(2020 c088) Skeleton Leaves Birthday

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The background was sponged with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger and then dry embossed with Tim Holtz Sizzix Botanical 663094 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder , but first I swiped the raised side of the folder with  Versamark Ink & then heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing Powder .  This highlighted in the depressions in gold. The leaves were cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves Thinlits dies 663094 . I added gold ep and Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze. The setiment is cut from Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts Dies LF1172

Challenges Entered:

Frilly & Funky: Fall Foilage

Kat Scrappiness: Fall/Halloween

Die-Cut-Divas: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Dry Embossing

MyFavoriteThings:  Color Chal. #150

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #15 – Fall & Halloween

(2020 c087) Sympathy

On my heavy weight card base I stamped Sugar Pea Designs Pretty Peonies with    Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder I colored with Copics. I used my Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes to color with   Weathered Wood  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger through  TCW202 Stencil Harlequin from The Crafters Workshop  .  The sentiment was cut with black cardstock for the base and silver metalic cardstock for the top layer using Sugar Pea Designs Sympathy SPD-00265.

Challenges Entered:

SugarPeaDesigns:  Mix It Up Challenge #71

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes #458-#459

 

 

(2020 c086) Steampunk Slimline

Steampunk Birthday card.  First I stamped the rullers and stitches on the beige cardstock with Orange Blossom Ranger Archival Ink using Tim Holtz Seamless Experience CSS30225 stampset (it appears to have been discontinued).  I then stamped with black using the Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints Strip Industrial THMB009 .   This backgound was then dry embossed with Tim Holtz Mechanics 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 662715.   First I swiped  Versamark Ink   across the impressing side of the folder before running through my Sizzix Big ShotThen I heat embossed with Carnelian Stampendous Pearluster Embossing Powder

The panels were cut with Mama Elephant Slim Window Dressings Creative Cuts then for the rusty orange base I just trimmed off the scallops.

The charm was made with Shrink Film as described below and there is a photo of all the  charms I created: stamped them on SHRINK FILM by Grafix with Jet Black Stazon Ink and cut out with Spellbinders Labels 4 Etched Dies,  Nestabilities Labels 14,   Spellbinders Labels One Etched Dies,   Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight Etched Dies.  Then I followed manufacture’s directions to heat and shrink.  For the shaker frame I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Vintage Cabinet Card Shapers Bigz Altertations 657217.  See the close-up photo of the shrunk blueprint images inside the shaker.

The beetle was cut with Sizzix Tim Holtz Geo Insects 664180.  On the inside i added Happy Birthday from Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts Dies LF1172

Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppy:  Creative Confetti – Colors of Fall

DiesRUsChallenge Blog:  Chal. #153 – One For The Boys/ Masculine

SimonSaysStamp(Mon.) Steampunk

KatScrappinessSlimline Card

(2020 c085) Fall Slimline

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My first time using my new Mama Elephant Slim Window Dressings Creative Cuts  for the Orange scalloped and light brown straight edged frames.  I colored watercolor paper by SMOOSHING Distress Inks by Ranger that had been applied to acetate and then spritzed with water.  The leaves were cut out with Lawn Fawn:  Stitched Leaves .  I prepared another piece of watercolor paper with more muted tones by using Distress Oxide Sprays and die cut with the smallest leaf also to create the background.  I inserted the brighter leaves into the die cut holes.  I cut 4 of the larger leaves and covered them with Zig Wink of Stella  .  I used metalic cardstock to cut the sentiment. Fawn called Thinking about You Border sentiment.

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsColor Chal. #150

DiesRUsChallenge Blog:  Chal. #153 – One For The Boys/ Masculine

LawnFawnaics:  Chal.#85 – Awesome Awtumn

ModSquad:  Autumn Foilage

PowerPoppy:  Creative Confetti – Colors of Fall

KatScrappinessSlimline Card

(2020 c084) Stenciled Glass Bead Gel

The background started with a piece of watercolor paper that I used to “Mop Up” leftover inks on my media mat after sponging on other cards.  I mixed Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder) with Golden Glass Bead Gel on my craft mat, then applied to the Hero Arts SA051 Floral Fillagree Stencil Pair  (this seems to be discontinued, but the link shows others available) with a palette knife and let it dry overnight.  The HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment was cut from DCWV Foiled 6X6 Stack paper with Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts Dies LF1172  .  At first I just glued the sentiment onto the gell surface.  But it really got lost in the design, so I cut vellum strips and mounted new diecuts to them and wrapped around to the back side of the face of the card.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) No Stamps Allowed

SugarPeaDesignsMeant To Be Sent

 

(2020 c083) Color On Colored Paper

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I chose a light green cardstock for my card background.  Stamped the Strong and Beautiful by Power Poppy with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing Powder .   I then painted with Artist’s Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels .   I stamped and heat embossed the 2 sentiments and added pale green gems. 

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Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppyCreative Confetti Chal:  Color your image on colored cardstock

KatScrappinessSlimline Card

MyFavoriteThingsColor Chal. #149

WordArtWednesday: Chal. # 456 – 457 Anything Goes

 

(2020 c082) New Years Cheers Shaker

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Shaker card created with RETIRED DIES My Favorite Things Magical Mandala & CHEERS word die.  The beads inside are dark blue beads and the photo doesn’t show them well.  See enlarged photo below.

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Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThings: 2020 Card Design Superstar –Innovative Master (Shaker)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) No Stamps Allowed

DieCutDivas: All Kinds of Holidays

(2020 c81) Not Feline Well?

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Again I had fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Scene Changing Cards video to make this fun Clean and Simple Window card.  Stamps & Dies used:  Sadly this CUTE stamp set called Smitten Kitten appears to be discontinued at  Sugar Pea Designs, I colored with CopicsThe front of card has Doctor Cat, Sentiment and the sleeping cat bed window. Open up the card and see the stamped sleeping Kitty and the sweet blond Nurse.  The sentiment at the top is from Your Next Stamp:  Cool Cats CYNS659.

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Challenges Entered:

SugarPeaDesignsChal. #71 Mix it Up (I used sketch and colors except for the inside nurse)

SimonSaysStamp(Mon.) Frame It (I framed the inside sleeping cat with the die cut window on the front panel of the card)

WordArtWednesday: Chal. # 456 – 457 Anything Goes

HeroArts:  Stay Crafty With Hero #14 – Critters.

SugarPeaDesignsMeant To Be Sent (I have a friend who is having knee surgery who is getting this)

TheCatsPajamas: Challenge #372 Animals

 

(2020 c80) MFT Christmas Window

 

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I had fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Scene Changing Cards video to make this fun Clean and Simple Window card. Stamps & Dies used: My Favorite Things: BB Happy Pawlidays . The front of card has Santa Puppy, Sentiment and a tree window. Open up the card and see the stamped tree and the sock carrying pup and gift.

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Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThings: 2020 Card Design Superstar – Clean & Simple Genius

TheCatsPajamas: Challenge #372 Animals

WordArtWednesday: Chal.l 456 – 457 Anything Goes

DieCutDivas: All Kinds of Holidays

HeroArts:  Stay Crafty With Hero #14 – Critters

 

(2020 079) Tim Holtz Camera Bug Birthday

Stamped sentiment with Sizzix / Tim Holtz Celebrate .  The camera was from  the limited edition of  the Simon Says Stamp & Tim Holtz Stampers Anonnymous  —“Stamptember 2015” set.  Really going retro here for my retro birthday family members celebrations (October is a big month for my guys…shhhh girls if you see this don’t tell them, bet my family can guess who gets this one)  The background was cut using Tonic Studio – Patterned Panels Deco Diamond Die Set 1331e.

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsSketch #505

SimonSaysStamp(Wed.) Stamp It

WordArtWednesdayChal. #454 – 455 Anything Goes