Friday, March 27, 2020

Happy Deer Holidays!

Hi there, 

Today I am sharing my last card for Dies R Us, at least for a little while. I had fun creating a little Holiday scene with three dies that can be found over at Dies R Us. This is what I came up with:

This was so much fun to create. I picked out the dies I was going to use - and of course, the card evolved into something a little different from what I had originally had in mind! Here are the three dies I started with:

I started die cutting the birch trees and sponged on a little Memento Peanut Brittle.

For the deer trio I added a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to a piece of beige cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine.

The protective backing was taken off the deer and Buff Flocking was applied to the sticky surfaces, to produce three cute little fuzzy deer!

The cardinals were cut out of red cardstock.

The deer antlers were sponged over the Buff flocking with Memento Rich Cocoa. 

Each of the deer and the cardinals were given eyes and the deer also got noses using a Copic Black marker.

I then sponged a piece of white cardstock with a jumbo dauber and some Distress Oxide Broken China. This was then spritzed with water using a mister.

I then started putting the scene together. I put a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet on to a piece of white cardstock and ripped it diagonally. The first piece was stuck down near the bottom of the background. I then tucked the male deer behind that and removed the backing of the tape. The tree on the left was attached to the base. Another piece of the taped cardstock was ripped and applied on top of the first. The protective backing was removed from that piece and then the three tree other trunks with the little deer and doe were then stuck down. A third "snowbank" was adhered covering the bases of the trees and deer legs. Here you can see the layers:

After removing the third backing, Twinkling Clouds Flocking was then added to the sticky surfaces. 

I sprayed the back of the tops of the trees and stag with Pixie Spray. These were then stuck down to the background.

An older Stampin' Up sentiment from Vertical Greetings set was stamped in Versafine Clair Tulip Red and this was then heat embossed with Clear Detail. The cardinals were then added to the branches with Scraperfect Best Glue Ever.

I made a frame using the negative part of the largest Tutti Cross Stitched Frame. A little red bow was added around the top right corner and then mounting foam was added around the frame.

This was then layered over the scene and then the entire piece was taped on to the white card base with the sentiment. I added another little cardinal to the bottom of the sentiment to finish it off!

The following are the products that I used for my card today.

Vertical Greetings (Stampin’ Up)
Pixie Spray
Super Adhesive Sheets
Twinkling Snow Flocking (FL207)
Buff Flocking (FL109)
Clear Detail (EP280)
Memento Peanut Brittle
Memento Rich Cocoa
Jumbo Dauber
Mist Sprayer
Black Copic 100 marker
Red Organdy Ribbon
Foam Tape

Hope you've enjoyed my share today!

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card today:
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #207: Animals
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge #68: Anything Goes
MLCCB#20: Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers March: Anything Goes with Dies

Friday, March 20, 2020

Father's Day Fishing Buddies

Hi there, 

Today I'd like to share a fairly simple Father's Day card with you which I made for the Dies R Us Team using the Tutti Designs Fishing Buddies die

I began by making my watery background paper. I brayered Kaleidacolor Creole Spice Ink onto glossy white cardstock.

After I had a god bit of ink on the card, I spritzed with water and brayered again, which gave a watery puddly look to the paper, which I liked. I picked up the really wet edge with a paper towel and allowed the piece to dry.

Meanwhile I cut out my die from heavy black cardstock. 

I used a scrap of gray down the middle of the die to catch the highlights. 

I put little bits of double sided tape to the back of the die cut and inserted the little grey pieces in their appropriate places. Scraperfect Best Glue Ever was then used to stick the die cut on top of the background piece. I then cut a piece of 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of glossy cardstock and cut out the die again. This gave me a perfect sized frame to fit around the die cut.  

The sentiment (from an old Sparkle N' Sprinkle stamp set Fishing with Dad) was stamped using the Stamp positioner and the Same Kaleidacolor ink pad. The two pieces were then taped together to finish off the card. I thought I had a Father's Day die, which I had intended cutting out from the bottom of the card front, putting the excess piece of background behind it. However, I don't appear to have such a die, so I ended up having to stamp it!

Here are the products I used in my card today:

SNS Fishin’ with Dad Set 501
Kaleidacolor Creole Spice Ink
Water Mister

Hope you've enjoyed my share today!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi there, 

My March header - Spring has sprung! I have a little roundel every Spring that just erupts with crocuses! Today I went out with my camera when it was above 70 degrees! The local honey bees were having a field day!! Unfortunately not mine, as I lost both hives in December due to the Varroa mite, but I'm determined that the same thing won't happen this year! 

Here is my monthly card for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. This month the theme was to be CAS. I hope this actually works as a clean and simple card. I left lots of white space and the only "dimension" is from the Nuvo Glitter Accents that I used for the melting snow. My little snowlady was die cut from the Cottage Cutz Sweet Snowman, which was another die that I won from Lori Kobular's blog, during the Turner Syndrome Blog Hop. Thanks again, Lori!

This was simple to make. First I took the Sweet Snowlady and I die cut the different colored pieces from scrap pieces of cardstock.

When I didn't have a scrap of the color I wanted, I colored the pieces with Memento Potter's Clay (the arms) and the nose was colored with Copic marker YR04.

I added the little hearts to the scarf and adhered the rim and pompom to the hat with Best Glue Ever. These were set aside to dry. I stamped the sentiment from an old Sparkle N Sprinkle Set called Holiday Penguins in my stamp positioner on to watercolor paper with Versafine Clair Nocturne. 

The stamped watercolor panel was taped down to the white card base and then I added a "mound" of Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents. 

The "left-overs" of the snowlady were then tucked into the snow!

This was left to dry overnight!
Here is a close-up:

This was so much fun to make. I think I'll be making a few more for next Christmas. It's a good way to use up snippets too! Below are all the products that I used today:

SNS Holiday Penguins 384
Cottage Cutz Sweet Snowman die
Nuvo Glitter Accents Fresh Snowfall
Memento ink Potters Clay
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Copic Marker YR04

I hope you've enjoyed my share today?

See you next time!