Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FOREST FRIENDS

I'm having some fun with the SU! fox punch and Foxy Friends stamp set.  Having the punch makes this so easy.

The fox on the left was punched from Cajun Craze cs, and the rest of the pieces from a scrap of confetti cs.  The birthday greeting is from a wood SU! set.

Using a template that I punched on a large scrap of confetti cs, I stamped the body, head and tail through the template and punched all the pieces together as shown on several YouTube videos--much easier.  Once assembled, I mounted the fox on a thin piece of the tree stump and added some copper hearts.

Monday, February 20, 2017

JUST US GIRLS #381--Color Week

Kraft, red and black--what a great color combo!  The challenge can be found HERE.

To start, I loosely traced a few circles in black to create a wreath.  Next, I added some funky twigs with one of my peg stamps.

After adding some tiny white flowers (with another peg stamp) I stamped the three large  flowers in red.  Since I wanted them to be bold, I colored them in with Hot Cinnamon H2O's, leaving the white centers.  Next, I fussy cut them and attached them to the wreath with glue dots.

The sentiment was stamped in white onto a black scrap and embossed in white to make it stand out.  For final touches, I added some black spatter, a white ribbon and a rounded corner.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

PAPER PLAYERS 332--Sentiment

Here's a sentiment with Biblical words of comfort and hope for those who believe in the Lord.  His "righteous right hand" is none other than Christ Himself, and He keeps His promises!  Thank you Paper Players for a card that will be going to our Pastor. Check out the other entries HERE.

As for the card, the challenge was to make the sentiment the focal point, and I chose a stamp that had some bold lettering large enough to fill up a lot of the space.  For the design at the bottom, I used the top half (upside down) of a split stamp set  from Papertrey Ink.(Just a Note.)  I stamped it in green to match the SU! dsp underneath.

We're having some unseasonably warm weather here in NW NJ, so I've been airing out the house a bit and getting a head start on Spring Cleaning.  I'm looking forward to longer, less dreary days ahead!






Monday, February 13, 2017

THREE OF A KIND--Cats



Are these the cutest faces?  They are from an old Hero Arts set of 4 wood stamps.

The card on the left is also being entered in the CAS challenge for use of corrugated cardboard.

(Click on photo to enlarge.)

AN APPLE A DAY NONSENSE!

When I saw this saying on line (somewhere) I laughed out loud.  Then I went to Amazon and ordered it!  (Funny Bones by Riley & Co.)

I used a smaller sized card for this one so that the saying could take center stage.  The apple was stamped twice, once on red and once on green for the leaf, then fussy cut and mounted with a dimensional. 

I hope you got a chuckle with this one!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

CAS MixUp February Challenge--Corrugated Cardboard




The theme for February is to use Stamping, Corrugated Cardboard and another choice. For my choice, I die cut the daisies.

This will also become a Pastor card now that I've posted it.

The challenge details and cards submitted can be found HERE.


Friday, February 10, 2017

CASEing the iPad--Daisies

One of my favorite bloggers is "Birgit".  Her cards are always so simple, yet elegant.  I couldn't resist CASEing this one.

Using Peeled Paint and Wild Honey Distress inks, I started by sponging the area that would be showing from underneath.  Next, using a piece of linen textured cs, I die cut the wave and mounted the pieces with dimensionals.  Then I added the daisies with glue dots.

For the greeting, I chose a polymer stamp that could be curved and stamped along the curved edge.

Thank you, Birgit, for your inspiring card!  (To visit her blog, click HERE.)