Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bootastic - Mama Elephant Halloween Scene

I am popping in to share a card that I made with my Mama Elephant Bootastic stamps/die and My Favorite Things Spooky scene.  I created the background with distress inks and some masking.

Stamps:  ME Bootastic
Inks: Distress inks, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SU Basic Black, MFT Smooth White, Copic Xpress, SU Early Espresso
Tools: ME Bootastic dies, MFT Spooky Scene, Eclipse masking paper, Copics, ME Landscape Trio, MFT Blueprints 1

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Have a Fangtastic Halloween!!

I just love the new MFT PI Batty about you and the Wednesday Sketch for a Halloween card.    I had so much fun creating this card.   I love making Halloween cards.  

Stamps:  MFT PI Batty for you, Diagonal Background stripes
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark, SU Crumb Cake
Paper: MFT Tangy Orange, Whip Cream, Copic Xpress, SU Basic Black
Tools: SU Spiderweb embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 16, Rhinestones, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear & Black

I used my Blueprints 16 to create the card base and curved edges.   I stamped Versamark on the black paper and then heat embossed with white embossing powder to make my own background with the Diagonal Stripe stamp from MFT.    Next I embossed the spider web image on the Whip Cream Card stock and then distressed it with my SU Crumb Cake ink and used my Wink of Stella Clear to go over the spider web.  You can't see in the photo but in real life the web sparkles!   

I colored my image with Copic Markers and then distressed the image with Crumb Cake ink.   I also distressed the Tangy Orange with the Crumb Cake as well.    I cut three layers for the star and then covered it with the Black Wink of Stella.   

The sketch is from this weeks My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club!   

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Online Card Classes - Outline Images

Here is a quick tag with Outline Images - This is using the Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers Stamp, white embossing powder and Distress inks!   Thanks for looking!!

Online Card Classes - Stretch your stamps 2!

I am trying to catch up with the Online Card Class this weekend and this is one background stamps and Ombre stamping!    
This card uses the Hero Arts Highline Ironworks background with white embossing powder and Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from MFT Hello dies stamped with Versamark ink several times and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a super glazed look. 

Thanks for looking!


My Favorite Things - MFTWSC189 Witch Way is the Candy!

Yea!   I got my new goodies this weekend and made a Halloween card using this weeks Wednesday Stamp Club sketch from My Favorite Things!    

I die cut the images with the coordinating dies for Witch way is the Candy!   I inked up the image with MFT Hybrid Black Licorice ink and then colored in with my Copic markers.    The background was made with my Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Seedless preserves, Pumice stone) and then sprayed it with light mist of water.    I also used the new MFT Spooky Scene to make the fence.  

Stamps:  MFT Witch way is the Candy
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark, Distress Inks, SU Basic Grey
Paper:  SU Basic Black, MFT Smooth White, MFT Steel Grey, MFT Tangy Orange
Tools: MFT Witch Way is the Candy dies, Blueprints 13, Spooky Scene, Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Online Card Classes Faux Watercoloring

Stamps: Tim Holtz Reverse Damask, SU Sweet Essentials
Ink: Distress mini ink cubes, Delicata Gold pigment ink
Paper: MFT Smooth White, Watercolor
Tools: Heidi Swapp Gold Shimmer spray

Online Card Classes - Stretch your Stamps 2!!

I am participating with the Online Card Classes Stretch your Stamps and I am sooooo behind!   I have been super busy this past week and did not have a lot of stamping time to try out some of the cool techniques.

First Up:

Faux Watercolor Background Stamping - this is the Tim Holtz Reverse Damask Background stamp and I used different colored distress inks to create my faux watercolor background. 

Second up:   Using your alphabet stamps in a new way….Ok this card did not turn out like I anticipated.  I did not have time to fix my mistake.   I took the stamps off my stamp press before I finished the card and really should have left it on and stamped my "background alphabet" in a darker ink.   You can barely see it after I applied Tumbled Glass distress ink for my background.  Oh well!  I learned my lesson. 
This card uses Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's and MFT Sunny Thoughts.   

Thanks for looking!  

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - MFTWSC188

Here is my card for the Wednesday Sketch challenge.    I used my MFT Pure Innocence Happy Banner image colored with my Distress Markers and then aged with some SU Soft Suede ink and splattered with some distress paints.   I also used the MFT Birthday Background and Diagonal Background to stamp on my background papers.    The MFT Blueprints 13 was used to accent the card.  

Thanks for stopping  by!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

My Favorite Things Color Challenge July

Quick post to share my card I created for the MFT Color Challenge.   I used my Birdie Brown Sweet Birthday Wishes for my card.    I used my MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax along with Stitched Horizontal Strips.    I added some glitter to the cupcake for some sparkly frosting!   Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - MFTWSC187 Thank you card

Here is my entry this week for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch challenge.   It's back to school time and we have had what has been almost fall like weather!   So I created a card with this MFT apple die, unfortunately, it is retired :-( .    The background stamps that I used are recent releases.  

Stamps: MFT Gingham and Diagonal Striped background stamps
Inks: SU Real Red, SU Crumbcake
Paper: MFT Jellybean green, Whip Cream, Wild Cherry, PI Kraft and SU Early Espresso
Tools: MFT Jumbo Fishtail Stax, Apple, Little Lowercase Letters, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Hemp Twine 

Thanks for looking!

Gorguss - I gave you my heart

I went to the Scrapbook Expo and this year and bought this stamp.   I have wanted to buy one of these for quite a while  but they can be hard to find in stock and never seem available when I am placing my order.    These stamps are pretty large and cover almost the entire front of an 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card front.    This past week, I completed three very different cards with this stamp.    My first is pretty clean and simple.    I started out with some Simons Says 120 lb card stock and Copic markers.   This card stock is great for one layer because the Copics won't bleed thru the card stock due to the weight.  I am entering this card in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

The sentiment set is Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings stamped in Hero Arts black ink.   I used some hemp twine to tie off a bow at the top.   A white gel pen added the detail back to the dots on her dress.  

The next is a watercolor piece with my Distress Markers.   This is not actually a card but a 5x7 piece of watercolor paper that eventually will be made into a card.   No sentiment yet, I figured I would wait till I figured out what occasion I would use this for and then add a sentiment and finish it out as a card. 

For my last card.    I tried a very different style than I normally would do.   I had searched around for more of these stamps and found a website that sells licensed products with these images.   The artist uses very dark colors and has a beautiful style.   Here is the website if you would like to see some more of her work.   

The image was colored with Copics using B09, B04 and B02.   I colored the hair black with blue highlights.   I masked the image after coloring and then used my Distress inks to create the background with Mister Huey's color mist in Opaque White. Finally I took my SU Crumbcake ink and a sponge and darkened up the image and outside of the card base.   I used some Glossy Accents on the heart.  

Three very different looks with one stamped image.   I hope you have enjoyed!   Thanks  for stopping by!