Thursday, February 21, 2019

Silhouette City Scene

Hello!  We are coming off a very snowy day here.  Although we haven’t had the “big one” blizzard yet this winter, I am about ready to be done with all the school delays and cancellations.  Actually, I think the kids would like to be back on a regular schedule too!

Anywhooooo, I have a card to share today that is a little clean & simple, but I think it is a lot of fun.  I might use this for a graduation card this year, but I also might use it for a friend who is often going off on trips and adventures!

I stamped my Just for Fun Skyline stamp with two colors of pigment ink for my background.  I like  the bit of texture I get when using pigment ink, so after I stamped my Mama Elephant bridge with Versafine, I also did the little bus with two shades of red pigment ink.  I popped that bus up on foam tape and then finished the scene off with the little hearts in the sky.  

Hey, does anyone know of a good foam tape that is thinner than the standard tapes? I think it would be cheaper and easier to mail things if I had something with dimension, but thinner!

I would love to play with the Library Challenge: The Note the ModSquad Challenge blog’s Brand Name Stamp challenge, and SimonSaysStamp’s Monday Challenge: Things with Wheels.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Skyline Silhouette, Mama Elephant Sightseeing stamps set, Avery Elle pigment inks in Fizz, Strawberry, Cherry and Mimosa, Versafine Onyx Black ink.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Watercolor Wedding Card

Hello, cardmakers! Since Valentine’s Day just passed, I decided to make a wedding card when all these Love stamps are already out.  I always like to have a Wedding card in the stash.

I first stamped the heart stamp on watercolor paper and heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing powder.  I then used pink watercolor paint over top in a very loose wash.  I die cut out the panel.  Then, I stamped and colored the bells.  I used alcohol markers and some glitter pens to accent the ribbon and the design on the bell.  I popped this up on the card with foam tape.

I would love to enter Tuesday Throwdown’s Falling Hearts challenge, and WordArtWednedsay’s Anything Goes challenge!

I Brake for Stamps Wedding Sheet stamp set, Versamark ink, Versafine and Memento Black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Koi pan watercolors, Close To My Heart silver glitter gems, other items from my stash.
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Faux Postage Winter Cardinal

Hello!  Hope you are well today!

Do you know about Just for Fun’s Faux Postage stamps and stencils?  They are made to work together to make some unique stamping projects.  I love any kind of tool that helps me do something different with the stamps I already have, and this definitely is fun and different!

First, I stamped the grid stamp, then I placed the coordinating stencil over top. I sponged light blue distress ink over the stencil and then, with the stencil still in place, stamped a pine branch all around.  The final step for the background was flicking some Perfect Pearls mixed with water over top to add some shine and the idea of snow.

 I decided to use the grid as a representation of a window reflection, and popped my fussy cut cardinal over top.  

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps 3 + 1 Faux Post Stamp3 + 1 Faux Post StencilLarge Cardinal StampPine Branch Sketch Stamp, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Green Pigment ink, Perfect Pearls, Versafine Black Ink, Darice Snowflake Embossing folder, Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Heart Quilt Valentine Card

 Hello, stamping friends!  Today I am sharing with you a Valentine card that is my most favorite of this year!  

I stamped the quaint Heart Quilt stamp on some pink cardstock. I then used alcohol markers in a few shades of red to color it in, and added white gel pen and glitter pen for accents.  I mounted it with fun foam over some white, textured cardstock.  The Love sentiment is from the Wedding Sheet stamp set.

Supplies: I Brake for Stamps Heart Quilt and Wedding Sheet, Memento and Versafine Onyx Black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Textured and Lumiere papers from my stash, Cardmaking and Papercraft Sewing stamp set, other items from my stash.
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I finished off the inside of my card with this cute heart die cut and saying.  

Hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Shaving Cream Stencil Technique - Valentine Card

A couple weeks ago, in my stamping group, we were challenged to use the Shaving Cream Stencil Technique by UnderstandBlue, blog and video is here. I made several backgrounds because it was really fun!

This background was made with Distress reinkers, I think in Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord. I was surprised how deep the colors were, I could have used less reinker!  I paired this with a cute bunny image.

I would love to enter this in Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes challenge.

Supplies: Purple Onion Poppy stamp, Jillibean Soup Sweet Treat stamp set, Memento and Versafine Onyx Black ink, Distress Reinkers Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Dusty concord, Balzer Designs Mini Chevron stencil, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, other items from my stash

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Dinosaur Card - Non-traditional Valentine!

Hello!  I want to share a bit of a non-traditional Valentine today.  In fact, if you take off the hearts, I think you could use this card for a birthday card.

The background is an interesting technique I learned from my stamping friend, Stampwilly Designs.  Basically, you crinkle up your cardstock, then run different colors of Distress Oxide inks over it.  After each color, you can make a print of this onto a fresh sheet of cardstock, but what I am sharing today is the direct to paper part.

I then created a grassy part for my dinosaur to stand on by tearing a scrap of green cardstock.  The heart gems and that fun sentiment were added to make it a Valentine, and I think this is going to be great for a nephew of mine.

I would like to enter this in Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challenge.

Supplies: Hero Arts 1989 dinosaur, Memento and Versafine Black inks, Stampendous Changito Wild about You stamp set, Distress Oxide inks in Lucky Clover, Squeezed Lemonade and Blueprint Sketch, everything else from my stash.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Making Multiple Valentines! Same, but Different!

Hello!  I find I have made lots of Valentines this year.  In addition to the regular cards I need each year, my craft group is making them for the residents at a local Assisted Living.  So, I did need to mass-produce, and make a bunch of cards that were the same, but different.

I decided to use both a cute elephant image and a skunk image.  I colored these simply with alcohol markers and cut them all out.  I then decided on a basic sketch.  I was able to change up the patterned papers, the embossing folders, and used both textured and lumiere cardstocks from my stash.

I then went through my stamps and found some fun sentiments to use both on the outsides and insides of the cards.  I was thinking of the recipients (whether it be a young family member, or a boy classmate, etc) when I was doing this so I had a suitable sentiment for each one.

I feel like I have now gotten a ton of use out of these stamp sets, both today and for some previous cards.  Next year, I think I am going to need new Valentine stamps so that I am not sending the same types of cards out again.  Here are some photos of all the cards I made, 11 in total!

Supplies:  Avery Elle Ellie stamp set, Lawn Fawn Stinkin’ Cute stamp set, Jillibean Soup JB0837 Sweet Treat stamp set, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday sentiment set, Firefly Heart dies, Foil 6x6 Paper pad from Target, various other supplies from my stash

Thank you for your kind visit today!

I’d like to enter these challenges:
DieCutDiva’s Love is in the Air Challenge
Cute Card Thursday’s Anything Goes Challenge