Thursday, April 15, 2021

CAS Christmas April Reminder - Rainbow

Hello there.  This is the reminder post for the Rainbow challenge at CAS Christmas this month.

I have to admit I don’t understand what the fascination is with gnomes, but I purchased my first and only gnome set called Merry Gnomes this past Christmas from Jane’s Doodles (JD).  Since I didn’t get a chance to use it, I thought this was a good time to do so.  Here’s my clean and simple (CAS) card.

This was pretty straight forward.  Stamped the gnome with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a stitched X-Press It panel from my stash, then coloured him in with Copic markers in rainbow colours.

The same markers were then used to cover a scrap of X-Press It cardstock in a stripe pattern.  Die cut the letters from it using My Favorite Things (MFT) Sending Christmas Joy.  Die cut the letters again from scraps of Bristol paper and offset them for a drop shadow effect.  The sentiment from JD Winter Words was heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder.  Added clear shimmer for some sparkle to finish.   

Have you played along yet?  The challenge is open until April 24 PST.  For more inspirations from the design team, click HERE,  Hope to see you in the the gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day.

NBUS #25 - new stamp

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Memory Box DT Post - Retro Birthday

Hello and happy hump day!  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today playing with the Nested Globes dies again to create a retro birthday card.  Here’s a sneak peek.  Click on the photo below to see the post,

Thank you for dropping by.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Spellbinders April Small Die of the Month

Hello there.  I’m popping in today to share a thank you card made with the April Spellbinders Small Die of the Month.  This month is called Stitched Thanks and consists of seven dies - one large main die with the stitching holes and six letters to spell “thanks”.  It’s perfectly sized for a slimline card.

I have wanted to give stitching a try for a couple of years now and even bought the supplies back then.  Sadly, they have been collecting dust ever since. 🙈   So when I couldn’t find or remember where I kept them, I was so bummed.  I thought about buying the supplies again, but this die set can be used with or without stitching.  But as luck would have it, I found them last night just as I was about to post!  Here’s my card.

Being this is my first time stitching, I felt stitching the full die (which is gorgeous btw) would be a bit daunting.  So I went in a completely different direction, taking different parts and created stitched embellishment pieces for my card.

4 pieces of the one on the left above were overlapped and the holes aligned to form the large blue flower.  The piece on the right created the purple flower. 

This is a mini slimline card; another first for me.  A piece of Bristol paper was trimmed to 6”x3”.  The top and bottom were dry embossed with the large main die to give it some texture.  The letters were die cut from black cardstock and silver foil paper and offset for a shadow effect.  Assembled the card onto a 6”x3” white card base and added glitter enamel dots from Your Next Stamp Enchanted Garden Sparkly Gumdrops to finish.

The Small Die of the Month is one of many monthly club kits offered by Spellbinders.  To see the other monthly clubs, click HERE.  For certain available past club kits, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Memory Box DT Post - Sympathy Butterflies

Hello everyone.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today with a simple sympathy card made with products from the Spring collection.  Here’s a sneak peek.  Click on the photo to see the post. 

Thank you for dropping by.  

Monday, April 5, 2021

Guest Designer for AAA Birthday Game#24

Hello again!  I am thrilled to be posting today as a guest designer (GD) at AAA Birthday for their Game #24 - A Shaped Card.

I bought the Big Pickup Tailgate stamp, coordinating dies and alphabet dies from Honey Bee Stamps (HBS), but never got around to using them yet.  So with this fun theme, I took the opportunity to do just that and created a birthday card for my nephew’s birthday last month.

All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It cardstock, coloured in with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils, then die cut out with their matching dies.  The puppy is from Hello Bluebird (HB) Snowball Fight winter set.  The hat/balloons are from a retired set.

A white landscape top folding card base was partial die cut with the Big Pickup Tailgate die, ensuring the cutting edge extended past the fold.  The letters were die cut twice from black cardstock and once from silver foil paper then stacked for dimension.  The HB2U license plate was black heat embossed on a white scrap, then die cut out.  Assembled the card, then added Crystal Glaze on the balloons and rear tail lights for some shine and dimension to finish.  

Initially, I was planning to pack the truck with partying critters and accessories, but with two nieces also having birthdays in March, I spread them out to create two more custom cards for them. 

Before I go, I would like to thank Jane and the AAA Birthday team for having me guest for this challenge.  Are you ready to join in the fun?  To see more inspirations from the designers, check out the challenge post HERE.  Thank you for dropping by.