Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Summer Rose ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

I finally have another card to share with you all today and it's inspired by this week's sketch challenge #298 over at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.  Boy was this sketch a challenge for me!  I really like the sketch, but my creativity was just off or something.  I ended up creating a card, didn't really like it and started another one instead.



Usually the first picture showing my card is on an angle and the picture looking directly at the card is in the middle.  I switched things up a bit today because only one angle of my card showed the Gold Shimmer Color Splash.  That's one of the things I love about the card...the shimmer on the leaves and Roses, so I had to show it first. :)


Make sure you check out all the cards the other designers made HERE...they are great this week!!


I used the sketch, but definitely took things to a different level. lol  I used a background stamp for the middle rectangle, a small rose for the smallest rectangle and turned my card 90 degrees!  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Autumn Days Birthday ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Do you ever feel like you're in a slump with your creativity?  I'm sure most of us have!  Let me tell you I sure have felt that way this week and haven't created much at all. :(  Maybe I just needed a break.  Today's card is one that I created earlier this month for my open house.  I wouldn't call it a fall card even though it has leaves on it.  Guess I was looking for  more of a masculine card since my other card was a feminine one.


I started by stamping a background stamp with Oatmeal Cookie.  I didn't try to get the whole stamp inked up.  I just wanted color here and there.  After that I stamped all the leaves.  To get the various colors I started by stamping the whole stamp using the Oatmeal Cookie ink pad, then I tipped the stamp so I was just getting the edges in the ink, using both Dark Roast and Black Licorice.  After I had all three colors on  it then I would stamp it.  Not sure if that makes sense, but that's how I got the different colors. :)


After stamping everything I put a bit of Gold Silk on it and finished assembling the card.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card


Stamp Sets:
Autumn Days p. 70 (SS-0006) $17.95
Graduated Dots p. 230 (SS-0117) $12.95
Tag Elements p. 199 (AT-0130) $7.95
Card Stock:
Black Licorice p. 289 (CS-0003) $6.95
Dark Roast p. 288 (CS-0091) $6.95
Buttercream p. 288 (CS-0006) $6.95

Ink Pads:
Oatmeal Cookie p. 288 (IP-0011) $7.95
Black Licorice p. 289 (IP-0041) $7.95
Dark Roast p. 288 (IP-0050) $7.95

Supplies:
Mini Wooden clothespins p. 308 (AC-0029) $4.95
Journey Natural Thread p. 310 (AC-0133) $5.95

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Autumn Days - Again! ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

I have a feeling these are the last fall cards I'll be posting in a while.  Yuppers, the color here in my part of Michigan is pretty much gone.  There's an occasional tree here and there that are a little behind with some bright red, yellow or rust color still around, but they'll be gone soon enough...I sure did enjoy the show while it lasted though!  I had to create a couple more cards to extend fall just a little longer...and because I had a lot of left over leaves I needed to use!


So the top card shows a little Gold Shimmer Color Splash, but the bottom shows a ton.  It's just the way the light is hitting it because it's not as shiny as what you see below!


I added Gold and Bronze Silks to each of my cards too.  I had just bought them and couldn't resist trying them out!


This is the second card I made...


I like the layout of my first card better, but I think I like the colors on this card more. 


I definitely didn't use as much of the silks on this card.  I was new at using them on the first card, so I wasn't quite as heavy-handed on the second card. lol  I do have a few pictures from an earlier post HERE that show how I created the leaves if you're interested in checking it out.  I just made these colors a little darker and more intense than on the cards in that post.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card


Stamp Sets:
Autumn Days BUNDLE p. 70 (BD-0054) $30.50
(sentiment is printed) 

Card Stock:
Buttercream p. 288 (CS-0006) $6.95 

Ink Pads:
Pumpkin Bread p. 289 (IP-0057) $7.95

Supplies:
Rich Sorbet, Party Pop & Mother Nature Pan Pastels p. 280 $49.95 each
Gold Silk p. 291 (IP-0096) $4.95
Bronze Silk p. 291 (IP-0091) $4.95


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lovely Day ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today's card is inspired by Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday's sketch challenge #296.  This week we also have an optional theme of Thanksgiving, but I opted for something different because of my open house later this week.


What a fun sketch to work with!  Make sure you check out all the other fun creations at Try Stampin' on Tuesday HERE.  We'd love to see what you create if you get a chance to play along. :)


I used Pan Pastels to color in the flower petals because it's so quick and easy to do. :)


Some dry embossing for the background and a few pearls to finish off my card. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card


Stamp Sets:
Lovely Day p. 58 (AT-0188) $7.95
Sentimental Prints p. 206 (SS-0072) $19.95


Card Stock:
Pool Play p. 288 (CS-0092) $6.95
Black Licorice p. 289 (CS-0003) $6.95
Whip Cream p. 289 (CS-0040) $6.95


Ink Pads:
Pool Play p. 288 (IP-0051) $7.95
Black Licorice p. 289 (IP-0041) $7.95


Supplies:
Petals Wall Embossing Folder p. 264 (EF-0007) $4.95
Party Pop Pan Pastels p. 280 (JM-0081) $49.95
Pearls p. 307 (AC-0024) $3.95

Monday, November 7, 2016

Begin Adventure ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Last Friday I needed to quickly whip up a card for my nephew's 5th birthday...I think it was his 5th! ;)  Me whipping up a card just doesn't happen.  I'm a slow stamper and a bit of a perfectionist, but I grabbed the airplane stamp from the Begin Adventure ATS set and managed to come up with a quick CAS card. :)


I used the brayer with Pool Play ink and put it on the embossing folder Above the Clouds and ran it through the Journey Platinum Machine creating a quick blue sky and white cloud background.  


Then I stamped the airplane and Celebrate from the stamp set Cake Time using Black Licorice.  I made sure to push down nice and hard since the paper was embossed.  No problems...whew!  I didn't take a pic, but of course I stamped Happy Birthday on the inside.


Hope you enjoyed my quick CAS boy birday card. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card


Stamp Sets:
Begin Adventure p. 83  (AT-0194) $7.95
Cake Time p. 283 (SS-0138) $17.95


Card Stock:
Pool Play p. 288 (CS-0092) $6.95
Black Licorice p. 289 (CS-0003) $6.95
Whip Cream p. 289 (CS-0040) $6.95


Ink Pads:
Pool Play p. 288 (IP-0051) $7.95
Black Licorice p. 289 (IP-0041) $7.95


Supplies:
Embossing Folder Above the Clouds p. 264 (EF-0006) $4.95
Brayer p. 273 (TO-0087) $9.95

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Love You ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today's card is special because I made it for my hubby for our 26th Anniversary!  This year I decided to create a sponged scene.


How did I create this scene?  I started by ripping a piece of scrap paper so I had some mountain shapes.  As you can tell I used the top piece of scrap paper shown below to put over the top of my card stock while I sponged the mountains.  I started with my lightest color and finished with my darkest.  What do I mean by that?  I started with Cool Pool and sponged the mountains all the way down to the bottom of my piece of card stock.  Every time I added ink to my sponge I would start at the top of my mountains and work my way down.  That way the mountain tops are getting most of the ink and turning darker than the rest of the card stock.  However I decided I wanted the bottom of the card stock darker too with the middle area a little lighter.  I don't know why because I don't know a thing about shadowing (or whatever it's called! lol).  I just wanted that look so that's what I did.  I kept adding darker colors, working my way from the top of the mountain to the middle and the bottom of the card stock up to the middle (but didn't get the bottom of the card stock as dark as the top of the mountains).  After Cool Pool I added Beach Breeze, then Blue Lagoon and finished it with Catalina Splash.  Each time I added a color in I made sure I didn't go down as far as the color before it.   


I kind of did the same thing for the sky.  I use the bottom piece of scrap paper from above to cover the mountains and punched out a 1-1/4" circle for the moon.  Once those were in place I sponged the whole sky with Cool Pool.  Once I had an even layer of Cool Pool I went over it again with Cool Pool, but didn't go as close to the moon or the tops of the mountains.  Next I sponged Beach Breeze starting at each corner and worked my way in, but once again stayed away from the moon and mountain tops.  Then onto Blue Lagoon starting in the corners and working my way in making sure I didn't go in quite as far.  I finally finished it off with Catalina Splash.  I pretty much just sponged that color in the corner and that's about it.  Totally clear right? lol  One of these days I plan to start making videos.  Hopefully you'll like that. :)


If you could see the card in person you would notice how one color flows into the other and the color is more intense!  I just have to say I love how these blues look together though...wow! :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card


Stamp Sets:
Stay Wild p. 69 (AT-0207) $7.95
Wonderful Day (sentiment) p. 62 (SS-0126) $18.95
Card Stock:
Black Licorice p. 289 (CS-0003) $6.95
Blue Lagoon p. 289 (CS-0004) $6.95
Buttercream p. 288 (CS-0006) $6.95
Ink Pads:
Black Licorice p. 289 (IP-0041) $7.95
Cool Pool p. 288 (IP-0074) $7.95
Beach Breeze p. 289 (IP-0044) $7.95
Blue Lagoon p. 289 (IP-0002) $7.95
Catalina Splash p.288 (IP-0073) $7.95
Supplies:
Circle Punch 1.25" p. 267 (TO-0014) $7.95
Fusion Ink Sponges p. 274 (JM-0014) $4.95

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

So Grateful ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card and Try Stampin' on Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the last challenge for October over at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.  This month we've been focusing on Holiday themed cards and projects.  I've been posting Christmas cards, but decided to do more of a Fall/Thanksgiving card this time around.  Plus it's a Blog Hop too!  I love going from blog to blog in a blog hop and I hope you have as much fun as I do checking out everyone's cards.  When you're done checking out my post make sure you head over to the talented Sharon Burkert's Blog HERE so you can see what she created!  I'll have more news below about prizes, so make sure you keep reading...



I created a couple of different cards with this week's sketch and I love how the cards turned out!



I used Pan Pastels to create the color on my leaves (yes, again! lol) and spritzed them with Journey Shimmer Gold Color Splash and also added the speckled look with Gold Silk.  So excited that I finally got some!!


This is the second card I created.  Love the multi-colored leaves on both of the cards!


This Oak leaf got a big dobber of gold silk! lol


Ok...I said there would be prizes, right?  Well in order to be able to be eligible to win a prize you just need to comment on every blog post of this blog hop.  Yup, that's it, and one of you will be the lucky winner!  Remember you need to head over to Sharon's blog HERE after you're done with mine.  If you  missed the previous post in the blog hop head back to the lovely LeAnne's blog HERE.  I hope you enjoyed hopping with us!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card

Stamp Sets:
Autumn Days BUNDLE p. 70 (BD-0054) $30.50
Postage Stamps p. 227 (AT-0056) $7.95
(sentiment is printed)
Card Stock:
Green Olive p. 288  (CS-0113) $6.95
Buttercream p. 288 (CS-0006) $6.95
Ink Pads:
Pumpkin Bread p. 289 (IP-0057) $7.95
Journey Gold p. 290 (IP-0106) $14.95
Supplies:
Rich Sorbet, Party Pop & Mother Nature Pan Pastels p. 280 $49.95 each
Gold Silk p. 291 (IP-0096) $4.95
Journey Natural Thread p. 310 (AC-0133) $5.95

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