September 15, 2014

Life is what happens

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Ooh I love what I did with this sentiment stamp Smile. You would be surprised to see how it looks originally!!! I cut out Life using Zing and then covered it with glossy accents to give it a… well glossy look! Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment on paper and cut out the words randomly depending on how they would fit. You don’t even need a stamp for this, you could print it out using your computer and then cut out the words.

A close look at how glossy “life looks:

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For the background I sponged mustard seed, orange marmalade and dusty concord. Then stamped a flourish using dusty concord.

  • Stamps: tim Holtz Thoughts and Prayers, Studio G flourish
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, Zing, glossy accents.

September 8, 2014

You’re so sweet!

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I wanted to give a watercolor effect in this card. So I rubbed distress ink pads on my craft sheet and then I got the ink on my stamp from the craft sheet(instead of using the ink pad) , slightly misted it and stamped it onto watercolor paper. Then using my watercolor brush I picked up some ink and doodled a boundary.

The sentiment was created using Milo’s ABC. That stamp set has come in very handy – I can create my own sentiments when I want to. I’m now tempted to get the Claire’s ABC set which has lower case letters too!

  • Waltzingmouse Berry Sweet, Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC
  • Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper, distress inks, watercolor brush

September 1, 2014

The journey

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I love all the sentiments from this stamp set (Tim Holtz Thoughts and Prayers). I used versafine ink to stamp the sentiment. If you’re looking for an ink t hat gives good coverage with solid stamps then look no further – versafine is DA ink!

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I loved this sponged look – look at how the colors have blended! Whenever I want to sponge a sky background, I search for images on the internet for sunrise and sunset photos and pick the color combinations from there. The stamps are from a Technique Tuesday stamp set – I forget the name. I stamped some grass using second generation stamping too.

August 25, 2014

Always

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Remember this card? I figured I could make good use of the leftover circle from that card. For the sentiment, for the first time I cut out my sentiment stamp!!! Surprised smile I always saw jennifer mcquire do it but was always scared. However for this card I took a bold step and glad that I did!

Cut out always using Zing and then covered it with glossy accents. Colored clear rhinestones using sharpies to make them match the glitter colors.

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  • Stamps: Tim Holtz Thoughts and Prayers

August 18, 2014

Congratulations on your new home

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This is a gate fold card.

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I was looking for a wreath SVG file when I found this. I used the base wreath from there, designed my own door, leaves and flowers. Dotted the center of the flowers with liquuid pearl. It was quite a pain to adhere all the tiny leaves; but it made me happy! Printed the sentiment on vellum.

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August 11, 2014

Things that matter most…

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The design of this card took a different turn midway. My original idea was to mask an oval and have the flowers and the sentiment in the same layer. With the masking done, I thought it would be nice to emboss the oval using the nestabilities. That my friends was not a good decision. While embossing the oval die was not perfectly centered over the masked oval. So I decided to just cut out the oval. Still happy with the results!

Colored the flowers using spectrum noir markers and white embossed the sentiment.

  • Stamps: Tim Holtz Thoughts and Prayers, Hero Arts Blossom Art
  • White embossing powder, Memento tuxedo black ink.

August 4, 2014

You rocked it

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This was quite a simple and fun card to make! For the chalboard effect, I stamped the sentiments in white pigment ink and then went over them with a white pencil. To highlight one sentiment of all, I embossed it in white embossing powder. Then doodled some stas with white pencil.

  • Stamps: LLD Document It – Rock On, Impression Obsession Music background.
  • Distress inks, white embossing powder, white prismacolor pencil, white pigment ink.