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

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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.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Your Time to Shine

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I created today's card for the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge. Also, it's my early birthday present to myself! The challenge over at SSS is Stars. When the subject of stars comes up, my mind goes to where they come from which is the galaxy. So that is where the inspiration for this card came from. 


Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Vellum
Ink: VersaMark Dazzle FrostDylusions Ink Spray Vibrant TurquoiseBlack MarbleCrushed GrapeWhite LinenPure Sunshine, Art Anthology Juicy, Perfect Pearl Mists Perfect Pearl

For this card, I decided to use my favorite technique for making galaxies. And that is to use Dylusions Spray Inks. 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.

As for the white splatter, I used some Acrylic paint. In the past, I have used White Daisy ink for the splatter. But I decided to change things up for today's card. I applied the paint using a toothbrush. First, I sprayed the toothbrush with water. Next, I dabbed some paint onto the toothbrush. Then, I flicked the toothbrush using my finger. I did this until I was happy with the look on the card front. 

I also realized that I wanted to place a sentiment on the card. But, I didn't want to detract from the beautiful galaxy image. So I chose to stamp my sentiment onto some vellum. Vellum is beautiful, but can be a hard surface for sticking things down. At least if you wish to hide the adhesive. For my sentiment, I chose to cut a piece wider than the image on my card. I then used washi tape to stick the image on the back. And then I used foam adhesive to pop the card front up a bit. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Rainbow Aurora Borealis

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I created today's card for the Paper Smooches and Rainbow Card Challenge blogs. The challenge over at Paper Smooches is Anything Goes. And the challenge over at Rainbow Card Challenge is Royal Rainbow. Both of these challenges are Design Team calls.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Chilly Chums
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, CTMH White Daisy
Accessories: Dylusions Ink Spray Black Marble, CM Decorative Trimmer, QuicKutz Conversation Bubble, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Ice Grey Blend, Stampin' Up Seaside embossing folder, Duorime makeup brushes

For my rainbow, I tried to emulate the aurora borealis. What do y'all think?

Image result for aurora borealis

The colors I blended together are a variety of Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide Inks. For a complete list please refer to the detailed list of supplies. 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.

For the blending, I used blending/makeup brushes. Once, that was complete. I then sprayed the card front with water, to get the oxide effect. And then I splattered the front with some White Daisy ink. To finish up the look of the sky, I sprayed some Dylusions ink spray.

As for the ground, I took a piece of White Daisy cardstock and used an embossing folder. The look reminds me of snow banks. All that it needed after that was the cute seal stamp and sentiment from Paper Smooches.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Handmade Love

Howdy!

I created today's card for the Paper Smooches blog. The challenge this week is Anything Goes. It is also a way to enter the Design Team call.

I love this card as it reminds me of when I was a girl. Back then I did a lot of cross stitching. And a bit of small hand sewing projects. My mother taught me to do those types of projects. As back in her home country of the Philippines, she was a seamstress. Although, she doesn't know how to use a sewing machine, but she can do many sewing projects by hand. In fact, she tailored my wedding dress train by hand.


Stamps: Paper Smooches In Stitches
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Ruby, CTMH Ballerina
Accessories: Offray Spool O' Ribbon

If you wish to create a similar card. I have included compensated affiliate links in the detailed list of supplies. There is no cost to you for using the links. But does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Celebrate Rockstar

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For today's card, I took inspiration from the Featured Stamper over on SplitcoastStampers.

This week's Featured Stamper is Suzstamps. Her card that inspired me is HERE. Isn't it a beauty?!?

When inspired by the Featured Stamper, you are encouraged to emulate one of their cards . If you do this, it is best to provide information on what differentiates your cards.

For my card, I changed the background from red to an embossed and brusho'd blue background. I kept the star element and the guitar. But I colored and fuzzy cut my guitar. I also applied some Gold Shimmer Brush to the handle of the guitar to add a bit of shimmer.

This is a close up of that shimmer.



And here is the card in all its glory.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Fete épique, The Angel Company Trendy Greetings
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, CTMH White Daisy
Paper Size: A2
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: CTMH Gold Shimmer Brush, Aen Art Watercolor Real Brush Markers, Brusho Prussian Blue, QuicKutz Nesting Stars, Project Life Desktop

Let me know if y'all would like to see a video on how I created the background. If you wish to create a similar card. I have included compensated affiliate links in the detailed list of supplies. There is no cost to you for using the links. But does provide funds to help continue this blog.
Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dance Your Little Heart Out

Howdy y'all!

I created today's card for the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. The challenge this week is Anything Goes. It is also a way to enter the Design Team call.


This is what the card looks like on my desk, before it gets cropped for a more Instagram ready look. I have included that image below, too.



Stamps: House Mouse Designs Twinkle Toes, The Angel Company Twinkle Toes
Paper: CTMH Gimme Some Sugar Bulk, Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface
Paper Size: A2
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Accessories: Cheer & Co Black Doilies, QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Spectrum Noir TriBlend Bright Pink Blend, Blender, Hydrangea Blend, Gold Brown Blend


As a little girl, I would watch the Nutcracker. Watching those beautiful and talented dancers, made me wish I could be one someday.  And this House Mouse stamp makes me think that even little girl mice, dream of being ballerinas. 

To create this look, I stamped the image on a Post-It Note and cardstock. For the Post-It, I cut it out and used it as a mask, so I could brush the Peacock Feathers over the cardstock. And for the image stamped on the cardstock, I used Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers to color it. 

If you wish to create a similar card. I have included compensated affiliate links in the detailed list of supplies. There is no cost to you for using the links. But does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting, 
M.E. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Hello Doggy Friend

Howdy!


I created this super fun card for the Art Impressions blog challenge to "Make it Sparkle." You can find more information about it here


Stamps: Art Impressions Doggy Kisses Set
Paper: CTMH White Daisy cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Black cardstock, miscellaneous papers
Paper Size: A2
Ink: CTMH Candy Apple, Intense Black, Triblend Spectrum Noir Ice Grey Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Light Green Blend, Earth Brown Blend, Dark Red Blend
Accessories: Spellbinders Celebrations 2, Liquid Glass

For this card, I stamped and colored this super cute dog. To ground the dog, I used the light green marker to create the grass. As for the sky, I doodled some clouds using the ice blue marker. After which I then colored the negative space around the clouds using the same marker. For the sparkle on the dog, after coloring the tongue with dark red marker. After coloring in the entire image, I used Liquid Glass to make the tongue appear wet. There is also a bit of sparkle in the black paper that I used to cut the sentiment. But, as it was taken from my paper scraps, I do not recall the name or maker of that cardstock.

Once I colored this super cute dog, I realized that he was missing something. You see, as a dog mom, I know that they ALWAYS have a toy on hand. Which is why I realized that I needed to place a ball next to this cute little guy. For my ball, I used an eraser off of a No.2 pencil, as the stamp in the ink color of Candy Apple.


If you wish to create a similar card. I have included compensated affiliate links in the detailed list of supplies. There is no cost to you for using the links. But does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.