Tuesday, November 12, 2019

God's Peace

Are you working on getting your Christmas cards done?  Christmas is 6 weeks from tomorrow. 😉

I have 2 Christmas cards to share with you today.  I used 2 different pattern papers and angled the sentiment on one of the cards.  I like them both so thought I would share both of them.
I used the beautiful image and sentiment from SU God's Peace.  I fussy cut the image and colored with SU Cherry Cobler, Mossy Meadow and Daffodil Delight Blends.  I added Wink of Stella to the candle images after coloring them (they are so pretty and sparkly in person). The pattern paper and mats are cut with a die from Magnolia Memories die (I love this border die). I colored some of the Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots with the dark Cherry Cobbler Blend and added 3 to each of the sentiment panels.  The image and sentiment panels are mounted with foam tape.

I am linking my cards at Time Out Challenges.  Their inspiration photo is all about Christmas which is the most wonderful time of the year for the true meaning of Christmas.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Off the Edge

Hello friends.  It is Thursday and you know what that means - time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This time I chose the "toppings" option of "off the edge"  You can take your image off the edge of the card, off the edge of a mat or whatever suits your fancy as long as it is for a birthday
I stamped this big flower image from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers in SU Blueberry Bushel ink.  Is bigger than the front of the card so part of the image is off the card, and then I fussy cut around one side of the image.  I mounted that panel with foam tape to give it some dimension and added a piece of Blueberry Bushel pattern paper under the image.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments, also stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink. An easy card to make and it turned out so pretty.

You should check out all the fabulous cards by the designers and our Surprise Party Guest  Annie over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us in this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 24, 2019

CAS Watercolour - Maple Leaf

Hello friends. This is my second post today, scroll down for my Seize the Birthday card.

 I am sharing a card I made for CAS Watercolour card challenge - Maple Leaf.
Happy 3rd birthday to CAS Watercolour.
I used watercolouring, stamping, die-cutting, and dry embossing on  my card.  I added ink from several DOI on a stamping block and used my aqua painter brush to color a section of Bristol Smooth card.  I then stamped the maple leaves and die cut them with Reverse Confetti Fall Foilage stamps and matching dies.   The card base and panel are SU Very Vanilla Heavy CS.  I die cut MFT Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window from the top panel and then embossed it with SU Subtle EF.  I stamped the sentiment from PTI Autumn Hills in Vintage Photo DI on the card base and mounted the die cut panel over it with foam tape.  I shaped the leaves a little with my fingers and then just glued them down in the middle.

I am also linking up to AAA Birthday Challenge - Colour Palette, since my card matches their autumn color palette.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Seize the Birthday - Candles

Hello friends.  It is time for our Seize the Birthday challenge and Shirley would like us to add candles to our cards for the "toppings" option this time.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.
For my card I used the candles  and sentiment from MFT Make a Wish set.  I stamped the candles in different colors and then stamped the flames in yellow.  I fussy cut them, glued the flames on the candle wicks and then mounted them with foam tape to the background panel.  I stamped the starburst image from PTI Shine stamp set before adding the candles.  I also sponged some ink over the stamping to give the candles a glow.  The scallop white panel is cut with an MFT Blueprints 27 die and the cut out is made with a die from MFT Blueprints 3 (discontinued).  I mounted this panel with foam tape also.

Now you should check out the fun challenge over at Seize the Birthday and see what our Surprise Party Guest Annie and the design team have created for you.  I hope you will join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CAS Christmas - Winter Scene

Hello friends.  I made a card for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Winter Scene

I created my winter scene with these cute penguins from Lawn Fawn's Here We Go A-Waddling set and matching dies.  I stamped the penguins and lamp post with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics.  I trimmed a little closer around the penguins after die-cutting them and added foam tape to them and the lamp post.  For the main panel I sponged Salty Ocean DOI for the sky and made a sidewalk by drawing a thin line and sponging SU Smokey Slate ink.  I added a little darker  shadow under the penguins.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I also used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and light molding paste to make some snow.  After my card was done, I lightly misted a mixture of 70% alcohol and SU Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for a little sparkle.  It shows up in the photo below.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Another Birthday Card

Hello friends.  I have another birthday card to share using paper from the old DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids mat stack that I used on my card yesterday.  I loved this blue plaid paper in the pad and wanted to use it.
I  die cut the Fresh Peonies image by Technique Tuesday after I colored it with Copics.   The sentiment from SU Happy Birthday Gorgeous (retired) is stamped in SU Pacific Point on a Stitched Rectangle die cut and mounted with foam tape.  The blue plaid paper has a light glittery stripe in the design so I added Wink of Stella to my flowers to give them some sparkle.  The sparkle doesn't show up much on the flowers. It is so pretty in person.  I also added 3 small rhinestones for a little more bling. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello friends. I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend.  I found this pretty paper in an old DCWV Dots, Stripes & Plaids mat stack and wanted to do a card with it.  
The gray plaid has glitter stripes in the design and is very pretty.  I used Simon Says Stamp Dot Scallop Border die on the darker gray paper.  I stamped the medium daisy from SU Daisy Lane in Smokey Slate ink and punched them with the matching punch.  I layered 2 flowers together and added a clear faceted gem to the center of each.  The leafs and sprigs are cut with dies from the Wonderful Romance set (retired).  I thought the white sprigs added a little extra to the design.  The sentiment is from SU Beautiful Bouquet, stamped in Basic Gray ink and die cut with the smallest Layering Oval die.  The scallop gray mat is also a die from the Layering Ovals and mounted with foam tape.  The card base is SU Smokey Slate (a perfect match for the plaid paper).

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn