Friday, October 28

Sometimes you don't need a stamp...


If I am totally honest I kind of did make a stamp for the snow.
 It's three dots punched out of craft foam and attached to a block.

But the rest of the card is only dies.
I started with a white linen card stock base card and added the blue linen piece.
I die cut the village (Impression Obsession DIE118-H) and the trees (Impression Obsession DIE217-E) from another piece of white linen.
I glued down the village to the blue piece and took my Colorbox white ink and sponged in swirls then added the dots to make it look more snowy.
Finally I added the trees with glue dots for dimension. 

I will make more of these to keep going on the...
Caring Hearts Card Drive 

Thursday, October 27

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge 196...

gave me the idea for my next batch of cards for...



I started with a white linen card stock base card.
Using my scoring board I placed three lines across the card to match the sketch.
I die cut with the same card stock an Our Daily Bread Snowflake.
I applied it with glue dots for dimension.
I believe the verse is from Hero Arts and I stamped it with Adirondack cranberry ink.

Only 75 more to go...

Wednesday, October 26

From now until I fill the box with 100 cards...

I don't know how many of you know about this...


but I just learned of it this year from a Jennifer McGuire posting.
 I know every one won't be able to make 100 cards but if you can make a few I'm sure they will be more than welcome!

I am going to give it a try.
I already have about 20 Christmas cards and I got a box from the post office to try and fill with another 80.
If I don't succeed I will at least have a lot of cards to send.

My idea is to make challenge cards and make multiples until the box is full.

Here's the first...


I started with the color challenge and chose my Prisma colored pencils to match the chart.
I then found a simple design, remember I am going to be making multiples, from Art Impressions with the cat and the verse.
I stamped them to the front of the card using Sta-On jet black ink.
I colored them with the pencils and stamped another verse from the set inside the card.
Then my favorite extra on a card...I corner rounded two opposite corners.

Now on to make more.

Won't you please consider sending out some cars for this worthwhile cause.
I know personally how much it means to people in assisted living to get mail!

Monday, October 24

I just love these homemade stamps...


I started by making a stamp.
I used a leaf from the MFT Die-namics "Fall Leaves", craft foam and my Bigkick to cut the image.
I then applied it to a plastic square with double back tape to make the stamp.
The base card is made of cream colored card stock and I taped it to a scrap pad with painter's tape.
Now I stamped the leaf several times to cover the right side of the card front using Adirondack inks eggplant, slate and latte.
I took another piece of cream card stock and smeared, there's that technical term again, the eggplant ink onto it.
For a smoother look I immediately rubbed my sponge over the wet ink.
I ran this piece through the Bigkick with "happy birthday" from my Tim Holtz Sizzix "Celebration Words" set.
I removed the painter's tape, very carefully, and applied the "happy birthday" with glue.

Sunday, October 23

This is a REAL mix...


I started with Lasting Impressions green check card stock for the base card.
On a piece of white card stock I stamped the MFT "PI Mummy" using Adirondack pitch black ink.
I colored her face using my Chameleon pen NU1, one pen produced the shading!
 On another piece of white card stock I stamped the pumpkin from MFT "Spooky Treats" using Distress inks carved pumpkin and twisted citron.
The Happy Halloween was also stamped with the pitch black using the MFT "Spooky Sweets".
 To cut out the mummy and pumpkin I used the coordinating dies from MFT Die-namics.
I glued the mummy on then placed the pumpkin over her with glue dots for some dimension. 
Finally the happy Halloween sign went on the top.

So this is a "real" mix of inks and sets!