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Friday, July 20, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #33

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #33 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty. 
Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamp set:
Wings Set 

For today's post I wanted to share a card using a truly versatile stamp set with you.  I chose to use the Smaller of the Monarch Butterfly Wings for my card today.  I made this card at the same time I made my earlier Butterfly card except this one is just an all occasion card and could be used for male or female.


Close up detail of the embossing

Card Recipe:
I stamped the Wings which I placed very closely together on a piece of vellum then used White embossing powder and heat set.  I repeated this 2 more times. Fussy cutting is not my favorite craft task but this was actually super simple and easy to do. I die cut the floral patterned paper and then die cut the word HI from the lower corner.  I die cut 3 butterflies from a different shades of blue cardstock to adhere the wings on using multi matte medium.

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. In order to make the word HI really stand out but not detract from the butterfly layers I used Versamark on the card base and applied some lovely dark blue metallic embossing powder and heat set it.  I used Tombow Extreme to affix the die cut floral layer to the front of an A2 sized side folding piece of Neenah Solar Crest 110lb cardstock. The butterflies were attached using Tombow glue and some Nuvo Drops in Midnight Blue applied to give the body and tips of antennae some detail.
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So, now on to the details of how to play along with the challenge...
Head on over to the SumMoreFun Designs blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s that follow this Theme/Mood Board. They do not have to use SumMoreFun Designs stamps on them to enter. We can't wait to see what you create! 

Ways to Play.
 1. You can use the photos for inspiration; use one photo or use all the photos
or 
2. Use just the color palette but be sure to use all the colors
or
 And if you're feeling really creative, use all of it!

If you would like to purchase any of the stamps I used on today's project I have an exclusive 10% off discount code for you to use.  All you need to do is click this link and the discount should be automatically applied to the contents of your shopping cart.
click here --> MARYANN10
(this is an uncompensated discount offer)

So what are you waiting for show us your projects the mood board as inspiration for a chance to win. I look forward to visiting your blogs.
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Dillo Style!

Good Morning Dreamerz

I am here to share another birthday card.  This is a one of a kind card aka "One Off", for my brother who lives in Texas. 

Backstory, when my brother moved to Texas a few years ago I asked him if he could find me a armadillo that had already been to a taxidermist.  I know this might sound odd or creepy, but for the longest time I have had this strange fascination with armadillos.  Now every time he sees something funny on social media regarding or involving armadillos he tags me.  
So when this Color Layering Armadillo stamp set was released I broke out the credit card and bought it so so fast. 
So my brothers birthday is at the beginning of August and I knew exactly what I was going to make him a card with.  Since he is male (obviously, LOL) and is not at all into fancy extras I tried to keep this card as simple as I could.
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Items I used on this card:
Hero Arts Mini Ink cubes Sky Blues used on Bauble stamp and Armadillo layers
Hero Arts Ultra Fine Embossing Powder used on Bauble stamp for resist
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Dark Teal used as the resist medium on Bauble stamp
Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolor used as a wash to add sparkle over top of Bauble panel
Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White used for die cuts panel
Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Solar White cut to A2 top folding card base
*NOTE: Links provided for you as a courtesy, I am not compensated at all for them.*
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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my card today
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn

I have decided to enter this card in the, 

SumMoreFun ~ Hopeful

Good Morning Dreamerz and Happy Wednesday!!

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog.

Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamps:

Wings Set and the word Hopeful from the set Oops A Daisy

For today's post I wanted to share a card using a truly versatile stamp set with you.  I chose to use the Smaller of the Monarch Butterfly Wings for my card today.  I made this card as a future card to send during the month of October which is breast Cancer Awareness month.



Card Recipe:
I stamped the Wings which I placed very closely together on a piece of vellum then used White embossing powder and heat set. Fussy cutting is not my favorite craft task but this was actually super simple and easy to do, so much so that I made a few more for a future project. I had some scraps of the patterned paper and lined them up and glued them to a piece of printer paper and die cut a nice rounded edge rectangle and applied thin strips of silver washi tape to hide the seams. I die cut a butterfly from a dark purple piece of cardstock to adhere the wings to using multi matte medium.  The sentiment was stamped using a pretty purple ink.  

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. I used Tombow Extreme to affix the die cut rectangle to the front of an A2 sized top folding piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock. The butterfly was attached using Tombow glue and some Nuvo Drops in Silver Lining applied to give the body and tips of antennae some detail.  A few more drops of Nuvo were applied to finish off this card.

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If you would like to purchase the SumMoreFun stamps used in this project or any of the supplies linked I have an exclusive 10% off discount code for you to use.  All you need to do is click this link and the discount should be automatically applied to the contents of your shopping cart.
click here --> MARYANN10

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Stencil background Birthday Card

Good Morning Dreamerz

As I said yesterday on the blog I am in what can only be described as "Birthday Season".  While I try to make my birthday cards in batches of 3 or more today's card is a one off.  And since this card has already been given to the recipient I will get to share it with you today, enjoy. 

Gather Supplies 

3 Panels made from 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 


Finished card

Card Recipe:
This is a pretty straightforward card and actually pretty quick to make.
1. Mask off paper with stencil of your choice. I chose My Favorite Things Abstract Stencil, but really any stencil you have that you can get a pen or colored pencil in to outline will work.

2. Ink blend stencil with color of choice.  In this case I chose Ranger Distress Ink in the color of Spun Sugar and for the tiny scrap I used Twisted Citron.

3. Outline stencil in color of your choice. I used a BIC Round stick in pink. NOTE: this pen did not lend itself very well to taking inked images as the ink did not seem to want to ink over the lines very well.  I suggest testing the pen or pencil you chose to use first to make sure the ink will sit on top of your outline.

4. Grab an Image you want to use as the focal point of your panel. I Chose the man holding the balloons from the stamp set "Theories" from Stampers Anonymous. Stamp your image onto panel.  I chose to stamp and heat emboss my image using My Favorite Things Extreme Black Hybrid ink and Clear embossing powder.

5. Assembly: Die cut finished panel (or not) and apply to card base. My card was die cut using a stitched rectangle die, then affixed to a rope edge rectangle die cut piece of black woodgrain paper. I attached all layers to a side folding A2 sized card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB Smooth Solar White using Tombow Multi Glue.  A few clear rhinestones and this card was ready to give away.
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Well that is my card today, I do hope you have enjoyed it and that it has inspired you to try a different technique.

Have a great day Dreamers,
MaryAnn

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Wire Star Happy Birthday

Good Morning Dreamerz

It seems like I have so many birthdays in the months of July through the end of September that I have taken to making cards in batches of 3 or more just to have enough on hand.  Today's cards is one of those batches. 

Do you have one of those wood mount red rubber stamps you just love and cannot part with? I do and it is an oldie but a goodie made by Hero Arts called Wire Star which sadly has been discontinued (why Hero Arts why?). I have had this stamp since at least 2012 and it is my go to for so many cards and holidays/occasions.  It had been a good while since I had used it and well to be honest it has been a very long time.  Now with having stamping tools like the MISTI and the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform I have really transitioned over to photopolymer and or cling back stamps.  So here I was on a beautiful sunny day in California contemplating all the birthday cards I needed to make and the wire star crossed my mind, (gosh I love this stamp) So I thought should I risk un-mounting it from the safety of it's cumbersome wood block?  So I took a risk and lots of time.  I first set the stamp in the sun for about 15 minutes to soften the rubber and I gently peeled it away from the wood block.  SUCCESS!! It worked and I was back in business!  I know, I know show you the pictures, o.k. here you go.. 





Card Recipe:
I stamped the Wire Star on all my panels using Versamark and then Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder  after heat setting the image I set about adding the hello stamp using versamark again but using purple and pink embossing powder.  Next up was assembly I attached the stamped and embossed panel to the front of a side folding A2 sized card base of Neenah 110lb Solar Crest cardstock. To finish off the card and add dimension and interest I applied coordinating Nuvo drops around the word hello and to where the wires on the star intersected each other, which I really like because it has the appearance of the drops actually looking like beads that have been beaded on the wire.
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Thank you all for taking the time to look at the cards today, I just wish you all could have a chance to own this stamp.
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn

I have decided to enter this card in the,


Friday, July 6, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #32

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

Today is the start of a new Mood Board Challenge over on the
SumMoreFun Designs Blog.

Here's my inspiration for you using the Rainsin Boat stamp set

Strokes of Pride

For today's post I wanted to share a card that was CAS.  The Strokes of Pride stamp set makes this super easy to do.




Card Recipe:
I stamped the star stamp a few times on a piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock using Memento Dew Drop ink in the color Lady Bug and Clear Versafine then used Clear and White embossing powder and heat set.  The sentiment was stamped using Versafine embossing pad and Blue Glitter embossing powder applied and heat set. The Brush Stroke stamp from the set was added along with the drawn on strings-bows-nails to give the stars the appearance of a hanging banner of sorts

With all the stamping ready to go next up was assembly of the card. I had a piece of striped paper that perfectly went with the Mood Board and cut it down to A2 size and used Tombow Extreme to affix to the front of an A2 sized top folding piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock. Next up I cut down my stamped and embossed layer to 5.5 x 4.0 inches and affixed it to the top of the patterned paper. 
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So, now on to the details of how to play along with the challenge...
Head on over to the SumMoreFun Designs blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s that follow this Theme/Mood Board. They do not have to use SumMoreFun Designs stamps on them to enter. We can't wait to see what you create! 


Ways to Play.
 1. You can use the photos for inspiration; use one photo or use all the photos
or 
2. Use just the color palette but be sure to use all the colors
or
 And if you're feeling really creative, use all of it!

If you would like to purchase any of the stamps I used on today's project I have an exclusive 10% off discount code for you to use.  All you need to do is click this link and the discount should be automatically applied to the contents of your shopping cart.
click here --> MARYANN10
(this is an uncompensated discount offer)

So what are you waiting for?  Show us your projects using the mood board and or DT members projects as inspiration for a chance to win. I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your take on this fun mood board.
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Happy 4th of July

Good Morning Dreamerz and Happy 4th of July!!

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog.

Here's my inspiration for you using the Rainsin Boat stamp set

Strokes of Pride

For today's post I wanted to share a card that reflects July 4th.  The Strokes of Pride stamp set makes this super easy to do.





Card Recipe:
I stamped the star stamp a few times on a piece of vellum using Memento Dew Drop ink in the colors Lady Bug and Nautical Blue then used Clear and White embossing powder and heat set. Fussy cutting is not my favorite craft task but this was actually super simple and easy to do, so much so that I made a few more for a future project.  The sentiment was stamped using Versafine embossing pad and then I carefully applied Red, White, and Blue embossing powder and heat set. 

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. I used Tombow Extreme to affix the stars to the front of an A2 sized top folding piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock. A few drops of Nuvo were applied to finish off this card.

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If you would like to purchase the SumMoreFun stamps used in this project or any of the supplies linked I have an exclusive 10% off discount code for you to use.  All you need to do is click this link and the discount should be automatically applied to the contents of your shopping cart.
click here --> MARYANN10

You can find us here:
 

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