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Monday, August 22, 2016

More glitter and lace cards

Recently my granddaughter was visiting.  She mentioned that she was not that creative (but she is, she's a dancer) and didn't think she could make a card.  So I thought of the technique I used recently to make a card with glitter.  Its a easy technique,  I made a card with her, showing each of the steps. I Here are the cards we made:

My card:


Granddaughters card (I really like how she offset the square and the text):


We used the following to make the cards:
My card:
  • Glitter Ritz - Merlot and Silver
  • Stampendous Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Circle Dies
  • Lace
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Words for Sayings stamp set

Granddaughters card:
  • Glitter Ritz - Java Bean
  • The Stamp Doctor - Copper Glitter
  • Stampendous Rose Gold Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Square Dies
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Greenhouse Society Anemones Stamp Set

To make the card, we covered a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white card stock with the double sided tape.  After peeling off the release sheet, lace was added on top and carefully pressed down onto the tape.  The glitter was added and burnished in.  The lace removed and the other glitter added and burnished in. We then cut an opening from the glittered card stock, and added the glittered card stock to the front of a top fold card base.  The sentiment was stamped inside the opening with Versamark and the  Embossing powder added and heat set to complete the card.



Monday, August 15, 2016

My First Art Impressions Watercolor

I really like the Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.  Using these stamps you really get a watercolor look with the stamps. I originally purchased a few sets, but now I want them all!   Here is the first card I made with the stamps I had:


I used the following to make the card:
  • Art Impressions WC Series 7 Set 2 stamps, Foliage Set and Flower Set
  • Distress Markers Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Lawn Fawn Polka in the Meadow

This card was entered in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer Fun

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fathers Day Cards

Fathers day snuck up on me this year, and I needed to make some quick cards!  I decided to use a technique I previously used, and based on one I saw on a Jennifer McGuire blog post.  You can see my original cards here.  Unfortunately, I mailed most before I took a picture.



To make the card I used:

  • Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China Peacock Feathers
  • Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl
  • We are Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folders - Geometric
  • CTMH Framed Stamp of the Month Stamp set
  • Versfine Black Onyx Ink
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder

To make the card:
  1. Mask the edges of 4.25  x 5.5 of white card stock (I used Neenah Solar White 80lb).  
  2. In the center area, starting with the lightest color, I sponged on the distress ink, then added the darker color blending well.
  3. Perfect pearls was then added on top of the distress ink.
  4. The masking tape was removed, and the card stock trimmed slightly.
  5. I then stamped the sentiment with the Black Versfine ink in the center of the distress ink area. Clear embossing powder was added and heat set.
  6. The piece was then embossed using the embossing folder and added to the card base

Monday, August 1, 2016

Another card with Glitter and Lace

For this card, I used the same lace as in my previous card, but changed the colors.  I think for the technique to work, there needs to be a bigger difference in the colors, but my husband thought it looked good, so I made a card with it.



The card is 4.25 x 5.5 and I used the following to make the card:

  • Glitter Ritz Glitter - Java Bean
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter - Bright Cranberry (657)
  • Sookwang Double sided tape
  • Lace
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday Die (1054)
  • Recollections Foil Paper

To make the card, I covered a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white card stock with the double sided tape.  After peeling off the release sheet, lace was added on top and carefully pressed down onto the tape.  The Java Bean glitter was added and burnished in.  The lace removed and the Bright Cranberry glitter added and burnished in.  I then cut a circle the Happy Birthday with the dies and the foil paper and added it to the card.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Local King Rubber Stamp Lighthouse Birthday Card

This is my husbands birthday card.  For this card, I used multiple stamp sets, but the main image is from Local King Rubber Stamp.



For this card I used:
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky
Lawn Fawndementals - Mermaid
Copic Markers - G28, R59, R37, 100, C1, C3, C5, E09, E31, E35, E37, E70
Local King Rubber Stamp - Seascapes stamps and Dies
Gina K - By the Sea 2 Stamp set
Seaside Stampin' Ink - Beach Stories Stamp set and Cloud stamp
Happy Birthday Peel-off Sticker

To make the card, I stamped the lighthouse image with Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it with the Copic Markers.  The image was then cut with the die.  On a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 white card stock, the water was stamped with the water stamp from Beach Stories and a combination of Danube Blue, Teal Zeal and Mermaid inks.  The sky was stamped with the Cloud stamp and Summer Sky ink.  The die cut image was then added.  The birds were stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and the birds from By the Sea 2.  The Happy Birthday sticker was added to complete the card.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Glitter Lace Technique

Here is a card I made using glitter and lace.  I saw this technique on an Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube video.   I love the look of the final card!



The card is 4.25 x 5.5 and I used the following to make the card:

  • Glitter Ritz Champagne and Warn Highlight
  • Sookwang Double sided tape
  • CTMH Joyful Birthday Occasions Stamp Set
  • Versmark
  • Lace
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Standard Circles Dies
To make the card, I covered a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white card stock with the double sided tape.  After peeling off the release sheet, lace was added on top and carefully pressed down onto the tape.  The Champagne glitter was added and burnished in.  The lace removed and the Warm Highlight glitter added and burnished in.  I then cut a circle from the glittered card stock, and added the glittered card stock to the front of a top fold card base.  The sentiment was stamped inside the circle with Versamark and the Gold Embossing powder added and heat set to complete the card.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Faux Hand Painting

Well, its Day 7 of the Watercolor for Card Makers (at Online Card ClassesFaux Hand Painting. I find myself really stretching myself.  I'm also finding it harder to find stamps that will work with some of these techniques!  (It may be time to order some more stamps!)

So far, I have only completed one of the techniques for Day 7.  Here is the card that I made using one of the Faux Hand Painting Techniques:


I used the following to make the card:

  • Close to My Heart Floral Happiness Stamp Set
  • Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick, Bard Door, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss
  • Memento Ink Angel Pink
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Close to My Heart Framed Stamp of the Month Stamp Set