Broke Stampers Unite Color Challenge- December

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a  Broke Stampers Unite color challenge.  This months colors include:  Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Tip Top Taupe, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

wilderness awaits,As you all know, these color challenges with more than three colors is a struggle for me,  The way I have been overcoming this struggle is using makers.

My card base is Night of Navy, Soft Sky and Rich Razzleberry.  My Whisper White layer was put thru my Big Shot with the Woodland texture embossing folder.  I just love this folder.  I wish I had ordered when the Holiday Catalog came out.  However, I am glad I got mine.  If you haven’t ordered yours yet, get it NOW!  It won’t be returning :(

Ok, back to how I made my card.   Sponging on the actual embossing folder is a major part of this card.  I sponged Tip Top Taupe and Soft Sky on the smooth side of the embossing folder.  Then I stamped the dog from The Wilderness Awaits  directly onto the folder itself, using black ink.  I carefully placed my white card stock in the folder, and ran it through the Big Shot.

After embossing, I colored in the details with markers.  I did use my marker to color in the cracks of the birch trees on the embossing folder.  I think it helps give it a more realistic feel since many white birch trees have the color variations and peeling bark.  I think this technique of coloring and stamping onto the embossing folder makes wonderful masculine cards.  The Woodland folder will definitely stay in my collection of embossing folders to used for the men in my life.

I wonder what Carol and Terri have done with this color combination.  See Carol’s blog here and Terri’s blog here.  They always surprise me with their creations.  I think I will have a little chocolate while I check out their blogs. Would you like to join us using this color combination?  You can join us on Facebook.

I mentioned that the Holiday Catalog is expiring soon.  Do you need a FREE Occasions Catalog?  It has all sorts of springy stamp sets. The Sale-A-Bration catalog is also being released soon.  If you would like me to send you these catalogs completely fill out my Request a Catalog form.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Broke Stampers Unite Color Challenge-Sheltering Tree

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge from Broke Stampers Unite.  The color combination that must be used are Tangelo Twist, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, and Wild Wasabi.

Stamping with Stace-Broke Stampers Unite Color ChallengeNormally, I usually only use two or three colors.  Five is a big challenge for me.  Sometimes it is really good to be pushed out of our comfort zone a little. Sometimes when I see color challenges, I tend to think I have to use all the color in card stock.  I have to remind myself I can use a few colors for my card base and use multiple colored inks in my design.

I have loved the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  I had it for awhile before having time to use it.  Sheltering Tree is a “two step” stamp set.  First I stamped the tree base in Chocolate Chip.  I stamped the grass in Always Artichoke.  The stamp image that is usually used for the leaves on the tree, I inked with Wild Wasabi, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze to create the pile of fallen leaves that are on the ground.

I will post a super quick video on how to create cards using the Thumping Technique later this week.  Ok so I didn’t realize it was Wednesday already, so lets say Friday I will have the video posted for you.  It will be just the actual stamping, not the assembly of the card.

The card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Cajun Craze.  I stamped “My Friend” with Chocolate Chip ink on Cajun Craze card stock.  I punched it with a retired punch (I never get rid of my punches.)   The new Washi Label punch could be used for this or the  Word Window punch.  I used a Wild Wasabi candy dot for an accent.  Finally, I had to stamp a little rake to show how all the leaves got into a pile.

I’m glad I joined the ladies at Broke Stampers Unite.  They challenge me to stretch myself.  Lets see what the other ladies are up to.  Visit Terri here, and Carol here.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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In Everything Give Thanks-Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features imageBanner Blessings for this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  This week our challenge is to make a thankful/grateful card.

This particular card had a lot of “paper therapy” in it.  The past year has been rough for me.  I’m forever grateful for those who have stood by me, listen to me whine & cry, made me smile and have lifted me back up! This card was filled with so much “therapy” in it, I journaled about it.  Here is what I wrote.

“The day before I made this card, I was the person who drove past someone home that had smoke seeping out the window frames.  I was the one who had to call 911.  

Other people stopped to help as well.  The family was not home, but dogs were safely taken from the home which was a total loss.  After leaving the scene, I cried knowing these people were safe.  I cried know my daughter was safe visiting her dad. I was grateful for every materialistic item I own, knowing if they were lost, they could be replaced.  I started this card with the intention of being thankful for friends and family who have always had my back.

I picked the colors for the fact it is autumn, even though the weather in Maine has been a little crazy.  Warm, cold, and then warm again.  I knew which verse I wanted to use when I was given this challenge.  Then I thought it needed something for texture.  I selected Gorgeous Grunge.  After stamping I thought I’d age the card by making it look a little more worn by crumpling it all up.  I added alcohol to it really help loosen the fibers.

I wanted to stamp the image on scrap crumb cake card stock since white was too much of a contrast.  Still, the paper was still too crisp looking.  I crumpled that too.

Sometimes our feeling come out in our art.  I mean that’s what makes an ordinary project ART isn’t?  Emotional responses.  So this card fits my mood today.  It is thankful, creative, chaotic, a complete mess yet still beautiful.”

Sometimes our Creative Chaos happens because we’re busy with life and short on time.  Other times it is because the Creative Chaos is in our souls.  Either way- be creative.

Now let’s see how Carol and Terri are sharing how they express their gratefulness.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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You’ve Got This Tape Technique

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features painters tape and You Got This stamp set for my first post as the newest member of Broke Stampers Unite challenge team! Don’t you just love their name?? I will give you a little more info on the group after I share my card.

you got this masking/painter tape techniqueSo for awhile now, I have wanted to create a card with the masking/painter tape technique.  It is super easy for when you have a Creative and Chaotic moment.  Every card will be unique because no two backgrounds end up being the same.

The first step is to find a roll of left over painters tape or masking tape from the garage. (Who knows what other stamping treasures you may find while you’re out there.  This dryer tape looks interesting.)

Next, tear of a piece of the painters tape and place it sticky side down in your ink pad.  Don’t worry!  This won’t hurt your ink pad.  Rub it gently to get it all inked up.  Basically, the tape is becoming your background stamp.

painters masking tape techniqueI am using two inch wide tape since that is what I had.  Use whatever width you have.  Make more or less stripes depending on your color choice. If you click on the image to the left, you will see how I am putting my tape right onto my ink pad and how I have place the tape right on my card.  I used grid paper to help keep my lines somewhat straight.  (Don’t look too closely because you will notice the card in this photo is in landscape.  I didn’t like how the colors turned out.  I flipped my card stock over and tried again, but I changed my mind on what image I wanted to stamp as well; so I changed the position to portrait.)

Once you have all your strips of tape onto your card, gently rub the tape down to make sure your ink is transferred.  Peel the tape off your card and you have an unique, one of a kind background. The best part of painters tape is that it isn’t super sticky to begin with, so it won’t damage your card stock.

Finally, I  inked the flower image and verse from You’ve Got This and stamp it in the middle of your card.  Ta-daaaa! An elegant card that take only minutes to make.

Check out other Broke Stampers Unite challenge masking/painters tape techniques with Terri and Carol. Please join us every Wednesday.  Each month there are challenges on themes, techniques, color combos, and stamp sets.  Next week is a color combo challenge.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Click the shopping cart above to order. After all, Creative Chaos never follows a schedule!  All the supplies I used are listed below. If you want to use the exact products I did, simply click on the image to add it to your cart.

Creative Blessings,

Stace

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