Saturday, April 21, 2018

Resist the Urge to Add More!

Sometimes a card comes together so quickly....you think, what else could I add to make it better?  Maybe you should ask, why should I add more?  That's what I'm thinking about this card.  Of course, I could continue to add more and more layers and texture but I really love this simple look.  So just stop! :)

When I saw this Quilted Back Drop from Lawn Fawn, I just fell in love!  When I had it in my hot little hands, I was giddy!  Running with through my Big Shot (Sizzix) was oh so satisfying!  I placed the die cut on a piece of deep gold colored card stock (Michaels) and loved the way it toned down that bold color.  I grabbed some Smooth Gold Metallic paper and cut three Happy Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts) happy's.  Multi Matt Medium was used to adhere them down securely.  Here's the card..
Have a great day and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Just Because Card

Sometimes a card with no purpose is perfect!  You can choose to make it for any occasion - and that's what we have here.  Today's card is made with a stamp set called Loving Tulips from Power Poppy.

First the image is stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb with Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) and colored with Copic Markers.  Finishing details were added with a Signo White Gell Pen and Micron pen.  Next my trusty Big Shot (Sizzix), Square Die Set and Stitched Square Dies both from The Stamps of Life, frame out my stamped and colored image.  For a final 1/16 in frame, I used my Perfect Mini Layer Rulers and a PenBlade.  I added this to a grey card base with Fun Foam for dimension.  Some Glossy Accents were added for interest and sheer ribbon from Michaels was tied.
Have a great day and keep crafting!

Affiliate links are used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share where I found them.  All products were purchased by me.  I don't sell anything and I'm not employed, this is my hobby and hope you are inspired to play :)

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fiesta with Hero Arts

Sorry to be missing this last week.  It seems a wretched virus has landed in our home and with a compromised immune system, I've been hit hard.   

Actually, I have had this card done for a few days and am just now getting it posted.  Today's card is made with the April My Monthly Hero Kit and as of this post, it is still available.  With the exception of the card stock used and my Big Shot (Sizzix) I only used the kit to create this card.  Nope, that's a lie.  I also used VersaFine Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  And a heat tool....boy should I just stop now....and take another nap?  Yep, because I also used Tombow Markers.  Here's the card
So yeah....  Have a great day and keep crafting.

Affiliate links are used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share where I found them.  All products were purchased by me.  I don't sell anything and I'm not employed, this is my hobby and hope you are inspired to play :)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Succulent Journaling Card-Cards, Yep, 2 Cards in that Title

Today's cards uses the Succulent Journaling Card Stamp Set and Matching Die Set from Neat & Tangled.  Both cards uses the same supplies only in different colors.  First I stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock with Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) and colored with Copic Markers.  Also used the Copic Markers to color the background and then used Copic Blending Solution with a rag to create the texture.  

Next I got my trusty Big Shot (Sizzix) and Stitched Rectangle Die (The Stamps Of Life).  Then I used two colors of card stock and die cut with the Succulent Journaling Card Die.  What isn't shown is the center of this die outlines the flower and ribbon.  I used my PenBlade and a ruler to trim the insides off, I only wanted to use both frames.  I adhered the frames with Multi Matte Medium (Ranger) and placed a large acrylic block on it till dry.  Finally finished with attaching to a card base with Kokuyo Adhesive and brushed some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen over the flowers.


I hope you have a great day & keep crafting!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

You Make My Heart Smile

Today's card uses a very cool background stamp called Ornate Background from (Simon Says Stamps).  I got to be honest here, after coloring this card - I realize A. I don't get a lot of satisfaction coloring with Prisma Colored Pencils,  B. Practice makes perfect, C.  I need to watch YouTube and D. Really glad I didn't buy the 150 count set first!  Copic and Tombow Markers hold a special place in my heart so next time I color a large background stamp I'll try one of those.  So why did I try the colored pencils...I had to have a medical procedure called Moh's to remove Basel Cell Cancer from the top of my head.  I knew it was going to be a long day (Google it for the gory details) and coloring helps me with stress, and colored pencils were easier to transport.  I also took a coloring book with me.  PSA:  In the sun, Wear A Hat!

Back to the card, I did a lot of blending and used lots of colors and then I realized it looked very busy and I decided to add a large die called Heart Smile, diecut three with my Big Shot (Sizzix), stacked,  glued with Multi Matte Medium (Ranger) and covered with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen for some shimmer.  Then I used Mini Perfect Layers and a PenBlade to get that 1/16 inch border of pink.  I mounted this onto my Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock with Kokuyo Long Adhesive (This is the refill, they also sell the Tape Runner).  


Now for a pitiful pic of unhappy Beverly in between treatments.
Have a great day, Wear a hat in the sun, and keep crafting!

Affiliate links are used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share where I found them.  All products were purchased by me.  I don't sell anything and I'm not employed, this is my hobby and hope you are inspired to play :)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Cottontail Cutie Easter Card

Todays Easter card uses Cottontail Cuties Stamp Set from Neat and Tangled.  First it's stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock.  It's colored with Copic Markers and this was my first go at "halo" coloring.  One of my table mates at the Daily Marker Road Trip demonstrated it.  Finally, the sentiment is stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Pink Prisma Embossing Powder (Hero Arts Kit).  

The Die'sire Edge'ables Parisian was found at Hobby Lobby -ON CLEARANCE (score!)- and is a little bit smaller than 5 1/2 " tall.  I trimmed my paper after I ran both sides through my Big Shot (Sizzix).  Wax paper between the paper and die sure does make a difference when cutting detailed dies - paper just pops right out.  To finish my card I trimmed my colored image and inked edges with Summer Sky Ink (Memento).  Then I created a band of Vellum and card stock.  The Easter egg is stamped in the same blue ink and colored with Copic Marker.  


Hope you have a wonderful Easter, cherish the ones you love and give thanks to the Lord.

Affiliate links are used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share where I found them.  All products were purchased by me.  I don't sell anything and I'm not employed, this is my hobby and hope you are inspired to play :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pineapples, Flowers and The Daily Marker Road Trip with Power Poppy

If you color ANYTHING then you will love the Daily Marker Road Trip as much as I did!!!  Marcella Hawley from Power Poppy hosted the St Louis event and she is a wonderfully talented and fantastic human!  Take a moment and check out her shop, I'm positive you will find as many pretties as I did.  Big shout out and thank you to Kathy at The Daily Marker.  My best friend and I had a great time and enjoyed Kathy's tips, our new friends (table mates) and our wonderful host Marcella!  Any excuse to spend a leisurely day coloring and crafting with my bestie is always a good one.  Picture below :)

Pineapple Perfection (Concord & 9th) is stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb with Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) and colored with Copic Markers. Copic Blending Solution and a rag adds texture while a white Gelly Roll Pen and black Micron Pen adds details.

Next is cards stamped with Cosmos Background Stamp (Simon Says Stamps) on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb with Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) and colored with Copic Markers. Copic Blending Solution and a rag adds texture while a white Gelly Roll Pen and black Micron Pen adds details.  I chose not to color the entire image.


All three cards have sentiments from CZ Designs Simple Sentiments (Simon Says Stamps) that are stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder (Ranger).  Also each card has Fun Foam behind each image to add dimension.

Here's the picture I promised, Kathy, Becky, Me and Kim.

Have a great day and keep crafting!

Affiliate links are used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share where I found them.  All products were purchased by me.  I don't sell anything and I'm not employed, this is my hobby and hope you are inspired to play :)