Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Heron Silhouette Sunset Card

Hello!  I have a serene Thank You card to share with you today.  It still feels like summer, and even if it were not, I guess we could travel south with the birds to see this little scene!

 I made the background by doing a watercolor wash on watercolor paper.  When the paint is still quite wet, you throw grains of salt on it to get this pretty effect.  It is an old technique, but it never *feels* old to me!

I stamped right over the dried background with the Great Heron Silhouette stamp and framed it with black cardstock.  So pretty!  I added a scripty “thanks” to finish the card.

I would love to enter this into the Back to Basics Inky Backgrounds Challenge. Thanks for hosting!

Thanks for visiting today!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Christmas Snowmen and Using up Scraps

Hello everyone!  How have you been lately? I am hoping all of you that were in the path of the hurricane weathered the storm okay.  We just got a little rain from it, no big deal.

I have been busy making a lot of cards, and will be sharing them probably over the next two weeks.  Hopefully I can keep up on this pace of cardmaking - I am enjoying myself!

You might have seen the cute monster card I posted last week.  Well, when I was doing that background, I also started with this Christmas background in the same design.  I added a cute snowman to it, adding white flocking to parts of the image how I like to.

Well, then I happened to see Art Impressions new challenge which is circle elements.  Well, as my little snowman is from their company, I thought why not try a similar card with scraps, but punch circles.  (This is what I really love about card challenges!) This next card is what I came up with.

I was happy to use up so many paper scraps. I knew I was saving them for a reason! LOL!
I’d also like to add this to Pixie’s Crafty Workshop’s Snippets challenge #335.

Supplies:  Art Impressions Christmas Snowman SC0738 stamp and die set, Memento and Versafine Black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, various patterned paper scraps, EK Success 1.25 inch square punch and 1 inch circle punch, Inkadinkado white flocking.

Thank you so much for your visit today, and double thanks if you had time to leave a comment. If there is a link through your comment to your blog, I always like to visit you and see what you are making, too.  Have a great day!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Funny Clueless Monster

Hello everyone!  I feel like I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and that I will have a more regular schedule now - with more time to stamp!  The card I am sharing today, I just love. I colored the image at my papercraft group two weeks ago, I missed last week because we were still painting, and then finished the card at the meeting last night.  So two weeks to finish a card! Lol.

The image was colored with alcohol markers.  I found a simple card layout on Pinterest that I knew would be fun for using up scraps.  I changed it up to work for my tastes and images.  I popped up the main image with foam tape.

Isn’t the saying funny?  Oh my goodness, I want to send this to all my friends.  

Supplies:  I Brake for Stamps Clueless Set, Memento and Versafine Black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Square punch, Elizabeth Crafts and Cuttlebug embossing folders, paper scraps from my stash.  

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I would love to enter this project in SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - Pop it Up , Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge September, and Pixie’s Crafty Workshop Snippets Challenge #334.

Thanks so much for your visit today, and double thanks if you took time to leave a comment. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Golden Roses

I have been hanging onto this card to share for a couple months. I LOVE this color combo of eggplant and golden yellow with gold heat embossing.  I feel like it is a great autumn color combo.  It is hard to photograph that eggplant purple though, I think it comes through... anyhow, it is a great alternative to navy or black.

I stamped the June Rose stamp four times onto yellow cardstock.  I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I trimmed the panel down to size to fit over my die cut.  The sentiment and card base are actually a very lovely color of eggplant purple. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Crafting!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Golf Theme Card

Hello! Did you have a good holiday weekend?  We decided to start painting our bedroom this weekend, and it really took a lot of time and labor.  Actually, I still need to do the doors.  So not too much cardmaking for me, but I do have a nice, masculine card to share with you today.  

Just for Fun has an upcoming release that includes a bunch of neat golf theme stamps.  As someone who is always looking for good ideas for masculine cards, I really appreciate these!  For those of you who know women who play golf, there is a great female golf silhouette, too.  However, this card was made for my grandpa.

This couldn’t be an easier basic stamping card. I stamped the golf word image in black Versafine, then stamped the silhouette over top with a blue Versafine Clair ink.  I think it is an effective design, though, over the green cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Art Class

It’s Back to School Season and my card today goes along with Just for Fun’s August Challenge.  I decided to go with at Art Class theme and an encouraging sentiment.  I know that schools start so early a lot of places, but I think this would be a great time to send a card to a college student who might be missing home.

I used a watercolor wash for the background. I recall that when I made it a couple weeks ago, I thought the colors were deeper than I wanted, so I used a paper towel to mop up some of the excess.  This left a blotchy look that I kind of like!  I die cut the background.

I stamped my brushes and then paper pieced them with scraps of patterned papers.  I colored the brush tips with watercolor markers and put Wink of Stella over top.  I finished off the card by adding glitter Nuvo drops.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber stamps Paint Brushes, Dream Big sentiment, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Koi pan watercolors, Nuvo crystal drops Clear glitter, Spellbinders Fancy Edge Rectangle dies.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Christmas Cardinal Card

Hello, again!   I don’t often post two times in a day, but it is the end of the month and I am trying to get in my card challenges!

I love this cardinal image from Elizabeth Crafts so much and was able to color this up quickly last night.  I used random papers from my Christmas pads.  They have gotten quite mixed up, I noticed. I need to do an overall craft desk cleaning, so add that to the list!  

I would love to enter:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #468
Rudolph Days August 2018
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes
ModSquad Challenge Anything Goes

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