Sunday, August 21, 2016
My granddaughter Addison's 4th birthday is coming up next weekend, and this is the card I made for her. This little girl's name is Birthday Balloons Ellie from Paper Nest Dolls. I colored her in with my Promarkers using almost the exact colors as the picture of her that comes with the packaging.... I knew I had some cute birthday paper that would match the colors perfectly! I used a stitched rectangle die to cut her out, and both the red printed paper & numbers paper behind her are from a 6x6 DCWV stack called The Birthday Wishes Stack. I cut the number 4 out with my Cricut using the same red printed paper. I think it turned out cute! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 7, 2016
So I was checking out some tutorials on Pinterest to get some cardmaking mojo, and saw a tutorial on ways to use chalk. This lady was using Stampin Up chalks....I actually have a container of Stampin Up chalks (Stampin Pastels) I bought ages ago when I used to go to their home parties. I had hardly ever used them, in fact it's been so long ago, I do not remember them ever showing us this technique. Anyway...you stamp an image with Versamark on your card stock and color it with chalks using sponge daubers. So I stamped this flower from the Color Splash Stamp & Stencil set by Recollections all over with Versamark & used three pink colors of chalk from Stampin Up to daub the color on. I believe the 3 colors are Pink, Rose and Magenta. The sentiment is from the same set as the flower. I think it turned out awesome & I'm going to have to use this technique again in future cards! The colors are so much prettier in person!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
I know I am way behind all the other crafter's/cardmaker's out there in the world that have accomplished amazing creative heights...and I'm okay with that...but I just want to say that I'm having so much fun finally experiencing inking with stencils!! I'm kind of having too much fun...you know...that moment when you are really enjoying yourself and you think you will never make another card without using this technique?? So here are the cards I made using the stencil/inking process. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The stencils on the right & left are Hero Arts stencils & the one in the middle is from Inkadinkado. You really just need to add a sentiment to finish them off. I loved how they turned out!
Saturday, July 30, 2016
We are celebrating my granddaughter Shawnee's birthday today so I made this card for her using one of the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs & Crazy Things stamps & dies. It can be time consuming coloring & cutting out all the little embellishments when you want to pop them up on the card like I did, but it's so worth it!! I used my Promarkers to color him & attempted to put glossy accents on his eyes, but it got all botched up, so I covered them up with some googly eyes which I thought looked even cuter!! I didn't have any pink paper that matched the pink Promarker I used to color with, so I just took white card stock & used that same pink Promarker & colored all around the edges. I popped all the elements on another piece of white card stock I cut out using a stitched rectangle die I had. I had just enough room on the right to stamp the Birthday Wishes sentiment. Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Thursday, July 21, 2016
I am always looking for inspiration to make/get me inspired to make cards no matter what type. My Favorite Things Stamps are doing a "Camp Create" challenge to inspire you to make cards for the week with a specific theme such as Inlaid Die Cutting for example. So I'm trying to participate and have made cards for 4 out of 5 challenges thus far . The only challenge I haven't tried is the foilage challenge. Anyway...here is my Coloring on Kraft Challenge. The whole idea is to color in any way you can on kraft paper. Here is my version...for my husband's birthday card!! I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the Crazy Bird image by Tim Holtz. The sentiment I used is from the MFT Wrapped in Love stamp set. Thanks for stopping by to take a look!!