Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Sycamore Street 7 - final cards

 I finally manged to turn the whole pack of Sycamore Street paper into cards. I started this process in April, this is the 7th post and if I'm counting correctly I made 31 cards. I got a bit side-tracked with other craft projects and my garden.

Jaded Blossom gnome dies work great with these fun colors so I made 3 more gnomie cards

The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Fantasy Goes
Happy Little Stampers - AG with Dies

and used the rest of the papers for these cards
all stamps in this image are Stampin Up, except the girl on the bicycle, which is Penny Black

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

SOS479 - Ombre leaves

Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Hey (h)Ombre and as the title suggests we want to see ombre on players projects.

for my card I started with Crumb Cake CS and inked it with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate and Early Espresso inks to create the ombre effect. Then I applied the rub-on leaves  I found in DolarTree. Added some water splatter for effect and finished it of with gold cord and gold layer.

Alphabet Challenge - L is for Leaves
Moving along with times - trees and/or leaves
613 Avenue create - AG + leaves

Monday, September 12, 2022

Cascading panels Christmas gnome card

 I loved the Cascading panels fun fold card by QueenB so I made one myself.

I used the Kindest Gnomes stamp set and matching papers from Stampin Up plus the puff snow and matching sparkle gems

The Corrosive challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes + Patterned Paper
Creative Creases - Fun Fold
My Time To Craft Christmas - Non-traditional Christmas Colors

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

SOS473 - There is Gnome One Like You

 Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is all about Gnomes. A great excuse  for me to pull out my Jaded Blossom gnome dies and make a few. And I'm still working on using up my Sycamore Street papers so of course all my gnomies are featuring them :)

I used different sketches and did other small changes like added ribbon, sparkly washi tape or sequins and added different sentiments.


The Fairy And The Unicorn - Anything Fantasy
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes + add a sentiment
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Anything Goes with Dies

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Sycamore Street Challenge 5 - Funny Birthday Card

 And I'm back again with more cards made with Sycamore Street DSP. This paper pad seems endless :) My daughter wanted some cards for her co-workers so I made a bunch of simple ones with funny sentiments. Sentiments are from a retired Stampin Up set
The only fiddly part was to make the colorful sentiment panels - the sketches are pretty simple and embellishments minimal - just some epoxy/enamel shapes.
I still have some DSP left so stay tuned :)

Get Creative Challenges - at least 2 patterned papers
Simon Says Stamp - Bright and Cheerful
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

SOS472 - 6 sided pinwheel card for Father's Day

Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make a funny Father's Day card. I decided to try a new type of card called 6 sided pinwheel card - you can find the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. It's a fun fold that looks complicated, but it isn't. It folds flat and fits an A2 envelope.

Papers and stamps are from Stampin Up - He's All That collection. Here are a few views from different angles

Crafty Friends - For Men/Boys
Get Creative - At Least 2 Patterned Papers
Stamping Sensation - Make It Masculine

Thursday, May 19, 2022

SU Potted Geraniums

I just received my Potted Geraniums bundle and I had to start playing with it. 

It's a layering stamp set, but it's easy to work with, not fussy at all. SO I just played with different color combinations for leaves, flowers and pot too. Which ones is your favorite? I like the darker leaves on the right (granny apple and old olive) and flowers on the left one (polished pink and melon mambo) Also love the sentiment die - fits the set sentiments perfectly. Stencil is also SU, but probably retired, inked with Crumb Cake ink

Craft Rocket - Birthday
Stamping Sensation - Flora or Fauna
Die Cut Divas - Anything with dies


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

SOS470 - Pastel 3D Butterflies

 Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Power of Pastels and as you probably guessed it's about using pastel colors.

for my card I decided to try Jennifer McGuire's pop up technique from her newest video. I used a variety of backgrounds (inked and watercolored and Butterfly Briliance stamp and dies from Stampin' Up. Love this stamp, because it allows you to stamp and cut a bunch of butterflies at once.

and here is a side view so you can see the pop up in close-up. Butterflies are stamped on vellum and heat embossed

Dragonfly Dreams - Butterflies and/or Flowers
We Love Stamping - For a Lady

Friday, May 6, 2022

Sycamore Street Challenge 4 - Mother's Day gnomes

 I'm back with more cards made with Sycamore Street DSP and this time I combined some sketches with an upcoming holiday. I used Jaded Blossom gnome dies - love them, they are a nice size and so easy to assemble. Also love how you can combined the different sets/accessories.

he colors are a bit of in this photo - the orange is more coral IRL and the sparkly blue is lighter - but nevermind - it's quite dark and gloomy today and my camera didn't want to cooperate. For this card I used a sketch from Cheerful Sketches.
I'm also entering it into DL. Art Thankful Thursday  - Mother's Day

Next I have a girl gnomie for you with sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday
As you see I gave her the flower that came in a guy gnome set + added a little flower on her hat.
Simon Says Stamp - Feminine

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Sycamore Street 3 - Gnomies

I'm back with more cards made with Sycamore street DSP - if you didn't see my previous posts, I'm challenging myself to use up this 9 year old paper pack. Today I made a few with these cute gnomie stamps. Most of them are get well cards and I think these fun cheerful colors work well with the theme. All images were colored with alcohol markers.

Pearly Sparkles - Layer up