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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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Floral Thank You

Hello, everyone!  Sorry that I have not post in awhile, life have been keeping me busy and throwing me some curve balls too.  Anyway, I am still enamored with Altenew Peony Bouquet and love it with My Favorite Things Watercolor Sentiment set.  These two sets make it easy to mass produced thank you cards.
First, I used Distress ink on a stitched rectangle die cut before stamping the sentiment and layering it onto a white cardbase.  Then I stamped all the layers for the flowers and leaves before cutting them out.  I arranged all the flowers and leaves and adhered them all down.
I finished the card with some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling sequins.
I changed up the colors of the flowers and love the way they all look.



The card below was what I created at first but decided that I like the blue background more.
It is still beautiful but the others spoke to me.


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Floral Sympathy Card

Hello, everyone!  As you know, this is not my favorite type of card to make but a necessity.   This Hero Arts With Sympathy set is the one I reach for whenever I need a sympathy card.  I also tried the no line coloring technique by stamping the flowers in a light color.   
Floral Sympathy card using Hero Arts With Sympathy set
First, I layered the card based with an embossed cardstock made with Paper Studio embossing folder.  Then I die cut two circles, one in black and one in white.  I used my scissors to cut a little off the white since I want only a little bit of the black to show.
After I stamped the flowers and color them in with my Copic, I used my foam adhesive to place it onto the black die cut.  I stamped the sentiment and layer the cardstock with gray cardstock before placing it onto the card base.  Finally, I added the floral element to the card to finish the card.

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Challenges/Giveaway:
- Simon Says Stamp: Flowers Challenge


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Most Beautiful Day

Hello, everyone!  I absolutely love Altenew's Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Day stamp sets so it was natural to combine the two.  These two sets are just so well made and a "must have" if you love flowers like I do.
 First, I layered a black cardstock with a stitched rectangle die cut.  Then I layered the scalloped oval frame die cut multiple times to give it dimension.  I used the frame as a guide first to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  After I stamped the sentiment I glued on the frame.
 I stamped the flowers and leaves and fussy cut them all out before placing them onto the oval frame.  I glue some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling sequins to finish the card.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bridezilla

Hello, everyone!  I love the Julie Nutting collection and this one is just so pretty.  She reminds me of a bride.  All my friends are married so I don't get to make wedding cards or bridal cards that often. So when there is an opportunity I am thrilled to pull this stamp out.
craftcation.blogspot.com: Bride card using Julie Nutting stamp
I kept it simple and have the focus on the bride. I used my markers to color her features and then decorate her head band and gave her a necklace with some gems.

I wanted her to pop a little so I added blue around the image.

Prima Julie Nutting set

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Beach Babes

Hello, everyone!  I love the girlfriends series from Art Impressions.  They remind me so much of my girlfriends.  Where ever we are, there is always laughter and an adventure waiting for us.  I had to make this card for one of my girlfriends who is going to a tropical island.  We will be with her in spirit, for sure.
Art Impressions Beach Babes stamp set from Michaels with Lawn Fawn Life Is Good set
 Even though it is a one layer card, this card took some time to make with all the Copic coloring.  I masked off the main image to fit another gal in.  I also masked off part of the image to fit the palm trees from Lawn Fawn Life Is Good set.  I had to improvise a little and extend the tree to make it taller and in the background.
After coloring the ladies and the tree, I colored in the sand and sky.  I stamped the starfish and scallop shell and colored them in at this point.
I used my micron.005 pen to go over all the images to make them pop and give the image the same outline look.  This is the most nerve-racking part of the card since it takes only one false move to mess up the whole card.  I did not outline the sun since I want it to be muted and bright from the colors, not the lines.  Finally, I used my C03 to create the shadows.

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