Thursday, October 18, 2018

So Many Reasons.....

So Many Reasons

This is my card that I'm linking to the three challenges below.



So Many Reasons 

I was scrolling through some YouTube videos on my lunch hour and came across one by Jennifer McGuire where she did some foiling. Unfortunately I didn't save the video and can't find it so that I can link to it. I searched her videos and she has quite a few on foiling. 

So Many Reasons 

Her directions were pretty easy. She stamped her image with versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. After that you add foil on top of the image and then run it through your laminator. Easy peasy. She didn't even use a piece of parchment paper, she just ran it through the machine without it. I followed her directions and was very happy with the results.

So Many Reasons 

I used Therm-O-Web's Summer Rainbow Deco Foil.

So Many Reasons 

I wish I could have taken a better photo. It's really hard to capture shine from the foil. In my photos some of the images look darker than they really are. 

So Many Reasons

For my image I used the stamp set Sketched Flowers by Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp. The stamp set is called Uplifting Thoughts. I added some clear bling to finish off my card.  

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CAS on Friday: Thank You Card & Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge

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I'm back in my craft room!

I had started this card and two others using the same stamp set but didn't get to finish them before I left on vacation. Once I finish the other two I'll be posting them this week in some challenges I'm going to participate in. 

I spent some time over the weekend going through the challenges I want to play along with this week. We'll see how many I can actually do!

I'm linking this card to the CAS on Friday challenge. The card has to be clean and simple and be a thank you card.

The other challenge I'm linking to is the Simon Says Stamp Flicker Challenge. This challenge is for cards using Simon Says Stamp products and the theme is anything goes which is one of my favorite themes!


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The stamp set used for this card is by Simon Says Stamp and is called Sketched Flowers.

I love this set!

For the sentiment I used the stamp set Thank You Flowers also from Simon Says Stamp. 

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My background was created using ripe persimmon distress oxide ink.

I stamped the image using versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Be sure to check out both challenges and see all the beautiful cards that have been created!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

AAA Cards - CAS Game #123 - Sketch

AAA Cards - CAS Game #123 - Sketch

I created a card for a Clean and Simple Sketch challenge over at AAA Cards. 



The white space on your card outside of the sketch has to be plain, non-patterned, and non-textured.

I think I achieved that. 

AAA Cards - CAS Game #123 - Sketch 

I really love challenges! I get so many more cards made by participating in them.

I've been playing along with challenges for quite a few years. I take breaks occasionally but I always come back. I find that I miss them when I'm not playing along. I like that there is such a wide variety of challenges. Every type you can imagine. 

AAA Cards - CAS Game #123 - Sketch

For my background instead of a circle, I decided to go with a square.

I die cut a square from a piece of cardstock that was the same size as my card panel using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Framelits called stitched squares. I then placed the negative over my card base and used magnets in my MISTI to hold the stencil in place. The stencil I used is from Echo Park called Christmas Plaid.

I used a Clarity stencil brush to add four Distress Oxide inks over the stencil. The colors I used are: barn door, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber and crushed olive. 



AAA Cards - CAS Game #123 - Sketch 

I had a few leaves left over from another card I made. They were made using Distress Oxide inks and Rubbernecker stamps called Splatter Leaves and Die set called Fall Leaf. 

AAA Cards - CAS Game #123 - Sketch

The sentiment is from Sunny Studios called Autumn Greetings.

I finished off the card by adding some sparkling clear droplets that I picked up from Kat Scrappiness.

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