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Monday, March 23, 2015

Penny Black Garden Chair - Take 2

Using the Garden Chair stamp, I decided to try water coloring the stamp with the Distress Markers, in almost a no-line fashion . The card is 4.25 x 5.5.



I used the following to make the card:
  • Penny Black Garden Chair (1175K)
  • Close To My Heart Just to Say
  • Distress Markers - Pine Needles, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Squeezed Lemonade, Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Storm Sky, Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss, Old Paper
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
To make the card, I stamped the image with Old Paper on water color paper.  I chose Old Paper, because I wanted light to no lines showing on the final image.  I then used the distress markers and a water brush to color the image.  It was the first time I had tried this, and I liked the results (although I need a bit of practice).  Once dry, I used one on the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the image, and it was added to the card base.  The sentiment was then added to the card.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Penny Black Garden Chair

I purchased this stamp at a yard sale, and finally decided to use it.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5.


 

I used the following to make the card:
  • Penny Black Garden Chair (1175K)
  • Close To My Heart Just to Say
  • Distress Markers - Pine Needles, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Squeezed Lemonade, Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Storm Sky, Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
To make the card, I colored the stamp with the variety of Distress Markers.  Once completed, I spritzed it a few times with water, and then stamped in on water color paper.  The image was then cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles die.  This was then added to the card base, and the sentiment stamped.

Monday, March 9, 2015

By the Tide Birthday Card

Here is a card I made using Stampin' Up By the Tide stamp set that I've had for a while, but never used. 



This card is 4.25 x 5.5 and was made with the following:
  • Stampin' Up - By the Tide stamp set
  • Close to My Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions stamp set
  • Memento - Teal Zeal and London Fog
  • Versamark
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Grumbacher Miskit Friskit
  • Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles

To make the card, I stamped the fish from By the Tide with Teal Zeal Memento Ink.  I then masked the fish with Misket Frisket.  Once dry, the kelp/sea weed was stamped with Memento London fog.  The Misket was then removed. The Sentiment is from Close to My Heart and was stamped with the Teal Zeal.

The image was cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  This was matted to a piece of silver card stock that was also cut with a larger Stitched Rectangle die.  The card base was stamped using the kelp/sea weed and Versamark.  This was then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The image was then added to the card base.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Copic Colored Lighthouse

Here is a card that I made on a cold day.  Reminded me of warmer weather!


This card is 4.25 x 5.5.  To make this card I used:
  • Copic Markers - R59, R29, R27, R24, YG99, YG97, YG95, C7, C5, C3, T2, E11, E27, E29, B99, B97, B95, B0000
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampabilites - Beacon of Light - LR1015
  • Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
To make the card, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I then colored the image with the Copic Markers.  For the background of the image, I used B0000.  I used the wink of Stella on the metal of the walkway, flagpole and the water.

The image was then cut with the Stitched Rectangles die.  This was then mounted on blue card stock which was also cut with a larger Stitched Rectangles die.  The entire piece was mounted to the front of a gray card base.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Anniversary Card

Here is a card I made for my parents anniversary.  The card is 5.5 x 4.25, and is a top fold card.


I used the following to make the card:
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Assorted Words - 343
  • Cricut Art Philosophy
  • Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves, Paris Dusk, Rhubarb Stalk, Sweet Plum
  • EZ-Des Nine Patch Set A
  • 1" Square punch
  • Candi pop dots
  • KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square
To make the card:
  1. Using the 1" square stamps, stamp a variety of images with the Memento ink
  2. Cut the squares out with the square punch
  3. Cut a dark red piece of card stock to 5.25x4"
  4. Using the Laser Square, attach the stamped squares to the red card stock.
  5. Cut 2 hearts from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The white heart at 2.5", and the dark red heart at 2.25".
  6. Attach the two hearts together and add the Happy Anniversary sentiment
  7. Using the Candi Pop Dots, add the heart to the card.

Monday, February 2, 2015

My first Shaker Card

I've recently seen many shaker cards and decided to make one.  The card is 5.5 x 4.25.

 

 
 
I used the following to make the card:
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set
  • Stampendous Detailed Silver and Gold embossing power
  • Spellbinders circle die
  • Various colored sequins
  • Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars glitter
To make the card: 
  1. For the front of the card, cut a piece of patterned paper to 5.5 x 4.25. 
  2. Using the Spellbinders circle dies, select a die that is large enough for the stamp.  Decide where to cut the circle on the pattern paper, and cut the circle.
  3. Stamp the sentiment on the card front (I used the pattern paper as a template as to where to stamp)
  4. Back the circle with acetate.
  5. From the Make a Wish stamp set, randomly stamp stars with Versamark, and emboss with gold and silver.
  6. Using foam tape, tape around the circle, making sure that there are no gaps (or the sequins and glitter will fall out!)
  7. I added the sequins and glitter to the card front, making sure that they were clustered around the sentiment
  8. Line up the patterned patter to the front of card and attach it firmly.
  9. Since it seemed that there was more needed to the front of the card, I added some additional sequins.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Birthday with Mama Elephant

Here are 2 birthday cards I made using the Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set.


Both of these cards are 5.25x4.5 and were made with the following:
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • WOW Metallic Brass Embossing Power
  • Versamark
  • Distress Ink Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn (used for the lighter colored card)
  • Pan Pastels 430.5 Magenta, 250.5 Dairylide Yellow, 640.4 Permanent Green Shade (used on the darker card)
To make the cards:

  1. For the darker card, I randomly added the Pan Pastels to the card stock, making sure to overlap the color.  The Pan Pastels were then sealed. 
  2. For the lighter card, I used watercolor paper, wet it and then randomly added the distress ink. 
  3. Once both were dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, then added the embossing powder, and heat set. Both were then cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.
  4. A larger rectangle was used to cut the backgrounds. 
  5. All pieces were then added to the card fronts.