It’s not often that I have a chunk of time to create cards. My kids are in school and my time is usually devoted to volunteer work. But for some reason, I had a bit of time and decided to make a few Christmas cards. So, the next few posts I’ll be sharing what I made.
Here’s a simple card using the same set I used on the Simplicity Sisters blog.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Twinkle and Wish (30-313); Let It Snow (30-086) Color: Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers (Kuretake); Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Star Sequins
This cute Mimi image was watercolored using Clean Color Watercolor Markers. I fussy cut the image and set it aside. On the card base I colored the night sky using various blue Distress Inks. I splattered water and added star sequins. To finish, I added the Mimi image with dimensional foam. Lastly, I added glossy accents to Mimi’s nose.
It’s my turn on the blog.
I’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit spirit and making a number of cards. Here’s a sneak peek of a holiday card with Mimi as the star.
For more details, check out the post here.
Enjoy the rest of the week!
I made this birthday card a few months ago for my mom. I decided to try a technique from Jennifer McGuire’s blog. I loved it and had to try. Anyway, this was my take.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Friends Til the End (PTI); Sprinkles and Smiles (Penny Black) Color: Various Hues of Yellow Distress Inks (Ranger); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko); Clear Gems (Pretty Pink Posh); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
It’s a beautiful technique and I will try it again in the next few weeks.
I have two simple cards cards to share. Both use the same stamped image with different sentiments. I thought I’d create something a little different than my usual style.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Sprigs (30-284) Dies: Hello Frame (51-040); Wishes (51-036) Color: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberries, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Queens Gold EP (Ranger); Versamark Ink; Wink of Stella Clear; Sequins
Both cards have an image stamped on black cardstock from the clear set Sprigs (30-284) which was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I stamped the image numerous times in different lengths and angles.
I then colored a small piece of white card stock with various hues of red and pink Distress Ink coloring from dark to light. I sprinkled a little of water to add interest and allowed to dry. I die cut two sentiments from Hello Frame (51-040) and Wishes (51-036). I die cut the sentiments several times from black cardstock and adhered to the colored die cut to add thickness. Sequins were also added as a final touch.
Until next time….
I made this card back in May to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. She’ll be a high school freshman next week (eek!)
I LOVE Mama Elephant and particularly their character stamps. This card uses an image using the Tiny Heroes stamp and die set on a background using a die from Landscape Trio. The background was created using shades of blue Distress Inks. I then splattered water and added a little sparkle using a gold glitter pen. The heat and embossed sentiment is from the Hero Arts set, Dare to Dream.
Enjoy the weekend!
It was my turn this past Tuesday to share a simple card on the blog!
Here’s a sneak peak…
You can check out the full card and details here.
Lot’s of embossing and pinks and purples!
Until next time…
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can make – Mother Teresa
I thought I’d start with a simple quote reflecting the power of a smile. A smile can simply turn your mood around and, at that moment, all is well.
Today I’m sharing a card simply using dies and bright colors.
SUPPLIES Dies: Half Circle (51-213); Flights of Fancy (51-132); Hooray (51-038) Color: Arcylic Pain (Martha Stewart; Americana) Other: Gesso (Golden’s); Black Cardstock, Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s Glue)
I used arcrylic paints to color the the die cut Half Circle (51-213) as well as black cardstock to capture the sentiment from the die set Hooray (51-038) and the small butterfiles from the die set Flights of Fancy (52-132).
Enjoy and smile!