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Monday, May 22, 2017

Penny Black Any Occasion Card

Here is a card I made using a Penny Black Stamp and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I haven't decided the occasion for the card yet, so the final sentiment hasn't been added.


To make the card, I used the following:
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
Penny Black - Gentle Day Stamp
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

To make the card, I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, then added the clear embossing powder and heat set.  The image was then colored with the Zig Clean Color pens.  In this case, I just used the pens and blended the colors directly - no water was added.  The image was cut with the Stitched Rectangle die, and added to the blue background (also cut with a larger Stitched Rectangle die).  This was then added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Glittery Mothers Day Card

The picture doesn't show how glittery this card actually is!  This card uses an image stamped using the essential glue pad, and glitter.  Its a technique I've tried before, but this is the first time I got it to work.  I think in the past I wasn't patient enough, and didn't let the glue get to the tacky point.


For this card I used the following:

  • Greenhouse Society Rose Stamp
  • Glitter Ritz - Java Bean, Sea Green, Pink
  • Essential Glue Pad
  • Close To My Heart - Just to Say Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

To make the card, I stamped the image using the Essential Glue Pad.  I waited until the glue was tacky, and then added the glitter to the image, using Java Bean for the stem, Sea Green on the leaves and Pink for the rose.  The image was cut with the Stitched Rectangle die, and ribbon was added.  This was then added to the card base and the sentiment added to complete the card.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Northwoods Rubber Stamps - Anniversary Card

I used one of the Northwoods Rubber Stamps to create an Anniversary Card for my husband.  We visited this lighthouse last year.  Here is the card:


I used the following to make the card:
  • Northwoods Rubber Stamps - Portland Head Light House in Square Frame - PP10038
  • Versamark Black Onyx Ink
  • Prismacolor Pencils 
  • Gamsol
  • Gina K - Scripty Sayings 2 stamp set
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
To make the card, I stamped the image with Black Onyx Ink.  The image was then colored with various Prismacolor pencils, using gamsol to blend the colors.  The image was then added to a mat, and the card base.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, detailed white embossing powder was added and then heat set to complete the card.

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It's a Frame Up

Monday, May 1, 2017

Another Easter Card with Elizabeth Craft Designs

Here is another late Easter Card.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shimmer Sheets
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Outdoor Edges die #914
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Easter Eggs die #1148
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Glitter Dots
  • Zig Clean Color - #20, #202, #80, #81, #51
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Lawn Fawn - Eggstra Special Easter stamp set
To make the card, I randomly colored the Zig Clean Color markers on a piece of Bristol paper.  I used a bit of water to blend the colors together.  From this I cut the detailed portions of the eggs.  I then cut the solid portions for the eggs using Shimmer Sheets.  The details portions of the eggs were added to the shimmer sheet eggs.  Glitter dots were added to the eggs.  The grass was cut from a sheet of Green Shimmer Sheets, using the Outdoor Edges die.  The eggs and grass were added to background piece of My Favorite Things Water color wash paper.  The entire piece was then cut using the stitched Rectangle die and added to the card base.  The sentiment was added to complete the card.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter card with Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-off stickers and glitter

So, my Easter cards did not get finished until AFTER Easter.  At least I can save them until next year.
Here is a card that I made with Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-off Stickers and Glitter:


I used the following to make the card:

  • Copic Markers - YG63, B00, V04, V06, E13, E23
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Silk Microfine Glitter - Cool Diamond 
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals
  • Pretty Posh Pink - Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Peel-off Stickers Eggs - #899, Happy Easter - #380
To make the card, I covered a piece of white card stock with the Sookwang tape, removed the release sheet and added the Egg and Stand Peel-off sticker.  Cool diamond glitter was then added to the piece.  Copic Markers were used to color the egg and stand.  These were then fussy cut out and added to the Scalloped Oval.  The entire piece was added to the card base.  The sentiment and sequins added to complete the card.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Art Impressions Watercolor Mothers Day Card.

Here is a card I made with Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps.  I plan on using this one for a Mothers Day card.


I used the following to make the card:

  • Art Impressions Watercolor stamps: WC Containers, Flower Set #4052, Foliage Set #051
  • Distress Markers Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke
  • My Favorite Things Watercolor wash paper
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals
  • Lawn Fawndementals Fake Tan
  • Close To My Heart Just to Say

To make the cards, I colored the stamps with the Distress Markers, then stamped the images. Water was then added to give a water colored image.  The image was then cut with an oval die.  A piece of the Watercolor Wash paper was cut to slightly smalled than the card base.  The sentiment was then added, using one of the stamps form the Just to Say stamped set, using the Lawn Fawndementals Ink. Ribbon was added.  This was then added to the card base.  The image was then added, using pop dots.  A bow was added to complete the card.

This card was entered in the Art Impressions "Let's Watercolor" Challenge

Monday, February 27, 2017

Art Impressions Watercolor Birdhouses

Here is a card I made with Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.  I love these stamps, and the process to make watercolor images!

I used the following to make the card:

  • Art Impressions Flower Set #4052, Foliage Set #4051, WC Series Set 2 #3545
  • Distress Markers Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet, Pine Needles, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn
  • Molotow Masking Fluid
  • Close to my Heart Just to say Stamp Set
  • Versamark 
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Watercolor Wash Paper
To make the card, I first created the fence using the Molotow Masking Fluid pen.  Once it was dry, I stamped the images by coloring the stamps with the distress pens, and adding water to the images to give a water colored image.  The masking fluid was then removed, and detail was added.  The image was then cut with one of the stitched rectangle dies.  This was then added to a piece of Watercolor wash paper.  I made the card base by cutting out a larger rectangle with a stitched rectangle from the center of the card front.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, detailed white embossing powder added and heat set.  The image was then added to complete the card.




Monday, February 20, 2017

Stampin' Up Wetlands Birthday Card.

This stamp set is great for masculine cards!  Here is a card that I recently made:



I used the following to make the card:


  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors #44 Light Brown, #47 Dark Brown #62 Cobalt Blue
  • Stampin' Up Wetlands Stamp Set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Power
  • Versamark
Using the watercolors, I created the background.  The birds were then stamped using the Rich Cocoa Ink.  The reeds were stamped with Cottage Ivy.  The entire piece was then cut down, matted and added to the card base.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, the embossing powder was added and heat set to complete the card.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentines Day Love Card

Its been a while since I made a card!  Here is a card I made for my husband for Valentines Day.  I couldn't resist using foil and glitter on one card.


Here is the inside of the card:


I used the following to make the card:
  • Glitter Ritz - Cool Highlight
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Die
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Hearts
  • Die-namites Heart Love Die
  • Core'dinations Black Magic Card stock
  • Heidi Swapp Minc Red Foil
To make the card, I embossed a piece of Black Magic Card stock with the Hearts embossing folder.  I then lightly sanded it, to show the red of the embossed image.  The heart was cut with the Die-namites Heart Love die.  Sookwang tape was added to a piece of white card stock and cut with a Stitched Square die.  The tape was then removed, and the glitter added and burnished in.  The heart was added to the glittered piece of card stock, and the entire piece was added to the embossed hearts. This was then added to the card base.

For the inside of the card, I printed a simple heart with text on a laser printer.  I then ran this through my Minc machine with red foil.  I then added it to the inside of the card.