Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Embossed Resist

 Embossed resist has been around a long time- heck I've been stamping a long time.  But with new stamps, stencils and tools on the market there are lots of new ways to spice it up.

Heather Hoffman  taught this class.  I made one whimsical card and one a bit more traditional.

The card above features a background from Taylored Expressions embossed. Then I used the Pinkfresh Studios Cosmos Bunch stencil set to do the flowers.  Then the hello is another Pinkfresh stencil die cut.  All the inks are Catherine Pooler, these are by far my go-to inks.  

This card starts with a Catherine Pooler background stamp (Love Note) and then I stenciled over the top with Taylored Expressions  Floral Flurry stencil set.  The HELLO is a hot foiled sentiment (The Stamp Market).  Some Taylored Expression gold drip drops to tie in with the gold sentiment. 
Again, the inks are all Catherine Pooler. 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Gelli Print Fun

 today we have a couple cards resulting from using Distress Oxides on a Gel Print plate.   I knew I wanted to have yellow as my primary color to use with flower stamps.  I used Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick.

Thisfirst  card is from the first pull off the gel plate -then I used a Pinkfresh Studio hot foil plate with gold foil to get the floral image on there. And a sentiment from Spellbinders using the hot foil again.

The second card is made by cleaning off the brayer between colors on the gel plate onto another piece of cardstock.  Pinkfresh floral stamp and Simon Says Stamp greeting.

These are part of the newest Online Card Classes Spring Card Camp 2022.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Club Sursee

 Catherine Pooler Designs has a subscription "kit" called Club Sursee, each month you can get either the basic club (2 stamp sets) or the Deluxe which is 2 stamp sets with coordinating dies.  These lovely dogwoods were from last year, but I just found time to use them! 


Club Sursee - Catherine Pooler.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Fun Folds

 I've been playing with some fun fold cards lately, this one uses stencils and stamps from Taylored Expressions.  you can tell by the second photo how the two circles go together to hold the gate fold card together!


Max & Millie stamps

Party Poppers Layering Stencils 



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Club Scrap - Arnold Grummer Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Falling for Handmade Paper blog hop! Today we have a dozen talented bloggers sharing projects featuring handmade paper paired with Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection.

We received a cool paper making kit from Arnold Grummer and I set out making some paper using the colored card stock from Club Scrap's Falling Leaves kit in addition to some scraps on hand.  If you've never made paper before it's really quite fun and a bit addictive! The kit includes some iridescent confetti along with metallic confetti, quite cool to add to the mix.  I also dried some flowers from my garden in addition to some of the greens off a centerpiece from my son's wedding!  Here are a few of my papers ---

Then I set about deciding upon what to make.  As primarily a card maker I decided upon a box and set of cards.  I used Club Scrap's Assembly Line Card making deck for the directions on the box, in addition to some of the cards.  
 Here's the box on the upper right - I used papers from the Falling Leaves kit and then the leaves are fussy cut from my handmade papers.

Here are a few close ups of cards - it was fun to use the handmade paper to stamp the leaves on and fussy cut them out to add to the cards.  The texture of the paper really adds a lot to your cards.

Let me know if you've got any questions on any of the cards!  I enjoyed using all the papers, stencils and die cuts from the Falling Leaves kit to create them!

Kim  is your next stop on the hop.

As you explore the hop today, we encourage you to leave each blogger a few kind words in the form of a comment. Those who leave a comment on every participating blog will be entered into a random drawing for a prize. Good luck!

Monday, September 09, 2019

Color Challenge

Always fun to figure out new color combinations for the Medallion Mix-Up stamps.  This was a color challenge for the Stamp Nation group.

You can find out more information about Stamp Nation here.  Lots of tutorials, challenges and other fun things on the sight.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Pink Seashells - Monochromatic card

There's a newish release at Catherine Pooler Designs featuring sea shells and other nautical items.  I used the stencil and make up brushes to create the background and then stamped on a die cut circle some of the images in a variety of pink inks.

A few sequins and it's done!