Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Hello, it's my turn again at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  This week I a pretty set of birthday cards using Graphic 45 papers and stamps.  This green one was my first and favorite.


 
A close up.


Here is the sketch for this week:


I should have found a coordinating paper for the outer mat of the sentiment here instead of the same solid color.  I was in a hurry and didn't think it through.


This stamp has a distressed font.


On the final card, I was in such a hurry not only did I use the same paper for the mat again but I smeared the ink because I used a pigment instead of the dye I used for the others.


Ingredients:
Graphic 45 Celebrate 1 stamps
Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 6x6 paper
Stampin Up Wild Wasabi and Cameo Coral inks
Anna Griffin Chocolate pigment ink
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circles
ribbon and sequins

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:



You can play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge until Sunday evening.


Thanks so much for reading today.

Alicia

Monday, April 12, 2021

Cricut Celtic Heart Mandala with Kindred Stamps Wild and Free

Good morning and welcome to the latest Bitten By the Bug 2 - Fairy Tale challenge. I had so much fun with the Bunny mandala I decided to make another cut from the Multi layer Holiday Mandala image set.
 

Here is a photo of all my layers before adhering with my fine tipped glue pen.


I loved this sentiment.  I can't wait to make more cards with this stamp set.



Plenty of dimension on this card.


Ingredients:
Cricut Multi layer Holiday Mandala image set
Kindred Stamps Wild and Free stamp set
alcohol markers
misc papers including Bazzill. K & Co patterned and metallic
Momento Tuxedo Black ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 - Fairy Tale challenge.


Alicia
 

Karen Burniston Whimsical Animals Pocket Letter for Dies R Us

Hi there, if you are a regular reader, you know I love the Karen Burniston animals. However, I have not played around with dressing them up using the Accessory packs.  I designed a bunch of little animals and dressed them up. I decided a pocket letter was the best way to show them all off.


Here is Professor Owl layered on a Tutti Nesting Stitched Oval.


I created a little scene with the Karen Burniston Backyard Charms flower and snail dies.  I added some fussy cut clouds from the background paper on top of the pocket page.  I like the 3-D look. It also worked to secure some of the openings.

 The fox is a super hero flying in the sky.  Helpful tip for this post - cut an extra fox/raccoon head out of white and inlay the ears for a finished look.  You could also layer white paper behind.


Here's another little scene I created with the butterfly, grass and mushroom also from the Karen Burniston Backyard Charms set.


I dressed the raccoon as a football player.  I used scraps of die cut edges for the ground here and fencing on the cow section.


I created a paper cover for the edge out of the same background paper and layered more fussy cut clouds on top.


Store products used:




















Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Kindred Stamps Gal Pals Birthday Card

Hello, I am at it again...coloring my Kindred Stamp images and making cards. I can't get enough of these little cuties.  This one I made for a friend's birthday.


Here's a close up of my coloring.


I also stamped a saying on the envelope.


Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Gal Pals stamp set
Momento Tuxedo Black
misc alcohol markers some Spectrum Noir
Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
Spellbinders rectangle die
pierced circle die
pierced label die
Judikins Diamond Glaze (eyeglasses)
Pearl drops for earrings

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Thanks for stopping by today

Alicia

Monday, April 5, 2021

Finnabair Trust the Magic with Dies R Us

Hello, I used several techniques to create this magical card.  I used a new stamp offering from the store, Finnabair Trust the Magic. First, I used Distress Oxide ink and a stencil to create a subtle background.  Then I stamped the image with black pigment ink and embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder-Bridal Tinsel.  I know you expect that powder to create a subtle sparkle and it's there but when you use black ink to begin the effect is a bit different.

 

Here's a side view where you can see the embossing from a another angle.  It's still hard a little hard to see the iridescent sparkle.



After the background was created, I die cut the frame and embellishments.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dotted Scallop Squares to make a frame.  I was left with a beautiful scalloped square that I will use on another project.  I cut the Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Swirl just once in gold. I cut that one piece into several parts and adhered to the back of the frame which I popped up on dots to create dimension on my card.  This photo actually shows a bit of the iridescent embossing.


Memory Box Mini Gears is just one die which makes it easy to cut a lot.  I used it twice once in gold and once in pewter to compliment the inking.  I sprinkled those gears around the card.  I used a couple of different gems and stickers to fill in some of the centers of the gears.


One last look at my stamped image.  I also used the stamp set on some purple paper scraps and tore the edges.  After I inked the edges, I tucked those pieces into the corners that did not have as many die cuts.


I used the following products from the store:












I also used 
Black Pigment ink
metallic and other specialty paper
Ranger Distress Coordinations paper
gems, stickers and a bingo token

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Alicia



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Kindred Stamps Motel Family and TV Time die for Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Hello, it's time again for an Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This week I have used some new products.  I mentioned before Kindred Stamps are my latest obsession.  


Here's the sketch:


A close up of my coloring.  I added a layer of acetate to the front of the screen.  I used inlaid die cutting for the knobs and simply added a layer of gold behind the three bars.  So, technically that could have been a different color but I felt like my TV was already pretty dark.


Here are some of the alcohol markers I used in this coloring session.


Ingredients:
We R Summerwashed 6x6 paper stack
Alcohol markers
acetate and misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia