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Feathers @ Creative with Stamps!

I found a “new to me” Challenge site today called Creative with Stamps and their challenge this time around is feathers. The feather set I used above is from Papertrey Ink. It was a fun and easy card to put together.  I always enjoy the results from the embossed resist technique! The fun edge die is Papertrey too. I used Oxide inks for my background and I believe the sentiment is from Verve.

Hope you are having a creative day, Nanc’

 

 


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More Leaves-Rustic Fall!

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TCC101 1031Yes, More Leaves! I warned you that I was gaga over this set! Today’s card was inspired by The Card Concept. I really fell in love with the photo they have this time around.  I was first inspired by the variations of orange on the pumpkins and then pulled the gold paper to replica the brown leaves in the bed of the truck. The white background below my leaves was left intentionally due to the white chickens in the photo.  I think I would define this card as Clean and Layered.  In hind sight, I should have incorporated the navy of the truck too.

I used my Oxide inks and some water to make my background. The sentiment and leave-dies are from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by, Nanc’

 

 


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Celebrate Your Day!

I needed to make a birthday card and decided to join in with this fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches .  Then I stopped by over at Addicted to Stamps and More where I was happy to see it was time for their Anything Goes Challenge! Since my SU leaves seem to have a permanent place on my desk, I decided to make one more card with them.  Well, maybe this will be the last one, but I think that is very unlikely. LOL  This time I decide to also use the SU leaf stamp that goes with this die for my background as well. I sponged some Oxide inks on some wet water colored paper using a tissue, I love the texture that the watercolor paper and the tissue make together.  Then I used my glossy accents and some glitter to give my leaves some added sparkle, since it is a Birthday card, and who doesn’t like sparkle. I heat embossed my Verve sentiment too. This card was a lot of fun to put together!

Below is a close up of my sparkly leaves.

Thanks for having a look, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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Thankful!

I have a quick post for you today! I hope you aren’t tiring of these SU leaves as of yet, as I am just getting started….LOL.  This card was inspired by three different challenges.  The first was Fusion Card Challenge where they have a Fabulous fall photo, secondly…. Inkspirational Challenges where the requirement is vellum, and the last but not least…. is Time Out Challenges, where they have a phrase about being grateful. It was so easy to get inspired with that gorgeous front porch scattered with leaves.  I also thought the Vellum tied in really well with the illuminated candles.  I blended oxide inks on my white leaves to begin with and then sprinkled them with water, Then I heat embossed my sentiment on vellum. I added some orange gems and some Nuvo drops to finish it off.  

I am so thankful for your visits! HUGS!  Nanc’


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Color Throwdown/ Sympathy

Hope you are having a great day!  As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am in love with my new SU leave dies and today I have another card for you and probably tomorrow as well.  This color combination over at the Color Throwdown grabbed my interest, so I thought why not give it a try. My orange isn’t as dark as their’s….and I hope it’s okay!  Do you think the blue looks unusual peeking out behind the negative of my leaves? I kinda like it. I also thought it would be perfect for a male sympathy card, which is why I made this to begin with. A former colleague of mine, and now a current colleague of my hubbies, just lost his daughter suddenly at age 32. So very, very sad and I hope my card can somehow lift his spirits for a minute or two.  Not sure you can tell in my photo, but I still have some gold sparkly paper left over from my son’s wedding and that is what I used to cut my leaves out with. The sentiment is from SU and is heat embossed in gold as well. The background was sponged with Oxide Inks and I added some Nuvo drops to tie it all together.

I will be back tomorrow with another card! Nanc’


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Foliage…

Hello,  Hope you are having a good day. Today our new challenge starts at Seize the Birthday and our Topping is Foliage.  I saw this great card by Jan Taylor, and I knew I wanted to CASE it.  When this topping came up, I knew it was the perfect time.  I can’t find the original post to link it up for you, so I have a picture of it below. The leaf die is from MFT and the underlayment is a panel inked up with Oxide Inks. The fun dotted label is from Gina K and the sentiment is SU.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and if you are crafting sometime soon, I hope you will link up a card for Seize the Birthday!  Nanc’

Here is Joy’s fabulous card!


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Harvest/ Autumn Blessings…

 

Hello, Although we don’t quite have Autumn here in Florida and the temps are still in the 90’s, it didn’t stop me from making a couple of Autumn theme cards over the weekend. One is made of the colors you would traditionally expect, and the other one …not so much.  I love how they both turned out!

I am linking up these cards to two different challenges.  The first one is The Twofer Card Challenge which I am totally thrilled not to miss out on this month, and the other one is The Color Throwdown, which I have been following since its inception.

The stamps I used for these cards are from Verve, with an exception of the larger leaf on the autumn colored card, who knows where that one came from, but it’s a keeper.   On both cards, I heat embossed the leaves with either white, silver, gold or red. On the fall colored card, I used my oxide inks to blend the background.  The leaf punch is from SU and dry embossed, and the tag and wonky rectangles are from MFT.  I splattered some white paint to help hide some of my stray embossing powder on the black card. Finally, I got to use my new Rectangles with the rounded corners from MFT.  I just love those patterned leaves from Verve, and I knew they would make a fun fall card.  The black card is so very shimmery in real life!  If you have any other questions…let me know!

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Hope you have a really awesome week! Nanc’

 


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Wild Card- Stripes

Hi,  We have a great and easy Wild Card Challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. The word is Stripes! I decided to get out some washi tape that I never use and try to make an interesting background with my Oxide Inks.  I absolutely love the way it came out.  I made this card about a month or so ago and recently have seen a lot of other card makers doing this technique too.  It is so easy and a lot of fun! I highly suggest you give it a try! Be careful, as I had a bit of a bleed in the bottom right of my base. These feathers are a new purchase for me, they came in my very first Papertrey Ink order. I know, can you believe it??  I really love them a lot! I cut out multiple feathers and stacked them up to give the card a lot of dimension.

Please stop by Just Us Girls and check out the teams amazing cards as well! I would also like to thank Julia for being such a wonderful guest this month.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Rainbow!

Hi,  Hope you are having a great day! Over at Seize the Birthday our Topping for the next two weeks is rainbow. I really enjoyed making my rainbow background on this card.  Those Oxide inks are so much fun to play with!  The stencil I used is from SU, the Wishes is from Poppy Stamps and the Birthday is from Neat and Tangled, and last but not least those Wonky Rectangles are from MFT.   I hope you will consider joining my team and I over at STB for this fun challenge!  Their cards are all FABULOUS too! Seriously they are!!! You must check them out!

Before I go I would like to thank Trina for being such a Wonderful Surprise Party Guest the past two months!  Trina, I am a huge fan of your work and we hope you will continue to join us from time to time.

Take care, Nanc’


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Monochrome at The Flower Challenge

Hello,  Hope your day is going well!  Today’s card all started with the negative piece of my very last card I posted.  I also wanted to join in this months The Flower Challenge where the theme is Monochrome.  It’s always fun and a bit challenging to me to make a card in basically all one color, but when it’s pink, it makes it all that much easier. LOL I found this glittery pink heart in a bit box on my desk and I knew it was going to be the perfect added touch.  I made the banner myself with a left over piece of scrap too. How many bit boxes do you have in your craft room? I have several, and vow to organize them by summers end…I can’t throw anything away.

A few card Details:  SU Paper that was colored with Oxide Inks, MFT Stitched Flowers, Verve sentiment and U die.

I hope you find sometime to get creative! Nanc’