Monday, April 16, 2018

Fun with Wasabi stamp set by Ellen Hutson

I've been having a blast stamping and coloring Asian food images.  Recently my daughter had a birthday and being a foodie, I thought she'd a appreciate some of the images on her birthday card.  I wanted to create a card that features all the images from Ellen Hutson's Wasabi stamp set.  The sentiments are so much like "dad" jokes my husband cracks.

For the card base I cut a strip of 5" by 16" heavy white card stock, scored at 4", 8", 12" and folded into 5 panels.  I wanted to keep the card simple to focus on the food images.  I just stamped each panel with a soft springy color with a watercolor background stamp. I then stamped the images with COPIC friendly inks in two steps on Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock.  I colored in some of the details with COPIC Sketch markers and die cut each of the images.  I used some washi tape and cherry blossom stickers I purchased while in Japan last year, and birch veneer with adhesive back to decorate the panels. For extra shine, I added glossy accents to parts of the sushi and all the wasabi.

My daughter loves the card! :-)


Supplies used:
Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Wasabi by Julie Ebersole
Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Wasabi by Julie Ebersole
Watercolor background inks:
Close to My Heart Bashful Exclusive Ink pad,  My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink pads : Extreme Black, Snow Cone, Peach Bellini, Limelight, Tickled Pink
Sushi & Udon: Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Neon Orange, Red Royal, Purple Passion, COPIC sketch markers - R01, 00, 000, 22, 24, YG13, 25, 63, 67, BG11, 15, Y17, YR07, E33, 30 50
Arc Crafts Wood veneer sheet with adhesive back - White Birch
Wood pagoda from Kaisercraft Oriental Wooden Flourish Pack
Miscellaneous washi tape and stickers from my stash

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Bunnys Hop

Can't believe Easter is less than a month away! I played with this adorable Mama Elephant - The Bunny's Hop stamp and die set.  Colored the stamped then die cut image with COPICs markers on Neenah 110 lb solar white paper.  I experimented on the bunny with glasses in the far right of the second row, and did not like the results.  Since I had spent a good bit of time coloring the bunnies, I decided to give it a quick fix with the exacto knife: cut a slit in the bunny's paw and the ears of the bunny below.  I then slipped in a die cut heart and glued the ear and paw onto the heart.  Gave the red heart a wash of Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle. (doesn't show up in photo)  I think the distraction worked...?

I added some shine to the bunny's eyes with a black glaze pen, then added a dot of white to each eye.  Added lashes to some of the "girl" bunnies.  Dotted the bunny noses with clear glaze pen.

The background was created with Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron distress inks blended onto Cryogen White 89 lb card stock.  I adhered the background onto an A2 size card; then popped the bunnies atop the background using die cut fun foam.  The sentiment Happy Easter came with the coordinating die set and I die cut it 3 times in white cardstock and glued/stacked the layers.  The top and fourth layer was die cut in Bazzill Candy Necklace card stock and glued on top of the stack of 3.  This finished stack of 4 layers give the sentiment more presence and dimension.  Embellished with some sequence added around the sentiment.


Supplies Used: all available locally (Atlanta) at Impressive Ideas
Mama Elephant The Bunny's Hop stamp
Mama Elephant The Bunny's Hop Creative Cuts
COPIC Sketch Markers
     Bunnies - W5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, N4, 3, 1, 0, C5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0,
                      E44, 37, 35, 55, 53, 51, 50, 43, 42, 41, 40
                      R20, 11,
     Heart, Strawberry, bows - R29, 24, 22, 20, 11
     Bows, present, hats - BG49, 15, 13, 11, YG 01, 17, E37, 35, 53
     Chicks and Carrots - Y08, 11, 19, YR02, 04
Distress ink pads - Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass
Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock
Cryogen White 89 lb cardstock
Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock
Darice 2mm Fun Foam
28 Lilac Lane Rainbow Unicorn Shaker Mix
Sakura Black Glaze pen
Sakura Clear Glaze pen
Signo Uni-ball White pen
Wink of Stella - Clear

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Power Poppy Dancing with Daffodils

I made this card for a friend from the UK.  "Mothering Sunday" is coming up on March 11th.  I used alcohol markers to color Power Poppy's Dancing with Daffodils digital stamp as my friend's mother is an avid gardener.  The coloring scheme was inspired by Debbie Olson.  I used most of the colors listed on her blog, but substituted and added a few other colors. Here is the link to Debbie Olson's version

To assemble the card, I added a die cut background created with one of Lawn Fawn's new dies. Made an oval cut out using Tonic Studios' layering dies to show the image.  I then added an oval frame around the image using the same set of oval dies.  I saved the purple inside oval from the frame die cut to use for the sentiment inside the card.  I heat embossed the sentiment and simple leaves outline.  Happy Mother's Day was stamped on a banner die cut.


Supplies used:
Coloring markers are all COPIC unless otherwise stated
   Daffodils - 21, 32, 35, 38, R81, YR18, BV02
                     Spectrum Noir OR1
                     Chameleon OR4
   Daffodil Stems - YG01, G07, 21, 24, 28
   Vinca Blooms - BV000, 02, 04, 0
   Vinca Leaves - YG01, 03, 07, G07
   Snail - W1, 3, 5, E37, 41, R81, 0
   Background - B0000
Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die LF1625 - available locally (Atlanta) at Impressive Ideas
Tonic Studios Mixed Scalloped and Straight Cut Oval dies 485E - also available at Impressive Ideas
Sentiment stamps -
   Close to My Heart Love You Mum A1218  
   Close to My Heart Thin Cuts Party Banner Z4152 
   Mama Elephant Bear Hugs
   My Favorite Things Mothers (retired)

Ranger White Embossing powder
VersaFine Imperial purple ink pad

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Coloring Challenge Day 5

I've been looking forward to coloring the beautiful floral heart from Concord & 9th's You Are Here stamp set.  The Coloring Challenge from The Daily Marker blog gave me just the push to color it!

I stamped the heart image onto Neenah Solar White 110 lb paper with VersaMark and heat embossed it with WOW's Silver Pearl embossing powder.  This is a new embossing powder to me and I love the pearly sheen so much that it steered my paper choices. I choose a pearly metallic card stock I have in my stash.  I colored the image with Copic Sketch Markers.  The Concord & 9th blog gave me the inspiration for my color choices.

The silver pearl and beautiful heart said wedding to me.  I also felt it should be a feminine card.  While pondering the design for the card, I came across a piece of white lace that my daughter had in her dress up trunk ages ago.  I repurposed it and cut out a piece, wrapped it around a 4 3/8" by 6 3/8" metallic pearl card stock secured with Scor-Pal tape on the back edges.  To this I added a 5/8 strip of white satin ribbon.  Next, I edged a piece of metallic pearl card stock with silver metallic tape on the four edges to give the illusion I have silver mirror paper matting the lace background. I then popped the lace background with 2mm adhesive foam sheet onto the silver edged pearl mat.  This was adhered to a A7 Neenah 110 lb card base.  I added metallic pearl love doves double stacked die cuts onto the lace over the stain ribbon. The front sentiment is heat embossed on heavy vellum overlaid onto metallic silver card stock. I embellished the front with white pearls.  I kept the card neutral with white, silver and pearl allowing the heart to pop.

For the inside, I used the same pearl card stock. To give the sentiment more emphasis, I created a stencil with a heart die in my stash and blended Distress Oxide ink Abandoned Coral over the heart opening onto the sentiment.  Added some silver embossed hearts to two corners using part of the same floral heart stamp. Matted the pearl card stock with metallic silver card stock.

I had so much fun creating this card!  Please tell me what you think of it by leaving your comments below.

Have fun coloring and repurposing bits....

Supplies used: (Almost all are available at my favorite local store Impressive Ideas)
Concord & 9th You Are Here stamp set 10175
Impression Obsession Love Doves die DIE 265-B
My Favorite Things Together Forever Stamp set LJD-39
Metallic Pearl Card stock
Metallic Silver Card stock
Neenah 110lb Solar White Card stock
Silver Metallic Rainbow tape 1/16"
WOW Silver Pearl embossing powder
Ranger Silver embossing powder
COPIC Sketch Markers R27, 24, 22, 21, 20, 00; YG09, 06, 05, 11
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral ink pad
Distress Glaze
DCWV Pearl Gem Stickers
Couture Creations Premium Adhesive Pearls - Cream seed pearls
Stampin Up White Satin Ribbon 5/8"
White lace fabric


CTMH September Stamp Of The Month

This A2 size card was made for the CTMH card swap shown in a previous post.  Here are details for making this card.

While playing around with this stamp set, I had an idea of using the feather to create a frame. I  stamped it 4 times with black pigment ink on watercolor paper, and heat embossed the feather outlines with clear embossing powder.  Then watercolored the feathers with a wash of Pacifica, Lagoon and Pansy inks.  I fussy cut the feathers. Next I stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink onto Lagoon watercolor paper from the Adventure Fundamentals paper pack, and heat embossed in clear.  I colored the inside of the words with Shin Han markers.  For the back ground,  I randomly stamped the feather onto White Daisy card stock with Lagoon, Pansy and Pacifica colors.  The Pacifica is so bold, I used second generation stamping for this color to soften it. 
To put the card together, I matted the background with a piece of plain Pacifica and glued the matted piece onto A2 size White Daisy card base. I arranged the cut feathers around the sentiment and glued them in the center but used foam dots in the corners to give them more movement and dimension. Lastly I glued the framed sentiment piece onto the matted background. Voila!

Please leave your comments below, they are much appreciated!  
Happy Creating!

All supplies used from Close to My Heart:
September Stamp of the Month Feel So Blessed S1709  only $5 with $50 purchase
Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack Z3351
White Daisy card stock 1385
Pacifica card stock X5967
Watercolor paper Z3146
SOTM September Feel So Blessed S1709
Pacifica ink pad Z2892
Pansy ink pad Z2804
Lagoon ink pad Z2895
Black Staz-On ink pad Z888  
Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder Z2088
Shin Han Peacock Green Twin Touch Marker Z2461
Shin Han Peony Purple Touch Twin marker Z2462

#CTMH SOTM September 2017 Feel So Blessed
#CTMH Feel So Blessed
#CTMH September 2017 Stamp of the Month

Monday, August 28, 2017

Close To My Heart Card Swap

Casey Spinks, Executive Director for Close to My Heart organized a card swap to showcase some of the new products from CTMH's 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations and the soon to launch Holiday Expressions book. Here are my 10 creations. The rainbow cards have been featured in previous posts. If you are interested in the "recipe" for any of the other cards, please leave me a comment below; happy to share.

Had so much fun making these, will definitely make more with other new products. Lots of great stuff this year.  The Holiday Expressions products featured here are the 4 cards on upper right. The top 2 cards are made from Falling For You paper packet and card making stamps and thin cuts. I made the 2 cards below with the Beary Christmas paper packet, card making stamps and thin cuts and Tree Line Border dies. (lots of fussy cutting) Card on the very bottom features the September Stamp of the month Feel So Blessed. Both Seasonal Expressions and September stamp of the month go live on September 1st!

As always your comments are much appreciated!
Thank you for visiting.

#CTMH Falling for you card making stamps and think cuts
#CTMH 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations
#CTMH 2017 Holiday Expressions
#CTMH 2017 September Stamp of the Month
#CTMH Beary Christmas
#CTMH card swap

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rainbow die cuts

From the watercolor background I created with CTMH inks, I die cut the word Family.  This die is new in CTMH's just launched Annual Inspirations catalogue.  I inked the word with VersaFine and heat embossed in clear twice to get a super shiny surface.  I also die cut the word another 2 times and stacked the rainbow version on the top to give it more substance and dimension to balance the rainbow die cut scallop fringes below.  I created the border fringes with MFT's Fringed Scalloped Borders die and CTMH card stock.  The 2017-2018 new card stock comes two tone, a darker and a lighter side.  Thought the fringe die would be a great way to show case the light and dark colors.  I staggered the borders with lighter side over the darker side.  At the top of the fringe I glued a skinny strip of black glitter card stock. The sentiment Fun For Everyone is from one of CTMH's new stamps For All Seasons. I heat embossed the sentiment in white over black card stock and brushed on some sparkle with Clear Shimmer Brush pen.

Supplies used:
CTMH Family die
CTMH For All Seasons stamp set
CTMH  Pansy, Lagoon, Willow, Tangerine card stock from Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
CTMH Canary card stock from Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack
CTMH Ruby card stock from Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
Black Glitter paper
VersaMark ink pad
Ranger White Superfine embossing powder 
Ranger Clear Superfine embossing powder
Clear Shimmer Brush
MFT Fringed Scallop Borders (can be purchased in the Atlanta area at Impressive Ideas)

Please leave your comments below.  Love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting!

#CTMH Family
# Rainbow die cuts