“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” 

“So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”” Acts 16:31a NKJV
The verse on today’s card also reflects what Christ did for us-

A friend loveth at all times” Prov 17:17 NKJV

Today as we remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for all of our sins, my hope and prayer is that you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior.  I am so thankful that the Lord Jesus came to earth, lived as a perfect man, died on the cross for our sins and rose again on the third day. What a wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord!! 

Hugs and have a blessed Easter, sweet friends!

Our Daily Bread Designs- A Look Back at the April 2017 Release


Hi Friends! 

Today we are taking a look back at the April 2017 Our Daily Bread Designs Release- what a wonderful release of stamps and dies!  

My “Sister” ODBD Design Team known as the “Bread Sticks” are showcasing a variety of ideas and we hope you will find time to check out each of their gorgeous projects for inspiration. 


This was a very easy card to create using the Lovely Flower Clear Stamp Set along with ODBD Custom Dies- Fancy FanLattice Background and Small Bow.  

Just die cut and emboss the dies, stamp onto the Fancy Fan Die cuts, color and sponge to accent the fans and layer all onto the card front- a Fancy Fan Die card for a friend. 


Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TCC71 Praying for You


Hi Friends!

It’s time for The Card Concept #71 Fresh Flutters Inspiration Challenge!  This week we are introducing five new Design Team members and wow, they are amazing!!

Here is our inspiration photo – isn’t it dreamy?  The soft colors, the textures and the gorgeous butterflies inspired me to create a Shabby Chic Mixed Media card.

Hopefully you will have a chance to visit us at The Card Concept and check out our wonderful Design Team samples as well as the Splitcoaststampers challenge site!

To create this card:

1). Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.  Trim and mount onto the white card base.

2). Add the vertical strip of turquoise cardstock, layered onto black cardstock (per the sketch).

3). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with the stitched rectangle die, apply crackle texture paste with a palette knife through a stencil, allow the paste to dry.  Press the Tumbled Glass Distress Stain onto a craft mat, spritz with water, lay the die cut/embossed panel into the stain, spritz with water again and allow to air dry. Ink the retired French Script background stamp with black archival ink, stamp onto the dried panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

4). Apply gesso to a pink paper doily (to tone down the pink), cut into quarters and add one quarter to the upper left hand corner of the die cut panel.

5). Create the roses with a spiral rose die from pink cardstock, add leaves and adhere to the card panel.  Mount the entire central panel onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Print out the sentiment from the Power Poppy digital stamp set, Rose and Camellias onto white cardstock, trim and add the banner points by hand (I use a hexagon punch), press into Tumbled Glass Distress Stain, mount onto black cardstock and add to the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Stamp the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri (Stampin’ Up!) with archival black ink onto white cardstock, punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and color with Stampin’ Write Markers- Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo.  Use a water brush to soften the colors, mount onto the card front and add the pearls to the body.

8). Use a clear glitter pen to apply shimmer to the roses to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri (soon to be retired SU!), French Script (retired SU! background), Roses and Camellias (digital image- Power Poppy)

Ink/Medium: Printer Ink- Black, Memento™ Tuxedo Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo; Tim Holtz™ Tumbled Glass Distress Stain; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen; Crackled Texture Paste

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, MFT Royal Rose Die, Punches- Elegant Butterfly, Hexagon (both SU!), Leaf (MS),  Memory Box stencil, Pink Paper Doily

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and I hope you have a blessed Easter! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SUO172 In The Meadow Sympathy

Hi Friends!   

Unfortunately I never seem to have enough sympathy cards on hand so I decided to create one for my stash using In the Meadow and Rose Wonder.

The retired list for Stampin’ Up! was just released and In The Meadow will be retiring- I love this set with the images of the deer, mountains and trees.  Perfect for so many types of cards so if you do not have this set yet, now would be the time to order before it retires:-)

I love to play along with online challenges so I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers’ SC638 Sketch Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday#276-277 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Heat emboss the sentiment from Rose Wonder using Stampin’ Emboss White Embossing Powder , trim and use the retired Hexagon Punch to create the flag points (or by hand).

2). Ink and stamp the deer image from In The Meadow using Stampin’ Archival Basic Black ink, set the ink with the heat tool and watercolor using the AquaPainter™ along with ink from Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Pool Party Classic Ink Pads and Stampin’ Write Markers.

3). Die cut the image with the Stitched Framelits™, mount onto Basic Black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

4). Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack using the Layering Squares Framelits™ ,  mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

5). Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and mount the entire panel onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

6). Add a strip of Old Olive and Basic Black cardstock for the vertical panels.

7). Add the layered DSP panel along with leaves die cut from Old Olive cardstock using the leaf die from the Flourish Thinlits™, mount the deer image and the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals® .

8). Add white highlights to the fawn image using the White Gel Pen.
Stamp Sets: In the Meadow, Rose Wonder
Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black, Versamark™; Classic Ink- Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe; White Gel Pen
Paper: Extra Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Serene Scenery DSP Stack
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Flourish Thinlits™, Stitched Framelits™, Layering Squares Framelits™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, retired Hexagon Punch

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Sympathy and Caring” challenge!
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