Friday, October 20, 2017

Coast Guard Veterans Day

Finally I got to the Coast Guard! I have an array of cards I did for those Veterans and I am pleased with how they turned out. What do you think?




The last photo is what all of the cards say inside...again the stamp is from DRS.

My first photo is done with the shaving cream technique for my mat. I used Night of Navy reinker drops and just swirled it in the shaving cream willy nilly. The remainder of the card is self-explanatory.

For the second card, my mat is from the Wood Textures DSP and the rest is self-explanatory.

My third card mat is a piece of patterned paper a friend gave me. The lighthouse is from a two-step stamp set, High Tide Photopolymer. I stamped it in Night of Navy and Rose Red. The emblems were printed from the internet on my computer. I am entering this one in Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper October 2017 Challenge.

I want to do four or five different cards for each branch of the service so I've got some work to do! Tomorrow will be the Marines.

Thanks for looking.




Thursday, October 19, 2017

In the Navy

Here's another card I made for Veterans Day. I have two family members who are (were) Navy (most are Army) and they have been waiting for this card to appear!


SU Stamp Sets: Seaside Shore and Work of Art
Inks: Night of Navy and retired Delightful Dijon


The emblem on the front I printed out on my computer. The "Navy" is a die cut from Cheery Lynn. The stars on the front are Gold Glimmer paper punched with a non SU punch. The anchor and rope on the inside are fussy cut from the Seaside Shore SU stamp set. The inside sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and the stamp is from DRS.

Tomorrow the Coast Guard, I hope!

Thanks for looking!!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Part 2

This is the other card I made for Regina. This was the color she saw the other day.


The colors I used for this card are Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi. It is the same stamp set I used yesterday, Painted Harvest. The flowers on the outside are stamped full strength and the inside is stamped off. My card base is Rich Razzleberry and the mat is Basic Black. Also, the dies are the Large Letter Framelits. I have to get my moneys worth out of these dies!

The sentiments are from a past Paper Pumpkin kit and the current Dragonfly Dreams.

This is the second card I have entered in The Flower Challenge #13 and I would like to win prize #4.


Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest

Yesterday we had lunch with friends at the Celtic Ray and I mentioned that afterward I had to go to the post office to get my cards weighed for the correct postage. Fortunately, the server said she'd like to see more of my cards so I let her look at the four I hadn't sealed. She placed an order for two eclipse cards...woo hoo!

So, today I got the job done! Take a look at one of them...

My card base is Cajun Craze, the DSP is Painted Autumn, the mat is a piece Gold Foil Sheet (same as the inside frame), and the letters are from the Large Letter Framelits Dies.

I absolutely LOVE the inside with that frame from Carols of ChristmasI cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit inside the frame and stamped the sunflower in So Saffron and Early Espresso using the Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set. The sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze using a stamp from the retired Wetlands stamp set.

Because I used Patterned Paper, I'm entering my card in Craftyhazelnut's October Challenge. If my entry wins, I will get more patterned paper. Just what I need...lol! BUT, you can never have too many patterns so I hope my number is drawn (I'm 235) and it's drawn randomly. Check out her site...it's fun!

I also am adding it to The Flower Challenge #13


and I would like to win prize #5!

Thank you for looking!!






Monday, October 16, 2017

The Bold and The Beautiful

Sunday Stamps #163 Bold and Beautiful has a challenge I thought would be perfect for making a Veteran's Day card for an Air Force service man or woman.




I used a Dapper Denim card base and embossed a piece of Whisper White with the retired Stylish Stripes TIEF. I ran a Marina Mist ink pad across the top and a Real Red ink pad across the bottom. The emblems are all die cut from Real Red, Night of Navy and Basic Gray cardstock. I sponged the Basic Gray with Night of Navy ink.

For the inside, I stamped it with the Veterans Day stamp from DRS, added a piece of washi tape on the left and drew lines with Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy markers on the right.


Tomorrow I have to work on the Marines and Navy because Veterans Day is not too far away!

Thanks for looking!!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn DSP

My card today fits three challenges. The sketch is obvious and the alphabet is also obvious. But, what you don't know is how nerve wracking the As You See It challenge was...not because of the shades of orange BUT because I had to set the stopwatch! Yes, the card had to be completed in 10 minutes or less. You could get your supplies out but then the clock had to start ticking on cutting, gluing, coloring and stamping! I finished in 07:58:26!!! In my haste, I got a couple of panels a little wonky but I think it's okay. My card and description follows the three challenges.








My card base is Very Vanilla, cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2". 

My DSP is from Painted Autumn and an unknown scrap. I colored some of the pumpkins with a Peekaboo Peach SU marker. Each panel measures 1" x 3". The Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper (retired) strip measures 5 1/2" x 1/2". I adhered the DSP strips to the card base before I adhered the glimmer paper. 

The hearts are retired Pumpkin Pie enamel doodads (for lack of the real name). The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Tangerine Tango on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, punched with the retired Word Window punch. I adhered it to a scrap of glimmer paper and rounded the corners with a punch from Fiskars. 

These were all fun challenges ... did you set your stopwatch to see how long it took you to read my post? Orange you glad you didn't have to? 

Thanks for looking!