Monday, September 20, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge

 Today I decided to take a little break from sewing and make a halloween card.  I noticed that Newtons Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge this week was Halloween as a theme.  I always love making halloween cards.

For my card today I used the stamp set Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set.  I love this set because it has so many things to use on the set.  I used a cloud stencil for my background and a grass die for the bottom of my card.  I then stamped the bat & eek! images over the card.  I colored the images with copic markers and cut them out.  My black moon has the cobweb and spider stamp from the same stamp set.  The possibilities are endless with this set.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Mystery Image #66

 I made today's card for a Mystery Image Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Carol was our hostess this month and she came up with an adorable image to challenge us with.

The image is called "Mimi" by Taylored Expressions.  I thought it was adorable but my carded needed something a little extra so I added the dog house which is from the Happy Tails stamp set by Stampin Up.

Thanks Carol for a great challenge this month.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies

 Today is September 15th and that means it is time for our Classy Card Ladies Challenge.  I am lucky enough to have Barb as my partner and we love to come up with ideas for challenges.  September was our month to hostess so we decided to have as our challenge "Pumpkins" because fall is just around the corner and all my favorite coffee houses have started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  

The items I used on my card are as follows:
Stamped Image Pumpkin Latte by Newtons Nook Designs
Prima Pumpkin & Spice Designer Paper
Prima Pumpkin & Spice Crystals
Memory Box Stitched Farm Pumpkin Dies

I colored the image with my copic markers and pop dotted it on to my card.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  You can see what the rest of the Classy Card Ladies did with our challenge by clicking on their names below.






Suzy - in the SCS Gallery



Deb - in the SCS Gallery



Tracie (You are Here)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Monday, September 13, 2021

PIP Challenge #2137

 Today's challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies  does not have a sponsor but the winner of this challenge will win a $5 Gift Certificate from Mo's Digital Pencil donated by Pam.  After cleaning out my craft room this week, I have decided that Digital stamps are the way to go.  A lot less storage issue and they have so many darling images.

I did not have time to color one of Mo's Digital Pencil darling images so I decided to use a card I made for our Monthly Image Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Patti was our hostess this month and she chose the image and sentiments from Stampin Up "Back On Your Feet".  It seems like we all know someone who is going through a rough patch and could use a card of encouragement.

I used an embossing folder for the background that looks like the turtle shell to me.  I colored the image with my copic markers and used SU circle dies to cut the image out.  I added a few gold sequins and wrapped twine around the sentiment on the bottom.

Thanks for checking out my card and I hope to see your entries over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

Monday, August 30, 2021

PIP Challenge #2135

 This week for Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.


There is an extra element to the challenge this week.  It is to be clean and simple.  You will see the description of how to do that on Pammie's blog.  

I started out by printing off the adorable triple rose image and colored it with my copic markers.  I decided to use some washi tape on my card for a little extra look.  Then I added the butterfly and scroll to my card.  This would definitely be an easy card to create.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Challenge Your Stash

 Maggie had a great challenge for us this month over in our Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoaststampers.  She challenged us to use dies and punches on our card - No stamps.  Well I have tons of dies and that hard part was deciding which set to use.

I have to admit that this die has not been in my stash long but I have been looking for a reason to use it.  The background is a pierced lattice cutting plate from Taylored Expressions.  The flower is called Layered coneflower by Honey Bee and the Hello is from Pink Fresh.

I cut the flowers out of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper and inked them up with my Distress oxides.  The stem I fussy cut and guessed on the size. 

What a fun challenge.  I just may have to use this technique again.  I do love my flowers.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge

 I am a big fan of Newtons Nook Designs.  Their stamps are just the cutest and are always my go to stamp when I am looking to make a card.   I wanted to make a card for the Inky Paws Challenge this week.  The challenge this week is a color challenge and these colors are one of my favorite combinations.

For my card today I wanted to try something a little different.  I have seen on other cards where they actually use their copic markers to color the background.
I used the stamp set Peony Blooms for my card.  I started this card by stamping the image on each corner with my Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink and used clear embossing powder on top of the black ink.  This gives it a raised effect and makes it easier to color in the lines.  The sentiment I stamped and fussy cut out.  
These were the copic colors I used on my card.  I sure used alot of ink coloring the background.  It also gives a different look to it.  I want to try black next time and really make the image pop.  I used a white gel pen to highlight the lighter parts of the flower.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  I sure had fun giving a different technique a try.

Inky Paws Challenge

 Today I decided to take a little break from sewing and make a halloween card.  I noticed that Newtons Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge th...