Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hopping By

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After trying many coloring mediums to find the perfect one for a class, I had
a lot of frog samples left over.  This is one that I stamped on a scrap oval die cut.


I love plaid paper.  It's fun and seems to pair with this jaunty frog perfectly!

Teen cards are hard for me and I'm trying to get some together for the grandkids to
take with them to birthday parties.  This will go in that stash.

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - ATG Penny Black option of Happy Birthday
Tic Tac Toe 249 -left hand column (layers, die cut, patterned paper

 

 





Card Recipe
Stamps:  Toadily (PB), Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Christmas Plaid PP (MFT), Christmas Pine (GKD)
Other:  Double Stitched Oval STAX die (MFT), Fluted Oval die (Spl), Ohuhu Marker (Gy3), Pink, Black Ultrafine Sharpies, Sequins (?)


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Monday, June 17, 2024

Yellow Roses

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On this card, I've used the stamp set that my friend lent to me.

I'm going to be singing The Yellow Rose of Texas all day now.


I stamped the flowers on Mixed Media paper with Warm Glow ink and colored
with Zigs and my trusty waterbrush.

For the background, I used a new to me embossing folder that a sweet friend
recently sent to me.  Thank you, my friend.

The narrow panel was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  It's a shame
that it's retired now!  I've added a slightly larger piece of linen patterned paper to
peek out from each side.

The yellow "splatters" are stamped and the black done with a Micron pen.

Darnell's I.D.E.A.S. inspiration this week is Embossing Folders for week three of the month.

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #92 - Use the sketch below

 
  



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Garden Rose (Alt), Snippets (PB), Splatters (?)
Ink:   Warm Glow (GKD), Crushed Curry, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore), Neenah Solar White, Linen PP (Doodlebug)
Other:  Garden Rose Die (Alt), Checkered Scallops EF (Spl), Zigs (yellow, mustard, May Green, Deep Green)


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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Take a Page

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As a former librarian, it's hard for me to tear a page out of a book.
But I bought this little book from a thrift shop for just such an occasion.


The gals from Double D have weddings in mind and ask for three from the old poem, Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue.

I had just borrowed the Rose Garden Craft Your Life set from a friend and used the
embossing folder for my background.  Something old is the page from a book,
and I die cut a butterfly from a piece of blue toned alcohol inked Yupo.

I had the idea for using the book page from the Try it on Tuesday challenge.


Challenges:
Double D - Pick Three from Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (I chose Old, Borrowed and Blue)
Triple B - ATG Birds, Butterflies and Blooms (Butterfly)
Try it on Tuesday - Book Pages


 



 




Card Recipe
Stamps:  
Ink:   
Paper:   Naturals Ivory, Neenah Solar White, Yupo
Other:  Garden Rose Craft Your Life EF (Alt), Dreamy Butterfly (MB), Alcohol Ink (Laguna, Glacier), Nesting Slim Labels (Alt), Gift Book


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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Mountains

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Our swap theme last month for Craft Group was mountains.
It left me scratching my head!


Then I remembered this scene building set that's been sitting on the shelf for a 
few years.  It's not available from Stampin' Up anymore.  That's how long it's been
sitting there.  Although I think they retire their things way too quickly!

But I digress.

I ended up keeping this one for a Father's Day card.

I've inked, spritzed and stamped the mountains with Crumb Cake ink, then 
over-stamped with Pear Pizzaz.  For the mountain in the middle, I wiped ink off
the ends with my finger.

I used more stamps for the grass, stamping several times and 
adding lots of water to let the ink run.

To finish, I die cut a frame an popped it over the top after I embossed the main image.

I had die cut some of the designs for my swaps and had this frame left over.  


It was too pretty to throw away.  So I stamped some mountains and trees to go with it.  
I used lighter shades of ink or stamped off to get the feeling of distance and popped
the frame up with dimensional tape.

It was a perfect place to put this sentiment and ended up being my favorite.

Here's a peek at the cards I took to swap.



Challenges:
Cardz for Guys #349 - Father's Day




Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Waterfront (SU), Let's Set Sail birds (SU)
Ink:   Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, Mint Macaroon, Shaded Spruce, Emerald Envy (SU), Tumbled Glass Re-inker (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Shaded Spruce
Other:   Mirrored Arch Labels (Spl), Tasteful Texture EF (SU)


Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Waterfront (SU), Blessings (PB)
Ink:   Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, Mint Macaroon, Shaded Spruce, Emerald Envy, Sahara Sand, Garden Green (stamped off), Certainly Celery, Baked Brown Sugar (SU), Tumbled Glass Re-inker (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:   , Tasteful Texture EF (SU), Pinpoint Curved Cap Layers die (MB)



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Thursday, June 13, 2024

More Lemons

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I used the lemon stamp set from this card for a card in my last class.  Since I had a 
leftover kit, I decided to use it for the Color Hues Challenge.


I made a few changes in the background color and leaves to fit this challenge
and added an extra lemon to the front.

The leaves were cut from white and colored with some yellow ink with
blue sponged over the top.  It left a blue color but a different shade of blue from the
sentiment and splatters.

I'm loving the die and embossing folder combos...As long as I remember to cut first,
then emboss!

Challenges:
Can You Handle the Pressure - ATG with embossing folder (did not use the option)
Color Hues #88 - Blue and Yellow

 




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sweet Citrus (ret SU), Every Day Sayings (HA)
Ink:   Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Pacific Point
Other:  Sweet Citrus Die and EF (ret SU), Subtle EF (ret SU)


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