Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Repeat Impressions Rock Star Cheri Weston challenged us to use the colors of red, white and black for the latest Designer's Choice Challenge. You can read all about this challenge on the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.
For my card, I stamped the image of "Harley" (9120-M) with Versafine Onyx Black onto a piece of glossy white cardstock. I cut the image panel with a Nestabilities die. The larger card panel is made from red cardstock, framed with black cardstock. I piece of black and white ribbon, and two black brads put the finishing touches onto this card.
These are such striking colors. Please go see how the other Rock Stars used them:
Monday, February 25, 2013
It's Monday! What better way is there to make a Monday more bearable, than with a Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions? This week’s SOTW is called "Today is a Gift" (3113-H). The SOTW is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions blog readers at 50% OFF with the special discount code from Monday, February 25 to Sunday, March 3. To get the discount code and more information about the SOTW, please go to the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.
For my card, I stamped the sentiment onto X-Press It cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black. I cut around the sentiment with a Nestabilities die. Wanting the sentiment to be the main focus of the card, I then decided to keep this card really simple. For the large card panel, I cut a page from an actual calendar. I framed it with black cardstock. I added a ribbon and bow to the panel, and a heart charm, hoping to resemble perhaps a package or present.
That's it. Simple, but hopefully powerful in relaying the message of this card.
Make sure to check out the gifted Rock Stars as they share cards with this sentiment too:
Saturday, February 23, 2013
What fun I had playing in today's Inspiration Challenge #377 on Splitcoast! I was inspired by these push pins from Design's By Lucinda.
I stamped the Hambo image of "Dog" (1701) onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored with Copic markers and then cut around the image with my Cutter-bee scissors. I then printed the Hambo digital image of "Doghouse Set" onto X-Press It cardstock and colored the doghouse and the food bowl with Copic markers. These images too were cut out with my Cutterbee scissors.
Then, using a MFT die-namics die I cut the grass from some patterned paper from Echo Park. The blue chevron sky was made with a piece of patterned paper from Bella Blvd, cutting the top of the panel to look like clouds in the sky. I placed these scene on white cardstock, for the cloud effect at the top. I paper pierced along the top. Using another MFT die-namic die, I made a dog tag with black cardstock and a scrap of patterned paper from TPC Studio. Baker's Twine forms the bow at the top of the tag. The entire scene was framed with black cardstock.
What a fun card to make! I sure appreciate you visiting my blog today...thanks so much for that!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Here I am again today. I'm so productive on a Snow Day, papercrafting that is. Thought I'd take a little trip to the beach with Taylored Expressions "Under the Sea" set for today's LOVEFEST2013I on Splitcoast. The challenge is to make 3x3 cards. 3x3 cards really allow you to let smaller images get the center of attention.
For my card, I stamped the crab from Taylored Expressions "Under the Sea" set with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. Then, using Copic markers I drew in the scene...sand, water and sky. I added slight sparkle with a atyouSpica pen and Sakura glitter pen in the sand.
Also from "Under the Sea", I stamped the sentiments "Sorry" and "I was a little crabby" with Versafine Onxy Black right onto the scene. I cut rounded the corners of the scene with a punch, and then placed the scene onto a beige cardstock scalloped frame cut from a Nestabilities die.
So, when my husband saw this card, he immediately assumed I made it for him. Hmm. Me? Crabby? Never!!! LOL!
Thanks for visiting my blog today! I do appreciate your visits!
Today I was awakened to our first "Snow Day" off in two years! Love having a surprise day off! So, I decided to spend my day in my stamp room...just playing! And play, I did. I did my first ever Mixed Ability Challenge on Splitcoast. Today's challenge is called "Water You Doing?", MIX4. The challenge: to use water with water-based or water-soluble mediums on your project to make color MOVE! A definite detour from what I normally do when papercrafting.
To make this card, I used a piece of 100% Cotton Cardstock Watercolor Paper from Marco's. I used a paintbrush and painted the panel with water. Then, on a spare acrylic block, I added a drop of Adirondack Stream reinker and a drop of Adirondack Lettuce reinker. I painted the panel with the reinkers and water, allowing the two colors to bleed together. I sprayed some Sheer Shimmer Spritz Gold from Tsukineko onto the panel. Once dry, I took some bubble wrap that I dipped into some white gesso and stamped it onto the panel.
Then, I stamped a portion of a floral image from Innovative Stamp Creations (Nature Silhouette) with Versafine Onyx Black to create the stem.
The flowers are also from Innovative Stamp Creations (Art4Frames), and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto a scrap of the 100% Cotton Cardstock Watercolor paper that was waterwashed with Adirondack Cranberry reinker. I cut around the flowers and added them to the silhouette stem.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I framed the panel with black cardstock and then placed onto a white cardstock.
Fun. Fun. Fun. Thanks, Snow Day!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It's Wednesday, which means it is time for a "What If? Wednesday Sketch". You have two weeks to enter your card using the sketch posted on the Repeat Impressions blog...The House That Stamps Built. All participants will have a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. I hope you'll play along with us.
This week the sketch looks like this:
To make this card, I stamped the Repeat Impressions image of "Nap Time Fairy" (4303-M) onto X-Press It cardstock with Marvy black dye ink. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut around the image with my Cutter-bee scissors.
For the panels, I used patterned paper from Bella Blvd and American Crafts. The Bella Blvd panel was cut using MFT Die-namics, along with the small sentiment flag. The sentiment is a portion of a Repeat Impressions sentiment called "Dream, Inspire, Hope" (3101-J) that I inked with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker. Three small black brads were added to the card, along with the pop-dotted image.
Make sure you visit the other Rock Stars to see their sketch interpretations:
Monday, February 18, 2013
Two posts in one day! FAR OUT!
This card is just for fun. The image is from Terry Medaris and is called "Disco Fever". I stamped the image with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image (and it was so fun, as are all of Terry's images) with Copic markers. I drew in the dance floor. I added black stars from a punch, and used a Nestabilities circle die to make the disco ball from a piece of holographic paper. I added texture by dry embossing with a Cuttlebug folder. To create the illusion of lights and spinning, I randomly stamped a dot stamp from Stamps by Judith with soft gray ink.
I framed the scene in black cardstock and then put it on a panel from Doodlebug Designs.
What a fun card to make. Thanks to today's CAS208 challenge and LOVEFEST2013E challenge that inspired me to make this card.
A day off! Woot! I think I'll play at the Hambo Hoedown!
This week's challenge is to use a Hambo image on a CAS (Clean and Simple) card.
For my card, I stamped the Hambo image of "Lifeguard Stand" (3418) with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I also stamped the Hambo sentiment "Life-Saver" (3406) with Marvy black dye ink onto the X-Press It cardstock panel. I created a scene by coloring with Copic markers. Flower Soft was added to appear like the water's foam.
I used a corner rounder punch on two corners, and then framed the image with black cardstock. I placed it onto kraft. Baker's Twine was added as a finishing touch.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Having the day off was a life-saver (as I am trying to get rid of a nasty cold), and this card makes me long for my summer off. How many more months?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I know I wanted to use "Wagging Pup" (8106-I) because this image reminds me so much of Sloopy. I reach for it often. I stamped the image with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers. I cut around the image with Cutterbee scissors.
I cut a heart from white cardstock and a scalloped heart from red cardstock using Nestabilities dies. Then I stamped the sentiment "Loved an Animal" (6203-I) with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the heart shape. This statement rings so true to me, especially during these past three weeks my Sloopy. She means the world to me.
I arranged the heart and pop-dotted the dog onto a panel of patterned paper from The Paper Studio. It is framed with white and red cardstock. A sheer white ribbon and bow put the finishing touches on this card.
I'm excited to see what the other Rock Stars selected as their favorite Repeat Impressions image, aren't you? Go visit them:
Monday, February 11, 2013
It's Monday! What better way is there to make a Monday more bearable, than with a Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions? This week’s SOTW is called "Scruffy Puppy" (8120-K). The SOTW is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions blog readers at 50% OFF with the special discount code from Monday, February 11 to Sunday, February 17. To get the discount code and more information about the SOTW, please go to the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.
To make this card, I stamped the image of "Scruffy Puppy" (8120-K) with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers, and put the dog into a grass and cloud scene. To make the faint clouds, I sponged Memories Soft Baby Blue dye ink.
I framed the scene with black cardstock and pop-dotted the scene onto a piece of patterned paper from Bella Blvd, also framed with back cardstock. This was then added to a white card base.
A heart cut from Pebbles patterned paper using a Nestabilities die, and some Baker's Twine put the finishing touches on this card.
Don't miss this adorable image used by some of the other Rock Stars: