Tuesday, January 15, 2019

SIP #182 - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hi There.  Hope your week is off to an awesome start.  I'm here with a quick Design Team card for this fun Tic-Tac-Toe over at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

I went straight across the middle with Ombre,  Stitched Dies and Twine.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and a Time Holtz Blending Brush and various pink inks to get an Ombre effect for the background.  I used my Stampin' Up! Needle and Thread Bundle again for the background stitching and the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment on the bottom of the panel was heat embossed in black.  This was a really simple card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

PCC321 Sketch Challenge with Stampin Up! Needle and Thread Bundle

Hi There!  I came home to my Occassions Catalog delivery sitting right on my porch.  That's a big Yay!  Especially since I absolutely adore the new Stampin' Up! Needle and Thread Bundle!  I was so happy that I had a Design Team project due for The Paper Craft Crew so that I could use it!

Here's what I came up with...

I'll say it again.. I adore this set.  This was just using the stamps.  Stay tuned because I'll be using the dies in the next few days and posting again.  I adore the embrodiery look of the flowers.  For this card I used Powder Pink, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SIP #181 Color Challenge with Butterfly Gala Bundle Again!

Hi There.  Hope you are having a great week.  At leasst we have survived Monday, right??

Over at Stamp, Ink, Paper there is what might be my favorite color challenge.  Check it out..

Black, White and the color of your choice... how fun is that?

Don't shoot me but I LOVE the new Butterfly Gala Bundle so much that I used it again!  It's so cool to have a stamp that stamps both the large and small butterfly at the same time and a punch that punches them out together!  Here's my card for this week using Granny Apple Green!

I stamped the buterflies onto Watercolor Paper using my stamparatus and Versafine Black Ink and then clear embossed them.  I love using Versafine because it stays wet enough to clear emboss and to wipe off your stamp and not stain it.  I used an aqua painter and a little of the Granny Apple Green Ink smooshed onto the top of the ink pad to color them in.  The front panel was embossed with a retired embossing folder... I have no idea of the name of it.  I love it because it leaves you a good bit of space for your sentiment!  The sentiment was heat embossed in the same way using Versafine Black Ink.  I used the new Stampin' Up! Stitched Frame dies to cut my top panel.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

PCC320 Sketch Challenge - Hero Arts, My Monthly Hero February 2018

Hello and Happy New Year Day 2!  One of my goals this year is to blog more so today I have a quick card for the new Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge.

It's a sweet sketch that is easy to use!  I went retro with a February 2018 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit for my card today.

I did a quick watercolor wash on some scrap watercolor paper for my circle.  The branch stamp from the kit was stamped by using a sponge dauber to add the brown and green before stamping with my Stamparatus.  I stamped the bird silhouette in a pale ink and then added a little ink with a aqua painter.  The sentiment was also a retro.... it was from a retired Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I love small sentiments that can be added to strips like this.  This was a really simple card that came together quickly.... but I like it.  I'm always needing birthday cards so I'm sure it will get used soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

SIP #180 Thank You with Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Bundle

Hi There and Happy New Year!  Hope this is your best year yet!  One of my New Year's Resolutions is to make sure that I make a card for all of my Design Teams.  Well this year I'm not off to a great start as I forgot Stamp, Ink, Paper was back with a new challenge.  It looks like the couple of weeks off for me was not a good thing.  Oh well.. I do have a card for it now although I'm a few hours late posting it!  This week's Challenge is all about Thank You Cards!

So since I'm ready for Spring I chose to use the awesome new Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Bundle that will be available on January 3rd!

I LOVE butterflies and these are really fun in that they have such cool designs to color.   I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the Butterflies and then used my Stampin'  Blends to color them in.  The awesome thing about a design like this is that you don't have to be an expert to color these.  The designs are fairly small so you really don't have to do shading.  Just color and enjoy.  Since I love Polka Dots I used the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP (free in the Sale-a-bration catalog in just a few days!) for my background.  I stamped my sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Vellum and then heat embossed in Black.  Oh and make sure that you check out the Occasions Catalog for the awesome new Rectangle Stitched framelits dies.... they are a game changer!  They contain so many fabulous sizes of stitched rectangles!  It was a really simple card but I think it's beautiful!

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

PCC319 One Last Christmas Card!

Hi There!  I hope you are more ready for Christmas than I am!  I've been sick for about 3 weeks and wow has it ever gotten me behind!  I have boxes of gifts stacked up and not wrapped.  I have not finished my Christmas Cards!  It's really, really B.A.D...... So here I go with one last Christmas Card for the new Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge!

Here's what I came up with this....

This one is featuring some retired stuff.. and lots of it.  The patterned paper is retired from Fun Stamper's Journey.  The sentiment is a retired Stampin Up! set, called Mingle All The Way.  I love good sentiment sets so I hold onto them after retiring if it is something I think I will use.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

PCC317 Sketch Challenge - Christmas Card!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I know I've been M.I.A. at Paper Craft Crew lately but I'm back this week with a Christmas Card based on the sketch.  I hope to be around more in the coming weeks :)

The sketch really looks more like a square card but I went with a standard A2 top-folding card.

I used all retired products for this one.  I don't know if you do the same but if I love a stamp set or Patterned Paper.... I try to keep it around a little while.  The Poinsetta Burst stamp set and Paper came from Fun Stampers Journey last year during their Christmas release.  The Patterned Paper was from the same release... I can't think of the name of it though.  I bought quite a bit of the paper because it has such fun yet classic Christmas designs.  I will probably use it all up by the time I finish my Christmas cards though!  At least the stamp set will hang around for a while.  The glitter cardstock that I used for the strip as well as the banner are from Concord and 9th!  I love their glitter paper!