Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Coffee



Today I'm playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, you can find the challenge here.


For my coffee card, I dry embossed an aqua background and stamped the java sentiment from the Verve Better With You stamp set a few times to make the kraft background.  A little pizzaz was added with a circle and scalloped border dies.


Corrugated cardboard was used to create the large heart  and two coffee cups were fussy cut from designer paper and corrugated cardboard hand cozies cut out, as well as the tiny hearts.  All of the stamps are from the Verve Better With You Stamp set.

Blessings,
DJ

Cat's Meow


The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge colors are:
ELEGANT EGGPLANT
WATERMELON WONDER
SOFT SKY




For my card base I used the Sizzix Scalloped Circle Stand Up Card Die Set , the background was created with My Favorite Things Plaid Builder stamps, the MFT stitched fishtail die is a lighter version of the plaid.


The cat is from The Stamps of Life FluffyCatPudgie4 stamp and die set and was sponged in grey.

Blessings, 
DJ

Monday, June 26, 2017

Shark Bite


The Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge is to use two different stencils on your project.


For the challenge, I covered my base paper with Broken China Oxide ink and inked the diamond stencil in the same shade, then inked a flourish stencil in Cracked Pistachio.  The stitched fishtail was inked in Broken China also with a circle stencil.  The stitched fishtail, arrow, large stitched background, and stitched circle dies are from My Favorite Things.


The Stamps of Life Sharkpudgie dies and stamps were used to stamp and cut out the shark and cut out the waves.  The shark was heat embossed and water colored with Stampin Up markers.

Blessings,
DJ

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Berry Burst Roses

The Splitcoaststampers Sketch this week can be found here.

For the sketch, I wanted to try out some of the new Stampin Up colors.  The base cardstock is Fresh Fig and the matt was made with Berry Burst, the designer paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses paper collection and the base was dry embossed and a smaller rectangle of rose covered paper was added under the flowers, the sentiment was also cut out from the paper.


The doily was made from two HFC Decorative Medallion Dies put together and a bow made with Fresh Fig ribbon was added to the roses.  The small rose vines were created with the HFC Classic Rose Bouquet.


The roses were made with the HFC Vintage Foret stamps and dies.  The roses were stamped and sponged in Berry Burst ink and centers were sponged with the new SU Lemon Lime Twist ink, then glittered.

Blessings,
DJ

Monday, June 19, 2017

Powder Pink Flowers

The Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge is to use a word on your project.



For the challenge, I layered two pieces of embossed paper and created blooms with Heartfelt Creations flowers.


The leafy flourish was made with the HFC Ornate Borders and Pockets Die and the sentiment is by My Favorite Things.


Blessings,
DJ

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pink Petunias

The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge is The Washi Arts Blog.  I chose this paper for my inspiration.


To create this special fold card I used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Collection stamps, dies, and paper.


I started with the HFC 6x6 Foldout Card and added papers from the HFC Petunia paper collection.  The lacy border was made with the HFC Fleur Border Basics Die and petunias added.



Glitter and Gala Glitz were added to the flowers.


Here's the inside.

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Doodled Leaves



 

The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge this week is called Doodle It.

The blue roses were created with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection and glitter and a bow were added.  Nuvo Crystal Drops were added around the outside of the bouquet.



For the challenge, I cut out a piece of Kraft card stock and stamped with a MFT Gingham BG stamp in Kraft color ink, then cut out my leaf with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die.  I used the die to trace around the die cut with a white chalk pen.



Closeup of the doodling.

Blessings,
DJ

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wedding Bells

The Splitcoaststampers Sketch for the week can be found here.


For the sketch I used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Collection and the HFC Classic Rose Collection.  The bottom panel was embossed with an embossing folder, the diagonal panel was also dry embossed and placed on two medallions from the wedding set.  The bells were sponged and painted with silver paint and a sentiment cute out from the Classic Wedding Paper Collection.  Finally, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops around the edges of the lacy border.




Papericious Frosting Powder was added to the flowers.

Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Travel Birthday Card

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge colors this week are: 

Crushed Curry
Pumpkin Pie
Tempting Turquoise


I made this card with my son's 21st birthday in mind since he loves to travel and yellow and orange are his favorite colors.  I stamped the Rubbernecker European Travel stamp twice, once on the left on Crushed Curry and then again on mixed media paper that was inked with oxide inks. The belt is from the Heartfelt Creations Pampered Pooch Pals stamp and die set, it was originally intended to be a collar, but I love it as a belt, I stamped it in black and sponged it with grey ink.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Garden Gate

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge colors are:

Blushing Bride
Pear Pizzazz
Wisteria Wonder



The background was made with dry embossed designer paper by Heartfelt Creations.  I added a gate and window by Cheery Lynn, the pink flowers were make with the HFC Flowering Dogwood and the lavender flowers were made with the Classic Petunias.  The sentiment is also from the Petunia set and is stamped on a stitched MFT die. 



Prills and glitter were added to the petunias.

Blessings,
DJ

Monday, June 5, 2017

Beachy Best Wishes

The Splitcoaststamper Technique Challenge is to use the Wax Paper Emboss Resist, you'll find the challenge here.


My background was made with the resist technique on shiny card stock and I used both pink and blue distress inks.  I added a piece of designer paper from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Paper Collection underneath and the sentiment is also from the paper collection.   A wave of lace was added with the HFC Classic Border Die.



The shell was made with the HFC Coral Reef stamp and die sets, sponged with coral ink and covered with 3d Crystal Lacquer, it hadn't quite dried when the photo was taken so it's still a bit cloudy.

Blessings,
DJ

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Roses on Oxide

The Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper this week is Nathalie Fournier, the card that I case can be found here.


I loved the background inking and the stamping of images in the ink.  I used Oxide inks and Heartfelt Creations stamps, stamping in soft oxide colors.  The roses were made with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamps and dies, and the HFC Classic Rose Vines stamp and die. The small flowers have green prills added to the centers and all were glittered with Crystal Clear glitter.



The border was made with the HFC Delicate Border Basics Die set.



Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to accent the flowers.

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Butterflies on Roses

The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge is to use pearls.


I really enjoyed making a masculine card yesterday with the Heartfelt Creations Everyday Hero paper collection, so I decided to use it again today and make a feminine card.  The roses were created with the HFC Classic Rose stamps and dies, sponged in ink that matched the paper and glittered.  The leaves were created with the Classic Rose Leaf stamp and die.  The sentiment is also from the paper pad.  Pearls were added with Nuvo Crystal Drops around the flowers.



The butterfly was created with the Botanical Wings stamp and die and also heavily glittered with Crystal Clear glitter.

Blessings, 
DJ

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nautical Father's Day

I've created a card today for the Splitcoaststamper Sketch, which can be found here.

Normally, I make 3D cards, but for the sketch I thought I'd do a card that I'll be able to mail for Father's Day.  The exciting thing about this one, is that it's almost exclusively made with one paper pad, the Heartfelt Creations Everyday Hero Paper Collection, even the sentiment was cut from the paper pad.


The background designer paper was dry embossed and all of the pieces were distressed and sponged.



The weather vain style die is from the HFC Everyday Heroes Die and was cut to make a holder for my sentiment.

Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Flowers on the Lattice


The Splitcoaststamper Color Challenge colors this week are:
Sweet Sugarplum
Wild Wasabi
Daffodil Delight



For the color challenge, I stamped the roses in Sweet Sugarplum with yellow centers from the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamp and dies.  The small flowers were made with the HFC Wildwood Florals.


The background was dry embossed with an inked embossing folder, the lattice frame was created with a Spellbinders lattice die and a frame made with the HFC paper pad Raindrops on Roses, the tag is also from that pad.  



The lace border was made with the HFC Ornate Borders and Pockets and the butterfly is from the HFC Butterfly Medley set  The flowers and butterfly were finished off with a heavy coating of Crystal Clear glitter.

Blessings,
DJ

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hummer in the Lilies

The Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge today is called Swipe Your Card, find the details here.

For the challenge, I made the panel on the right by using Oxide inks and a credit card to spread the ink, the left panel was made with Heartfelt Creations paper divided with a Cheery Lynn lace border die.  

The green flowers were made with the HFC Sunrise Lily Collection and the pink were made with the Classic Petunia Collection.  The sentiment is from the HFC Classic Message Cling stamp set and is stamped on a MFT die.


The hummer was heat embossed and water colored and Nuvo Crystal Drops were added.


The stamens were covered in prills and glittered.


Blessings, 
DJ