Friday, July 28, 2023

Coloured Dry Embossing

This month Bonnie is leading our group of seven cardmakers with the technique of coloured dry embossing. I used a WRMK 3-D embossing folder and inked over it with Distress Oxide Inks with blending brushes. The sentiment is Sizzix cut from Tonic  mirror cardstock.

My second card is a Simon Says Stamp  3-D embossing folder and done the same way inking over it in yellow and green inks. The happy sentiment is cut and inked from a Die-Namics die. I used a Lawn Fawn stamp and inked with Versamark and embossed with white, then fussy cut. 

My next card used the swipe method of inking. The embossing folder is Sizzix Rhombus Pattern and I swiped over the top gently with a Memento teardrop inkpad. The flowers are Elizabeth Craft  design dies sponged with brushes. A pearl was added to each center. The sentiment is Stampin' Up and an oval punch gently inked along the edges.

Big shout out to my fingers - I can always count on them.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023


I have said time and time again, I can't watercolor. Kids in kindergarten do it but I can't seem to. This is my attempt and I like how it came out. I've seen so many cards where the stamp is colored, then spritzed with water. That looked doable to me so this is my attempt.  I'm at a loss as to why I got different colors from this ink but it is interesting. I inked and spritzed the Gina K. stamp, I spritzed the paper, I stamped and spritzed again! I watered it to death. I added the panel to an aqua cardbase. I don't know who it will go to, so no sentiment yet.

Dog library - take a stick, leave a stick.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Flat, not wavy

That's what a roof should look like. Unfortunately, mine is not. For eight months in 2021-2022 I battled with the insurance company to replace my wavy, leaking roof. They would not pay for it, so I had to. Two weeks ago my neighbor called and said her roof is leaking. I live in an attached garden home which means we share one building but divided into two homes. So the whole roof was replaced 16 months ago. I went out to look and sure enough, it is wavy just like before. my roof is not leaking again but it could again in time.  Of course, the company does not want to replace it so here we go again. Eight people on the roof checking it out in four days already.

I finally got a card made for a sweet friend of mine. I sponged colors on a panel then added a Sizzix Flower Field die cut.

Bread is like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, July 10, 2023

One day behind

I meant to post this yesterday. It was a family weekend and when I got home I was waiting for my second wind to get on the computer and post this card. It turned out to be a one wind day, no second wind came.

This is a rub-on from 49 and Market. I love their products and use them whenever I can. This is for a friend who captivates me every time she makes a card. The sentiment is Gina K designs.

Never use GPS when going to a cemetery. It's too scary to hear "You've reached your destination".  

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, July 2, 2023

A little shine

First I want to thank all of you for your uplifting messages. What a wonderful community stampers are. So supportive and kind. I want to feel better and hearing from everyone helps. I'm just tired of politics, tired of storms rolling through day and night, tired of coughing and tired of being tired! Okay I'm done.

I made a card. My youngest granddaughter is graduating from Esthetician School Saturday so I used my new Magnetic embossing folder from SSS and their Holographic paper for a card front. The Celebrate is from Altenew cut from Anna Griffin foil paper. It was hard to get a good picture of the card so I hope you can see it. It is so overcast and that doesn't help. The celebrate matches the purple color at the top left but the camera doesn't like to show that!

Do not sit on the floor without a definite plan to get back up.

I will add this card to NBUS

Be kind to one another.