Enjoy

Hi there!

Long time no hear.  It’s been a very busy month with lots of travel.  I can’t complain.  We’ve been enjoying ourselves immensely.

Here’s a card I made a few weeks back using watercolor markers on a cling stamp.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Gentle Whisper (PB 40-331) Dies: You Enjoy! (PB 51-339) Color: Distress Ink Markers (Ranger) Other: Clear Sequins; MISTI Stamp Positioner

I just used my MISTI to help me color this stamp.  I first colored this beautiful orchid Gentle Whisper (40-331) and then the stem and leaves.  Once I was happy with coloring, I set my card panel aside to let it dry.  I die cut the Enjoy from the You Enjoy (51-339) die set multiple dies and adhered them all together.  Once the panel was dry, I added my die cut and then added sequins to finish the card.

Check out the Simplicity Sister blog to check out another of my cards.  Here’s a sneak peek…

June is coming to an end REALLY fast!  Hope your summer is off to a good start!

With Love

Hello!

I’m sharing a CAS card today.  I love the Penny Black flower die Bashful (51-008) and wanted to use it as a focal point.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Special Wishes (PB 30-229) Dies: Bashful (PB 51-008), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) Color: Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear EP (Ranger)

For this card, I die cut a rectangle from Bristol paper.  I die cut Bashful from the rectangle and set aside the negative cut aside.  I colored the flower with Distress Inks using a ink applicator. I adhered the negative cut on another rectangle of the same measurement.  I adhered and placed the flower back into the negative space .  The rectangle was then mounted on my card base.  The sentiment from Special Wishes (30-229) was stamped and then heat embossed.

I’ve entered this card in this Wednesday’s SSS challenge: Use More Than One Punch or Die.

Until next time!

Love & Laughter

Hi there!

I’ve been admiring stamps from The Ton and I wanted to play around with a few that I borrowed from my dear friend Vera.  Here’s what I made…

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Love these roses from the Fresh Cut Garden Roses set!  I simply smooched water downed Distress Ink to these images.  I purposely left them unfinished to keep it interesting.

For the rest of the card, I added texture to the panel using one of my favorite Papertrey Ink impression plates, Linen & Canvas.  In addition, I splattered white and black watercolor ink on the panel.  I cut a circle in the panel and added a sentiment courtesy of Penny Black to the card base.

Hope you all are enjoying the day.

Hello Tag

Hi!

It’s Day 1 of Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker Coloring Challenge.  I’ve never participated and I thought I will attempt to do it this time around.  I’ve had a little more time and thought, why not?!

Here’s a little tag I created (decided to also participated with the Wednesday SSS challenge as well) where I stamped a few sketchy roses from Altenew with a simple Hello sentiment from Hero Arts.

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I stamped and embossed the roses as well as my sentiment.  The roses and leaves were colored with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils with a watercolor pen.  The tag die is Avery Elle.

That’s it!

Until next time!

 

Love, Joe & Peace

Happy December!

I’m slowly (very slowly) checking off my Christmas to-do list.  Here is another Christmas card to share.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Bells & Boughs (PTI); Silver Bells (WPlus9); Woodland Wreaths (WPlus9); Believe (Penny Black: 30-310) Dies: Bells & Boughs (PTI) Color: Various Green Inks (Hero Arts); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko); Clean Color Watercolor Markers (Kuretake) Other: Clear EP (Ranger); Queens Gold EP (Ranger)

I used a variety of stamps to create my leaf border.  They were stamps with various hues of dye ink.  I added a few red berries to add a change of color.  The bells and ribbon were stamped and embossed with gold powder.  I colored them with watercolor makers.  The sentiment is from Penny Black.

Until next time!

 

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….

 

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!

Merry Everything

Greetings!

It’s been a very busy week and will be busier as Christmas approach.  As promised, here is a Christmas shaker card I created a few weeks back.

SUPPLIES  Stamps: Christmas Friends (30-084); Let It Snow (30-086); Crystal Pattern (40-162) Dies:  Circle Die Standard (Spellbinders) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Navy Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Confetti (Martha Stewart); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Perfect Pearls Spray Mix (Ranger); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Christmas Friends (30-084); Let It Snow (30-086); Crystal Pattern (40-162) Dies: Circle Die Standard (Spellbinders) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Navy Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Confetti (Martha Stewart); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Perfect Pearls Spray Mix (Ranger); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

I love shaker cards.  They’re just so fun.  They’re easy to assemble.  The hardest part, I think is to line up your 2 panels together.  But other than that, easy peasy.  I used Christmas Friends (30-084) as the center piece of the card.  The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I inked Crystal Pattern (40-162) for the background.  The sentiment is from Let It Snow (30-086).  And to add a little interest, I added Perfect Pearls Spray on my circle frame.

Enjoy the week!

 

Shine On

Hello!

Hope you all are off to a great weekend!

Every year I make a card for my daughter at the start of school.  It’s her last year of Middle School (yikes!) and I wanted to make her something special and meaningful.  I kinda surprise her with it and hide it in her backpack the night before the first day.  I “try” not to mention it to her hoping it will be a happy surprise for her.

Anyway, here is my card.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Bring on the Sun (Technique Tuesday); KP Come Sail Away (SSS) Dies: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Full Card Sunshine (SSS) Color: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box (Sakura); Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink; Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Patterned Paper (Martha Stewart)

SUPPLIES Stamps: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Bring on the Sun (Technique Tuesday); KP Come Sail Away (SSS) Dies: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Full Card Sunshine (SSS) Color: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box (Sakura); Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Ranger); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Patterned Paper (Martha Stewart)

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I just realized I never finished this post!  Goes to show how scatterbrained I can be when I’m multi-tasking.

I wanted to use some stamps and dies that have been untouched (and believe me there are many).  I love Mama Elephant stamps.  The images just make you smile.

I am participating in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge: Use a Stamp

Enjoy!