Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Simple CAS card, watercolored roses and a bonus tip for hand drawn frames!

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing another card using the newly released Always Delightful stamp set from Gina K. This one is super CAS with some light copic coloring and a hand drawn frame. I got a few questions about how I made the frame, I used the Sakura Pigma Micron 05 pen in black (this is also copic friendly) and a ruler. Easy peasy! 

One tip I have when using a ruler to make lines, wipe the ruler with a baby wipe (or damp paper towel) after each line. The ink from the pen can transfer to the ruler and you can accidentally mark up your cardstock when moving it around.

Next up is a lovely rose image from Gina K's Peaceful Rose mini stamp set. I love these roses because they are a perfect blend of realistic and whimsy.

I colored these beauties with my MeiLiang Watercolor paint set (from Amazon). And the woodgrain paper is from the Wood Texture 6x6 pad from Craft Consortium and is a MUST have! There are patterns in a variety of colors and patterns, you can find something for any project! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Here are a few close up pictures.


Monday, July 19, 2021

Always Delightful - Gina K Designs July release

 Hi everyone! Tonight is the July release for Gina K Designs and I am SO EXCITED to share a few cards using the new Always Delightful stamp set!! There are many other fabulous stamp and die sets in this release, so be sure to check them all out!!

First up is a card trio featuring one of the little flowers and berries which I used as leaves. These are quick and easy and could be made with a variety of sentiments. Perfect for mailing!
 
I colors I used were: Bubblegum Pink, Passionate Pink, Turquoise Sea and Lucky Clover.
These next cards use the larger blooms and some more of the leaves. I haven't used a color combo with Kraft in a long while, so this was fun to do!
 I colors I used were: Ocean Mist, Peach Belini and Kraft.
This second card came together pretty fast just using extra flowers I had stamped and cut out! I used a simple Hello sentiment which is from the Beautiful Butterflies set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!
Here are a few close up photos.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

May Flowers -Gina K Designs June release

Hi everyone! Tonight is the June release for Gina K Designs and I am SO EXCITED to share 2 cards using the new May Flowers stamp set!! There are many other fabulous stamp and die sets in this release, so be sure to check them all out!!

First up is a card featuring the large Anemones cluster. I embossed the image on vellum with white EP and then took some bright inks and blended the ink to the BACK side. This gives the coloring a soft muted effect and keeps the ink from smearing on hands or envelopes.
Since Anemones have black centers, I added some tiny black gems to the top and added some thin dotted organdy ribbon from my stash. I love to have a few pops of black!
 
I inks I used were: Cherry Red, Passionate Pink, Wild Lilac and Grass Green.

Here's a peek at the back side of the image. You can see I used some bright colors and how soft they appear when behind the vellum, so don't be afraid to go bold!!

Next is another simple card, this one uses the Lily of the Valley image. I colored this with copics and added a few black splatters and a tiny strip of black/white paper under the sentiment. Again, I went with a simple design with pops of black.

 I want to send a BIG thank Gina and her team for letting me be a small part of this release!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Water colored poppies -Stamp Simply Summer Florals release

 Hi everyone! Today Stamp Simply released their Summer Florals stamps and dies and I'm excited to share a water color card using the stamp set, Pretty Poppies! Take a look!

My card is pretty simple. I used my MeiLiang watercolor palette to color the poppies, added a couple jewels, piece of 1/8" black silk ribbon and a strip of black/white striped paper.
I haven't water colored in awhile, and it does not come to me naturally. So after pulling up an image search as my reference, I colored these beauties over the course of a few evenings and I love how they turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Stamp Simply Steel Dies Fishtail Sentiment Banners
Bee Watercolor paper

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Stamp Simply blog hop winners!

 Hi everyone!! It's time to announce the winners for the Stamp Simply grand opening blog hop!
Please head on over to Stamp Simply's blog to see the complete list of winners!

Random.org helped me chose my winner with comment #10:

Adorable card! Love the colors, refreshing.

Congrats Marilyn!! Please contact Stamp Simply directly at sharon@stampsimply.com with the subject line: Stamp Simply may 2021 Blog Hop Winner from Michelle Woerner's Blog.