Thursday, April 1, 2021

Chihuahua Playing Bingo

Happy April Fool's Day, and I'm featuring a post card I made for the "Numbers" Challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity that runs until April 14th. My postcard features the following stamps:

all from Lost Coast Designs.

The sentiment is Fun and Games from the clear stamp collection at 
Carmen's Veranda.

I cut a piece of coffee dyed paper to post card size at 4" x 6".  I edged this with
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I used the same ink to stamp the small diamond background over the whole card and used black ink to stamp the Bingo border along the left side.  I randomly stamped some little bits of text with black ink here and there.

My Chihuahua was stamped with dark brown ink onto white card stock.  I cut him out and colored him with a light brown marker.  I colored his collar red and left his teeth and the spikes on his collar white.  I found a tiny Bingo card on a collage sheet, cut that out, and replaced the coffee cup he is usually holding with the game card.  I then used foam tape to affix this to my post card front.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto cream colored card stock and edged with the same Distress ink.  I attached it to the upper right corner.

Hope you will hop over to the Lost Coast Portal and check out the challenge!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Trio of Tags

I'm here today with a trio of tags for the current Mini Me Challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where we are looking for "mini" projects - think ATCs, ATC coins, tags, twinchies, etc.

For this set of tags, I used the Circus Dogs Set and the Verticle Party Hats Border stamps from Lost Coast Designs and the Happy, Sing, and Play clear stamps from Carmen's Veranda.

My background for these tags is part of a collage master board I had left over from another project.  I die cut my tags from that master board and edged them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I stamped my circus dogs onto coffee stained paper with black ink and fussy cut them out.  I attached them to the tags with foam tape to give them some dimension.  I stamped a ball onto orange paper and cut that out for one of the dogs.  (This ball stamp also comes in the Circus Dog set.)  For the second dog, I stamped one of the party hats onto orange paper and cut that out.  I added some white Nuvo drops to the tips on his hat.  And for the third dog, I stamped the top portion of the original dog stamp onto orange paper and cut out the dog's ruffled collar and attached it atop the original stamped image.

Next I stamped the three sentiments with black ink onto white card stock.  I ran it through my copier and reduced the size by 30% so they would fit better on my tags.  I edged them with black ink and glued them to the bottom of each tag.  Final step was to tie some yellow decorative ribbon at the top of each.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Gnomes and Chickens Crossing the Road

This is a card I made for the Gnome challenge going on at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity the last two weeks of January.  I made this using the Pointy Hat Gnome and the Small Diamonds background stamp, both of which can be found at Lost Coast Designs,  The sentiment is Chickens Crossing, one of the many clearstamps on the Carmen's Veranda website.

I created my background by heat embossing the small diamonds background onto a piece of black card stock, using white embossing powder.  I trimmed up the edges and layered it with a piece of white card stock.

Next I stamped my gnome with black ink onto white card stock, colored him with Copic Sketch markers, and fussy cut him out.   I glued a white pompom to the tip of his pointy hat.

I die cut the center circle using white paper and affixed it as shown.  I positioned the gnome atop this and used foam tape to attach him to give him a bit of dimension.  My sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white square, edged with blue, and positioned as shown.

Done and dusted!  You still have a couple of days left to enter the challenge for the chance to win some free stamps! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Things that Start with B

Here is a simple little project I made for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity January challenge:  "Things That Start With B".  I used the Butterfly Square stamp from Carmen's Veranda for these.

This was very simple.  I took three coordinating pieces of some of my stash of Gelli prints and heat embossed the butterfly square with gold embossing powder onto each one.   I cut them to three inch squares and layered them with glossy gold card stock.  I made tags with two of them, punching a hole in the upper left corner and threading with gold ribbon.  For the other two, I mounted them onto white card bases and made little matching envelopes for a pair of note cards.

So many fun things that start with "B" - show us what you can make!!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Butterfly Girl


Made for the "Things That Start With B" Challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity using the Head In Hands stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  Challenge runs January 1st through 14th.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Welcome back and I have another entry for the "Winter Blues" challenge going on the whole month of December on theLost Coast Portal to Creativity

I made a fun Gnomes card for this entry using the 2 Gnomes stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Resign from Adulthood clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  

For my first step, I created a white card base.  I then took a piece of dark blue card stock and using a "snow fall" die, I created what looks like a night sky with snow falling.  I attached that to my card base.  I stamped my gnomes with dark blue ink onto white card stock and colored them with green and navy blue Copic Sketch markers.  I then cut them out and attached them to the lower left corner with foam tape.

I stamped my sentiment onto white paper with dark blue ink and ran it through my printer to reduce the size to 75%.  I edged that with blue ink and affixed it to the upper right corner as shown.

Easy peasy and you gotta' love those gnomes! 
Happy Winter!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Winter Blues: A Boy and His Dog

Happy December to all!  I hope this finds you all safe and healthy and enjoying preparations for the coming holidays.

The monthly theme at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for the entire month of December is "Winter Blues".  In keeping with that, I have made a card using the Georges and Louis stamp, the  Small Snowflake Set, and one of the stamps from the ATC Miscellaneous Set #6, all from Lost Coast Designs.

I stamped Georges and Louis with black ink onto white card stock and cut them out.  I then restamped Georges's coat and hat with blue ink, cut them out, and superimposed them atop my original stamped image.  I added a bit of color to George's face and used a light brown marker to add some color to Louis.  I glued some enamel dots for buttons onto the coat and a white pompom on top of the hat.

I used a blue Oxide ink and a stencil to create the background.  I edged that with the same blue ink, then taking a couple of the snowflake stamps and the same ink, stamped snowflakes randomly across the background.  Using black ink I used one of the ATC set stamps and lightly and randomly stamped some script across the background.

I attached Georges and Louis to the card front and layered it with a white panel.

Hop on over to the Portal and enter your "Winter Blue" creations.

  The randomly drawn winner will win some free stamps!

Happy Holidays!