Posts tagged ‘Memento markers’

November 24, 2013

Paper craft project no. 88: Celebrate the season

2013-11-24 OLC Celebrate the season
Here’s another one of the A2 one layer Christmas cards I’m making for my mother-in-law. I’m trying to create many cards for her that are quick and easy for me to duplicate. Which is why I love creating one layer cards — I mainly need just stamps and inks, and with the help of techniques like masking and repetition, I can create depth and interest in my cards without the bulk.

For this card, I used the colors in this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge 52 — cherry cobbler, old olive, and crumb cake. I don’t have those specific SU ink colors so I used inks I have that come close. For the cherry cobbler (red) and old olive (green), I used picante and moss green ColorBox pigment inks for the arrows (from the Chevron and Arrows set by STAMPlorations), and lady bug and pear tart (Memento markers) for coloring the poinsettia. For the crumb cake (brown/kraft), I used vintage photo distress ink. I stamped the sentiment (from the Merry set by STAMPlorations) in Memento tuxedo black. I masked the lower area of my card base with painter’s tape then stamped the arrows in alternating colors. Next, I sponged vintage photo distress ink over the stamped area then removed the mask. I stamped the sentiment and colored the poinsettia with markers.

I’m entering this card to the Dream Valley Challenge #70: Clean and Simple as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m off to make more cards :-)


Stamps used:

002 merry-preview copy  vignette-chevronandarrowspreview

October 18, 2013

Paper craft project no. 68: Three cards, one sketch

In today’s post, I’ve got 3 cards to share – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas cards. They are all one layer cards. To create the cards, I used masking, blending, and tone-on-tone stamping techniques.

Here’s card #1: Trick or Treat One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Trick or Treat

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Boo! clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); spiced marmalade, dusty concord (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); tangelo, cantaloupe (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove)

Here’s card #2: Thankful One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Thankful and blessed

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Thankful, Grateful clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); scattered straw, barn door, spiced marmalade, vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); paper brads (Candi); glue dots

Here’s card #3: Celebrate the Season One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Celebrate the season

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Distressed Floral Swirls clear stamp set; Oh, Christmas Tree! clear stamp set, and Merry clear stamp set  (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black, emerald green,sienna (Ranger Archival inks); scattered straw, broken china (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); sequins (Crafters Square); glue dots

The stamps I used on all cards are ones I designed for my line of stamps. (They’re available in my shop here.) Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and link to your blog — I would love to come visit and see your creations!


October 4, 2013

Paper craft project no. 64: Fright night

2013-10-03 CAS Fright Night

Here is an A2 card I made for the first bi-weekly challenge I’m hosting at my other blog. It’s based on a sketch. For this card, I used a couple of Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge dies from Sizzix and thin dies from QuicKutz, and stamps from the Boo! set from STAMPlorations™. I colored the images with markers. The argyle/diamond background stamp is from Stampin’ Up. Here’s the sketch:

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:

Stamps: jack-o-lantern, crow, sentiment (STAMPlorations); argyle/diamond background (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); dusty concord, spiced marmalade ((Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: dandelion, tangelo (Memento markers); vintage photo, brushed corduroy (Tim Holtz Distress markers; textured cardstock (DCWV); dies (Sizzix, QuicKutz); cuttlebug (ProvoCraft); corner rounder punch (EK Success); foam dots; glue dots

Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)


September 30, 2013

Paper craft project no. 62: Thankful for everything

2013-09-27 CAS Thankful for everything
Here’s an autumn-themed A2 card I made a couple of days ago. Happy to report that I’m feeling a lot better now. Sore throat went away Saturday. I still have joint pain and a slight temp, but overall I’d say I’m on the way to getting better. Which makes me glad because I can try to get started this week on a few projects I was supposed to start on last week.

Anyway, for this card, I still had plenty of those leaves that I die-cut from paint chips, so I thought as long as I’m making cards with an autumn theme, I might as well use them. For the stamps, I used the ones in the Thankful, Grateful set from STAMPlorations™.

I’m entering this card to the following challenges:

Stamps: sentiment, cornucopia (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: vintage photo, antique linen, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, picket fence (Tim Holtz Distress markers); dandelion, cantaloupe, tangelo, lady bug (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove); textured cardstock (The Paper Company); designer paper (Prima Marketing Inc.); leaf die (Sizzix Sizzlit); die cut machine (Sizzix); paint chips; glue dots; water color paper (Canson)

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you’re having a lovely week!


September 27, 2013

Paper craft project no. 61: Love

2013-09-27 One Layer Card Love

Still feeling under the weather — it’s day 3 with joint pains and sore throat. DH is bit worried; if I still have sore throat tomorrow, he’s taking me to the doctor. Haven’t been able to get started on those autumn-themed canvases, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to after the weekend. Here’s a one layer card that I managed to make in between my Netflix marathons this week.

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:


Stamps: flower, sentiment (Fiskars)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink)
Other: lulu lavender, grape jelly, tangelo, dandelion, bamboo leaves, new sprout, tuxedo black (Memento markers); watercolor paper (Canson)

Have a great weekend!


September 15, 2013

Paper craft project no. 56: Sending love your way

2013-09-14 CAS Sending love your way

Here’s an A2 card I made last night for CAS(E) this Sketch #45. I must have gone through at least a dozen stamps in my stash and tried them all on scratch (unlined index cards) before I settled on this particular flower stamp. For some reason, the indoor photos I’ve been taking have been coming out not so great even after post processing them, so I had to wait this morning to take a photo of this card outside. (I’m beginning to love using our old bench table for the cards.) This one I took when I managed to get a break this morning. For months, the hubby and I have been wanting to get the hutch out of our bedroom and in storage and it’s been put off many times for one reason or another. Around 6 a.m. today, we finally set out to do what’s been needing to get done. Anyway, a couple of hours into it, I had a bit of time to snap a photo of my card.

To create this card, I used painter’s tape to mask a 9″x12″ cold-pressed 140-lb watercolor paper so I’d have a stamping area that’s 4″x5.25″. I used Memento markers and applied them onto different areas of my stamp. I spritzed a little water then stamped on one corner. Repeated it to stamp on the other corner. Then I took my Faber-Castell water brush, loaded it with water and then painted on the stamped image to drag the colors and give the image that watercolor wash look. After it’s dried, I removed the painter’s tape, cut the watercolor paper, and then mounted it on my card base. Finally, I stamped the sentiment.

I’m also linking this up to a few other challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #48: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays #120: Anything Goes
Keep It Simple Challenge #22: Water
Sister Act Card Challenge #24: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge #1: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #62: Make Your Mark
Happy Campers Challenge #21: Use a stamp
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge: Flowers

Stamps: sentiment (Hero Arts); flowers (Inkadinkado)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink)
Other:  dandelion, tangelo, lady bug, danube blue, rose bud, grape jelly (Memento markers); water brush; watercolor paper (Canson)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week ahead. I’m off to clean and organize some more!


PS: Interested in a holiday papercrafting challenge? Click here! :-)

September 11, 2013

Paper craft project no. 53: Love is everything

2013-09-11 OLC Love is everything

Here’s an A2 one layer card I made earlier. I was thinking about what my husband said to me this morning — that no matter how much we argue or how much I screw up (I was a bit down after getting an upsetting email yesterday — and I let a stranger’s opinion get to me), he’s going to always love me and nothing can change that. And so as I was going through my stamps, I found this sentiment. How apropros is that? Since the hubby keeps a good ten-foot distance between him and my stamps in any direction at all times, I doubt he’d seen this sentiment ;-)

I’m linking this up to a few challenges:  CAS(E) This Sketch #44; A Creative Romance Challenge: CAS Style Cards; Totally Gorjuss Challenge #200: Anything Goes; Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #62: Make Your Mark; and A Little Bit Crafty Challenge: Clean and Simple.

Stamps: flowers, vase (Hero Arts); sentiment (Cloud9 Design)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink)
Other: dandelion, angel pink, summer sky, lulu lavender, lilac posies (Memento markers); mustard seed, spiced marmalade, crushed olive, peeled paint, dusty concord, fired brick, weathered wood, antique linen, bundled sage, frayed burlap (Tim Holtz Distress markers); bone folder


I started this blog two months ago and since then, I’ve come across so many great blogs. Thought I’d mention some of the incredibly creative ladies I’ve “met” and whose blogs I’m now following (don’t want to miss any of their stuff!): Anita of My Papercraft World; Joni of Papell with Love; Nonni of Runaway Cards; and Sandie of London Days. Hop on over to their blogs — their cards are pure eye candy!

And I’ve got another blog where I’m hosting a holiday papercrafting challenge. The challenge runs until September 22. Any kind of papercrafting project is welcome — cards, tags, scrapbook/album covers, home decor. I would love for you to be there!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. Thank you for taking a peek!

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