Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nature's Wonders #3

Normally, I take one picture of my cards and if it doesn't turn out, I will take another. For this card, I wasn't sure which angle to photograph it from, so I did it four times. Then I couldn't decide which one showed it best, so you get three of them! :)

I used the last two stamps from the Stampin' Up! set called "Nature's Wonders." Another off my list! I'm very slowly making progress. Life is just too busy! I stamped the images with Versamark ink on black. Then I embossed them with detail silver embossing powder and trimmed them down. I matted them on shimmery silver paper. I added a strip of Washi tape under the images and matted with black. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Embossing Paste Anniversary



Here's a card "letting the paper do the talking." :)

I was looking through my brass stencils one day last week, and came across this Happy Anniversary one. It had been a while again since I'd used embossing paste, so I decided to get it out again. For this card I used white glossy embossing paste. The stencil is from Dream Weaver. I scored two lines on the top and two on the bottom using my Scor-Buddy, matted with white and mounted on foam squares. Then I didn't know what to do with it! It was kind of big. I looked through my neglected patterned paper and found this piece from Die Cuts With a View Cafe Mediterranean matstack which coordinated very well with my sentiment and finished up the card very simply.

I had such a nice time yesterday. An "on-line" friend came over to stamp. So awesome! It was fun exchanging ideas and techniques. Hope we can do that again! Hi, Deb! :)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

And Yet Another Sympathy Card!

Even though this is officially a "Thinking of You" card, it was made to send to a church member who just lost her mother.

I used the other image stamp from the Stampin' Up! set called "Thoughts and Prayers." And since I have now used both of the images and four of the sentiments (two outside and two inside) I think I will consider it done when I finally come to it during my mission to use all of my SU stamps. I inked up the branch in brown, the leaves in green and the flowers in purple - using markers. I matted with green. I embossed the white layer with the same Crackle Darice folder. I added "pearls" to the flower centers with my Viva Pearl Pen. That is so awesome for making whatever size pearls you want.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Another Sympathy Card

I needed two more sympathy cards, so I made them both the same. (Parents of friends. I guess I'm just at that age.)

The two stamps that I used are from the Stampin' Up! set called "Thoughts and Prayers." I colored the tree stamp with a brown and a green marker, then misted with water and stamped it on a piece of white cardstock. I matted that piece with dark brown. The bottom layer is green. I embossed it with a Darice folder called "Crackle." I matted the sentiment and mounted it on foam squares. (On the other card, the sentiment was stamped right on the same layer as the tree. I stamped this sentiment crooked, so this was the solution to that!) 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nature's Wonders #2

My fall-to layout for a square image - stamp three times and line up on the card front. This is card #2 using the Stampin' Up! set called "Natures Wonders." I used SU! Sahara Sand to stamp my images and also the sentiment, which is from Papertrey Ink. The sand dollars are all mounted on foam squares.

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