Saturday, September 30, 2017

Power & Spark Challenge-September 2017

Super fun challenge this month at Power Poppy.  The challenge was to use kraft card stock in your card.  I am normally a Copic girl, but when I hear kraft, I automatically reach for my colored pencils.  I just love the look of this technique.  I used the digital stamp, Luminous Bouquet, printed it with a laser printer on my kraft cardstock.  I used Rose Gold foil and a Minc machine to foil the image.  I have created a list of supplies and pencil colors at the end of this blog post.  Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:
  • Image  Power Poppy--Luminous Bouquet
  • Sentiment  Power Poppy--Juicy Strawberries
  • Dies  Poppy Stamps--Eyelet Stitches     My Favorite Things--Tag Builder Blueprints 5
  •                                                       My Favorite Things--Square Stax Set 1
  • Pattern Paper  Graphic 45--An Eerie Tale
  • Shine Paper--Moss Green
    • Bakers Twine
    • Gelly Roll Pens--Moonlight Fluorescent Yellow 403, Stardust Sky 725, Silver Shadow Orange                                Gold Shadow Lavender 652                                                           605
    • Foil  Heidi Swapp--Rose Gold

    Caran D'asche Colored Pencils:
    • Leaves  229--290--230--470
    • Clematis  140--099--111--001
    • Oxalis  080--099--159--270--470--230--220--290
    • Peony  020--037--050--090--080--140
    • Hydrangea  001--371--161--111--039

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    2017 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius Challenge

    Hi Everyone!

    It is that time of year again, where everyone has been coloring up a storm.  My latest endeavor is to participate in the My Favorite Things Design Superstar Challenge.  My blog is fairly new, so this year has been my time to give some of these card challenges a try.  You can't win if you don't play, right?  I decided to try my hand at the Clean & Simple challenge, featuring my all time favorite stamp set, Birdie Brown's Santas Elves.  This is an older stamp set, but I have a feeling it is one that will never be retired.  It is so cute!!!

    I started by finding a line image of a Christmas tree on a website named  I printed this image onto some heavy weight card stock and used my Brother Scan n Cut 2 to cut the image out.  I resized the image by 1/4 inch, and cut it again out of gold card stock.  This created the window on the front of my card.

    For the rest of the card, I used Copic markers and heat embossed the sentiments, frame and the star with gold embossing powder.  I used my Judykins Color Dusters to add some Cracked Pistachio Distress ink to the background.

    And voila' we have our clean and simple card.  A list of supplies is provided at the end of this post, if you choose to duplicate any of the colors or design.

    I hope you like it!!


    Supplies Used:

    • Image  MFT Stamps--Santa's Elves, Candy Stripes Background
    • Sentiment  MFT Stamps--Get Toasty, Cheerful Christmas Greetings
    • Stencil  Simon Says Stamp--Tim Holtz Stamptember 2017
    • Embossing Powder  Stampendous Detail Gold
    • Wink of Stella  White, Clear
    • Distress Ink  Cracked Pistachio

    • Skin:  E50--E51--E21--E93--BV20
    • Hat & Berries:  R14--R46--R39
    • Christmas Sock:  R14--R46--R89
    • Leaves:  G16--G28
    • Bell:  Y11--Y15--YR24
    • Suit & Boots:  BG32--G02--G16
    • Ground & Fur:  0--T0--W1--W3