Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Final Halloween Card

Good thing my sister doesn't live across the country since I didn't get her card in the mail until yesterday. I've been wanting to use the negative die-cuts like this & decided the MFT Primitive Pumpkins might work. Hard to tell, but the top panel is attached with foam tape.  I hand cut around the tops of the pumpkins after embossing them on black cardstock with Zing! Apricot powder. The splatter stamp is by Magenta--love the look & need to remember to use it.  Finally used a piece of Washi tape on a card (mostly it holds my dies in place--LOL!) & added the black glitter strip made with Score tape & MS glitter.  The black glitter stickers tied right in & I finished off the card with orange trim. I'm entering the October Halloween challenge at Magenta & Anything Goes at SSS Wed.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Final GDT Card

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It has been so special to join the talented DT at City Crafter Challenge Blog for the month of October.  Thank you all!  The month is almost over--how did that happen?!  Stripes is the theme & it gave me a chance to use this neat paper I've had for ages.  I again used my MFT Primitive Pumpkins stamp set & dies. The stars are stamped in Versamark on the purple cardstock.  I sprayed the pumpkins with Glimmer Mist & mounted the small one with foam tape. I've been wanting to do glitter strips & it worked perfectly for this card.  I used my score tape & black MS glitter.  The purple & white twine was in a close-out package & a couple tiny black gems are a fun way to make the letters look like eyes.  
Be sure to check out the wonderful projects by the DT: Kirsty, Ros, Char & Stella.  Why not join the challenge? Thanks for your visit.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Faux Stained Glass

As you probably know, I love the PTI MIM challenges. Somewhere I have a bag full of acrylic pieces I've saved from packaging, but it's hiding--LOL! Fortunately, I have a couple pieces waiting to go into that bag.  I was surprised how easy it was to stamp this poinsettia from PTI Peaceful Poinsettia using Staz On ink.  I colored on the back with Copics RV09, 19 & Y06.  It is so fun to learn a coloring technique a "coloring challenged" stamper can do--LOL!  The stained glass technique I learned many years ago just involved using glitter & I couldn't resist adding some to the berries.  
By putting it on the backside the glitter is protected & can't rub off.  I used Spellbinders to make my frame & stamped the rows of flowers (from the same set) in Memento Luxe Wedding Dress on the vellum panel. The sentiment (same set) is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I've been wanting to use one of my doilies & it worked perfectly here, using the layout from Viva la Verve sketch October week 1.  
I also used a couple scraps so will enter at Pixies Snippets Playground. Your comments are greatly appreciated--thank you!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop, Card #2

PTI-Oct-Blog-Hop-Color-6Just in the nick of time for my second PTI Blog Hop card.  I recently got a few more PTI inks including those needed for this color recipe.  Since they are non-traditional, I'll also add this to the Merry Monday challenge.
That PTI order also included the 1920's Stamp-A-Faire set just made available & it was on my table. I added WOS to the 3 large images & gems colored with a COPIC to match the Raspberry Fizz.  The sentiment is from PTI Peaceful Poinsettias--one of my first PTI sets.  I love this beautiful Cuttlebug folder--finally used it!  
I did use a scrap, so will enter over at Pixies Snippets Playground & this makes #5 for Anything Goes at SSS Monday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

PTI Blog Hop

PTI-Oct-Blog-Hop-Color-4I try not to miss the PTI Blog Hops & it's always fun to try their color combos.  I have tons of Christmas stamps, but not too many that are PTI. Turned out Snowflake Flurries was perfect to use with this color combo--all PTI inks I happen to have.  

My layout comes from the week 3 sketch at Viva la Verve.  
I hand cut the sentiment panel & it's mat & used Lil' Inkers stitched rectangles for the card front & panel. Stickles adds sparkle to the center of each image & the word "Joyous." Even with the foam tape I may not need extra postage.  I have to say, this turned out to be one of my favorite cards--love the clean, cheerful look. May have to make more of these.  
The colors are non-traditional, so I'll enter over at Merry Monday--one of my favorites challenges!  Anything Goes at SSS Monday, so also entering there.  

Friday, October 24, 2014


PrintI'm really enjoying my MFT Primitive Pumpkins stamp set & dies this year, so I've made more Halloween cards than usual. The fun grid sketch for MFT WSC challenge provided my layout & the colors & pumpkins on the napkin in the photo were my inspiration. 
We have a lovely boutique in our little town--mostly I just admire the beautiful items & occasionally buy a gift there. Fortunately, they also carry lots of May Arts ribbon which they sell by the yard. Couldn't resist a yard of this pretty one which turned out to be perfect for this card.  
Simple to make, except for keeping the grid pieces in order before getting them glued down! I thought I did, but no--finally had to look at the Cuttlebug Embossing folder package after 15 minutes of struggling--LOL!  I'll also enter the PaperCrafts October Gallery challenge, SSS Monday & Fusion.
Thought you might like to see how color totally changes a card. The glue showed through my felt the day after I took the picture of THIS card & I wasn't really happy with it anyway. Here's the re-do which I like much better. 
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Another Christmas Card

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I do so love making Christmas cards & this one fits in 4 challenges: A2Z Scrapbooking (2 HA products), Hero Arts Holiday (White Out), SSS Monday (Anything Goes) & ScrapRDV (Alexandra's Bingo--Red, Christmas, Stamping).  I heat embossed the snowflake from HA Enjoy The Seasons using a very old powder called Winter Wonderland--white with glitter. The sentiment from HA 
Merriest Christmas Wishes was stamped in VersaMagic Red Magic & clear embossed on a strip mounted with foam tape. Finished off with red pearls.  This would be a great design for mailing--just use glitter or a flat gem instead of pearls. I love reading your comments--thank you.