Tuesday, February 23, 2021

TSOT challenge 495

It’s always sad when we have to make a sympathy card. Thought this would be a nice generic card that I could use for sympathy, or something else if I chose to. This will go in my slot with no sentiment on it and I can add that when I need to use the card.  
I did a lot of masking on this one. I cut a mask for each one of the elements flower, leaf, and butterfly, If you’ve never done any masking like this it takes a little bit of pre-planning. You have to stamp what you want in the front first and then mask it off before you Stamp the next piece. It makes for a really nice card you should try it send me a picture in the comments below.
I guess I’m just not really a big bow person on a card. And I wanted to put the flower down low so that takes the place of my bow. How would you look at this sketch and interpret it, let us see, will be waiting. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a wonderful day.


Optional Theme: Sympathy

This is a throwback challenge.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

TSOT challenge 494 - Bleaching

 I was glad to see this technique, it’s one that I haven’t done in a long time. Years ago I took a piece of each if our card stock and made myself a sample of the bleached color each color of card stock turns. This gave me a chance to try out some of the new colors.  I made 2 cards because I could 😊, and I just loved their color change. I kept the cards really simple so the bleaching wouldn’t get lost. 

The first is done on rococo rose card stock. The bleach seemed to me to turn a vanilla shade so I mounted my focal image on vanilla and added a piece of embossed(ornate floral 3D) rococo rose to a vanilla card base. Oh yes I added a vanilla seam binding ribbon strip also-guess it’s discontinued.

The second card I bleached the vine stamp on pretty peacock and I loved the greenish/yellow tone it made. Tried to pull more of the yellow look out with the flower on my focal piece. What do you think, did it make it look more yellowish?  Layered on a so saffron piece and once again embossed(subtle 3D) the background piece then added to a vanilla card base.  


Sunday, February 14, 2021

2 Bay window cards

 I saw this card and thought it was so neat. I followed the you tube and made one similar.  It’s a big card!!!   I made mine 8.25x5.5 I’m pretty sure I’ll have to make an envelope.  The creator was from the UK.-Jan Brown - her you tube title is - Tonys bay window fancy fold card #548    

The bay window tucks behind the area on the right side of the card that is popped out, but it will fold flat for mailing.       

I made my own background paper then added some of the whale DSP that I cut down.

Then I decided to see if there was an A2 bay window card tutorial. Rachel Tessman had one,see below for her measurements.  After watching the basic way to make I redid the measurements for a slightly bigger envelope I had and created this dragonfly card. It's taller and the front isn't as wide so my bay window sections were more narrow. 

For a quick basics on how to make a bay window card: Rachel Tessmans measurements - 

Card base -11  x 4.25   score middle 5.5

Measure the front of your card with this size base card it will be - 4.25x5.5

 now score at  3/8, 1 7/8, 3 5/8, 5 1/8     fold valleys on the first and last score line and the middle ones mountain folds.


Measure the front of your card ---- basically you need 2 narrow widths on the edge and next to the middle score on the card front and with what's left you divide into thirds to make the bay window. 

my dragon fly card ( 6.5 x 4.3/4) I made the 2 narrow "edges" different widths to make the bay window sections easier to measure.  I made the edge measurement slightly bigger since my pop out piece was smaller. It worked great and stands up nicely.  The top whale card is bigger and the bay window sections are wider making it nice to cut the port holes to see through.   

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Love is in the Air - SIBH

SIBH= Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop
Yep it's that time again, our Feb. Blog Hop with what else but a Love theme!  I have two really different types of cards to show you.  
  The first card I made I decided to use some of my water coloring  Art Impressions stamps.  I have been using them more lately and thought I'd try an intertwined heart  because what is love if it's not shared.  I  added the letters for Love that I triple cut and stacked up.  You can't tell but I did cover the top piece of black with some frost white shimmer paint/water mix.  This is really a nice touch as it makes your card stock kinda pearly looking. (Just put a drop or two on your work surface and add a drop of water, use a blending brush and rub onto the stock of your choice . It doesn't take long to dry and really adds a nice shiny touch.) The black border also has the same shimmer paint.  I then used the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder to give it all some texture adding the letters after all was put together.  I'm not sure what I'll use this card for, maybe an anniversary card.  (I already had hubbies valentine made) 

The second set of cards I made are Valentines for my sisters.  We live in different states and I miss not seeing them very often.  I had some extra time and decided to do something with one of my Karen Burniston dies - Bitty Ball Pop Up.  I started with Stampin' Up Magenta Madness In Color card stock.  Then to tone it down a bit I added some of the FREE Oh So Ombre DSP from the Sale A Bration catalog.  Decorated with hearts around the ball and then a heart on the top letting them know they are loved. The ball is held in place with a brad and will twirl.  After taking the pictures I decided to add their names below the ball. I cut their names out of the same DSP using the Playful Alphabet (I have been using this more and more and really like the size of the letters!!)  Oh my that done now how do I decorate the front of the card.  My Hello Birthday Chick and Hello Chick were laying on my desk so I decided to use them and make them kinda crazy colored - (well we were known as the dingy daughters and NO we never had colored hair!)  I embossed the card base with an old Stampin' Up embossing folder full of falling hearts.   I made a belly band and added the chickens and my Happy Valentines Day sentiment.  I did alter the chick with the balloon - the balloon came from a stampin up set I've had for years - Birthday Balloons (it has 3 different balloons and a Happy Birthday sentiment and was a small wooden set)  


Well what do you think?  Two absolutely different types of cards, which do you like the best?  I'm one of those people who like to do different types of cards and do enjoy sending something that is a bit different and has a WOW factor.  On the other hand I have been REALLY been enjoying making cards with the Art Impressions stamps and letting the scene do the "talking",  so the cards are a bit simpler in nature. 
Now onto Tricia Butts  blog I'm sure she has a wonderful project for all of us to see. (Just click on her  name above and it will take you to her blog) We have another big hop for you and everyone has a card/project to show you, maybe you'll get some inspiration from something you see.  The list is below if you get lost just click on the name and it will take you to that persons blog.   Thanks for stopping and I do hope you'll continue on checking out all the others.  If by chance you have a moment I sure wouldn't mind a comment letting me know what you thought of my cards.  What kind of stamper are you - clean and simple more like my first card or do you like a WOW card like my second set of cards.  Sometimes we're both I know I am :0)             

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Snailed it!

 I made a double slider card today it was fun I enjoyed it I think it’s kind of cute I like these snails. Stampin’ up has them in their mini catalog lots of ideas with this set!! I sat down last night and blender/Coptic colored a page full of the images that I had stamped. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

TSOT challenge 493 - peek a boo birthday

This is a very unusual card layout,  I've never done one like it but it was fun with the suggested theme - Peek a boo.  I've had these dies for a while and never used them so it was fun to pull them out.  I altered the "tree" trunk and  animals - stamped them then cut them out to add to the plain trunk where my opening peek a boo was placed.  Thanks for stopping and I do hope to see how you've interpreted this design.

Optional Theme: Peek a Boo

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

TSOT challenge 492 Love is in the air!

 Quick and sweet post this time.  I already made my valentine his card😊, so I made an anniversary card I’m always in need of one for some couple in this big family! 

Optional Theme: Love is in the Air

Watercoloring Altenew designs

 I have been somewhat working on sorting and labeling my non Stampin Up stamps. I have a small container that holds my Altenew and Pinkfresh...