Monday, February 17, 2020

Using up ATCs

I made a bunch of these ATCs for the Club Scrap Forest Floor ATC swap. (August 2019).  The ones I didn't send off for the swap sat around until yesterday.  I decided to make them in Thank You cards.  I had used the Tim Holtz Label Frames and then stamped the Club Scrap Forest Floor Mushroom Stamps separately and fussy cut them to mount on the Label Frames.  They were colored with Distress Markers.  I purchased the font (Moon-Firefly) from Creative Market to make my Thank You sentiments. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Forest Floor Stamps and Tim Holtz Label Frames.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, February 7, 2020

Two Alcohol Ink Techniques

I have been playing with Ranger Alcohol Inks after watching Tim Holtz at Creativation 2020 doing some techniques with them.  I watched some You Tube videos also and learned some new things.  This is my first attempt.

Ranger Alcohol Ink on Translucent Yupo.  Doodled with Sharpie Fine Points. By CraftyColonel Donna Nuce
I started by trying to do a rainbow using a protractor and felt (Jennifer McGuire technique).  I used the pearl Alcohol inks (Intrigue, Tranquil, Sublime, Alchemy, Splendor, Enchantment and Deception in that order).  On the translucent Yupo I thought the colors were too washed out.  So I started dripping Dandelion, Coral, Pistacio and Silver Mixative on top of the rainbow.  Then I saw on a You Tube video that you can use Sharpie Fine Points to doodle on the Alcohol ink.  So I doodled some flowers and use my Alcohol pen to pick up colors and fill in the doodles.  Then after I trimmed down the Yupo to fit a A2 card I die cut flowers from the trimmed off Yupo and glued them on to the card.  I added glitter glue on the centers of the flowers and a silver foil sentiment.

My second attempt was for a challenge on the Club Scrap Blog   I wanted a faux turquoise look to the alcohol inks.  

Faux Turquoise technique using Ranger Alcohol Inks, Club Scrap Stamp and Ranger Super Fine Gold EP.
After spraying Yupo with 90% Isopropel Alcohol I dripped Pearl Alcohol Inks in Celestial and Tranquil onto the Yupo.  I then added some Gold Mixative and tried to get it to make veins in the ink using a pin to push it around.  Didn't get the look I was going for so I used the texture stamp in this month's Club Scrap Turquoise stamps and stamped in Versa Mark and Ranger Gold Super Find Detail EP.  After trimming to the size of the stamp I mounted it with Club Scrap cardstock from the Turquoise Pack of Panels paper.  I use OWH Sketch #195 for this card.  The "you're a gem" stamp is also in the stamp set.  

If you haven't played with your Alcohol Inks in a while maybe you can be inspired by getting them out and playing with them. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna 


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fixing Up Blah Designer Paper

Hi everyone!  Sorry I have not been posting lately, been busy taking care of my 92 year old Mother and 88 year old Mother-in-law.  But I have had time to create - just not time to post. 

As I was cleaning out my craft room I came across some 4 x 5 1/4 Designer Paper I had cut up to use for cards.  Some of the designs were just Blah!  I could have got rid of them but decide to recycle them using stamps and dies.  Here is what I came up with.

Birthday Card using Tim Holtz stamps and Dies. by Crafty Colonel (Donna Nuce)

I lightly stamped the background paper with archival ink.  I used some other Designer Paper to cut out the flowers.  
Products Used:  Stampers Anonymouse CMS 106 and CMS 155.  Sizzix Wildflowers Dies and Tag Collection Dies.  Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.  Ranger Archival Ink.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Card Making Day!  I'm celebrating by showing some cards I made this week using the Club Scrap Falling Leaves Card Kit, Stencil and Stamp Set.  (I don't receive any compensation from Club Scrap -- I just love their products.)  The card kit gives you everything you need to make 12 cards (even envelopes).  It has instructions too.  For the first 2 sets of four cards I followed the instructions. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Club Scrap Falling Leaves Card Kit
Loved these Pocket Cards.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Club Scrap Falling Leaves Card Kit
These tucked corner cards have cute sentiments.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Club Scrap Falling Leaves Card Kit, Rinea Glossy- Copper/Gold Foil Paper.

For the last four cards I made an idea of my own using some orange Club Scrap cardstock I had and either stenciling or stamping the background with Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany.  I then used Club Scrap Stipple Mist in Cherry, Sunflower and Burnt Umber on the original paper for the card.  I stamped the outline stamps with Archival Coffee Ink over the stippled paper and fussy cut them out and arranged them behind the sentiment.  I added leaves from the Falling Leaves die cut from Rinea Glossy - Copper/Gold Foil paper.  Here's a better close up of two of the cards.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Club Scrap Falling Leaves Card Kit and Rinea Copper/Gold Foil Paper

Thanks for checking out my cards.
Happy Crafting!
Donna



Sunday, September 15, 2019

Coffee Cards

I finally finished up these coffee cards from the Club Scrap Coffee Break collection (retired). If you like Coffee themed kits there is a digital kit at Club Scrap called Brewed Awakenings (note:  I don't received any compensations from Club Scrap - I just like their products.)  I started these cards and then they got put away when I was cleaning my desk and I didn't finish them until now.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Coffee Break Collection.

I decided to enter these in:
Watercooler Wednesday "All About Occasions."  Coffee breaks are an occasion, right?

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Never Forget

Today brings back memories that sometimes are hard to think about.  I was in Washington D.C. for National Guard Duty the day the plane hit the Pentagon.  The Double Tree Hotel I was staying in was right across  the street from the Pentagon.  I was at the Army National Guard Readiness Center (about 2 miles from the Pentagon) when the planes hit.  I was more fortunate than 2 others in our Colorado contingent who were actually in the Pentagon when the plane hit.  They survived but the chaos and trauma was hard on them.  When we were told to leave the building I was in, it took us 2 hours to get back to the hotel even though it was only 2 miles away.  Traffic was horrible and cell phones did not work.  When I got back to the hotel I was able to use the land line to call my family at home in Colorado to reassure them I was safe.  The fear I felt that day still comes back to haunt me sometimes.  The sad part is 18 years later we really are no safer from terrorist, and the general public does not take it seriously.  The smell of the burning jet fuel smoke being sucked in to our hotel air conditioning will stay with me forever.  The relief when we landed back in Colorado on September 12th stays with me too!  The world changed on September 11, 2001.  Please pray for our troops deployed that they may safely return home.  God Bless America!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Artists Trading Card, Freedom, Club Scrap stamps
ATC using Club Scrap Stamps.

Never Forget!
Donna

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Beach/Sea ATC

Wow!  It has been a while since I posted.  I went on a 20 day Mediterranean cruise in May and then my Father-in-law passed away and time got away from me.  I have been crafting just not posting on my blog.
When I saw the ATC Around the World challenge I wanted to make a Beach/Sea ATC from the Club Scrap High Tide stamps and kit.  (Note:  I don't receive any compensation from Club Scrap for this post, I just like their products).   I will also be trading these ATCs with the Club Scrap ATC group.

ATC CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap High Tide stamps and  Kit.
I heat embossed with clear EP over the blue ink to give it a shine.  Now that things have calmed down and summer is over I hope to be posting more on my blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, April 5, 2019

Baby Shower Card

Sorry I haven't posted for a while.  My Mom broke her arm at the shoulder and is in a sling for a long time.  I have been with her at the hospital and now the Rehab facility every day.  Busy time!  I have a baby shower to go to this weekend with a giraffe theme.  Club Scrap's Gone Wild Kit had the perfect paper and embellishments for the card! 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Baby Shower Card Club Scrap Gone Wild Kit

Hope you all have a great day.  Here's hoping I can get back to blogging more soon!
Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, March 1, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cookies

CraftyColonel.blogspot.com for Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #129 Club Scrap image
I made this card for the challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #129.  The challenge was "D is for diet."  The sentiment is from Club Scrap Bon Appettite kit (retired).  I had to make the cookie myself.  I thought the crumbs were a nice addition!  

  Happy Crafting
Donna

Monday, February 4, 2019

Cards in Envy Final Farewell Challenge

Yes -- sadly this is the final challenge for the Cards in Envy blog.  In honor of the lady who first started the Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Denise, we are using this sketch from the first challenge.



Here is my card which is a Valentine's Card.
I used the balloon image from the Club Scrap Up, Up and Away! kit (retired).  So show you love for all the years that Cards in Envy has been challenging you.  Link up one last card on our blog and say goodbye.

Happy Crafting!
Donna