Monday, July 23, 2018

Beep Beep!

Thanks to Jenn Shurkus for the card design.  My watercoloring turned out a bit different than hers but overall I was pleased with the outcome.  The cars are from Flora & Fauna Driving To The Holidays.  I made a few Christmas cards with this set over the weekend that I'll be posting soon - Christmas in July!  
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Birthday Floral

I did some quick oxide ink blending for the background followed by a few flicks of water droplets.  I die cut two of the Simon Says Flower Clusters and three of the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I used a new product, well new to me called Diecut'N Bond rolled adhesive.  

The adhesive is paper thin and easy to use. When applied to your cardstock or paper ahead of die cutting, Diecut’n Bond places a layer of adhesive to your intricate die shapes. Simply apply to paper or cardstock before die-cutting a shape. Once cut, peel off the protective backing and place the shape on your project where desired.  It works great for adhering intricate dies like this one!  It is easier than trying to apply glue and the entire surface has sticky on it.   What a nice solution to attaching intricate dies!  Love!  
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sending Love

Thank you to Laura for the inspiration on these cards.  I loved the card that she made and wanted to create a few of my own.  I think the simpleness makes these perfect for a sympathy message.  The floral swirl is from Gina K. Sending Love stamp set.  
Monday, July 16, 2018

Springtime Blooms

I did some die cutting and Copic coloring over the weekend.  One of my favorite things to do...  Now I do admit that sometimes these pieces & parts just get tucked away in a plastic sleeve with the stamp set but this time I created a couple of cards.  Yea!  
These cards required lots of supplies & coloring etc. but they turned out so pretty.  They make me happy with all the bright & cheerful colors!  

Supplies Used:  

Stamps: MFT Springtime Blooms & Dies, MFT Essential Sentiments 
Card stock:  PTI True Black card base, Amuse Studio Sugar, Catherine Pooler Black Tie Gala
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes, Simon Says Scallop Stitches, MFT Basic Stitch Lines, MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edge, Copic Markers - Leaves YG01 YG25  Flowers R24 RV10 Y06 YR12 YR68, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Another Day of Cheers & Beers!

I still had this stamp set on my desk and decided to make another guy card using the Tim Holtz Beer stamp set.  The sentiment is from Cheers.  My local stamp/scrapbook store has started selling a few stamp sets created by their team.  This one pairs well with the Tim Holtz Beer set.   

Friday, July 13, 2018

Cheers & Beers!

I'm loving the Tim Holtz Beer stamp set for guy cards!  These cards were fun to make & came together quickly.  I used various sentiments from my collection.  The card design ideas came from my local scrapbook store Memory Bound!   

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Birthday Cards!

I helped a friend put together some quick birthday cards.  It was a 12x12 sheet of paper with lots of pretty birthday greetings.  We kept it simple but now she has a set of 12 birthday cards!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Party Panda

A cute little freebie during my birthday month from Lawn Fawn.  The panda holding a cupcake makes a sweet birthday card!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Coffee Love

Good Morning & Happy 4th of July!  Did you have your morning cup yet?  I have had the Altenew Coffee Love stamp set for a while now and hadn't used it.  I love the retro look and this card design came from Debby Hughes.  Do you see my mistake?  I masked off the area when I stamped the backgrounds and I goofed and put the middle image mask upside down.  Well, at that point the card was nearly done so I carried on & thought it wouldn't be too obvious...only to me of course!  I used a old wood mount rectangle stamp to do the backgrounds. Amuse Studio inks - Shell, Pebble & Buttercup.  I did a little bit of Copic coloring and added the sentiment.   
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Pretty Florals

I love this floral spray - it is Avery Elle's Mother's Day stamp set & die.  I have used it on several cards and I still love it!  I had these two florals already colored and tucked in the pocket with my stamp set & die.  This made for a very quick card to assemble.  I added a pop of black & white & the sentiments. The patterned papers are from My Favorite Things Black & White basics 6x6 paper pad.
Monday, July 2, 2018

City Lady is back...

City Lady is back & she's in Paris!  I stamped the city scene in the background from Amuse Studio's C'est la Vie stamp set.  

Friday, June 29, 2018

Birthday Balloons!

I used the Taylored Expressions Cutting Edge Balloon & Die set for this card.  I did fussy cut along the balloon strings to get the desired look that I was going for since the die is created to cut only along the top edge of the balloons.
I decided to make a couple of cards while I had all the supplies out on my desk.  I colored the balloons with Copic markers & added a bit of sparkle with the Spectrum Noir brush pen.  I added dimension before mounting the the balloons on the stitched rectangle.  I went thru my stamps to find birthday sentiments for underneath the balloons.   The Black & White patterned papers are from an old Papertrey Ink paper pad.  Clean & Simple card making!
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Golden Anniversary

I needed a quick anniversary card for my Aunt & Uncle's 50th wedding celebration.  I pulled out an oldie but goodie!  I used an embossing folder for the white layer (in quilting this pattern is called the double wedding ring) so it was the perfect compliment for the card.  I stamped with VersaMark ink and used gold embossing powder.  The sentiment on the envelope is a wood mount stamp from Hero Arts.
Impression Obsession - Anniversary
Friday, June 22, 2018

Crafty Friend

I have enjoyed coloring on my cards lately.  Laura sent me a card using this stamp a while back & I had to add her to my collection.  Martha Girl by Unity Stamps makes a fun card for your crafty friends!  I stamped the image on pinstripe paper with Onyx Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.  After that I pulled out the Copics & it was time to color!
I feel like my desk looks like this a lot lately - full of everything and no space to work!   I don't, however, have three drinks on my desk!  ha!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer City Lady

More die cutting happening...  

I'm just having a blast with the Ellen Hutson City Lady stamp & die set.  I saw this card design online HERE.  This time she is wearing her sunglasses.  I did trim the white space around the sunglasses after I die cut them out.  The glasses fit her face nicely and it's a fun look!  The sentiment came from Stamping Bella Summer Sentiment Set.