Friday, June 23, 2017

Fun Fold Friday: Lever Card

Hi Everyone.

I hope you've all had a great week. It is time for another Fun Fold Friday. For this week's card, I decided to take a stab at the Lever card. Now, full disclosure I have to say that I don't think this card was a whole lot of "fun". I love the end result; but it was a complicated card to put together and definitely not one that I would do over and over again. I followed the video tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers and the video definitely helped.

I used Fog card stock from Simon Says Stamp and then some scrap papers from Basic Grey that I've had for a long time. For the front image panel, I used stamps from Simon Says Stamp "Thinking of You" stamp set that was part of the February 2014 card kit. Because there was so much color in the papers, I decided to just keep the image just a simple black. I added the sentiment at the top from the same stamp set and stamped it in Rosie Cheeks ink from Simon Says Stamp

I took several pictures so you could see all the different angles of the card. Like I said, I was pleased with the end result; but it was hard.

I hope you all have a great day and I will see you again soon!

1. Crafting with An Attitude:
2. Crafting with Friends: 
3. Creative Fingers
4. Making Memories Crafting 
5. Simply Papercraft

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Coloring Page and Prismacolor pencil combinations

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're all having a great day. I just have a quick post for you today, sharing a coloring book page and some new Prismacolor Pencil Combinations. I will also be pinning these to my Prismacolor pencil board, so be sure to check them out there as well.



Have a great day and I'll see you all again tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Hearts Birthday

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're all having a great day so far. I have a CAS card to share with you today. I've had this yellow card base with two small circles cut out of it for a while. I added a piece of patterned paper behind it and then die cut hearts from Verve Stamps "From the Heart" die set. I cut out eight total hearts, colored all of them with Copic marker (R46) and then stacked them in 2 groups of four.  I added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and then covered them both with glossy accents.

Unfortunately, some of the glossy accents did spill over a little at the top of one of the hearts and I didn't realize it until after it dried, and by then it was just way too late.  I added a simple Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts "Year Round Sentiments" I completed the card with a simple white ribbon.

That is all for me today! Have a great day and I'll see you all again tomorrow.

Anything Goes Challenges.

Through The Craft Room Door
Lemon Shortbread Challenges
Everybody Art Challenges: 
Creates and Makes Challenges (Use Yellow)
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  (Add a Sentiment)
Crafty Creations
Inspiration Destination

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bright Cupcake Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend, and I hope your family enjoyed Father's Day as well! We had a nice relaxing weekend, which I'm always grateful for. The boys (to include Dad) all had a great time with super soakers and water balloons, they played baseball and we capped the night by grilling some  delicious steaks and having a nice meal together.

But here we are, back to Monday and it's time to get back to the business at hand; and for the blog that means sharing a new card. The color palette for this card was inspired by a quilt I recently saw at church. This is how you know you're a paper crafter...when you see a quilt in church and think to yourself, "I wonder what color inks that would be?" If I could have, I would have taken a picture of it; but I thought that might be a tad unacceptable! Haha!! So, I finally decided on Peacock Feathers, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade. I knew that I wanted to have some white polka dots on the bottom, so I used my inkadinkado dot background stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder on to white card stock and then I cut that into strips and used the distress inks to blend the color on to each strip--emboss resist technique.

I made the circles using scalloped nestabilities and circle dies from Simon Says Stamp. I blended Spiced Marmalade onto the outer circle and Peacock Feathers on to the next one. Honestly, this is the only part of the card I wasn't really happy with. That direct ink to paper with the Peacock Feather ink resulted in a more green than I wanted; but I decided to just leave it alone.

I stamped a small cupcake from Inkadinkado in black ink and colored it in with some Prismacolor pencils and then edged the image circle with some Fired Brick distress ink.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps. I added some white ribbon as well.

That is it for me today. Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Anything Goes Challenges for today.

1.  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
2. Crafting from the Heart
3. Pammie's Inky Pinkies
4. A Bit More Time to Craft: 
5. A Perfect Time to Craft
6. Crafts Galore Encore

}, 10)