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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Birthday Shaker

I made a fun birthday card last month, I was inspired by another creative coach’s creation.  I love this adorable set, Stampin UP!’s Balloon Adventures and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit dies.  I used all Stampin UP! cardstock. I actually had planned to cut the balloons out in black cardstock and glue them on, but I decided to color the white cardstock instead with a black marker and go over it with a wink of stella.  I  used a gold metallic marker. I used gold cardstock and I even had gold envelopes from a project I’d completed earlier.  I did not have black and gold sequins that I thought I had, so I used black sequins as well as sequins from the chocolates collection from My Favorite Things.

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Bon appetit!

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.

Bon appetit!

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Card of Encouragement

Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted, life has kept me pretty busy these past couple of month.  I made a card of encouragement for someone last week.  I used Unity Stamp Eventually All The Pieces set, Stampin’ UP! thick cardstock for the cardbase which I absolutely love, also copic markers and I realized I don’t have any pure yellows in copics, that’s a need to run to the craft store right! And that makes me feel happy.  Also stickles for the center of the flower.  I hope the pretty sparkly center comes through in the picture.  I also used My Favorite Things BluePrints.  Thanks for looking.

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