Monday, January 15, 2018

Hats Off!

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper Penguin on Ice  Ink: Memento tuxedo black Paper: Gina K heavy base weight and artist's choice white cardstock, Gina K black onyx, Lawn Fawn 6x6 Peace Joy Love  Accessories: copic markers

This week's CAS challenge on SCS is Hats Off.  I found this cute little penguin with a Santa hat on, and decided to use this as my focal image.  I colored the focal image with copic markers and die cut it into a circle and matted it with black paper.  I decided to use some Christmas lights patterned paper to coordinate with the penguin's tangled lights.  

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Featured Stamper Dahlia

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K Dazzling Dahlias  Paper: Color Mates Dark Racy Raspberry, Gina K white and artist's choice white  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: Dies for Dazzling Dahlias, ribbon, Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, copic markers, mini dimensionals

Today I am participating in the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS.  Congrats to the featured stamper, Lisa, she has a gorgeous gallery!  I chose this card to CASE.  I made the following changes: I embossed the bottom portion of the card, colored my flower with copic markers, I used a ribbon in place of the stamped panel, and I changed the color scheme.  

I Googled images of dahlias, there is such a variety of this flower.  I tried to keep just the tips of the flower with the dark raspberry color, to duplicate a flower I had seen in Google images.  

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Warm Wishes

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte  Paper: Lawn Fawn 6x6 Perfectly Plaid, Gina K artist's choice cardstock Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: Simon Says Stamp dot scallop border, copic markers, Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies

It is time for the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  This week the featured stamper is Tracy.  What a fun gallery she has, be sure to check it out!  This is the card that I chose of hers to CASE.  I changed the orientation of the card, used a different scallop border, and different stamp set.  

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dazzling Dahlia

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K Dazzling Dahlias  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: Daffodil Delight, Black Onyx, white, and Tim Holtz watercolor paper  Accessories: Zig Clean Color brush markers, score buddy, swiss dots embossing folder
When I haven't stamped in awhile I will look through card samples that I have saved on Pinterest and copy them to get my mojo flowing again.  That is exactly what I did with this card.  This is a card made by Gina K, she has a video tutorial here that I followed to make this card.  This is my first card using the Zig Clean Color brush markers, they definitely have a learning curve.  I found that I had to blend the two colors together right away to get a smooth blend, and sometimes I needed to use some water on a paint brush to smooth things out also.  I got the hang of it after awhile.  Check out Gina's video, it is a great tutorial!  

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Featured Stamper Birthday Wishes

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K Dazzling Dahlia and Wild Blossom  Ink: Versamark  Paper: Gina K: green, yellow, and white, and Tim Holtz watercolor paper  Accessories detail white embossing powder, Clean Color brush markers, gingham ribbon, linen thread, SU border punch, Gina K Decorative tag set, dimensionals, swiss dot embossing folder

Sunday brings us the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  This week the featured stamper is Nan Cee.  She has such a pretty gallery be sure to take a look!  I chose this card to CASE.  I kept a lot of the elements the same as her card.  A couple of changes include: embossed sentiment, added a tag behind my flower, and I didn't stamp on my green layer so I could add my sentiment.  

This card had me dabbling at using my Zig Clean Color brush markers.  I followed a tutorial that Gina included on Stamp TV.  As I used them I got more used to them, and started to get the blending the way I wanted it.  I have a lot more practice ahead of me with these brush markers.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

It's Your Birthday

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K On My Mind In My Heart, Spring Mix Stamp TV kit stamp set  Paper: Melon Mambo, black onyx, Gina K heavy base weight white and artist quality white  Accessories:  copic markers, Gina K tag set, linen thread

Here is another card using the stamp set On My Mind In My Heart.  This time I used a portion of the stamped image to decorate my tag.  I just love this tag with the pierced edges!  I colored in the flowers with copic markers and added some linen thread.  I didn't quite know what kind of layout to use with a tag, so I went searching on Pinterest.  I came up with nothing!  So I decided to keep it simple and added an embossed background and colored cardstock to frame the focal image.   

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Friday, December 29, 2017

A Visit to Village Paper and Ink

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K You're On My Mind and In My Heart  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: Daffodil Delight, Black Onyx, Artist Quality white cardstock  Accessories: Gina K: Tag Trio die set, dragonfly brad, dimensionals, linen twine

We ventured out into the negative temperatures that we are having in Wisconsin this week, and had a visit to the Village Paper and Ink store.  And the bonus was there was 15% off everything!  I enjoyed my visit, there is so much product to look at and so many wonderful samples to view as well.  So today I decided to make some cards with the items I purchased.  This card used the new free stamp set with a $75 purchase.  I love all of the flowers and how Springy it looks.  I stamped it on the artist quality white cardstock in memento tuxedo black ink, and colored it with copic markers.  I love the artist quality cardstock with copic markers, it makes blending so easy.  I highly recommend this paper!!  It says it is good with colored pencils also, but I haven't tried it with them yet. After I colored my focal image I die cut a tag and popped it up with dimensionals.  I also added a dragonfly brad, does anyone use brads anymore?!  I thought this one looked sweet with all of the flowers.  I added some linen thread to the top of the tag and that completed my card.  

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