Tuesday, November 1, 2016

You Stink...

Hello, everyone!  I made this card for my son who loves this sentiment set from Lil' Inker.  I thought the skunk from Lawn Fawn was perfect with this sentiment.
First, I added color to the background with Distress ink.  Then I lay down a strip of pattern paper and green cardstock.  I die cut a stitched oval and stamped the sentiment.
I stamped the skunk and color him in with Copic markers before adding him to the card.  I added a heart to his hands to finish the card.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Warm Fuzzies

Hello, crafty friends!  I decided to make use of my Simon Says Stampe October 2016 card kit again and used some of the supplies.  It was a last minute thing to make this card since I have been dealing with a cold again.  Seriously, I am so done with colds and coughs.  If only it is as easy as that.  :-D  Anyway, I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to put this card together.  
After gluing all the pattern  paper and cardstock onto the card base following the sketch, I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of cardstock and adhered it to the card.  Then I stamped the squirrel and fussy cut it out before adhering it.  
I finished the card with one of the acorns from Little B.
 


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- Freshly Made Sketches #258 Challenge



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Monday, October 10, 2016

Counting the Years Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, friends!  While I was at it, I made this birthday card with the same sketch for this week from Freshly Made Sketches.  Leaning more toward the masculine side and counting the years for this
I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Brilliance black ink and placed it on top of the tree trunk cross section.




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- Freshly Made Sketches #257 Challenge



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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Halloween

Hello, friends!  I normally don't make Halloween cards but after seeing this owl and bunny from Lawn Fawn, I had to color them and put them on a card. I made this galaxy background that I learned from Kristina Werner a while ago and thought it was a perfect background to pair with my Halloween scene.


I used  this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to lay out my pattern paper on the card base.  Then I stamped my critters out and color them with my Copic markers before cutting them out.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on dark brown cardstock before placing it on the galaxy background along with the critters.    


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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Card #2 Made From SSS October 2016 Card Kit

Hello, again.  Here is another card that I made with the Simon Says Stamp October 2016 card kit.  I love the acorn by Little B that comes in the set.

Simple masking off a whole section of the card and stamping along the mask on both sides.  I used Mama Elephants Thanks die to create the sentiment and stack 3 of the die cuts to give it dimension.  I finished the card with Nuvo.  



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Card #1 Made From SSS October 2016 Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends!  I know the burning question on everyone's mind...who did Negan take down on The Walking Dead...ok besides that; maybe where have you been???  :-)  Well, I'm sorry for being MIA for so long.  This summer and the start of the school year have been crazy and tough.  This summer we had a death in the family and later, illnesses and these main events have destroyed any mojo I had left for making cards.  Also, I have been running around a lot more so I had less time in my craft room.  However, I have been doing some other creative things to relieve my creative needs, mostly learning and practicing watercoloring and drawing.  Anyway, now that things are starting to settle down and I can get back to a normal schedule of sort, I can share some of my creations.  I thought a good way to get back into card making is doing it on World Card Making Day, especially with my Simon Says Stamp October 2016 Card Kit that arrived this week.  I'm determined to use them as soon as I can and get a few cards out of them.


For this card, I used a circle die to trace a circle as a guide for my wreath.  I stamped the biggest image first on the wreath first and filled up the circle to create a wreath.  I cut a ribbon tail on one end of the cardstock and stamped the sentiment.  I used foam tape to place the ribbon onto the cardbase covered with pattern paper from the kit.       


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Love You

Hello, everyone!  Sorry, I've been MIA on my blog.  I'm a little better at posting what I am up to on Instagram.  We started the summer with colds and a stomach thing for me here.  Yup, that's how we roll.  Everyone is healthy now.  YAY!  I made this card for my son but decided on other cards for him.  I will save it for his lunch box next year.   
I love using my watercolors to create a sky background.  It is so easy!!!  Here I stamped the hearts and sentiment and watercolor around it.  Then I stamped the plane and colored it with my Copic markers.
I popped the plane up with foam tape and finished the card by layering it with black cardstock before placing it onto the card base.  Simple and easy!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Slider Plane Card

Hello, everyone!  I have been wanting to make a slider card for a while but never made time to make one.  So when my son went to Nature's classroom, I thought he would love to receive slider card.  I kept the card simple and just used Avery Elle's Fly By stamp set.
I used pattern paper from my stash and created a slider the old fashion way using a hole puncher and connecting them by cutting a slot out with a craft knife.  I watched Lawn Fawn's Kelly Marie's slider video to figure out how to do this first.  Then I stamped the airplane and cloud sentiment.
I colored the plane with Copic markers and then attached it to a penny that was placed in the slider slot.  I used foam tape to pop the card up and allow the slider to work properly. I also fussy-cut out the sentiment and attached it to the card.
Avery Elle Fly By stamp set

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wedding Card

Hello, everyone!  I haven't been to a wedding in ages, but it is definitely a sign of my age when my niece is getting married.  I can easily flash back to when she was just a little girl.  Time flies, for sure.  Anyway, I made a spare wedding card since who knows is next.  ;-)  
This wedding card on Silhouette Online Design store was exactly when I was looking for and fun to put together.  It was fun to decorate and use up some of my gems that I have been hoarding.  I die cut the sentiment from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut in gold mirror cardstock
For her dress, I stamped with MFT Garden Flourish background stamp to give it some texture using Versamark ink.
For the dress below, I use the Wink of Stella pen to give it some shine.


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Watercolor Critters

Hello, everyone!  With the end of school year and summer approaching, there has been non-stop activities here.  However, I have been making cards but I just don't have the time to blog about them.  I made this card for my son when he went to Nature's classroom.  He loved it and had a blast there too.
I kept this card simple and watercolor the images from Lawn Fawn Critters In the Forest after stamping and masking the images.
I added the googly eyes to the owl and the speech bubble from Simon Says Stamp Happy Days set.

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