Purple birthday

 I actually made this card back in November for a friend's birthday (she loves purple!)
 I used the doodle garden background stamp from Catherine Pooler, white embossed and coloured with Zigs, with a sentiment from Hero Arts.

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Elaborate teal birthday

 My mum loves teal, so I think I will be keeping this card for her birthday next month.
The "elaborate" in the title of this post refers to the name of the background stamp I used (from Penny Black).  The dies are from Honey Bee Stamps, and I added the birthday stamp from Altenew.

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Big Hugs

I made a sympathy card last month - while the stamps were in my MISTI, I thought I might as well make more than one card.
I embossed the flowers from Altenew onto watercolour cardstock. I painted this watercolour panel with Distress Inks, then sprayed the whole panel with Perfect Pearls in water. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp in Distress Oxide ink, and clear embossed it, before adhering the panel to a white card base.

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Fusion: Butterfly Anniversary

Welcome to a new year, and a new challenge at Fusion!
I stamped the butterflies from Hero Arts and white embossed them onto watercolour cardstock. I then painted them with Gansai Tambi watercolours, sprayed the panel with Perfect Pearls in water, and then added some extra shine with White Gold watercolour. I adhered it to a card base made from Stampin' Up Ballet Blue (sadly, discontinued) and added a couple of thin strips of metallic ivory cardstock. The sentiment is a pair of dies from Create a Smile, and a stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I finished it off with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Today is our anniversary post at Fusion, so we have all invited a guest designer to join us. My guest is the fabulous Ardyth Percy-Robb of MASKerade! Make sure you visit her blog to check out her wonderful card!

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Floral die cut sympathy card

Sympathy cards are difficult to make, so I always try to make some when I don't need them so there's a few on hand when I do.
I made a yupo panel with alcohol inks, and put it behind a panel cut with the Mum Flower Frame die from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

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Blue floral birthday

This stamp set has been on my wish list since it was released, and it arrived in the mail just the other day!
I used the Sketched Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, white embossed onto watercolour cardstock. I coloured the flowers and leaves with Zig clean color real brush markers and water, then added a black stamped sentiment. I added a strip of blue cardstock as a border on the left.

I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where the theme is "something new".

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Rainbow birthday on Yupo

My birthday card stash is woefully small and inadequate, so I'm trying to fix the problem.
I made an alcohol ink panel on Yupo, then added a sentiment with a die from Simon Says Stamp, and a stamp from Birch Press Designs.

And I made a video! (Shock horror!)

I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where the theme is "something new".

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Kaleidoscope birthday panels

I'm loving the kaleidoscope background stamp from Catherine Pooler, especially white embossed with Zigs!
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

And I decided I needed a rainbow, too!
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Winter at A Blog Named Hero

When I think of winter, I think of icy blues and shine. This card has both!
I stamped the Leafy Vines stamp from Hero Arts and white embossed it. I added Distress Inks in various blues, then added a sentiment from "congrats stamp & cut", using both the die and a couple of stamps. I layered the glittery die over some vellum and fussy cut around it. I finished with some clear sequins. 
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CASEing pineapplepaperink

Happy new year! I have been keeping a little collection of posts from fellow cardmakers on Instagram with cards that I want to CASE. Then today I say the latest challenge from Inkspirational and I decided to CASE a card by Lindsay Olmstead Lajola AKA @pineapplepaperink- you can check out her card HERE and there's a photo below. 

Here's my take:
I used a floral stamp from Concord and 9th, stamped in black ink onto watercolour cardstock. I added some Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio. I decided to add some detail (a la Kelly Latevola) with Copic markers in shades to match the Oxide Inks. I added a layered diecut sentiment from My Favorite Things, some Wink of Stella over the flowers and the senitment, and then added some sequins. I adhered it to a card base with some black cardstock on the edges.

Here is Lindsay's gorgeous card (posted with her permission):

I will also be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is Anything Goes!


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