Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Halloween Banner

Cats and Bats and Ghosts (no Rats or Elephants)

My sister and nephew love to celebrate Halloween.  I made a banner for them to help decorate the house, but I forgot to post it in October.  Better late than never! 

The Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners are perfect for a project like this.  I used the smaller banner and the circle included in the set.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Set of Square Greeting Cards

Greeting Card Set

Set of four greeting cards available for purchase in my Etsy shop.  The set includes two birthday cards, a thank you card and a sympathy card.  I created a set in each of six colours:  yellow, green, teal, coral, purple and blue.  The colour selections are shown below.

I also include an envelope for each in the card set and I've adorned each with a matching stamped image (shown below).

The card to the left shows the blue background option.
 The green option is shown to the right.
A bright yellow version is also available.
As is a purple background.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Greeting Card Set

Set of Four Greeting Cards

I have started an Etsy shop to sell my cards and I have slowly been stocking it up.

This is one of four cards included in a set of four cards that I have added to my shop as a set.  This set is A2 sized and includes two birthday cards, a thank you card and a friendship card.

The coloured background is a patterned stamp from the Background Textures stamp set that is part of the Club Sursee monthly subscription kit from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Above is a photo of the green version of the set of four cards.  Each set has cards with matching backgrounds and black silhouette images.  Below are other colours of backgrounds that are also available.

To the left is the blue version. The background stamp was stamped with Catherine Pooler Designs inks in two shades.  The sentiment stamp and the floral and foliage images were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink for a crisp silhouette.
 To the right is a coral coloured version.
 Purple is also lovely in this design.
The teal is my favourite version.  It reminds me of the Caribbean.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Interactive Slider Halloween Card

Sunny Studio Stamps Slider Die

This year I am really drawn to Halloween products and I'm using them like crazy.  For this card, I combined the Sunny Studio Stamps Slider die with the Halloween stamps from Catherine Pooler Designs and Halloween-themed dies from Lawn Fawn.  The front panel is Kraft cardstock stamped with the Going Batty background stamp (CPD) using Versafine Black Onyx ink and then embossed with clear Wow embossing powder.  Then I die cut the panel using the interactive slider die (Sunny Studio).

The bat dies are from the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box Bat add-on set.  I love this little guy!  The black cardstock I used for the card is Gina K Designs Black Onyx.  The grey and white paper pieces are from my scrap bin and the orange sparkle cardstock that I used for the bat's wings and feet is from the Lawn Fawn Autumn Sparkle Cardstock pack.

The sentiment strip (cut by hand), and the sentiments and images used under the slider tab, are from the Everything But the Broom stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I also stamped a "pull here" sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Push Here stamp set to let the recipient know that this is an interactive card.

I stamped the sentiments and images in Versafine embossing ink and embossed them with clear Wow embossing powder.  It's hard to capture in the pictures, but it shows up well in person.

Above and below show the slider at various stages of movement.

The sentiment and images on the inside of the card adds to the cute Halloween mood of the card.  Boo!  (Everything But the Broom)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Foiled Anniversary Cards

Gina K Designs Foil-mates

The Foil-mates designs include quite a variety of patterns and they are suitable for a lot of occasions. I decided to use some of them for anniversary cards for our parents.  Both anniversaries fall in October, but I wanted to use brighter colours because the weather has been terrible here - it is supposed to be fall, not winter!

For the card bases, I used Gina K Designs cardstock in Moonlit Fog and Turquoise Sea.

The foiled card panels are Gina K Designs Foil-mates foiled in Sweet Mango and Jelly Bean Green. 

I added sentiments, also from the Gina K Designs Foil-mates lines, that were foiled using Wild Dandilion and Turquoise Sea foils.

The foiled sentiments are popped-up on the panels using 3M foam tape.

On the inside of the card I stamped “Happy Anniversary” using a wood mounted stamp by Hero Arts that I have had in my stash for years.

I’ve used this stamp often; it is a staple!

Below are a side shots that show some of the shine on the foil.

Below is an image of the Foil-mates selection that I used for these cards.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Happy Halloween Witchy Lady!

Haunted Halloween Scene

These images were stamped in silhouette, using Midnight ink by Catherine Pooler Designs, on a Distress Oxide ink blended background.  The ink blended background was spritzed with water from a Distress Sprayer and dabbed with a paper towel.  The Halloween images are from the Spooky Hollow stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs - CPD had a really fun Halloween release this year!

The card base is Nina Kraft cardstock with rectangles of patterned paper added underneath the box for a pop of colour.  The purple argyle paper is from the Sunny Studio Stamps Preppy Prints 6 x 6 paper pack.

The pop-up box and the bat are both from Lawn Fawn.  The box is the new Mini Pop-Up Box and the Bat is the Tiny Gift Box Bat add-on, also from the latest release.   The Bat add-on includes all the dies you need to create the cute little bat as well as the pop up banner.  The sentiment I used on the banner if from Lawn Fawn's Pick of the Patch stamp set.

This little bat is so adorable!  I used Gina K Designs Black Onyx paper for the box and face, with scraps of grey and white to create the detail.  The sparkle cardstock for the wings comes from Lawn Fawn's Autumn Sparkle Cardstock.

A close-up of the great sentiment from the Spooky Hollow set!  "Witchy lady" - it's so fun!

Monday, October 08, 2018

Clean and Simple Bithday Card

Using Christmas Themed Items for Other Purposes

The new Concord & 9th Christmas release is incredible, as their holiday releases always are.  But, I needed a birthday card fairly quickly and this release had just arrived in my mailbox.  So, here’s my take on a birthday card using images and dies from Christmas-themed sets.

I started by taking a short “diamond” border die and placing it in my MISTI.  Each time that I changed colours, I moved the card panel upward half an inch which gave me an even distribution over the panel. 

I decided to use a rainbow colour palate of Catherine Pooler Designs inks to make a bright background the star of the show.

Once the stamped panel was complete, I die cut it using the largest sized die in the Small Rectangle Stackable dies.  I then cut a scrap of Bazzil Bling cardstock, to place behind the stamped panel, in blue for the full sized card front panel.  I used the A2 sized Rectangle Stitched Stackable die from Lawn Fawn’s large set of rectangle stackable dies to match the pattern on both panels.  Next, I die cut the Holly Jolly banner die from a scrap of dark pink Bazzil Bling cardstock and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I had to stamp the sentiment more than once because the cardstock was textured.  My MISTI is one of my favourite cardmaking tools, and this is why - it makes cardmaking so much easier.

I adhered the banner using three layers of 3M foam tape, for the popped-up section, and Lawn Fawn glue tube for the base parts that attach to the card.

The sentiments are from the Reverse Confetti Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I used the "So Many Candles.  So Little Cake" on the inside.