Saturday, February 20, 2021

Victory Through Our Lord Jesus Christ


Hi Friends!

With Easter fast approaching, I am sharing another Easter card designed using stamps, dies and paper from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

There are so many stamp sets for Easter at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store in addition to the New Release scheduled for reveal this coming week!

This is card features a “faux” alcohol ink background using a piece of designer paper from the Consortium Vivid Ink Drops 6x6 paper pad.

This paper pad has so many beautiful backgrounds- as I mentioned in a previous post, I do enjoy working with alcohol inks, but it can be messy, the Vivid Ink Drops paper pad takes all the work out of creating those fun backgrounds!

I enjoy participating in online challenges and am linking this card to #IB162“Inspired By Quote” Challenge.  I love using Scripture on my cards and this is one of my favorite verses.  

In addition to the Inspired By Challenge, I am also playing along with the Word Art Wednesday #479-#480 “Anything Goes” Challenge, the Stamping Sensations “Color My World” Challenge, the Double Trouble #77 “Layer It On” Challenge and partnering with the Crafter's Cafe #260 "Lace/Pearls" Challenge. 

If you have not had time to check out the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!


To create this card:

Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, adhere a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” white cardstock to the panel.


De-static the lower edge of a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of the Vivid Inks designer paper with an embossing powder tool, stamp the 1 Corinthians 15:57 verse sentiment from He Is Risen with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, adhere to the background panel and mount onto a white card base.




Create the paper lace from white cardstock using the Tim Holtz Crochet Die adhere to the background panel.

Add a strip of 5/8” Black Twill Ribbon, wrapping the ends behind the panel. 

Adhere to the background panel to a white card base.

For the floral image, use an embossing powder tool to de-static a piece of white cardstock, stamp the floral image from Floral Clusters- Summer Roses with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the image using water-based makers and die cut with the coordinating Floral Clusters Single Die.  Die cut two more of the florals from white cardstock, adhere behind the colored floral image.

Mount onto the card front using dimensional foam or chipboard.

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals, a white paint pen to add highlights to the flower center and a few pearls to the floral centers.

Finish off the card with black rhinestones in the upper left-hand corner.  


Stamp Sets:  He Is RisenFloral Clusters- Summer Roses  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Water-based Markers- Purple, Pinks, Reds, Light and Dark Green; Zig Wink of Stella- Clear Glitter Marker, Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black; Craft Consortium Ink Drops- Vivid 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- Floral Cluster & Sprigs Dies (part of the Floral Cluster Bundle), Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 5/8” Black Twill, Pearls, Black Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a safe and warm weekend/week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

TCC149 Beary Best Wishes

 

Hi Friends!

Welcome to The Card Concept #149 {Welcome Wee One} Challenge!

Look at this sweet nursery! There are so many items to inspire you- the curtains, rug, blanket, pictures on the wall, horse figurines, plant, ottoman along with all of the blues, corals, white and black.

I was inspired by the theme of baby (when I think of babies, I think of teddy bears:-)) as well as the corals and shades of blue to create a Shabby and Vintage card using some of my older stamp sets. 

I will also be linking this card to The Spot #150 “Birthday Themed Challenge”, the Simon Monday “Add Some Texture” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #478-#480
“Anything Goes” Challenge.   

Again, if you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all! 


To create this card:

Use the Stack ‘n Quilt Technique (see Splitcoaststampers for the tutorial), cut four pieces of designer paper into diagonal pieces, etc.  Layer the pieces onto a piece of white cardstock, trim and emboss with a quilt embossing folder.


Mount onto a piece of vanilla cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of blue cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of coral cardstock.

Use a distressing tool to distress the edges, add a piece of blue satin ribbon (wrapping the ends behind the panel) and mount onto a white card base.

Ink the bear image and the sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a piece of vanilla cardstock, apply clear embossing powder, heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the images with water-based markers.

Die cut the bear image with a stitched circle die, mount onto a circle die cut from blue cardstock, mount onto another circle die cut from coral cardstock. 

Distress the edges and mount the circle element onto the card front with chipboard (or dimensional foam). 

Die cut the sentiment with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto blue cardstock and mount again onto coral cardstock (trimming the edges close to the die cut edge each time).

Distress the edges and finish off the card by adhering the sentiment to the card front using chipboard (or dimensional foam).

We would love for you to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until March 1st at noon EST.

Stamp Sets:  Beary Best (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Granny Apple Green, Honey Dijon, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White (for quilt background- not visible on card), Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist; retired Designer Paper- Marina Mist, Afternoon Tea, misc. paper

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr., Stitched Circle and Rectangle Dies (SU), Quilt Embossing Folder (SU), Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Distressing Tool, 5/8” Marina Mist Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I will be sharing the other three cards created using the remainder of the Stack 'n Quilt backgrounds this week! I hope all of you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Keep Strong- You've Got This!

 Hi Friends!

This week on the Stamp Simply Blog, we have been featuring cards with the new Stick Family Add-Ons Release! I hope you will find the time to check out the rest of the Design Team samples- such inspiration from all!

Today I am sharing a card designed with the new Stick Family Add-Ons and Stick Family Sentiment Add-Ons along with the Cupid & Co 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

The new Stick Family Add-Ons and Stick Family Sentiment Add-Ons are the perfect complement to the original Stick Family and Stick Family Sentiments stamp sets.

The Stick Family stamps are part of a bundle and are so cute! 

As noted on the Stamp Simply site, the Stick Family sets were “created just for fun – for kids and adults alike. With so many children out of school right now and parents home with them – what better time to introduce your children to stamping. Teach them the lost art of letter writing – made fun with a card! They can have fun recreating their own family or perhaps the friend or family they would like to send a card to. There are so many options.

Adults can enjoy these sets just as well. Imagine how much your child or grandchild will enjoy opening a card and “recognizing” him or herself on the card!

The Mom and Dad can also double as Grandma and Grandpa, and with the variety of children included you will be able to create any grouping you might desire. 

And did you notice everyone is bald – LOL! That was with intention. We want the user to be able to create any person they would like – so by adding your own hairdo you can truly create just that person! And have fun with those hairdos. This set is not meant for perfection, it’s meant for FUN!

We have created a STICK FAMILY HAIRSTYLING TIP SHEET that will be included with each purchase”

I decided to create an encouragement card for someone going through chemo.  The girl image was stamped onto the designer paper from the Cupid & Co pad and then fussy cut to paper piece her clothing, scarf, and shoes. 

As many of you who follow my blog know, I love to participate with online challenges and used the Splitcoaststampers SC831 Sketch Challenge for the layout.   

I will also be linking this card to The Color Throwdown #629 Color Challenge (I hope the little bit of green leaves are OK :-)) along with the Word Art Wednesday #477-#478 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had time to check out the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!



To create this card:

Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, adhere the different patterns of Cupid & Co paper to the panel.

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Stick Family Add-Ons image using Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Repeat the above process on the same red and light pink floral Cupid & Co paper- after heat embossing, fussy-cut around the pants, shoes, scarf and blouse to paper piece to the original stamped image in the step above.

Die cut the paper pieced image using the Hemstitch Rectangle Dies- mount onto black cardstock.

De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verses from Stick Family Sentiments Add-Ons with Versamark ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Die cut the sentiments with the Stamp Simply Fishtail Sentiment Banners Dies.

Adhere all the elements to the card front using dimensional foam/chipboard to finish off the panel.

Mount the panel to a white card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Stick Family Add-Ons, Stick Family Sentiments Add-Ons (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Black, Cupid & Co 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park

Accessories/Tools:  Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- Fishtail Sentiment Banners Dies, Spellbinders- Hemstitch Rectangle Dies, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope all of you have a great weekend and visit again soon!

Saturday, February 6, 2021

For God So Loved The World

 Hi Friends!


We have been featuring cards for Easter this past week on the Stamp Simply blog and I am sharing a quick card designed using He Is Risen along with Floral Clusters- Summer Roses, the coordinating die and Vivid Ink Drops 6x6 paper (all from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store).  

The background is actually “faux” alcohol ink and is a piece of designer paper from the Consortium Vivid Ink Drops 6x6 paper pad- I absolutely love this paper, don’t’ you?

I enjoy working with alcohol inks, but it can be messy- this paper pad takes all the work out of creating those fun backgrounds!

Easter is right around the corner and as many of you who follow my blog know, I love to participate with online challenges!  I tend to mail more Christmas cards than Easter, but this year, with social distancing, I am making an effort to mail holiday cards and Easter is the most important holiday!

I wanted to create a floral Easter card, so I decided to participate with The Flower Challenge #053 “Use Your Latest Stamps and Dies” Challenge.  

Until now, I have not inked up this sentiment stamp (or this floral image) nor have I used paper from this paper pad, so this entire card is designed with my “latest”:-)

In addition to The Flower Challenge, I am also participating with the Word Art Wednesday #477-#478 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday “Love is in the Air” Challenge.

John 3”16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life”  - there is no greater love than this!  Easter is a celebration of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His great love for all of us!  

If you have not had time to check out the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- wonderful inspiration from all!



To create this card:

Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, adhere a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” white cardstock to the panel.

De-static the lower edge of a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of the Vivid Inks designer paper with an embossing powder tool, stamp the John 3:16 verse sentiment from He Is Risen with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, adhere to the background panel and mount onto a white card base.



For the floral image, use an embossing powder tool to de-static a piece of white cardstock, stamp the floral image from Floral Clusters- Summer Roses with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the image using water-based makers and die cut with the coordinating Floral Cluster die.  Die cut two more of the florals from white cardstock, adhere behind the colored floral image.

Mount onto the card front using dimensional foam or chipboard.

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals and add a few pearls to the corners to finish off the card.  


Stamp Sets: He Is RisenFloral Clusters- Summer Roses  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Water-based Markers- Purple, Light and Dark Green, Yellow; Zig Wink of Stella- Clear Glitter Marker

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black;  Craft Consortium Vivid Ink Drops- 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- Floral Cluster & Sprigs Dies (part of the Floral Cluster Bundle)
, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you are having a great week/weekend!



Wednesday, February 3, 2021

TCC148 Be Strong in the Lord

 


Hi Friends!

Welcome to The Card Concept #148 {Sweetheart Sweets} Challenge!

Isn’t this a scrumptious looking plate of cupcakes?

I was inspired by the beautiful pinks and browns to create a Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media card using some of my older stamp sets (which as many of you know, is one of my personal goals).  

I decided to try to create a card that did not require any dies (sort of a "back to basic" style card) :-)

Many of you know that I love to participate with online challenges  and am participating with the Word Art Wednesday #477-478 “Anything Goes” Challenge (one of my favorite challenge sites:-).   

Again, if you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept or the Word Art Wednesday challenge site yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all! 


To create this card:

On a silicone or glass mat, “smoosh” ink from Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink pads onto the surface, lightly spritz with water and press a piece of white cardstock into the ink.

 Lift the cardstock panel up from the ink (tilting to allow the ink to spread across the panel) and repeat until you are satisfied with the background.

Ink a large and small splatter stamp with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink, stamp onto the panel.  

Use a heat tool to dry the panel. 

Ink the scroll image and the script image with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink, stamp repeatedly onto the background panel.

De-static the lower edge with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Scripture sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Trim the panel to approx. 3.75” x 5” and tear the upper right-hand and lower left-hand edges by hand.  Use a distress tool to distress all the sides of the panel.

Adhere to a piece of white cardstock, trim to approx. 4” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” espresso cardstock.  Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

De-static a scrap piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the butterflies and heat emboss with clear embossing powder (using the same steps as above for the Scripture).


Use a coordinating punch to punch out the butterflies (or fussy cut).

Mount onto the card front and add a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Bliss, Grunge Elements, Notable Notions, Papillon Potpourri, Timeless Textures (all retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Collection 3 (Divinity Designs LLC)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide- Ground Espresso, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories: Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Distressing Tool, Rhinestones, retired Butterfly Punch (Stampin’ Up!)

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  We would love for you to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until February 15th at noon EST.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Clean and Simple- Love the Lord Your God

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing another Clean and Simple (CAS) black and white card using stamps and paper available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

As many of you know, I enjoy participating in online challenges and will be playing along with the Stamping Sensations January “Fav Stamps” Challenge along with the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Use Your Stuff #414 “Out with the Old” Challenge.

I love the stamp sets from Stamp Simply and they are some of my favorite stamps.  I have not had a chance to use the background die and/or the verse image that I chose for this card, but I have owned them for a while now. 

Plus, the snippet of collage paper was a piece left over from a few cards that I created earlier this month (I have also owned this paper for years and it is the first time I used it).  I absolutely love the black and white design as well as the designs in the rest of the bundle (available at Stamp Simply).

If you have not had time to check out the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Die cut a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” with the Tim Holtz Mixed Media 2 die (rose pattern) and mount onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” black cardstock.


Cut a piece of the Botanical Collage paper to approx. 2 ¼ ” x 4”, adhere to bottom of the panel.   


Here are the four different collage patterns in the bundle

Adhere a piece of
black satin ribbon to the card front, wrapping the ends of the ribbon behind the panel. 

Mount the entire panel onto the front of a white card base.

Use an embossing powder tool to prepare a piece of white cardstock for heat embossing. 

Stamp the sentiment from Love Sentiments  using Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, trim the panel and mount onto a piece of black cardstock (trimming close to the edge).  Adhere to the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

Add a few black rhinestones to finish off the card.

Quick and simple plus easy to mail)!


Stamps: Love Sentiments  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black ; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Paper Tube- Botanical

Accessories/Tools:  Gemini. Jr., Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 Dies, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black Satin Ribbon, Black Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!  

FYI- We are anticipating a major snowstorm tomorrow and Monday. If you are in the path of the storm, stay safe and warm, sweet friends- hugs!

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