Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Christmas: Option-Nontraditional Colors

It's time for another Wednesday challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

 

 I went with the option: Christmas with nontraditional colors, using pink and silver. I 
masked and embossed Pointsettia three times in silver on pink card stock.  I then
blended ink over the edges for some depth and stamped  Merry Christmas in the
same shade of pink.   A few gems and a splattering of silver (which does not show up 
as well as in real life) and  a layer of silver card stock completed this card.

 

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Black, White and one other color

It's time for another Wednesday challenge at The House That Stamps Built.
 
Below is my black, white and one other color (shades of brown)
 

I used one of Wendy's Quartet stamps: Brewed Quartet , I embossed
the image and paper pieced one of the coffee cups.  After adding a
layer of brown I added a bow.   This will go in the mail to a 
special request at chemo angels. 
 
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Use a border on your project

 Happy Wednesday!  This week  The House That Stamps Built is looking 
for cards with a border. 

My card:

 I am in the mode of starting of building up my Christmas card stash so I 
wanted to go with Christmas. I used a die cut as my border.  The center
is blended with Distress Oxide faded jeans, has white splatters and
dots form a gel pen for snow.  I added some die cut and punched
snowflakes and die cut trees and a Noel stamp.   

How are your Christmas cards coming or have you started? I am moving
 along on mine.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

JDS-Baby It's Cold Outside

 It is mid month at Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge. I got a little carried away 
with this new digital set of Jan's Baby, It's Cold Outside 3475J.






I used Jan's precolored version of these penguins as it was so nicely colored, 
 I added some extra touches with Wink of Stella, Sakura gel pen, gray
shadowing, and white gel pen, varying it on each one. The first card  I did a back
 ground of ink smooching, The second is a gate fold
 with scored lines,   the third I used scraps of patterned paper on the
 fourth  I used an embossing folder.  Various die cutting on all of them.

I thought this would be a nice card for several of our friends.

 A few fun challenges:

 

 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Butterfly Christmas cards

Windmill card



Snippet card-left over pieces



 I have not joined in Mrs. A's delightful Butterfly Challenge as much as I
would of liked this year so I thought I would make a couple cards
today for her challenge and a few other favorites today..  And yes my Christmas
 cards have butterflies on them!

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #164: card 1Windmill card  11/30
.
Word Art Wednesday   517-518  11/24
 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Use up your fall scraps

 Wednesday, time for another challenge at The House That Stamps Built. This week
we are using up our fall scraps.

My scraps:


 My card:


I used a cute Cuttlebug embossing folder that I have had forever on a
scrap of card stock, trimmed it in two pieces to layer a scrap of fall
patterned paper between the pieces.   I then stamped Repeat Impressions:
Prize Pumpkin and Just Because on a scrap of orange card stock. The pumpkin
was a bit orangier than I liked so I colored it with Copics.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Thankful for Fall

It's Wednesday, you know what that means, challenge day at The House.
This weeks challenge is Thankful for Fall (Autumn colors, Fall, Thanksgiving,
Thanks)  My card:


Fall is such a lovely season and there is so much to be thankful
for this time of year: leaves changing colors, cooler weather, 
getting out to parks to hike and always family and friends. I 
thought this Repeat Impressions sentiment: Find beauty was
a perfect sentiment for this.  As most of you know, I am on
a stenciling kick so I stenciled some fall leaves from
 in various colors, then without removing
the stencil, I placed a dotted stencil on top of it,
and stenciled over the two stencils together.  Isn't this a great look!
 
Other supplies used:
Stamplorations stencil:leaf prints
Tim Holtz stencil: dotfade

Join the fun and you might be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing
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Dies R US #180 -Stitched Nesting Squares 11/14