Monday, March 28, 2016

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I had to make a sympathy card. I didn't want it to be somber because I know this wonderful man is heaven now and free from cancer. Hopefully, it brought a bit of cheer to his dear wife.

The image is from stubby stampers and is colored with prisma watercolor pencils and blended with a dove blender pen. The image is mounted onto a piece of green bazzill card stock and mounted on the card with 3M mounting tape. The background was embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing plate and then a yellow chalk ink was rubbed over the top of the raised image and a white wink of Stella brushed over that. The flower was done with a my favorite things die and once again the white stella ink is applied to the petals. A half pearl is in the center. The leaves were cut from a green flower. Yellow organza ribbon and a cream twine are tied around the top layer.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Flowers two ways.

Here are a couple of cards using the same stamp. Don't you love when you can get completely different looks from the same stamp.
She is colored with copic markers and her dress is paper pieced with one of my favorite papers from basic grey. The flowers are colored with copics but have lots of different sequins added. More basic grey paper is used for the background and a layer of ribbon which I took off a wreath that needed updating. 
Here is the next card.

I cut off the  girl and just used the flowers which are colored with copics. The dp is from basic grey. The ribbon is from Target's "Bullseye's Playground" Section. Hello is hand written with a white ink pen. A double bow was added at the base of the flowers so it isn't obvious that the flowers were cut off the little girl's hands. It works!
This stamp and some others are available on sale at Stubby Stampers.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Green Edwin

My son-in-law was born on St. Patrick's Day but is 100% Italian. So I have to make him a St. Paddy birthday card every year. He wants my granddaughter to play soccer so I chose Edwin playing soccer.

Dear Edwin is colored with copics. The dp and the Irish blessing are from Authentique. Two rows of green ribbon complete the card. Hope he enjoys it.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ice Cream Tilda

I usually don't do cards so fancy but this one just seemed to take on a life of its own.
I colored this Tilda with distress inks. I think I need some more practice but she turned out ok. There is crystal stickles on the ruffle and cuffs of Tilda's overalls. The lace is some leftover from my daughter's wedding veil that I made. The dark purple paper around the edge is suede paper. The next layer is from Authentique. And then there is a scrap of another paper. The shiny purple around Tilda is a die cut from Stampibilities. It is a rectangle scallop that I cut in half and overlapped one scallop to make it the right size. The flowers are from primaflowers and have half pearls in the centers. A few pink sequins are around the edge and a crinkle ribbon bow complete the card.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bunny Family

I got this stamp from magnalious quite a while ago and never used it. Easter is right around the corner so it was time to change that.
All the bunnies are stamped with distress inks. The grass was done with distress ink and a water brush. The sky was done with a wet sponge and distress ink. I can't believe how much distress ink I have and never use. I just need more hours so I can use up all my supplies. lol. The tails have little pompoms on them. The bunny paper is from magnolious as well. I tied some twine around the bottom and that was it. Pretty simple. And no coloring. Oh my!

Friday, March 11, 2016


I took a class at my local stamp store last night and had to have this stamp as it reminded me of the bunnies my mother used to sell. 
The stamp is from PrintWorks and is colored with copics as are the white flowers. All the pink and the flowers have clear wink of Stella added. The green leaves were one flower that I cut up to make leaves. The center of the flowers have half pearls for centers. There are pink sequins down the side. There are two rows of satin measuring tape ribbon along the bottom.

Hi ho hi ho it's off to work I go so I can buy more stamps that I really don't need but want. :)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hearty Tilda

What do you do when you open your mouth and put your foot in it - I send a Tilda card saying I'm sorry. She is colored with copics. The lace and hearts have pink glitter glue from Target's one spot on them. There sparkly candy dots down the one side. The gold paper is a scrap I had laying about as are the other dp's. The corners are punched with an EK Success punch and then some pink twine is woven in the holes. 
using gold, pink and green.