Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Peace, Joy, Love

Quick post for PTI MIM before I head out on a little adventure.  Hubby & Fritz will hold down the fort.  I won't have my computer, but you might see me on Instagram.
Anyway, here's my card for PTI MIM Patterned Frames
I stamped the images from Spruce & Sprigs in Ocean Tides, Lovely Lady & Soft Stone.  The sentiment from Botanical Blocks IV was stamped in Weathervane & I added some dots from Harvest Berries.  The frame is from Smokey Shadow cardstock with Cover Up: Diamonds stamped in white.  I added Stickles to the holly & berries.
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Create It Wednesday~Happy Halloween

I'm up on the PRS Blog today with a cute little Halloween gift bag.  The scalloped circle by Verve was a prize I won just before Julee closed her company.  It was perfect for this project!

All the stamps are from the adorable Beware stamp set that is currently on sale for just $7.99.  Hope you'll check out my post.

I'm entering Double D, Snippets Playground, SSS WednesdayDie Cut Divas.
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Monday, October 8, 2018

More Cards

Some WCMD challenges are still going, so here are 3 more cards.
First is a Thanksgiving card inspired by an older Nichol Spohr video I recently watched.  I had never used the SSS Heart of Flowers die & now I don't want to put it down! 
I die cut kraft & white cardstock.  The white pieces were colored with Distress Markers festive berries, wild honey, spiced marmalade, faded jeans, dusty concord, peeled paint & brushed corduroy.  I brushed all the pieces with Wink of Stella & then put them into the negative spaces of the kraft panel. 
That was easily done since I had already attached adhesive backed fun foam to the panel.  Finished off with a twine bow.  I'm entering SSS Flickr #107, Flickr Love Handmade Cards, HLS Anything Goes with Dies & SSS WCMD
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Next is a card already sent to a blogging friend & she kindly sent me a picture since I couldn't find the one I took. 
This is one of my favorite designs:  ink blend a masked area & stamp with a solid image.  This time I used Distress Oxide picked raspberry & abandoned coral with the PB image called Peony.  The sentiment from W&W A Tree for all Seasons was heat embossed.  I added black Pico Embellisher to the flower centers.  I'm entering W&W WCMD Ink BlendingSSS WCMD & WAW.
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My final card is for CAS on Friday & W&W WCMD CAS.  I put all the stamps in my stamp positioner & colored them with Distress Markers festive berries, wild honey, peeled paint, faded jeans, dusty concord & brushed corduroy. 
I brushed over the leaves with a water brush & added splatters with the brushed corduroy.  It's always fun to come up with a one layer card & this one will go to a blogging friend for Thanksgiving. 
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Saturday, October 6, 2018

WCMD with Friends

Cardmaking has given me friends around the world--a huge blessing in my life.  Cat, Betty & I would be a group if we didn't leave in different time zones!  But wait, via the internet we are a group--haha!  Cat asked Betty & I if we wanted to do our own challenge to celebrate WCMD & of course, we said yes.  Our challenge was to make a card using something given to us for a Fall/Winter card.  Here are their wonderful cards.  

I have lots of goodies from these 2 sweet friends, but first I pulled out my Winnie & Walter hello die--a gift from a friend who no longer blogs.  

I used SSS Antique Gold embossing powder sent to me by Susanne for the sunflower from W&W In Bloom: Addie's Garden.  The panel is Bristol paper so I could color with Zigs Yellow, Bright Yellow, Mustard & Brown.  When it dried I die cut the word & stacked it 3 high for just a bit of dimension.  Distress Stain Tarnished Brass was used for splatters & the gold alpha stickers are Heidi Swapp.  I'm entering W&W Dress Up Your Die Cuts, SSS WCMDMFT Flower Power & DCD.
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I really wanted to use some of what Cat & Betty have sent to me, so here's my second card. 
The Altenew Gradient Stripes die cut is from Betty & the Avery Elle bouquet stamped die cut is from Cat.  Last night I was working on Thanksgiving cards (not yet posted) & discovered a combo of Distress Markers I really like.  They were still on my table, so I used some of them:  dusty concord, faded jeans, peeled paint & wild honey.  Cat had also used Bristol paper & it worked great for these markers which I blended with my waterbrush.  I added Stickles to the berries & black Pico Embellisher for the flower centers.  The sentiment is from PRS Fall Colors.  Added 3 gold stickers & mounted the bouquet with foam tape.  I'm entering W&W Black & White Background, SSS WCMD, MFT Flower Power.
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Friday, October 5, 2018


The PTI MIM challenge is to use packaging dies on a card.  Luckily, Lizzie mentioned that a tag die could be used.  When I met Vikki, she gave me a bunch of PTI tag die cuts & I pulled out 2 of Tag Sale #8.  I thought they could work for a design I remember seeing long ago.  Using VersaMagic Red Magic, I stamped the rows of flowers from Peaceful Poinsettia.  The center of each flower was dotted with Stickles Holly which is green with a touch of red.  Yah--another piece of the Candy Cane Stripe paper made it onto a card!  I often craft in the evenings, which can make color shades hard to tell.  I waited until the next day to pick the green layer I thought was the best match & then I put all the layers together, including the Tiny Tags star die cut & sentiment.  Everything seemed fine until I set up to take a picture today.  Then I finally saw that the 2 tags were not the same white! 
Tried to tell myself they were close enough, but didn't buy it.  No way was I throwing the whole thing away, so I carefully tore off the foam tape & cream tag. 
Eventually I had the idea to use one of the single flowers in the set to stamp a panel.  The tag element is brushed with Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer & the dry embossing is one of my very old Cuttlebug folders.  I'm also entering SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.

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PTI Transformation Tuesday is always fun.  This time I chose a card from 2015 that ended up pretty big. 
I wanted to make something similar in a more standard size & using inchies--not 3 different size squares.  Should be making Thanksgiving cards, but I really wanted to use What the Doodle Snowflake. 

The image was silver embossed on each inchie & then watercolored with Enchanted Evening.  I purposely did strokes side to side with my brush for a different look.  The shine from the embossing & the dot of silver Stickles in the center of each snowflake is really pretty, but hard to see in the photo.  I used Delicata Silvery Shimmer for the sentiment from Peaceful Poinsettia & added tiny splatters of Enchanted Evening.  The inchies were attached with foam tape & the panel was matted with Enchanted Evening cardstock cut to A2 size.  Lots of changes from the original card, but it did inspire the new one, so hopefully that meets the challenge requirement.  I'm also entering ModSquadSSS Wednesday.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Winnie and Walter

Didn't want to miss the Winnie & Walter challenges that are ending soon.  First up is my September Color Combo entry.  
I don't have any really good peach inks, so decided to try & make my own.  Basically, I just mixed 4 Distress Inks (spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, wild honey & scattered straw) with my waterbrush until I was happy.  Then I brushed it onto a scrap of watercolor paper starting dark at the top & getting lighter toward the bottom for an ombre effect. 
The tree & leaves from A Tree for all Seasons were stamped in Versafine Smokey Gray & PTI New Leaf.  Then I used a wet brush over the circle of leaves, purposely making the outer edge uneven.  After it dried I restamped in the same ink & used my old Spellbinders rectangle to die cut & emboss the panel.  PTI Tiny Tags was used for the sentiment which I tied on with gray twine.  The panel was mounted with foam tape to the scalloped Spellbinders rectangle cut from PTI Weathervane cardstock.  I used a panel of PTI Smokey Shadow for the card front.  I'm also entering DRU & SSS Wednesday.
Edited to add: entering SSS Monday with my Tiny Tag.
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Next is my entry for Rerun No. 34.  I don't have Typecast: Cary, so I used In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals for my card inspired by Heather's repetitive use of the word Joy. 
For my version I just made a narrow panel using VersaMagic Red Magic for the large words & Versafine Smokey Gray for the little ones.  The card front made from PTI Smokey Shadow was dry embossed with a Sizzix mistletoe folder.  The Joy panel was sprayed with a shimmer mist & I added a strip of Heidi Swapp silver glitter tape.  I'm also entering WAW.
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