Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Pumpkin Diaorama

The seasons are changing fast here. It seems like overnight the days are in the 50's. I'm making more excuses to stay in and make my own weather.

Maybe you are too and are looking for a challenge to play today. Fusion Card Challenge has this one that begins today! 
What a fun fall night scene set inside a pumpkin! I was tempted to recreate it, but the black pumpkin kept stopping me in my tracks. I decided to make a Halloween scene inspired by those pumpkins and the night sky.

If you're not loving the scene that's ok.. you can play along with the sketch! 
My favorite Halloween stamp set is the Trick or Treat Friends from Pretty Pink Posh. I just think the kids are adorable! I love their costumes and accessories that allow you to personalize them as you like. 
I made a distress ink background using a cloud die cut border as a mask to ink a cloudy sky. 
I had fun arranging the scene. I perched a crow on a jack o lantern, and have the little witch flying through the night sky. 
Now it's your turn!

Are you ready to play? I wonder how you will interpret the photo! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.

Barb Ghigliotty
Jen Mitchell
Karren Johnson
Linda Callahan
Lyndal Higgins
Michelle Leone
Michelle Lupton
Michelle Williams
Wanda Cullen

I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! I cant wait to see what you make!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends, Stitched Essentials One (moon)
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Pansy Purple


Trick or Treat Friends
Trick or Treat Friends

PPP
Trick or Treat Friends Die
Trick or Treat Friends Die

PPP
Pansy Purple Jewels
Pansy Purple Jewels

PPP | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black

SCB | SSS
Copic Markers
Copic Markers

DB
Copic Marker Refills
Copic Marker Refills

DB

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Release Blog Hop!


It's a great day for a visit! It's the second day of new release blog hop celebrating the Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Release! There's so much to see! If you're following along you should have reached me from the amazing Yoonsun Hur's blog! If you'd like to start at the beginning and get all the details you can find them here at the Pretty Pink Posh blog.
Paulina's got everything you need for the upcoming holidays.. Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years too! I'm sharing three cards today starting with this bright Christmas card.

I started with a stacked background of Stitched Borders 3 stripe die and added Copic Colored wreaths from the new Winter Wreath stamp set. 
That adorable Santa is from the new Holiday Signs stamp set. I love that you can change the sign with the different sentiments in the set. 
This card was made with the gorgeous new Amaryllis stamp set! I stamped the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers.
The set includes the flower in different stages of development from bud to full bloom. The sentiment is from the Decorative Ornaments stamp set.
The beautiful blooms are layered on a Lattice background die layered over gold glitter paper. A little sparkle and shine is a MUST for Christmas! 
This card is made completely with die cuts! It starts with stacked zig zag borders from the Stacked Edges One die set cut from shades of blue card stock.
I topped that with the new Stitched Poinsettias. They're gorgeous - take a close up look at the stitching on the flowers and leaves! 
I tucked some extra greenery - Festive Holly and Pine Sprigs. The berries are from the Festive Holly set. I thought the purple would make them stand out a bit. My sentiment is the Seasons Greetings Script die cut from gold foil. The sentiment was cut twice. If you look close you can see I stacked the foil over the die cut from gold glitter paper.
The next stop on this hop is my friend Eloise Blue! But before you go.. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 10/22/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. I'd sure love to see you win!

Here's a complete list of all the designers with projects to share today.


Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Jennifer McGuire
Gemma C.
Angelica Conrad
Adelle Emery
Lucia Cao
Suzy Plantamura
Debbie Olson
Yoonsun Hur
Jeanne Jachna (That's me!) 
Eloise Blue
Wanda Guess
Kelly Latevola 
  


This is a two day hop so stop by Pretty Pink Posh tomorrow for a second day of amazing inspiration!

Good luck and happy hopping!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3, Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Caribbean, Flamingo, Raspberry

Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Amaryllis, Decorative Ornaments
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Amaryllis, Lattice Background

Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stacked Edges One, Stitched Poinsettias, Festive Holly, Pine Sprigs, Seasons Greetings Script
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold

Winter Wreath
Winter Wreath

PPP | SSS
Winter Wreath Dies
Winter Wreath Dies

PPP | SSS
Holiday Signs
Holiday Signs

PPP | SSS
Holiday Signs Die
Holiday Signs Die

PPP | SSS
Stitched Borders 3
Stitched Borders 3

PPP | SSS
Amaryllis
Amaryllis

PPP | SSS
Amaryllis Die
Amaryllis Die

PPP | SSS
Lattice Background
Lattice Background

PPP | SSS
Stitched Poinsettias
Stitched Poinsettias

PPP | SSS
Pine Sprigs
Pine Sprigs

PPP | SSS
Festive Holly
Festive Holly

PPP
Decorative Ornaments
Decorative Ornaments

PPP | SSS
Season's Greetings Script
Season's Greetings Script

PPP | SSS
Stacked Edges 1
Stacked Edges 1

PPP | SSS
Flamingo Pink Jewels
Flamingo Pink Jewels

PPP | SSS
Raspberry Jewels
Raspberry Jewels

PPP | SSS
Caribbean Blue
Caribbean Blue

PPP | SSS
Metallic Gold Jewels
Metallic Gold Jewels

PPP | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black

SCB | SSS
Copic Markers
Copic Markers

DB
Copic Marker Refills
Copic Marker Refills

DB

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Spellbinders Thanksgiving Interactive Card AND A SALE!

Well hello there! I hope you are having a great day. Today I'm sharing an interactive card.. something you don't see from me everyday! I'm always impressed and delighted with an interactive card, but I will be honest.. they sort of scare me. I always assume they are very complicated.
This card was made with the Spellbinders Festive Wreath Slider Card Large Die of the Month. If you haven't seen Spellbinders in a while it's time to give them another look.

They have several "kit of the month" that you can subscribe to. They are a great value and the subscription price includes shipping. It's a great way to treat yourself and it's nice to be surprised every month with a new die set. If you don't like a surprise you can still buy the kit AFTER it's released.
The kit I'm working with today is from the Large Die Kit of the Month Series from June 2019. 
The die set includes all the pieces to cut an interactive card. It includes the base, the tag, the slider middle and lots of pieces for making a seasonal wreath. I cut the leaves and acorns from several colors of card stock and attached them to the included circle wreath. 
What makes this set even better is that there are bitty die cuts to make wreaths for several holidays. You'll find Easter eggs and bunnies, clover, snowflakes, balloons and more!

The design is very simple, just pull the tag and the front of the card slides up and the wreath stands. 
I adhered pattern paper over white card stock before cutting the pieces to make the card more durable, but it really wasn't necessary. 
For someone like me, who is afraid of interactive cards, there are no more reasons to run. This couldn't have been easier. The hardest part was waiting for the adhesive on the colorful leaves to dry so I could complete the card.
The Thanksgiving die cut sentiment is from another Spellbinders Kit of the Month - this is from the Give Thanks Small Die Kit of The Month. It's another older set, but is still available here. 
I'm delighted with how this card turned out, and when I'm done playing with it I'll send it to my parents because I know they'll get a kick out of it too! 

Spellbinders is having a great sale right now!

AND past Kits from previous months like the one I used today are on sale for 40% off! 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Sugar Pea Designs Indian Summer
Dies | Spellbinders Festive Wreaths Slider Card, Give Thanks
Pattern Paper | Pink Paislee Outfitters 6"
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Gold


Festive Wreaths Slider Card
Festive Wreaths Slider Card

SPB
Give Thanks
Give Thanks

SPB