TSOT sketch challenge #96

Hi again everyone!

Hope you are staying warm wherever you are. I think all of the USA is in the grips of old man winter.  It is definitely good weather to stay inside and create and I’ve done just that.  Today I am entering a card in the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge.   Here is the sketch we are to use.

TST Sketch #93

Our youngest grandchild turns 4 next week so I used this sketch to make his card.  He loves dinosaurs and he can name them all!  Such a smart kid!

Dinosaur card for Aiden       Inside of card

Supplies you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
  • DSP:  Birthday Basics (retired Stampin’ Up)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Stamps:   Lawn Fawn “Critters from the Past”, Hero Arts “Happy Birthday”
  • Ink:  Black Staz-on, Gumball Green
  • Aqua painter
  • Gumball Green ribbon
  • Candy dots (don’t know brand)
  • Adhesives:  tape runner, Scrappy Tape 1/4″
  • Dimensionals
  • Perfect Layers tool

Assembling the card:

  1. Form a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card from the Summer Starfruit cardstock and set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of watercolor paper 3″ x 3″.
  3. Stamp image (dinosaur for this card) in black Staz-On ink
  4. Use Gumball Green ink and the Aqua painter to color the dinosaur.  Set aside to dry.
  5. Cut a piece of Gumball Green cardstock to 3″ x 4″ and a piece of the DSP  3 1/4″ x 4″
  6. Adhere the DSP to the Gumball Green piece (NOTE:  I overlapped them about an inch but when they are together, it will measure 5 1/4″ x 4″ same as a standard mat for a card)
  7. Wrap ribbon around seam and secure to the back of this panel. Adhere panel to the front of the card.
  8. Take the watercolor piece with the dinosaur on it and adhere (I used the Scrappy Tape here) to a scrap of Gumball Green and using the Perfect Layers tool, make a 1/16″ border around this piece or cut a piece of Gumball Green cardstock 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and center watercolor paper with the image on it to this piece of cardstock.
  9. Adhere to front of card  as shown using dimensionals.
  10. Stamp sentiments from the Lawn Fawn stamp set (rawr! your’re dino-mite) on the front of the card.
  11. Embellish with candy dots as shown
  12. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″ and stamp “Happy Birthday”  in Gumball Green.  Adhere to inside of card.

There you have it,  a CAS (clean and simple) birthday card.  This sketch could also work for many different occasions, so it is very versatile.

Until next time,

Happy Stamping!

Kathy

 

TSOT Sketch #196 and Merry Monday

Revised post!  Found another challenge to enter my card to.

Hello everyone.  Back again with another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch.  The theme is Peace.  Here is the sketch. I also found a site called Merry Monday and the challenge from them is to use a Bird on the card. So I am submitting my card to both challenges.

Sketch 196     Merry Monday137

And here is the card I am submitting.

Card #2

Supplies you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Glitter paper
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Midnight Muse
  • Stamps:  Calm Christmas (Stampin’ Up)
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Embossing Powder (White)
  • Embossing tray or coffee filter or piece of scrap paper (whatever you use for embossing powder)
  • Heat Tool
  • Sponge or dauber
  • Small flower punch
  • Perfect Layers Tool
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Adhesive, dimensionals, repositionable glue
  • Masking technique*

Assembling the card:

  1. Form a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card from Midnight Muse cardstock and Set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3.25″ x 4″
  3. Use the embossing buddy on this entire piece of cardstock (from step 2)
  4. Stamp the Dove from Calm Christmas in VersaMark ink
  5. Pour white embossing powder over image and tap off excess. Heat emboss.
  6. *Masking Technique:   Stamp dove on a piece of scrap paper (I used computer paper) and cut out around the image.
  7. Use repositionable glue and adhere over the embossed image to form a mask and to keep the color from getting on the image.
  8. Use sponge (or dauber) and Midnight Muse ink and sponge around the image as shown.  Remove mask when finished.
  9. Using the Perfect Layers tool make a 1/16″ border around the sponged piece or cut 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of white cardstock and adhere.
  10. Lay the image on the front of your card to determine where you will stamp “Peace on Earth”.  Then set aside the image.
  11. Use the embossing buddy on this area of the front of the card and then stamp “Peace on Earth” in VersaMark ink.
  12. Pour on White embossing powder, tap off excess, and heat emboss.
  13. Adhere image piece to front of card.
  14. Punch out 4 small flowers (or shape of your choosing) from glitter paper.  Adhere to front of card as shown using dimensionals.
  15. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5.25″ x 4″ and stamp sentiment from Calm Christmas in Midnight Muse.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for alignment.
  16. Adhere to inside of the card.

This card is actually my second one that I made.  The first card I didn’t use the masking technique and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not so I tried the second card.  Here is the first card.  Let me know which card you like better.

Sketch #196 Peace

 

I hope you get a chance to try this card and the masking technique. The hardest part of the masking technique was cutting around the leaves on the branch but using my Xacto knife made it a little easier.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Kathy

TSOT Sketch #196 and Merry Monday

Hello everyone.  Back again with another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch.  The theme is Peace.  Here is the sketch. I also found a site called Merry Monday and the challenge from them is to use a Bird on the card. So I am submitting my card to both challenges.

Sketch 196     Merry Monday137

And here is the card I am submitting.

Card #2

Supplies you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Glitter paper
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Midnight Muse
  • Stamps:  Calm Christmas (Stampin’ Up)
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Embossing Powder (White)
  • Embossing tray or coffee filter or piece of scrap paper (whatever you use for embossing powder)
  • Heat Tool
  • Sponge or dauber
  • Small flower punch
  • Perfect Layers Tool
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Adhesive, dimensionals, repositionable glue
  • Masking technique*

Assembling the card:

  1. Form a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card from Midnight Muse cardstock and Set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3.25″ x 4″
  3. Use the embossing buddy on this entire piece of cardstock (from step 2)
  4. Stamp the Dove from Calm Christmas in VersaMark ink
  5. Pour white embossing powder over image and tap off excess. Heat emboss.
  6. *Masking Technique:   Stamp dove on a piece of scrap paper (I used computer paper) and cut out around the image.
  7. Use repositionable glue and adhere over the embossed image to form a mask and to keep the color from getting on the image.
  8. Use sponge (or dauber) and Midnight Muse ink and sponge around the image as shown.  Remove mask when finished.
  9. Using the Perfect Layers tool make a 1/16″ border around the sponged piece or cut 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of white cardstock and adhere.
  10. Lay the image on the front of your card to determine where you will stamp “Peace on Earth”.  Then set aside the image.
  11. Use the embossing buddy on this area of the front of the card and then stamp “Peace on Earth” in VersaMark ink.
  12. Pour on White embossing powder, tap off excess, and heat emboss.
  13. Adhere image piece to front of card.
  14. Punch out 4 small flowers (or shape of your choosing) from glitter paper.  Adhere to front of card as shown using dimensionals.
  15. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5.25″ x 4″ and stamp sentiment from Calm Christmas in Midnight Muse.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for alignment.
  16. Adhere to inside of the card.

This card is actually my second one that I made.  The first card I didn’t use the masking technique and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not so I tried the second card.  Here is the first card.  Let me know which card you like better.

Sketch #196 Peace

 

I hope you get a chance to try this card and the masking technique. The hardest part of the masking technique was cutting around the leaves on the branch but using my Xacto knife made it a little easier.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Kathy

[Kathy Trahan] Dynamic Duos and Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Hello all.  Well Old Man Winter is rearing his ugly head again.  He just won’t leave us alone.  I am glad to say that we only have cold temps and not snow but heck, this is April!!  Hopefully this is the last we will see of winter and spring will finally be here for good.   Okay,  enough ranting!

Today I am combining two challenges.  The Dynamic Duos and a new website I found called Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.  The colors for the Dynamic Duo are Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron and my sketch with an Easter twist  is from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday  (http://www.trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/)

So the colors from the Dynamic Duo really scream springtime as well as Easter so I think combining these two challenges works really well.  Looking at the sketch, I felt like the three panels needed to be embossed with three different embossing folders.  (When I went back to the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday site, one of the cards shown had the same idea! so that must mean I am on the right track!). So since I was thinking spring, of course, that means flowers so I used three different embossing folders with flowers.

Dynamic Duos Redo 2013-003

and here is the sketch from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Sketch 29-001

and here is my card

Card Front

Card Front

Inside detail

Inside detail

close up of front of card detail

close up of front of card detail

Items you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Black Staz-On, So Saffron marker
  • Stamp set:   He is Risen
  • Embossing folders (your choice)
  • Punches and dies:   1 1/4″ circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Oval dies
  • Colored dots (candy dots, etc)
  • Adhesives, dimensionals

Assembling the card:

  1. Cut Wisteria Wonder cardstock to form a 5 1/2″  x 4 1/4″ card
  2. Cut So Saffron to 5 1/4″ x 4″
  3. Cut Whisper White  1 7/8″ x 5″, 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ and 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
  4. Run each of the three white pieces of cardstock through 3 different embossing folders. Adhere to the So Saffron cardstock as shown and attach to front of card.
  5. Stamp the lilies from the He is Risen stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock using the Staz-On ink. Color the centers with the So Saffron marker. Using your oval dies, cut one oval around the image you just stamped, then cut another oval, the next size larger, from Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  Glue together and adhere to the So Saffron piece.
  6. Next stamp He is Risen in black Staz-On and then punch out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  Punch another circle from the Wisteria Wonder  at 1 3/8″ .  Mat the smaller circle onto the larger circle. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to front of card as shown.
  7. Next put three coordinating “candy dots” on the small circle as shown. (My 10-year-old granddaughter was here with me when I was doing this part and I was trying to decide if I should put the dots above or below the sentiment.  She immediately said it should go below because it is like an underline and that [the sentiment]  is important.  Out of the mouths of babes.)
  8. Adhere the So Saffron piece to the card front.
  9. Cut a piece of Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″ .  Stamp inside sentiment and the lilies on this piece as shown in black Staz-On ink.  Adhere to inside of card.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I wish you and your family a very happy and blessed Easter.

Thanks for stopping by

Kathy