Friday, October 24, 2014

Tag with Die Cut Sentiment

Challenge #9 of Tag You're It features pretty die cut sentiments, as seen above.   For my own tag, I created a background with patterned leaf stamps and an old Big and Juicy Rainbow pad.  The "Thankful" die from Penny Black's 3-piece "Words of Gratitude" set was stacked three deep to create some dimension (see closeup below).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Freshly Made with Poinsettias

A Christmas in to the inevitable.  The Tim Holtz stamp and  Sizzix die serve well for this week's sketch on Freshly Made Sketches. 

The image and the sentiment were colored with markers and spritzed with water before being stamped on watercolor paper.  The poinsettias were die cut twice and popped on foam squares to provide substance to the image.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More Feathers

I've invested too much in feather stamps and dies NOT to use here are two more.  These cards were made with the Stampin' Up Four Feathers stamps and dies.

Club Scrap textured cardstock; "beautiful" rub-on freebie; three of the Four Feathers stamped in SU's Crushed Curry and Cranberry Crisp; button from my stash. 

Background created with Tim Holtz Stripes stencil and gold pigment ink; two of the Four Feathers inked with gold and edged in black; Pennny Black die stacked 3 deep and inked with gold; black and gold washi tapes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Freshly Made with "Always"

Once I chose the patterned paper for that vertical edge, the rest fell into place quite easily for this Freshly Made Sketch 158.  The wooden "Always" from an older Simon Says Stamp kit worked perfectly.  As one who searches out great sentiments, I was happy to find this one from Funny Bones by Riley and Company.  It's a great reminder for our lives--always.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tag You're It -- with a Pumpkin

Linking up with the latest Tag You're It challenge---

Tuesday Mailing

Each Tuesday, I mail cards to two friends; sometimes, the cards are different and other times, they are the same.  The ones for this week are a CASE of a card I found on Pinterest and tracked back to Splitcoaststampers --Jackie Jerke.  It's a great way to use one of many leaf stamps I have, as well as some pretty Distress Inks.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A CAS card with Two

This is the first card I made for the Less is More challenge (see previous post) and then remembered that it was supposed to be a one-layer card.   Start over!   However, I do like this card for the pretty designer paper, the braided trim, and white feathers.  I plan to make several more feather cards, just to use all the stamps and dies that I've purchased recently.