I have been doing some kind of craft or another most of my life. My greatest craft love is making cards, which I have been doing for 18+ years. I love having a blog to share my creations with you and hope to inpsire you to create something. Thanks for stopping by.
I stamped the image onto kraft card stock and colored it using my
Polychromo pencils. The sentiment is an Altenew stamp.
I loved the place paper and thought it would pull all my colors together,
it is from a DCWV stack a few years back called Autumn Amber.
I created this card following a sketch from a sketch challenge
I like to do. The sketch reminded me of an easel card so that is what I
I imported the cute Love Bug Flower image, that I colored with my Copics, into Cricut Design Space and printed it onto a circle and had the Explore cut it out. Then using Design Space again I designed the easel card file just using some
basic shapes. Doing it on the Explore makes it so easy.
The "Hap-BEE birthday" is a stamp.
So go ahead and color up any image and join in the
The entire card is made using elements from this collection, even the papers.
I imported all the pieces into my DesignSpace and arranged them the way I wanted. The "water" paper I used to fill a rectangle then added the octopus
and the sea weed leaving part of the sea weed hanging over the edge. I then did print then cut with my Explore. The other pieces were all print then cut with the Explore. I stamped the sentiment using a Rubbernecker stamp.
I made this card for a little boy that is like a grandson to us that wasturning 3. When I showed it to my hubby he said I should have made him a
card having to do with a farm, since he lives on a place that has animals
Well hello, everyone. I am super excited because my
new Stamp of Approval box arrived yesterday.
This "Naturally Inspired" collection has so many awesome
goodies in it the possibilities are endless.
I had a sketch I wanted to do and it was PERFECT for using
some of the goodies on the box.
Here is the sketch............
I knew the Lattice die was exactly the shape of that center piece.
I stamped the background piece of the panel using the cross-hatch
stamp in the new Catherine Pooler ink color All that Jazz that came
in the box. The flowers were stamped and cut out using the matching dies.
Then I stamped the "birthday wishes" and heat embossed it in white.
All those things came in the SOA box and oh so many many more.
I am sure I will be back soon to share another project I make using
some more of the elements int he Naturally Inspired box.
Thanks for stopping by.
I used a few different color CP inks to stamp the peacock, I tried to do
a variation of color. To add some pop I inked the oval cut out using CP ink called Pixie Dust which is from the new Spring Fling collection of colors.
If you have never used CP inks I would recommend you check them out, the colors are awesome and the stamps are very juicy and stamp a great impression even when it is a solid image stamp, as the body of the Peacock is.
To really add some bling I put rhinestones along each part of the peacock tail.
This card will be entered into a contest to win the next SOA box so if you feel so inclined to head over to Catherine Pooler's blog and vote for my card. Voting will begin on May 21 through the 23rd.
I colored it using Stampin Up watercolor crayons. I used a GinaMarie inside/outside square die. The paper is from a paper House pad called,
at the Vineyard. The sentiment is from SugarPea Designs. I stamped the top to close to the edge so with some great input from Ms Crafting Circle I cut out a
a little bit bigger "I" and glued it up there.
Well that is it, thanks for stopping by to take a peak.
Hi, I have a couple quick simple cards to share with you today.
After I make a card, if it is not specifically for someone
I will leave it on my desk until I type up a blog post.
Well, I have a bit of a back up on my desk so I am going to
have a few cards in this post that I have made playing around
with inks, Distress, Distress Oxide and Catherine Pooler Inks.
The first card I created the background using the Distress Oxide inks.
At first, I started out by just painting on stripes using Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber, it di not come out the way I envisioned it but the great thing about the Distress Oxide is that once it is dry you can layer the colors. I added some Spiced Marmalade and Iced Spruce. In the end I really liked it and did
not want to cover it up too much so I just added a Gina Marie die label
and stamped the happy birthday.
The next two cards again I played around with the Distress Oxides.
Both of these cards were made with the same piece of paper.
I really didn't like the way the paper came out after I had added the
Oxide inks, so I thought what the heck let me try using the
Joseph's Coat technique on it. I grabbed some CTMH solid flower stamps
and randomly stamped using Versamark and then clear embossed them.
I then used Distress Walnut Ink I just covered over the stamped piece using my blending sponge. It was amazing to see this come to light, so I turned my
not so nice piece of paper into a pretty usable piece. I cut it in half using a wavy die and used the two pieces to make a couple cards.
Finally, the last card of the day is one using Catherine Pooler Inks and Unity Stamps.
The Cather Pooler inks are so vibrant and work pretty much like
the regular Distress Inks. I just spread some ink on my craft mat
misted it with water and drug my watercolor paper through it.
I used a digital paper from "Regal" for the maroon background
and the upper corner is from "Merry Christmas".
I added some faux stitching around the edges.
The qualify at Retro Rubber you need to use a
stamp that is at least one year old. The happy birthday stamp I used is from Scrappy Cat and is probably 5+ years old.
I placed a button on the corner to
add some dimension.