CPS #192

CPS #192




My Card:

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This week’s prize is sponsored by Paper Pretties.

This week’s sketch was a little harder for me than previous sketches. I worked quite a while trying to get a combination of papers and such that I liked, but I am really happy with what I wound up making. I saw the “Santa’s Toy Co” stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms and the idea for a Naughty/Nice list popped into my head. I used the Ledger paper from Cosmo Cricket’s “The Boyfriend” DP stack. I added tons of Distress Ink, wrote the list, then distressed more. I pop dotted the tag over the list, and love the overall effect.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Kraft); American Crafts (Black)
DP: Basic Grey (Boxer/Hipster); Cosmo Cricket (They Boyfriend); K & Company (unknown name)
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Winter Vintage Signage)
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa); VersaFine (Onyx Black); American Crafts Pigment (Cranberry); Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Tea Dye)
Punch: EK Success (Scalloped Circle, Circle)
Misc: Bazzill Basics Ribbon, Pop Dots, ScorTape


CPS #185

CPS #185

My Card: (click images for larger view)

I’m sorry for the really bad lighting in these photos!

This week’s prize is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps!

I was inspired by recent challenges I’ve seen using the cracked glass technique. I love that look! Split Coast Stampers has a great tutorial here.

Here is a closeup of the snowman:

Here are the copics I used:

This was a really fun card to make, I am looking forward to cool weather!

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my winter card.

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Kraft); Neenah Classic Crest (solar white)
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Fine Gingham Backgrounder); Great Impressions (snowman), sentiment (unknown)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); American Crafts Pigment Ink (wave); Versamark Dazzle (champagne)
Ultra Thick Embossing Poweder by Melt Art
Punch: EK Success (snowflake)
Copic AirBrush System with B99 to color the button
Misc: craft buttons, baker’s twine (colored with E35),

CPS #179

CPS #179

My Card: (click images for larger view)

This week’s prize is sponsored by The {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard! The winner of this week’s challenge receives two sets of THEIR CHOICE from The {Stamps} of Life!

I just received my final order from Cornish Heritage Farms on Tuesday. I am still very sad that the company is closing down–their stamps are so amazing! I hope another buyer comes along and keeps it all going. Anyway, my card today features stamps from the “Primitive Beginnings” set. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I stamped the background with Distress Ink (Barn Door), then sponged over it with Distress Ink (Tea Dye) to make it look aged. The sentiment was also stamped with Barn Door. I distressed the edges of both the sentiment rectangle and its background with the edge of my scissors. The sentiment rectangle was further distressed with Tea Dye. I separated one strand from my baker’s twine (which I stole from the kitchen), and colored it with Copic E35. I wrapped that around the red background cardstock. I used dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the red cardstock, then pop dots to adhere all of that to the card.

For the house I sponged Peeled Paint (Distress Ink) onto white cardstock, then stamped the image with Tuxedo Black (Memento). I also stamped the tree with distress inks, then sponged Tea Dye over it to tone down the white cardstock. I wrapped more Copic-colored baker’s twine around the paper and added some buttons that I airbrushed with my new Copic ABS.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my primitive card.

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Natural); Georgia Pacific (white); Bazzil (red)
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Primitive Beginnings, Fine Gingham Backgrounder); Hero Arts (Just Find Me–sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Barn Door, Peeled Paint)
Punch: EK Success (corner rounder)
Copic AirBrush System with E35 and R46 to color the buttons
Misc: craft buttons, baker’s twine (colored with E35), pop dots

CPS #177

CPS Sketch #177

My Card:

The prize this week is from Flower Soft. It is a really nice prize package, and someone is going to be very pleased when they win!

I love the Papertrey Ink July releases! I used the All Booked Up set for the image , and the sentiment “Having you as a friend is like curling up with a good book” was too sweet not to use!

I made a  pocket by only taping the bottom and sides of the white cardstock, and tucked a bookmark in as a gift. I made the bookmark with PTI’s bookmark die and patterned paper from American Crafts Blue Skies collection. I actually also used the die to cut kraft cardstock, and then adhered the patterned paper to that for strength. The sentiment is from the All Booked Up stamp set. I cut the sentiment out of white cardstock with decorative scissors (pinking) and used the same American Crafts pigment ink (Leaf) that I used on the card around the edges.

Thanks for looking!

Paper: The Paper Company (Solar White, Kraft), American Craft (Blue Skies)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (All Booked Up)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), American Crafts Pigment Ink (Leaf)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 3, Bookmark)
Other: pop dots, DMC embroidery floss, Hero Arts gemstones

CPS #176

CPS Sketch #176:

My Card:

I love all things sewing, and was happy to have a project where I could use my new Hero Arts Simply Handmade stamps.

For this card I stamped the two main images onto kraft cardstock for the background. I stamped the sentiment on Melody Ross paper, and stamped the pincushion (from the Hero Arts Sew Original set) on the reverse of the patterned paper and used pop dots for dimension.

I liked the idea of adding a button card, so I created one with craft buttons I colored with Copics. The ric rac and tape measure ribbon add a nice bit of extra color against the kraft paper background.

Thanks for looking!

Paper: The Paper Company (Solar White, Kraft), Melody Ross (Vintage Jane)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Simply Handmade, Sew Original)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Ribbon: Little Yellow Bicycle (Fresh Print-Clothesline)
Other: craft buttons, pop dots

You Make Me Happy

CPS Sketch #175:

My card:

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This was the first time I’ve used a sketch as inspiration for my own card. I usually have a basic plan of what I want a card to look like, and then browse though my supplies and use whatever strikes my fancy at the time. It was fun to have the “constraint” of a sketch to work with; it helped me to choose my elements more carefully which resulted in a nicer end result. I will definitely work with sketches more often.

Cardstock: The Paper Company (kraft), American Crafts (Blue Skies pattern “Come On Get Happy”), American Crafts (Tropicals – orange, blue)
Stamp: American Crafts collection (Thanks)
Ink: American Crafts Dye Ink (Wave)
Embellishments: American Crafts Felt Flower (Lace collection), Ranger Stickles (Crystal)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two (Die #3, #4), EK Success corner rounder, EK Success Cutterpede, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, glue dots