April 15, 2015

Rainbow background

Waltzingmouse text-it, Hero Arts Cuckoo

I had so much fun making this background and love how it looks! I pounced various distress inks on my non-stick craft sheet, misted it with water, wet the watercolor cardstock and then swiped it across the color puddle on the sheet. Stamped text. Embossed the image in gold. Stamped the sentiment around it in black. Easy and so much fun!

  • Stamps: Waltzingmouse Text-it, Hero Arts Cuckoo
  • Distress inks, Gold embossing powder, Memento tuxedo black.

April 6, 2015

There’s gnome place like home

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This is one of my favorite cards – clean and simple!

Stamped all the images on crafter’s companion cardstock, colored with spectrum noir markers and then cut them out.

Created a rolling hill mask by fuzzy cutting printer paper. Using the mask, created the grass. Then using the reverse mask sponged the sky.

Stamped the bee trail and then added all the images. Stamped the sentiment.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome
  • Spectrum noir markers, Distress inks, memento tiuxedo black

March 30, 2015

You Float my boat

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you can see the memento inks here again! So excited to have them Smile. I stamped the stripes in the two colors and used a neat trick here. The stamp had three stripes. So I took the green ink and inked the outermost two stripes. Stamped it. Next I inked the outermost two stripes with the blue ink. Then stamped it such that a blue stripe was in between the green stripes! So proud of myself Smile

Stamped the boat on a white circle cardstock. Colored it with prismacolor pencils. I used the little wave stamps to create birds too (another aha moment! I’m on a roll!!). I wanted to give the look as if the view is from a porthole. So I cut a ring from white cardstock, colored it grey with spectrum noir markers (I ran out of my grey cardstock). Then hand drew those black circles and colored them. Popped the ring on foam dots. Stamped the sentiment all around it. Doodled the periods in between the sentiment.

  • Stamps: Avery Elle Knotty Stamps
  • Memento inks, Prismacolor pencils, Spectrum noir markers

March 23, 2015

You rock my world!

My Favorite things Document it - Rock on

When I got my new memento inks I was too excited to create a background using solid stamps! So I dug out this stamp set from my stash. And created the background – doesn’t the colors look fabulous! I created the black panel using some fuzzy cutting and guess what the black cardstock was a white cardstock that I turned into black using memento Tuxedo black ink! Go me! The sentiment on the black panel is embossed with white embossing powder.

  • Stamps: My Favorite things Document It – Rock On
  • Memento inks, White embossing powder

March 16, 2015

To my tweet-heart

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Stamped the images using black ink. Colored them with spectrum noir markers. Created the sentiment using the alphabet set. Added glossy accents to the hearts and stickles over the birds.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome, LAwn Fawn Milo's ABC
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: memento black
  • Accessories: Glossy Accent, Stickles, spectrum noir markers

March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday

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I used this cut file from Bird’s cards. I modified it a little so that I got a plain strip towards the bottom for my sentiment. Then I cut it out using my KNK Zing. Stamped the sentiment. Sponged the background with distress inks – red and weathered wood. Created some shimmer mist and sprayed that. the sentiment was white embossed on vellum. Voila! my card was done!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Birthday sentiment
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Distress Inks

March 2, 2015

It’s your birthday!

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I used this cut file from Bird’s cards. I modified it a little so that I got a plain strip towards the bottom for my sentiment. Then I cut it out using my KNK Zing. Stamped the sentiment. Sponged the background with distress inks – Spicy marmalade and pickled raspberry. Created some shimmer mist and sprayed that. Voila! my card was done Smile

  • Stamps: Hero arts birthday sentiment
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Distress inks
  • Accessories: KNK Zing