Thanks bouquet

I love this image from Simon Says Stamp - I think you will see a lot of this stamp on my blog in the future!
I used Derwent pencils to colour the image, then did some partial fussy-cutting before adding a mat beneath, and a die-cut and white-embossed sentiment on top. I finished with some dew drops from Studio Katia.
 I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is "anything goes".

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-frame/
I'll also be joining in at Just Us Girls for their Anything Goes Challenge. 
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/just-us-girls-challenge-447-wild-card.html

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Hugs

I have another CASE today - this time, I'm CASEing Gayatri Murali. She posted a card earlier this week where she used the negative parts of a die from Simon Says Stamp. I don't have the same die, but I used the same idea - colour the negative pieces with Copic Markers, and then adhere them using the positive die as a guide.
The die is from Simon Says Stamp, and the hugs die is from Pink and Main. I coated the hugs die cut with Wink of Stella, then covered it with Glossy Accents. And, yes, this is a card with NO STAMPS! Shock horror! 
 I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is "anything goesl".

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-frame/
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Earthy tones for a masculine birthday card

I used the same turnabout stamp that I used a couple of days ago, but for a masculine look this time.
I used the Wreath Turnabout stamp set from Concord and 9th, stamped in Hero Arts shadow inks in two browns, a green and a pale orange. The whole panel was cut with the Stitched Rectangle die from Lil' Inkers designs. The birthday die is from MFT that I added over a panel of vellum, and I stamped and embossed the "happy" from Uniquely Creative.
 I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is "anything goesl". 

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-frame/
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Happy birthday bouquet

You've got to look closely at this one..... (there is a name for this technique - I just don't know what it is.)
I used the Hello Lovely bouquet from Concord & 9th, coloured with Copics, along with the Happy die set from Honey Bee Stamps, and the birthday stamp from Altenew.
 I will be sharing this card at "Where Creativity meets C9" for their "sparkle and shine" challenge. It's a little bit hard to see the sparkle, but I added Wink of Stella to the Happy die cut, and then covered it with Glossy Accents to add heaps of shine.
http://www.wherecreativitymeetsc9.com/ch22/
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You're one of a kind

I did some colouring with my Derwent pencils earlier this month. I don't often use coloured pencils, because I find that my hands (which get arthritis) get very tired, but I had this image stamped on kraft, and it was just calling out for coloured pencil colouring.
The stamp and "friend" die are from Studio Katia, and the stamped part of the sentiment is from Uniquely Creative stamps.
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Rainbow hugs


This card is a direct CASE of a technique posted by Jennifer McGuire last week. If you want to see how it's done, you can see Jennifer's post and video HERE. (Go ahead, I'll wait!)


When I watched Jennifer's video, the first thing I did was pull out the stained glass cover plate die from Catherine Pooler, and my Copic markers. I used the clear embossing powder version of the technique rather than using Glossy Accents - I may try Glossy Accents on a smaller area, but not a whole card front. I very nearly left this with the white die cut on the top, but I decided that Jennifer is always right, so I added the silver embossing powder to the top layer and I'm glad I did!
The Friend die cut is from Studio Katia, and the stamped and embossed sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is "bright and cheerful". 
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-frame/

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Pastel birthday wreath

This card looks a lot better in real life - the photo makes the colours look a little bit washed out instead of soft and pretty.
 I used the Wreath Turnabout stamp set from Concord and 9th, stamped with Shadow Inks from Hero Arts. I then added some detail using my Derwent pencils. The word die is from Create a Smile, and the sequins are Rose Gold from Studio Katia.
 I will be sharing this card at "Where Creativity meets C9" for their "sparkle and shine" challenge. The sentiment die is cut from pink glitter cardstock to give some sparkle, and the Studio Katia sequins add some shine :)

http://www.wherecreativitymeetsc9.com/ch22/
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Rainbow miss you

I have one more card for you using the new Miss You Block die from the Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp:
You know I love rainbows! I created a rainbow using scraps of coloured cardstock, then stamped and clear embossed the Flora background stamp (also from Simon Says Stamp). I then cut the Miss You Block die from black cardstock, put a small piece of vellum behind it, and adhered it to the rainbow. Nice and CAS, but a bit of detail, too. 
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CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 202

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays! 

I started with a piece of plain black cardstock and added spatters and splashes of Perfect Pearls in a variety of colours. I then cut the Jumping Jacks Fri-dies from CAS-ual Fridays from a variety of colours of glitter paper, and adhered tthem to the black piece. I stamped the sentiment from the "celebrate" stamp set in versamark onto another piece of black cardstock, embossed it in gold glitter embossing powder, and adhered it with dimensional adhesive. I mounted the whole lot onto a side folding white card base.
 Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!


http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/
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Miss you rainbow

I just had to make another card using the Miss You Block die from the new "Good Vibes" release at Simon Says Stamp - and I needed a rainbow today, so here's a rainbow ;)
I paired the die with the Centre Cut Burst background stamp from an earlier release from Simon Says Stamp. I white embossed it onto watercolour cardstock from Canson, and then I coloured it with my Zig markers. I coated the die-cut letters with Wink of Stella, and then added a coat of Glossy Accents over the top. I finished with a few sequins.

I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is "bright and cheerful". 
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-frame/
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Fusion: Primary Bookcase


Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!



Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/
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Miss you - Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release

I am so excited to have received this little die in the mail from Simon Says Stamp today! It is from the Good Vibes release that is available today. This die goes so well with detailed backgrounds that I love so much!
I added the "Miss You Block" die cut over the top of an alcohol ink and foil background. I then stamped part of a sentiment from "Thoughtful Messages" onto a strip of black cardstock and white embossed it. I finished with a few gold, blue and green sequins.
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Birthday blooms

I coloured this image a few weeks ago after reading a tutorial by Kathy Racoosin - amazing what the right advice will achieve!
I used stamps and sequins from Studio Katia. The bouquet is stamped on Kraft cardstock, and coloured with Derwent pencils.

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Sunburst birthday

A quick, one-layer, stenciled birthday card.
I used the Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things, inked with a variety of blue and green Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle, and I finished with some diamond Stickles on the stars.
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Summer at A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is Summer - I pulled out a summery stencil and got inky!
I used the Bold Floral Stencil from Hero Arts, along with Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade. I added a sentiment from the Layered Topiary stamp set from Hero Arts, matted on a scrap piece of pale yellow cardstock from my stash, and finished with some clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.
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Blue birthday butterfly

Using up leftovers :)
I made an alcohol ink and blue foil background on Yupo, and cut it with a stitched hillside borders die from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle, and the "Leanna" butterfly die, which I cut from white cardstock and then doused with Perfect Pearls in water, is from Simon Says Stamp.
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Find your happy heart

Yep, I'm using up leftovers from another card. Gotta love two for the price of one.
I created a rainbow of alcohol ink on Yupo, and added gold foil. I cut the heart with a Lawn Fawn die, then cut the Hugs using dies from Pink & Main, out of vellum and black cardstock. Because the coloured panel is popped up on fun foam, I cut the hugs die six times from white cardstock and layered them beneath the vellum layer. The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is "frame it".
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-frame/
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Rainbow birthday

This panel has been sitting on my desk for almost a year, waiting to be made into a card!
The panel was made using Catherine Pooler inks, then stamped over with a Hero Arts background stamp (Wallpaper Pattern Bold Prints) sprayed with Perfect Pearls in water, and then a few extra splatters of perfect pearls in water. All I did to finish it off was to add a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine Onyx Black, adhered it to a white card base and added a few black enamel dots. Done!
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Pink and orange garland

A friend of mine challenged me to make a card with pinks and oranges - now, orange is not my favourite colour (not a fan), but I like pink. This didn't turn out nearly as bright as I had originally planned, but I like it anyway.
I used stamps from Wplus9, on watercolour paper. I made a background of yellow, orange and pink using Distress Oxide inks and water, then stamped the gardland, before colouring with Copics and coloured pencils, and finishing with some white gel pen. I'm still very much a novice with coloured pencils (and with Copics) but I'm trying!
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Pink ombre birthday

I love how versatile background stamps are - they would have to be my favourite type of stamp.

I used the doodle garden background stamp from Catherine Pooler, with ink blending of Distress Oxide inks over the top.  The birthday die is from Mama Elephant, the happy stamp is form Altenew, and the clear droplets are from Studio Katia.
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