Friday, January 31, 2014

OWH 2014 Card Bowl

Sandy has come up with a great challenge and my idea came to me immediately.  I made this card for the 2014 Card Bowl for Operation Write Home.  The challenge was a masculine card supporting one of the teams and I chose the colors as my theme.  Seahawk colors were the most fun to work with so now, I am a Seahawks fan.  Good news, right Sandy?

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Online Class - Stenciled - Day Four #2

I had great success with this idea, it just took awhile.  Jennifer McGuire cuts acetate with wafer thin dies, but that has never worked for me.  But those Bigz Dies, they work like butter.  I then dyed my embossing paste a hot pink and layered it on the areas to look like the frosting.  I pieced it all together to make the final cake.  The first cake was white with sprinkles, but it looked ugly so I die cut another cake from brown paper and voila - Chocolate Cake!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Online Class - Stenciled - Day Four

The most important thing I have learned in this stencil class is I need some stencils! This was my third try at this idea.  I spent all day trying to find things that would work.   I finally found an old, old, old, old scrapbooking stencil of sunglasses and then stenciled over it with a dot border stencil.  I love these colors and the message just went perfectly.

But the best part was the Wink of Stella glitter touches on each of the dots.  OWH will get this beauty and someone will send it to a loved one.  That makes this card all worthwhile.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Online Class - Stenciled - Day Three

For a first time, this was easy and fun.  I first made a stencil out of thick card stock using a die.  I mixed my white embossing paste with three different colors.  Great results.  I think the thing I have loved discovering in this class is that little wad of string.  Adds some movement to a card without adding bulk.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Online Class - Stenciled - Day Two #2

I thought Kristina's card using stamps over stencils was genius.  I made the stencil by punching out some hearts using white card stock.  I lack large word stamps, but in person, you can see the message much clearer.  When I used the baby wipe to clean off the white embossing, it reacted to the pink heart and gave it a faded look.  So, I wiped some more to even out the pink heart.  Live and learn!

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Online Class - Stenciled - Day Two

This class is making me go to areas I have never been.  It is fun to try and learn new techniques.  I made this stencil by punching a chicken wire die using white card stock and then inking and blending colors.  The best part is when you remove the stencil.  The little tired bird is an Art Impressions stamp and with the chicken wire, it seemed like a match.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Online Class - Stenciled - Day One

Stenciling, this is new to me.  I ordered a few stencils before the class so that I would have something to try.  For some reason, when I got this one by Crafter's Workshop, it appeared backwards to me.  I thought I would be stenciling the numbers, not the background.  But, using Distress Inks made this project easy and it became a beautiful background.  Using numbers for a birthday works well, everyone can pick the ones that mean something to them.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Art Impressions - Challenge 125

Expect the Unexpected was the theme for Art Impressions Challenge 125.  With all the fancy dies around, my old punches are gathering dust.  So I added some grass using my Martha Stewart grass edge punch at his feet.  The balloons have a light colored "Love You" message along with the heart and are covered with Wink of Stellar clear glitter. Living in a small retired town in Nevada, there are many men who look just like this!  I will include this card in my box for Operation Write Home.

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OWH- January Daily Bread Challenge

For the January Daily Bread Challenge we were to use stripes on our card.  These are random strips of polka dot paper, glued on a base card.  I cut the words "love you" from a heavy vinyl paper and pieced them into the cut out.  The words have a great shine, which just did not photograph very well.

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