Saturday, October 27, 2012

Make It Merry Card - Wendy Vecchi

The challenge for the week at Simon Says Stamp and Show is Inspired by Wendy Vecchi. I am very last minute getting an entry for the challenge because I haven't been home all week but I am finished just in time.

My entry is a Christmas card make using the stamp: Art of Making It Pretty LCS007. Take a look:

The stamp set has five different rubber stamps and between the outside and inside of the card, I managed to use all of them. My card began with vanilla card stock, then inked the background stamp in the set with Old Paper Distress Ink to keep the background light. I heat dried it a few seconds, then inked the poinsettia stamp with Forrest Moss Distress Ink and stamped over the background. Next I inked some red paper with Barn Door Distress Ink to get a little deeper red. On the poinsettia stamp I used the Ranger Emboss It Clear Ink Pad and Ranger Red Embossing Tinsel then heat dried it then cut it out and used double sided sticky foam squares to attach the poinsettia. I inked the edges of the card with Old Paper to stay with that subtle look then used Gold Stickles on the center of the poinsettia and Lime Green Stickles on the swirls of the flower.

I used a piece of the cardstock that had been stamped with the background stamp while I was practicing to stamp "make it Merry." I inked with Ranger Emboss It Clear Ink Pad and Ranger Red Embossing Tinsel then heat dried it then cut it out and used double sided sticky foam squares to attach it to the front of the card.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wicked Witch Card

Do you remember you favorite costume for Halloween? Was it scary, funny or cute? My favorite costume was the year I got to be a witch. My Mom made the costume and bought an old ugly witch rubber mask. I was so excited to go Trick or Treating in that witch costume.

I made an easel card to reflect this memory and am entering the Simon Says Challenge: Your Favorite.  I loved making this card, from the easel fold, the embossed background, the witch to the tree. Gosh, it was all so fun!

Instructions to make and assemble the easel card are below.

Cardstock: orange, black and white

Background of card: Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Damask & Regal Flourishes. Inked paper first with Ripe Persimmon than ran embossing folder through machine then inked with Dusty Concord.

Stamp: Hampton Arts - Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz

witch body: stamped with Adirondack Black, inked with gray marker and Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Time Piece: inked with Tea Dye and Distress Stickles Vintage Photo to outline time piece.
witch face: Distress Ink Pad Peeled Paint, red marker for eyes, Ripe Persimmon for shadows under eyes.
witch hat: inked with Dusty Concord and gray marker, highlighted with black stickles.
broom - inked with Rusty Hinge Ink Pad then Distress Stickles - Vintage Photo
Inking around stamped image: Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemon, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. Then applied strip of black glitter tape, stamped spider webs in corner and applied black stickles. 

Tree: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Branch Tree: inked with Brushed Corduroy, applied Distress Vintage Photo Crackle Paint, inked again with Brushed Corduroy. Highlighted tree with Distress Stickles Vintage Photo. 

Stamp: Hampton Arts - Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz 
Sentiment: stamped with Ranger Clear Emboss Ink Pad, and Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Sticky, dried and added purple glitter.
Stockings: stamped with Adirondack Black Ink and colored with orange marker.
Crow: stamped with Adirondack Black Ink

  1. Cut orange cardstock at 4 x 8.
  2. Cut piece of orange cardstock at 4 x 4.
  3. Score and fold 4 x 8 orange card at 2" & 4". Set aside till ready to assemble.
  4. Cut piece of black cardstock at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. Cut piece of white cardstock at 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
  5. Stamp on white card and embellish as desired.
  6. Adhere stamped layer to black card.
  7. Tape completed stamped card to 4 x 4 orange card. 
Assemble Easel Card: 

  1. Take 4 x 8 base card and fold both score lines towards you which will create the easel part of the card.
  2. Create a banner to tape to the bottom of the card.
  3. Mount banner to bottom of card with pop dots. This is going to create the stopper for the easel card.
  4. Tape the stamped card to the bottom half only of the top of the easel card. 

Spooky Halloween Tag

I have had so much fun playing around with ideas for Halloween, I can remember a house that was just a street over from my house growing up and always thought of it as a spooky house. I was too afraid to go up the steps by myself for Trick or Treating. My sister was older and much braver, went up the steps to the spooky house with me. What a Spooky Halloween that was!

I have created a tag for this memory, I cut out two tags for the project. The base or background tag was cut from cardstock, then I used a mask and inked with several colors of Distress Ink. The mask is Tim Holtz Idea-olgy Mini Compass mask. I moved the mask around the tag many times and used a different color of Distress Ink each time.

The next layer of the tag was cut from clear packaging then stamped using an Adirondack Black Ink pad then heat dried.

A little raffia and a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Muse Token: Halloween was added. I enjoyed working with the mask in this project but also had fun stamping on the clear acrylic packaging.

Simon Says Challenge: Your Favorite 

Wicked Halloween Tag

Who doesn't love Halloween? Well at least many of us love the tradition, and for me, I have so many fun memories of Halloween. So over at Simon Says, the  challenge is Your Favorite. My favorite part of my card is the stamp itself. I was looking through some stamps and found this one by Close To My Heart and thought it would make a fun girly card. 

The paper for the card's base is by Authentique from the Enchanted Collection. The paper for the tag from my stash with a little extra inking of Dusty Concord. First I stamped Tim Holtz CMS125 Mixed Media with Archival Black then the cute witch with Archival Deep Purple and Black. The tiny spider is a punch then a white line was drawn for the web. A little pink bling was used for fun in the upper right corner.

The sentiment on the inside was stamped then placed on a peel and stick Action Wobble. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Little Rusty Card

At Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is Rustification. For my challenge, I made a  card that is A Little Rusty.

The base of my card was scored with horizontal lines across the top one-fourth  and vertical scores across the bottom three-fourths. For a little rust, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge and the Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Metallic Kit. The next layer is the Fleu De Lis Square from Spellbinders Nestabilities Collection. Then I cut a square and ran it through a Fleur De Lis embossing folder. I used Archival - Monarch Orange to ink the Fleu De Lis embossing folder. The next layer is Spellbinders Nestabilities - Fleus De Lis Dolly Accents. The Metallic Kit was also used on the second and third layers of the card.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Collecting Leaves Card

The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Leaf-spiration reminds me of my childhood and collecting leaves. I remember having so much fun collecting leaves for a leaf project at school. Maybe you used a bag or large envelope to put your leaves in so my tag features an envelope and leaves to remember this school project.

The base of my card is Marbled Stains, then I stamped the Maple Leaf from the Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Autumn Blueprint. Next I made the small envelope and ran it through an embossing folder plus stained it with Festive Berries and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. The black letters are Him Holtz - Alpha Parts. The small leaves are all from the Maya Road - Autumn Mini Chipboard Set. Each leaf was run the an embossing folder, sanded then a little glitter from Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy.

Maple Leaf Tag

Don't you just love Fall and all the brilliant colors in Mother Nature, one of my favorites is the leaves of the Maple Tree. The Maple leaf is my favorite of all so my tag today features the maple leave plus the fall colors we are seeing around our yards. My tag is for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Leaf-spiration.

My featured stamp is Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Autumn Blueprint. Before I used the stamp, on base of my tag I used Marble Stains - page 46 Compendium of Curiosities 2, heat dried then a little Pearl-Ex. Next I stamped and used Ranger Super Fine Detail black embossing powder.

The sentiment Leaves is Tim Holtz Idea-ology Seasonal Verbiages with Glossy Accents. 

Fall Leaves Tag

Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, the Challenge is Leaf-spiration. My first entry features my tag of leaves. I love a little bling, a little shine and lots of beautiful fall colors.

The base of my tag features Marbled Stains - page 46 Compendium of Curiosities 2. For a little shine, I used Pearl-Ex. The leaves are Sizzix die Tim Holtz - Tattered Leaves. The leaves were cut, run through a Cuttlebug folder, stained, sanded and then a little Pearl-Ex was added. The leaves are Maya Road - Autumn Mini Chip Board Set.