Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October Calendar Page

Now that the month is almost over, I thought I better share my October calendar page. I was inspired by last month's sketch at Stick It Down:

Since I was making a page about October, I decided to make a "mosiac" of leaves. I grabbed a bunch of patterned paper scraps and set my Cricut to work, cutting different leaf shapes in several different sizes. Then I laid them all out over my two pages before sticking them down. I added a few stickers and enamel dots for embellishment. I also cut my title with my Cricut.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Birthday Cards- Stick it Down

 Hello! I have a couple of cards to share today! I played some more with the alcohol ink lift off technique for these cards. I was inspired by the current card sketch at Stick It Down:
I started by making my background using alcohol inks on yupo paper. I just dropped the inks on and tried to create the diagonal with the colors. Once the ink was dry, I used a Simon Says Stamp background stamp to lift off the ink. I stamped it onto light purple cardstock (which I used for the second card in this post). I used a scalloped circle punch for the center piece. For the sentiment, I lifted off color from the center of this panel and stamped it onto my punched piece. I then attached the circle with foam tape over where I lifted the ink. To finish off the card, I glued on some coordinating sequins.

For my second card, I used the panel that I had stamped with the ink from the card above. I cut it downn to size. I then took the center section of the background stamp (which pops out) and stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with glitter embossing powder. I took one off the scraps that were trimmed of the above panel and picked up the ink for the cupcake. I finished it if with some glitter glue.
I am really loving using the lift off ink and the beautiful results it provides!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch- Birthday Card

Hello again, I have another card to share today! This time I was ispired by the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch:

I've had these splatter stamps for a while and I thought this was a great way to use them. I wasn't able to stick with just three splotches though. After I did the stamping, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, inked the edges and added some coordinating sequins.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Sketch Saturday- Brithday Card

Hello! I have a new card to share today! I was inspired by this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday:

I decided to use some scraps on this card, so I dug through my scrap folder. I started with the "Happy Birthday" paper and found other papers that coordinated. I stamped and heat embossed the bear before using watercolor pencils and a water brush to color it. I used foam tape to attach it to my card front and finished it off with some buttons.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

School Girl

Hi all! I have a new layout to share today! I made this one quick last night between editing photo sessions. I felt the need to play with paper and photos and this was the result! I started with these photos of my oldest from her first and last day of kindergarten (she's now in 6th grade- yikes!). I pulled out the sticker sheet and some scraps of patterned paper from an old Bo Bunny line. I just started sticking everything down. 

When I went to embellish my layout, I was inspired by the either/or challenge at Lasting Memories:
stripes or polka dots
circles or squares
wood veneer or washi tape
enamel dots or sequins
hearts or stars

The challenge was to use one item from each pair. I used stripes, circles, washi tape, enamel dots and stars.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Birthday with More Alcohol Inks

Hello again! I have another card using alcohol inks to share today. I started with this sketch from Sketch Saturday:

For this card, I dropped alcohol inks on a sheet of shiny cardstock and let them run down. I used blending solution too to make them move and gives some shade variation. Once I was satisfied with the colors, I attached a piece of white cardstock to the top and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on it. I finished off the card with some twine and sequins. 

I was inspired by the stripes of rainbow colors in the inspiration photo for The Card Concept:

Finally, I was inspired by the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge which it to use sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Playing with Alcohol Lift Off

Hello! I have a new card to share and I used a new product on it! I started with this sketch from Stick It Down:

I just got my hands on some Alcohol Lift Off ink, so I needed to try it on this card. I started by inking up  a sheet of Yupo paper with blue and turquoise alcohol inks. I then inked up my bible stamp with Alcohol Lift Off ink and stamped it onto the Yupo. I then stamped it onto the teal cardstock, transferring the alcohol ink. I used a paper towel to reveal the image on the Yupo paper. I don't have a stamp positioner, but I have a stamp press with a grid on it that I used to make sure that both images were in the exact same position on both panels. Then I cut them in half and matched them up for my card fronts. I finished them off with stamped and heat embossed sentiments.