Sunday, August 31, 2014

Damask Divas Blog Hop: Scaredy Cat


Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog Hop!
If you came from Mandy's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Scaredy Cat is great for Halloween! I'm not really a Halloween person, but I love owls and I created a "party owl" card.
I made the card using a couple of the patterned papers from the Scaredy Cat paper packet. I also used the August Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot.

Scaredy Cat paper packet
black enamel stars from Scaredy Cat Assortment
What a Hoot (retired)
Copic Markers (CTMH has similar ones - Shin-Han Touch Twin Markers)
Glitz Glitter gel (retired)

Your next stop is Cydney's Blog...hope you enjoy our Blog Hop! 

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.: Don't forget to check out the Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever - and the September Constant Campaign!!!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Christmas Tree Wreath Card

My first time playing at Merry Monday...a Christmas Card Challenge Blog!
I guess it's about time to start working on Christmas cards this year...

I created my wreath using the Christmas tree from this stamp set: Make It Merry (CTMH)

Supplies (CTMH):
D1617 Make it Merry
D1604 Season of Thanks (background)
chevron washi tape
Silver Embossing Powder
VersaMark ink pad
heat gun

1. Merry Monday #123: {Use a Wreath}
2. WAW #147: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Blooms Birthday Card

Another card for The Card Concept #17 - Be Inspired...

sentiment from B1428 Banner Wishes (CTMH)
washi tape (WeRMemory Keepers)

1. The Card Concept #17 - Be Inspired
2. WAW #147: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blooms Hip Hip Hooray Card

This card was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #89 and The Card Concept #17...

sentiment from Artiste Collection stamp set (CTMH)
3-D Foam Tape
Bloom (Inkadinkado)
Piercing Tool
Zig 2-Way Glue 

I'm also entering it in the following challenges:
3. WAW #147: Anything Goes
4. SSS Wed Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Technique: Because I'm...HAPPY Sugar Coated Birds Card

Sharing a technique today that will make your cards sparkle! =)
You've probably seen it before, or done it yourself...but just thought I would inspire you to create something this week! Ready?

The card pattern is from Wishes Card Confidence Program book (CTMH)...sketches are great for when you don't feel like "thinking"! =)
And the technique:
I stamped the birds and colored them with watercolor pencils. Then I spread glue (Zig 2-Way Glue Pen-jumbo tip) on the panel and sprinkled glitter (diamond, crystal...any translucent one, that allows you to see through).
The photo doesn't do it justice...but I guarantee it looks pretty!

CTMH Stamps Happy Birds (C1600)
patterned paper (MME)
watercolor pencil

1. H2H Challenge: Inspired by...a Song (Pharrell Williams' Happy - my boys love that song!)
2. WAW #146: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Challenge: Back to School

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Washi meets...Kraft Paper! Blooms Card

Check out CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Week #3...
Wonderful projects from the hop's participants and prizes!
I loved every single project, but was inspired by Julee Tilman's card.

Here's my take:

Love Blooms (CTMH-retired)
C1600 Happy Birds (CTMH)
VersaMark ink pad
embossing pen (the stems and leaves are hand-drawn)
White, Clear and Distress Green embossing powder
heat gun
white pigment ink pad
sponge daubers
colored pencils
Copic Markers
washi tape 

I'm also entering this card in:
2. WAW #146: Anything Goes
3. SSS Mon Challenge: Witch Craft (, I'm not into witches, but I love kraft! My challenge was to transform my kraft paper...and make it colorful!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hello Summer Card

This card is for a few challenges...

I cut a honeycomb overlay from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (CTMH) and used it as a stencil. After the modeling paste dried, I used PearlEx Watercolor CD for some shimmer...but I must say it didn't work out exactly the way I I had to add more colors using ink pads (I tapped some ink on my craft mat and added water, then colored with a paintbrush).
Finally, I added some stamped elements, the teal shimmer trim and some gold shimmer spritz.

1. MMMC #3: Stencils with Modeling Paste
2. Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Tropical Trip
3. SSS Mon Challenge: Anything Goes
4. WAW #146: Anything Goes
5. H2H Challenge: Inspired by...a Movie (500 days of Summer)
6. TMMC Challenge #2: {Summer}

C1595 Hello Summer (CTMH)
Artbooking Cricut cartridge (CTMH)
teal Shimmer Trim (CTMH)
Summer (Hero Arts)
Modeling Paste (Liquitex)
gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko)
Memento ink pads

Have a nice weekend!