Friday, November 18, 2022

Cozy Kitten Get Well Card

 I adore cats.  And this cat stamp is sooooo sweet!  When I was looking at it, I thought how cozy the kitten looks, and then I decided that the blanket needed to look cozy too.  So I employed one of my favorite techniques, paper piecing!

I had just the right patterned paper that I had hoarded kept for just the right project. 

I first stamped the cat on white cardstock and colored with Tombow markers.  This made it easy to do the tabby shading as I could just go over those a second time with my brown marker to make it just the right amount darker.  (Typically I don’t color a lot with water based markers but in this instance, it works very well.)

Then I layered over the cozy blanket and added my sentiment.  A very easy card!

The stamps I used can be found in the I Brake for Stamps store.

The cat is available in a set called MS110 Full Plate and also as a single stamp, if you prefer.

The sentiment is part of this set called Baubles, Doily and Words.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Pretty in Purple Lace

 Hello from design team member,  Heidi! I have a tone on tone purple card to share with you today.

I think this lace stamp is meant to be cut apart and each strip used separately, but I really thought it looked really nice for a background, so that is how I am using it.  I used eggplant purple ink on lavender cardstock.

Then I created my own matching texture look cardstock by swiping my inkpads over white cardstock and stamping my floral stamp over top using eggplant ink. Sometimes I don’t like to color, so what I did was fussy cut out my image, then I sponged around the edge with Distress ink.  Finally, I added some grey copic marker in certain parts of the image to add depth.  I really liked the way that looks.  

I finished my card by using some die cuts (that I also swiped ink over) with my flower over top. I like this pretty old fashioned card!

The stamps I used can be found in the I Brake for Stamps Store.

Half Sheet Lace Borders

Quarter Sheet Dahlia

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