Thursday, June 30, 2022

A LITTLE NOTE


Terracotta with greens is such a peaceful color combination. I love it! And the way the stitching pops when the ink is blended onto the Double Duty Circle Dies is pretty cool.

I tore a strip of patterned paper from the Because Flowers Patterned Paper pack and adhered it to the card base. Next I added all the pieces of the Double Duty Circle Dies leaving the center one white then stamping a little flower from the Big Blossoms Stamp Set with Terracotta ink. I stamped the sentiment with Icing on the Cake ink onto white card stock then cut it with a die from the Notes of Love Die Set. I adhered that with some craft foam to finish the card.



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


Take care,
Susan


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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

BIRTHDAY FISHES


I colored the Fisherman Gnome from KLM Digital Designs for today's card. This set does come with some sentiments but I opted to use a different one.


I colored the image differently than I normally do. Typically I would use my Tombow Dual Brush pens with water but I decided not to this time. I wanted it to look like how I colored when I was a kid. One or two colors blended together and everything outlined with a fine tip black marker. I like how it turned out. I prefer to watercolor with the markers but it was fun to try something different.


I cut the panel using the second largest die in the Lawn Fawn Large 4 Bar Rectangle Die set. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs Chalkboard Frame Dies to cut a frame from brown card stock and interlocked it with the image panel. I added some fun camping themed papers from Catherine Pooler Designs to a card base then added the panel with craft foam. 
The sentiment is from Poppystamps Whittle Sealife Sentiments Stamp Set and embossed with white embossing powder on more brown card stock.



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


Take care,
Susan


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Monday, June 27, 2022

COUNTRY COWS LOVE COCKTAILS!


Last Minute Manda is sponsoring us at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB community.  I colored the Country Cows Love Cocktails and had a blast. Those cows are adorable!!



If you're thinking about doing some shopping then you'll want to join the PPCF group (if you aren't already a member) so you can grab the discount code to use at Last Minute Manda. 


I printed the images out onto some Canson Mixed Media paper then used some Catherine Pooler Designs inks and a water brush to color them in. I used a slimline die to cut the panel then slid the die down a little to cut just the one edge so I could have a shorter panel to add to my card base. I added some ink to some die cut letters then adhered them to the panel. I added a strip of fun patterned paper to the other side then adhered it to a slimline card base.





Take care,
Susan


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Thursday, June 23, 2022

LIFE'S A BEACH

 


Hello Cat's Pajamas fans! Guess who's sponsoring us over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Page! That's right! The Cat's Pajamas PaperArts is this weekends sponsor and is offering a nice discount for PPCF members. Not a member? No worries. Head over to the PPCF page and ask to join then have fun shopping.



I'm playing with the Life's a Beach Digital image today. I did some watercoloring and some paper-piecing and love how it turned out. 




I printed the image onto some Canson Mixed Media paper and colored it in with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I used some fun patterns from Catherine Pooler Designs Happy Mama Patterned Paper pack for the umbrella.
After coloring the image I printed the sentiment onto the card then cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a card base.


I love the sentiment on this card! 


Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me!

Take care,
Susan


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

LIFE IS BETTER AT THE BEACH

 

This cute Beach Gnome Girl from KLM Digital Designs is so cute and reminds me of my girls when they were 2 & 3 and would play at the beach with their sand pails. They would play for HOURS and have so much fun!


You may have noticed that I've been using my Tombow Dual brush Pens a lot lately. I just LOVE how easy they are to work with and I can take them camping with me without taking up a lot of room. Yes, I am that person who takes crafting supplies camping. I used to take a LOT of stuff but I have come to realize that I don't need it all. This year it's been the markers, printed images and stamped images and it's been working out great. I might take my Catherine Pooler Designs minis with me on my trip this week as they don't take up much room and they're fun to watercolor with too.
Anyways, I'm rambling. Back to the card.



After I colored the image and gave it a background I printed the sentiment onto the card. I cut the panel using the second largest die in the Lawn Fawn Large Rectangle Die Set then layered it onto a piece of black card stock. I added a piece of blue card stock to a white card base then adhered the panel with some craft foam.


I've linked to all the markers I used below except for one.  Marker #379 Jade Green which is one of my favorite colors. I used it on the hat, bathing suit and the flip flops. I couldn't find it for sale on it's own at a good price so I linked to the Landscape set which it is part of. The sets that I linked to all have one or more of the colors I used. 


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

Take care,
Susan


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Friday, June 17, 2022

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.......AND CAKE


I'm not a fan of cake but if a gnome offered to bake me one - I'd eat it lol. The Chef Gnome Cake Digital Image from KLM Digital Designs was fun to play with and I do love that sentiment even if I don't love cake. I know people that love cake so I'll be sending this to one of them.


I printed the image onto some Canson Mixed Media Paper and set about coloring the image with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I really, really, really love these pens. They are so easy to use, take up very little space and are easy to take with me when I go camping. It's a win, win, win lol.


I used the following markers to color the image:

cake: 991, 993, 062
icing: 992, 879
hat, beard, cake plate, boots and the ground N45, N75, N65, N60
pants: 407
jacket: 158
Background: 992

When I was done coloring the image I put it back through my printer to add the sentiment. Then I colored the background and the and the ground.

I remembered having patterned paper that had oven mitts and whisks on it so I found that and added a strip down the side distressing the edge next to the chef.
I ran it through my die cutting machine using the large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn then cut a couple of tags to add to the top. I stapled them together and added them with craft foam for a little bit of dimension then adhered the panel to a card base.



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

Take care,
Susan


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Thursday, June 16, 2022

KLM DESIGNS MILK CAN DAFFODIL & TULIPS


I'm not one for traditional style vases. I love the look of flowers in jugs and watering cans and jars so when I saw this gorgeous Milk Can Daffodil & Tulips image from KLM Designs I knew I was going to have fun coloring it.


I knew I was going to use my Tombow Dual Brush Pens so I printed the image out on my trusty Canson Mixed Media paper.

Here is the list of markers that I used.

Milk can: N45, N65, 977 and 879
Leaves: 177, 126 and 158
Purple Flowers: 533 and 565
Yellow Flowers: 055 and 993
Pink Flowers: 723 and 885
Background: 526
Base: N55

 

I cut the panel down using the largest die in the Lawn fawn Stitched 4 Bar Die set. Because I printed the image to pretty much cover the front of a card I opted to print the sentiment directly onto the panel. Once I did that I adhered the panel directly to the card base using LOTS of adhesive strips to help keep the card flat.


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

Take care,
Susan


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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

LET THE PAPER DO THE WORK FOR YOU


When you've got patterned paper as pretty as the patterns in the Because Flowers Paper Pack it's easy to let them do most of the work on your card. I love the color combo in this floral pattern and thought it would be perfect to take center stage.


First I cut a piece of white card stock to 4 x 5 1/4" then added some Whipped Honey ink by swiping the ink pad onto the card stock. I lined up the patterned paper where I wanted it to be then marked with a pencil where to cut it. After cutting the paper I adhered it to the panel with craft foam for some dimension t hen adhered the panel to a white card base.
Next I stamped the sentiment from the Because Trees Stamp Set lining it up with the edge of the patterned paper using Icing on the Cake ink.
I stamped some of the large floral image from the Big Blossom Floral Stamp Set using Icing on the Cake ink and the leaves with Spruce ink. I used Terracotta, Matcha and Sage for the filler stamps. I cut them out with the coordinating dies then adhered them to the card.




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

Take care,
Susan


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Saturday, June 11, 2022

CIRCLE OF LOVE


One of my favorite things to do with dies is not die cutting - it's embossing. I used the Double Duty Circle Dies to emboss a panel of white card stock. I taped the dies together and ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing pad. This pad allows the dies to make an impression into the card stock without cutting all the way through.


I cut the outer edge with my scissors then did direct to paper with Whipped Honey Ink. I used Shea Butter to go around the outer edges. I love doing direct to paper over dies - it makes the details of the die just pop!


I used Serene, Lilac and Crushed Violet inks on the card base. I swiped each one across the card base going for an imperfect look then added the circle with craft foam. I took the Lots of Love sentiment from the Because Trees Stamp set and curved it onto a block so it fit against the circle then stamped it all the way around using Icing on the Cake ink. It didn't fit perfectly around the whole circle so that's where I put the trees that I stamped with Icing on the Cake ink and cut out with their coordinating dies. A few sequins from the Hallerbos Sequin Mix finish this card.



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

Take care,
Susan


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Friday, June 10, 2022

APOTHECARY INKS FROM CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS


I sat down at my table to write some blog posts and had an idea for a card so of course I made the card. I wanted to use all 8 Apothecary Inks on a card and I had such fun using the small square block as a stamp the other day I decided to use the small rectangle block on a slimline card.


Starting from the bottom of the panel I 'stamped' with Lilac then Crushed Violet, Wintergreen, Matcha, Whipped Honey, Ginger and Apricot. I had originally thought all 8 colors would fit but I didn't do the math right so I used the Terracotta ink to stamp the leaves from the Notable & Quotable Sentiments Stamp Set.


First I stamped all 4 sentiments from the Because Trees Stamp Set onto the panel with Terracotta ink but I didn't like how it looked so I did some direct to paper with Terracotta then embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder and covered up what I had originally stamped.
I went to add it to a slimline card base but thought it needed a little something so I layered it onto a piece of card stock cut with the postage stamp die from the Post This Slimline Die.


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

Take care,
Susan


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Thursday, June 9, 2022

YOU'RE BEACHY KEEN


CC Designs is sponsoring us at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB community. Their images are so cute! If you're thinking about doing a little shopping at CC Designs then you'll want to join PPCF (if you aren't already a member) so you can grab the discount code so you can save a little and buy more - that's how my brain works lol.


Since I couldn't decide on which image to use I opted for a slimline card so I could use them all.


I colored them in using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens but sadly I lost the list of the colors that I used. As long as you use colors you like then you'll love the card you make. I cut the panel with the stitched rectangle die in the Post This Slimline Die from Catherine Pooler Designs then added it to a card base with craft foam. 
I placed the sentiment over the girls arm because I dropped the black marker on her when I was done and left a blob so I covered it with the sentiment. 



Thanks so much for spending some of your day with me!

Take care,
Susan



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