Friday, August 17, 2018

Back to School Wise Owl

Hello!  Today, I am playing with the Free for All Challenge FFA443 at SplitCoastStampers which is a Back to School theme.    I love this owl stamp and colored him in colors I thought would go in an old university library.


I mix and matched some patterned papers from different sets and tore the edge of that accent paper.  A brad and some fun foam to pop up the image, and my card was done. 


Supplies: Stampendous Literay Owl stamp, Memento black ink, spectrum noir alcohol markers, My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper and World Traveler 6x6 patterned paper packs, other items from my stash.  

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Serene Canoe Scene

Hi and thanks for stopping by today!  I am adding this to my stash of camping cards.  I like this pretty scene stamp that would be good for anyone who loves boating or the outdoors.  


I colored the stamp with alcohol markers.  I added some glitter pen horizontally to some parts of the water to make it shine.  I added a detail photo where you might be able to see it, but in real life, it is very pretty!  I have this fun canoe paper to pair my image with, as well as wood-grain embossed card and wooden arrow shape.


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I even finished the inside of this card with a verse, there is still room to sign it, too.


Supplies:  I Brake for Stamps Canoe Scene, Rising of the Sun text stamp, Memento Black Ink, Pink Paislee Outfitters 6x6 paper pad, wooden embellishment from my stash, Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura stardust glitter pen

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Watercolored Cosmos

I recently joined a local papercraft group.  I had never really traveled with my stamping supplies before, so I had some trouble figuring out what to bring without bringing too much.  The last meeting, I decided to bring watercolor paper, a few water-based markers and my stamping platform.


I then was able to try the stamping technique that Tim Holtz showed when he released his stamping platform.  Basically, it allows you to color your stamp in just one area with a marker -  stamp - then color another area, etc.  I spritzed with water in between and slowly built up color till I got the depth I wanted.  I originally thought that this stamp was poppies, so that is why I chose these colors, however, I looked it up and it is supposed to be cosmos.  Oh well, still turned out pretty!


When I was satisfied, I let it dry and then stamped a sentiment over top. This is where I really like having a stamping platform, because when stamping on watercolor paper, it took three times to get good coverage with the sentiment.  

Supplies:  Impression Obsession Cosmos, Hero Arts CL325 Paris stamp set, Versafine Black ink, Tombow water-based markers, Crate Paper DIY shop 6x6 paper pad, Elizabeth Crafts embossing folder, Nuvo glitter drops, other items from my stash.


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Pretty Pansies

We have had such a wet summer this year and I noticed that my pansy pot I planted in spring has just now faded.  This year, I got the mixed colors, as I really like the unusual ones.  While my first thought for pansy is always purple, today I colored the Three Pansies stamp in yellow and pink. 



I finished the card with patterned paper scraps from a couple different packs and a lattice embossing folder.  The die is from Gina Marie designs.



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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A Hot Day, A Cool Drink!

If your weather is anything like mine (hot, muggy, dog-days of summer...), you will be ready for a cool drink, or three!  That is the theme of my card today.


I created three kinds of lemonade.  I even decided what flavors they are, but I won’t go into that!  These were really fun and easy to color.  I also used some citrus slice stamps on the yellow paper to create a subtle background for my drinks.


Supplies:  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Cold Drink, Citrus Slice & Citrus Slices stamps, Sentiment set, Memento Black ink, Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade ink, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. 

I’d like to enter this in Tuesday Throwdown’s Anything Goes challenge & Cute Card Thursday’s Anything Goes challenge, and Time Out Challenges Food and Drink!  Thanks for hosting these!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Christmas Stockings

It is hot and muggy outside, but my card today is cool.  I am continuing to try to get these Christmas cards done early.  One day, I will actually count how many I have to know if I am making good progress or not!


I paper pieced my stockings with scraps of patterned paper.  I colored the ribbon and holly leaves with pencils.  All that was left was to stamp the sentiment and add it all to the embossed background. I used a sketch so the design came together quickly!




Supplies:  Kaisercraft Stocking Mini Stamp, Tim Holtz Holiday Magic stamp set, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Darcie Snowflake embossing folder, papers are scraps from my stash.  

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Little Birdie Thank You Notes

Hello! I don’t know about you, but my most-needed card type is Thank Yous!


I stamped my sentiment and die cut it out.  I then stamped my little tiny chickadee all over the background with a grey-brown pigment ink.  I also colored a bird and cut him out to perch right there on the sentiment.  

When making one card, why not make two?  I used patterned paper, more stamps from the bird set and the same basic layout and now I have two cards for my stash. I’m sure they won’t last long since I was very short on Thank Yous.  


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Supplies: I Brake for Stamps Bird Sheet 141A, Thank You Flourish stamps, Versafine Black and Brown inks, Avery Elle Grey pigment ink, My Mind’s Eye paper, Gina Marie x stitched rectangles dies. 


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