Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SUO175 Farewell to The Wilderness Awaits


Hi Friends!   

It’s time for the #175 “Mainly Masculine” Challenge atSU-Only Challenges!  I am so sad to see that The Wilderness Awaits is one of the stamp sets on the Stampin’ Up! retired list so I decided to create a card using the fox image as well as the sentiment.



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 galleries yet,  I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the fox image from The Wilderness Awaits stamp set using Basic Black Archival Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the AquaPainter™ to color with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor pencils- Calypso Coral and Basic Black.  Use the water brush with ink from the Rich Razzleberry and Dapper Denim Classic Ink Pads to water color the sky area.

2). Use the Heat Tool to dry the panel and die cut the image with the Stitched Shapes Framelits™. Die cut another oval using the same size framelit™ from black cardstock, split in half and mount behind the fox image so just a bit of the black shows. 

3). Using the AquaPainter™, watercolor Dapper Denim and Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Ink the small splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge (another set to be retired) with Archival Basic Black ink, stamp off and stamp onto the panel several times.  Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Mount the entire panel onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

4). Stamp the sentiment from The Wilderness Awaits with Versamark™ onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Hand trim and create the banner points.

 5). Mount the fox oval image with Stampin’ Dimensionals and add the sentiments to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink/Mediums: Classic Ink- Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry, Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black; Versamark™; Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Paper: Extra Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

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 “Mainly Masculine” challenge!  Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Life is Better with Ice Cream!


Hi Friends!

I had a chance to stamp this weekend and create another Mixed Media card using Artistic Outpost stamps- Ice Cream Shoppe, Grunge Elements and Bottle Caps Background along with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).
 

If you have not had a chance to check out the Artistic Outpost blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so!  Inspiration is posted throughout the week on the AO Blog/ AO Facebook Page and the challenge galleries have fabulous samples as well!

To create this card:



1). Apply Vintage Photo Distress Stain onto a craft mat, spritz with water and lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink. Lift and re-apply the ink, dry with a heat tool and repeat the steps with Pool Party and Watermelon dye based inks.

2).  Ink the large splatter stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stamp onto the background panel, die cut and emboss the panel with Pierced Rectangles Dies. Mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto a pool party card base and sponge Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edges to distress the edges.

3). Ink the Bottle Caps Background stamp with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool before coloring the bottle caps with water based markers- watermelon, pool and peach and a water brush.  Apply microglaze to the bottle caps and once dry, use the same steps above to fill in the background and add splatter.

4). Die cut and emboss the Bottle Caps Background using the Pierced Rectangles Dies, mount onto a black frame (also die cut and embossed with Pierced Rectangles Dies).

5). Ink the gentleman and ice cream cone images from Ice Cream Shoppe with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, heat set the ink with a heat tool and color with water based markers and water color pencils.  Fussy-cut the images, mount onto black cardstock and fussy-cut close to the edge.


6). Mount the fussy-cut images along with the heat embossed sentiment onto the card front using dimensional foam.

7). Use a clear shimmer pen to add a bit of shimmer to the bottle caps and ice cream to finish off the card.

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


Friday, May 19, 2017

Our Daily Bread Designs- A Look Back at May



Hi Friends! 

Today we are taking a look back at the May 2017 Our Daily Bread Designs Release!

As we approach the end of the school year, teachers of all types as well as bus drivers give so much to their students and have such an influence- now is the time to show appreciation to them! I just love how this ODBD release has stamps and dies that are perfect for creating projects for showing our thankfulness to these faithful teachers and bus drivers!


I chose to create a step card using the Seeds of Knowledge stamp set along with the Clipboard Die SetA+ Apple Dies and the previously released Custom Dies- Side Step CardCircle Scalloped RectanglesDeco BorderPennant FlagsDouble Stitched Pennant FlagsSquaresSmall Bow and Sewing Set.

We hope that you will take the time to hop along with us - my “Sisters” on the ODBD Design Team, affectionately known as the “Bread Sticks”, are showcasing a variety of ideas and their projects are so inspirational!!

Dawn * Cathy * Robin * Lisa 
   * Sandee * Helen * Julie (you are here)
Lori * Diana


I will also be linking this card to the Word Art Wednesday #282-#283 "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week!



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Always Make A Total Effort


Hi Friends!

I wanted to create another masculine card for my stash and decided to use The Golf Club from Artistic Outpost along with the ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Circles, Circles and Pierced Rectangles (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


If you have not had a chance to check out the Artistic Outpost blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so!  Inspiration is posted throughout the week on the AO Blog/ AO Facebook Page and the challenge galleries have gorgeous samples as well!

To create this card:

1). On a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of white cardstock, apply Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy and Black Soot Distress Stains onto a craft mat, spritz lightly with water, lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink, lift up and repeat until you receive the desired result.   Use a heat tool to dry each layer and once the panel has completely dried, apply Picket Fence Distress stain to tone down the color a bit.  Mount the background onto the black card front and adhere to the white card base.

2). Create the rectangular element of the sketch using the same steps above with kraft cardstock and omitting the Black Soot Distress Stain.  Once the panel has dried, repeatedly stamp the advertising stamp from The Golf Club with archival black ink.  Trim the panel and mount onto a rectangle die cut and embossed from black cardstock using the Pierced Rectangles Dies.

3). Repeat the above steps in #2 using white cardstock stamping the advertising image off once before stamping onto the cardstock.  Die cut and emboss the panel with the Pierced Circles Dies and mount onto a piece of black cardstock die cut and embossed with the Circles Dies.

4). Ink the golfer images from The Golf Club with embossing ink, stamp onto white cardstock, apply black embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Fussy-cut the images and adhere to the circle created in step #3.

5). 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.  Trim and create the banner points, mount onto white cardstock and create banner points as well before adding to the circle die cut.

6). Mount onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.


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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ODBDSLC286 Thanks for All You Do



Hi Friends! 

Today we are reminding you that it is not too late to join in on the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC286 “Just Say Thanks” Challenge and I decided to create another card using the May 2017 ODBD Release Stamps and Dies. 





This is my first Dutch Fold Card (see tutorial here for a Double Dutch Fold at Splitcoaststampers).  I modified the fold instead of cutting the center cut at the bottom for a Single Dutch Fold- this was definitely a fun fold to try and I am sure it will not be my last one :-)

Inside of card

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

Chris   ∙ Diana   ∙ Robin


To create this card:

1). Ink the Notebook Paper Stamp/Die Duos image with navy ink and stamp onto white cardstock,  Die cut and embossed with the coordinating Notebook Die.

2). Ink the Seeds of Knowledge sentiment with archival black ink and stamp onto the Notebook Paper image.

3). Die cut and emboss a piece of navy cardstock and silver foil with the Clipboard Set Dies.  Create the clipboard by layering the Notebook Paper stamped image and silver clip, set aside.

4). Using red cardstock, create the 4 ½” x 8 ½” card base, score at 4 ¼” and score one side at 2 ¼”.  Trim the top portion off the front of the card along the score mark per the tutorial.

5). Die cut and emboss a piece of Americana Quilt Collection 6x6 Paper Pad and mount onto the lower part of the card front.  Add a strip of navy cardstock to cover the cut edge.

6). Stamp the sentiment from Seeds of Knowledge using archival black ink into a piece of 4” x 4 ¼” white cardstock, adhere to the center of the card.

7). Mount the layered clipboard die cut using dimensional foam to cover the sentiment and finish off the card.

  Don’t forget- you have until June 4, 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 would love for you to join us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC286 “Just Say Thanks” Challenge!

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


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