Sunday, July 15, 2018

More Cards with Clematis Stamps!

Hello again! I played a bit more with the Clematis stamp set I recently bought and made a couple of birthday cards.

I spent the bulk of my time stamping the flowers. I stamped the sentiment and finished them off with a splatter of pink ink and some Liquid Pearl drops. Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards!

Happy Birthday card- Stick it Down

Hi all! I'm back with some more cards to share. This time I used the card sketch from Stick It Down:

I started by stamping the plaid background with Versamark on watercolor paper and heat embossing it. I then misted it with water and added Distress Stains. I let those soak in and dry a bit before wiping off the excess. I then found some coordinating cardstock and cut the sentiment with my Cricut. Once the backgrounds were dry, I glued the sentiment down. I then measured and cut the "v" out of both and then swapped them and attached them to the card fronts. I added some enamel dots in coordinating colors to finish it off.

Have a Whale of a Day- CAS(E) This Sketch

Hello! I have some cards to share over the next few days. First up, a birthday card for my animal-loving son based on this sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

I started by making the panel for my whale. I used alcohol inks and tried some techniques suggested in this post.  I started with blue and turqoise alcohol inks and spread them over glossy cardstock. I then took a paintbrush and rubbing alcohol and made some waves and drops on the background. I finished it off with tiny drops of pearl mixative applied with a toothpick. My 8-year-old son wanted to know how I made the background, so I think he was impressed! I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. For the whale, I stamped him and then colored him in with watercolor pencils that I then blended with a water pen. I attached the whale with foam adhesive and covered him with Glossy Accents. For the card base, I used an ombre ink pad and inked up an embossing folder ber for running it through my embossing machine.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Anniversary Card with NEW Stamps

Hello again! I have a new card to share using some new products. In one of Altenew's latest releases there was a beautiful clematis layered stamp set.  As soon as I saw it, I really wanted to have it! I finally got it this past week and had to play with it immediately. For this card, I decided to make blue flowers. I found some coordinating inks and started stamping the flowers into a wreath. The layers of this set a pretty easy to line up, which is great! After I had completed the wreath, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. To finish off the card, I scattered some sequins around the card front. The sequins were also from the order I recieved. They are from a 28 Lilac Lane set.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

July Calendar Page

Hello! I finally have my calendar layout for the month ready to share. I started with the June sketch from Stick It Down:

I moved things around a little bit, but stuck pretty close to the sketch. I started with the striped paper across the top and added my photos. Then I cut the stars from glitter cardstock and made the clusters. I then decided to use a combination of stamped and punched banners to run across the middle of the page. To add to the embellishment clusters, I splattered some blue and red spray inks. For the title, I used a compination of die cut letters and rub ons. I finished the page off with silver glitter enamel dots and dots of platinum Stickles. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friendship card

Hello! I have a new card to share that was inspired by a new stamp. I am also entering it in the current challenge at Cas-ual Fridays:

A friend of mine gave me the striped background stamp I used for this card. That same friend is moving away, so I needed to make a card for her. I used an ombre ink pad to ink up the stamp. Then I stamped the silhouette of the little girls on vellum using black ink. I sprinkled that with glitter embossing powder and heated it. I love the irridescent shine that gave to simple black stamping. I finished off this card with some white and blue liquid pearls. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Thinking of You- The Card Concept

Happy Monday to you! I have a new card to share today! This one is based on the inspiration at The Card Concept:

Isn't it beautiful?! I was looking through some cards I made last year and came across the second card in this post and decided I wanted to use the same technique again. For this mixed media elegant card design, I used different shades of pink and red inks and smooshed them on my stamping block. I sprayed it with water and pressed it onto my water color paper. Once it was dry, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment. I layered that over a piece of gold foiled patterned paper. Then I stamped and heat embossed my rose and attached that with foam tape. I am loving how this one turned out and I love how simple it is to get a beautiful background with this technique.