Sunday, June 23, 2019

Blue pansies with ink blending background

Hi everyone! I tried a little something different on today's card. I was inspired by all the monochromatic cards I've been seeing lately, so I pulled out my Floral Cluster Spring Pansies stamp set, stamped the flowers with blue ink and created a blue ink background.
I used my new Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios and did some ink blending with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. I have to say, the blending went pretty well vs. the old sponge daubers I used to use. I'm no pro either way, but it was a bit easier.
At the top ink blended portion, I splattered a bit of water to see the cool reaction it makes with the distress oxide ink. Then I mixed a few drops of water with the ink and splattered it on the panel, and added a few dark blue rhinestones at the flower centers. This one was quick and easy to make.
I could see making many more in a rainbow of colors! What a perfect little gift for someone.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Floral Cluster and Sprigs die set Stamp Simply Steel Dies
Number 2 watercolor brush
Brilliant Blue ink by Stampin Up

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Cheerful note with spring pansies

Hi everyone! I have another fun card to share using the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps new Floral Cluster release stamp/die sets. This card uses the Floral Cluster Spring Pansies set. I love this set because the main flower in the image is large enough to use on it's own.
I used my copics to color these and fussy cut the large pansy out of the cluster. I love the little branch images from the coordinating die set Floral Cluster and Sprigs and used it for the leaf clusters. I love combining white leaves with pretty flowers. Such a crisp look.
The paper is from the Kaisercraft pad called Paisley Days. I love this paper!! You can kinda see in the photo that the sheets I used have embossing on them. Swoon!! I used a piece from the die cut borders at the back of the pack to tuck under the ribbon piece.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Small
Yellow stickles
Corner rounder
Kaisercraft Lippy Red rhinestones
May Arts faux canvas ribbon in White

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Floral cluster note card set

Hi everyone! Have you seen the new Floral Cluster release from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps?
It's fabulous! Pretty, fun to color and each set has lots of useful sentiments. AND the best part?  Only ONE die set to purchase - The Floral Cluster and Sprigs die set fits all 4 stamp sets!

Here are the sets:
As soon as I saw these sets, I immediately thought of making a seasonal set of note cards! I used a different color scheme for each but kept the layout the same. And it's flat for easy mailing!
I used my copics to color each image and kept the design pretty simple. I played around with a circle ring, used a few sequins, and added a few scored lines along the top and bottom.
Here's a closer look at each one by itself:
Stay tuned for a few more cards using these. I'm trying some no-line water coloring and some ink blending!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Quick and easy thank you dahlia card

Hi everyone! I have a quick and easy card to share that I put together by using an image that I already had colored. It's been a few weeks since I've had the mojo to create AND I've been busy planting my garden and redoing our front yard. I needed something quick and easy to break my slump.
This came together rather quickly with a few die cuts, twine bow and some Nuvo drops!
The dahlia image is from the FSJ stamp set called Dahlia Burst. It remains one of my favorite FSJ floral sets. The strip of triangles is from the FSJ Fun Triangles die set. 
The thanks die cut is one of the new die sets I treated to myself with a couple weeks ago. It's from WPlus9 and is in the Welcome dies set. Love the font -this set has 3 words Welcome, Hello and Thanks -very versatile!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies:
Copic markers
Black and White Twine (FSJ)
Nuvo drops in Pink Orchid

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Blue roses for your birthday

Hi everyone! I've had the Everything's Rosy stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps for some time and haven't had a chance to use it very much. So when I borrowed the Glacier Caves set of Altenew ink cubes from a friend in I KNEW I HAD to use them with these 4 step roses.
I absolutely LOVE these blue roses!!
Lots of fun goodies on this one. The background was made with the stencil from Simple Stories called Diamond Sparkle. I stenciled with green ink at the bottom and blue at the top. Most of the green is covered up with the sentiment, but just enough is peeking through at the bottom for some balance.
The sentiment is from the Birthday Sentiments stamp set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Other supplies used:
Journey Rectangles and silver pearls from Fun Stampers Journey
Standard Circle dies SM and LG from Spellbinders