Thursday, October 16, 2014

Going to Space for Friday Mashup

I'm back with The Friday Mashup this week and Holly has a fun technique for us to try. It's called the Galaxy Technique and you can watch videos on it HERE and HERE. She also wants us to create a project for a friend.

After asking my fellow DT members what they used I went with reinkers on wax paper. I mimicked fellow DT Sara by using Naturals White card stock instead of watercolor paper. Its a great replacement and I frequently use it for watercolor projects, even though I do have watercolor paper on hand.

For my reinkers I used Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Bermuda Bay. I also used a Smoky Slate Stamping Spot. I dropped/stamped them all on wax paper and then spritzed it with water and used a paper towel to make sure it was wet but not too wet. I then put my piece of Naturals White down to pick up the color. I did this a few times to get the desired effect, with a heat tool used to dry the paper and ink when I thought it was getting too moist. If you head over to The Friday Mashup you'll see that Tara and I were thinking along the same lines with our images :)

I then took the image and sentiment and embossed it with Whisper White embossing powder on a panel I cut out with the Window Frames framelits. I then repeated the technique on this panel, wiping the ink off the embossed portion as I went along.

To finish off the card I backed the image panel on a Basic Black panel cut out with the next size up Window Frame and adhered it all with dimensionals. It's a fun card to give to an out of this world friend!

Head over to The Friday Mashup and see all the great cards from the rest of the DT, and then give the technique a try!

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with the "Galaxy Technique".   Links to technique HERE &HERE
  • Create a project for "A Friend". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Project for a friend using the Galaxy Technique".

Stamps: Love You to the Moon (retired)
Paper: Basic Black, Naturals White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Craft White
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Frame Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Whisper White Embossing Power, Heat Tool

Monday, October 13, 2014

To The Stars with TTS

I'm a few days late with my card for 'Tis The Season. My oldest has been having some medical issues and then hubby and I went away for the weekend to celebrate my 41st birthday so here I am on Monday, getting my card up :)

This week at 'Tis The Season we have a great sketch for you. You can see I took the circles in the sketch and changed them to stars. I recently got the Bright and Beautiful set from the Christmas catalog and thought this was the perfect sketch to break it out for the first time.

I embossed a panel of Whisper White with the On Point TIEF and adhered that to a card base of Smoky Slate. The big star was stamped in Lost Lagoon, the 2 smaller ones in Smoky Slate and the other big one in Silver Glimmer Paper. For my strip across the middle I used some Silver Stretch cord. For a little extra bling I added some rhinestones to finish it off. The sentiment was stamped in Lost Lagoon and is from More Merry Messages.

I hope you'll come by 'Tis The Season and play along with us!

Stamps: Bright and Beautiful, More Merry Messages
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Big Shot, On Point TIEF, Stars Framelits, Basic Rhinestone, Silver Stretch Cord, dimensionals

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Beary Happy Birthday

A good friend of mine placed an order with me for some cards and for one of them she needed a birthday card for her youngest son, who will be 16 soon. His nickname is  Bear and he loves the color green and the outdoors, so this is what I came up with. The new sketch at Sunday Stamps was the perfecting starting point and helped this card come together quite quickly!

Stamps: Decorative Pines (retired), Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Woodland Walk DSP (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon (retired), dimensionals

Friday, October 3, 2014

You're Wonderful

Just a quick post for this card I made for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches

I took the Vivid Vases stamp and only stamped 3 of the vases, colored them in and then used circle framelits to cut them out. I adhered everything to a Whisper White panel that is embossed with the new stars TIEF from the holiday mini (I'll come back tomorrow when I have more time and put the correct names in for everything :) ). The WW panel was then put on a card base of Baked Brown Sugar.

Have a great weekend! We have our first snow of the season on the way, I'm pretty excited!

Sketchy Marbles for Friday Mashup

It's Friday finally, thank goodness! I'm ready for the weekend and a 3 day work week next week!

Lynda is our hostess this week at The Friday Mashup and she has a fun sketch for us, along with a technique to try out...the Marble Rolling Technique. You'll notice I didn't do the technique on my card but it wasn't for lack of trying! I bought a bag of marbles, grabbed my reinkers and an old stamp case and started rolling away. However I didn't like anything that I came up with, mainly I think because I have all dark or summer colors for my reinkers and it just wasn't working for what I had going on. I really wished I had some white because that would have worked perfectly but alas I don't :( So sorry Lynda, but I did try it!!

For the sketch I used other shapes in place of the circles but I think you can still see the sketch on my card. I just love this Holiday Home set, I keep reaching for it on most of cards. Sometimes I have to say no and remember that I do have other stamp sets :)

I hope you'll come by The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the design team did with this challenge, and to also play along with us!

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with "the Sketch". 
  • Create a project with the "Marble Rolling Technique".  Link to technique HERE.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Project using the Marble Rolling Technique & Sketch". 

Stamps: Holiday Home
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Vellum, Trim The Tree DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler.   Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Homemade Holiday Framelits, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Merry Sketch

This week at The Paper Players Sandy has a great sketch for everyone. I hemmed and hawed about what I wanted to do with it and finally settle on a Christmas card that used the squares to highlight DSP. I did move the sentiment across the panels instead of below, so hopefully that's ok! I just really wanted to use that "merry" sentiment and it didn't look right going across the bottom :) The "merry" was cut out 3 times with the Big Shot and adhered to each other for more dimension, and then I sponged it  with Metallic Silver ink for more pop. I then channeled a bit of my daughter, who loves all things sparkly, and added some rhinestones to finish the card off, along with some paper piercing. 

Stamps: none
Paper: Smoky Slate Lost Lagoon, All is Calm DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Encore Silver Metallic
Accessories: Big Shot, Expressions Thinlet Dies(retired), Basic Rhinestones, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing Pack-Essentials

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blowing Colors for Friday Mashup

It's time for another Friday Mashup and this week Avery is our lovely hostess. She has a fun technique for us to try....the ink blowing technique. You can watch a video on it HERE. She also wants us to use the following colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Basic Black.

The colors spoke fall to me and I started out thinking I was going to create a fall themed card but you can see that it ended up in a totally different direction :) The lines and colors are so bold that it's really easy to let them take center stage.  To complete the card I took a stamp from Starburst Sayings, colored it in with markers, stamped it, cut the circle portion by hand and then backed it with a piece of Basic Black cut with the Starburst Framelits. Easy peasy!

Channel your inner child and come by The Friday Mashup and play along with us!

Stamps: Starburst Sayings
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Starburst Framelits, straw, dimensionals