Category Archives: Online Card Classes

Watercolor pansies

 

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  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society – Pansy” August 2015
  • Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock – Ranger Ink
  • Embossing powder – Detail Silver
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers – Ranger Ink – Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, and Broken China

I’m taking the Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers: Exploring Mediums class right now. This was an image I painted as a result of Day One’s lessons using watercolor-based markers. First I heat embossed the image from Technique Tuesday with silver embossing powder. I then used Ranger Distress Ink markers as my watercolor medium. I haven’t quite pulled a card together with this yet. Thanks for visiting today.


Thank You with Leaves

Hero_Scramble_7-28-2015Hero Arts Stamps:

CL738 – Messages with Flourish
CL834 – Stamp Your Own Plant
CG613 – Simple Leaf Background

Hero Arts Frame Cuts:

D1004 – Rectangle Frame

Twine – My Mind’s Eye “Chalk Studio”
Cardstock – Bazzill and Worldwin
Ranger Distress Inks

I created this card as part of a personal challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr group, where we challenged ourselves to create a card with at least one Hero Arts product within a 90 minute timeframe. I made it (barely!) within that amount of time. I’m very slow and methodical, so any timed challenge is really tough for me! The background was something I made after taking the first day of Online Card Classes “Background Check” class. I used Distress inks and water, plus a lovely Hero Arts background stamp to make the background. A very fun technique! Thanks for visiting today.


Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 – Day 4: Love

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  • Dies – Memory Box – “Sofia Heart” and “Mini Heart Collection”
  • Simon Says Stamp – “Large Hearts Set” and “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Penny Black – “Love & Joy”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Neenah Solar White
  • Sequins – Doodlebug
  • Vellum

I am in the midst of the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 class. During the lessons on Day 4, I was inspired by Yana Smakula and her Faux Embossing technique.  I used a number of different heart dies I have in my stash to create a fun, white-on-white background. I then attached the Love die cut on a small piece of vellum cut with the stitched rectangle die. You can still see the texture of the heart background through the vellum. I added some pearly and shiny white sequins to the background to accent the bling seen in the sentiment for a subtile and classy look. Thanks for visiting.


Faux Paper Cut Heart – OCC Clean & Simple 4

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  • Dies –
    • Penny Black – “Love & Joy”
    • Memory Box – “Mini Heart Collection”
    • Memory Box – “Floral Vine”
    • Memory Box – “Sofia Heart”
    • Memory Box – “Pierson Corner”
    • Poppy Stamps – “Ivy Tendrils”
    • Poppy Stamps – “Lovely Tendril”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I am taking the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 class right now. I’m trying to keep up in the evenings after work, although today I did fall behind. However, I did finish a card! I was inspired by Debby Hughes lesson on the faux paper cutting technique. I used a lot of dies in my collection to create this heart. It took a very long time and I learned a lot (mainly about what I’d do better next time!). It was a fun card to complete. Thanks for visiting.


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.


Violets for Mom

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  • Stamp – Flourishes “Botanical Bookplates Volume 1”
  • Patterned paper – K & Company “Jubilee Purple Burst”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a birthday card I made this past weekend. It is for my mom. Happy Birthday, Mom!

I love a good botanical stamp! This Flourishes stamp is really lovely. I’ve been taking and really enoying the Watercolor for Cardmakers class at Online Card Classes and this was inspired by some of the lessons there. I used watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the image. If you’d like to see a close-up of the violets, see the photo below. Thanks for stopping by.

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Happy Mother’s Day – Gelatos

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  • Floral Stamp – Hero Arts “Painted Flower”
  • Sentiment Stamp – Wordsworth “Happy Mother’s Day”
  • Twine – American Crafts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this card, I was inspired by Shari Carroll at Online Card Classes “Watercolor for Cardmakers” class. I used Gelatos to color the flower direct to rubber and applied water to create this great watercolor effect. The design of the card is very simple to show off the pretty flower. To see a little bit more, check out the detail below and have a great day. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

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