Thursday, June 15, 2017

Waving Hi Wobble


My card today was created using the My Favorite Things color challenge. I stamped and fussy cut the polar bear, colored him with one of the colors and used the other three colors on his scarf.  The same 3 colors were used on a watercolored background.  I used a stylus on the back of the polar bear to embossed a little texture.  I cut a circle frame from the watercolored background and glued it over my card front which is also diecut with the smallest circle. I stamped the sentiment with my Misti and popped up the front layer over my card base. 

I placed my polar bear onto an Action Wobble and placed him inside the circle.   The Action Wobble helps him to wave back and forth.

Stamps: My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals.
Supplies: My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax, foam tape, Action Wobble, Tim Holtz : squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, carved pumpkin, picked raspberry, wilted violet, Memento Black ink, Copic Markers, B000, 0000, YR15, 04, 07, Y13, 15, 17, RV63, 66, Neenah white card stock.

CHALLENGE:
My Favorite Things:  Color Challenge #71  


Simon Says Wed Blog Challenge:  Emboss It   
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Happy Hour Clock


The sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Clink stamp set inspired my card today.  I created a clock in my Printmaster program, cut the sentiment apart and stamped them unto my clock face using my Misti. I punched out some circles and added three layers together for each circle to go inside my shaker. I cut three panels for the back panel and embossed with a Stampin Up embossing folder.  You do have to shake it to read the bottom part of the sentiment.

Stamps: Reverse Confetti Clink stamp set sentiment ( You Make Every Hour Happy )
Supplies: Acetate, beads, sequins, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 circle punches, clock hands, scor-tape, Hero Arts circle dies, My Favorite Things circle stax, brad, Papertrey Ink white, Stampin Up Brocade Blue card stock, My Favorite Things painted prints Citrus paper pad, Misti, Memento black ink, Stampin Up lattice embossing folder.

CHALLENGES:
Reverse Confetti Sketch #49  SFYTT
Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:  Make it Masculine  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friendly Turtle Shaker


I made a shaker card today with a sweet turtle from Gerda Steiner.  I printed him out to fit on an A2 card. I colored him with Copic Markers and used a kraft knife to cut around the areas on his shell. I added the acetate to the inside and then small strips of foam tape to separate each section. I wish I had a black roll of foam so you wouldn't be able to see the white edges. I do have black squares of foam but it was much easier to use longer  strips.  I added two colors of beads that I created using clear beads and Copic refills. Then I backed the front with a piece of thin card stock that I scribble with E39.  I glued the shaker to the card base and I was done.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs: Hello Friend Turtle and the sentiment from Pen Pal Bear.
Supplies: Clear Beads, Plastic baggie, Copic Refills, Copic Markers: YR04, 09, 23, YG21, 23, 25, 67, C1, 3, Y13, 15, 17, E29, 33, 35, 37, 39, 49,  Foam tape, Acetate, Kraft knife, Papertrey Ink white and New Leaf card stock.

CHALLENGES:
Gerda Steiner Designs:   Monthly Progressive Challenge   June's Challenge - Hello Friend Turtle

Simon Says Wed Blog Challenge:   Make it Masculine
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Yippee ! Time for Cake


It took me a couple of days to figure out what I wanted to do for the challenge since I have a limited supply of SugarPea Designs stamps.  In the end, I used the sketch and the inspiration for my card.  At first glance the inspiration looked like roses....  But as I looked a little closer, they were actually cupcakes.  I took the whipped cream stamp and the cozy die and made a cupcake. I die cut the cozy from the Coffee to Go Cup die set. I trimmed about a 1/4 inch off the largest side.  I die cut the whipped cream and then stamped it with the Caffeine Addict stamp.  After I colored it, I ended up fussy cutting it anyways.  I colored the cupcake liner (cozy) with stripes and then scored lines through it as well to add texture. I found some design paper I like and matted it with brown card stock.  For the back panel I use a piece of red and ran it through the crimper to match the cupcake liner. I popped up the cupcake and stamped the dp using my Misti.


Stamps: SugarPea Designs Caffeine Addict and Feeling Sentimental (yippee)
Supplies: SugarPea Designs Coffee to Go Cup Dies, Crimper, Foam tape, Neenah white, Papertrey ink Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy  card stock, Memento Black ink, Copic Markers:R24, 27, 29, E74, 77, 49, Doodlebug Design kraft in color - color designer paper, scoreboard.

CHALLENGES:
Sugarpea Designs Mix it Up challenge # 32  
Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog: Make it Masculine  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Magic Clouds


A couple of weeks ago while walking with my husband we saw a group of gray and white clouds with the sun shining up through the back of the clouds. It was one of the prettiest skies I've seen. I couldn't stop looking at the yellow light peeking from behind all of the grayness. That was my inspiration for my Get Well card today.  I refer to this sketch as the "Skype" sketch.  A few years back I was trying to come up with a layout and up came the Skype banner with the cloud on the bottom and the blue skies on the top.  It works for so many cards.  Once all of the brands came out with their own version of a cloud die, it became easy to do the sketch.  No more drawing and cutting out those clouds. 

I cut two clouds, one from Neenah card stock and the other from copy paper.  I used the copy paper to sponge over the top of the clouds around each bump.  I took words ( yes, I cut sentiments apart) from 3 different stamp sets to make my Get Well sentiment.  I positioned them onto my Misti just where I wanted them and stamped the cloud and the card front. I fussy cut my fairies and popped with up as well as the cloud onto my card front. I added Wink of Stella to the fairy wings and the magic dust.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn: Fairy Friends (fairies, wand, dust, magical) , So Much to Say (sending and wishes), Get Well Soon (get well).
Supplies: Lawn Fawn puffy clouds, foam tape, Wink of Stella, Copic Markers: YR04, 07, 09, 15, 23, Y11, 13, 15, 17, 23, 32, RV04, 06, BG10, 11, 13, C00, 03, R20, E00, 11, 23, 25, Neenah white, Copy paper, Sponge, Stamp up Yo-Yo yellow and Memento black ink.

Technique: fussy cutting, CAS, sponging

CHALLENGE:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 6 – Cheerful Get Well   

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Camouflage Butterfly


The challenge at Power Poppy is to use a bug, butterfly, etc.   None of my Power Poppy images have a bug or a butterfly. So I hope this works for the challenge. I printed two images, I cut a butterfly from one and  colored them both with Copic Markers. I also used the Pointillism technique on the images.

I glued just the body of the butterfly over the full image.  I added Wink of Stella to the butterfly and the flower centers. I also added a few highlights with a white gel pen.  The top layers are popped up over the base green layers with a piece of fun foam.

Stamps: Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet Digital Stamp Set.
Supplies: My Favorite Things Solid Flutter of Butterflies Die, Wink of Stella, Uniball Signo white gel pen, Fun Foam, Neenah white, Papertrey Ink white and black , and Stampin Up Wild Wasabi green card stock, Copic Markers.


CHALLENGES:
Power Poppy: The June Bug Challenge 

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog: Anything Goes  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene




Sunday, June 4, 2017

School's Out for Summer


Even though I recently bought my second Neat & Tangled stamp set, I'm still trying to find ideas for the first set I bought. I'm trying to make the most out of a single set.   I took the fish from my first set and put it on a View Master spinner wheel to have the fish jump out of the water in celebration that School is out for the summer. The fish are colored with Copics and they are fussy cut.

 As you spin the wheel the fish go around and into the water.

Photo was taken after I added glue to the top of the small center circle of the view master wheel.
 I die cut a large circle to use as the view master turning wheel. I used a 1/8 hole punch to make my notches around the outside.  I also cut a smaller circle from the center of the large circle. I placed both of them on my card base and glued the smaller circle to the card base. (Do not add glue to the large circle)  I die cut another circle from the front of the card. I die cut one more circle that was smaller than the front circle yet larger than the view master center circle and it was glued to the center circle. (see photo where I had added the glue to the top of the center circle)
 This photo you can see the card front with the top circle glued in the center to make a round path where I added my fish with foam tape.
I die cut my Neat & Tangled Making Waves circle and used just the botton wave. I colored it with Copics and added two layers of foam tape.  I centered the wave over my fish.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled Kitty's Favorite Things, Technique Tuesday Favorite Things Sentiment (Hooray for you), Computer Generated School's Out sentiment
Supplies: Neat & Tangled Making Waves die, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax: Approx circles 3 1/2 inch, 1 3/8 inch, 1 3/4 inch , Lil' Inkers Designs Dual Stitched Circle Dies Approx. 2 1/8 inch circle for card front, Copic Markers: BG11, RV10, 14, 17, Y32, 35, 38, YG21, 23.
Techniques: Interactive, CAS, Fussy Cutting

Neat & Tangled Challenge Blog Little Tangles:  Challenge 81 Color Combo 

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog: Anything Goes - Technique Tuesday Products 
Thanks for stopping by, Irene