Monday, June 27, 2016

Birthday Blooms

One day awhile back, a card like the one I'm showing you today, came into my e-mail in box.  It was created by Connie Collins, who make so many beautiful cards!  So I saved it to try and CASE it for myself.  While hers is much better, mine turned out pretty well too!

This one took awhile to color in, but you all know how I love to color!  I used a aqua painter filled with alcohol and  then some Rose Red reinker in the stamp pad lid to color my flower in with.  The leaves are done with the retired Mossy Meadow reinker and the blue strips are Marina Mist.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set, which I can't seem to remember the name of right now, sorry, but any one will work.  I did lightly sponge it with Marina Mist.  The sentiment was popped up with dimensional.

I used the Lots of Labels framelits for the sentiment.  The white Baker's Twine I used is actually the new Thick Baker's Twine, but I felted it was to bulky and I separated into three pieces, much less bulk and I like how it looks too.

Card stock used was Thick Whisper White for the card base, Basic Black and Whisper White. 

Have a great week and I'll see you on Wednesday.  Mary 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Butterfly Basics

My daughter requested birthday cards, thank you cards and sympathy cards.  I'm done with the birthday ones, so now on to the sympathy cards.  Oh these cards are the most difficult ones to make, I so wish we didn't have to make them because it means that a family is missing a love one.

For this one I used the stamp set Butterfly Basics and Timeless Textures and I also used the Butterflies Thinlits.  This set really does make some beautiful cards.  The sentiment is from Rose Wonder.

I used Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake ink.  Card stock is Blushing Bride and Whisper White.  I added some Basic Pearls to the front.  You may not see it in this picture, but I did cut out a Vellum Butterfly and mounted it under the Blushing Bride butterfly one.


Thank you for coming today, hope to see you again!  Mary

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Picture Perfect

I'm still on my card making mission for the auction, so the next week or so those will be the cards that I will be sharing.

For this card I wanted to use the stamp set, Picture Perfect, and use the Starfish image for my card.  I found one similar to this one on Pinterest, thanks Narelle for sharing.  When I was stamping the Starfish, I used Crushed Curry on Crumb Cake to add some depth to it, then I lightly sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink too.

I then used Pool Party to sponge the sea part of the card and Crumb Cake for the sand.  I also used the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge to add some interest to the area where the two meet.  I used the sentiment from the Wetlands in Crumb Cake ink.  The banner was made with a strip of left-over Crumb Cake card stock and lightly sponged with Crumb Cake ink.

Card stock is Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.

Well off to the craft room, have to stick with my deadline!  Mary

Monday, June 20, 2016

Six-Sided Sampler

Here is a card I want to share with you.  I found it in the just retired annual catalog on page 105.  I CASE'd it and it turned out so well.  I'm making cards for my daughter to donate to a auction over where she works, so I figured I'd use some of my retired products.

I used the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, but pretty much copied all of it.

Stamp sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Six-Sided Sampler and Timeless Textures
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Pool Party and Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pool Party and Memento Black
Basic Rhinestones
Bold Butterfly Framelits

Quick, simple and easy.  Great little card!  Mary

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Stamp Sets for Sale

I'm trying to clear out some of my older stamp sets, they range in price from $5 to $10.  You can see pictures of them HERE  Thank you for looking.  When most of these are gone, then I will load up some more.  Mary

Friday, June 17, 2016

Picture Perfect

I've been seeing a lot of cards being made using a watercolor technique where you make a small water puddle area on your card front and then add some ink, swirl the ink around, then letting it dry.  I tried two different ways to finish off the card front.  Here they are.

The one above I used a small mat around the watercolor piece.  I think this really helps it to stand out.

On this one, I didn't mat the watercolor piece.  Seeing them together, I really like the one with the mat, and wished I had used dimensional too.  I used one of the embossing folders from the Floral Affection group to add interest to the bottom of the card front.  I used two of the new In Colors, Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim.  The sentiment is from Picture Perfect.  The small image on the watercolor piece is from the March Paper Pumpkin 2016.  Then I added some Basic Rhinestones.

For under the watercolor piece I made some banner and cut a small Metallic Foil Doilies and some Metallic Silver Thread,

I used Whisper White card stock and Shimmery White card stock.

Thank you for stopping.  Mary

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

You're Sublime

Good day to all my blogger friends, I hope your day has started off well.  It is a very hot week here in our part of the country, summer has finally arrived.

I needed to send a thank you card to send to my cousin, she was so sweet to me and gave me a really nice gift, she also likes to stamp too!  I just wish we lived closer so we could get together and have some stamping fun.

This cute little set, I feel, gets overlooked in the catalog and I've seen some really cute cards made with it.  I hope she likes it!

Stamp set: You're Sublime
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Saraha Sand and Night of Navy
Inks: Memento Black, Saraha Sand and Pool Party
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
Stampin' Up! markers
Silver Metallic Thread

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sitting Here

I've had this stamp set sitting on my craft table for about a week and finally got around to inking it up yesterday.  It has a lot of nice images and I've seen so many cute cards made with it.

I also use a second stamp set, Awesomely Artistic, to stamp a small portion to look like the swing is under a arbor filled with flowers!  The grass and flowers under the swing are from Sheltering Tree.

I decided to leave the sentiment off the front and added the sentiment on the inside.  I think it looks so peaceful and restful.  I stamped the pillows on Whisper White and colored one with Melon Mambo and Pool Party.  The seat cushion was also colored with Pool Party and Island Indigo.  The flowers on top are Blushing Bride and the green I used is Pear Pizzazz.  The swing was colored in with Crumb Cake.

I hope you like my card and will come back to see me soon.  Mary

Friday, June 10, 2016

Moon Lake

Well with Father's Day fast approaching, I needed to get my card made to give to my dad.  I already have his birthday card made.   This year Father's day and his birthday are six days apart.

My dad use to like to fish, so I wanted to make a card that he would possibly like.  I don't know if I've mention it but my dad has Alzheimer's.  He doesn't remember my name but his face sure lights up when I go visit him, so I know he still remembers me!

This is really a very simple card to make.  I used Black Stazon so that I could watercolor the water and yellow part of the card, I probably should have used green instead of yellow but that is for next time.  Thank you Chris Parker-Barnes for sharing your card.

I used Lost Lagoon for the card base, then Early Espresso for under the watercolor paper.  I used my Stampin' Up! markers to color in the images, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke.  For the water I used Soft Sky and Marina Mist and then So Saffron.  The sentiment is from Crazy About You.

Do you see the Linen Thread?  Somehow my ink pad lid got set down on my watercolor paper, of course, after I had already stamped the image.  So I used the Linen Thread to "hide" my boo-boo.  Remember there are no mistakes in stamping, only a chance to embellish!!

Have a wonderful week-end.  Mary

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribble

Well as promised here is another card today using the Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles bundle.  I found my inspiration from Stampin' Up!  They have this picture on their website showing it as a box but when I saw it I thought card, so that's what I did, I made a card!

Now here is my card that I made.

I pretty much copied the whole thing except that I changed the sentiment because I didn't really need another thank you card.

My card base is Sweet Sugarplum,  then Whisper White.  I then used the circles to stamp with, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum and Crushed Curry.  I then layered the swirl scribbles on top of each circle and then stamped the leaves and cut them out in Emerald Envy.  I made a oversized banner and used the Thoughtful Banner stamp set and choose the words I wanted to use and stamp with Dapper Denim.  A small scrap of Crumb Cake is behind that, then a small scrap of Flirty Flamingo that was stamped with the splatter stamp was added too, with a small piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow and attached to the front.

I like how my card turned out, so pretty and the colors all go together so well too.  Mary

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Paper Pumpkin One Day Deal

  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT). 
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Swirly Bird

I wanted a chance to showcase this great bundle again, well for the next couple of days.  This bundle has so many possibilities for card making and for decorating some 3-D projects too.

I found a card made by Connie Collins using this idea.  Connie used the Botanical Builder Framelits to make her flower for her card but I wanted to try using the little flowers that are in the Swirly Bird set instead.  Here is what I came up with.

For the background I used the Softly Falling embossing folder, it really adds some nice interest to the background without competing with the main images.  Then I used the various thinlits that are in the Swirly Scribbles set.  I used Island Indigo for my card base, then Whisper White.  For the long scribble I used Soft Suede, for the circle scribble I used Sahara Sand.  Then for the small flowers I used So Saffron, Island Indigo and Blushing Bride, the leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners, another good one to have in your stamping room!

I'm sending this one off to one of my customers for placing a order with me.

Come back by Wednesday and see how I used this set again.  Mary

Friday, June 3, 2016

Swirly Bird

I thought I would get out my new stamp set, Swirly Scribbles and framelits, Swirly Bird and make another birthday card.

I may have made the bottom part of the sea alittle bit too dark, must be getting ready to storm :).  Oh well, it still is a good "guy" card, even for a small guy!

I sponged on Dapper Denim for the bottom part, then some Marina Mist and then finished off with Soft Sky.  I cut the "waves from the Dapper Denim card stock.  The sailboat colors are Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Real Red, which stamped and fussy cut out.  The sun is Crushed Curry and So Saffron.  My sentiment is from Build A Birthday, that was stamped in Memento Black.  The card base is Marina Mist and I used Whisper White for the main panel.

I highly recommend investing in this set/bundle, you will use it a lot!

Have a great week-end!  Mary

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Birthday Card Paper Pumpkin

I got my May Paper Pumpkin a couple weeks ago and set it aside.  On Monday a person requested birthday cards be sent to a young man who will be turning 21 this coming week-end.  He was in a bad  accident when he was 12 years old and has TBI that he deals with on a daily basis.  So I saw my kit and knew I could make a easy and quick card to send to him before his birthday.

I used my Stampoholic stamping tool to line up my sentiment and to be able to stamp it again to make the lettering a bit darker.  This card is fast and so simple and easy to make and of course you can change up the cards anyway you like.  I find many wonderful cards on a FaceBook page I belong too, there are some very pretty cards and some pretty creative people who share too!

Thank you for stopping in to see me.  Mary