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Monday, April 25, 2016

Penny Black Blooming Garden

For this card, I decided to try some water color stamping.  This is one of my favorite techniques to use with distress markers,  The finished card is 4.25 x 5.5


I used the following to make the card:

  • Distress Markers: Fossilized Amber, Barn Door, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn
  • Close to My Heart Holiday Tags Stamp Set
  • Penny Black Blooming Garden Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawndamentals Freshly Cut Grass
To make the card, I colored the stamp with the distress markers, and lightly spritzed with water.  I then immediately stamped it on watercolor paper.  The sentiment was stamped with Freshly Cut Grass.  I then cut the watercolor panel to 3.25 x 5.5.  This was added to a panel of rose card stock cut at 3.75 x 5.5,  Ribbon was added and then the entire piece added to the card base to complete the card,

Monday, April 18, 2016

Water Coloring Stamped Images

Day 5 of the Watercolor for Card Makers (at Online Card Classeswas water coloring Stamped images. I had a lot of trouble with one of the techniques, and after several tries, I gave up.  I figure once I am more comfortable with water coloring, I'll go back an try it again.

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 5 of the class.  I won't go into specific of how the cards were made (for this you should take the class), but will provide the supplies I used. Here are the 2 cards I made using the techniques from the class.

Card 1:


Card 2:

For the first card, I used: 
  • Penny Black All Over Pattern Stamp
  • Distress Markers: Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers
  • Lawn Fawndanmentals: Wild Rose
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
For the second card, I used:
  • Kuretake watercolors #52, #61 (for the background)
  • Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
  • Stampendous Wishing Well Stamp
  • Mama Elephant - Make a Wish stamp set
  • Versfine Black Onyx Ink

Monday, April 11, 2016

Watercolor Stamping (Day 2)

Day 4 of the Watercolor for Card Makers (at Online Card Classeswas more watercolor stamping. I'm still trying each technique, and making cards from each.

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 4 of the class.  I won't go into specific of how the cards were made (for this you should take the class), but will provide the supplies I used. Here are the 3 cards I made using the techniques from the class.

Card 1:


Card 2:

Cards 3 and 4:




For Card 1, I used the following:
  • Distress Ink: Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Squeezed Lemonade
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter Stamp Set

For Card 2, I used the following:

  • Memento Ink: Danube Blue
  • Close to My Heart Joyful Birthday Occasions
  • Distress Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins


For Cards 3 and 4 (Card 3 was first generation stamping, and Card 4 second generation stamping), I used the following:

  • Ivy Branch Stamp (Unknown Manufacturer)
  • Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Barn Door, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn
  • Close to My Heart Holiday Tags Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawndamentals Freshly Cut Grass Ink

Monday, April 4, 2016

Watercolor Stamping

Day 3 of the Watercolor for Card Makers (at Online Card Classeswas about watercolor stamping. I'm still trying each technique.

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 3 of the class.  I won't go into specific of how the cards were made (for this you should take the class), but will provide the supplies I used. Here are the 3 cards I made using the techniques from the class.

Card 1:


Card 2:


Card 3: 


For the first card, I used the following:

  • Altenew Vintage Flowers
  • Thank-you Stamp
  • Memento Inks: Tangelo, Dandelion, Rosebud, Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals

For the second card, I used the following:

  • Gina K Spring Basket Stamp Set
  • Distress Markers: Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Candied Apple, Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn
  • Close To My Heart Framed Stamp of the Month Stamp Set
For the third card, I used the following:
  • Kuretake Watercolor #64
  • Distress Markers: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, 
  • Texture Paste
  • Memory Box Winter Tiny Wishes Stencil (although you can't see it in the picture, there are embossed snowflakes on the card as well)
  • Gina K Snowman Wishes Stamp Set

Monday, March 21, 2016

Watercolor Cards (Day 2)

Day 2 of the 'Watercolor for Card Makers' class (at Online Card Classes) was more watercolor backgrounds.  Since I am trying each of the techniques, I am glad I didn't take this class as an interactive class - I would never have been able to keep up!

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 2 of the class.  I won't go into specific of how the cards were made (for this you should take the class), but will provide the supplies I used.

Card 1:


Card 2 (I think this is my favorite so far):

Card 3: 

For the first card, I used:

  • Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils: WC2917 Sunburst Yellow, WC2906 Copenhagen, WC2909 Grass Green, Black
  • Kuretake Watercolor: #50
  • Spellbinders Circle Dies
  • Kreinik Gold Metallic Thread
  • Gold Sequins
For the second card, I used:

  • Kuretake Watercolors: #32, #33, #43
  • Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society Rose
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Miskit Friskit 
  • Mother's Day stamp

For the third card, I used:

  • Kuretake Watercolors: #50, #51, #64, #139
  • Darice Music Background stamp
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Close to My Heart Framed Stamp of the Month
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 


Monday, March 14, 2016

Watercolor cards (Day 1)

I finally decided that I needed to learn more about how to use watercolors when making cards.  I signed up for a class at Online Card Classes.  The class I chose was 'Watercolor for Card Makers'. The class is an independent class.  I decided that I would do each of the techniques, and finish the cards in a similar manner to what was shown.  This would provide me the opportunity to try many different watercolor techniques, and would push me to make cards in a style that is not what I would normally do.

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 1 of the class.  I won't go into specific of how the cards were made (for this you should take the class), but will provide the supplies I used.  Day 1 classes were about watercolor backgrounds.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

For the first card I used:
  • Kuretake watercolors: #139, #64
  • Tim Holtz Stencil: Latticework THS019
  • Close to My Heart Joyful Birthday Occasions
  • Memento Lulu Lavendar
  • Ribbon
For the second card I used:
  • Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers
  • Simon Says Birthday Celebration Stamp Set
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder (if I were to make this card again, I would chose a darker color embossing folder)
For the third card I used:
  • Kuretake Watercolors: #43, #30, #139, #64
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Allover Pattern background stamp
  • Versamark
  • Mama Elephant Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Sequins


Monday, March 7, 2016

Quick Birthday Card

Here is a quick card that would be great for a guy (the hardest for me to make!)


To make the card I used:
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Celebration Dies
  • Ribbon

This card is 5.5 x 4.25.  

To make the card, I cut a piece of white card stock to 5.25 x 4.  I then used a piece of blue card stock, and ran it through my Cuttlebug, using the Happy Birthday embossing folder.  This was then trimmed to 3.75 x 4 and attached to the piece of white card stock at the top.  Ribbon was then added to "hide" the edge.  Cut 'celebrate' from the same blue card stock and attach at the bottom of the white card stock.  Attach the entire piece to the front of a white card and the card is finished!