Saturday, October 31, 2015

You're Dino-Mite!

Happy Hallowe'en!
I'm taking a break from my Fall and Christmas cards to show you a sweet card I made by random stamping, to create my own patterned paper.
I used Sweet Leaf; Topiary; and Pear ink to stamp these sweet dinosaurs and other images, from Darling Dinos, to cover an entire 12 x 12 sheet of White Daisy cardstock. Once done, I cut up the sheet to create cards with this great paper.

I used a Topiary mats and Chevron Ribbon on the card. I added some Enamel Green Triangle gems with Sweet Leaf and Topiary ribbon cardstock tails. Just to add some additional interest to my card, I added a piece of Chevron embossed cardstock to the top.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Darling Dinos
Ink: Topiary; Sweet Leaf; Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy; Topiary; Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Green Enamel Triangles; Topiary Chevron Ribbon
Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Penguins anyone?

With Thanksgiving turkey long since digested and salivation for Hallowe'en candy working up to a heightened pace, it is time to start creating more Christmas cards. This one is the first in a kit I am going to offer. I will post all 3 cards in a few days, with a purchase option. In the meantime, I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp; Anything Goes; Wednesday Challenge.
I created a base with NEW rich Peacock cardstock. The pretty patterned paper is from White Pines. I took a piece of White Shimmer Trim and coloured with my B262 Shin Han Alcohol Marker. I used my Scallop Border Punch to create the bottom White Daisy layer. There is more Peacock cardstock then Glacier cardstock. I stamped with coordinating ink, using the 3 snowflakes in the Season's Greetings stamp set. 

The sentiment is stamped in Peacock ink and I curved it on my block, before stamping. I also cut this sentiment away from words, "from our family to yours". I loved the image together, but felt I would get more use out of it, if it didn't always have to be from my family.

I stamped the sweet penguins on White Daisy cardstock, then cut them out with a very slight border. I popped both of them up, then used a Souffle pen to colour in their winter gear. On the smaller penguin, I added Stardust Glitz to the scarf and hat. I finished the card with some Enamel Blue Dots.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Season's Greetings
Paper: White Pines
Ink; Peacock; Glacier; Shin Han Alcohol Marker
Embellishments: White Shimmer Trim; Blue Enamel Dots; Stardust Glitz
Tools:Scallop Border Punch
Other: Souffle Pen

Friday, October 23, 2015

Chevron love

I am still loving using my September Hello Life stamps. I love all of the chevron patterns available, so I paired these ones up after getting some inspiration from Pinterest.
I started with a White Daisy base and added Pomegranate cardstock. I stamped these chevron hearts with all new inks: Eggplant; Poppy; Saffron; and Pomegranate. I folded them in half, then stuck them down with glue dots so they could keep their dimension. I used our Chevron embossing folder on some White Daisy cardstock, then stamped the sentiment with Black ink. Viola! Great card in minutes.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Hello Life
Cardstock: Pomegranate; White Daisy
Ink: Pomegranate; Eggplant; Poppy; Saffron; Black
Tools: Chevron Embossing folder; Artistry Cricut cartridge

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Manly Birthday card

My husband recently celebrated his birthday and this is the card I made for him.
I started with Whisper cardstock, then added this gorgeous patterned paper from Urban. I stamped with coordinating ink, on Peacock cardstock, with an image from Jumping Geometrics. I added a cut from Artistry, then a tag cut from Art Philosophy. I stamped with another Jumping Geometrics image in second generation Peacock ink. Then I stamped the sentiment over top, from our Sept Hello Life promotional stamps, with Peacock ink. I added some retired Baker's Twine and Grey Enamel Gems. I also added some Silver Foil Tape to complete this card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Urban
Stamps: Jumping Geometrics; Hello Life
Cardstock: Whisper; Peacock; White Daisy
Ink; Peacock
Embellishments: Silver Foil Tape; Grey Enamel Gems; retired Baker's Twine
Tools: Artistry & Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wonderful Watercolour Challenge

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We had lovely weather here....still warm enough for me to go out in flip flops and shorts!
I am posting this a day late for Monday's "Wonderful Watercolor" Challenge over at Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog.
I love this octopus cut on our new Artistry Cricut cartridge, so I cut it from our NEW Watercolour paper. I created an ombre effect on the octopus, then a water background for him to float in. With Black ink I stamped the "I could just squish  you" sentiment from set, Love Ya Silly. The Happy Birthday came from Sept Hello Life sets. I added some bubbles with Pacifica ink and Clear Sparkles for eyes.
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Love Ya Silly; Sept Hello Life
Cardstock: Watercolour; Pacifica; White Daisy
Ink: Black; Watercolour Paints
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles
Tools: Artistry Cricut cartridge

Friday, October 9, 2015

Let the Christmas card art commence!

I have had a busy week. Along with many things going on, one day was spent with my daughter, our dog and I all working as extras for a local movie shoot. My daughter had what was called a 'recognizable' part , whereas Chewie and I were part of the background. For the 10 hours I was there, about 7 hours were spent sitting and chatting with other extras. The other 3, were spent going up and down stairs! Needless to say, I did not need to go to the gym and I am still feeling the pain! My daughter started 2 hours before me and was probably on set at least 2 - 3 hours longer. It was a fun day and we are hoping to be extras in another movie shooting around town, next week.

So, along with that, I started to make Christmas cards early, so I could have a good supply to start selling sooner. I was making baby cards with Baby Zoo and thought this sweet bear would be great on a Christmas card, too.
I started with a Colonial White card base, then added Cranberry cardstock and patterned paper from White Pines. I stamped a retired image in second generation Cranberry on the sentiment piece, first. Then I used, A Typeface and a retired alphabet to stamp the sentiment in Black ink. I stamped the bear in Saddle ink and cut him out and popped him up on this piece. I tied it all up with Poppy Thick Twine. I also may have gone back, after this picture was taken, and added some gems to the bear's eyes.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: White Pines
Stamps: Baby Zoo; A Typeface; retired alphabet and shape set
Ink: Saddle; Cranberry; Black
Cardstock: Colonial White; Cranberry
Embellishment: Poppy Thick Twine

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Artistry with Glitter paper

I have been bragging about not having a cold for the past 3 years, since I have been drinking 1 tbsp of  apple cider vinegar each day. Well, I may have missed the worst parts of colds, but today I have quite a pressure headache, that I will call my version of a 2015 cold. This card reflects how I feel on World Cardmaking Day, so I'll enter it over at Simon  Says Stamp!
I cut the words from my NEW Artistry Cricut cartridge, then mounted them on retired Jackson patterned paper. It is not really visible, but I used my Black journaling pen and outlined inside each letter. I cut this sweet whip cream shape, that is also poo-like, from our lovely Brown Glitter paper. I added another patterned paper underneath, then some googly eyes to the poo!

All supplies are Close To My  Heart, unless noted.
Paper: retired Jackson; Brown Glitter paper
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Black Journaling Pen
Tools: Artistry Cricut cartridge
Other: Googly Eyes