Monday, August 18, 2014

Perfect Pear

Happy Monday everyone!!! So I have another card for you!!! Its for this weeks Clean and Simple sketch, make sure to go check it out!! Its awesome as always!! 

The first thing I did to make this card was die cut one pear and start water colouring it. I used a couple of distress ink. After the one was done, I realized I better do another one so it would go with the sentiment!! After I had coloured the pears I set them aside to dry and pulled out the dots stencil. I used my ink tool with some distress ink as well to add the yellow colour! Once that was done I decided to trim down the card front so I could add the border along the side! Just for a little more detail!! Once I heat embossed that I then adhered the white card front down. At this time my pears were mostly dry so I zapped it a little with my heat tool to make sure they were completely dried. Then placed them on my card front along with the "you" die cut so I knew where I needed to stamp the rest of the sentiment. After everything was adhered I had to of course add some sequins cause a card just isn't finished without them right??? And there you have it!! 

Hope you enjoy and please make sure to pop over to Clean and Simple Stamping and do this weeks sketch challenge!!

Thanks so  much for stopping by!!

Paper: white, early espresso SU
Ink: versa mark, early espresso, peeled paint, mowed lawn, scattered straw distress inks
Stamps: punny produce pears wplus9, border basics fresh squeezed stamps
Accessories: clear cut stacker pears, hand lettered thanks wplusp, clear embossing powder, pretty pink posh sequins, stencil

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday scraps

Happy weekend everyone!! Hope its going good for you all! Today I thought I would post these cards I made a while back before I head into my craft studio and do a little bit of cleaning and maybe some more organizing!

These cards were pretty easy to make and the best part about them is its a 2 in 1 card!! I was going through some of my card stock and found all these scrap papers so I decided to cut them up into strips and add them to a card front. Once all the pieces were adhered I pulled out a couple of dies that I wanted to use. First was the labels framelits from Stampin Up! then a smaller butterfly from memory box to fit inside. I did this on both cards which made it possible for the 2 in 1…I then stamped the sentiment on the front and then popped it all up with dimensionals! Was a super easy super quick card to do with lots of detail!! Loved how they both turned out!!

Thanks all for today!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: wild wasabi, basic grey, midnight muse, so saffron, calypso coral by SU and white
Ink: midnight muse, versa mark
Stamps: strictly sentiments 1
Accessories: labels framelits SU, butterfly memory box, white embossing powder

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Note of thanks

Todays card is brought to you by a mix of the techniques we've been learning over the past few days with the Stretch your Stamps online card class. I was out of town for a couple days so I wasn't able to play much!! Had fun with this card tho!!


I really wanted to use the stamped words in an image. So I decided to to do the that but in a different way. I die cut the feather out, then on a scrap piece of white paper I traced out the feather image so I knew where I would have to stamp over. Once done stamping the sentiment repeatedly I adhered it in behind my die cut feather. For the other 2 feathers I die cut them out and heat embossed them. And for some added detail I went in a coloured them with the very limited amount of distress markers I had. I was going to use colouring markers for it but I wanted a more softer look. So once I was done colouring I misted the paper to have the distress ink do its magic, then added some white twine to tie them together!! I added the Thank you sentiment with the same embossing powder I used for the feathers. Once I had that card front adhered to the white panel I decided to do add the black piece on the back. I took a border stamp and clear embossed the image on it so it was subtle but still there!!

And thats my card for the day!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Stamps: wplus9 fanciful feathers, banner basics
Ink: versa mark SSS fog gray, distress markers tattered rose, peacock feather, everygreen bough
Paper: black, pool party, white
Accessories: ranger liquid platinum embossing powder, fanciful feathers dies, white twine

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

faded hello

Hey everyone!! Back again with another card I created for the Online Card Class!! Having a fun time playing around with new ideas!!!

So for this card I decided to do the faded look. 

For the background I had to yet again my my own using a border stamp from Fresh Squeezed stamp. I heat embossed it in clear then pulled the 3 shades of grey from Simon Says stamp and worked my way up the card darkest to lightest. After that was done I adhered the panel to black card stock. I decided due to the monochromatic background I needed a pop of colour, waffled over a few and went with this coral. I then punched out the flower shape and circle as well as the hello die. Wanted to give the hello a pop so I inked it over with grey then added some sparkle embossing powder over it. After the card was put together thought it still needed a little something so out came the clear wink of stella pen for some added sparkle!!

So Thats my card for today!! Thanks so  much for stopping by!

Paper: white, black, calypso coral
Ink: smoke, fog and slate gray simon says stamp, versa mark
Stamps: background check 
Accessories: hello die (wplus9) iridescent ice and clear embossing powder, dies PTI

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

you're so cool

Heres a quick card I made using the August Simon Says Stamp card kit. My oldest son is going to a birthday pool party so I thought this was the perfect fit!!!

Was a pretty simple card to put together. I stamped the images on the water colour paper and used distress inks mixed with water to to colour in the images. I decided to leave a gap in the paper and white heat embossed the sentiment and under it stamped happy birthday. Took me a few tries on the placement of the summer snacks but I think it works!!

Now on to stretch your stamps day 2 homework!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Together forever

Today is day one of the Stretch your Stamps online card class. Today they gave us some new ideas on how to use background stamps. While I was digging through my stash of stamps I realized that I don't actually own a background stamp….how is this possible?? Anyway, I did find some border stamps and decided to create my own background!

I pulled out Wplus9 quilt prints and on water colour paper (cause I was originally going to pull out the distress inks) I white heat embossed the pattern diagonally across the card front I had. Once it was all said and done I decided that I was going to spritz it instead of doing the water colouring. Took a while for it to saturate into the paper. Once it was dry I removed the original heat embossing I had done with my iron and a scrap paper! Gave it a clearer outline to where I had actually stamped. The mist didn't really resist as I thought it should!

For putting this first card together I decided that with the gold it needed to be an anniversary type card. Just seems classy to me! So I die cut the word together and then covered it with glossy accents and set it aside to dry. Then I cut a panel of my paper I created and place it on. Originally I only had 1 piece there but it didn't look right, thats when I added the second piece and put the small gap between. I then stamped forever add it to a black card base and once the glossy accents was dry added it to the card front! 

For this card I took the leftover piece I had from the first card and die cut together. I just love the inlaid die cut look! Can't go wrong. So after I had die cut out of the water colour paper as well I glued down that piece onto the black card front. Pieced the words all together. Had thought about stamping something different but the forever just looks so right! I then trimmed what was left of the piece I had and add them to the card as well just for some extra detail!! 

Hope everyone else enjoyed day one as much as I did!! Looking forward to so much more inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Paper: watercolour paper, black
Ink: versa mark, black
Stamps: wplus9 quilt prints, wonderful words together
Accessories: heidi swapp colour shine bronzer and gold, together die (pit), glossy accents

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Christmas Bliss

First off I just have to say that I am so excited for this new Wplus9 release happening in a couple days!! The sets are just amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on them!!! And I'm also loving how they are doing their release!! They have a video technique each day that they showcase a new set. This card was inspired by the first day sneak peak here doing the bokeh made easy technique!

There were a couple things I did a little different on this card with regards to the sentiment. I had originally just stamped the black on the background once I was finished. However I didn't think it popped enough so I went over the image again with versa mark ink, then added clear embossing powder to give it a little more shine and bump it up!! 

Please make sure you go and check out Dawns wonderful video it is worth it! I just love all the detail this card has and how easy it was to achieve!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Paper: watercolour paper, wild wasabi
Ink: rangers archive black, versa mark, white pigment ink
Stamps: christmas bliss (stampin up)
Accessories: water colour paint, brushes, sequins, clear embossing powder, homemade stencil (like in Dawns video)