Tuesday 31 March 2020

Using up leftovers

I posted a card a week and a half ago for the Fusion card challenge - this card uses up the leftover Yupo panel from that card.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

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Sunday 29 March 2020

Rainbow for Picket Fence Studios

Seriously love a rainbow. Didn't you know?

I made this card for a friend of mine who got engaged recently. I made a rainbow panel of Yupo with alcohol inks, then added the "Seriously" die cut from Picket Fence Studios and a stamped sentiment from Seriously, Absolutely, Always.

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Saturday 28 March 2020

Daisies for Paper Rose

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

I began by stamping the daisies onto some white vellum with Versamark and white embossing them. I coloured the back of the vellum with Copic markers in shades of yellow and green. I fussy cut around the image and then adhered it to a white panel with small dots of liquid glue behind the embossing, then stamped the sentiment in black ink. I adhered the white panel to a slightly larger green panel, drew on some faux stitching lines, then adhered it to a white card base.
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Friday 27 March 2020

Happy birthday roses

After work on Wednesday, I switched on to Jeff Lindburg's YouTube channel to check out his birthday cocktail Zoom party with some of my favourite crafty people. I missed watching it live because I was in a work Zoom meeting at the same time!

Anyway, I made this card while watching the video:

The GORGEOUS floral stamp is a collab between Hero Arts and Gina K design. I coloured it with Copic markers and Derwent Pencils (I have Kathy Racoosin's voice in my ear telling me to fill in the nooks and crannies). The sentiment is from Altenew (btw, if you haven't tried their Obsidian Pigment Ink - OMG. Seriously good.)

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Thursday 26 March 2020

Rainbow birthday elephant

I needed another rainbow card. Because.

The rainbow is alcohol pearls on Yupo, the elephant is from Mama Elephant coloured with Copic markers, and the sentiment die is from Simon Says Stamp.

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Wednesday 25 March 2020

Blue sympathy card

I made this card AGES ago - finally got around to posting it. Always the type of card I try to have on hand, because it's not the type of card you want to be making when you actually need one.

I used the Flora background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, white embossed onto watercolour cardstock and coloured with Zig clean color real brush markers. I honestly can't remember where this sentiment is from - anybody know?

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Monday 23 March 2020

Sending birthday wishes

Sometimes, alcohol ink or alcohol pearl backgrounds don't turn out the way I had wanted, and they seem to be tooooooo much. This is how I coped with a recent disastrous background panel.

I cut the panel into thin stripes of varying widths and adhered them to the bottom edge of a white card. I added a stamped sentiment from Poppy Stamps and I was done!

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Friday 20 March 2020

Blog post at Picket Fence Studios

I have a post up at the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek:

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Fusion: Cake

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

 I made a panel of alcohol ink and gold foil on yupo, then cut it down into panels. The hello die is from Picket Fence Studios

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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Wednesday 18 March 2020

Ombre paper glaze for Picket Fence Studios

One of the fabulous things about the new Paper Glazes from Picket Fence Studios is that they can be mixed to create new colours. This is particularly useful when creating ombre backgrounds, like I have in this card.

I used the Mermaid Scales stencil along with Paper Glazes in Cornflower Blue, Succulent Green and Snowdrop White. I mixed the blue and the green to create a colour that I call Ocean, and I mixed the green and white to create Seafoam.  I finished the card with a die cut "Hello" sentiment cut from blue cardstock to which I added stardust Stickles, to give some sparkle to go along with the Paper Glaze shine.

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Blue and vellum for Paper Rose Studio

I have another alcohol ink on yupo to share for Paper Rose Studio

I started with a panel of Yupo and added some blue alcohol inks. I stamped the flowers from Lovely Florals Blossom Flowers with Versamark ink onto a scrap of vellum and white embossed it. I embossed the sentiment straight onto the vellum - I did end up warping the vellum a little bit, but it's mostly ok. I added some tiny dots of liquid adhesive behind the embossing to adhere the vellum to the yupo. 

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Bookmark for A Blog Named Hero

There's a new challenge at a Blog Named Hero - Anything but a card! I rarely make anything other than cards, but when I do, I like to make bookmarks!

I decorated this bookmark using a background stamp fromm Hero Arts, white embossed and coloured with Zig markers and water. I added a die cut "hello" sentiment and ribbons to the top.

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Monday 16 March 2020

Square rainbow birthday card

I couldn't resist this square die from Paper Rose Studios - I paired it with a sentiment stamp from Mama Elephant and a rainbow of alcohol pearls on yupo.

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Saturday 14 March 2020

Under the sea with Picket Fence Studios

It is release day at Picket Fence Studios - yippee! There are some absolutely gorgeous stamps, stencils and dies in this release, and for my first card, I combined all three, along with the amazing Paper Glazes!

To create the background, I made a spray by dissolving Cornflower Blue paper glaze in water in a mini mister spray bottle and sprayed it over the Mermaid Scales stencil adhered over watercolour cardstock. I then decided I wanted more colour, so I repeated the process but with Succulent Green paper glaze. For the focal point images, I stamped and copic coloured the images from Swim in the Sea and Things on the Sea Floor and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. The sentiment is white embossed onto a scrap of black cardstock. I finished with some adhesive pearls.

For my second card today, I stared by using my Life Changing Blender Brushes to create a blue-green corner in the bottom right of the panel. I then stamped the turtle and the seaweed images, painting some of them with water to make them appear more pale than the background. I cut the panel down and matted it on a scrap piece of blue green cardstock, before adhering the whole panel to a white cardbase that I had stenciled with the Mermaid Scales stencil and Distress Oxide ink.

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Tuesday 10 March 2020

Vellum over alcohol ink

Trying to build up my stash of birthday cards again.

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Sunday 8 March 2020

Peach and Piper from Picket Fence Studios

Aren't these stamps from Picket Fence Studios the cutest things ever?!

I stamped and Copic coloured the images from Peach and Piper Checking the Post before cutting them with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to a card base that I'd added some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink with my Life Changing Blender Brush and then spattered it with some water. I finished with a sentiment that I'd stuck to my acrylic block on a curve.

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Saturday 7 March 2020

Blooming rainbow for Paper Rose

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

I started with a panel of Yupo, and added a rainbow of alcohol pearl inks. I die cut the Blooming Flowers Background die from white cardstock and adhered it to my Yupo panel, and then to my card base. I white embossed the sentiment from "Lovely Florals Blossom Flowers" onto a scrap of black cardstock.

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Friday 6 March 2020

Fusion: Nature

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I used stamps from the recent February release from Picket Fence Studios. the Watercolour Trees and Bushes stamp set looked perfect for me to try to replicate the photo inspiration. I used a mixture of Hero Arts inks and Zig markers to create the forest image. I white embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set

 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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Thursday 5 March 2020

Lucky to Know You release from Simon Says Stamp

The new release from Simon Says Stamp is now available! It includes some products useful for Easter cards, including the He is Risen die from Simon Says Stamp and CZ Design.

For this card, I created a panel of Yupo with a rainbow of Alcohol Pearls.

I used the centre cut burst background stamp on the next card, stamped in Butter Bar ink from Her Arts, and then used my Life Changing Blender Brush from Picket Fence STudio to add some more butter bar ink to the bottom edge of the card. I added the die with a shadow cut from vellum.

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Monday 2 March 2020

Birthday at A Blog Named Hero

I have a 2 for 1 card to share today - I made one background panel and got two identical cards from it!

I stamped and white embossed the Flower Garden Bold Prints stamp onto watercolour cardstock, then coloured it with Zig markers and sprayed it with water. I cut it on the diagonal, added a strip f glitter cardstock on the edge, and stamped the sentiment from "Many Birthday Messages".

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Sunday 1 March 2020

Paper Rose daisies

There is a new series of stamps at Paper Rose - daisies! I agree with Meg Ryan from "You've got Mail" - daisies are the friendliest flower :)

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