Sunday, May 27, 2018

Color Throwdown #494 using Simon Says Stamp So Cool

Happy Sunday!

I have my submission for the newest Color Throwdown Challenge #494

The colors this week are red, white and blue. 

I had won this great stamp set from the Instagram Giveaway of @escards.

I white heat embossed the images onto watercolor paper and used Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple and Blueprint Sketch. I used  Hickory Smoke on the background to make the images pop. 

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope to see you next week on the next challenge!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Miss U card using SSS Everything Together Stamp Set

I wanted to make a card with the SSS May Card Kit Stamp Set named Everything Together.

I stamped the images to create a background and then stamped the sentiment 
in Versafine Black onyx ink.
I then used some Nuvo Jewel Drops to add some interest.

SSS Melon Hybrid Ink
SSS Spring Rain Hybrid Ink
Memento Angel Ink
Memento New Sprout

Nuvo Jewel Drops:
Strawberry Coulis
Orange Marmalade 

Than you for checking this post out and see you next time! 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy Birthday Card using MFT Bubble Technique

Hey There! 
So I watched this My Favorite Things YouTube video where they
made some bubbles using a circle stencil.

The trouble was...I didn’t have this stencil but I did have a Silhouette Cameo!
I made my own stenci from card stock and various circle cut outs.

I followed very closely to the video cause I cant lie, I was sure I was gonna mess it up.
I used a ton of Distress Inks and mixed them up in the bubbles.

Distress Inks:
Abandoned Coral
Worn Lipstick
Carved Pumpkin
Squeezed Lemonade
Twisted Citron
Mowed Lawn
Peacock Feathers
Mermaid Lagoon
Wilted Violet

I then cut out the sentiment also using the Silhouette.
I cut out 3 of the sentiment in white and then I cut it out of the inked background.
That was the terrifying bit and hoping I have it on the mat right and that is stuck on good.

I then used a white gel pen to add the shine bits onto the bubbles. 

I put the background onto some black and white pattern paper. 

I had a ton of fun making this card and will definitely make again!

Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Daffodil Card using Silhouette Cameo 3 and Distress Oxides


Oh man April was not a great month for my Silhouette Cameo 3.
No matter what I put the blade at or settings in the Studio software the machine would go crazy and cut like it was cutting through chipboard.

I went though 3 reps and new cutting strips and blades and then finally got the replacement machine sent and it worked!!!
This was the first card I made and I was stoked!!

I love daffodils and I had to get this file when I saw it in the Design Store. 

I cut all the parts from white cardstock and then Colored with Distress Oxide Inks. 

I finally shed off with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Grey Mist. 

Distress Oxides: 
Salty Ocean
Squeezed Lemonade
Carved Pumpkin
Lucky Clover 

Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Guest Star Stamper for Color Throwdown #493

Hey Guys!

I am super excited to be sharing the card I made for being the Guest Star Stamper after
 being chosen in the CTD#491 challenge!

I was so happy when I saw the colors for this week weeks challenge CTD#493

They are my fave color combos....Aqua, Lime and White

I white heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Flowers Stamp onto some watercolor paper. 

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers 
to water color in the flower and leaves. 

I wanted to make the flowers pop so I added a bit of Hickory Smoke onto the background. 
I cut the piece out using the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-Namics. 

The Thanks sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Die. 
I cut the shadow from vellum and the word from Neenah Metallic card stock in white gold. 

I had to add some sparkle with the Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals. 

I used the center part of the stamp to ink the inside of the card using
 Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. 

Thank you so very much for visiting and I hope to see you next week for the next challenge!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Color Throwdown #492 using MFT Bold Blossoms

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a lovely Mother's Day!

Today I have my submission to the Color Throwdown Challenge #492

I was at first like what am I gonna make with these colors but then I decided to go out of my box and still do a floral with unconventional colors for the leaves. 

I wanted to use a technique that Amy R did on her YouTube channel of Faux Watercoloring.

She had stamped out the images and then sprayed water to get them to bleed.
Guess what I learned.... Memento Dye Inks hardly bleed. 

Memento Inks Used:
Lady Bug
London Fog

I am pretty new to non Distress Ink using so totally didn't know that. Lol

What happened when I did the water was that it did soften the images and I know will sound weird but it gave it a suede-y like look that I just loved!

The sentiment is from the Concord and 9th Here's the Scoop stamp set and I heat embossed it onto vellum with Ranger Watering Can embossing Powder 

The card base came from the May SSS card kit. I actually cut the base just a bit on two sides to be able to use to hold down that vellum piece. 

I finished the card off by stamping some of the images on the inside with SSS Fog ink. 

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you on Wednesday 
for the next Challenge where I will be the Guest Star Stamper! Eeeeeekkkkk!
Have a great day!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mothers Day Box Card

Today I have a Mother's Day card I made from a Lori Whitlock design in the Silhouette Design Store.  It is a adorable 3D card which Lori is fantastic at designing.

My cameo is acting crazy so no lie it took me two days, lots of cursing and 5 hours with Silhouette tech support to get this made. lol

I cut all the images from some white card stock.

I inked up all the images with Distress Oxide Inks.
I kept the inking very simple due to the above issues I was having.

Distress Oxide Inks Used:
 Broken China
 Tattered Rose
Lucky Clover
 Cracked Pistachio
Carved Pumpkin
 Squeezed Lemonade
  Hickory Smoke

I then added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in grey mist to add some interest and to be honest,
hide some mistakes.
That is what they are made for right?

The beauty of this card is that it can be folded to fit in a card to be mailed 

Thank you for checking it out and see you next time!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mother's Day Card using Silhouette Cameo

Happy Wednesday !

I have such an adorable card to show you today!
It is the Flower Bundle Mother's Day Card by Lori Whitlock.
I got mine from the Silhouette Design Store. 

I cut it all out of white card stock and ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks.

Distress Oxides:
Squeezed Lemonade
Cracked Pistachio
Peacock Feathers
Abandoned Coral
Picked Raspberry 
Tattered Rose

I also used a Silhouette Sketch Pen in Silver for the sentiment. 
It was my first time using one and will definitely not be the last. 

After assembling I added Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen to the 
flower centers and the sentiment circle.

Thank you so much for stopping by and 
I hope you have a fantastic Mother's Day Weekend!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Super Mom Card for the Color Throwdown Challenge #491

Happy Monday!!

Today I have the card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #491.

The colors this week were Coral, Green, Kraft and White. 

Since I have a working Cameo again I wanted to use a design from the 
Silhouette Design Store by Alaa' K. 

The name of the file is Super Mom Cutout Card. 

I cut all the pieces from white card stock and then ink blended it with Distress Oxide Inks. 

Distress Oxide Inks: 
Frayed Burlap
Antique Linen
Abandoned Coral 
Evergreen Bough

After it was assembled I added in the white with some white sequins. I also used the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to add some sparkle to the diamond. 

Thank you for visiting and I will see you on the next challenge!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Birthday Card using Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste background


Today I have a Birthday card that is all about the sparkle!

I got my first jar of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste and I jumped at making a fun background.

I first ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers.

I then applied the Glimmer paste onto the MFT Stencil Star Grid stencil

It was kind of hard to pick up in picture but man the way the paste changes color with the inks makes such a pretty sparkly gradient. 

I cut the sentiment from a design I had from the Silhouette Design store.

I added Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen in white.
I wanted to add more  'weight" to it so I smooshed my versa mark pad onto the sentiment and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I finished off with some more sparkle by added some clear sequins.

Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Distress Oxide Water Painting with MFT All About You

I fell in love with a technique Jennifer McGuire did of water painting with Distress Oxides.

I just loved how going over the images with the water gave them
 this ethereal look like they are glowing. 

I made these cards to give to some family and close friends for Mothers Day.

I used the exact technique Jennifer did of setting up my mini Misti with the images on one side then rotating 90 degrees to stamp the other to have symmetrical.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers stamp sets.
I heat embossed them with Ranger white embossing powder.

The purple on left was ink blended with Distress oxides in Shaded Lilac in the center and Wilted Violet to the edges. I then took Seedless preserves to darken up the edges just a tad.

The reddish orange one was done with aa combo of Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple.

 I water painted all the images and dabbed off to make lighter and then went back and painted in with the Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade 

The sentiments are from the MFT All About You stamp set and Dies. I used a Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the You sentiments and added some Nuvo Jewel drops in Pale Periwinkle and Limencello to add some dimension and interest. 

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope to see you next time!