Saturday, April 21, 2018

SOSS #108 - X is for Xyloid

Did you have to look up "xyloid?" I sure as heck did. I'll save you the trouble:

"resembling wood : having the qualities or nature of wood"

Oh. That's simple. Who knew, right? So bring on your xyloid for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #108! I promise I won't peek . . . much.

For my card I masked the base then used Distress Oxides to create a gradation.  The spatters, especially in the trees, reminds me of dappled leaves.  Next I diecut the trees and sponged them lightly with Vintage Photo. I think it just looks dirty in the pic but better in real life. I left some of the diecut in place and taped it on the back so it wouldn't fall out later before stamping the sentiment. Oh, the girl was masked too as I did the background. It did take some fiddling to figure out where to place her relative to the trees to get the most creep. LOL

The Details:  Love Cynthia Peek a Boo!, CZ Designs Simple Sentiments 1, MFT You Make My Day, Gina Marie Designs Tree Frame die, Craftin' Desert Divas Scene Builders Die (leaves), Distress Oxides, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CDD April Release Recap 3

Actually, maybe the CDD April Twinkle, Twinkle set is my favorite of the bunch. So hard to choose!  Here I've done a Brushos background for the planet and used the silver mirror board circle leftover from this card for the moon as well as a sprinkling of the leftover stars. Talk about stretching my dies!

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Twinkle, Twinkle, Star and Moon Dies, Shake It Up Dies, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Brushos, Copics, Copic Opaque White

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CDD April Release Recap 2

Go on, girl!  Shake that hair!  I love the stars and confetti flying from the CDD April High Heels girl's hair dryer. So so cute! I've used gold embossing paste on the stencil but found it impossible to take a picture that showcases the gold. Trust me. It's lovely and ever so blingy!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas High Heels, Star Galaxy Stencil, Shimmer Sequins, Bubblegum Sequins, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CDD April Release Recap

Another inspiration card for you for the CDD April release. Look for Stars is my favorite stamp set this round.  How about you?

I first sponged the Cloudy Sky Stencil using Distress Oxides then layered the town and tree layers for visual depth. I love it when the moon is so full it's like you're standing on it so I kept that in mind. That little napping bear is sooooooo cute. The whole card is soothing to me and makes me ready for my own nap!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Look for Stars, Cloudy Sky Stencil, Play Time (sentiment), Fall Border Dies, Scenery Dies, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cards in Envy Birthday

We can never have enough birthday cards on hand so I was so happy that our Cards in Envy challenge this time is all about the birthdays! I just want to squeeze that chubby whatever-it-is death.  Bear? Cat? The legendary catbear?

The Details:  Brutus Monroe Birthday Bear, Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, MFT Black and White Stripes 6x6 paper, Zigs, Stamplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies

Naughty or Nice #50 - Anything Goes Reminder

My nice card for the very last Naughty or Nice Challenge #50 Anything Goes. Help us celebrate a great run by joining along!

This one is really simply done with a diecut that I colored with Copics on top of that fab embossed background.  I love how distressed it is (duh, Tim Holtz). The hummingbird is also colored with Copics.  I embossed the sentiment white on black for some oomph and balance to the card. The hubs says this is a card he would pick at a card shop--yes, he is old. LOL

The Details:  Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks, MFT Bitty Bears (sentiment), Memory Box English Rose Bouquet, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Versamark, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Friday, April 13, 2018

CDD April Release Day 5


We're on the last day of the CDD April release which is sad but also great because the products are available today in the shop.  Woo hoo! Here I've done something a bit different by leaving the cutie from High Heels uncolored so that she really pops against that bold background. I inked her up in VersaFine Onyx Black to make the lines a really bold black. The sentiment is the new Hello Beautiful Dies stacked to create a shadow.  I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the sentiment as well as to the dots on the flowers for some shiny interest.