Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tickled Pink Birthday

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For my card today, I decided the showcase the beautiful flamingos in the Tickled Pink stamp set on a Joy-Fold Card. I used the video tutorial found here for my version of this card. The finished card is 4.25" square. The base cardstock measures 6.25" x 4.25" scored at 4.25" on the long side. The insert piece measures 6" x 3" and is scored at 3" on the long side. The base pieces are decorated with papers from the Blooming Garden Collection Paper Pad. The sentiment was stamped in the middle of an inked die cut Double Stitched Circle. The circle was matted and adhered to the insert piece. The flamingos were stamped and colored with Copics before being die cut with the coordinating Flamingo dies.They were popped up on the sentiment circle. A fine tip black pen was used for faux stitching on each panel.


More papers from the same collection are used on the interior. The birthday sentiment was stamped inside a Stitched Circle die cut. Another Copic colored and die cut flamingo was added to carry the flamingo theme to the inside of the card. The plain cardstock panel allows room for a message to the recipient.


When closed, the left edge of the insert is tucked behind the single fussy cut flower (from one of the patterned papers) that was adhered to a circle die cut before being popped up over the background papers. Three more fussy cut flowers are used as added embellishments. The flower centers have Glossy Accents added to them while the flower petals and the flamingos have a couple coats of clear Wink of Stella to help them shine. As a finishing touch, some sequins topped with stickles were added to the card front.

Supplies:
Our Daily Bread Designs products:
Tickled Pink Stamp Set
Flamingo Dies
Doubled Stitched Circle Dies
Stitched Oval Dies
Blooming Garden Collection Paper Pad

Other Supplies:
Cardstock - Paper Trey Ink (black card base), Recollections (cream), Georgia Pacific (white for images)
Copic Markers: R00, 01, 02, 11, 12, 20; C0
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick)
Tools/Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp (Moonshine Sequins), Stickles (Star Dust), Glossy Accents, Staedtler Fine Tip Marker (Black), Wink of Stella (clear), Memento Tuxedo Black Marker (used on edges of die cut flamingos)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scor-Pal Challenge #39 - Die Cuts and More Than One Fold (my card has 2 folds - one on the card base and one on the smaller flap card - the Scor-Pal sure makes it easy to get all of them crisp so that the card lays flat)
Crafty Card Challenges #193 - Lots of Layers
Country View Challenges - Things with Wings
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #4 - Anything Goes but must have some type of critter
Crafty Awesomeness Challege - Must have colored image
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - CAS or Fussy & Fancy (obviously I chose the latter *grin*)
SSS Work It Wednesday - Add Sparkle (I used stickles, sequins and Wink of Stella)

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back often.

Clutch Purse Design

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we are focusing on Isaiah 43:25, "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins." We read in 1John 1:9 that, "if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." When we sin, and we all do, God has promised that if we will confess those sins, He will forgive us. Our focus verse this week says that He will blot them out and not remember them. WOW!! What a loving and merciful God we have. Some would say this gives us a license to do whatever we want. Not so. For one thing, while God does forgive us of our sins, we still must bear the consequences of those sins. (If I am arrested for stealing, the Lord will forgive me of the theft but I must still serve my time in jail.) But even more importantly, when I think about all the things the Lord has done for me, why would I want to hurt Him by doing things that I know are displeasing to Him? Our verse this week is a great comfort for those times when I fail.


We have such wonderful sponsors at Word Art Wednesday! This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. Truly one-stop-shopping!! For my card this week I used their A2 Card Curved Edge Die to make the curved panel and mat on my card. There is a sample card in the die's gallery that gave me inspiration for the card design. However, when I turned the card sideways, to better fit the verse, it reminded me of a clutch purse. So, I added the bling as the clasp on my purse. An embossing folder used on the solid purple panel adds texture and interest. The sheer dotted swiss ribbon under the verse adds a subtle touch as does the vellum mat under the matted verse panel.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellow), Georgia Pacific (white verse panel), The Paper Studio Heavyweight (card base)
Patterned Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs (Plum Pizzazz and Whimsical Wildflowers Paper Pads)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen
Tools/Embellishments: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dot), Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles), Simon Says Stamp Die (A2 Card Curved Edge Die), Blue Moon Beads rhinestone, Ribbon FX (Lavender sheer ribbon)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - Use embossing (I used dry) and at least one patterned paper (I used 2)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned paper
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 - Lots of Layers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

I hope you will have the time to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the project from the rest of the design team and to pick up your free digi. Also, please visit our wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, for all your online crafty shopping needs and to tell them thank you for their generosity in sponsoring Word Art Wednesday every month. Please check back later today for my next Guest Designer post for Our Daily Bread Designs. You can scroll up one post or click here. Thanks for visiting with me today.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Island Birthday

 
I'm back with another project for Our Daily Bread Designs. Today I'm playing with the Bon Voyage set. This set is perfect for inked backgrounds and dark stamping on top. I have two versions of this card to show you today. They are exactly alike except for the paper used for the inked background and the type of spritz applied after inking.

For the card shown above I used three colors of distress ink blended onto white cardstock. I then spritzed the inked panel with a shimmer mist made of Perfect Pearls mixed with water. The image was stamped with black ink using my MISTI so that I could stamp multiple times to make sure it was completely black. Then I die cut the panel with the next to the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and then clear heat embossed. After matting it with the sea shell paper in the By the Shore paper pad, it was matted again with the darkest paper in the Blooming Garden paper pad that had been die cut with the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die. This panel was then popped up with craft foam over the palm tree paper in the By the Shore paper pad.


This second card was assembled the same way and inked with the same ink colors. However, instead of inking up white cardstock for the background, I inked up one of the lighter papers in the Blooming Garden paper pad and then spritzed it with a silver shimmer spray. Using the patterned paper gives more texture but also a more muted look.

Supplies:
Our Daily Bread Designs Products:
Bon Voyage Stamp Set
Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set
By the Shore Paper Pad
Blooming Garden Paper Pad

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white-card #1), Bazzill (Camel & Bittersweet)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black), Distress Inks (Mustard See, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries)
Other: Simon Says Stamp (Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder), Perfect Pearls (Pearl color - Card #1), Tsukineko Silver Shimmer Spritz (Card #2)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (must use Patterned Paper)
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #192 - Tic Tac Toe (Bottom Row - Summer, Two or More Patterned Papers, Die Cuts)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you'll come again soon.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tickled Pink

{Note: If you are looking for my Word Art Wednesday post, please scroll down or click here.}

I am honored and excited to be a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs for the months of July and August. You can read their introduction in this post on the ODBD Blog. Each Wednesday during July and August I'll have a card showing some of that month's new releases. This month, I get to play with the Tickled Pink and Bon Voyage stamp sets and the Flamingos Dies. You can see my first project on their blog in this post.


After stamping and coloring both flamingos in the Tickled Pink stamp set I die cut them with the Flamingos Dies. It was very easy to line up the dies over my stamped images. I used the 2 largest dies in the Doubled Stitched Rectangles set to make a frame out of a pearlescent cardstock. I layered two frames on top of each other to give it a little extra dimension.While I had these dies out on my table, I used the next to the largest die to cut a rectangle out of one of the beautiful papers in the By the Shore paper pad. The scene was the perfect size for the flamingos. One of the sentiments from the Bon Voyage set was heat embossed in the upper left corner. Using the die-cut inlay technique I added the patterned paper scene to the center of my stacked frames. This was adhered to another panel of patterned paper from the By the Shore pad that had been matted on navy cardstock. This stack was then adhered to the top panel of the easel card.

The smallest image from the Bon Voyage set and the Happy Birthday greeting from the Tickled Pink set were heat embossed on a small piece of patterned paper and then die cut with a Doubled Stitched Rectangles die. After double matting this piece, it was popped up on foam squares on the matted patterned paper at the bottom of the card interior. This makes the "stopper" for the easel panel. The flamingos were adhered to the beach scene with 3D pop dots. Some copic coloring provides shadowing for the flamingos and a couple of coats of clear Wink of Stella provide shimmer for the sun's rays and the flamingos' feathers. When closed, the finished card is a standard A2 size.

Supplies:
Our Daily Bread Designs Items:
Bon Voyage Stamp Set
Tickled Pink Stamp Set
Flamingos Dies
Doubled Stitched Rectangles Dies
By the Shore paper pad

Other Items used:
Copic Markers: R81, 83, 85; C1
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Avalanche (cardbase), Coredinations (royal), Georgia Pacific (white), Unknown brand of pearlescent cardstock 
Other: Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (clear), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen (clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #166 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #192 - Tic Tac Toe (Bottom Row - Summer, 2 or more patterned Papers, Die Cuts)
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - Vacation
Scor-Pal Challenge #39 - Die Cuts and must have more than one score (The Scor-Pal makes it so easy to make the scores at 2.75" and 5.5" across the 11" side of my card base.)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Summer Sunshine

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please be sure to check out the entire July New Release. There are some gorgeous stand alone dies and another beautiful stamp set.

Declare the Works of the Lord

Hello! I hope you had a good day yesterday and for my American friends, were able to spend time celebrating Independence Day with those you love. It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week our focus verse is Psalm 118:17, "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord." According to commentators, this Psalm was probably the dedication of the restored walls and gates of Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles in 444BC in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. During the rebuilding of the walls, the Jews were surrounded by enemies who first tried to discourage them through ridicule and then threatened them with violence. Our focus verse is a testimony that in spite of the enemies surrounding them, they did not die during the rebuilding but lived to declare the things the Lord had done for them. So often in our lives today, we face the same thing. We're trying to do what the Lord wants us to do and the enemy sends discouragement in the form of ridicule and, in some cases, physical harm. However, verse 6 of this same chapter states, "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" Like the Israelites of old, we must trust the Lord and keep doing the task He's given us to do.



For my card today, I chose to make my own background with stamps. Recently, on Instagram, Amuse Studio offered a stamp set for free with $2 shipping. I didn't have any of their stamps and I liked the looks of the set so I thought I'd give it a try. I am so glad I did. The set arrived very quickly in my mailbox. The red rubber cling set includes the flower image, two leaves and two sentiments. I used one of the leaf stamps and the flower for my background today. They stamped very crisply right out of the package. A Hero Arts Ombre ink pad gives the flowers some color variation. I stamped the flower randomly on some white cardstock and then filled in the spaces with leaves. After trimming the panel down slightly, two ribbons were layered across the panel and a separate white ribbon was knotted off to the left side. This panel was matted on green cardstock before being adhered to the card base. The verse panel was double matted and popped up with foam squares over the ribbon. Some small gems in the flower centers finish off the card.



I couldn't resist doing a little interior decorating with the flower and leaf stamps. I'll definitely be reaching for this set again!

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (white for card base), Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (Pink and Green)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen, Amuse Studio (Dear Friend)
Ink: Memento (Bamboo Leaves), Hero Arts Ombre (Pink to Red)
Tools/Embellishments: Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Circle), Spellbinders (Standard Circle Large), The Paper Studio bling, Offray ribbon

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy - Bright Colors
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #192 - Tic Tac Toe (Diagonal top left to bottom right - gems, digi & stamp, and die cuts)
Make My Monday Challenge #49 - Summer Brights 

Thanks for visiting with me today. Please come back later today as I have a fun announcement and another project to show you.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Gate-Fold Owl Card


I found the the Sizzix Owl Label Fold-a-Long Thinlets Die set on clearance at a local store but didn't buy it because my craft fund was depleted (I do *try* to be good). My husband insisted I tell him where it was in the store and went back to purchase it for me. I love his support of my obsession hobby. Of course, I figured it was only fair that he get the first card made with the die. I watched a couple YouTube videos to see how others had used it (specifically Jen Long and Christina Thomas) and combined some of their ideas to make this card. However, for the patterned paper owls, I lay the full-size owl on a single layer of patterned paper and then used the fold marks as lines for cutting the owls in half. This way I didn't have to get myself confused on which way the owl needed to be for the two sides.


I've had the sentiment stamp for awhile and had been waiting for the perfect card to use it for my husband. I used distress inks for shading the wings, head pieces, eyelashes and insert. The finished card fits in a normal A2 sized envelope.

Note: The card base die leaves a space in the back that is covered by the owl insert. When I make it again, I may back light colored inserts with a base colored owl to help disguise it this space.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown), Recollections (cream)
Patterned Paper: Basic Gray (Oxford 6 x 6 - retired)
Stamp Set: Riley & Company
Ink: Taylored Expressions (Chocolate Truffle), Distressed Inks (Gathered Twigs, frayed Burlap)
Dies: Sizzix Owl Label Fold-a-Long Thinlets Die

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge - Use a favorite technique (distressing with inks)
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Mod Squad Challenge - Special Fold Card (mine is a gate-fold)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope you'll come back again soon.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Coffee Lover



I have another card for the Summer Coffee Lover's Challenge. This time I colored a coffee mug in bright colors before fussy cutting it. Some "steam" was stamped on a circle die cut. I ran the tip of a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edges of the mug after I fussy cut it. The cup was popped up over the matted circle. Star Dust stickles were added to the steam and the rim design on the mug.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black), Unknown (yellow card base)
Patterned Paper: Basic Gray (Picadilly 6 x 6 - retired)
Copics: BG13, 15; Y13, 15, 17; YR07, 16, 18
Stamps: Verve Digital Stamps (Rise & Shine, Three Cheers), Doodle Bug clear stamps (Love Spell)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Stickles (Star Dust), MAMBI gem, Spellbinders Standard Circle dies (Large and Small)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crop Stop June Challenge - Use an item or brand found in the Crop Stop store (I used Spellbinders, Fiskars trimmer, Stickles, and Cuttlebug)
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Dare 2B Artzy - Summer

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!





Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Barista Brentwood Owl


I'm back with another card for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. I love this adorable digi image of Brentwood Owl with his coffee travel mug. It was so much fun to color with Copics. I stamped a sentiment on his cup sleeve with VersaFine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. It adds a subtle texture and shine. For a little more shine, the hearts on the sleeve and on his overalls were coated with Glossy Accents. The image was die cut and matted before being adhered to some fun summery papers.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (card base), Georgia Pacific (white for image), Simon Says Stamp (Soft Navy)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Just Be You 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps: JessicaLynn Original (Barista Coffee Brentwood Owl), Fiskar's clear stamp set (Latte Love)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Copics: E31, 33, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43; Y11, 13, 15, 35, 38; R24, 27, 29; N0, 1, 3, 5; B000, 32, 34, 39; YG03, 05, 07
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Small
Other: Glossy Accents, Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Embossing Powder (clear)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
CrafyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Deep Ocean Challenge #158 - Lots of Layers
Crop Stop Challenge #29 - Use items or brands found in the Crop Stop online store (I used Fiskar's trimmer and stamps, Cuttlebug, Glossy Accents, Scotch ATG, and Spellbinders)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate you taking the time to visit.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop



It's time for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and I wanted to play along. This card features the free digi that Jessica Lynn Original Stamps has available (after the hop it will no longer be free). You can download it here. Thanks, Jessica!!


The image was colored with copics and accented with a white gel pen before being die cut with a rectangular die. I wanted to keep the focus on the adorable owl drinking his morning coffee (or maybe my favorite, cappuccino) so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple. A sentiment on a banner die cut and some twine finish it off.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (white card base), Georgia Pacific (white for image), Bazzill (Bitter Chocolate)
Patterned Paper: Basic Gray (Out of Print 6 x 6 - retired)
Stamps: Jessica Lynn Originals (2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Digital Stamp), Fiskars clear stamp set (Latte Love)
Ink: Taylored Expressions (Chocolate Truffle)
Copics: E07, 08, 09, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 42, 43, 44; N0, 1, 3, 5; Y38, 11, 13, 15, 17; B21, 23, 26; YG03, 05, 07
Dies: Our Daily Bread Designs (Double Stitched Rectangles), WRMK (Party Banner)
Other: Twine-Wright's, Gelly Roll white gel pen

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned paper
Deep Ocean Challenge #158 - Lots of Layers
Crop Stop Challenge #29 - Use items or brands found in the Crop Stop store (I used Fiskars paper trimmer and stamp set, Bazzill cardstock, Cuttlebug, and Scotch ATG)

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I hope you'll come back and visit again soon. I'll have another card for the hop on my blog tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Everlasting Love

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit today. It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We are looking at Jeremiah 31:3 today, "The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." Dictionary.com says that "everlasting" means eternal, forever, and incessant and "eternal" means without beginning or ending. So God's love for us has always been. There was never a time in eternity past that He has not loved us nor a time in eternity future that He will not love us. WOW!! Now that is mind-boggling. And it's because of that great love for us that He draws us to Himself. He wants a close relationship with us because He loves us. Think on that for a while and that fact should brighten your day.


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous one-stop-shop, Simon Says Stamp. I used several of their products to make this card using MOJO Monday Sketch 418. In this card, the patterned paper does all the work. The flowers were stamped with VersaMark on patterned paper and the flower centers were stamped on soft navy cardstock before being heat embossed and then die cut. Sequins and Star Dust Stickles accent the flower centers in the background paper.

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp Items:
Stamps - Artful Flowers
Dies - Designer Flowers
Cardstock - Soft Navy
Sequins - Assorted Moonshine
Fine Detail embossing powder - white

Other items:
Sketch - Mojo Monday 418
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper - Echo Park (Just Be You  6 x 6 pad)
Ink - VersaMark
Other Items: Star Dust Stickles, Glossy Accents

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room #305 - Feminine
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Mod Squad Challenge - Colorful Creations
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Patterned Paper

I hope you will have time to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the rest of the Design Team projects. Be sure to link up your own family-friendly projects for an opportunity to win a gift card to Simon Says Stamp. Thanks again for visiting with me today.

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