A couple Paper Smooches cards

Hi, guys!

I’m here today with a couple cards recently shared over on the blog for Paper Smooches. I’ve had so much fun lately going though my stash of Paper Smooches stamps and dies and creating a few cards every month. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught in the “new, new, new” thing and forget about the good stuff you’ve discovered along the way.

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Created this first little one with a couple different stamps (and dies):Fruitastic stamps; Fruit Icons dies; Hot Concoctions stamps; Sentiment Sampler stamps; and Kindness Sampler stamps.

I really wanted this card to be unique so I paired together several different sentiments. I think the end result is pretty nice. All words I’d love to say to some of my sweet, sweet friends.

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This second card really was the result of me goofing around and pulling two stamp sets (Hot Concoctions and Feathered Friends) randomly and seeing if I could make something with them. After a lot of messing around (and dreaming up some ideas), this is what I ended up with. Fun stuff!

Alright! That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping on by.

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Technique Tuesday Dec. Countdown – Day 2

Hi, friends!

Me again. I’m back, sharing a couple more cards made with some new products that will debut Dec. 1st on the Technique Tuesday website.

Today’s cards were made with the new Joyous Juniper stamp set from their Greenhouse Society.

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This new stamp set is lovely. It comes with a branch, an extra berry to make the branch bigger and a couple sayings

For this card, I stamped the branch, colored it in with markers and then added some glitzy by putting on some glitter glue.FindBeautyJuniperPurple-teri

Turned out kinda fun!

I again used the branch on this second card. This time, I went for more blue than purple berries so I used a softer color scheme. Again, I wanted there to be a little glitz so I added some glitter glue to the edges of the berries.

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I also used colored pencils to add a little extra dark highlights to the Juniper branch after I did the initial coloring with markers.

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It turned out pretty fun, I think.

You’ll find all the new Technique Tuesday products here on the 1st. And you’ll find a list of all the TT design team members hopping today on their blog.

I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

TT Dec. Release Countdown – Day 1

Hi, friends!

Technique Tuesday’s getting ready to release some new products on Dec. 1st, and I’m happy today to share with you a card made with some of the new goods.

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Created this guy with the new Beau & Beatrice Beaver stamp set (and coordinating dies) from their collection of Animal House stamps and dies. They are such cute stamps…. and perfect in Oregon, where the beaver is the mascot of Oregon State. πŸ˜‰ (Go, Beavs! Wink!)

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This set has some cute elements for making stamped woodland scenes with as the snail, log and branch are from the set too. Super cute.

Anyhoo! That’s all I have for you.

Don’t forget to hit the Technique Tuesday website here on Dec. 1st to see all the new products. Plus don’t forget to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog for links today to all the design team members sharing projects. There’s lots of cool stuff to see seen!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with another card (or two) to share that uses some of the new goods. Hope to see you then.

One More Card for Halloween

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another stamped Halloween card to share with you.

Meet today’s card.

A stamped Halloween card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

So yeah. It might seem a little similar to one of my other recent cards. In fact, you might call this one a bonus card of sorts as it is one more Halloween card that I made when I had Lawn Fawn’s Pick of the Patch stamps and dies out the other day.

I created the simple background for my stamped scene by rubbing orange and blue Distress Oxide Inks onto a panel of cardstock. Then I spritzed a little water onto the panel, patted it down with paper towels and let it dry completely. When it was dry, I stamped a few stars (from a stamp set I can not remember) with orange ink onto it with orange ink.

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I created the sentiment by pairing together a couple sentiment stamps from the set. I purposely curved the top phrase when I put it on the stamping block to create an arch of sorts.

The pumpkins and squirrel were all stamped and die-cut with the stamps and dies… and then colored in with markers. Nothing really fancy there. (Wink!)

After I completed the assembly of the panel, I added a few “water-y” drops with Glossy Accents from Ranger Ink. As I think back about my long (dinosaur-worthy) paper crafting life, Glossy Accents are one of those tools that I’ve had forever… and go in spurts with me. I use them a ton and then I stop for awhile… and then I use them again and again. Are there any crafting supplies like that for you?

Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later. Thank you, as always, for taking time to stop by my blog. I appreciate you taking time to do so.

One Sealiously Fun Card

Hi, friends!

Got another stamped card to share with you.

Meet today’s card. It was … sealiously… fun to make. You to know that was coming, right?

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Yeah. I know. Corny but fun.

I created fun little card with the Sealiously stamp set from Reverse Confetti. It’s a super cute set with a couple seals and some fun scene building elements (ice, cloud, water drops, waves), plus sentiments. The sentiments, especially, are great because you can make cards for a lot of different occasions with them.

One of the things that drew me to wanting to use these stamps is the seals are so open. They looked to me like they’d be lots of fun to color, plus I would not be complaining about not having a lot of space (as I sometimes do with stamped images). πŸ˜‰

I colored the seals and ice chunks in with markers. I also added a little bit of gray to the clouds. Look close and you’ll see it’s just a teeny tiny amount. I just wanted to give them a little highlight so they keep with the handmade feel of my card.

A stamped card by Teri featuring a seal | terisplace.wordpress.com

For the background, I sponged some light blue ink onto the card and then stamped the waves onto it. My ink pad was pretty dark so I inked up the wave stamp, stamped it on scratch paper and then stamped it onto the card so the ink would look lighter. I repeated that process several times.

I once again dug out my Glossy Accents for this card and added a few drops to the scene. Did it need it? No. But do I like the end result? You betcha! And since I was on an embellishing kick, I added a little glitter to the noses of the seals. It’s subtle, really.

Well, that’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends.

 

A Halloween Card with Sparkle!

Hi, friends!

Ever need a little creative shot in the arm? I’ve always admired how so many offer challenges for this purpose in the card making community. There’s color challenges, inspiration challenges, sketch challenges and tons offered by manufacturers.

I came across the latest Lawn Fawnatics challenge (Bling It Out #39) to create something with Lawn Fawn stamps and a little sparkle. I immediately was like, “I can do that,” and set out to make a card.

Now, in full disclosure, know I don’t awesome go wild with the bling… and doing it with stamps, that’s not something I do often either…. so yeah. It seemed like a good challenge for me.

So meet my take on the challenge. Say hello to today’s card.

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I created the backdrop for my little scene by sponging some blue and green Distress Oxide Inks on cardstock and spritzing on a little water. I then die-cut the panel so it would fit onto a standard A2 card.

I stamped the pumpkins and squirrel with the Pick of the Patch stamps and dies. I colored them in with markers, and then I added a little extra shading to the green part of each one (the vine) with a pencil. It’s subtle, but, if you look close, it’s there. I gave each pumpkin a little sparkle on the vine with a Wink of Stella pen. The pen is great because it’s subtle but it just adds that right amount of shimmer.

To make that middle pumpkin really stand out, I coated his pumpkin body with glitter glue. I used a clear glitter glue, which took on a little of the orange coloring. I love that.

A stamped Halloween card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To complete my card, I stamped a few stars (from Lawn Fawn’s retired Critters in Costume stamp set) and added some white and glittery dots. I also used another Wink of Stella pen to add some color and subtle shimmer to the stars. Oh yes, and I added the stamped sentiment too. I wanted the sentiment to pop so I adhered it to the card with Thin 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

A Magical Card

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another card. It’s kinda… sorta… magical. πŸ˜‰

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Well, you know, in a unicorn sense. Wink.

Made this card the other day just for the fun of having fun after picking up the Unicorn Stamp & Cut set of stamps and dies from Hero Arts. Let me tell you the story about how the stamps came to live with me. It was World Card Making Day and, well, you know, one should treat themselves on that day. Because… it’s what us stampers do, right? Anyway, I saw the set and magically tookΒ  a trip in time back to my second grade unicorn-obsessed self and was like, “Yeah. That’s fun. I need it.” And so the unicorns came to live with me.

Everything on this little card stamped with the stamp set. I thought it would be fun to make a herd of sorts of unicorns so I stamped and colored in three of them. I drew inspiration from my elementary school friend Jennifer’s My Little Pony collection (She had so many!) for the colors of the unicorns.

A Unicorn Stamped Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To give the card a little glitz and sparkle, I stamped some stars around the unicorns. I colored them in with a yellow pencil and then added a few drops of glitter glue. Now, the glitter glue I used was clear. The cool thing about it? It took on the yellow from my colored pencil. I also added a few clear drops of Glossy Accents to the scene, near the stars. There’s just something I love about the look of Glossy Accents drops. The hardest part about putting them on a card? Simple. Waiting for them to dry. But the end result is so, so worth it.

Alright. That’s all I have for you today, friends. I’ll be back again later in the week with a a few more cards to share with you. Hope you’ll stop by.