Thursday, October 25, 2018

Big Grape Bloom ~ CCMC533

Good Morning stampers!  Today's card comes by way of Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge.  The obvious choice is to go the Halloween route, but I'm not a fan of Halloween cards and don't really have any Halloween themed stamps, so I went floral.  I watercolored my flower from Beautiful Day with Gorgeous Grape ink.  The leaf was colored with Granny Apple Green.  After coloring, I fussy cut it out.
I did a color wash of Pumpkin Pie on my background piece of watercolor paper, layered on some banners, (one embossed with my Subtle TIEF, the other stamped with Handwritten background stamp), and a sprig punched from Granny Apple Green CS. 
Lastly, I colored an retired neutral button with my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends marker and tied it up with black bakers twine.
I scattered a few sequins from the Metallic assortment and gave the whole a little spritz of Frost White shimmer paint mist.

I hope you'll join us at CCMC533!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

'Tis the Season ~ HSS301

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for the newest Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #301.  Isn't this sketch fabulous???!!! I simply love it.  
My card came together fairly quickly.  I have had this sparkle snowflake laying around for a long time....two years probably.  A few weeks ago, I laid it out with a pearlized doily and a scrap of Foil Frenzy paper and just waited for the right project to come along to match the materials with.  Well, today was the day!  I love the way this turned out! A few rustic elements and a some shimmer and shine mix well together.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Balmy Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Foil Frenzy
Accessories: Wood snowflake, glitter snowflake (recycled from a Christmas gift), Pearlized Doily, White shimmer ribbon, Burlap ribbon, Corrugated TIEF, Clear Faceted Gem

I hope you'll be able to play along with us at HSS!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Simple Joys Pink and Gray ~ CCMC532, CFC210

Hi there stampers!  Todays card comes by way of Create with Connie and Mary's freshest sketch challenge.  I also used the color combo from CAS-ual Fridays #210.
This card also combines several stamps and stamp sets.  When I first looked at the sketch I could think of nothing else but a shaker card, so that was my jumping off point.  I used a card base of Smokey Slate and stamped the birch bark stamp from Winter Woods inked in Basic Gray.  I thought this made a nice background.  The Buffalo Check is so outdoorsy too, that I knew I needed to feature it as well.  I stamped it in Basic Gray ink onto Blushing Bride cardstock and then die cut the circle for the shaker window.  After the sentiment from Christmas Pines was stamped through the die-cut window onto the Whisper White, I embossed the top and bottom of the panel with the Softly Falling EF.  .  

I embellished the front of the card with one of deer from Dashing Deer Thinlits, a couple snowflakes cut from the Blizzard Thinlit, a couple of trees from the Card Front Builder framelits, and sentiment banner from Peaceful Noel.  I topped each snowflake with a clear faceted gem.  All the embellishments on the card front (except for the sentiment banner) were spritzed with Frost White Shimmer.  

The inside of the card was decorated with the two deer from Dashing Deer and a couple more die-cut snowflakes.
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Winter Woods, Dashing Deer, Peaceful Noel, Christmas Pines, Buffalo Check
Ink: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride
Paper: Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Card front Builder Framelits, Dashing Deer Framelits, Blizzard Thinlit, Softly Falling EF, Clear Faceted Gems

I hope to see you playing along with this cool sketch challenge at CCMC this week!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

BlackBerry and Mint Dashing Deer ~ CCMC531, AYSI136, SUOC209

Hello there stampers!  Today's card is for this lovely color trio from Create with Connie and Mary.  I decided to use two of my new stamp sets from the Holiday catalog: Dashing Deer with the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies, and Winter Woods.  
I used the sketch from As You See It #136 to help me with my design.  I'm also adding this card to Stampin Up Only Challenges #209 Holiday Catalog.

Other holiday catalog products used on my card can be seen in the photo below....Buffalo Check, Corrugated TIEF, Galvanized metallic paper, and Galvanized buttons.

I also embossed the entire card front with the Subtle TIEF and then spritzed it with a shimmer spray made from Frost White shimmer paint and alcohol. The deer are also spritzed as well.  
Lastly, I accessorized with some retired Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Linen Thread, and silver pearls.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Dashing Deer and Winter Woods
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macron
Paper: Mint Macron, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Galvanized Metallic 
Accessories: Galvanized button, corrugated TIEF, Sublte TIEF, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Silver pearls, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Linen Thread, Frost White shimmer paint

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Autumn Wreath ~ HSS300, GDP159, PP413

Hello stampers!  Another couple of weeks has rolled around and it's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!  This time it's fall themed inspiration photos.  
I've been having such a blast using my Stamparatus to make Christmas wreaths I decided to go ahead and try a fall wreath as well! I combined two sets to make my wreath: Peaceful Noel and Painted Harvest.  
My card also fits into the Fall in Love theme at Global Design Project this week, as well as The Paper Players Trees and Leaves theme.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Peaceful Noel, Painted Harvest, Country Home (sentiment)
Paper: Soft Suede, Foil Frenzy, Joyous Noel glimmer paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Stamparatus, Duet Banner punch, Copper/Merry Merlot ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Elegant Pumpkin ~ CCMC530, PP412

Hi there stampers!  I created today's card for Create with Connie and Mary's newest sketch challenge #530.  It also takes in The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #412.  I went with the straight across the middle combo of  ribbon, pumpkin, and embossing, but I see I could also use left top diagonal with leaves, pumpkin, and sequins or glitter!  I love tic-tac-toe challenges!  
I went with a punch art pumpkin that I embossed with the Cable Knit TIEF and sponged.  I fussy cut the little stem from a scrap of Soft Suede CS.  The long panel is a Tin Tile TIEF embossed piece of Gray Granite with some Gray Granite sponging to bring out the tiles.  It's backed by a piece of Copper foil.  
Let's talk about the ribbon for a moment, shall we?  Oh. My. Goodness.  Have you ever seen such beautiful, elegant ribbon?  I think it's so gorgeous!  Coppery on one side and all Merry Merlot on the other. I'm in love with Merry Merlot and know it's gonna be one of my favorite Christmas colors.  
I zig-zagged the the ribbon onto the left side of the Gray Granite panel and arranged some leaves and sprigs punched from some Joyous Noel glimmer paper in copper and Merry Merlot.  I popped my pumpkin up on top of it all and added a Braided Linen trim bow.  The sentiment is also embossed with copper embossing powder.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Very Vintage
Ink: Versamark, Gray Granite
Paper: White, Gray Granite, Joyous Noel Glimmer, Copper Foil
Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Leaf punch, Sprig punch, Braided Linen Trim, Merry/Copper reversible ribbon, Cable Knit & Tin Tile TIEFs