Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Made It a Double

     Have you ever picked up a stamp set for a friend, so that you can drop it by her house as a favor? Well I picked this Stampendous gem up for a friend, but I couldn't resist stamping it a couple of times, before I delivered it to her house. I may have failed to mention to her that I did this and I know she reads this, so she is surely going to know now. Better to beg forgiveness, than to ask permission and be turned down ... right???

     This card is designed using a sketch by Lisa Hidy. When I decided to use this image for this sketch, I really didn't realize that it would take up so much room on the card. As it turns out, all ended well. 

Card Sketch #156 by Lisa Hidy

     I used Copics to color. This paper is from Doodlebug. I got it at Tuesday Morning in a pack that said "Home Assortment". After working with this paper I am wondering if it would be considered "seconds". The paper wasn't cut properly on the edges and I'm not even sure that all of the papers in the collection go together. It doesn't really matter as I got it for a good price and had fun working with it.

     I chose the row of houses for the band. I think it makes it look like he is pedaling down the street. 

     For the inside of the card, I added a Burniston double dip cone to match the one of the front of the card.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Doodle Bug - Home Assortment
     Cardstock: Bazzil - Truffle
     Stamp: Stampendous - Dragon Wheels
                 Stamps of Life - Gingerbread 2 Stamp
     Dies: Spellbinders - Petite Scalloped Circles Large
              Sizzix - Circles
              Burniston - Ice Cream Sundae Pop Up 
     Punch: ek - 1 3/4 inch circle
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
                             Rich Cocoa
     Copics: Dragon - YG11, 13, 17, 67
                              E55, 57
                              Y21, 23, 27, 28
                 Cone - E55  R81, 85
                 Tire - C3, 4, 5, 6
     Embellies: 3 yellow enamel dots

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

See Ya Soon

     I realize that this may give the impression that I have finally completed the daunting task of scrapbooking the 87 pictures from the Jellystone Park camping trip with the grandchildren. Yes these are the final pics from that trip. Huey is walking the kids to the RV, right before we take off for home. I have all of the pics in groups by topic and this is one of the packs of two . . .

. . . and I needed two pics for this wonderful sketch by Heather Hall at Sketch N Scrap. 
     This page came together so easily. I used one of the kids' orange wrist bands across the picture. I also cut the logo for Jellystone off of the vehicle access tag that hung on the rear-view mirror. The pic in the lower right corner is supposed to be very small so I cut away and into an odd shape to give the illusion of a smaller picture. 
     I used another page from the Yogi Bear Coloring Book that I got at the Jellystone Gift Shop. I colored with Prisma colored pencils and smoothed them out with gamsol. I just love the way the coloring turned out. 
     I used the Silhouette to form the title. I welded together the conversation bubble, Boo Boo and "Leaving". 
     So 9 pictures down and 78 to go.

Sketch #187 by Heather Hall

Materials List:

     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Happy Days
     Cardstock: My Colors - Black Magic
     Dies: We R Memory Keepers - Alphabet String
     Prisma Colored Pencils: Boo Boo - Light Umber
                                                       Copenhagen Blue
                                                       Poppy Red
     Punch: ek - 1 inch corner
     Silhouette - Font - Bubble and Brew
                       Font - Yellow Daisy
                       Layered Speech Bubbles
     Embellies - Logo from Car Tag
                      Park Wrist BAnd
     Page from Jellystone Park Coloring Book

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Rocky Mountain Columbine

     Here is the 50th wedding anniversary card I made for my brother and his wife. He lives in Colorado and I wanted to include the state flower - The Rocky Mountain Columbine. I just love the Stately Flower sets by Melanie Mueschinger. I have all 12 set, therefore every state flower. Included in the stamps are stamps of the names of the states and the names of the flowers.This makes it possible to stamp these onto the card as I did on the inside of this card. 

     I used two different embossing folders and heat embossed with gold to make the butterflies and the sentiment.
     Here is a picture of the Rocky Mountain Columbine, which I used while coloring the flower.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Chiffon Flourish
                                                Chiffon Chevron
     Cardstock: My Colors - Snowbound
                     Bazzill - Rusted
     Stamp: Gina K - Stately Flowers I
                             Sending Love 
     Embossing Folder: Gemini - Regency Swirls 3-D
                                 Darice - Chevron
     Ink - Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Copics - B60, 63, 66, 69
                 G40, 43, 46
                 C00, 0, 1
     Embellies - Wink of Stella - Clear and Yellow
                      1/8" ribbon
                      Gold Pearls - 4mm & 7mm
                      Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hello . . . Little One

     Here is a fun little baby card. Using a Lisa Hidy card Sketch, I designed this card with Stampin' Up's "Animal Outing" stamp set. 

WCMD 2019 Sketch #1 by Lisa Hidy
     I used Copic markers to color the image. All of the patterned papers are from Stampin' Up "Animal Expedition"

     Repeating paper and an image from the front of the card, I created the inside of the card.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up - Animal Expedition
     Cardstock: Gina K - Chocolate Truffle
                                  Prickly Pear
                                  Christmas Pine
     Stamp: Stampin' Up - Animal Outing
     Dies: Burniston - Ovals Crosshatch
             Stamps of Life - Scarecrow 3 Stamp
             Stampin' Up - Animal Friends
     Punch: ek - 1/2 inch corner punch
     Ink: Gina K - Chocolate Truffle
     Copics: Giraffe - E84, 87
                             Y21, 26, 28
                 Frog - YG21, 23
                 Leaves - G20, 21, 24, 28
                 Branch - E84

Seas the Day

     Here is an uplifting card. The only patterned paper is the blue stormy paper in the center (and the anchor on the inside of the card). I used a wave embossing folder and ran white pigment ink over the top. The port hole is cut from a Silhouette file. I ordered this gold paper form The Paper Mill. I was introduced to it in a card class taught by the owner of La La Land. I also added nail head stickers from my stash.

     The 1/8 inch natural linen ribbon is another of my favorites. I keep a bunch of it on hand from Hobby Lobby. I wait for the 1/2 price per roll sale. The sailboat, bird, embossing folder, anchors, sentiments, and rope trim all come from Stampin' Up. I ordered the entire suite called "Sailing Home". I am looking forward to making more projects with the paper that is included in this package.

Card Sketch #15
     I used this sketch by Heather Hall to construct this card. 

     The background is not patterned paper. I used ivory card stock. I scored every inch. Using a cheapo brown ink pad (I keep just for this purpose) hold the ink pad upside down and drag in the same direction as the scoring. Voilá! Woodgrain background. Another example of a card using this method can be seen here.

     The circles on the inside of the card are the leftovers from the circles on the front of the card. I love making the inside of the card using the scraps on the table.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft - High Tide
     Cardstock: Gina K - In the Navy
                                  Sandy Beach
                     The Paper Mill - Gold
     Stamp: Stampin' Up - Sailing Home
                 Gina K - Ocean-Minded
     Dies: Stampin' Up - Smooth Sailing
             Sizzix - Circles
     Silhouette File: Porthole, Whale Tail bu Lizzie Mayne
     Copics: Boat - R22, 24
                Sails - W0
     Ink: Gina K - Chocolate Truffle
                         In the Navy
            Brilliance - Moonlight White
            Ranger - Cocoa
     Embellies: Gelly Roll - Stardust 
     Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up - High Seas
     Embellies: - Gold Nail Heads
                       Sakura Gold Gel Pen
                       Ribbon - 1/8 inch Natural Linen
                       Stampin' Up - Sail Away Trinkets (Anchor)