Autumn Blessings – Perfect Pearls Background

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Simple Leaf Background” and Rubbermoon “Autumn Blessings”
  • Die – Memory Box “Oak Leaf”
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Forever Green, Turquoise, Rust, Perfect Gold
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Ultra Detail Gold
  • Gold specialty paper – ANW Crestwood “India Gold”
  • Gold embellishments – Mark Richards Enterprises – metal dots
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Another fun and shiny card that I made with a background stamp and Perfect Pearls! The focal point is the die cut leaf and gold accents tie it all together with the gold heat embossed sentiment and gold metal dots running through the leaf. Thanks for visiting.


TCP Tuesday – The Sky’s the Limit

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Away We Go” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Patterened paper – Echo Park Paper “Everyday Eclectic: Hexagons”
  • Enamel dots – Doodlebug Designs “Limeade”
  • Pearls – Hero Arts “Foliage”

This card is for The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #272. This week’s theme is to use Mint Green, Navy Blue and Lemon Yellow in a card. I colored the bunny image with Copic markers and fussy cut it so it could stand out on the navy die cut. I accented the elements with minty enamel dots and pearls. I used Sketch # 148 at Freshly Made Sketches for design inspiration for this card. I liked this sketch because it gave me a nice, large area for the main image. Thanks for stopping by.


Butterfly with Perfect Pearls Background

 

 

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  • Stamp – Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous “Reverse Damask”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Swirl Butterfly”, Elizabeth Craft Designs “Best Wishes” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Plum, Perfect Gold, Kiwi, and Rust
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Opaque Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

I was inspired by a lesson in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class to play with a background stamp and Perfect Pearls. I stamped the lovely background image with Perfect Medium and then applied Perfect Pearls to make an elegant sheen on the dark brown cardstock. I covered the die cut butterfly with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted to repeat a little of the gold used in the background to tie the butterfly focal point to the background. For the sentiment, I used the die cut words, adhered them to a fishtail-cut flag, and covered it all with Glossy Accents to bring on a little more shine. Thanks for visiting.


Freshly Made Sketches #147 – Hello

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  • Patterned paper – Heidi Swapp “Favorite Things” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Emobssing folder – Cuttlebug – Anna Griffin “Pirouette”
  • Die – Lil’ Inker Designs “Hello Word”
  • Felt Flower – Hero Arts “Buttons Galore”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Paper String – Tim Holtz Idea-ology

For this card, I used Freshly Made Sketches #147 as a guide. I thought the sequins helped tie the pattern in the floral paper to the background by repeating the round motif and colors a little bit. I dug deeply in my stash for the felt button. I think I’ve had those for years and still have a few more. Such treasure! Thanks for stopping by today.

 


OWH Sketch #235 – Love is in the air

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  • Stamps – Clearly Besotted “Up in the Air”
  • Dies – Clearly Besotted “Up in the Air”
  • Patterned papers – from My Mind’s Eye “Find you wings and fly” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Inks – Hero Arts and Versafine

I have always liked hot air balloons and this stamp set and matching dies are really fun to use. They were a recent acquisition! I stamped some with colored ink and others on patterned paper. I tried to match my ink to the colors in the paper collection. the balloons are popped up with dimensional adhesive. I used Sketch #235 at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps for inspiration. Thanks for visiting.


Falling leaves – Thank You

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  • Stamps –
    • PrintWorks “Fall Leaf”
    • Fred B. Mullett “Maple 2″
    • Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Stencil – Memory Box “Flourish”
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a fun card to make. I was sitting along Fall River in Central Oregon on a very warm day last weekend and created this card. Distress techniques lend themselves well to dusty, outdoor locations! I created the base background with a Memory Box stencil and Distress Ink and then stamped and cut out the leaves, splattering them with water and Distress Ink. I used the same stamps on watercolor papleaves-close-uper with less ink and more water to give indications of leaves and more splatters. I attached the leaf cut-outs on top of all of the layers and then stamped the sentiment on a small scrap colored with the same ink colors. All elements are edged with ink to finish them. I’m trying to make some Autumn cards for Operation Write Home before the deadline. Thanks for visiting.


You’re the cat’s meow!

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  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Critters in the ‘Burbs” set
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Stencil – Tim Holtz Collection from Stampers Anonymous “Stripes”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Antique Linen and Faded Jeans
  • Watercolor pencils

I’ve been creating some Operation Write Home cards lately. This one could be cheery for a child or an adult. I created the pattern on the card base by pouncing Distress Inks through a stencil and blending. I colored the images with watercolor pencils and filled in areas with a water brush. Thanks for visiting today.

 


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