Challenge 285 – Golden Christmas Tree

I am starting on some Christmas cards early this year. This weeks challenge and sketch at Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday is great. The theme was embossing so I went with some lovely gold heat embossing. This is the start of my love of kraft with red and green.

Stamps: Stampin Up – Festival of Trees | Stencil: My Favorite Things – All Lined Up | Embossing Powder: Recollections – Gold | Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink – Red Brick | Sizzix Bigz Die – Tags

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Challenge 284 – Woodland Pictures

20160727_140023This week at Try Stampin on Tuesday the theme was paper tearing. I was inspired by I card I saw  to make a card that looked like overlapping hanging pictures. To add dimension to my flat coloring I used some grey fro drop shadows. I forgot to write down the colors that I used to color the image.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn – Joy to the Woods | Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

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Challenge 283 – Butterflies + Video

This isnt my week at Try Stampin on Tuesday but I had a fun idea to use Stampin Ups Watercolor Wings stamp set. To make an elegant card great for any occasion.

20160720_135138Stamps: Stampin Up – Watercolor Wings | Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold | Embossing Folder: Darice – Flowers w/ Leaves

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Challenge 282 – Birthday Fishes

This week at Try Stamping on Tuesday we had this interesting sketch. At first I wasnt sure how to use it. Then I remembered my Birthday Fishes stamp set and thought it would be perfect. I used that in the circle and then cut away a larger circle to layer and a bit of one edge to make the side strip. The white panel is popped up on foam tape.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp – Best Fishes |Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon| Zig Clean Color: Yellow, Bright Yellow | Dies: We Are Memory Keepers – Circles | Stencils: Simon Says Stamp – Waves20160720_135112

Added this card to the Funny/Punny challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.

SIP Challenge 59

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Challenge 280 – Diamond Plate Card

20160714_114416 20160714_114503I have another grungy guy card for you this week. The sketch this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday was a fun one because I got messy making this great card. It has fun texture and dimension.

I did some light sponging on the embossed background to bring out the embossing. I inked around the edges of the stamped panels to lift them off the page. I decided to move the circle element with the sentiment because I thought it gave better flow. And there was just more space for it over there.








Stamps: Tim Holtz – The Journey, Hero Arts – Its Your Birthday | Dies: Stephanie Bernard – Borders, Creative Memories – Ovals | Inks: Ranger Archival –  Jet Black, Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Fired Brick |Embossing Folder: Darice – Diamond Plate

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Challenge 279 – The Wonder Around Us Card

I am participating in an extra Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday sketch. I really wanted to make a fun summer birthday card. The extra theme for this week is the wonder around us. So I decided to use some lovely floral images and great distress ink colors. I feel like I used all the pink colors.

20160630_125448Stamps: Stampin Up – Flowering Fields, Simon Says Stamp – Its Your Birthday, Mama Elephant – 3 Amigos | Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade | Stencils: My Favorite Things – Petal Circles, Heidi Swap – Swiss Dot

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