Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I Brake for Inky Backgrounds!

I was looking at this very neat Grand Canyon scene stamp and I thought that I could make a really great masculine notecard if I just stamped it over an inky background.



I used beige and brown Distress Oxides in the background, smooshing them up from my craft mat onto watercolor paper. I dried between layers and also added a little orange to suggest the color of the rocks at the Grand Canyon.  

When dry, I just stamped over top with a crisp black ink.  I matted this in navy blue.  I think I could send this to any guy for any occasion. I’m so happy to have a card like that in my stash!

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

I Brake for Beautiful Blue Flowers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another of the flowers from the beautiful full sheet called MS49.  I was in the mood for some blue flowers and I chose some navy paper to accent it.


As I often do...(or rather DON'T do) I couldn't decide what occasion I wanted this card to be for.  It might become a birthday, sympathy or simply a "thinking of you" card in the future.


The white background paper is actually embossed though it's rather difficult to see in the photos.  The one below is the best that I could get.




Monday, February 17, 2020

I Brake for Flowers!

Hello!  I have a very pretty card to share today, and I used an older medium, Perfect Pearls! I am convinced that they are making a comeback, and I think that this detailed stamp set is the perfect style for them.


I stamped my flower on the background with Versamark ink and then used Gold Perfect Pearls.  After brushing off the excess, I spritzed the card with water to set the medium.  



For the focal point, I heat embossed the same flowers with gold embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I wet the cardstock and then sprinkled Cobalt Brusho Powders over top.  I let this dry naturally so I would get variations in the colors.  

I left a spot in the upper left of the focal area for my sentiment. I wasn’t sure if I would use this for a birthday card or maybe even a Sympathy card, if a need arises.  I also did a bunch of Perfect Pearl backgrounds with the different flowers from this sheet so I have more cards to create in the future.




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Saturday, February 15, 2020

I Brake for Beautiful Daisies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card Spring-like card.  
I don't mind winter but around this time of year we occasionally get a nice 50-60 degree day and it makes me long for Spring.



I really like this sheet of stamps because it's a nice selection of Flowers and Fall stamps.  I can't wait until my daisies come up.  It's usually around 4th of July.


I haven't finished the inside because this card could be used for so many occasions.  I'll wait until something comes up and do it then.



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I Brake for Valentines!

Hello! I would love to share two Valentine Cards I made using stamps that are not created for Valentines.  The first is one of the newer stamps in the store, Huge Floral Background.  And it is huge at about 4.5 by 6.5 inches.  The second is the little snowdrop from Bubble Wrap, Lattice and Flower Sheet.  And lastly, the Love sentiment from Wedding Sheet.



First, I stamped the background in light pink.  I die cut out a heart in the center, and saved the heart for my second card.  I stamped, simply colored and fussy cut the snowdrops.  Here, I glued the base of the flowers down, but used dimensional foam tape to pop up the blooms over an embossed white background.  The entire panel was placed a light green card base, and I added a die cut sentiment.  


I could not just throw out the pretty heart, so I stamped the word LOVE on it, put three gems under and popped this up on an embossed background.  I think the simple detail of matting in black, and adding some sparkly silver ribbon, really makes this card pop.

I have already sent these cards out as Valentines, but I think they could also make a nice wedding card, or birthday card, if you just changed the color of the background stamp to suit your needs.

I hope that YOU have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  Thanks for visiting as we love to share our love of stamping with you!



Saturday, February 8, 2020

I Brake for Birthday Roses!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.

I've used June Rose.

I think I'll send this to my sister-in-law.
She's the next birthday up in our family.


The sentiment is from the Every Day Phrases set.  The most useful set I've EVER owned!!  I believe there are over 40 verses in the set.  You'll grab it nearly every time you make a card.




Wednesday, February 5, 2020

I Brake for Dancing Ducks!

Hello!  I hadn’t yet used this cute duck image from the Mostly Mice stamp set, and I needed a birthday card for a young person, so I thought I would use it with a funny saying. 



I colored the image simply with alcohol markers and then used a die to cut an aperture in some fun patterned paper.  I stamped the funny sentiment from the Monster Mash set with blue ink onto some yellow cardstock.

I like mixing and matching sets, and I do think this is pretty funny.  I hope it will bring a smile to the face of the little boy I will be giving to!

Thank you for visiting!



Saturday, February 1, 2020

I Brake for Elvis!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card.
I used half sheet Elvis Part 2.
The sentiment was printed from my computer.


Inside I used Every Day Phrases.
There are so many wonderful sayings in this set.  It's probably my biggest "go to" set I own!


My husband and I are going to a dinner and wine pairing at a winery to celebrate this year.  What are your plans?