Friday, March 6, 2015

Valentines in March???

How silly - Valentines in March:) But, I post what I make!

This first stamp is actually a continuation with my mission to use all of my Stampin' Up! stamps. It is from the set called "Merci." I mis-cut some white cardstock (fifteen pieces) when I was working on my next year's calendar, so I had several of this size image panel to use up! I stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. I matted with red and added an enamel dot to the flower center. The background was embossed with a Darice folder.

This card is similar to my next year's February calendar page:) I had some parts left over. The red and pink parts were cut with a Cuttlebug die. I added some "stitching" lines with a fine marker. I popped the heart up on foam squares. I added this to white cardstock and scored two lines with my Scor-Pal. I also added a sentiment piece which I printed on my computer. I matted with red. The background was embossed with a Darice embossing folder.

In response to a comment, I added information about the stencil I used for yesterday's card to yesterday's blog post, as well as a link to a YouTube tutorial I did quite a while ago.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Embossing Paste Daisies

While going through some "card parts" I found this embossing paste daisy panel. It was mounted on pale yellow cardstock, which I removed. It already had some pale yellow sponged on the edges. I simply found some patterned paper to layer it with and added it to a 4 x 6 inch off-white card base.

Edited to add: The brass stencil that I used is a Dreamweavers - LL549. I did a tutorial on YouTube a few years ago, which you can find here.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Versamark Marker Flowers

While digging through some things, I came across my Versamark marker. I was surprised to find out it still worked. The tip was quite worn, but I could use it.

I stamped the flower image from Gina K on to some lavender cardstock. I colored the flowers with the Versamark marker and embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I colored the rest of the image and added gems to the flower centers. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. The single flower on the right is the one that I first tested the marker on, so I cut it out and added it to the card.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Birthday, Nancy!

This card is for a member of our Yahoo group. Happy Birthday, Nancy! I hope your card arrived on time.

I stamped the poppies (from Penny Black) with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. I didn't intend to cut them out, but I somehow got some black spots too near to the image to just trim it. So, I cut it out very close to the image. I used a tri-folded card that I bought in Des Moines last June. It comes with the circle already cut out and then a flap folds over it in the back so nothing shows. I embossed the front section with a folder from Darice. I added mulberry paper (how's THAT for a blast from the past???) behind the cut-out circle. I die-cut the sentiment last June at our Group Gathering, but I'm not sure who it's made by. Edited to add: Thanks, Vicki! The die-cut sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and is from Birthday Sentimentables Die set.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Butterfly Thanks

I've been doing a LITTLE bit with some "card parts." I found this strip of patterned paper already stamped with the "Thank You," which is from a Stampin' Up! set. I also had this card base already cut and sitting on my table and I had just taken the package of butterfly stickers (from Martha Stewart) out of one of my sticker drawers. All I did was put them all together! This card is 4 x 6 inches.

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