Friday, January 31, 2014


Good morning and happy Friday to everyone on this last day of January.  It's blog hop day for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD). It's also a special, exciting day for me, because I have been invited to participate in the hop as a guest designer for SCACD.

Earlier this month SCACD released the Montage collection of rubber stamps, a total of 26 rubber stamps with a contemporary yet classic look that will make them a fantastic addition to your stamping toolbox for years to come.  They are available now for purchase HERE both in full sheets and as smaller sets.  SCACD has also unleashed 12 fun and fresh SCACD Digital images for purchase HERE.

International Customers:
The digital images can be purchased HEREThe new rubber stamps can be purchased at QUIXOTIC PAPERIE for our international friends.

The SCACD design team along with the very talented Carmen Medlin artist for SCACD and several other guests have created a truly fun filled hop showcasing the new SCACD digital and rubber stamps.  If you missed part of the hop list then check out all of the details at the SCACD Store Blog today!

You should have arrived here from Christine's blog with her fabulous and totally gorgeous pieces.

Both of my projects today feature  the very fabulous Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital Image Collection.  My first card spotlights the adorable Ivy Cat digital image.

After printing the Ivy Cat Digital image on white cardstock, I colored her with Copic markers and "fussy cut" her out.  Then I used a black marker around the edges to give her more of a finished look.  She is popped up using dimensional foam tape on design paper from the Kaisercraft Pickled Pear paper pad.  Torn scrap cardstock was added in two layers of browns for the ground.  The edges of the design paper were sponged with a variety of gray and brown dye inks.

Breezy Branches Statement Corner Die by SCACD and Dandelion Knoll Statement Corner Die by SCACD were each cut out twice from a gray sandy color cardstock, colored with Copic markers and glued in place.  Ivy Cat's tail was popped up with an extra layer of foam tape to add a bit more dimension.  The main image was matted on ash gray, then brown, then dark brown cardstock.

My second piece features the awesome Steampunk Dragonfly from Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital Image Collection. Steampunk is one of my favorite genres for stamping.  I decided to color it using one of my favorite color combinations of blue greens, grays and browns. 

After printing the Steampunk Dragonfly digital image on white cardstock, I colored it with Copic markers, "fussy cut" it out, and edged it with black marker.

The design paper background is the same as the one used in the first card from the Kaisercraft Pickled Pear paper pad. 

The Ornate Doorplate With Knob Dies by SCACD and the Ornate Hinge Dies by SCACD were cut out of white cardstock, colored with Copics and glued down on the design paper to make it look like a garden gate. Three hinges were cut, one door plate and three knobs that were layerd on top of each other.  Copics were used to color inside the openings of the doorplate and knob.  A clear sparkle gel pen was used on the keyhole and door knob center.

After sponging the edges of the design paper with a gray blue ink, I sponged the grass and dragonflies on the design using The Crafters' Workshop Butterfly Meadow Stencil with a variety of green, blue green and brown dye inks.

Three tiny silver brads, colored brown with Copic markers, were added to each of the hinges through the design paper and the first mat layer of ash gray paper.  All of this was then matted on turquoise and dark brown paper. 

Last, but definitely not least, the Steampunk Dragonfly was popped up on the background paper with dimensional foam tape.

I hope you are having as much fun on this SCACD hop as I had creating with these fabulous SCACD Digital images.

Your next stop along the hop is the super talented Delphine's blog

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sympathy, Eloquence, and Bashful Flutters

This sympathy card was created last night while I was playing around with some new (for me) Penny Black stamps and dies I just received in the mail. 

The stamped brushed flowers are from their "Enjoy" acrylic set.  The sympathy sentiment is from their "Eloquence" acrylic stamp set.  The flower die cuts are cut out with their "Bashful" die that goes with one of the flowers in the stamp set.  The butterfly and dragonfly are from the "Flutters" die cut set. 

Inks used are: Memento - Teal Zeal, Cantaloupe, and Bamboo Leaves; Stampin' Up! - Cajun Craze; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress - Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo

Color cardstock is Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal, Cajun Craze and Apricot Appeal

Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal marker was used on the bodies of the butterfly and dragonfly.  Cajun Craze marker dotted on the die cut flower centers.

Have a great weekend and stay warm.
We're in for another cold spell here.