Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Warm Winter Wishes

 Hello friends.  I have a wintry card to share today.  I made this card for a couple of challenges.

Just Us Girls - photo week

 

and also the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (first row down - snowman/snowgirl, white, die cut).

 

The image is from an older Art Impressions set but I can't find a name on it.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics  I added white fun flock to the penguins hat brims and pom poms.  I also added light molding paste along the bottom for some textured snow.  I sponged lit. blue ink over the top for a sky.  I die cut the image with Lil' Inkers Design Side Stitched Rectangle die and then mounted it to a blue striped pattern paper..  The sentiment is from an older MFT  set (retired). This panel was added to the white card base and my card was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it when you leave a comment, it makes my day. 
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, January 24, 2022

Happy Birthday for Festive Friday Challenge

 Hello friends.  I made this birthday card for my son - his birthday is this week, and used the inspo list at Festive Friday Challenge.

 

The image has lots from the list, bird (loon), trees, green, water, masculine, blue.  The image is Loon Scene from Whimsy Stamps.  I just got the stamp and was anxious to use it so it was perfect for the challenge and for my son.  I colored the image with Copics and die cut it with SU Layered Circles dies.  I then matted it with black and mounted it with foam tape.  The blue panel is embossed with SU Tasteful Textile EF.  The sentiment is from another set I had on my desk.  I flagged the ends and mounted it with foam tape also.

I will link to the TicTacToe Challenge - bottom row,  die cut, blue, bird.

and also link to the NBUS challenge as this is the first time I have used this set.

 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Happy Birthday in Silver, Blue & White

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share that I made for Just Us Girls color challenge. Lt. Blue, Silver and White.

ETA:  My card was chosen as Chic of the Week at JUGS.




I used some lt. blue card from my stash and a hot foil plate by The Greetery.  I matted this with a thin silver mat.  The greeting is also hot foiled with a Spellbinders hot foil plate and matching die to cut it with, then mounted with foam tape.  The flower is Layered Fresh Flowers from Memory Box.  I layered two large and one small flower. The center is cut from the silver foil paper.  The leaves are die cut with SU Stitched Blooms dies.

I took another photo to show the shine and greeting better.
I will also link to Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies (I have used several different dies)

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Seize the Birthday - Embossing

 Hello friends.  We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Barbara has chosen the "Toppings" option of embossing.  It can be dry embossing or wet embossing, your choice.  Of course, the only requirement is that it has be be for a birthday.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

 

 For my card I chose dry embossing and used SU Basket Weave EF (retired).  For the bouquet I used Pinkfresh Studio Modern Layered Florals.  It is a layered stamped set and I think I got it lined up pretty good using my Stamparatus.  I stamped it in Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Mint Macaron and Just Jade inks, then die cut it with the matching die. I mounted the bouquet with foam tape.  The sentiment is from SU Sweet As a Peach and stamped in Gorgeous Grape.  I flagged the ends and added it with foam tape, just on the ends, over the bouquet.stems.
 
I will link this to Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All About Occasions  (birthdays are always an occasion to celebrate)

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday and join in the fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

CAS Christmas - Gold & Silver

 Hello friends.  I finally got my card made for the new CAS Christmas Card Challenge - use Silver & Gold.

 

 I had the white panel cut with Pinkfresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Plaid die and decided to use it for the background for my SSS Little Angel die cut from Silver Foil paper.  I kept all the pieces in with score tape on the back.  I also die cut a separate little heart from gold foil and glued it on top.  Memory Box Merry Christmas is cut from Brushed Gold Card and glued below the angel.  I trimmed the white panel down and mounted it on a silver scalloped mat cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 27.  I had die cut the angel from the center of the panel to save paper.   I am really pleased with the final result.  

You know how hard it is to photograph shiny foil paper and there is a reflection in the angel die cut so I took another photo to show the shine better.

I will link to the NBUS Challenge as this is my first time using this cute angel die.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, January 13, 2022

CAS Mix Up - Loose Watercoloring

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share today.  I made this card using the loose watercoloring challenge at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.

 


I watched several of the linked videos on loose watercoloring before making my card.  I stamped the flower and leaves from Reverse Confetti Peony stamp set in Versamark ink on watercolor paper and embossed them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I then brushed the images with water and applied Gansai Tambi watercolors in a rose red and green.   It was fun to watch the watercolors spread over the stamped images.  I did it loosely so some colors got outside of the embossed edges,  I then die cut them with the matching dies.  I mounted the flower with foam tape to the card front and glued the leaves under the edges.  I then stamped the sentiment from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments.  It really is a CAS card - I have a hard time not using layers and embossing, but I like the final result.  I will definitely be doing more of the loose watercoloring technique.

 I will also link to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - I used the center row down (birthday, CAS, sparkle).  The gold embossing sparkles.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Seize the Birthday - Blue and Gray

 Hello friends and Happy New Year.  This is Seize the Birthday's first challenge for 2022 and Colleen has chosen Blue and Gray for our "Toppings" option this time. I think blue and gray is a lovely color combination.





I have used PTI Gran's Garden for the flowers and leaves in Balmy Blue and Smokey Slate.  The light shade is stamped off once and the darker shade is full strength Balmy Blue.  I used the matching dies to cut them out.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape and the leaves glued to the white panel, which is die cut with The Greetery Deco Frames die.  The sentiment is from Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments Stamp & Die set stamped in Basic Gray ink.  This is all mounted on a Smokey Slate card base.

Be sure to visit the STB blog to see all the fabulous cards by the team and our new Surprise Party Guest,

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, January 2, 2022

A New Anniversary Card

 Hello friends.  Happy New Year to all.  I have an anniversary card to share today.  I made it for a young couple at church who is celebrating their anniversary today.


I had the ink blended panel on my table and thought it would be the start of a beautiful card.  I splattered some ink drops on it and then die cut it with SU Scalloped Contours dies.  I die cut the two white flowers with a Tim Holtz die and glued them on the panel.  I added some small enamel dots to the centers of the flowers.  The sentiment is from an older stamp I have had for quite some time and it doesn't have a name on it.  I flagged the ends and mounted it with foam tape.

I will link to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, December 24, 2021

Happy Birthday for Simon Says Stamp

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share today.  I made this one for a dear friend and used Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks stamp & die.


I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with SU Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Blends.  I die cut them with the matching die.    The white panel is embossed with QuickCutz Polka Dots EF.  The blue pattern paper is from my stash.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape.  The sentiment is from SU Sweet as a Peach and is mounted with foam tape also.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Happy Anniversary

 Hello Friends.  I hope everyone is getting ready to celebrate Christmas with their family and loved ones.

I have an anniversary card to share today.  I made this one for some very good friends.  Her favorite color is yellow, so I usually include yellow flowers on it.  This time I used the pretty Statement Flowers by Altenew.


I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with SU Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Blends.  I then die cut it with the matching die.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape to a white panel die cut with Taylored Expressions Circles Cutting Plate on a white card base.  The sentiment and banner are from SU Always In My Heart bundle.  The banner die cuts the creases in the banner so you know where to fold the ends.  I glued it and then mounted it with foam tape.

I will link to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - It's Time to Party (celebrating an anniversary is a party)
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn