Love

EDB3E6A4-4D4E-4F4A-9B42-FB13B7340F36Playing with some new toys today.  When I did my great craft room purge I sold all my Copics!  Yes, every last one of them. I just wasn’t using them and that was my criteria for purging. If it’s not being used…it gets sold.

I wanted to try a new alcohol marker…not have every colour…just a few for highlighting and shading. The Nuvo alcohol markers are very economical and I found them to blend well. I also like the feel of the barrel in my hand…very comfy.

Back to the card. I stamped the Cosmos Background in black and coloured it with the Nuvo markers..just pretty neutral colours. Next came the shine. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the centres. I also added some Deco Foil randomly for more bling. The sparkle is amazing. I find taking photos of shiny stuff so difficult. My picture just doesn’t do the card justice unfortunately.  Here’s a close up of some of the shimmer.

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Back soon with more my sweet friends…

Paper:  Simon Says Stamp black cardstock  and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Stamps:  Cosmos Background from Simon Says Stamp

Misc: Nuvo Glitter Drops, Deco Foil in Rose Gold, Nuvo Alcohol Markers, Avery Elle love die, adhesives

One Day at a Time

EDE84F8F-7FE6-4E37-8589-4E1FCDB15FF9Hello all!

I’m back with another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Pretty minimal colouring I must admit, but there is colouring.

I pulled a couple of prints for backgrounds using the Stencil Monoprint Technique with Distress Oxides.   This is the second print, as I wanted something light and airy. The first print has been saved for another card.

Next I stamped the gorgeous floral image in each corner. Then I loosely watercoloured a few of the flowers with the same inks.

I pulled out an oldie, but a goodie, sentiment stamp from Verve that I’ve used many times. I still love this stamp!

The panel was dry embossed and then I added some Deco Foil in to the centres of the flowers with a glue pen. You can see it below.

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Back soon with more my sweet friends…

Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist and Distress Oxides in Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans

Stamps: Concord & 9th and Verve One Day Plain Jane

Misc: Carabelle Feuilles Entrelacees stencil, paintbrush, MFT Double Stitched Rectangle die, glue pen and Deco Foil in pewter

Floral Sympathy

9617DC42-ED5E-4E15-BDDF-1201EDC30EE7Sadly I need a couple of sympathy cards.  I’m always torn between something more somber and well…something like this.

I’m not in the habit of buying kits but when I saw the June Simon Says Stamp kit it literally took my breath away.

Today I decided to use some of the Moda Scrap designer paper from the kit. So many gorgeous designs to choose from!  The kit also has one of the new Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades embossing folders in it. Love the effect…swoon.   I added some random bits of  deco foil to it after embossing. Here’s another picture showing the embossing and foil.

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Next I heat embossed three flowers from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from the kit. I watercoloured them with Distress Inks in similar colours.  The sentiment was heat embossed on some vellum to complete the card.  This card is for Day 5 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

Back soon with more my sweet friends.

Paper:  Moda Scrap, Neenah Solar White, vellum and Canson Bristol

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers and Clearly Besotted (sentiment)

Ink:  Distress Inks and Versafine Clair

Misc:  Tim Holtz 3D embossing Folder, Deco Foil, heat tool, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, embossing buddy, adhesives, SU black embossing powder