Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Curio Cabinet - CTD720

Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where the colors are sage green, black, kraft and copper. After seeing the colors and inspiration photo, I immediately thought of using The Greetery’s Curio dies to create my card.
This was the first time using the Curio Dies as I’ve just recently acquired them and although I can honestly say this card took me quite a bit of time, I’m actually pleased at how it turned out (I don’t always feel that way).
I started out by die cutting with the Curio: Spring Findings die. I die cut the nest from dark brown and kraft card stock and the eggs from white. Next I die cut the feather, snail and branch with spring blossom from white card stock. After that I used the Curio: Summer Findings die and die cut the butterflies from more white card stock and the fern and greenery including the leaves for the nest from sage green card stock.
Once almost all of my pieces were die cut, I used some distress oxide ink to add definition to my die cut pieces. On the eggs I used antique linen and on the nest walnut stain and black soot. On the greenery and leaves I used some Stampin’ Up always artichoke ink and on the orange pieces like the butterflies and snail I used pumpkin pie and cajun craze. I also watered down some black soot distress ink and added splatters on the butterflies, snail, feather, nest and blossom branch.
I used the Curio: Divider & Details Die and die cut the frame twice from kraft card stock, once to glue onto black card stock and another to hinge and lift like the photo above. I also used the Curio:Cover Die to die cut the frame using kraft card stock which I then blended on some walnut stain and vintage photo distress oxide ink. The hinge and latch pieces as well as the paperclip were all die cut from metallic copper card stock.
For my sentiment, I used the Curio: Labels Stamp Set and stamped the happy birthday onto one of the banners that I die cut from the Curio: Divider & Details die.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Effortless Beauties - CTD718

Hello, hello! It’s my turn to host over at the Color Throwdown Challenge and I’ve chosen the colors of cranberry, gray, mustard and rust!
The supplies I used to create my card are:
Papertrey Ink Effortless Beauties, Inside & Out Birthday, Feathered Friends Mini, PTI Oval dies, Cover Plate: Ornate. Ink SU: Cherry Cobbler, pumpkin pie, really rust, daffodil delight, smoky slate, basic gray.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Friday, November 4, 2022

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Do the Gobble

Hi there, crafty friends! Today I have a fall slimline card that features the new Hello Bluebird stamp set Do the Gobble. I get a kick out of these dancing critters with all of the fall/Thanksgiving images, they're all so cute!
Creating my card was pretty straightforward, I started out by stamping my images then die cutting them using the coordinating dies to the Do the Gobble set and then coloring using copic markers. Next I used the Gallery Frame #5 and die cut just the frame with three windows in orange card stock.
I used a piece of white card stock as my background and blended on some tumbled glass and brushed corduroy distress oxide ink and then stamped my sentiment. After that I glued on my die cut frame and adhered it to my card base which I had covered with a piece of orange polka dot paper and then added my images popping up the animals and the fruit basket with foam tape.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Friendsgiving

Hello there! I’m popping in today to share my latest card featuring the new Hello Bluebird stamp set, Friendsgiving along with the coordinating Friendsgiving dies. These characters are so adorable and perfect for Thanksgiving and fall cards and projects!
To create my Friendsgiving card, I used the North Fork Slimline Scene die where I eliminated the front bottom pieces after I used it to die cut a piece of white card stock. So instead of a water scene, I created ground with woods in the background. Once all of my pieces where die cut, I used pine needles distress oxide ink on the pines, mowed lawn on the grassy hills and tumbled glass for sky and brushed corduroy and walnut stain on the ground. I also used a light brown copic marker on the birch trees and a green on the pines.
Once my background was finished, I used my Misti and stamped my sentiment from the set. After that I colored the images that I had stamped and die cut using copic markers, added some white gel pen highlights and adhered them to my slimline card base. I should also mention that the tree stump image is from the Bonfire Buddies stamp set from the last release.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Dear Santa

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a card featuring the new Hello Bluebird stamp set, Dear Santa along with the Winter Birch Scene die.
The Dear Santa stamp set is such a cute set that can be used for more than just Christmas, it could be used for Valentine’s Day or for sending a thinking of you card.
For my card, I stamped the images from the set, die cut them using the coordinating dies and then colored them using copic markers. Once that was done I used the Winter Birch Scene die and die cut it from white card stock. For my background, I blended on some tumbled glass distress oxide ink onto a white card base then glued on my die cut pieces. After that I stamped my sentiment and adhered my images popping up the stacked critters with foam tape. Before I taped the mailbox down, I used a craft knife and cut a slit near the flag and tucked in the holly image. I die cut some snowflakes using the Frosty Flakes dies and added three to my scene along with some glitter which I added to the top of the snowy mailbox, the base and ground.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Hello Bluebird Release Day!

Today’s the day! Tonight, October 23rd at 7pm MST the new Hello Bluebird holiday release will be available for purchase! My card today features the sweet, Snowman Hugs stamp set and dies along with the new Warm Hugs Word Die.
To create my card, I stamped and die cut my image from the new Snowman Hugs set and then colored it using copic markers. Next I used the new Warm Hugs Word Die and die cut it twice using white card stock and then once more using pink polka dot paper and then glued all of them 
together to add dimension to the die cut words. After that I used the Nesting Deckle dies to die cut a piece of white card stock which I then blended with spun sugar distress oxide ink. Before adhering my image and die cut word, I used the Frosty Flakes dies with white card stock and added some snowflakes along with some glitter.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Hello Bluebird Release Sneak Peek - Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the Hello Bluebird Sneak Peeks of the October release and I’m here today with a group of tags that I created featuring the adorable new Merry Makers stamp set and dies which will be available October 23rd at 7pm MST.
The new Merry Makers stamp set is perfect for creating either Christmas tags or adorable card scenes! To create my Christmas tags, I stamped all of the images from the set, die cut them and then colored them using copic markers. 
I used the Nesting Square dies and die cut white card stock squares as well as red, teal and green. Next I blended on some tumbled glass distress oxide ink along the tops of each white square, stamped my sentiments and then added white snowdrifts that I die cut using the new Snowy Countryside Square Scene die. I adhered my images using foam tape and added some snowflakes that I had die cut using the Frosty Flakes Dies.
I punched holes in the tops of each tag and threaded on some red and white bakers twine and added some glitter to all of the snowflakes and they were done.


Friday, October 21, 2022

Hello Bluebird Release Sneak Peek - Day 1

Hello, crafty friends! I’m excited and honored to be guest designing with Hello Bluebird again for their holiday release! This release is filled with adorable stamp sets and dies for fall, thanksgiving, Christmas and winter and I can’t for you to see it! The new release will be available over on the Hello Bluebird site on October 23rd at 7pm MST.
Today I’m sharing a card that features the new Autumn Days stamp set and dies. This is such a sweet fall set with not only two girl images but cute critters and elements to create a fun autumn scene.
To create my card I started out by stamping my images, then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out, then colored them using copic markers. Next I used the Nesting Deckle dies and die cut a piece of white card stock which I ink blended scattered straw, wild honey and vintage photo distress oxide ink on. Once that was done, I adhered my images and created my scene popping up the girl, chipmunk and squirrel with foam tape. I heat embossed my sentiment on black card stock using white embossing powder and added my sentiment below the images.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Print Shop: Daisy Days - CTD711

Hello! It’s Wednesday and time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where we have the colors turquoise, yellow, brown and green to create with.
During the sale that The Greetery just recently, I purchased one of the sets that has been on my wish list the Print Shop: Daisy Days which comes with the stamp set and stencils and the dies which are sold separately. I love how you can use this stamp set and dies as a whole or how you can cut pieces of it apart to create something different.

The products I used to create my card: Print Shop:Daisy Days & dies, The Print Shop:Spring Mix (for my sentiment), taken with teal card stock with impression plate, vellum, white card stock, Love to Layer:Scalloped Circle dies, foam tape, brown and blue Stickles glitter.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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