Thursday, May 3, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #335

Hi...This is an entry  for Freshly Made Sketches #335.


The stamp and die set for the flowers and jar are from Lil' Inkers Design.  So many possibilities with this stamp set, love it!  I colored the jar with copics and stamped all the flowers and leaves with ink.  I die cut them and placed  over the oval on the front of the card.  The 'thanks' is from Paper Smooches and is cut twice; once from white cardstock and once from green and I offset them and then glued to the card front.  

This is the sketch:

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

CASE this Sketch #269

Back with an entry into this week's CASE this Sketch #269.




This stamp set is from this month's Simon Says Stamp card kit. I am not much of a butterfly person (!!) on my cards, but I did like this stamp set.  I embossed the butterflies with white embossing powder, masked them and then stamped and embossed the leaves.  I painted them with Zig markers, my new favorite way to watercolor!  I have had them for awhile and did use them, but not much; lately though I have used them quite a bit.  I watercolored the background with Distress ink.  I brushed on water, then watered down the ink and applied it to the background.  The sentiment from Avery Elle, is stamped with Versafine black ink and them embossed with black embossing powder.  I used some confetti sequins to accent.

The sketch:


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

CASE this Sketch #268

I decided to enter the CASE this Sketch #268 challenge this week.  Loved the sketch and this is what I came up with.


I used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil.  I tinted some of the paste with Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and used it for the one flower in the middle.   A Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker  was used for the sentiment, mounted on white and attached with foam adhesive.  I really do like the way it came out.

This is the sketch:


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Easter Cards #2

Here is the second batch of cards that I made for Easter.  This is the first chance I've had to post them.  I was watching my grandchildren and they tend to take a lot of time.  lol


 I made this for my granddaughter.  The bunnies are a die from Simon Says Stamp, which I cut from felt, sewed and added the accessories.  After adhering patterned paper to the card front, I attached the bunnies with removable tape, this way she can take the bunnies off to play with them,


Same process for my grandson's card. :)


This is a stamp from Simon Says stamp. I stamped with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I painted it with Zig markers.  As long as you don't add too much water you can paint on cardstock. I try to use at least 100 lb cardstock, this is 100 lb Neenah Desert Storm. Try not to work it too much, it will start to pill.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and also embossed. I added confetti  sequins from SSS.

I did make a few more but forgot to photograph them :( and they are already in the mail to family and friends.

Have a good holiday, see you soon.....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Easter Cards

I wanted to share a few cards I made for Easter.  I have more to make and will share those when I finish them.


This is a Penny Black stamp, I water colored it with Daniel Smith water colors.  I think I said before that I have the dot sheet that has multiple paint dabs, which really last a long time.  You can mix the colors to get the right shade that you want.  The border die is also from Penn Black.  Isn't this just the cutest?  lol


This is a Magic Slider die from Lawn Fawn. This die has a lot of steps, but once you do it, it comes pretty easy the next time.  Lawn Fawn has a YouTube video on how to use this die, which was very helpful.   I used Copic markers to color this Gerda Steiner stamp. I stamped and colored a few Easter eggs and adhered them to the card front.   I really liked the way this turned out. :)


This stamp is from Stamping Bella, sooooo cute.  I colored it with Copic markers.  Stamping Bella gives you a color map when you purchase the stamp, so half of your job is done!  I stamped the eggs from the set randomly around the bunnies, these are also colored with Copics.  The frame is from Mama Elephant.  The sentiment is adhered with foam tape. 

Well, off to make more cards, thanks for stopping by, I'll be back later.....

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Paper Players: PP380

Hi!
I usually do sketch challenges and have wanted to do a color challenge for a while, so today is the day!  I love the color challenge at Paper Players: PP380.  I LOVE kraft and red together, so this is a perfect first color challenge for me.

I stamped the background and the sentiment with stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored the hearts in the background with Prismacolor pencils and added a little white gel pen. The die cut heart is also from Simon Says Stamp.    I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and used foam dots to adhere to card front.

This is the color challenge:


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Friday, January 26, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch # 256

The sketch for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #256 was a bit of a challenge. lol  But I guess that is a good thing, right?  Makes you think outside the box :)  Here is my card:



I used a Sizzix embossing folder that came in the latest Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit.  This is one of two, and I really like the look.  The dress images, from a Hero Arts card kit, are watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors.  I have one of the sheets of paint dabs, I think there are maybe 50 dabs of paint and they last a really long time.  On the red/pink dress I used a Versamark embossing marker to make the dots and embossed with Simon Says Stamp gold embossing powder. I adhered them to the card front using foam dots.  The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts card kit, heat embossed on black cardstock. 

This is the sketch:


Different, huh? :)

Hope you like, I'll be back soon....