Saturday, March 12, 2022

Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge #76-Use a Punch or a Die

Hello, Friends!  Today we have a new challenge at the Three Room Studio Blog - Use a Punch or a Die.  For this challenge, I went old school and brought out a Fiskars Edge Punch - remember those?  I never purged my punches so I have quite a few in my stash.  They are fun to play with once in a while.  Here's my card:

For today's challenge I used the Lady's Slipper digital image.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. I cut out the Lady's Slipper, adhering it to a die cut shape.  I used a border punch by Fiskars to punch the edges of two colors of card stock, a light pink and a darker pink.  Using the TRS Rounded Checkerboard Stencil and Distress Oxide, I created a background on the darker pink paper.  Then I glued down the two pink papers to the card base after cutting them down to fit.  I adhered the Lady's Slipper die cut to the card, stamped the sentiment from the Simple Sentiments set and added some sequins from my stash. 

Now, check out my fellow Design Team members...

Marilyn Scheller - OR @onestampingfool

Kim Skinner - OR @stamp_imperfection



Do go over to the blog and enter for your project.  One participant a month will win a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio Shop.  It could be you!

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Cards for Ukraine

I mad two cards in support of the Ukraine. Hearing of a war is heartbreaking. 

I have no words to express my sadness at this event. 

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Three Room Studio and Black History Month

Hello, friends!  This week we are celebrating Black History Month at Three Room Studio. This month is meant to be a specific time to recognize and celebrate achievements by African Americans and the important roles we have played in the history of this country, roles which have often been ignored or hidden, even to this day.

 Here's my card:

 I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color a heart with the colors of the Pan-African flag - also known as the Afro-American flag.  This flag was designed by Marcus Garvey. To represent Black people, I colored and fussy cut the hands from the Hello Friend stamp set. I adhered the hands to the heart.  I used brown ink to distress a panel of textured card stock from my stash, gluing the panel to a kraft card base. I tucked a sentiment slightly behind the bottom of the heart and finally added some enamel dots.

Please take some time to read up on the contributions African Americans have made to this country. I would dare say that you will discover some amazing facts.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Masculine Valentine

Hello!  Today I have another masculine Valentine again using the Hero Arts Argyle Background Stamp.  This time I cut hearts from the paper stamped with the argyle pattern.  I made a mini slimline.  Here it is:

This is for our grandson.  I sure hope he likes it.  I enjoyed making it for him.  I stamped the background using Hero Arts Pool Ink on blue card stock.  I cut the various hearts using I've had for years and years.  The front panel was cut using Kat Scrappiness Mini Slim Line Double Stitched Dies and added to my card base after I used a diamond embossing folder from my stash to create a pattern on the navy card stock.  The sentiment is from Kat Scrappiness also - the Quokka Valentine set.  It's heat embossed with white embossing powder.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Argyle Valentine

Hello!  I always need quite a few masculine Valentines and they can be hard to make.  This time I'm using a cool background stamp from Hero Arts - Argyle.

 I stamped the background on blue paper,  It's a bit uneven in some places, but I rather like the distressed look.  I used the Love die from the Hero Arts August 2021 MMH kit, cutting each letter 3 times so I could stack them before adhering them to the argyle panel. The "you" is from the stamp set in the kit and it's embossed and then cut out and glued to the panel.  I added some hearts from my stash before adhering the panel to my card base. Finally, I used a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the hearts and the Love sentiment.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge #70 - Monochromatic

Welcome, friends!  This week our challenge at Three Room Studio is to use a monochromatic color scheme on your project.  Here's my card:

 I used the Welcome Winter set, masking the small trees and stamping them in green ink on a 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" white card stock panel. Then I lightly chalked the area around the trees. I cut a slightly larger white panel and colored the edges with a green Spectrum Noir Marker to match the trees. 

 Next I cut some white patterned paper from my stash at 5" x 3-3/4" and adhered it to an A2 size card with a horizontal orientation so the fold was at the top. I adhered the tree panel to the green edged panel, and placed them atop the white patterned panel. Finally, I glued them all to the card base and stamped the sentiment.

Clink the links below to see what my fellow DT members have created:

Click over to the blog to see our challenge rules. The prize is a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio shop.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Valentine Bouquet

Hello, friends.  Today I'm showcasing a Valentine card I made with Kat Scrappiness products.  I think this is really darling.  It was a lot of fun to make. 

The background panel is one I created using my gel press.  Then I used the Stitched Hearts Coverplate Die on that panel.  I also used the Layered Tulip Bouquet die, cutting it out twice using two different shades of green card stock.  I cut two sets of tiny hearts using both pink and red paper. The bow was cut from gold mirror paper.  I offset both the leaves and stems before gluing them togethr.  I also offset the hearts with the pink behind the red, each set of two offset slightly differently that the one next to it.  Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment from the KS Valentine Quokka stamp set and added bling from my stash.

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