Sunday, January 19, 2020

Pop Up Wiper Card

Today I am sharing an interactive card I made with "Fairy Tale Friends" from My Favorite Things.  This was not my creation, I got the idea from Prairie Paper & Ink

I used my cloud stencil to create the background.  I started with Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass, then I went over the white areas with Spun Sugar to give the sky a look of early sunset.

I colored my unicorns with Tombow markers, I splattered Lawn Fawn Stardust Shimmer all over my unicorns and card back. 

Simon Says Use a Stencil

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time to Reflect

Today's card is a makeover of a card I made in the past.  I love how the flowers are the focal point of the card.  here is my previous card.

I  kept my florals as the focal point, used a blended background, and the same sentiment.  I just used a different technique for the flowers.

Gina K. showed this awesome technique for ink blending and adding details with colored pencils,  here is her video.  I absolutely love how easy this card is.  I plan to make quite a few more with all sorts of sentiments.

I happened to have the same stamp used in the video  "Wrapped in Love", so that's what I used.  I need to be a little lighter on the ink blending, I tend to have a heavy hand and over do it.

I used  Gina K Ink in Sweet Corn,  then I added a little deeper color in the center with Peach Bellini.  I used Prismacolor Pencils in Goldenrod, Pale Vermillion and Kelly Green.

I kept with the same sentiment as the previous card, which is Gina K "Wealth of Wishes".

Gina K. Designs January Monthly Challenge - Let's Reflect

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Fiftieth Birthday

It's been awhile since I have added anything to my blog.  I have been busy with Christmas and family obligations.

Hopefully, I can get back to creating more projects.

Today's card was created for a fiftieth birthday, I love making my cards special for those milestone birthdays.

I used the wine glasses from My Favorite Things "Let's Toast" (with a twist) card kit.  To color the wine, I traced the inside of the wine glass die and then scanned it.  The scanned image was used to create a cut file with Sure Cuts a Lot 5.  Then I cut this out of some stencil material to use over the cut out to blend in Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves.  I also added a little shading around the glass with Pumice Stone.

I created a stencil with various forms of the word and number 50.  I used this to make my background, which is blended with Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean.

The sentiment is MFT Sassy Pant Birthday Greetings 2.


I hope this card inspires you to try something new.  Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, October 28, 2019

Have A Dashing Christmas

Today's card features My Favorite Things stamp Santa & Friends.

For today’s card I blended Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch to create the circle in the background.

I colored my reindeer with alcohol markers and attached it with foam tape.

My holly is a Design Space image and the berries  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berry. I created the berries on a piece of double sided tape backing and let them dry, before gluing them to my card.

I used Gold detailed embossing powder on the sentiment.

I’m really loving creating these Clean and simple (CAS) cards.

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Merry & Bright
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything goes

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Holly Jolly Christmas with Santa & Friends

Today's card features My Favorite Things stamp Santa & Friends.

My first step was to stamp the image on my card stock and color with my Copic Markers.  Then I created a mask with my Cricut Maker.  To do this, I stamp my image and scan it to my computer.  Then using Sure Cuts Alot 5 I create a solid image.  This image is uploaded to Design Space then I cut it from there.  For this particular image, I removed the antlers, they would have probably caused the paper to tear.

Second I created a snow bank mask with a border die.  After masking my image and the snow bank, I used Distress Oxide int Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch to create the background.  I splattered it with a little water,  then I removed the masks.  Next I splattered white acrylic paint to make it look like it was snowing.

I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in white on Santa's fur, and then added Nuvo Glitter Drop in White Blizzard for the snow.

I used White embossing powder on the sentiment and attached it with foam tape.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are feeling inspired.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

50th Anniversary

Here is a card I made featuring the "Say It in A Starburst" Card Kit from My Favorite Things.

A 50th wedding anniversary is the Golden Anniversary, so I decided to use a bit of gold.  I wanted all my pieces to match so I pulled out my Nuvo Gilding Flakes.  The gold striped card stock was created with double sided tape  and the numbers were cut with adhesive backed card stock. 

For a little color and interest I blended the background with Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar, then heat embossed the starburst stamped image with a gold shimmer embossing powder.

The sentiment in Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy Stamp Set, which is also embossed with the gold shimmer embossing powder.  The picture doesn't show it, but the shimmer embossing powder really looked good and showed much better in person.

For the inside I used a tape runner along the edges of a piece of card stock and applied gilding flakes on the edges.  Then I layered this with white card stock for a place to write a note.

Simon Says Think Pink

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Drinking with Friends

Today I am featuring an "Oldie but Goodie" image "Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone" from  Bugaboo Stamps.

Challenges entered:
Polkadoodles Week 37

I hope you're feeling inspired to join us in this week's challenge at Catch the Bug.  Don't forget, pick up your Freebie Friday image this week from Bugaboo Stamps.

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