Monday, August 1, 2016

Artistically Asian Friendship card

I really like the sharp crisp lines of this lovely stamp set. The images stand on  their own without a lot of extras needed for a nice card.
After stamping the floral stem, I cut a circle mask in a piece of scrap paper and placed it over the floral image.  Using a sponge and some Blushing Bride ink I sponged inside the circle edge and blended the ink towards the center.  Then I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Stamp set: Artistically Asian
Card stock: Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink:  Real Red & Garden Green markers, Blushing Bride and Archival Basic Black ink pads.
Other items: Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Sponges

I found the design sketch on Freshly Made Sketches #247 card challenge.The sketch is below:


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hoppy Birthday!

Happy Birthday cards are so much fun to make!  I used the image from the Host Set in the annual catalog called Love You Lots!

The cute frog was stamped on Cucumber Crush card stock and cut out with paper snips.  The eyes were colored using a white gel pen.  
Two circles were cut using retired Circle Framelits. 
A gold foil heart was punched out with the small heart punch. 
The words "happy birthday" were stamped and cut out with  Itty Bitty Framelits (retired).
Of course, I had to change the happy to hoppy to compliment the little frog. I did this by omitting the "a" in happy and replalcing it free handed with an "o", drawn in with a black marker! 

Here is a list of supplies used for this cute birthday card:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fancy Fold Birthday card

I made this card for my son, who is an avid fisherman.  The pattern for the  fancy fold flap card was generously provided by Debbie Henderson.
I used the recently retired stamp set By the Tide for my card.

The two circles were cut with the recently retired framelits.
The next picture shows the fancy fold and the cut made on the top flap.

The inside was decorated  using torn Sahara Sand card stock for the sand and sponged with ink.

The shell, fish and seahorses were heat-embossed and colored with markers.

Retired stamps were used for the greeting and sentiment. 

I really like how this card turned out!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits die

Enjoy watching this wonderful video on using the Floral Thinlits Die. Then see the products below that you can purchase on my website to create your own projects.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Endless Birthday Wishes

I made this clean and simple  birthday card using the Endless Birthday Wishes cake stamp along with a sentiment from a recent Sale-a-Bration set.
The techniques used were masking and sponging.
Markers were used to color the cake and it was embellished with a Wink of Stella pen. I love how that pen makes such a pretty sparkle on a simple card.

I am entering this card in the Less is More card challenge to make a one-layer card using the theme "Time".
It's always fun to create something new with special techniques.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sprinkles of Life Birthday Pop-up Card

I was making a card for my granddaughter's  birthday and  I decided to use the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.
This is the card front.  The card is a tent fold.  I used Lost Lagoon card stock (retired) for the card base, and layered dsp on the front. I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to display the sentiment.

When the card is open the center pops up to display the Sprinkles of Life ice cream cone.
The ice cream was stamped on Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Chocolate Chip card stock using VersaMark ink. It was embossed with white EP.  The back side of the ice cream cone was stamped and cut out with paper snips.  The scoops were punched out and attached to each like piece to create a uniform-looking image all around.

I used the half-circle pop up card tutorial by Julie Davidson to make the pop up element inside my card.
The numbers were made with the Large Numbers Framelits by cutting three layers of card stock topped with the matching dsp.  They really add nice dimension.
Inside, the sentiment was stamped under the verse.  I love how this card turned out!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Artistically Asian friendship card

This is my first attempt at inking up the beautiful Artistically Asian stamp set. 
 I love the graceful lines and simplicity of the images.

I used Real Red card stock for the card base and cut an oval shape in the front to highlight the image.
Markers were used to ink the image before stamping.
The Asian letters at the top left were embossed with gold EP. 

The second photo shows the sentiment up close. It was embossed with black EP.

 I am entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches #244 card challenge. Here  is the sketch I followed:

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