Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hello Beautiful


I made this background a couple of weeks ago using coffee filters and photo paper.  So fun, and who would think you could get something this pretty by using those two items.

You can find the technique and a video here.

I die cut the panel with my stitched rectangle die and framed with a bright yellow paper, which I also used to computer generate the "beautiful" label. The poppy flowers and leaf are die cut from Ranger Distress Watercolour Paper and painted using Daniel Smith Lemon Yellow paint.  Once dry, I attached them to the card panel using foam squares. I stamped the mini hello using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. 

I kept the inside minimal, making it about the background and the birthday sentiment from Penny Blacks Sprinkle and Smiles Stamp Set. 

Thank you for visiting today.

Hoppy ...

I did this card for a friend's birthday, which was yesterday, so I can share it with you today. She loves green and animals of all kinds, so the frog was my pick.

Such an easy card to put together using my Neat and Tangled Balloon Stencil and some Twisted Citron distress ink. 

I first did the stenciling of the balloons on my card base using sponge daubers. 

On watercolour paper I stamped the frog and painted using the citron ink and a tad of Daniel Smith's Lemon Yellow for his eyes. 

I die cut the circle from vellum paper and attached it to my card base using vellum tape, then attached the frog on foam dots. I then stamped the sentiment and finished with a few embellishments.

A fun card to make for a fun birthday.
Thank you for visiting today.


Friday, August 17, 2018

MISTI meets Crackerbox So Suzy Stamps


Welcome to today's blog hop between My Sweet Petunia with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.
I have done a couple of cards to share with you for today's hop, but first I should take care of business.

Yes, we have prizes to be had. We will choose two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $50.00 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a $50.00 shopping spree at Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps. You must leave your comments no later than Friday, August 24th, at 11:59 PM Central time. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 28th on the Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps and on My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Now on to the cards I made for today.
First up is "The Greatest Oak". I fell in love with this sentiment when I saw it, along with the tiny acorns and thought they would be perfect together. 

I first did a distress oxide background using autumn colours in Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon and Fossilized Amber. I sprinkled with water and once dry I flecked on some Delft Blue water colour, then die cut with my antique frame die. 
In my Misti I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival ink in Sepia, giving it a few passes to get a good impression. 


I then stamped the acorns on water colour paper, heat embossing with gold embossing powder and painted with Quinacridone Gold. I styled the acorn and attached it to my panel using foam dots, and finished with a few gumdrops.

For my second card, I went Christmas, more specifically I went red and more red, and decided I would paint Mrs. Claus' boots.
On red card stock I stenciled using my snow stencil and Nuvo Glitter Embossing Paste in white and set aside to dry.

In my Mini Misti I stamped the boots and hat on Ranger Distress watercolour paper and painted using Daniel Smith Pyrrol Red, painting several layers to get that rich red. I added Gold Kuretake Zig pen to the buckle and clear Wink of Stella to the fur areas.

In my Misti I stamped my sentiment to the panel using Ranger Jet Black ink. I then attached the red panel to a white card base. I styled the boots and hat, then attached them to the card, hanging the hat off one of the boots.

I was happy with the finished result. 

I do hope you have enjoyed these cards. I have included links below covering the products I used.

Now on to the rest of the hop. 
Next up is Martha Lucia Gomez


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray

 I am up on the Your Next Stamp blog with this card today, in the continuation of release week. 

The blog hop is still going on until the 16th, so be sure to jump in to see the cards from the hop. I am sure you will not be disappointed. 

For my card today I am using Monster Cheers. How fun is this image? I can say it was fun to paint. 
I used Zig Clean Color Brushes to paint the image, using greens and blues with a splash of pink. I added Wink of Stella to the eyes and parts of the Pom Poms, and once completed I cut it out. 
 I then stamped white cardstock with the coordinating streamer stamps using blues and greens and die cut it out with a circle die. I cut a larger circle die in the bright green and stamped the sentiment using Cobalt Blue ink and die cut. 
To put the card together I attached the embossed panel, added the green circle and with foam dots added the stamped circle. The monster is also on foam dots, and a few gumdrops were added. 
For the inside I cut more circles and stamped the white circle with one of the stamps included in the set. 
A fun card to make and perfect for someone younger.

Thank you for joining me today.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Baby boy Joy

 I did this card for a customer who was not sure what she wanted. I have had this stamp for a long time, yet this is the first time I have painted it up, and just the other day I had another request for baby cards, but this time a girl. I look forward to doing these baby shoes in the pink too.

I stamped using Ranger Archival Manganese Blue, then watercoloured using Daniel Smith Manganese Blue. Once that was done, I stamped again with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with Nuvo Shimmering Embossing Powder. I then die cut with my stitched circle die and set aside. 

I then die cut the panel with my stitched rectangle die, and stencilled with my stars stencil using the Manganese Blue again. Once I finished with the stencilling I added Wink of Stella to all the stars, along with the hearts on the baby shoes. 

I attached the stitched rectangle panel to a blue card base, then attached the circle die using foam tape. I die cut the joy sentiment and sponged on the blue to the top and bottom edges.
To finish I added a few clear sequins. You can see the Wink of Stella in this close up view. 

Thank you for visiting today.

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