Sweetest Sunshine

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It’s a gorgeous sunny day so I wanted to make something that feels like sunshine!

I’m hung up on stencil mono print backgrounds these days.  I love the texture and the feel.  And it makes for such a quick and easy card.  Do the mono print, stamp the flowers and colour them, and add a sentiment.  And my obsession with flowers continues with this new set from Altenew which I adore!

Played with some different colours today.  Honestly, I’m not a fan of yellow, but how was I going to achieve a sunny look without it, right?

This came together in less than 15 minutes, my kind of card 🙂

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Watercolor

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Oxides in Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers

Stamps:  Altenew Sweetest Peas

Misc:  TCW Floral Radar stencil, water mister, Zig Real Clean Color brush pen, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequins in Warm Golden Glow

 

Perfectly Perfect…

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More homework for the Altenew Academy One=Layer Wonders class.

I absolutely love the Crown Blooms set from Altenew and Kelly Latevola used it for this particular lesson.  So this is a total case of how she layed out the blooms.  Thanks, Kelly 🙂

But from there, I took a hard left and went out on my own.  Totally did my own thing…mixed media.  I used pretty much everything but the kitchen sink on this.  But in the end…I’m happy with it….this feels like me.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Stamps:  Altenew Crown Bloom and Altenew Perfectly Perfect

Misc:  Nuvo Creative pens, Nuvo Aqua Flow pens, Nuvo Glitter Drops, Zig Clean Color markers, white Sharpie paint pen, Pilot markers, paintbrushes, heat tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, embossing buddy and adhesives

I Have Decided to be Happy

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More playing with Carabelle Studio stamps today.

Isn’t this a wonderful sentiment?  Wonderful advice 🙂

I stamped the right circular image in Distress Ink and misted it lightly before stamping.  The heart was stamped in the same manner.  The butterflies were watercoloured with two colours of Distress Inks and then I added some white gel pen and shadows with a Zig marker.

A little wash to ground the panel and a sprinkling of sequins completes the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Candied Apple Distress Inks

Stamps:  Carabelle Studio Fly, Fly, Fly Pretty Butterfly and Carabelle Studio The Geometriks #4

Misc:  water mister, white gel pen, Dylusions washi tape, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins, Zig marker and adhesives

Life is Pretty Awesome

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It’s a gorgeous day here and life is pretty awesome.

Playing with some fun Carabelle Studio stamps today.  I did a wee bit of masking, but otherwise this is pretty straight forward.

The images were watercoloured with Distress Inks.  Then I added some white gel pen and some shading.  Next came some fun splashes of the Twisted Citron for some texture/interest.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark, Versafine Clair in Nocturne and Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers

Stamps:  Carabelle Studio Papillon/Lettres, Carabelle Studio Life is Pretty Awesome and Carabelle Studio Spots & Seams

Misc:  heat tool, embossing buddy, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, paintbrushes, white gel pen and Zig Clean markers

Wish Big

74F7554F-A158-4C32-AA8A-DE75BAABA645Another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  With limited time today, limited colouring.

I added some washi tape to my panel, and stamped the image and sentiment. Next I picked a few Zig markers in similar colours and watercoloured the butterfly. I added shading and some Nuvo Crystal Drops for some pretty shine.

The panel was die cut and then I added some confetti…that’s it!  Quick and easy card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Stamps: Altenew Dream Big and Altenew Wish Big

Misc:  Zig Clean Color markers, Altenew Watercolor Strokes washi tape, Nuvo Crystal Drops, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Gelato Confetti and adhesives

 

Harlequin Floral

62E62CE1-82F7-422B-BA60-578EDB5F03C5Happy to have yet another card for my stash thanks to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

Another Stencil Monoprint background. If you’ve never tried this technique, I did a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers

Then I heat embossed this gorgeous floral image in white. Using the same three colours of Distress Inks I watercoloured the image. This time I added some shading with a Zig Clean Color marker.

A sentiment and some little gems complete the card.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon

Stamps:  Studio Katia and Clearly Besotted (sentiment)

Misc:  heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, TCW Harlequin stencil, distress sprayer, paintbrush, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Studio Katia Spring Gems and adhesives.

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