Monday, September 30, 2019

Anniversary Flowers

I love the Altenew flowers, they are great for layering and even when time is short and I just want to get it done! So this is a quick anniversary card for my son and his wife. Just some simple Copic coloring and the background was light ink blending over a stencil. 

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Fall Tree

Oh what fun I had today pulling out an old stamp set and products. I used distress oxide inks for the background using several colors and an old product called Flower Soft. I am not even sure if that is even still around. I have had this stamp set called "Shadow Play" for a while and it was never used - now it has. 

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November Birthday

I have not used this fun stamp set from Concord and 9th in a while - I had forgotten how much fun these sentiments in "All Year Long" are! I also used the SSS Leaves stencil (for the background) and die that I smushed in some watercolor paints. I really like the outcome of this card. 

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Saturday, September 28, 2019


Just having some fun with stencil and distress oxide inks. I really do like color blending and I liked these bright rainbow colors. I was going to use fall colors but I live in Florida - we MAY get some fall in January - no guarantees though! Either way I wanted to enter one card using Hero Arts products so this was what I chose to do. 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Blue Christmas

I learned a lot making this card! That is always a good thing and I am going to share what I learned. I did make the background with alcohol inks and then (I learned) ink lifting - look closely and you can see that there are snowflakes lifted off of the ink. In the process I also learned:

  1. ink lifting works better on newly created backgrounds - I tried it with an older background that I had made and it did not work as well.
  2. heat embossing on Yupo paper doesn't go very well
  3. I should have brought the die that went with this cool set from Waffle Flower - it would have made what I had in my head a whole lot easier!!!!
I heat embossed the Merry on regular white cardstock and then I fussy cut it out. The Christmas I silver embossed on vellum. I then found a few shiny snowflakes for embellishment. 

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Coloring - Elf

Darn, I ran out of daylight to take a good picture. Well, the chance of me winning is very, very slim - I saw a lot of the entries and I am not even close to a virtuoso! However, I like what I did and I have another Christmas card done! 

***I retook the photo this morning so the colors look more authentic but the silver embossed sentiment did not show up. Oh well, I tried!

I used the small brick stencil for the background and blended using distress oxide smoked hickory. I painted Santa's Elves using Zig markers on watercolor paper. It is hard to tell but I used a white metallic paint for the hat edge and sleeves. I also used silver metallic for the bell on his hat. 

I appreciate the chance to enter the MFT Superstar contest. 

Miesje Flach

CAS - Dashing

Whew - got one done at least. It is very intimidating looking at all the entries but I decided to try it anyway. Nothing to lose and I finished a Christmas card, that alone is a win. 

This was made using all MFT products - the circle was cut out from a background piece I had using alcohol inks which I splattered with a little white ink and some perfect pearls. The background of the card was lightly blended over the MFT Snowfall stencil. The reindeer is from the Santa and Friends stamp set with dies. I made the sentiment circle around the circle for a slightly different look. The image was colored using Copics and a white gel pen was used to give the cover of the reindeer a little added interest. 

Thank you for looking - it was fun and as always!


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Thankful for you

I learned something new and wanted to try it. Pearl alcohol inks and then heat embossed some leaves from the stitched leaves stamp set. I had the heat tool a little too hot and it did melt some of the yupo paper so I had to cut the panel down a bit. I don't think it hurt the outcome though. I popped up the thankful using several layers. Lots of embossing and lots fun to make. I will be making another one. 

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Sparkly Birthday Card

I love this Brutus Monroe toner sheet - makes the best background especially for my grand-sons. I foiled using gold foil and added a happy birthday sentiment that I doubled up and slightly off-set for dimension. I also added a little shaker balloon just cuz it was cute! 

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Baby Girl

A friend became a grandma of a little girl so I took that opportunity to make a baby girl card. I played around with this for quite a while until I got the look I wanted for the sketch challenge this week. I think it turned out really cute with some very light pinks. 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

50th Wedding

I  had to make a 50th wedding anniversary card for my sister and bother in law. So I pulled out the glitter gel and a sentiment from one of GKD foilable elements. I found a SSS stencil that looked a bit like intertwined rings and a couple of red hearts on the sentiment from Altenew. I love it when I can pull a few things together from multiple companies and make it work! 

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Birthday Panda

Absolutely love these pandas! I have 27 grandkids - I always need birthday cards so finding this adorable set was wonderful - so many different cards aI can make with this. I love how this turned out - such fun with the inked background using shimmer powders. I colored using Copics.

Thanks for looking and keep the great stamps coming SSS! 


Sweet Tulip

Sweet Tulip! I am Dutch and tulips are my all time favorite flowers so I was first in line to get this die when it was released. I really like the way this turned out. I love this die and the inlaid pieces of alcohol ink pieces was just perfect! This was a lot of fun to make. 

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