Monday, November 23, 2020

Monday Montage #178



  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it's not even Thanksgiving!  It's been a very different year due to Covid-19 and it's got me in the mood to decorate early! 

As I was in the mood for some decorating- I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas card to share with you all today.  


This card is very pretty in person!  The colors are so vivid and really pop against the Whisper White background.  To create the colored background- I began by sponging Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock.  I then used a Water Painter to flick water all over to add specks of discoloration.  


After the background dried- I cut it into 1/2" strips and adhered them slightly off color to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  (Some strips were adhered higher than others to make the colors appear in different places on the background).  Next, using the Stitched Rectangle Dies- I cut a rectangle out of the background.  This ensured that all the strips were now the same size and in correct position.


Adhesive Backed Snowflakes were adhered randomly on the card front to complete the look.  I wasn't sure if I would like the outcome but I ended up loving it!  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!  

Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday Montage #177




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

About a week or so ago I saw an Artisan tip/trick from Zsuzsánna Baláz.  She shared how to create a background using Stampin' Blends, Window Sheets, and a Stampin' Spritzer filled with Isopropyl Alcohol.  

I've always wanted to try out alcohol inks but didn't want to invest in new ink pads.   Now- there's no need as this trick works perfectly!  Simply use the thick end of a Stampin' Blend and color onto an acrylic block.  Then mist the color with alcohol and immediately lay the Window Sheet into the wet color.  I repeated this process multiple times to get the look on the card below.  Please check out Zsuzsánna 's  video on how to create the background.  She has some amazing backgrounds that she created this way!


For my Stampin' Blends- I used the Dark Magenta Madness, Dark Mango Melody and Dark Pumpkin Pie.    To create the hearts- I used Magenta Madness and the 6" x 6" DSP from the Brights Color Collection.  As the colors somewhat changed when spritzed in alcohol I was able to use Mango Melody (instead of Pumpkin Pie) and Daffodil Delight. 



For the sentiment- I stamped Love You from the Well Said Stamp Set in VersaMark onto a piece of Magenta Madness Card Stock and heat embossed it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.   As there is currently no Whisper White Bakers Twine- I opted to pull apart several pieces of the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack so that I would have a nice white bow.  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots embellish the card.  

Monday, October 12, 2020

Monday Montage #175




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

Today my projects were inspired by one of my favorite movies- The Nightmare Before Christmas.  The pinstriped pattern from the Magic In This Night DSP is perfect to create a Jack Skellington theme card and matching top hat!


When my son was younger- he had a t-shirt that had a pinstriped tuxedo on the front with a bat across the chest.  This card was my attempt to recreate it.  


The belly band slides off to reveal the inside of the card.  I have left this particular card blank so that a sentiment could be added at a later date.


While visiting the happiest place on earth many years ago- we came across a giant wonky shaped top hat from the Nightmare Before Christmas.  That wonky hat was the inspiration for my top hat!  This hat however is a treat box and is filled with 3 Hershey Nuggets wrapped in coordinating Magic In This Night DSP.


Measuring in at just about 3" tall- this little hat is sure to bring a smile!  Who doesn't love treats?

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!





Monday, August 31, 2020

Monday Montage #172: Magic In This Night




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

I can tell that summer is winding down.  Schools are opening, the weather is changing and it's getting dark sooner.  This can only mean one thing.  It's time to prepare for Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday!  I love everything about it!  The colors, spooky treats, the decor- everything!  
It's such a fun time of the year!  So far I've been creating a ton of fun Halloween cards.  This card was created using Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set and coordinating Magic In This Night DSP.  


This DSP may be some of my very favorite...like ever.  It's gorgeous.  I've used two of my favorite prints from the DSP- the white with black flowers/splatter and the black argyle print.  The bats were stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  Look how intricate they are!  It's a little difficult to see in the pictures but they are amazing!


For this card- I wanted to do something a little different- so I created an Oct 31 sentiment using the Playful Alphabet Dies.  It was the perfect compliment to the main sentiment "There Is Magic In This Night".  The Cajun Craze color makes the Oct 31 stand out from the Pretty Peacock label.  
Did you notice the 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon?  It sits just below the sentiment.  The Iridescent Pearls add the finishing touch!



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening!  Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!




Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Black
DSP:  Brights Collection 6"x 6"
Stamps:  Make A Difference
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other supplies:  Stitched Triangle Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Elegant Faceted Gems, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder



Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday Montage #171: Love of Leaves




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

When I first saw the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies I wasn't sure I really needed them.  After all- Fall is NOT my favorite season (even though I love Halloween).  I'm not a fan of the cooler weather or fall at all.  But....I couldn't resist buying them because the set is absolutely adorable!


I LOVE how just a few simple leaves make such a gorgeous card!  This card was created using the Plaid Tidings 6"x6" DSP, the Stitched Leaves Dies and the coordinating Love of Leaves Stamp Set.  I also used the following card stock colors:  Cinnamon Cider, Pretty Peacock, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  

Isn't it pretty?  I love how it turned out and I'm so happy I purchased this bundle!  Can't wait to play with it again soon to create another fabulous card!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening!




Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Black
DSP:  Brights Collection 6"x 6"
Stamps:  Make A Difference
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other supplies:  Stitched Triangle Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Elegant Faceted Gems, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder



Thursday, August 13, 2020

Magic In This Night

Hey there stampers!  Welcome back!  Tonight I have a card that I created using my favorite new Product Suite from the Stampin' UP! August-December Mini Catalog.  It's called Magic In This Night.  It. Is. Gorgeous. 

 It's no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday so naturally it was the first suite that I gravitated towards. 


To create this card- I used the Magic In This Night DSP.  This DSP may just be my favorite ever!  It has some pretty amazing prints that do not disappoint!   For the background I have used the argyle patterned paper.  I then used a piece of 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon to create a shiny row of webs  tucked behind the Vellum Card Stock layer.  


This close up shows just how awesome the Vellum layer is.  For the Vellum layer- I  used the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder and a piece of Vellum Card Stock.  I love how it turned out!  The cobwebs are very dimensional!  


To embellish the card- I added several different layers of DSP in addition to die cuts.  The black roses were fussy cut from a piece of the Magic In This Night DSP.  

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 6, 2020

Beautiful Friendship

Hello stampers!  Today I'm back with a pretty Thank You card that I created for a friend.  The Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set is so lovely that it's hard to resist using it!



For my card- I used Pool Party Card Stock as the base and as a layer.  I stamped the hydrangea image into Pool Party ink and stamped it sporadically on the Pool Party layer.  Next- I heavily distressed the edges with a pair of Paper Snips.  The layer was then adhered to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.


The top layer of this card is a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I stamped the rose images into Calypso Coral ink onto the bottom right corner of the layer.  The leaf images were stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  I then stitched about a half inch border in the upper left and bottom right corners.  The Thanks Friend sentiment is from the Well Written Stamp Set.  It was stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using the Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.


For the finishing touches- I added some gorgeous Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon.  On top of that- I added a tiny bow using the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.  The Elegant Faceted Gems added the finishing touch!
Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'!