Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Starry Starry Night

 No, this is not about Van Gogh's painting or Don McLean's song but a scene though a window using a Spellbinders die set from long ago.


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I need a card for a swap at our monthly stamp club on Saturday. The theme is "Home is where the ___ is." So my card has a "home".


I used the December 2020 Small Die of the Month called Daydreaming. At this point in time it is available. I've used it a couple times and each time I forgot to adhere the moon under the window so it would be in the sky. Oh well.  I did use a glitter paper behind the black sky so my stars really shine!


I probably should have adhered my cat and pots flat instead of popping them but I like the pop.  I also die cut my word (from the December 2019 Small Die of the Month which is no longer available) on black foam and adhered my card stock word to it then adhered it to my card.  I used my Bearly Art glue as it has an itty bitty tip, perfect for the size of the word. 

I don't have many links for this as I used a lot of assorted scraps and a print from a paper pack from my stash.

I think this card will be just fine for the swap theme. Now to figure out how to decorate my envelope...

Stampin Carol

I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.   John 6:38


Monday, April 19, 2021

The Girls Are Back In Town

 I just love this stamp & die set by Picket Fence Studios that I got from Scrapbook.com called One Hot Chick. I think this will be a card we'll make at my May class!

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You may remember the cool window die set.  I got it at The Paper Collage in Phoenix, AZ back in February.  Pamela had a bunch of these then as it was part of a class. If you're in the western Phoenix area you need to check out her store! She designs a lot of her own paper. And she has lots of classes!


I just LOVE these chickens!! I embossed the phrase as it just wouldn't pop as much stamped and it didn't look right stamped on another piece of card stock and attached. I stamped the chickens using some Memento Dew Drop inks that I had then I added more color to the chickens using colored pencils. I think that helped them pop a bit more, too.

Stampin Carol

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Matthew 6:33


Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Stampin Carol 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Gnome Love

 Here's another card from the great group of stamps I got from Scrapbook.com last week. This guy is huge!!

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I made a standard A2 sized card and this garden gnome fills it! And I paper pieced most of it and I love how it turned out!

 
 

Isn't this little guy adorable!!! I think I have a dozen colors of card stock to make this guy, all scraps! I stamped him or pieces of him on the card stocks then carefully cut out. I added some more color using markers to create shading or beard lines. A bit of Journey Glaze from Spellbinders was used in the 2 flower centers. I also used Bearly Art Glue as I love the very fine tip on it. Perfect for those itty bitty pieces! I used some Journey Glue for the larger pieces.


I also added some blue and brown to the background. I scribbled the markers on my glass mat then watered them down and used my water brush to apply the colors to the background, which caused the paper to warp a bit.  Inside is stamped the sentiment, "If friends were flowers I'd pick you".  Sadly I got a smudge of black on the back outside cover but at least it's out of site.

I find doing some of this fine detail cutting very therapeutic.  But with paper piecing one must be careful to cut either inside the lines or outside the lines depending on where the piece goes. And if you use white core paper you must use a black marker on all the edges so the white doesn't show. This is especially true with pattern paper.

Have you tried paper piecing? It can be a challenge but this guy wasn't very hard since he is so big. And only the hat, beard, pants, hand, plant & pot are pieced. Everything else is glued on top.

Stampin Carol

Those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.   Psalm 9:10