Friday, July 3, 2015

Vintage Medallion Cards

Hello Dreamers!
Lets get all vintagey today!  I have two projects made from the same stamp set.  I love how this set (Daydream Medallions from Stampin' Up) looks when all vintaged up.


I stamped the images with some older pigment ink pads that were a bit on the dry side ( I did not have reinkers for these pads.)  I really like the soft look of the stamping.  I just set the ink with a heat gun.  And, used the ink pads to distress the edges.  



The old pigment pads were also used on this card.  I added a floral stem stamp from another stamp set - Vintage Vogue.  The tag stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly.




I would use this card for a birthday or just an any occasion card.
Check back in a few days for lots of new challenges---
Vintage Stamping
Paper Girls
Lost Coast Designs

See you then!
Karen

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fun All Occasion Cards

Hello Everyone,
I am finally back with a new post.  I have been trying to catch up on things since getting back from vacation.  So much to do!  I am still not caught up with household things.  I should be good to go after this week.  Hopefully!!!

 So, today, I wanted to share some all occasion cards.  The first is a general uplifting type card.  And the second a child's birthday card.  Both cards were made with digis colored with Copic Markers.



This sweet little bird is from A Day For Daisies.  I cut some pretty decorative paper from K & Company for the background and added a piece to the envelope.



This cutesy girl is a Baby Bud Design image.  The party hat is from My Sentiments Exactly.  I punched some small flowers for embellishments.




Announcements:
********I will be Guest Designing over on the Paper Girls Challenge Blog for the month of July!!  The Paper Girls have some fun challenges planned!  So, be sure to stop by and play along with the challenges!!  I will have projects on my blog to share with you as well.

*******Also have new Challenge with Vintage Stamping Challenge Blog stamping on July 6.

******Lost Coast Design projects and challenges all coming up in July.  Should be fun!!   Lost Coast and Carmen's Veranda have lots of new releases that I will be showcasing over the next two months!!

***********Also: starting in July, the LCD only stamp restriction will be lifted---all stamps are welcome!!  Be sure to stop by and join in the fun--next challenge will begin on July 6 on the new Portal to Creativity Blog!!!
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Challenges for my All Occasion Cards:
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes
Love to Scrap Challenge: anything goes with blog hop
Paper Girls Challenge: Happy Birthday
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So, lots of fun!  See you soon!  Love ya.
Karen

Friday, June 19, 2015

Vacation Photos Yellowstone National Park

Hello,
I am back with more pics of my vacation.  This group of photos was taken in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.


Hot Springs






Rock Cliff


Basin area



 Hot Pots and Geysers




Water Falls




Our cabin where we stayed in the park

 Geyers



Old Faithful Geyser





I have a few more of Yellowstone and I will save those for next time.  Hope your day is filled with beauty!!  Love ya.
Karen

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gelli Plate Background with Lost Coast Designs Stamps

See more details here
Lost Coast Design Challenges will now be held on the Portal to Creativity Blog along with other fun events:
Current events--June Challenge: Numbers
and

You may now use any stamps--not just Lost Coast Designs on the challenges and Skellie Fest!!!!


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Hello Everyone!
I wanted to share with you two projects I made with Lost Coast Design Stamps new release.  The backgrounds are made with a Gelli Plate.  I made two cards with the background paper and added different ribbons to each piece.



Materials List:
Stamps: Light Mandelas from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ranger
CS: White, black, rose, Early Espresso Stampin' Up
Gelli Plate
Acrylic Paints
Empty Plastic ribbon reel
Rhinestones
Ribbons
Yarn

 Card #1

Instructions:

  • Make card bases from Early Espresso and rose CS
  • Backgrounds: add acrylic paints to the surface of Gelli Plate with a brayer
  • Press the plastic ribbon reel into the paint and remove
  • Press a sheet of white CS onto the Gelli Plate and smooth surface with hand
  • Pull CS up and let dry
  • Cut background into pieces to fit your card size

  • Stamp the Light Mandelas with Jet Black ink inside the circles made by the ribbon reel --Just amazing how well the stamps fit into the circles!  
  • Add  the background paper to the card bases
  • Add rhinestones around the circular motifs
  • Wrap ribbon around card 
  • Staple  additional ribbon pieces to wrapped ribbon
  • Tie a piece of ribbon in a  knot and glue to other ribbons
                                                           Card #2

  • On card two, Cut around one of the circular motifs so that it extends pasts the edge--I cut this by hand with scissors
  • Wrap yarn around card and tie ribbons onto yarn





Love this stamp set!!  Check out all the fun, artistic images available from Lost Coast Designs.  The images also look fab on white CS  colored with markers!!

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Entering my Gelli Plate projects in:
Simon's Wed Challenge: use your fav technique or product----Gelli Plate background technique




 So, see you again soon!!  Love ya
Karen

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fun Road Trip with Carmen's Veranda Stamps

Lost Coast Design Challenges will now be held on the Portal to Creativity Blog along with other fun events:
Current events--June Challenge: Numbers
and

You may now use any stamps--not just Lost Coast Designs on the challenges and Skellie Fest!!!!


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Hello Dreamers!
Super fun and silly projects today!  I used a stamp from Carmen's Veranda to make two Road trip cards.  The celebration for the new Blog continues.  Still time to play and win prizes! 

 Card #1


Materials List:
Stamps: Wienermobile from Carmen's Veranda; Loops Border from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Black dye; Vintage Sepia Versa Fine
Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Vintage Photo
CS: brown, white, gray, yellow, blue, kraft
Copic Markers
Black fine point Sharpie


Instructions:

  • Make card bases from brown and yellow CS
  • Add a piece of gray or blue CS to simulate the sky
  • Tear a w-shaped edge from brown CS for the mountain range
  • Distress the edges of the mountains with Forest Moss

Card #2


  • Make the road by stamping the Loops border onto white or kraft CS with Vintage Sepia ink
  • Makes lines on road with a black fine point Sharpie marker
  • Distress road with Vintage Photo ink
  • Assemble all layers onto card base




  • Stamp Wienermobile with black dye ink and color with Copic Markers
  • Cut out Wienermobile and add to cards

What better way to travel??  LOL.  Too fun.  Love this whimsical stamp.  Check out all the other totally way out stamps available from Carmen's Veranda!!
See you tomorrow for more fun!  I will be posting a project with a Gelli Plate Background and Lost Coast Design Stamps.  See you then!!
Karen