Monday, August 31, 2020

Assorted Birthday Cards










Various old stamp sets and supplies were used
on these cards.

I don't know which stamp sets were used
or even the manufacturer. 
I can tell you that everything used is long retired.
Also that the cake on the first one
and the Happy Birthday! on the last were from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

2 More Sympathy Cards



The above card was a CAS Favorite at 
Splitcoaststampers









I made a couple more sympathy cards to have on hand.
We've needed to send out several this year :(

These two are nice and flat so they
won't require extra postage to mail. 


All supplies used came from Stampin' Up! 








Saturday, August 29, 2020

4 Sympathy Cards














Hubby needed two sympathy cards recently 
so I made these for him to choose from.
He liked the center and last ones the best. 

Stamp images came from Stampin' Up! years ago. 


Thanks for looking


Friday, August 28, 2020

Butterfly Die Cuts Cards









Playing around with a butterfly die.
I'll add greetings to the cards when needed.
I did add wire antennae to them after I
took these photographs. 

I used Brushos on water color paper
to create the "ombre" look layer underneath. 

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
and are all now retired. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

New Puppy Card




A long time pen pal who lost her fur baby
earlier this summer brought home a new puppy!

This is the card I made to congratulate her.

I hope this one arrives in a timely fashion.
The sympathy card I sent took over a month-
and she lives in a neighboring state!

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
Bella and Friends stamp set
Congrats stamp set

Image is water colored with inks from my
classic ink pads. White gel pen highlights. 






My supervisor was sleeping on the job ;) 



Thanks for looking, have a great day! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Assorted Cards










Assorted cards I made recently,
most were putting to use some scraps.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Don't Feel So Hot Card




This cute penguin image is an oldie from Stampin' Up!
 I water colored it with inks from my ink pads and an aqua brush.


Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Good Friends Card




Cute, simple enough card.

Pressure embossed background was done on a piece of 
white core card stock, creating a slightly distressed look.
The EF came from Stampin' Up!

I lightly water colored in the heart portion of the 
stamp image and added a rhinestone accent.

Thin organdy ribbon is folded behind the fancy die cut
(Stampin' Up!)

Thanks for looking =) 




Sunday, August 23, 2020

Vase of Flowers Card





I'm not sure of the manufacturer of this stamp and die set.

The mini banner was created with a punch from Stampin' Up!
and is covered with Stickles glitter glue.

The "hi" die cut is a portion of an old die from Cuttlebug.

The embossing folder is also from Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking =) 
 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Good Thoughts Card







This card is inspired by a sample in an old
 Stampin' Up! catalog. I used what I had on hand
and changed it up to make a similar card

Everything other than the honeycomb patterned paper
came from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, August 21, 2020

Skater Boy Card




I may have gone overboard with this one!
I should have left the "enamel dots" off 
and used them on another card.

Once again, I used several old stamp sets from
 Stampin' Up! to create this card.
On The Go
Tape It
a couple of texture/grunge sets

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Dirt Biker Card




Fun combination of images on this card!

It's difficult to see some of the details in the photo:
The entire stamped panel is popped up over the base.
The torn strip of Sahara Sand is textured.
The gears were cut out of black card stock and 
I dabbed brown paint on them.

All supplies were from Stampin' Up!
(other than the acrylic craft paint) 

Thanks for looking =)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

4 Wheeler Card




Card inspired by a sample in an old
Stampin' Up! catalog.

All supplies used were from SU!

Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bowl of Apples Card






The image is water colored with inks from my dye ink pads
and an aqua painter. It's from a really old stamp set
called Country Comfort. The inside border was made
with the old Gingham Stampin' Around wheel
and the outside with the Buffalo Check background stamp.

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Gee, Thanks Card










This is the last of the chalkboard type stamp images
I made cards with recently.


Everything other than the yellow dimensional dots
(used to hide some smudges!)
came from Stampin' Up!

I inked up a portion of a word bubble stamp
with water based markers for the "gee, thanks".

Thanks for looking =) 



Sunday, August 16, 2020

There's You Card









I'm not sure about this card. . . . .

Another chalkboard image,
but this one I tried to color over some of
the white craft ink with metallic pencils.

The die cuts are lightly colored with chalks.

Everything other than the patterned paper inside
and the old craft sequins came from Stampin' Up!
Yes, even that wide organdy ribbon that they
sold about 15+ years ago. 

Thanks for looking =) 



Saturday, August 15, 2020

Little Something Card






I lightly rubbed a Craft white ink pad
across textured black card stock
to create the background
for this chalkboard image stamp.

I stamped the tag twice then cut out the word
SOMETHING and popped it up with dimensionals.

Ribbon from the dollar store,

Prima paper flowers, rhinestones,
die cut leaves from a newer Stampin' Up! set

Patterned paper inside, unknown

ink, papers, stamp image all form Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, August 14, 2020

Happy Birthday, Human Card






Images, inks, papers, dies were from Stampin' Up!

The image is water colored in
with dye inks and an aquapainter.

Foundry embossing folder, Tim Holtz 

The yellow chevrons were pieces punched
out from a border punch by SU!
I added them after the card was done.
It seemed to need something and they
happened to be in the same bag of 
die cut leftovers the screw heads were in.
I trimmed them to fit then glued them in place
around the banner that was already adhered
to the card front. 
Certainly a different detail,
normally I would use gears, screws,
something mechanical like. 

The tiny screw head accents are little pieces
that were leftovers from a gear die cut.
I pressed a screwdriver into them to create
slight indentations. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

HAPPY Birthday Card






I think I spent nearly two hours on this card ! 
I was determined to make something similar
to one I saw in an old Stampin' Up! catalog.
Trial and error, rooting through supplies,
redoing parts that I got smudges on, etc.


All inks, card stocks and stamp images
were from Stampin' Up!
I inked up a portion of a larger stamp
with a water based maker to get just
the word BIRTHDAY.

I made my own background paper
with a sponge dauber and ink.

The balloon die was from 
The Stamps of Life.

HAPPY was created with letter dies from 
Little B


Thanks for looking =) 



Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Partying Iguana Card




First time I've ever inked up this stamp!
I used water based markers directly
on the rubber to create the multi colored image.
It is an old one from Stampin' Up!

The balloons on the inside were from 
Technique Tuesday

All inks, card stocks, button, baker's twine
and ribbon were from SU!

Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Pink Party Hats Card






This card took longer than I planned!

I could have simply stamped party hats,
but I decided to find punches to make them.

I used a double pennant punch from Stampin' Up!
I'm not sure of the name, but it has a triangle and 
a slightly larger scalloped triangle.
I used a portion of the scallop for the 
glittery bottom edge of the hats.

The glittery pom top is the center of a
really old snowflake paper punch from SU!

Assorted embossing folders, rubber stamps,
brads, patterned paper, dimensionals
 and inks finish it off.

Thanks for looking =) 




Monday, August 10, 2020

Glittery Princess Card




Once again, inking up some old stamps 
from Stampin' Up! for this sweet
- and glittery! - card.

It's difficult to see in the photos, 
but I used some diamonds Stickles
on the crown and wand.
Rhinestones finish off the crown.
There are also strips glitter paper
on the front and inside.

The images are water colored in
with inks from my classic dye ink pads
and an aquapainter. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Birthday Candle Trio Cards








Putting to use some old Jolee's stickers
to make these bright, somewhat CAS cards.

I custom cut the die cut stitched rectangle,
making it smaller than the original die
to fit the images better.

The background is embossed with a
Cuttlebug folder.

The rubber stamp images are oldies
from Stampin' Up! 
I water colored them in. 

The card stocks are also from SU!
and match the colors of the candles
well in real life. 

Thanks for looking =)