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Hello!

I can’t believe January is at an end.  It’s been a frantic month with home renovations that I have very little time to get crafty.  I made quick card using a new watercolor set, Gansai Tambi, that I happily purchased for myself.

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So far I’m very happy with the set.  I decided to use flowers from Pretty Petals (30-288) as my focal point for the card.  The image was stamped on Bristol Paper.  I know that watercolor paper is the better choice but I personally don’t like the thickness.  I use that paper over watercolor if I know that i will be water coloring lightly.  I stamped the image three times starting at the center and then to the left and right.  I watercolored the flowers starting from light to dark.  A blue watercolor border was added around the panel. To add more depth I rubbed Antique Linen and Spun Sugar Distress Ink in the background.  To complete the card I mounted the panel on a larger arcrylic paper panel and then added jute twine.  The panel was finally mounted on a green card base. 

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Pretty Petals (30-288); Snippets (30-283) Color: Gansai Tambai Watercolor (Kuretake); Spun Sugar, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Midtone (MFT) Other: Jute (May Arts); Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

I am participating in Simon Says Work It Wednesday.  The current challenge is to use something new in the card.  There are 2 things that are new – Pretty Petals – it’s the first time I used the set and my new watercolor Gansai Tambi set.   I am also participating in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

 

Christmas Tag

Hello!

I’m a little late in sharing this.

I created this tag a few weeks back for a gift my daughter planned to give to her 1st grade buddy.  I wanted it to fun and colorful….

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Silly Scape (Hero Arts); Jingle All the Way (MFT) Die:  Pierced Traditional Tag STAX (MFT) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Tumbled Glass, Broken China Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Sparkling Clear Pearl Pen (Viva)

I used a few stamps that hadn’t seen ink in a long time.  I simply stamped the cityscape with black ink.  The MFT Santa was stamped and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I fussy cut them and placed it on the tag with foam adhesive.  The tag was colored with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink to create a ombre effect.  I also used a sparkling pearl pen to create snow.  I eventually punched a hole in the tag and added a red tag hole reinforcement before I placed it on the Christmas gift.

One more day ’til Christmas!

 

 

 

Joy to you…

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Hello again!

It’s a busy week but I’ve, hopefully have a jump start to it.

Here is another card using products from the latest PB Christmas release.

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SUPPLIES Stamps la fleur rouge (40-413); soft grace (30-311); season's gifts (30-316) Color:  Distress Markers (Rangers); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other:  Red Cardstock

SUPPLIES Stamps: la fleur rouge (40-413); soft grace (30-311); season’s gifts (30-316) Color: Scattered Straw Distress Ink (Ranger) Distress Markers (Rangers); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other: Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Red Cardstock

This is a very simple  watercolor card.

I first second generation stamped snowflakes from Soft Grace (30-311) using Scattered Straw Distress Ink on my Bristol Paper card panel. I  inked La Fleur Rouge (40-413) with Distress Markers and then lightly sprayed water.  I added a sentiment from Season’s Gifts (30-316).  The panel was mounted on red cardstock and then finally mounted on my card base.

Until next time.

Merry Everything

Greetings!

It’s been a very busy week and will be busier as Christmas approach.  As promised, here is a Christmas shaker card I created a few weeks back.

SUPPLIES  Stamps: Christmas Friends (30-084); Let It Snow (30-086); Crystal Pattern (40-162) Dies:  Circle Die Standard (Spellbinders) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Navy Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Confetti (Martha Stewart); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Perfect Pearls Spray Mix (Ranger); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Christmas Friends (30-084); Let It Snow (30-086); Crystal Pattern (40-162) Dies: Circle Die Standard (Spellbinders) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Navy Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Confetti (Martha Stewart); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Perfect Pearls Spray Mix (Ranger); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

I love shaker cards.  They’re just so fun.  They’re easy to assemble.  The hardest part, I think is to line up your 2 panels together.  But other than that, easy peasy.  I used Christmas Friends (30-084) as the center piece of the card.  The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I inked Crystal Pattern (40-162) for the background.  The sentiment is from Let It Snow (30-086).  And to add a little interest, I added Perfect Pearls Spray on my circle frame.

Enjoy the week!

 

Wish for Peace

Hello,

I’ve got a series of Christmas cards and tags that I will share over the next few weeks.  I made these a few weeks ago and just didn’t have a chance to share.  Working on crafty things gets difficult during the holiday season as I do a lot of school related activities for my children.

I wanted to use this die again and just try to make my card simple.  Alas, my sentiment is a little crooked.  It’s still pretty…

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:   Dies:  Crystal Chain (51-067) Color:  Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko)  Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, (Ranger) Clear Gems

SUPPLIES Stamps: A Wish for Peace (30-136) Dies: Crystal Chain (51-067) Color: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder, (Ranger) Clear Gems

On a card panel, I added Blueprint Sketch at the top center.  I then added Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass as I moved toward the edges of the panel.  Using a wet paintbrush, I splattered water on the colored area.  I die cut Crystal Chain (51-067) several timed and adhered all together.  I then added the die cut over the colored are of my panel.  A sentiment from A Wish for Peace (30-136) was added on the bottom right below the die cut.  Finally I added gems over the die.

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend.