Monday, May 4, 2015

ATC Challenge with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Everyone,
Time for a fun new challenge on the Lost Coast Design's Blog, Lost Coasters Review!  The theme for the month of May is:

ATC's

Make an ATC (2.5 x 3.5 inches) using at least one Lost Coast Design Stamp. Link up on the LCD Blog.  Check out all the Lost Coast Stamps designed to fit perfectly on ATC's here

ATC's are a nice small size.  A Great way to use up all those scraps of CS, paper, ribbon, etc.....I usually like to make a stack once I getting going.  I have a collection to share with you today.   I will detail two of them today and the rest later in the month.




Materials List
Stamps: ATC Misc #3, Travel Quotes, Tweedles, Party Words all from Lost Coast Designs
CS: white cut to ATC size- 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Ink: Mushroom and Lake Mist Adirondack; Black Versa Fine
Copic Markers
Edge punch
Buttons
Pearls
Ribbons


Instructions:
  • Cut  ACT's from White CS-cut slightly smaller if adding a layer beneath white CS
  • Stamp two ATC's with the Tree from the ATC Misc #3 set with Mushroom and Lake Mist inks
  • Color background behind tree with Copic Markers on one of the ATC's
  • Die cut edge from brown CS and add to ATC
  • Stamp sentiment with black ink
  • Glue ribbons to upper corner




  • Stamp Tweedles with black ink and color with Copic Markers
  • Cut out Tweedles and add to ATC with dimensional adhesive
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink
  • Add buttons and pearls


ACT's are great for business cards, tags, or why not write a message on the back and send to someone special.  Let's see what you can make for the challenge!  Check back for the details on the other three ATC's.  Hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.
Karen

Shabby Chic May with Vintage Stamping Challenge

Hello Friends!
The first Monday of the month----Time for a new challenge on The Vintage Stamping Challenge Blog!!  The challenge theme for the month of May is:

  Shabby Chic 

Make a project in the Shabby Chic style and link up on the Vintage Stamping Challenge Blog.  Your project must have some stamping.

The challenge is sponsored by: Flonzcraft Stamps.  Flonzcraft is offering a $20 gift certificate!!!

I made a small wall hanging piece using corrugated cardboard as the base.



Materials List
Stamps: Flowers Engraving from Flonzcraft Stamps
Ink: Aged Mahogany and Victorian Velvet Distress inks
CS: Very Vanilla and Blush Blossom from Stampin' Up
Gelli Plate, Acrylic Paint, and Embossing folder to make Background paper 
Tan Ribbon
Pearl Trim- from Hobby Lobby
Vintage crochet piece
Corrugated Cardboard
Lumiere Paint
Old Paper Crackle Paint- Ranger

 Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to size and tear the top layer of brown paper off exposing the ridges
  • Paint the cardboard with Lumiere and crackle paints
  • Let dry
  • Add the crochet lace and tie ribbon around cardboard


  • Make the background paper with a Gelli plate/or use a piece of distressed CS
  • Stamp the Flowers Engraving stamp onto Vanilla CS by inking the stamp with both Aged Mahogany and Victorian Velvet inks
  • Tear the CS and distress edges with distress inks


  • Add stamped piece to CS background
  • Add pearl trim
  • Add to cardboard


  •  Add ribbon at top of piece to use for hanging 


I will hang this in my living room--so fun to make decorating pieces from elegant stamps like Flowers Engraving.  Hope you join us with your own Shabby Chic project.   Hope you have a super day!
Karen

Friday, May 1, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Card

Hi Dreamers,
Today, let's go to Wonderland!  I made this cute First Birthday card using an Alice in Wonderland image from Lost Coast Designs.  I used a simple yet elegant color scheme of blue and white with black ink.  I really like this combo.
I added decorative papers that have a formal feel.









I made this for a friend whose granddaughter was having her first birthday party. The theme of the party was Alice in Wonderland ---  cute!

Entering my Alice Birthday in:
Sister Act Card Challenge: anything goes
Simon Wednesday: anything goes

Well, see you on Monday for two new challenges!  Have a great weekend!!
Karen

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Robot Invasion!

Hello Dreamers!
Look out!  Here comes the robot invasion--brought to you by Carmen's Veranda Stamps and Lost Coast Design Stamps!
I used this great robot stamp to make some fun and whimsical cards! I made two versions.



Materials List:
Stamps: Robot from Carmen's Veranda Stamps; Cityscape from Lost Coast Designs
CS: Card One--White, blue, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Card Two--Kraft, Black, Lime Green
Ink: Black Versa Fine; Rich Cocoa Memento
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, and Black Soot
Brads




Instructions:

  • Make card bases from Chocolate Chip and lime green CS
  • Add a layer of Blue CS for card one; black for card two
  • Stamp the Robot with Black Versa Fine ink on white and kraft CS
  • Stamp again on scrap paper; cut out Robot --this will be the mask



  • Lay mask over stamped Robot and stamp Cityscape with Rich Cocoa ink
  • Remove mask
  • Distress with Distress inks
  • Add brads
  • Add to card bases




Super fun images!  Already made a third and sent it to my nephew.


A Few Fun Challenges for my Robot invasion:
Through the Purple Haze: anything goes
Crafting Musketeers: it's a man's world
One crazy Stamper: anything goes

See you soon for more crafty fun!  Have a great day.
Karen

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bird Frame CAS cards with Carmen's Veranda

Hello Everyone,
I made two more cards with the Bird Frame Stamp from Carmen's Veranda Stamps.  





 Materials:
Stamp: Bird Square from Carmen's Veranda Stamps
Ink: Black; Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and Vintage Photo Distress ink
Paper: Mixed Media pad from Strathmore
CS: Blush Blossom, Cool Caribbean from Stampin' Up;  Cream; White
Bakers Twine

 Instructions:

  • Make card from white or cream CS 
  • On mixed media paper, spray a very small amount of water
  • Ink the stamp with Tumbled Glass or Spun Sugar distress ink and stamp into the water on the mixed media paper
  • Heat dry the paper--make sure it is very dry before proceeding--I had to blot a little with a rag
  • Ink the stamp again with black ink and stamp directly over the fist stamping
  • Distress with Distress inks
  • Add the Baker's Twine and add to card base




See the other two cards made with this stamp here.  I really like the look of the top edge of the mixed media paper torn from the pad.  Adds a nice detail.

******* am entering my Bird Frame cards in
Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge: CAS

See you soon with another fun project!!!  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Medallion Heart Tag

Hello Everyone,
Been super busy, but thought I would pop in  and share this pretty heart tag.   I used Stampin' Up stamps and dies to make this fun tag.



I stamped the Daydream Medallion stamps (Stampin' Up) with Crisp Cantaloupe ink on white CS.  Then die cut the heart.   I added lots of wide ribbon and some lace trim.








I would like to enter my Medallion Heart Tag in:
Love to Scrap Challenge: Anything goes

I will use this on a gift package or, it would be super sweet on a gift bag.   See you soon.  Love ya.
Karen

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Welcome Baby

Hello Dreamers!
I hope you are enjoying some Spring weather in your little corner of the world.  I think it is trying to be Spring here in Michigan, but it just doesn't know how.  We have had cold and rainy weather all week.  No flowers up yet!  Boring!  
So, let's go to Dreamland for a little simulated Spring with a Welcome Baby card.  I made this card for a friend.


I punched three layers for the main focal point.  The top square was dry embossed and distressed with Milled Lavender Distress ink.  CS is all from Stampin' Up.






This card goes together very quickly and would also be great for Baby Shower invitations and/or Thank you's.

I wish you a lovely day filled with plenty of time to craft!  See you soon.
Karen