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.
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!
I received a beautiful handcrafted card from my sweet niece last month. I love that everything she did is of her own creation, no stamps, no fancy equipment, just her and her ink. A true artist. I wanted to share with all of you. Thanks Stacy! Love you!
My dear friend, Helen Stosky made this beautiful birthday card for me. I absolutely love this card, my birthday was a few weeks ago and I still have this card sitting up. Helen is a published artist. You will sometimes see her work in “The Stamper’s Sampler” I am always so honored to receive one of her beautiful creations. Please enjoy.
Helen said she used Gold to stamp the rose, you can see as the outline on the card around the rose and the leaves, she used Stampin’ UP! vellum cardstock to stamp the rose in white and then embossed with white embossing powder. She then colored the rose with a red marker on the backside of the vellum, and she did the same with a green marker for the leaves. She fussy cut the rose and the leaves, and popped them up on the card, added a part of a gold doily and she added pretty sequins.
I made an Easter Card for my son. I used Unity Stamps Lucky Little Ducks, Kraft CardStock, Stampin’ UP!’s Black Archival Ink and Prismacolor Pencils. Thanks for looking.
You will find Unity’s tutorial for their Lucky Little Ducks stamp set here: https://blog.unitystampco.com/2018/03/coloring-tips-coloring-kraft-card-stock/
I purchased some time ago card packs to insert pictures into, not realizing that I would have to cut down a 4X6 picture to even fit into the frames. I was so disspointed. So what do we do when we are dissapointed, we make lemonade right. Needless to say I purchased quite a few of these kits. I love the Noel sentiment on these cards. Then an idea hit me, stamp something to do with gardening for my friend and send her a gardening greeting. I will use the remainder of these card kits to customize these cards for each person in my card list. I won’t make them all at once just here and there. The kits are lovely, I purchased these kits from Stampin’ UP! and I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Gift from the Garden, also Stampin’ UP!. I hope you enjoy looking.
It has been much too long since I have posted, once again.
I purchased gift cards from an authentic Italian restaurant in River Grove, IL. They are amazing, and they do an amazing job with gluten free option. I also made a greeting card to accompany the gift certificate and showing here. I used my MISTI and double stamped the background in Stampin’ UP!’s real red ink, with My Favorite Things Gingham background stamp. I also stamped with Momento Ink the image from My Favorite Things Recipe for Happiness, I used the stamp set and the die, and I colored in the image with copic markers just a bit. Yes, I sewed the edge of the sentiment. I punch a bunch of little holes all around the edge of a sentiment using a guide. I hope you enjoy looking.