Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wow Wednesday 09-2018

Wednesday's challenge to turn up the volume on a previous card.  I looked through my stash ans found this card from a while ago.

It was pretty busy, but still missing something.  I decided to add a rhinestone to each of the flower centers.  

close up

This actually made the flowers show up better rather than just being a mass, so I do think it helped make the card better. - Denise

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Technique Tuesday 09-2018

The technique for this month is to add details with white or metallic pens.  

I started by stamping this floral heart from the February 2018 Unity Kit of the Month called Being Who You Are.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used a metallic silver pen by Cricut to color in some of the flowers as an accent rather than filling them all in.  I used a silvery ribbon on the bottom of the panel.  I put the same ribbon on the bottom of the card base and then popped the panel up on foam tape so that it layered over the card base ribbon.  The sentiment is from Raisin  Boat called Purrsonality and is also heat embossed in white. - Denise

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 09-2018

For Mistletoe Monday I am using a new quilt die.

I love quilts so when I saw this die by Gina Marie I had to get it.  It is hard to see on the picture, but the pieces have a stitched pattern on them too. I used the die on a patterned paper and a weathered solid from a mat pack by Martha Stewart called Frosty Elegance.  I cut it a third time from white card stock and then pieced it back together using the three colors to make the pattern.  I mounted it on foam tape to lift it from the background of the patterned paper. The sentiment is from Unity called Believe in the Magic.  

The great thing about using this die is that I was able to make two more cards using the rest of the pieces from the die card.  I added buttons to these cards and put different sentiments on them.  One from the same Unity set and one from Pink by Design called Material Girl.

I can't wait to make more using other colors and patterns. - Denise

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday 09-2018

This is Denise and I am back for my week in February.  The theme is love and the colors are red, pink and white.

Even though it is a little after Valentine's Day, I will be showing you some that I did this year for that Holiday starting with this cute mouse for sweet and simple.

I used my Cricut to cut a heart shaped card out of paper from a DWCV stack called Tutti Frutti.  The mouse and stamp are from a Unity Stamp called Heart & Soul Mouse.  I colored him by watercoloring with Distress Ink.  I then used nesting dies to cut the image and pink matting around him.  Another die cut around the sentient.  He is just so sweet and could be used for any age group - Denise

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Scene it Saturday 08-2018

Well, it's the end of my week here at Card A Day challenge. Hope I've been able to inspire you.

The theme for February is love and the color scheme is red, pink and white and for Scene it Saturday, the card needs to include a scene. 

Here's my card.

I used Hero Arts Winter Silhouettes with Hero Arts Bubble Gum ink for the trees. I cut a “slope” from a piece of scrap paper to mask the “ground” and added distress inks (spun sugar, picked raspberry) for the sky. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. For a bit of sparkle, I added some Nuvo glitter drops in the “sky” and “on the trees”.  Here's a close-up.

Thanks for stopping by this week. See you next month.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Freestyle Friday 08-2018

Hi! Sue again, with a card for you.

The theme for February is love and the color scheme is red, pink and white and for Freestyle Friday, the card can be anything I like. 

Here's my card

For this card, I started with  red cardstock and the Docrafts 6x6 embossing folder Small Polka Hearts. Here's a close-up.

I found some polka dot patterned paper for the horizontal strip. I die cut a heart from a scrap of watercolour paper which had been coloured with Zig Clean Color Real brush markers and a waterbrush. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz’ Mixed Media 8 Stamps/Stencil set. The heart was adhered with dimensionals for a bit of change of levels.

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday in 3D 08-2018

Hi! I can't believe that my week here is over halfway done. I have another card for you today.

The theme for February is love and the color scheme is red, pink and white and for Thursday in 3D, the card is to be 3D. 

Here's my card

My card is an easel card. I started with Unity Stamp’s Love to Go stamp, stamped on watercolour paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added colour with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I matted the focal panel with black and added an offset panel of red to brighten the card. The heart, located inside the card, is a die cut using Memory Box’s Cherub Hearts dies. The sentiment on the heart was stamped using Tim Holtz’ Mixed Media 8 stamps/stencil. The heart was popped up with dimensionals to support the top panel (easel) staying open.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wow Wednesday 08-2018

Hi! Sue back again with another card.

The theme for February is love and the color scheme is red, pink and white and for Wow Wednesday, the theme is to turn up the volume of one of my past cards. Truthfully, I had very few cards which fit the red, pink and white colour scheme and which would be able to be “turned up”. Here's the original card.

Here's the "turned up volume" card.

I managed to add Wink of Stella on the white dry embossed area. I also added a few shiny red pearls to the sentiment die cut. Here's a close-up.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Technique Tuesday 08-2018

Hi! Welcome back. It's Sue here with a new card.

The theme for February is love and the color scheme is red, pink and white and for Technique Tuesday, the card needs to have added details with white or metallic pens/pencils. 

Here's my card

I started by using a Sakura Gelly Roll red pen outlining Tim Holtz’ Latticework stencil. Here's a close-up

I trimmed this panel to 2.75” x 5.5”. I found some striped red/pink paper and cut a 1.5” strip for the left side of the card. I stamped a flower using Waffle Flower’s A Bunch stamp set onto pink cardstock which was then fussy cut. Some white dots were added to the centre of the flower, using Signo’s white pen (which I have found to be the best white pen).The sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments was stamped red cardstock and trimmed to a banner. The flower was popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 08-2018

Hi! Sue here with another card for you. 

The theme for February is love and the color scheme is red, pink and white and for Mistletoe Monday, the card needs to be a Christmas/holiday card. 

Here's my card

I chose to make a Valentine’s Day card. To create the background, I added color to a white card panel with distress inks (ripe persimmon, picked raspberry, spun sugar) and added Perfect Pearls with a dry brush before the ink dried. I ran the panel with a WeR Memory Keepers geometric embossing folder through my Big Shot. The sentiment is from Avery Elle Love Notes stamp set and was cut into a banner. The heart was die cut using Memory Box Cherub Hearts die from a scrap piece of watercolour paper where pink and red Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers were scribbled and using a water brush the colours blended. A paper doily was folded to add some texture and dimension. A few rhinestones were added to the banner for some sparkle. Here's a close-up

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday 08-2018

Hi! It's Sue here this week.

The theme for February is love and the color scheme is red, pink and white and for Sweet & Simple Sunday, the card needs to be a clean and simple card. 

Here's my card.

For this card, I started out thinking I was going to create a one-layer card. I lightly marked in pencil a rectangle about 3” x 2” on a card base. I stamped flowers in red and pink Hero Arts inks (bubble gum, strawberry, ultra pink, pale tomato) within the rectangle. With a Sakura gelly roll metallic silver pen, I drew a frame around the flowers. For the sentiment, I used Simon Says STAMP Painted thanks die to cut white cardstock and some white fun foam (for dimension). To add a bit of sparkle, I added Wink of Stella to the sentiment die cut. Here's a close-up.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow with another card.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Scene It Saturday 07-2018

Saturdays are for making scenes.  I would love to be out on Saturdays looking at scenery but it's just too cold right now and the only scenery around our house are the cows and the donkeys (with deer occasionally).  Hope y'all are warm wherever you are!

I chose to make a scene that reminds me of going to the mountains last winter with my best friend.  We were able to see for a very long way and take some lovely pictures!

I started with a white card stock base and added a strip of red and white Stampin' Up paper.  I die cut the clouds from white card stock.  The hot air balloon was die cut from white card stock then pink card stock.  I did an inlay with the pink pieces.  I added some pale pink rhinestones to the balloon.  I die cut the "Big Hugs" sentiment in white (from Simon Says I think).  I placed it all on red and white dotted Stampin' Up paper.  I am mailing it to my best friend for Valentines' Day! ~ Gracie

Friday, February 16, 2018

Freesyle Friday 07-2018

I love Freestyle Fridays.  My only concerns are the monthly theme (love) and the color theme (red, pink, and white) but the card itself is just limited by your imagination. 

I decided to make a center step card.  They are really simple - just 6 score lines and 2 cuts.  I made mine to fit a 5X7 envelope out of white card stock.  The butterflies are die cuts with stamens glued to the back (I received them from a very crafty friend).  The paper is a bright pink with red stripes (source unknown).  I added the die cuts including the die cut sentiment (I think it is from Little B).  I embellished it with flat back pearls.  My imagination didn't go very far with this card -it is going to my hubby. ~ Gracie

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday in 3D 07-2018

I had so much fun making today's 3D project.  It is for my daughter (her Valentine happy).  She is quite the note taker where I just use the memo app on my phone.

I started with a plain brown small craft paper note book.

In keeping with the white, red and pink theme, I covered the book with white card stock - it works best to use a liquid glue at this point because I had to slide it gently and push it into the creases and adhesive wouldn't have been as easy.  I played with embellishments.  I finally settled on die cutting some feathers (using Ki Berry Blast paper), adding a small wooden bicycle, three pink mulberry roses, red ribbon with a bow, and red rhinestones. I used low temp hot glue so it would hold up in her pocket book.

I think she will love it! ~ Gracie

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wow Wednesday 07-2018

Time to crank up the volume with Wow Wednesday!  I chose a card today I made using a card kit for a challenge.

I started the card with a white card base folded into a vertical gate fold and added a gray patterned paper to the bottom gate.  I stamped the image (source unknown) on a gray piece of card stock.  I added a pink die cut (again, source unknown), some pearls, white roses, a bit of tulle with a white ribbon.

To Wow the card I added a large glass red heart which really helps hold my gate fold portion of my card down.  I also added pale pink rhinestones on the die cut, near the sentiment and at the center of the bow.  I really like the Wow version better!  And by the way, if you haven't made your honey a Valentine by now you better hurry!!!  Happy Valentines' Day! ~ Gracie

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Technique Tuesday 07-2018

Today we have a really fun technique!  And it involves pencils!!!

I chose red card stock as red, ink, and white are the colors for the month and I thought it would show a good contrast with white.  I used a white Craft Smart pigment ink and had to use my heat gun for a long time to get the ink dry (will use a different ink next time).  I used a Raisin Boat stamp set "Oops a Daisy" with my MISTI to spread the flowers and stamp at one time.  I used a white Prismacolor pencil to soften the edges and a green pencil to highlight the centers.  I die cut the sentiment with white card stock and put the red panel on a white card stock base.  This is a very simple technique which makes a very nice card. ~ Gracie

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 07-2018

Time for another Christmas card!  I love to color and I went through my digital images until I found one that looks like Christmas but could also be a Valentine!

This sweet little snow-woman is from Dearie Dolls images.  I printed her on white card stock with black ink.  I then got out one of my favorite things - my Prismacolor pencils!  I shaded her dress in pink and added red checks to the pockets and red dots on the ties and her hair bow.  I shaded the heart between her hands with a darker shade of pink.  I also shaded a very light blue around her.  I colored her nose orange and gave her rosy cheeks.  I used my four corner punch to cut out each corner of the image and the two mounting papers from Stampin' Up.  I used red card stock for a card base and also cut the corners to match the layers of the rest of the card.  The "No Peeking" was recycled from one of my Christmas gift tags!  She is ready for Valentines' Day - I reckon she is looking for Frosty! ~ Gracie

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Clean & Simple Sunday 07-2018

Hello, everyone!  It's Gracie here this week!  February - fun colors and of course, a love theme!  The color scheme this month is red, pink and white.  I started out with a clean and simple card!

I used a planner die (from Peachy Cheap) to make a clip board clip and attached it to red card stock with pop dots.  I added two metal dots to each side of the die cut to make it look like a clipboard clip.  I cut a piece of craft card stock and used a corner rounder to finish the "clipboard".  The pencil is from an old sticker set I found while perusing my Scraprack.  I mounted the sticker on card stock x2 so it would hold it's shape.  I cut a red and white dotted paper from Stampin' Up into a 3 3/4 x 5 sheet and mounted the clipboard and the pencil on the dotted paper with pop dots.  I die cut the sentiments (the "you're" is from Little B and the "Sweet" came from Peachy Cheap) using white card stock and cut a pink heart and added it to the clipboard.  The panel was then added to a white card stock base. Easy peasy!  Are you ready for Valentines' Day? ~ Gracie

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Scene it Saturday

This Month's Theme:  LOVE

Today's Prompt:  Create a scene card.

I created today's scenic card using products by Stampendous/Dreamweaver.  I started with a white card panel trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4".  I applied blue ink using a mini ink blending tool and the Picasso Stencil (Stampendous) to create the clouds.  I used the blending tool to apply green ink to the bottom portion of the panel.  The lighthouse scene is a Dreamweaver Stencil.  I applied black embossing paste through the stencil to create the scene.  I finished the card by adhering the panel to a A2 black card base.  Quick and easy. ~Kimberly

Friday, February 9, 2018

Freestyle Friday

This Month's Theme:  LOVE

Today's Prompt:  Create any card

I created today's card  with a Queen and Co. Shaker Card kit.  The kit contains several self adhesive rectangle foam fronts and the corresponding acetate layers.  I started with an A2 size card base.  I trimmed a piece of Ken Oliver's watercolor paper to A2 and adhered to the base.  Next, I chose two rectangles, adhered to the panel, added purple sequence and added the acetate protector.  I stamped the sentiment onto vellum with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I trimmed the vellum to fit the card and adhered. I finished off the card with bling from Queen and Co.  ~Kimberly 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday in 3D

Monthly Theme:  LOVE

Today's Prompt:  Cards or projects that are 3D

Today's Card features stamps and dies by Stampendous.  The finished card is Size A2.  The outside panel measures 4 1/4" x 11".  The inside panel measures 4" x 10 3/4".  Start by folding the inside panel in half and place the score line of the pop up die on the fold and run through the die cut machine.  This die creates a pop out base and four tabs that can be folded out to add die cut images.  Each of the tabs is a different size to create a dimensional effect.  Next, stamp, color and die cut images of the "Build a Bouquet Stamp and Die Sets" and add clear glitter wink of stella.  Then glue each piece carefully to the base and tabs to complete a pleasing arrangement. The fancy sentiment panel is created with a die from the "Pop Up Die Set.  To add the background panel, fold the inside panel in half and place carefully inside and add adhesive so that the card closes properly.  This fun and dimesional card fits nicely into an A2 size envelope. ~Kimberly

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

WOW Wednesday

Monthly Theme:  LOVE

Today's Prompt:  Turn up the volume on one of your past cards

Original Card

Nautical Cards are one of my favorites to create.  The image is a Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint Sketch stamp.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I adhered the panel to a square red c/s panel and adhered it to a striped panel and then to an A2 red c/s base.

WOW Card

To create the WOW factor, I removed the striped panel from the red c/s base and adhered it to red mirror c/s.  Then I added some bling to the four corners of the small panel.  I also added some wink of stella to the shell image.  This stepped up card will make a nice addition to my Thank You card stash.  ~Kimberly

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Technique Tuesday

Monthly Theme:  LOVE

Today's Prompt:  adding details with white or metallic pens/pencils

Inspiration Video: White Pencil Hilights for Stamping

Today's card features a technique using white and pink prismacolor pencils.  I used Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink to stamp the focal image and the sentiment onto a red c/s panel.  Next, I colored the image with the colored pencils.  I added Nuvo Clear Sparkle Glitter Drops to accent the flower centers. I used Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One to accent the red and white c/s panels.  I adhered the layers to a pink c/s base. ~Kimberly

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mistletoe Monday

Monthly Theme:  LOVE

Today's Prompt:  Create a Christmas/Holiday Card

Color Scheme is red, pink and white

I created today's card by combining elements from two stamp sets. I started with a set by Neat and Tangled.  I used Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink to stamp the tree.  I wiped the ink off 1/2 of the tree and stamped it sideways on the white c/s.  I stamped the baubles using Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Inks.  The sentiment is Catherine Pooler Designs from the Candy Cane Lane stamp set, stamped with Fired Brick DO ink.  I added a layer of Pink Sparkle c/s, and adhered to the white card base.  I added a touch of Nuvo clear sparkle glitter drops. I used a decorative punch to add interest to the card.  Another fun note card to attach to a gift or send to a friend. ~Kimberly

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sweet and SImple Sunday

Hi, Kimberly here as this week's CADC Designer.

This Month's Theme is:  LOVE

Today's Prompt:  Sweet and Simple Sundays

Color Scheme is red, pink and white

Today's card is a rectangle note card., 4' x 3 1/2".  The card base is red c/s.  The label die cut is a Catherine Pooler design, from the Candy Cane Lane SOA collection,  The die cut is from Casual Friday, die cut from red glittter c/s.  I adhered all the layers and stamped the sentiment with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.  The sentiment is from an Altenew stamp set.   ~Kimberly

Friday, February 2, 2018

Four Designer Challenge: January Day 5

There's not a daily challenge, but instead four designers were given the same products.
We each picked some to play with for the week.

Today is the last of our January product challenges.

Yesterday, you got to see Anna and Sue's cards made with these products.
Today, Gracie and Theresa will share their designs.

Gracie is up first.

Next up was playing with Theresa's envelope.  Chocked full of goodies.  Pick two.  I'm sorry.  I couldn't pick just two.  The first card was made using a black and white flocked card base.  I do believe this will be going to my hubby this year.

I started the card with a small piece of black card stock.  The image is from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed the sentiment on my computer.  I added the black printed strip of paper from my scrap box.  I added the pale green rose and pale pink roses as they are the colors on the girl's dress.  I tied up a bit of ivory tulle with ivory ribbon and attached the string of pearls.  Finished!

The next card screamed to be done after the first flocked card.  It is a silver and white flocked card base.

This card came together quickly.  It is all die cuts.  The heart and the sentiment are Silhouette files. 
 I am unsure of the flower.  The rectangle is from Pink & Main. 
 I cut the card base down to 3 3/4 x 5 and mounted it a white card stock base.  I offset the flowers.

OK, OK,  I know I was supposed to stop here but I am showing two more quickly.  Theresa had napkins in the envelope and I can't pass up sticky embossing powder and diamond dust embossing powder!

That's it for today!  I had so much fun!  I encourage you to just look around your craft area, pick one thing, and create a card!  Happy crafting! ~ Gracie

It's hard to follow Gracie!
Here are my creations using the napkins and card bases.

I used a black cardstock to create my card base and 
used a whole bunch of Specturm Noir Sparkle pen to create the shimmer. 
I adhered the napkin (colored layer only!!!!) to a piece of white cardstock that had been run through my
Xyron 5" Sticker Maker. You could use any type of sheet double-sided adhesive too.

I used red glitter paper that I bought at Dollar Tree and plain white cardstock to cut the Love sentiment die from Catherine Pooler's Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection. 
I diecut the napkin piece using the Lattice Frame die from Catherine Pooler Designs (SOA).
I stamped the & Kisses (from CPD Love is in the Air SOA) with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Not your typical napkin card, but I really like how it turned out.

Next up, I used one of the pre-printed card bases, a little twine, 
a simple diecut rounded rectangle and sentiment from
a stamp set that I don't know the mfg. for and added a few sequins from the Dollar tree and
called it done.  I also used a couple other of the pre-printed bases earlier in the week for other cards.
We really hope you've enjoyed this look at the various cards made with the same starting supplies.
We challenge you to go through your craft rooms, gather up 2 or 3 of the same things and see what kinds of cards you can make using the same product to start with. I think you'll surprise yourself. ~Theresa

We will be doing this challenge again in April, July and October 
with new products and we may even up the ante 
and add a few other challenges just to keep the ladies on their toes. LOL 

Happy Crafting 
Theresa, Gracie, Sue & Anna

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Four Designer Challenge: January Day 4

There's not a daily challenge, but instead four designers were given the same products.
We each picked some to play with for the week.

Today and tomorrow are from the envelope of  Theresa's picks.

Each designer had to make at least two cards using the any of the supplies.

Today we'll see Anna and Sue's designs and tomorrow will be
Gracie and Theresa's turn with them.

Here's what the designers had to work with:

Two Valentine themed paper napkins and two pre-printed polka-dot textured card bases
(not everyone got the same colors).

Anna's up first with her designs.

I picked the pearl card stock with the black dots, added a tag and again used a stamp from Bible Journaling, embossed it in silver and added some blank Queen & Co chalk ink around the edges.  Added pop dots to the back and poof a card! 

 For this one I used pearl card stock with white dots added two shaker hearts from the Mark Richards collection and used a tag from our embellishments with pop dots on it.  Not fancy and definitely not my best but it was 11 PM !! ~Anna

Sue is up next with her two choices.

So this one really had me puzzled. I had never before used a napkin on a card. I checked out Pinterest looking for inspiration. What I ended up doing was using modge podge to adhere only the printed layer of the napkin to cardstock. I trimmed it down and matted it with dark gray. I added a sentiment, stamped with Hero Arts Bright Pink ink using the stamp from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set. I added a heart-shaped gem to complete the card. 

For this card, my inspiration seemed festive - with the shimmer of the gray card. I chose the Unity Stamp Bright Spirits, which I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I added color with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and moved the color around with a water brush. I fussy cut the cocktail. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I matted the sentiment panel with purple cardstock. When I adhered the cocktail, I popped it up using dimensionals. 

Stop in tomorrow to see our last of cards for January's Four Designers Challenge.

We will be doing this challenge again in April, July and October 
with new products and we may even up the ante 
and add a few other challenges just to keep the ladies on their toes. LOL 

Happy Crafting 
Theresa, Gracie, Sue & Anna