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.


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.  


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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Sunday, August 23, 2015

A little Thanks...

Hold the phones, I actually finished a card. Woot!  I'm sure there are others out there like me, working full time to feed kids and support a craft habit.  Too bad the job gets in the way of craft time. 

I loved all the cards I saw with this gorgeous flower stamp from SU called You've Got This and had to get it.  The inspiration for the coloring came from * i think * Simon Says Stamp.  I saw a coloring page (?) and a sample already colored and it was such a gorgeous blue.  If I find it, I will link it.

I made the plaid background with an image from a set called Stamp a Bag.  Turned out cute to me.

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