Friday, January 15, 2021

Flowers in Bloom Card

Hello Crafty Friends!  

I'm so excited to be sharing my first project with you all!  I live in sunny California and I can't wait for spring time and all the gorgeous flowers to show up.  That was my inspiration for this card today.

I started out stamping the images from the Little Birdie stamp set Bloom Vista onto watercolor paper using Memento Black Ink.  Once the ink was fully dried, I went to work painting with my Arteza Brushpens.

After die cutting the images using the included dies from the stamp set, I was able to design my card.

If you look closely at the embellishments, you'll see that I used the silver mirror pieces from the Bling Fiesta kit.  I wanted some color on them so I carefully added coordinating 3D Pearl Drops in Lemon Pearl.  I also used some of the Fabric Paint in the shade Pine Sparkle for some darker green embellishments using those same silver/mirror pieces.

For the leaves on my background, I used the Little Birdie leaf stencil.  I didn't have any paint or ink in the color I wanted so I mixed the Lemon Pearl and Forest Isle Pearl Drops and used that to spread onto my stencil.  It gave such a nice, shiny texture and I love how the colors blended together.

Lastly, I used a piece of paper from the Texture Brew paper pack and heat embossed my greeting.  I chose this sweet stamp from the set called Loads Of Wishes by Little Birdie.

I glued everything down using dimensional tape and Tombow mono multi adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and I look forward to sharing more with you again soon!  
I'd love to hear from you and if you liked my card or have any questions about my project.  See ya next time!


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Celebrate with Flowers


Today I have a card that was inspired by a recent class I took on Gelli Plates.  If you don't know what those are, you gotta look them up!  They are SO much fun!  

So onto this card.....I used the Stampendous stamp set called Pretty Poppies and the Ranger Letterit set called Birthday.

I used my Gelli Plate to create this background using acrylic paints and stencils.  I'm telling you its SO much fun!

The stencil I incorporated is from Tim Holtz called Honeycomb.  I heat embossed the greeting using WOW! Embossing Powder in gold and versamark ink.

When I stamped this flower image using Memento black ink onto watercolor paper, I had no idea what colors I wanted it to be.  I just mindlessly played with my Arteza Brush Pens until I came up with something I liked.

I didn't have a die to cut this flower out so I just fussy cut it.  I wanted some leaves to go with it so I used a vintage Sizzix Bigz die that I had.

I added the cool edge on my background with the Tim Holtz Deckle Edge rectangle dies.

A little copper mesh from Stampin' Up! and some pearly accents using my Ranger Liquid Pearls in Taffy finished off this fun card.

I hope you get a chance to watch the Gelli Plate video or perhaps are inspired to try a little Gelli printing on your own.  Once you get going, it's hard to stop but you end up with a gorgeous pile of unique papers just ready to create into something more!



Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Sending Paper Hugs

One of the things I like to send cards for is when someone loses a loved or person....doesn't matter.  The loss can be equally as devastating and sometimes sending a paper hug can be a great way just to let people know they are on your mind and in your heart.

For my card today, I wanted send a message of encouragement.  I think the sentiment in the stamp set Faith In Nature by Stampin' Up! offers a really nice option.  Personally, I like to steer clear of the more traditional "I'm sorry" to something more uplifting.

I used the Wood Grain DSP from Stampin' Up! and popped up my focal image on white cardstock that has been inked with Forest Moss Distress Ink and Distress Crayons over the white heat embossed pear image from the set.  

I added some Liquid Pearls in the color Marigold to tie in the yellow of the cardstock.  Note to self.....Liquid Pearls work best when slightly warm.  


I stamped the sentiment onto vellum using Soft Suede Stampin' Up! ink.  Let dry overnight....vellum can be difficult in that it takes ink FOREVER to completely dry.  Wrapping a white cotton ribbon around the focal image piece adds the finishing touch and hides the seam of the vellum.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.....