Tuesday, February 12, 2019

TSOT #395

This is a fun interactive card.  When you pull the bow/ribbon at the top the inside pulls out.  It is called a ribbon slider card.  I'm not a big ribbon on cards crafter, but I like this idea.  It really makes for a fun card and the ribbon sides really well pulling the inside card out and pushes back in easily. this card has already found it's way to a new home - my sisters :0)  I've had this leaf frame for a bit and don't think I've used on a card yet, I like it a lot.  Thanks for stopping and I hope you'll try our challenge.

            Theme: Use Ribbon or Twine

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TSOT challenge 394 photo/sketch or both

oh it is so nice to be back to posting for TSOT.  I somehow missed two weeks in a row - I had it on my blog two weeks ago but somehow didn't get it on Try Stampin's blog.  Then last week was BUSY, helping with grandchildren who have chicken pox and then with my mother-in-law.  Sometimes life happens and we don't find the time to craft.  I did color some images just didn't have time to go to my craft room and stamp.  Well that's enough about me, right?
This week I was keeping the home fires burning, literally. We had some really cold days - below zero and rain, and then ice, and then snow!!!  It did allow me to get some stamping done even though I had to move to a different room to work.  Living in an old 100 year old farm house is great but when it's cold outside we have to close up some of the rooms. My craft room is the first to go!!

I'm wondering if you can tell what I chose to do on this card,  were challenged to use either the sketch, photo or both.  The picture and sketch are pictured down below my card.

I used the sketch, we have a new little one coming in the extended family- a niece is due on Feb. 13th. They don't like finding out if it's a boy or girl so I made this card with multi colors and after the new little one arrives I'll add the appropriate color on the inside.  Thanks for stopping by and happy

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wonderful Romance and Vellum

Made this card a few weeks ago and thought I'd add today as I'm on my laptop. I featured this set at a card class and made up a few different cards to show my ladies.  I'm not normally a bright pink girl but I like the way this turned out and my ladies liked it. 
White embossed on vellum (keep your heat gun moving when using on vellum)
colored on back side then attached to whisper white.  It can be hard to do this without seeing the adhesive but I think I found a way for this card.  I used a sponge and tombo - applied the glue to the sponge - dabbed off a bit then sponged the glue on the back side of the vellum mainly where I colored.  I don't think I can see any glue spots and that makes me VERY happy!! 
thanks for stopping by and I'd love to know what you think?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Lovely Lattice SAB freebie

I don't have a new card for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday but I thought I'd add this card I made here on my blog.

I watched a video of a card maker doing a lead pencil coloring and wanted to try it.  I think it turned out nice.  I did fussy cut around the image then added to the card base.  The circle cut out has the new doily die behind it.   I used a stump (tool used for dry blending) to shade the pencil some.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

TSOT # 392 Metallic Madness

 Hello and welcome - for the next 2 weeks our challenge has the theme of  Metallic Madness. This is card is doing double time, made for my stamp camp and this challenge.  I used a Copper Metallic sheet with the new and absolutely wonderful stitched rectangles from the 2019 Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up.  Copper embossing that looks metallic :0)   was used on the Wonderful Romance stamp set that is also in that new catalog.  There are sooooo many great sets in this catalog that is was hard to decide what to get.  It is the best time of the year to buy and join Stampin' Up.  The Sale-A-Bration catalog also came out in Jan.  This catalog has FREE products in it, who doesn't like a freebie?!  I know I do and I was able to get a few because I placed a qualifying order earlier this month.  If you're interested and don't have a demonstrator I'd be happy to help you out and get you a catalog so you can go shopping in the comfort of your home.


Here is the sketch for the challenge I enlarged the square on the front to fit everything on and to use the stitched rectangles!  click HERE and you'll go directly to Try Stampin' On Tuesdays page.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Crazy 4 Challenges

Hope this works for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge #467
I have been playing with this wonderful - Wonderful Romance Stampin' Up bundle that is in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I've copper embossed then cut with the matching die.  Colored with the blends then popped onto the card base that I decorated with embossing and DSP.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out. 

Click HERE do go directly to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog page and see all the talented designers cards.

The Joy of Sets Blog hop - Easel card

I have always enjoyed going on a "blog hop". The group picks a theme, color scheme, or a sketch (something along those lines) and all the members follow it and create cards, posting with a next & previous button makes it easy to "hop" along and quickly see all the cards.  These are to inspire you to create one of your own! 😊

I am so excited to be a part of this - The Joy of Sets blog hop!!!!! (MY very first)  Our card design was to be an easel card.  Now if you've ever been on pinterest there are a ton of tutorials and many different ways to make an easel card.  I've made this style of card in the past and always liked doing so-they really are easy.  We were also challenged to use something new/free.  Being a Stampin' Up demonstrator I do have new products,  it is the biggest event of the year for us.  Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time! That means ( if you don't know) purchase product in the designated amount for where you live (US, Canada, UK....) and you can pick a FREE item in the SAB catalog!!!! These items are only available for FREE (did I already say that?!😊) from Jan. - March.  There are stamp sets, designer series paper pack, wooden elements, ribbon bundle-5 colors- and even a die that will match a set that is in the annual catalog.  So you see/read there really are a lot of choices and they are oh so wonderful, you may have a hard time just picking one, that's okay you can pick one, two, three,four,five..... 😂 The Occasions Catalog also was released in Jan and let me tell you their are some WONDERFUL products in it.  I enjoyed making my "like" list - ohh to big- so I remade it again and again.  For those of you who have a lot of men to send cards to their is even a Bundle of products that would be super for them.

My card was made with one of the FREE products - Lovely Lattice.  I decided to do an oval easel card for a bit of change. I love the look of the Pergamano technique and decided to do it also.  You stamp in white on Vellum card stock (letting it dry for about 20 min) then using a stylus tool gently trace on the backside so the image "stands out" and is accented somewhat. You don't want to rip the vellum so when I say gently I mean gently, I usually do this on the pierce mat - one that isn't used to pierce or you could just use a piece of foam. Tracing more than once or gently going back and forth in the same spot will work.  I also used my bone folder to lightly shade  (on the back still) the petals. A bit of fussy cutting and pearls to top it off.  Attaching the vellum to card stock without it being seen  through the vellum on the front is always a problem for me. If you know of any adhesive that will work with vellum please leave me the answer in the comments below.

(I couldn't decide which background showed off the card best so I decided to put both on - I know a little overkill)
Thank you so much for "hopping" in, I sure would Love to know what you think of my vision.  Have a Wonderful Day and make some time to relax and Stamp.

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