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Monday, April 23, 2018

A Blue Bird Birhtday Card

Now that I have a better way to get vibrant colors on dark card stock with Prismacolor Pencils, I had make another card. 


I used the following to make this card:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Robin 1 Floral Wreath
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous - Detailed Gold Embossing Power
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Close to My Heart - Celebration Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
To make the card, I stamped the Robin image with Versamark, added gold embossing powder and heat set.  I then used the White Prismacolor pencil to color most of the image.  The image was then colored with a variety of Prismacolor pencils on top on the white.  The image was then cut with one of the circle dies.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, gold embossing powder added and heat set.  For the background, I embossed a piece of blue card stock with the Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder.  The bird image and sentiment was then added.  For the card base, I rubbed Versafine along the edges, added gold embossing powder and heat set.  The panel was then added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Stampendous Cottage Rose

Stampendous Cottage Rose is a go-to stamp for me.  I use it when I want to try new techniques, or practice old ones.  One of the looks that I love, it colored pencil on dark card stock, but I have never been happy with the results.  Then along came a video from Gina K (see it here), and I had to try it again.  The trick for me, is to use white pencil first.


I used the following for the card:

  • Stampendous - Cottage Rose Stamp
  • Stampendous - Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Close to My Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions
TO make the card, I stamped the image with Versamark, added the gold embossing powder and heat set it.  Then I used the white Prismacolor pencil, and colored most of the image with it.  On top of the white, I then added the other colors.  This really seemed to make the image pop.  The sentiment was added by stamping with Versamark, adding the gold embossing powder and heat setting it.  For the card base, I added Versamark to the edges, added the gold embossing powder and heat set.  The image panel was then added to complete the card.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Flower Silhouette Birthday Card

I love the way this card came out, I'll have to make more that are similar!

I used the following for the card:

  • Hero Arts - Flowers stamp
  • MFT - Handwritten Happiness Stamp set
  • Distress Oxide Ink - Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
The background was the first thing made for this card, I sponged the Distress Oxide inks on a piece of white card stock, lightest to darkest. Water was spritzed on the panel.  Once dried, the flower image was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  Clear Embossing powder was added and heat set.  The steps were taken for the sentiment.  The panel was matted with black card stock and added to the card base to complete the card.


Monday, April 2, 2018

MFT Beach Day Birthday Card

A bit of a story behind this card.  My daughter-in-law loves pigs.  When she heard that you can swim with the pigs in Exuma, Bahamas they went! Well, she got bit by one of the pigs ... nothing serious - more of just a bruise.  So I just had to make this card for her for her birthday!


(and the red mark on her leg is not an ink blot!  Its to symbolize where the pig bit!)

I used the following for the card:

  • MFT Beach Day Stamp set
  • Prickley Pear - Pig stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Wave Stencil
  • Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Various Copic Markers
  • MFT Handwritten Happiness Stamp set
  • Ranger Caribbean Coast Ink
To make the card, I used the Wave Stencil and sponged the Broken China ink over it.  After removing the stencil, I sponged Tumbled Glass over the entire area.  The Pig was then stamped (I needed to learn how to reverse the image!), and masked.  The Girl was then added.  Both were colored with carious Copic markers.  The sand and Sky were then added with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was added last.  The entire panel was matted and added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, March 26, 2018

MFT Recipe for Happiness Birthday Card

I have a co-worker who loves to cook.  We have been fortunate to have some of his creations!  I thought that this card would be perfect for his birthday.


I used the following for the card:
  • MFT Recipe for Happiness Stamps and Dies
  • MFT Hybrid Black Ink
  • MFT Small Brick Background Stamp
  • Distress Ink - Fired Brick
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Various Copic Markers
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp set
To make the card, I stamped all of the Recipe for Happiness stamps with the MFT Hybrid Black Ink.  These were then colored with Copic Markers, and then cut with the matching dies.  For the background, the Small Brick background stamp was inked with Fired Brick ink and stamped on watercolor paper.  I then sponged the whole area with the same ink.  Water was spritzed on the panel to add texture.  The images were added to the panel.  The sentiment stamped with Versamark, and white embossing powder added and heat set.  The entire panel was added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Out of this world Brithday Card

A while back, I saw a similar card on the Altenew YouTube channel (see it here).  While I don't have the same stamps or dies, it was a chance for me to try the techniques shown in the view, using what I have on hand.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves
  • A variety of dye inks
  • Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Dots
  • A wood grained stamp
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle dies
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detail White Embossing Power
To make the card, I used one of the larger dot stamps, inked it with one of the colors of ink, then stamped it off a bit on a wood grained stamp.  This was then stamped on white card stock.  I made several of these circles.  These were then die cut using a variety of sizes of the circle dies.  The galaxy background was made by blending the Distress Inks on white card stock, and then adding several spritzes of water.  The planets were then added to the background, and the sentiment added to complete the card.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Penny Black Scented Bouquet

At the same yard sale I got last weeks stamp at, I also picked up the one used on this card.

To make this card, I used:

  • Penny Black - Scented Bouquet Stamp
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Hero Arts Infinity Dies - Oval

For this card, I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx ink.  The image was then colored with Prismacolor pencils.  A piece of yellow card stock was cut to 4 x 5.25 and an oval cut in the center.  The image was then mounted underneath and the entire piece added to a white card base.  The sentiment was then added to complete the card.