Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Say Happy Birthday with Topflight Stamps!

Hello there, today I'm sharing a whimsical card I made for a friend of the family who turned 13! That is certainly a milestone birthday and deserves a special card.


I enjoy making cards with the humorous Katzelkraft stamps and the lion from the Jungle Animals set seemed perfect for a dignified birthday greeting lol. I stamped, watercolored and then fussy cut it out to pop him up from the card base with foam squares. I used other stamps and stencils to layer the background with a combination of Distress and Distress Oxide Inks.

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! Have a great week. =)

Topflight Stamps Products:
Katzelkraft - Les Jungles
Katzelkraft - Holiday Quotes
Studio Light - Cats & Girls MB06
That's Crafty, Magda Polakow stencil - Clouds & Hearts
Alexandra Renke, washi tape - Little Gold Stars

Other:
Tim Holtz stamp set - Crazy Talk
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Numbered
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Inks - Crushed Olive, Aged Mahogany
Distress Oxide Inks - Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Aged Mahogany
watercolors

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Monday, October 8, 2018

AJVD Fall Card Sneak Peek!

Hello, I have a pretty fall card I'm sharing over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today. Here's a peek:


Head on over to see the whole thing. ;-) Thanks for stopping 
by and have a great week!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Gingerbread Houses for Halloween??

Back in ye olden 'Christmas in July' times I created a Village Gingerbread house Christmas decor piece set in a mixing bowl and accented with various 'cookery' bits and bobs. You can see that here. I especially loved adding vintage cookie cutters to it – I have quite a stash and they are easy to find at thrift stores. What are much less common are Halloween themed cookie cutters! About a month or so later at a thrift store I found this:


Super cool! What could I do with it? Another mixing bowl project?? What classic fairy tale involves a house made of tasty gingerbread and sweets and a witch? You got it, the story of Hansel and Gretal! I thought it was all a perfect fit for a Halloween themed mixing bowl project. I picked a 'fall colored' vintage bowl out of my collection and…


There is a lot going on in this bowl so better check out some detail photos:


I printed out a scan from a vintage illustration of our sibling duo and fussy cut them out. I was also inspired by Tim's new Fresh Baked cookie dies to make some Halloween 'cookies' to add to my bowl.  I used die cuts from Pumpkin Patch and Witchcraft as the 'frosting' and cut around them to form the cookie after I had glued them onto a suitable 'cookie' paper base. Glossy accents and glitter completed the iced cookie look.


I already had an owl shaped cookie cutter – perfect!


There is my fabulous thrifted witchy cutter!


I chose more 'fall colors' for the decorating of this gingerbread house.

Thanks for stopping by! I am entering this project into the 'Autumn Splendour' challenge over at A Vintage Journey because the fall color palate and natural elements fit right in. The witch's tempting cottage was located deep in the woods after all. ;-)

Dies:
Tim Holtz Village Dwelling - (Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz Village Gingerbread - (Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz Witchcraft - Sizzix
Tim Holtz Pumpkin Patch - Sizzix
Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves (Sizzix /  SB )

Other:
Archival Ink - Potting Soil
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint - various "fall Necco" colors
Ranger Texture Paste ("frosting")
Distress Collage Medium - Matte
Distress Dry Glitter - Rock Candy
Distress Glitter - Spiced Marmalade
Distress Glitter - Black Soot
Glossy Accents


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Also viewable in my gallery on Scrapbook.com:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Katzelkraft Halloween Cards

Hello! I hope you aren't getting tired of Katzelkraft stamps yet. ;-) They tickle my funny bone and you can do so much with them. Today the kitties are getting into the spirit of Halloween…

This guy spies a tasty treat peeking at him from the jack-o-lantern!



Uh-oh, busted!

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! Have a great week. =)

Topflight Stamps Products:
Katzelkraft - Les Chats
Katzelkraft - Pilgrim
Katzelkraft - Funny Accessories

Dies:
Sizzix - Layered Jack-o-lantern (Sizzix )
Sizzix - Witchcraft (Sizzix )
Sizzix - Cobweb (Sizzix )

Other:
Tim Holtz stamp set - Crazy Talk
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Birch, Shatter, Bats
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Inks - Black Soot, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge, Dusty Concord
Distress Oxide Inks - Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber
watercolors

Scrapbook.com and Sizzix links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hello! I'm participating in the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop via A Jillian Vance Design. Head on over to their blog to hop on into the line up and partake of the coffee love. ;-)


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Katzelkraft Birthday Card with Topflight Stamps

Hello! I have another funny Katzelkraft card to share with you today. The Katzelkraft Christmas Holiday Accessories stamp set doesn't just have to be for Christmas cards! I used the gift package stamp from it along with the Jungle Animals for this birthday card:


I used an oldie but goodie technique for the background. First I stamped the hippo and package and then made little masks for them out of post it notes.


Then I sponged embossing ink (Ranger's Emboss It Dabber works great) through a stencil over the background and embossed it with clear embossing powder.


Keeping the masks in place, I inked the background with blue Oxide inks. The clear embossed areas act as a resist.


I removed the masks and then used a dry craft iron to remove the embossing powder. You can do this by laying a clean sheet of newsprint over the embossed area (you need an absorbent paper) and then pressing the iron over the top until it melts. The newsprint soaks up the melted powder. If you aren't quick enough in removing the paper and it sticks, you can just heat it again to remelt the powder.



Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! Have a great week. =)

Topflight Stamps Products:
Katzelkraft - Les Jungles
Katzelkraft - Holiday Quotes
Katzelkraft - Christmas Holiday Accessories
That's Crafty stencil - Clouds & Hearts

Dies:
Sizzix - Grass (Sizzix / SB )


Other:
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Clear embossing powder

watercolors

Scrapbook.com and Sizzix links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sneak Peek for AJVD

Happy Monday! Fall is here, oh boy! I have a little sneak peek of the fall-themed  project I have posted on the AJVD blog today. Head on over to check out the whole thing. ;-)