Merry Christmas!ūüéĄ

Just wanted to share some Christmas cards I made this year and wish each and everyone a peaceful, loving and joyful season!  

Made with the Taylored Expressions Woodland Reindeer Silhouettes stamps & dies and the Woodland Reindeer Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.  The sentiments were foiled from the TE Simple Strips in Reverse Christmas Panels.  The shaded oval panel was blended on by using the TE Oval Masking Stencils and I splattered the background with white paint.

This card was made using a TE freebie (not available for purchase) and created in the same way with the card on top except this one has the sentiment in the center rather than the reindeer.  I also foiled a couple of the snowflake/stars randomly over it and rounded the corners.

  • Thanks so much for your continued support my friends!!!

Challenges:

  1. Fab ‘N’ Funky – Last minute Christmas
  2. The Sisterhood of Crafters – Traditional Christmas Colors
  3. Crafty Gals Corner – ‘Tis the Season
  4. Creative Moments – Christmas/Winter Celebrations
  5. Creative Knockouts – ‘Tis the Season
  6. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  7. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  8. Pammies Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes

It’s Time For Tags!

Hello friends!¬† I thought I’d take some time for making up some tags which is something that I really enjoy doing, but don’t do it very often.¬† They’re so nice to have a batch made up ahead of time so that you can pull one out as you need it instead of trying to hurry through making something.¬† It’s always better to have fun instead of rushing!¬†

This trio of tags was a bit time consuming, but it was nice to finally pull out some things that I’ve been wanting to play with and use without being in a hurry.¬† The characters are from the Taylored Expressions Holiday Squad die set.¬† The tags themselves were cut from the TE Pierced Stacklets dies, the TE Tag Stacklets 2 dies and the TE Tag Reinforcements dies. The background for the tags was made with the TE Foil It-Plaid Layering Panels that I foiled in gold along with the stenciling from the TE Plaid Layering Stencil set.¬† The sentiments were white heat embossed from the TE Just Saying-Christmas stamps.¬† I’ve used various colors of Taylored Expressions papers and inks and then finished the embellishments for the “holly berries” using the red from TE Tiny Diamonds-Bold set and then I also used the TE Gold Drip Drops in the background.¬† The ribbon and twine from my stash at the top.

 

My next trio of tags here was really fun with these adorable penguins from Taylored Expressions Dancing Through the Snow stamp set and dies.¬† I placed them over top of the transparency that was used to create a shaker tag behind the penguins.¬† I used the TE Tag Stacklets 3 dies and also used some pink polka dotted papers from a free paper pad I received with an order.¬† The bright shinny purple paper came from my stash I’ve had for quite a while and thought it would be a fun non-traditional color to use with these.¬† I filled the shaker tags with the TE Bits & Pieces-Snowflakes and the TE Bits & Pieces-Sparkly Stars.¬†

 

And these tags were a little hard to photograph with all of that cording in the way! (pardon my photograph skills! LOL)¬† They’re smaller than the tags above, but they work great for different packaging sizes!¬† These were easy and fun as I’ve done mostly foiling with these using the Taylored Expressions Foil It-Simple Tags Holidays panels and the stencil to go with it.¬† I cut them all out at the same time with the coordinating dies. The tags with the black cording are the negatives from foiling the toffee colored tags and are mostly completely foiled.¬† I just used different colored Stickles glitter to create the Christmas lights on those.¬† (Really been having fun with the foiling this year!)

 

And lastly I wanted to share a set of tags that I’ve made using various Inky Stamper sets!¬† I decided to go through all of the different Christmas sets that I have from them and pull out the ones that I either haven’t used or barely used to play with them.¬† The tag at the top was made with the Inky Stamper Fox set that I really enjoyed coloring.¬† The presents at the bottom and the Santa hat were colored and fussy cut from the same stamp set.¬† I made the background of that one with the Falling Snowflake Stencil with white ink and heat embossing over it with sparkly white embossing powder.¬†

The tag on the bottom left is another fun shaker tag!  I pulled out the Inky Stamper Nutcracker set to color him up and cut out with the coordinating die.  He was placed over the acetate on the shaker tag.  I used a scallop circle tag die with gold foil cardstock that I cut out the center with a circle die, added some papers for the background from the Doodlebug Buffalo Check/Woodgrain paper pack.  The shaker bits inside are the Shaker Garnish which is really lightweight and still make a great shaker sound too!

The bottom right tag was cut from an Infinity Tree die set.  I sponged the edges with some white ink and punched a hole at the top to make it a tag.  That cute little truck is from the Inky Stamper Vintage Truck set that I colored and cut out with the coordinating dies.  I used a fun Lawn Fawn road die to place him over and then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with white ink.  I also added some snowflake sequins above him with the Icicles sequins mix.  And both blue and red Doodlebug Twine was used for two of the tags.  The other ribbons/cord from my stash.

  • Thanks so much for stopping in today!¬† Hope you’ve been inspired and enjoying the Season!

Challenges:

  1. Country View – Christmas
  2. Ally’s Angels – Anything Goes
  3. Cupcake Inspirations – Happy Holidays
  4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  5. Simon Says Stamp Mon – Tag It
  6. Tag Tuesday – Winter Holidays
  7. Crafter’s Caf√© – Anything Goes

Time to Get Your Grumpy On!

Hey there friends!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!  We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween already!ūüéÉ  I haven’t made as many Halloween makes as I usually do, but as the day gets closer I’ve been more in the mood to pull out some things to have fun with my stash and my thoughts turned to “Grumpy”.

If you’re not familiar with “Grumpy”, this is the Big Grumpy Cat from Taylored Expressions.  I absolutely love the “Grumpy” and “Grumplings” line and I don’t pull them out as much as I’d like to.  Since it’s closer to Halloween, I’ve also pulled out the Big Grumpy-Halloween accessory set to go along with him too! (The only thing I used from this set was the witch hat and the sentiment.)  I’ve stamped, colored and cut out each of these items for my card.

The #TEMakerChallenge has the theme this month of using Oreo & Sugar Cube with the option of adding any other pop of color.  I’ve decided to pop in an orange color for mine.  The theme was also “Sparkle & Shine” through foiling, heat-embossing, glitter paste or sparkly cardstock.  

So for the “Sparkle & Shine” I’ve taken a Foil-It Spiderweb panel and foiled some orange Deco Foil over it.  I then took one of the Frame in Frame 3 dies to cut out the middle of this panel, added some acetate over the opening and made it into a shaker panel.  I die cut the same frame as well as the Little Bits-Spiders die from some black Glitter Cardstock.  I attached these pieces onto the web panel along with adding the Grumpy Cat with his hat string and extra spider attached to him over the acetate.  I attached double-sided foam around the opening and added some “shaker stars” in the colors orange, black and silver.  And lastly, I thought it would be fun to pop up a left-over ghost I had from a previous project at the top!  (I think the ghost is in fear of the “witch switch”!)ūüėā

  • I also have another “grumpy” card to share…

So this card was made to send a smile to a friend.¬† I’ve used a cat for this one as well from the Taylored Expressions “Grouchy Grumplings” set which I don’t believe is available in the store any longer.

I kept it a simple card by stamping, coloring and cutting out the grumpy.  I ink blended a circle that fit him with blue ink, white heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out from the TE Stitched Banner Stacklets. I popped grumpy with foam tape over the sentiment banner and circle.  I also used some TE decorative papers from my stash and cut out a banner with it using my scissors.  A corner chomper was used to round the top left corner of the card to finish it off.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my “Grumpy” projects today and have been inspired in some way!¬† Really appreciate you stopping in!

Challenges: (Top card only)

  1. Country View – Halloween or Harvest
  2. Craft Rocket – Autumn/Halloween
  3. Crafting Happiness – Halloween
  4. Aud Sentiments – Halloween/Fall + Sentiment
  5. Crafty Gals Corner – Halloween Colors
  6. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring
  7. Allsorts – Add a Sentiment
  8. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  9. Double D – Orange & Black

Gettin’ My Halloween On + GIVE AWAY!

Hello friends!  It’s been a minute or two since my last posting as I had been sick and then totally lost my “MOJO” during that point! So I was trying to get it going again with a few Halloween projects!  I have been playing with some new Taylored Expressions goodies and I thought it would be fun to give away some TE stuff as well!ūüėÄ  Stay tuned to the end of this post!

  • click on the photos below to enlarge them if you’re on my website:

Now how cute are all of these critters, ghouls and creeps?!  As you may remember from my last post, I had been having so much fun creating with the Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads stencils, so I had my play with the Halloween Create-in-Quads with the makes above!  I stenciled some black, candy corn, plum punch and lime zest colors, plus I went over the lime zest with some glow-in-the-dark glitter paste.  The stencil quads make two A2 sized backgrounds as well as the cat and witch cauldron too!  There is also coordinating dies to cut out the cat and witch that I used to cut out for the second set of cards.  For all of the cards, I’ve used the TE Frame in Frame 3 dies (free from an order a while back) that was cut with some black cardstock. I’ve also used the TE Simple Strips-Halloween stamped and heat embossed with some black glitter EP and cut out with the TE Asymmetrical Simple Strips Die for each card.

The set of cards on the left were created with the stenciled backgrounds and then with the black frames, I’ve added a character from a “free with purchase” Gus & Gertie Halloween stamp set.  The bird saying “boo” is in a bat costume.ūüėÖ  I popped up the sentiment strip, bird and dog with foam tape.  I die cut the “boo” sentiment with a speech bubble die from my stash.  The ghoul card was made with the awesome TE Monster Squad die set.  I placed a piece of vellum behind the black frame so the ghoul stood out a bit more, die cut my pieces as I wanted and attached it right above the sentiment strip.  I added a green googly eye as well as a few die cut stars from silver metallic cardstock.

The set of cards on the right was put together with a couple of different unique backgrounds. On the black cat card, I used the TE Superstar Rotating Stencil and stenciled once with candy corn and only rotated once using the glow-in-the-dark glitter paste again.  I finished it by splattering black and white paint over it.  Topped it off with the black frame, the kitty and sentiment strip.  I also used some Cosmic Drip Drops for kitty’s eyes. (These were also used on the bows of the witch’s shoes too!)  For the witch background, I silver foiled one of the TE Foil It-Spiderweb panels and then ink blended some grey ink over a couple of the webs.  I then added the black frame, the witch and the sentiment strip. Lastly, I added a couple of spiders cut out with the TE Little Bits-Spiders die set.

These ghosts make me smile every time I see them with those faces!ūüĎĽ  For these set of cards, I pulled out the TE G-G-G-Ghost Stamp & Stencil Combo.  I didn’t used any TE inks, but pulled out my oxide inks for an ombre looking color to make these different backgrounds. The stencil was used for the faces by heat embossing some black glitter EP over VersaMark ink through the stencil. The purple is A2 sized and the set of cards on the right as mini slim cards.  I continued using my sentiment strips that were previously used on the card sets above, but with these I’ve added a black layer that I just cut from cardstock.  I’ve also used TE Ghost Gang Die & Clear Combo set to cut out the ghosts popped up around the sentiments and stamped their faces. 

For the purple ghost card, I used the silver foil negative from the “witch spiderweb background” card and foiled a cut out TE On the Block-Boo Shadow die which was popped up with several layers of die cut black ones.  I popped up the die cut ghost over the foiled “boo” as well as the sentiment strips.

For the set of mini slim cards, I did pretty much the same style as the purple, but for the “boo” sentiment I used the TE Boo Script + Backer and die cut 2 of the sentiments with black cardstock and then heat embossed it with the black glitter EP.  I placed it over the vellum die cut backer and attached to the card front.  I popped up the ghosts and the sentiment strips with foam tape.


**GIVE AWAY!!!**

So, because I’ve placed some TE orders, I have gotten multiple sets (duplicates) of goodies!!  If you or someone you know would like to get one of these stamp sets, please let me know in the comments below! (Which one(s) you want!)  I have FOUR large rubber stamps to give away!!  Check it out….

  • Click on each photo below to enlarge if you’re on my website!

These are all background A2 sized rubber stamps. The last stamp photographed is “Winter Village Background”  which measures approx. 6.25″ x 2.5″ in size. I have TWO of the “Daises for Days” to give out.  (See the photo where it shows the clear stamp set included for stamping the flower centers.)  The “Good Hearted Background” stamp is perfect for almost any occasion just by adding a quick sentiment with it!  I also have a little “extra” to go along with each one of these to accompany the package too! 

  • If you click on the names in orange above, you can see some examples using them on the TE website for ideas!

Just leave me a comment below if you’re interested in my give away and tell me which one(s) you’re interested in by September 22nd, 2022 which is the first day of Fall for us here in the U.S.  This will give everyone time to see the post and tell a friend that might be interested too!


Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your support and inspiration with me as it helps keep me going!ūüėČ

Challenges:

  1.  This is Halloween – Anything Goes Halloween/Gothic
  2. Two Old Bats – Anything Goes Halloween
  3. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal
  4. Show Us Your Pussycats – Anything with kitty
  5. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes
  6. Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
  7. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  8. The Corrosive – Anything Goes
  9. Arty Divas – Anything Goes

Having Some Halloween Fun!ūüéÉ

Hey friends!  I know it’s well into October and so you may be wondering where in the world have my Halloween posts been?  Today was gloomy and foggy out…and it’s getting evening, so it was a good time to post!  If you know me, then you know I love all things Halloween, but I’ve actually been in the background lurking with my Halloween projects! Bwhaa!!  I just haven’t had time to sit and make a post for them yet.  The reason for that is, of course, I’m taking too many classes and doing events that I’m like a “mad scientist” in the background with all of the crafting things, but haven’t been sharing them!  So, I’ve decided to set aside some time to create a post with all things Halloween! (Don’t worry, there will be more special ones coming too!)

Now isn’t this one a cutie?!  I’ve received this free digital image especially from the Whimsy Stamps World Card Making Day Event on Facebook that they usually hold every year and have some fun games and challenges.  This image was created by Crissy Armstrong of course and she even did a cute little tutorial with it, so I had to color it up!

I’ve used Copics for the coloring and even made a shadowy creepy black/gray grass along the bottom of the pumpkin.  The hat buckle was colored with a gold gel pen.  The sentiment came from an older Whimsy Stamps candy corn set I had in my stash.  For the background, I’ve used my favorite Whimsy Stamps Spider Web Frame background stamp to go around kitty.  I then used a couple of different Distress inks to sponge around the edges and then spritzed water over it & blotted it up with a paper towel to make it even “creepier” looking.  I layered it over an orange layer from my stash and then placed this over an A2 sized top folding card base.  I also die cut a bat from an old freebie from Whimsy Stamps years back to glue at the top of the scene and covered it with a glitter brush pen.  Super fun!

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Now I want to enter this into the annual Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween that they do every year!  Check out the event with lots of Halloween inspiration & fun if you’re interested!  I always love to play along and I think Whimsy Stamps has some of THE best products for crafting Halloween!  CHECK THEM OUT HERE!!

And this is another card I made for the Whimsy Stamps WCMD Event challenge using a fun Autumn/Halloween mood board.  (The event is over, but it was super fun!)  The first thing about the mood board I noticed was all of the orange and fun jack-o-lanterns that popped out at me.  Plus, this was another cute freebie digital image given to us during the event.

So I colored up this dragon using mainly orange tone Copics with a “candy corn” effect.  I also used it for the die cut sentiment at the top that was cut out from the Whimsy Stamps Boo die set.  Hard to tell in the photo, but I covered it with the glitter brush pen too.  I popped up the “dragon guy” over a piece of the Whimsy Stamps 6×6 Haunted Paper Pack cut with the Whimsy Stamps Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.  It was all layered over a white A2 top folding card base.  I also added some yellow Stickles to the pumpkin’s face.

And since I’ve been doing so many classes, I thought I’d just create another gallery full of Halloween projects that I’ve done.  I have actually been working on some books and journals as well as mixed media projects and not sure if I’ll get them finished up before Halloween as I’ve been busy, but it’s always fun to get creative and messy especially for all things creepy and spooky!ūüíÄ  Hope you enjoy! – (If you’re viewing this on my website, just click on the photos to enlarge them to see

Whew!¬† Was that a lot of Halloween or what?!¬† Many of these things just give me a big chuckle and I just think they’re so fun especially now that I’ve looked back on them.¬† Although many of these project were created earlier this Summer, I thought it would be a good time to share them with you. #MakeHalloween365¬† I still have more Halloween up my sleeve soon, so stayed tuned!

If you haven’t entered my give away yet, there’s still a few days left if you want to leave me a comment saying you’re interested!¬† CHECK OUT THE POST HERE¬† I will announce the winner by Oct 11th.

Thanks so much for stopping by this evening and I hope you’ve enjoyed my Halloween projects here!¬† HAPPY CRAFTING

Challenges:

  1. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes with animal
  2. Pearly Sparkles – Autumn and/or Halloween
  3. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes with coloring
  4. Critter Crazy – Anything Goes with featured Critter
  5. The Crafter’s Cafe – Anything Goes
  6. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  7. Two Old Bats – Anything Goes Halloween
  8. Crafty Calendar – Halloween

Amazing Autumnūüćā

Hello friends! Happy October! I hope that you’re having a great week so far and looking forward to doing something crafty this weekend for World Card Making Day!!ūüĆćūüėĬ† I have decided to post something a bit early as I know there will be tons and tons of special posts planned by many, so I thought it best to post today instead!

IN THE MEANTIME, I DO HAVE A FUN GIVEWAY LOCATED ON MY POST BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!!¬† YOU HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 10th TO ENTER…JUST LEAVE ME A COMMENT THAT YOU’RE INTERESTED!!

There are SO MANY things going on this time of the year and maybe that’s why I love Autumn so much. (WCD, Halloween, birthday, Cooler temps, warm clothes, Harvest, yummy foods, pretty colors, changing leaves, Halloween…oops already said that…but you know!)¬† I am thankful for all of it!¬† I have a couple of cards from a TE kit I recently got (yes, I know…another one to pile on!), but I fell in love with it so much & I am using it right away!ūüėĀ

There is some copper EP that comes in the kit, so I heat embossed both the sunflower and wheat images together so that I could color them both at the same time with some watercolor.  I then cut them both out with the coordinating dies and set aside to work on my background.

The background was so fun!¬† I’ve used a Bristol Smooth watercolor panel and pulled out some Mica Stains and other sprays from my stash with a spray bottle filled with water and just played.¬† Some of it I splattered to make “dots”.¬† I used the “Burlap” background stamp in the kit and randomly stamped the background as well as heat embossed an element and sentiment from the stamp set.¬† I cut this panel with a die and wrapped some twine around it before attaching to a chocolate truffle card base.¬† I used some foam strips to pop up the flower and added a twine bow to it.¬† Finished it off with some Iridescent Rhinestones.

And this is the second card I’ve made using the wheat image that I previously colored with the sunflower image above.¬† What’s nice about this card is that the background was done using one of the foilable panels from the kit.¬† I found some copper foil and ran it through my laminator.¬† I lined up the cut out wheat image with the background and glued it over top cutting off the bottom portion that stuck out.¬† I also heat embossed a sentiment from the TE clear set in my stash and then punched it out with a circle punch.¬† I used my blender brush to very lightly add some Sea Salt ink at the top of the foiled panel as well as around the sentiment circle.

Lastly, I attached both the image and sentiment panels onto a piece of copper foil cardstock and then mounted it onto a side folding A2 white card base.  It was simple, but I like the shine it gives.

I had been discussing with someone recently how I really need to make more sympathy cards to have on hand…so here’s a start to getting a pile going hopefully.

Speaking of needing cards, all of the birthday cards from my last post have been spoken for!¬† Everyone seems to really need birthday cards and like having them on hand.¬† I can totally relate to that!¬† I think I need to get some “sorry I forgot” ones thrown in there too! ūüėā¬†¬†

I still have some projects that I’ve been working on in the background from some classes I took over the Summer but still haven’t shared yet, so I thought I’d start a little bit at a time and I think these “Autumn themed” cards work with my post today:¬† (If you’re seeing this post on my website, just click on the photos below in the gallery to see them up close.)

I have taken SO MANY classes, so I still have many more projects to share as I go here!¬† Hope that you enjoy seeing what I’ve been up to!¬† It’s just fun to play around and in the process…no matter how little a piece I use…I am using my stash somehow and I’m very happy about that!¬† At least I’m still crafting anyway! LOL

Thanks for dropping in and have a great crafty weekend!

Challenges to enter for the first two cards only:

  1. Sketch Saturday – Sketch #679 (my second card turned)
  2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  3. Make My Monday – Embossing (heat on both cards)
  4. Penny’s Paper Crafty – Anything Goes using Paper
  5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
  6. Happy Little Stampers – Watercolor (used on both images)
  7. Creative Knockouts – Fall is in the Air

Some Boos on Friday the 13th!

Hello friends! Thank you for taking the time to stop in, say hello and I apologize if you’re experiencing any problems with anything on my blog. I hope that I can figure out what’s going on, but right now I seem to be able to create posts and I’ll just keep trying that.

I love Halloween and all of the fun that goes with it! I thought this would be a perfect day to share some “BOOs” since it’s Friday the 13th!

I’ve made a couple of cards with some cute Taylored Expressions products.¬† The backgrounds were fun to create and would be totally fine left like that with the “BOO” sentiment, but I also thought it would be great to pull in some images from an older TE stamp set.

Taylor has a couple of classes available and I had fun making these up!  I made a Z-fold card on the left and then used a stencil with glitter grab and black glitter on the second card.

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This second set of cards was so fun as I did some foiling with my laminator along with the glitter grab paste.¬† I didn’t want to waste the negative from the foiled piece, so I made another card that I’ve attached a black piece of cardstock with an adhesive sheet for the foil to stick to.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today.¬† Do you have any crafty plans?¬† I have a fun virtual Craft Camp going on and I’m looking forward to it!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

Challenges:

  1.  Two Old Bats Halloween РAnything Goes Halloween
  2. Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  4. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes
  6. Alphabet – “J” is for Just ONE word

It’s Time for Foiling Fun!

Hello friends!¬† Happy Saturday!!¬† I hope you have a fun weekend planned!¬† ūüôā

I’d like to share with you a couple of creations that I’ve made with new Deco foil products:

For this card, I used both the¬†Red¬†and¬†Gold¬†Static transfer sheets and foiled it with the¬†¬†Ornamental Toner Sheet.¬† I first¬† foiled it in red (but that sheet wasn’t used for this.)¬† I took the negative of that red piece and placed it over a full Deco Foil Toner Sheet¬†and then the black areas where the ornaments are, I took the gold transfer sheet and foiled the ornaments in that.¬† So it’s sort of a double foiling!

I added this foiled panel over a piece of white cardstock that I wrapped some gold ribbon around and then I heat set the sentiment from the Yuletide Greetings stamp set with Gilded embossing powder.  The sentiment was stamped with Embossing Ink from a Yuletide Greetings Cut File.  I also had fun making a Halloween card too:

For this card, I pretty much did the same as the card above in where I took the “negative” from the foiled Webbed Toner Sheet¬†using the¬†Gold Transfer Sheet¬†which made the webbing black.¬† I left it like that for the background of my card.

For the “ground” I took a piece of black¬†cardstock¬†and ripped some strips for the “dirt” and sponged the edges of it with a gold ink.¬† I took the images from the¬†Trick or Treat stamp set and colored them up, fussy cut them out and arranged a scene at the bottom.¬† I took a Copic liner to write in my own grave markers.¬† ūüôā

I took the silhouette bat from the stamp set and heat embossed it over the foiled background with Raven Sparkle embossing powder.  I also used this for the sentiment banner that I made from some Speckled Egg card stock.  I also took some of the same cardstock and layered it behind the card front and then mounted this over an A2 sized top folding card base.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my cards that I had so much fun foiling!¬† ¬†Thanks for stopping in today and I’ll see you again soon!!

Challenges:

  1.  Always Fun РCreate a Scene #127 (bottom Halloween card)
  2. Pammies Inky Pinkies – PIP1936 Anything Goes
  3. Simon Says Stamp Monday – Stamp It
  4. Sweet Stampers – Use a Sentiment
  5. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes

Always Be Grateful

Hello friends!¬† Happy Saturday!¬† Yay!¬† The weekend is finally here! ūüôā

I really love all things Fall including the beautiful colors you start seeing from the leaves on the trees.  Nothing better than a nice walk in the brisk cool air!  This is what has inspired my card today too!

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I knew I wanted to used this sentiment for a Fall theme.¬† I think it’s awesome just to have a sentiment be the focal of your card sometimes.¬† It was heat set over a piece of white¬†cardstock and then sponged around the edges with the yellow¬†Ink.¬† I wanted a bit more sparkle, so I took my Embossing Ink pad and rubbed it along the edges of the panel and heat embossed some of the Vintage Sparkle EP over it.

And of course I wanted to do some foiling too because it’s just fun especially when you have these cool Vintage Wallpaper-Foilable Washi Sheets to do it on!¬† I used the Deco Foil Spring Grass transfer sheets over it and then used more of that ink to sponge around the edges and also heat set some more of that Vintage Sparkle over the edges too.

For the background, I took a piece of white cardstock measuring 4″ x5.25″ and covered it with the Embossing Ink pad.¬† I used some more of that Golden Gourd EP and heat set this entire piece.¬† Then I took the foiled strips and attached them over top of this panel and layered onto a top folding A2 sized Jurassic card base.¬† I also layered the embossed sentiment panel over a piece of this same cardstock.

I then added the sentiment panel over the card front with some foam tape and then added some die cut leaves that I sponged with ink and then a couple of gold sequins with some gold glitter in the centers for more sparkle to finish it off.

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Here’s a closer look at the heat embossed sentiment, background, and the sparkle around the edges where I heat embossed too.

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And here’s another look at the foiled washi strips too with the card laying flat.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my Fall creation today and were inspired in some way!¬† Thank you for joining me today as well as the entire week!¬† THAT really is something to be grateful for!¬† See you soon!!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Creative with Stamps РAutumnCWS#42Autumn
  2. Unicorn – #47 Autumn
  3. The Male Room – Autumn#119
  4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Stamp It
  5. Aud Sentiments – Fall/Autumn + Sentiment
  6. Daisy Chain – Autumn is Coming

Floral Watercolor Foiled Hello

Hello friends!

Here’s what I made for today:

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I’ve been wanting to do some coloring… so I got out several of my Aqua Pigments and Watercolor¬†Brushes and went to town with one of these floral panels!¬† What I love about these card panels is not only are they all gorgeous, but I love that the lines on the images are a bit raised as if embossed which helps with the watercolor process.

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As you can see, I’ve only used half of my card panel cut diagonally on my card.¬† So after coloring up the panel, I thought it was a nice way to cut the panel in half and then still have another panel left over to create another card with later!¬† ¬† So there’s a tip for extended more life out of your card panels!

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Here’s a closer view of my watercolor and the pretty shimmer from the Aqua Pigments!¬† So as you can see, I also did some foiling!¬† I wasn’t sure if these panels would foil correctly or not, but as you can see only a portion of the image foiled.¬† I was fine with that as it still adds a pretty sparkle to my card.

I did take the “hello” die¬†and cut that from cardstock and then added some glue over it with the Deco Foil adhesive pen and then foiled over it in my laminator with some Deco Foil Rose Gold Transfer Sheets.¬† Love the look of the foiling and how it turned out!

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For my card, I attached the watercolor cut panel over a piece of black cardstock that I also cut diagonally with the panel and then attached it over a piece of very heavyweight white cardstock.  Then I attached my foil die cut sentiment across the card and added some Acrylic Bubbles randomly over the card. I finished it with some Nuvo Dew Drop accents as well.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today!¬† I appreciate you stopping by!

Challenges for my card:

  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday РClean and Simple
  2. Allsorts – Feminine
  3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP1934 Anything Goes