Sunday, May 22, 2016

You're Freaking Amazing

After I had this card almost completely adhered down, I questioned my choice of colors. 

Has that ever happened to you? 

To make matters worse, when it was already glued to the card base I noticed that I had it so off center it look ridiculous. I ripped it off and centered it correctly all the while wondering if I was wasting my time. 

Then I realized why I liked it so much and decided to just go for it. I created the background and the scalloped circle with distress ink and saran wrap. I couldn't waste the cool background. I was on a roll  last night until after midnight making these awesome backgrounds.....and I made quite a few!

Products used for this card: distress ink: spiced marmalade, mermaid lagoon, cracked pistachio and picked raspberry, Versafine onyx black ink, Simon Says Stamp you're amazing die, Paper Issues: snarky stamps: freaking sentiments, Spellbinders shapeabilities foliage and nest abilities lacey circles.

Maybe it will grow on me.....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May Swap Cards


These are the cards I created for my swap partners for May. The swap was actually called off for this month. It was optional for your group to go ahead and swap. My group chose to do just that. The reason it was called off this month is because we've had so many members that have had things happen that have prevented them from swapping. We were given the option of making "Angel"cards which are used when members can't swap. They use those cards to send to members who would otherwise not receive a card. You could send in as many as you wanted. One of my next posts will be the Angel cards I created.

For all of these cards I used the single rose die from Simon Says Stamp. On the two cards below I used the negative scraps from the flower dies.

Al the sentiments are from a stamp set called Get It Girl by The Ton. The only exception is the card below. The sentiment on that card is from the set Thanks For Being There by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank You

Be Yourself

I water colored my paper with distress inks and then I die cut the flowers.


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Water Color Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

For this card I die cut my sentiment out of paper I had water colored and used the negative on the card below. I used watercolor paper, Tim Holtz Distress markers and then spritzed the paper with water. I like to let my paper air dry rather than heat dry. I just like the look a little better. I'm never in a hurry and always have backgrounds I've created laying out to dry. I love how vibrant the colors turned out.

Happy Birthday

I really love how the colors turned out on the die cut. It makes me want to watercolor paper and then die cut a ton of sentiments to use later. I kept this card very clean and simple. The die I used is from Simon Says Stamp.

Last night I created 13 different backgrounds. Now to figure out what sentiments I want to use on them. I may even add more dimension to some with some more ink or stenciling. The skies the limit!

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