Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mermaid Wishes - Watercoloring

Hi Everyone, 

I have a birthday card today that I wanted to share.  The stamps and sentiment is from the Beautiful Mermaid set by Cynthia Love.  I ADORE Cynthia's stamp sets, and was lucky to get this from Ruby via de-stash...yay!   They are not easy to come by, as they come directly from France.  I hope to get my hands on a few more sets soon.  

Here is my card...

I stamped the images and sentiment onto distress watercolor cardstock with some Versamark ink.  I then water colored the background using my distress inks brush.  The images were colored in using my zig watercolor markers.  I used some glossy accents on the shells and starfish hair pin.  I also used my copic spica glitter pens on the fishtail.   

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp - Challenge #57


Monday, February 13, 2017

You Octopi My Heart - Water Shaker Card


Hi Everyone,


I'm back with my 2nd card of the day!  This past fall, I took the "Wild Card" class over at onlinecardclasses.com.   I learned some neat tips and tricks that I have since been using when creating my cards.  I recommend trying these classes...they are brought to us by Jennifer McGuire and Kristin Werner, and are also taught by their talented friends.  This technique in particular was taught by Kelly Marie!

This card is filled with glitter and water!  There is a trick on making the water a bit more thicker than normal, so that it moves slowly....it's really neat!

I'm entering this into the Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.  Challenge asks what our favorite took it.  At this moment, my favorite has to be my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine!

Here is my card...


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #228 Holiday
Simon Says Stamp - Use Your Favorite Tool


I LOVE Flowers


Hi Everyone,

Here is another "love" card for Valentine's Day.  I saw Laura Bassen create a card for Simon Says Stamp on youtube, and was in LOVE with the floral designs and bright colors she used.  I tried to make a card similar to it with another stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  Please check out her video here, and leave her some love...she makes the most wonderful creations!

Here is my card...

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #228 Holiday
CAS  Watercolor Challenge - Love
Peru's Card Making Challenge - Love




Sunday, February 12, 2017

Love and Smiles!

Hi Everyone, 

Only a few days until Valentine's Day, so I have cards to share :)  

Here is one using the "Love and Smiles" stamp and "Scripty Love" die from Your Next Stamp.  I'm in LOVE with this die!

Here is my card...

The bunny dig and balloons were colored using kuretake.  I didn't have a stencil for the clouds, so I die cut clouds using Lawn Fawn's Puffy cloud borders dies to use as a stencil.  I then used distress inks to create the cloud look.  For the small clouds that the bunny is sitting on, I used one of the cloud dies from paper smooches (lost the other two dies - eye roll!).  The "love" sentiment from YNS was die cut and colored, using zig markers.  I used glossy accents on the heart balloons and heart that sits above the bunny's head.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #228 Holiday
Simon Says Stamp - Cute
Simon Says Stamp - Young at Heart
Peru's Card Making Challenge - Love