Friday, June 15, 2018

All Framed Up!

This shaker card was made by cutting a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock 4 times with the curved stitched die from Memory Box's Stitched Curves. The background was done with alcohol inks on yuppo paper with teals, green, and gold mixative. Also, I cut the Big Hello (Memory Box) out of gold mirror paper and the background die from Bermuda Bay cardstock. I doodled "dots" around the letters with a white gel pen. I have entered this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Frame It" Challenge.  Thanks for looking, if you like it, leave a comment!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Anything but a Card??

So, I've often said that if something holds still long enough I will stamp on it! Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge this week surprised me as I had to come up with something that wasn't a card. So it's a good thing I hadn't thrown out this box of "junk" from my stamp room as I found this wooden bird house sitting there, so here's what I created with a stamp set with matching dies (Simon's Even More Spring Flowers), some Copic coloring, and some paint and Mod Podge. Also, I wanted to make the roof look a little rustic, so I colored some DAP spackling paste with some grey ink. (I could have used some actual texture paste, but I didn't have enough of it and this is less expensive!)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bright & Beautiful

Evidently I love coloring this stamp, so I use it often! This is another version of WPlus9's Kind Soul, this time colored with Altenew's alcohol markers (Set A) that were on sale this week, so I had to try them!! I cut the sentiment from Avery Elle "Hugs" die and the order in black and white cardstock and added to the front. This could be done as a single layer card, but the alcohol markers always show through to the other side, so I colored it on a piece of Bristol smooth and then put it on a top-folding white card base. I added clear Wink of Stella to the flowers, but know that it's difficult to get just the right angle so it shows. I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge for this week. Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Wedding Best Wishes

If you have some watercolor backgrounds around or some Brusho or Ken Oliver color bursts that you've played with and now don't know what to do with your creations, here's an idea: Cut a fancy die from a piece of vanilla  or white cardstock (I used Stampin' Up's Window Box die set) and then used a stitched rectangle die to cut the entire piece out. I affixed it over my Color Burst background that I did on watercolor paper. Then I used another section of the watercolor paper and cut out the Best Wishes with Impression Obsession's Best Wishes die. Finally, I affixed the entire piece to a piece of craft foam and then onto the front of a vanilla 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" side-folding note card.
Again, I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anniversary-Wedding challenge.

Anniversary-Wedding Challenge 3

Here's another card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anniversary-Wedding challenge. This card uses Pool Party cardstock and the silver foil behind is from Gina K Fancy Foils (Silver Sequins) that was added after I put Deco Foil transfer gel over a piece of Pool Party cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace stencil. I cut the heart with a Memory Box die (Vernay Heart) out of shimmery white cardstock. I added tiny dots to the center of the flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops in "silver lining." The top pieces of Pool Party cardstock I cut with Memory Box "Stitched Curves" dies. Finally, I stamped the greeting on a piece of vellum and embossed it in white. This was an older Stampin' Up stamp.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Another Anniversay/Wedding

This card is entered into the Simon Says Stamp Anniversary Wedding Wednesday Challenge.
I stamped the flowers from a W-Plus 9's Kind Soul and colored it with watercolors on Bristol  Smooth cardstock, and added shading with colored pencils.
The verse is cut with Impression Obsession's "All The Best" die and I layered 2 layers of white cardstock and then added one layer of Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I added some white gel pen to the stamens of the purple flowers, added some clear Wink of Stella to the purple flowers and affixed the piece to a piece of cantaloupe cardstock and then onto some Gorgeous Grape cardstock, and onto a white top-folding card base. Then I added some flat confetti pieces from Honey Bee's Carousel Lights



Floral Anniversary or Wedding

This card is entered in Simon Says Stamp's Anniversary/Wedding Wednesday Challenge.
It's that time of year when we receive wedding invitations, and of course since June weddings are popular, many anniversaries are throughout the summer. This card is simple to make with the background sky made with blending Distress Oxide inks and then stamping a simple silhouette in black ink over top. I used a Penny Black stamp (A Little Secret) and for the verse I gold embossed the large sentiment from Mama Elephant's Wishing You set and white embossed a companion verse from that set on black cardstock and raised it up with foam tape. Finally, I affixed the entire piece onto a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and onto a side-folding note card. Thanks for looking!