Category Archives: cards, etc.

from the old bat

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Too Cute To Spook”…and we are featuring 3 NEW Halloween clear sets that are super cute!  Here I used the new Ai Old Bat Set (4784) to create a Front Panel Step Card.  I LOVE these ladies and their witty sentiments and accessory images!

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The moon and bats are images included in the set.  I started masking the bats, but then decided to just carefully cut them apart with straight cuts.  This way, I can use them separately but very easily piece them back together if needed.

The inside of the card was decorated with patterned paper scraps and more bats.  I just love this sentiment!  Ha!

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A view from the side… this gal is mounted on an Action Wobble!

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I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the moon, her glasses and shoes, and the stars for some sparkle.  Her suit is really a bluish-purple but I couldn’t get the purple hue in the photos.

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Now it’s your turn to make a cute Halloween card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Old Bat Set (4784); paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, paper scraps; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Ai Action Wobble, foam dimensional, Clear Wink of Stella, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stars dies.

best fishes

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring the new Birthday Pals stamp set that was released this month.  I made a birthday card with the fish and a few accessory images.

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I layered background papers for the sky & water, then added the fish.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the balloon and hats.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Pals; paper- white, Echo Park Happy Summer; ink- Versafine Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella.

teeth flew out

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of Ai’s hilarious couples and some sentiments that coordinate nicely!  Here I used Birthday Couple (1920) , Teeth Flew Out (1936) , and Still Have Teeth (an AC Moore exclusive wood mounted stamp).

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I don’t know if it’s the color combo, layout, or the cute couple…but I really like how this card turned out.  The sentiment just cracks me up!

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I love when the inside of the card coordinates with the front and I wanted to use up the scraps so…

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I masked the image off of the Still Have Teeth stamp and just used the words.  How perfect do they go with this card?!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Birthday Couple (1920) , Teeth Flew Out (1936) , and Still Have Teeth (an AC Moore exclusive wood mounted stamp) ; paper- white, black, SU! Real Red, Colorbok Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones.

from me to you

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Scribble Flowers  stamp set released this month, along with a sentiment from Keep in Touch, Too.  (I sat down and made 5 CAS cards with these 2 fabulous sets, so check back as I will be posting them throughout the month!)

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This one has been sitting on my desk and I love looking at the cheerful yellow card… it’s one of my favorites!  I hand cut the images out before I got the dies and I can’t wait to use those dies now!!  This set is so fun!  It’s a must-have!

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scribble Flowers and Keep in Touch, Too; paper- white, SU! Daffodil Delight, Studio G 6×6 paper pack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, gemstones, foam dots.

musical monarchs

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring the new Music to My Ears stamp set that was released this month.  Here I made a simple card along with some butterflies from Majestic Monarchs.

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The words were stamped in the corner of a piece of patterned paper and then masked with a torn scrap before stamping the musical background.  I have some butterflies that I made with the Majestic Monarchs and matching Dies using acetate for a different project but had changed my mind and used vellum instead.  So I thought this would be a good project to use some of those leftover acetate butterflies!

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Music to My Ears, Majestic Monarchs and matching Dies; paper- white, black, Basic Grey- sultry; ink- Versafine Black, Stazon Black; accessories- Acetate, Copics, 1/8″ Scor-Tape.

 

 

birthday fairy

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Glitter & Shimmer”…what a fun challenge!  On this card I used the Ai Birthday Fairy Set (4730) from the Ai Shakers line.  She is perfect to add some sparkle and shimmer to.  Plus…her skirt is on an action wobble for added fun!

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I turned the card a bit so you can maybe? see the glittery flowers on the background paper.  I also added Stickles to the star on her wand, the decorations on her hat, the flower centers, and a few accents on the main panel.  The striped paper border and her flower paper skirt are also glittery!  Some Clear Wink of Stella was brushed on her wings for a bit of shimmer.

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A close up of this fun fairy…

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And here’s a side view…her skirt is popped up on a wobble and the star is on a foam dot.  I cut a slit at the top of her hand for the wand to slip through.

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Now it’s your turn to make a Glittery & Shimmery card and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Birthday Fairy Set (4730); paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, DCWV Citrus Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Ai Action Wobble, clear embossing powder (on sentiment), foam dimensional, Scor-Tape, paper flower, Clear Wink of Stella, Stickles.

lucky ducky

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Bunny & Ducky Mini Set (4404) and the coordinating Bunny & Ducky Mini Dies (4537) .

I cut a circle window in the front of my square card for ducky to peek through.

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On the inside, ducky’s back side is on the left and I folded a little pocket on the right to slip in a gift card, note, or cash!  This card is really simple to make…start with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock and score @ 4 1/4 and 8 1/2.  The last section is cut on a diagonal and folded in…then adhere the bottom edge with strong tape.  I cut a layer for this triangular section by cutting a piece of 2 1/4 x 4 patterned paper diagonally in half.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Bunny & Ducky Mini Set (4404); paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze and Peach Parfait, DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Ai Bunny & Ducky Mini Dies (4537), Copics, Circle and Big Scalloped Squares Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, ribbon, EK Success Retro Flower punch.

you made my day

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Scribble Flowers stamp set released this month, along with a sentiment from Keep in Touch, Too.  (I made 5 CAS cards with these 2 fabulous sets, so check back as I will be posting them throughout the month!)

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Here I cut a wave through my top layer and placed another stamped and colored layer underneath.  The sentiment was curved a little on the acrylic block to follow the wave.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scribble Flowers and Keep in Touch, Too; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, gemstones, tracing wheel.

it’s your day

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is releasing a new floral set… Scribble Flowers!  I used a few of the images here, along with a sentiment from Keep in Touch, Too.  I recently sat down and made 5 CAS cards with these 2 fabulous sets, so check back as I will be posting them throughout the month!

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I love how versatile this set is…and so cute! The bee was popped with a dimensional.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scribble Flowers and Keep in Touch, Too; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Coastal Cabana, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, and Lucky Limeade; accessories- corner rounder, yellow Copic for the bee, foam dot.

mod Celeste

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai Celeste Set (4326) .  I wanted to go with a modern look to this card so I pulled out a pre-printed notecard with a clean, timeless pattern and did a little spot-lighting with my coloring on Celeste.

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This fun gal was stamped onto a 4×4 square of vellum with Stazon ink.  Note- You need to be careful of the inks you use on vellum or the ink may not dry.  Stazon works great.  You can try heat-setting your inks but be careful of warping the paper.

I also stamped her onto a piece of computer paper and fussy cut her out.  You can use white cardstock but I didn’t want any bulk behind the vellum and plain old copy paper works well!

Next, I only colored certain areas of the image that I wanted to spotlight.  I left the copy paper white and colored on the vellum.  Using Copics, I colored on the REVERSE side of the vellum since the Stazon ink and Copics are not compatible.

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The vellum was attached to the card with small glue dots at the top two corners… underneath the flag sentiment and the black rhinestone.  Just line up the white copy paper image underneath the image on the vellum overlay and attach it to the card base for a fun, modern card!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Celeste Set (4326) ; paper- white, copy paper, pre-printed notecard, vellum; ink- Stazon Black, Ranger Distress- Fired Brick; accessories- Copics, glue dots, tracing wheel, rhinestones.

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