Today’s Timeless Tuesday challenge hostess is Maki. Her challenge is to use a Bird image and/or elements for your creation. I had recently seen the Faux Tarnished Metal technique on Shelly Hickox blog and wanted to try it out. I started by cutting Grunge paper with Tim’s Mini Bird & Cage set. I used the FauxTarnished Metal technique for the cage and the Crazed Porcellain technique on the bird.

I cut a strip of MME Lost & Found 2 Blush Patterned Paper with the Mini Paper Rosette Decorative Strip Die. The Rosette was adhered to a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a  Tear Drop Circle die and the bird and cage were adhered on top of the rosette.

A 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Rosy Patterned paper was sanded and stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Kraft cardstock. A 4 3/4″ long strip of white paper was cut with the Faux Crochet Dienamic die. A 2″ x 4 3/4″ strip of Rosy paper was sanded the Faux Crochet Strip was adhered under underneath the paper strip. The strip was adhered over the stitched layers and Ivory Organdy Ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Solar White cardstock, folded in half. The bird layers were adhered to the left hand side with dimensional. A pennant was cut and embossed with a Nested Pennant die and stamped with images from the Birthday Pennant stamp set. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finish the card off.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
and
February Guest Designer Tera Fujan

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Today’s Timeless Tuesday challenge hostess is Silke. She created a great sketch for us. For my sample I pulled out the Hyacinth Hello stamp set. I hadn’t used the image with the flower in the vase yet and thought it was perfect for this time of the year (with a bit of wishful thinking…).

The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was colored with Copic Markers ( Petals: Rooo, R00, R01, R02, T2, T3    Leaves: G20, YG01, G21, YG63    Bulb: E30, E31, E33   Water: B41, B0000) and cut out. A piece of Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and the circle was stitched to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities die.

Another piece of Pink Paislee paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.  The edges of two 1 3/4″ x 4″ strips of green patterned paper of the same paper pack were sanded, then stitched, then adhered to  the square layers vertically. Two more strips were cut, sanded and stitched and adhered over the layers horizontally.

Organdy Ribbon was tied through the Tear Drop pieces before the image layers were adhered to the card base with dimensionals. A sentiment from the Hyacinth Hello in Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the retired 5 in 1 Tag die. The inner part of the tag was colored with Copic Markers (R000, R00, R01, R02) and tiny Stardust Stickles dots were added. The tag was tied to the bow with embroidery thread. The same thread tied an October Afternoon button over the bow.

More Stardust Stickles was added to the center of the flower petals. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl were adhered to the top left and button right corners and additional Rhinestones on the upper left hand side finish off the card.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
and
January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea

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Today’s challenge hostess is Cindy Haffner. She challenged us to create a Center Step card. I haven’t made one of those in a while. I wanted mine to match the heart box I created last week, so I started with a card base out of  Neenah Classic White cardstock. Each portion of the card was stitched with a 3/8″ smaller piece of  Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Patterned paper.

I cut and embossed a piece of 5th Avenue paper with the second largest of Classic Heart Nestabilities dies. The paper was sanded and stitched to piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest of the Classic Scalloped Heart die. The big flower image from Sweet Nature was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on  Neenah Solar White cardstock, colored with Copic Markers (YG41, YG45, R81, R83, R85), cut out and adhered on top of the heart layers.

White Organdy ribbon was tied around the middle section of the card and the heart layers were adhered over it with dimensionals.  White Crochet Lace was adhered on the top of the bottom score line.

The banner from the new “From the Heart” set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on Solar White cardstock. A sentiment from the same set was stamped in the center of the banner. The banner was cut out and colored (E40, E41) and adhered under the flower images. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl were added to each of the side layers. Rhinestones from the 72 Count Rhinestone pack on the top left of the main panel and under the sentiment finish off the card.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea

Check back with the Flourishes Designer tomorrow for more sneak peeks of this set. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Today’s challenge hostess is Heather. Her challenge is to create something other then a card. I thought about it for a while and decided to try to create a heart shaped box. Since it was going to be a Valentine project, I thought Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Patterned paper.

I started by cutting two thin coasters with the largest  Classic Scalloped Heart die. I cut Neenah Classic White cardstock with the same die and one piece of Melissa Frances paper with the largest  Classic Heart Nestabilities The paper was sanded and stitched to one of the scalloped cardstock heart. The layers were adhered to one of the coaster hearts.

One of the sentiments from the new Heartlines stamp set was stamped in London Fog Memento Ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag 3 die. The heart row from the same set was stamped underneath and Baby Pink Rhinestones were adhered in between each heart. Three Zva Creative Flowers were covered with Stardust Stickles were added  to the upper left side of the sentiment panel. The sentiment was adhered to the lower right of the heart with dimensionals and parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl were added to the upper left and right side of the tag.

Two 1 3/4″  wide strips of the Melissa Frances paper were adhered together. A 3/8″ line was scored on the long side of the strip and it was cut in about 5/8″ increments up to the score line. A smaller heart was cut out of a coaster and adhered to the bigger scalloped heart coaster, that had been covered with white cardstock. The paper strip was adhered around the smaller heart to form the walls for the box.  White Crochet Lace was adhered around the top of the strip.

I cut another heart the same size as the one that helped create the walls out of a coaster as well as out of more paper. The paper piece was sanded and adhered to the coaster heart. Two pieces of Crochet Lace were adhered to the bottom of the box top and the smaller heart was adhered over the lace ends. The other ends were adhered to the outside of the box so that the lid would stay on.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea

Check back with the Flourishes Designer tomorrow for more sneak peeks of this set. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Today Timeless Tuesday hostess is Tammy. She challenged us to be inspired by this photo.

For my card I knew I wanted to use Pink and Orange as the main colors with a bit of grey from the planter. I started by stamping the heart from the soon to be released From the Heart stamp set in Embossing Ink on a piece of Echo Park Victoria Garden Patterned Paper. The heart was cut and embossed with a Classic Heart Nestabilities die and adhered to a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Classic Scalloped Heart die.

Next I stamped the scroll image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Solar White cardstock. A sentiment was stamped inside the scroll before it was colored with Copic Markers (YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04) and cut out. The scroll was adhered to the center of the heart with dimensionals.

The card base is a piece of 4 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ white cardstock folded in half. The card front was embossed with the Brocade Embossing Folder and the bottom corners were rounded. The edges of a 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ strip of Victoria Gardens Paper were stitched before the paper was adhered to the left hand side of the card front. White organdy Ribbon was tied around the front and parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl were adhered to the upper right and lower left of the card base. The heart was adhered over the ribbon and a button was tied on over the bow with dimensionals.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea

Check back with the Flourishes Designer tomorrow for more sneak peeks of this set. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Today’s Timeless Tuesday challenge hostess is Mona Pendleton. Her challenge is to create a Trifold card. There are a lot of different tri-fold cards to choose one. I selected the Triangle Trifold.

I created the base out of a 4″ x 12″ piece of white cardstock. A piece of  Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the largest Beaded Square Nestabilities die  and cut diagonally. A 3 3/4″ square of Basic Grey cardstock  and a 3 1/2″ piece of Echo Park Yours Truly patterned paper were cut in half as well and stitched together. The layers were first adhered over the scalloped triangles, then over the card base fronts.

The sold heart from Fanciful Flourishes was stamped in Spun Sugar Distress ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut out. The flourished heart was stamped over the solid one in Fired Brick Distress ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (Stampin’ Up!). The heart was adhered to another piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Beaded Circle Nestabilities die. Pink and Red Baby Bling were adhered to the beaded parts of the circle.

White Organdy ribbon was tied around the card base to keep it shut. The image layers were adhered above one part of the card front with dimensionals after parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was adhered to the upper right and lower left of the card. A sentiment from Fanciful Flourishes was stamped in London Fog Memento Ink on a piece of cardstock, cut and embossed with a retired tag die. The inside part of the tag was sponged with Spun Sugar before the tag was adhered slightly under the heart.

The inside panel of the card base was decorated to match the outside. I hope you have time participate in the challenge. Like I said, there are lots of different trifold cards out there and they are all not hard. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea

Have a wonderful day!
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It’s time for me to host Timeless Tuesday again. I had so much fun creating a Telescoping image card for a Splitcoaststampers challenge a while back, I thought it would be a great challenge for today. Flourishes stamps are perfect for that technique. I wrote a quick tutorial that is posted on the Flourishes blog today, but it’s an easy technique.

For my sample I used the gorgeous new Pears stamp set again. I stamped the image twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut into three layers with Label 3 Nestabilities dies, colored with Copic Markers (Pears: 1/5th YR31, YR31, YR23, YG61, E33   Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67, 1/5th YR31   branches:E33, E37, E29   Bloom: C00, C02, R81, YG61) and sponged first with Antique Linen, then with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Before the layers were adhered together with dimensionals, a border was stitched to the bottom layer.

A 4 1/2″ long strip of white cardstock was cut with MFT’s Faux Crochet Die-namic Die and adhered under a 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of MME Lost and Found Market Street Patterned paper. The strips were adhered to a 4 1/2″ square of the same paper pack before the layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of white cardstock. White Organdy ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip and topped with a Basic Grey button, tied on with  Linen Thread. The layers were adhered to the card base, a 5″ x 10″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half.

The image layers were adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with the largest Postage Stamp Nestabilities dies. A paper doily was adhered behind the Kraft cardstock layer before the image was adhered to the card base with dimensionals. A sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black in on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and sponged with Vintage Photo Ink.

The inside of the card was kept really simple. A strip of Market street paper stitched to a 4 3/4″ square of white cardstock. One of the smaller images from the Pears stamp set was stamped in second generation of Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I hope you have time participate in the challenge. I promise, it is not a hard technique and it looks really cool. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
December Guest Designer Theresa Pollack

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Today’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge Hostess is Maki.  She is challenges us to use the same imageto make two cards/projects with two totally different look, style theme or colors.

For my samples I chose the Alleluia Angel.  For my card, I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die, colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E0000, E00, E01, E31   Dress: R35, R37, R39   Hair: Y21, Y23, E33   Trumpet and Ribbon: YR21, YR23, YR24) and sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress ink. The image was first stitched to a slightly bigger black cardstock circle, then adhered to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest of the new Picot Edge Circle Nestabilities dies.

A piece of Crochet Lace was adhered to a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of 25 Days of Christmas paper. The bottom corners of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of paper from the same paper pack were rounded, the edges of the paper were sponged with Vintage Photo ink and paper/lace strip were adhered to the layer. The edges of the layers were stitched and Ivory Organdy Ribbon was tied around the vertical strip.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft paper folded in half. Again the bottom corners were rounded and the edges were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink.  The layers were adhered ot the card base and dressed up with part of a Finesse Pearl Swirl. A sentiment from the set was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die. The oval was sponged with Vintage Photo ink before it was adhered t o a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag Die. The sentiment was adhered underneath the angel layers.

My second project I kept really simple. I used the angel to decorate small tags.

The tags were cut with Tim’s Tiny Tabs & Tag die.The tags were sponged with Vintage Photo ink and the angel and sentiment were stamped in second generation of that ink. The To and From stamps are from A Gift For You.  They were stamped in Jet Black Archival ink. A button was threaded with thin May Arts ribbon and adhered over the tag hole. Another tag was adhered to the back to keep the ribbon and button in place.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
December Guest Designer Theresa Pollack

Have a wonderful day!
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Today challenge is easy and fun. Silke gave us a beautiful sketch to work with. For my sample I stamped the Cardinal from Flourishes Christmas Classics in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Classic White cardstock. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Cardinal and berries: R08, R27, R29, R59  Beak and feet: YR15, YR18, R08   Branches: E55, E57, E57   Background: B0000) and cut and embossed with a Classic Circle Nestabilities dies along with the Out of the Box Technique.

The edges of the image layer were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before the image was layered on a piece of Classic White cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities dies. The edges of that circle were slightly sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The edges of a 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of 25 Days of Christmas Simply Stories Patterned Paper were sanded and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before they were stitched and adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece from the same paper pack. The bigger piece had been sanded and sponged as well.

Two 1 1/4″ x 4″ different patterned 25 Days of Christmas paper strips were also sanded and sponged before they were stitched as horizontal layers over the other papers. One of the strips  had a piece of Ivory Crochet Lace stitched underneath.  May Arts Ivory Organdy Ribbon was tied around that layer, tied into a bow and topped with a Basic Grey button, tied on ivory embossing thread.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Classic White cardstock folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded. A Finesse Pearl Swirl ,cut apart and adhered partly to the lower left, partly to the upper right hand corner,  finishes off the card.

Please check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge members for more samples and inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
December Guest Designer Theresa Pollack

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Today’s Timeless Tuesday challenge hostess is Cindy Haffner. The Challenge is:  Use any image stamp your heart desires, just make sure you include these embellishments on your project: Tag, Flowers and Ribbon!

I heard tag and thought it would be fun to create a tag for this challenge. I started by cutting a tag with Tim’s Tag die out of Kraft cardstock. The edges of the tag were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

2 7/8″ wide pieces of Echo Parks Times and Seasons were stitched together into a slightly smaller layer. The edges were sanded and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before the layers were adhered to the tag base. A paper doily as cut, sponged with Vintage Photo ink and adhered to the left hand side of the age. Finesse Pearl swirl pieces were adhered to top right and lower left of the doily. A sentiment from the new Flourishes set Petals and Peace was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink on the lower right of the green layer.

A leight weight coaster was cut and embossed with a Holiday Tag die. The same die was used to cut a red piece of Times and Seasons paper. The edges of the paper were sanded and it was cut at the embossed line. Both pieces were sponged with Vintage Photo before the paper was adhered to the coaster piece.

Seam binding was sponged with Vintage photo before it was tied into a double bow and topped with a button. The bow and button were tied to the ornament with gold cord (Stampin’ Up!).  Zva Creative Mini flowers were added underneath the ornament. More sponged seam binding topped with a button on top of the tag finish off my project.

Please check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge members for more samples and inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and
November Guest Designer Miriam Napier

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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