Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MFPSS CAS Birthday


Hi, Friends....

I am here with a CAS birthday card to share for the Mark's Finest Papers CAS Challenge this week.  Clean and Simple is a bit difficult for me but my "put on more stuff" urges were somewhat appeased this time with heat-embossing and sponging.  :)

Looks kind of like Washi tape, but it is masked and sponged.

I used three different MFP sets: the deer is from Crisp Winter, the leaf is from Halloween Selections, and the sentiment is from North American Woods.

I first masked off my kraft cardstock leaving a 1" strip which I sponged with various Distress Inks for an autumny look.  Then I stamped the leaves with Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia.  Since I wanted to heat emboss my deer, I used my heat gun to dry the area before stamping the deer image with Versafine in Onyx Black.  Then I covered it with clear powder to heat emboss.  

Much to my surprise, although the Distress Ink had dried thoroughly, the leaves had not and so the clear powder stuck onto them, too, and they got heat embossed with the deer!  That was the effect that I wanted, but had given up the idea.  lol...   

Next I stamped the sentiment with the same black ink and heat embossed it with the same clear powder.  I mounted the card front on a black card base to finish it all up.  

As with many of my cards, it doesn't matter too much what color the base is because I write a personal note on a sticky pad and put it inside the card.  That way the card can be reused if the recipient desires.  I also include an extra blank envelope to make reusing easier.  :)  I have gotten such nice comments from people at church saying they love that they can send the card to someone else.  For our anniversary in July, someone sent us back an anniversary card I had given to her and her husband.  I was thrilled because it was one of my favorite anniversary cards I'd ever made!  <3

Hope you enjoyed this card and I hope you will join us over at Mark's Finest Papers for their super-fun weekly challenges!

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mark's Finest Papers Challenge 36 - CAS Birthday
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMP-tember Stamp It 

3. Craft Stamper September TIMI Challenge - Anything Goes (must stamp)
4. Critters & Creatures Linky Party #7
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMP-tember Stamp It
6. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Stamp
7. Penny Black at All Sorts - Add a Sentiment (focal element must by stamped)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Butterfly Plus K is for Kraft Card &/or Kaleidoscope



Hi, Friends......

I am here with my usual last minute entry into Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge,where this time she asks us to use butterflies along with a kraft card base and/or a kaleidoscope effect.  My take on the kaleidoscope effect was using a brilliant autumn-colored Gelato background I had lying dormant in my stash from several years ago and using my Waffle Flower - Doily Circle die with white cardstock.


This fabulous magenta butterfly made of feathers is from a thrift store grab bag.  LOVE!!  I think it goes great with the bright and wonderful autumn colors.  My sentiment is from the Altenew - Label Love stamp set.  Looks like label maker tape, doesn't it?  So fun!  I stamped it with Versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.  I put it all on a kraft card base as suggested by Mrs. A.

I adore how this card turned out and I hope you like it, too!!!  Thank you for stopping by and for leaving your sweet comments.  You make my day!!!

<3
Janis 

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly plus K is for Kraft Card &/or Kaleidoscope
2. Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #73 - Social Butterfly

3. Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
4. Critters & Creatures Linky Party #7
5. Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday Linky Party
6. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp it
7. Craft Stamper September TIMI Challenge - Anything Goes (must stamp)
8. Die Cut Divas September Challenge - Fall and Fall Holidays

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Purr-fect Friend


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a sweet card with an adorable image that I have been meaning to color for the longest time.  I had it all stamped and ready to color, but hadn't got to it.  


 
Then I saw the irresistible inspiration on this week's Papercrafter's Corner - Magazine Monday challenge and knew I needed to use it!!  









I colored my image with Distress Ink Markers scribbled on an acrylic block and picked up with my waterbrush.  I am much more comfortable coloring that way than by using my markers directly on the paper!  I don't have all the marker colors, so I used my Distress Ink pads the same way for the red and gray.  

I used my Pink & Main - Scallop Waves die set to make a whimsical border on the cute apple patterned paper.  It reminds me of a stylized fall leaf.  My sentiment is from the My Favorite Things - Cat-itude stamp set and stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  The image panel and mat are die cut with My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this little gal and her kitty friend.  Reminds me of my granddaughter!!  Awwwww....

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercrafter's Corner - Magazine Monday Challenge Week #159
2. MarkerPOP Challenge #102 - Encouragement
3. Pink & Main Challenge #13 - Autumn

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NBUS #7 - Catitude in Yellow and Green



Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a kitty card I made with some super-fun NBUS swirly patterned cat stamps from my Inkadinkadoo - Catitude stamp set .  My dear cat-loving daughter's 30th birthday was yesterday, so this one went to her with a birthday greeting inside.  I had a lot of fun stamping and heat embossing this image, so you will be seeing more of them in the coming weeks!  :)


My background on the focal panel is a colorful piece from my leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds with added splatters of various Dylusion ink sprays.  :)  I used a lot of different scraps on this card, including the orange burlap paper.  So great to use bits and pieces from my scrap bags!!

Supplies used on this card include:
DCWV scraps
Dylusions Ink Spray
Prima flowers
Hero Arts flower rhinestones
Versafine Ink in Olympia Green
Clear embossing powder



Hope you liked this fun card.  These stamps had been sitting completely unused in my cat box. (NO, you joker, not in the litterbox!......in my plastic box of cat stamps!!.....THAT cat box!   lol.....)  So I am linking this up in Darnell's NBUS #7, where you are invited to use some "Never Before Used Schtuff".  Heaven knows I have a lot of that!!!




Hope you like my card and I hope you will join the fun over at Darnell's NBUS #7 Challenge!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Darnell's NBUS #7 - Never Before Used Schtuff
2. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #9 - Furrything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #30 - AG
4. Amusing Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
5.
Little Red Wagon Challenge #357 - Let's Get Inky

Cross and Floral Card in Orchid and Green





 
Hi, Friends......

Lately it seems that I have needed encouragement cards, sympathy cards, and praying for you cards.  This card could be used for any of these.  

I really love this Darice - Faith Words in Cross embossing folder.  It can be used for Easter or for any of the above occasions.  I dabbed the inside of the folder with Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint and misted lightly before embossing the white cardstock.  Love the watercolor effect!!




I used some pieces from my scrap bag for the background and a fancy border journaling card from a DCWV stack.   You can see the gleam and glitter below.  It has a watercolor look to it, too, that coordinates with my embossed piece.




















I finished it off with a sparkling Zva crystal swirl and some adhesive pearls.


Hope you liked this card.  Thank you for your lovely comments!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Great impressions August Challenge - AG
2. Amusing Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
4. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - AG
5. Little Red Wagon Challenge #357 - Let's Get Inky
6. Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #373



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Anniversary Card with Fussy Cut Birds



Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a pretty card for a sweet occasion.  Some very dear friends celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception in the Portland, Oregon area.  This couple used to pastor at our tiny church here in Idaho and retired several years ago to Oregon.....coincidentally (or, rather, providentially!) within a mile of my Dad's assisted living facility.  Although, they have since moved to a different city, this wonderful couple picked my dad up each Sunday morning and took him to church with them while they were there.  It meant so much to Dad and to us, also!!  I wanted to make a nice card for their special day.



I have been hoarding this K&Co. paper because I love the colors and shimmery foiling and also the images so much.  These friends enjoy backyard birding so I knew it would be the perfect time to use it.  Fussy cutting and I don't always get along too well, but I managed it with these birds...and I think they turned out just fine. :)  I lifted the wings and tail slightly on the birds to give some dimension.  

My sentiment is from my Mark's Finest Papers - Christmas Wishes set. I stamped and heat embossed it onto some layered panels that I die cut from pieces found in my scrap bags.  I don't often layer my panels like that....or when I do, I use a contrasting piece.  But I really like the depth I got by using a similar color this time....and it used up more scraps!  Ha.

Supplies used include:
Mark's Finest Papers - Christmas Wishes stamp set
Versafine - Vintage Sepia
Clear embossing powder
DCWV scraps
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Sizzix - Fancy Labels die set
Prima flowers
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Old decorative corner scissors
Premade DCWV glitter cardbase
Sheer ribbon

Hope you like my card.  I just love how it turned out.  It was great to get to take a trip to see my Dad and a joy to be able to join this dear couple in celebrating 60 years together!!

Thank you for stopping by to say hi.  Your comments make my day!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Twofers Challenge #26 - Stamped Sentiment as Main Feature
2. Amusing Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
3. All Sorts Week #378 - Use at Least Two Dies
4. Wow! Embossing Powder August Challenge - Flowers
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
6. Unicorn Challenge #12 - Animal Kingdom
7. Crop Stop Linky Party #19 - Anything Goes - Use a product CS sells (I used Distress Ink)
8.
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - AG
9. Deep Ocean Challenge #136 - Things with Wings

10.Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 244 - Use Snippets

Monday, August 22, 2016

Butterflies Plus V is for Vases and/or Vanilla



Hi, Friends......

I am here with a last minute entry into Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 
 where she asks us this time to use butterflies plus V is for Vases and/or Vanilla.   I chose some warm vanilla cardstock and did an emboss resist card in soft colors.


My vase and flower images are from an unidentified Stampin' Up set I got at a thrift store.  The butterflies are from my ancient Rubber Stampede Victorian Butterfly set.  (I hope I am not the only one who still uses old foam mount rubber stamps that are nearly 30 years old!!!)  I stamped them all with Versamark and heat embossed them with white powder.....a creamy white, not my whitest white.  I sponged some distress ink around the embossed images and wiped off the excess with a baby wipe.  Then I added some spatters of Clearsnap - Smooch Spritz in Carrot Cake.  

Other supplies used:
Scraps of DCWV paper for matting
Tulle ribbon from thrift store
Metallic gold photo corners
kraft card base

I hope you like the soft colors of this card.  I love how it turned out.  Thank you for stopping by!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - V is for Vases and/or Vanilla
2. Allsorts Challenge Week #377 - Fabulous Florals
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
4. Amusing Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
5. Wow! Embossing Powder August Challenge - Flowers
6. Crop Stop Linky Party #19 - Anything Goes - Use a product CS sells (I used Distress Ink)
7. Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - Watercolor
8. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - AG 

9. My Time To Craft Challenge #327 - Embossing Heat or Dry
10.
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #114 - Resist Stamping
11. Papercrafters Corner Challenge Week #158 - Inspiration Photo  (I was inspired by the flowers in the vase with their warm colors.)

http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-week-158/