Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Cas-ual Fridays challenge blog. I made this card with CAS-friday Stamps, set 1 , set 2, & set 3, and ink blending on the stamp. It was a pretty fast card, for me, and a ton of fun. I love how large these stamps are, they really make an impact. My card is 5 by 7 inches and all it needed was the large sentiments and a simple frame. Thanks for perusing.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Merry Monday: a Christmas Card Challenge. I think is a great way to get a head start on Christmas cards. A card challenge is the best motivation when things are far from Christmasy. Their challenge for this week was snow globes and this was my take. I Cricut cut a diy snow globe for the white sections of the snow globe. I ink blended two shades of pink on a scrap of paper cut it out to fit the snow globe and sprinkled it with water. Once it was dry I heat embossed my sentiment with two powders, which I had never done before. It was less messy and less difficult than I thought. You just stamp once in embossing ink pour on on color in one general area, knock off excess and pour on other color on remaining un-embossed ink, heat set and that is it. I filled the shaker with red confetti snowflakes and pink and red seed beads. I made the background paper with some snowflake stamps stamped in one of the colors I used for the ink blending. Thanks for stopping by :}
Monday, May 16, 2016
PTI's Make it Monday Challenge #249. Lexi came up with a fun idea to give origami money as a gift on the front of card and paper wallets for giving unfolded money as gift. I decided to go with the origami shirt that she folded in her video. I watch a 15 minute video of how to make a star wars fighter jet and decided a.)that's toooo hard and b.) it would be too thick for a card. c.) I think I would cry if the recipient unfolded it. OK, moving on..so I decided to make a cheeky Father's Day card instead using PTI's Enclosed: Star Stamp Set. I discovered that my Cricut explore can write with a standard ball point pen but I didn't like how all the fonts I had were double lined until...I discovered you can select single line font in the edit tab by changing the font selecting to 'has a writing style'. I feel kind of dumb never figuring this out before, I have made cards using the writing feature and I would 'color in' my double lined font and it never looked that great. So I am super excited I can make longer, more personal sentiments with this feature and there are at least two free fonts to pick from. I Cricut cut a star in my rectangle and then stamped PTI's star on an underlay paper, spacing it to match my cut star. I then foam mounted the cut out star piece on top. I fussy cut a basic tie shape in matching card stock and stamped the little star on the tie from the same PTI set. I think I will give this card to my father-in-law because I think he will appreciate the humor of my bad dad joke. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, May 13, 2016
CAS(E) this sketch and cQc #341. I thought the colors were such fun but I had to add green leaves to my flowers, it just didn't look right having plants without leaves. I used my Hero Arts stamps to build a frame on an A2 card. I think the thanks is a recollection stamp from Michael's.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
PTI's MIM challenge #248. I pretty much used Lizzie's method except I used contact paper for my die cut masks. I die cut 4 hands on contact paper reversing sides to make lefts and rights of both 'style' hands. I ink blended with distressed ink lightest colors to darkest and layering as I went. I made the mistake of not providing enough space on the top of a few of my masks and ended up with little ink blended lines above a few of my hands, so I fussy cut out the whole group of hands after I was finished blending. You can still see some of the lines but it did remove most of the mistakes. I used my Cricut to make 2 grad caps in different sizes so they would look like they were being thrown at different heights. Fyi those caps are called mortarboards...a name fitting for how dumb they look ;). I finished it with a sentiment from PTI perfect pairing stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
watercolored card sets. Melissa made a great video where she used ink blending with a sponge and then a water brush to create a quick water color look. She was making a set of cards for her mom for mothers day. What a great idea and gift! I used my In Bloom set by PTI for the flowers and the leave is from the Cas-ual Fridays set Pretty Posies. The sentiment is by PTI from the Perfect Pairing set. I decided against using watercolor paper because I wanted a clean white, it was risky I know, I used 110 lb card stock instead. It did warp but the reverse oval overlay hides all of that. I used black ink with clear emboss for a nice tone on tone for the sentiment, the fine print is a little hard to read but I like the look. Thanks for stopping