Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Catching up with posting many cards

I everyone! It's been awhile since I blogged, so I thought I would share all the "just for fun" and challenge cards cards I've made in the last few months. For those of you who want to check out my work more regularly, I post all my cards immediately on my Instagram page. I'm not even sure anyone reads blogs anymore -lol!

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Here is one I made for a Simon Says "stitching" challenge. 
Stamp set: Farmhouse Christmas by Stamp Simply; Dies: Layered Poinsettia by Spellbinders, Floral Cluster and Twigs by Stamp Simply
This card was for a Unity Stamp Co challenge to use a stencil.
Stamp set: 3 Little Butterflies by Unity Stamp Co.
Here is one I made just for fun!
Stamp set: Where You Should Be by Unity Stamp Co.

Here are 3 cards I made for WCMD sketch challenges from Queen and Company
Kit used: All Bundled Up
Kit used: Stamp set from the retired Snow Globe Kit

Here's a card I made just for fun
Stamp set: Owl Warmhearted by Unity Stamp Co
Last but not least, here are 2 cards I made with some washi tape I picked up at Tuesday Morning. Not that I needed any more washi tape -lol!
Stamp sets: All Occasion Sentiments 2 by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
That's it for today! Leave me a comment and let me know you still stop by and read my posts. If you want, follow me on IG -I'd love to see you over there.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Stamp Simply Fruit of the Spirit release

 Hi everyone! Long time no post. I took the summer off from crafting to do some much needed front yard redo/landscaping and to spend time with my boys.
Today I'm back to share a trio of note cards I made with the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps newest release, Fruit of the Spirit!
I colored each fruit image with my Arteza Watercolor brush pens. These were actually pretty quick and easy to color. I think I've finally got the hang of it!
The note cards measure 4"x4" and each have a strip of white cardstock embossed with the Spellbinders Elite EF bordered by a strip of patterned paper from Craft Consortium Watercolors 6x6 pad. The papers in this pad are seriously GORGEOUS, you have to check them out! My cards don't do them justice, you have to see the complete patterns!
I was in a matchy-matchy mood, so each card has a piece of coordinating 1/8" silk ribbon.
Here's a close up look at each note card:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Other supplies used:
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG and Circles SM
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Arteza watercolor brush pens

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Water coloring with Distress Inks

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and easy coffee card to share today.  Full confession, I bought a fancy water color palette, and I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm intimidated by it! Honestly, I open it up and unless the exact color in the palettes are exactly what I want, I'm a bit lost.
SO... I'm in the process of starting an online water color class to help me with mixing colors and learn the basics.
But in the meantime, using  distress inks is a super easy way to water color images.
OK, this is nothing new and I've even done this before, but I need to remember it more often! Just tap your ink pad on a solid surface and spritz with water. Dip your brush and start coloring.
For my card, I stamped the coffee word cloud sentiment on water color paper twice using my mini Misti, wet my piece of water color paper, then dropped (painted) in some of the ink.
After it dried, I die cut it into my cup shape, moving the die around until I got the perfect pattern of colors.
The stamp and die set is called A Cup of Java  and I used the smaller of the 2 java cup sizes on this card. I just LOVE that I found Prima flower in my stash that coordinates perfectly. I pulled off the center pearl that came with it and put in a yellow rhinestone instead. The black flourishes under the flower are actually made from the steam die in the Java die set!

Here's a close up picture. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Distress ink in Worn Lipstick, Peacock feathers, Spiced marmalade
Prima Bloom Freshly Picked flowers
Kaisercraft Paisley Days paper pad
May Arts White Twill ribbon
Spellbinders Circle dies
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Number 8 water brush
water color paper

Sunday, June 30, 2019

No line water colored summer roses

Hi everyone! I tried my hand at no line water coloring! It's not as easy as the talented designers on Instagram make it look. I went through several colors of ink before settling on Antique Linen distress ink. I think there are inks on the market that are made just for this technique, I don't have any, but if you have any recommendations leave me a comment.
This gorgeous image is from the Floral Cluster Summer Roses stamp set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps. I used my Arteza brush pens to color them and after they dried, I went over the centers with a touch of white gel pen. The coloring process took quite a long time, so I kept the card layout pretty simple. Just a strip of patterned paper and a piece of embossed cardstock with a few pearls and string as embellishments. 
I kept the sentiment a simple hello to allow the pretty flowers to take center stage.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Floral Cluster and Sprigs die set Stamp Simply Steel Dies
Silver pearls
White gel pen
Number 2 water color brush
May Arts metallic string in silver
FSJ Embossing folder

Friday, June 28, 2019

Beauties from Picket Fence Studios

Hi everyone! Last month I was blessed to win $100 worth of stamps from the fabulous company Picket Fence Studios! I never win giveaways, so this was particularly amazing!!
Since I started relandscaping front yard (what WAS I thinking -we took it down to bare dirt!?!?) I haven't had much time to craft. But slowly over the last couple of weeks I made these 2 cards I want to share.

First up is a card using one of the Beautiful Girls series of stamps, this one is Sydnee:
I colored her with copics and used a piece of seam binding ribbon as a ruffle dress. Also used on the card are flowers from the Prima Abbey shades of gray collection, FSJ white flowers and floral embossing folder, a piece of the Kaisercraft Two Souls collection.

Next up is a card that uses the fabulous set, Rustic Floral.
I colored the simple flowers with copics and added a bit of ink splattering, branch die cuts from Stamp Simply Floral Cluster and Twigs die set and some twine and sequins.

That's it for today!
Stay tuned, due to a mix up in giveaway packages, I have a few stamp sets from Picket Fences to giveaway!! 
It will be hosted on my Instagram account, so be sure to follow me there (link on my sidebar).