Mr. & Mrs.

01133D28-75F8-4A7C-9BAA-9E7C46290E79My cousin asked me to make a card for his daughter’s wedding which is today.

Thought my jumping off point would be this gorgeous paper from the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. Looked through my stamps  for floral and leaf stamps with the same feel. Next I played with some of my Zig markers to approximate the colours. All were fussy cut.

The frame, flower and leaves were all heat embossed in silver, as was the sentiment. My usual smattering of sequins complete the card. Happy to have another card made for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Paper:  Moda Scrap, vellum and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark

Stamps:  Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura; and Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Super Script 2

Misc: Altenew Fine Frames Rectangle Die, Zig Clean Color markers, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Simon SaysStamp Assorted Moonshine sequins and adhesives

Dearest Friend

869A1CFF-EAB2-4A85-AA99-82AAAE145FDA.jpegSoft and dreamy colours for my card today. Still managing to keep up with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Yay me!

The background was made by smooshing three colours of Distress Inks on my craft mat, spritzing it with water and dragging my cardstock through it till all the colour was soaked up.

Next I heat embossed these gorgeous florals from Altenew in white. Then I added more colour with my Distress Markers and a damp paintbrush.

A simple heat embossed sentiment from the same set and my usual smattering of sequins/confetti complete the card.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White, vellum and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark and Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass

Stamps:  Altenew Dearest Friend

Misc:  heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, paintbrush, craft mat, Simon Says Stamp Gelato Confetti and adhesives

Behavioural Problems

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I heat embossed the floral image from Studio Katia in white onto vellum. Then I coloured the back with some PITT big brushes.

Next I coloured some cardstock with the same turquoise colour and heat embossed the sentiment.

I’ve had excellent luck with the vellum adhesive I’ve been using…till today. Some weird stuff happened at the top when attaching the vellum. So I coloured another strip of cardstock and covered up the mess…sigh.

A smattering of sequins…oh those little beggars didn’t want to stick today,  but I persevered.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and vellum!!!

Ink:  Versamark

Stamps:  Studio Katia Blooming Bunch and Lovely Blooms

Misc: heat tool, embossing buddy, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brushes, Studio Katia sequins and adhesives!!!

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.

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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

At Last….

May-26-2018

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

After what I like to call the Great Craft Room Purge of 2018, I’m actually able to find my desk and work with the things I truly love.  After 20 plus years of stamping and never really doing a true purge it was more than due.  My stamps and stencils are reorganized and I realize just how few things you really need.  I’ve literally gotten rid of tons of stamps, stencils, dies and coloring mediums etc. that weren’t being used.  It was very freeing to say the least.  I’m not sure that I’m totally done either, I’ll do a second round in a while.  But for right now it’s time to play again.

So of course, since it’s been months since I tried to create anything, it appeared that my mojo was also purged.  A few days of playing I’m comfortable sharing something with you again.

The floral image from Studio Katia was heat embossed in white.  Next I sprinkled on some Brushos in three colors.  Impatience took over so the Brushos were quickly dried with my heat gun.  Next I pulled out my Prismacolor pencils and added some color and detail here and there.  Splatters of thinned white acrylic paint were added next.  The sentiment, from the same stamp set was heat embossed on vellum.  And for the final touch, some confetti, again from Studio Katia.

I’m reasonably happy with the result, especially after such a long absence at my craft table.

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Paper:  Nina Solar White, Canson Bristol and vellum
Ink:  Versamark and MFT Hybrid Black
Stamps:  Studio Katia Blooming Bunch
Other:  heat tool, white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Brushos in violet, leaf green and purple; Prismacolor pencils, Studio Katia Satin Rainbow confetti mix, white acrylic paint, splatter brush

Happy Holidays

Happy-Holidays

In the spirit of using up some of my card stock, another card on coloured card stock today.

This WPlus9 set is so versatile…it’s called Holiday Boughs.

I stamped and heat embossed the background in white using a variation of the different boughs and pinecones.  Then the sentiment was heat embossed in gold on vellum.  I obviously need a different gold embossing powder with a finer texture, but went with what I had.

A few of Tim’s stars and that’s it.  A really simple card to make.  I have lots of ideas running through my head on what to do next with this set…stay tuned!

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Mixed Media, Mixed Metals

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Had some fun today with my Distress Oxides and Polychromos pencils.

The Christmas Rose Bouquet image from WPlus9 was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Then, using my waterbrush and Distress Oxides I started colouring the image.  Once it was completely dry, I started adding more color with my Polychromos pencils.

More heat embossing on a piece of vellum with a sentiment from WPlus9 called Handlettered Holiday.  Then lots of bling…sequins, beads (see the center of the main flower), and some Tim Holtz Design Tape called Tidings.

Blingety, bling, bling today.  But hey, it’s a Christmas card!

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