Die-cut Summer Chairs

This past weekend, my husband and I visited Gig Harbor, just about an hour away from Seattle. It is a picturesque town whose harbor is graced with a magnificent view of Mount Rainier. Many of the houses on the main street had Adirondack chairs on their porches. One house, of which I wasn’t able to take a photo, had three colorful chairs, and it is that which I have tried to capture with my card.

Summer Beach Chairs

I cut the chairs from Stampin’ Up cardstock in Lucky Limeade (retired), Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay. The PTI Flipping Out sentiment was heat-embossed on SU Basic Gray. I dry-embossed the white background with the SU Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder. The card base is SU Crumb Cake.

Summer Beach Chairs

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Neat + Tangled – Go Wild

Hello! I’m sharing another card featuring the Neat and Tangled Wild Ones set. (I shared one here as part of Neat and Tangled’s 5th birthday.)

Neat and Tangled Wild Ones

I used the smooshing method to add Distress Oxide Orange Marmalade ink to Canson watercolor paper. Once dry, I stamped the giraffe image. I then added color for the spots, nose, ears, and mane with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I also used the smooshing technique on the background with Distress Oxide Broken China ink. The grass, on which I stamped the sentiment from the set, was colored with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and cut with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. I dry-embossed the background with a Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder.

Neat and Tangled Wild Ones

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Merry Monday Challenge – Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with another CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil, this time used to create a scene within the Impression Obsession Round Ornament.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament SceneThe Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I began by stenciling the trees in the background with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I then inked the center tree with Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White Pigment ink using the snow portion of the stencil. Once dry, I cut the scene with the Impression Obsession Round Ornament. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment on Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide. To finish I added snowflakes cut with the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes die.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge

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Taylored Expressions – Cactus Apology Card

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS punny apology card created with Taylored Expressions products.

Taylored Expressions Cactus Apology Card

I stamped and watercolored the images from Lookin’ Sharp Stamp & Die Combo. Once dry, I cut the images with their coordinating dies. I cut a ledge with Sitting Pretty which I shortened to fit the space. I applied the Broken China Distress Oxide ink behind the area where the cacti would be placed. The punny sentiment was cut with a die in the Banner Stacklets 4 set.

Taylored Expressions Cactus Apology Card

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Lawn Fawn – Happy Hello

Hello! This past week, I saw the first leaf of the season fall, and I have heard that Starbucks will soon be serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes! I figured I needed to share any remaining summer-themed cards before we move completely into the fall and holiday seasons! My card features the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You set.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

I stamped and Copic-colored the mermaid images, cutting them with their corresponding dies. I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp the underwater foliage. The background was created using the smooshing technique on Canson watercolor paper.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

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Let It Snow – Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up

Hello! I’m still playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with a CAS snow/ski-themed card featuring the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set.

Merry Monday Christmas Summer Link-up

I began by die-cutting and assembling the skis and poles. I added Vintage Photo Distress ink to the skis for a little bit more color. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on white cardstock, which I die-cut with the mountain die in the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set. I dry-embossed the MFT Stamps Timber Green cardstock base with the Taylored Expressions Cable Knit embossing folder for texture.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

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Taylored Expressions – Home Sweet Haunted House

Hello! Today, I am sharing a table-top Halloween decor project created with a combination of Taylored Expressions dies.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

I combined cardstock pieces cut with dies in the Home Sweet Home (house, windows, roof, chimney), Sack It – Haunted House (shutters, door, ghost, and gable trim), and Home Sweet Home Accessories (curtains) sets to create the house. I covered the window above the door with an assembled Little Bits – Ornate Frame. I used the Spooky Fence Border die to cut the fence.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

Happy Haunting!

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Merry Monday Challenge – Stenciled Snow-Covered Evergreen Trees

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with a CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil.

Merry Monday Challenge Summer Link-Up

It took me a couple of tries to create this design. To begin, I stamped the Christmas Messages sentiment in Memento Luxe Love Letter ink on the white cardstock panel.

The Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I started with the taller tree, as it is in the background, by inking it with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and then with Unicorn White pigment ink. Once dry, I inked the two smaller trees with a combination of Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White pigment ink. To finish off the card, I added a star die-cut from Gold Leaf Cardstock to one of the trees. The card base evergreen cardstock was cut from a 12″ x 12″ Bazzill piece I had in my stash.

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge
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Neat and Tangled – 5th Birthday Celebration

Hello! I’m delighted to be on the Neat and Tangled blog today celebrating their 5th birthday as part of the design team reunion; I was one of the original design team members.

Neat and Tangled 5th Birthday

I hope you will head on over to the Neat and Tangled blog for the details – the products I used and how I created my card!

Neat and Tangled 5th Birthday

Congratulations Danielle and Happy Birthday Neat and Tangled!

Taylored Expressions – September and October Watercolored Calendar Panels

Today, I’m sharing Taylored Expressions September and October watercolored panels for my 2017 calendar.

Taylored Expressions Calendar Taylored Expressions Calendar

I colored the images, part of the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar set, with Distress Inks and added frames cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set. It’s been quite hot here in the Pacific Northwest, so it was fun to think about the fall days ahead, and watercoloring these panels was relaxing!

I have previously shared my April panel and my November and December panels.

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