4th of July Cards

Here I go rolling with the catch up posts. Many cards were made in July but I didn’t get to the posting. Hang on tight. Ha

These cards are very similar but there are minor difference such as combination of colors for the sentiment and mat, some are heat embossed, white background verses kraft background and a few other things. Can you spot them all?

So the really fun part of these cards was using the Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp and Stencil Combo set. You stamp the stars and dots first, then line up two different stencils to give you the red bursts and the blue bursts. You could use the set with other colors for a festive birthday card.

I die cut the sentiment mat along with the sentiment using several different dies sets.

I like how they came out and have always really liked the red, white and blue combo. And I like the combo with the white and kraft.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold Dies

Supplies:

  • Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Red, Blue, White and Silver inks
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders die
  • Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • My Favorite Things Happy Trio die set

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Hello! It’s been to long. I have made lots of cards but posting… not so much. Here is a quick Christmas card I made for the Build You Stash Cardmakers hop and monthly challenge. You can find the hop here. I was hoping to get more done but I got creating some other cards.

Straightforward and simple. I used several pieces from a paper pad and followed the sketch for July in the Build Your Stash group. The paper pad is by DCWV. I love the pad but I have trouble finding things to go with it for some reason. So.. stick with all things from the pad and you are good. The brown mat is from my stash. The base is some kraft paper from my stash. I inked around all the edges with Distress Oxide ink.

Supplies:

  • DCWV Winter in the Woods paper stack
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Frayed Burlap

Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry Birthday Card

Hello! Here I am with a birthday card for my son. He turned 30 in May. Does that mean I am getting old? Ha! It kind of hit me. Lately he has been doing a lot of mountain biking. So that explains the card. The bike looks kind of ghost like but his bike is gray so there it is.

The background is a combination of stamping, ink blending and coloring with Copics.

The dirt is ink blended and then stamped with an old Stampin Up stamp I found in my stash that is perfect for dirt. The grass I think is ink blended. The trees and mountains are colored with Copics. The sky is ink blended. The birds are stamped using a Hero Arts set.

The bike stamp was a lucky find. I got it the same day I made the card which was either the day before his birthday or on his birthday. I got it at either Michaels or Joanns and neither one has that great of a selection so I was very lucky to find it. It may not look like a mountain bike but at least it doesn’t have a cute basket on it with flowers.

I put the sentiment on the inside because I didn’t want it on the scene.

Supplies:

  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry stamp set
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2017 stamp set
  • American Crafts Bike stamp
  • Distress Oxide ink

Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire Birthday Card

I have a birthday card today that I made with stamps from one of my very favorite stamp companies. That would be Hero Arts. I made this for a good friend of mine.

I just love this cute set. I am not often into the little cutsey stuff but these guys are so much fun.

To create the scene and specifically the background I did some ink blending and masking. I die cut some grass but I had to cover the grass when doing the sky and cover the sky when ink blending the grass. For the dirt I found an old Stampin Up woodblock stamp to add little dots all over. I was excited to have this come out nice so that stamp is right on my desk for future cards. The stars in the sky were stamped.

Then I stamped the critters, fire, trees and moon. I colored them with Copics and then die cut them.

The sentiment is stamped.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire stamp set
  • Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
  • Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire matching die set
  • Distress Oxide inks

Tim Holtz Feathered Friends Wedding Card

Here is a wedding card that I made for my son to give to his good friends. I know them also so it was fun to make this for them. My son married them at their ceremony. Very cool in my book.

I love how the card came out!

Avery Elle Loads of Wishes

The background is ink smooshed using Distress Oxide inks. I stamped over it in places and also inked over a stencil some places.
The branch was die cut using a die that came from the Arthur die set and was inked with Distress ink.
For the two birds I flipped a bird so that they could face each other. They are die cut from panels that were ink smooshed.
The sentiment is stamped.
Supplies:
  • Feathered Friends die
  • Arthur die
  • Burlap stencil
  • Music & Advert stamp
  • Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
  • Distress Oxide ink – Background – Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen. Birds – Vintage Photo, Salvaged Patina, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy.
  • Distress ink – Branch – Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain. Background – Tea Dye

Heat Embossing with a Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party

My Dad is the popular one this month. Fathers Day and his birthday with in two weeks. So here is the card I made for him for his birthday.

Karen Burniston Happy Birthday die

This was a fairly straight forward card to make. On the background I did ink smooshing first with Distress Oxide ink and then Distress ink. When it was dry I went over it with my powder tool, stamped the jelly fish and heat embossed using silver embossing powder. The sentiment is die cut 3 times. The top layer is colored using Distress ink.

Entered in the Die Cut Divas June Challenge.

Also entered over at Hero Arts for their Stay Crafty Challenge For the Guys.

Supplies:

  • Distress Oxide ink – Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean
  • Distress ink – Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Jellyfish Party Bold Print stamp
  • Karen Burniston Happy Birthday die

Die Cutting with Hero Arts Looking Glass Canyon Lands

I have a couple of cards to show you that I made using one of the Looking Glass dies by Hero Arts. I made Fathers Day cards for my Dad and hubby. They are similar but I am one that cannot make the exact same card twice or more for the most part.

This one I made for my Dad and it was the first time using the die. The tree cuts out with the square opening. It is colored with a Copic marker. The mountains are cut from a panel that I had around with Distress ink smooshing on it. The grass I colored with some Distress ink. The grass is part of a die that cuts out a square but I cut the grass strip off of the square. The sky I ink blended using Distress ink.

On the kraft surrounding the scene I stamped with Versamark. It is very hard to see that.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday

This one I made for my hubby. I did the same coloring the tree, grass, mountains. The sky is different as you can see and I added the birds to this. When I stamped on the kraft cardstock surrounding the scene I used some Distress Oxide ink this time so it would show up better and also a different background stamp.

The sentiment is heat embossed on this one also.

I entered this one over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the June Challenge.

Also entered over at the Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge For The Guys.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Looking Glass Canyon Lands die set
  • Distress Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Hero Arts Mud Cloth Bold Prints stamp
  • Rubbernecker Cobblestone background stamp
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2017 stamp set
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangles Stax die set

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Treat

Today I have a fun card I made for my sister. It is not her birthday but I just wanted to make this card for her since she loves pigs and so do I.

Such a cute pig image. I colored the pig with Copics and a sparkle pen.

The image is cut out with a deckle rectangle die.

The sentiment is die cut and layered with a few die cuts. I colored it with purple sparkle pen.

Supplies:

  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Treat stamp set
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die set
  • Copic Markers
  • Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Cuts die set
  • Wink of Stella – purple

Hero Arts Circle Design Christmas Card

Hello. I am still out here making some cards. Just not as many for some reason. Here is a card I made for Sketch Challenge 11 in the Facebook group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers.

Hero Arts Peace & Joy

For the doily type circle thing.. I stamped and heat embossed. The poinsettia is two white flowers that I sprayed with red and layered together. I added some micro beads to the center. The sentiment is also stamped and heat embossed. The sentiment rectangle is die cut out of Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock. The strip behind the circle is also the same metallic paper. I am just going to say it… this is not one of my favorite cards. You know once in awhile we make those ones we are not thrilled with. Sometimes you just need to get it done and move on.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Circle Design stamp
  • Hero Arts Peace & Joy stamp set
  • Spellbinders Circle die set
  • Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die set
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock

Memory Box Floral Cluster Wedding Card

Today I have a wedding card for you. These are ones that I do not make very often. This is for very good friends of my sons. He actually married them. It sounded like a very nice wedding and reception with some friends of theirs and my sons who came from out of state. I also made a card for my son to give them and you will see how different the two are. I will add to this post a bit later.

The guys in the wedding party wore dark blue suits. I am not sure what all the girls wore. I have not seen to many photos yet.

Papertrey Ink Harlequin Cover Plate Die

I chose to go the more formal route with the card from my husband and me. It is hard to tell in the photo but the background is dark blue.

I used a die to cut out the white background pattern.

The flower cluster is die cut from Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Kraft-Stock along with the sentiment. Since there is all the texture on the background I was thinking it might be a good idea to back the gold die cuts with thick cardstock next time on this type of card.

Entered over at the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr for the June challenge.

Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Cover Plate Harlequin Die
  • Memory Box Floral Cluster Die
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Congrats Die
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock – Gold