An almost single layer card

  • Stamps –
    • Art Gone Wild “Fancy Florals”
    • Kodomo “Happy Birthday”
  • Ink – Ranger Distress – Picked Raspberry
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Inc.
  • Glitter – Ranger Stickles – Diamond
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and BoBunny Back-To-Back Dots

I created this card as a one-layer card with the exception of the sentiment. I stamped the flower stamp, masking it so I could overlap flowers. I added the more solid “background” on the left-hand side by applying ink to my Gelli Plate. I cut around some of the flowers on the right side for some visual initerest. For the flower centers, I added glitter with Stickles, and then scattered a few sequins around the flowers for a little more shine. Finally I added the birthday sentiment. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge #367 – Anything Goes

Paper Players Challenge #394 – Clean and Simple “Bloom”

 

 

 


Have a tremendous day!

  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs “DragonTales” Collection
  • Stamp – Paper Smooches “Huge Hugs 2”
  • Candy Buttons – Basic Grey “Capture”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents

This was a fun card to make. A cardmaking friend has a relative with kids who need some cheering up, so this is a card I’ve made for the cause. I love these dragons. I’ve had the sentiment stamp and the little epoxy stickers for years!

Challenge:

Shopping Our Stash #354 “For the Kids”

 


Gel Print Birthday Cards

  • Gel prints from my stash (using acrylic paint, stencils, found objects)
  • Stamp – Altenew “Fresh Freesia”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ink – VersaFine Clair “Medieval Blue”
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Gold – Imagine Crafts

I created these cards using scraps of gel prints that I printed long ago. I used stencils when I made the prints used in the first card, one is from The Crafter’s Workshop called “Aboriginal” (the smaller panel) and the other is a stencil I borrowed and I can’t determine the company who produced it. I also spritzed the final card with some sheer gold spray for a little shimmer. The second card featured green gold acrylic paint, so it already had a pretty gold metallic look. I have many, many prints in my stash because I’ve taught classes in printing and done it on my own so I have lots to play with as a result. Some I use in my art journals, but I have been enjoying using them in cards lately. For both cards, after I cut them into panels I edged them in a darker ink to “finish” them nicely. I also matted the pieces with cardstock and added the birthday sentiment. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge: Hiding in my Craft Room – HIMCR #352 – Super Scraps Saturday


Distress Oxide Watercolor Florals

  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides:
    • Background – Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
    • Flowers – Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Lucky Clover
    • Sentiment – VersaFine Clair: Medieval Blue
  • Stamps –
    • Hero Arts – F2665 – “A Real Field Wildflower” and H3259 – “Real Fuchsia”
    • Avery Elle – “Loads of Wishes”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • Metallic embellishments – made with Imagine “irRESISTible” Silver Pico embellishing drops
  • Cardstock –
    • BoBunny Ocean Double-Dot
    • Neenah Solar White

It was fun to pull out these wood-mounted stamps that I’ve had for years (copyrights on the stamps are 2003 and 2005, when I most likely purchased them)! I started out by making the backgrounds with Distress Oxide inks and water in some of my favorite color combinations. Then I applied ink directly to the rubber stamps and spritzed them with water, then stamped onto the backgrounds. These stamps lend themselves well to a watercolor effect. For a clean and simple card, I just added a die-cut (split one between the two cards), and stamped a sentiment. For a final flourish, I added some subtle bling with the irRESISTible drops and mounted onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Always Fun Challenge #56 – Flowers

Crafty Friends Challenge #82 – Flowers

 


Hello with Distress Oxide Background

  • Stamps – Honey Bee Stamps “Zen Floral”
  • Dies – Honey Bee Stamps Honey Cuts “Zen Floral” and “Hello”
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides: Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock scraps
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp “Moonshine”

For this card, I used this floral stamp set in two different was. First I created the background, beginning with covering a piece of watercolor paper with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, direct to paper. This ink covers the paper so smoothly and thoroughly with just a few swipes! I then stamped the border stamp from the Zen Floral set with another color of the oxide inks with a spritz of water, which activates the ink. I used Worn Lipstick ink for the top border and Squeezed Lemonade on the bottom. I then cut the “Hello” die-cuts and stamped and colored more flowers using Copic markers, picking up the colors in the borders. I arranged the flowers and sequins around the greeting. Ta da! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:  Happy Little Stampers – April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

 


Kraft Butterfly Birthday

  • Stamps –
    • Stampendous Laurel Burch “Cling Flutterbye”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Simply Said”
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Crafts “Damask”
  • White embossing powder – Stampendous
  • Pentel Sparkle Pop pens
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pens
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Bling cardstock

This was a fun card to make. I started by heat embossing the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder onto Kraft cardstock. Then I colored it with metallic gel pens for a nice shine. Once completed, I fussy cut the butterfly out and popped it up on the embossed kraft panel with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment with white powder onto black. I matted the kraft panel and the sentiment onto shiny blue panels and then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge: Creative With Stamps Challenge #25 CAS + Sentiment

 

 

 

 


Happy Birthday with Maxx

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Dies – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs, Inc. “Kite Strings” and “Evening Garden”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I colored this kitty (stamp and dies from Newton’s Nook) so that it looked like our cat Maxx. He has mostly white fur on his paws, but there are a couple of black spots mixed in on the bottom of his back feet. He also has what looks like a skunk stripe running down his belly, but I digress! This was a very clean and simple card, using some of my stash of patterned paper. Love this cat stamp and matching dies. The cloud dies also came with the set. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge:

SUYP Cats Only Challenge #29