Monday, January 16, 2023

Hello- JAN SID

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I swear the years are getting shorter! ;-) 2022 seemed to come to an end extra quick this year, but a lot of things seemed to come up so it was as relaxing or enjoyable as it usually is. On to the card, since that's what we are here for! Here the Stick It Down card sketch by the talented Laura Rumble....

For my card with everything going on I decided to keep it pretty simple... but who am I kidding CAS is probably my favorite style of card to make. I started by going through my stash of Washi. My first pick was the thin rainbow with a gold strip, then I just grabbed some that coordinated with it. I placed them down on my card, I did add some liquid glue for the glitter tape since it wasn't wanting to stay down. Die cut the hello form some white cardstock and glued it over the washi. 


It's a pretty simple card and a great way to use the washi I have, I don't use it enough and I've collected a lot of it! Below is a closer look at the gold foil as well as the gold glitter washi tapes. I think they are so pretty. 



Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica

Thursday, December 1, 2022

DEC SID- Joy

 Hello and welcome to my card for Stick It Downs December card sketch.


I enjoyed this sketch and could be many ways. I started by using a background stamp and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder. To start my stripes I used some painters tape to mask of the white area. Using some Rustic Wilderness distress oxide I colored the bottom corner, then used the same ink to color the greenery on the top corner. For the red berries I colored them with Barn Door and added some red stickles over the larger berries. To create more of the stipes I added some red glitter washi. Added my die cut sentiment and called it done! I'm pleased how it turned out and may need to make another.



Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica

Monday, November 21, 2022

NOV SID- Christmas Scotties

Hello and welcome to Novembers Stick it down  card sketch! I don't know about you but I can't believe we are already half way through November, Christmas is right around the corner and I'm not ready! This card will help with my not being ready though. ;-)



For this card I used the Christmas Scotties stamp and punch set from Stampin' up. The paper is also from Stampin' Up, but it's an older paper pack. I stamped the same pup 3 times and stamped the bow twice. I wanted the middle image to have something different on it's neck, so tied some ribbon around like a little scarf. 


Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica

Monday, October 24, 2022

OCT SID- Gnome I'm here for the candy

 Hello all and welcome to my card for the October card sketch for Stick It Down! This is fun sketch and I can see me using it again with dies, stencils and or more pattern papers for other seasons. Also if you've ever thought about being on sketch design team we are having DT call, check out the detials here!


For this months card I started with an image that I had previously watercolored and then found a pattern paper I wanted to use with it. Loved the various words and colors on this pattern paper (Recollections) that has been in my stash for quite a while! I then took some water color paper that had been cut the same size as my card front and tore it to create the design of the sketch and distressed with some black soot. When the paper pieces were adhered to the the card base I use the black soot to distress all the edges and stamped my sentiment.


I then added the gnome with an action wobble so that he is popped up and wobbles for more fun. Reminds me of the old Weeble toys.... you know they wobble but don't fall down. ;-) I added some nuvo drops and a couple of clear adhesive stars that I colored with copics to coordinate to finish the card.



Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica

Monday, September 26, 2022

SEPT SID- Witch way is the candy

Hello and welcome to my September Stick It Down sketch post! We have another great sketch from Mandi and I couldn't help making 2 cards with the sketch.


For my first card I went with a Halloween card using MFT's Witch way is the Candy set. I just love how cute she is and the images that come with set. I started by making my candy corn background with layer stencil from Photoplay. Used a rectangle frame die from MFT to create a layered look. Once the layers were on the card base I added some Distress Mica spray to add some splatter and shimmer (love that it does both). I then stamped the images, I almost left her black and white but decided she needed a little more color, so I colored her with only the colors already on the card. I didn't want to add more colors so left some areas black and white. 



For card two, much of the process was the same. I used the same rectangle dies, but used a Lawn Fawn stencil and snowflake die to make a Christmas card. Layered everything together and added some shimmer to my die cut snowflake. 




Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica

Monday, August 1, 2022

Aug SID - Flying by to say hi!

 Hello and welcome to August and Stick It Downs card sketch for the month!


I stayed true to the sketch to make a masculine style card for my dad. The sketch was a great way to use up some of my 6x6 paper out of the tons of packs I have! These weren't all from same pack, but they worked well together and it felt good using some by mixing and matching. I stamped and fussy cut out the paper airplanes (Lawn Fawn), adding a little shading with Copics. Then I decided to add some stars to go with the star pattern paper I used as the panel base. So I used Copics to color the stars to match.





Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica


Monday, July 25, 2022

July SID- Sunshine and Rainbows

 Hello all and welcome to my post for the June card sketch from Stick It Down! It's summer, my kids are out of school and enjoying the break! I'm enjoying not running them around as much for school activities. :-)


I've had this soft rainbow watercolored background on my desk for sometime now and when I saw the sketch this month I thought it would be a perfect background. I die cut a sun using a stitched curve die out of yellow paper and added some distress ink to the deepen the color. Before gluing it down I traced the curve and heat embossed some rays for the sun. I then sprayed some shimmer spray on the panel before adhering it to the glitter panel and card base. Added my sentiment with a border of black cardstock and a little bit of vellum as well with some foam tape for a tad bit of dimension.





Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica