Stopping to say “HI” CAS card today with Lawn Fawn…

Hi everyone…doesn’t this just make you want to run out and get a watermelon?!  Fortunately Tim already stopped and bought one this week so we’re set!

I used the Lawn Fawn alphabet die set Quinn’s Capital ABC’s.  I die cut it in white Bazzil texture cardstock, removed the letters H and I and inked them with Distress Inks and the ink blending tool.  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries were the pads I used.  I added the seeds with a Ranger Fude Ball Black ink pen.

I adhered the die cut panel to an A2 top folding card base, then I adhered the watermelon HI with mounting tape.  Happy Card!  Well, until I sent my husband a picture of the card and he replied, “why is the w upside down”?  So I might think twice before I send him a picture again! haha  This was my Summer swap card for stamp club yesterday.

Linking my watermelon HI card to some challenges…

Lawn Fawnatics – Summertime Fun

Color Throwdown – photo inspiration and colors

Shopping Our Stash – CAS (clean and simple)

Addicted To CAS – Summer  my card is a WINNER!  Thank you so much Ceal the gals at ATCAS!

It was so fun to see everyone and make the card Carolyn prepared for us. July, the month for celebrating!

The tag is a Taylored Expressions Build a Tag die and the background is a Memory Box star texture plate that’s discontinued.

I’ll sign off for now and get busy…thanks for stopping by on your busy Saturday!

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Diorama card with Memory Box Lavender Butterfly dies…

Hi and how did it get to be Friday already?!  This week has been so mixed up! hoho holidays!   I have a card that I started a few weeks ago…made a prototype first and then neglected to keep after it!  It’s finished now though! yay and I like it!

The very background/back is Ranger Distress Oxide ink ink blended in 4 colors, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick….can’t stop using these inks! haha  New colors coming…can’t wait… SLS has them coming too…check her coming soon category…first one on the left.

Everything is cut from XL watercolor paper, colored with Ranger Distress Markers and a waterbrush. Marker colors I used are Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.  Very fun… I do like these markers for watercoloring…along with every other kind of medium! lol  We’re doomed to own everything aren’t we?!

Here’s the dies I used to create the foliage and butterfly scene…

front to back on the left…
Small Lavender Stems Left Corner
Lavender Butterfly Left Corner
Lavender Stems Left Corner

in the middle…
Lavender Bunch

on the front top…
the largest butterfly from the Leavenworth Butterfly Trio

front to back on the right…
Small Lavender Stems Right Corner
Large Lavender Butterfly Right Corner
Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner

I’ve made this type of card before and just go off the top of my head…I’m bad about that.  It will fold flat and fit in an A7 envelope.  I am conscious of envelope size whenever I’m making something out of the ordinary though.

I die cut the rectangles, all the same size with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics Rectangle die set in three pieces of watercolor paper. ’bout can’t make a card without them!  😀  I did all the same size rectangle but you could easy do larger to smaller for a tunnel type card…I see your minds racing with ideas! lol

Then just score the ends and trim then to layer inside the front and back  pieces,  I did ¼ inch increments.  Sides of the front and back are scored at ¾ inch.

Linking up to some challenges…

Just Us Girls Challenge – ink blending

Scrapyland Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Summer sunshine

 

Great NEWS!  Starlitstudio has the new release from Memory Box/poppystamps in stock and ready to ship!  I know…it’s so exciting but how could it be time for Christmas in July already! hehe

Holler if you have any questions!  So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed this little piece of Summer in a diorama.

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Two cards for MFT Camp Create 2017

My first card today is for Day One – Wonderful Watercolor.

I chose to use the MFT Bold Blooms stamp set and matching die set.

First I die cut all the flowers and then they went swimming. lol  I did the watercolor dip technique but instead of painting with a brush, I stamped the solid images from the stamp set onto the soaked, wet die cut, with Distress Ink stamp pads.

So much fun! Hope you get some time to try this WC technique…scroll down a couple posts and there’s a link to a video about it.

The sentiment is from the MFT Much Love stamp set.  I used the MISTI for all the stamping.

The scallop stitch rectangle die is from the MFT Blueprints #27 die set.

I’m linking my watercolor card to some challenges...

MFT Card Challenge Sketch 338

The Challenge – Keywords

Seize the Birthday – anything goes birthday

Tic Tac Toe – yellow, stitching, rectangle (bottom row) thank you for picking my card ladies!

 

My card for Day Two – Remarkable Resist is next…

First thing I did was stamp and emboss the background Bundles of Blossoms background stamp with a Versafine Black ink pad and Black embossing powder.  It’s hard to see the heat embossing in the picture because the lines are so fine in the image.  Next time I would use Black pigment ink to stamp it with.

I inked the background with some pigment ink pads that I’ve had for a long time and the little finger dauber things HERE.

I stamped and die cut the MFT Peaceful Wild Flowers stamp set and glued some down to the background and mounted some with foam mounting squares.

I used MFT Blueprints #20 for the Stitched Rectangle and the Stitched banner dies.

I’m linking my Wild Flowers card to some challenges…

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

The Foiled Fox – Simply Irresistible Challenge   I won, I won!  Thank you so much ladies! 

 

AAA Cards CAS Game #92 Resist Technique

 

That’s pretty much it!  Holler if you have any questions.  I had to hurry to get these posted before the challenge ends tonight. Last minute LooLoo strikes again!

I wish I could’ve done all the days but you know how it is…things come up!

I have a card posted on Instagram today too for Simon Says Stamp New ‘One of a Kind’ Release… link over in the sidebar to my IG account.  You can see even if you don’t have an account! Click the logo below to see all the sweet new stuff! A watermelon color stamp pad! lol   (it’s really hot and muggy here, can you tell?! lol)

Thanks again for stopping by to see what I’ve been up!  ‘preciate it!

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3 Memory Box/poppystamps cards to share today…

Hello and happy to welcome you back to my blog! I had fun using some Distress Oxide inks again… all the rage these days!  Don’t you love new stuff?! I sure do! lol

Here I’ve die cut the Grassland Collage die in a white Memory Box notecard panel that I die cut with the largest Rectangle Basics die… I love using that die because I love the rounded over edges!   I kept all the pieces and inked them up with Distress Oxide ink pads… yes you need them.  I don’t have the browns yet but I think I’ll get Vintage Photo at least.  I had to use Cracked Pistachio for the grass but I didn’t think it was grass enough looking so I blended on regular Peeled Paint Distress ink over the top and it worked great! yay

Then added water speckling to the pieces before I pieced them into the card…

I stamped the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment from the So Many Things to Love stamp set.

I die cut the Adelaide Stem die from white card-stock and adhered it just in the centers so the flower heads would bend up a little.

I really like this card… always love it when I’m happy with a card after pictures! lol

Linking my Grassland card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Add a Circle shape

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple


Thank you so much for choosing my card as a TOP ADDICT!  You made my day!

 

Next up…

There’s that pretty Cracked Pistachio and Broken China blend again… hehe  That pop of white against those colors….scream Summer!

Here I die cut the Tall Fern Left and Tall Fern Right Corner dies in white and glued them on over the blended and Sprinkle Dots stenciled background.  I did go in with the white Signo Gel pen and add white dots too.

I die cut the Powell Butterfly die in white card-stock and the Corden Butterfly in vellum. The butterfly body is from another butterfly set.  I’m sure you have as many butterfly body dies as I do! lol  Holler if you need me to look it up.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Flowers stamp set. I need to do some more with this set…really pretty flowers.  That little stitched panel was just laying on my desk!  eek!  Holler if I need to look it up for you!

Next up… a super CAS birthday card.

Here I used the leftover ink from the stencil used on the Tall Fern/Butterfly card above.  Who’d a thunk?!  Weird… sprayed it with water and laid it down on the card-stock and this is what it looked like… I kept it and went with it for this clean and simple card. I like it even though it looks really imperfect.

I die cut the Celebration Balloon Collage die  in a white panel that I die cut with the Cross Stitched Frame Borders die. (this die appears to be discontinued.  I googled and found this site)

After you look at this card, notice the woven piece it’s laying on…our middle daughter is a weaver…she wove that!!!  Her work is amazing.  She is so talented. She used to help me make cards.  I drove her crazy asking her what colors to use together and does this look alright etc.  She left me to make cards on my own years ago (she got married). lol  I’ve managed to survive and keep making cards. lol

OH, back to the card… I used heavy thread for the balloon strings and then that cute little String Ribbon Bow die at the bottom.

The celebrate sentiment is from the Holiday Bunnies stamp set.

I glued on 3 little Pretty Pink Posh 3 mm sequins  just to sparkle it up!

Linking my Celebration Balloon card to challenges…

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

AAA Cards – Birthday card  

Seize the Birthday – anything goes

Thank you ladies @ Seize the Birthday for their ‘I took the cake award’

 

That’s pretty much it…I’m sure I forgot something!  Feel free to ask though.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it so much!

Shopping links for the products I use and love!

 

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Simon Says Stamp May Release – Cherished…

Two cards to share with you today! Simon Says Stamp sent me their new Big Perfect Shapes stamp and die set to create with for this month’s release.

I die cut the hexagon shape in the die set several times and taped them to a piece of black 4.25 x 5.5 inch card-stock. Then I cut that piece using their Stitched Rectangles die.

I die cut the Painted Happy Birthday die from black and white card-stock and layered them up 3 deep.

The bee is one of Memory Box’s dies, Plush Baby Bumble die.  I double cut the body and wings from white and yellow card-stock, the the other pieces are a single layer from black card-stock. The eyes are Nuvo Drops.

A bit of black/white twine, some white dots with a Sharpie and PPP clear sequins and it was done!

Linking up to challenges…

Seize the Birthday – Anything goes – optional something sweet (honey)

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday May 2017 – put a little sunshine on it

 

My next card uses the square stamp and square die from the sets…

I stamped the squares with Altenew Coral Berry ink and overstamped the floral design from Roses for You stamp set with Altenew Ruby Red ink, then die cut the squares with the square die from the Big Perfect Shapes set .

Wishing is die cut and layered three times and the sentiment heat embossed in white powder on black card-stock and trimmed. Oh man, I forgot to try adding an enamel dot! lol

Linking my card to the Less is More Challenge – Geometric

Click the logo below if you want to check out this release… I love the cards Shari created in this header…so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I love your comments and appreciate the clicks from my blog too! I’ll be back…more cards to share!

 

Memory Box Stitched Aster Corner and Blooms…

Hello!  The sentiment on this card describes this time of your perfectly, agree? It’s so green here and the few flowers I have, in pots, are looking good! hehe

Ugh, I couldn’t just use this Stitched Aster corner die in the corners…oh no, I had to tip one upside down and use the other standing, dancing on it’s slender stem! lol

I die cut more petals with the Stitched Aster Blooms die to get a sweet daisy look.

I colored the white die cuts with Copic Sketch Markers and mounted them to the chipboard card base with mounting squares just under the flowers. The card edges are inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black card-stock.

Linking up to some wonderful challenge blogs…

Double D Challenges – Flowers Galore

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday May 2017 – Sunshine

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes With Dies May 2017

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

I’ll be back this week with more cards! Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!  I appreciate them so much!

 

Pure Innocence Spring Friends and Rubiks cube birthday cards…

Family birthday time again…we had our party at the area lake yesterday afternoon for 4 family members.  Two of the cards I’ve already posted so here’s the other two!

I love this sweet Pure Innocence Spring Friend stamp set and die set from MFT stamps. It was perfect for our granddaughter Anya’s 12th birthday!

I used sentiments from Taylored Expressions Free Spirit stamp set, inked with TE Oreo ink pad and the MISTI stamping tool.

She’s colored with Copic Sketch markers and die cut with the coordinating die set also from MFT stamps. I stamped her with the MISTI and Oreo ink too.

I mounted the images on an A2 Top fold card base.

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – A Hint of Pink

Seize the Birthday  Challenge – Anything Goes

Next up is the card I made for our grandson Lane’s 15th birthday. A handsome guy that loves to do Rubiks cube and is very fast at it.  His fastest time is 20 seconds! Amazing!

I used the Memory Box Modern Tile die to get my cubes, die cutting from  black and trimming out the 9 squares to make the cubes. Then I die cut it 5 times with multiple colors.  I just cut squares of card-stock so I only cut the required number of squares.

The sentiment on the front and message (you’re awesome) on the inside are from the Taylored Expressions Bold Brushstrokes stamp set.  A perfect set for teens!  Stamped with the MISTI and TE Oreo stamp pad again…love the bold black image you can get with multiple inking and stamping.  YAY MISTI!

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – It’s a Frame Up

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

It was a beautiful day for a picnic and fishing. We had a wonderful time making memories!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy card-making to you!