(2019 c91) Brutus Monroe & Prisma Pencils

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Using my Misti, First I stamped the flowers from Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners BRU6562   with a light gray Ancient Page I left the stamp in the Misti so I could stamp again when I had finished the coloring.  I colored first with white   Prismacolor Premium Colored Pencils ,  then colored with colors on top of that.  Then I stamped with Versamark Ink  & heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing Powder I also alternated the banners across the bottom of the page.  I drew the gold stripes to seperate the flower from the banners with Gold Pen-Touch by Sakura.  

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStampBrutus Monroe – Stamptember 2019

SimonSaysStamp It

MyFavoriteThingsColor Chal #125Print

MyFavoriteThingsWed. Sketch #454

Sept MFT Sketch 454

PowerPoppySay it with Sepia

 

 

 

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(2019 c90) Lawn Fawn, Brutus Monroe Scene

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Products used:       Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Boarders ,  Lawn Fawn Mom and Me stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder Die , Lawn Fawn:  Stitched Leaves ,  Brutus Monroe Color Burst PowderCard Hanger Die by Laurie at Soapbox CreationsVersamark Ink  , MistiRanger Embossing Powder ,   Distress Inks by Ranger  .

I colored the sky with Cornflower Brutus Monroe Color Burst then cut with the Stitched Hillside die.  Next colored the hillside with a mixture of Zest & Jackolantern Brutus Monroe Color Burst.  Then I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, & Rusty Hinge  Distress Inks by Ranger to create the background for the bottom panel.  On top of that I use a left over piece I had created to cut leaves from for These placecards(See, it does make since to save all those leftovers!)  Here’s how I did it: The colored leaves started  out by coloring white cardstock with stains by Tim Holtz/Ranger (Citron, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves)  After dry I sprayed a light coat of Coffee Shop spray mist by Tattered Angels.   

Then I cut out fall leaves with Small Stitched Leaves die by Lawn Fawn.   I created the base of the tree by partial stamping by shifting the paper with my Misti leaving out the heart.    Then I used Copics to draw the rest of the tree and branches, I cut out leaves in different colors of Vellum and some watercolored paper leaves.   I added gold sequins whose shape reminds me of leaves.
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Challenges Entered:

LawnFawnaticsChal. #60 – Create a Scene

SimonSaysStampBrutus Monroe – Stamptember 2019

SimonSaysStamp It

ModSquadCreate a Scene

MyFavoriteThings:  The Birthday Project Challenge – Gift Cards

TheCatsPajamasChal. #361 – Layer Up

KatScrappinessSequins & Sprinkles

 

 

(2019 c89) Pink Fresh, Pink & Main, Hero Arts

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I made 2 cards today using Pink Fresh Gatsby Die SetI inset and layered.  The first card I cut Sentiment Die:  Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200.   For both cards I used  DCWV Shimmers Stack. (It has a metalic look)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

For the second card I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut.   For the Gift card or Cash Holder inside I modified the Card Hanger Die by Laurie at Soapbox Creations  so that it sill stand up when the card is open see photos above. When at Laurie’s site you can order the die by finding the Get your Hanger Die on the right side of her post.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStampStamptember – We love Pink Fresh Studio

SimplyLessIsMoreChal #403 – Metalics

WordArtWednesday: Anything Goes – Chal. 404 – 405

MyFavoriteThings:  The Birthday Project Challenge – Gift Cards

(2019 c88) Newton’s Nook, Unity, Technique Tuesday, Frantic Stamper

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I had fun creating 4 Christmas cards using Newton’s Nook Whispering Pines stamp set.  I used my Misti and Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Tool Kit 10539 to stamp the trees around a 6 inch square of blue cardstock with Hero Arts Pigment Ink Unicorn White AF249.  The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink  & heat embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder  with Technique Tuesday Believe by Ali Edwards and heat embossed a boarder too. (This set must be discontinued at Technique Tuesday, but it can still be found at Frantic Stamper HERE

Other stamps & dies used for the sentiments of the other cards are: (a discontinued stamp set from Unity Stamps Merry Little Christmas set) & Frantic Stamper Script Merry Christmas die

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Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp: Stamptember – Newton’s Nook Designs

PowerPoppyOut of The Ordinary (I changed this stamp from a landscape orientation to the sky view using the Turnabout technique)

WordArtWednesday: Anything Goes – Chal. 404 – 405

ModSquadCreate a Scene (my scene is looking up into the snowy night sky through the trees)

SimonSaysStamp It

(2019 c87) Altenew Fall Tree

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For My Fall Tree I stamped with the layering set from Altenew In My Thoughts  I changed the look from a springtime tree into fall by stamping with Spiced Marmelade, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw & Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks by RangerOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy zoomed photo on the left  shows that I added a few more fallen leaves by stamping with a tiny scewer covered with a finger from a  latex glove. Sorry the lighting was difficult to get the Seedless Preserves to show their true colors.  Between each layer I used Versamark Ink  & heat embossed with Clear Ranger Embossing Powder .   Painted  Greetings stamp set by Altenew

Challenges Entered:

Altenew September Inspiration ChallengeSept Altenew Insp ch

SimonSaysStamp(Wed.) Stamp It

PowerPoppyOut of The Ordinary (I changed this stamp from spring to fall)

WordArtWednesday:  Anything goes – Chal #402-403

(2019 c86) Paper Smooches Monochrome

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I created my own stencil by cutting Paper Smooches Harlequin die from heavy cardstock, then sponged Broken China Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger and then sponged with Versamark Ink  & heat embossed with Clear Ranger Embossing Powder . OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I then used my Misti to stamp the other areas with Paper Smooches Alphadot and Paper Smooches Artisan Blocks & The sentiment from Paper Smooches Chit Chat. (This one is discontinued at Paper Smooches, but I linked to Scrapbook.com where you can still get it)

Challenges Entered:

PaperSmoochesSketch453Sept Paper smooches 453

SimonSaysStamp(Wed.) Stamp It

KatScrappinessSequins & Sprinkles

 

 

(2019 c85) Hero Arts Magnolia Shaker

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I took my inspiration for the watercolorig from Kristina Werner’s Watercolored Gems Card.  My variation was to use big flowers and watercolor in variations of blue for the background, keepimg the space around the flowers dark.(2019 c85) HA Magnolia Shaker 2.jpg (This style is a little Out of The Ordinary for me)  I used Hero Florals Magnolias CM261 and heat embossed with silver.  I cut a Magnolia shape out of the middle and also out of a white pearl cardstock for the band and heat embossed the edges.  I painted another  flower in greens to place behind to create a shaker. The vellum sentiment flag was created with Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut.  The sentiment Blessings was cut with Blessings stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHeroStretch Your Stamps (this background technique by Kristina Werner’s Watercolored Gems Card is a cool way to use this stamp)

MyFavoriteThingsSketch #453Sept MFT_WSC_453.jpg

MyFavoriteThingsColor Challenge #124Aug MFT color 124

SimonSaysStamp(Mon.) Something Clear

KatScrappinessSequins & Sprinkles

PowerPoppyOut of The Ordinary

(2019 c84) Hero Arts Poinsettia

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First I stamped the veins portion of the Poinsettias and the leaves with CM280 Color Layering Poinsettia by HERO ARTS by using the Misti Stamping Tool and I stamped with Versamark Ink  and  heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing PowderNext I used stamping blocks to stamp the solid leaves and poinsettias with Clear embossing powder.  I was inspired by The Subtle Embossed Background by Jill Cameron but I took it a step further by first embossing the veins with gold and then with clear for the solid forms on top.  I created the background frame from another piece of  the same red paper I used to stamp on.  I applied Versamark Ink  all around the outside edges and embossed with Clear EP.  Then I  heated one edge at a time and quickly dipped into a line of Gold EP and heated again until I had a complete gold boarder.

The sentiment was heat embossed on Gold Metalic paper and cut out with Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHeroStretch Your Stamps (this background technique by Jill Cameron)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) S is for Shiny Flowers

WordArtWednesday:  Anything goes – Chal #402-403

(2019 c83) Lawn Fawn, Pull Tab & Shaker

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I had fun using recycled plastic packaging for this Lawn Fawn Shaker & Pull Tab reveal card with a surprise inside.

I stamped with  Lawn Fawn – Elphie Selfie & coordinating diesThe balloon shape was cut with Lawn Fawn Party Balloons, and for the sentiment  Big Scripty Words from Lawn FawnFor coloring I used Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger & Copics  .

In the space behind the balloon first I created a pull tab to reveal the cake  (you can see in photo below) by cutting the pull tab from repurposed plastic packaging with Lawn Fawn: Let’s Toast Pull Tab die!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Next I put  another piece of repurposed plastic over the balloon opening on the back side and framed it with foam tape to create a well for the Sparkly Gold Metalic Stars and backed it with a pink paper stamped with the tiny  rays from the Elfie Selfie stampset. I added a few stars to the background.

For the Gift card or Cash Holder inside I modified the Card Hanger Die by Laurie at Soapbox Creations So that it sill stand up when the card is open see photos above. When at Laurie’s site you can order the die by finding the Get your Hanger Die on the right side of her post.

Challenges Entered:

LawnFawnaticsCh #59 – Something See-Through

PowerPoppyMake it With Metal (metalic stars)

MyFavoriteThings:  The Birthday Project Challenge – Gift Cards

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) S is for (shiny stars)

WordArtWednesday:  Anything goes – Chal #402-40

SimonSaysStamp (Wed.) Anything Goes

 

(2019 c82) One Layer Card Thanks

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Another ONE LAYER CARD.  See next picture for a better angle to see the embossing of the dies into my cardstock.(2019 c82) OLC TH Thanks 2.jpg

The steps are the same as in the previous post.  I added blending around the outside and the word die is Thanks Dies by Pink & Main.  In the photo below you can see the embossing from the back side.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally I added  Zig Wink of Stella  to  the word THANKS.

 

 

 

Challenges Entered:

SimplyLessIsMore: Chal. #402 – OLC Stencils

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #360 – Clean & SimpleAugust TCPTuesday-360.jpg

SimonSaysStamp: Clean & Simple

TheFunkyJunkyChallengeLet’s Do It Again (remake a project) [I remade (2019 c81) One Layer Card]