(2019 c4) Polar Bear Valentine

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Stamps and Dies used:  HERO ARTS Polar GreetingsHero Arts Love Stamp & Cut SIZZIX Heart Ornamental Die .

The background was made by smooshing Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger onto my Couture Creations Non Stick Craft Matt CO723828 then spritzed it with water.  The clear heart was cut with SIZZIX Heart Ornamental Die.

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Here is a closeup of the bear on the plastic heart and the brads. (I love how the bear seems to be looking right at you no matter how you angle the card)  I used a RE-PURPOSED piece of heavy, clear packaging plastic, doesn’t it make you think of an ice cave?   It was so thick that it cut through a few of the pieces, but not all, so I taped the Bear to the top of the heart with Score Tape and this will keep the pieces in tact.  I didn’t want glue or tape to show through, so I used heart brads to hold the outside boarder to the next inside layer.  And the brads started out red. So I applied Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Blue Tinsel Ranger Embossing Powder.  

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Crafter’s Choice

SimonSaysStamp:  (Monday) Recycle Something

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday (monthly on main blog) –  Try Something New 

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Sketch 420mft_wsc_420

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #353 – LOVE

KatsScrappiness:  Anything Goes

AAACard CAS #131 Sketch + Optional Twist Pastel colours

 

 

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(2019 c3) Flamingo Skates in for a Smooch

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This is my first project using my new Flamingo Holiday Set 20197 from FLORA & FAUNA.

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I used one of my favorite techniques for this background.  This is just a little different technique from yesterday’s post.  The background was made by sprinkling Aquamarine Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)  onto my Couture Creations Non Stick Craft Matt CO723828  then spritzed it with water.   Next I  MOPPED UP  the color on the Mat with Kodak Photo Paper.   To create the ice pond I colored it with Copics.  The Flamingos were stamped with Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad India Ink Black AF248 and colored with CopicsThen I fussy cut them out.  For the Penny Slider I cut the slot with Lawn Fawn Slide on Over Lawn Cuts Dies LF1202To give support to the sliding skating flamingo I cut a heart out of a repurposed piece of plastic packaging.  I colored the back with Ranger Alcohol Inks  diluted with 90% Alcohol.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday (monthly on main blog) –  Try Something New (Flamingo Holiday Stamp Set)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Monday) Recycle Something

JoyClair:  Winter Wonderland  – Dec/Jan

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #353 – LOVE

KatsScrappiness:  Anything Goes

WordArtWednesday:  Chal # 368-369  Anything Goes

(2019 c2) Magical Winter Anniversary

The background was made by spritzing Kodak Photo Paper with water  and then sprinkling with Aquamarine Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)     (This is one of my FAVORITE surfaces to use with POWDERED COLOR PIGMENTS)    Stamp Sets used:   Upon A Star from Lawn Fawn ,  Winter Skies LF1763 from Lawn Fawn,   and on the inside the sentiment is a NEW SET FOR ME  Happy Happy Happy from Lawn Fawn.

To divide the sky from the snowbanks I cut the panel with Lawn Fawn Forrest Boarder,  and offset the lower panel to mount on black card base so that black shadow trees were visible.  I then painted faint snowbank shadows with watered down Aquamarine.  I cut out the critter couple and colored with Copics.  I also stamped the critters on the lower left corner of the envelope.  Then stamped the sentiment on the  inside with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with White Ranger Embossing Powder.

Challenges Entered

LawnFawnatics:  Ch #44 – Happy Little Critters 

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday (monthly on main blog) –  Try Something New (HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY stamp by Lawn Fawn)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Card plus Matching Envelope

JoyClair:  Winter Wonderland  – Dec/Jan

KatsScrappiness:  Anything Goes

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #353 – LOVE

WordArtWednesday:  Chal # 368-369  Anything Goes

 

(2019 c1) Lawn Fawn Winter Slider Surprise

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Dies used:  The top green hills and next white layer were cut with Lawn Fawn Forrest Boarder.  The bottom hill layer was cut with Pine Tree Edger FRA-DIE-09178 from Frantic Stamper.   On the inside the starry panel for the Happy Birthday was cut with Snowy Stars 663117 from Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations.  For the slider mechanism:  Lawn Fawn die: Double Slider Surprise , I chose to make a single slider.

Other products used:  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger ,  Versamark Ink ,  Ranger Embossing Powder Silver Tinsel EPJ60437 ,  Misti Stamping Tool.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnfawanatics:  Ch.#43 Wonderful Winter

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CardChallengesMFT:  Color Challenge # 108MFT ColorChallenge #108.jpg

CardChallengesMFT:  Birthday Project – Time to Shine

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed. Something New – (my new Winter Skies stamps)

JoyClair:  Winter Wonderland  – Dec/Jan

 

(2018 c162) Christmas Trees

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Stamps used: Simon Says Stamp Festive Trees SSS101880 Stamptember.  Using the Misti Stamping ToolStamped with  Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing Powder .  Images were painted with Distress Inks by Ranger .  

Challenges Entered:

MFTCardChallenges:  MFT Color Challenge #107MFT ColorChallenge_PaintBook_#107

AAACards:  CAS Game #130 – 3 of something ( I have 3 on top panel and 3 on bottom panel)

(2018 c161) Winter Wonderland Blue Bird

 

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This is another NEW TECHNIQUE for me: .  I learned about this fun Alcohol Ink Emboss Resist Technique at Jennifer McGuire’s Blog.  As you can see on the photo to the right, I used watercolor paper and for the background I first stamped Repeating Flowers by Hero Arts with regular white cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white EP.  Then I used Ranger Alcohol Inks  to color the background.

For the bird I stamped with Hero Arts: CL866 Color Layering Bird and Branch using Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  .

I heat embossed the bird with clear embossing powder and then colored the background with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger and cut it out with Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant die, which is an old set but it can still be found on Ebay & Amazon.

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The sentiment was cut from a very chunky white glitter paper with  Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Holiday Words Script by Sizzix .  The sentiment on the inside is from  CS213 Grateful from My Favorite Things.   It was colored like the background with alcohol inks.

  Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Winter

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday –  Try Something New

PowerPoppy: Creative Confetti  Challenge: Try a new Technique

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes – Chal #366-367

KatScrappinessBlog:  Winter Wonderland

(2018 c160) Winter Snowy Kindness

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The background is a new TECHNIQUE for me.

One Layer card, really just a black card base!

First I created the card base with a black heavy weight cardstock.  Then using my Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform 1707E .   I stamped the Trees, Snowflakes and Sentiment from  Joy of The Season  SSS101919 a colaboration between SimonSays Stamp and Gina K Designs for Stamptember 2018  (This was a limited edition)  with Versamark Ink  &

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embossed with White Ranger Embossing Powder .

Now here comes the new background technique for me:  See the photo on the right:  First I used my Anti-Static Pouch INK62332 by Ranger and treated the entire background.  Then I wanted to get very little Versamark Ink  on it, so I used a Kemper Spatter Brush and I took my re-inker and applied a short strip of Versamark Ink on my old pad and immediately pounced all sides of the Spatter Brush in the ink and then spattered the entire background.  Then I applied more White embossing powder and heated with my heat gun to achieve the fine snowy background.  I think it worked very well.

Challenges Entered:

StampTV,GKD:  Monthly Mix Chal. – Holiday In Black and White MMC122018

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes – Chal #366-367

PowerPoppy: Creative Confetti  Challenge: Try a new Technique

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday –  Try Something New

ThreeAmigosBlogHopChallenge:  Chal #21 – Christmas/Winter/Holiday3 amigos bloghop chal 21

KatScrappinessBlog:  Winter Wonderland

JoyClair:  Winter Wonderland  – Dec/Jan

(2019 c159) Wise Men Still Seek Him

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The starry sky was cut out with Tim Holtz Sizzix Snowy Stars Thinlits Die 663117 .  The sentiment was cut with Echo Park Paper Co. EPPDIE862 Wise Men Still Seek Him Die Set.  TI stamped the Wise Men on Vellum with  Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Black Ranger Embossing Powder .  

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Christmas Card Day (Main Blog)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Christmas

WordArtWednesday:  Ch #364-365 – Anything Goes

(2018 c158) Blue Let It Snow

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The blue background was dry embossed with Darise embossing folder called Snowflakes .  The vellum panel was dry embossed with Crafters Companion EF6-CHEL Christmas Elegance embossing folder which is hard to findThe big snowflake was cut with Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant die, which is an old set but it can still be found on Ebay & Amazon. It was then covered with a cheap glitter glue from Wal Mart.The sentiment is Snowflakes ST-17-27 from Avery Elle .  On the inside I stamped the sentiment Merry Christmas from  Joy of The Season  SSS101919 a colaboration between SimonSays Stamp and Gina K Designs for Stamptember 2018  (This was a limited edition)

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (mon) Warm Winter Wishes

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Christmas

SimonSaysStamp:  Christmas Card Day (Main Blog)

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Sketch #415MFT_WSC_415.jpg

 

(2018 c157) Alcohol Ink Ornaments

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Dies used:  Lawn Fawn – Stitched Ornaments Dies   and Believe from Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Holiday Words Script by Sizzix .   For the upper panel and panel inside of the middle ornament I first colored on Kodak Photo Paper with Ranger Alcohol Inks  by scribbling across the paper with the nozzle of the alcohol ink bottle. Then I spritzed with 90% alcohol.  The scribbled areas really stained the photo paper and remained bold when the alcohol spread out a fainter color from it around the rest of the background.  The sentiment and ornament tops were cut from DCWV Foiled 6X6 Stack paper and the ornament shapes were cut from  DCWV Shimmers Stack.  The bottom panel was dry embossed with Crafters Companion EF6-CHEL Christmas Elegance embossing folder which is hard to find.  

Challenges Entered:

Lawnfawanatics:  Ch. #42 – Winter Holiday

ChouxChouxPaperArt:  Chal #3 – Christmas/Winter

SimonSaysStamp:  Christmas Card Day (Main Blog)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Christmas

AAACards:  CAS Game #130 – 3 of something ( I have 3 on top panel and 3 on bottom panel)

WordArtWednesday:  Ch #364-365 – Anything Goes

DiesRUs:  Ch #110 – Snowflakes  ( I used Lawnfawn for the snowflakes in the ornaments)

AltenewBlog:  2018 Year in Review Challenge (my inspiration are the colors for April 2018 Chal.Altenew Inspiration-Challenge-2018-12.jpgAPRIL2018_Altenew ch

ThreeAmigosBlogHopChallenge:  Chal #21 – Christmas/Winter/Holiday3 amigos bloghop chal 21

TheCatsPajamas:  TCP Tuesday Challenge #352 – Winter Holiday