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A GLITZY BIRTHDAY CARD

Friday, September 5, 2014

This card is for a childhood friend who remains one of my favorite people to this day.  I am lucky enough to get to see her this week for her birthday.

I first applied the gold embossing paste to the stencil and when it was thoroughly dry I layered distress inks.  I die cut the sentiment our of three layers of the same purple cardstock so the sides would show purple.  I stamped with the gold metallic ink and embossed with the gold tinsel embossing powder (I used the same embossing powder on the edges of the card stock)
Hearts have a glob of Glossy Accents and the whole card was spritzed with a bit of water and then the gold Color Shine.  

Papertrey ink, birthday card, distress ink, embossing




This is the inside which I totally forgot to photograph before signing (sigh).
It is PTI Framed Love die embossed with the same Ranger gold tinsel

                                                                                   
This is the bottom inside which is just a gold foil paper (stash) stamped and embossed in the same gold tinsel.  Hard to photograph with my cell phone but it is a nice and shiny gold on gold that does match the rest of the gold on the card.





MFT SCROLLED BACKGROUND STENCIL
PAPERTREY INK BIRTHDAY TRIO, TIPPED TOP DIES, FRAMED LOVE DIE
DISTRESS INKS AND MINI DISTRESS BLENDERS
TIM HOLTZ GOLD STARS COVERED IN GLOSSY ACCENTS
RANGER GOLD EMBOSSING TINSEL
DELICATA GOLDEN GLITZ INK PAD
WENDY VECCHI GOLD EMBOSSING PASTE
HEIDI SWAPP COLOR SHINE GOLD
BAZZILL CARD SHOPPE CARDSTOCK 



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ONLINE CARD CLASSES: STRETCH YOUR STAMPS 2 DAY 4

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Here is my take on Kelly Marie's card technique.  I tried to work on this a little in the am, a little in the aft and a little in the pm but wow, I am sometimes so slow!  Wish I had more time to spend on this card cause all I can see are the flaws.  Drat!




                  Yes, I know, some of the letters are wonky but I thought I wanted them to look totally random.  And I still can't get that chunky embossing powder to look bumpy and not smooth and still stay on the card!
                   


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ONLINE CARD CLASSES: STRETCH YOUR STAMPS DAY 3

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Day 3 class, OMG, what inspiration!  I fell in LOVE with Debby's cards and they are so different from my typical card that I just had to try her technique.  This is my take on it.




Online Card Classes, Simon Says Stamps






PTI LIMITLESS LAYERS HEART STITCHES DIE
SIMON SAYS HEART PARADE DIE
LAWN FAWN MILO ABC'S
NEENAH SOLAR WHITE
SIMON SAYS BALLON & PATTERN STENCIL
DISTRESS INKS
WOW CLEAR GLOSS FINE EMBOSSING POWDER
AMUSE STUDIO- BLUSH PIGMENT INK, AMETHYST PIGMENT INK
SEQUINS, RHINESTONES





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ONLINE CARD CLASSES: STRETCH YOUR STAMPS 2

Monday, August 4, 2014

What a great first day of class! Everyone's cards were so beautiful that I wanted to try ALL the techniques and right away and even on the same card! (not).  Anyhoo, I decided to try the emboss/watercolor technique that Kristina used.  I had a somewhat different background stamp but it is not totally dissimilar in style so I thought it would work well.  I loved the colors so much that I decided to leave the image whole and not trim it down.  I die cut the "Love" die from Simon Says Stamps twice out of three matching colored scrap papers and glued together just fractionally offset.  Top layer spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine.



The hearts were left over from another project and I was thinking a little rhinestone would have worked on one of them but I forgot to add it. 




Hero Arts Herbs & Honey Tile stamp
Simon Says Stamps Love You die
MFT Lots of love die set - you
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard seed
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold
Tombow Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Stamp Runner
Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Gold Paper from stash
PTI White cardstock
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PIRATE BIRTHDAY CARD

Sunday, August 3, 2014





Avery Elle, Birthday card, Papertrey Ink, High Hopes stamps, Fold-away card
 This was my first attempt at one of these fold-out cards and it was really challenging since it has to look good open and closed (of course I forgot to photograph it closed!)  My grandson loved it and that was all that mattered.










STUDIO CALICO 6 X 6 ATLANTIC BLUE PAPER PAD
PENNY BLACK 6 X 6 MADISON PAPER PAD
TIM HOLTZ KRAFT CORE CARDSTOCK
AVERY ELLE  KNOTTY & LET'S GET NAUTICAL
PAPERTREY INK THINK BIG FAVORITES #12
MAGENTA STAMPS (SCROLL AND BARREL)
HIGH HOPES STAMPS (PIRATE AND PIRATE SHIP)
MFT WOODGRAIN (ON PIRATE WHEEL)
LAWN FAWN BACKER'S TWINE
COPIC SKETCH MARKERS




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LAWNSCAPING CHALLENGE: WATERCOLORING

Monday, July 28, 2014

So here we are mid-summer and haven't had a minute to get anything done craft wise.  Family visits and trips have been our primary activity so today it has been great to have a chance to work on a card for this challenge.  I opted to do a very bright and shimmery card using LF Critters Ever After and my Twinkling H2O's.  I didn't want any black on the card so I stamped and embossed all the images with Versamark and heat embossed.  The sentiment is from LF So Much to Say.    What I learned from this card: It is hard to glue stuff to twinkling H2O's and for the vellum sentiment I had to resort to spray adhesive and the H2O's look fabulous in person but not so much in the photograph.


Lawn Fawn Critters ever after, Lawnscaping Challenge




TWINKLING H2O'S
HYBRID PALETTE INK FRENCH LILAC
VERSAMARK
ZING METALLIC FINISH GREEN
ZING GLITTER FINISH SILVER
RANGER MICRO FINE SILVER
3M DIMENSIONAL TAPE
MAMA ELEPHANT FEMME FRAMES AND LANESCAPE TRIO DIES




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ONLINE CARD CLASSES: STRETCH YOUR STAMPS

Tuesday, July 15, 2014






I made this last weekend for a dear friend.  I think my watercolors are still too opaque but working on it!

Wink of Luna Silver Metallic
Bazzill Vellum



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