Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Coffee is Life - Life is Coffee

Life really does begin after coffee.  Anything else requires hope, a wing and a prayer.  :)  Scrolling through Facebook, I found the Mod Squad Challenge post centered around coffee and summer, which gave me the perfect excuse to save yet another stamp set from the sale bin (I have a personal use it or lose it policy in order to control the mayhem that is my craft stash).  Besides, I might as well use my spiffy, shiny and new craft room I spent weeks planning, dragging my husband to Ikea, and then asking him to haul and assemble everything. :)

For this card, I used Gina K Designs new Sea Glass card stock, and Dark Chocolate.    My coffee stamps are from Prickly Pear, and simply called Coffee Cup.  I created coffee rings by taking my spray bottle, and smooshing (technical term) it in some slightly watered down ink from my Arteza brush pens, and setting it on water color paper.  Then I used the template from Gina K Designs Wreath Builder set to stamp more coffee cups, which were colored with Arteza brush pens. I masked off the cups, and then I used a background stamp from Gina K Designs (Rose Lace) and a technique from Jennifer McGuire in which your background stamps are used to create four different colored corners on your card (I love this!).   Stamped the sentiment on my die cut cup, popped it up, and added it to the center of my card.  When dry, I splattered a bit of Tattered Angels Woven Burlap spray to finished it off, and I'm done.  Easy peasy.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Floral Framed Sentiment

Spring is coming!  Mother Nature seems to be fighting it tooth and nail, but eventually Spring will persevere!  Your challenge this for this week is to make a floral framed sentiment card - the sentiment can be anything you choose, but it must be framed in flowers.

For this weeks challenge, I used three Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:

Make A Big Statement (Sentiment)
Tulip Garden (Florals)
Mother's Cameo (Corner Flourishes)

First, I cut a 4-1/4" square out of white card stock.  Using a stamp positioner, I centered my tulips on each of the 4 sides, and stamped in Altenew Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf, and Forest Glades.  Then I centered my sentiment, and stamped that in Versafine black ink.  After adding my little corner flourishes, I used pop dots and mounted my panel so a 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 square black card base.

Easy, peasy, and back out into this (temporarily) wonderful weather!

Hopefully you can find time to play along, and win some awesome KSS stash.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We're Rolling Into Spring...

...and this is how I roll.  :)

This week you are playing for a prize from Kitchen Sink Stamps.  The stamp set I am using is the Multi-Step Bicycle.   They have some of the most realistic multi-step stamps I've ever seen.

I've only used 4 colors to create this card - Fresh Asparagus for the leaves, and Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, and Warm Cocoa for the flowers, basket, and bike.  I added strips of a background paper that I made for another project, and a gold glitter along the side to give it a bit of extra "oomph", while still keeping it simple.

Your challenge this week is to use wheels on your card.  Show me how you roll.   I look forward to seeing what you make!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pop It Out!

This week, our sponsor is Kitchen Sink Stamps, and the Mod Squad Challenge is a simple one:  Pop It Out.

Therefore, your challenge is to create a single layer card with a single popped up image.  Please note, if you have multiple layers, or more than a single popped up image, you will still be able to play long, but you will be ineligible to win this weeks prize.

For my card, I did a lot of masking.  First, I created a square, and then used masks to overlap flowers and leaves using Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Daisy.  I also allowed my image to fall out of my square, where the final daisy is popped up using foam adhesive squares.  Once finished, I went back in with a soft makeup brush, and some light blue ink to make my background look like a sky.

 The colors for my flowers are Memento Dandelion, Gina K Sweet Mango, Gina K Tomato Soup, and Gina K Dark Chocolate.  The leaves are Gina K Fresh Asparagus, and Grass Green.  Memento Tuxedo Black was used for the sentiment.

Come!  Play along!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No More White!

I'm going on a white strike.  Tired of it.  Don't need any more of it.  It's been my nemesis this year,  I've sprained both wrists because of it, and I've broken an ankle because it was melting.  All within a month.

I'd like you to join me by making a card that has no white on it anywhere.  Not in your image, not as your card base, not even as a sentiment.  NO WHITE.  Simple, right?  :)

Here is my card: 

I used the Kitchen Sink Stamps Invisible Snowman for my card.  You'll notice there is no more white left of him, either. :) I've mounted my 3-3/4" square image to a piece of cherry red card stock, and then popped it up on my kraft card stock base.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Get Well Soon (Please?)

This past Christmas, everyone in my house got cooties.  Hubby got sick the week before Christmas.  I followed suit Christmas week.  My mother-in-law sniffled her way through the week after Christmas.
Therefore, it seems only fitting my first card of the year should be a "Get Well" card.  For this card, I used the following supplies:

Kitchen Sink Stamps  : Teddy Bear Wishes, and Make A Big Statement.

My teddy bear was stamped in GKD Sweet Corn, Kraft, and Warm Cocoa.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some dimension to his little heart, and also gave him a die cut flower.

I wanted to make a mylar balloon, and holographic card stock and a random floral die made that happen.  I stamped the greeting, and brushed Perfect Pearls in Mandarin over the top, and tied it to his little paw.  Added a die-cut box of Kleenex, and attached everything to plaid layered card stock.