Friday, August 16, 2019

The paper towel technique

Today I'm sharing a card I made for https://casmixup.blogspot.com/ using a paper towel. This is a fun way to create a background . You can't see the pattern to well all over the background but I like the colors so I used it. Just wet it and laid it over cardstock and pushed on it with my fingers.  The leaves are cut in two matching ink colors of yellow and lavender from Concord and 9th. The sentiment is Penny Black.  Paper towel, die cuts and stamping.





Be kind to one another.




Monday, August 12, 2019

Nautical Twofer

I don't know if everyone does this, but this is my way of deciding what to make. When I saw nautical as the prompt for the  this month, I knew I had "stuff" to do that one. So I gathered what seemed nautical to me all on my desk. That's what that hodgepodge of stamps are on my desk. By the process of eliminating what I don't want to use I end up with what I do want to use.

The first card is a Stampin' Up sailboat sailing on a Hero Arts wave background stamp. Handmade group of clouds and s sentiment from Love from Lizzie.  The second card is a stamp and sentiment from Lawn Fawn, same waves and a porthole cut from circle Spellbinders dies. Then Cassie got in on the act. Seems she is obsessed with bling and couldn't wait to add the gems around the porthole. They are gray but don't look like it in the picture. Once I knew what I wanted to use the cards went together so quick.






Be kind to one another.




Sunday, August 11, 2019

Another birthday card

This is a birthday card for my girlfriend and a fun one to make. I used a Darkroom Door flower and Penny Black frames. Used the swiping across the card stock for the colors and found Stampin' Up paper to match the lavender. Added a gem to the flower center and popped up the frame around it. It's been an unexpected busy week and I haven't been in my craft room all week. I'm having withdrawal!



Be kind to one another.




Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Things don't always turn out

Sometimes they go awry. What seemed like such a great idea in my head did not translate to my card. I stamped this Penny Black stamp in Versafine black and embossed in clear embossing powder.  So far, so good. Then the magic didn't happen. The intent was to color in the flowers and leaves with metallic pencils, which I did. It didn't come out vibrant like I pictured and you can barely see the color. It looks a bit better in person but I was disappointed. Sometimes that happens but that's how we learn. I learned not to do that again.

I've found if I type too long my wrists will bother me, so I am trying to comment and visit, but I'm keeping my comments shorter for now. Thanks for understanding.




Be kind to one another.




Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday already?

I truly don't know where this week went. I was running every day and I'm looking forward to the weekend to rest. I'm sharing another card today we made at a Stamp Camp.  All Stampin' Up products and colored with alcohol markers from SU. I haven't made a card all week and I need to get busy with lots of birthdays for our family coming up. Cassie kitty is anxious for me to get started so she can help. Have a great weekend everyone.





Be kind to one another.




Monday, July 29, 2019

New addition

I am happy for you to meet my new crafting companion, Cassie kitty. She tugged at my heart when I saw her in the store as I walked by. I had to come back and pick her up and pet her. I walked away and shopped and had to come back and get her. Molly is not impressed at all but jealous because Cassie can sit up on my desk.

This is a card made at SU camp. Blended inks and the flower is stamped over the inked panel. That strip is mounted over black c/s, then adhered to a white card base. All products used are Stampin' Up.








Be kind to one another.




Friday, July 26, 2019

No stamping

This is a card I did with no stamping. I was so in love with this paper and the embellishment pack by Kaiserkraft that I just had to get it. I used the paper and added the embellishment and the cut apart to assemble the card. I also got a sheet of the blue flowers on a blue background that is embossed while I was at the stamp store. So simple but a different way for me to make a card. I have so much pattern paper I should be using it for backgrounds but since alcohol inks, brushos and sponging has come into being the pattern paper has taken a backseat. I have to revive it so it's not so lonely.



Be kind to one another.