Sunday, August 14, 2022

OWL-WAYS FRIENDS


This image from KLM Digital Designs is called Owl Gnome and it will be perfect for some scrapbooking pages I want to make.
I printed the image and the sentiment onto some white card stock, chose some patterned paper for the background then chose my Prismacolor pencils to match the paper. 
If you're unsure about what colors to choose when coloring an image I suggest you try choosing some patterned paper first and then pull your colors from that - it makes it super easy.


I added the patterned paper to the right side of the front of the card base. After coloring the image I layered it onto some black card stock then added it to the card base with craft foam. 
I think I may go back and add some sequins to this one as there is now a spot of pink that has appeared near the sentiment and we all know that sequins can hide the little messes.


 Thanks so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Take care,
Susan


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Saturday, August 13, 2022

HELLO FALL


This card screams Fall to me - maybe because the letters are so big lol! Seriously though, the colors, the leaves 'falling' all over the card and the addition of the large letters. I made this as a card but as I write this post I think I'll take the panel and put in on a scrapbook page. I have the perfect pics from when the girls were little playing in a pile of leaves.


This is the last (I think) of that ink smooshing technique piece I made using Buttercream, Spiced, Cargo, S'mores, Eucalyptus, Orange Peel, Merlot and Apricot. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, adhered it to the card base then stamped the leaves from the Fall Calls for Lattes Stamp Set using S'mores in. The letters are from the Slim Alphabet Dies. I cut them twice from white card stock, adhered them together and then adhered them to the card. I cut them again from black card stock then adhered them to the white letters offsetting them just a bit so you can see the white.




 Thanks for sharing part of your day with me :)

Take care,
Susan



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Friday, August 12, 2022

HAPPY HOLIDAYS


I'm playing along with a fun Tag challenge over at StampNation. The idea is to make a card with a tag then tag someone else to make a card using a tag as well. We've been having such hot weather and combine that with my hot flashes I was wishing there was snow outside so I could run out there and cool off so I made a Christmas card.


I started by cutting the large tag and ink blending Oh Boy! over most of the tag then Something Borrowed and Blue Suede Shoes ink just around the outer edges. I cut the Polar Edge Die from vellum and adhered that to the side of the tag.
I used the Peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions to emboss a panel to add to the card base. The sentiment is from the Holiday Mix Stamp Set (one of my all time faves), embossed with white powder onto black card stock and popped up with some craft foam. A little black & white bakers twine finish the card.




Thank you for spending part of your day with me.

Take care,
Susan

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

INK SMOOSHED BACKGROUND WITH LATTES


Last week I shared a card where I made one big technique piece on mixed media paper and cut it down to a few panels and lots of leaves, pumpkins and apples. The panel on this card is from that technique piece.
I used the new Buttercream, Spiced, Cargo and S'mores ink along with Merlot, Eucalyptus, Orange Peel and Apricot to make this piece.
After the panel was cut with a stitched rectangle die I used a blending brush to add some Cargo ink around the edges then popped it up on a card base with craft foam.


I stamped the sentiment onto the panel using my mini MISTI and Midnight ink. I stamped it 3 or 4 times to get a good solid impression over top of all that smooshed ink.


I stamped the travel mugs and whipped cream with midnight ink, colored them in using a blender pen with Twilight, Sand Castle and Spiced inks. I cut them out with the coordinating dies, adhered them together then to the card popping one up with craft foam.


Take care,
Susan



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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

HOPE YOUR DAY IS HAPPY

 

It's a month of weekly challenges over at StampNation this month. These cards are for a number challenge where the numbers 0-9 are assigned a color or a shape or something you must use on a birthday card. My birthday was the 5th so I used the numbers 0 and 5 which meant I had to use the color red and I had to color my image.


I was only going to make one card but after I die cut the Circle Squared Slimline Die from black card stock to adhere to the white card base (above) I decided to cut it from white as well and inlay the leftover black pieces from the first card into the white die cut panel (below).



I used the Fresh Picked Floral Stamp Set for the flowers and greenery for both cards and I stamped a LOT of them. I had enough for these two cards and some leftover pieces for a future project. I stamped them with Midnight ink onto water color card stock and quickly added clear embossing powder. 
I listed all the ink colors I used below. I squished the ink pad onto my glass mat, spritz it with a little water and used a water brush to add the ink to the images. When they were all dry I cut them out with their coordinating dies.


These cards are a bit busy so I decided to make the area for the sentiments big to help give your eye something to focus on and lessen how busy the cards feel. (In my head this makes sense - I hope it makes sense to you too).
I put the sentiments in place popping the happy birthday one up with craft foam then adhered all the floral and greenery around them. Some are adhered directly to the card and some are popped up.







hanks for sharing part of your day with me :)


Take care,
Susan



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