Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just Stamp, stamp and stampin!

I did a few get well cards and sympathy cards this week-end.  These are a lot easier to make when you do not need them.  I would suggest you make as many of these to have on hand as you can.  We all need these from time to time, so much easier if they are already made!  Here is what I made:



This card was pinned from pinterest, not sure who the original creator is.  The flower is cut out in three parts for a 3 dimensional effect.  I used Crystal effects for the middle of the flower.  It gave it that glossy finish.    I think this is one of my favorites.



This card was cased from Brandy's cards.  The background was stamped with the hardwood background stamp and the image of the Lotus flower is Stampin Up! 3 step stamp 'Lotus Blossom'  It looks like a Tulip to me, but whatever.  A flower is a flower.  :-)  I like it what ever it is.  I tore the paper on both the Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock.  I also stamped the flower on the envelope.

This card shows the shadow technique.  I stamped this with versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I also stamped slightly to the right with Sahara Sand ink to create the shadow effect.  Take a sponge  with Sahara Sand ink and sponge around the oval.  Ta da........


Happy Stampin!           :-)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Happy Thing stamp set

I almost past on this stamp set.  Now I am so glad I got it.  The Humming bird is sooooo cute!  I like the lemon too.  I can see some more cards with that coming up using a masking technique.  I got this idea from Pinterest.  Anyway here is my card:



Such a simple card, but so cute!  Sometimes less is better.  I used Black Memento ink to stamp my humming bird.  I colored her in with my blendabilities in Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  Sadly Stampin Up has discontinued these because of some supplier issues, but you could also use Stampin write markers to color her in.

I used our circle framelit in the big shot for both the humming bird and the card stock.  Popped it up with our dimensionals.  Simple but cute... and dont forget the envelope.

I also used the stamp set 'Butterfly Basics' for the fern and the sentiment.  Until the next post happy stampin!   

:-)

Retiform Technique

This is a fun technique!  Below is a picture of a feminine and masculine card using this technique:  Notice the envelopes.....



You simply take a scratch piece of card stock with a straight edge and sponge color onto your card creating a grid.  I used Crumb cake on Whisper White card stock.  Then sponge around the edges.  (I only did this on about half of the card to leave room for the 'Happy Birthday')  I then used post it notes for each section and stamped.  (Each section at a time)  You can see I created 5 sections on each card, but you can do as many or as little as you want.  Here are some close ups:

The feminine version
And.....

 The masculine version...Ta Da  Drum roll please.  It is always hard to do masculine cards, we have so many flowers.  

Fun technique, give it try

:-)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Playing In My Craft Room


Great way to use up scraps of DSP!  Just glued them on in different directions allowing about a 1/16" white space in between.  Makes a great background.  The stamp set I used is 'Big Day' that I colored in with Blendabilities.  Unfortunately they have been discontinued, but you could also use Stampin up! Markers or a blender pen.

These were fun to make.  A little time consuming, but I like the way it turned out.  Now I have to do something with the inside and envelope.  More playing to come.

:-)

Last night we went out to paint on canvas at Sketch and Sip: 

Brenda, Christina, Toni and Cherie

This same group will be stampin tonight.  I wonder what we will stamp......hmmm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Happy Birthday

Our son and daughter-in law are celebrating their birthdays.  Below are the cards I made for them. 


They are celebrating their birthdays only a month apart.  One in March and one in April.

 For Anne Marie's I used the stamp set Butterfly Basics and butterfly thinlets.  For Scotty beside punches and string that I colored gold (and got all over my fingers  :-) ) I used the retired stamp set HBD Cupcake for the sentiment and....
'Big on You' stamp, which I embossed in black and 'Big Day' which I colored in with our Stampin Write Markers.  I also purchased a pick from our local music store and used a glue dot to put on the card by the strings (not pictured)

Happy Stampin  :-)