Awesome Nerd

Hi!

I just wanted to share another card I made for my daughter’s birthday.  This is my favorite of the 2 as I think it speaks to her nature and humor.

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I love this little pig and her entourage of chicks from Stamping Bella, Nice to SEE you Petunia.  My daughter wears glasses and is SUCH a nerd.  Why is she awesome?  Well, because she is!  There was a event that she attended and they were required to wear name tags that said “Hello!  My Name is” ….  So she wrote Awesome!  She loved it.

Quickly, I colored this image with Copics.  I added Glossy Accents to the piggy’s glasses.  The die is from Lil Inkers.  The “You Are” is from the Honey Bee Stamps set, Thanks and Giving and I used the letters to create “NERD” from the Concord & 9th set, Perfectly Penned.

Addendum:  I am including this in the latest SSS Wednesday challenge:  Anything Goes.

Until next time!

Happy Birthday

SimplicitySisterheader

Hi there!

I’m sharing today a birthday card I made for my daughter.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Cool Chicks (30-231); Sprinkles & Smiles (30-297) Dies:  Tall Trees (51-273) Color:  Clean Color Watercolor Brushes (Kuretake); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Other:  Ombre Patterned Paper; Clear Emboss (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Cool Chicks (30-231); Sprinkles & Smiles (30-297) Dies: Tall Trees (51-273) Color: Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers(Kuretake); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Other: Ombre Patterned Paper; Clear Emboss (Ranger)

Let’s get right to how I made this card.  Pretty simple.  I stamped the Mimi image with her dog from Cool Chicks (30-231) with black hybrid ink on Bristol paper.  I watercolored the image with watercolor markers.  To make it more personal,  I colored the dog gray as our dog, Lucy, is a silver lab.  The image was fussy cut and set aside.

Next, I die cut the trees from Tall Trees (51-273) from Bristol Paper.  I then added Distress Ink using ink blending tools to the the trees.  I then cut my card panel from ombre patterned paper.  I stamped and embossed a sentiment from Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297) using Black Onyx Versafine and clear EP.  I adhered the first tree directly to the panel.  To create dimension, I added the second tree with foam tape.  The Mimi was then adhered with foam tape as well.  Once completed I used foam tape to the panel and added it to the card base.

Until next time!

My Heart

Hey there!

I have another card to share this Valentine’s Day.

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SUPPLIES:  Stamp:  Hog Heaven (MFT) Dies:  Flat Bottom Clouds (SSS); Mini Hearts Set (SSS); Stitched Rectangles (SSS) Color:  Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers (Kuretake); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Red Copic Markers Other: Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir)

SUPPLIES: Stamp: Hog Heaven (MFT) Dies: Flat Bottom Clouds (SSS); Mini Hearts Set (SSS); Stitched Rectangles (SSS) Color: Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers (Kuretake); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Red Copic Markers Other: Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir)

My husband and I really don’t make a deal on Valentine’s Day.  A box of chocolate would be nice but it’s not really necessary.  In any case, I try to make a card for him every year – just to start the day on a bright note.  I like to “surprise” him by placing the card the night before on his side of the closet so he can find something happy to open.

I love these little pigs from My Favorite Things – especially this cute little winged one.  I had to include it in a card flying over a few cards.  It was a hit and he loved it (despite it being cutesy).

Hope you all have a good day!

p.s.  I’m adding this to SSS Wednesday challenge (just made it on time).

 

True Love

SimplicitySistera

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m on the blog today.  Here’s a (big) sneak of the card that I’m sharing…

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I love this Mo Manning image.  Just adorable.  I made this card for my parents who celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary.  And if you’re wondering what flavor the ice creams this cute little couple are holding is ube (purple yam) for the girl and green tea for the boy.

Click here for more details on how I created this card.

Hope you’re enjoying the day!

p.s.  I’m including this on the SSS Wednesday challenge.

 

 

 

You are Beautiful…

SimplicitySisterheader

Hi there!

I’m sharing today a simple card.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: trumpet song (40-377); letter background (1999L), heartful (30-286) Color: Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger); Distress Markers (Ranger); Inktense Pencils (Derwent); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear EP (Ranger); MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)

It’s a traditional looking card.  I simply wanted to highlight the beautiful floral stamp, Trumpet Song (40-377).  I first lightly stamped my card panel with Letter Background (1999L) using Old Paper Distress Ink.  I then positioned the floral stamp on my MISTI and started adding color with Distress Markers and lightly spraying water to the stamp.  I started coloring the flowers and then the leaves.  I repeated the process until I was happy with the coloring.  Inktense pencils were used to add more detail.  Once the image was completely colored, I mounted my panel on a kraft paper panel.  The sentiment from Heartfelt (30-286) on the card base was stamped and heat embossed.

Enjoy!

 

Peace on Earth

Happy New Year!

I thought it would be appropriate to start the year with a card that evokes the beauty of winter and a peaceful evening.  This is my favorite Christmas card I made in 2016 because of it’s simplicity and, in my opinion, quiet beauty.

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On Bristol paper, I stamped the lovely Snowy Home designed by Stacy Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.  I colored the image with watercolor markers (Kuretake Zig Clean Color).  Once colored I added a mask and created the evening sky with dark purples and dark blue Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from an old Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday Christmas set was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed with clear powder.

I hope the year begins well and is filled with happiness and more creative time!