Friday, January 10, 2020

Glitter Heart and Unicorn Farts

Howdy!

Today's card is for the Impression Obsession blog challenge, Love is in the Air!

Stamps: Impression Obsession Rainbow & Unicorns
Paper: Canson Watercolor Cold Press, CTMH Raspberry
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Raspberry
Accessories: CTMH Gold Glitter Gems

The stamp I used for this card is Rainbows and Unicorns by Impression Obsession. It's one of the funniest Valentine sentiments around. Especially for me and my husband. You see his mom is a scrapbooker and owned one of the local scrapbook stores, back when those were a thing. So he hates glitter because it gets everywhere. But, he doesn't mind if glitter is in something that it cannot get out of, like these glitter gems. I created the heart on this card by doing the ink smooshing technique along with a mask. Shelf liner is what I used to create the heart shape. 

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Let Go

Howdy!

Today's card is for Simon Says Stamps, Something New challenge.

Stamps: Visible Image Mindful Moments
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed
Accessories: Altenew Sunburst Stencil

The new things I played with is the Visible Image stamp set and the Altenew stencil. I got these around my birthday. Which is in December. As someone whose birthday is in December. It is tough to work on cards or projects that are not Christmas or Winter Holiday related.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

A Hui Hou

Howdy!

I used a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #350. Also, this card is for the Rainbow Card Challenge. This week's challenge is Wonderfully White and it is part of their Design Team call.

Stamps: CTMH Aloha Spirit
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Vellum, 3M Write-on Transparency Film
Ink: CTMH White Daisy
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold, CTMH Black & White Dots, Stitched Circles Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics, Fishtail Flag Stax

It was quite challenging to use only white, especially when it comes to the stamping of a sentiment. Which is why I used the gold embossing powder. It adds a little pop to this white card. Also, I used a bit of non-color by using vellum for the flowers and transparency film.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sorry You're Sad

Howdy!

I used a sketch from the MFT Blog Wednesday Challenge Sketch 470.


Stamps: CTMH Timeless Textures, Splash of Color, A Birthday in Watercolor, Watercolor Impressions, Strokes of an Artist, Colorful Texture, MFT First Class Friend
Paper: CTMH Kraft
Ink: CTMH Candy Apple, White Daisy, Bluebird, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Powder White, Cuttlebug Arrows

I went for a vintage postal feel to this card. I hope it comes across.

This card is also a sympathy card for my family and loved ones. You see, this weekend my little brother passed. I say little, but, he was actually 39. Although our relationship had it's ups and downs, he was still my brother. And I know his family will miss him.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Warm and Cozy Holidays 2019

Howdy!

OK,  so I took this card sketch from the MFT blog, Wednesday Sketch Challenge 469. SI was too late to submit this card for that challenge though. But, I am submitting this card for the TGIF Challenges blog, the challenge is to do a Product Spotlight on Foil.

Stamps: MFT Cozy Mittens
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: Dylusions Ink Spray London Blue, White Linen, Vibrant Turquoise, CTMH Raspberry, White Daisy, VersaMark Dazzle
Accessories: Nuvo Gilding Flakes Silver, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create-A-Flake Four, SU! Bitty Banners, Ranger Embossing Powder White, M. Graham & Co. Acrylic Paint Titanium White

This card uses a couple of different techniques. The first is masking, I stamped and cut out the glove on the left. Then if you've visited my blog before you'll notice that I did my favorite technique. Which is using spray inks. After I had stamped the glove onto the card base and covered it with the mask, which was a Post-It.

The third technique I did was a two step process. First, I took a scrap of white daisy cardstock. And then I ran it through my Xyron machine, twice. This allowed the cardstock to be sticky so that it would take the Gilding Flakes. It also allowed it to remain sticky so that I could die cut the snowflakes and apply them.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Lighthouse Holidays

Howdy!

I created today's card for the Impression Obsession blog challenge. Which is to create Quick and Easy Holiday cards. The stamp that I used is Currituck Lighhouse from Impression Obsession and can be found HERE.

Stamps: Impression Obsession Currituck Lighthouse, CTMH Reindeer Crossing
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Pewter, White Daisy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves
Accessories: M. Graham & Co Acrylic Titanium White, Ranger Embossing Powder White, Blending Brushes

For this card, I stamped the image three times. One stamped image was on white cardstock and the other two were for masks. Of the masks, one was a mask of the moon and the other was a mask of everything above the tree line. After I set aside the mask of everything above the tree line. I took the cardstock piece and applied the moon mask. Then, I used my blending makeup brushes and applied distress ink. Once, I was happy with how that turned out. I then put the cardstock piece back into my stamping platform and then put the mask on top of it. Again, I stamped the lighthouse. But this time the ink was only on the tree line. I removed the mask and then took some white embossing powder and placed it over the inky bits. At this point, I heat embossed the powder onto the stamp.

I then took out my white ink pad, white acrylic paint, toothbrush, and water bottle. Then, I placed the cardstock piece into my spray box. And set to work on applying the ink and acrylic paint using the toothbrush. For this, I start out by spraying water onto the brush first. Then apply a white medium onto the brush. Next, I take the bristles and brush them over my finger to create a spray that goes over the cardstock. The first medium I applied was the ink. I then repeated the process, using the acrylic paint.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture.

Except for the Currituck Lighhouse from Impression Obsession and can be found HERE.

The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Howdy!

And I hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas!

I created today's card for the CAS on Friday Design Team Call. For me clean and simple means that you only use the card base. I am also posting this to CASology challenge Week 358: Branch. I do realize that there is more on the card then just the Christmas tree(branch). But, that is the background and my main focus on the card is the tree which is why I embossed it with the Gold Tinsel. To make it POP! Also, this card was also posted into The Dylusions Facebook Challenge group. The challenge this month was to use "Red and Green OR Blue and White Christmas." This card is also in a challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers MIX360-Blue Christmas.

Stamps: CTMH Whimsical Holiday, Reindeer Crossing
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: Dylusions Ink Spray White Linen, London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Powder Gold Tinsel, White

This card uses my favorite technique which is spraying Dylusions Spray Inks. Also, I did a bit of stamping and heat embossing onto this card.  A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.