Monday 31 August 2020

Rainbow happy birthday

 This card is a failure. Let me explain.

I made a rainbow of alcohol inks on Yupo. So far, so good. Then I wanted to add some gold foil, but I had left it too long, and the alcohol ink was too dry, so I thought I would stamp glue onto the panel and then add the foil to the glue. That's where it failed. I did get a tiny bit of foil onto the panel (I used a discontinued stamp from Hero Arts), so I decided to make it into a card. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

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Saturday 29 August 2020

One Layer Card for Picket Fence Studios

 Hello! I have a simple, one-layer card to share today, using a stencil and a stamp from Picket Fence Studios.

I used a partial rainbow of Distress Oxide inks over this Fancy Flourish stencil, then added a sentiment from Favorite Notification. Some clear sequins and I was done!
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Friday 28 August 2020

Be Kind for Paper Rose

I have a soft and pretty card to share for Paper Rose today.

I used the Sketchy Roses stamp set to stamp the rose and leaves in bubblegum ink, and then used the no-line colouring technique to colour with Derwent Pencils. I inked over the mandala stencil onto the card base, stamped the sentiment in Bubblegum ink, and then adhered the coloured rose.

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Wednesday 26 August 2020

Missing you loads

 I've been making and sending a lot of "hello" cards lately, seeing as I can't say hello to my friends in person.

 I made a background using a Gel press, a brayer, Distress Oxide inks and a background stamp from Hero Arts (sadly discontinued).  I finished with a die cut sentiment from Pink and Main, and a sentiment strip from Paper Rose.

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Monday 24 August 2020

Masculine sympathy card

 Another sympathy card I made a couple of weeks ago - this time, a masculine one. I made about 7 or 8 of these, so I will have some on hand if/when needed. 

Sadly, both the sentiment stamp from Avery Elle and the leafy silhouette stamps from Stampin' Up are discontinued, but the dandelion stamp is still available from Hero Arts. This card is a CASE of one I saw on Instagram by Jennie Lundin.

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Saturday 22 August 2020

Leaf mandala

I have a card to share today using products from Picket Fence Studios.

I white embossed the Leaf Mandala stamp onto watercolour paper, then coloured it with Zig markers and water. I added a sentiment from the Songbirds set, and adhered my panel onto a kraft card base.

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Thursday 20 August 2020

Fusion: Dragonfly

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I used the Colour Layering Dragonflies stamp set from Hero Arts. I coloured the waterlilies with Derwent pencils.

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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Tuesday 18 August 2020

Blue hello for Paper Rose Studio

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

I cut the Topographic background die to cut from three different colours of blue cardstock from my stash. I pieced them back together in a fairly random order before adhering to a white card base. I added the Large layered hello die cut from white cardstock and white vellum, and layered a sentiment from the black and white sentiment sheets. I finished with some sequins from Picket Fence Studios.

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Monday 17 August 2020

Cute cards at A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is to make a cute card. Here's what I came up with:

I stamped the image and the sentiment, did some simple Copic colouring, and then masked around the image and blended some Distress Oxide ink around the edge.

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Sunday 16 August 2020

Congrats rainbow

 I haven't had enough rainbows on my blog recently - needed to fix that! 

A rainbow of alcohol inks on Yupo, with a die cut and embossed sentiment.

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Friday 14 August 2020

Blog post at Picket Fence Studios

I have a blog post up at Picket Fence Studios today, and it is release day, so there are lots of new products to share! Here's a sneak peek of one of my cards:

I also made a video, which is up on the Picket Fence Studios YouTube Channel! Click HERE to see my post and the video! 
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Thursday 13 August 2020

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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Tuesday 11 August 2020

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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Saturday 8 August 2020

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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Friday 7 August 2020

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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