Welcome

Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrate

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful July 4th. I celebrated with friends, food and fireworks! I want to share a tag I made remembering the 4th. We are so blessed here in America so we should celebrate our freedoms and remember those who have and are fighting to keep them.




I used this beautiful eagle from Sparkle N Sprinkle, stamped and colored him and then swiped MicroGlaze over the top of him. I then water colored over the top using Distress ink - Faded Jeans. The MicroGlaze acts as a resist and gave the look of weathered wood. The background is a piece of script patterned paper.




The word charm was a dark slate color, so I used my Sharpies to make it a gold color and to enhance the word by using a red Sharpie.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and God bless!


Challenges entered:


Mod Squad:  Patterned Paper
The Artistic Stamper:  Tags


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Oldies Technique #12 -- Watermark Resist

Hi and welcome to my blog! Happy July 4th! I hope that you will have a wonderful 4th and be safe. Before I show my technique and card I want to give a salute to all our military past and present who have served and are serving to keep our country free. Thank you and may God bless! Let us not forget the sacrifices many have made to keep us free.


I wanted a subtle background for this card and remembered this OLD technique. It is another easy technique that I hope you will enjoy revisiting.




Supplies needed:

white glossy card stock
stamp
watermark ink ( I used Versa Mark ink )
ink pad ( I used Distress Faded Jeans )
sponge


Ink up you stamp using Versa Mark ink and stamp it carefully ( so it won't smudge ) onto the glossy card stock. Let dry or use a heat tool to dry ink.




After the ink is dry sponge on the ink color and cover the while card. Where you stamped with the Versa Mark ink, white will show through as a resist. That's it! Quick and easy.




Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and Happy Independence Day!







Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summertime

Hi Everyone! I hope you are keeping cool. I love summer, but like to stay inside with the air on on these very hot days. What I like about summer are pretty flowers, butterflies and daylight savings time! The white on my card reminds me of the extra hour of daylight! While making this card I was reminded of the old tune, "In the Good Old Summer Time." So here is my summer card using punches, pearls and dies!




I used the Flower Cheery Lynn die and cut from white glitter paper for the background of the image. The butterfly is also a Cheery Lynn die and my favorite! I made the square frame using a Martha Stewart corner and border punch. Here is a close up where you can see the sparkle better on the flower die.





TIP:  I love making white on white cards and to make the details show more I use pop dots to lift some layers. This adds depth and dimension. 


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Cheery Lynn:  Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie:  It's Summer
Paper Take Weekly: Trio - Tastic ( punches, pearls, dies )
Penny Black: White on White
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Name That Tune













Monday, June 22, 2015

Enjoy Life .....

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show another card I had fun making using this picture from The Shabby Tea Room as my inspiration.





I have several teapot stamps and here is one that I really love but it has no name of the company on the stamp! I also love this saying by Sparkle N Sprinkle.





I used the Floral Flourishes dies by Spellbinders to add some flair to the lace bow and flower. The border was made by using a Martha Stewart punch, once for each color and layering one on top of the other.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!





Thursday, June 18, 2015

Oldies Technique # 11 -- Emossing and Coloring on Vellum

Hi Everyone! It is time for another Oldies technique. With June being a big wedding month I thought I would use one of my favorite Oldies technique -- using vellum on a wedding card. Vellum makes cards look so lovely I think.






Supplies needed:

vellum ( I used a heavy vellum and cut out a shape from it )
open stamp to color
bright markers 
Versa Mark or white pigment ink
white embossing powder
embossing buddy
heat tool


Swipe the embossing buddy over the vellum so that the embossing powder will not stick to areas you do not want it!




Ink up the stamp with Versa Mark or white pigment ink, sprinkle on white embossing powder and heat set it.


Turn the vellum piece over and color the image using your markers. 





Here is how it looks when you turn it back over to the front.





Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!  Hugs!


Challenges entered:  


Artistic Stamper: Summer is on its Way ( June weddings and flowers!)
Paper Take Weekly:  Ohh So Pretty
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Favorite Technique/Product






Monday, June 15, 2015

Up and Away

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. It is very hot and humid outside today so I am staying in where it is cool! I want to show you a tag I made using a hot air balloon. If you have never been up in one you need to try it sometime. It is an awesome experience. I went on a fall day and we were cruising right along over the beautiful treetops!

I made the background by dropping reinkers on a hard sponge and swiping the sponge on the tag vertically and horizontally. I then spritzed the background with water a little to make the colors run.




I used a Tim Holtz script rub on and another design rub on and adhered an Idea-ology gear to it. The balloon was stamped on a Spellbinders die using Distress Faded Jeans ink. I used a water brush to move the color around a little.




Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenge entered: 12 Tags of 2015 -- June


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tea Party

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to share a card I made using one of my teapot stamps. I love tea parties, teapots and teacups. I got the inspiration for my card from this beautiful photo from The Shabby Tea Room. Wouldn't this teapot make a lovely table centerpiece?






I stamped  my teapot with pink ink, fussy cut it and covered it with Glossy Accents to make it look like porcelain. TIP: When fussy cutting it helps to cut away large pieces of paper to give you room to cut better. I also turn my paper as I cut to help the "flow" of the scissors. The leaves were cut from the Memory box die - Fresh Foliage.





I added Stickles Icicles glitter glue to all the flowers.





The bow is made from seam binding that I dyed by using Distress Tumbled Glass ink.





Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day!


Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: For the Love of Plants
Top Tip Tuesday: Cut it Out