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Foiling Roses May 30, 2015

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Here is my latest project.  I used plenty of technology to create this card, including my printer and Minc.

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For this card, I started with a card base using Earthstone from the Classic Linen Package.  It is really hard to see in the photo, as it is underneath a sheet of the most awesome Vellum that I embossed using an Anna Griffin embossing folder.  (If you have never used this vellum before, it is so worth it!  It is heavy duty and embosses like a dream!)  The digital image is an old one from Paper Squirrel, and I printed it out and colored it using Portfolio watercolor pencils before foiling it with light pink foil on my Minc.  The banner is cut from a piece of cardstock from my stash and the sentiment is a My Sentiments Exactly rub on.

Finishing Strong May 23, 2015

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Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!

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Thank you for visiting, and I hope that you’re enjoying the blog hop!  What bittersweet news to hear that Operation Write Home will be closing its doors.  I wanted to take part in this final blog hop to help it to finish strong.

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Here is my card for the blog hop.  For this card, the base and main layers are made from Columns 80# cardstock in Solar White and Red Pepper.  The white cardstock is stamped with Unity‘s Secret Garden stamp in Versamark Ink and then embossed with navy embossing powder.  I colored some white crochet thread with a red alcohol marker and wrapped it around the card.

You may return to the blog hop list by clicking on the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong banner at the top of this post.

You Make My Life Beautiful May 22, 2015

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I am loving my Anna Griffin Minc foiling machine.  Here is another card I made using the Watering Can Tulips digital image for Imagine That digis by Kris progressive challenge.

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For this card, I printed the image out on Bazzill cardstock and colored it using Portfolio watercolor pencils blended with a Dove Blender Pen.  The sentiment is due cut using dies from the Just Rite Happy Everything Tag Making Kit.  The sentiment is foiled using the printed sentiment and some gold foil, and the border is using mint foil and one of the toner sheet decorative borders that were included with the purchase of the Minc machine.  I matted the image on some bright orange construction paper and inked the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink.

You’re so Tweet! May 19, 2015

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Here is my latest card for From the Heart’s progressive challenge.

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I printed this adorable image out on Bazzill cardstock and colored it with Portfolio and Prismacolor watercolor pencils.  The colors are blended using a Dove blending pen.  After coloring the image and letting it dry completely, I ran it through my Minc using gold foil before inking the edges of the Spellbinders die cut with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The die cut was then mounted on a DCWV card base from the Textured Cards collection.

Loving the Gelli Plate May 16, 2015

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For this card, I used my Gelli Plate to transfer designs onto packing tape in order to create a background for my card.  The background is created using acrylic paints, stamps, and household implements such as bottle caps and Q-tips.  After the print is lifted, I used gold mica powder to fill in the “blank” spaces and get rid of the sticky part of the tape.  Then, I wrapped the pieces around the Neenah Solar White cardstock and adhered them well with Red Line tape.  Because the tape is wrapped around the card base, I suggest using a sturdy base, otherwise it will be more difficult to get the beautiful tape to lie flat.

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I used some Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers on Cryogen cardstock and colored them in with Spectrum Noir markers and Copics.  The edges are inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink, and the birds have Tulip heat set gems on them.

Bokeh Effect May 2, 2015

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Here is my take on a Bokeh card.

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For this card, I started out with some Neenah Solar White 110# and used watercolors on it for the background.  It handled the water pretty well, although I did tape the cardstock down to help prevent buckling.  Then, after the cardstock dried, I used white pigment ink and some solid circle stamps from the Just Rite Bokeh Time stamp set.  The sentiment is from the same set, but onto some scrap card stock.  Since pigment ink dries slowly, I also decided to brush some Perfect Pearls  over the top of it, and where the ink was still wet, it grabbed hold.