Watery birthday

 I have a card to share today that has a watery image and was created with a fair amount of water, too!

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Floral sympathy cards

I made a pile of sympathy cards last weekend - I think I made about 14 in total. I wanted some to send to women and some to send to men.  These are the feminine ones.

 I used a stencil from My Favorite Things to ink up the middle of the card with Distress Oxide inks and my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I then stamped the floral image form the Pink Fresh Studio/Altenew collaboration stamp set, and added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions. I finished with some Wink of Stella over the flowers.

Which do you prefer - the blue or the pink?

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Let's Connect with Simon Says Stamp

 Have you seen the latest release from Simon Says Stamp? It's full of awesome products to encourage you and your friends to connect, even from a distance.

 I've been doing lots of "zooming" since March, so this new stamp set, "Let's Connect" had me smiling!

 I paired it with the Heart Mandala stencil from Simon Says Stamp, inked in a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks.

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Best friend for Picket Fence Studios

I made this card a while ago with some products from Picket Fence Studios, but have only got aroundd to posting it on my blog today!

I inked up the stencil, sprayed it with water and used it to stamp onto my watercolour cardstock. I matted this panel onto a piece of purple cardstock and then onto a white card base. I added a sentiment with a word die and fancy sentiment stamp, and then, with that sentiment, I couldn't resist adding Man's Best Friend at the bottom! I finished with some sequins.

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Embossing for A Blog Named Hero

I have another card to share for the current challenge at A Blog Named Hero - Embossing


 I used the Butterfly pair Stamp and Cut set, along with the Smile Stamp and Cut set, both from Hero Arts. I added colour using Nuance watercolour powders.

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Roses on Yupo for Paper Rose

I have a card to share for Paper Rose Studio today.

I made a panel of alcohol ink on Yupo, then added some gold foil. I cut the Rose Bloom die from white cardstock twice and adhered them to the yupo panel. I added the layered sentiment dies and white embossed the stamped sentiment on a scrap of pink cardstock from my stash.

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Fusion: Fruit

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I used the small images from the Picket Fence Studios stamp set, Ponchatoula strawberries,, along with a sentiment from Fancy Sentiments

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
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Pastel birthday

Today, I'm sharing soft, pretty birthday card.

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Just a note

Dawn Woleslagle taught a technique in the last Online Card Class using a gel press (or the back of a large photopolymer stamp). And then Lydia Fiedler's FB live sessions happened, and I bought myself a gel press. SOOOOOO addictive!

I added Distress Oxide inks to a gel plate, spread it out with a brayer, then stamped onto it (I used a discontinued stamp from Hero Arts, but you could use almost any stamp for this technique). I then pressed my cardstock onto the gell plate and removed it to get this gorgeous panel. I added a blue panel that I had leftover from another card (I'd sprayed the panel with water using a stencil from Paper Rose), and cut it with the Hello Topper die from Birch Press. I finished with a white embossed sentiment from Clearly Besotted. 

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More embossing at A Blog Named Hero

Hello! The embossing challenge at A Blog Named Hero continues apace, so I have a new card up on the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page using emboss resist - one of my favourite techniques!

I used the Flower garden bold prints stamp to white emboss onto watercolour paper, then I painted Distress Oxide inks over the embossing in a light wash of colour. I sprayed the panel with perfect pearls in water as well, to give a little shine.
The sentiment is from Hello Stamp & Cut set.

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