Friday, February 23, 2018

Steampunk


I have 5 nieces and 9 nephews and am always trying to find unique birthday cards to make for the nephews.  They are all teenagers or older (except for Ronan) and the hardest group to make cards for in my opinion.

I started off by blending some Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage distress inks over the front of an A2 card then embossed the front with the Darice Steampunk embossing folder.

Then I cut out some of the gears in the Tim Holtz Gearhead set using silver foiled cardstock.

I'll be entering this card in these Simon Says Stamp challenges:



Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Leaves


Wednesday's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Make Your Own Background.

I used a leaf stamp that comes in the Brush Strokes set by Hero Arts and stamped it multiple times over the card front which I colored with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  I had to reink my ink pad but once I did that, the blending worked smoothly.

I'm also entering this in the SSS Monday Challenge:  Grunge It Up.  It's not very grungy but it's about as grungy as my CAS cards get.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Birthday Wishes


The current challenge at Impression Obsession is Birthday Wishes, and I just happened to have one of their Birthday Top Edger dies that cuts out the words "Birthday Wishes".

I used the following products:

Impression Obsession Cupcake Set Die 113
Impression Obsession Birthday Top Edgers Die 429
Crafter's Companion Heart Lattice embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

CAS Grunge?





Monday's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Grunge it Up.  I have  a hard time making grunge cards but used some grunge stamps to make the backgrounds for this card.  It's still fairly simple compared to other grunge cards I've seen.  I left the sentiment off until I know whether this will be a birthday card or other use.

Products used:  Hero Arts Brush Strokes, IndigoBlu Ink Splats, Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps and dies, Distress Inks


I'm also entering this in the SSS Wed challenge:  Make Your Own Background


Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Birthday Grunge




I've had these Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps and dies for a while but haven't really used them much.  Today's card uses one of the dogs in the set along with a grunge background that I made for the SSS Wed Challenge:  Make Your Own Background.

I'm also entering this in the SSS Mon. Challenge:  Grunge it Up.

Products Used:  Hero Arts Brush Strokes, IndigoBlu Ink Splats, Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps and dies, Frantic Stamper Dog Icons, Poppy Stamps Grassland Border, Sue Wilson Stitched Flags

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Birdie Wishes


Monday's challenge at SSS is Take Note.  I created a notebook tag using an edge punch and some patterned paper.

Products used:  Lawn Fawn Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, SU Bird Builder punch, Impression Obsession Birthday Top Edgers, EK Success Binding edge punch, Frantic Stamper Elementals #1, My Favorite Things Die-Namics Accent It - Rock & Roll (star), Impression Obsession French Text background stamp

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

CAS Valentine


A simple Valentine card using more pieces from my desk that didn't make it on other cards.

I'm entering this in the SSS Wed Challenge:  Add a Die Cut

Products Used:

Taylored Expressions Scalloped Rectangle Frames
Martha Stewart Frond punch
Marvy Uchida Small Heart punch
Studio G stamp

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Purple Love


Still using purple for some Valentine cards just to change things up a bit. 

I'm entering this in the SSS Wed Challenge:  Add a Die Cut

I used the following products:

Impression Obsession Scribble Heart
Martha Stewart Lace Heart edger
Martha Stewart Cosmos punch
Frantic Stamper Love
SU Bird Builder punch
Sizzix Festive Greens

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Friday, February 16, 2018

Black and Pink Valentine



I used the following products:

Memory Box Distressed Windham Collage
SU Sunshine Wishes
Frantic Stamper Accessory Word dies
Fiskars flower punch

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love Bird Tag Card


I've had this Stampin' Up Bird Builder punch for years but never really used it much until now. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:



I used some ledger scrapbook paper and an edge punch to make the notebook paper then added a tag that I made and embossed with a heart trellis embossing folder.

Products Used:  Crafter's Companion Heart Trellis ef, SU Bird Builder punch, Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch, Poppy Stamps Grassland Border die, SU Sunshine Wishes (love die), 
EK Success Binding edge punch

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

SU Sunshine Wishes


Another purple Valentine card using scraps on my desk..........

I used the following products:

SU Sunshine Wishes
Martha Stewart Cosmos Punch
Sizzix Festive Greens

I'm entering this in the SSS Wed Challenge:  Add a Die Cut

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tutti Designs Swirly Thanks


One thing I am guilt of is not sending enough thank you cards.  So, along with trying to make more Christmas cards for this 2018 year, I will also be making more holiday thank you cards.

Today's card was made using the Swirly Thanks die by Tutti Designs.  This die cuts out all in one piece; I used some gold glitter cardstock.  I added the tiny red foil cardstock flowers, covering up the flowers that are built into the swirly design of the die.  The flowers were cut with a Fiskars mini 5 petal flower punch and the leaves are from Impression Obsession Holly Leaf Cluster.

Products Used:

Tutti Designs Swirly Thanks
Fiskars mini 5 petal flower punch
Impression Obsession Holly Leaf Cluster
Foil and Glitter Cardstock

I'm entering this in the SSS Wed Challenge:  Add a Die Cut

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann