Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Halloween Bits 'n Pieces

Over the last couple of weeks, I have accumulated quite a few Halloween pieces~~die cut, punched, fussy cut and Cricut cut.  So after giving a few away over the weekend, I decided to use the remaining Halloween items for today's card.   The tree was cut on my Cricut Explore.  The jack-o-lanterns were fussy cut from the Spooky Night DSP.  The cat was punched from the same DSP pack.  The bats are from Amuse thinlets.  The Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lime Twist frames were cut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangles framelits.  Finally, the white background was also cut using a framelit, but I am not sure which company it is from.  All in all, not too bad for using bits 'n pieces to create today's Halloween card.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Love Eclipse Card

I had to try another Eclipse card.  The "Eclipse" is the outline left when you raise the letters and the lines of the darker cardstock show thru.  But unless you turn the card a little sideways, you do not really see that fine outline. I wanted to see if using  the thin strips of  adhesive foam would let more of the dark outline show more.  I started with beautiful paper from Momenta (never heard of Momenta, but they do have a website) and then used Berry Burst for the contrasting cardstock.  When the card was finished, I added some sparkle with the Stampin' Up rhinestones.  I do not see a difference between using the thin strips of adhesive foam versus cutting dimensionals.  That being said, it was easier to run the thin strips along the letters rather than cutting the dimensionnals to fit and adding those along the letters.  Have a great day!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Three Pumpkins

Since I am having friends over this weekend, it was time  to clean my scraproom.  As usual, I didn't get around to the cleaning.  But I did create today's card!  At first I was going to just use the larger two pumpkins from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  One more would look better, but it needed to be smaller.  A Simon Says stitched pumpkin was the perfect size.  The little tag is from Stampin' Up's Wood Crate Framelit set and the sentiment is from the coordinating Wood Words stamp set. After die cutting the pumpkins in three different colors, I sponged them all with Tangerine Tango ink.  The background paper is from the DCWV Luxury Stack which was purchased a while ago.    Have a great weekend!  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Eclipse Technique

Recently, I have been seeing examples of "Eclipse" cards.  So, I decided to try my hand at it.  First you stamp images on the white top layer and then using the Large Letters dies, you die cut the word you want to use.  I thought "Fall" would be good as the four letters fit nicely on the top layer.  The Eggplant leaves are from the Gently Falling set. The little Pear Pizazz leaves are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  After adhering the white layer on the dark cardstock layer, you then pop up the letters and place them in the negative spaces.  All in all, the card turned out okay, but next time I will use lighter colors on my images so the dark outline shows up better on all the letters.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Fall Birthday Card

Fall is a very pretty time of the year.  So for the next couple of weeks you will probably be seeing a lot of leaves and Halloween cards!  When I purchased the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and the coordinating Colorful Seasons stamp set, it was all about the Adirondack chair die and the beach chair stamp.  But now it is all about the leaf stamps and thinlets.  Stamped leaves, die cut leaves, layered leaves, I am making good use of both stamps and thinlets.  Today's card is quite simple.  The solid Cajun Craze leaves were stamped off once before stamping on the card.  The veins of the leaves were stamped directly with Cajun Craze ink.  The solid Crushed Curry was stamped off once and then a die cut of the leaf shape and veins was adhered over that image.  The white background was embossed using the Pinewood Planks folder. The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set.  And, of course, I had to use sequins to fill in some of the white space.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Witch Way Is The Candy?

Today's card is by my friend, Cherie.  It is just adorable.  Cherie created this card using a stamp set and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things.  The set is a Birdie Brown set, Which Way Is The Candy.  Remember the cards and candy cakes I made using the cute little mermaids?  She designed that set, too.  Birdie Brown is an illustrator and on the My Favorite Things Design Team.  Her little people and critters are all sooo cute.  And then you have the card maker who uses the cute little people, animals and other images to make a really cute shaker card!  Have a great day!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cute Medieval Birds

Sydney wanted to make something special for her and her baby cousin's room at Grandmum and Papa's house.  When she was here a couple of weeks ago, I showed her a little bird dressed in a witch hat that I had made with the Cricut.  She liked it very much so we looked at the cartridge on line which included the little blue witch image, 3 Birds on Parade.  Well, it was the perfect cartridge.  (Sydney and Ayden's daddies like things having to do with medieval times.)  There was a little bird king, bird wizard, bird princess and a bird knight.  I told her she could think about if she wanted those birds and let me know.  Sydney called and asked if I could make a picture of the birds.  Out came my Cricut Explore.  I brought the four birds to the mat and made them the size that would fit in a 10 x 10 frame.  And just before I was going to cut all the pieces, I remembered reading that I could flatten the images on the mat, print them and then the Cricut would cut them!  Worked perfectly!  The only thing I will say is that I wish I had a white frame.  But with the black checked paper and black outline on each bird, the black is good, too.   Have a great day!