Saturday, February 24, 2018

Peach flowers Birthday Card

Here's another card for the school staff stash:


  • The main panel is Strathmore watercolor paper with the edges distressed using a Making Memories distresser.
  • Stampendous flower stamp inked with Distress Embossing Ink and heat-embossed with Recollections EP in black
  • Flowers colored in with DOx in Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey, plus Cracked Pistachio for the photosynthetic portions (LOL...)
  • "Happy Birthday"written with a cheap paintbrush dipped in some Distress Crayon in Black Soot watered down on the craft mat
  • The last bit of my Perfect Pearls white spray (from years ago) squirted over the card.  (I tried to show this in the second picture).
  • The last bit of fine black hemp cord tied around the bottom.
  • Panel placed atop a torn sheet of K & Company DP, reverse side.
That's it!  Pretty good for a generic feminine birthday card to have on hand, and it was simple to make.  I bet it would look nice in yellow tones.

I'd like to share this with the folks at Fashionable Stamping: One for the girls.

CAS Balloon Birthdays

Made these last weekend after my youngest requested birthday cards with balloons.  I know these ideas are nothing new, but I sure like the look of these:

This is a little off-center, but I like it.  Adds a whimsical look.

  • Just inked DOx in Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves on my mat and painted the balloons with a paintbruush
  • String is a Faber Castell Pitt

I'd like to share these with CAS on Friday: One Layer Wonder

Lovely warm birthday wishes

Here's this little piece of flowery sunshine:


  • Cosmo Cricket resist paper inked with Magicals in Luminous Lemon and Color Bursts in Burnt Orange, Yellow Ochre and Lemon Yellow
  • Brown cardstock by Recollections
  • Sentiment stamp by Paper Trey Inc. heat embossed with Ranger EP in Potting Soil
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Cream
  • Tim's Wildflower dies cut from some scrap textured cardstock 

How lovely.

Made this a few days ago, just playing around:

This lady looks like my BFF's grandma, Grandma Sue, so I'll send it to her!

  • Library catalog card base pasted with Ranger Transparent modeling paste through Tim's Roses stencil
  • Card then inked with DOx in Vintage Photo and DI in Victorian Velvet
  • Tim's photobooth friend cut out and dabbed with alcohol ink mixative in gold
  •  Tim's wildflowers cut from one of Tim's paper pads
  • Stickles in Mercury Glass added to edge
  • Quote snipped from a book and glued on with Tim's Collage Medium in Vintage
  • Bird punched with a Fiskars punch
I'll share this with the folks at:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hearts with wings Two-fer!

Made these to play along with the current Twofer Card Challenge!

Supplies and notes:
"Hope" card:
  • Card masked off with torn Frog Tape
  • Card inked with DOx in Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio
  • Miscellaneous splatters of water and ink
  • Heart stamp by Blue Fern Studios inked in Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • "Hope" stamp by Verve Stamps (pretty sure NBUS) inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black

"Thanks card:
  • Card stamped with heart stamp in Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • Heart stamp by Blue Fern Studios colored with Distress Stain in Aged Mahogany then coated with Glossy Accents
  • Wings glittered using Glossy Accents with Stampendous Multi-fine glitter (NBUS)
  • "Thanks" stamp (might have been NBUS) from a Hampton Art set
  • "Thanks" lined with Pebeo relief liner in clear glitter
  • Edge torn and sparkly black Scotch washi tape added... hard to see on the image

Here is  the cute graphic for the Twofer Challenge:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trendy girly birthday

Made this last weekend and I am just getting around to posting it...


  • Stitched circle dies from Autumn used to cut scraps of DCWV paper from a pad
  • "Happy Birthday"strip cut from a scrap of DP from long ago
  • Worn Lipstick DI inked on mat and sprayed with water for watercolor splotch
  • Sequins from my stash
That's all!

I'll share this at the following challenges:

Layered roses

Hmmm... On the fence about this. 

I am still busting out pretty generic birthday cards for the people at work.  This was one of those cards that I could not make any decisions about-- couldn't decide if I wanted it on a kraft card base or white... couldn't decide if I wanted the sentiment in white or brown... I still think this card could have been done multiple ways.  When I am next lacking mojo but have time, it would be fun to revisit, because I actually love the roses and the colors and all of the individual elements-- just not sure I like the way they ended up here.

Supplies and notes:

  • Background panel is a Seth Apter stamp inked with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Ranger in Antique Turquoise EP on kraft paper
  • Layering stamps by Hampton Arts.  Roses inked with Dina Wakley Ruby Mixed Media palette, Barn Door DI, and Antique Linen DOx.  Leaves inked using ColorBox Glacier Lake, Peacock Feathers DI, and Antique Linen DOx.
  • "Happy Birtgday" written with a Zig Emboss-Writer on a scrap of vellum and heat embossed with Ranger EP in Potting Soil.
  • Main panel matted on a piece of brown Recollections cardstock.
I'll share this at JUGs, whose current competition inspired this card: