Sunday, August 9, 2020

August Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Sunflowers and Gnome

 

Welcome to the August Joyful Stars Blog Hop


If you've come here from Krista's Blog
, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.

My card today is  a combination of Two Close to My Heart Stamp Sets, Joyful Sunflower and Gnome Matters.

The clouds were made using a really old CTMH cloud stencil, but you can cut and make your own with just heavy cardstock. 

The colors I used are primarily Expresso, Paprika, Fern and Carolina.

The images were colored in with Specrtum Noir TriBlend Alcohol Markers.

Now hop on over to Joyce's Blog for her amazing art work. 




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Garden Tags and Yellow Boots - 3rd Class Card for June



Here is the 3rd and last of my Class Cards for June.

This set uses a combination of FIVE different stamp sets. I think it's necessary to learn to use more then one stamp set on your projects. It gets you out of a rut you may be in when not feeling creative.

The first set of called Garden Tags. This is a BEAUTIFUL stamp set and is the June Stamp of the month. 
I used the single daisy stamp to stamp a background on Candy Apple Red Cardstock with Candy Apple Ink.  I also added the splotches from the "A Million Little Things" Stamp Set. 

Then I stamped the Boots from "Make A Splash" on the light side of Lemonade Cardstock with Intense Black ink, then stamped the dots with Ruby Ink. 

The flowers coming out of the boots are from the "Mason Jar Bouquet" Stamp Set and fussy Cut. This set does come with thin cuts to die cut them out, But, I forgot to order them. 

The Sentiment is from the "You're Not Getting Old" Stamp Set. 


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hello Ladybug - June Class Card #2






This card was made using the Hello Ladybug Stamp Set and matching Ladybug Window Thin Cuts. 
I was going to make a shaker card out of this for my class, but i'm still not open for holding classes. They just get the stamped images to put the card together at home. 


I used an old retired cloud stencil to make the clouds, but a stencil can be hand made to accomplish the same look.

The tiny ladybugs were cut on the Cricut using the CTMH Stitched Together Cricut Collection. 


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Palm Paradise - June Class Card #1


Check out this Cute Parrot. Doesn't it make you just want to take off and head for the Islands!



This is a CTMH Stamp Set called Palm Paradise

The Parrot was colored with the Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers.

The flowers were stamped with Intense Black Ink, Heat embossed with clear embossing powder, fussy cut, then the edges were sponged with Smoothie Ink. 

Colors of Ink used are New England Ivy, Green Apple, Carolina and Smoothie.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

June Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Sweet Hummingbird - Class Card #1


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from Krista's Blog
, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.


For my card today, I used Peacock Cardstock then a piece of Sweet Leaf that I dry embossed with a retired Floral embossing folder and swiped over it with Sweetleaf Ink. This piece was cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies

The Stitched Oval was cut from Lilac Cardstock using the NEW Cricut Stitched Together Collection

The Stamps used are from the Sweet Hummingbird Stamp Set. I fussy cut all images out by hand, BUT it also comes in a Bundle with matching Thin Cuts, however, the thin cuts are almost sold out. 

The images were colored in using the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers.

Now hop on over to Joyce's Blog and see her amazing artwork. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Stitched Together Father's Day Card - Club Card #3


Here is card #3 for my May Hostess Club.


The background of this card was done using the Woodland Embossing Folder and sponged with New England Ivy Ink. The sky was sponged with Carolina Ink.

The Wishing You, Father's Day and the Dragonfly was stamped in Peacock Ink

The Happy was stamped with New England Ivy and Die cut using the Stitched Together Stamps and Thin Cuts

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sending Hugs - Club Card #2


Here is the second of my three cards my Hostess Club is making in June. 

 
The card was designed using the Aurora Paper Pack and the Operations Smile "You Make Me Happy" Stamp Set. 

The Background was stamped with Sage Inks onto Sage Cardstock using 3 of the little Flower stamps in the set. 


Saturday, May 9, 2020

May Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Tender Thoughts - Club Card #1


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from 

Joyce Gough's Blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.




My card today used the Roses from "A Million Little Things" Stamp Set along with the Sentiment from "Tender Thoughts" Stamp Set. 

Additional Roses were stamped with black ink onto the light side of Lilac Cardstock, fussy cut, then sponged the edges with matching ink.

The background was stamped with Lilac Ink onto Lilac Cardstock using the same Roses Stamp. 

The Oval and scalloped Oval are Cricut Cuts. 

Now Hop on over to Betty's Blog and see what great artwork she has to share

Thursday, April 9, 2020

April Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Yesterday and Today Birthday


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from Joyce Gough's Blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.




My card today uses Yesterday and Today Papers and Cardmaking Stamps

The Rose and Leaves were stamped with Expresso Die Ink then sprinkled with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
If this is done with a juicy pad and right after stamping, the gold EP makes the ink a softer color with a little sparkle to it. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture this in the photo. 

The Happy Birthday is from the Sentiments Stamp Set by Melissa Esplin

Strips of Gold Glitter Paper adorn the top and bottom as well as punched circles which were topped with Liquid Glass

The bow was made by pulling apart the long time retired wide burlap ribbon. 

Now Hop on over to Betty's Blog and see what great artwork she has to share

Monday, March 9, 2020

March Joyful Stars Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from Marie Flayer's Blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.



My card today uses the CTMH March Stamp of the Month, Family Legacy for the background. It was stamped using Almond Ink.

The Flowers and Leaves are from the Yesterday and Today Cardmaking Stamps. Even though I fussy cut all of these out, this stamp set does come with Thin Cuts.
The Sentiment is from Sentiment and Stitches Stamp Set. 
The flowers were stamped on White Cardstock with Smoothie ink and the leaves were stamped on Sweetleaf Cardstock with Fern Ink. 

Now Hop on over to Debi's blog and see what greaet artwork she has to share. 

Challenges with this card:
CCC Digi Creations - Any Embossing
Happy Little Camper - Anything + Dies