Fearless Flying

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A quick and sparkly card today...all those little dots on the feathers are gold embossing...wished they showed up better in my photo.

Stamped the feathers in three colors, added the gold embossing and for something a little different...a rub-on sentiment from Tim Holtz.  A smattering of gold sequins, some distressing and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink:  Hero Arts Lime Green, Pale Tomato, Soft Lilac and Versamark
Stamps:  PTI Feather Finery
All the other stuff:  Hero Arts gold embossing powder, gold sequins, Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs, adhesive, foam tape, distressing tool

Challenges entered:
Casual Fridays CFC131:  three thirds
Splitcoast Stampers Color challenge:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals and gold

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10 Minute Grunge

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sort of feeling inspired today...who knows...there may be more posts yet???

The Addicted to CAS challenge is grunge.  And since I am a Tim Holtz fan...this tag inspired my card today:

Had to keep it a little more CAS than Tim's tag *grin* to qualify for the CAS challenge.  So I toned it down...a lot! 

This is also another entry for the CASE Study Design Team challenge...wanted to show another side of my art...grunge.  It also showcases my ability to do a one layer design.

Using my TH Burlap stencil and some Distress Ink, I inked in the background, varying the amount of ink over different parts of the stencil.  Next I used two different shades of Distress Ink and moved my TH Splatters stencil around on my card to overlap some of the areas.

The sentiment is simply stamped in black, then I added a rub-on down the left side of the card, a little game spinner and done!  Yes, I know...no smattering of sequins...what's up with that?  Well, just didn't want to spoil the grunge feel of this card.  And yes, it took all of 10 minutes...really quick and easy!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Crumb Cake
Ink:  Brushed Corduroy, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks; Ranger Archival Jet Black
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Stuff to Say
All the other stuff:  TH Splatters stencil, TH Burlap stencil, mini ink blenders, TH Remnant Rubs - Words, TH game spinner, adhesive

Challenges entered:
Addicted to CAS#37 - grunge
CASE Study Design Team challenge

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Butterfly Collage

Sometimes you need to push yourself outside your comfort zone and that's exactly what I've done today.  There were a few challenges that I felt could be combined in a fun sort of way.

Here's the inspiration for the CASE Study challenge:

And here's the inspiration for the Time Out #4 challenge:

Love the cool wood grain border image from Avery Elle...fun to play with!  Next comes a corrugated die cut tag tied with a bit of baker's twine.  The bird, stars and heart are all little wood veneer pieces...the bird and heart have been inked and heat embossed, the stars are left in their natural state.
The die cut butterfly has been sprinkled with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter which adds a subtle sparkle.  I punched a 2" circle for the sentiment and it's been popped up with foam tape. 

Yes, there's that familiar smattering of sequins again...just can't help myself *grin* and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Basic Gray, corrugated white, Echo Park This & That
Ink:  Avery Elle Lemon Grass, Avery Elle Raspberry, Hero Arts Black
Stamps:  Mama Elephant Say What
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Reverse Confetti Tag Me die, Lil' Inker Stitched Butterflies die, 2" circle punch, Studio Calico wood veneer, sponges, clear embossing powder, matte embossing powder, heat gun, baker's twine, Pretty Pink Posh aquamarine sequins, Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter, Tombow adhesive, foam tape

Challenges entered:
CASE Study #188
Time Out #4 with a twist:  I've used florals, twine, sequins and some of the same colors but created a different sort of collage feel with mine
Splitcoast Inspiration challenge

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Clearly It's Your Birthday

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wow, where did April go?  I've had so much fun as the JUGS (Just Us Girls) Guest Designer this month and really sorry to say goodbye!

What a fabulous inspiration picture we've got to work with this week!!!  So many options for designs.  Thought I'd have fun doing an acetate card for a change. 

Each of the balloons is die cut twice in coordinating papers.  So is the banner, but one is cut backwards (i.e. the wrong side of the paper).  This is so you can match up the front to the inside of the card.

Once those were cut, the sentiment was stamped on one of the balloons and highlighted with Wink of Stella.  Same goes for the little black stars on the banner.  Just couldn't get the right shot to show the pretty shine.  I added a bit of hemp twine to each balloon and attached the balloons to the card base with Scor-Tape.  The balloon with the sentiment has been popped up with clear foam tape, and there's little bits behind each of the banners too.

Then, I turned my attention to the inside of the card:

Pasted the same three die cut balloons and the banner directly behind the ones on the front of the card.  Then I cut another piece of coordinating paper for the inside verse.  You will see a bit of the banner or balloons from the inside depending on the angle you look at the card.  There's one more piece of plain white card stock on the back of the card too.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Hero Arts Acetate Notecard, Memory Box Brioche and misc. white paper
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons and Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Simon Says Stamp Balloons die, Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Banner die, hemp twine, Scor-Tape, kool tak clear foam, Glossy Accents

Challenges entered:
JUGS#238 - inspiration picture seen above

Vicki and Lisa...thank you so much for this opportunity.  Each and every member of the designer team is so talented and so supportive...I've loved being the Guest Designer this month!!!

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Wonderful Alcohol Inks

Time to jump in with both feet and enter a Design Team Call.  This card is for the CASE Study Design Team Call.  I love the diversity of the challenges put forth each week...so many fabulous muses!

My muse for my DT Call design is the uber-talented Deepti Malik.  Her style is amazing!  Here's her card that inspired me to make this card:

Deepti, thank you for inspiring me and for your sweet comments on my designs.  I truly treasure both your thoughtfulness and your amazing talent!

If you haven't noticed yet, I love playing with different techniques and styles, although I stay fairly true to the CAS form of design.

There's a wonderful technique over at Splitcoast Stampers called Faux Glass Flowers.  Since I wanted to use a wafer thin die, I ended up using Clearly for Art Modeling Film rather than recycling plastic packaging.  It is much easier to use a steel ruled die for this technique, but I like a challenge and made it work with a thin die.

My Penny Black die was well-taped to the film with washi tape.  It has to be well taped in order to run the die through your machine several times.  A thin metal shin really helps too!  There was a wee bit of trimming to be done with my craft knife, but it wasn't a lot.  I normally remove the negative part of this die when using it, but in this case it was easier just to leave it attached.

Next, comes the fun...playing with alcohol inks.  They've been collecting dust in my craft room and needed a little love.  I just used three colors on the flower and three colors on the leaves and stem; and blended until I was satisfied with the depth and look.

A bit of stamping for the border, a simple stamped sentiment and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink:  Hero Arts Black and Passion Flower
Stamps:  Avery Elle Woodgrain and More and Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Penny Black Rose die, Clearly for Art Modeling Film, alcohol inks, ink blending tool, blending solution, washi tape, Xyron create-a-sticker

Challenges entered:
CASE Study Design Team Call
CASology #92 - cue card - garden (there will be roses in my garden in a couple of months)
Less is More #168 - makes me smile (playing in my craft room and gardening)

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Fabric Like Dreams

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Having fun with a technique I haven't tried before.  I started by heat embossing the background stamp with white embossing powder on some water color paper.

Next, I used three different shades of Distress Paints and worked them into the flowers and surrounding branches with my fingers.  Once that was dry, I used paper towels and a hot iron to remove the embossing.  Had to repeat this a few times with fresh paper towels each time so that all the embossing was removed.  It left a really cool look...almost like fabric.  I think that the texture from the water color paper really intensified the look.

Then I cut out the tag shape out of the paper I'd just made, also cut a tag in the same Pacific Point and placed it back in the aperture.  Could have just stamped on the card base, but wanted the embossing from the tag to show through for a little more interest.

A smattering of enamel dots and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Pacific Point and water color paper
Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black
Stamps: Penny Black Sweetness and  Inkadinkado
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Reverse Confetti Tag Me die, Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint, Barn Door Distress Paint, Salty Ocean Distress Paint, white embossing powder, heat gun, iron, paper towels, Recollections enamel dots

Challenges entered:
Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge #475:  Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Pacific Point

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Subtle Optimism

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hello my sweet friends and Happy Easter!

Playing along with a few challenges today.  First off, I've used the gorgeous color combo from Colour Me #16 - pistachio pudding, blushing bride, calypso coral and a neutral.  Since I don't have all the colors, I've used similar colors of Distress Inks.

The three shades of Distress Inks were sponged through a stencil and lightly misted with water.  Then I added more droplets of water with my fingers.  Once that was dry, I dribbled some gold Color Shine across the paper.

Next the sentiment and little rows of triangles were stamped in black, I added a smattering of sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Distress Watercolor paper
Ink:  Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold; and Ranger Archival Jet Black
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Paper Crane
All the other stuff:  Memory Box Honeycomb stencil, water mister, Ranger mini ink blending tool and foam, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Tombow adhesive, Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine

Challenges entered:
Colour Me#16:
Splitcoast Stampers Mix 64:  mist, splash, spray, squirt
Splitcoast Stampers FS376

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Mixed Media Chin Up Buttercup

Friday, April 18, 2014

Guest Designer for the JUGS (Just Us Girls) Challenge again this week!  Lucky me...I'm having a blast with the challenges!  What a wonderful group of designers! This week it's the color challenge...we're using blue, orange and a neutral.

I started out by adding bits of Distress Paint with an eye dropper and then blotting them lightly.  Then I added a few more bits of the paint with a tiny paint brush...just dabbing here and there.  Next, using a Tim Holtz stencil, I added some gesso.  Once that was dry, I added the die cut vellum branch and the die cut sentiment.

A smattering of sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow card stock, vellum and SU! Peach Parfait
Ink:  Hero Arts Black
Stamps:  Mama Elephant Say What
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, WPlus9 Timeless Tags 2 die, Hero Arts Spring Branch die, Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, gesso, spatula, Broken China Distress Paint, Wild Honey Distress Paint, paint brush, foam adhesive, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Tombow glue

Challenge entered:
Addicted to Stamps and More #91:  anything goes
JUGS#237 - blue, orange and any neutrals

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Simply Wonderful

Hello my sweet friends!

I'm playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch today and the Runway Inspired Challenge who are teaming up for a two-week combined challenge:

Maile Belles had a really cute idea today over at Simply Stamped called divided panels. That inspired me to try that technique with my Simon Says Stamp A2 Curved Edge die. 

My black panel has been made by scoring with my Scor-Pal and then lightly inking with some white ink and a Ranger mini inking tool.  The flowers were simply stamped with the Verve Poppy Birthday set.  Don't you love those flowers???  One of my favorites from Verve!  The red poppy has been popped up on foam tape and the leaves have been die cut with the MFT Royal Leaves dies.  A simple stamped sentiment and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Poppy Parade and Basic Black; Memory Box Brioche patterned paper
Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black, Hero Arts Unicorn, Avery Elle Fizz, Avery Elle Cherry and Avery Elle Aquamarine
Stamps:  Verve Poppy Birthday and Mama Elephant Smitten
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Simon Says Stamp A2 Curved Edge die, Scor-Pal, MFT Royal Leaves die-namics, Ranger mini inking tool, foam tape

Challenges entered:
Runway Inspired Challenge #58 - Trina Turk
CAS(E) this sketch #73 by Joni Andaya

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Tagged Hello

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello my beautiful friends!

Feeling rather MOJOless these days...(is that a word?).  So in an effort to spark some sort of creativity...what better than to play along with a challenge? 

My card base has been embossed with the Stitched Rectangle die.  Next comes an embossed layer, followed by a die cut tag.  I die cut the Penny Black Rose die twice and popping up the pink layer on top.  A die cut sentiment, some string, a smattering of sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. and DCWV glitter card stock
Ink:  none
Stamps:  none
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles dies, Penny Black Rose die, Reverse Confetti Tag Me die, MFT Happy Hellos die, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, hemp twine, Kelly Purkey sequins, Tombow adhesive, foam adhesive

Splitcoast Stampers CC474:  Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Pistachio Pudding; and for dessert...no stamping

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Small Moments

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm thrilled to be the Guest Designer for the JUGS challenges this month.  What a talented group of ladies!  Our challenge this week is a technique challenge...water colored backgrounds.

My background has been created using Distress Stains and a water mister.  The background stamp was dabbed with three colors of Distress Stain and then lightly misted with water before stamping on my water color paper.  Then I simply dropped the three different  stains from a couple of inches above my paper to create the splats.

While that was drying, I inked the same background stamp with Versamark and clear embossed the card base.  Next, I lightly distressed the edges of the water color piece.  The butterfly is die cut from the same paper as the card base and kissed with some Wink of Stella marker.  A simple stamped sentiment, a smattering of gold sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  water color paper and SU! Red Rose
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Versamark
Stamps:  Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings and Hero Arts Fresh Cut Pebble Pattern
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Simon Says Stamp Leanna butterfly die, Picked Raspberry Distress Stain, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain, Dried Marigold Distress Stain, gold sequins, distressing tool, adhesives

Challenges entered:
JUGS #236 technique challenge:  water colored background

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Ah, very soon, I'll be enjoying hours in the garden, growing veggies, flowers and just generally enjoying the outdoors...yeah!

This is an example of how mixed media can be very clean and simple.  There are different mediums used, but it is indeed a CAS design.

I started out by stamping the veggies along the bottom of the card.  Just inked them carefully with two shades of Avery Elle ink.  That stuff is just plain awesome to work with!  Remember the old pigment inks?  Took forever to dry, easily smudged etc.?  Well, these are not your mother's inks *grin*. 

Next, I used Distress Paint for the watering can.  It actually does shine like metal, although the picture really doesn't do it justice.  Then I stamped the little water droplets in another shade of Avery Elle ink and added little bits of Glossy Accents with a toothpick.  More water droplets were added to the leaves of the veggies in the same way.

Stamped the smiley sun, the sentiment and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink:  Avery Elle Fizz, Lemon Grass, Raspberry, Mimosa and Sea Glass; and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental, Garden Fresh, April Showers and Creative Beginnings Sunshine
All the other stuff:  Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, Ranger Glossy Accents, toothpick

Challenges entered:
CAS-ology #90 cue card:  wet
Clearly Besotted challenge #10:  spring
Splitcoast Stampers MIX63 - spring/Easter mixed media

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Formation Flying

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time to use up some of the mountain of designer paper that I've somehow acquired!!!  How does that happen?

Had some fun with the MOJO Monday sketch...thought that was perfect for using up some of my paper.  My card base was stencilled with a bit of ink, some parts with more ink than others...didn't want it to look really uniform. Then I dry embossed some designer paper and matted it in black.  The sentiment banner has been inked in the same way as the card base.

The three paper cranes are just stamped and fussy cut in three more coordinating papers and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow, Gina K. and Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Hero Arts Butter Bar
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Paper Crane
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, SU! embossing folder, 1 1/4" square punch, scissors, MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX, Simon Says Stamp medium dots stencil, sponge

Challenges entered:
MOJO Monday #340:

Paper Players Theme challenge #190: three spree (use 3 of any one thing on your card)

Colour Me #15: striking - Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight

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Pastel Birthday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I saw my first butterfly of the season the other day!  We had an amazing day yesterday, but today is a bit windy.  Nonetheless, the snow is disappearing and that makes my heart sing!

Now, let's get down to some card making shall we?  The card base has been dry embossed.  I've been using Bazzill Marshmallow the last few days and have to say...love that stuff!  It's a great weight to work with and the shade of white...just perfect for this stamper!

The focal panel has some heat embossed butterflies in the background.  They're made with Versmark ink and Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder...subtle but so pretty.  Then, for even more sparkle, I added some Distress Glitter...oooh gotta say I love that stuff!  I've used some SU! Heat & Stick Powder to add it to my card.

Then the sentiment was stamped over top with some Versafine ink.  A little dotted butterfly, a sequin and done!

Here's what I used: 
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow and unknown designer paper
Ink:  Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  Impression Obsession (background butterfly), MFT Abstract Art (splotches) and Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons (sentiment)
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Memory Box Pippi die, SU! Heat & Stick Powder, heat gun, Distress Glitter in Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass, Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder, Cuttlebug Charles embossing folder, distress tool, foam tape, Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequin, adhesive

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown#287:  Soft Sky, Barely Banana and Pistachio Pudding
Card Concept #7:  butterflies (my style - clean and simple)
CAS(E) this sketch #71:

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Inlaid Happy Birthday

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Playing along with a few challenges.  This technique is one of the many awesome techniques from Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 3.

There is so much sparkle you almost need sunglasses.  The spray inks used to make the dots and splashes have sparkle, the balloon has been kissed with Wink of Stella, the background grid is heat embossed in silver and of course there's the sparkling stars...like I said a lot of sparkle!!!

The "happy birthday" is an inlaid die cut...let me tell you there are some dies that this is easy with and some not so much.  I questioned my sanity several times while putting this together *grin*.  In case you've never tried this technique here's how it was done.  The HB was die cut in black and then the card was die cut where it was to be placed.  When the card part is cut, there are a million (OK maybe not that many but it felt like it!) little bits that must be captured and put back onto the card.  See all those loops?  Take a sheet of computer paper/scrap paper and add rows of tape from your ATG, then place it behind the card stock facing up so that the sticky side is ready for the die cuts.  Carefully place the black die cut into the card and press down...it will stick quite well.  Now take all those little tiny bits and stick them back where they belong...this is where you may very well question your own sanity and mine for suggesting this!!!

Added a die cut balloon,  some stars and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Pool Party and Basic Black
Stamps:  MFT Abstract Art (splotches), Club Scrap (tiny splotches), Tim Holtz (grid pattern)
Ink:  Versamark
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, SSS Balloon craft dies, SSS Happy Birthday craft die, black hemp cord, stars, silver embossing powder, heat gun, Lindy's Stamp Gang Tainted Love Teal Starburst spray, LSG Whale Watch Blue Starburst spray, LSG Tibetan Poppy Teal Starburst spray, Wink of Stella silver marker, adhesives

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp:  birthday
Addicted to Stamps & More #89:  CAS
CAS(E) this Sketch #71:

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Feathery Hello

Friday, April 4, 2014

I'm so honored to be the JUGS (Just Us Girls) Guest Designer for the month of April!  Today we have a sketch challenge:

My card base is a standard A2 size.  Next I die cut the feathers and colored them with three different Copic markers.  Once that was dry, they were heat embossed in white.  Each feather is adorned with a button and some twine.  They are attached with glue dots on top of the feather and then another glue dot directly behind the button to attach it to the card base.

The sentiment has been die cut five times and stacked to add a little more dimension and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain card stock, SU! vellum and SU! Basic Gray
Ink: Versamark
Stamps:  PTI Feather Finery
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, PTI Feather Finery die, MFT Happy Hello die-namics, heat gun, white embossing powder, MFT Steel Gray buttons, glue dots, Tombow Adhesive, Copics:  BG01, BG07, BG11, white twine

Challenges entered:
JUGS235:  sketch challenge

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Mixed Media Tulips

A little mixed media today. 

The tulip image, which I love and has been sitting in a drawer for quite some time, was stamped in gold Delicata ink, as was the sentiment.  After several tries, it appears that my camera skills just cannot do this ink justice.  There's a distinct shimmer to the tulips and the sentiment doesn't look so washed out as it does in the picture...sigh.

Next, I heat set the Delicata before starting to color the tulips.  First I used a Distress Marker, followed by a couple of shades of Prismacolor pencils.  Then, some highlights were added in with a PITT artist pen. 

Added a smattering of sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K.
Ink:  Delicata ink in gold
Stamps:  Outlines Rubber Stamps
All the other stuff:  Faber-Castell PITT artists pens, Prismacolor pencils, Distress Markers, sequins, adhesive

Challenges entered:
Splitcoast Stampers MIX-ability Challenge #62: tulips in a minimum of three mediums

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Warped Sense of Humor

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Warning...I have a totally warped sense of humor...some of you may not find this as humorous as I do!!!  Bwwwhahaha

Yup, the cat's out of the bag...I do indeed love sick, crazy jokes...and do indeed have a very warped sense of humor.  When I saw this stamp...just had to have it...but it's been sitting around a while just waiting for the right occasion :)

Pretty simple card actually.  The card base has been dry embossed.  Then I added a layer of script designer paper that's been inked just a bit.

The laptop is a digi stamp that's been fussy cut.  Then, I stamped the sentiment on the screen, inked it with a Versamark pen and clear embossed it so it appeared to be more like a computer screen.  It's been popped up on foam adhesive.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K., unknown designer paper, SU! Going Gray
Ink: Versafine and SU! Going Gray
Stamps:  digi by Tiffany Doodles; sentiment by Riley & Company
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, Versamark pen, clear embossing powder, heat gun, scissors, foam adhesive, sponge

Challenges entered:
CASology week 89:  cue word - joke
Splitcoast Stampers WT473:  use something new that's at least one month old

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She Stood in the Storm

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A card of support for a wonderful member of Splitcoast Stampers who's working her way through a very difficult health issue.

I first placed the outline stencil on my watercolor paper.  Next I inked a background stamp with three different colors of Distress Markers and misted it with a little water before stamping through the stencil.  Once that was done, I used a Copic Multiliner to outline the stenciled image.

A simple stamped sentiment, a smattering of sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. and watercolor paper
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx
Stamps:  Lil' Inker Designs Stay Beautiful (sentiment) and Hero Arts Fresh Cut Pebble Pattern
All the other stuff:  TCW Mini Sally & Carly stencil; Broken China, Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire Distress Markers, water mister, Copic Multiliner, sequins, Tombow glue

Challenges entered:
Splitcoast Stampers CC472: Old Olive, Bermuda Bay & Navy
Splitcoast Stampers MMTPT296: for Kathleen
Virginia's View Challenge #2:  stencils

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