Saturday, October 22, 2022

Happy Birthday

 My friend has rec'd her Birthday card, so I will post it here.  

  I started with the prompt from the Alpha challenge at SCS V=Vellum. The vellum was die cut using a Memory Box stitched rectangle die.  I used a Stencil on the BG and added the vellum over that. The Memory Box fish were cut using stash Mixed Media pieces I had on hand, I used another Memory box circles die behind the fish. 
  I bet people with Fall Birthdays get cards from others with fall themes and Fall colors.  My friend lives near the Pacific Ocean and they have higher temps there still, so why not an ocean themed card!  
I keep the inside blank so she will be able to use it again if she so wishes!

Hope you enjoyed my ocean adventure today!

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Hey Ghoul! Polkadot Orchard Mid Month

I am posting a fun new Halloween digital image from PolkaDot Orchard today! 

This set is called Hey Ghoul.  I used Distress Inks on the background, and also stenciled using a stencil from Polka Dot Orchard.   I used a stencil called Kaleidoscope   using Distress inks, a black Copic marker and a shimmery texture paste. The green was added using Copic markers. I added sequins for accent. 

We have a new challenge on the Friends of Polka Dot Orchard Facebook page- hope you will come join us!

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I got into a fun cardmaking adventure making a Mixed Media card for Halloween.  I know who I will send this to- a loved one that enjoys celebrating Halloween. 

The image from Polkadot orchard is colored using Copics, I trimmed it and popped it up on the base panel. The sentiment-that comes with the set- I printed twice and cut out a few of the words and popped them up on the panel. 
I used Distress Oxide Inks on this cards background. I added a shimmery paste using a PolkaDot Orchard stencil.  I added Black splatters and also used a dk gray marker through the stencil . 

Challenges TBA

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

A sweet October card

 I was in a Goodwill shop today, looking for white sheets to make (tomato cage) ghosts : )  and I found a great stamp set!  I bought the grab bag and donated the rest of the bag back...just wanted this one and one other HM stamp- both for $2.00. I came home (to our rental vacation airbnb) and I had to ink it up right away!

 The image is Stampabilities Tweet Treats for All. The sentiment is a digi from PolkaDot Orchard. I added Uni-ball white Signo paint pen on the leaves and the cheecks of the wizard- for an Alphabet challenge U=Uni-ball.  I colored the image using Copic markers.  I added color to the background cardstock using Distress inks. 

Critter Crazy challenges : AG with a critter

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Jan's Digital Stamps Mid-month Challenge

Jan has some beautiful releases this month, and I enjoyed creating this card using one of them.  

 This set is called Winter Snowbirds , and I know anyone that knows me is aware of how much I love birds!  The greenery is printed and was cut using the Scan n Cut- you can find winter greenery in a few of Jan's sets. The bows on my wreath are from the new set Banners and Bows

 Janes sets come in black/white and also Pre-colored.  I love to color, but Jan's coloring is so beautiful, I tend to use those images.  OR, I print out both, and use her shading as a guide to color the images myself. 

 I am out of town, and I wanted to share a flicking ink technique I saw a year or so ago.....  you can use your copic markers to flick ink- just take the end of the marker and flick it from the inside of the lid/cap and viola.  

Challenges: TBA

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

I joined a swap this year for Techniques on cards.  I love techniques : )  I used a really fun image from Polka Dot Orchard for my Pop-up Box card. This digital image is called Happy Camper .

 This Pop-Up Box card is quick and easy tp put together. I found the instructions on a Pinterest link. The Images are fussy cut out of the full image and colored using Copic markers.  The DSP is (old retired) SU. I added a touch of sparkle on the moon and the stars. The tent is 2 layers and the 2nd added using dimensionals.  


This is the back of the card and where the message is written.  When you mail the card, it folds up and fits into an A2 envelope. \
 The image fits a slimline, which was my original thought for this card, but I had this technique swap to get completed, so went with this idea : )  
 Here in the Midwest, it is beautiful camping and campfire weather- except the temps in the AM are getting close to freezing!

Over on Facebook, there is a Facebook group called Friends of Polka Dot Orchard. We have a challenge going on now for Halloween cards- come join us!!!


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Monday, October 3, 2022

Happy Howl-O-Ween

 Jan's Digital Stamps has some fun new releases for October. 

 I used this fun witch pup. He is making a potion so all you want to do is throw a ball to him or pet him non-stop!  LOL
 Jans images come black and white or precolored plus a few sentiments. This version in the precolored version. Jan's coloring is so beautiful I frequently use the precolored image. I also use Jan's coloring and shading as a guide to color in the black and white images. 

 There is a monthly challenge where the theme is always Anything Goes (AG).  We'd love for you to join us in the challenge. 


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