Thursday, January 21, 2021

A CAS-ual Friday Post-Three Cards Using ONE Stamped Panel

Happy Thursday everyone!! I have the day off and am busy trying to get my craft room organized. Let me tell you it has been a journey!!!

Today I am popping in to let you know that I have a post up at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps with a step-by-step on how I created three cards from one stamped panel. Below is a sneak peek of just one of my cards.

Please pop on over the CAS-ual Fridays Post to see how I created this and to see the other two cards I was able to make. I have never used this technique before and it was so fun!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by here. Hopefully I will have a tour of my new scrap room up soon, as well as some more creations!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Some More Winter Cards...

Happy Hump Day!! 

Today I am popping in with a couple of more cards I created using some old and new stuff from my stash. All the little colored images were stamped and colored in over this past year. This is what I do when I have no mojo. Coloring also helps me relax and we all know we have needed that in 2020!! I added them over some backgrounds that I am OBSESSED with making. 

For my first card, I used a combination of Hello Bluebird and Mama Elephant images.

I started off by masking the background so that only a circle of the panel showed and I blended the background with Ranger Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I then stenciled some "snow" using Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil. I added the Hello Bluebird Holiday Flurries snowflakes stamped with SSS Steel Blue dye ink. 

I used Simon Says Stamps Stitched Hill dies to create two hills and die cut them to fit the circles. I used some gray and blue Copic markers to shade the hills in.

I added a house and tree from Lawn Fawn's Winter Village stamp set. I added a snowman from Mama Elephants Little Snowman Agenda set. 

I completed my card by stamping a sentiment in black using Mama Elephant's Mini Message stamp set and applying some Nuvo Glitter Accents for snow.

I am entering this card into a couple of challenges. Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-layer it up. I layered the background up with blending, stamping and stenciling. I am also entering this card into this weeks Inkspirational Challenge #230-Mask. I masked the circle background on my card. 

For my next card, I did a series of three circles that I masked and did the same background treatment on as the first card. 

I then layered little bits that I had colored in previously, as well as die cuts, to create my scene.

The elves are from Mama Elephant's Little Elf Agenda. The presents are from My Favorite Things Birdie Brown set Jingle All The Way and the wagon is from the Lawn Fawn's Lets Go Nuts stamp set. I was not lying when I said I mixed a ton of companies together!!

I cannot tell you who made the snowflakes as I have a container filled with them from different companies. I like that I have them ready to take out and use on a whim. 

My sentiment is from the same Mama Elephant set as above. (excuse that little heart you see in the photo on the snowflake. Apparently it was on my desk and stuck to it and I didn't notice until I was going through the photos!)

I am entering this card into some challenges as well. Darling Cardmakers Winter Blessings Badge-I used the snowflake as my inspiration. I am entering this card into Addicted to Stamps and More... Make Your Mark Challenge for all the coloring I did on these images. 

Well that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS day!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Popping In....

 Hello everyone!! Long time no post...or only posting for my DT gig!! I have been busy PURGING and moving my craft room upstairs and it is taking me a long time. I am NOT great at getting rid of craft items. I can purge anything else in the my house EXCEPT craft items. I hate that about myself.

Today I am popping in with a card for some challenges. Each was made by using stuff I had colored in a while ago and a bunch of stenciling/stamping/blending on the background.

I created a snowman scene.

I used a combination of Mama Elephant Little Snowman Agenda Stamps and Dies. The Snowflake die cut is Mama Elephant's Winter Taggins

I used Stormy Sky Distress Ink to blend the background and Simon Says Stamps Falling Snow stencil. 

The stamped snowflakes are Hello Bluebirds Holiday Flurry Stamps and the sentiment is from their Frosty Friends.

I am entering this into some challenges. Just Us Girls #566-Use a Stencil, Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies, The Jingle Bells's Challenge-something old and something new-(old-snowman, snowflake die-new-snowflake stamp) and Darling Cardmakers Inspiration badge-snowman and snowflakes. 

That is all from me tonight. I hope you have a FABULOUS Monday!!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

My Turn on CAS-ual Fridays Today!!

 Just popping in to say I am on the CAS-Fridays Blog today with a new card!!! Below is a peek!!

To see how I created this, please hop on over the the BLOG!! (I apologize in advance for my horrible photos. I am moving my craft room and I do not have anything set up to take photos of my projects at this moment!!!)

I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Day 3 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Winter Release

 Hello everyone!! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend.

Today I am popping in with two cards I created using the newly released CAS-ual Fridays Stamps stencils-Chunky Chevron and Bubbles.

On my first card, I decided to just use the Bubbly stencil in a traditional way.

I used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Crackling Campfire and Rusty Hinge with the stencil and blended the ink across a white A2 card base. I die cut the panel down using a rectangle die. 

Next I stamped "celebrate" from the Sassy Celebrations stamp set with WOW! Clear Embossing Ink

I heat embossed the "celebrate" using WOW! Bang embossing powder. I love the texture of this embossing powder and think it draws the eye to the sentiment, which is what I wanted. I then layered the panel over an A2 sized, Peacock Blue card front. My last step was to use some glitter accents randomly in some of the bubbles. 

Below is a peek at the new stencils being released:

For my second card I used the Chunky Chevron stencil to do a mixed media card front. 

I used a heavy weight white cardstock as my background panel. I needed a heavier weight paper because I used the stencil with Peacock Feathers and Crackling Campfire Distress Spray Stain, and some Peacock Feathers Oxide Distress Spray.

I made my own red colored cardstock by inking white cardstock with Crackling Campfire Distress Ink. I cut it into strips and adhered it to the card front. I then adhered "happy" that I had die cut using the Happy Hanukkah Fri-die.

I added a birthday banner that I had masked and stamped from the Everyday Dragonflies stamp set. 

To finish the card, I wrapped some teal twine at the top of the card. 

These stencils, as well as the rest of the release, is available now in the NEW section of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store. Don't forget to use my code NORASENTME 15% off your total order!!!

Please stop on by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog to see some more creations from the other DT Members!!!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Day 2 of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps-Introducing the Salty and Margarita Glass Die!

 Happy New Year!!! 

Today I am popping in with two cards created with the new Salty stamp set and Margarita Glass die from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. This is my favorite set from the new release as I am VERY PARTIAL to margaritas!!!

For my first card, I created a very simple card using the Salty stamp set. 

I started this card by partially stamping the margarita glass from the Salty stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the left side of an A2 sized, white piece of cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment using the same black ink onto the bottom right. I used Copic Markers to color the margarita in. I added some accents to the glass using a white gel pen and Diamond Stickles into the salt crystals.

I then cut the panel down and adhered it to an A2 card front that had some scraps of pattern paper that matched the color of the margarita. 

This card was really simple but I LOVE how it came out. Below is a peek at the new stamp and die set.

For my next card, I did a bit of paper piecing.

I started off by using the new Chunky Chevron stencil (being introduced tomorrow) with some kraft ink onto a kraft A2 card front. I then stamped the black sentiment using the Salty stamp it onto the front of the card.

I set this aside and stamped the margarita glass from the Salty stamp set onto a scrap piece of watermelon colored pattern paper, some white cardstock and two pieces of green. I used the new Margarita Glass die to cut out the salt, the glass and the pink for the margarita.

I fussy cut the lime out of the two colors of green and then adhered all the pieces together and then adhered the glass to the card front. 

To complete this card, I added some Diamond Stickles on the salt crystals and some Nuvo Crystal Jewel Drops in lime green.

To see some more fabulous creations using these new products, be sure to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog

These new sets, as well as the complete release are available now in the NEW section of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp store. 

Be sure to use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order!!

I will be back tomorrow with some projects using the new stencils that are being released!!!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!!