Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Smart Fella!

Some Odd Girl is the sponsor this week at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. Being a crazy cat lady, I chose the Smart Cat Digi Stamp to use for my card.


Supplies Used:
Smart Cat Digi Stamp by Some Odd Girl
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic Markers:
 C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, B34, B37, B41, N0, N1
Tim Holtz® Stitched Rectangles Alterations Die by Sizzix
Tim Holtz® Faded Jeans Distress® Ink
Original 6x6 Pad by Authentique
Clear Glaze® Gelly Roll Gel Pen by Sakura of America
Grey Cardstock by Bazzill Basics

Instructions:

  1. Resize digital image and print onto cardstock using a laser printer.
  2. Color image with Copic markers.
  3. Ink the cutting surface of the die with ink. Carefully place the die over the image, tape into place, and run through the die-cut machine.
  4. While the image panel is still in the die, lightly brush ink over the die onto the card surface, taking care to stay away from the image. Remove the image from the die.
  5. Apply several layers of Glaze gel pen over the cat's glasses, letting the ink dry between layers.
  6. While the ink is drying, layer the patterned papers as shown and edge all layers with ink.
  7. Adhere the card front to a grey A2 card.
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Joy to the World!





Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs™ Pine Carolers
Merry Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps

Other Supplies Used:
Copic Markers:
 Mouse Skin: E50, E51, E93, BV000, BV00, BV20, R20
 Mouse Noses: 401, R12
 Mouse Fur: E21, E23 E25, E39, E31, E33 E35, E49, E53, E55, E57, E79
 Mouse Bellies: R01
 Mouse Mouths: VB20, E04, RV93
Pine: G07, G19, G29, G94
Bow: R24, R27, R39
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn Distress® Ink by Ranger
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger
Wasabi Double Dot Very Vintage Paper by BoBunny®
Solar White Classic Crest® cardstock by Neenah
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics


Instructions:
  1. Fold a 6" x 12" piece of Wasabi Double Dot Very Vintage Paper in half to form a 6" x 6" card.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp Pine Carolers.
  3. Color with Copic markers.
  4. Die-cut image panel and red cardstock with a matching pair of dies, then mat the image panel die-cut onto the red die-cut. Set aside.
  5. Using Mowed Lawn Distress ink, stamp the Music background stamp onto the patterned paper, trim the paper to 5 7/8" square, then edge the paper with Distress ink.
  6. Using a stamp positioner, stamp the sentiment onto the patterned paper with Jet Black Archival Ink.
  7. Adhere the image panel to the card front.
  8. Adhere the card front to the 6x6 card.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Santa Hats -- For the Birds!

There's nothing like a little help from a friend to make you feel festive. Here's a card with the new House-Mouse Designs™ Santa Hat Birds Rubber Stamp.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs™ Santa Hat Birds Rubber Stamp
Spring Border Die Set
Build a Wreath Die Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ by Tsukineko®
VersaMarker™ Watermark Ink Pen by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Copic Markers:
 Birds: E21, E23, E25, E27, E30, E31, W3, W6
 Hats: R14, R17, R27, R29, R56, C0, C1, C2, B60, RV0000
 Mouse Skin: BG0000, BV0000, E00, E11, E21, E50, BV20
 Mouse Nose: R11, R22
 Mouse Fur: E31, E33, E35, E47
 Branch: E71, E74, E77
 Sky: B21, BG0000, BG000, BG10, B0000, B000, B21, B60, C0, C00
Solar White Classic Crest® cardstock by Neenah
Seasons Paper Pad by Graphic 45
Red, green, and brown cardstock by Bazzill Basics
White Deco Marker by Pebeo
Tim Holtz® Ground Espresso Distress® Ink by Ranger
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura

Directions:
  1. Fold a piece of 6" x 12" red cardstock in half to form a 6x6 card.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 5.75" square and edge with Ground Espresso Distress ink.
  3. Adhere the patterned paper to the card.
  4. Stamp the birds and color the image and the background with Copic markers.
  5. Use the Pebeo Paint Marker to add snow to the branches of the image.
  6. Trim the image panel as desired.
  7. Die-cut a piece of red cardstock with one of the borders from the Spring Border Die Set, adhere the image panel, then trim the top edge of the cardstock as desired.
  8. Adhere the die-cut image panel.
  9. Using the Build a Wreath Die Cut Set, die-cut brown cardstock with the pinecone die.
  10. Use the VersaMarker to add details to the pinecone.
  11. Use the pine sprig die to cut two green pine sprigs.
  12. Use the berries die to die-cut a scrap of red cardstock. 
  13. Add white dots to the berries with the white gel pen.
  14. Adhere the pine sprigs, acorn, and the berries to the upper left hand corner to finish the card.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!



Stampendous is sponsoring 31 Days of Halloween this year. The design team will be playing along with other fabulous paper crafters to present a lot of fun and spooky inspiration and you can play along with us. Best of all there will be prizes! All you need to do is to check in daily at Stampendous' blog!  Click here to be whisked to today's link!

Hmm. It seems that Count Catula found something tasty at the local cemetery and had himself a little snack.



Supplies Used:
Count Catula Rubber Stamp by Stampendous
Tuxedo Black Memento ™ Ink by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts
Center Step Card Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Happy Haunting 8x8 pad by Graphic 45
X-Press It® Blending Card
Copic markers:
 C6, C7, C8, RV93, R32, R17
 B04, B06, B16, B18
 Y15, Y18, T1
Graveyard Scene and Shapes Dies by Spellbinders (retired)
Cat dies (source unknown since I collect all things cat and forgot to mark the dies, which is how I see track of what's what. I clearly need a different system.)
Bat die (another unmarked die)
Happy Halloween (yet another)*
London Bus Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint by Paper Artsy

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I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
My Time To Craft Challenges: Halloween or Cats
Creative With Stamps Challenges: Halloween or Leaves
Die Cut Divas Challenges: For Autumn or Halloween
Lost Coast Challenge #63: Cats or Dogs

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Tag



Stampendous is sponsoring 31 Days of Halloween this year. The design team will be playing along with other fabulous paper crafters to present a lot of fun and spooky inspiration and you can play along with us. Best of all there will be prizes! All you need to do is to check in daily at Stampendous' blog!  Click here to be whisked to today's link!

Here's a somewhat spooky tag using Stampendous' fabulous new Skeleton Humor Perfectly Clear™Stamp set.



Supplies:
Stampendous Products Used:
Skeleton Humor Perfectly Clear™Stamp set.
Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers: T0, T1, T3, E40, E41, YG01, G21, V01, E71, E70, W1
Wildflower cardstock by My Colors
Black Cardstock
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Post-It® Notes by 3M
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig® by EK Success
Duo-Corner Punch by Tonic Studios
Blue Jean/Swimming Pool Gingham Duets ribbon by Doodlebug Design

Instructions:
  1. Cover part of the skeleton's head with a Post-It® Note. Ink stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, remove Post-It Note, and stamp the skeleton onto white cardstock.
  2. Add a horizontal line using a Copic marker, 
  3. Using a stamp positioner, the little mouse, the top hat, and the bat.
  4. Color images using Copic markers.
  5. Die-cut image panel.
  6. Finish coloring the scene.
  7. Mat the image panel onto Wildflower cardstock, mat with black cardstock.
  8. Cut a panel from Wildflower cardstock that is 1/2" wider and 3/4" longer than the matted image panel.
  9. Punch the top two corners, punch a hole, and add a ribbon.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

What's Up Pussycat?

Whimsy Stamps is the sponsor this week at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and I decided to select their Lazy Kitty stamp along with one of the three dies from my new Scalloped Border Dies Set from The Stamp Doctor, who also is a sponsor of Passionate Paper Creations and Friends.

Here's my card! 
Supplies Used:
Lazy Kitty stamp by Whimsy Stamps
Copic Markers: 
  Cat:
  Sky:
  Tree Trunk and Branch: E70, E71, E74, E77, E89
  Leaves: YG000, YG01 YG03, YR12, YR16, YR218, YR27, R35, R39, Y13, Y19, &35
  Butterfly: YR16 YR18
  Fly: N1
Scalloped Border Dies Set by The Stamp Doctor
Mellow 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey
Orange cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Tim Holtz® Ground Espresso Distress® Ink by Ranger 

I'd like to note that the kitty was colored to look like a cross between Harley Quinn and Domino, who are my six and half month kittens.

Here's a photo of them taken a while back. Domino is on the left and HQ is on the right. 


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Embalm and Carrion!



Stampendous is sponsoring 31 Days of Halloween this year. The design team will be playing along with other fabulous paper crafters to present a lot of fun and spooky inspiration and you can play along with us. Best of all there will be prizes! All you need to do is to check in daily at Stampendous' blog!  Click here to be whisked to today's link!

Here's a card with the new Crowned Skull Rubber Stamp, which is a gorgeous collage image and humorous too!



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Crowned Skull Rubber Stamp
Decor Cling Script Rubber Stamp
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® cardstock by Neenah
Ivory cardstock
Tim Holtz® Distress® Inks in Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Fired Brick, and Black Soot by Ranger
Red Solar Sparkle Pen by Spectrum Noir™

Instructions:
  1. Cut an 8.5" x 11" piece of Ivory cardstockin half to create two 4.25" x 5.5" panels.
  2. Using black ink, stamp the Script onto one panel, then randomly sponge Distress inks over top.
  3. Fold the cardstock in half to form an A2 card, then sponge the edges with Distress inks.
  4. Stamp the Crowned skull onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers. 
  5. Color the gems in the crown with Red Solar Sparkle Pen.
  6. Trim the image panel to 4" x 5.25".
  7. Distress the edges of the image panel with a distress tool and the blade of a pair of scissors. 
  8. Sponge the edges with Distress inks, then adhere to the card front.
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