Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hummer in the Vineyard

The Splitcoaststamper Ways to Use it Challenge is to use grapes, wine, or a vineyard in your project.

I used the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera Paper Collection to create the background for the card.  The grapes are from the Italiana Riviera Cling Stamp and Die sets and were heat embossed and water colored with Stampin Up markers, glittered and attached with foam tape.

A few Nuvo Crystal Drops were added for accent.

The adorable hummingbird is from the HFC Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp and Die set and was colored in the same way as the grapes.  The sentiment is also from the same paper collection as the background.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017


You can find this week's Splitcoaststamper Sketch here.

For the sketch, I used the Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around Collection of stamps, dies and paper.  The papers were cut to fit the sketch and the yellow strip was dry embossed with a leafy embossing folder.

The monkey was sponged and I added 3d Crystal Lacquer, to him and the other monkeys and accents.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thinking of Lilies

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge colors this week are:
Tangelo Twist
Old Olive

Cherry Cobbler

For the color challenge I started with a background designer paper from the Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy paper collection.  The doily was made with three layers of the HFC Decorative Oval Die and glued them together to give it some substance.

The sentiment was cut from the same paper pad.

The flowers were made with the HFC Sunrise Lily Stamps and Dies, orange Gala Glitz added to the stamens and then they were heavily glittered with Crystal Clear glitter.  The butterfly is from the HFC Butterfly Medley stamp and die sets and was sponged and glittered.

Finally, a few Nuvo Crystal Drops were added.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Smack Down Background

The Splitcoaststamper Technique challenge is the Smack Down Technique found here.

For the Smack Down technique I used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Cling Stamp in two shades of green on a MFT stitched square die-namics.

The sentiment is from the HFC Classic Message Cling Stamp set and was stamped on an MFT die.

The background die is a Spellbinder Victorian Accent die and three layers were glued together and rubbed with a peach ink pad and then heavily glittered.

The Petunias were made with the HFC Classic Petunia Collection, prills and Crystal Clear Glitter.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nesting Bird

The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge is the Sewpaperpaint blog, you can find the beautiful project that I chose to case here.

I love the frame she made by stamping into wet glaze, I started by inking my work-surface with several inks and after spraying the ink with water, smooshing the mixed media paper in it.  I chose to use transparent glossy texture glaze and stamped it with a My Favorite Things Cheesecloth Background stamp.  The Stampendous Nesting Bird image was heat embossed and colored with Stampin Up markers and a water pen. 

Here's a picture of the stamped glazed frame.

The Sizzix Bigz Butterfly was cut out and embossed on another piece of inked mixed media paper and I added black ink and glitter over.

The corner bouquet was made with the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection and Leafy Branch stamp and die sets and Crystal Clear Glitter added.  For a tutorial on making the dogwood flowers, check out the HFC blog.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nautical Father's Day

For this Father's Day card, I started with paper from the  Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heros Paper Collection, which was distressed and sponged.  The HFC Everyday Heros Die was cut out in black and rubbed with metallic blue paste to look like iron.  The belt is from the HFC Pampered Pooch set and it was stamped in black on grey cardstock, then sponged and cut out with the matching die.

The verse is from the Verve Scripture Medley 4 stamp set and is on an MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag die.  Silver Nuvo Crystal Drops were added along the flag and belt for accent.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017


I'm checking in today with a card for the Splitcoaststampers sketch.

Normally I make square cards, but today I used a rectangle piece of designer paper from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Paper Collection, so I went with a rectangle card. My base designer paper was dry embossed and all the layers distressed.  

The 3d petunias were made with the HFC Classic Petunia stamps and dies, sponged, glittered and gala glitz added to the centers.  A few Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the left corner to fill up the space.

The large petunia image was heat embossed in black and water colored with Stampin Up markers with lots of Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter added on top.  It's matted on an oval of HFC dp that was dry embossed and also a Spellbinder die in distressed white.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is on a MFT die-namics pierced banner die.

For details on flower sculpting, check out the HFC blog.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Butterfly Garden

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge colors are:

with a bug for dessert.

I played around with several cardstock colors to dry emboss my bird ef, but liked the sponged white paper best so it wouldn't drown out my flowers.  I used a ready made frame from the Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Paper pad raised with foam tape on top, after cutting out the center with a MFT stitched rounded corner square die-namics.  

The flowers are from the HFC Classic Petunia Collection and were sponged in the color challenge colors and matching prills were added to the centers.  Crystal Clear Glitter was added to the flowers and butterfly.  The tag is also a MFT die and I'm using a Verve sentiment from the Simply Amazing stamp set again today.  Nuvo Crystal Drops were added around the flowers.

The butterfly is from the HFC Botanical Wings set and was heat embossed and colored with Stampin Up markers then glittered.

For details on sculpting these Petunias, check out the HFC tutorial.


Monday, May 15, 2017

You Are Amazing

This week's Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge is Washi Watercolor.

The background was made from paper from the HFC Classic Petunia Collection and dry embossed.  For my Washi Tape Watercolor I used the center die of the Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window in mixed media paper and placed the washi tape where I wanted my sentiment to be, then I sprayed with lavender and purple spray inks.  After removing the tape, I stamped the sentiment from the Verve Simply Amazing stamp set in the clear spaces left by the washi tape.

The Botanic Window and HFC Raindrops on Roses dies were painted with 3d stamp paint and covered in Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.

The petunias are made from the HFC Classic Petunia cling stamp set and were also glittered with Crystal Clear and the centers are filled with Mauvie Gala Glitz.  For details on sculpting the petunias, check out the HFC blog.

Nuvo Crystal Drops were added around the flowers.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Petunia Garden

The Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All Challenge is - What's in Your Garden?

The day before Mother's Day every year, my family and I go to the farmer's market where I buy lots of plants, including hanging baskets of petunias.  For my petunia card, I used the new Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Collection.  The background was cut from HFC designer paper and dry embossed, the circle frame was also cut from HFC paper with My Favorite Things Die-namics and I placed a Spellbinders lattice die behind.  After sponging, cutting, and shaping the flowers, I added  Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers and Mauvie Gala Glitz to the centers.  I cut out the sentiment from the HFC Petunia Paper Collection and added Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Oceans of Love

The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge is - favorite pet, or pet you wish you'd had as a kid and I used this week's MFT Sketch.

Although I didn't have fish as a kid, I made my dream come true as an adult and had two large coral reefs, both had Clown Fish in them.  It's hard to find a fish sitter when we'd go on vacation, so when I moved a couple of years ago, I decided to sell the tanks.  I do still miss them and think that fish make great pets.  For my card, I used the new My Favorite Things BB Mermazing stamp set and die-namics.  The background was made with the Die-namics Dainty Scallops Cover-Up and the smaller strip was stamped with shells from the stamp set.  All of the dies are MFT Die-namics and I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops- Aquatic Mist to make little bubbles around the fish.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vintage Lilies

This is my card for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge.

I chose to turn the sketch sideways and put the flowers closer together for a better flow.  I added the butterflies to also emulate the sketch.  The butterflies were stamped and cut with the Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Collection and the lilies were made with the HFC Sunrise Lily Stamp and Die sets. I stamped and sponged two sets of lilies in dark green and two sets in Momento Rhubarb ink, added prills to the centers and glittered with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear and Frosting Powder.  A few Nuvo Crystal Drops were added around the flowers.

The sentiment if from the Verve Faith Medley Stamp Set, and all of the dies used are My Favorite Things Die-namics.

Glitter Glue was added to the butterflies for sparkle.

Close up of the Crystal Clear and Frosting Powder, the Frosting Powder gives a little more white detail.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunny Days

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge is to use two or more of the following colors: 

cucumber crush

watermelon wonder
mint macaron
delightful dijon
tip top taupe

This card was made with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose paper, stamps, and dies.  I embossed the background paper and distressed.  The roses were sponged and glittered.  The pretty sentiment is by Verve from the Brighter Days stamp Set, it's stamped on a My Favorite Things Double Stitched Die-namics. Finally, I added 3 Nuvo crystal drops.

Yellow prills were added to the yellow roses and all were glittered with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter.

Sweet sentiment by Verve.