Category Archives: Technique Tuesday

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge – Inky Background, Card 5

Here’s my last card for the Simon Says Stamp’s current Monday challenge.  I used the same stamp set I used in Card 4 to create the background but only used it on part of the card front.  I think I like this card more with its selective use of the stamped background.  How about you?

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink); Blackberry (Amuse Studio)
  • Ink: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Blackberry (Amuse Studio)
  • Stamps: Say It – Love You (Technique Tuesday)
  • Accessories: Say It  – Love You die (Technique Tuesday)
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Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge – Inky Backgrounds, Card 4

My next 2 cards for the Simon Says Stamp’s current Monday challenge use the same stamp set to ink up a background.  This first one uses the same row of hearts to create an inky background.  Then I filled in select hearts with glossy accents and ink accents to create some texture.

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Blackberry (Amuse Studio)
  • Stamps: Say It – Love You (Technique Tuesday)
  • Accessories: Say  – Love You die (Technique Tuesday), glossy accents

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge – Inky Background, Card 3

Simon Says Stamp’s current Monday challenge is to create an inky background for your card/project.  How about a Valentine goody bag?

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Supplies: Pure Poppy (Papertrey), The Glitzy Glitter Stack Brights (DCWV); Tin Man (Technique Tuesday), White paper bags (Amuse Studio), Tag Sale #1 die (Papertrey), red grosgrain ribbon

 

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge – Card 4

Here’s the forth card for the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  The challenge is to use something old and new.  This is my last card that I made using Bud Basics from Stampin’ Up.    This time I paired it up with the sentiment from Technique Tuesday’s May Day Greenhouse Society stamp set that came out this year and hasn’t gotten any use until tonight.  I kept it clean and simple for this one.  Hope your 2015 is starting with some quality crafting time!

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Supplies: White cardstock, Bud Basics (Stampin’ Up), May Day Greenhouse Society (Technique Tuesday), stampin up inks, sequin.

Get Well Tough Guy Card

 

Here’s a card I made awhile ago.  I was wanting a masculine get well card and came up with this one, very grungy, and manly.  Unfortunately the grungi-ness makes the London Fog ink disappear a little too much.  Anyway I think it’s a fun card.

 

 

Hope you are having a blissful day! Thanks for stopping by….

Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey)
  • Ink: London Fog (Memento); Onyx Black (Versafine); Frayed Burlap distress ink (Ranger)
  • Stamps: Borderline Industry and Tool Time (Technique Tuesday); Grunge (Skipping Stones)
  • Accessories: Woodgrain impression plate (Paperrrey)

Another Girl Birthday Card and a Comparison

I decided to try to make a second girl birthday card in keeping with Susan Raihala’s challenge to make 2 different cards with the same stamp set.  She’s also the one who made a card with every stamp set she owns.  She’s my idol.  I would love to do this too….but I am more than a little imitated by the idea.  I’m happy just keeping up with the occasional card challenges.  But I think it’s the only way you know if it’s a stamp set that you want to keep.  See my previous blog to see my thought that purging should be my 2012 goal.

On a side note, I wanted to mention that if you haven’t read any of Susan Raihala’s 3 blogs I strongly urge you to.  She keeps it real, is incredibly supportive of fellow crafters, is so talented, and shares her journey raising a child with special needs.   I’ve been a fan of her cards for years, but what keeps me going back daily is the insight I get into a fellow crafter’s life.

So a few days ago I needed a girl birthday card for my niece and threw one together in short order so I could get the package mailed.  I had an extra card base done and decided to finish it up so I would have an extra card if I needed it later.  The one below is the one I made this morning and the 2nd one is the one I made a few days ago.  So I ended up with 2 different cards using the same stamp set.  They aren’t very different in style but I felt a little confined by the existing card base on the 2nd one.  I still haven’t decided which one I like better.  Do you like one better than the other?  The card details are below.

Hope you are having a great day!

Supplies for Card 1:

  • Cardstock: Whisper White and Pretty In Pink (Stampin Up)
  • Designer Paper:  Unknown, from JoAnne’s
  • Ink: Black (Memento)
  • Stamps: My Little Princess (Technique Tuesday) and Princess Birthday (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories:  Copics; Ribbon Banner (Spellbinders); Diamond glitter (A Muse); Scor-tape; adhesive and dimensionals

Supplies: for Card 2 

  • Cardstock: Whisper White and Certainly Celery (Stampin Up)
  • Designer Paper:  Unknown, from JoAnne’s
  • Ink: Black (Memento)
  • Stamps: My Little Princess (Technique Tuesday) and Princess Birthday (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories:  Copics; Ribbon Banner (Spellbinders); Pink glitter (Doodlebug); Diamond glitter (A Muse); Scor-tape; adhesive and dimensionals

Little Princess Birthday Card

So my niece has a birthday coming up….and she’s going to be turning 8.  So I needed a girly card.  I don’t tend to do those since I have 2 boys and usually have a stash of boy cards.  You know the kind…rockets, construction equipment, dirt, etc.  So that meant I had to dig through my stash and work a little bit to create a card.  I have 2 great sets that are great for young girls, Technique Tuesday’s  My Little Princess  and My Favorite Things’ Princess Birthday.

I love the background paper….I’m not sure who made it since it’s from several years ago, but I picked it up from JoAnne’s.  So that determined the colors I was going to use on the princess, pink, blue, and green.  I also decided every girl needs some bling so I used glitter to edge the sides of the image cardstock and on the ends of the ribbon banner.  The banner looked a little bland without the glitter when placed up next to the image so it needed glitter too.

I think I am the slowest Copic colorer there is.  This is only the 2nd image I’ve colored so I’m happy with the results but definitely need to put things aside and look at it later to pick up the areas that need more work.

Okay, enough blabbing.  The supplies are listed below.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Whisper White and Certainly Celery (Stampin Up)
  • Designer Paper:  Unknown, from JoAnne’s
  • Ink: Black (Memento)
  • Stamps: My Little Princess (Technique Tuesday) and Princess Birthday (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories:  Copics; Ribbon Banner (Spellbinders); Pink glitter (Doodlebug); Diamond glitter (A Muse); Scor-tape; adhesive and dimensionals