Birthday Peony

I'm not very good at no-line colouring, so I'm practicing :)
I used the Japanese Peony stamp from Studio Katia, and coloured it on Bristol cardstock with Derwent pencils.  For the background, I masked off an area with ripped masking tape, and used an ink blending tool to add Distress Oxide ink. I then stamped over this with the musical background stamp from Hero Arts (sadly, discontinued) in Distress Ink. I finished with a sentiment, also from Studio Katia.
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CAS-ual Fridays: CFC209

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays! 
I stamped flowers and leaves from Pretty Posies onto watercolour cardstock and coloured then with Zig markers and water. I used Hero Arts layering papers to create the stripes in the background, and stamped a sentiment from So Pretty in Hero Arts ink. I adhered the flowers using dimensional adhesive, then added some Wink of Stella and sequins as finishing touches.
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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Fusion: Baby Shower

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!
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Blue bars

I had a piece of Yupo with blue alcohol inks in an ombre pattern. I cut a square from the panel to make a sympathy card that I posted last month, but I couldn't throw away the left overs, so this is what I came up with.
The sentiment is from Avery Elle.
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Pastel birthday bouquet

This was one of those cards that I had no idea what I was doing when I started making it, but I'm happy with where I ended up!
I started with watercolour cardstock, and ink-smooshed some Distress Oxide inks onto it. I then added the stamp from Concord and 9th and coloured it with Copic markers. A white die-cut sentiment layered on vellum, a strip of black cardstock and a few sequins and I was done!
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Floral thanks

Can you tell that I like making flowery cards?
The floral stamp is from Studio Katia, coloured with Zig markers. The sentimeent die is from Simon Says Stamp.
I'll be sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is "Bling it on!" 
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-bling/
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Lift ink sympathy card


I made this sympathy card using a Yupo panel with alcohol inks.


 I stamped on the alcohol ink panel with Alcohol lift ink and stamps from Altenew. I added a stamped sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays and some dew drops from Studio Katia.
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Monochrome for A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is Monochromatic, so I made this card for the Facebook page.
I used the "Swirl Stencil" from Hero Arts to add some pink Distress Inks to a panel of white cardstock. I added a sentiment from "Little One" , some faux stitching and some dew drops from Studio Katia.
Make sure you check out the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page for more monochromatic inspiration!
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Sending love

I know, I know, there's no white card base! I must have been feeling a bit weird on the day I made this!
The flowers are from Studio Katia, the sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays and Clearly Besotted.
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CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 208

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!
I made a shaker card, using the Full on Floral background stamp coloured with Zig markers and water, and a sentiment from Pretty Posies stamped in a Hero Arts ink. I also used Fri dies "friend" (coloured with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink) and "heart board" to cut the shaker window. The sequins are from "Handmade by Brittney Lee".
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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Fusion: Citrus

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!

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Floral friend

I had a leftover watercolour panel from a card that I made for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge a little while ago, so I put it to good use.
I added a die from Studio Katia and a white embossed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.
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Alcohol ink birthday

Alcohol inks, foil, and a die. Lots of detail on the coloured panel, but really clean and simple.
The birthday die is from Simon Says Stamp.
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Love and hugs

I think I prefer this floral stamp stamped in black - there's too many white lines for white embossing to work. I didn't let that stop me making this panel into a card.
I coloured the image with Zig markers and water, and added a sentiment from the same stamp set.
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Amazing friend

This card started off as a white on white background. Then I got sidetracked.
The background die is from Catherine Pooler, coloured with Distress Oxide inks (there are actually 4 colours here, but it didn't photograph well! There's Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch, believe it or not). I cut the hello in the sentiment using a pair of dies from Create a Smile, and some glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp. The stamped part of the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. The little green jewels are from Studio Katia.
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Happy Fathers Day

It was Fathers Day in Australia on the weekend, so I made this card for my dad (he likes blue, too!)

I CASEd THIS CARD by Lisa Tilson - I changed up her idea a bit by not using foil, and by impressing the bottom edge of the happy die into the white cardstock - I thought it would make the sentiment clearer if the outline of the whole word was visible, but I wanted to do partial die cutting, so I thought this was a way to get the best of both worlds.
For the alcohol ink background, I tried something different - I had added lots of alcohol ink to a yupo panel, and realised I had added WAY too much ink, so I grabbed another piece of yupo and smooshed the two pieces together - I will be trying this again, because I was really happy with the result! It looks super smooth!
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It's a STAMPtember blog party!

It's STAMPtember!!YAY!!!!
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/
I received the "Nature Mandala" stamp from the Stamptember release from Simon Says Stamp in the mail, and got inky straight away!
For this one, I coloured the image with Zig clean color real brush markers. I added a black sentiment strip with clear embossing, using the "Thoughtful Messages" stamp set. 
For the second card, I white embossed the image onto Bristol smooth cardstock (the image is VERY VERY VERY detailed, so I wanted a smooth cardstock instead of my usual textured watercolour cardstock). I coloured it with blue and aqua Zig markers, sprayed with water, let it dry, then repeated to get more intense colour. I finished the background with a spray of Perfect Pearls in water. The sentiment is the big thanks die with the matching stamp set.

I couldn't resist making a third card! For this one, I again white embossed onto Bristol cardstock, and then used a Distress brush to blend Distress Oxides over the embossing. I added a sentiment with the "Love" die from Simon Says Stamp, and a stamp from "Thoughtful Messages".  

 The new release is now live, and can be found HERE.  And there's a special extra something below:
 https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/category/Shop-Simon-Releases-STAMPtember

Make sure you check out the other blogs in today's blog party on the Simon Says Stamp blog - there is a variety of different vouchers to be had, so see if you can check them all out!
 
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Shiny blues and greens for A Blog Named Hero

 Today, I'm sharing another card with Sparkle and Shine for A Blog Named Hero.
I used the Garden Tile Pattern background stamp from Hero Arts, white embossed and coloured with Zig markers and water, then HEAPS AND HEAPS of Perfect Pearls. The sentiment is from "Mouse Tea Party", then I finished with a strip of glitter paper and some sequins.  
So this card doesn't look incredibly shiny when photographed straight on, but on an angle....
All the shine!!!
Make sure you check out the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page for more sparkly inspiration!
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