Thursday, October 14, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Use a Stencil

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time Cathy has chosen the "Topping" option to use a stencil.  Remember that you can just make it for a birthday if you choose not to use the "Topping" option.

 
 
 I used Pretty Pink Posh Basket Weave stencil on my background.  I angled the stencil and lightly blended SU Smokey Slate ink over it.  I added a thin black mat to this panel.  The flowers from Gina K. Designs Whimsical Wildflowers were stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment from SU Happy Thoughts was die cut with a stitched oval die and mounted with foam tape.  I added small black beads to the centers of the flowers and 3 to top right corner.

I hope you will check out all the inspiration from the design team and join in our fun challenge at Seize the Birthday.
 
I will link to The Flower Challenge also as I used an oval shape for the sentiment.  So glad they have been around for 5 years as flower cards are my favorite to make.
 

 Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Two More Anniversary Cards

 Hello Friends.  I have two more anniversary cards for couples at church.  These are the last two for October.  My first card uses the pretty flower from Altenew Beautiful Day.  I used 3 shades of blue ink to stamp the flower and I colored the leaves with alcohol markers.  The white panel is embossed with Sizzix Tartan EF.  I added this to a Dapper Denim card base.  The sentiment from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments was stamped on a banner cut with a MFT Fishtail Flag die (shape for The Flower Challenge). I added 3 blue rhinestones for a touch of bling.  Congratulations to  The Flower Challenge  who is celebrating 5 years, so I had to play along as I love making floral cards.

 

 

My second card is another foiled card using Spellbinders glimmer  hot foil system.   I love the pretty designs and was inspired by a card I saw on the Spellbinders site using these glimmer hot foil  plates.  The sentiment is die cut from gold foil card stock with a die by Creative Expressions. I fussy cut around the floral image and adhered it to the white panel with the foiled diamond shapes.  This was mounted to a gold foil card stock mat and then to the card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, October 11, 2021

Another Anniversary Card

 Hello friends.  I have an anniversary card for another young couple at church.  I was playing with my new Glimmer Hot Foil system by Spellbinders and some new dies.  I was inspired by a card on the Spellbinders site to make this pretty card. 


 This is the card from the Spellbinder's site.

Diamonetta Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken

 I copied it except I added some punched red foil hearts to the card.  I think the card is so pretty and I will be making more cards with the foiling plates.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Merry Christmas for FMS

 Hello friends.  I have a Christmas card to share made with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

 

I stamped the pretty poinsettia from SU Merriest Moments in Blushing Bride and the leaves in Mint Macaron.  I cut them with the matching dies and mounted with foam tape to a circle cut from Encircled in Friendship dies.  The 3 strips are Blushing Bride cardstock.  These were mounted to a panel embossed with Tasteful Textile EF and then to the card base.  The greeting is a stamp and die by Waffle Flower - Essential Sentiments - stamped in Mint Macaron.  I added a gold glitter gem to the center of the poinsettia.

I will also link to Jingle Bells Christmas card challenge (Thanks Bonnie) 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping
JoAnn
 

Friday, October 8, 2021

A New Anniversary Card

 Hello friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card made for a young couple at church that is celebrating their first anniversary this month.  I used the colors from Color Hues Challenge - Orange and Green, plus the neutrals of kraft and black.

ETA: Yes, my card was a runner up at the Color Hues Challenge.

The flower is from Altenew/Pinkfresh Studio Celebrate Us stamp & die set. It is a layered stamp set and I used Pumpkin Pie ink, stamped off once for the lighter shade and full strength for the darker shade.  I colored the leaves with alcohol markers.  After die cutting the image, I trimmed a little of the white border off, added Wink of Stella to the flower, and mounted it with foam tape.  The green dotted paper is from my stash and I used black mats on it and the embossed kraft panel.(Tasteful Textile EF).

This photo shows the pretty shine from the Wink of Stella pen.

The sentiment is from an older JustRite Large Fancy Sentiments (not sure if it is still available).  I fussy cut it and added it with foam tape also.

I will also link to Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Happy Birthday for Watercooler Wednesday

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card for the challenge at Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions.

 

I used SU Floral Essence for my flowers and leaves.  I stamped the flower twice for each flower with Polished Pink ink and then colored them with Lt. Polished Pink Blend.  I punched them with the coordinating punch, and layered them together, adding a black enamel dot to the centers.  The leaves were stamped in Granny Apply Green and punched with the leaf punch.  The sentiment from SU Happy Thoughts was stamped in black on a Nested Label die cut and matted with a black Nested Label die cut.  The pattern paper is from my stash and has a thin black mat.  The flowers were mounted with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Birthday Card for A Couple of Challenges

 Hello friends.  I just found this sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #439 and wanted to play along.  

 

I used the colors from the current Color Hues Color Challenge - Orange and Green.



I like the sketch but it was hard not to add more layers.   I used the flower from SU Nature's Harvest, colored it with alcohol markers, die cut it with a die from SU Harvest Dies and mounted it with foam tape..  The paper is from some older SU pads and the sentiment is from SU Peaceful Moments.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it when you take time to leave comments.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Cakes

 Hello friends, glad you stopped by.  We have a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  Shirley has chosen the "Topping" option of Cakes for this challenge.

 


 I used an older SU stamp and die set Happy Birthday to You.  I colored the image with Promarkers and then die cut it and mounted with foam tape to a Stitched so Sweetly die cut.     The pattern paper is from my stash.  I mounted this on a Crumb Cake panel and then to the card base. 

Hop on over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the great cards by our party guest, Jenny, and the design team.  Hope you will join us in this fun challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Happy Birthday in Fall Colors

 Hello friends, thanks for stopping by.  I have a birthday card to share using new stamps, dies, stencil, and fall colors for a few challenges.


This is my first time using the Altenew Cone Flower stamps and dies.  It is a layered stamp but I chose to stamp the flower and color it with SU Bleends:  Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede and Old Olive.  After die cutting the image I did a little fussy cutting on the white border so it wouldn't show on the Altenew Sphere Stencil.  I used Frayed Burlap DOI on the stencil and off set it on the edge.  After sponging I embossed the panel with SU Tasteful Textile EF.  The sentiment is from SU Sweet As A Peach, stamped in Soft Suede ink.  I cut the slanted ends and mounted both the sentiment and flower with foam tape.  

 
 
Time Out Challenges - I chose flowers and joy from the words
 
 
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - top  row, Die Cut, Orange/Rust/Embossing
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, September 17, 2021

Christmas Card Challenge - Plaid (again)

 Hello friends.  I have made another card for CAS Christmas Card Challenge using plaid pattern paper.

 


 I love this pretty blue plaid paper and wanted to use it on a card and thought it would be perfect with this cute angel image from SU Angels of Peace. I die cut it with a curved scallop die by MFT and glued it to the card base.  I stamped the angel on a scallop die cut and colored her lightly with alcohol markers.  I also added Wink of Stella to the wings but couldn't get a good photo of it - very pretty in person.  I mounted this panel with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set on the left side and added 3 pearly enamel dots. A quick and simple card but I love it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping
JoAnn