Merry Christmas

Hello!

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.

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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.

 

All About You

Hello!

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.

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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.

Thanks!

 

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!