Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Spot Challenge #139 - Case The Designer, Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Hi There!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hopefully a long weekend like I had!  I really needed the break!  I had a great time seeing my granddaughters and grandsons at my daughter's home in Knoxville.  It was beautiful weather and wonderful food but a really quick one day trip.  The rest of the weekend was time for the much needed down time.  

We have another fun challenge over at The Spot this week with a CASE of a card from on of our Design Team Members, Andrea Tracy-Tucker, or as she is known, One Stampin Mother Tucker.  

So first of all, I'll show you Andrea's card that I chose to case..

Isn't her card beautiful?!?!  I love Gate Fold cards and I loved the ribbon run around it to keep it closed so here is my card with the same concept.. hope you like it!

Other than the stamp set, DSP, and Cardstock, there were very few changes.  My card base was Gray Granite and I did matt the beautiful Peony Garden DSP with some Petal Pink Cardstock to help it stand out a little more.  I did use circles in the middle but I also used one of the Tasteful Labels Dies to Back them, then layered on a Stitched Circle from the Stitched Labels Dies and the smaller circle with the decorative edge was also from the Tasteful Labels Dies.  I love stamping sentiments on
circular die cuts because you can just move the circle to make the stamping level. The small Peony image is from the Prized Peony Bundle.  I stamped it with Gray Granite Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and colored it in with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Blends and then cut it out with the coordinating die.  I used the Label Me Fancy Punch to punch the slits on the side of the Large Petal Pink Tasteful Labels Die cut.  I loved how Andrea ran both ribbon and lace around her card so to get the same feel, I used Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  I love how it turned out!

Here's how I finished off the inside..

I stamped the peony onto a Whisper White panel with Petal Pink Ink that had first been stamped off for a lighter look.  The sentiment was stamped over it in Gray Granite Ink.  I then cut the panel with one of my Stitched Rectangle dies and then matted it on Petal Pink Cardstock and adhered the layers onto my Gate Fold Card Base.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have the products linked for you below.  

Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Spot Challenge #138 - Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Cherish The Season Bundle

 Hi There and Happy Tuesday!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet?  It's just 2 days away so hopefully you are.  Everything is so odd this year with Covid-19 still playing such a huge part of today's social culture.   I play on going to my daughter's home on Thursday.  It's a little over a 3 hour drive but so nice to have it at her home and not have to worry about doing it all myself like I did for so many years.  

Are you ready for a sketch challenge over at The Spot.  I think we have a fun one this week.  It's funny how you can look at a sketch and immediately know what you want to use with it.  This week the Stampin' Up! Cherish The Season Bundle came to mind immediately!

Of course those circles could represent so many things but I thought ornaments or bells would be perfect so that's just what I used.

Such a pretty but simple layout.  I love sketches!  So I started off with a Shaded Spruce 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base that was scored at 4 1/4" for a book fold card.  my top layer was a piece of the Heart Warming Hugs DSP in Real Red that was cut 3 3/4" x 5 1/2".  I layered on some of the bells die cut from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock.  I ran the dies that had cut outs of the holly again in both Shaded Spruce and Real Red and paper pieced the holly leaves and berries back into the die cuts.  I used some linen thread to loop through the bell hooks and ran it to the back of the card front panel and taped them on the back.  I cut a few of the Pine Sprigs out in Shaded Spruce and attached them with glue with glue dots at the top of 3 of the bells.  The sentiment was stamped in Shaded Spruce on Whisper White Cardstock and then cut out with on of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and then added with Dimensionals on the left side of the card front.  Finally I cut a piece of Shaded Spruce just a touch wider than the top layer (3 7/8" x 5 1/2") and then layered it under the card front and attached it to the card base.  Such a simple design but I think I nailed the sketch.. hope you agree!  If you are interested in any of the products used, I have them linked below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Have a blessed day and a Wonderful Thanksgiving!  Tina

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Spot Challenge #137 - Color Challenge with Real Red, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz.. So Christmasy!

 Hi There.  Hope your week is off to an oh so awesome start!  This week over at The Spot, we have a perfect Color Combo for a Christmas Card.  If you are like me at all, you still have Christmas Cards to make so come on over and join us for a fun color combo!

Here's what I came up with today.. with the help of a few products of course.. lol

I absolutely Love this color combo and the beautiful Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper is absolutely perfect!  I started with an A2 cardbase of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.  I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" Panel of one of the patterns of this beautiful DSP and backed it with a thin mat 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" of Mossy Meadow.  I ran some of the gorgeous Pear Pizzazz and gold ribbon from the All The Trimmings Combo Pack and tied it into a bow on the right side of my card front.  I attached the matted layer on my card base with Dimensionals.  For the banners, I but layers of the DSP and a layer of Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and cut one of the ends off straight for a banner look. I cut three layers of letters to spell JOY from the Playful Alphabet Dies in Real Red Cardstock and then stacked them for a dimensional look. I topped it with a the "to the world" label type of sentiment stamped in Real Red from the Peace & Joy Stamp Set and fussy cut to layer directly over the word JOY.  I then finished it off with three red embellishments from the All The trimmings embellishment pack.  I love the flat embellishments.... here's a confession. they are supposed to be Poppy Parade but totally look Real Red so I used them!  Shhhh.... it's a secret, don't tell!

All of the products used and linked below if you are interested!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Spot Challenge #136 Emboss Resist Card Technique Challenge with Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden

 Hi there!  Hope your Tuesday is off to a good start!  Tuesdays are usually pretty good days for me as anything is better than a Monday!  We have a super fun challenge over at The Spot this week that is a Technique Challenge this time... Emboss Resist.  It's really one of my favorite techniques. 

 I just got my hands on a brand new stamp set called Dragonfly Garden that will be out in the new Mini Catalog coming out in January so I had to use it... of course!  

This was just such a simple card but oh so pretty.  I started with a panel of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped my floral image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Versamark Ink and then heat embossing with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Once it was completely dry, I used an oval make up brush to blend Old Olive Ink at the bottom of the panel and Pool Party Ink at the top of the panel.  Once I was happy with the look of the ink blending, I wiped the embossed floral image with a Paper Towel so that no ink was sitting on the embossing.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the right side and then used one of my Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the panel.  I matted it with Whisper White so that it would help the white floral image to pop.  I ran some Bumble Bee Gingham Ribbon across the bottom and tied it in a knot on the left side, directly over the stems of the floral image.  On a piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock, I heat embossed my Dragonfly in White and used an Oval brush to apply Bumble Bee Ink over the dragonfly.  I used a paper towel to remove any ink from the embossing and then used my Dragonfly punch to cut it out!  I used some Dimensionals to attach the matted panel onto a Mossy Meadow Cardbase and then added a few Gilded Gems to finish it off!  If you are a Demonstrator, and you attended On Stage, you had the opportunity to get this bundle extra early rather than waiting until December 1st to preorder it.  If you are not a Demonstrator, you can get your hands on this beautiful bundle in January during Sale-a-bration!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina