Sunday, October 22, 2017

Clean & Simple Sunday 43-2017

I am up this week using a layered die cut technique shown in a video by Jennifer McGuire shown here.

Today is Clean and Simple.



This card was pretty simple to make as I just set up a arched shape on my Cricut with a cut line across the bottom of the arch.  I then cut it in six different colors of cardstock.  They were then stacked and separated just a little on the card.  I used a stamp from the Unity stamp set called Your Own Rainbow that seemed appropriate for the card.  Making all these layers does make the card a little heavier. - Denise

Saturday, October 21, 2017

One Stamp Set Saturday - 42-2017

This is my last card for the week. It’s One Stamp Saturday. Here's my card.



For this card, I chose Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Octagons dies. This card was assembled similar to Monday’s card. In addition to the cardbase, there are 5 card panels adhered to the front. I nested the octagons and adhered them with tape. I lightly marked, with a pencil, the horizontal centre of the dark blue panel, so that when placing the dies, they would be centred on the panel. I die cut the blue cardstock. I carefully removed the largest die from the bundle of dies. Placing the lime green directly below the blue cardstock, I positioned the bundle of dies to be nested within the opening of the blue cardstock. I repeated the process of removing the largest die, stacking two card panels, positioning the bundle of dies and die cutting the bottom card panel. Before adhering the panels, I stamped the sentiment (now, honestly, I can’t remember which stamp set it came from – embarrassed). I had to find a sentiment that would fit in the opening of the smallest octagon. I trimmed the card panels, except for the blue, which is the top layer.  I adhered all the panels and erased the pencil mark. 

Thanks for dropping by. See you next month.
sue

Friday, October 20, 2017

Year-of-techniques-Waterfall

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
There’s just something about interactive cards!  And Waterfall Cards are among the best interactive card techniques.  They look intricate, though, so we’ll let you in on any hints we uncover along the way.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one for yourself.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
       February-So Sketchy
       March-no hop this month
       April-Stamp Set Showdown
       May-World of Watercolor
       June-Basic Card Folds
       July-Bleaching Your Card
This month our amazing sponsor is none other than  Bugaboo Stamps
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And the awesome prize this month is $12.00 gift code to the store (about four digi images).
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.  If you would prefer to be notified if you win, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you.  The winner will have until November 16, 2017, to claim their prize.
You should have arrived here from Jodie. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.
Gracie on our design team shows us three great cards.




I had so much fun making these cards!  This is the 1st time I have tried a waterfall card.  The first card with the angels is made using 2 Raison Boat stamp sets.  The stamps are colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  This was a case of measure twice to cut once!  I used an embossing folder from Darice as a panel and cardstock from Recollections. The second card was made using a new stamp set from Whimsey Stamps.  They also were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I placed them on paper from Simple Stories Hello Fall collection. The third card was made using a digital stamp set from Bugaboo stamps and the sentiment is from Art Impressions.  The cats were also colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I am unsure where the paper came from - it has been in my stash for a while! - Gracie

 Denise also has three cards.

A couple of years ago, I did the waterfall cards for all of my family's birthdays.  Here are three of them.

This card used a lot of cuts from my Cricut. I mostly used the Life is a Beach cartridge.
Front

  I made a lot of "sea" jokes for a 6 year old who loved mermaids.


 This card was inspired by the song about monkeys jumping on the bed.  I played around with the strip holding the flip to look like a bed and used a punch on the bottom to mimic a bed skirt. It took some playing around to keep the wall paper and bedspread in place as the flips took place, but it turned out pretty good.  The monkeys were cut with my Cricut along with the bed posts.



And finally all the monkeys are off the bed.

A more sophisticated card.


 

Who doesn't love to compare age to wine?  Sorry for the quality of the pictures because I just snapped pictures as I made them not knowing I would be posting them online a few years later. - Denise


Now you’re off to visit with Debbie. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Card a Day Challenge Design Team.
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