Sunday, January 19, 2020

Waffle Flower for CAS Christmas Tags

Hi all! Welcome to my post for January 2020 for 2 challenges combined: CAS Christmas Challenge and Waffle Flower Challenge #2:


The theme is a winter challenge using a tag. I used Waffle Flower's Winter Hamsters Bundle, Waffle Flowers' Dotted Tag Dies, Jillian Vance's Snowflakes, MFT's Magical Friends and MFT's More Essential Sentiments to create this card. How cute are these little guys? The dies cut out 3 images at once.


I kept it clean and simple with Neenah Classic Crest 110 lb. card stock for the card base and the snowflakes. I really enjoy a white on white card.

The hamsters were stamped with Scrapbook.com Hybrid Black ink and water colored with my Kuretake Zigs. I then used the matching die cuts and my Big Shot to cut them out. The outside sentiment and snowflakes were stamped with Scrapbook.com's Mermaid Hybrid ink
The inside sentiment is simple black stamping but I thought it went so well with the 2 little hamsters dancing!
The tag was popped up with Fun Foam and I use a liquid adhesive to adhere the images and the tag. 

I hope you enjoyed this card...I am thinking of using it for my Valentine's Day card for my hubby. We don't have a lot of snow here in North Carolina, but I think he'll like it anyway! Thanks for visiting and here are all the links if you'd like to try out these fun products:
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CAS Watercolor Challenge with Jillian Vance

 
Welcome friends to my post for CAS Watercolour Challenge, Cool Colors:
This will be a quick post for I simply used some water coloring from my stash which happen to be the perfect colors! Don't you love when you can use something on your desk and create a card? I am not sure what brand of watercolors I used, but I know I did use table salt on the water coloring when just drying. You can see the star bursts in the pictures created with the salt.
I used my Jillian Vance Wildflower Die Set to cut out the images and I used every last little bit of this paper. I love blues and greens together:
The white background is Taylored Expressions Bead Board Embossing Folder with Neenah White 80 lb. card stock. The clean lines are a perfect background.
The sentiments came from the Birthday Greetings stamp set from MFT Stamps.
You can see the salt effect in the bottom flower in the above picture. The base is Blu Raspberry Card Stock from MFT. I do love this color and they have matching envelopes, too!
This was my grand-daughter's 25th birthday card. She is a blue lover so I thought she'd enjoy it and she did! The links are below if you are interested in any of the products I used today. Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Taylored Expressions January Challenge #1

Taylored Expressions is one of my all time favorite stamp companies for their innovation and complete line of all stamping and crafting products. I plan to show many more of their great products in the future.

Their Facebook group, Fans of Taylored Expressions has a published monthly challenge for all of 2020. This is great so you can plan ahead if you participate in challenges!
For this card, I used masking and grey: 
I can't say enough about TE's line of 6" X 6" masking stencils. They have ovals, squares, circles, rectangles, hearts and hexagons. For this card I used the squares. You have the positives and negatives to use with 2 different sizes. I used the small square piece (bottom left) for this card.
I adhered the square mask to my 4" X 5 1/4" Neenah 80 lb. white card base with a tiny bit of repositional adhesive. Then using my Wendy Vecchi Make art Stay-tion, I could easily hold down TE's Topsy Turvy stencil over it and ink blend 2 grays from Scrapbook.com's Hybrid line of ink with their foam ink blending tools. All of these tools make life so easy and your work comes out clean with no finger smudges.

I know it's hard to see the white square that was masked off, since I pretty much covered it up with Mr. & Mrs. Grumpling! They were stamped with Scrapbook.com Black Hybrid Ink onto Bristol Smooth Paper and water colored with my Zig Real Color Brush Markers. I used a silver gel pen too. I do have the matching die cuts to cut the images perfectly. Finally they were popped up with Scrapbook.com's round adhesives.
Funny, funny sentiment stamped onto the A2 sized card base made from WPlus9 Dove Grey card stock.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. All links are shown below and happy crafting!
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Card Concept #126 Jan. 2020 - Wedding Card

Welcome to my first design team post for The Card Concept for 2020! It's so fun to be on a DT and come up with a card for each challenge. This picture was so inspiring I could have made many cards, but I wanted to keep with a wedding theme. I kept with a "Classy & Elegant" style:

   Definition:
  • polished
  • shiny finish
  • sparkling embellishments
  • rich color scheme
  • sophisticated sentiments
  • regal
  • sweeping
  • dramatic
  • monochromatic
  • layered textures
  • awe
  • impress

Here is the inspiration picture:
Most of the inspiration came from the clocks, the glitz, the silver noisemaker in the back and lastly, the pearls.

I started with Tsukineko Delicata 4 pack of colors that I had in my stash. I used the gold and silver colors with the Scrapbook.com's Foam Blending Tool with Tim Holtz' Stamper Anonymous Layering Stencil, Clockworks, on Neenah Classic Crest White card stock. I cut this piece with the largest Jillian Vance's Basic Rectangle Backdrop die. It leaves a beautiful clean indent about 1/4" in from all the edges. I love the look of it.
The wine glasses (MFT's Wine Service Die-namics) and chain (free gift from Jillian Vance, but linked similar item below) were cut from silver metallic card stock. They were glued flat with liquid adhesive and a few pearls were added for bubbles.

The outside sentiment is from Brutus Monroe's Sharon's Script.  This set has many elegant sentiments for various occasions. 
The inside sentiment is from Taylored Expression's, The Inside Scoop - Wedding. Perfect sentiments for the inside of a wedding card.
I cut and scored a piece of WPlus9, Dove Grey card stock into a side fold A2 card. I just love this card stock! Not only the color, but the weight is just perfect to score without cracking, yet strong enough to be a base. Definitely have to keep this in my stash.
Thanks for visiting my blog for The Card Concept #126. If you are interested in any products mentioned, they are linked here. Happy crafting!
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Monday, January 6, 2020

Impression Obsession Winter Cuddle


Yes, we are still making winter cards! Based on Just Us Girls #517 challenge I started with snowflakes. Then with Impression Obsession's challenge, "Love Is In The Air" combined with Little Red Wagon's Challenge #529 NBUS (Never Been Used Schtuff), my Winter is a Good Time To Stay In and Cuddle stamp from IO was perfect! 


This is a simple card, but I like the black and white with a touch of red. The background snowflakes were made with the Oversized Merry stamp set from Waffle Flower. They were stamped with Versamark and sprinkled with Nuvo White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. 
Both the outside and the inside have a Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Die Cut. The outside tag has fun foam under it to give a nice even layer, but not too thick. The red hearts are cut from glitter card stock and a heart wreath die I had in my stash which has multiple sizes of hearts.
The inside is a very simple sentiment from Hero Arts Love Birds:

Very fun card to make and I have just the couple to send! They live in Buffalo, NY so this is perfect for January. 

All links are shown below. I want to thank Impression Obsession, Just Us Girls and Little Red Wagon for hosting these challenges. Happy Crafting!

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