Monday, September 26, 2016

Pink and Silver for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time again.


This week's challenge is brought to us by Kristie.
Thank you for coming back to be our Guest Designer, Kristie.
We miss you.

Our marbling challenge is over at CAS Mix Up, but I had the perfect marbled piece to use.
I cut a frame and popped it up on top of the part cut out.

The solid ornament was die cut from a snippet of Brusho background
and the silver swirls were die cut from foil.
(They really are silver not black. Silly camera!)

I love the soft look of this card!

Check out what the rest of the Design Team has done and then I hope you'll join us at
Merry Monday

and I can take my snippets over to
Pixie's Snippet Playground.

and we can't forget
Rudolph Days
where anything Christmas goes from the 25th to the 30th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Encore Silver
Paper:   Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Pink Pirouette, Silver Foil (SU), Marbled and Brusho backgrounds
Other:  Swirl Ornament and Classic Ornament dies (MB), Kars Snowflake EF (retired Cuttlebug), Double Stitch Frame (MFT)


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Last Marbled Card...for now


There's still a few hours to enter at CAS Mix Up

This is another marbled piece I made with shaving cream and re-inkers.  
This time just one color of re-inker.
I love all the white space!

I just stamped this Penny Black stamp and sentiment with Archival black in.

A very quick and easy CAS card!

The challenge is open until the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Softly, Special Wishes (both PB)
Ink:   Archival Black (Ranger)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Daffodil Delight 
Other:  Shaving Cream, Daffodil Delight Re-inker (SU), Charles EF (Cuttlebug)


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Marbling and Daisies

Using Stamping, Marbling with Shaving Cream, Die Cutting, Shaped Die Cuts, Marker Layering

The flowers were die cut 3 times and one pair was cut apart.

I colored them with Distress Markers using a

Marker Layering Technique and shaped them.
Some tiny bits of dimensionals behind the petals 
help to keep the shape.

This month's CAS Mix Up

Challenge is open until the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Friendship Messages (SSS)
Ink:  StazOn Timber Brown, Distress Markers (Squeeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed< Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs) 
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.) 
Other:  Shaving Cream, Re-inkers (SU Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist), Basic Bookmark 3 Die (PTI), Fresh Daisies Die (SSS), Rainstones (PTI)




Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Marbled Butterflies


Have you tried marbling your paper yet?

I have had the messiest best time doing this technique.

I've got a story to tell of this card.

I needed a sympathy card and pulled this out of my stash.
It had a stamped and cut out cross on it.
But the color of the cross looked off compared to the card base.
(I'm sure I used the same color ink as card but I'm thinking maybe not!)

I didn't feel like I could send it like that so I pulled the cross of the card
and put it aside for another day.

I wasn't sure what to put on the embossed piece.

Since our challenge this month at CAS Mix Up is Marbling,
I had several pieces on hand from my play with shaving cream and re-inkers.

So I die cut these little butterflies from a piece of marbled paper and
put them on the card.

But wait!  Where in the world am I to put some stamping?

A NBUS stamp set from Technique Tuesday caught my eye.
I wanted something subtle so I stamped with some VersaMark ink.

And I loved it!

I hope you do too.

So I used Stamping, Marbling, Die Cuts and Dry Embossing.

There's still time to join us at
CAS Mix Up



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Wildflowers (TT)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Baja Breeze, Whisper White (SU), Coated paper for marbling
Other:  Shaving Cream, Marina Mist Re-inker (SU), Isabella and Pippi Butterfly Dies (MB), Basic Pearls (SU), Square Lattice EF (retired SU)


Monday, September 19, 2016

Warm Mittens Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday morning!


This week Kathy has challenged us to make a Christmas card using something
that would keep us warm.


I recently bought the Cable Knit Embossing Folder that's in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

It made some warm looking punched mittens from snippets of red cardstock.

I used a snippet of velvet ribbon to the cuffs and
some snow swirling around.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team has done to make you feelwarm and cozy.
 Then I hope you'll join us at Merry Monday.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Oh, What Fun (SU)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Real Red, Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Mitten Punch (retired SU), Cable Knit EF (SU), Velvet Ribbon (retired SU), Snowflake And Scroll EF (Darice), Bakers Twine ($1 bin)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Spray, Splatter and Drip


Last month we used sprays for CAS Mix Up.

By the end of the month, I was pretty comfortable using sprays.

So when I saw that Virginia's View Challenge for September
was Spray, Mist or Splatter, I was ready to jump in!

I was in a hurry so I just held a piece of watercolor paper in the wastebasket
and sprayed with some re-inkers and water in mist bottles.
I used Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

Darnell got us all on the NBUS wagon recently and this 
Penny Black stamp was sitting front and center in my NBUS box.
So I stamped it on the dried (be sure you let it dry first, ask me how I know),
sprayed watercolor paper.

Then I had the bright idea of coloring in the leaves and flowers with my Gold Uniball Gel Pen.

And I hated it!

So, I went in my box that's full of backgrounds and found a snippet done
with Brushos and stamped the flowers on that.
Mind you, it was a snippet and it took some creative stamping to get all the flowers on 
that little piece!

So I fussy cut the flowers out and paper pieced them over the undesirable gold flowers.

It really brightened it up.

Before it looked like a sympathy card and the sentiment just didn't fit!

Finally, I dripped some of that Pico Embellisher around.
I totally could have ruined the whole thing with that.

Whew, I'm glad it didn't have to go back to the trash can after all that!

So, along with Virginia's challenge, I'm taking my flower garden to
ADD A SENTIMENT

and

NATURE

and with those snippet flowers, I have to go to

I think that's enough for now.



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Softly, Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Archival Black (Ranger)
Paper:   Basic Black (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Sprays (made with re-inker and water), Stampin' Spritzers (SU), Gold Uniball Gel Pen, Tuxedo Black Irresistible Pico Embellisher, Stitched Mats Rectangles (LI)


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stenciling with Memory Box


I'm pretty sure that my good friend, Loll, has done a card very much like this.
She always inspires me!

The Memory Box Outside the Box challenge
I had their Texture Tiny Dots stencil in my NBUS box.
(My box is bulging at the seams and I need to get the inventory down so 
I can buy more see what's in there.)

I used some new Pearlescent Embossing Paste.
I love the shine it gives.

The butterfly, also a NBUS from Memory Box, is die cut from a piece of 
Inka Gold Smoosh.

For good measure I tucked a die cut Madera Corner piece under the butterfly.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Whisper White (SU) 
Other: Texture Tiny Dots Stencil, Madera Corner Die, Moonlight Butterfly Die (all MB), Pearlescent EP (Dreamweavers), Lots of Labels Framelits (SU)