Saturday, October 4, 2014

Card Concept Color Challenge #20

Happy World Card Making Day!  I began my interest in Paper Crafting thanks to my good friend Natalie in Germany!  I love World Card Making Day as a hobby unites people of all backgrounds.

I created this card as part of Newton's Nook link up for World Card Making Day, for the Card Concept Color Challenge #20 - Halloween colors of black, orange and white and for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- the finishing touch.

The design I chose was Clean & Layered Design as the card has several layers, embossing, white space as well as a colored image.  And I chose, Newton's Nook stamp set -- Newton's Perfect Pumpkin.  

The spider web and bat as well as the pumpkin face, Newton and the sentiment were embossed with clear Versamark and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot.  Newton was colored white with a chalk marker.  His hat was colored with black and then Wink of Stella pen in clear glitter.  A light orange was applied to the brim of the hat.  Two Spectrum Noir markers were used to color the pumpkin before applying the Wink of Stella glitter pen again.

The card has several layers.  The main card is black with a matting of white.  Then a band of black and the orange layer with the embossing.  The image of Newton was cut and layered on a black mat.
If you wish to purchase any of the supplies used in the creation of this card, simply click on the name of the product above and it will take you to the product.
I hope you enjoyed my submission for the Card Concept Color Challenge #20 and have a Happy Meow-oween!

Monday, September 29, 2014

National Coffee Day

As part of National Coffee Day, yes there is such a thing, I am participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

For my submission, I created a regular A2 card but created the fold along the top versus the side.  I selected a dark brown for my card base.  Next I layered a light brown to frame a custom made background of coffee beans [from Fiskars Latte Love photopolymer stamp set] stamped in dark brown ink on a medium brown cardstock.

I used a vanilla cardstock to stamp the greeting, "thanks a latte" from the Fiskars Latte Love stamp set.  Next I stamped Newton and Cookies from the Newton's Nook, Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set.  Newton is stamped with milk and cookies so I had to fussy cut Newton from the design before coloring with Spectrum Markers. I used foam-backed adhesives to add Newton to the card.

I stamped a coffee cup and steam from the Fiskars Latte Love stamp set.  Afterwards I fussy cut both images, I colored using Spectrum Markers.  I attached to the card with foam-backed adhesives.

Afterwards I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the steam and the heart on the coffee cup as well as on Newton's collar. I finished the front of the card with a a double bow and ribbon wrapped around the top two layers of cardstock.

Moving onto the inside, I added the same light brown layer as on the front of the card.
I stamped the to-go coffee cup from Fiskars Latte Love stamp set and "You're the best" greeting from Lawn Fawn.  Finally, I used the coffee bean stamp from the front of the card  to add interest to the inside.

I hope you enjoyed my tribute to coffee today.
Check out the other talented blog hop participants by hopping over to Chaitali's Cuts, Crops & Creativity's Blog.

Please feel free to leave a comment on my blog, they make my day.



Fiskars Latte Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
Newton's Nook, Newton's Holiday Mischief Photopolymer Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn,  You're the best photopolymer stamp
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink (Black Licorice)
Spectrum Noir Markers in Shades of Brown
Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Always Artichoke markers (cup band, Newton's Nose, Newton's collar)
Adhesives (tape runner, glue dots, foam-backed adhesives)

I participated in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Poppystamps and Card Maker Blog Hop: Happy Fall

Welcome to the Poppystamps and Card Maker Blog Hop!

I am super excited to be part of a an amazing group of talented ladies to bring you this blog hop.  If you are hopping along you should have reached me from Lezlye Lauterbach's blog.

My favorite season is Autumn and there is much you can do with it as a theme.  One of my favorite things to do is to reflect and give thanks.  Therefore, my offering for you today is a card themed around thankfulness.

This card is a standard A2 cardstock in a dark brown.  I layered a leafy patterned paper and then a harvest golden color of card stock.  Then I created an Autumn sunset with distressed inks on top of white cardstock.

I used Poppystamps Viva Tree Die [901] to create the tree and leaves.  I die cut the tree several times in a harvest orange, gold, green and dark brown to get extra leaves.  From there I cut of the leaves and attached them to the tree on the card.

Next I cut out a Poppystamps Woodland Fawn Die [1014] in a light brown followed by the Poppystamps Woodland Fawn Die [945].  I cut off part of the scarf that comes with [945] to create a shorter scarf for the baby fawn.

Finally, I stamped the Danke greeting on a cream cardstock and layers each size of the Classic Ribbons Die [1005].  After assembling the greeting, I trimmed off a little of the squared off end to shorten.  Then I attached it to the card with a small green bow on a paperclip.

To finish the card, I added a cream cardstock inside with Poppystamps' So Much Cling Stamp [CS308B] greeting stamped.  It may be a little difficult to see but I hand-colored the leaves, stem and greeting with markers of different colors to continue the multi-colored theme inside the card.

I hope you have enjoyed the card and are inspired to incorporate Autumn backgrounds and themes into your card-making endeavors.

Before you go, there is a contest with a great prize to be won courtesy of Poppystamps!  The prize is both the 1084 Leaf Silhouette, 1031 Thank You Background die.  To be entered you must leave a comment on each blog you visit as no one knows which blog the winner will be selected from.

You have until 26 September 2014 to leave a comment.  Poppystamps will be selecting the winner(s) from comments and announcing it the Poppystamps Blog.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment (and/or subscribing to my blog).

Your next stop is on the hop is Theresa Momber's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit the Poppystamps Blog or the CardMaker Blog.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Christmas Folding Screen Card


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Welcome Fall with Heated Copper


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Spooky Nights