Monday, June 30, 2014

Manly Monday

Welcome to Manly Monday. Thanks so much for stopping by. I have four wonderful crafters today sharing a manly card. Click on the name of the blog to be directed to their card. SemSee has three cards in the one post that could be used for a male. Once you have visited and left lovely comments, check out my dino card at the end of this post. Thank you.

My card today is really similar to a previous dino card but with a different sentiment. The stamp is by Deep Red Stamps which you can find at I'm trying to figure out different ways to use him but seem to use him the same way as before. I'll take any suggestions. lol.

I stamped the dino on white cardstock with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with green embossing powder. Then I die cut him out using a Spellbinders die. I inked the whole die cut and there must have been something under my craft sheet because it created this fun textured look. Not sure if it was the shelf liner that I have on my desktop because this is the only one that this texture was seen on. I've been crafting all weekend and this is the first time for this look. Odd. 

The sentiment is computer generated and the dino tracks are cut out of my Cricut. Cartridge Ultimate Creative Series Sampler, Bonus 6 size 3 1/4 using Stampin Up cardstock. The patterned paper and green cardstock are by Sunborn. Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lucky Dog

Hey there. Real quick I wanted to show you a fun card I made using a Stamp N Plus Lucky Dog stamp. I stamped it onto Strathmore watercolor paper  with black Hero Arts ink. After I color the puppy in with distress inks and and water pen both by Ranger, I die cut it out with a Spellbinders die. 

The card base is by David Tutera, kraft cardstock by Oriental Trading Co, embossing folder by Cuttlebug, border punch by EK Success, mosaic punch by Stampin Up, circle punch by Marvy and rhinestone by Want 2 Scrap.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Follow UR Dreams

Hi. I have a graduation card to share today. I did a double stamping technique (I think it's suppose to be triple stamping but I only did it twice) with some TPC Company graduation stamps. Stamping white craft ink onto black cardstock is a two day event but I do love the look. It takes the white ink so much longer to dry but it sure does make a crisp and clean stamped impression. 

Anyway, my cardstock and glittery hat are by Recollections, white ink by Stampin Up and black ink by Hero Arts. The label die cut is by Spellbinders with some eyelets in the ends by Making Memories. I know eyelets aren't the "in" thing but I like them just the same. The background cardstock is dry embossed with a Darice folder.

Thanks so much for looking. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Christmas Cards all Year Round

Hi there. I just wanted to pop in and let you know that June Christmas Cards all Year Round challenge {Angels} is on for about 4 and 1/2 more days. 

I made another angel card for the challenge using a vintage gift tag found in my MIL's things when they moved her out of her home. I just loved the innocence and colors that the tag had to offer. I paired it up with some Anna Griffen patterned paper and matted the tag with PP by Little Yellow Bicycle. The rectangle die cut is by Spellbinders that I inked (Ranger Distress ink) up red to match the rest of my card. I centered the angels to the side so I could wrap the floss-like string around the edge. The string was a pastel green and didn't match the green in my card. I ran the string through a Stampin Up ink pad and let it dry overnight. Once the ink was dry I was good to go on adding it to my die cut piece.

The glittery chipboard on the right side of the card is by Studio G. I added some rhinestones by Sticko to the ends and the center. The letters at the bottom are from a ad by Hot off the Press.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Manly Monday

Welcome back to Manly Monday. This masculine card post should be a little more dependable from now on because I've finished the scrapbooks I was commissioned to create. That was a really big job and I need to reevaluate if it's something I will ever do again. It took up a lot of my time that I would rather be working on my true love which is cards. I usually only scrapbook with friends over a weekend and make cards and stuff all the other days of my life. Idk-Anyway, I have some fun masculine cards to share with you today. I love a lot of things about this group of cards but I'll let you fall in love with them for your own reasons. Let them know you saw their card at Manly Monday or MM. Have fun and be inspired.

All of those were fabulous masculine cards. 

My card uses a Darice embossing folder with kraft cardstock by Oriental Trading Co. I inked the images and embossed word to announce the embossed areas better then just leaving it plain. I used Ranger's Distress inks with an ink blender to ink the kraft cardstock. This is one of my favorites because it's all scrap cardstock and the whole thing took me about 20 minutes to make. The gal that requested the card was happy as could be with it for a Father's Day card, which made me feel like everybody was a winner.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Stencil card

Today marks week 4 for the Chalk-Ah-Lot anything goes with chalk challenge sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
 I used Polka Dot Bikini Sassy for my friend card. I colored her in with Copic markers and die cut her out using a Design Objectives die. The Copic paper is Cryogen cardstock.

The sun rays are a Tim Holtz stencil that I applied Dandy Powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus with a cosmetic wedge. I love the look and can see doing it again if the style sells well. 

The cards base is by Recollections as well as the sentiment cardstock die cut. The sentiment is by Stampin Up stamped with Rangers Dusty Concord distress ink. The sentiment die cut is also by Design Objectives and the eyelets-yes old fashion eyelets- are by Making Memories. {Maybe they will make a come back.}

The ribbon is by American Crafts and the patterned paper is by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Frog card

Isn't this little frog stamp the cutest? He was hidden behind some bigger stamps and has probably been there since the basement became my studio. Well I pulled him from the back and stamped him on to Cryogen cardstock with Memento Ink. I colored him with Copics and die cut him out with a Spellbinders die. While the paper was still in the die I inked the top with blue and the bottom with green distress inks by Ranger. The lacy circle behind the frog is also a Spellbinders die cut out of Bo Bunny cardstock. The patterned paper is unknown and the blue carstock is old by Sunborn. The two ribbons are by Martha Stewart and the stamped sentiment is by Hero Arts in Stampin Up ink.

I hope you will hop back tomorrow for another new card. Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Vintage Mr. and Mrs.

I have another card using the bride and groom embossing folder by Darice. I Heat embossed the background with a Hero Arts stamp, Versa Mark ink and platinum embossing powder. I'm kind of drawing a blank when it comes to what I did to the edges of the embossed cardstock. I know that I ended up covering the whole card generously with Gold Nugget Powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. It must have been Distress Ink by Ranger that I used to get the vintage look. *Smh* The sentiment is a American Crafts stamp, Hero Arts black ink, a Design Objectives die cut and Creative Imaginations gold brads. 

Sorry I'm so forgetful. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bathing Beauties Umbrellas

Today I help my friend that owns a dance studio with her annual recital. I wanted to show you the umbrellas that I made for her production number called Bathing Beauties.

The colors of the girls old style bathing suits are turquoise/blue, pink, black, white and silver. I made these fun umbrella's with those colors using felt, ribbon, rick rack, and sequins. Take a look see at the different styles I came up with.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: April showers bring out umbrellas

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On This Special Day

I made this wedding card with an embossing folder by Darice. I applied gold powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus to the bride and groom as well as the edges of the white cardstock. The background is a Hero Arts stamp that I heat embossed in a platinum color embossing powder. The gold cardstock is by the old Creative Memories. I heat embossed a Stamp N Plus sentiment with the same embossing powder directly on that gold cardstock. The whole front panel is a little bit smaller then a Recollections card base 4x5.5. I liked the white border/edge around the card. Something a little different.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Embossed bricks card

I made this card using an embossing folder by Darice. I learned a technique from one of the DT members Pat at from Mark's Finest Papers where she inked up the embossed paper with Versa Mark and poured embossing powder over the paper. Heat emboss with a heat gun and ta da! your bricks have texture to them. I love this look. I used white embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. The rest of my card is unknown except the black and white flowers are by the old Creative Memories. 

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Embossing Ended in 2015

Monday, June 9, 2014

Manly Monday

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I have a larger selection of cards to share with you this week. There are many Masculine/Male/Dad/Father's Day type challenges out this past week. I'm entering quite a few of them, which you can see at the bottom of this post. The challenges I usually link up to are NOT SIR or ones that you can only link to so many other challenges. I understand putting a limit on the amount of entries a person can link up but I don't understand the limit on {C10 and such} other challenges you can enter. You would think they, challenge blogs, would want the exposure. But hey what do I know. They must have their reasons.

I made my card using stamps by Hero Arts. The tools stamp uses Memento ink and then colored with Copics. I'm not the best colorer especially with small images like this but they say practice makes perfect. It turned out so cute that I had to share even if I didn't totally stay in the lines. Idk who the patterned paper is by-sorry but the Copic paper is called Cryogen, black cardstock by Recollections and the white cardstock is by Neenah Solar white. I did heat emboss the sentiment with black embossing powder by myStamp Box.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: For a dad or special male