Friday, June 30, 2017

Bad Medicine Cards Using Deep Red Stamps

The ATC swap theme is medicine. I made these cards with a saved bag from a prescription. The first one:
Background-alcohol inks on glossy paper.
Stamped in brown Deep Red Stamp Weathered Wall.
Other labels are from a cream box.

The second background:
Alcohol inks with a gold fixative.
Stamped with Colorbox red pigment ink.
Edges inked with distress ink.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Black/White Graduation card

A few graduation cards I made using a Spellbinders fancy label die with a Studio G grad cap stamped onto it. The pattermed paper is by The Paper Studio and the embossing folders for the sentiment and stars are by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug.

This one looks the same as the above but it uses a different dry embossed sentiment and then the edges have a white border.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Manly Monday Stars Flying Card

I think this card is too busy for a masculine card but my 14 year old nephew liked it because he aspires to be a pilot. Some of the products I used:
The star stamp and matching die by Sizzix, stars die cuts by Cricut or Creative Memories punches, the blue rectangle die by Spellbinders and the background stamp is by Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Double Embossing Technique Cards

The double embossing comes when you dry emboss (Chevron pattern by Darice) and then you add Versa Mark ink over the top embossed area. From there you sprinkle the area with embossing powder and heat. The pink and gold embossing powder are by Stampendous. I inked the edges of the cards with Black Soot distress ink.

The rest of the of the stuff for my card came from my stash.

Quick note: The pink ribbon under the rick rack is "It's a girl" ribbon by The Paper Studio that came with a party favor from a baby shower. As one who is passionate about recycling, I turned it over and used the other side. The pieces were very small and I couldn't see using them on anything else. The sentiment stickers on the gold cards are by K and Co.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

A Crown for the Purple Queen

I made this crown as a test for another wooden piece, which I will post soon. There are so many products that I used on this crown that I will leave you to check it out without the bother of me rambling on.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Beach Bum Cheers Card for Marcia

I made this one as a birthday card. 
As I see it, the card on which the bottle cap is on looks like the sun to me. 
The bottle cap matches the bubbles from the water dry embossed background 
Lastly, the bottle cap matches the word "Cheers". 
I ask you, how can that sentiment not match a beer bottle cap? :)

The background is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.
 The patterned paper is by Fancy Pants and the cheers die cut by Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking.
(Edited on 2-4-21)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Recycled Beach ATC

Beach scene
We live about 45 minutes from Lake Michigan and at this one beach there was this fence like thing that I was never sure what was being divided or keeping people away from. I based this ATC on that beach scene that is still in my head. The theme for the April ATC swap is recycled/upcycled/junk in your house. And as I was digging in my stash I found this fence looking thing.

 When my MIL went into assisted living all of her crafty and sewing things came to my house. (I think I've told you this before. Sorry for the repeat info.) I found this fence in one of those boxes and it always intrigued me as to what it was or was for. I first thought it was a fence for a dollhouse but but my husband has no sisters. Hmmm. Perplexed and unable to ask my MIL (Alzheimer's) what this fence looking thing was, I kept it with no immediate plans to use it and no plans to throw it away.

If you have any ideas what you think the fence in my card is for, please leave me a comment. It came in a half of a yard roll. It is made of real wood and thicker wire to hold them together. I'm curious to hear what you think.

Anyway,  hubby cut the section I needed with some wire cutters and here's the rest. I cut white cardstock size down to normal ATC size (3.5 x 2.5) when I decided to create a moon in the background. Using a Marvy circle punch, I created a mask by punching out circle of a Post-It.  I inked the cardstock with distress ink and an ink blending tool with the moon mask in place to create the scene. I found a piece of  patterned paper by Creative Imaginations that resembled sand to adhere to the bottom and beach sentiment sticker by the same company.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sit back and Relax card

 The background of this card is in embossing folder by quickutz. I inked the folder with paint mixed with powdered chalk.  The reading is from May parts the diecut behind the bottle cap is by DO crafts. The sentiment is by unity stamp company  and is stamp on a Gina Marie designs diecut. The lemon is a doodle bug sticker. 

 I am now doing my blog posts using the voice activation on my iPad. I haven't figured out how to make companies with start with capital letters. I'm still learning. Doing posts this way is really helping the pain in my wrists that I incur from typing. 
 Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Airplane Card

 Today's card is in all occasion card. The background paper is by K and company. I cut out some clouds and applied Stickles to them. Then I placed them in the sky of my card.The sentiment diecut is by Spellbinders and the sentiment is Lawn Fawn.  Plane stamp is by TPC studio on a Cricut die cut.   The circle behind it is stamped with a background Stampin Up stamp. And I added an eyelet to the top. 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cod Oil Cards

 The ATC theme is medicine. I chose to use a bag that had images like this on it. I cut it out and inked the edges with  distress ink  before coloring in the fish with markers.  The green glossy paper is inked with alcohol ink from Ranger. The last piece of white paper I inked with brown distressing. 

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Let's all Dance Like a Daisy Bottle Cap card

 The title of this post is a small child's song that I used to know and this card reminded me of it. The embossing folder is by Darice and I put Perfect Pearls powder on the daisies.  The die cut behind the bottlecap is by DO Crafts and the other is by Spellbinders. 

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I believe in You Card

Lately I've  been having a hard time typing so I'm going to keep things short and to the point. This card uses Martha Stewart butterfly stickers on red cardstock that I inked with distress ink. The stamp that covers the seam of the two pieces of paper is a TPC Studio stamp. Everything else was in my stash.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Manly Monday Monster Hello Card

Really quick card today since I'm not well. The Hello die by Lawn Fawn and for the pop tab in the center, I cut the open part of the tab out to reveal the monster on the ribbon.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Deep Red Stamps Cheers Card

I made this card for a friend who is a red head and he found the card humorous. The background of the card was created by the Deep Red Stamps Tree Ring background stamp. I stamped it onto the red cardstock with Pale Tomato ink by Hero Arts and then again on white cardstock where I tried to match up the design. Taped those together and trimmed off the extra before adhering to black cardstock and then the card base. The cheers die is by Lawn Fawn and the circle around the bottle cap is from my stash.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Day of the Dead Cards

We have a new swap theme this month and it's Day of the Dead. I had to Google that one. The only thing I knew about it was from the animated movie "Book of Life". So I made quite a few of them because I wasn't sure where I was going with this at the time. But they all have the same supplies:

Skull stamp-Etsy
Scallop circle stamp-Close to my Heart
Heart circle-Technique Tuesday
Flower stamp and colored pencils-Stampin Up
Embossing powders by- Stamp N Plus and Ranger
Ink - Black distress ink, Hero arts and Versa Mark
Sticker sentiments-Glitz Designs

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lego Card

A new card today is for a Lego enthusiast. The Lego's help this little 3 year old deal with cancer and all the hospital visits. I popped the circles up on SU's dimensionals. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Manly Monday Cruisin' Speedster

I made these backgrounds with bubble wrap dipped in powdered chalk on Strathmore watercolor paper. Then on this first card, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp road with black Hero Arts ink. The car stamp is by Stamp N Plus. The blue mat behind the stamped image is by Bazzill. I die cut the sentiment from Cricut cartridge Boy will be Boys.

The second card has many of the same elements. However it includes a Spellbinders border die, an Ebay die cut out of blue cardstock by Stampin Up and a brad by Eyelet Outlet. I used the Creative Memories cutting System to create the oval and the sentiment by Cricut and same cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Yellow Flower Birthday Cards

This first is a birthday card that was previously posted and can see it HERE. I altered this card because the sentiment was adhered with foam squares that started to cave in and bent the cardstock. The new sentiment is by TPC Studio.

This card was published as a Mother's Day card. The background is a small Fiskars stamp that I stamped multiple times with Colorbox chalk ink. The flower closest to the base is a Sizzix die painted with Scattered Straw crackle paint by Ranger. On top of that is a Stampin' Up punch and on top of that is a Sasafrass sticker. The sentiment stamp is  by......idk but I do know that the label it's on is by Martha Stewart.

Thanks so much for looking.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Smile Birthday Card

I'm not really sure I love this card but I'm going to show it anyway. The borders are Cricut cuts from the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge with Provo Craft cardstock. The circle stamp is by Unity Stamp Co, sentiment stamp by TPC Studio, and the mosaic stamp with matching punch is by Stampin' Up. The circle punches are by Creative Memories.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Iris Folding Blue Grad Cap

I made this card using the iris folding technique and a grad cap stamp by Stamp N Plus. The company is no longer in business but if you Google iris folding you will find a bunch of templates you can print. The patterned paper for the folding is by Die Cuts with a View.

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