Keeping It Cool with Ice Cream

Good Morning all, 
It’s Deborah here today sharing a YUMMY card with you all for our theme Keeping it Cool. Yep, with temps so hot here in Texas I thought what better way to keep cool than to share some ice cream with you all.  😀   I hope you all are trying to keep cool, with some type of Yummy Treats. 
Here is my YUMMY card –  For this card I used an ice cream stamp but I only stamped the cones all over my white card stock first, then I did the ice cream parts, fussy cut them out and used 3D adhesive to create a 3D look. I used some stickers from the sticker page from Echo Park – A Perfect Summer collection around the ice cream cones and used the little kit too, I thought it was cute. Well I hope you find some inspiration from this card. It was pretty easy and so fun to create using this theme – Keeping it Cool. 
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you were inspired to in making a sweet treat card for summer time. For more details regarding my card please hop on over to my blog Creative Life
Wish you all a great week.
Hugs, 
Deborah xxx

A Taste of Summer

Hi everyone,

I’m Christina.

This months Crafty Card Gallery Card Challenge theme is – something that keeps you cool.
…….from ice cold lemonade to sitting under an umbrella. The possibilities are endless!

I decided to to think outside the box and create this fun-filled, colourful, Watermelon shaped card.

handmade watermelon shaped card
Supplies: Recollections- 12×12 pattern paper/Stampin Up- Whisper White card stock/Recollections- Black card stock/heart shaped punch/scissors/Ranger- Glossy Accents/Celebrate it- Ribbon/3 in 1 glue/
Don’t ya just love the taste of crisp, juicy watermelon on a hot day, it’s very refreshing! 
Hope you enjoyed my creation, and any questions or comments just ask.
Christina

a little birdie told me…

Hello friends,

I’m Christina.

Welcome to this months card challenge, from the Crafty Card Gallery. This months theme is – Female Birthday.

Check out my birthday card I created for this months challenge.

Don’t ya just love those Crazy Birds and accessories?! You can mix and match them for any occasion.
Supplies used: Stampin’ Up card stock – Whisper White/ pattern paper/ mixed media paper/ Ranger distress inks – Mustard Seed – Worn Lipstick/ Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Crazy Birds stamps/accessories – dies/ Crazy Talk/ Archival ink – Black/ Neo – Colors 2 – (Water Soluble Crayons)/ pop ups/ Fabre Castell pitt pen – black.
Thank you for stopping by,
Happy Spring!
Christina

My True Love

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this months card challenge from the Crafty Card Gallery.
Theme: love/sweets

Here is my project for this months challenge. I decided to do a traditional valentine on burlap, using Tim Hotz latest – “Technique Re mix”- from 12 tags, Feb. I was so inspired after finishing my creation that I had to share a smaller version for this months card challenge.

handmade mixed media burlap
Supplies used: burlap canvas panel/distress spray stain/ink/texture paste/gold embossing powder/TH stencils – hearts/flourish/Sizzix die – Ornate/grunge board/hemp cord/crinkle ribbon/prima flowers/rhinestones/ TH ideology – found relatives/distress markers
Thanks for stopping by,
Any questions or comments, just ask.
Happy Creating,
Christina

You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this months Crafty Card Gallery card challenge. Theme: Christmas
This is my favourite time of year – from decorating the house to designing cards, it’s pure bliss.

Here is my card for this months challenge and tutorial to follow…

Background – Tim Holtz Watercolor Card Stock (I used the smooth side) or Strathmore mixed media paper (brown series)

Using a blending tool, blend various distress inks on paper. I used Antique Linen and Iced Spruce.

Next use a Mini mister or spray bottle and mist into your hand then flick the water onto the paper, and heat set. This gives the illusion of water droplets. This background technique is super fun and easy.

Stamp Crazy Birds in Black archival ink with Black embossing powder, heat set. I find this last step easier when colouring and it gives more definition. I used mixed media paper, because I was making a lot of them.

For the colouring of the Crazy Birds, I used Neocolor 2, water soluble crayons – they work well and come in various colors. You can also use Ranger distress markers.

There is an option for cutting out those Crazy Birds and accessories. You can either fussy cut them or use the Sizzix coordinating dies, which are super cute and easy to use.

I used the balloon string stamp from the Crazy Things stamp set and dies to create the “whip” and Holiday Joy stamp set/die for the antlers on the “dog”.
The beauty of having the coordinating dies, is you can add layers to the birds, to give them more dimension.

For a nice finish, glossy accents was put on certain areas of the birds to give dimension and crackle accents on the whip. The outlines around the background I used a Fabre-Castel Pitt pen (black-medium). For mounting onto card stock, any colour is fine. I usually try and coordinate them.

I just love playing with the “Craziness”, the possibilities are endless!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and happy creating!

Christina


Lovin’ My Crazy Birds

Hello friends,

Ever since I received my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and accessories – dies/stamps; I knew I would fall in love with them. They are so adorable and super fun to play with. These Crazy Birds came in handy for this months card challenge theme; Trees. Here is my card….

Handmade mixed media card
I decided to use a tree branch from Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die – Branch Tree -, used distress ink walnut stain with the Woodgrain embossing folder to create dimension on the branch. His wings/face are popped up for definition and I couldn’t resist to add a saying from the “Crazy Talk” stamp set – define normal – it just seemed to fit perfectly.
I just love to get in with all the craziness – the possibilities are endless.
Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!
Christina