Author Archives: Yvonne

Some Birdie Misses You

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts “OWH Missing You”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels One”
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Patterned paper – Heidi Grace “Sunshowers”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • White Signo Uni-Ball pen

This card just made me happyto make, with happy colors and a funny bird. Hopefully it will cheer the recipient up. It will go in my final Operation Write Home shipment and hopefully a service member will mail this home to a child who needs a smile. I also made this for Challenge #64 at Addicted to CAS, where the challenge is to make a clean and simple card with an animal. I used some patterned paper and colored the bird with Copic markers. I liked keeping the “white space” on the right hand side with the sentiment. I pulled the whole design together with the hand-drawn “stitching.” I’m coloring for at least 10 minutes everyday for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge, which is a fun addition to any day! Thanks for visiting.

 


Thanks to Saxon Tennis Coaches

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  • Vintage photo
  • Stamp – My Favorite Things “All Star”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop Template 6 x 6″ “Quatrefoil”
  • Modeling Paste – Viva Modellier Creme – Mother of Pearl
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Scripty Thanks”
  • Washi tape – Studio G
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

At the end of the season, it is tradition for parents of the South Salem High School tennis team to thank the coaches for all of their work and many volunteer hours they’ve contributed. The team just had their end-of-year tournament and awards ceremony this past weekend. The team captains presented each of the three coaches a gift and one of these cards, signed by all of the players. Since the school colors are light blue, red and white, I used them as my palette for the card. I added some extra texture and sheen on one of the panels by applying pearl modeling paste through a stencil. These were fun cards to make! Thanks for stopping by. Go Saxons!


Metallic Butterfly

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  • Stamp – Indigo Blu “Ink Splat Butterfly”
  • Die – Poppystamps “Lovely Tendril”
  • IndigoBlu Mega Flake gilding flakes “Morris Dance” and FlitterGlu
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Mirelle: Goblet”
  • Metallic cardstock – DCWV Metallic Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was my first card made with the IndigoBlu gilding flakes. The May Mixed Media Card Challenge is to create a card with wings and an optional element of foil. The Friday Mashup Challenge #210 going on this week is to create a project with butterflies. This mix of gilding flakes is so pretty with multiple metallic colors mixed in with gold and copper. I stamped the image with FlitterGlu, which is super sticky and then burnished on the gilding flakes. It is sort of magical when you get through. I added the small die cut with another metallic texture for a little more visual interest. Here is a closer look:

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Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH Finishing Strong Bloghop

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Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home (OWH) Finishing Strong Bloghop on this Memorial Day Weekend! There are a lot of cardmakers participating in the hop, so visit as many as you can and check out the great assortment of cards and talent! Click here to return back to the Hop’s home. I’ve been participating in OWH by making cards since early 2011. I’m proud to say that cardmakers have made MILLIONS of cards for our Heroes

Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!

Here is my card for the hop:

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  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “OWH Brave”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Two”
  • Patterned papers – Echo Park “For the Record 2″ (blue dots) and KaiserCraft “Tropical Punch Collection: Sunny” (red)
  • Epoxy stickers – Doodlebug Designs Inc. “Sprinkles”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used OWH Sketch # 185 as a point of departure for this card. The color scheme is red, white and blue without it being a patriotic card per se. It is a very clean and simple design. Thanks for visiting my stop on the hop and have a great weekend! To return to OWH Stars and Stamp and to the bloghop, click here.

 

 

 


Hydrangea ATC – Distress Watercolor

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “Allegro”
  • Patterned paper – Bella Blvd. –  Campout Collection: “Gone Fishing”
  • Bling – Mark Richards – Crystal Stickers in Light Blue and Lavendar
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Distress Markers – Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Mermaid Lagoon, Stormy Sky, and Dusty Concord

 

I created eight (alike) Artist’s Trading Cards (ATCs) to trade with my Craft Stamper group that meets monthly. This technique was featured in the May 2015 issue of Craft Stamper magazine. This technique works really well with imagery that is not perfectly representational since coloring your image is not necessarily within your control. The watercolor medium is Distress ink via Distress markers, with a spritz or three from a water bottle! Thanks for stopping by today.


Freshly Made Sketches #186 – Happy Birthday

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  • Stamps – Verve Stamps “Up Up & Away” and Hero Arts “Whimsical Happy Birthday”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Petite Paper Pack”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a quick, Clean & Simple card for a friend of my son’s. I’ve been making him cards since he was very young and this is for his 17th birthday. How time flies! I used Sketch #186 at Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Happy Mother’s Day

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  • Stamps – Altenew “Vintage Roses” and Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Patterned paper – Creative Imaginations – Christine Adolph “Boho”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon

I’m late getting in the game here, but here is my Mom’s Mother’s Day card that I delivered today. I love a square card! I used the Clean & Simple Stamping Fall to Layout #11 (take two) as sketch inspiration to create this. I stamped with these wonderful Altenew stamps that you can layer together to make some lovely dimensional flowers. I used Colorbox Chalk Inks to layer the color on these roses and leaves. Thanks for visiting today.


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