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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

Monday, May 16, 2016

Water coloring Stamped Images (Day2)

Day 6 of the Watercolor for Card Makers (at Online Card Classeswas water coloring Stamped images. 

Here are my versions of the cards from Day 6 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 Card 1 (One of my favorites!) I used the following:

  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Blooming Garden Stamp Set
  • Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn
  • Close to My Heart A Little Note Occasions Stamp Set
  • Spellbinders Square Dies

For Card 2 I used the following:

  • Simon Says Birthday Celebration
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Kuretake Water Colors: 10, 20, 34, 63, 54, 58, 139, 43
  • Close to My Heart Joyful Birthday Occasions Stamp Set
For Card 3, (this one has a lot of sparkle and shine, since I used perfect pearls in the water used), I used the following:
  • WPlus9 Flora & Fauna 2 Stamp Set
  • Versmark
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Salty Ocean
  • Perfect Pearls
  • Close to My Heart Just to Say Stamp Set

Monday, May 9, 2016

Bird Crazy Anniversary Card

Here is a card I made for my husband for our Anniversary.  Unlike most of my cards, this on is 5.25 x 6.5.  I needed the extra space for both birds.


I used the following to make the card:

  • Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps and Dies
  • Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamps and Dies
  • Copic Markers:  E50, E53, E57, E59, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR16, YR18, YG63, R20, R21, R24, R29, R59, R81, R83, R85, B0000, B95, B97, C3, C5
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Lawn Fawndementials Mermaid
  • Seaside Stampin' Ink Cloud Stamp
  • Distress Ink - Lowed Lawn
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings Stamp Set
  • Taylored Expressions Many Mini Occasions Stamp Set


To make the card, I stamped the birds with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,  I also stamped the accessories that I would be using.  The birds and the accessories were then colored with the various Copic Markers.  I then cut out the birds and accessories using the dies.

The grass on the card base was colored with Mowed Lawn, and the sky was stamped with a Cloud stamp and Mermaid ink.  The Birds and accessories were added, a bit of shadow added under the birds, and the the sentiments added to complete the card.

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