Friday, April 20, 2018

Card For My Artist

Yesterday was a celebration of the Schaumburg School District 54 Board Room Artists.  (In an earlier post, I posted a photo of Sydney and her swan art.) There was a gallery walk during which we viewed the projects of 28 students, one from each school in District 54. The talents of these young people amaze me.   Their art work will be on display for the next year in the School District 54 Board Room.

This is the card I made for Sydney.   How perfect to have the Stampin' Up Swan Lake stamp set.  The background layer was stamped using the Marbled background stamp and Soft Sky ink.  I will say it again~~I am so very proud of Sydney!  Have a great weekend and enjoy the Spring weather!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lifting Ink Technique

The other day I was watching a video on Simon Says Stamp.  The video was showing how to use distress inks and a shammy to give texture to your cards. The shammy she used is the Absorber which is a full size shammy you can purchase on Amazon.   The shammy is pretty big and can be cut down in size to make it more manageable and/or to share with a number of your friends.  For this technique, you add Distress Inks or Distress Oxide Inks to your cardstock. Then take the wet shammy (not soaking wet) and scrunch it up, patting it against the inked cardstock,  The wet shammy lifts off some of the ink.  I have two samples of cards I made using this lifting ink method.  The sentiments on both cards and the hummingbirds are from Pretty Pink Posh.  The rose is from Altenew.

Do you remember the home decor painting trend from about 20 or so years ago?  You painted sections of a wall and then used Saran Wrap to remove some of the paint?  That is what I thought of as I was making the backgrounds for these cards and laughing about how this looked pretty bad on all four walls in a bedroom!!!  But it is pretty as a card background, though!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Space Explorer Again

I mentioned the other day that Cherie gave us the makings for our own Space Explorer card.  Cherie's card was so cute, I had to make a card using those pieces.  Mine turned out to be a shaker card.  Both pattern papers used on today's card are from Lawn Fawn.  I have had them for awhile and the little stars are perfect for a little astronaut.  I used Stampin' Up framelits to create the stitched circle around the shaker.  Poppy Parade cardstock was a good match to the little stars and we have a Poppy Parade card base, too. My Favorite Things has some of the cutest stamps.   Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring Fling

You would think I had enough birdhouse stamp sets, but then along comes another!  The birdhouses on today's cards are from RG Studio 360 and they are digital.  (I even played with the sizes of the birdhouses before printing them up and cutting them on the SNC.)  This digital set is free.  After playing with the sizes of the birdhouses and printing up the set, I then cut the birdhouses on the Scan N Cut.  The "hello" on the striped card is part of RG's set.  Not only did I cut it out, I also cut out a mat for it.

The sentiment on the blue card is from a retired Stampin' Up set.  The little birds are from a Sunny Studio Stamp set.  While I was going thru my supplies over the weekend, I found that I have plenty of Bashful Blue cardstock so I might as well use it. Bashful Blue and Soft Suede are a pretty color combination.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Space Explorer

Paula and Cherie came over yesterday to play in the scrap room.  Cherie made the cutest card and it is today's post.  She used My Favorite Things' Birdie Brown set, Space Explorer.  There is a circle in the card front thru which you can see the inside  of the card.  When you open the card, there is another little astronaut and Saturn.  Cherie gave us the components to make this card and I will do so during the week.  Isn't this too cute?  Have a great day!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Happy Day To You

I liked yesterday's card and I really like today's card!  I think it is about the color combination~~two of my all-time favorites, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.  I used the Seasonal Layers framelits to die cut the chair and flowers and then I decided to make this a shaker card.  Stampin' Up's foam strips make it very easy to create the shaker part.  The very pretty sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, the Mermaid Mix.  The sentiment is from the retired Friendly Phrases Stampin' Up set.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Poppy Parade

I decided to see what old Stampin' Up items I have, knowing I would find Poppy Parade cardstock and ink.  And I knew I had Mossy Meadow, another returning color.  I used the Jar of Love stamp set and framelits for today's card.  The larger flowers were stamped with Poppy Parade ink, stamping off once for the lighter part of the flower.  Crushed Curry was used for the smaller flowers and Mossy Meadow for the stems and leaves. The white cardstock layer against the embossed Poppy Parade cardstock is nice and crisp.   I added sequins and the word "wish" to complete the card.  Looking forward to seeing all the new colors.  Have a great day and enjoy the Spring day!