Monday, September 21, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
I wanted to try foiling the toner sheet leaves again, this time using a rainbow foil. I love how it turned out, but it took me half a day to get a good representation of what it looks like!
supplies: various fall shades of cardstock, from pale yellow to deep burgundy, Endless Leaves toner sheet, Summer Rainbow foil, Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle dies, sentiment from Impression Obsession Early Sunsets clear stamp set
To start, I cut 1/2" strips of lots of fall-colored cardstock, and attached them on the diagonal to a card base. Then I foiled the toner sheet - this Summer Rainbow has tones of silver, gold, orange, red, and purple, repeating in stripes down the panel. I attached it to my card, then made a skinny frame and stamped my sentiment to finish.
I took a zillion pictures inside, but in order to get the foil colors to show, I also got lots of glare from the acetate base these toner sheets are made of. I finally took my card outside on a bright day and took some shots in the shade.......still not a piece of cake, but I got at least this one to show you the details.
Thanks for coming by!
Friday, September 18, 2020
Today's card is a variation of one I made last year - I like these elements together. This year I added some metallics to the mix.
supplies: ivory and Tim Holtz Rose Gold Metallic Kraft cardstock, plank dp from Craft Consortium Wood Textures pad, Simon Stitched Grand Maple and part of Christmas Blessings dies, Fun Stampers Journey Changing Seasons embossing folder, rose gold sequins, adhesive foam to lift top panel
When I got this new plank pad of paper, I wondered whether I'd ever use this particular one - it looks like someone used the side of a barn to clean his paint brushes! But I think it worked nicely for this card. The pinks in it were one reason I chose the rose-gold accents.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
More cards for the season - oaks were my Dad's favorite tree in the autumn; he liked the duller colors. These oak dies are another new Botanicuts release from The Greetery. They're a nice size, not too big, so there's plenty of room for a sentiment, as you'll see in my 2nd card.
Isn't that ship-lap die amazing? It has woodgrain markings in it, as well as little "nail" cutouts. I layered my individual boards over a panel of kraft cardstock to get the nails to be more noticeable. I added a darker brown shelf to hold my pitcher. Here I just arranged the leaves in my pitcher with some bare branches, adding some acorns and an extra leaf as if they'd fallen out.
For this next card, I used the full branch.
supplies: Lipstick Red, Schoolhouse Red, Burnt Orange, kraft and cream cardstock, The Greetery Mighty Oak Botanicuts, Changing Seasons embossing folder, sentiment from (retired) Newton's Nook Fall-ing for You
This spray of oak leaves was fun and easy to put together - I used colored cardstocks to make it even easier! I cut a couple extra of the smallest leaves to have them fluttering down and to balance out the sentiment in the corner.
Thanks for stopping by - is it feeling like fall where you live?
Sunday, September 13, 2020
I've pulled out all my fall goodies and will be playing with them this month and next. I always love a fall wreath!
supplies: cream cardstock, Poppy Stamps (retired) Leafy Wreath Collage die, markers to color, Sunny Studio Autumn Greetings sentiment, Winnie & Walter Noelle die (retired), foam to pop up top panel.
I first cut the stitched scallop panel, then the wreath. After removing the tiny cuts, I added some tape on the back of the panel, sticky side towards the front, then carefully colored and pieced each leaf back into the wreath. My sentiment is the only new-to-me thing on this card - and it appears to be discontinued already!
The last time I used this stamp was in 2017 - high time to bring it forward again!
Friday, September 11, 2020
I just received some of the new release from The Greetery, and here's my first play with some of them.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
I take September as my cue to play with all my fall goodies; here's a card made of new and a bit older multi-step stamps from the Greetery.
supplies: ivory cardstock, Sunny Studio Classic Gingham dp, The Greetery Sprinkled with Kindness watering can, Budding Beauties Autumn and Autumn Sketches stamps, sentiment from Sugar Pea Fall Fox, Altenew mini ink cubes, adhesive foam squares
I'm in heaven when I'm working with these stamps and colors - what's your favorite kind of card to make?
Sunday, September 6, 2020
I don't think I've done a foiled card for fall, so when I saw these Endless Leaves clear toner sheets, I jumped!
I love orange and turquoise together! This foil looks just shiny in some lights and more glittery in others; hopefully you can see both on these photos. The toner sheets are printed on clear acetate. It cuts beautifully and I just put dots of glue under the most solid parts of the design, and it's holding well to the plank background! It's a real steal, in my opinion - you can make 16 cards with the package!
The sentiment is a scripture quote, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, just stamped on a scrap of the plank paper and glued over the foiled panel.
Thanks for stopping by today - I hope your week is a lovely one!
Friday, September 4, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
I'm excited today to be participating in a STAMPtember Blog Party! This is NOT a hop, just a blog celebration of friends who are excited to show off the new STAMPtember goodies that were released yesterday HERE. Each of us will have a promotional banner to share with our followers - we want you to have fun and see all the different promotions available throughout the party! Mine is at the top of this post - a mini Speckled Egg Distress inkpad, free with any purchase now through Sept. 2 at midnight! Just use the code GWSE45.
Everything starts at the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Visit there every day, as throughout all of September we will be celebrating with exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, promotions and lots of surprises!!
I took one look at this new cover plate die and thought "quilt"! So I made an impression, trimmed it just a tad so that I could frame it in red, and took my time and colored it with red, a blue-green, and a minty green. One of the circles in the new sentiment set is a dotted one, which I thought was a perfect match to the pierced design, and since I wanted to keep the rest of the card pretty simple to balance out the busy design, I just chose a sentiment die to finish my card.
Thanks for coming by today. If you haven't already, head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to see a complete list of others participating in today's party. And don't forget to take note of all the promotions you'll find as you visit each one. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Here's a card using one of the sentiments from the new Sympathy Greetings Mix clear stamps, mixed with some older Simon Says Stamp products.
And as the week and the month progress, look for Simon collaborations with some of your favorite companies, available only while supplies last. Collaborations will start this Thursday, Sept. 3.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
After watching Jennifer McGuire's recent post and video with Glimmer Plates, I caved. One of the reasons I decided to go this way was that she showed that some could be used to emboss without any foil involved at all. So when the Flower Pattern glimmer plate arrived before the machine, I decided to give it a try. Embossing folders are one of my favorite supplies, and these plates give a nice deep embossed effect also. Here's my first card.
I used a color-core yellow cardstock, so that I could sand it after embossing to help bring out some details. I chose yellow because the larger flowers in this plate remind me a bit of daffodils.
Then I just looked for something that would go into the center to make this a simple design, and found it in my Mandy's Flowers set.
I love it when you can get extra usage from something, and will be on the lookout for other glimmer plates to try. There's a snowflake one that might be fun, and won't that be gorgeous glimmered in silver on a blue background?
Thanks for stopping by today!