Friday, April 28, 2017
Fintastic Friends. Not only would this make a cute birthday card, it would also be great for Father's Day or retirement. That background paper is from the Regals Retired DSP stack from a few years ago~~that favorite pattern of mine! Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!
Thursday, April 27, 2017
A couple of weeks ago, I watched a video from Peggy Jo at Pink Ink Classroom Channel. She has been releasing videos on using colored pencils and I have been watching them as they are released. Since I like beach scenes, Peggy Jo's video on creating sunshine behind a scenic image caught my attention. Out came my Prisma Colored pencils and Pink Ink Stamps and I started my sunshine background. Well, I started it a few times and the sunshine and sky never looked anything like Peggy Jo's! So I wanted to show you the closest I came to putting a sunshine in my sky that wasn't a die cut!! I need a lot more practice to get it right and good so until then I will use die cuts or Clarity brushes! Have a great day!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Today's card was really quick and easy to make. I used the Stylish Stems framelits to create the flower and stem on this card. The Calypso Coral looks nice and crisp against the white. The strip of DSP is from a retired DSP stack from a few years ago. I really liked the little polka dot design in those stacks. I am sorry to see the 12 x 12 DSP color stacks retiring. But again, there are some new things in the Annual Catalog that I look forward to ordering. Have a great day!
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Today I have a fun card to share. I used Taylored Expressions' Paw-some stamp set for both the image and the sentiment. The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers after being stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The white layer was created using one of Avery Elle's Wonky Frames die which was color-brushed prior to die-cutting the white cardstock. I hope the special boy I made this card for enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it! Have a great day!
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Friday, April 21, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Today I have created a card using one of the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors, Watermelon Wonder. I paired that color with Pool Party cardstock and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper that is retiring. I purchased the paper a while ago, but never used it until yesterday! Since I never purchased the Cool Treats stamp set, I needed a "cool" image. I used a penguin image from the My Favorite Things stamp set, Penguins In Paradise. I colored him in using alcohol markers and adhered him to the cardstock on a piece of craft foam which I also die cut with the penguin die. The good thing is that the Cool Treats stamp set carried over, so I still have another year to purchase it!!! To finish the card, I added a balloon brushed with Wink of Stella clear glitter. The sentiment is from a long-retired set and punched with the retired Washi Tape punch. Have a great day!