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Sunflower Card June 27, 2015

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Hope you are having a wonderful start to the weekend!  Here’s a bright, sunshine-y card for today.

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For this card, I started out with some Light Yellow Basis 80# cardstock, and I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder.  The image is from the Unity Stamp Company’s Best Wishes & Blooms set, stamped on Richeson watercolor paper.  I colored it using the Spectrum Aqua markers.  The circles are cut using Framelits, and I mounted the watercolor paper onto some Emerald Green Classic Linen 80# cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Die-namics Happy Hellos set, and I cut it out of a toner sheet and foiled it with gold foil.

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Shiny Background Card August 9, 2014

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Hello, everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

For today’s project, I am playing around with background stamps.

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For this card, I used a technique I learned in the Online Card Class Stretch Your Stamps 2.  I used some gorgeous PaperTemptress.com papers to create this card.  The card front uses 80# Heavenly White cardstock, Eclipse Black cardstock, and Jupiter Red Mica/Metallic.  Materials used for this card include Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold and Perfect Pearl, Ranger Super Fine Clear Detail embossing powder, VersaMark ink, a Die-Namics die from the Happy Hellos set, a small Spellbinders scalloped circle die, and a Hampton Arts background stamp.

Snowglobe Card June 28, 2014

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Well, I’ve been reminded that we are now officially less than six months away from Christmas… so in the spirit of the holidays, here is a wintry card to share.  I am entering this into the Digistamps4Joy progressive challenge.

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For this card, I used Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper 80# cardstock as the base, embossed with Anna Griffin’s Cherry Blossom embossing folder.  The image is a Digistamps4Joy image, which I printed out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils.  I cut the doily using heavyweight vellum from the Patriotic Variety Package.  The die is the Die-namics High Tea Doily, and as much as I love this die, it is a pain to cut!  I had to run it through my eBosser five times, rotating just a little bit each time, before it cut cleanly!   To make the snow sparkle, I added some white sand to the top of the fence and to the mailbox.

Christmas Card with a Bird April 13, 2014

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I really liked working with the image from Digistamps4Joy this month for the Christmas progressive challenge.

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This image this month is adorable, and I colored it in using Prismacolor colored pencils, blending with the Gamsol technique.  I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the circle and the decorative frame.  The card background is embossed using cardstock from the DCWV The Luxury Stack Pearlized and Metallic stack and an Anna Griffin embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings set, stamped onto cardstock cut with Die-Namics Washi Tape dies and coordinating My Favorite Things background stamps.  I stamped the background with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and then went over that with the same color ink and an ink blending tool.

A New Technique March 19, 2014

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Well, it’s Day 10 of the online card class, and I’ve got another card made.  It uses a dry embossing technique where the embossing is diffused.  The instructor then colored the debossed areas randomly with colored pencil.

IMAG0854For this card, I used a Sizzix embossing folder and a MFT Die-Namics die and stamp set.  The tiny hearts are from a ki memories clear stamp set.  I didn’t have gold ink, so I used Versamark ink and PanPastels in Rich Gold, Bronze, and Silver over the Versamark.  I really love how the PanPastels pick up and reflect the light.  The only part of the card I’m really not sure about is the colored pencil in the background… I think, given a chance to redo the card, I would probably leave the background plain or possible do something much more muted like add a little shimmer to the embossed areas.

 

From the Lustre Collection… September 21, 2013

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Today, I have a card made using two different kinds of Lustre cardstock.  This cardstock is absolutely gorgeous, and it catches the light like no other that I’ve seen.

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For this card, I used Retro Silver Lustre cardstock.  Then, I used Tim Holtz’s Caged Bird die for the die cut birdcage and bird.  The cage is cut using Laser Gold Glossy Lustre cardstock.  The bird’s body is Red Crepe Ruche, and the wing is plaid cardstock from my stash.  The musical notes and sentiment are from Die-namics’ Contempo Cage die and stamp set, stamped using Versafine ink in Onyx Black.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Dragonfly Card May 4, 2012

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Here is my card for the Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge.

For this card, I used cardstock from my stash for the background.  The dragonfly image is a beautiful one donated for the challenge by Sandi.  The dragonfly is colored using Crayola colored pencils with Gamsol and the Prismacolor colorless blender.  For the sentiment, I cut it out using a die and stamp set by My Favorite Things.  The flowers are pages from a book punched using a 1 1/4″ scallop punch.  The sentiment and flowers are then colored using Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo.  The center of the flowers are Decorative Accents from Michaels colored in with Neopiko 2 marker.  The sentiment is stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.

Mother’s Day Card with Cricut May 3, 2012

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Here is my latest creation, a Mother’s Day card made using my Cricut!

This card was a lot of fun to make.  For the background, I used Making Memories paper from the Brights mat stack.  After cutting it down to size, I used my Janome Sew Mini to stitch a border around the edges of the card.   The gorgeous “lace” doily is a My Favorite Things Die-Namics die that I got for Christmas.  I cut it out of vellum.  The “Happy Mother’s Day” phrase is cut on my Cricut using the Mother’s Day 2010 cartridge.  I used Liquid Pearls as well as flat back pearls to accent the card.

This card will be entered into the following challenges: