Thursday, August 29, 2019

Freshly Made Sketch # 400

To celebrate their 400th sketch post, Freshly Made Sketches is holding a celebration!  If you want to participate, head on over to their website, just follow the link above.  This is what I made:


I used a Postage Stamp die cut and the SSS stamp set Look for the Rainbows.  I gold embossed the leaves, stem and flower, then colored with copics.  I white embossed the sentiment on black.  Both the sentiment and the flower are adhered with foam adhesives.  I added a few sequins to complete the card.

This is a copy of the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #400:




Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lawn Fawn Pop Up Die

I wanted to post some cards I made with Lawn Fawn's Toaster pop up die.  I wanted to see if it would work with other stamp sets.  I thought it was such a cute die set, and couldn't wait to use it.  I made a couple of cards and plan to make more.

They are both birthday cards but with different messages.



I used Avery Elle stamp sets, That Bites and Shine Brite for the images.  The images are copic colored. The waves are made with Simon Says Stamp Border Waves.  I blended the background using Distress Oxide Inks-Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Twisted Citron. I added some sparkle to the waves, but it really doesn't show up in the photograph. I used foam tape to mount the waves to the front to allow for the sliding mechanism to slide freely and the fish are also popped up on some foam squares.  This die is really easy to use and I had no issues.

Here is the next:


Now this is the first card I made with the pop up die and I did make some mistakes on it.  Hopefully they don't show. lol These images are from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals, the set is older but I just love it and use it a lot. I did use glossy accents on the balloon and the goats nose, but it doesn't show up.  Some sparkle was added too, but it doesn't show either. )-:  These images are also copic colored and the background is blended with the same Distress Oxides as my other card.    I used the same mounting process as I did for my other card, too.

I liked the way these turned out and will probably make more soon.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy Day 3

Hi, today's class lesson was background stamps.   Today, I  created a card inspired by Jennifer McGuire's lesson.  She created beautiful backgrounds and then made them into 'floating window cards'.  I loved this idea so I made one.


This is Hero Arts Florentine Pattern block background stamp.  I stamped light blue cardstock using SSS Steel Blue ink.  This, to me, was a different way of using background stamps.   I think it is a beautiful effect.  I am going to make more cards using this technique and try to improve my skill. I loved all the cards today and want to try all the techniques demonstrated.

See you soon...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy-Day 2

Day 2 of class, the emphasis was on clear stamps and layering.  I have just gotten over my fear of layering stamps, lol!  That doesn't mean I know what the heck I am doing, I have just been practicing.  Today I did a card with layering sunflowers.  This stamp was part of a Hero Arts card kit a couple of years ago. 


I layered using Hero Arts inks and it always takes me a long time to get the layers just right and I still feel that the layers are off kilter. I stenciled a pattern in the background and used a frame to enclose the card. 

All in all I like the look but I think I need way more practice.

See you soon...


Monday, April 8, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy- Day 1

I am taking the Online Card Class called Stamp Happy, this week.  The first day demonstration was the use of wooden stamps.  I'll confess, I haven't used wooden stamps in quite awhile, in fact I don't know when was the last time I purchased a wooden stamp.  I do have plenty to use though, and since this class is in coordination with Hero Arts, I chose a Hero Arts wooden stamp to use.  The class recommendation was to use a stamp positioner, I have the Inkadinkadoo Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I love the impression you get from red rubber, it is so crisp.


I stamped the image and colored with Copic markers. I used an embossing folder for the woodgrain look, and shaded it with Distress Oxide Ink.  The background is also colored with Distress Oxide ink. I stamped a simple sentiment and hand cut it out and used foam tape to mount it on the card front.

Be back soon....


Supplies:
Image: Hero Arts Bird
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Woodgrain
Distress Inks: Frayed Burlap for woodgrain, and Tumbled Glass for background. 
Sentiment: Flora and Fauna
Dies: SSS Stitched Ovals, SSS Stitched Rectangles

Friday, March 29, 2019

3-29-19

Hi,
I have a a few Easter cards to share with you.  Sorry I haven't been posting lately but I recently had gallbladder surgery and recovery has been slow.  Anyway I have done some cards and wanted to share.


This is a Gerda Steiner stamp set, I copic colored the cute baby animals.  I also used a Simon Says Stamp die to cut the squares from the card front.  The sentiment is a die from Lawn Fawn. After coloring the animals, I fussy cut them and placed them in the squares on the card front. Most of the images are designed to peek around corners :). I used some patterned paper to back the squares. The stitched border outline is  Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die. .  I also added a few enamel dots. I love the way it turned out. :)



 I got the idea for this card from Nicole Spohr, she did a version awhile ago but I just got the chance to experiment with the stamp set.  On this card I used Mama Elephant's Wild Meadow stamp set.  I colored it using Zig Brush Pens.  I love using Zig Brush Pens to watercolor.  Their colors are so vibrant.  The best paper, after experimenting with a few papers, I liked Bristol the best. The colors spread and cover so well on Bristol. I stamped the image twice, rotating the paper stamping top and bottom, leaving a space in the center to stamp my sentiment.  I adhered the finished piece to a pink cardstock base.

I'll be back soon, hopefully :) and thanks for coming by. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Valentine Cards

Hi,

I wanted to share a few valentines I made recently.

Sorry it has been awhile, I have been having a few medical issues, hopefully it will be straightened out soon.



I created a background from alcohol ink that I used behind this die cut from Lil' Inkers. I also used a scalloped border die from Simon Says Stamp on the card front. I then put everything on a red card base.  I embellished it with a few sequins.  This took very little time and I love the way it turned out.





This card was  created from the Simon Says Stamp February card kit.  I stamped the heart from the stamp set included in the kit, colored it with copics and fussy cut it out.  I white heat embossed a few of the musical notes from the border stamp in the kit, and then I blended Distress Oxides to color the piece.  I used a piece of patterned paper from the kit for the front and then layered everything else on the patterned paper.  This just kind of came together without a lot of thought, I love when that happens. :)

Thanks for stopping by.....