Saturday, January 22, 2022

The Light of the World

 



Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card designed with the He is the Light stamp/die bundle along with Graphic 45 Catch of the Day 8x8 paper and other supplies from Stamp Simply!



I love the images and sentiment/verses in the He Is The Light stamp set and the Graphic 45 Catch of the Day paper goes perfectly with this set for masculine and feminine cards!



I have a personal goal to create a card for each of the 886+ sketches at Splitcoaststampers and was able to use the SC883 Sketch for the layout on this card.

I am also playing along with the Try It On Tuesday “In with the New” (the He is the Light stamp set is brand new)  and the Word Art Wednesday #527-#58 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the  above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from the Stamp Simply Design Team and well as the other sites!

To create this card:

De-static white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the lighthouse image and verse sentiment from the He is the Light stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder over the sentiment only, heat both images with a heat tool.



Color the lighthouse image using water-based markers and use Antique Linen Distress ink to “age” the paper. 

Use the coordinating die from He is the Light bundle to die cut the lighthouse and the Spellbinders Elegant Oval Dies to die cut the verse sentiment.

Layer the four rectangles from the Graphic 45 Catch of the Day paper onto dark navy cardstock (using the SC883 sketch for the layout). 

Create the photo corners with a photo corner punch (or from a scrap square piece of dark navy cardstock on a diagonal and then trimming the little corners). Use a piercing tool to create holes for the pewter brads.

Mount the layered background panel onto white cardstock. Use Antique Linen distress ink to age the white background before mounting onto dark navy cardstock.



Add the horizontal layer and wrap the kraft twine over the panel.  Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

Adhere the die cut verse sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Add the colored lighthouse to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: He is the Light (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate; Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress

Cardstock/Paper: White, Dark Navy; Graphic 45 Catch of the Day 8x8 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools:  Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- He is the Light Bundle, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, May Arts Baker’s Twine- 110 Yard Spool- Kraft, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pewter Brads

Don’t forget the January sale at Stamp Simply- use code JAN20 !


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


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Card Concept #167 Cuppa Cocoa or Coffee?

 

 Hi Friends!

It’s time for the #167 {Cuppa Cocoa or Coffee?} Challenge at The Card Concept!


I know that most people drink coffee and several of my friends as well as my father like it black, but I have to “doctor” my coffee with a tablespoon of hot cocoa and top it off with whipped cream, lol!

So obviously, I am not a true coffee aficionado and since I am trying to limit my sugar intake, I do not drink my coffee or hot chocolate often :-)

I do love our inspiration photo though and was inspired by the Nordic patterns on the cups, the overall colors and the theme to create a Clean and Layered card!

I decided to pull out several unused items from my stash- the MFT Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics, some retired Stampin’ Up! items- papers, ribbon, embossing folder and a still current but unloved Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp set- Cocoa's Cups!

I also was able to use the Splitcoaststampers’ SC727 Sketch for the layout and am linking to the Stamping Sensations “Anything Goes with Stamping and optional Add A Die”Challenge.

I hope you have a chance to check out the rest of The Card Concept Design Team cards and, if you have time, create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us!

This card was simple to create- dry and heat embossing, die cutting and layering. 




The following items were used:

Stamp Sets: Cocoa’s Cups (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Ground Espresso Distress Oxide, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

Cardstock/Paper: White; Early Espresso, Garden Green, retired Purely Pomegranate (all Stampin’ Up!), retired Snow Festival DSP and other DSP (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot, retired Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, My Favorite Things Dies- Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics, Stitched Circle and Oval STAX; Circle Dies (retired Stampin’ Up!), Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 3/8” Raspberry Ripple Stitched Ribbon (retired Stampin’ Up!), Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- we hope you have a blessed week!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Charm is Deceptive

 




Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a feminine card featuring the Thinking of You Rose stamp set along with the Echo Park Cupid & Co 6x6 paper pad and other  Stamp Simply lace, ribbon, dies, etc.




This card will either be a Valentine or possibly a birthday card for one of the ladies in our Bible Study.



I enjoy playing along with online challenges and used the Splitcoaststampers SC853 Sketch for the layout on this card. 

I will also be linking this card to the following challenge galleries-  Watercooler Wednesday #332 Tristan's “All Things Feminine” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #525-#526 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the Stamp Simply blog along with the other challenge sites- fabulous inspiration from all!

This card was fairly simple to create- the stamped images were heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

The rose was colored with water-based markers and die cut with the coordinating die.


The Cupid & Co paper was layered onto white cardstock, trimmed and layered again onto black cardstock.  The beautiful Venise lace was added along with two layers of the black twill ribbon.

The sentiment was die cut with the Hemstitch Rectangle Dies (medium die) and mounted onto black cardstock and the card was finished off with a few black rhinestones.


Stamp Sets and Coordinating Dies: Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Thinking of You Rose , Stamp Simply Dies- Rose, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Thinking of You Rose Bundle

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Arteza Fine Line Markers- various reds, greens

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

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace- Hemstitch Rectangles, May Arts 5/8” Twill- 10 Yard Bundle- Black, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Rhinestones- Black, VeniseLace 1.75” Gabriella- 1 yard- White, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


Don't forget the January sale on all May Art ribbon and Graphic 45 products at Stamp Simply!  Use code JAN20 at checkout. 



Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a wonderful week and stop back again soon!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

TCC166 I Can Do All Things

 

Hi Friends!

Happy New Year and welcome back to The Card Concept #166 {Fresh New Year} Challenge!

I love the pink roses along with the black and white in our inspiration photo! 

I was inspired to pull out the Graphic 45 Elegance 8x8 paper along with the Wordsof Encouragement sentiment and other dies, lace, etc. from Stamp Simply to create a Shabby and Vintage card!

I hope you have a chance to check out the rest of the Design Team cards and create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us!




I decorated the inside with bits of the designer paper as well! 




 This card was simple to create and the following items were used:



Stamp Simply Clear Stamps-Words of Encouragement

Graphic 45 Elegance 8x8 Paper Pad,   Ivory and Black Cardstock

Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Fishtail Sentiment Banners

Spellbinders Celebrations Die- Pierced Rectangles

Venise Lace 1.75” Gabriella- 1 yard- Ivory

May Arts 5/8” Twill- 30 Yard Spool- Sage

Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Champagne 

Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

 

Also, check out the January sale at Stamp Simply- use code JAN20!


Thanks again for stopping by! I hope all of you are inspired to create a card and join us at The Card Concept!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Year in Review 2021- Fav 6 with Stamp Simply

 



Happy New Year!

I hope all of you are enjoying the first day of 2022!   This past week the Design Team from Stamp Simply has been sharing their favorite six cards from 2021 and today, it is my turn.

If you have not checked out the rest of the Design Team choices, I hope you will find time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

I always have a difficult time choosing favorites, do you? Especially from my own cards since I am my own worst critic, lol! 

Here are the six cards from this past year that have special meaning to me.

A Godly Man- His Children Are Blessed After Him


Stamp Sets:   A Godly Man Bundle 

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper: Little Lumber Jack 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park

Dies/Embossing Folders, Etc: Stamp Simply Steel Dies- A Godly Man Buck,

Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber , May Arts Bakers Twine- Kraft- 100 yd Spool


One Nation Under God


Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx BlackZig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter Marker

Cardstock/Paper:  Craft Consortium Wood Textures 6x6 Paper Pad

Dies,  Sizzix Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet, Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Floral Cluster & Sprigs Dies May Arts Burlap String- 400 yard spool- NaturalKaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearl 

Pastor Appreciation


Stamp Sets: Pastor & Ministry Appreciation Scripture SentimentsGive ThanksHarvest 

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx BlackZig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

Paper: Craft Consortium Wood Textures 6x6 Paper Pad

Dies, Etc: HarvestGive ThanksSizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Tag CollectionDivine Twine Baker’s Twine- Black


Upon Every Remembrance of You


Stamp Sets:  Give Thanks 

Ink: Versamark Watermark Pad

Paper: Craft Consortium Ink Drops 6x6- VividLuxury Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock #105- Gold 15 ct

Dies: Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves

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




Saturday, December 25, 2021

The First Noel

 


Merry Christmas Sweet Friends!

I hope all of you have a blessed day celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! 

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”    Luke 2:8-11 ESV


I love all of the patterns in the new Echo Park The First Noel 6x6 paperpad and used one of the cut-a-parts as the main image for this Christmas card along with a sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set.

I will be sharing this card at the Word Art Wednesday #523-#524 "Anything Goes" Challenge. 

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:



De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Farmhouse Christmas with black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Die cut the sentiment with the medium double ended die from the Fishtail Sentiment Banners.

Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx. 3 ¾” x 5”. Die cut the panel with the lattice die from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media #1 Dies.

Mount the die-cut panel onto the red patterned sheet from The First Noel paper pad, trim and mount onto a piece of navy cardstock.

Trim a piece of the gold patterned paper from The First Noel paper pad, mount onto navy cardstock and adhere to the card front.



Wrap a piece of sage twill ribbon to the center of the horizontal strip and adhere the ends of the ribbon behind the panel.  

Mount the panel onto a white card front.

Trim the nativity patterned cut-a-part, mount onto navy cardstock and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam.

Mount the sentiment with dimensional foam and finish off the card with a pearl in the center of the star.

A quick and easy card- perfect for mailing and reflecting the "Real Reason for the Season"! 

Also, don’t forget to check out the December sale at Stamp Simply!  There's still time to save- use code DECEMBER20 at checkout.    



 



Stamp Sets: Farmhouse Christmas (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper: White, Navy; Echo Park The First Noel 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Embossing Powder Tool, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Fishtail Sentiment Banners, Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz - Mixed Media #1, May Arts 5/8” Twill- 30 Yard Spool- Sage, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearl

Thanks for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! 


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