Saturday, December 16, 2017

Last Dirty Dozen Day









Yesterday was my final upload to Splitcoast Stampers for the Dirty Dozen. I can't believe how quickly it all went! Now I can officially share my cards that I made from 6 months ago, these were from the summer gallery with the central theme of "Time To Relax". Hope they bring some warmth and good wishes to all of you who live in the colder places right about now :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

More Virtual Stamping Night







Here are some of the cards for the Splitcoast challenges. You still have time to play (until the 17th) if you need to stock up your supply of cards for the holiday season. They can be any theme you want though.
A quick recap of supplies used:
1. Gnomes by Simon Says Stamp
2. Sizzix deer die cut with white embossed paper and retired SU sentiment
3. Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-Waddling
4. Retired Stampin' Up! carolers with Graphic45 papers
5. Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After
6. Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and Sizzix sentiment with Simon Says Stamp stencil and silver Nuvo embossing paste.  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Virtual Stamp Night (Week)


Tim Holtz birch trees in vanilla, Spellbinders deer in taupe inked with Baked Brown Sugar. An easy card with the die cuts. Stampin' Up! inks and papers.




Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After with Prima papers Fairy Flora. Loved this paper pack which I found at a local thrift store. 
 



Friday, December 1, 2017

SU Bamboo and Butterflies

The Bamboo background stamp is an old one from Stampin' Up!, embossed in clear. Shaded with Tim Holtz inks and cut the SU butterflies (Bigz die) from heavy plastic (Spellbinders dies case) and colored with alcohol inks and flourish stamped with black staz-on. This was created for the Dale Chihuly inspiration on Splitcoast.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Watercolor Imprints


What a fast and fun technique this was! Swiped Salty Ocean distress oxide ink pad over a piece of watercolor paper and then laid an SU stencil over top and spritzed with water. Removed stencil when dry. Added some Lawn Fawn otters for a watery Christmas card.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving Blessings to you all!


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and got to spend time with your loved ones.
I did a little bit of Black Friday shopping and found this traditional nutcracker stamp at Hobby Lobby (Stampabilities). Colored in Copics and used some Whisper White thick card stock that was embossed with a Sizzix 3d snowflake embossing folder. Paper is G45 Night Before Christmas and sparkly strip is rhinestone tape from The Container Store. Added some sequins.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nativity



The first card uses Stampin' Up! supplies of Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Espresso card stock and a retired Christmas dsp. The Nativity silhouette was (I think) TAC since it is blue rubber. The background was made with Tim Holtz distress oxides and the silhouette was heat embossed with Versamark and Early Espresso powder.

The second card is light years away from the first, haha. We love Dr. Who here so it was fun to find this stamp set from a local Washington company, Kindred Stamps. The card base is Night Of Navy, the main panel is heavy Yupo paper with Brushos color crystals of black, ultramarine, and purple. Spritzed alternately with water and isopropyl alcohol. Colored the Daleks and Tardis in Copic markers and cut out. The Tardis is on an action wobble so it jiggles. The Daleks are embellished with Nuvo enamel drops in yellow and Translucent. Sentiment silver embossed.