Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dreams and Wishes Card

I'm getting this post up later than I planned on because school is out!  That means the kids are home and we are all trying to get adjusted to our new schedules.  I guess late is better than never right?!

Today's card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Make a Wish and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.  I decided to make just one card for both challenges. 

This card was really easy to make!  I stamped the child image in gold ink wiping away the spot where I wanted the sentiment and then covered the gold ink with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I then stamped the sentiment (a dream is a wish your heart makes) with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder also.  Once that was done I colored select areas with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers and then sprayed the whole panel with water.  I wanted a pale dreamy effect and I think I got just that.  I trimmed out the image and glued it onto my card base.  Super easy and quick.  Sometimes it's nice to throw in a simple card once in a while.  Thanks for stopping.

  • cardstock- misc, Master's Touch Watercolor Paper
  • stamps- Stampers Anonymous (Phrases 2), Wordsworth (Sleeping Child)
  • ink- Encore! (Gold), VersaMark (Watermark)
  • markers- Ranger Distress Markers (Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord)
  • embossing powder- Ranger (Super Fine Clear)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Felt Emoticon Card (SSS Monday/Wednesday Challenge- Felt That/Fun with Felt)

It has been a LONG time since I've been on here.  I'm really hoping to change that.  I have some goals to get card making and scrapbooking more on the top of my to do list.  Dishes, laundry, and then crafting.  It's all about priorities.  One of the ways I'm going to get more crafty things done is to do the Simon Says Stamp weekly challenges.  They have new challenges each Monday and Wednesday.  This week the Monday challenge is Felt That and the Wednesday challenge is Fun with Felt.  You are challenged to use felt on your projects.  I will admit that I had no idea what to do with felt but I went with it.  I guess that is the point of it being a challenge.  Here is what I came up with.

I started with a white piece of felt.  I tried cutting it with a die but for whatever reason it wouldn't work so I just used the indention left by the die as a guide and cut it with my scissors. I decided to use my Distress Inks to color my white piece of felt.  I smeared the two colors on my craft mat, spritzed them with water, and then swirled the felt around in it.  I let them dry overnight and I love the way they turned out.  If you want a unique background this will be different every time. 

Emoticons are so fun and I couldn't resist using them on this card!  I stamped them on some white cardstock and then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I only have a few of these markers and am still learning how to use them for coloring and shading so I did some really simple coloring with CT1, CT2, and CT3 just to give a little dimension.  You could just stamp them on yellow paper if you don't have markers to color them in with.  I then used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush and Glossy Accents to make them really pop.  Once I hand cut them out (I didn't have a circle punch or die that matched exactly) I used a black marker to ink the edges.  The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder on some scraps of black cardstock.  Against the white card and colored felt this really pops.  I centered the emoticons over the sentiment for a nice clean look.  I used my Tiny Attacher to add this strip to the felt and glued the whole felt piece to my card. 

I hope you will try using felt on one of your cards.  It was a fun thing to try and I just might do it again sometime.  Thanks for stopping!

  • cardstock- misc scraps
  • felt- misc scraps
  • ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans), Simon Says Stamp (Intense Black), VersaMark
  • stamps- BoBunny (Emoji Stamp), Hero Arts (CL342)
  • markers- Spectrum Noir (CT1, CT2, CT3), Zig (Wink of Stella- Clear Glitter Brush)
  • misc- Ranger Embossing Powder (Superfine Detail White), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Ranger Glossy Accents