Monday, September 1, 2014

Party Animal

Hand-carved monster stamped on DCWV Indian Summer patterned paper and heat embossed with Zing Opaque White Embossing Powder. The hat is hand cut with a border of Milled Lavender Distress Stickles. The balloon animal and the sentiment are from Avery Elle's Party Animal. The balloon animal is covered with glossy accents. The card base is Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream.Simon Says Anything Goes : D.

Homey Greetings

Simon Says Anything Goes so I'm adding a card utilizing a faux fresco technique from Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2014. There is also a Crafty Secrets Linky party.

There had been a run on White Embossing Paste before Stamp-a-faire, so I bought some Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste (you can see the application texture in this picture)  I applied it to a mat of Papertrey Ink Fine Linen cardstock and when it had dried, stamped this image from Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home with Jet Black Stazon. It's colored with Memento Dual Markers and Wild Honey Distress Marker.

The sentiment is also from Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home. The cardbase is Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal, the corners rounded with Corner Chompers. The velvet ribbon (Decorative Trim Jade) is adhered with 0.25 Score Tape.

Carte Postale


The  cue card for this week's CASology challenge is Letter, which was the perfect opportunity to use my Crafty Secrets French Mail set that I bought at the CHA 2010 Supershow for something other than the Eiffel Tower stamp lol.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Krafty Bookmark

A krafty bookmark for Simon Says Witch Kraft and Simon Says Anything Goes. I cut a bookmark out of Papertrey Ink cardstock using the bookmark die. I ran it through the BigKick with the Regency Rose cross-stitch die from the Regency Era mini kit.

Then I stitched it in places with some handspun wool embroidery thread. I usedsome thicker handspun for the top fringe.

Feel Better Soon Card

Just in time for Simon Says Witch Kraft. I didn't have access to my Halloween stamps, but I did need a get well card for a friend who broke her arm.  The stamps are from Stampin' Up Lots of Bots outlined with a Versamark Marker. The ground and shadow are made with a Memento London Fog marker. The mat is Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock and the cardbase is Simply Chartreuse.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gertrude the Grrrraduate

The paper is from Autumn Leaves All Occasion Pack covered with Picket Fence Distress Stain. Then stamped with the large paw print from Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause stamp set. The pictures are matted with Papertrey Ink's Pure Poppy cardstock.

A bonus feature of the paper is that it provided a space for her name and school lol.

The notebook paper is Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White stamped with the notebook line stamp from It's Official with Spring Rain ink.

The scroll is made with a rolled piece of scrap paper tied with Papertrey Ink's 1/4 inch White Silk Ribbon and the Sealing Wax technique from Stamp-a-faire 2014 with the smallest paw print from Paws for a Cause.


The medallions are made with a die from Papertrey Ink's Make It Market Co.: Luxe Letterpress set, sentiments from Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause stamped with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and ribbon from my stash.  Simon Says Anything Goes : ).

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School card

The challenge at Simon Says is Back to School so I made this card for my daughter. I used Papertrey Ink's A Little Inspiration and Black Soot Distress Ink for the sentiment. Versamark, my hand-carved Monster stamp and clear embossing powder over the sentiment and a gold star sequin.

After the Time Travel Stamp-a-faire 2014 at Papertrey Ink this weekend, I've been thinking about tools and techniques I haven't used in a while, so I inked the edges with some Tea Stain Distress Ink. I stamped a notebook page with Papertrey Ink's It's Official and Spring Rain. The cardbase is Summer Sunrise.