Good Morning Magnolia

I made a card this summer for a special friend.  Hope you enjoy looking

I used Good Morning Magnolia by Stampin’ UP!  and Prismacolor Pencils.  I did need to do some masking to get the words to say exactly what I wanted them to say on the inside of the card.

Hello Spring!

Once again, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  Spring is upon us, and I am celebrating an incredibly kind and beautiful friend.  There are times we meet people and we just know the bonds of friendship are strong. I wanted to celebrate our friendship, and the coming of Spring, as she has had an incredibly rough winter.  I hope you enjoy looking.

I used Unity Stamp Co’s March 2019 KOM Gather Love.  I made a step card, and used prismacolor pencils, white, blush, pink, rose, light aqua, aqua marine.  For the leaves I used lemon yellow all over, chartrueuse, olive green around the edges, blend with chartreuse, grass green, more olive to tone down the grass green, some Indigo blue for shadows and a touch of yellow orange.  I decided to write her name on the tag just like a real bouquet.  In that back pocket is a gift card for a cup of coffee as we all need time to put our feet up, sip on a cup of coffee, look out the window and take a deep breath.

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Sunflower Birthday

Goodness, it’s been awhile since I posted.  However, my husband’s birthday was earlier this week and I decided to make a card and a tag.  I made this back in September and this time of year always reminds me of sunflowers.

I heat embossed the large sunflower I purchased long ago from Stampendous with versamark and espresso embossing powder.  I actually miss using stamps I’ve not used in a very long time. I then masked off the sunflower and spritzed with Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels.  Remember Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist? Well I still have a bunch so I’ve not tried the newer mists.  I used Yellow Daisy, Meadow Green, Tiger Lilly, Wheatfields, and Coffee Shop. I then used my Tombow Brush Pens, Jelly Beans Collections markers and a waterbrush.  I also used yellow stickles.  All cardstock is from Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, and Very Vanilla.  I made this card 6 X 6.  I’m actually getting tired of all of the small A2 sized cards.  I want something bigger.  I lined my envelope with some beautiful scrapbook paper that I still had here from a Creative Memories stash. They do have nice scrapbooking paper, and so does Stampin’ UP!  The tag, I did the same but lightened up a bit and I did heat emboss and mask off the sunflower, however since this was not on watercolor paper, (I used a tag I have from Unity Stamp Co.), I did use prismacolor pencils on the sunflower.  I am absolutely certain I would  not heat emboss an image again while using pencils.  Not that it made a difference but it was a little bumpy going over the heat embossing with the nice soft pencil.  I used pretty chocolate sequins from an assortment pack I purchased from My Favorite Things some months ago.  I glued those down with Glossy Accents. That is a wonderful glue.  I purchased a big piece of burlap.  I’m always and forever running out of twine, why run out?  I just pull a strip or several strips from the burlap, it works great.   Oops, almost forgot the butterfly is from Unity Stamp Co. Beautiful Birthday Wishes.

I hope you enjoy looking, and thank you!

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