Saturday, February 27, 2016

Kraft bag gift card holder

I love this Kraft Bag Gift Card holder tutorial on SCS--super easy to put together and looks great.


I colored the bloom from Birthday Blooms with copic markers and went over the entire image with a clear wink of stella pen--it's tough to get a good picture of the shimmer on this flower but you can see a little more of it in the next photo.  I also rubbed a bit of gold ink in the center of the flower.


I stamped a sentiment from Banner Banter on to a couple of tiny banners I made with the triple banner punch--best punch ever, seriously.

I used a couple of skinny strips of pattern paper from Birthday Bouquet and gold card stock to dress up the card portion of the project.


I chose to omit the flags on each pull out piece because I felt the inserts were easy enough to grab and pull out. I also used my MFT gift card grooves die for the gift card portion instead of putting flags on an actual gift card and tucking it in.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bloom Friend

I'll admit I am a bit obsessed with this flower stamp



 I embossed with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper.  I watercolored with distress inks--picked raspberry and spiced marmalade go together well and look like watermelon wonder to me.  The card base is Watermelon Wonder and I stamped the Brushstrokes background stamp diagonally in WW ink. 

You can't see the watercolor detail well in the main photo, so here is a close up of the flower.  I went over the watercolor with a clear wink of stella pen.


Do you hear this card screaming for sequins? :)  I do!  Unfortunately, I don't have a good sequin color in my stash to use on this card so I will have to add some once my sequin order arrives.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

bloom thank you


I colored the flower from Birthday Blooms (so glad I got this set) with copics and added some additional decoration with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is from the set One Big Meaning and I embossed the background with a  SU embossing folder called Stylish Stripes.

Another day of participating the The Daily Marker's 30 day coloring challenge.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Papertrey Ink's 9th anniversary - Day 1 challenge


I created this clean, simple card for Papertrey Ink's 9th anniversary challenge-Day 1.  Stamp sets used are Turning a New Leaf  w/ coordinating dies, Notched Flower Dies and Funky Florals stamp set.  Funky Florals is a limited edition set PTI offered in 2012.  

I used my MISTI to line up the stamps on the die cut--MISTI makes this process so much easier for me and has made me lift my ban on purchasing stamps with tiny die cuts.


I chose the color combo of lemon tart, simply chartreuse, hibiscus burst and Raspberry Fizz because the colors are lovely.

Laurie's-colors


Have a great day!

More birthday blooms

I used the small flower from Birthday Blooms and Birthday Bouquet pattern paper.  The pattern paper looks more green in my photo but it's mint macaron.


I used the Triple Banner Punch for the banner piece. I colored the bloom with copic markers R20, R00 and G21,G24. Layout is from this sketch.

I'm participating as much as I can with The Daily Marker's 30 day coloring challenge.  

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Have a great day!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Birthday Blooms

I was on the fence about this stamp set  (I'm not a good colorist and i'm impatient) but couldn't stop thinking about that big, gorgeous flower. 


I used my MISTI --save all your pennies and GET A MISTI-- to stamp the flower in black ink, color it with copics and re-stamp in Versamark ink and emboss it in white.  You can see a little bit of the black under the white embossing which gives a nice shadow effect.  

I am participating today in The Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge.  
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Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Card 2015

This year's card is as simple as my usual Christmas cards turn out, but this year, I cranked them out even faster.  My secret...Silhouette Cameo and MISTI.  



I used the tree and star from this cut file and created a card front in my Cameo software and was able to cut out 5 at a time from 8.5 x 11 card stock. I rounded the bottom corners and adhered a piece of glitter paper on the back. The MISTI allowed me to assembly line stamp each card front perfectly-I still ask myself how I lived without the MISTI. The background stamp is a large newsprint background (Impression Obsession, maybe?) that I stamped tone on tone.  

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