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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hello

Trying to cheer myself up I thought I would break out my Altenew stamps again, but I was kind of tired doing the typical watercolor floral card and opted to do something a little different.

Thus I stamped all the floral but the actual flowers and colored them with copics. Then I die cut them and layered them under my circle that was leftover from Monday's card.

The background stamp is from Stampin Up and the color is Slate from Simon Says Stamp, I was really liking where it was going, then added a few splashes of some orange liquid dye.

Then to finish it off I added some enamel dots and a bit of hemp string.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Maze

Well it's been difficult none the less, stepping back into my creativity side. I have the Expo coming up and there has bee a lot going on with the death of my FIL. But if anyone was going to help me to get back into my art room it would be my youngest grandson.

His birthday was coming up so I wanted to have a card for him. I had been also sitting on these fun maze shapes from MFTS that I had purchased for the boys because what little kid doesn't like to play with a ball and a maze. I just wish those little spheres were a bit bigger, they're so tiny.




I kept it pretty simple and choose blue because it's his favorite color and I would be a stick in the mud if I didn't make him a blue card


Monday, July 10, 2017

In Honor of my Father In Law

It is with a heavy heart that I must share with you the passing of my father in law right before the fourth of July. He was a very friendly and loving guy who adored the cards I made him. And truth be told it pains me to even go in my craft room to make a card because every time I sit down I am sadden that I am no longer able to make him the cards he enjoyed so much.

He always took pride in displaying my cards and reminding me every so often that his ultimate favorite card I ever made him was the one I am sharing today. He said it reminded him of him. Out mowing his fields in his baseball cap.

So in honor of my father in law I am sharing his favorite card from Rubbernecker Stamps.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Beach Birthday

Also found in my stamp collection these fun Penguins from Art Impressions. I love these guys and after the Madagascar movie they totally remind me of those fun penguins.

Using more scraps (gotta love that) and my trusty copics I was able to put together this card. I also pulled out my embossing folders and found one to use which I think help give a little texture to the card.

I think this will be a great card for someone with a summer birthday.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Heaven's To Betsy!

Well fellow bloggers I am sharing today an old stamp from Judith. I always try to go through my stamps and use things that I haven't used in a long while. After all they all deserve a little love now and then.

I also took this opportunity to use up scraps so worked those into my card as well.

At first I tried to color the image with colored pencil but that turned out to be a bad idea so restamped and went with my trusty copics.

After coloring, I die cut using the MFTS double stitch die and popped up the panel using foam tape. I wanted to have a sentiment that was more than a straight forward Thank You , Happy Birthday, etc so I dug out my Papertrey Ink Glory Be sentiment stamps and found something I that I think works perfectly. Best thing is I can stamp whatever I want inside so a Thank You, Congrats, etc will still work. Kind of your generic card I guess.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Homemade Memory Game cards

I found myself with a bunch of white card stock scraps from a leftover project. Now this isn't your ordinary card stock; this stuff is uber thick. It's from Papertrey Ink and it's for making tags so its super stiff and heavy, not the kind you would use to make a card and die cuts would be ok but I decided that I had enough I would make a memory card game. Easy Peasy.

First I cut them to size, then rounded the corners and stamped matching images. At first I thought I would have to cover the backside because the ink would show through but it didn't then I thought what the heck I'll cover them anyway. I debated on whether to modge podge them but in the end I decided not to.


I was a bit apprehensive when I covered them with this chevron pp figuring it would be a tell tale sign but then I realized the ages I was making these for and realized they'll be just fine. Worse case I can just recover them.

After stamping them, all I had left to do was color them and then adhere the cover. I did sand the edges a bit to meld the pp with the card together and since I cut these out with a trimmer and not a die the edges weren't exact matches so some sanding took care of the extra bits.


All in all I think they came out pretty cute, I made 12 pairs which is probably enough for the grand-kid's ages and are now ready for the little ones to have some fun.



Monday, June 26, 2017

Dog Gone Awesome

I really love these MFTS stamps and dies, they just have the cutest stamps. I think pretty much every die cut and stamp on here is from MFTS.

Tried to add some interest by using 2 different greens for the grass, popping some of it up and then finally adding tufts here and there.

This was a very stubborn card that would not smooth out after I water colored the background. Honestly I put this under something heavy then went out of town for almost a week, lets just say it's definitely flat now. I still have the pop effect from the foam tape but so glad that the warp was finally fixed.
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