Saturday, May 15, 2021

To Everything There Is A Season

 

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing my quick sunflower card that was created using the Sunflower Season Bundle along with the Tim Holtz Flourish Layering Stencil and a few other items from Stamp Simply.  Plus, we are so excited to announce the new Stamp Simply store site! 


Check out the NEW STAMP SIMPLY here.

 

Feel free to shop the original Stamp Simply Ribbon Store as well where we carry Spellbinders dies at reduced prices, cut yardage of ribbon and so much more.

 

Both stores are open for your shopping pleasure!

 

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers and I am linking this card to The Flower Challenge #56 "Use Your Favourite Flower" Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #491-#492 “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 Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp the sunflower image onto white cardstock and heat set with a heat tool.

Watercolor with water-based markers and once satisfied with the coloring, die cut with the coordinating die.

Die cut two additional sunflowers from white cardstock and adhere both behind the colored die cut sunflower image.

On another piece of white cardstock, use a stencil brush to apply Tim Holtz™ Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink over the whole panel and using a stencil brush with the TimHoltz™ Flourish Layering Stencil, apply Tim Holtz™ Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink (moving the stencil as needed to cover the panel).

Lightly spritz the stenciled panel with water and dry with a heat tool.


De-static the panel with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Sunflower Season at the top left and bottom right with Versafine™ OnyxBlack ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, tear the upper right and lower left-hand corners of the panel, distressing the torn edges.

Emboss another piece of white cardstock with the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder, trim and mount the torn sentiment panel on top of the embossed panel.

Trim the panel and adhere to a piece of teal cardstock.

Add the strips of Natural Burlap String along with a looped bow to the top of the panel (wrapping the ends of the string behind the panel) before mounting the entire card front onto a white card base.

Using dimensional foam (or chipboard), mount the sunflower image to the card front.

Use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer to the center of the sunflower and finish off with a few Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops.


Stamp Sets: Sunflower Season Bundle  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Ink Pad- Onyx Black, Water-based Markers (all Stampin' Up!)- Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Zig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter, Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Taken with Teal

Accessories/Tools:  Gemini, Jr., Sunflower Season Bundle (coordinating sunflower die)Tim Holtz Layering Stencil- Flourish, Darice Embossing Folder- Wire Fence , EK Success Powder Tool Applicator, Ranger- Super Fine Embossing Powder- Clear, Heat Tool, May Arts Burlap String- 10 yd bundle, Natural

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

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

TCC155 Garden Pleasures- Cast All Your Cares

 


Hi Friends!


Welcome to The Card Concept #155 {Garden Pleasures} Challenge!

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.  

You can choose one style and/or a combination of card making styles, the choice is yours!  Plus, our Design Team of ten ladies create a card to inspire you. 

I love the overall feel of this photo- the bright window with the beautiful Black-eyed Susans as well as the gorgeous birdhouses (especially the one in the same of a beehive) and the gold curtain and black accents, all inspired my Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media card!

I have mentioned in the past that my husband and I collect antique honey dishes and I love vintage images of bees, so I had to pull out this bee image from the French Country Collection by
Graphic 45.


I am still working my way through the Splitcoaststampers Sketches and was able to incorporate the SCS #SC276 Sketch into the layout (moved panel #4 up a bit). I am also participating in the A Place to Start May #5- “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Watercooler Wednesday #315 Marsha’s Challenge: All Things Feminine.  

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:

Ink the inside of a 3D Honeycomb Embossing Folder with Ground Espresso Distress Ink, insert a piece of mustard cardstock, and run through an embossing machine.  Repeat the process so you have two embossed panels.



Spritz the panels lightly with water to dilute the espresso ink a bit.  Stamp various splatter images using Wild Honey distress ink and allow the panels to dry.

Trim one of the panels to approx. 3 ¾” x 3 ¼”.  Distress the edges, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, distress the edge and use a straight stitch on a sewing machine with white thread.

Distress the edges of the other panel, mount onto black cardstock, distress the edges again.

Mount the smaller panel onto the larger background panel, add the strip of lace and stitch around the edges with a zigzag stitch.

Trim the Graphic 45 French Country image, mount onto mustard cardstock. Distress and mount again onto black cardstock, distressing the edges before adhering to the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard).

Stamp the sentiment onto mustard cardstock with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.


Once the embossing has cooled, trim to a rectangle, distress the edges, mount onto black cardstock, and distress the edges again before mounting onto the panel with dimensional foam (or, as I prefer, chipboard).

Mount the entire layered background panel onto a white card base.

Add the bulb pin with the key charm plus a few pearls to the outside corners. 

To finish off the card,  apply a few drops of Morning Dew Nuvo™ Jewel Drops as well as "smoosh" a bit in the upper left hand corner to mimic dripping honey.

Stamp Sets: Faith Medley (retired Verve Stamps), Grunge Elements, Timeless Textures (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Tim Holtz™ Early Espresso, Wild Honey Distress Ink, Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops

Paper/Cardstock: More Mustard, Basic Black; French Country 12 x 12 (Graphic 45)

Tools/Accessories: Texture Boutique™ (Sizzix™), 3D Honeycomb Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Water Spritzer Bottle, Distressing Tool, Sewing Machine, White Thread, Lace (retired Stampin’ Up!), Pearls, Antique Brass Bulb Pin and Key Charm

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  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 May 24th at noon EDT.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Land of the Free


 Hi Friends!

As I mentioned in previous posts, I love all things patriotic and created another card in honor of Memorial Day using the Stamp Simply Patriotic Bundle Trio along with Craft Consortium Grunge Dark Tones- 6x6 Paper Pad , twine and other items from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

I love the all of the different fonts in both of the stamp sets- Old Glory and Patriotic Sentiments and the coordinating die set- Patriotic Stars and Stripes has several stars and it cuts out the US flap map perfectly!


I used a modified version of the Splitcoaststampers SC849 Sketch for the layout and am also linking to the Word Art Wednesday #489-#490 “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:

Emboss a piece of white cardstock and a piece of red designer paper from the Craft Consortium Grunge Dark Tones 6 x 6 Paper Pad with the Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber. Trim the panels to 4” x 5 ¼” and cut both on a diagonal.


Mount to a piece of navy cardstock and sew along the edges using a zigzag stitch with white thread.

Using Kraft Baker’s Twine, knot the ends of three strands, mount onto the card front and wrap the ends behind the panel.

Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

Using Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp the flag map image from Old Glory and the sentiment from Patriotic Sentiments onto white cardstock (both available individually as well as in the Patriotic Trio Bundle).

Heat set the ink with a heat tool and color the images using watercolor pencils.


Once you are satisfied with the coloring, die cut the map image using the coordinated die from the Patriotic Stars and Stripes (Old Glory) dies and the sentiment using the Fishtail Sentiments Banner Dies.  FYI- I also cut two additional maps and fishtail banners from white cardstock to adhere behind each of the stamped images to add strength to the images.

Mount the sentiment and map onto the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard) and finish off the card with a few silver rhinestones.

Stamp Sets: Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Old Glory, Patriotic Sentiments, or Patriotic Trio Bundle  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Rexel Derwent® Watercolor Pencils- Scarlet Lake, Madder Carmine, Prussian Blue, and Burnt Umber

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Navy; Craft Consortium Grunge Dark Tones- 6x6

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Patriotic Stars and Stripes (Old Glory), Fishtail Sentiment Banner Dies, Heat Tool, Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber,  Rhinestones- Silver, May Arts Bakers Twine- Kraft- 5 yd Mini Spool

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

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Wise as an Owl- Trust in the Lord

 

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card that is being featured on the Stamp Simply blog using the Amy Design Amazing Owls  6x6 paper pad along with stamps, dies, and other supplies (all available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store). 


In addition to gorgeous owls and feathers, the
Amazing Owls paper pad has some amazing landscapes that are perfect for almost any occasion.  Just add a sentiment and your card is ready to go!

I enjoy participating with online challenges and will be adding this card to the Alphabet Challenge “B is for Birds” and the Simon Wednesday “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:



Trim the piece of owl paper from the Amazing Owls 6x6 paper pad, mount onto a piece of white cardstock, trim, and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.

Add a strip of moss seam binding, wrapping the ends to behind the panel and mount the entire background onto a white card base.

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from Words of Encouragement stamp set using a pigment black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.


Die cut the sentiment with the medium sized die from the Tim Holtz Tag Collection Dies (die cut two additional tags from white cardstock to layer behind the sentiment tag).

Add an antique eyelet (this is optional- I have so many eyelets in my stash, lol!) and loop a piece of moss seam binding.  

Mount the tag to the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard).

Add the strip of pearl centered lace to finish off the card.



Stamp Sets: Words of Encouragement (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Black, Amy Design Amazing Owls 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Tim Holtz Tag Collection, EK Success Powder Tool Applicator, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder- Clear, May Arts 5/8” Lace w/Pearl Center- 3 yd bundle, Seam Binding- Moss- 5 yd bundle, Pewter Eyelet

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

TCC154 Your Labor in the Lord





Hi Friends! 

Welcome to The Card Concept #154 {Happy Mother’s Day} Challenge!

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

You can choose one style and/or a combination of card making styles, the choice is yours!  Plus, our Design Team of ten ladies create a card to inspire you. 

This beautiful table setting looks like a perfect way to celebrate with your Mother or another special lady in your life.  I was inspired by the flowers as well as the blues and white to create a simple Mixed Media card.

I am also linking this card to the Simon Monday “Add a Quote” Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #489-#490 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

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:

Lightly tap Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a silicone crafting mat, spritz with water and press a piece of white cardstock into the ink. 

Lift the panel and re-press into the ink until you are satisfied with the background, drying with a heat tool.

De-static the lower right-hand side of the panel with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from the retired Serve the Lord stamp set (Divinity Designs formerly Our Daily Bread Designs) with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Trim the edges of the background panel and mount onto a white card base.

De-static another panel of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the leaves and flowers from the retired Choose Happiness stamp set (Stampin’ Up!) with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

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

Mount the leaves and flowers onto the card front.

Use a clear glitter pen to add sparkle to the flowers and finish off the card with an extra fine white paint pen.

Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness (retired Stampin’ Up!), Serve the Lord (retired ODBD/Divinity Designs LLC)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Tim Holtz™ Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Stampin' Write Markers- Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White

Tools/Accessories: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Water Spritzer Bottle

Thanks again for taking the time to stop 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 May 10th at noon EDT.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

One Nation Under God


Hi Friends!

I absolutely love all things patriotic and even have Americana décor in our home, so I decided to pull out the Old Glory Bundle,  America 6x6 paper (Echo Park) and other supplies from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store to create a layered patriotic card for the Stamp Simply blog post today.

As many of you already know, I enjoy participating with online challenges and used the Splitcoaststampers SC830 Sketch  for the layout of this card (another sketch done for my goal of doing them all, lol!). 

I also incorporated the Watercooler Wednesday #314 “Dawn’s All AboutOccasions” Challenge as well as the Make My Monday #146 “Checks or Plaid” Challenge (I used checks, but some may call them plaid) and the Word Art Wednesday#487-#488 “Anything Goes: Challenge into the design.

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:

Emboss a piece of navy cardstock with the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder, trim and adhere to a white card front.

Layer the pieces of checked pieces of America designer paper onto navy cardstock, trim, and mount onto the right-hand end of the card front (per the sketch).



Die cut a large circle from white cardstock and emboss with the Wire Fence embossingfolder.  Adhere to the card front (lining up with the embossing on the navy background). 

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the map image from the Old Glory stamp set with black pigment ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, color with water-based markers and die cut with the coordinating die from Patriotic Stars and Stripes.



Mount onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard). 

Prepare another piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiment from Old Glory with pigment black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Color the “Nation” part of the sentiment with a red water-based marker and die cut the sentiment with the Fishtail Sentiments Banner dies.

Adhere the sentiment to the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard).  

Die cut the layered stars from navy, red and white cardstock, and mount directly to the card front.

Add silver rhinestones to the center of the stars and a few around the sentiment and embossed circle.

Mount the entire panel to a white card base and add a patriotic twine bow to finish off the card.


Stamp Sets:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Old Glory  or the bundle- Old Glory Bundle (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Night of Navy, Poppy Parade

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, America 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park)

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Patriotic Stars and Stripes (Old Glory), Fishtail Sentiment Banner Dies, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Darice Embossing Folder- Wire Fence, Rhinestones- SilverMay Arts Baker’s Twine- Patriotic -5 yds

Thanks for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a great weekend!

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