Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Happy Harvest!

I have a small confession to make. I absolutely love old trucks! This vintage truck stamp set, though almost vintage itself, is still one of my all time favorites! I appreciate how I can switch out what is in the back of the truck depending on who I am giving it to or the season. Even though the entire set is wood mounted it is surprisingly easy to line up.
 After I colored it in with distress markers, I cut it out and pop dotted it on the card front.

I want to create an entire card set with different objects in the back for each season of phase of life. I think it would make a perfect gift!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall Ombre'

Close to my Heart released an awesome set of stamps that I thought would look fantastic with an ombre effect. 
 I started with the lightest 1 inch by inch ink pad and worked my way down the stamp to the darkest making sure I saturated the stamp as to not dry out.
 For the embellishments I took three buttons and filled them with Nuvo dew drops. 
Such a fun card to make and give!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hi!

As you may know, I am committed to creating Fall cards from things I already own. I am embarressed to admit this, but I have had this gorgeous embossing folder in my stash for a few years and have not ever used it -- until now! I knew it would be lovely with Rinea Foiled Paper .
 It embossed perfectly! I love how crisp and shiny the leaves embossed.
 I die cut this sweet little owl and ran a permanent ink pad over him and backed him to a green piece of pattern paper.
I really enjoy using Rinea because it is sturdy, lightweight and adds something unique to cards. 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Around The World Blog Hop

Did you know that today is National Card Making Day? To celebrate Joy Clare is hosting a blog hop that I am super excited to be in. Please hop along with us! The blog links are listed below. Please leave a comment along the way too. We sure to appreciate those  :-)

I am sharing a Halloween card I created with The Web background stamp by Joy Clare and Tim Holtz paper and clip art.
 I am a little embarrassed with how quickly this card came together. I think it took me 20 minutes.
 I used white pigmented ink and clear embossing powder on the web to make it pop. I added pop dots to the owl and witch and finished the front off with some orange bling from my stash.
 I used this sentiment on the inside of the card:
Here is the Blog Hop List! Jump in and have fun.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 


Friday, October 5, 2018

Giving Thanks for the Simple Things

I pulled out a wooden mounted Stampin' Up set to create these two cards. I used distress markers on the images to give them a watercolor look. I tend to not ever have enough Thanksgiving cards on hand to mail out even though they are some of my favorite to make! 
 For the edge of the tag I embossed it in Penny and stamped leaves the same color.
 I inked the edges of the stamped sentiment and used pop dots to give it a little more dimension.
 For this card I stamped directly on a kraft tag and colored it in with distress markers that I went over with a water loaded paint brush.
 I added a few Nuvo drops.....
 The Fall epoxy is actually a clip for a planner that I decided would be perfect for this card.
When using distress markers try scribbling on a glass mat and picking up the color with a wet paint brush to color with. The results are quite lovely and it stretches how to use them.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Autumn Blessing

For a few months last year I signed up for the Hero Arts Monthly Kits. I thoroughly enjoyed the kits because they came with stamps, inks and coordinating dies. Hero Arts is known for their layering stamp sets in which you layer one stamp on another and so on in different colors to create a detailed image. I created this card using a past kit that contained the layering stamps and six coordinating ink pads.
 I used my stamp platform to create the sunflower and pumpkin to make sure I perfectly aligned the images.
 Once the images were complete I used the dies to cut them out.
I created the focal point on a plain red tag to contrast nicely on the pattered background.

Layered stamps are a great alternative for crafters who do not like to color or are insecure in their coloring ability (like me!).

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Boo!

To me, nothing is more spooky and speaks of Halloween like a spider web! Therefore, I just had to create a card focusing on a great big web!
 I inked up my CTMH spider web in white pigmented ink and heat embossed it directly on a black card base. In the lower corner I did the same with the word BOO!
 I actually stamped the Boo! a little higher than anticipated, so I added two strips of washi tape. Sometimes mistakes work out so well :-)
I finished it off with a sparkly spider! 

I hope you were inspired in the month of September and you have a few fresh ideas for using your stash to create for Halloween! In the month of October I am sharing some Fall ideas using my stash too! Please make sure you have subscribed (follow) my blog and come back soon! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!