Friday, March 24, 2017

another alligator card

I instructed this Joy fold card at my Sisters in Stamping group this past Wednesday.  This is the first time I have made this Joy fold in a vertical fashion. I used velcro to help keep it closed. I just love these funny stamps from Fun Stampers Journey.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Punny Punny

I signed up for the Bloom Box program at Fun Stampers Journey. Each month an exclusive stamp set and the materials to make 4 cards are sent to your house for only $24.95, plus tax and shipping. You can see the stamp set for the month you are joining by opening the tab called "Bloom Box" on my page. (link above) You must agree to accept shipments for six months. The next five months will be a surprise. I love surprises and I really thought the March stamp set "Punny Punny" was really something to smile about. Here are the first two cards from the kit. If you know me, you know I have to change something even the first time. I decided to mask the answer to the question of the pun and stamp it not he inside of the card. If you gots to know, follow the links above to see this month's Bloom Box.Also the alligator card called for the same kind of sequins that are on the pepper card, but I chose to leave them off. The kit comes with a full color direction booklet. This month's had 11 pages, including two tips and techniques. The technique of embossing with plastic stencils was new to me.

Not only will this stamp set be a fun one to send to kids, I expect to use it for thinking of you, sending a smile to my adult friends and family, too. Come back in a day or two to check out the remaining two cards.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey die Heart Strip

Here is a card I will be making with my Sisters in Stamping this week using my new Fun Stampers Journey die set Heart Strip (DI-0267). The sentiment stamp is an old TAC one from my stash.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sisters in Stamping

Here is the card that my "seestahs" made today at our meeting. Thanks Ann Marie for designing the card and lining up the stamps perfectly on the MISTIs and thanks Sandy for bringing the extra set of stamps and MISTIs so the lines were not too long. The image is from a Tim Holtz Stampendous set called Flower Garden. I watercolored the flower with watercolor pencils. I am so lucky to have these ladies to play with every Wednesday afternoon!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Glittery card

Some time ago I colored a page in an adult coloring book and tore it out thinking that it could be used on a card sometime. As I was going through my pile of stuff today, I found that page and cut it down, mounted it on white card, covered it with double sided tape and added fine iridescent glitter. Then I cut it down further and used Stazon royal purple ink- MISTI really came in handy here to reapply until it was dark-to add the sentiment. Thank goodness for a Swifter dusting sheet to get rid of most of the excess glitter! I think glue spray adhesive would have been the better way to go than the double sided tape, but my can's nozzle was clogged and I couldn't wait to get this done. Ever get an idea and have to go with it right then even though there are other things you should be doing?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Isabella card

So hard to believe that my youngest grand baby is turning two next week! Anyways, here is the card I made for her. (I actually forgot to snap pictures of it before getting it in the mail, so my son had to do that for me after he received it.)

I used designer paper I have hung on to forever and cut out the monkey and toucan from another piece, then traced the number 2 from a printed one using a light box before coloring and cutting it out. The letters were stamped, colored and cut out, then I brushed Diamond Glaze by Judikins over the name and the palm tree.

Here's the inside:

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Shape card from Online Card Class Wildcard Day 1

I used the Stamping' Up Bigz die called "Top Note" to make this shape card, cutting two pieces of pure luxury card stock, then blending distress ink colors fossilized amber, carved pumpkin, and fired brick. The sentiment was stamped with Memento rich cocoa.