Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bike on the Street

Good afternoon. Today I have a lovely clean and simple card to share with you featuring products from Rubbernecker Stamps.

I love when you can create a card with just one stamp that can stand all on its own, so today's card features the Bike on the Street (1047-03). I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored it in with just a few Copic Markers, applied Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the image, and cut it out with one of the NEW Nested Square Stitched Dies (500D).

Next step was to go thru my DP to find a color to match the pots on top of the pillars, and I chose papers from the MME's Indie Chic 6x6 pad. I cut out another square from DP with the Stitched Die, and layered my panel on it. I then used 3D Foam Tape to add it to the background I created that was inspired by an older Paper Play Sketch (shown below). The final step was to add the enamel dots.

Challenges entered ...
 - Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #30 ~ Anything Goes
 - Moving Along w/the Time Challenge #52 ~ Things beginning with "B"
 - Southern Girls Challenge #166 ~ Add some stamping

The Rubbernecker Stamps Back to School Challenge (#16) is live. Hop on over for all of the details, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RN Back to School Challenge ...

Good afternoon. Today is the start of a NEW Challenge over at Rubbernecker Stamps. Every fortnight I will be sharing a NEW Challenge with all of you.

I got a little creative for today's card. I made the background paper by sprinkling some Alizarin Crimson Color Burst (Brights) onto RN Watercolor Paper, and spritzing it with water. Once the paper was dry I cut it out with one of the Nested Rectangle Stitch Dies (5007D) and put it on the side. Using one of the smaller dies in the set I cut out a piece of white cardstock and added the sentiment from the Best Friends Etc. Set (3032), and applied Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink around the edges. Using an Apple Die from my stash I cut the apple from red cardstock, and the stem from green cardstock.

I layered the design paper I created onto red cardstock, and then on to my cardbase. Using 3D Foam Tape I added the apple and sentiment. I then added some googly eyes and red twine to create a happy face on the apple. A white gelly roll pen was used to create the stitching around the apple, and finished off my design with the red enamel dots.

Challenges entered ...
 - Crazy 4 Challenge #398 ~ Monochromatic
 - Crafty Sentiments Designs Back to School Challenge

Hop on over for to the Rubbernecker Blog for all of the details about the Challenge, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize! 

I haven't forgot about sharing the projects I made at the Crafting Retreat I went to earlier in the month. I've just been catching up on home stuff. Pictures have been taken, and I need to edit them before writing up my posts. They are coming. 😉

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Feel better ...

Good afternoon. Today I'm on the road home from a Craft Retreat in St. Louis. I had an amazing time and will share what we made, and all the details later in the week. For today I have a Get Well card to share that features Rubbernecker Stamps.

I wanted to use a different medium for coloring other than my Copic Markers so I pulled out my Marvy LePlumme Markers to do a bit of watercoloring. I stamped the lovely Daisies (506-05) stamp on RN Watercolor Paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. I then applied my Markers to a pallet, and used my paintbrush and water to color in the image.

Once my colored image was colored I cut the image out with one of the NEW RN Nested Square Stitched Dies (5005D). I put the panel on the side, and cut a piece of yellow cardstock from the NEW RN Nested Rectangle Stitched Dies (5007D) which I cut in half diagonally, and then cut a 1/4" off of both sides. I layered the triangle pieces on my cream cardstock, stamped one of the sentiments in the Best Friends Etc. Stamps Set (3032) with Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower right hand corner. The colored Daisies panel was added to the center of my card with 3D Foam Tape. I finished the card with three (3) cream colored enamel dots in the upper left hand corner.

Challenges entered ...

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #15 is live. Hop on over for all of the details, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Party Time ...

Good afternoon. I'm excited to say that I have become a permanent member of the Challenge Team over at Rubbernecker Stamps. Every fortnight I will be sharing a NEW Challenge with all of you.

(birthday, baby shower, wedding, bridal shower, etc.)

I created my invitations using the Mask of the Party (516-01) to frame around the words. I stamped four copies of the Mask, colored them in with Fine Sharpie Markers, fussy cut each of them out, and put them on the side.

Using the NEW Nested Rectangle Stitch Die Set (5007D), I cut out a piece of white cardstock, and red cardstock. I added Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges of the white cardstock, layered it on the red panel and then my cardbase.

Using two different sets of Alphabet Dies that I've had forever, I created the sentiment for the front of the card. I then ran the sentiment and all of the Masks thru my Xyron Sticker Maker, and added them to my card. The final step was to add a bit of glitter to each of the Masks, and the dots with Red Stickles.

Challenges entered ...
 - Just Us Girls #404 Wild Card Week ~ Something New and/or Old
 - Colour Crazy Week 30 ~ Anything Goes
 - Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - Heartfelt Stamping Challenge ~ Anything Goes + a Stamp
 - Int'l Art & Soul Challenge #13 ~ Dies

Hop on over for to the Rubbernecker Blog for all of the details about the Challenge, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize! 

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Anniversary Card ...

Good morning! It's the start of a new month, and that means we have a NEW Challenge starting today at the Scor-Pal Blog.

Show us those 3D Cards that POP, 
but remember to have more than One Score. 

I've wanted to try making a Pop-Up Book Card for some time so I went searching for a tutorial, and found one at Splitcoaststampers. I made the cardbase following the tutorial.

I'm going to a 35th Anniversary Party this month so I chose to make today's card for the couple. 

I went with a black cardstock combined with Craft Smith Natural Luxury DP for the cardbase. Both the cardstock and DP are heavy weight. The cover consists of the DP, black cardstock, the beautiful Bride & Groom Die from Tattered Lace cut out from DCWV Cream Metaillics/Foil cardstock, and Want2Scrap LeCreme Sleek Strips of Pearls. Clean and simple with a bit of elegance.

Here is a picture of the card open. I left the book panels blank except for layering the cardstock, and the pearls so I can write a personal message inside.

This was really FUN and easy to make. Scor-Pal products used for today's project include: 1/4" Scor-Tape and 1/2" Scor-Tape to put the card together and the layers of paper, Scor-Tape 6" x 6" Adhesive Sheet for the Bride and Groom Die, and a small piece of 3/4" Foam Tape to pop of the Bride's bouquet.

I hope you stop by for more information about this months Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #40 ~ 3D Cards. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Challenges entered ...
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #261 ~ Anything Goes
 - CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #179 ~ Dies Only
 - Just Us Girls Wild Card Week #404 ~ Something Old and/or Something New
      (Something old is the DP, Something New is the Bride & Groom Die)

Until next time ... Enjoy!