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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Fall Thank You Cards

 Hello Everybody!

Tonight I finished two thank you cards that are fairly familiar.  I am trying to get better at making more while I have the supplies out.

Most of this is from Tim Holtz. The leaf die cuts and the foil cardstock-Tim. And the foil cardstock is just amazing! I used it for the gold background behind the inked panel. And then I cut the leaves from the metallic jewels paper pad.   I used 4 leaves for each card-which normally I am an odd number person but 3 wasn't enough but 4 was. 


I used black paint to give some definition to the edge of the gold part of the card. And the embossing folder is Anna Griffin I think.  I used a Stampers Anonymous stamp for the sentiment. This stamp set is one of my favorite sentiment sets. I love the handwriting. 

Here is the second card. However, I actually created this card first.   I tied some embossing floss around the leaves to bind them and then glue them onto the embossed panel  with collage medium.


I used distress inks and distress oxides on cardstock. Then I spritzed water on it. Then I ran it through my embossing machine. I felt that the pattern got lost in the distress ink. So I used a brayer and some gold paint and brayered gold onto the raised areas. I think I worked nicely.



I am entering these two cards into the challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique: Fall Gratitude.

Thank you for stopping by today!  :)


Sunday, October 10, 2021

An Uninvited Guest

 Hello Everybody!

I am all about some Halloween right now! I made this 6X6 Magnetic canvas.

The inspiration for this canvas was the skull.  I made it using a Finnabair mould.  It's the largest skull.  I painted it with tim holtz spiced marmalade distress paint. Then I sprayed it with the tarnished brass distress mica spray to see what would happen. LOL It stuck on there! and then I used some black paint to highlight and tone down the skull.


I used stencil THMM128 so it had both skulls and that cross design. The stencil came with a halloween stamp set that is Tim's/Stampers Anonymous from Joann's.  I used a Golden light modeling paste.

I sprayed the canvas with the distress mica stains-flickering candle, jack o lantern, bubbling caudron, and hocus pocus. I didn't use gesso. I sort of went back and forth on this because I usually do but I liked the linen texture showing through.

When the mail came my order from Simon Says Stamp was delivered-Woo Hoo! and in it I had ordered the transparencies and that is where the bat wings came from.  I used the black mica flakes from Tim also. I love them! and then I used black micro beads from recollections.  I also die cut a leaf branch from the sizzix/ Tim Garden Greens 661206. I used the same one like maybe 6 or 7 times and cut it out of black cardstock.

Oh and that cute little scared ghost is from the Frightful Things die cut. This die cut set is seriously one of my favorites for Halloween.  I used a spring from Hampton to make him 3-D.





I am entering this Halloween canvas into the following challenges:


Crafter's Castle: Anything Goes #46 Theme fall and fall holidays

Thank you for stopping by! 


Friday, October 1, 2021

October over at the Rainbow Challenge

 Hello Everybody!

You know it's a new month and that means a new color challenge over at the Rainbow Card Challenge! This month we are all about the color Golden Rod which is a nice rich color. 


I used a couple of color to achieve goldenrod in my card background.  I used distress oxide fossilized amber and a little distress ink wild honey and some oxide pumpkin.


I used a Tim Holtz stamp-this is one of my favorites. Around the edges I used distress oxide walnut stain and sprinkle little water droplets here and there for the oxide effect.

The sentiment is Tim's and usually stamps together but I cut them apart thinking I was going to stack the words. But turns out I liked it better this way so lol you know. And Tim's flowers are in the corner and I sprayed them with the seasonal broomstick mica spray. So nice! Also I used Ranger gold embossing powder and this was the first time I used it. And I love it! It's a nice bright gold. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out everyone's goldenrod card. And we can't wait to see what you make! :)


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Beware Vignette Box

 Hello Friends!

I made this creepy vignette box, and I am so excited to share it with you!  

This is the largest of the Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes. And this is a box topper that was sold in 2018. (Thankful for YouTube because I couldn't remember when I bought the covers.) After I decorated the inside I glued the panels down with collage medium.


From the top: I made this candles using Tim's directions from last year. And I painted them black. The skull is Ideology a few years ago. That is cheese cloth that I sprayed with black soot distress stain, hickory smoke oxide spray, and empty tomb mica spray. In between the candles and skull I added Tim's midnight mica flakes. Originally, I was thinking mirco beads and then I was like I have something cooler than that! :)


This is a Tim Holtz ghost die cut that I inked with a little peeled paint around the edges.


The background paper is from Tim's Region Beyond paper pack. I stamped bats on the this side of it. But the bats are actually from one of Tim's embossing folder. I used a Simon Hurley Stamp block-heated it and then took the impression of the embossing folder. So Cool!


On the inside sides of the box I applied Crypt grit paste. On this side is a die cut spider (the one from just the web and spider-Tim Holtz). I used some stickles to try to make it stand out a little. So it's just kind of creeping around back there LOL.


Here is the other side with the crypt paste.


These flowers are from Funky Nature. I used some black soot distress ink on the yellow blooms to make them less bright and more spooky. The Paper Doll's dress is from a spiced marmalade distress crayon and a little water.  The candle die cut is from Tim's Frightful Things. 

There is also a Halloween Quote Chip and 2 hardware heads. The rust is from Finnabair. 


So this is cool.  Here is the finished box.


If you look you can see the paper doll's shadow. This is cool because it's like the candle is really working to create a shadow behind her. Eek! 


I am submitting this into the following challenge: 

TFJB Challenge: Creating Die-Na-Mite-use dies--Spider, Ghost, candlestick, and flowers

Thank you for stopping by today! :)




Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happy Birthday Card

 Hello Friends!

Hope all is well with you! :) I bought this Rupert Die Cut by Tim Holtz a little while back. I have made 3 Ruperts and this is the first one on a project. Yay! :) 

It's for my nephew whose favorite color is blue.


I used a circuits embossing folder for the white panel (tim holtz). I saw a Rupert on Pinterest and the person used that folder and it reminded me that I had it. LOL. This is the pin here.  The balloons are a die also from Tim Holtz. And then of course Rupert. Everything else the twine and paper were from my stash.

I am entering this in the following challenge:


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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Purely Plum

Hello Everybody!

New Month New Challenge:


Over at the Rainbow Card Challenge, Plum is the new color challenge.  I used Tim Holtz Purple Twilight alcohol ink, gold alloy, and blending solution for the background of this card. And I used the air pump tool thing that Tim has.  :) The blending solution helps to lighten the alcohol ink.


Then with gold foil paper from DCWV I cut out the frame/emboss from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. The heart and letters are also from the gold foil paper but the heart is the inside of a heart die cut from Simon Says Stamp and the letters are from a Tim Holtz alpha tiny type.  Then I backed the card with black cardstock. 

Please stop by the Rainbow Card Challenge to see what my teammates have created. There will be lots of inspiration! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)



Wednesday, August 4, 2021

No Bull Birthday Card

 Hello Friends!

Here is a birthday card that I made for a dear friend of mine who likes cows :) I love making her cow cards to so it totally works! 

I didn't know what I was going to make at first. I went through the silhouette design store, and then I came across a print and cut farm file from Lettering Delights called Stickies Farm-the print and cut version. So I printed the bull and my silhouette cut him out-which was perfect because he has skinny little legs. 

The background is a combination of distress and distress oxide inks from Tim Holtz. This is on watercolor paper. The sentiment is from the upper case tiny typeTim Holtz letters by sizzix. I used Tim's metallic paper.

The sun is cut from my silhouette and I used stickles for sparkle. The grass is Lawn Fawn (die) and the flowers and leafy stems are from the Rubbernecker Stamps. Which I think this is the first maybe second time I have used these die cuts so this makes my heart very happy that I was able to incorporate them.


I usually leave the inside blank so I can write my message-but with the sentiment the way it was I had to stamp a birthday greeting! This is from sizzix. 


This card turned out so cute! I am excited to link it to the following challenges:




Thank you for stopping by!