(2019 c27) Guest Designer at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer for today’s new challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge blog Challenge #171 Pinspired .  Your challenge is to  create a project inspired by the imagine below that one of their designers found on Pinterest.PaperGirls Ch 171 3-4 guest designer.jpg

Below is the card I created.  I was inspired by the rainbow of colors and the geometric designs and triangles .OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As you can see in the photo below,  First I created the background for the butterfly cutouts by painting  Ranger Alcohol Inks  on  PHOTO PAPER in the rough shape of the Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Detailed Butterflies Thinlits Die 661802 .  I then used my new Tim Holtz Sizzix Dimensional Cutting Pad 656498 to partially cut out the butterflies.  I placed the beveled line down the center of the butterflies so that the body did not cut, that way the wings could be raised to reveal more of the color behind the cutouts.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I swiped Versamark Ink around the edges of the black triangles and heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing Powder.    The sentiment was cut with Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder Die

Now it’s your turn to create something inspired by the Pinterest imageat challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge blog Challenge #171 Pinspired.  You have until March 16 to enter.

Challenges Entered:  

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Anything Goes


(2019 c26) Vintage Coffee

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This card took less than 10 minutes to make partly due to the fact I used a designer paper for the background.

Stamps used: Caffeine Addict from Sugar Pea Designs

Other products used: Versamark Ink ,  Misti Stamping Tool ,  Versamark Ink,  Vintage Photo (to frame the background paper) Distress Inks by Ranger ,  Ranger Embossing Powder ,  Copics(for the coffee).

Challenges Entered:

SugarPeaDesigns:  Mix It Up Chall. #52 Feb Sugar Pea  #52.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Vintage / Past Times

PowerPoppy:   Take 10 (10 minutes to make project)Feb CreativeConfetti-2-12.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. 376 & 377 – Anything Goes

(2019 c25) Turnabout Stamping, THANKS #concordand9th

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I’m so excited, I just received my new Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Tool Kit 10539.  This is so fun with easy to follow instructions!  I made this card in less than 10 minutes!!!  I can’t believe it!

Using my Misti Stamping Tool , I stamped with a different color each time I  rotated the template.    I used Barn Door, Weathered Wood, Fired Brick & Rusty Hinge  Distress Inks by Ranger . The vellum and THANKS were cut with the dies included in this kit.  I actually cut THANKS in the vellum also so that I could perfectly place the silver letters.

Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppy:   Take 10 (10 minutes to make project)Feb CreativeConfetti-2-12.jpg

WordArtWednesday Chal 374 – 375 Anything Goes

AAACards:  CAS Game #134 – One Corner + opt. MusicFeb aaa #134.jpg

ScrappyLand:  Chal. #108 – Anything goes (I used Concord & 9th)

(2019 c24) Love & Prayers


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The background was stamped with 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) using Versamark Ink  & heat embossed with Stampendous Stamp N Bond and then placed through my heat laminator with silver Deco Art FoilI then sponged Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger: Dusty Concord, Wilted Viole, Picked Raspberry & Festive Berries then spritzed with water and blotted.   The sentiments were cut from a repurposed envelope that had a decorative silver metalic strip on the inside of the flap. The LOVE die is from Love Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts and the PRAYERS is from Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts  The 3 little hearts were cut from leftovers from a strip that was made for this card seen HERE I used JudiKins Diamond Glaze to adhere the tissue to the transparency film instead of the Plaid product.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Love Is In The Air

Frilly&Funky:  Let Me Count The Ways (Use 3 of Something)

KatScrappiness:  Feb. Chal – Hearts

DieCutDivas:  Love Is In the Air (I used Hero Arts)

A2ZScrapbookingBlog:  Feb 2019 Chal. Mood BoardFeb A2Z.png

WordArtWednesday Chal 374 – 375 Anything Goes

PowerPoppy:  All You Need is LOVE

(2019 c23) Happy Everything

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Stamp sets used:  Paper Smooches Simply Said Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions.

Backgound created with Tim Holtz Mechanics 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 662715.  Barn Door Distress Inks by Ranger  was swiped across the impressing side of the folder before running through my Sizzix Big Shot Then I heat embossed with Clear Ranger Embossing Powder.  Next I actually brushed Satin Brushed Pewter TSS42198  Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain quickly and very lightly onto the same side of the folder and ran the cardstock through again.  (of course I cleaned the folder with a  soft brush and soap immediately)  I colored the coffee cup with Copics and mounted it on vellum.

Challenges Entered:

PaperSmooches:  Feb. Hearts ChallengeFeb2019 Paper Smooches Heart

SimonSaysStamp ( Mon) Things With Wheels (I used Gears/Wheels)

CardChallenges:  MFTWSC425 – SketchFeb MFT_WSC_425.jpg

WordArtWednesday Chal 374 – 375 Anything Goes

CardChallenges:  MFT Color Chl. #111Feb MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_#111.jpg

Frilly&Funky:  Let Me Count The Ways (Use 3 of Something) (I have 3 items on top of my background)



(2019 c22) Taylored Expressions Get Well – #TEMakerChallenge


Background Die used: An old discontinued Taylored Expressions die called TE334 Spotted Cutting Plate. A similar choice would be:  TE140 Circles Cutting Plate

The roses which were stamped with Taylored Expressions  stamp & die set called TEFS194 Simply Shaped Roses using Distress Inks by Ranger  Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron & Mowed Lawn. 

The sentiment was stamped with Taylored Expressions Fancy Banner 1 (Thank goodness it is still available at Frantic Stamper) yet another set that is discontinued at Taylored Expressions store.  [ok I see and agree with what you are thinking, this lady needs some newer / more current Taylored Expressions products!!]

Challenges Entered:

TayloredExpressions:  Get Well / Sympathy / Thinking of You   (on TE Facebook) – #TEMakerChallenge 

CardChallenges:  MFT Color Chl. #111Feb MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_#111.jpg

Frilly&Funky:  Let Me Count The Ways (Use 3 of Something)

ModSquad Brand Name Clear or Rubber Stamps (No Digitals) – (I used Taylored Expressions stamps)

(2019 c21) No Stamps Birthday

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For the flower I colored paper with Distress Inks by Ranger  and I used Cute Cluster flower die by Paper Smooches to cut the flower.  The background was  created using Ranger Alcohol Inks  on  PHOTO PAPER.  The heart was cut out with TONIC STUDIOS Traditional Heart Die Set 1459e ; then to give a little more definition for the heart I pounced Platinum NUVO Mousse with a sponge around the heart shape.  The sentiment was cut with Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder Die.  I added  a short vellum banner just under the BIRTHDAY section so that the “th” would show up over the black portion of the heart.

Challenges Entered:

PaperSmooches:  Feb 2019 – Hearts chall

KatScrappiness:  Feb. Chal – Hearts

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) No Stamps Allowed

WordArtWednesday Chal 374 – 375 Anything Goes

ScrappyLand:  Chal. #108 – Anything goes (I used  Paper Smooches & Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder Die & Tonic Studios)

(2019 c20) Lawn Fawn Pull Tab Owl


For the Owls and flowers I used Lawn Fawn Mom and Me stamps and dies.  I love the vellum strip for the grass and flowers stamped with Distress Inks by Ranger  and heat embossed with Clear Ranger Embossing Powder. The sentiment is from Unity Stamps: Going to Be OWL-Right. The hills were cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Boarders..  The sky was created with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .   For the pull tab I love this new Lawn Fawn: Let’s Toast Pull Tab die!  See the pulled up baby owl below:  I used a re-purposed piece of clear plastic for the pop up element attachment.  Baby is venturing out from his hidy hole up to the top of the stump.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnfanatics Chal. #46Feb LawnFawnatics 46

WordArtWednesday Chal 374 – 375 Anything Goes

ModSquadSpring Flowers

PowerPoppy:  All You Need is LOVE

KatScrappiness:  Feb. Challenge – Love (use at least 1 heart)


(2019 c19) MFT Grateful Mandala

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The watercolor paper background was stamped with My Favorite Things: Mesmerizing Mandala Background with it was inked with Versamark Ink  & heat embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder.   I sponged  Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  I cut the My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas out of a light wisteria shiny cardstock.  I added pink jewels in the centers of parts of the mandala.   The sentiment CS213 Grateful from My Favorite Things was stamped & heat embossed on VELLUM.

Challenges Entered:

CardChallenges:  MFT Color Challenge #110MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_#110 (1).jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #372-373  Anything Goes

ModSquad:  Greet Your Vellum

(2019 c18) GKD, Glossy vs Matte Photo Paper with Alcohol Ink and Ken Oliver Liquid Metals

I have 2 cards using the same products today.  The difference is that the first card with the white card base was made with Glossy Photo Paper and the second card with the Kraft card base was made with Matte Photo Paper.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI stamped the poppy flowers  from Stately Flowers 1 by Melanie Muenchinger found at GinaK Designs  with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink  (which works well with alcohol inks as well as watercolors).  The photo on the right shows how I painted  both backgound images with Lettuce and Valencia  Ranger Alcohol Inks  . OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe next photo shows the different effects achieved when I loosely painted slightly watered down Metalic Mandarin Color Burst Liquid Metals by Ken Oliver over both glossy & matte papers, even across the painted images.  The matte paper grabs and soaks in the Liquid Colorburst where the  glossy paper lets it sit on the surface more and the result is a lighter wash look.   As you can see the alcohol ink and Liquid Metals soaked in much more on the poppy on the right Matte Paper sample.  For both cards I also stamped the Poppy on the inside of each card.

Challenges Entered:

GinaKDesigns:  Monthly Mix  Feb – Use Coral & add image to inside

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #372-373  Anything Goes

DoubleTroubleChallenge:  Flowers (Buzz) & Optional Atlantic Hearts Sketches  {WHOOT WHOOT  I got TOP 3}top 3 Design Team Badge Centered copy.jpg

TheDailyMarker:  30 Day Coloring