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5/2/16

Birthday Cards

I finally made some cards! It's been a while and I just haven't been able to muster the inspiration after failing miserably at watercolors, but 2 imminent birthdays got me back in the groove. Well, that and an inspiration card here:

http://www.littlecraftypill.com/2016/04/embossing-resist-and-pigment-ink.html



I sponged pigment ink over white embossing on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock and added a little Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen for some sparkle. The sparkly sequins added a little more bling.

I've also gotten a bit better at watercolors, so there may be more cards posted here soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Stamps: SimonSaysStamp Spring Flowers
Ink: Radiant Neon Electric Yellow, Electric Pink, and Electric Coral, Hero Arts Charcoal (sentiment)
Die: Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday
Lifestyle Crafts Shape 'n Tape
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

2/13/16

To The Moon, Alice!

Who remembers that show? Ah, the good old days :-)

I've seen so many of these galaxy backgrounds and I was just fascinated by how cool they look. Some of them seem really involved - 4 or 5 colors, blending till your arms fall off, spritzing and splattering with this and that, etc. I watched the videos (over and over again) and checked out the blog posts, and finally settled on this one from Jennifer McGuire.

It was much easier than I thought, and I love the way they turned out. 



So, I made a birthday card for my sweet (31 year old) baby girl. I cut out the moon using a circle die and added some tiny stars for the shaker bits.


After I put the whole thing together it occurred to me that there are no stars in or on the moon. It's art, just go with it, I said. So I did. She liked it and that's all that matters to me.

2/12/16

One More Valentine Card

This one is for the most adorable little guy in the world, my grandson :-)

I've had this stamp set forever and I thought it would be perfect for this occasion. The little monster is on an action wobbler! He's too cute!


He's colored with Copics, and I used similar colors of ink with the MFT Distressed Patterns stamp set for the background. I embossed it using a We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder. The tiny hearts were made with a Simon Says Stamp stencil and I die cut it with a postage die from MFT.

Just some Valentine's Cards

I should probably post these separately, but I'm feeling a little lazy this morning. 

I had to make a couple of shaker cards, and I finally tried a simple watercolor background.


I was inspired by this card on Torico's blog. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the tiny hearts. The shaker part is a little shallow, but it was a PITA to put the foam tape on the back of that die cut piece so one layer was all it got. It still shakes and I didn't add too many shaker bits. I wanted to use fun foam for the backing, but my brain just went blank since it involved 2 separate dies.


I love this stamp set from My Favorite Things! It's called Distressed Patterns. I added a little nest of silver thread behind the heart on this one.


Silver washi tape and some glittery hearts here. The large hearts are left over from the shaker card above. I actually made 2 shakers but apparently neglected to take a photo of the other one.



This heart die from Concord & 9th is fabulous. I die cut it from white and also from some cardstock on which I had done a little ink blending with Distress Inks, then added the colored pieces back into the die cut.




I may have gotten a little over-enthusiastic with the stamps on these 2 :-)


The heart is die cut from a piece of cardstock that I covered with some washi tape strips.


Happy Valentine's Day!