(2018 c101) August Peridot Gemstone

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I’m taking a free pencil coloring class called Free Florals at Kit and Clowder.  The image was a free digital there.  I used Prismacolor Premium Colored Pencils using only greens for my MONOTONE card.  Watching her videos it looked so easy….now that I’ve colored my first colored pencil page, I definitely need to go back and watch them again!  Hopefully I’ll improve!

Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppy:  Creative Confetti Challenge – Get The GlowCreativeConfetti_8-14-18

PowerPoppy: Creative Confetti Challenge – You’re a GemCreativeConfetti-8-7-2018.png

KitAndClowder:  Free Floral Colouring Class – Challenge on Facebook

MyFavoriteThings:  Summer School 2018 : Monochrome

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(2018 c100) Sympathy

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For Today’s sympathy card I cut the boarder with Crafter’s Companion  – Trellis (Which is discontinued, but they have many new dies)  I stamped with Painted  Greetings stamp set by AltENew  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA with Distress Oxide Ink.  Then I  heat embossed with Blue Glass embossing powder by Ranger .  Next I sponged over the words with Squeezed Lemonade & Fossilized Amber and then around the boarder with Peeled Paint and across the boarder with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger.   Finally, I watered down BlueprinT Sketch and spattered it on the card face by flicking a paintbrush.  I covered the back of another piece of cardstock to fit the inside of the top flap of card with Stickit by Ken Oliver and cut the boarder again and stamped & heat embossed the sentiment again. I then applied to the inside and this gave added strength to the cutout.

Challenges Entered:

Altenew:  August 2018 Inspiration ChallengeInspiration-Challenge-2018-08-04.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Wk 348 – 349 Anything Goes

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.)  Sprinkles and Spatters

 

(2018 c99) Ocean Bookmark

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For my Bookmark I stamped with a retired stampset from Gina K Designs / GKD / Stamp TV called Ecclectic Summer. 

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad: Water

(2018 c98) Butterflies Flitting by Foiled Flowers

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The background was created by  stamping Sizzix/Hero Arts #657772 Textured Impressions Folder w/Stamp- Silhouette Vines Set (This is a discontinued set, but can still be found on the web) with Versamark Ink and gently heat embossed with Stampendous Stamp N Bond and then placed through my heat laminator with gold Deco Art Foil I love how this makes it look like golden flower and butterfly SILHOUETTES!  Using my Misti Stamping Tool  and  Distress Oxide Inks by RangerShaded Lilac, Wilted Violet & Seedless Raspberry to stamp Hero Arts  SB104 Color Layering Butterflies Bundle.  The sentiments are from 2 different sets:  the same one with the butterflies and also  Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut DC21 .

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Birthday Cardbirthday-cards July 2018

DieCutDivas:  Silhouettes for August (My background is gold silhouettes of flowers and butterfly)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) – Make your own Background

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #346 & 347 Anything Goes

(2018 c97) Lavender Butterfly Shaker

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Today’s card  includes another butterfly and the left over cardstock (that butterflies were cut from) You can see my process for stamping the butterflies with my Misti on yesterday’s post here:  (2018 c96) Butterfly Birthday Shaker   (This set up is actually still in my Misti.  So far I have made Green, Lavender, Yellow, Pink & Coral butterflies and feel I must make even more colors ha ha I think I’m obsessed)  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As you can see on the left:

For the frame for today’s Shaker Card, I took one of the leftover pieces of cardstock and placed it on top of another cardstock and pounced & blended Worn Lipstick & Wilted Violet  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger to create the Marble look.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As you can see on the picture on the right this acted as a stencil and now I have another background of butterflies or I could cut them out also or stamp the details and then cut out, SO MANY possibilities!

The background of the shaker is a heavy piece of watercolor paper made a while back and I can’t remember what colors I started with, but I know I finished by spraying with Kiwi Perfect Pearls Mist  (oddly enough, it does not give a green color, just a glimmery – sparkly effect, more a faint gold really).

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I stamped the detail stamp for the butterfly where it would show in the upper right window.  I placed dimensional foam across the center so that the sequins and beads would stay in their respective top and bottom windows.  As you can see on the left  I backed the shaker with lavender cardstock and this serves as a place to write your message.  I actually love not putting this big shaker on an open-up card base!  I may be doing this a lot!!!  The sentiment is Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder Die.

On the front, the sentiment HELLO is from Hero Arts CL835 Stamp Your Own Fruit,   ON YOUR DAY  is from  Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut DC21 . Finally I added one of those many Lavender butterflies I created.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Birthday Cardbirthday-cards July 2018

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Color Challenge #98MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_98.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) Wild Things

FrillyAndFunky:  August – Inspired by Marble, Arches or Columns

 

 

(2018 c96) Butterfly Birthday Shaker

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShaker Card construction:                                                                            For Background:  I started by inking the background with Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger then I very lightly inked the edges to give a soft gray with Black SootThen I stamped Sizzix/Hero Arts #657772 Textured Impressions Folder w/Stamp- Silhouette Vines Set (This is a discontinued set, but can still be found on the web) with Versamark Ink and gently heat embossed with Stampendous Stamp N Bond and then placed through my heat laminator with silver Deco Art Foil.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs you can see on the photo in right, I glued dimentional charms to give height & support for the top acetate layer. I placed thick buttons in 3 areas to support the butterflies that will be attached on top of the acetate.

Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225 was used to stamp the swallowtail butterfly.   Using my Misti Stamping Tool , I used Distress Inks by Ranger : Spun Sugar with Distress Inks by Ranger Abandoned Coral,  Abandoned Coral with Candied Apple and   Shaded Violet with Wilted Violet. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  As you see on the right I started with a cardstock measuring 4 2/8 ” by 5 3/8 “.  The first position the bottom right corner of cardstock into the upper right corner of Misti. See pictures below to see positioning for stamp #2 and then stamp #3:

 

I created a fun foam frame and topped it with repurposed acetate or plastic packaging and toped that with the lavender frame and topped with the 3 butterflies and stamped the sentiment (on your Bithday) with Blessings stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Birthday Cardbirthday-cards July 2018

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Color Challenge #98MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_98.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

PowerPoppy: Inspiration PicturePower-and-Spark_Graphic_July18-3.jpg

CasUalFridays:  CFC#204 – Rainbows & or Butterfliescas 204

(2018 c95) Ornaments and Card, Christmas in July

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love the effect of Distress Inks by Ranger sponged on the back of a vellum cover that was dry embossed with Crafters Companion EF6-CHEL Christmas Elegance embossing folder which is hard to find (hopefully the link above will have it for some time).  As you can see  on the right for the second card I used a splotchier application of the inks on the back of the vellum.  I made Shakers with Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament Die  This is hard to find (hopefully the link above will have it for some time)  I made ornament shakers by sandwiching 2 acetate layers on each side of a foam layer and topped each side with a shimmery paper. see below:

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) Christmas in July

ModSquad:  Christmas in July

DieCutDivas:  Anything but a card (Shaker ORNAMENTS)

(2018 c94) Celebrate Birthday Pop Up

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I had so much fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Tutorial for making POP UP cards with a window!  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I did add vellum inside my oval to give added support for the CELEBRATE which was cut using Neat & Tangled Celebrate – Nice and Neat Dies  cloud die cut which is from Neat & Tangled –  Fractal Cloud Stamp Set. As you can see on the photo on the right, I love how the rainbow colored cloud that is on the inside Pop UP panel shows through the vellum.

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As you can see on the photo on the left I also cut the reverse cloud and celebrate and glued on the inside to cover the white backing that was showing through the vellum. And notice it is raining silver Confetti.  The pop up panel was painted with  Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set from Michaels .  The Photo below shows the elements before assembly.  Go to the link to watch Jennifer’s excellent video for instructions for this Pop Up Window card technique.  The little sentiment on the font is from.   The sentiment on your Birthday was stamped with Blessings stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts

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I also want to give a shout out for a Compassionate Ministry called Signs of Love .   They bring language and love to the deaf who are language deprived in northern Honduras, and they launched in Peru in July 2017.  They also have partnerships in Uganda, Zambia, and Sri Lanka.  Their goal is to bring language to those who are language deprived, loving them to wholeness, and healing through Jesus Christ. Love is our guide, and we’ve learned time and again, Love never fails.

Challenges Entered:

Neat&Tangled:  Throwdown – Crafting With Compassioncraftingwithcompassion-01.jpg

SimonSaysStamp: Work It Wednesday – Watercolor

CasUalFridays:  CFC#204 – Rainbows & or Butterfliescas 204

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

CardChallenges:  The Birthday Project -Throw Confetti 

PowerPoppy:  Inspiration PicturePower-and-Spark_Graphic_July18-3.jpg

 

(2018 c93) Vintage Cars Birthday Shaker

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I followed Jennifer McGuire’s  tutorial:  “See Through Card”Jennifer McGuire’s video  for placing my die cuts to create the top for my shaker card, and backing it with acetate.  I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Vintage Alarm Clock and Camera Dies Movers & Shapers 657840 as well as Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow Dies Movers Shapers 657471.  The sentiment LOVE was cut with Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut DC175  and the gold embossed sentiment at the bottom was stamped with  Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut DC21 and the black frame was cut with Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die – Postage Stamp Frame.  

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Birthday Cardbirthday-cards July 2018

DiesRUs:  Chal. 101 – Birthdays (use  a product from a company they carry I used  Sizzix)

FrillyAndFunky:  Planes, Trains and Automobiles

CardChallenges:  The Birthday Project -Throw Confetti  (The shaker is full of confetti)

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

(2018 c92) Thanks A Bunch of Daisies

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Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225 was used to stamp the daisies and swallowtail butterfly.   Using my Misti Stamping Tool , I used Distress Inks by Ranger :  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASqueezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Vinta Photo & Spiced Marmalade. As you can see on the right, I stamped the black outline  for the butterfly again on yellow vellum with Jet Black Stazon Ink.  I then glued the vellum piece just to the front body area so that the colored cardstock piece could peek out.    The flowers and butterfly were cut out with the Hero Arts D1471 Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts The sentiment was cut with die from Little B called 100591 6 Piece Sentiments Dies.   tThe background was painted with Crayola washable Water Colors first and when it was dry  I painted with  Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set from Michaels .  A little twine to tie the stems together & it’s finished.

Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppy:  Inspiration PicturePower-and-Spark_Graphic_July18-3.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Ch. 344 – 345  Anything Goes

SimonSaysStamp:  Use a Die and/or Punch

CasUalFridays:  CFC#204 – Rainbows & or Butterfliescas 204