Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ink It Up with Heidi Shafer -- Neat and Tangled's Purrrfect

Today, I've joined again with Heidi Shafer of Mapleberry Musings
for Ink It Up.

Ink it Up is a challenge where, on the second and fourth Wednesday 
of each month, Heidi and I share cards that we've made with new stamp sets
that we haven't used yet.

Today, I'm sharing my card that I made using my 
Neat and Tangled's Purrrfect stamp set.
While this set has actually seen ink before -- by Sage and a few of my 
Sunday School girls -- I hadn't used it yet, so I decided to use it
to make a birthday card for my son, Jonah.

He loves watching iFunny and shared this hilarious video 
with me recently, so I thought he might get a kick out of this card.
They called it "From G to PG-13."

Here's my card:

I started by diecutting my cats from watercolour paper and colouring
them in using my Zig markers and a water brush.
I cut my white panel at an angle and layered it over
a second piece of white cardstock that I inked with my 
blending tool, three shades of ink & my MFT stencil.

I stamped the sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods)
in versafine onyx black.

When I was making this card, I originally stamped a piece of aqua mist
cardstock with a MFT background stamp and thought I'd use
that along the bottom of my card.
It didn't seem vibrant enough for Jonah, but I decided to
not waste it and made a second card right away with it.

These kitties are just so cute!
I actually diecut and stamped four of them right away so I could make
a bunch of cards at once....

This sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Big Scripty Sentiments.

Don't forget to hop over to Heidi's blog to see what
she created for this Ink It Up.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More Spring Woods cards

I've had so much fun playing along with Anna's CASometry Challenge 2. Make 5.
where she challenged us to choose one stamp set and make five cards using it.
I have the habit of pulling out a stamp set, making one card using it
and started on another card with another stamp set.
This challenge encouraged me to make several cards at once
while I had my stamp set out.
(It also helped keep this stamp set at the forefront of my mind
when choosing which set I wanted to use!)

Anyway, as I was stamping a card for the final stage of the challenge, 
I decided to make four cards using it.
Because I've struggled a little with coming up with fresh 
colour combos in which to stamp the birds, 
I took my inspiration from three of the April Release Inspiration Cards

(By the way, I was thinking that I was on the ball with making
my final card for the challenge ahead of time, but I didn't realize 
that the Final Stage of Anna's Challenge had a secret aspect.
So that's why I'm sharing these cards now.)

So, what I did was diecut several branches and birds (a few of each type)
and then stamped them using my MISTI, which allowed the process
to go faster, as once I had it set up on my MISTI, I could stamp several birds
in different colours at once.

For my first card, I used this colour combo:


Here's my card:

I stamped the branches in classic kraft for each of my cards.
I stamped the blooms in mint julep and the leaves in green parakeet.
The birds were stamped in aqua mist, mint julep and Altenew's Caribbean Blue,
which I substituted for Winter Wisteria.

I stamped the sentiment (from PTI's Walk By Faith) in Caribbean Blue.
For the border, I ran a piece of Mint Julep cardstock through my 
diecutting machine with my woodgrain impression plate.

Next, I used this colour combo:


I used all of the colours, but substituted Altenew's Persian Blue for Amethyst Allure.

I diecut my sweet blush cardstock using my Mama Elephant Femme Frame dies.

I stamped the sentiment (from Winter Woods) in Versafine Onyx Black.

And lastly, I chose this colour combo:


I decided to make two cards with the elements I stamped
with this colour combo, again substituting the Persian Blue for 
Amethyst Allure and Altenew's Sapphire for Royal Velvet.

On this one, I ran a piece of ripe avocado cardstock through my diecutting machine
using my Winter Woods cover plate, but didn't love how it turned out. 
Rather than take a new piece of cardstock, I just ran it through again
using my woodgrain impression plate. 
I ended up with a piece of cardstock that had a cool texture!  

The sentiment is from Spring Woods, which I stamped in Sapphire.

And here, I used a piece a Basic Grey patterned paper along the side.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 22, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch 294

Today, I have a card to share that I made using

I decided to use MFT Soda Pop to make my card.

I pressed some scarlet jewel and orange zest ink mixed with water
onto my acrylic block and pressed two scraps of watercolour paper
into it and then, once it was dry, I diecut it with the Soda Pop bottle 
and bottle cap dies.

I stamped my one sentiment in versamark onto a strip of black cardstock
and heat embossed it in seafoam.
I stamped the other sentiment (also from Soda Pop) onto sweet blush cardstock.
A few soft pink Pretty Pink Posh sequins finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Flamingo -- Take Two

 I have another card to share that I made using the current

I was really inspired by that adorable phone case displayed in the lower right-hand corner
and decided to recreate it for a journaling tag for my summer pocket album.

So I pulled out my Reverse Confetti Fabulous Flamingo 

Peacock Pretties and combined them to make my journaling card.

I started by diecutting some Bazzill cardstock with my Documented Confetti Cuts
journaling card die.
Then, I stamped the legs (using Fabulous Flamingo) onto the pink diecut in white.
Once that was dry, using my MISTI, I stamped it again in pink overtop.

I really liked the plumage in the inspiration photo, so I decided to try to copy
it by first diecutting my flaming and wing using Fabulous Flamingo Confetti Cuts.
Then, I diecut two paisley shapes using Perfectly Paisley Confetti Cuts
to adhere over top.
I stamped my sentiment using Peacock Pretties in versamark and heat
embossed it in white.




Remember, there's still time to play along with this
 Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bible Journaling -- Psalm 91:4

Today, I have a piece of Bible Journaling to share with you.
I was inspired by this post from Dawn McVey yesterday,
where she shares several beautiful examples of Bible Stamping.

When I first decided to Bible Journal, I liked the idea of doing
my own lettering in my Bible and spent time working on perfecting my lettering.
But, I found I just wasn't creating the pages that I'd hoped to in my Bible.
Part of me felt like I was a little stuck, part of me felt it needed to be perfect...
but Dawn's post helped remind me that it's perfectly okay to just stamp
in my Bible, and not feel like I have to do my own lettering. 
Just like I have different styles when I create cards,
I can have different pages in my journaling Bible.

So here's my page:

I used my Waltzingmouse Fine Feathers stamp set to stamp my verse
and feathers.

I just love this verse!
I came across it in my devotions this week as I was reading
Psalm 31 and was inspired to create a page for it.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Papertrey Ink's August Create Along With Us

Today, I have a card to share for Papertrey Ink's August Create Along with Us,
where I was inspired by this card by the amazing Laurie Willison:

I love the watercolour wash that Laurie did over the embossed alphabet! 
I decided to create my card by heat embossing the leaves from Songbird
in white on my watercolour panel.

I coloured over them with my Zig Markers and some water and a paintbrush.
I trimmed out my panel and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock
using dimensional adhesive.

I stamped my sentiment (from Choose Joy) in 
versafine onyx black.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #186

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #186 designed by N@ Ali :

I decided to rotate the sketch 180˚ to make my card.

I started by stencilling & stamping on one of the pieces of patterned paper 
from the PTI Colour Pop Florals kit.
I added a piece of black cardstock over top.

I diecut two of the words (also from the Colour Pop Florals kit)
from white cardstock, stacked them together and adhered them to my card.
Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, August 25th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!