Friday, February 24, 2017

Group of Drangonflies

Finishing out the week with one more dragonfly card.  Today's card was very quick to create.  This was another image I had die cut over the weekend using the Detailed Dragonflies thinlets.  I used a sentiment from a retired stamp set, Whimsical Words.  This was probably one of my all time favorite Sale-a-bration sets.  The card base, sentiment and dragonflies were all made using Island Indigo cardstock and ink.  I used Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches die on the white layer and sponged the edges with Island Indigo ink.  Did you know that there are dragonflies and damselflies?  The damselflies are smaller and have slimmer bodies than the dragonflies.  I did not know that until I looked up dragonflies the other day.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

St. Patrick's Day

Lawn Fawn's Hats Off To You stamp set is very cute.  Since I don't have much in the way of St. Patrick's Day stamps, this stamp set came in handy.  The hat, shamrock and sentiment are all in the set.  Unfortunately, I lost the "happy" so I had to use the "happy" from a Sunny Studio Stamps set.  I colored the images using Spectrum Noir markers. They were then adhered to a white cardstock layer which was gently inked with Cucumber Crush ink and a Clarity brush.  After coloring and adhering little shamrocks, I decided that a few gold sequins were called for.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pretty Poppies

My friend, Paula, sent me an email that included a photo of a card she made with a new stamp set and dies she purchased.  The Pretty Poppies stamp set and dies are from Stampendous.  Paula colored the images using Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.  I forget the vibrancy of these watercolor paints.  Just beautiful.  She embossed white cardstock using the Cuttlebug folder, Swiss Dots, for the background.  At our next play date, she will be bringing this image for us to watercolor and I am really looking forward to it.  It sure is nice to have friends who enjoy stamping as much as I do.  Actually, it is nice to have such dear friends with or without the stamping!  Have a great day and enjoy this beautiful day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Polka Dot Balloon

Today's card was created because I stamped the sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams and wanted to use it!  Since the sentiment was black stamped on white, I wanted to have a black and white color combination.  This was quite easy.  I used strips of paper from the Neutrals DSP stack for the edges and the polka dot paper from the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP for the balloon.  I created the string using the image from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and white craft ink.  The card needed a little something more so what else but star sequins!  Have a great day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

Over the weekend, some of my friends were here sharing and enabling.  Paula brought Stampin' Up's Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies.  I stamped the sentiments and die cut a few of the dragon flies.  Today's card was the first one I made.  For the bottom layer of the dragonfly, I die cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock that I had water colored another time and saved.  I then die cut the outline using Soft Sky cardstock.  I like the color combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Sky, so those are the colors of ink I used with images from the Timeless Treasures stamp set.  The sentiment is from the  Cottage Greetings stamp set.  Gold thread and a few sequins I have in my collection completed the card.  Enjoy this Spring day in February! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Avant Garden Thank You

I am in need of thank you cards, so I made a few of the card I am posting today.  After stamping the flowers, I then cut out one and used it as a mask so that I could stamp the little splatter without getting the splatters on the flowers.  The sentiment is from another Sale-a-bration set, So Very Much.  I know you have to spend $50 to get one of the stamp sets, but these are two sets in the SAB flyer that I can see myself using~~so free is good!  Have a great day and weekend.  Enjoy the Spring-like weather that is forecast for our area!   

Thursday, February 16, 2017

You Are So Loved

Today is our 43rd anniversary so I thought a "love" card was in order.  Simple but elegant is how I would describe today's card.  I inked the section of the Shimmery White cardstock that would be under the butterfly using Marina Mist Ink and a Clarity brush.  I lightly splattered Marina Mist after inking the Shimmery White.  The butterfly was cut using one of Stampin' Up's Butterflies thinlets and Shimmery White cardstock.  Once again I am using the Watercolor Wishes stamp set which is part of the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit in the Annual Catalog.  I have used that set more times than I can count!   The decorative corners and the pearls complete this card and add that touch of elegance.  Have a great day!