Sunday, April 23, 2017

Big on Birthday Rainbows

I have a quick card to share today. I used the Big on Birthdays stamp set from Stampin up and the swoosh from Work of Art. The rainbow is made with Distress inks.


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Out of This World Birthday

Have you seen all the galaxy backgrounds lately?  I couldn't wait to give one a try.  They are much easier than I thought they would be.

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For these cards I used the Lawn Fawn set Out of This World.  It has so many great options for planets.

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I created the background with Distress inks.  I don't remember the exact combo but it had some blue, purple, pink, orange, and yellow before I covered it all in black.


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The white spots I made with some white acrylic paint that I thinned out with water and flicked across it.

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All of the planets have some shimmer from a clear Wink a Stella.


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The insides are finished with a few stamped planets and some more Wink A Stella.


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Friday, April 21, 2017

Simple Wow Birthday Cards

The cards I am sharing today are all pretty simple cards to put together but they have a pop of color with black or grey.

The first cards were created with a die cut and turned into shakers.  I love how the pink and green pop off the black.

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The second set of cards were made with Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies.  I finished them with a little sentiment that I heat embossed.


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The last set of cards were made with the Detailed Floral dies from Stampin Up.  I fell in love with these dies the first time I saw them.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Delicate Details So Very Much

I got the So Very Much and Delicate Details stamp sets from the Stampin Up Saleabration.  I love how big the Thank you image is.  It becomes the whole focus of the card.

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I'm sure I will be using the Delicate Details set a lot.  It adds such a nice touch to the cards.

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I really like that these cards are all flat.  It makes them easy for mailing.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Love You a Latte

I have two more Lawn Fawn cards to share today.  I made two shaker cards using the Love You a Latte set.  I was obsessed with collecting sequins and beads for shakers for a while.  Now I try to make shaker cards as often as I can.

The first card is with purple accents.

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 For the second card I used a blue.  I love how it contrasts with the browns.

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The card front is made with the coffee bean stamp.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Be Unique

I picked up a fun little stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Clear to See You.  It is a set of eyeglasses and a couple of cute sentiments.  I made a quick set of notecards with the set.

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I used Distress ink Wilted Violet, Peacock Feather, Twisted Citron, and Picked Raspberries for the glasses.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Easter Seed Packet

I have an Easter card to share today.  I'm a day late but yesterday got very busy.  I used the seed packet stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for my feature image.

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The background was created with a stencil of peeps silhouettes.  I made the stencil in Sure Cuts a Lot and then cut it out with my Scan N Cut.  I sponged white ink in the stencil onto the kraft paper.

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The image is stamped on a stitched oval from Stampin Up.  I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hello Coffee My Old Friend

I must confess I have become a little obsessed with coffee recently.  I never understood how my mom could drink coffee at all times of the day until now.  In honor of my coffee loving ways I broke out this little stamp/die/embossing folder set I got from Sizzix.  The stamps are one of the Tim Holtz coffee blueprints.


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After I embossed the mini cups on a kraft piece of paper I direct inked the raised edges.  First I tried it with green.  I wanted to bring out the green from the cup.

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I finished this one with one of the sentiments and the matching die.  I used my misti to stamp everything.  A few weeks ago while I was pinteresting I came across a blog post (unfortunately I don't remember where) about how the blogger had cut up a Sizzix Eclips mat to fit inside her misti for when she wants to stamp on die cuts that are too small for the magnet.  I have been doing that ever since.  It works great!

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After I did the embossed piece in green I wanted to try it with a brown.  I pulled out my old trusty Vintage Photo distress ink.  This has been my go to brown since I bought it.  I used the direct to paper method again.  I tried sponging the ink on but it was getting too much ink on the parts that are not raised.

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I finished this card off with the other sentiment stamped in Mowed Lawn distress ink.  I felt these would be perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bit O' Green.

Watercolor Birthday Blueprints

I decided to catalog my stamp sets because I couldn't remember what all I have and I've bought a couple two times.  In the process of doing this I have rediscovered sets that I haven't used in a while and several new sets that I put away before I used them.

Today I am going to share some cards I made with Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprints stamps.  I love the blueprint sets.  I like the versatility of the set.  I can go grunge or color and make it more cutesy.  The cards I am sharing today are done with watercolors.

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I created my backgrounds with some  pearlized watercolors I've had for several years.
I was inspired to use the black and white with just one color from the Seize the Birthday Challenge.

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For the balloon I used a pink version of the pearl watercolor.  The pearl is not showing up great in the pictures.


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I love the look of gold flecks for a party.  To achieve my gold flecks I tried a toothbrush with acrylic paint but it wasn't quite the look I was going for so I switched to a stiff bristled paintbrush.  I loaded the paintbrush up and then just flicked my thumb across the bottom.  It was messy but I achieved the look I wanted.

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I loved the color throwdown challenge combo this week of black, green, and gold.  I made one more background with the green.

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I added gold glitter panels to finish off my cards.  I didn't really measure when I cut the watercolor paper so my cards ended up being different sizes based on how I layered them up.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine Shakers

I needed a quick Valentine times 5 for my coworkers.  I had planned on making some sweet treats.  I even have the candy.  Time grew short and I found the stop at Starbucks to be much faster!  I wanted to dress up my gift cards so I made five Valentine themed shaker holders.  These are very similar to the shakers I made for Christmas.  You can see those here.


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I finished off the back with a little pun...Working with you is a latte fun.


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