Sunday, January 24, 2021

Wonderful Wycinanki

 Hello All,

I have been playing with this stamp/die set for a while now. I haven't posted too many cards featuring it but now I am featuring two of them for Twofer. Here are my cards for today, enjoy!

The two cards feature the stamp from Altenew called, as the title of this post suggests, Wonderful Wycinanki in two completely new ways. I adore this graphic representation of flowers. I invite you to Google 'Wycinanki' and see the panorama of designs and colors.

Card #1:

It seems by looking at some examples of the Wycinanki style that symmetry is their primary design pattern. So I followed by example and created a symmetrical design. 

I was at a loss on what colors to use for this card so I consulted my trust color wheel for inspiration. This is the color scheme using 'secondary' colors. Purples, greens, and oranges seemed like a perfect combination for this card.

Dark purple was used throughout this card. The outer layers of the flowers and the horizontal stripes on the card. I think the stripes frame the flowers and sentiment nicely.

Card #2

This card features the Wonderful Wycinanki stamp and die set. The center flower was stamped while the others were created using the 3D die set. 

Again symmetry is what guided this card.

A closer look at the dimension of the flower. You could do so much with this set! I think next time I am going to try to inlay the pieces. Stay tuned!

Challenges Entered:


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Pop of Pink

 Hello my CMHCD friends,

For today I am sharing our next challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

My neutral background and metallic embossed flower motif are accentuated by bright pink and white flowers. I added the pink using a pink ballpoint pen. While the ink was still wet I used my finger to smug the pink around the flower to create a halo effect. A white gel pen was used to pop the flowers from its dark backdrop. I finished the card by coloring the stems and leaves using a fine tip marker in dark brown. 
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Now for our challenge!


Shawna Standish
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After I stamped and embossed the background I sponged it with Vintage Photo, Gathering Twigs, and Walnut Stain Oxide Inks. I intentionally left space around the sentiment lighter than the rest of the card. I also added more Gathered Twigs DO on the flowers to darken them and distressed the edges using Vintage Photo DO.

I stamped the flower motif then heat embossed it using silver. The sentiment stamp is from an old SU set. I liked it because the font has the same winding elements as the stamped background.

Challenges Entered:
I chose heat embossing

Well, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at Color My Heart Color Dare and play along.

Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and stay healthy. Until then take care and we will see you soon!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Winter Birthday

 Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch, Challenge Up your Life, Addicted to CAS, and The Paper Players. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

One layer winter birthday card is for my daughter's fifteenth birthday! Wow, did time fly! She is one that caps off all of the birthdays in my husband's family. I am not kidding! My husbands father, mother, sister, my husband and my son all have birthdays around December! My daughter is the last of the bunch. The next birthday is mine, in August.

The snow 'wind' was done by mounting the stamp in the MISTI then stamped the first image. Lastly, I  flipped the cardstock and stamped it again. I think it gives a nice balance.

Stamped the snowflakes on white cardstock then heat embossed in white.
Sponged Iced Spruce, Salty Ocean, and Faded Jeans Oxide Inks over the base allowing the snowflakes to resist the ink.

Challenges Entered:

CAS(E) this Sketch: CTS #404
Challenge Up your Life: Challenge #131- Snowflakes
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #189- Snow


  


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Quick Card

Hello All,

Today I will be playing along with As You See it Challenge and the Rainbow Card Challenge. Their challenge was to create a card in ten minutes or less. Well, challenge accepted! Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Another part of their challenge is to use scraps. No problem! All I had to do was just look at the piles on my craft table of projects that either failed or items kept for a future card. These are my scraps from my craft table turned into a card.

The stenciled dots background is a scrap from a failed project. I went to recycle it but then.... Why? All I did with the scrap was cut a strip off the bottom and placed the paper at an angle and added the strip to the card. It took a second to do but I think it has a fantastic impact.  

So it just sat on my table. I also rounded up a scrap of wood patterned paper and the diecut sentiment. Cut the shadow from the wood scrap and placed the sentiment on top. The sequins are the only thing I had to 'get' and probably took the longest to place- 4 minutes to be exact.

Challenges Entered:
As You See It Challenge: Challenge #241 - Speedy Scraps
Total time: 10 minutes 




Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Special Panel

 Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and Time Out Challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This alcohol panel has been sitting on my craft table since the beginning of the pandemic. I loved it so much and didn't want to screw it up. After many comments from the Stamp Junkies (FB page), I got some fantastic ideas and thought now is the time to use this panel. Well, maybe later! Cold feet are coming!!!

The background is a scrap of patterned paper. I really like its texture and its light purple color that coordinates with the dark purple banner. The hearts were recycled from another card that failed but not here! I think they look fantastic!!!

Here is a close up of the alcohol panel. I die-cut the word 'hugs' three times and laid it on the panel to match the contours of the white ink.

Challenges Entered:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Carnations for You

 Hello All,

For today I will be joining Freshly Made Sketches, NBUS, and The Color Throwdown. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This is a new stamp set from Altenew called Carnations. These flowers were my father's favorite and pink was his favorite color (because we all know real men like pink). So I have become fond of them myself.

The flowers were placed without glue then I used a piece of Glad Press and Seal (thank you Jennifer McGuire for the suggestion) and placed it over the layout. Pulling it back up with the layout nicely intact and ready to glue.

This is a layering set from Altenew. I think their layering sets are amazingly realistic. I also used a set of ink cubes by Altenew to make sure the pinks coordinated.
The blue background is a homemade scrap from a few years ago. I thought it added a bit of diversity, texture, and interest to the color challenge.

Challenges Entered:
The Color Throwdown: ctd625
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS468
NBUS: Challenge #22 and Happy New Year!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Arctic Christmas Friends

 Hello Everyone, 

For today I am playing along with Cupcake Inspirations and Animal Friends Challenges. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This scene is actually designer paper from a paper pad set.
I decided to Christmas it up a bit by adding Christmas elements- Santa hats, the present, trees, lights, Christmas star, and sentiment. The elements consisted of an assortment of stamps in my stash. I had to keep the scale similar to the existing scene. This meant I had to be very selective on what stamps to use. I made it for my former boss, now a friend, at Michaels Craft Stores. The paper pad is from one of their signature brands of paper pads. 

Above: The slimline card gives the look of a full panoramic view of the arctic. Left/Below: The penguin has decorated its ice-pad with glittery lights that were stamped and colored using a glitter pen. The present was also stamped and fussy cut. Right/Bottom: I think these polar bears are the best! Their Santa hats were added using an assortment of stamps. I placed the hats on their heads by using dimensional adhesive. 


Challenges entered:
 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

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