Sunday, March 26, 2017

Clean and Simple Sunday #13-2017

This is our final week in March using something (paper, stamps, die cuts, etc.) that we haven't used for a year or more.  We all have them if you have been paper crafting for over a year

Sue starts our Sunday with an adorable clean and simple card -

For this card, I was looking through my collection of embossing folders for an embossing folder that I hadn’t used for some time. There were many to choose from  - LOL! I picked the Craft Concepts Embossing Folder – Ramsey the Sheep. I started with DCWV grey (white core) cardstock in the embossing folder and lightly sanded the embossed edges to expose the white core. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Feeling Sheepish stamp set which I put on a banner, which I popped up with dimensionals. - Sue 

I combined something really old with something new.

I have a big pad of 12 x 12 paper from DCWV called The Girl Stack.  I am sure it is one I purchased the first year or two I started working with paper crafts about seven years ago.  I flipped through it and found these coordinating papers which looked very Springy to me.  I stamped them with a new stamp set I have called Bunny- Keep You Forever by Unity Stamp Company.  I did a paper piecing technique where I stamped on the blue paper and then again on the pink.  I cut various parts out of the pink and glued them to the blue.  I love this technique even though I hate fussy cutting because I love the effect. - Denise

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Inspiration Saturday #12-2017

Inspiration pictures can inspire different cards because we all see and feel different things when viewing an image.

We start with this sentimental card from Gracie.

I know the picture should make me want to do an under the sea card but I recently bought a lovely digital stamp from Beccy Muir  that I have been wanting to use!  I found some black glitter dots in my Scrap rack that are from old Creative Memories!  I sponged my image using the colors in the paper (Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, and Shaded Lilac).  The sentiment also came from the same stamp set. ~  Gracie  

I have a simple card - 

I have had a Nemo die and matching embossing folder from Cuttlebug for years, but have never used them.  I pulled them out for this challenge and colored it with an orange Spectrum Noir marker.  I added the black with a fine tip black marker.  The bubbles were just circles cut on my older Expression.  The sentiment came from CTMH.  I tried to do the bubbles with Glossy Accents, but they just didn't work out on the larger circles, so I redid them and covered them with Wink of Stella which I also used on the fish.  The paper is from a 6 x 6 pad called Walking on Sunshine by Echo Park. - Denise

Friday, March 24, 2017

C.A.S.E A Card Friday #12-2017

Today we C.A.S.E. this elegant card.

Gracie made her own stunning version.

What a pretty card to CASE!  I looked in my Scraprack and found a light green button.  I embossed a panel then die cut a circle then edged it with a Fiskars border.  I stamped the image and sentiment on the inside of the card using SU Coastal Cabana ink. I tied the button on with light blue and white twine and added a few heat set rhinestones.- Gracie

I have a farm theme-

I chose to use a Deep Red stamp called Rooster since I have had it for a while.  Since there is a lot of detail, I used a method where you use dye ink pens to scribble on the stamp itself.  I used a combination of Marvy Brush Markers in a golden yellow, a red, a burgundy, and a brown.  You start with the lightest color used all over the stamp and then scribble the others (lightest to darkest) randomly over the stamp (I did make sure to use the red on his comb). I did huff on the stamp to moisten it before I stamped it.  It works best on glossy paper, but that isn't what I wanted to use as the card base, so I used my Misti and colored and stamped a couple of times to get it dark enough and place it exactly where it needed to be to show through the opening.  I cut an opening in the yellow cardstock with a hexagon die in my Cuttlebug.  I then ran it through an embossing folder called Chicken Wire by Cuttlebug.  I used another die for the bottom cut.  Those particular dies were one of the first I purchased and used them to make swing cards probably four years ago.  I had never used the largest one, but it was the perfect size to do the bottom.  I taped the die were I wanted it and only cranked it through just until the bottom was through, then backed it out so that the top wouldn't cut. I bit of Distress Ink to highlight the design and popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment came from a set called Catch you Later by CTMH and I selectively inked it to make it go across the bottom in one line.  I like the look and will probably use this as inspiration for other cards.- Denise