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Monday, February 19, 2018

An Art Impressions Valentine

I made this card for my husband for Valentines day.  I got the idea from @triciadollkennedy on Instagram. 


I used the following for the card:
Art Impressions Stamps - WC Birds, Flower Set, EZ Project C
Marvy Le Plume II - Sepia, Steel Blue, Olive Green, Persimmon

To  make the card, with a pencil I lightly traced a heart die on a piece of water color paper.  I then colored the stamps, and stamped them around the heart, leaving room for the birds.  Between the flowers, the leaf stamps were colored and stamped between the flowers.  Water was then added to the stamped images for that wonderful water color look.  The birds were then added in a similar manner.  The sentiment (from an unknown manufacturer) was stamped.  The panel was added to a red mat, and then added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Bucket of Tulips

Tulips are another flower that I really like, but can't seem to grow.  Many years ago, I found this stamp at a yard sale, and it was of tulips.  I had to get it, but didn't really use it.  Going through my stamps recently, I once again found it and here is the card I made with it:

To make the card, I used:

  • "Bucket of Tulips" - I have no idea of the manufacturer or real name 
  • Copic Markers
  • Hero Arts - Infinity Dies - Oval
  • Memento Black Ink
To make the card, I stamped the image with Memento ink.  The image was then colored with Copic Markers.  Dark pink card stock was cut to 4 x 5.25.  From the center of the card stock I cut an oval with one of the Hero Arts oval dies.  The colored image was mounted behind the pink card stock, and the entire piece added to a white card base.  The sentiment was then added to complete the card.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Covered Bridge with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Covered bridges always remind me of New Hampshire, where my husband is from.  This stamp just called to me when I saw it.  Here is a card I made with the stamp:
To make the card, I used:

  • Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Covered Bridge
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
To make the card, I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  The image was then colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  The image was then cut to size, and mounted to brown card stock, which was then added to a card base to complete the card. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Technique Junkies - Stargazers

I really like lilies, and can't seem to grow them, so I'll take second best and stamp them!  Here is a card I made with Technique Junkies Stargazers stamp set.

I used the following to make the card:
Techniques Junkies - Stargazers Stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
My Favorite Things - Handwritten Happiness Stamp set
Ranger - Grape Soda Ink
Verasmark Black Onyx Ink

To make the card, I stamped the Stargazer stamp with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  I then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  The image was then cut to size, mounted it to green card stock, and them the entire image added to a card base.  On a white strip of paper, the sentiment was stamped and then added to the image on the front of the card.

Monday, January 22, 2018

GIna K Lovely Lilies

Lovely Lilies was a Christmas gift, and I had to immediately use it!  Handwritten Happiness was also a Christmas gift, and one of the sentiments worked perfect for this card.  Here is a card I made using the stamp sets:

To make the card I used:

  • Gina K - Lovely Lilies
  • Altenew Ink - Frayed Leaf, Forest Glen, Butter cream, Warm Sunshine, Carmel Toffee, Paper Bag
  • My Favorite Things - Handwritten Happiness
To make the card, I first stamped the flower image and all layers, starting with the lightest color ink.  I then masked the flower and stamped the leaves.  The sentiment was added using the darkest color ink that was used on the flower.  The image was trimmed and added to a card base to complete the card.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Altenew Henna Elements Birthday Card

I've wanted to try pencils on black card stock.  Here is a card I made using the technique:

I used the following to make the card:

  • Altenew - Henna Elements
  • Versamark
  • Zing - Clear Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous - Detailed Gold  Embossing Powder
  • Prisma Color Pencils
  • Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings

To make this card, I stamped the images from Henna Elements in Versamark.  Clear Embossing Power was added and heat set.  The images were then colored with various Prisma Color Pencils.  The sentiment was stamped with  Versamark, and gold embossing powder added and heat set.  Versamark was added to the edges of the black card stock, and gold embossing power added and heat set.  This was then added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy Birthday with Altenew and Gina K

Here is a card I made after watching a Jennifer McGuire video (see it here).

To make the card, I used the following:

  • Gina K Foilmates - Birthday
  • Gina K Fancy Foil - Wild Lilac
  • Hero Arts - Infinity Dies Nested Ovals
  • Altenew - Peony Bouquet Stamp Set
  • Altenew Ink - Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Evergreen
To make the card, I stamped all layers of the flower and leaves in the lower right corner.  The remainder of the card was stamped using only one of the flower layers in the lightest purple ink.  The leaves were also added in the background using the lightest green ink.  A Foilmates Birthday sentiment was foiled using Wild Lilac foil.  This was then cut with one of the oval dies.  The next largest oval was cut using black paper.  The foiled image was added to the black oval and the entire piece added to the card.