October 31, 2020

Catherine Pooler - Happy Halloween

 Hello and Happy Halloween!!!

My last Halloween features a Catherine Pooler stamp set and inks. I picked these up not too long ago and I was determined to make a card with it! I had made a fall card with these same colors and decided to use them with this stamp set before putting the supplies away. (I'll be sharing that card late next week!).

I started by stamping the pumpkins from the Hey Pumpkin stamp set. The colors were picked out to match Journals for Life Fall Friends pattern paper. I cut a strip from the leaf pattern to use on my card. After stamping I fussy cut the pumpkins out. 

I used the Aquatini ink pad and an ink blender brush to add color to the white card base. Then adhered the leaf strip and finally the pumpkins with foam tape. 

Below the pumpkins I stamped the Halloween sentiment in black ink. I tried adding sequins, but in the end I preferred it without the sequins!! Some times less is more!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back in a couple days with new Graciellie Designs cards and next week is the beginning of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!!


October 29, 2020

Hello Bluebird - Halloween


I'm stopping by with another Halloween card!! I used a couple Hello Bluebird Halloween stamp sets, Frightful Little Bits & Spooky Script.

I stamped a whole bunch of the these images, colored them with my Copics and fussy cut them out several weeks ago. Last week I finally made at least one card with some of the images!

I started by die cutting different sized circles and then used Distress Oxides to ink up the circles. Then I pulled out some Halloween pattern paper and cut some circles from it. 

Then I started playing with placement of the circles and images. When I was happy with it I added the circles with foam tape. Then I adhered the images. Last I decided to stamp the Boo and Eek sentiments!

Thanks for stopping by!


October 27, 2020

Journals for Life - Boo Crew


Today I stopping by with some Halloween cards! I have a few to share and I hope I can share them all before Halloween!! First, up are two cards I made with Journals for Life Boo Crew bundle. Check the bundle out, its on sale!! Lots of goodies in this kit, its going to last me a few years!! 

My first card features some of the Ephemera, a cat, heart, potion bottle, and a boo speech bubble. The kit has pattern papers, for a journal, so they are not quite as wide as a card. But, that is okay, it works just fine with a border at the top and bottom! 

I used the stamp set from the kit to black heat emboss one of the Halloween sentiments. After adhering the pattern paper to the kraft card base, I played around the ephemera. When I was happy with the placement I added them to the card with foam tape. 

For my second card, I started by going threw my extra backgrounds. I found one that had dots and I used some kind of thick black paste. I trimmed it down so it would show the card base. 

From the kit I picked out a super cute ghost sticker, along with some colorful stars. I added baby powder to the back of the stickers, that way I can play around with the placement with out them sticking to anything.

I trimmed a strip of black card stock and added it to the dotted panel. Then I wrapped black twine around the panel and tied it in a bow. From the kit I used the alphabet stickers and spelled out Boo.

When I was happy with the placement of ghost and stars I added them to the card with foam tape. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 


October 19, 2020

Graciellie Designs - Start Anew Magnolias


I'm stopping with a second card I made with Graciellie Designs new Start Anew Magnolias digital stamp set. The set has two floral clusters and like always amazing sentiments!!

I started by pasting one of the floral clusters in Word and resizing it. I added a sentiment and printed both out. Then I used my Copic markers to color the image. 

From my stash I found some silver glitter card stock. I adhered it to the front of a white card base. 

Next, I cut my image into three equal parts. I used some washi tape and adhered my cardbase to my glass mat, using the lines to keep the card straight. Then I went about added the three image stripes with foam tape, using the lines on my mat to keep each section equal and have equal spaces between them. I trimmed off the over hang.

Last, I trimmed the sentiment down and adhered it to the front of my card. Thanks so much for stopping by!!


October 15, 2020

Graciellie Designs - Start Anew Magnolias


I'm sharing a card for a new Graciellie Designs digital stamp that just came out!! It's gorgeous!! Called Start Anew Magnolias, a gorgeous winter flower cluster! There is also a mini set that I used one of the sentiments from, its called Festive Swag.

I opened the image in Word, resized it and added the sentiment from Festive Swag. I printed the image and used my Copic markers to color it. 

Then I cut the image out with a panel die. I wanted a little bit of sparkle, but didn;t want to add sequins or enamel dots. So I used a sparkle pen to color the main Magnolia flower. \

I adhered the panel to the a white card base and then rounded the corner. The card is all about the big flower!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


October 6, 2020

Graciellie Designs - Christmas Wishes


Today Graciellie Designs has a new release!! New digital stamps called Christmas Wishes! Gorgeous poinsettia with fabulous sentiments!!

I decided to do no line coloring and to achieve that with a digital stamp I pasted the poinsettia in Word and resized it. Under Picture Tools I clicked on the drop down Color menu and picked the Washout option. I have stopped here before, the gray is still fairly dark and can be seen with your coloring. 

This time I went farther to see what what would happen. Below the Color menu is a Transparency drop down. From here I picked Transparency 80%, its really light and I did use another image I printed as a guide to use as I colored the image. To color the image I used my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils. 

Before printing I added the Joy & Peace sentiment, leaving it black so it could be seen after coloring. With a stitched rectangle I cut the colored poinsettia and then adhered it to a Kraft card base. Last I added clear and black sequins for a little sparkle!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stop by Graciellie Designs to pick up this set!!


October 3, 2020

World Card Making Day 2020

 Hello & Happy World Card Making Day!!

I'll be in the craft room today.... and probably tomorrow!! Today I'm sharing a card I made a few months ago!

I started by die cutting a fancy panel from Pink Fresh Studio called Ornate Banner Die. Then I stamped a few images from Journals for Life Plant Lady Stamp set. I did some quick Copic coloring, then fussy cut them out. With foam tape I adhered them to the white banner.

For the back ground I used Pink Fresh Studio Color Block Stripes Die. I picked out a few different shades of green and filled in one of the frames with the different colors. The frame and stripes were adhered directly to a white card base.

The sentiment is a very old Thank You die I cut from black card stock. I also added some black twine to the top of the banner and then adhered that to my card base. Last I added the sentiment. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy crafting!!


October 1, 2020

Graciellie Design - Simply Blessed


I have a second card featuring Graciellie Designs Simply Blessed digital stamp set. Perfect for the fall, and I went a little bit fall with this card!

I started by added two of the foliage  bundle to the card, along with a sentiment. After resizing them I printed it out.


Next, I used my Copic markers to color the images. I went with a rustic fall look using orange, red and a little light brown.


Then I used Distress Inks to make it look a bit vintage/fall like. I started with Antique Linen, adding ink at the edges and filling in to cover the panel. Next, I used a couple more Distress Inks to darken the edges, leaving the center the lightest color.


I decided not to add any sparkle or embellishment to let the coloring and inking shine!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!