(2019 c63) Tim Holtz Flower Garden

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Using watercolor paper I cut the background out with  Sizzix Tim Holtz  Garden  Greens TH661206then colored with Ken Oliver Color Burst (WatercolorPigment Powder) .  (I saved the cutouts for another project) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The flowers layered on top  were cut from Sizzix  Tim Holtz Wildflowers 2 Thinlits Die TH661808.  I colored with Distress Inks by Ranger and  Tim Holtz Distress Markers by Ranger.  I mounted on DCWV Brights Glitter cardstock.  On the inside added Happy Birthday cut with Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Celebrate by Sizzix.

 

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Monthly WORK IT WEDNESDAY – Use Tim Holtz Products

MyFavoriteThings:  The Birthday Project – Birthday Bouquet

ModSquad:  All That Sparkles

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Bright & Cheerfu

#SSSIGCHALLENGEMY Entry on Instagram:   August Instagram Chal – Die Cutting

 

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(2019 c62) LF CAS Magical Christmas

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For my CAS card I cut out a piece of watercolor paper with  Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables.  I used the stampset:  Lawn Fawn Winter Skies .  Using my Misti Stamping Tool , I stamped with Versamark Ink  and  heat embossed with black WOW Embossing Powder .  On the inside I stamped the sentiment  and heat embossed with red.  I colored the bear with Black Soot Distress Inks by Ranger  .   Then I made a colorwash sky with Blueprint Sketch.

Challenges Entered:

LawnFawnatics:  Little Things

SimplyLessIsMore:  Chal  #400 – Small Images

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.)  Anything Goes

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes – # 396 – 397

DieCutDivas:  Anything Goes

(2019 c61) HA Alcohol Ink, Foiling, Vellum Poinsettia

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For the background:  Here I go again putting   Ranger Alcohol Inks  on Previously used PHOTO PAPER, This time I used  Chili Pepper, Lettuce and  Lemonaid.    See this Post to see the explanation of what I did.  There were still some areas that the alcohol ink was dense so I ran it through my hot laminator with Gold Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil.  The foil grabbed much bigger areas of the  background than I had expected so I added a vellum overlay.   I  again used  Jennifer McGuire’s video showing how to make Vellum Overlays.   First I stamped the veins portion of  CM280 Color Layering Poinsettia by HERO ARTS by using the Misti Stamping Tool and I stamped with Versamark Ink  and  heat embossed with gold WOW Embossing Powder .  Next I stamped one of the color layering stamps with Candied Apple Distress Inks by Ranger and then heat embossed with clear WOW Embossing Powder.  I partially stamped the sentiment (leaving  off Christmas) with HERO ARTS CM282 Home For The Holidays with Versamark Ink and  heat embossed with red WOW Embossing Powder .  I cut out CHRISTMAS with Hero Arts DI536  Cut-Out Christmas Fancy Die (B)  and glued it to vellum.

In the pictures above, you can see in the  black lined rectangle areas the big blotches of gold foil are quite muted under the vellum and actually look yellow under the vellum. That made me happy because the lacier foiling on the boarders can really shine!

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Christmas In July

PowerPoppy:  Christmas in JulyCreativeConfetti-7-july 9.jpg

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #359 – Christmas In JulyJuly TCPTuesday-359.jpg

ModSquad:  All That Sparkles

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes – # 396 – 397

(2019 c60) HA Shaker Ornament

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA On the right you can see another view of this Shaker card.  I stamped the houses, snowman and tree with HERO ARTS CM282 Home For The Holidays with Versamark Ink and  heat embossed with gold WOW Embossing Powder .  I colored the scene lightly by sponging  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .    The frame was cut with the discontinued Spellbinders 2012 Heirloom Ornaments dies.

I used sparkly iridescent beads for the shaker elements.

For the back I stamped the sentiment & heat embossed with gold on glitter paper & added a few jewels. Here are 2 views of the back, my lighting caused them to look different colors:

 

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

ABlogNamedHero:  Christmas In July

PowerPoppy:  Christmas in JulyCreativeConfetti-7-july 9.jpg

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #359 – Christmas In JulyJuly TCPTuesday-359.jpg

ModSquad:  All That Sparkles WHOOT WHOOT I won Top 3 HonorBadge-TOP3

DieCutDivas:  Anything Goes

(2019 c59) HA Poinsettia on Vellum Overlay

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For this card I got my inspiration from Jennifer McGuire’s video showing how to make Vellum Overlays.

I first stamped the veins portion of  CM280 Color Layering Poinsettia by HERO ARTS by using the Misti Stamping Tool and I stamped with Versamark Ink  and  heat embossed with gold WOW Embossing Powder .  Next I stamped one of the color layering stamps with Candied Apple Distress Inks by Ranger and then heat embossed with clear WOW Embossing Powder .

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Christmas In July

PowerPoppy:  Christmas in JulyCreativeConfetti-7-july 9.jpg

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #359 – Christmas In JulyJuly TCPTuesday-359.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes – # 396 – 397

(2019 c58) HA Poinsettia Transparemcy

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I stamped the veins of the CM280 Color Layering Poinsettia by HERO ARTS with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with a Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder onto a piece of 3M Transparency Film (which does well with heat embossing).   Then I colored the petal shapes with red Copics on the back side. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  As you see below I used my   Misti Stamping Tool  to stamp the sentiment  from  HERO ARTS Polar Greetings,  ( I slid a piece of white paper behind the transparency so the poinsettia would show up)   I created the frame with Spellbinders 2012 Heirloom Ornaments dies.

See below for  a closeup also to show how I used my Scor-Buddy  Scoring Board to create a double line frame.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Christmas In July

PowerPoppy:  Christmas in JulyCreativeConfetti-7-july 9.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes – # 396 – 397

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #359 – Christmas In JulyJuly TCPTuesday-359.jpg

(2019 c57) MFT & LF Beach

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I watercolored the background on water color paper using Distress Inks by Ranger  .  I then made my own stencil by cutting the My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas  from Transparency film and sponged a darker yellow in the center to represent the rising sun and it’s reflection across the water and beach.  I then sponged with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with a sparkly  Ranger Embossing Powder . The sentiment is from My Favorite Things: Geometric GreeneryThe balloons are vellum cut with MFT-1360 Bundle of Balloons.    The Elephant, umbrella  and bird are from Lawn Fawn – Elphie Selfie & coordinating diesThe palm trees are from Lawn Fawn – Flamingo Together & coordinating dies.

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThings:  Camp Create Day One – WatercolorPrint

SimonSaysStamp (Mon) Animal Magic

LawnFawnatics:  Little Things

Frilly&Funky:  Animal Magic

 

(2019 c56) Flamingo Anniversary LF

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I followed Jennifer McGuire’s tutorial  for Brochure Fold Cards.  Click on her link for instructional video.   Below is the card unfolded.  (I’m still trying to find tiny sea shells to stamp in the center sand section)

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For The waves, I made masks by using partial diecutting technique using Making Waves Cover Die by MAMA ELEPHANT  (I used the top wave for one mask and the bottom wave for the other)  and then sponged  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .

The flamingos & palms  were stamped with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder ,  then inked with Abandoned Coral &  Spiced Marmelade  Distress Oxide Inks by Rang er  and cut out with Flamingo Together Lawn Cuts dies.  Congrats, sentiment  was cut  using Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words  into the sky and then inlaid after coloring with the Abandoned Coral ink used for the flamingo color.   The Happy Anniversary is from an old company:  Marks Finest Papers which is no longer in business.

Challenges Entered:

LawnFawnatics:  Ch #56 – Beautiful BeachesJuly LF #56.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) Life On The Ocean Waves

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #394 – 395   Anything Goes

FrillyAndFunky:  Water Water Everywhere

DieCutDivas:  Anything Goes

TheDailyMarker:  30 Day Coloring Challenge  #thedailymarker30dayJune 30 day chal Buena.jpg

(2019 c55) Concord & 9th Hello Sunshine

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This is the first time I’v tried my new  Concord and 9th Hello Sunshine Turnabout set.  Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  I stamped the Turnabout sunburst with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder .  I sponged the background with with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  I cut the SUNSHINE sentiment die 2 times & stacked them for dimension.

Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppy:  Creative Confetti Challenge – World View (use a n  international flag as inspiration – I used Kazakhstan)flag-of-Kazakhstan.png

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #392 – 393 – Anything Goes

(2019 c54) Prayers & Butterfly Kisses

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Hero Arts!  Another Sympathy card.   Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  I stamped the sentiments using:  Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts ,  Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225  ,   discontinued set that can still be found at overstock right now  Hero Arts Truly Appreciated, the & is from Clear Expressions Alphabet Doodle .  I stamped with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with  Ranger Embossing Powder .

The butterfly also from Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225  was stamped  with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  The 2 greens for the background were cut with Hero Arts Fancy Die Holiday Greenery Edge DI533.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Sympathy

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #392 – 393 – Anything Goes

MFTStamps:  MFT Color Chal. #119Print