Wednesday, September 15, 2021

TCC159 Upon Every Remembrance of You



 

Hi Friends!

I am sharing a quick card designed using stamps, dies and designer paper from Stamp Simply. 

I wanted to create another card for The Card Concept #159 Colorful Fall Challenge (love this inspiration photo).  I was inspired by the leaves as well as the purple for the Clean and Simple card.

I am also participating in the CASOLOGY #395 “One” Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #509-#510 “Anything Goes” Challenge.




If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:



Using the Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz -Skeleton Leaves,  die cut the medium leaf from pearlescent gold metallic cardstock.

For the background panel, trim a piece of dark purple cardstock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

De-static the lower right hand corner with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiment from Give Thanks , apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.


Mount the panel onto a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” lilac cardstock and adhere to a white card base.

Trim a strip of the Craft Consortium Ink Drops 6x6- Vivid, trim to 4”, mount onto a piece of lilac cardstock and adhere to the card front.  I love this paper pad- the "faux" alcohol drops look so real, don't they?  Plus, no mess :-)


Adhere the pearlescent gold die cut leaf to finish off the card.


Stamp Sets:  Give Thanks (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark

Cardstock/Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac; Craft Consortium Ink Drops 6x6- Vivid, Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock #105- Gold 15 ct

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves, Embossing Powder Tool, Extra Fine Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool



Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope I have inspired you to be creative this week- we would love to have you join us at The Card Concept! 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

TTTC130 Grateful

 



Hi Friends!

Woohoo! I am excited to be the Guest Designer for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #130!  

One of the perks of being chosen as the "Designer's Choice" at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge is that you can be a future Guest Designer!  I love participating with their challenge and am honored to have been chosen.

The card that I designed uses the diagonal column (Large Sentiment- Leaves- Heat Embossing).

I decided to pull out a stamp set/die combo that I purchased at least a year ago and have not had a chance to use yet- Lace Leaf Stamp Set and Grateful Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th).  

I have been slowly making an effort to try to use stamps/dies that are in my "stash" and am thankful that I could use this set :-)

I also enjoy participating with online challenges and will also be linking this card to the Simon Says Monday “Stamp It” Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday “Sparkle and Shine” Challenge  along with the Word Art Wednesday #507-#508 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge or the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- gorgeous galleries and inspiration from all!

To create this card:



De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the lacy leaf image with Versamark™ ink onto the prepared panel, apply extra fine gold and copper embossing powder (I applied the gold first, making sure that I did not cover the entire leaf, then applied copper to the remaining areas).  Heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the panel with a stitched embossing die, mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge and adhere to gold metallic cardstock.

Mount the panel onto a white card base.

Die cut the “Grateful” word from black cardstock and again, from two pieces of white cardstock.  Adhere the white dies together before adding the black die cut sentiment on top.

Mount the sentiment to the card front and use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer to the letters.

Add a few gold and white Nuvo™ Crystal Drops to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Lace Leaf (Concord and 9th)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Nuvo™ Gold and White Crystal Drops

Cardstock/Designer Paper: White, Black, Luxury Pearlescent #105 Gold Metallic Cardstock

Accessories: Gemini, Jr.™, Dies- Grateful Leaf (Concord and 9th), Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX (My Favorite Things); Embossing Buddy®, Extra Fine Gold and Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you can join us at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge this week!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

TCC159 Colorful Fall

 


Hi Friends!

Welcome back to The Card Concept!  Our Design Team has rested over the summer and we are thrilled to be back with our first challenge, #159 {Colorful Fall}!

For those of you who are not familiar with The Card Concept Challenge, we are a bi-weekly challenge that uses an inspiration photo for you to create a card. 

Will your card be inspired by the colors in the photo (or color dots), the elements, the textures, the theme or something else?

Also, you can choose one card-making style or a combination of styles, the choice is yours!  Plus, our Design Team of eleven ladies create a card to help give you even more inspiration!

I do not know about you, but I absolutely love this photo! The beautiful colors (especially the unusual pop of purples) inspired me to pull out my Memory Box Grand Maple Frame die along with older cardstock and a retired stamp set to create a Clean and Layered card!

Also, as those of you who follow me know,  I enjoy participating with other online challenges and will be linking to Use Your Stuff Challenge #430 Anything Goes.  I have owned this Grand Maple Frame die from Memory Box for a few years and this may be the first card I created with this die!  Finally, able to use some of my “stuff” (as hubby calls it, lol!)

If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept, or the Use Your Stuff challenge site yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all! 


To create this card:

Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼”.  Ink the sentiment from the retired Stampin’ Up! Best of Sale-A-Bration set with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the panel at the lower right hand side and heat set the ink with a heat tool.

Mount onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere to a white card base.

Die cut the Grand Maple Frame die from Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Sage Shadow, Lovey Lilac and Marvelous Magenta cardstock. 

Once die cut, use Press ‘n Seal on the front of each die cut frame to hold the pieces of the die together. FYI- I will admit, I do not use intricate dies like this that often (I am all thumbs at times, lol!) and it seems to take me forever to create a card, but I love this die!  The Press ‘n Seal trick (I believe I first saw this from Jennifer McGuire) works great!



On another piece of white cardstock, use some adhesive over the entire piece, then position each piece of the die (I started with the black frame piece first).  Again, this will take some time but I tried to use the colors in the color dots from our inspiration photo.

Once finished, trim close to the edge of the outside frame, use a bold Pitt Penn black marker to color the edges and mount directly onto the card front.

Use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer to all of the colored portions of the die cut image and add a few black rhinestones to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets: Best of Sale-A-Bration (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Marker, Pitt Penn Black Marker

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Sage Shadow, Lovely Lilac, Marvelous Magenta (current and retired Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr., Grand Maple Frame Die (Memory Box), Heat Tool, Black Rhinestones. Press 'n Seal

Thanks again for stopping by!  We hope you will have the time to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until September 20th  at noon EDT.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Stamp Simply Orders Delayed

 


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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Always Something to Be Grateful For

 

Hi Friends!

I am having so much fun creating fall cards this month! I have created another quick and easy fall card (using the same stamps and paper as my fall card last week) to share with you today.

Lately, when I create a card, I am making an effort to stamp/color several of the main images so I can create more than one card with that stamp set. 

This simple card uses the leaf image from the  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Give Thanks Bundle  along with a cut-a-part from the new Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 paper pad (all from Stamp Simply )!

As many of you who follow my blog know, I am slowly making a card for each of the over 850+ Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges and was able to incorporate the SC165 Sketch into the layout (this sketch was from 2009)- so thrilled that their sketch challenges do not expire, lol!

I am also playing along with the Simon Says Monday “Dry Embossing” Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday “Add A Sentiment” Challenge and the  Word Art Wednesday #505-#506 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

Also, don’t forget- Stamp Simply also has a special August promotion!



 

To create this card:




Ink the oak leaf image from the Give Thanks Bundle using Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set the ink with a heat tool.

Color the image with watercolor pencils and once satisfied with the water color, die cut the leaf with the matching die from the Give Thanks Bundle

Die cut two additional leaf shapes from white cardstock, adhere together and add the colored leaf die cut on top (this gives the die-cut additional strength, almost like a chipboard piece).

Once layered, use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer to the leaf image and set aside to dry thoroughly.

Use the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder to emboss a piece of white cardstock, trim to approx. 4” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.

Mount the panel onto a white card base.



Trim the piece of Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper for the lower left hand panel, mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.  Mount directly onto the card front.

Trim the cut-a-part “There is always Something to be Grateful For” from the  Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper , mount onto black cardstock (trimming close to the edge) and adhere directly onto the card front. 

To finish off the card, mount the colored die cut leaf image to the card front using dimensional foam.

Stamp Sets:  Give Thanks Bundle  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Derwent and Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Browns, Reds, Black; Zig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter Marker

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black; Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Give Thanks (also part of the Give Thanks Bundle), Darice Embossing Folder- Wire Fence

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit!  I hope all of you have a blessed week, sweet friends- we have so much to be grateful for!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Give Thanks to the Lord


Hi Friends!

This week, I am sharing another fall/Thanksgiving card designed with the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Give Thanks Bundle  along with the new Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 paper pad and other paper, dies, supplies from Stamp Simply !

I love the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Give Thanks Bundle as well as the  new Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper Pad- both are perfect for Autumn/Thanksgiving and all year round!  

Also, don’t forget- Stamp Simply also has a special August promotion!

 

I had fun incorporating the SC179 Splitcoaststampers Sketch into the layout for this card and will also be linking to the Word Art Wednesday #503-#504 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the oak leaf image from the Give Thanks Bundle using Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set the ink with a heat tool.



Color the image with watercolor pencils and once satisfied with the water color, die cut the leaf with the matching die.

Trim a piece of the woodgrain paper from the Craft Consortium Wood Textures 6x6 Paper Pad to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”.  Mount onto a piece of black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Cut a piece of the Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper (this was actually a scrap approx.. 2” x 3 ½”) and adhere to the background panel.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Tim Holtz Crochet Dies, mount onto the card front and cover the top portion of the die cut with a piece of black twill ribbon (wrapping the ends behind the panel).  

Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.



Use an embossing powder tool to de-static a piece of white cardstock, stamp the verse sentiment from Give Thanks with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

Die cut the sentiment with the medium Hemstitch Oval Die , also die-cutting two additional ovals from white cardstock, layering the two white die cuts behind the sentiment oval.

Adhere the die cut sentiment oval and the die cut leaf image to the card front with dimensional foam.

Use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer to the leaf image and add a few black rhinestones to the sentiment oval to finish off the card.



Stamp Sets:  Give Thanks Bundle  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Derwent and Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Browns, Reds, Black; Zig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter Marker 

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black; Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper Pad. Craft Consortium Wood Textures 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Give Thanks (also part of the Give Thanks Bundle), Spellbinders Paper Grace- Hemstitch Ovals Die, Sizzix Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet, May Arts 5/8” Twill- 30 yd spool- Black, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Rhinestones- Black

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope I have inspired you to create a fall card as well! Hugs and praying that you have a blessed week!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

In All Things, Give Thanks

 

Hi Friends!

This week, I am sharing another fall card designed with the new Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 paper pad along with the Stamp Simply Welcome Fall Bundle and other dies/supplies from Stamp Simply !

I love all of the designs in this new Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper Pad- perfect for Autumn/Thanksgiving and all year round!


 Also, don't forget the Stamp Simply August promotion!



For this card, I used the SC394 Sketch Challenge for the layout (many of you who follow my blog know, I have a personal challenge to create a card for each of the over 860+ Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges) and will also linking to one of my favorite online challenges, the Word Art Wednesday #503-#504 “Anything Goes” Challenge.



If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the pumpkin image from the Welcome Fall Bundle using Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set the ink with a heat tool.

Color the image with watercolor pencils and water-based markers and once satisfied with the water color, die cut the pumpkin with the matching die.



Use an embossing powder tool to de-static a piece of white cardstock, stamp the verse sentiment from Welcome Fall with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

Die cut the sentiment with the medium Hemstitch Oval Die , also die-cutting two additional ovals from black cardstock, splitting the black oval die cuts to layer behind the sentiment oval.

Die cut the Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper (love those pumpkins) using the largest oval from the Hemstitch Oval Dies (along with the hemstitch oval).  Also die cut a large oval from black cardstock to layer behind the pumpkin oval.

Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the 3D Lumber Embossing Folder, trim to 4 ⅛” x 5 ⅜” and mount onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” black cardstock panel.


Adhere the designer paper die cut large oval layer to the card front.

Trim a piece of the orange plaid from the Welcome Autumn 6x6 paper pad to approx. 2” x 4 ⅛”, mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Mount onto the card front overlapping the large die cut designer paper oval.

Add a strip of sage twill ribbon, wrapping the ends behind the panel.

Mount the entire background panel onto a white card base.

Adhere the oval sentiment layer with dimensional foam (or chipboard) onto the card front. 

Also, add the pumpkin image with dimensional foam and finish off the card with self-adhesive pearls.

Stamp Sets:  Welcome Fall Bundle (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Derwent and Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Yellow, Orange, Green, Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Black

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black; Carta Bella Welcome Autumn 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- Welcome Fall Pumpkin (also part of the Welcome Fall Bundle), Spellbinders Paper Grace- Hemstitch Ovals Die, Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber, May Arts 5/8” Twill- 30 yd spool- Sage, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearl

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope all of you have a blessed week!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Autumn Blessings

 


Hi Friends!

This week Stamp Simply has a sale on all Fall stamps, dies and paper!


For my fall card, I decided to pull out the Autumn Blessings stamp set along with the Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz -Skeleton Leaves, the new Doodlebug Design Pumpkin Spice 6x6 paper pad and other dies/supplies from Stamp Simply.




As many of you who follow my blog know, I enjoy playing along with online challenges and will be linking this card to the 
Addicted to Stamps and More #410 “Die Cuts and/or Stencils” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday “#501-#502 Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Using the Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz -Skeleton Leaves, die cut several leaves from the gold, silver and copper metallic sheets in the Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock pack.

For the background panel, trim a piece of the gold metallic cardstock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

Also, trim a piece of copper metallic cardstock to approx. 4 ⅛” x 5 ¼” and mount onto the gold panel. FYI- I love the Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock  - it is a solid color cardstock with the colors on both sides.

Emboss a piece of 4” x 4” piece of white cardstock with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder, adhere to the copper panel.

Add a strip of the teal plaid paper from the Doodlebug Design Pumpkin Spice 6x6 Paper Pad, adhere to the card front overlapping the embossed white panel.



Adhere the die cut gold, copper, and silver leaves, keeping the ends toward the area that will be covered with the ribbon and sentiment.

Add a strip of the May Arts ⅜” White Crochet Lace to the front of the card (overlapping the die cut leaves).

Adhere a strip of the May Arts ⅝” Teal Twill Ribbon  wrapping the ends behind the panel and mount the background panel onto a white card base.

Add a few strands of the gold and copper metallic cardstock (these were “trimmings” from the edges of the background panels that I would normally recycle or trash).  FYI- I “curled” the ends around a pencil to help break down the fibers and distress the strands. 


De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from Autumn Blessings with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the sentiment with the Spellbinders Paper Grace- Hemstitch Ovals Die (I used the second largest oval die).  Die cut two additional ovals from white cardstock to layer behind the verse sentiment. 

Mount the sentiment onto the card front using dimensional foam or chipboard.

Finish off the card with bronze rhinestones


Stamp Sets:  Autumn Blessings (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper: White, Doodlebug Design Pumpkin Spice 6x6, Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock- 24 ct

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves, Spellbinders Paper Grace- Hemstitch Oval Dies, Darice Embossing Folder- Wire Fence, May Arts ⅜” Crochet Lace- 15 yd spool- White, May Arts ⅝” Twill- 30 yd spool- Teal , Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Rhinestones- Bronze

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope I have inspired you to be creative this week, sweet friends!

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