Thursday, January 27, 2022

Laminator Hot Foil Experiment

I played around with the Taylored Expressions Foil It - Beautiful Blizzards sheets last night.  Could they be used with my Glimmer Machine rather than my laminator? Yessssssssss! 

And I paired the panel with a leftover foiled sentiment (foiled in silver and magenta)--win win!
  • Taylored Expressions Foil It - Beautiful Blizzards
  • Magenta Deco Foil
  • Deco Foil Gina K Sentiment Toner Sheet
  • Pinkfresh Studio Solid Hot Foil Plate (SBC | CTC | SBP)
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (SBC | SPA | SBP)

 Pinkfresh Studio - Solid Hot Foil Plate  Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Elegant Noel

Talk about a card that defies taking a good picture.  I love all the gold but damn.  There are 3 shades of gold here:  foil mirrorboard for the letters, princess gold for the stems and gold gold for the stripes.  Whew!  The berries are red flocked cardstock, kraft for the holly and cream for the snowflakes and noel base with a white card front.

  • Spellbinders Noel (SBC | SB)
  • Spellbinders Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil Plate (SBCSB | SBP)
  • Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil (SBC | SB)
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (SBC | SB | SBP)

Spellbinders - Sparkling Christmas Collection - Etched Dies - Festive Noel 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

SOSS #202 - G for Gel Printing

I pulled out one of my favorite prints that features peacock feathers and supplemented it with some Lavinia Designs images along with an absolutely perfect Carmen's Veranda sentiment. So very true!

  • Lavinia Make a Wish
  • Lavinia Dandelions
  • Lavinia Floral Wreath
  • Carmen's Veranda sentiment
  • TCW Peacock Feathers stencil
  • Versafine Clair Charming Pink, Morning Mist
  • Posca White Pigment Pen
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Liquitex Acrylic Paints
  • Gel Press 6x6

ATCAS #212 - Triangles

Another Christmas has passed and I'm already planning for the next by cutting out triangles from a gelli print for the latest Addicted to CAS challenge:  #212 Triangles.  Come join us!

  • Waffle Flower Slimline Christmas Tree Dies (SBC | WF | CTC)
  • Taylored Expressions Modern Holiday
  • Liquitez Acrylic Paints
  • Versafine Onyx Black

Waffle Flower Crafts - Slimline - Craft Dies - Christmas Tree

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Snow Peoples

I love quirky and thus I love AALL & Create stamps including the Let It Snow set.  They're so (oddly) cute!

I salvaged a Brusho panel that I didn't like after embossing the snowflakes in aquamarine which was totally not the look I was going for on that particular card.  Here, covered in a light coating of gesso, with some spatters and added circular snowflakes--brilliant!

  • AALL & Create Let It Snow
  • PaperArtsy TS063
  • Zigs: 032, 036, 065, 070, 080
  • Copic R20
  • Aquamarine Brushos
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Ranger Aqua Tinsel Embossing Powder
  • Memento Danube Blue
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

ATSM #421 - Make Your Mark

I've joined the Addicated to Stamps & More DT--woo hoo! I've played along with the challenges regularly over the years so chuffed to be able to contribute more to them.

The first for 2022 is #421 Make Your Mark (my personal favorite).  

I'm using two new supplies, CC Design Cute Penguins and Whimsy Stamps Nordic Slimline Background. I love knitting so naturally had to grab the Nordic stamp.

I inked up the stylized snowflakes with Versafine Clair (actually these colors are new to me too) and colored up the penguins with Copics. So cute!

  • CC Design Cute Penguins
  • Whimsy Stamps Nordic Slimline Background (Whimsy)
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders (SBC)
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne, Monarch, Charming Pink and Warm Breeze (SBC)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copics

Nordic Background Rubber Cling Stamp Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders

Friday, January 14, 2022

Alien Birthday

I cannot believe that my kid sister is turning 50.  50!!!  Both of our big years happened during COVID so we're counting down the days until we can celebrate in style.  Maybe on our 60th?!

I went with an outer space theme since she's currently watching The Mandalorian and neither of us can resist a good (or bad) pun.  Probe-ably.  LOL.

Ink smooshing, spattering, stenciling, watercolor--this card has it all.  Very fun and funny, perfect for my kooky sister!

Black Hole Clear Stamps Slimline Stars Background Die Comic Strip Speech Bubbles Die Nuvo - Glimmer Paste - Moonstone

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Brusho Snowflake Panel

You know, I did not like this Brushos panel at first but I cut into into a panel and love it now on top of the 3D embossed card base. So everything on this card is new to me except for the Brushos. I love my end of year holiday says but then get overwhelmed with using it all.  I know you know what I mean!

Sizzix - 3D Textured Impressions - Embossing Folders - Christmas Tree Holiday Scripts Stamp Set

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Glinda the Not So Good Witch

I had a blast making up this card inspired by the Simon Says Monday Challenge Transport It. I was originally thinking of flying monkeys but then I recalled I had this new AALL & Create Glinda Good Witch set which was calling my name.

had to add lots of shimmer and sparkle to her dress, not to mention the yellow brick road.  I hope I've done Adrian Adolph Greenburg proud.

  • AALL & Create Glinda Good Witch
  • Visible Image Oz Dorothy & Toto  
  • Visible Image Time Tunnel Stencil
  • Whimsy Brick Pattern Stencil
  • Dreamweaver Meallic Gold Embossing Paste
  • Distress Oxide Spray Salvaged Patina and Mustard Seed
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Zigs: 029, 052, 061, 072, 222, 260
  • Copics: B04, C1, C3
  • Red Sakura Glaze Pen

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Rainbow Snow

I have had this smooshed rainbow chevron panel in my stash for a good 4 or 5 years.  Seriously.  I had ripped the paper removing the masking tape so threw it into a pile to gather dust while it learned to behave itself.

I've finally used it by embossing snowflakes on top, trimming it down and adding a naughty dog who has peed on its owner. LOL.

  • AALL & Create Let It Snow
  • Ultimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes
  • Zigs: 032, 050, 065, 070, 072, 092
  • Distress Inks

Saturday, January 8, 2022

SOSS #201 - I for Ink

It's the new year and still as flippin' crazy as the last, if not more so.  WTF!  I hope you'll take a breather from the chaos and join us for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #201 I for Ink.  It'll do you good!

  • Taylored Expressions Clipboard Calendar - Snarky
  • Distress Oxides
  • Catherine Pooler Party Dress
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Ancient Page Primrose
  • a stencil that I think is Aall & Create
  • Liquitex Gesso

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

HLS Christmas - Anything Goes

Happy New Year!  We never stop making holiday cards at the HLS Christmas Challenge but we do like to space them out so we're not overwhelmed toward the end of the year.  I hope you'll join us for as many challenges as you can.  It really does take the pressure off.

  • The Greeting Farm Holiday Anya 9
  • Pebbles Merry Merry 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Speckled Egg
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Copics R20 and N2
  • Zigs: 060, 067, 068, 072, 094, 202, 304 401, 601, 812