Monday, June 26, 2017

Die-Cut Birthday

When I saw this card by my friend, Vicki, I thought, "I have a die I can use to do that!" So I did:) My die is by Spellbinders. I cut it out of the front of a card. I placed some glittery paper behind it, scored the lines with my Scor-Pal, and then put a quarter sheet of cardstock behind the entire front to cover up the glitter paper backing and the scoring. The sentiment is from a Papertrey set and is stamped in a dark violet.

Edited to add: The Spellbinders die that I used for this card is called Mary Border Strip.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Group Gathering - 2017

Last week was our annual "Group Gathering." We meet up in Des Moines each year. (Well, except for our first year, which was in Reinbeck, Iowa.) This was our eleventh get-together! Here we are in front of the store we meet at in Valley Junction. Dawn is so awesome to let us use the facilities for our three-day stint:) It's called Inspire Papercrafting. From left to right: Georgia, Sheri, Kris, Joyce, Harriet, me, Vicki. Can't wait til next year! In addition to our time in Des Moines, I get to spend a couple extra days with Harriet, as she flies in to Minneapolis and stays with me.

Hopefully I can get some of my cards posted soon - shouldn't be a problem.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bright Colors - Color Swap

This is another card I made with new dies - and card parts - and then I realized that it worked for this month's color swap in my stamping group. The colors this month are "bright colors."

The new dies I used are the rainbow pieces and the sun. The rainbow die is one piece, but it cuts all six pieces at one time. I used Copic markers to color them. I cut the sun out of bright yellow, and I used the same yellow for matting. I printed the sentiment on my computer and used a yellow Copic marker to draw around the edge. The cloud die-cuts were in with my "card parts." The clouds are mounted on Pop Dots.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Christmas Deer

I was supposed to be getting ready for company and packing up for our Group Gathering in Des Moines yesterday, but I took some time to make this card. Some new dies came in the mail yesterday and I had to use them right away! :)

The die I used for this card cuts everything you see in green - the deer, trees and snowflakes. I used a sentiment from Papertrey ink, bending it to fit the curve - not quite enough, but hey, I tried! :) I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with a light blue embossing powder. I matted it with a textured blue and then the same green. The background was embossed with a Sizzix folder on shimmery white.

Off to Des Moines this morning! We'll have a blast!!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wedding?

Another die:) This time it's the heart with birds and flowers. I cut it out of this white panel. Then I used a distress ink cube to ink it up. I set it back into its original position. I added a piece of olive-y green behind it and matted it with a purple to match the die ink. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! I think it would make a nice wedding card, but would also work for an anniversary or even a birthday.

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