Saturday, October 30, 2021

Just Us Girls #608 - Wild Card Week

 Hello!  Just Us Girls is hosting it's Wild Card week challenge...if there is a fifth Saturday in the month, as we have this month, we have an extra challenge.  The hostess, this week it's Bobby, gets to choose a challenge of her choosing.  Bobby chose the word leaves, and let me tell you that made me happy!

I have two cards to share this week.  I love fall and I love creating with leaves.  This first card uses a leaves wreath stencil.  It's quite large, but I cut it down to fit an A-2 size card.  I used various fall colored distress oxide inks to create the wreath.  I added gold splatter (something I don't do much of...even with a splat box I had gold splatter on my phone, my desk, etc.!).  Then I die cut the sentiment using brown, orange, and gold cardstocks.  I originally used green ink to stencil the dots on the wreath, but when I added the gold splatter I thought gold crystals would look better.  Which in my opinion they did!  I mounted this panel on a brown mat and added it to the white base.

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card.  I decided to use a leaves turnabout stamp for this one.  I went with green, purple, and  light and blue inks.  The sentiment was die cut with gold cardstock.  I added stardust stickles to the berries on the wreath and mounted on pattern paper.  I added strips of gold on either side of the main panel.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our October guest, Nora Noll on the JUGs blog.  This is her last week with us and she's done a fabulous job.  Thanks for joining us Nora!

We are also saying a fond fairwell to our JUGs teammate Angie.  She has been a wonderful asset to our team and she will be sorely missed!  Best wishes to you Angie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe Card #1
Paper:  Recollections white, orange, brown, honey gold mirror cardstock
Ink:  Mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick, ground espresso, gansai tambi starry watercolors
Accessories:  Leaves wreath stencil (SSS), thanksgiving die (SSS), gold crystals

Recipe Card #2
Stamps:  Harvest wreath TAB (C & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, honey gold mirror, pattern paper
Ink:  Hot tub, green tea, royal treatment, juniper mist (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  With sympathy die (Dee's Distinctively), star dust stickles

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Seize the Birthday #226

 Hello everyone!  I have a birthday card to share and thought I'd link it up with the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.  It's just a birthday card...I didn't use the topping of making a sunset scene.  

I made this a while ago and forgot to post it.  I even sent it out to someone already!  I used another stencil set (it seems I can't get enough of them!) in several colors of coral and green.  After it was stenciled, the background looked bare so I stamped over it with a script background stamp.  The birthday sentiment was stamped and die cut and the Happy sentiment was stamped right on the panel.  I added crystals and shimmer to finish off the card.  This was matted onto a coral panel and then onto the white base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Bitty Buzzwords (Honey Bee), Script bg (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Recollections white, coral
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; clay mask, polished, sage, spruce, juniper mist
Accessories:  Hill Blossoms stencil (Altenew), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals, shimmer

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Just Us Girls #607 - Photo Week

Hello!  Cecile is hosting Photo Week over at Just Us Girls, and she has chosen the cutest photo!  I just love it!

I knew right away what my card would look like, and it came out just as I imagined.  I've had this fox from Whipper Snapper for a long time and had to look for it!  It's a wood mount stamp too.  I started by stamping the fox, then the banner.  It took me three tries before I got it right!  The banners are one stamp, so I had to mask each one to stamp the other.  It should have been easy, but for some reason was a pain!  After that, I used a stencil for the clouds and stars.  The fox was colored with copic markers.  I added star dust stickles to the stars and glossy accents to his nose.  

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our October guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Rizzo (Whipper Snapper), Festive Fall Bundle (Gina K)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, mandarine spice, pumice stone, copic markers
Accessories:  Festive Fall Bundle stencil (Gina K), stitched rectangle die (MFT), star dust stickles, glossy accents

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Just Us Girls #606 - Color Week

 Hello friends!  I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls this week and chose this pretty color palette.  Hope you like it as much as I did!

I'm loving these stamp, die, and stencil sets from Pink Fresh as well as other companies, are you?  I like to color, but don't love it and I'm not as proficient as I would like, so these sets give me a look I love!  I love using Distress Oxide inks, as I did here, but find they are not always vivid in color.  You can see that here.  After blending the inks through the stencil, I stamped the line image, but it didn't come out as clear as I would like in some spots.  After stamping and stenciling, I die cut the pieces and added them to the turquoise pattern paper, leaving a place for the sentiment.  I added pearls and shimmer spray to finish it off.  

You can see more from our JUGs design team and our October guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Just a Hello Floral (Pink Fresh Studio)
Paper: Recollections white, Vintage Lemon Twist (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; squeezed lemonade, fossilized amber, salvaged patina, peacock feathers, peeled paint, forrest moss
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle (MFT), Just a Hello Floral stencils and die (PFS), pearls, shimmer

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Just Us Girls #604 - Word Week

Hello friends!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls this week.  Carol chose HALLOWEEN

I had fun making this mini slimline card.  I had several gnomes from this stamp set already colored with copic markers.  I was hoping to use more of them, but was only able to use this little gnome witch.  I started by using a bat stencil and some molding paste for the background.  Then I started laying out the images.  I mounted this black piece onto a white mat and layered this onto a peach colored base.  I added shimmer and crystals.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for October, Nora Noll, on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Halloween Gnomies (SSS)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, orange
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, copic markers
Accessories:  Halloween Gnomies dies (SSS), layered bats stencil (SSS), master layouts 7 dies (Gina K), molding paste, Halloween sentiment strips (SSS), crystals, shimmer


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