Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cross Stitched Die

Another card for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  It's a Stitch Up where you have to use real, die created or faux stitching.  I've used a die that created the cross stitching around the striped rectangle layer.

Today's card was made using the following products:  Sue Wilson Austrian Collection - Salzburg, My Favorite Things Die Namics Flower Trio, Martha Stewart Frond punch, Tutti Designs Hugs, Lawn Fawn Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, enamel dots from

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thanks for Giving card

The current challenge at Impression Obsession is 'Tis the Season.  My card is for the Thanksgiving season; I may possibly make another card later for the Christmas season.

Here's how I made the card:

To make the leaves, I heat embossed some copper embossing powder after stamping the Tree Line stamp on white card stock.   Then I made a mask so I could line up the leaf shape and see exactly what embossed areas I would be getting inside the leaf shape.  I did this for both the larger leaf and the smaller leaf.

After making the mask and lining it up where I wanted it cut, I then slid the die back into the cutout and taped it in place.  Then I ran it through my die cutting machine.

After all the leaves had been cut, this is what the Tree Line stamp looked like (the "grey" leaves are actually my cutting plates beneath the paper).

Products Used:  IO Stamps Thanks DIE375
IO Leaves DIE030
IO Small Leaf Set DIE095
Cover-a-Card Tree Line Background Stamp by IO Stamps
Various Distress Inks
Smoothie Blending Sponges

MFT Quilt Square Cover Up, Take 3

Monday's Challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to use stitching on a card:  real, die created, or faux.  The "stitching" on my card is die created and around all the tiny white triangular pieces.

Products Used:  MFT Die-Namics Quilt Square Cover Up, Dee's Distinctively Religious Greetings dies, variety of papers from my stash

I'm also entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.

This is the previous card I made with the same die.  Can you tell I used the leftover pieces from one card to the next?

Card #1 (below)

Thanks for taking a look ~ Ann

Friday, November 10, 2017

Doily Star Snowflake

Wednesday's Challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Snow White.

I got the inspiration for my card from Lin's beautiful card here.  If you've never checked out Lin's blog, you should do so.  Her cards are gorgeous.

Products used on my card:  Stampin' Up Hardwood stamp, Marianne Design Doily Star, Impression Obsession Small Snowflake set, Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink, silver foiled cardstock

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, November 6, 2017

2 Fall Cards Using Negative Die Cuts

To make the card, I first stamped the Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Tree Line stamp and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.   Then I cut out two of the leaves and swiped them through some wet ink on my craft mat.

I cut out the word Thankful on some orangish foiled cardstock and stamped the coordinating words "For You" on one of the leaves.

Products used:

Spellbinders Grand Ovals
IO Stamps Cover-a-Card Tree Line Background stamp
IO Leaves DIE030
IO Thankful DIE388
IO MC656 Thankful Clear Stamp set

The second card I made uses the negative left over when cutting out the word Thankful on the orange foiled card stock:

After adhering the foiled cardstock to a piece of white cardstock, I then glued the loops from the letters "f" and "l" back in place.

The background stamp on the oval is the Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Fluff stamp.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Sunday, November 5, 2017

It's Fall!

To  make my card, I first stamped and heat embossed the Cover-a-Card Tree Line Stamp with copper embossing powder.  I then cut the image into some 2" wide strips  and matted two of them on a white piece of cardstock.

Next I used some watered down distress inks on my craft mat and swiped my cut out leaves thru the wet ink.

I used the following products from IO Stamps:

Cover-A-Card Tree Line Background Stamp
DIE 030 Leaves
DIE 095 Small Leaf Set

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Simon Says Christmas Gift Tag

Today's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to make a Christmas gift tag.

Is it hard for anyone else to switch gears from making Halloween cards to making Christmas cards?  I need time to clear off my desk and put all the Halloween dies and punches away and get out the Christmas ones.  I can't stand a messy desk.

My tag was made using the Marianne Design Tiny's Christmas Stocking die.  The snowflakes are also from that die set.  The papers are from Echo Park's Hello Winter 6x6 pad.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, October 30, 2017

Batty Halloween

The current challenge at Impression Obsession is Haunted Greetings.  

I used one of my favorite Impression Obsession Cover a Card Cling Background Stamps called Tree Line.  After inking my background paper with various distress inks and masking the moon, I put the Tree Line cling stamp in my MISTI and stamped twice with VersaFine Black Ink.

I used the following products on  my card:

Impression Obsession Cover a Card cling background stamp:  Tree Line
IO Mini Bats DIE331
IO Happy Halloween DIE326

I'm entering this card in the above challenge.  I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  All Creatures Great & Small.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Saturday, October 28, 2017

When Witches Go Riding ....

Below is the inside of the card:

I can't remember the last time when I actually sat at my desk to make a card.  I totally lost all ambition to sit inside and make cards when we've been having such beautiful Fall weather.  There are always leaves to rake, and the dogs love being outside too.

This card below is the one that got my MOJO back for me.  It's by Michelle Zindorf:

I love her card so I tried making a similar one with the products I own:

Verse stamp by Impression Obsession
Tree stamp by Michaels Arts & Crafts
Witches on broom punch Martha Stewart
Happy Halloween words, Cauldron Witch, Black Cat all by Frantic Stamper
Memory Box Ghosts
Bats and Spider punches by EK Success
Spider Web stamp from Michaels

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann