Thursday, November 16, 2017

Color Throwdown Challege #469 using SSS & CZ Design Coolest Yulest

Happy Thursday!

I busted out all my Turkey Day cards so I got to play with the
The colors are Light Blue, Blue and Silver.

 I loved the colors so much that I made two cards. 
One using black as the acccent and one with just the challenge colors. 


I made the above card using the Simon Says stamp and CZ design Coolest Yulest stamp set.
I used Distress Oxide ink in Broken China and Salty Ocean for the background. I then heat embossed the images with a silver glitter embossing powder.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and stamped with Versafine Ink. 


I used a few of the same images and same ink to stamp the inside. 

I will post tomorrow with the second card I made for this challenge. Until then, I hope you have a fantastic day and I will see you next time.
Cher 






Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thank You Card using SSS Emma background and Distress Inks



Hey Ya'll

Today I have a Thank You card to show you. 
Man I just love Distress Inks with embossed resist background. 


I first heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Emma background stamp with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 

I used Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean to smoosh the background into .

 In between the pouncing I would dry the background to get better definition without muddling all together. I used my fave rectangle stitched die from the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13. 



I used my Silhouette to create the sentiment. I used the Lucinda Handwriting font, welded the letters together and then did a offset of 1.00 that I cut from some vellum. 

I put the background onto some shimmery card stock I got from Michaels and then put onto a Neenah  110 lb card base. 


See you next time!
Cher 




Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Birthday Card using Simon Says Stamp If the Hat Fits stamp set.


Hey Everyone!
A friend at work asked if I would make her a Halloween inspired birthday card for her Mom and I just had to try to replicate the card Kelly Latevola made. Here is the link to her blog post that I was inspired from.

This Simon Says Stamp If the Hat Fits stamp set has been my absolute fave Halloween stamp set so far.


I used Distress Inks for the background and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers for the hats.

I really went out of my comfort zone with adding the white gel pen accents to the hats like Kelly did but I'm so glad I did because it really gave me the confidence to do it again.

I went a little wild on the inside and stamped with Distress Oxide Inks using the Honey Bee Stamp set , Celebration Box.

I made the envelope using some pattern paper in my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time.
Cher

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Color Throwdown #466

Happy Thursday!

This weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #466 colors are Plum, Olive and Rust. I'm a new stamper so I am using again the SSS Fractile Leaves stamp set. I wish I could find some Thanksgiving stamps but of well..leaves will do.


I first stamped in Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then water colored with Distress Oxide inks. I used Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey. I also used some Barn Door Distress mixed with the Wild Honey to get the rusty color. I was a tad apprehensive since one oxide and one regular but it came out great.

After they dried I fussy cut them all out. I then took the seedless preserve ink and splattered it onto some Olive card stock.

I used the same Rust concoction to color some white cardstock to make the sentiment banner.
The sentiment comes from the SSS Ornate Leaves stamp set.

I popped it all onto a Kraft card base.


The inside sentiment is from the SSS essential greetings set.

Thank you for coming by and see you next time!
Cher

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Color Throwdown #463 using SSS Fractile Leaves.

Happy Saturday!
I didn't think I would be getting to a post for the Color Throwdown Challenge #463 this week but thanks to Hurricane Nate....I had some time after prepping the house. 

The colors this week are Orange, White and Kraft.

I used the same SSS Fractile Leaves stamp set  in last weeks throw down but i just couldn't help using it again this week. 


 I used Ranger White Detail Embossing Powder to heat emboss the leaves and sentiment. The sentiment comes from the SSS Ornate Leaves stamp set. 



I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor markers in orange tones for the leaves. I then embellished with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Orange Marmalade.

Thanks for stopping by and be safe if in the path of Huricane Nate!
Cher 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Color Throwdow Challenge #462 using SSS Fractile Leaves

Happy Thursday! 

Today’s post is for the Color Throwdown #462. 
The colors this week are Rust, Green, Orange and Blue. 


I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors for the background and the images. 

I wanted a messy watercolor background to be able to show off these 
Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves. It sort of reminds me like the leaves fell into a river. 

I hear embossed the leaves and sentiment with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. 

The Autumn Blessings sentiment comes from the SSS Ornate Leaves stamp set. 

I used the same embossing powder to make a matte to put the watercolor piece onto. 

Thank you so much for coming by and I’ll see you next time! 
Cher 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Color Throwdown #461 featuring Crazy Dogs stamp set


Hey All,
It has been a while since my last post and I apologize. My MacBook Pro is causing me to go crazy cause the screen is not working. I am using a Windows laptop till I can try to fix it and I am just not used to it.
I do tech support for cellphones as my day job and have patience all day. When it comes to me and a computer....I have none!

Anywho... here is my submission for this weeks Color Throwdown #461.
The colors this week were Purple, Green, Yellow and Orange. Those colors scream Halloween to me.



I used a Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles Stencil and ink blened with Distress Inks, I used Carved Pumpkin , Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed and Lucky Clover.

All of the Elements and Sentiment are from the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Dogs, Crazy Things and Crazy Talk Stamp Sets. I colored all the images with the same Distress Ink Color plus Black Soot.

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