Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS Flower Card

This card is for a line dance friend who is recovering from a serious illness. I sponged Spun Sugar Distress ink onto water color paper and sprayed it with water to create the background.  The flower is a retired Close to My Heart stamp. I created the paper for the flower by smooshing 3 distress inks separately on a craft sheet. I sprayed each area with water, and using a paint brush, splashed each onto some water color paper to create a random pattern. After stamping the flower, I fussy cut it and glued it on the pink panel. I added a sentiment and some sequins. Voila!

  I like the flower from my hand made designer paper. I stamped and fussy cut two other (different) flowers and saved them to use another time. I'm really liking distress inks. I recently added some mini ones to my collection and intend to use them soon. I want to work on my blending.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb; Canson Water Color Paper
Inks:  Distress - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler; Close to My Heart
Accessories:  Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Emboss Resist Card

This card is for the husband of a friend of mine. He suffered a stroke, but is progressing well, thank God. I wanted to try something new so I gave the emboss resist technique a try.  After embossing some Martha Stewart leaf stamps in white, I sponged on distress inks. The Paper Smooches sentiment is also embossed, but on vellum. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  Take a look:

Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
Ink:  Versamark,
Embossing Powder:  Wow Clear, Wow White
Card stock:  My Stash
Stamps:  Martha Stewart (leaves); Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
Accessories:  Vellum (my stash), Theresa Collins enamel dots

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Flowers

Today is a beautiful Fall day where I live. I know some people are dealing with extreme weather issues, and I pray for their safety.

I used my MISTI (boy, do I love it!) and made this birthday card for a friend:

Stamps:  Altenew Painted Flowers, Close to My Heart sentiment
Card stock:  Recollections
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous White
Inks:  Close to My Heart
Sequins:  My stash

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

613 Avenue Create #190-Anything Goes-Option Use Green & Gold

It's monthly challenge time again at 613 Avenue Create.  Our Anything Goes theme has the option to green and gold, to continue our Fall celebration. I used a Bugaboo to create another card for our grandson - no surprise there, LOL!  He made the freshman basketball team so this image is perfect for him:

The uniform is black and gold to match the school colors. Our grandson wears red basketball shoes so this little guy had to have red basketball shoes, too!

I made my own background paper using a $1 basketball stamp I got from Michael's years ago and chalked the background surrounding the basketball player. I just love Bugaboo's stick figure sport images - they are so cute and such fun.

Cardstock:  My stash
Inks:  Close to My Heart
Stamps:  Waffle Flower Congratsl Michael's
Markers:  Copics E35 & E57; Spectrum Noir BG5, 8 & 10; CT4; DR5; GB1 & 4; OR1 & 2; TN3 & 4
Washi:  My Stash
Dies:  Fawn Lawn Stitched Rectangles

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Distress Ink Halloween

I'm really early with a Halloween card this year. I am determined to get better blending distress inks so I decided to ink up a night sky for our grandson's Halloween card. Here it is:

The tree  is heat embossed in black and so is the bird. I created the sky with distress inks. They blended pretty smoothly. The background is a bit darker in real life. I splashed the background with water to create an erie look. I cut the panel down and matted it. I didn't think it needed a sentiment - it looks like Halloween, don't you think?

Card stock:  Recollections
Inks:  Versamark
Stamps:  Close to My Heart (retired) and Michael's
Embossing Powder:   Stampendous Detail Black
DP:  BoBunny Fright Delight Collection ( blog candy I won a couple of years ago on Virginia Lu's blog)

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I have to make a Halloween card for a grandniece also. She may just get the same card-LOL!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Musical Birthday Card

Today's post is a card I made for my youngest son's birthday. He loves music.  As usual,  I made him a clean and simple card with no stamping on the card front. I think it has a nice masculine feel to it.

The background is a musical note embossing folder. The key board is a die I borrowed from a friend so I'm not sure of the name, but I do know she purchased it from Create and Craft online.  I cut it in black and white and overlaid the pieces. The sentiment is a die that I've had for a while, and I'm unsure of the name.

Card stock:  Recollections
Die Cuts:  Unknown
Embossing Folder:  Sixxix

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Stencil Thank You

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I'm posting a thank you I made for a friend. I used Distress Inks through a stencil. I matted the background on blue paper after cutting it to size, then glued it to a white card base. Finally, I added a sticker flower, a die cut thanks, and some sequins for a quick and easy card.

Sorry about the glare in the picture. I tried photo editing, but this is the best I could do. I really didn't want to use a sticker flower, but I find I don't have any simple flower dies. I'll have to remedy that soon. As for why I didn't just stamp and fussy cut a flower, my arthritic right thumb was giving me the blues, making using scissors a bit painful.  I needed the card in a hurry, so I went for the sticker.

Card stock:  Recollections
Die Cut:  Paper Smooches
Stencil:  Ranger Dylusions Triangles Small
Distress Inks:  Broken China, Salty Ocean
Accessories:  My stash

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P.S.  Somehow I entered the wrong picture when I tried to link my card to HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge. I hope to get it corrected soon.

P.P.S.  Thanks to Happy Little Stampers for deleting my incorrect link so I could link up this card. Sometimes my computer and I just don't get along...

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