Monday, January 18, 2016

Essentials by Ellen January Mix It Up Challenge

I finally have the chance and motivation to enter this challenge. I am cutting it close because the deadline is January 19.

I stamped MFT's Modern Bloom with various colors of Distress Ink on a scrap of watercolor paper and sprayed liberally with water and Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist. Diecut a circle using MFT Stitched Circle die, and the sentiment is Essentials by Ellen Treat Yo Self die cut from black cardstock and silver glitter paper. Embellished with a few enamel dots.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Long time, No Blog

Things have been a bit busy at home, so I wasn't able to post here. I was still making cards, but I just didn't have the time to post.

I made this card for the EH Mix It Up Challenge.

I used the EH Bold Blossoms Stand Alone die to die cut watercolor paper that were colored with Twinkling H2Os, and also to die cut windows on the card front. I also used the Avery Elle Thank You die to cut the sentiment out of watercolor paper and black cardstock.

A piece of scrap patterned paper was glued to the back of the cardfront, then I glued the diecuts on to the cardfront.

And a few more flair designs from the Floral Bundle that I bought recently.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

NSD Weekend Online Crop

I frequent a private message board and we had an online crop this weekend to celebrate NSD.
Here are some of the cards that I made.

I used the Waffle Flower Tiny Hearts Die and Tiny Star Die on my paper scraps, attached them to a piece of cream cardstock on a grid pattern, then glued it to a scalloped rectangle. I stamped a greeting from a PTI Birthday stamp set.

I am linking this to the SSS Monday and Wednesday Challenge.

I also made some new flair designs from a Floral Bundle that I bought from

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Almost forgot this one

A simple card made with a new Hero Arts stamp set  stamped with a Hero Arts Ombre pad (Butter to Orange). The body of the butterfly and the sentiment was stamped with Black Archival Ink.

I am linking this card to the SSS Wednesday Challenge.

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A Tale of Two Floral Cards

Can you tell I like flowers? LOL!

First up is a card made with the Bold Blossoms Stand Alone Die with a sentiment from Zipper Panel Die from Ellen Hutson. I used cheap watercolors to paint blobs of color where I planned to put the flowers and leaves. Then, I diecut the flowers and leaves from cream cardstock and glued them onto the card from made with watercolor paper. The next step is to glue the sentiment diecut from a scrap piece of black cardstock. All that is left to do is glue the front to a card base made from cream cardstock.

I am linking this to EH Pin-sights Challenge and the SSS Wednesday Challenge.

Next up is a card I made using Altenew's Vintage Roses stamp set. I stamped the innermost layer of the flowers with versamark and sprinkled gold embossing powder, then heat set it. Then I stamped all the layers of the flowers with various colors of dye ink, and fussy cut all of them. I arranged the flowers on the card front as I wanted, then stamped the leaves straight on to the card front and attached the flowers, popping the orange rose on the bottom with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle's So Happy Stamp set on a scrap piece of cream cardstock, then heat embossed in gold and mounted to the card with foam tape. 

I am linking this to the Altenew April Challenge and SSS Monday Challenge.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dry Embossing with Stencils

I have been thinking of trying this technique for a while, and today I finally did it. I followed Shari Carrol's tutorial on the Hero Arts Blog.

The photo doesn't really show it, but there is a faint outline of the Echoes stencil by The Crafter's Workshop.

I diecut the sentiment from a pink glitter paper and black cardstock, and glued them together with a slight shadow. I stamped the MFT Diagonal Stripes Background on a piece of white cardstock, and attached it to the bottom of the card front. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock with Black Archival Ink, and layered it onto a strip of black cardstock. As a finishing touch, I sprinkled some Cappuccino Perfect Pearls mist, then attached the whole card front to a white card base.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Making Rose Wallpaper

I am still enjoying the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set. Today I stamped the smallest rose all over the card front aka wallpapering. I masked an area for the sentiment with some post it tape, but the ink bled through. I had to cut a piece of yellow cardstock to cover it. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink (celebrate) and an old set from MFT (it's your birthday)

I think it works better with the yellow piece. I mounted it on a piece of dark blue cardstock, then attached to a white top folding card.

I am linking this card to the Altenew April Challenge and SSS Wednesday Challenge.

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