Monday, November 12, 2018

Watercolour Squares Thank you

 For this week's Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers we are to think "squares". I decided to do some watercolour squares in a loose style for a fun and colourful thank you card.
 I die cut my panel first, using Ranger Distress Watecolour paper, so I knew the size I would be working with. I used various colours of Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton and Schmincke watercolours. I knew I wanted a lot of white space, so I kept the squares on the smaller size, albeit you can see as I proceeded down the paper I went more rectangle. No need to worry, it still looks good I think. 
 The key I think is to make your square with water first, then add your colours in.  I did not tape my piece down as I was picking it up and turning it to all sides to let the paints flow. Once the panel was dry, I attached it to my card lining up with the left side, then added a think stripe down the right side which I had painted with clear Wink of Stella. I put the card in my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Altenew's A Beautiful Day stamp set, using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. It took several stampings to get a good impression, thanks to Misti. I finished with a few gumdrops.
As this card is going to a man, I finished the inside, again using the Wonky Rectangle die, but changed it up finishing in blues, and adding two side panels, that I also painted with Wink of Stella. The dial stamp and die worked perfectly for this card I think ... stamped using Ranger Archival Manganese Blue.

This card is for the maintenance man in my building who dropped everything and came to my rescue when I was overburdened with groceries. He took everything up to my apartment for me, which was a life saver. 

Thank you for dropping by today. I hope you have enjoyed this easy to do card. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Welcome, little one!

 Another baby card to share with you today using Altenew's Little One Stamps and Dies. This onsie is just too cute for words, one of the reasons this is my go to for new babies. 
Using Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 120lb card stock I started by die cutting my top panel with stitched rectangles and stitched circles, then attaching to my card base using foam tape. I then die cut the onsie in the white card stock and in my Misti using the gingham I stamped the patterned paper using Ranger Majestic Violet, die cut then glued the two pieces together, which will give the patterned paper some substance. I then attached the onsie inside the circle using a thin foam square.  
I put my card back in my Misti, and added the little stamped images from the set, which I stamped using Ranger Pink Peony. I stamped the rattle on the onsie and the sentiment with the Ranger Majestic Violet, and I added the little bow using Ranger Violet finishing the front with some beautiful crystals.  

I kept the inside very simple, die cutting the patterned paper with the stitched rectangle die, and stamping with the sentiment and a couple of hearts, again using Ranger inks in Majestic Violet and Vibrant Fuchsia. The congratulations stamp is a Martha Stewart stamp called All Occasions Sentiments, which a friend found at the Dollar Store. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed this baby card and would love to hear from you. 
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Saturday, November 10, 2018


Well today in my area it feels like HoHoHo time! We have already had our first snow, mind you only a little. 

So, what better way to mark the occasion than with this card. 

 I started by first with my background where I laid down 3 different colours of oxide inks spritzed with water and pounced my watercolour paper into the ink. I then splattered with white acrylic paint. Using Neenah card stock I die cut the panel with both the hohoho die along with the wonky rectangle die, then pounced the positive pieces of the hohoho into the colours for the inside of my card. In my Misti I then stamped the dog using Ranger Archival Coffee and cut the dog and coloured with Copic markers.  
I added white acrylic paint to areas of the dog, sweater and decorations, and painted the star with Wink of Stella in Silver. To put it together I attached the background, then the panel, styled and attached the dog on foam squares, added Wink of Stella to the star, circle and mini square inside the o's of the hohoho, and finished with some gumdrops. 
Moving to the inside, I die cut the panel again using the Wonky Rectangle die, and attached the HoHoHo die cuts from the front of the card along with a few more gumdrops.
I hope you have enjoyed this card and wish to thank you for visiting my blog. I love to hear from you so please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
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Thursday, November 08, 2018

My Sweet Petunia meets Unity Stamps Blog Hop

Today My Sweet Petunia is meeting up with Unity Stamps for a huge Blog Hop. 

There are a few changes to the hop today. We will not be providing links to the hop order on the designers blogs. The hop order lists can be found however at Unity Stamps and My Sweet Petunia.

The links can be found at:

The Design Teams are very excited about today's hop, so to celebrate we have TWO fabulous Unity filled prize packages to give away PLUS there is a $60.00 Gift Certificate to My Sweet Petunia! 
Leave your comment on each of the design team member's blog in the hop for your chance to win. You have until Monday, November 12th to leave a comment. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 13th on both the Unity Stamp Company and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

On to the cards I made for today.
First up is my Peace on Earth card. 
 In my mini Misti I stamped the beautiful image called A Time of Peace using Memento Ink, and coloured with Copic Markers in Violet tones. I then die cut the panel with the Birch Press die. The die has hearts included in the frame, but I did not want the hearts to be a focal, so I die cut upside down and kept the pieces intact. I matted the panel with violet card stock and attached to my card base. I then die cut the label and keeping it in the card stock piece placed it back in my Misti and stamped the sentiment with black ink. I finished with a few crystals and Wink of Stella on the Angel's wings.
Next up is a cute little Mouse called Special Delivery Mouse.
Stamping in my mini Misti, where I also colour.
I arranged placement of my card and panel in my mini Misti to decide on where I wanted to die cut for the image. I wanted the circle to be on the edge originally, but the image looked better to me having a frame all the way around, so in the centre it was. 
I die cut the circle, then attached fun foam to the remaining panel and attached that to my card base.

On the circle and in my mini Misti I stamped the image using Memento Ink.  I then proceeded to colour this fun little image, again using my Copic Markers. Once finished I applied glue and pushed it down inside the circle. A few drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops finished this card. 
 I hope you have enjoyed these cards made for today's hop.

Now back to the hop. You will be looking for Susan next. You can find the hop order at any time by visiting My Sweet Petunia or Unity Stamps.

Have fun!💖

Happy Howlidays

 I am howling over at Scrap'n Stamp Canada today with this card. I just love the stamp sets that I used on this card today, being My Favorite Things Deck the Howls and Trio of Trees.
I don't often use designer paper, yet I love these paper pads. This pad is a particularily fun one, with happy traditional and non traditional Christmas papers, even one with pink snow! But for this card I opted for a more traditional paper as I knew I wanted to pick up the other colours with my trees and dog. I happened to have the snow drifts already made and sitting on my desk when I started this card, so I included them in my design, cutting them along with the designer paper with my Wonky Stitch Rectangle. A task my Gemini has no problem doing. 

Using my Clarity Brushes I brushed on the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink lightly to the snow banks.  I mention these brushes as I note similar brushes in the store put out by Nuvo, which makes great products. I have linked to these brushes below. They are fabulous for stenciling and adding soft inking to cards. I have a few sets as I wanted a brush for each colour. 
In my Misti I stamped all of the images and cut as I wasn't sure what ones I would use. I stamped the dogs using Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia, along with the branch trees. The other trees I did using Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Broken China. To paint the animals I laid down the colours of distress ink on my work surface and picked up the paint with my paintbrush to watercolour. 
 Once all was dried I arranged the pieces on my card then attached with glue or foam squares. I then added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red and Oyster Grey. I painted lightly Tumbled Glass across the bottom, then painted over it with the white Pearl Colors. 
To finish I stamped my sentiment on the front using Memento Ink, then I moved to the inside of my card. Using the same Wonky Rectangles I cut the designer paper and a piece of cardstock for my sentiment. I used another of the dog images and a tree, and stamped the sentiment with the Memento Ink. I also added the Nuvo Crystals to the tree, and the dog is attached with foam squares.

I hope you have enjoyed this card today, and wish to thank you for dropping by. I have provided links to the products I have used at no cost to you, with both Canada then USA links.
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