Finally I got one in for the Merry Monday Challenge #240 with the theme of bells. I just got this stamp at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo a couple of weeks ago so I enjoyed being able to use it.
Background – Darice embossing folder Sheet Music.
The mats & image die cut – Spellbinder die Label One (S4-161).
The sentiment – Finding It Trading die. I cut it out of watercolor paper and colored it with a silver Wink of Stella pen. It doesn’t quite look like the bells which are also colored with Wink of Stella so I am thinking it was a different watercolor paper.
The image – Elizabeth Craft Designs Cardinal (RS021). Colored with Zig Clean Color pens and the silver Wink of Stella pen.
This was a fun one to make! I have had this cow stamp for many years and don’t use it much but I love the image. My sister loves cows so this works great for her birthday.
Background – Lawn Fawn plaid paper from the Fall Perfectly Plaid paper pad. Love their plaids.
Die Cut panels – Spellbinders Labels Nine. These are raised up with foam tape.
The Cow – Banjo Maya by La-La Land Crafts. Colored with Copics.
The sentiment – Spellbinders die (S2-139)
I thought I would share these since a lot of us enjoy using stencils. I was looking for some information about programming our heater controller and ran across a folder that said stencils. This is what I found.
The small ones are freebies from Leisure Arts magazine. The green ones are from Ben Franklin and I have no idea when I got them. Some of the holiday ones on the left are from a craft store in the city I grew up in down in Southern California. The ones that were purchased were 99 cents each. Maybe my Mom bought some of these to use but I think I probably did.
Funny how most of them looked like they were never used just like some supplies I have that I bought more recently (over the last several years). They were also made for a different purpose than card making but it is fun to see how for the most part there is very little detail compared to what we use today. I told my hub we could use them to add seasonal decor next to our house address on the curb. Ha.
For the background on this I used some of the new Oxide Distress Inks. Love them. This is Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Cracked Pistachio applied with the round blending tool.
Then I laid the Hero Arts Large Lotus stencil over the background and sprayed with Perfect Pearls.
The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp (SSSD111559) and it is hard to see but it is sprayed with Mint Perfect Pearls.
And.. some random bling.
Entered the challenge for March at A Blog Named Hero.
Also entered for March challenge at a2z Scrapbooking.
I stamped these flowers from the Altenew Peony Bouquet set. I just love this set and have made several cards with it. Since I stamped the flowers quite some time ago I don’t remember the inks that I used. The sentiment which is rather crooked is a Simon Says Stamp die called Happy Birthday strangely enough and is cut out of the same brown that is the background for the panel. I guess I was in a hurry when I laid down the sentiment.
These are cards I made in a class at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo that was last weekend very close to me in Pleasanton. It was really nice to have my friend Beth come from Utah to take 2 classes and do some shopping. Always more fun to go with a crafty friend. I thought I was not in the mood to do holiday cards but they were fun and I like the way they turned out. Everything was cut out and some of it is a printed paper panel. We did inking on the snowflakes, snowman, skates, gate, wreath and flowers, the assembly and the glitter highlights. The gate on the second card opens which I would not have thought of doing. They make some awesome stamps and dies. It was fun to highlight with glitter which I don’t usually do to much of. I saw that it makes a big difference if you use the super fine glitter verses the chunkier stuff. Also using the right glue makes it look better too. I like the look of the fine glitter much better.
The theme for today’s Scramble, hosted by Greta, was use at least 2 of these 3 elements:
•Three of something
•Light blue or blue/green color
•Daffodils (any color) or a yellow flower
Ok today was just one of those days. I fumbled around a lot and didn’t quite make it by times up but here it is. Bumps in the road, road blocks, curves, dead ends. I’m just not jiving today. There are a few different flowers stamped and colored and a few backgrounds and card bases. The fun part is I finally came up with a card I liked and I used my Distress Oxide inks.
- The card base is inked around the edge with Broken China Distress Oxide ink.
- The mat is inked with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink direct ink pad to paper. I sprayed it with water. After it was mostly dry I stamped over it with Hero Arts background stamp Tartan Plaid (CG440) using Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I actually dropped the daisy stamp on it after stamping the flowers on the white paper. I wiped it off with a wipe and cut some off just in the process of making the card so whew at least that got saved
- For the flower panel I used Hero Arts stamp Daisies (K5586). I colored it in with Zig Clean Color pens. I then cut the panel out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die set (S5-090). The panel edge is inked with the Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I added a few dots from Queen & Co. that I just got at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. The flower panel is raised with a foam panel.
So far I am loving the Distress Oxide inks. I like how they look when you spray them or not spray them. They blend nice which is a challenge for me. I like that they are soft creamy colors. I would say kind of pastel but I am not really a pastel fan usually. I have 5 colors so far. I don’t usually buy that many of things when they come out so that tells you something.
I had this background sitting around waiting to be made into something. I was experimenting around one time using sprays on different papers etc. to get some sort of look like Virginia Lu does. I didn’t quite get the same look but I really like this one. I guess you can’t really say any of them look alike but what I am saying is Virginia makes some really awesome sprayed panels that she does different stuff with such as this. Other times I think she sprays a panel and die cuts things from it.
I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays for this background I think on watercolor paper. I then heat embossed the two butterflies using black powder. The butterflies are from a Stampendous set called Butterfly Trio. I am not sure that I have used this stamps before. I like how it turned out. The greeting is die cut a couple times using a Spellbinders die from the Sentiments One (S2-082) set.
Recently I was playing around with my Hero Arts daubers and came up with this background. Well actually it was a smaller section on a scrap of paper but I decided to duplicate it. These are the only 3 Hero Arts daubers I have and I happen to really like these colors together.
Background – Hero Arts Long Leaves stencil (SA062). I used Hero Arts daubers in Tide Pool, Butter Cup and Pale Tomato all over.
Sentiment – Neat and Tangled die Hello There cut out twice using fairly thick black paper and stick-it.
Enamel dots to finish it off.
The son of a friend of mine graduated from college the end of last year. I don’t know him that well but I was proud of him that he did. I unfortunately forgot about it for several months. So now I have a card made that I want to send him. I just need to get his new address. The reason for all the purple is that was the color of his gown.
Background – Tim Holtz Stars stencil. I used 3 different colors of Distress Ink. The bottom row looks kind of black maybe but it is Dusty Concord. After looking at it a bit I couldn’t take all the white so I sprayed with Gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.
Sentiment – I had a double layered black die all done but once I sprayed the gold on I decided to change to shiny gold paper. The die is Scripty Congrats by Lawn Fawn. I also was thinking of maybe using a black mat but liked the purple.