Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SUO158 Thankful- Vintage Leaves



Hi Friends!   


We are encouraging you to pull out your Stampin' Up! supplies and stamps to create a Thanksgiving card, project or a general "Thank You" card/project and link your artwork in the SUO158 Gallery!  

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and I always need to have “Thank You” cards on hand so this challenge is perfect to create something to show your appreciation for that someone special or a card/project for your Thanksgiving event :-)


I hope you will stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects as well as the other challenge galleries- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the maple leaf image from Stampin’ Up! (SU!) Vintage Leaves with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers- Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip, color the maple leaf and use an AquaPainter™ to blend the ink.

Continue to build up the color until you are satisfied with the result, fussy-cut the leaf and crunch a bit by hand to mimic a real leaf.

Ink the interior of the Woodland Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder with Sahara Sand Classic Ink and emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Trim the embossed panel and mount onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Emboss a piece of Garden Green cardstock along with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim the Garden Green piece and mount onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Trim the embossed Very Vanilla panel and mount onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Garden Green card base.

Ink the sentiment from SU! Acorny Thanks with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Bitty Banner Framelits™ to die cut the sentiment.
Add the Garden Green embossed panel to the card front directly and mount the Woodland embossed panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Adhere the Burlap Ribbon Threads along with Gold Metallic Thread loops, cover with the leaf image and mount the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add a few Pearls along with Clear Wink of Stella® to the leaf to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thanks

Ink: Stampin’ Archival Pad™- Basic Black, Classic Ink- Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand; Stampin’ Write Markers- Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green; Clear Wink of Stella®

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™,  Woodland and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, retired Bitty Banners Framelits™, AquaPainter™, Gold Metallic Thread, 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon, Pearls

I hope this card has inspired you to pull out your Stampin’ Up! products and come  join us in the SU-Only“Thanks and Thanksgiving” Challenge.

Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and have a great week!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Most Important Shot


Hi Friends! 

I hope you are having a great week so far!  

Today I am sharing a card that I designed using The Golf Club and Grunge Elements from Artistic Outpost by Our Daily Bread Designs on the Artistic Outpost Blog and wanted to share it here with you as well :-).

Since Fall has officially arrived this week,  I decided to use autumn colors along with the Mojo Monday Mojo466 Sketch Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Artistic Outpost Blog yet or the Mojo Monday Challenge site, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from AO Design Team Sisters as well as the Mojo Monday gallery!

To create this card:

Die cut a piece of the bright olive green paper from the ODBD Birthday Brights 6x6 Paper Pad with the largest die from the ODBD Pierced Rectangle Dies and stamp the texture images from AO Grunge Elements with black soot distress ink before mounting onto white cardstock, trimming and mounting onto the black card front.

Die cut three additional panels from white cardstock- two with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies and the one with the ODBD Pierced Square Dies before stamping the advertising images from  AO The Golf Club with archival black ink.

Use distress inks to water color each of the panels before mounting onto black cardstock, trimming close to the die cut edge and adhering to the card front.

Using the patterned paper from the ODBD Birthday Brights 6x6 Paper Pad, create the banners by hand and stamp the grid image from AO Grunge Elements with black soot distress ink before mounting each onto black cardstock.

Add the copper clip and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam.

Stamp the two golfer images from AO The Golf Club using archival black ink onto white cardstock, fussy cut each image and mount onto black cardstock (fussy-cutting each image again) before mounting onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- your visits are such an encouragement to me!  Hugs and have a wonderful week, my friends!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Rise and Shine- Give God the Glory


Hi Friends! 

Today I am sharing another Mixed Media card featuring the ODBD Rise and Shine Stamp Set with the new ODBD Beverage Cup Dies from the ODBD September 2016 Release along with the ODBD Chalkboard Word Collage stamp and other ODBD Dies from previous releases.

I love this sentiment from the ODBD Rise and Shine stamp set- "Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory!"!!  So perfect that He should receive the All of the Glory, not me... for without Christ, I can do nothing!

I have incorporated a few of my favorite online challenges in the design- the Word Art Wednesday #248-#249 “Anything Goes” Challenge, the Retro Rubber RTS47 “Anything Goes” Challenge (the ODBD Chalkboard Word Collage stamp is several years old) and the Alphabet Challenge “O for Oval” Challenge.

In addition to the gorgeous galleries at the challenge sites, if you have not had a chance to stop by the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from my Design Team “Sisters” (affectionately known as the “Breadbasket” or “Breadsticks”).

To create this card:

Die cut and emboss a piece of white along with a piece of denim cardstock with the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern Die, cut both pieces in half and stamp the ODBD Chalkboard Word Collage stamp with a soft gray ink onto the pieces.

Mount the two panels onto a piece of cherry red cardstock, trim and mount onto the denim card base.

Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the ODBD Trellis Die and adhere to the card front.

Add a strip of the red patterned paper from the ODBD Americana Quilt Collection 6x6 Paper Pad to cover the seam (I used a piece of scrap from my stash :-)).

Ink the sentiment from the ODBD Rise and Shine stamp set using the omitting technique (I used a cherry red and denim blue water-based marker), “huff” onto the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.

Die cut and emboss the sentiment panel with the ODBD Vintage Labels Dies and use the die to sponge light gray ink over the center area.

Die cut and emboss a piece of cherry red cardstock with the ODBD Vintage Border Dies, center and adhere the sentiment die cut and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Cut and emboss the coffee cup components with the ODBD Beverage Cup Dies- I used the ODBD Americana Quilt Collection 6x6 Paper Pad for the coffee cup, cherry red cardstock for the cup wrapper, lid, straw and cherry and white cardstock for the foam and heart.

Assemble the cup and sponge light gray ink over the edges.

Mount the assembled coffee cup die cut to the card front with dimensional foam and finish off the card by applying shimmer to the heart and foam with a clear glitter pen (it is so hard to photograph this but the shimmer looks great IRL) along with a pearl to the center of the ODBD Trellis Die.

I hope this card has inspired you to dig into Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory as well as create something with the talent He has given to you :-)  Thanks again for visiting- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

TCC58 He Has Made Everything Beautiful


Hi Friends!

Today we have the brand new SC611 Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers as well as the new TCC58 Inspiration Challenge at The Card Concept!

It is a truly an honor to be on both Design Teams and I decided to combine the two for my Shabby Chic card (I have moved from the Mixed Media category at The Card Concept to the Shabby Chic category :-)).



To create this card:

Ink the sentiment from the Verve Stamps, Scripture Medley 3 with archival black ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Die cut the sentiment panel with the MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies and distress the edges with a distressing tool.

Place the Memory Box (MB) Pattern Heartwood Stencil over the die cut sentiment panel and use a Clarity Stencil Brush to lightly apply Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, mount this panel onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock (trimming approx. 1/8” from to the edge) and distress the edges.

Die cut a piece of the green flourish pattern paper from the Echo Park Style Essentials 6x6 Paper Pad with the MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies and mount onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, distress the edges.

Die cut the yellow floral pattern  paper from the Echo Park Style Essentials 6x6 Paper Pad with the MFT Blueprints 13 Dies, mount onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, distress the edges with the Distressing Tool.

Mount the yellow floral background panel onto the white card base, add the green flourish panel on an angle (per the sketch) and trim the edges off the side and top, as needed.

Add the sentiment panel to the card front and adhere the Daffodil Delight ½” Seam Binding Triple Ribbon Bow.

Create the roses with the MFT Royal Rose Die and Mini Royal Rose Dies from Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette cardstock  ( I die cut the roses and use the Crimper Tool to crimp the paper before rolling and gluing the rose together).

Punch the leaves from the scrap piece of the green flourish pattern paper used for the background panel with the Martha Stewart (MS) Leaf Punch, add the leaves to the card front before mounting the roses.

Use a clear glitter pen to apply glitter to the roses and add a few pearls to the corners to finish off the card!

Stamp Set: Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps)

Ink/Medium: Archival Black Ink; Fossilized Amber Distress Ink; Clear Glitter Pen

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette; Echo Park Style Essentials 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools:  Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies, MFT Royal Rose Dies, MFT Mini Royal Rose Dies, MFT Blueprints 13 Dies, MS Leaf Punch, Distressing Tool, MB Pattern Heartwood Stencil, Crimper Tool

Just a reminder- The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.  

I hope this card inspires you to create a project this week, and if so, we would love to see your artwork in The Card Concept gallery as well as the Splitcoaststampers Sketch gallery!

Thanks again for visiting- hugs and I hope you have a fabulous week, my friends!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ODBDSLC278 Seasons Change



Hi Friends! 


For this reminder post, I designed a card using the September 2016 OurDaily Bread Designs Release Stamp Set, Seasons Change along with the coordinating Wheelbarrow Die and the new Grass Lawn Die and Grass Hill Die (as well as other dies and paper from previous ODBD releases).

I am also linking this card to the Word Art Wednesday #248-#249 "Anything Goes" Challenge and hope you will take the time to visit their site as well- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Die cut a piece of ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Pad with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies mount onto a piece of white cardstock, trim close to the die cut edge and mount into the pear card base.

Using the ODBD Lavish Layers Die, die cut the frame of the die with white cardstock, keep the cardstock in the frame, position all of the remaining dies from the set into the frame and emboss the cardstock.

Layer the embossed white panel onto the card front.

Ink the ODBD Seasons Change sentiment with archival black ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, die cut and emboss with the ODBD Filigree Frames Dies and adhere to the card front.

Stamp the wheelbarrow image from the ODBD Seasons Change stamp set with archival black ink onto white cardstock, die cut and emboss the image with the ODBD Wheelbarrow Die.

Color the wheelbarrow image with watercolor pencils and add shimmer with a clear glitter marker to the flowers.

Die cut the Grass Hill Die and Grass Lawn Die from green cardstock and layer onto the card front.

Die cut and emboss a piece of polka dot paper from the ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Pad with the Small Bow Dies, assemble the bow and add to the card under the sentiment.

Add the wheelbarrow die cut tucking under the grass a bit to finish off the card.

We would love to have you visit the rest of my ODBD Design Team Sisters’ blogs and check out their fabulous projects:

Chris   ∙  Diana   ∙  Robin

You have until October 2nd 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).  To be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award, you must use ODBD stamps (or stamps from our sister companies: North Coast Creations or Artistic Outpost). 

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  We hope you will be able to join us for the ODBD Shining the Light ODBDSLC278 “Dots and Dashes” Challenge! 

Hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!

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