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Thursday, December 7, 2017

STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge - GOLD


Happy holidays to those who celebrate this time of year! We are closing out 2017 with STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge (anything goes) with the optional color twist: GOLD! Great for making holiday cards!

Here are the challenge rules:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
  • If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)
My card:


I had a hard time getting a photo that would show of the embossed background and the shiny gold ink. 

Here is another photo where you can see the embossing better:


I used a holiday Darice embossing folder for the main panel and stamped the sentiment from STAMP{lorations Peace Love Joy (retired) stamp set with Gold Delicata ink. I cut out the panel with a stitched rectangle die and then attached the panel to a piece of PaperTrey gold designer paper.

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop



Today the STAMPlorations design teams are featuring new stencils designed by our team member Sanna Lippert with a blog hop!  Here is some blog hop information for you:
  • Commenting closes on December 4, Monday
  • Prizes: (1) winner of $20 gift certificate, (2) winners of their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs

I have created a few cards using the Senecia 1 stencil and the Leaves 2 stencil:


 This first card is basically a one layer card using the stencil in the standard way: blending Distress inks with a blending tool. The sentiment is from Trendy Feathers (retired set).





 I used the Leaves 2 stencil to create a background. I already had a watercolored card front so I blended distress ink with the stencil over the water color. I used my stitched rectangle dies and cut out two pieces of the panel and layered them onto the black card front. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 set and the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Layering set.


This last card is my favorite. I blended Distress Oxide Inks on a watercolor panel. I then sprayed water onto the Senecia 2 stencil and carefully laid the stencil wet side down onto the blended panel. I used a paper towel to press the stencil into the paper and to mop up any excess water before I removed the stencil. The water removes the ink and the open or positive part of the stencil remains the original color (the darker portions). I used a Penny Black border die on the card front and then layered a portion of the watercolored and stenciled panel on top. The sentiment is from Trendy Feathers (retired set).

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate or some stencils! Thanks for coming by!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder



There is still time to play in the STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge. Here is another card sample that I created:



This is a one layer card. I used the Leaf Print ARTplorations stencil and masked off the card front on both sides to create a narrow panel. I used some Distress inks and an ink blending tool to color in the stencil. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers (retired). I added a little 3D butterfly sticker from Little B. I also colored over the leaves with a clear Wink of Stella pen but you can't really see that in this photo.

Thanks for coming by!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge


Happy November - my favorite month of the year! This month's STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge is anything goes as always with an optional color twist: BROWN.  Here are the rules of the challenge:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
  • If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)

I made a one layer card focusing on these cute, whimsical Christmas Reindeer:


This is a great design for mass producing holiday cards - all of the stamps were placed on the card front in my MISTI so I could ink them up and stamp a new card in seconds! I used a marker to color the nose of the largest reindeer.

I'm looking forward to seeing your submissions this month!

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder






It is halfway through the month of October and time for a reminder of the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - Anything Goes with an option to use ORANGE.

I used one of my favorite ARTplorations stencils: Happy Flowers and did some reverse image stamping with Distress Inks. So the negative (solid part of stencil) part is the inked part of the image on the card.

The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.

Thanks for coming by!





Thursday, October 5, 2017

STAMPlorations October CAS Challenge

I am really excited to be back in the world of stamping and to be a DT member of the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge team! So let's get right to the details:


Our challenge this month is the usual Anything CAS Goes - Optional Twist is to use ORANGE. You can find the challenge on the STAMPlorations blog. Here are the rules:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
  • If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)

Here are my cards using the Better than Autumn set and the A Cuppa Love set:

Here I used paper piecing with Lasting Impressions patterned paper.

































On the second card I just stamped the image onto the same patterned paper to give it a different look.





I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the CAS challenge gallery!

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Jewish New Year and STAMPlorations CAS Card Design Team

I am not sure if I have any followers left since I haven't blogged in the last 6 months. My attention has been diverted from stamping and making cards for many reasons that I won't go into here. I am excited to get back into the stamping/blogging world though and I have Shery Russ to thank for that - I have been accepted to the STAMPlorations CAS Card Design Team starting this month so watch this space for the October challenge starting on October 5th.

I did create some Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) cards to raffle off at my temple's Labor Day BBQ fundraiser in August so I will leave you with photos of them:



Thanks for coming by!