Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I am sending happy thoughts to those of you who had snow dumped on you this Halloween. I know the little ghosts and goblins will really need to bundle up! I made this owl's body by using a Color Box wedge pad. I used finger sponge daubers for the eyes and then I circled the eyes with a black fine point pen. I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snowy Background Technique

I love techniques! At Joan's Gardens, Selma has shown us how to do a fun technique called Snowy Background. We are to use this technique for our challenge this week. I really enjoyed doing this one. First you  take glossy cardstock and sponge a light color all over the piece. I used light blue. Next you stamp images on it using Versa Mark ink and heat set them. I used a tree. Take an embossing buddy and wipe over the glossy cardstock. Stamp the stamp you want as a focal point with Versa mark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. I used my tree again. This looks like the trees have depth. You can see a fainter tree on the left of my embossed tree. Now lightly spritz the piece with water and let it sit a few seconds. It looks like snow is falling!

Other challenges:
Basic Grey  -- papers used -- Out of Print and Basics Manilla
Just Magnolia

Friday, October 28, 2011

Falling for House Mouse and Friends

Here is my entry to the Fall challenge at House Mouse and Friends. I used my newly purchased House Mouse stamp. Isn't he cute? I enjoyed this challenge. It was a nice break from making Christmas cards!

Fall with Basic Grey

It is really feeling like Fall today. The temperature has dropped 23 degrees from yesterday and it is damp and rainy outside! I have been making a lot of Christmas cards lately so it was fun to make a Fall card for the Basic Grey challenge this week! I used one of my very favorite Fall stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle -- Pumpkin Stack. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Life of the Party pad. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

More Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a good day. It is beautiful here! I have not posted in awhile because I have had company and then I spent a few days at my aunt's house. While I was there I made more Christmas cards and here are a few of them. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have more cards uploaded sometime this week.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swirling Leaves

We have a rainy day here today, but we really need it. I hope you are enjoying your day. The first picture is a Fall card that I made for a shoe box party that we had at our local stamp club last week. We are called the Stamping Divas and we meet once a month. A shoe box party is when each of us make a sample card and then have enough supplies in the shoe box to make 12 cards. We then pass the boxes around and make the other members cards. At the end of the night we leave with a stash of wonderful cards! The next 2 pictures are the cards that I was able to make at the meeting. I wish I could have made more! These ladies are really talented.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Fallen leaf

Here is my last challenge card for Two Peas. The challenge is Beautiful Leaves and we were to use leaves and alcohol inks. I dropped alcohol inks onto glossy cardstock and let them run. I would spritz a little, every now again, with 91% alcohol so the inks would move around better. I then stamped the leaves over the inked background. The leaves are starting to change here and I can't wait to see all the beautiful colors!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Leaf Angel

I hope you are having a good weekend. It has been beautiful here. I am still doing challenges at Two Peas. This challenge was a very different one. We were to use Christmas and Fall stamps together to make a card. As you can see I used and angel and part of a Fall leaf for her wings. This card also goes with another challenge to stamp Old School. Before we had all the die cuts, fancy papers, etc. we used to just stamp. So we were to make a card with just stamping. I stamped the background using a cover-a-card background from Impression Obsession. I stamped a swirl in the corner and the angel and leaf wings are stamps. I enjoyed stretching my imagination on this one!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

White Negative Technique

As you might have seen in the post below, I am doing some challenges on the Two Peas stamping board for Septoberfest. I made this card by following a neat technique. It is called White Negative.

Stamp the Negative background on white card stock using a white pigment ink. It is important that you use clear embossing powder to emboss the image because you will be inking and stamping over the image and you want to be able to rub it off well on the embossed areas. I then inked the negative areas using a finger dauber and red distress ink. You will need to rub off the ink on the embossed areas using a tissue. I then stamped a music background over this ( use a pigment or dye ink, no permanent ink ) and then rubbed off the ink on the embossed areas again. I enjoyed working with this fun technique!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone! I haven't been able to post on my blog for awhile. My pictures would not upload. I hope you are having a good week. We are having beautiful weather here. These are 2 Christmas cards that I have done for some challenges on the Two Peas stamping board. They are having Septober Fest with many fun challenges that will go through October 16th. My cards will be mostly Christmas cards since I need to get started on them. I have many to do! On the first card we were to use embossing. I heat embossed the reindeer and the snow swirl. On the second card we were to use Distress Inks and do some Tim Holtz techniques. I made a background using Distress inks and spritzing. I also used some crackle paint on the left bottom and stamped over it with the Santa. Then I used my distress tool to rough the edges of the card. These have been fun to make. Stay tuned for some more challenge cards!

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