Monday, June 26, 2017

Card Sketch Monday - Featuring Falling Flowers

On Monday, I try post a sketch challenge to get the creative juices flowing.   This week I am posting a card I made for a Swap-Bot card sketch swap.  For this swap the host chose sketch #99 from the Freshly Made Sketches  (FMS) archives.   I love the FMS blog and I have made cards using their sketches several times.  This sketch was clean and simple just the way I like it.  I masked off an area, added color with the awesome Watercolor Pencils and did a little micro splattering with my Aqua Painter and Basic Black ink pad.  With my background ready I stamped and die cut a few flowers from the May Flowers Framelits and added some (sadly retired) Enamel Dots.  All done!!


Card Measurements:
 Daffodil Delight base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Watercolor layer 5 x 3 3/4
Daffodil Delight flower  2 x 2
Bermuda Bay Flower 2 x 2
Melon Mambo flower 2 x 2

TIP:   I find the best tool to use for masking off an area to color is adhesive notes.  I have tried painters tape, masking tape and Washi tape.  While the others work sometimes, they have a tendency to really stick to the paper and I have had a few (actually many) disappointing results (paper tears).  So I stick with adhesive notes and I stock up when school supplies go on sale or ask for them at Christmas (nice stocking stuffer).



Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project featuring the fantastic Falling Flowers Stamps and May Flowers Thinlets.

Product List
Stamp
Ink
Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive
Accessory
Big Shot

Don't hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment below or e-mail at texdelch@hotmail.com if you want to learn more this project or the products used to create this card. You can also "Follow by Email" or become one of my "Followers" to keep up with my latest creations.


Enjoy!!


Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

3-D Sunday: Stamped Coasters

I missed posting last week, we were in San Antonio for the Texas State Youth Bowling Tournament and I forgot to take my laptop.  All three of my kids participated this year and the final results will be out on Monday, 6/26.  After the tournament we spent a few days in Austin.  Loved Austin and we plan to visit again.  If you ever go there I suggest Mandola's Italian Market in the Triangle area of Austin -- we ate there twice!  Yummy!!

Here is a very simple project using blank, unfinished tiles.  I picked up my tiles from Michaels Craft Store, a pack of 4 for $3.99, less with 40% off coupon.  Oh so easy!!  Remove any dust from tile, stamp using the archival inks only, I used Stampin Up Basic Black and Basic Gray plus a few others in colors from another company.  Any stamp set will work for this technique it is all about the message you want to create.  To finish I covered the tiles with several coats of Myland's Clear Wax, absolutely love Myland's it is great for craft projects and furniture. No paper or scissors required just ink!!

 
Background - Gorgeous Grunge
Image & Sentiment - Artistically Asian
 


 Awesomely Artistic
Background & Sentiment - Basic Gray
Flowers - Basic Black


TIP: To cover tiles with wax I used the following steps:
  • Apply thin layer of wax using brush, let dry about 30 minutes, buff with old cloth
  • Repeat at least 2 to 3 more times
  • Be sure to wax edges
  • I did not wax bottom 
 
Background & Sentiment - Awesomely Artistic
Focal Point - Dragonfly Dreams
 

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my stamped tile project featuring the Artistically Asian, Awesomely Artistic and Dragonfly Dreams stamps sets.  This is such and easy project hope you give it a try.

Product List
Awesomely Artistic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Artistically Asian Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this project by leaving a comment below or e-mail me at texdelch@hotmail.com. You can also "Follow by Email" or become one of my "Followers" to keep up with my latest creations.

Enjoy!!

Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DOStamper STARs Thursday Challenge #235: Wood Words Bundle

Welcome to this weeks DOStamper Stars Thursday "Card Sketch" Challenge #235. This week I am using the Wood Words Bundle for my card.  I love the rustic Wood Words Stamps and the Wood Crate Framelits, so many options with this set.   I bet you are going to like it as much as I do.


Card Measurement
Always Artichoke  base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Cajun Craze layer 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Wood Textures DSS layer 5 1/4  x 4
Cherry Cobbler 2 x 2
Cajun Craze 2 x 2
Crushed Curry 2 x 2
Always Artichoke 2 x 2
Whisper White scraps for sentiment
 

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TIP:  To give my cards more body and balance I add a Whisper White or Very Vanilla liner cut 5 1/4 x 4 to the inside.   I do this with all my cards, except for cards made with a thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla card base.  I find that by adding the liner the card feels more balanced in my hand, especially if I have several layer of cardstock on the front.  It also adds a space for writing on a card made with a darker color of cardstock. 

 


Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project featuring the rustic Wood Words Bundle and the Wood Textures Designer Series Stack.
Product List
Stamp
Ink
Card Stock
Ribbon & Trim
Accessory
Big Shot
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this project by leaving a comment below or e-mail me at texdelch@hotmail.com. You can also "Follow by Email" or become one of my "Followers" to keep up with my latest creations.



Enjoy!!


Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Set - Catalog Favorite

Stampin Up introduced Dragonfly Dreams in the Occasions Catalog earlier this year and I was so happy that it was carried over into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  It is one of my favorite stamps and Thinlet Dies.  It is one of those stamp sets that I will keep forever, it is truly timeless.  I made a card set with coordinating tote and donated it to a local business for their 30th anniversary giveaway.


 

Card Measurements:
 Smoky Slate  base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Blushing Bride layer 4 x 5 1/4
Whisper White Layer 3 3/4 x 5
Blushing Bride 4 x4 for Dragonfly
 


TIP:  I cut a piece of copy paper same size as Whisper White layer to create a mask using the Layering Ovals Framelits.   I used Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette to create the background with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  To learn more about this technique check out this video on You Tube.   Thanks to Kim Williams inspiration for this card and a great video tutorial.

 
 

Product List
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies
$31.00
Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00


Coordinating Tote
 
 
 
This tote was designed by LeeAnn Greff and her instruction video has been up on You Tube since August 2015.  It is so easy to make, this is my third one and it is a perfect tote for my cards.  The cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, the DSP and Brads are retired, the sentiment is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  I have seen this tote decorated so may ways on Pinterest, it is so versatile.  Just jump in and make one today!!
 
 
 
 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project featuring the fantastic Dragonfly Dreams Stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets.

Don't hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment below or e-mail at texdelch@hotmail.com if you want to learn more this project. You can also "Follow by Email" or become one of my "Followers" to keep up with my latest creations.


Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

DOStamper STARs Thursday Challenge #234: 2017-2018 In Colors

Welcome to this weeks DOStamper Stars Thursday Color Challenge #234. This week we are having a "Product Spotlight" Challenge featuring the new 2017-2018 In Colors.  I love these new colors, especially the Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink.  I managed to get all 5 colors in cardstock and ink onto my card.  The Falling Flowers stamps and May Flowers Framelits are the perfect set for these colors, I love them all together in this card.  Hope you like it as well!!

 
Card Measurements:
 Tranquil Tide  base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Irresistibly Floral (retired) DSP layer 4 x 2 3/4
Powder Pink 3 x 3
Berry Burst 3 x 3
Lemon Lime Twist 4 x 4
Fresh Fig 2x2
Sentiment strip Whisper White 1 x 5
 
 
 


 

TIP:  Use a piece of Washi tape to hold the framelit in place if your do not have the magnet base plate for your Big Shot.  That is what I do.  Works great and does not tear up my cardstock. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project featuring the new 2017-2018 In-Colors.  Which one is your new favorite? 

Don't hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment below or e-mail at texdelch@hotmail.com if you want to learn more this project. You can also "Follow by Email" or become one of my "Followers" to keep up with my latest creations.

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Enjoy!!

Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Catalog - Deligthful Daisy Suite

It's that time of year when Stampin Up releases it's new annual catalog.  One of my favorites in this new catalog is the Delightful Daisy Suite.  It is an absolutely beautiful set.  The Designer Series Paper is just beautiful.  I am going to love creating with this set for a long time.  Here is my first creation with this set, I made 13 cards for a swap--of course I made a few extra for me.

 
Card Measurements:
 
 Old Olive base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Wisteria Wonder layer 5 1/2 x 2 3/4
Delightful Daisy DSP 5 1/2 x 2 1/2
Sentiment strip 3/8 x 5 (See tip)
Daffodil Delight 3 x 3 ( two pieces)
Old Olive scrap for leaves

 
 

TIP:  Use Classic Label punch to create sentiment strip.  Stamp sentiment on 3/8 inch strip and then punch each end one side at a time going through top of punch as pictured below.


Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project featuring the new Delightful Daisy Suite.  Don't hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment below or e-mail at texdelch@hotmail.com if you want to learn more this project.  You can also "Follow by Email" or become one of my "Followers" to keep up with my latest creations.


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Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com

Monday, May 29, 2017

FMS #289 - A Sara Thing (Paper Pumpkin)

Happy Memorial Day!!  It is a glorious day in North Texas to reflect on the service members that were willing and remain willing to sacrifice themselves for the safety and security of others. 
Thank-you!!

Today I am playing with the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge #289.  Once I saw the sketch I knew I had to pull out my April Paper Pumpkin kit, A Sara Thing.  Here is what I came up with today.  This is another color wash card similar to my last post,  this time I used Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils and a wet brush. With the exception of a few embellishments everything I needed to create this card was included in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  How cool is that?


Card Measurements
 
Basic Black base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Whisper White layer 5 1/4 x 4
DSP and Watercolor layer 3 x 3
 


TIP: To add subtle splashes of color to my water colored background I dipped the brush in water and then added pigment directly from watercolor pencil to brush.  Then I flicked the bristles with my finger to achieve the desired look.  Here is a close up photo.

 


Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project featuring A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin kit.  Paper Pumpkin kits are a great way to get crafty without having to spend lots of money.  Each kit contains all you need to complete each project.  Currently Stampin UP is offering a 25% discount on a 3-month subscription for new enrollees.  Now is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. If you would like learn more about Paper Pumpkin leave me a comment or drop me an e-mail at texdelch@hotmail.com.  You can also "Follow by Email" or become one of my "Followers" to keep up with my latest creations.

 
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Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com