Sunday, February 26, 2017

Inspired by Flowers


It has been a while since I participated in the Inspiration Challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers.  For this week's ICS586 participants are to choose an image from Dribble that inspires us to create a card. This image called Flowers inspired me to create today's card.  

I chose the old SU set Dream a Little to create the flowers on 3 colors of cardstock that match the colors in the inspiration piece.  I stamped the flowers with WW craft ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  The colors in the inspiration piece move in a glowing way, so I rubbed coordinating ink over each flower to give them a glow.  I always like to add a little sparkle to my cards and the silver star sequins are a great finishing touch.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Dream a Little - SU
Paper:  WW, Gumball Green, Concord Crush, Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit
Ink:  WW Craft, Concord Crush, Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Blending Daubers, Ribbon, Star Sequins - Verve, Word Window Punch, MISTI

Monday, February 20, 2017

Daisy Sympathy


This is a sympathy card I CASE'd from this card I found on Pinterest.  I changed the card from the original by using soothing blue tones, and small flower brads instead of ribbon.  I added a butterfly with a sequin to cover up a small smudge.  It was easy to get perfect placement of the stamped images using my MISTI.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Upsy Daisy, Close as a Memory - SU
Paper:  WW, Midnight Muse, DP
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  MISTI, Butterfly punch, Brads, Sequin

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Birthday with Sprinkles


In continuing to replenish my stash of birthday cards I chose to use SU's Sprinkles of Life set again.  The current Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge 632 is a perfect fit with the stamps and colors.  I love how this card turned out with the fun colors and matching the DP.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life, Party This Way - SU
Paper:  WW, Gumball Green, Crumbcake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, DP
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, I sland Indigo, Gumball Green, Close to Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Buttons, Ribbon, Brother Scan N Cut II, Punches

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hooray for Birthday


I needed to replenish my stash of birthday cards and I saw it as an opportunity to use my SU Sprinkles of Life set.  I cut out the cone, the sentiment and sentiment outline with my Brother Scan N Cut II.  The sketch is from Mojo Monday 480.  

This card is being entered in the Stamp Junkies Striptease Challenge hosted by Gina K. Designs.  If you would like to play along search for the Stamp Junkies group on Facebook to join in.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life, Happiest Birthday Wishes - SU
Paper:  WW, Crumbcake, Poppy Parade, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, DP
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Brother SNC II, Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Ribbon, Punch

Monday, February 13, 2017

Steaming Thanks a Latte


This card I made using a free SVG file I found on the internet.  I used my Brother SNC II to cut out the steaming cup of coffee then mounted it over DP.  I am entering this card in My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 319.  

Recipe:
Stamps:  Latte Love - Fiskars, Better with You - Verve
Paper:  Early Espresso, VV, DP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Ivory Pigment - GKD
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Brother SNC II, MISTI, Heat Tool, Tear Drops, Free SVG

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Little Night Fairy


These stamps I picked up last week when I went with my sister to her favorite craft store, The Queen's Ink.  The little sleepy fairy is so cute.  The moon dangling from the her cap and on her dress give me the impression that she does her magic at night when most others are sleeping.  So I set her to take a nap under the mushroom in a daytime background. She kind of reminds me of myself when I worked night shifts and slept during the day.

I colored the images by water coloring with my clear Wink of Stella pen and Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  I love how it turned out, especially the shimmer.  The shimmer is a little easier to see in the picture below.

I made faint clouds in the sky with Whisper White Craft ink and a sponge.  The grass border is from one of the cut files included in the Brother Scan N Cut II.  The mushroom and fairy were also cut with the SNC II.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Little Angel, Mushroom - Pink Your Life Stampendous
Paper:  Canson Mixed Media, WW, Green Galore
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx, WW Craft - SU
Accessories:  Wink of Stella Clear, Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, Brother SNC II, MISTI, Sponge

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ombre Many Thanks


I made this card using a technique by Jennifer McGuire. She has a video demonstrating her easy ombre background.  Even though the technique is very easy it gives beautiful results.

I stamped a Judykins background stamp with Versamark then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next I used an ink blending tool to add Gina K Design's Christmas Pine dye ink.  I don't have the stencil brushes that Jennifer uses so I instead I used a foam brush to get the ombre effect.  The sentiment is a MFT die cut.  It is hard to tell in the photo that I added some sparkle to the die cuts using Wink of Stella.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Acorns Background - Judykins
Paper:  WW
Ink:  Versamark, Christmas Pine - GKD
Accessories:  MFT Die, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Foam Brush, Wink of Stella


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Birthday



This is a fun birthday card I made for my cousin.  I cut Flopsy out with my Brother Scan N Cut and colored him with Chameleon Alcohol Pens.  The sketch is from Mojo Monday Week 34 way back in 2008.  The sentiment was placed perfectly with Gina K Designs Ivory Pigment using the MISTI.  I heat embossed white embossing powder over the sentiment.  The candles were glazed with Wink of Stella, and the flames coated with gold Stickles.

Recipe;
Stamps:  Birthday Flopsy - MFT, Number of Years - SU
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, WW, Cherry Cobbler, DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ivory Pigment Ink - GKD
Accessories:  Brother SNC II, MISTI, Nestabilities, Chameleon Pens, Buttons, White Embossing Powder, Nestabilities, Wink of Stella, Heat Tool, Stickles, Buttons

Thursday, February 2, 2017

SNC Thank You


I have been playing around with my Brother Scan N Cut II and made this simple Thank You card.  It was really easy to create in Scan N Cut Canvas and download to my machine.  I saved the file so I can use again and again with different papers.

Recipe:
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Always Artichoke, WW, DP
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Brother Scan N Cut II