Thursday, October 8, 2015

Confession Time...

So I have a confession to make...

I'm so much more productive when my husband leaves town! Not that I don't miss him, but I find myself more able to focus on projects than when he's home. I've already completed 2 cards this morning and it's just barely noon! I hope this continues through the day!

First up is a card I created for the Less Is More challenge. This week the challenge was to use jewel tones. I just got my Simon Says Stamp card kit in the mail about a week ago and I'm in love with this heart stamp! I thought it would be perfect for a stained glass look using the jewel tones! I heat embossed it in gold and then used my copics to color in the rest. I cut a banner with a die I have and then heat embossed the sentiment in white. To finish, I added a few gold Pretty Pink Posh sequins. I adore how this turned out!

Stamps: I See You (Simon Says Stamp)
Dies: Small Folded Banners (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Copics (R39, Y08, G28, BG18, B18, V09)
Other: Gold and White embossing powder, 6mm and 4mm Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Next up is a card for the Addicted to CAS challenge. The code word this week is Dream. I immediately thought of this sentiment from Sweet Stamp Shop. One of my absolute favorites! I cut a rectangle of white paper and then stamped my bunnies in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then cut a mask from some masking paper and covered them up. I cut another mask to use to separate the ground from the sky. I used distress inks to blend the night sky and the grassy hill. I loved removing the mask and seeing the beautiful scene it created! I used my copics to color the bunnies and then heat embossed the sentiment in white. I experimented with a couple colors for the card base before I settled on Kraft. I wanted to heat emboss the rest of the sentiment, but I didn't want the base to be too dark. I'm obsessed with Kraft today, so no big surprise that I chose it! I added a little clear Wink of Stella to the bunnies' tails, but it doesn't show up in the photo.

Stamps: Wishing You (WPlus9), Royal Wish (Sweet Stamp Shop)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Kraft, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (C1,C3,C5, E31, E34, E35), Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters)
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, White embossing powder


  1. love the heart, and am amazed at how bright the colous still are on kraft!

  2. gorgeous love the sponged sky, thanks for joining us at ATCAS

  3. Fabulous cards - I love the jewel coloured heart, it's stunning!
    Kath x

  4. Beautiful cards Rachel. Both unique but equally stunning.
    Love your take on the jewel colours for Less is More ... so perfect and unique
    and also love the cute dreamy image of the second one. Brilliant scene and superb colouring
    Thanks for playing along at both ATCAS and Less is More.

  5. Two wonderful cards, Rachel. Love how colourful they are on the kraft backgrounds. Such a cute bunny scene with awesome colours, and the deep jewel tones of your embossed heart are just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. What stunning cards, your 'jewel' card is stunning, simply fabulous!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Hi Rachel! I am a new subscriber, I found you through Flickr. I love all you cards!!! Your no-line coloring MFT santa card drew me here...and I kept going! We have very similar taste in stamps and style. I had to comment, because I laughed so hard at your confession! Me too, sad but so true!!! My husband travels for work, and I miss him...but get 1000 times more done when he is gone! I post haul videos with a card share at the end on YouTube...and I have yet to make that confession, lol! Anyway, I love your blog! Hugs, Stephanie (