Monday, February 22, 2021

Mirror Image Stamping Technique

 Hello and Welcome to my Blog.

Wishing everyone good health as we move through out winter months.


Today, I would like to share a new technique I tried by making this card.  If you have 30 minute of play time, give it a try.  It takes a bit to master the Mirror Image Stamping Technique.

Head to You Tube and search out Mirror Image Stamping and you will see a few video's that can show you how to stamp a mirror image of a stamp.

I am supporting small business stamping companies by playing along with challenges that I will link below so that you can visit their websites.

Simon Says Stamp Blog has a Monday and Wednesday weekly challenge.  Check it out HERE.

Simon Says Wed. Feb. 17th challenge was titled "Favorite Technique"  

Here is my card I have designed to incorporate several challenges. 


Lawn Fawn has presented a sketch challenge  # 95.

One of my favorite go to tools is the  Clear Design Scrubber Pad for stamp cleaning.

Check it out at the Hero Arts STORE.


Hero offers a great selection of embossing powder as well.  I have used 

PW119 Detail Black  Embossing Powder

Check out "A blog named Hero".  

Check out the Critters challenge.                 Saturday Challenge #569 - Critters!

 

 Besides the above challenges, I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #2 – ATG

Word Art Wednesday #479 & 480 – ATG 

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #202  


The Corrosive Challenge #2 – ATG

 Crafty Calendar – Dies and Ribbon

Polkadoodles Wk 8 challenge.

 Have a great week.

Ava

Supplies

Coredinations Cardstock

3L Adhesives

Lawn Fawn Stamps

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Metallic String Iridescent White

 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Hearts for February 2021

Hello there!  Hope everyone is taking care as we roll into February 2021.  

Time is flying past so quickly.

To-day, I would like to share a CAS card which allows your eyes to settle on the card and has 

multiple meanings to everyone. 

 


 

 

Supporting the following Challenges:

Less is More - #435 - In A Row  


Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 93 – Lots of Love

Stamp sets from Lawn Fawn:  LF1328 Elphie Selfie & LF1231 Plan On it Holidays


 

AAA Cards Blogspot - Game #182 One Layer + optional twist Silhouettes

One of my Hearts is a Silhouette.



Simon Says Blog - Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge


Casology Blogspot -
Week 382: UNITE



Have a wonderful weekend.

A v a


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sweet'n Sassy Stamps

Hello and Welcome.


Today, I would like to share a card I made for Valentines Day.


Sweet 'n Sassy has a January 2021 challenge  #SNSSVIP0121 with a Love Theme.


 I have used an old stamp set of mine called the Punny Fruits and Vegetables Stamp Set.

 

 

I am going to support and play along at:

Hero Arts

and

Word Art Wednesday

 

 


Challenge # 19  Include a Heart.

 


Anything Goes - Weeks #473-#474 

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January Challenge (#417) - Anything Goes

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week.

Ava

 

 


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Penny Black

 

Welcome...

Hello my friends and Penny Black fans! I created a Christmas Card with my new dies from 

Penny Black. 


The Ornamental Branch I believe is going to be my favorite die from Penny Black.  I also used the stamp set called Special Friends by Penny Black.

I was inspired to create my card below from designer Judy Hayes from Scrapbook Adhesives blog.

Titled Holiday Package Topper.

 


I’m entering my card in the following challenges: 

 

Crafty Hazel Nut Christmas Challenge Blog. 

Simon Says Wednesday Layer it Up Challenge.

Challenge 524:  Crafty Hazel
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: feature a creature (any animal)
 
LAYER IT UP

There are a few ways to interpret this theme, you can layer papers and ephemera etc or use layering stamps and stencils!

 

 Wishing everyone a happy and productive day.

Ava

 

 Supply List

Scrapbook Adhesives

Penny Black

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Inspired to create celebrations with A Mood Board

 Hello and Welcome to "A Celebrating Blog Post" with a mood board for inspiration.

 My Card

 



Supporting Lawn Fawn Stamps, Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp Challenges.


I love the color's in this mood board for Challenge 91 - New Year.

I used the following stamps from Lawn fawn.

Plan on it Holidays LF1231

Happy Everything LF430




Hero Arts Challenge # 18  is all about being Inspired.  

I am inspired by Sally Traidman who has a great card on the December 19, 2020 Blog.

Sally's Card :


The Final challenge is over at Simon Says Stamp Blog.  Monday, December 21, 2020 challenge is titled

 Celebrate.

 




Thursday, December 24, 2020

December 2020 Beautiful challenges

 


Welcome to my Creative Embellishments blog post to share my take on the 

December 2020 Monthly Challenge.

The challenge is to be inspired by 1 element from the photo below.

 

The purple umbrella color caught my eye and of course the texture from the Christmas Tree.

Here is my card that I designed from the above inspirational photo.

My Best Wishes card features the following Creative Embellishment Chipboard pieces from the store.

Berry Branches  

https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/trees/berry-branches.html

Arched Windows

https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/windows-and-doors/arched-windows-set-of-2.html

Small Sentiment Words

https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/words?page=5

Check out Creative Embellishments Fan Page and join us for the January 2021 challenge.

 

Check out this beautiful mood board.  I was so sparkled when I saw this mood board by 

 Splashing Mixed Media .    This mood board sure makes me want to create more projects.

 


For my card to support Splashy mixed media, I choose the lovely olive green and the lights from the mood board.

The iridescence berries on my branches sparkle and shine like the lights from this December 2020 mood board.

 


I am also playing along with the Simon Says stamping.

 


 

Wednesday, Dec, 23/20 challenge is titled Sparkle and Shine.  Well, I really think my berries on my chipboard really have a iridescent sparkle to them.


 I have stamped on the front the tiny hearts around my front card sentiment and inside the card I have stamped as well.



Plan on it Holidays, LF1231 Lawn Fawn

Keep in Touch Too , SNS-15-012 Sweet and Sassy

Beautiful Elements, Mixed Media Kit 1 by Jo-Ja, Unity Stamp Co.


Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy a Gentle Christmas this year.

Ava

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Creative Embellishments

Hello and Welcome to my blog...

Wishing everyone health and happiness as we journey through this world wide change.

To-day, I wish to share a card I made showcasing some of my favorite products and support leader's within our community through creative challenges.

I decided to showcase some  Creative Embellishments Chipboard by making a card for the 
July 2020 challenge.



The challenge is to be inspired by this mood board and make your project a Birthday Theme.

Well here is the Moroccan Lattice from Creative Embellishments made to look like honey comb on my Birthday Card.  I was inspired by the stack of dishes with their bright and cheerful color as the colors reminded me of rainbows and birthday parties.



Here is my card.



I ordered some Honey bee stamps from the Simon Says Stamp Blog Store recently and everything fit together so well this week.



I am entering this card in the Facebook group called Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenges.

Challenge # 55 is all about Rainbows.

 Here is the stamp sets I showcased in my card.  



 

Visit Honey Bee Stamps Blog and select the facebook icon to find the Challenge # 55.



I also want to support Simon Says Stamp.com.  

Simon Says has a Monday and a Wednesday challenge which is lots of fun as it helps keep the mojo creative and they truly are a leader within our industry.  Great store on the website to shop for all creative supplies.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020  challenge is titled, Bright and Cheerful.


I purchased a great tool that I used to adhere my rhinestone gems to my card.  
My experience has lead me to Studio Katia.



This is an Embellishment Wand all creative designer's should have in their personal tool collection.


One last look of my card which I will be donating to my father's retirement home to bring cheer to staff and residents in need of a cards.




Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the summer sunshine.

Ava