Thursday, January 17, 2019

Have A Heart - Moving Along With The Times Challenge

Greetings my wonderful blogging friends!
Hoping this finds you well and enjoying yourself.
The inspiration for this project came from Sue Dree's Card.

And now... 

It's time to share a Project for the new Moving Along With The Times Challenge!

Challenge #89's theme is HAVE A HEART - for the next 2 weeks upload your creations that feature hearts in one way or the other!

Applying EP after dry embossing:

After dry embossing the blue pearlescent cardstock, 
VersaFine Clair Blue Belle ink was "swiped" on top because it so easily covers fine surfaces. Then it was dredged with a semi-transparent embossing power called "Pearl". It looked like an opaque silver until it was heat set, allowing the blue to show through on the pearly finish.

VersaFine Clair Blue Belle ink was "swiped" on top of a piece of plain white die cut heart which had been embossed with the same EF. The same Pearl EP was heat set, which makes it coordinate beautifully with the pearlescent blue cardstock.
I repeated the same technique on the white interior cardstock, using VersaMark. It was more difficult to control because it required firmer "pressure" to apply the ink. So it's distressed (giggle).

Shaping the Leaves:

Spellbinders Foliage die set was used. I cut apart the leaves in Navy cardstock, wet the cuts, pinched the center together, and added a drop of glue.

After the leaves were dry, I coated them with a VersaMarker, dredged with Sparkle Embossing Powder, and heat set. The flourish and cherish dies were done in the same manner.

Tonic Studios "Follow Your Heart" dies is a two piece set. I sprayed adhesive on the back of the white die and laid it atop the navy pearlescent cardstock. Then applied Starfire Glitter. That 3M spray adhesive is strong!

Dies: Cheery Lynn "Cherish" and "Fanciful Flourish" dies, Quickutz "Nesting Hearts" and "Nesting Lace Hearts" dies, Spellbinders Foliage die, Tonic Studios "With Love" and "Follow Your Heart" dies Embossing Folder: Die'sire Embossalicious EF Rose Vine 8x8, Inks: VersaFine Clair Blue BelleVersaMark Ink and VersaMarker Pen, EP: Sparkle Embossing Powder, Glitter: Starfire Glitter

(for an extra 10% off the linked items use code DonnaDT10 during checkout)

On a personal note:

Here in central Florida, we are thin-blooded wimps when it comes to cold weather. We made it into the 50s today (about 12C), but night-time 30s with frost. So this is how we enjoy the cold weather:

(let's hear it for the wimps! - giggle)

Challenges I'd like to support:
  1. Scrapyland Challenges #106 AG with SL dies (Cheery Lynn, Quickutz, SB, Tonic listed above) 1/30 sep post
  2. Cardz 4 Galz #88 Dimensional Elements (dry embossing & wet embossing on top of dry embossing, dimensional leaves which have been shaped and wet embossed, and a dimensional flower - with more on the inside) 2/1
  3. Crafting with an Attitude #47 AG 2/1 sep post
  4. Shopping Our Stash #386 Hearts on Fire 1/22 (C13) T3 Sat sep post
  5. World Wide Open DT Challenge #1 AG DT 2/16 sep post
  6. DRU #113 Anything New (both Tonic die sets are new) 2/1 sep post
  7. Try It On Tuesday (Jan 8) Something Old Something New (both Tonic die sets are new, The SB die and Nesting Hearts are old old old) 1/22 sep post
Stamping Hugs,

Friday, January 11, 2019

My Newest Stamp Sets

Good Morning, blogging friends!

I have some new stamp sets available at Sparkle N Sprinkle and thought I'd share in case you know of anyone who might like them. Each rubber set has a digital set as well. For an extra 10% off, please use this code at checkout: DonnaDT10
The first is a versatile rubber stamp set called Ribbons of Love. It comes with 3 pretty sentiments, a small ribbon (for creating backgrounds, tags, borders) and a butterfly sized to work alone, with other sets, or on top of the ribbon.

The Ribbons of Love set is also available as a digital set with 50 PNG images in several colors and black and white:


Also available digitally with 20 different options here for a mere $2.00.


Another Digital-Only Set this month to go with other masculine sets is the Motorcycle Silhouettes and Sayings set. It contains 9 black and white PNG images and 15 PNG sentiments:


Also available digitally ($2.00) with 9 PNG sentiments for your convenience to mix and match:


my favorite is this lovely set

Also available digitally for $2.50 with several colored and black and white options:



Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Shaped Cards at Back to the Basics and Beyond Challenge

Hello -- I'm so happy you are here!

There's nothing like a pretty vase of flowers to brighten someone's day.

Today, it's time for a brand new Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge!

For the next two weeks, join us by uploading an "Anything-Goes" project as long as a shaped card (as opposed to square/rectangle) is used. 

The team has all kinds of inspiration and a variety of styles to view, so take a look! Hope to see yours there.

Other Products:
Bugaboo's Flower Butterfly Vase
SNS "A Rose for You" (sentiment) Rubber Stamp Set
(also available digitally)
SNS Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder (frame)
SNS Gold Detail Embossing Powder (sentiment)
Spellbinders Grand Labels Four (shape)
Golden Meadow VersaFine Clair Ink

It's a simple style card with a Copic/PrismaColor image, a glittery frame, and a same-shape card fold. I gave SNS the right to sell the colored image, however, I could not locate a link for you. To make the fold:

Then glue the top "full piece" onto the hinged section:
(not sure why the color change - other than my iPhone took the below photo and my iPad took all the others)

The sentiment is cut out of vellum and heat embossed with Gold Detail EP:

The frame was made using 2 of Spellbinders Grand Labels Four dies and cut out. Then using Golden Meadow VersaFine Clair Ink on the frame, I dredged with Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It is glued on top of the white image panel:

Wishing you a lovely week.

Supporting the following fine challenges:
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends "AG" 1/19 (sep post)
  2. Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge "AG" 1/12
  3. Crafty Calendar Challenge (Jan 5) Make it Flowery 2/2
  4. Colour Crazy Challenge #51 AG Colored (I colored this image with Copic Markers and PrismaColor Markers) 1/12
  5. Crafting With Friends #77 AG 1/17
  6. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1901 AG 1/14 (sep post)
  7. Simply Create Too #145 AG no twist 2/1 (sep post)
  8. World Wide Open DT Challenge #12 AG DT (2nd sub) 1/15 (sep post)

stamping hugs,


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