Monday, November 14, 2022

Autumn Wishes

This card was inspired by one I saw on Instragram by @achelgreig back in August. I just loved the idea so much, I wanted to try to re-create it. Although I did not watch her make this, her post mentioned a stencil from Backroom Door, so I assume she used that for either the lines or the squares.  I simply drew the lines and selected some water colors to make the squares. Then I found some silhouette stamps in my stash which represented fall. I think the sentiment is from a SSS set, but not positive. I mass made these for fall cards for friends and for Thanksgiving. I am entering this in the SSS Monday Challenge.

Happy Thanksgiving

I  made this card by rolling amber distress ink over an embossing folder from Darice and was thrilled with the results. I die cut it with a rectangular, scalloped-edge die and adhered it to a brown card panel. I added the die cut sentiment with some vellum behind it so it could be more easily read using the same dark brown card stock. Entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Thinking of You

 This large die from Concord & 9th was in my stash for a long time before I finally got around to using it. I selected some Distress ink sprays and completely covered a sheet of water color paper; then I cut out the Thinking of You and glued it to a black card base. I loved how this turned out and it was a fast card to complete! Entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Thinking of You Challenge. Trying my hand at water color, I used a background stamp from SSS (Floral Mix) for these two cards. Both were embossed first, one with black and one with white, prior to water coloring. Entering these in the Wed Challenge at SSS.

Sending Warmest Thoughts

Here's a Thinking of You card, one of the kind I like to keep in my stash for lots of purposes. I made it with a stamp and die set from Gina K Design and a frame from Altenew. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession. Entering this is the "Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge. 

Friday, October 28, 2022

Strange Things

 It's been a busy summer/fall, but not with cards! I keep crafting for sure, but have moved to different projects:  journals, home decor. This is a project I made, mostly with Tim Holtz Halloween products. The "Paper Dolls" have the heads of my grandchildren ... standing all around me. I just love it AND had so much fun building it. Entering this in the SSS Monday Challenge, "Home Decor."

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Birthday Wishes

 This birthday card was created for a special friend. I used a background stamp and fancy die for the layer, adding a die cut flower colored with copic markers and popped up for some dimension. This is for the SSS Monday Challenge "Birthdays!" The inside of the card continued the theme of purple flowers and fancy die cut around the perimeter.