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Peacock Birthday Card January 9, 2016

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Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone has had a wonderful start to 2016.  Here is a bright, cheery birthday card I created for a friend of mine whose favorite animals are peacocks.


For this card, I started with a base of Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I used an ATC sized stamp from Art Neko from this sheet that I got as a birthday gift from my parents.  I love the images on these stamps and the fact that they are deeply etched red rubber.  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the image using the following Spectrum Noir markers: BT1, BT2, CT4, EB6, EB8, GB3, LG1, LG3, and LG5.  I then colored in the background using a Tombow marker (452) and a paintbrush to fill in the background color with water before going over the entire image with clear and black Wink of Stella pens.  The sentiment is from a Sizzix set called Birthday and Frames, and it is stamped using Memento Nautical Blue.  I embossed some beautiful Treasures 80# Pool cardstock with an Anna Griffin embossing folder that I felt set off the feathers.


All My Love Mason Jars August 19, 2015

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For today’s project, I’m sharing a card I made using some gorgeous specialty papers from PaperTemptress.com and stamps by Unity Stamp Company.


For this card, I started with a base layer of the amazing Azalea Mica/Metallic cardstock.  I embossed this and Epic Black cardstock using a Sizzix embossing folder.  I stamped the mason jars, hearts, and sentiment from the Jars of Love x 3 stamp set on Neenah Heavenly White 100# cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and Ladybug inks.  The jars are colored using Spectrum Noir markers in BT1, BT2, IG1, IG2, IG3, and LY1.  I covered up the edges of the Epic Black cardstock using some floral washi tape and 1/4″ air duct tape.

Clean and Simple 3 March 12, 2014

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Just wanted to share a card I created using one of the techniques from the Clean and Simple 3 Online Card Class.

IMAG0847aThis card was one of the techniques shown in Days 1 & 2 of the class.  The background and inlaid cardstock is from my stash, but I chose it because it reminded me a little bit of birch bark. There were already enough splatters in the cardstock’s design that I did not add any of my own.  The owl die is a discontinued Spellbinders Shapeabilities nesting die.  The sentiment and heart stamp are from a clear owl stamp set that I have.  The hearts are embossed with two layers of Wow! embossing powder in Primary Bark.  While technically this may not be a one-layer card, it is pretty close!  And it’s really no different than creating a card front and then putting that onto a base.  I don’t own many shaped dies where I could use this technique effectively, but I think this came out pretty well.