Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Recycled Merry & Bright Card

Jingle Belles has a challenge of using a recyled item on your card.  I took a piece of clear plastic from a Sizzix package and trimmed it a little smaller than an A2 sized card.  Next I ran it through an embossing folder with a holly and berries pattern.  Then I used one of my new acohol inks (in Citrus) and applied color to the recycled embossed plastic.  I applied it with a piece of white felt.  Last I went over it lightly with some Tim Holtz metallic mixative in gold (again using white felt).

I mounted the piece on embossed gold metallic gold cardstock.  I used gold staples to attach it securely.  The sentiment diecut is by Momento and I adhered it to the center of the card.  I also used some round gold metallic accents in the top right and bottom left corner.  The hardest thing about this card was trying to get a photo which showed the plastic details well.  :)  It is really pretty in person but was hard to photograph showing it in a good way.  You will just have to "trust me."  Wink.  I'm linking this one up at:

Jingle Belles (Peace On Earth -- Recycle)
ABC Christmas Challenge (H For Hang It Up and I For Intricate)

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Coffee Shared Tag and Card

I've been trying to find the time all week to make a tag for the current Tag, You're It Challenge.  I finally got to "play" a little while in my crafty cave this afternoon.  
First I created the tag.  Using the photo inspiration at Tag, You're It I pulled the colors of yellow, aqua and kraft brown.  Again going with the theme of the tag which was coffees, I pulled out a set of stamps I received for Christmas.  (I never get tired of doing "coffee themed creations.)
Next I created the card using the tag I had made.  I pulled out an embossing folder, some cotton twine and epoxy flower shapes to finish.

Before I put everything away (I always clean up after each project), I stamped the envelope.  This will go in my "card box" and be all ready to mail when an occasion arises for it.

This coffee wants to be joining these fun challenges:
Stamping Sensations (April Showers Bring May Flowers)

Thanks for sharing your time with me and as always stay crafty!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Card

The Jingle Belles challenge is all about threes this time.  You must have three of something on your card.  I immediately thought of "ho ho ho."  :)  There's also three striped sequins on my card.  Hooray, one less Christmas card to make during the busy holiday season ahead.  I'm enjoying staying on track making Christmas cards during the year instead of stressing about them last minute.  This Santa is scootin' by these challenges:

Jingle Belles (We Three Kings -- have three of something)
Allsorts (Sentiment In Focus)
Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes)

Thanks for visiting and as always stay crafty.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Stenciled and Foiled Cards

Got to spend some "crafty time" today and have a couple of cards to share.  For the first card, I did a background using Ken Oliver Color Bursts on watercolor paper.  Next I stenciled a leaf background on top of the color burst background using texture paste.  I added green glitter to the texture paste before I applied it to the stencil.  Not sure my photograph shows the glitter in the paste but trust me it is there....AND it is pretty.  (Wink.)  I used some stamps by Penny Black and colored the images with alcohol markers.  I die cut the word sentiment out of yellow fun foam.  Happy to be adding this one to my card stash because I never have enough birthday cards.  These party animals want to join these challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge (Stencil Your Background)
Double D Challenges (Watercolor Mood Board)
Fab 'n' Funky (Just Add Ink)
Allsorts (Use Yellow)
I foiled a pineapple with gold foil on black cardstock using the Foil Quill and Silhouette Cameo 3.  I used the standard Foil Quill tip.  The design is from the Silhouette Design store.  The sentiment is a die cut cut from gold foil cardstock (Recollections brand at Michael's).  The Foil Quill did a great job with this pineapple design.   I added a gold metallic bow for a finishing touch.  I have a hard time making metallics look good in a photo but in person this card SHINES.  :)  This pineapple will be standing tall at:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Don Be Fooled Be Foiled)

As always, thanks for stopping by and stay crafty!  :)


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

First Foil Quill Bird Card

I finally got my Foil Quill and here is the first card I created with it.  I used a dark royal blue foil on a bright green cardstock.  I used a design from the Silhouette Design Store to create the leaves in the background.  

Hopefully you can see how pretty the foiling is in the background.  I've always had problems getting foiled papers to show up as good in the photograph as in person.  You may have to use your imagination.  (Wink.)

I even foiled a matching envelope for this card using the same pattern.  You can find the Laurel Leaf Sketch pattern here.  I'm going to enter this card at these challenges:

Allsorts (Featured Friends)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Without Coffee Tag/Card

I managed a few minutes in my craft room this morning and created for "Tag, You're It #83."  I couldn't resist because it is polka dots.  Just called me a polka dot gal because I love them.  :)  I used a new Essentials by Ellen stamp set called "A Breve Note."  I have a thing for collecting coffee themed stamp sets.  The pretty yellow polka dot paper is by Jillibean Soup (All About Dots).  I colored the cup image with Copic markers and highlighted the flowers with yellow Stickles.

Most of the time I like to put the tags I make on a card. :)  Below is the finished card all ready to mail to a friend for "happy mail."
I'm linking  up at these challenges:

Tag, You're It (#83 Polka Dots)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (Anything Goes With Patterned Paper)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Miniature/Tiny Things -- My Coffee Cups are Miniature)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Never To Old To Party Card

The new Art Impressions challenge is a fun one called "Cutting Edge."  I recently bought the new Art Impressions stamp set called Never Too Old.  

I LOVE this set stamp set with its funny sentiments and woman image.  I can see making lots of humorous cards with it.

I used  Sizzix Card Basic Step-Ups die to create my card.  I cut the card from a bright green cardstock.  The patterned paper is by Die Cuts With A View from a stack in my stash.

I stamped four sentiments with black ink on white cardstock.  I stamped the image on white cardstock with black ink and colored it with alcohol markers (Copic and Spectrum Noir).  I fussy cut out the image and then adhered all to the card as shown.  A twine bow and a few sequins were all it needed for the finishing touches.

I had this card sitting on our kitchen island when my husband came home.  He had lots of compliments for it.  He thought I had designed the card with its cuts and folds.  I didn't have the heart to tell him I'm not that talented plus I was enjoying the praise.  ;)  I'll tell him "later."  (Big wink.)

I went a head and stamped an envelope for it too.  One of my friends has a birthday coming up in April and I think it will be perfect for her.  We like sending funny cards to each other.  :)    This partying lady is joining these challenges:

Allsorts (Favorite Stamp or Die -- I LOVE this Sizzix card die.)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (Anything Goes With Patterned Paper)
Seize The Birthday (Dots and Stripes -- I used striped sequins.)
Mod Squad Challenges (Layered Looks)
Watercooler Wednesday (All About Occasions)