Monday, May 25, 2015

Painted Garden

Here are two cards using the Stampin' Up! set called "Painted Garden."

For this first one, I used the flower and the stem with leaves. I stamped on a cheap watercolor paper after misting the stamp. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and the patterned cardstock is from Die Cuts With a View. I added an enamel dot for the flower center.

This second card uses the remaining stamps in the set: the two flowers, the stem (again), the swirl for the background, and the butterfly. Again, the sentiment is from My Favorite Things. The card base and image panel are both ivory cardstock.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Paint Prints

Another set done! The set I used for this card is called "Paint Prints." I used all six of the stamps on this one card: two sizes of flowers, leaf, flower center, rectangle shadow stamp and "delight." I matted with black. Done! :)

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Second Birthday, Jonah ... and the Card Giveaway


Our second-to-the-youngest grandson, Jonah, will turn two on the 30th. This is the card that I made for him. I am entering it into the QKR Stampede challenge, which is to make a child's birthday card. Great timing:)

I saw this cute little tugboat on the Silhouette pages and thought I should have it. It is mounted on foam squares. I embossed the light blue piece with a Fiskars texture plate. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and is embossed with white. I thought the "2" kind of served double duty!


I'm not sure that everyone who left me a comment on this card wanted a chance to receive it, but I "entered" everyone:) Chosen by random.org, the winner is Comment #1, Nikki Smith. Thanks to all for your comments. Nikki, please contact me with your address and I will get your card in the mail!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Of The Earth #4 and #5

Again I have two cards using the same stamp. It's from the Stampin' Up! set called "Of the Earth." This completes my use of this set.

For this card, I stamped the bird with Brilliance ink. You can't see the shimmer, but it's there:) I added a tiny black gem for the eye. I matted it on a black piece cut with a Spellbinders die and mounted it on foam squares. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.
I used a Kaleidacolor pad to stamp the image on this card. The image is stamped directly on a piece of white cut with the same Spellbinders die as the first card, and is also mounted on foam squares. Same sentiment, too - from My Favorite Things. This little birdie has a blue eye:)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Of The Earth #2 and #3

Using the same stamp on both cards, here are cards #2 and 3 using the Stampin' Up! set called "Of the Earth."

For this first one, I inked up the stamp using markers. I simply colored the butterfly and stems, and I added a darker border around the bottom of the flowers. I embossed the bottom of the image panel using a Darice Wire Fence embossing folder and I scored a couple lines between the image and the embossing. I matted with green and popped up the panel with foam squares. I also added a piece of Washi tape. The sentiment is from a Papertrey set.

For this second card, I also used markers to color the image. I "thumped" another color over the first color for the flowers and the butterfly. I added some decorative scoring with my Scor-Pal.  This panel is also mounted on foam squares, and the sentiment is also from Papertrey.

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