Sunday, August 31, 2014

Halloween Krafty Witch card!

Happy Labor Day Weekend! I start my OB-GYN rotation next month (ironically), so this will be the last crafty spree I'll be able to do for a while. Anyways, I saw that there was a Krafty Halloween/Witch challenge on the SSS Monday Challenge site, so I made a card for it.

I used some Strathmore water color paper, Happy Hauntings stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and Owlways Friends set from My Cute Stamps, stamped on Ranger Archival Ink, and colored in with Prismacolor colored pencils and Artist's Loft watercolors. Enjoy! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quick life update

I have a few cards to post, but the Psychiatry COMAT is tomorrow. Gotta study! I'm expecting a package soon from Staples of crafty goodness, so I should have a haul post soon as well. Maybe even a video!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 cards!

Here are some more of the cards I'm submitting to the Stretch Your Stamps 2 Gallery:
This one is for the Floral stamps day, the lesson was to stamp the florals in bold colors, which I did using Colorbox Fluid chalk Cat Eye pads. I used the Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey stamp set, which had a lot of floral stamps, surprisingly. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine stamp set. 

No Surprise, then that this card was for the Alphabet and Sentiments Lesson. I had a great time mixing up the letters from the Lawn Fawn Milo's ABCs to make the word search, and the other part of the sentiment and the couch are from the Paper Smooches Vogue Abode stamp set, which I paper-pieced with Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade 6x6 paper. 
This was a take on the Background/reverse backgrounds lesson. The stamp set is from Hero Arts, but I forget the name. I embossed it in white and then sprayed it with Dylusions sprays, then sprayed the Dylusions on the stamp itself. 
These two cards and a few following were from the Play Day, which featured this "Hello Friend" stamp set from Ali Edwards and Technique Tuesday. I didn't have any embossing folders (I don't have a die cutting machine), so I faux embossed by doing white heat embossing on Neenah Solar White card stock. 

This one was done with clear embossing, on a reverse background stamp, the Highline stamp from Hero Arts.
This was Card 1 for Graphic Stamping Day. I got a little creative and actually used the stamps from the Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine stamp set. The interlocking rings are actually the rainbow elements. The dot and the heart, as well as the sentiment, are from the Love This stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. 
Card 2 for Graphic Stamps Lesson Day, I also stretched my imagination and used elements from the SSS Love This stamp set for the blocks, and the sentiment and flowers are from the SSS Sending Happy Thoughts Stamp set.
Don't these just remind you of little lanterns? I used the SSS Love This Stamp Set again, and just played around with Hero Arts Shadow Inks to get a cool effect. 
For the this card, I wasn't sure if I should have it under graphic stamps day or the Backgrounds stamp day. I used a technique from both of the days, kissing stamps, to create these elegant cards. Actually, I double kissed the stamps. First, I inked the blob stamp from the SSS Love is everything stamp set, and then I kissed it to the music notes stamp set from Hero Arts, then stamped it. I then stamped it again right next to the first image, to create the softer graduation image. Then I kissed the now-blank blob stamp back to the exact place where I'd kissed in the first place, to get the image back on the stamp, and then stamped that and then generation stamped again. So elegant, so easy, so much fun! 
This card used the same technique, except the blobs are more random. The sentiment is from a much older stamp set, the SSS Music 2 My Ears set from the SSS November 2012 card kit. 

....and, I'm back!

I'm back from my self-imposed sabbatical! I just started my third year of medical school, and have been having fun in my psych rotation. I decided that since psych was a relatively easy rotation, I could afford to treat myself after all my hard work in studying for my boards, so I treated myself to my very first Online Card Class, hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire. Here is one of the cards for Online Card Classes, the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class.
This card was so much fun to create! The Background is from the Hero Arts Highline collection, and I stamped the sentiment (SSS Inside and out sayings) on some vellum, heat embossed in gold, and added some enamel dots from My Mind's Eye. The background was also sprayed in multiple colors from the Dylusions Spray sets. I've been enjoying