You're Fabulous!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hello there! Today I have a very clean and simple card for this week's Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Simon Says: Stitches.


I began by using a stitched rectangle die to die cut a piece of patterned paper. Then I stamped three different sentiments and trimmed them down. I adhered the piece of patterned paper with scor tape and finished by popping up the sentiments on foam tape. 


My Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
Dies: My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Strips
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: ModaScrap Let Your Soul Bloom patterned paper, Papertrey Ink White Stamper's Select

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You're One of a Kind!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Hi there! Today I have a card that I made for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge.



I started by choosing the papers I wanted to use and trimming them down into rectangles. I also trimmed a piece to go across the top. Then I stamped the butterfly onto some vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver glitter embossing powder. I then fussy cut the butterfly.To finish I stamped a sentiment, trimmed it, and then adhered everything to the card front.


My Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words, Simon Says Stamp Comfort & Prayers
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onxy Black
Paper: ModaScrap Let Your Soul Bloom patterned paper, Recollections Silver Glitter paper, Papertrey Ink White Stamper's Select

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Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hi there! Today I have a card for this week's CASology challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



To begin this card I die cut a rectangle panel and then stamped the images. I used my Zig Clean Color markers to watercolor the image and added a few splatters. I popped up the panel onto the card base using a piece of fun foam. 


My Supplies:
Stamps: Colorado Craft Company Mothers and Daughters
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles
Ink: Versafine Onxy, Zig Clean Color Real Brush in Medium Beige, Deep Brown, Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cornflour Blue, Blue
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Papertrey Ink White Stamper's Select

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Happy Blooming Birthday!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Hello there! Tonight I am sharing a card that I made for this week's Seize the Birthday challenge.


I received the Simon Says Stamp April card kit the other day and when I was looking through the patterned paper I knew it would be perfect for this challenge's topping which is "Spring".


Y'all, patterned paper scares me. I don't really use it except for a little piece here or there or a background behind a panel so making this card was something new for me. 

I started by cutting the "Happy Bloomng Birthday!" sentiment from the patterned paper. From another piece of the patterned paper I used my paper trimmer to cut the light wood grain pieces. Then I trimmed a piece of the flowered patterned paper with the green background. Using a border die I cut two borders and adhered them on either side of the flowered paper. I adhered all of those pieces to my card front. I finished by making the sentiment piece into a tag by punching a hole in the top, adding a piece of white ribbon, and wrapping some twine around it. I made the bow separately and glued it on with some Glossy Accents.


My Supplies:
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders
Paper: Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse double sided papers, SSS Ivory, PTI White Stamper's Select

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Be Still and Know

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Hello there! Today I have a card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.



I started this card by die cutting the cross shape out of gray, white, yellow, green, and purple card stock. I used a stitched rectangle die to die cut the gray panel. I taped the edges and used a stencil to create the diagonal stripes on the panel. I didn't have the ink color that matches the card stock I used so I found a distress oxide ink that matched pretty well. I used a sheet of double sided adhesive to adhere the panel to a piece of fun foam. I inlaid the white cross outline into the panel and then inlaid pieces from the colored card stock into the white piece. For the cross, I used the gray card stock and white heat embossed my sentiment onto it. I then adhered the gray panel to a white card base.


My Supplies:
Stamps: SSS Tiny Words Faith
Dies: SSS Outline Floral Cross, MFT Blueprints 13
Ink: Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke, Versamark
Paper: SSS Smoke Gray, SSS Green Apple, MFT Daffodil, MFT Pure Plum, PTI White Stamper's Select
Other: SSS Diagonal Stripe Stencil, Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you're having a great weekend!


You Are So Kind

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hi there! Today I made a card for this week's Color Throwdown.



I started by die cutting the heart shape out of red, yellow, and green card stocks. I then used the same heart die to die cut the panel for my card front. I popped all the pieces out of the white panel and inlaid those areas with pieces from the colored card stock. The sentiment die I used has both the sentiment and an outline so I die cut the outline out of velum and the sentiment out of red card stock. I stamped a smaller sentiment on a piece of white card stock and popped it up with foam tape. To finish, I added a few red rhinestones and popped the panel up on a white card base.


My Supplies:

Stamps: SSS Tiny Words
Dies: SSS Filigree Heart, SSS Script Hello
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI White Stamper's Select, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Harvest Gold, PTI Spring Moss

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Butterflies With a Thank You

Friday, March 8, 2019

Hello there! Today I have a card that I made for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


I made this card for my aunt because she does our taxes every year for free so I try to send her a card with a gift card. I started by cutting a piece of black card stock and a piece of patterned paper to the sizes I wanted. I stamped the three butterfly images onto some Bristol Smooth card stock, colored them with my Zig Clean Color markers and then die cut them. I stamped the sentiments onto a strip of black card stock and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then adhered everything to a white card base. The center butterfly and sentiment strips are popped up with foam tape.


My Supplies:

Stamps: Hero Arts New Day Butterflies
Dies: Hero Arts New Day Butterflies
Ink: Versamark, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in Carmine Red, Scarlet Red, Lemon Yellow, Yellow, May Green, Shadow Mauve, Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, Persian Blue, Light Violet and Dark Oatmeal
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White, Papertrey Ink True Black

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Amazing

Hi there! I created a card for this week's CASology challenge.



I made this card for my niece because she's an amazing kid. She does very well in school, she has a great personality, and she is super sweet. She's going through a rough patch and had to have surgery on her knee so I thought I would send her a card to tell her how amazing I think she is. 

I started by cutting and scoring an A2 size card base and masked off the sides with masking paper. I stamped the circle images in Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I did this twice because I used two layers of the circle images. I did some ink blending around the circles with a few different colors of distress oxide inks. I white heat embossed my sentiments onto a strip of black card stock and then popped it up with some foam tape.


My Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Amazing
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers
Paper: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White, Papertrey Ink True Black

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You Have My Heart

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Hi there! I hope everyone has had a great weekend! I am sharing a card that I created for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.




To start my card I die cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die. Before I stamped the panel with Versamark ink I put tape around the edges so I wouldn't get ink and embossing powder past the stitched border. I heat embossed the image with silver glitter embossing powder and then adhered the panel to a white card base. I heat embossed the heart stamp, water colored it with my Zig clean color markers and fussy cut it out. There is a die for this stamp but it cuts out the middle and I didn't want that for this card. I cut a few different pieces of paper to go behind my stamped sentiment and then popped the heart up with foam tape. 


My Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Quilted Hearts, Simon Says Stamp Roses For You
Dies: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
Ink: Memento Rose Bud, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes in Pink and Peach Pink
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Papertrey, Ink Stamper's Select White, random paper from my stash
Other: Ranger Silver Tinsel embossing powder

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One of a Kind

Hello there! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today I am sharing a card that I made for this week's CASology and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenges.


To make this card I started by making cloud masks for the background. I don't own any cloud dies, stamps, or stencils so I sketched my own clouds and cut them out of some blue painter's tape. I knew I would need something different than the masking paper I normally use because I wanted to use the smooshing technique to watercolor with. After I got my masks where I wanted them I added two shades of blue distress ink to an acrylic block, sprayed with a little water, and pressed it down on to the paper. When it was dry I popped it onto a white card base using some foam tape. To finish I die cut and stamped a sentiment and decided to adhere a piece of vellum behind it.


My Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Small Hello, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White, Papertrey Ink Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper Collection

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Something New

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hi there! Today I am posting a card that I made for the Simon Monday Challenge. It is my first attempt at a one layer card using masking and my first card created with the January Simon Says Stamp January card kit.


I had so much fun making this card and I learned a lot of new things while I was making it. I started out by stamping my penguins and quickly found that Memento Tuxedo Black doesn't work very well on Bristol Smooth cardstock but it was what I had so I went with it. I made masks for my penguins and then stamped the igloo. I used distress inks for the ink blended background and some shading in the snow. You can't see it all that well in the picture though so I will practice shading so I'm more comfortable with adding color. I used a small paintbrush to flick white acrylic paint mixed with water onto the background. I used my Zig Clean Color markers to color and add shading to the penguins and the igloo. Last, I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. 


My Supplies:
Stamps: SSS January card kit
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire; Zig Clean Color markers in Blender, Deep Red, Wine Red, Scarlet Red, Orange, Pale Gray, and Cool Gray 1
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock

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