Thursday, November 23, 2017

Colorful Thursday - 47-2017

Hi! It's Colorful Thursday where the challenge is to use this month's theme - Christmas Cards and this color prompt.

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Here's my card

I incorporated white, black and gold onto my card, as inspired by the color prompt. I used Catherine Pooler's Hip Holiday stamp set. I fussy cut the parts of the tree and re-assembled it on the card panel. I heat embossed the sentiment and bow, which I also fussy cut, with gold embossing powder. I matted the entire panel on gold cardstock.

Thanks for dropping by. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WOW Wednesday - 47-2017

Hi! Back again with another card for this month's Christmas Cards monthly theme and today's challenge, WOW Wednesday. For WOW Wednesday, the card needs to be stepped up using sequins, glitter pens, Nuvo drops, etc. 

Here's my card

For this card, I started with Neat & Tangled Bright Baubles stamp set. I heat embossed using both gold, silver and silver sparkle embossing powders the tree and ornaments. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. To add a bit more interest, I matted both the tree panel and sentiment panel on gold cardstock. 

Thanks for dropping by, see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thank You Tuesday - 47-2017

Hi! I'm here with another card for this month's Christmas Cards theme. Today's challenge is a "thank you" challenge. Here's my card

I purchased this super cute Hero Arts H5457 Winking Reindeer. I usually don't purchase wood block stamps because I find them difficult to store. However, I just couldn't resist this reindeer. I heat embossed using gold embossing powder both the cute reindeer and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Keep It Simple: Gift Thanks stamp set. I decided to mat the reindeer on gold for a bit more shine, which makes the card difficult to photograph.

See you tomorrow 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Masculine Monday - 47-2017

Hi! It's Sue with a new card for Masculine Monday. For my card, I chose to use blues and turquoise, which I consider to be masculine colours for my Christmas card.  

Here's my card

I stamped the tree from Simon Says STAMP Color the Trees onto 96 lb bristol and added colour using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I fussy cut the tree. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Hero Arts Summer Sky ink. I popped the tree up with dimensionals and added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle. I matted the card with a turquoise paper. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another card. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Clean and Simple Sunday 47-2017

Hi! It's Sue and I'll be here this week at Card A Day Challenge. 

Our monthly theme is Christmas Cards.

Here's my card

I started by inking some white cardstock using Catherine Pooler's Peppermint Stick background stamp from the Candy Cane Lane Stamp of Approval box, inked with Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink. I die cut the "Joy" using Hero Arts Joy Stamp & Cut. For the "dot" above the j, I chose instead to add some holly and berries. For the holly leaves and the "to the world", I used Hero Arts Field Greens Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.  I matted the card panel with red to make the card panel pop.

Be back tomorrow with a new card.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

One Stamp Set Saturday

Today's Prompt:  One Stamp Set Saturday

The stamp set I chose for today's card is:  "Hip Holiday"  from Catherine Pooler's "Candy Cane Lane"  SOA Collection, I stamped the "Crooky Tree" image using several non-traditional colors and cut them out with the matching die set.  I stamped the sentiment and embellishments right onto the A2 card base with the same colors from the tree.  Please note:  the image and sentiment from Monday's card also came from this stamp set.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Freestyle

Today's Prompt:  Friday Freestyle

Today's card was fun and easy to create.  I started with an A2 card base.  I created the lined background with an embossing folder.  The red embellishnment is red glitter paper.  The sentiment (Impression Obsession) is stamped in red ink onto white c/s, die cut from an Impression Obsession die.  I adhered the panel onto gold mirror paper cut from a Spellbinder's die.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Colorful Thursday

Today's Prompt:  create a card using the theme and color prompt provided

The colors I chose from the reference photo:  Gold, Cream and Black,  I enjoy creating with these striking colors. The card base is A7,  I die cut the various elements using Spellbinders "Iron Romance" die set. I used black c/s, cream c/s and gold mirror paper to create the layers. The sentiment is stamped in black (Impression Obsession).  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WOW Wednesday

Today's Prompt:  WOW Wednesday

I created my "WOW" a bit differently this month.  I made the card base abd frame tone on tone to allow the sentiment to take center stage.  I used an embossing folder to create the top panel and trimmed it a bit smaller than the A2 card base.  I die cut a circle in the middle to create a frame for the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment and berries with red and green ink directly onto the card base.  The stamp set is Merry and Bright Boughs" from Catherine Pooler's SOA (Candy Cane Lane).  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thank You Tuesday

Today's Prompt:  Thank you

Everyone needs Thank You notes on hand for the Holiday season.  The stamps are from Catherine Pooler's "Lovely Notes" SOA Collection,  I stamped the images onto white c/s and triTmmed the panel down to fit a 4" square card pTanel which I then adhered to a craft colored c/s panel.  The final layer is patterned card stock from Tim Holtz's new Christmas paper pack. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Masculine Monday

Today's Prompt:  Masculine Monday

The background paper is from Tim Holtz's new paper pack.  I trimmed the background paper to A2 size and adhered to the same size card base.  The label die cut, focal image and sentoment is from Catherine Pooler's "Candy Cane Lane"  SOA.  I die cut the label from white c/s and stamped both images in brown ink.  I adhered it flat to the card front to allow for easy mailing.  I think it would also look good raised with pop dots.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Clean and Simple Sunday

Hi, Kimberly here as this week'sCADC Designer.

This Month's Theme is:  Christmas Cards

Today's Prompt:  Clean and Simple Sunday

I used an embossing folder to create the dotted background.  The die cuts are from Catherine Pooler's SOA - Holiday Magic.  I die cut both the snowflake and sentiment from gold mirror paper and attached to the embossed panel.  I layered the panel onto a A2 sized piece of gold morror paper.  The card base is also A2.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

One Stamp Set Saturday 45-2017

Today's challenge is to create a Christmas-themed card using one stamp/die set.

I started my card today with a stamp set from Raisin Boat called "Believe in Christmas".  I miss Raisin Boat.  I stamped the images with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers.  I then fussy cut the images out.  I die cut the window using my Silhouette.  I used a white piece of card stock and sponged with Salty Ocean Distress ink masking off a moon (or Sun).  I adhered the snowman, placed acetate over the snowman, then added the greenish-brown paper and window frame.  I adhered the children peeking out the window.  The sentiment came from the stamp set. Y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving and I will see you next month!  Gracie

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Freestyle 45-2017

Today's challenge is to create any card you want using a Christmas card theme.  Too easy!!!

This was a fun card to make.  It is a take on the "peeking sentiment" technique.  I have a really old hymnal from the early 1900's.  "Old Little Town of Bethlehem" is in there with illustrations.  Beautiful!  I copied the page on my printer to use on my card (couldn't find a copyright so no problem there).  I backed it with some Christmas paper I believe is old Creative Memories.  I folded back the corners and adhered it to a black card stock base.  I added some green glitter holly leaves from Michael's, some red rhinestones, and a small green bow made of glitter tulle.  I die cut the sentiment using gold glitter card stock.  I made several more.  I loved it!  Gracie

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Colorful Thursday 45-2017

Today's challenge is to create a Christmas card using the colors in the picture above for inspiration.  This was challenging for a Christmas card!

After several starts and stops and attempts thrown away, I finally came up with a card I was happy with.  I die cut snowflakes from plain yellow card stock and gold glitter card stock and the sentiment from black card stock.  On the plain card stock snowflakes and sentiment I added clear Versamark ink and clear embossing powder and heat embossed them making them very shiny.  I adhered everything to a white glitter card stock base and added black enamel heat set stones for accent.  I was very pleased with my last attempt!  Gracie

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WOW Wednesday 45-2017

Today's prompt is to create a Christmas card, stepping it up with sequins, glitter pens, etc.  No problem there!

I started off today with a white card stock base.  I used three snowflake dies and die cut them in blue and purple glitter card stock.  I die cut my sentiment in silver glitter card stock.  I mounted the white panel to a silver glitter panel then trimmed the edges off my snowflakes.  I added some blue glitter enamel dots.  It wouldn't be Christmas without glitter!  Gracie

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thank You Tuesday 45-2017

Today's prompt is to create a Christmas-themed thank you card.

I love pictures of snow.  Pictures.  Not snow.  We hardly ever see snow here in the South.  I decided to use snow on my thank you card.  I die cut Christmas trees from green glitter card stock.  I die cut the hills using stitched landscape dies.  I sponged a white panel lightly with Salty Ocean Distress ink using a sponge dauber masking off an area for a moon.  It was just a matter of adhering the pieces down after sponging.  I die cut the Thank You from green glitter card stock.  I love the simplicity of the card.  Gracie

Monday, November 6, 2017

Masculine Monday 45-2017

Today's prompt is to create a masculine Christmas card.

Around our house this time of the year it's all about the deer.  How many points did they have?  How many did you kill this season?  Where did you hunt?  Yep.  The only thing to use is a reindeer!  I die cut a reindeer from gold glitter card stock and placed it on a brown card stock panel.  I used a red, white and green ribbon from Ki called Joyful Runway (it's self adhesive!) for embellishment.  I die cut the sentiment from green glitter card stock  It is on a red card stock base.  I just hope no one brings Bambi home...  Gracie

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Clean and Simple Sunday 45-2017

Hello everyone!  It's Gracie here for the week as the CADC Designer.  
Hope you are getting ready for Christmas!  I know I am!

This month's Monthly Theme is... drum roll... 
Christmas cards!

Today's challenge is to create a clean and simple card.  Do you know how hard it is to keep Christmas cards clean and simple???

I started with a white card base.  I used a die cut to make a simple poinsettia using two different red card stock colors and green for the leaves (I used a poinsettia I received in a swap last year as inspiration and do not know who to give credit to).  I sponged the tips of the leaves and flowers with Fired Brick ink and added a white enamel dot to the center.  I die cut the merry sentiment from gold glitter card stock.  I used my corner rounder on the edges of the card.  I did it!  One layer!  Gracie

Saturday, November 4, 2017

One Stamp Set Saturday 44-2017

Today's prompt is to use the die cut masking & stamping technique using only one stamp/die set.

I love this!  This may be how I make my Christmas cards this year!  I die cut some holly leaves (two sizes) and berries and simply placed them in the corners in a circular fashion.  I sponged with Mowed Lawn Distress ink.  The berries were sponged with fired brick.  I added Wink of Stella to the holly leaves and Crystal Effects to the berries after highlighting with a white Gelly Roll pen.  I added dots and swirls with a silver glitter pen.  I put the panel on a red card base.  Done!   Gracie

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Freestyle 44-2017

Today's prompt is to create any card using the die cut masking and stamping technique.

 Today I chose a mason jar die.  I die cut a blank from card stock and used it to mask as a stencil.  I sponged the center very lightly with Crushed Olive Distress ink.  I sponged around it lightly with Tumbled Glass.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to add detail to the lid and shadows in the jar.  I die cut the sentiment from olive card stock  I added twine.  The panel is on a blue base and the card base is lighter blue.  I love how this card turned out in very little time!  Gracie

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Colorful Thursday 44-2017

Today's challenge is to create a card using the color prompt above and the die cut masking & stamping technique.

The color prompt is perfect for fall!  I chose a flower die that reminds me of mums.. I love them in the Fall but they don't last long enough!  The frost gets them!  I die cut the flower from craft foam and used it to stamp using Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick and Mustard Seed Distress inks.  I added some Wink of Stella to the petals.  I die cut the sentiment from gold glitter card stock and placed the panel on cranberry card stock  I used a white card base.  I added three gold enamel dots.  Go raid your kid's crafts for craft foam!  It works!!!  Gracie

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WOW Wednesday 44-2017

It's WOW Wednesday and the prompt is to step up the card with some bling using sequins, glitter pens, etc.  Right up my bling loving alley!

I have a dandelion die I just love.  I love it even more using this technique!  It looks like the whisps are just floating away!  I die cut the dandelion then used it as a mask to sponge around it moving it up and lightly sponging using Scattered Straw Distress ink.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and is from So Suzy Stamps.  I added rhinestones to each petal of the dandelion.  I placed the panel on some gold plaid paper from Simple Stories Hello Fall.  The card base is white.  I think this turned out to be my favorite card this week!  Gracie

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thank You Tuesday 44-2017

Today's prompt is to create a thank you card using the die cut masking and stamping technique.

This is such a simple card.  I die cut three leaves from a set then used the die cut images to mask and sponge over.  I blended three colors of distress inks (Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed).  I die cut the sentiment and tore a border from cranberry card stock.  It is just a little touch but brought out the colors in the card nicely.  I added some white Nuvo drops and the card base is white.  Perfect for a Fall thank you!  Have a safe Halloween!!!  Gracie

Monday, October 30, 2017

Masculine Monday 44-2017

Today's prompt is to create a masculine card using the die cut masking and stamping technique.

I love how this card turned out!  I used the circle die to cut two circles from craft brown card stock.  I used one of the circles to mask on the card panel and sponged with distress inks (Frayed Burlap, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs).  I cut the sentiment from the craft card stock and adhered it and the circle die cut to the panel.  I placed the panel on brown card stock and used a craft brown card base.  Gracie 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Clean & Simple Sunday 44-2017

Hello, everyone!  Gracie this week's as the CADC Designer.

This month's theme is Die Cut Techniques.

This week's technique is Die Cut Masking & Stamping inspired by Jennifer McGuire.

Today's prompt is to create a clean and simple card using the technique.

I love this technique!!!  It makes such a subtle effect.  Today I die cut a snow flake using card stock (on Jennifer McGuire's video she uses masking paper).  I placed the die cut in several areas on white card stock and sponged around it with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Spun Sugar.  I die cut the "merry" sentiment from glitter card stock.  I added some light pink rhinestones for sparkle. I put the white panel on a white card base.  It is very simple but I love how it turned out!  Gracie

Saturday, October 28, 2017

One Stamp Set Saturday 43-2017

One Stamp Saturday is pretty easy to do with a stacked die cut because the die cut takes center stage.

This is another sentiment cut that follows the technique shown by Jennifer McGuire here.  I used a two sided paper from an collection by Authentique called Flourish.  This collection also has solids to match, so I pieked three of them to make the additional layers.  The cut was from the Cricut cartridge called Teresa Collins - Easter Basket.  Since the "happy" cut already had a solid shadow behind it, it made it ideal for the technique.  I did stake the center cut too so that it has some real dimension.  A quick Birthday stamped from Club Scrap's Moroccan Spice Greetings brought it together. - Densie

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday Freestyle 43-2017

My freestyle Friday card using the stacked die cut technique.

I piked a basic heart design and cut it out of patterned paper and three matching solids from a 6 x 6 and a 12 x 12 paper packs by Graphic 45 called Botanical Tea.  After cutting them horizontally at the widest part of the heart, I pulled them slightly apart and glued them together that way.  It is easier to use liquid glue instead of the tape runner I usually use because you can adjust it a little while it is still wet to get the alignment right.  I then stamped the center of the opening with a floral heart from a Unity Kit of the Month called Always Been You (December 016) using a Distress Oxide ink.  I did stamp it off on another paper first to make it more subtle.  The sentiment was done in brown ink using Altenew Painted Greetings. - Denise 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Colorful Thursday - 43-2017

This is our color inspiration for Thursdays in October.
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Here is my card with both the colors and the layered die cut technique.

Since the shadow for the leaf I was cutting out was pretty intricate, I decided to separate the layers both vertically and horizontally.  I also played around with my alcohol inks for the leaf in the middle.  Alcohol inks are so addicting and you just keep playing until you have what you want. I did pop it up on foam to give it some dimension. A Fall sentiment on gold at the bottom and it was done. - Denise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WOW Wednesday 43-2017

Wow Wednesday is when we ramp up our cards with glitter or sparkles. 

Here is a glittery Christmas card.

I started with a pretty simple Christmas tree image on my Cricut Explore from the cartridge called Close to My Heart -Artbooking.  I manipulated it to be taller and skinnier that the original cut.  I then cut once each on a green, red and off white glitter card stock.  I cut each negative image in half lengthwise on my paper cutter and stacked them slightly offset on the card front.  I then took the green positive image and put it in the middle along with ornaments made by using a paper punch with the scraps. It was hard to get a good picture because it is very shiny. I decided with all that shine, it didn't need a sentiment on the front. - Denise

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thank You Tuesday 43-2017

Today's Thank You card most closely follows the technique this week by Jennifer McGuire shown here.

Here is my card. 

I used a cartridge called Sentimentals for the Thank You because it had the shadow around the words.  I cut it from both the pattern and solids in the 6 x 6 paper pad from Authentique called Adventure.  I did learn that when you have lines coming in (like around the T) they don't layer as nicely as straight lines or those that curve out. The thank you was also cut out and the layers built up. - Denise

Monday, October 23, 2017

Masculine Monday 43-2017

Masculine Monday continues with a stacked layered die cut technique.

I used a striped patterned paper with three different solids all from the same 6 x 6 paper pad from Basic Grey called Bow Ties.  Because the top is striped, it is a little hard to see the layers in the picture, but in real life they really show the depth.  I also stacked the middle arrow with all the layers so it really pops of the card.  This was a simple arrow cut that had a shadow from the cartridge called The First Few Years.  I attached the shadow and arrow to a rectangle the same size as an A-2 card so that they would all cut at once and could be centered.  The stamp is from a set by Fiskars and is called In Search of Adventure. - Denise

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Clean & Simple Sunday 43-2017

I am up this week using a layered die cut technique shown in a video by Jennifer McGuire shown here.

Today is Clean and Simple.

This card was pretty simple to make as I just set up a arched shape on my Cricut with a cut line across the bottom of the arch.  I then cut it in six different colors of cardstock.  They were then stacked and separated just a little on the card.  I used a stamp from the Unity stamp set called Your Own Rainbow that seemed appropriate for the card.  Making all these layers does make the card a little heavier. - Denise

Saturday, October 21, 2017

One Stamp Set Saturday - 42-2017

This is my last card for the week. It’s One Stamp Saturday. Here's my card.

For this card, I chose Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Octagons dies. This card was assembled similar to Monday’s card. In addition to the cardbase, there are 5 card panels adhered to the front. I nested the octagons and adhered them with tape. I lightly marked, with a pencil, the horizontal centre of the dark blue panel, so that when placing the dies, they would be centred on the panel. I die cut the blue cardstock. I carefully removed the largest die from the bundle of dies. Placing the lime green directly below the blue cardstock, I positioned the bundle of dies to be nested within the opening of the blue cardstock. I repeated the process of removing the largest die, stacking two card panels, positioning the bundle of dies and die cutting the bottom card panel. Before adhering the panels, I stamped the sentiment (now, honestly, I can’t remember which stamp set it came from – embarrassed). I had to find a sentiment that would fit in the opening of the smallest octagon. I trimmed the card panels, except for the blue, which is the top layer.  I adhered all the panels and erased the pencil mark. 

Thanks for dropping by. See you next month.

Friday, October 20, 2017


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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
There’s just something about interactive cards!  And Waterfall Cards are among the best interactive card techniques.  They look intricate, though, so we’ll let you in on any hints we uncover along the way.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one for yourself.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.  If you would prefer to be notified if you win, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you.  The winner will have until November 16, 2017, to claim their prize.
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Gracie on our design team shows us three great cards.

I had so much fun making these cards!  This is the 1st time I have tried a waterfall card.  The first card with the angels is made using 2 Raison Boat stamp sets.  The stamps are colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  This was a case of measure twice to cut once!  I used an embossing folder from Darice as a panel and cardstock from Recollections. The second card was made using a new stamp set from Whimsey Stamps.  They also were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I placed them on paper from Simple Stories Hello Fall collection. The third card was made using a digital stamp set from Bugaboo stamps and the sentiment is from Art Impressions.  The cats were also colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I am unsure where the paper came from - it has been in my stash for a while! - Gracie

 Denise also has three cards.

A couple of years ago, I did the waterfall cards for all of my family's birthdays.  Here are three of them.

This card used a lot of cuts from my Cricut. I mostly used the Life is a Beach cartridge.

  I made a lot of "sea" jokes for a 6 year old who loved mermaids.

 This card was inspired by the song about monkeys jumping on the bed.  I played around with the strip holding the flip to look like a bed and used a punch on the bottom to mimic a bed skirt. It took some playing around to keep the wall paper and bedspread in place as the flips took place, but it turned out pretty good.  The monkeys were cut with my Cricut along with the bed posts.

And finally all the monkeys are off the bed.

A more sophisticated card.


Who doesn't love to compare age to wine?  Sorry for the quality of the pictures because I just snapped pictures as I made them not knowing I would be posting them online a few years later. - Denise

Now you’re off to visit with Debbie. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Card a Day Challenge Design Team.
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