Aug 30, 2016

Another late night showing

Nope not a movie but a late at night showing of a card. It seems my mojo likes to make a late night appearances.  So here I am at 10 pm sharing a card with you.
To make my card I started with a white A2 card base, some watercolor paper, a couple stamps from Concord & 9th and a stitched cover die. I stamped the flowers and berries from the Wildflower set from Concord & 9th in Versafine black onyx ink and watercolored them with Peerless watercolors. The greeting is from the Beautiful Words set, also stamped with the Versafine ink and watercolored as well. After achieving the look I wanted, I finished the card by running the card front through the die cutting machine using the Quilted Stitch Pattern die from Lil' Inker Designs.

I am entering this one in a couple challenges 


Simon Says Monday Challenge of 
It's A Stitch Up

Aug 29, 2016

The Heart Desires

Quick card share for a new challenge at The Heart Desires, the challenge to be inspired by this photo

What a gorgeous photo! 
To make my card I started with a white A2 card base and some watercolor paper and of course my MISTI. I stamped the images on the watercolor paper and masked off the front cup. After I got all the images stamped I used Zig real brush clean color watercolor markers to color them. I used the ScanNcut to cut out the image and popped it up on the front of the card. to finish the card, I added a shadow and greeting.
The cups and Succulent are from a Paper Pumpkin set and the greeting is from the Flourishes set from Concord & 9th. 

Aug 28, 2016

Oh Happy Day

Happy Sunday!
It's time for a new challenge at AAA Cards, It's all about a technique that is new to you and our sponsor is Stampendous and they are offering a $20 gift certificate.

To make my card I started with a Smoky Slate A2 card base, a white panel cut to 5 1/2 by 3 3/4 and a piece of glassy cardstock for the technique. The technique is spray starch backgrounds, which I used on her dress. To do this technique you will need some spray starch, pearl powders, brusho powders, distress reinkers, glimmer mists..anything water based, (Brusho powders used here) and some bundle wrap. You can go HERE to see how it's all done. It's a super fun technique and you get to use that spray starch that you haven't used for ironing in years to make some fun backgrounds. 
The image I used is Haute Wedding Dress from The Ton and a greeting from a retired Stampin Up set. I colored her with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress with the fun background that resulted from this new to me technique. Be sure to visit all the DT blogs to maybe learn some new techniques, I hope you will give this one a try.

Aug 27, 2016

Plot Your Revenge

Happy Saturday! 
I am up on the So Suzy Stamps blog today, sharing this card. Doesn't this image look like she is plotting revenge? I love it!
To make my card, I started with a Mint Macron A2 card base and a white panel cut with a stitched die. For the background I used a stencil and Mint Macron ink along with Clarity Brushes, I stamped the image Martini Lady in Versafine black onyx ink using this MISTI of course so I could overstep to get a nice crisp image. For the greeting I used Plot Your Revenge (which goes perfect with the image) I inked up the first line, "never go to bed" by itself and again using the MISTI I lined it up where I wanted it at the top of the card, then I stamped the lower part of the sentiment near the bottom. The MISTI is a great way to separate a sentiment like this and still get it straight on the card. Both of the stamps I used are from the So Suzy Stamps from the August release. To finish the card I added some enamel dots.

Aug 26, 2016

My Comforter

Happy Friday!
It's time to showcase another new release from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. This set  My Comforter is being released in our Creative Worship line as a bible journaling set but when paired up with Truth Quotes 1 it makes the perfect card for someone going through a struggle.
To make my card I started with a Crumb Cake  A2 card base and a sheet of watercolor paper. 
Last Friday I took a watercolor pencil class from Sandy Allnock and learned how to use my Inktense pencils a little more. I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx and then colored it with the pencils and smoothed it out with water. I masked off my image and then made the background wash by putting down water and taking color from the end of the pencil.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 23, 2016

Pretty Posies

Quick share for tonight, lately my days have been full so it's usually late at night before I get to sit down and stamp. Sometimes I share, sometimes I don't but I thought I would share this one with you since I made it for a couple challenges.
To make my card I started with a Strawberry Slush A2 card base and a white panel cut with my new go to stitched die from MFT's Blueprints 15. I stamped the posies and leaves from the CAS-ual Fridays set Pretty Posies and masked them to get the look of some behind the others. After they were all stamped I removed the masks and colored them with Copic markers. the greeting is from the Bold Wishes set. To finish the card I added some light blue stippling around the image.

I am entering this card in a couple challenges 

Aug 22, 2016

It's a Beautiful Day

To be You!
Love this Beautiful Words set from Concord & 9th, along with many of their other products. Greg and Angie are super sweet and such a joy, have you watched the crafty chat over at Online Card Classes with them? they are so fun! 

Now for the deets on my card. This for a friend for her birthday and she loves Coastal Cabana, so do I, it was a sad day when Stampin Up retired Coastal Cabana, who is with me here.
To make my I started with a Coastal Cabana card base and a white panel cut using a stitched die from MFT Stamps. I used Peerless watercolors to make the background behind the butterfly from the Floral & Flutter die set, and to paint a strip to cut out the word Beautiful from the Beautiful You dies.  To line up my stamping on each side of the die cut word beautiful, I used my MISTI of course, how did I ever do cards like this without it?
To finish off the card I used some sequins from Pretty, Pink, Posh.