Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Alcohol-Inked Background

Another card with this butterfly. I had three white ones in my card parts, so I simply glued them all together for dimension - and to use them up! LOL! The top piece was (I believe) done at one of our Group Gatherings using alcohol ink and some gold foil. I added three gold sequins to the butterfly's body. I added a strip of gold glitter cardstock underneath the inked panel. The sentiment is embossed in gold and is from My Favorite Things. I also added a thin sticker strip near the bottom to finish it off.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Lovely Birthday

The next three day's cards will all feature this butterfly. I had a few of them in my "Card Parts" book from a years-ago stamping get-together. The background was also in my book - I'm pretty sure it's from Taylored Expressions, but not certain. I had glued the butterfly (cut with textured cardstock) to a white background, but I was able to separate the pieces and blend  a couple colors of ink to the backing. I added foam squares under the wings near the body for some dimension. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Happy Eighth Birthday, Wyatt!

Our youngest grandchild, Wyatt, turned eight yesterday. Can you believe it? He is doing so, so awesome. Here is the card that I made for him. It's a five by seven inch card, and very thick. Good thing it was hand-delivered. The letters were die-cut from red glitter cardstock. The monsters were fussy-cut from a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock from Recollections and mounted on foam squares. All the cardstock I used on this card was from the same matstack, except for the glitter cardstock. I added a strip of a different pattern across the center. I also die-cut some balloons from glitter cardstock, and drew in the strings.

Here is a view of the inside of the card. I got the instructions from the YouTube channel of Sam Calcott. Here is a link to this card, but she has many more amazing cards and projects.

A couple more views.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Fall Birthday

I've had these leaves for many years. I took them out of my "Card Parts" book and turned them into cards. That finishes them off. (Thanks, Vicki!) I used blending brushes to add some extra color to them. For the background on this first one, I simply took an ink pad and dragged it down the page from the top. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.
This one is nearly identical, but I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background, and added a smidge of color around the edges. The card bases on both of these are ivory. The sentiment on this second one is matted and mounted on foam squares. It's stamped on ivory textured paper that came with a torn-looking edge.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Quilled Flowers

I've had my quilling tool and quilling strips out for a while now, but just couldn't get motivated to use them. I finally did. When I'm not doing quilling, I sometimes think it would be fun to do some quilling. Then, when I'm doing quilling, I realize that, nah, it's not so fun! LOL! But, I did finish these two cards. The patterned paper on this first card is from Gina K. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

This second card is the first of a few "card parts" cards that I will be sharing over the next few days. It features another quilled flower. The green piece had been die-cut and was in my card parts book. I stamped the sentiment (from My Favorite Things) with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I added a few rhinestones from Gina K. The card base is ivory. The matting behind the green panel is a textured ivory paper. This design is from a quilling calendar that I received MANY years ago. 

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