Saturday, September 24, 2022

Card Concept 180b

 Hey there!

Since I decided to make a card, I figured I'd post it to my old blog which is still active. 

Some thing possessed me to make a card. I was scrolling around and saw 

The Card Concept 

 inspiration photo challenge and thought about all the supplies I had from a decade ago that would work very well.

The Style of this card is Mixed Media/Vintage. It qualifies not only for the style but because the supplies used are ANCIENT! 

I used embossing, heat and dry. I inked up an embossing folder with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and used an ivory paper with this cool Tim Holtz clock embossing folder. 

I used a retired Flourishes stamp set for the image and sentiment which I embossed with detail gold powder and cut it out with spellbinders fancy tags die. Do you remember all these products from ions ago? Obvi, I was inspired by the 180b image with the colors, the clock and the vintage masculine feel. It's hard to tell but the card base is a dark red. 

I also used the Freshly Made Sketch 554 to design the card. Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Hippity Hop


Hey there, let’s see if I can remember how to blog. 
This is my card for the Card Concept 172 and Freshly Made Sketches 529.
I used a Reverse Confetti stamp and die set “Hippity Hoppity”. I didn’t check to see if it retired, I’ve had it along time. I’m rusty with my Copics but I don’t mind. I’m just happy I made a card! 
Have a great day!
P.S. my card style is clean and layered. I was inspired by the colors.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Lawnfawnatics #70

 Hey there Friends, I have a card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #70. 

Sorry for the dark pics.
I was inspired by the watercolor hearts on the inspiration photo. 
Supplies used: LF Snow Day stamp set, LF Sparkle stamp set, Distress inks, Clear embossing powder, water brush, zig markers, versamark embossing ink, versafine pigment ink onyx black, silver star sequins, silver spica pen.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Flutterby TCC119

Hey Friends, I was very inspired by the Card Concept 119 inspiration photo this time. I decided to make a mixed media vintage card. I took out my MFT Butterfly wishes stamp set (maybe retired) and inked up the butterflies by stamping each in two shades of ink. I touched them up with some colored pencils. I then sponged around the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and splatter some gold spray and white paint on top. 

Using sketch 339 from Case this sketch I diecut and vellum square and gold heat embossed the sentiment. Deviating somewhat from the sketch I placed a punched butterfly and gold thread in the right corner and added some gold bling. The photo does not capture this as pretty as it is in person. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Hi Friends, I am thrilled to be asked to Guest Star for The Color Throwdown Challenge!

 They provided a elegant, colorful floral color palette and inspiration photo to work with. You've got to play this week!

I had to pull out my WPlus9 Ranunculus stamp set. The golden flatware inspired me to gold heat emboss my image and I colored the blooms with Copic markers. I used more gold powder to heat emboss the Verve sentiment. (The inside says ...a happy anniversary). The Pretty Pink Posh scalloped frame was die cut with gold foil cardstock. I added a few tiny black splatters and sparkling clear sequins to finish it. 

My in-laws our celebrating 70 years married next week! I was thrilled to use the Color Throwdown #558 to make their card. 

Make sure you check out the design teams' cards as well. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Thinking of you

Hmmmm. Do I remember how to do a blog post? It's been months Friends! 

I had won this Simon says Stamp Stamp and die set months ago and never inked it up. It's called Delicate Flowers (click the name for a link) It's really beautiful and has wonderful sentiments. I edited this card photo on my phone for Instagram so the colors are a bit dull, sorry! My Instagram account is @kjl571. 

I'm playing in a few challenges with this card and had them all in mind while creating. 
First was the Color Throwdown 556 . I knew I wanted to color the flower yellow so the colors were perfect for this. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens or whatever they are called! HaHa.
Next I wanted to use the 400th sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. The sky is the limit with this sketch. I sponged my background on Bristol with Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire.

 Then added some Mermaid Lagoon Spatters and some water spots. The third challenge is the SSS Instagram challenge which I can't link but this fits the SSS Wed. Challenge Mid-Summer Blues so it's all good.

I hand cut a flag banner and stamped the sentiment, added a few sequins and called it done. 
Thanks for visiting! 

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Card Concept 115

Hey Friends, I made a card for The Card Concept 115 challenge. I used SU Delicate Doilies to get the circle shapes similar to the inspiration photo. I heat embossed them and the SSS sentiment in clear powder. I then added a yellow and orange distress oxide inks with the smooshing technique. 
I heat embossed a sentiment in white on black and added black and silver sequins. Other challenge below.
Bye for now.

Alphabet Challenge Distress Inks