Sunday, October 16, 2016

Merry Christmas Tree by Michele

My friend Michele came over this afternoon to play in my craft room and get her fingers ink.  Here is the Christmas card she designed.

She chose the current Freshly Made Sketch 238 and used Peaceful Pines stamps by SU and the sentiment from Verve's Weary World.  Michele used my MISTI and loved how she could easily line up the stamps for perfect placement, even when re-inking the stamp.  She doesn't have a blog (yet) so I am posting this for her so she can participate in sketch challenge.

Stamps:  Peaceful Pines - SU; Weary World - Verve
Paper:  WW, Handsome Hunter, So Saffron, DP
Ink:  Handsome Hunter, Rose Red
Accessories:  Dies, Star Punch, Ribbon, MISTI 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Party Like a Critter

Here is one of the August birthday cards I made but forgot to post.  I made this for my sister using Penny Black's Critter Party stamp set and colored the images with Chameleon pens.  I added ribbons attached with SU's Hodge-podge Hardware and a few sequins for fun accents.  I used my oval Nestabilities to cut around the images and created wide mattes with stitched oval Die-namics.

Stamps:  Critter Party - Penny Black
Paper:  WW, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, DP
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa - Memento
Accessories:  Chameleon Pens, MFT Stitched Die-namics, Nestabilities, Hodge-Podge Hardware, Ribbons, Sequins, Stick on Gem

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Cup of Pumpkin-Spiced Kindness


Fall is the season for pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin bread, pumpkin candy, pumpkin everything and anything!

My 2nd project for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop features images from the Coffee Helps stamp set by Verve.  I colored the pumpkin coffee cups with Chameleon pens and Prisma colored pencils.  On the pumpkin leaves I added a little sparkle with a glittery gel pen, but it is hard to see in the photo. I chose an old SU DP pattern for a fun whimsical look in fall colors.

Stamps:  Coffee Helps - Verve
Paper:  So Saffon, Chocolate Chip, WW, DP
Ink:  Rich Cocoa - Memento, Chocolate Chip - SU
Accessories:  Chameleon Pens, Prisma Colored Pencils, Gel Pen, Gem, Cup 4 All Seasons Die - Verve

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Latte Autumn Blessings


It's time for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop!  In honor of the occasion I made this Autumn-themed card featuring my favorite beverage, coffee.  I look forward to the quarterly Coffee Lovers Bloghops as more incentive to use my coffee-themed stash of stamps.

For this card I used a MFT image that I had for a while but haven't used before now.  I colored it with Chameleon pens and used my new MFT Stitched Die-namics to layer the image and create the sentiment.  Lastly, I added coordinating brads and a leaf embellishment.

Stamps:  Miss You A Latte - MFT, Coffee Helps - Verve
Paper:  Marina Mist, WW, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, DP
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa - Memento
Accessories:  Chameleon Pens, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers, Brads, MFT Die-namics, Embossing Folder, Leaf Charm

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Masculine Basic Sympathy

Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make because they represent loss of somebody's loved one.  This card is for a co-worker who recently lost his mother.  I needed to create a card with a masculine but soothing design so I turned to Splitcoast Stampers for inspiration.  This card immediately caught my eye and I knew that it would be perfect to CASE for this occasion.  

I used the same stamp and design as the original card but different shades of green.  The stamped image is created using the reverse image technique that you can learn about here.  It was easy to do and I love how the card came out.  I will be sure to use this technique for future cards.

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Beautiful Borders - SU
Paper:  WW, River Rock, Lucky Limeaide, Mossy Meadow, DP
Ink:  River Rock, Lucky Limeaide, Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Twine, Word Window Punch, Brads, SU Markers