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!
It’s my turn on the Sisters blog.
I made a wedding card using a critters image. Here’s a peek…
For more details on this card, click here.
Enjoy the day!
Just sharing a birthday tag I created back in April. I made it for my daughter’s very sweet friend.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Tiny Heroes (Mama Elephant); Dare to Dream (Hero Arts) Die: Die-Namics Pierced Traditional Tag STAX (MFT) Awesome (Lil Inkers) Color: Copic Markers; Prismacolor Pencils; Dandelion Hybrid (Hero Arts) Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Kuretake); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
I don’t often use my Copic Markers because I’m still not confident in my blending techniques. But I’m happy I did w/ this little supergal. Her facial tone was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I added Wink of Stella Clear to the die which was cut multiple times to add dimension.
Hope you all are enjoying the weekend!
It’s June and it’s already so hot here. I’m looking forward to visiting family and escaping the heat very soon.
Here is a birthday card I created using watercolor and a few neglected stamps.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Come Rain or Shine (30-236); Special Thoughts (30-338) Color: Gansai Tambi Watercolor (Kuretake); Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Versamark (Tsukineko); White Embossing Powder (Zig); Sequins; Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
The card was simple to make. I stamped the flower image from Come Rain or Shine (30-236) twice diagonally across from each other on a watercolor paper panel. The images were colored with my Gansai Tambi set and then further highlighted with Prismacolor Pencils. My sentiment from Special Thoughts (30-338) was stamped with Versamark on a black cardstock and then embossed with white embossing powder. I randomly added Antique Linen Distress Ink throughout the panel and splattered black ink with a small brush. The sentiment was adhered to the panel with foam tape. To complete the panel I added sequins and then adhered to a white card base.
It’s my turn on the Simplicity blog and I’ve got a cute card to share!
Here’s a peek…
I made a Father’s Day card for my husband (and our dog). I think he’ll love it! For more details, click here.
Enjoy the rest of the week!
It’s been raining (too long) where I am. But I’m not complaining. It’s the weekend and school is out! I’m finally catching up with a few cards earlier in the year.
Posting a birthday card I made back in February.
I’m going to keep this short. For this card I watercolored this cute little elephant from Mama Elephant Ella and Friends. The background is colored with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles for some dimension and shine. The hill that Ella is standing on is cut from the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio die set. I stamped small flowers from a Penny Black set for some interest rather than just plain green.
Until another time!
It’s that time again. The school year is over and it’s time to create teachers’ gifts. This year I was overwhelmed with other school projects that I didn’t have time to bake, my usual gift. Instead, I thought I’d give plants – succulents to be exact. My daughter and I bought a number of succulents, repotted them in small terracotta pots and added small river stones and gravel on top.
To complete the gifting, I put the pots in kraft gift bags with homemade gift tags. I needed to make easy gift tags as I planned to give out 17 pots.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Sunny Pair (40-312); Flower Sparks (30-281) Color: Vintage Photo, Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Pain, Mowed Lawn Distress Markers (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Dies: Die-namics Pierced Traditional STAX (MFT) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Stamping Tool (Misti); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)
The tags were simple to make. I die cut the tags using Bristol paper. I decided to use Sunny Pair (40-312) as my image. I placed the stamp on the “door” of the tool and then positioned the tag where I wanted to image to appear. The tag was taped with washi tape to keep it secure. The stamp was colored with Distress Markers, light misted with water and then stamped. I used a sentiment from Flower Sparks (30-281) and added clear embossing powder. I repeated this until I finished all the tags.
Until next time….