Saturday, October 12, 2013

Masculine--Grungy-Embossed Variety

I think grungy is the word to describe this card. I debated whether or not to upload this card but I do like diversity. It really does look better in person. :-)
Yesterday, I told you my next card would be different and it really is, don't you think? I have a masculine card to show you today and it uses five different embossing folders. It's a little ragged due
to distressing with scissors on my chocolate chip cardstock behind each square. The squares were punched with an EK Success 1 1/4" punch.
I'm loving the new Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub I bought at my Jo Ann Stores. I used Gold, Silver, Copper, and Haematite. You should rub it on with a cloth (in my case, I used my finger), rub and buff. It will last forever as it hardly used any to cover.
The embossing folders I used were: Cuttlebug/Houndstooth, Distressed Stripes, Tartan, and Herringbone. I also used a Tim Holtz Alteration Texture Fades folder/Bricked.
Tied on a bit of twine and that finished it.
This card was in honor of the newly crowned Queen on SCS. It is Pat aka imastamper and I cased this adorable card. I don't know what to say but that I got off track somewhere. LOL

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Feminine Birthday

Lately, I've made two or  three hinged filigree cards so I'll try to make my next card something else. I do love these. One of my daughters-in-law will be celebrating a birthday soon and I just wanted to make something very feminine. Hope she likes it. It is already in the mail.

My card was so easy with a die from Spellbinders/Timeless Rectangles and a stamped sentiment. I only added graduated white pearls (each layer had smaller pearls than the one before) for embellishments.

I'm joining the SCS Ways to Use It challenge (WT448) today  to take the first letter of our username and create a card using a theme, color, etc. that starts with that letter. Benzi-B is for birthday.

I'm entering my card into the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use a clear or rubber stamp. My stamp is a clear stamp from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Bring on the Sun.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Winter Bird

With the cooler weather, my mind always turns to Christmas cards. Birds are one of my favorite images...when there's not a snowman. :-) The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #78 this week is to use a bird on your card. That made me jump into action.
I was really wanting to make another hinged filigree card so I got out my  new die set I've never used, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle. If you need more info on how to make these hinged cards, Becca at Amazing Paper Grace has a wonderful tutorial.
Joan Ervin had a fun challenge yesterday on Splitcoaststampers, TLC450: Make your own stencil was the technique to try. I have a Martha Stewart holly punch and it has berries that punch out so that was the stencil for my snow. I used the little berry holes to place over my sponging and fill in with with ink.  Now, that's a cool technique.
Stamps-Fred, She Said Designs/Christmas Bird Series-Winter Chickadee  (Digital image), Hot off the Press/Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox/Frost White, VersaMagic/Sea Breeze
Accessories-Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle Die, Copics for coloring image, dimensionals, Martha Stewart holly punch for making snow stencil.

Monday, October 7, 2013

White Christmas


I love white on white cards. I thought this embossing folder made a very simple, yet  wonderful Christmas card without much work at all. I'm using a Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities folder called Rustic Wreath. I cut quite a bit off the bottom and still have a rather large card, with the entire card being approximately 5 1/2 x 6. All I had to do was stamp my sentiment. It is from Inspired by Stamping/Elegant Christmas.
I'm entering these challenges: Nonni at Korttikarkuri-Let's Get Inky-Stamp a Happy Christmas
Less is More- Week #140 CAS and White Christmas-make a white on white card
My card will also go to Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery