Card Duo

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Greetings!

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.

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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….

 

Dare to Dream

Hello!

I made this card back in May to celebrate my daughter’s graduation.  She’ll be a high school freshman next week (eek!)

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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!

 

Smile

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Hello!

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)

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!

Awesome

Hello!

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)

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!

 

A Very Happy Birthday

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Greetings!

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.

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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.

Stay cool!