Search This Blog

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Christmas Tree

My first card today is for the SCS TLC662 Splash Watercolor Technique Challenge:

Very Vanilla card base with Real Red and Old Olive background for "Splash Watercolor" technique Christmas Tree.

Second card is for the SCS CAS453 O Christmas Tree Challenge:

Very Vanilla card base with Crumb Cake on Holly embossing folder.  Tiny Star Embossed gold foil background with white Christmas Tree and moon, gold star sequins.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Pining For Plaid Alternatives

Additions, Clockwise:

First card:  Hearts Come Home Santa with sleigh and reindeer
Carols of Christmas Bundle for deer and tree
Basic Black and Old Olive card stock
Background inks are Distress Oxide Broken China and Faded Jeans

Second Card:  Nature Sings and Perfect Pines Acorn die

Third Card:  Jar of Cheer for Candle, Mistletoe & Holly for Holly and Sentiment, SU Blends, White Gel Pen, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Autumn Red

Fourth Card:  Four Seasons, and Simply Snowflake for Sentiment

Various beads and sequins.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Painted Harvest Birthday

I love the month of September, the hot days and warm nights, back to school, and the slight anticipation of fall just around the corner.

I also love the SU Painted Harvest stamp set too, so I decided to make myself, and a few other friends and family birthday cards featuring this lovely set.

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Well Scripted (Retired)
Inks:       Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Hello Honey, Whisper White,
Paper:     Floral Boutique dsp (Retired)
Ribbon:  Hello Honey

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Card Box with Acetate Lid

Card Box with Acetate Lid
by Betty J. Guthrie for 
Images © Stampin’ Up

Inspired by Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin Kit for August 2017 “Giftable Greetings”

Box Base 9 1/2” x 10 7/8” 
Acetate Lid 6 9/16” x 8”
Score box on 9 1/2” side at 1/2”, 1 1/2”, 2 1/2”, 7”, 8” and 9” 
Score box on 10 7/8” side at 1 1/2”, 2 1/2”, 8 1/4”, 9 1/4”, 10 1/4”
Score Acetate Lid at 1” on all four sides 

 Tips for Box:

When cutting all four long tabs (see blue arrows in photos) cut on the score line then cut another 1/8”  and remove.  These tabs fold to the long sides to hold the box edges closed.

1/2” edge folds fold to toward outside of the box (black arrows), all other folds go inward 

Fold short sides in first leaving the long tabs to fold into the long sides of the box (blue arrows)

Tips for Acetate Lid:

Fold and burnish from center of fold out to each edge then snip up to the fold on the short side to form tab.  Cut tabs to 1/2” and secure with Tombow Mono Vellum Adhesive.  See Note.

Fold lid over the box to secure the acetate tabs to the OUTSIDE of the short sides of the lid, this keeps the tabs from catching on the box when you put the lid on.

NOTE:  I tried Fine Tip Glue Pen, Glossy Accents, and Diamond Glaze and none of them held and all made a mess of the acetate.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

You Are Amazing

This is for "Technique Lover's Challenge 654 Everything Old Is New Again: Speedy Cards For Good Causes". For a family member who was evacuated from their home in Montana due to fires. They don't know if they still have a home to go back to. Pray for everyone caught up an all of the national disasters happening right now.

Keywords: TLC654 Speedy Cards
Stamps: SU Feathery Friends
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White embossing powder, score board

Techniques: Colored Pencil Shading

Hello Friend

Thought that this old retired SU flamingo paper from Birds of a Feather would be a great background for a flamingo card. Die cut the dsp with a stitched edge die and offset it on the white base, trimming off the edge. Layered my elements and added a few silver sequins.

Keywords: Flamingo
Stamps: Pop of Paradise
Paper: SU Thick White, Birds of A Feather, retired, Basic Gray
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Sequins

Technique: Layering

Missing You

Eclectic mixed design. Small Lemon Lime Twist leaves are from Lovely Laurel dies. Stamped the flowers and flower centers from Oh So Eclectic, and die cut, popped the centers up on tiny dimensionals.

Stamps: Oh So Eclectic
Paper: Thick white, Rich Razzleberry
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories: Eclectic Layers and Lovely Laurel Dies

You're in my Thoughts and Prayers

This is for everyone caught in the many national disasters happening right now.  From the horrible fires burning through the entire State of Montana, and fires in Oregon and California, the Texas hurricane victims, and anyone effected by the storm brewing on the East Coast, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.  

Stamps: Field Flowers,
Paper: Thick White, Early Expresso stripes
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, Mossy Meadow

Accessories: Fussy Cutting

Feeling Blue - Smile

This is for Jeannie's Challenge No. 100 True Blue, over at her blog:

My card base is heavy weight white A2 scored at 5 1/2"

Heat set using Versamark and white embossing powder, randomly placed vine flower stamp from Stampin' Up stamp set Thoughts & Prayers, small flowers from Bloomin' Love,  and two flowers from Secret Garden.  Fussy cut the flowers.  I used Faber-Castell Polychromo colored pencils to shade the flowers.  Sentiment is from Love & Affection.

Thanks for looking, now go check out all the other lovely entries.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sweet Baby Elephant Birthday

This is for Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple challenge 443 (CAS443) Sweet Birthday Wishes

Stamped and then masked the little elephant from Inkadinkado Welcome Baby set, then stamped the balloon from Stampin' Up Honecomb Happiness and the little cake from Janie's Girls Frames. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Party Pants.

Painted with a watercolor brush and SU ink pads in Powder Pink, So Saffron, Real Red and Chocolate Chip. Made the plaid design on the patches of the elephant and lined with a gold pen. I used a silver pen for the elephant's tag.

Thanks for sorry about shaky watercolor look as I'm having serious eye problems right now, but glad I joined in today to make this cute, sweet little card.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Amazing You Fuchsia

We have the most beautiful fuchsia in our garden, just off the patio of our bedroom. My dh has built a trellis out big round bamboo to hold it up over the years, and it has grown into a lovely tree. It's blooms are gorgeous and the hummingbirds are in heaven. 

For this very simple card, I stamped the Magenta fuchsia onto watercolor paper and painted it with a watercolor brush and ink from Fresh Fig and Wild Wasabi with a touch of Flirty Flamingo. Added yellow sequins.

Stamps: Magenta, SU Express Yourself
Paper: Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Fresh Fig
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Yellow Sequins, Framing Dies


Stamps: Spring Song
Paper: Canson Watercolor, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Powder Pink, Tempting Turquoise
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, More Mustard, Garden Green
Accessories: Watercolor pencils, Stickles Starburst EF, green gems, Edge punch

Techniques: Watercolor

Home For Christmas

I watercolored and fussy cut the house, tree and snowman and glued them down to a circle cut from the same background dsp. Made the shaker elements and attached them over the scene, added glitter and sequins and sealed it with acetate and a die cut out frame. 

Added the strip of dsp and lace then the shaker element which sits on top of the DSP.

Die cut snowflakes from SU Colorful Seasons, holly leaves and sprigs from Tim Holtz dies, added some bells, ribbon, floral stamens, and pearls.

This is really pretty when you shake it up and watch the snow fall.

Stamps: CTMH Christmas Village
Paper: Thick Cream, CTMH Frosted DSP
Paper Size: 5" Square
Ink: Watercolor Pencils
Accessories: Die cuts, sequins, glitter, pearls, bells, ribbon, floral stamens, lace

Techniques: Shaker, Layering

Fluttering Butterflies

Stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card in VersaFine black ink.

Stamped the butterflies in greens, added black bodies, and fussy cut. Made the shaker elements, and filled with a flower leftover from a recent SU Paper Pumpkin kit and some sequins. Die cut a frame for the shaker.

Stamps: CTMH Your Own Kind of Wonderful
Paper: Thick white, Acetate
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Certainly Celery, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaFine Black
Accessories: Sequins, Darice Foamies, dies

Techniques: Shaker

Friendly Fan

Colored a piece of thick vellum with real red re-inker and a sponge, set aside to dry. When dry stamped the little flowers from Colorful Seasons onto the vellum in Fresh Fig and Crushed Curry, scored the vellum and created the fan fold. Pierced the base of the fan with a large upholstery needle and threaded the gold thread with a dental flosser, folded a gold jewel element over the base of the fan and tied the string to hold it in place. Added another gold element and used gold crimps to keep everything on the string.

Stamped the bamboo onto watercolor paper after stamping off twice to give it a lighter watercolor look. 

Punched out a ticket shape from the SU ticket punch and hand printed the characters for "Friend", backed with gold foil. Added a strip of gold foil to the back of a piece of the Fresh Fig card stock between the card stock and watercolor paper.

Stamps: SU Colorful Seasons, Unknown Bamboo
Paper: Fresh Fig base, Watercolor, Vellum, Gold Foil
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Real Red, Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Ticket punch, black Copic marker, jewelry elements, gold thread

Techniques: Fan Fold