Wednesday, May 25, 2022

BPD - Foiled String Art

Birch Press Design and Memory Box have added hot foil to their product lineups.  Woo hoo!  Read more on the BPD blog.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

ATSM #430 - Diecuts and/or Stencils

It's diecuts and/or stencil time at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge.  I hope you'll take a moment and join us!

I used some leftovers to create this card, cutting the poinsettia out of a mixed media panel I had abandoned. I added some glitter gel and mounted everyting on a foiled panel with a foiled sentiment. 

  • Altenew Poinsettia 3D (SBCALT)
  • Spellbinders Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Hot Foil Plates (SBC | SB | SBP)
  • Spellbinders Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil Plate (SBC | SB | SBP)
  • Spellbinders Aura Hot Foil (SBCSB)
  • Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil (SBC | SB)
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (SBC | SB | SBP)
  • Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste (SBC)
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Distress Oxide Sprays

Altenew - Dies - 3D - Poinsettia Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Tis The Season Collection - Glimmer Plate and Matte Gold Foil Roll - Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Bundle Spellbinders - Yana's Blooms Collection - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Plate and Dies - Diagonal Stripes Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Gold Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Aura Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Aura Nuvo - Glimmer Paste - Moonstone

Monday, May 23, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

SOSS #210 - F for F Words

It's time for another F Word prompt at the Sisterhood of Snarky Challenge.

I made mine into a Christmas card by drawing holiday lights on the elephant and adding a Santa hat.  Its expression is so very very apt.

Lawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Hats Off to You Copic Multiliner SP Pen - 0.3 mm Tip

ATCAS #220 - Flower

This round at the Addicted to CAS Challenge we're asking for you to use a flower on your project. Easy peasy for this flower-loving girl!

I watercolored my flowers then added Inktense shadowing.  I had noticed the tip of the pink pencil had oxidized or something but paid it no mind so was surprised/not surprised that oxidation turned out to be a separation of the colors so I had purple shadows when it mixed with the Zig pink. Fab result!  

Btw, the oxidation was just the outside; the interior of the pencil was the whole color.
  • Mama Elephant Poinsettia
  • Hero Arts Christmas Rose
  • Salvaged Patina Distress Ink Spray
  • Zigs: 025, 036, 052, 402
  • Derwent Inktense: 503, 1320

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

ATSM #429 - Any Occasion

Hello!  The latest Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge is the ever popular "any occasion."  I obviously chose Christmas for my card but feel free to make a card for any reason.

I had worked up the background on a piece of Bristol, lots of sponging, stencils and spattering. I wasn't sure how all that texture and layers would work under the foiling and was very pleasantly surprised by the results of experiment 1.  Just amazing.

For experiment 2, I used a sand eraser to distress to the pink foil then foiled it again with opal, but offset for a shadow effect.  Hot damn!  Distressed and still blingy--woo hoo!
  • AALL and Create Starry Night Stencil
  • AALL and Create Wood Pile Stencil
  • Gemini FoilPress Stag Head (discontinued)
  • Spellbinders Mini Christmas Sentiment Hot Foil Strips (SBC | SPA
  • Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil (SBC | SPA)
  • Spellbinders Opal Hot Foil (SBC | SPA)
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (SBC | SPA | SBP)

Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil & Die Set from the Tis the Season Collection Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Gold Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Opal

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

HLS Christmas - House

It's Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge time!  This time the optional code word is "house."

I broke out my as yet unused Spellbinders Glimmer Winter Village and created a rather modern card. I used a simple patterned paper to foil and covered up any splotchies with my Silver Wink of Stella pen.
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Winter Village (SBC | SPA | SBP)
  • Spellbinders Matte Silver Glimmer Foil (SBC | SPA)
  • Fancy Pants Designs Holiday Hustle 6x6 Paper
  • Pinkfresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls (SBC | CTC | SBP)

Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Christmas - Glimmer Plate - Glimmer Winter Village Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Matte Silver Pinkfresh Studio - Metallic Pearls - Silver

Saturday, April 30, 2022

SOSS #209 - U for Underwater

I immediately thought of one of my snarky shark sets (That's right. I have more than one.  Wanna fight about it?)  The lights trailing from the great white's mouth cracks me up. Maybe a poor fisherman bit it (LOL) while decorating his boat or maybe the shark is getting ready to decorate his own abode. We'll just never know.

  • Avery Elle Santa Jaws (SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Snowflakes Let It Shine 6x6 Paper (SBC)

Avery Elle - Clear Stamps - Santa Jaws Lawn Fawn - Let It Shine Snowflakes Collection - 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack

ATCAS #219 - Friendship

Come join us for the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge #219 Friendship

I lightly stenciled the corner of the card base, colored up the image with Copics and stamped the sentiment. Voila!

  • MFT Santa's Elves (MFT)
  • Honey Bee Crystal Kaleidoscope Stencil (SBC | HB)
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina

BB Santa's Elves Honey Bee Stamps - Vintage Holiday Collection - Stencils - Crystal Kaleidoscope Background

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

ATSM #428 - Birthdays

It's birthday time at Addicted to Stamps and More!  Birthday cards are the ones I make the most after holiday cards. Now if only I would remember to mail them!  LOL.

I used sprays on the background and set that aside to dry. I then took my new Art by Marlene neon paints (LOVE them--fantastic applicator and amazing coverage and more vibrant than the pic!) and added a few lines of paint to scrap cardstock then used my brayer to spread it. It dried pretty fast, just a couple-three minutes.  

I then stamped my images and fussy cut them out and adhered them to the background. I printed the sentiment on my printer and used a Copic Multiliner to outline the words.

  • Crafty Individuals The Morning Commute
  • Crafty Individuals Shrimping
  • Art by Marlene Neon Acrylic Paints (COT)
  • Liquitex Basics Light Green Acrylic Paint
  • Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon, Salvaged Patina, Mowed Lawn, & Mustard Seed Sprays
  • Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray
  • Glossy Accents