Showing posts from January, 2021

Cards for Kindness

Cards for Kindness I colored this Suzy's Spring Flowers Watercolor Print using some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then used one of the  Honey Bee Stamp Hexagon Layering Background Stencils using Distress Oxide in Carved Pumpkin and then inking around the border of the card stock. I then embossed the hexagons and border with some H olographic embossing powder from Ranger .  I added some gems from Honey Bee Stamps . Finally, I added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Just Because Word Mix 2 stamp and die set using some Tsukineko Delicata Celestial Copper ink from and embossed with some Holographic embossing powder from Ranger.   This card, as well as many others, are destined for's Cards For Kindness drive , where they gather blank handmade cards t be sent out for others. These cards will be sent to hospitals, care facilities, deployed soldiers and other places that have need for cards. This way this card can be used to brighten someone else's da

Crafting is so calming

 Crafting is so calming One of the reason I like to create cards is that it is so calming. I also love that there is something tangible that I created when I am done that I can then send on to someone else and possibly make their day as well. Double bonus!  I created this card over multiple days. I stamped the Needlework Motif Stamp using Tsukineko Delicata Celestial Copper ink from and embossed with some H olographic embossing powder from Ranger .    Then on a different day, I colored in the stamp using a variety of green and blue markers, mostly  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (along with a bunch of other images).    Finally, I assembled the card. I ink blended over Altenew's On Point stencil using Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and then flicked some blue paint over the card base as well. I die cut the colored Needlework Motif Stamp as well as twice more using white card stock. I used liquid glue to put the three layers together for dimension and then glued them onto t

Adding to my birthday card stash!--AAA Birthday Card Challenges

  Creating a new birthday card for my stash! I created birthday card to get ready for family members who have a birthday in February. I also stumbled across AAA Birthday Card Challenges this week on Instagram, and decided to make a card for their 21st challenge requiring a stencil in the background.        Here is my card: While it is hard to see, I dry embossed the card base using Catherine Pooler's Spotlight Stencil. I thought it might be easier for you to see it in the card if I share the image of the stencil.               I had stamped Altenew's Happy Pomegranates stamps on watercolor paper using VersaFine Clair ink in Morning Mist , and then heat embossing it with holographic embossing powder from Ranger . I colored it using Zig Clearn Color Real Brush Markers . The flowers were colored in purple and then I used a brush wit water to lighten and blend the color a little. I die cut the stamped images and glued the two leafy background stems and then popped up the flowers

Creating my own background for the Simon Says Challenge

Simon Says Challenge:Make my own background This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was to create my own background and using products from Brutus Monroe . I am slowly buying more Brutus Monroe products, especially their really wonderful stencils.  Both of my cards that I created for this challenge used the Brutus Monroe Jourdain Stencil . This stencil was part of my crafty Hanukkah present and I have used it on some other cards, but it was fun to use it again. I made both cards using a similar process with some spins along the way.  I started by die-cutting a piece of watercolor paper using a rectangle die cut that is the exact size of my card base. I then did some smooshing using some Distress Oxide inks . On this first card I used the following colors: Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon. I dried it using my heat tool, and then stamped the card with an older script stamp from Hero Arts using the Mermaid Lagoon ink.  I had some residue of some Gina K Glitz