Friday, September 30, 2016

Two Paper Divas

Well September is winding down and here I am with my last card of the month.  for my card today I used the new stamp called "Dasher".
For this card I started with a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of watercolor paper and blended Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the bottom and Scattered Straw for the Center.  Around the edges I blended Cracked Pistachio.  I then stamped around the edges using my "Pine Branch" stamp.  I highlighted each branch using a white marker to make it look like snow on the branches.

I colored my cute little guy with copic markers and then pop dotted him on the center of the card.  The sentiment is from Mason Jar Access #2.

See you next week when I have October Release projects.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Two Paper Divas

It's Friday and you know what that means.  Time for another post from my Two Paper Divas September Release sets.  This week I am going Christmas and decided to make this card. 
I first started with watercolor paper and sponged with my distress inks.  I used Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves.  I am amazed at how much better the colors blended on the watercolor paper.  Going to have to keep that in mind for future projects.  I then stamped with versamark ink using  the stamp "Oh Holy Night" and used silver embossing powder.  I punched a few stars out to put on the corners to give it a little sparkle.

Hope to see you back next week because I have a cute little fella going to show up on my blog.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mystery Swap 36

Time again for another Mystery Swap.  This time the image was selected by Darlene.  The image is a retired stamp from Stampin Up.


I colored the image with my copic markers and then use a few circle punches and scalloped circle to outline the card.  I found the sentiment in my Two Paper Divas stash.  I believe the stamp set is now retired.


Thanks to Darlene for a great challenge.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Two Paper Divas

Today I have decided to post another one of my favorite stamp sets from Two Paper Divas in September.  It is called "Afternoon Tea" and I believe it has been a real hot seller.  Boy was I lucky to get one of these stamp sets. 
 For this card I stamped them on matching designer papers and then fussy cut them out.  These were some tiny pieces to cut out but I really like the look.  The Thank you sentiment is from a stamp set called "A Cup of Kindness".
For this card I decided to go with some vibrant colors using my copic markers.  I then started cutting out dies and decided to use the ticket "A day to celebrate" for the stamp set "Tickets".

I thought it would be fun to show 2 different ways to use the stamp set.  Enjoy your week and join me next Friday because I will be showing Christmas cards for the last 2 Fridays in September.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings

Well it's the 15th and time for our Dueling Darling challenge.   Barb and I came up with the challenge this week.  We decided to go with a Fall Owl Theme.

Kits for the Dazzlers include:

Image:  Two Paper Divas "Who's There"
DP:        Color Me Autumn by Stampin Up

Embellishments are all made by Recollections.


Here are what my team mates made using this adorable image.

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com Please check her gallery!
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry

Part of the challenge was to list our favorite Halloween memory. I always loved going trick or treating and coming home to my loot.  I loved my candy then and I still love it now.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Two Paper Divas

I hope you have been checking out the new release for September from Two Paper Divas.  I decided to start off the month with my favorite stamp set from them called Cat in Pumpkin. 
 My first card was made by first stamping the image on water color paper and using my zig watercolors markers to color the image.  Don't you just love the vibrant colors?  I also took a web stencil and sponged some dark gray on the purple paper.  I cut the image out and glued it over the stenciled web design.  The bats were stamped on using the stamp set called Halloween Silhouettes.  The Happy Halloween is from the stamp set Mason Jar Access #2.

This is another project I made using the image without the moon behind it.  I again used the watercolor markers, just not as bring colors.  Toned it down a bit.  I got the idea for this cute little treat box from Splitcoast Stampers.   You make it using the Envelope Punch Board.  It goes really fast and alot of fun to put together.

See you next Friday with another fun project from Two Paper Divas.  

Friday, September 2, 2016

Two Paper Divas

Here it is September and I thought I would give a preview of one of the stamps that are going to be released next week for Two Paper Divas
This is one of my favorite stamp sets for September from them.  It is called afternoon tea.  The Celebrate sentiment is from "Tickets" stamp set.  I colored the books with my copic markers and then just started to layout my card.  Be sure and check back this month because I have made another fun card using this set.

Check out Two Paper Divas on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 & 7 to see their fantastic September release.