Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Oxidized Copper

Hello friends.  I'm glad you stopped by!

Here's another angle.

In my quest for a decent 'oxidized metal' card, I thought of a NBUS jar of
embossing powder in my stash. The name of it is Verdigris.  When I checked
the definition, I saw it's a word for oxidation of copper.

Sooo, I pulled out a piece of thin copper sheet and die cut it in the shape
of a maple leaf.  I patted a little Wow embossing pad over the top and
heat embossed with the Verdigris powder.

I used the same technique to add some Aged Gold embossing powder and
while it was still hot, sprinkled a little more of the Verdigris.

It's hard to see the forest of trees embossed behind the leaf.  I had a 
devil of a time getting a decent photograph!

There's still time share a card with oxidized metal at 
This technique is so good for masculine cards!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   WOW Embossing Pad
Paper:   Shaded Spruce (SU), Neenah Classic Natural
Other:  Copper Sheet (Art Emb.), Verdigris EP (Ranger), Aged Gold EP (Stampendous), Gold EP, Subtle EF (SU)

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fabulous Fall Birthday

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I've used this fabulous Flowers of the Fall stamp again.

This time I've put it in circles on a bit of textured cardstock.

I did some scored stripes on the sides and embossed a sentiment.

I'm not sure if this is what they're looking for at
The Flower Challenge.
You can barely see the stripes in the photo.

I'll add this to the gallery at
I'm not adding toppings this time.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flowers of the Fall (Unity), Heartfelt (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White (Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry (Distress Markers)
Paper:   Neenah, Dusty Durango Textured (ret. SU)
Other:  Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Friday, November 8, 2019

What's in Your Cup for CAS Stencil

Hi there.  Are you ready for the weekend?


I sponged some Real Red ink through a stencil.
When I removed the stencil, I spritzed with some water and laid it
on a piece of Mixed Media paper and pressed down.
This created a stencil monoprit that looks like a warm and cozy
sweater or afghan.

It's been paired up with a cup colored with red re-inker dropped
onto a wet die cut cup.  I've filled the cup with some hot cappuccino
and a healthy helping of whipped cream. 
(Whipped cream is healthy isn't it?)

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Peaceful Pines (SU)
Ink:   Real Red (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Watercolor for cup (Arches Cold Press) for card front (Strathmore), Dazzling Diamond Glimmer (SU),
Other:  Holiday Knit Stencil (TH), Double Stitched Circles Die (Lil' Inker), What's in Your Cup Dies  (PB), Real Red Re-inker.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Rudolph for Jingle Belles

Hello there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

This beautiful reindeer was a gift from a sweet friend.  He'd been waiting
patiently in my NBUS box to make his debut.

The gals at Jingle Belles gave me a perfect excuse to get him out
as they are asking for  Rudolph and Friends.

He looks like he might be checking the weather while he's
practicing his prancing!

The trees and stenciled snow were already on this piece.
It was a happy find!

I placed the background in my MISTI and inked Rudolph several times
adding more color to some spots.

The stenciled snow acted as a resist.
I wish the picture showed the sparkle of the snow coming down.

I'm also going to enter this at Craft Stamper Magazine's
Take It Make It Challenge
where it's anything goes with stamping.

(I'm pleased as punch to say that this card
won over there last month.)

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Reindeer Clear Stamps (Westrim Crafts), Tree (Seaside Stamps), Merry Up (PB)
Ink:   Antique Linen (DI), Brushed Corduory, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple (DM), Basic Gray (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Basic Black, Whisper White (SU)

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Little Cottage in the Snow

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas

My sweet friend Trina is hosting this month and she chose

I fell in love with this stamp at the retreat when I used it for this foiled card.

Of course I had to find this stamp!

I think I'll get lots of use out of it and my friends will get to use it
in my class this weekend.

This is such a simple card.  I inked the stamp with Brushed Corduroy
Distress Ink and stamped.  A little touch up with a damp waterbrush on the
cottage and the hill behind it and a bit of marker for the windows and door
and a cozy cottage scene was done.

Doesn't it make you want to snuggle go in and sit in front of the fire
with a cup of hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate?

I'll hope you'll check out the challenge and see what our fabulous Design Team
and our Guest Designer Bobby have done to inspire  you.
Then join us with your warm and cozy CAS Christmas card at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Little Cottage in the Snow (Crafty Individuals)
Ink:   Brushed Corduroy (DI), Fired Brick (DM)
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches Hot Press), Neenah Classic Natural
Other:  Stately EF (ret. Craft Concepts)