Saturday, February 17, 2018

Back in Action.....

I have been sorely neglecting my blog.......so I am going to try harder to post at least once a week! Here is a sweet card I made for my son, who had just been offered co-op or intern positions with both Relic Entertainment and Microsoft. He is currently at Relic until the end of April, then will start with Microsoft in June. Both are him living away from home for the first time!
This card was very simple but I liked this technique for the sentiment that I am pretty sure was a Tresa Black one. I stamped this sweet boy image from our Super Boy set, then coloured him with our Shin Han Alcohol markers. I added patterned paper from Stargazer to some Pacifica cardstock.

I sanded on the Pacifica cardstock where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, to expose the white core of our cardstock. I also added some new Blue Burlap Ribbon.


All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Super Boy w/coordinating Thin Cuts
Patterned paper: Stargazer
Cardstock: Pacifica; White Daisy
Embellishments: Blue Burlap Ribbon



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Super Girl

I am smitten with our new Super Girl stamp & Thin Cuts combo set, not to mention what I consider a coordinating stamp set, Comic Book Scenes background set.
I started this card by opening up our Volume 4, Make It From Your Heart How To pattern pages. This is the card pattern that caught my eye. I used patterned paper from Stargazer. Then I stamped with Comic Book Scenes with Blossom ink on White Daisy cardstock. I added lines to each piece with my Black journaling pen.

I stamped and cut out the strong Super Girl, then coloured her with my Shin Han Alcohol markers. After I stamped the sentiment with Ruby ink, I outlined it too, with my Black Journaling pen. Then I coloured the popped up POW with my Clear Shimmer Pen.


All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Super Girl w/coordinating Thin Cuts
Cardstock: White Daisy; Ruby
Ink: Memento Black; Ruby; Black Journaling Pen; Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Clear Shimmer Pen



Thursday, February 1, 2018

February is here already........

Happy February! I can hardly believe it is February already.....but, lets go with it.....like we have a choice! I have been creating with new products from our Seasonal Expressions from the moment they arrived. I think this is one of my all time favourite issues! Here is the first card I put together with Make Waves.
Mermaids are every where and I am happy to join in. I stamped this sweet patterned paper from Make Waves with the sea star image from the coordinating scrapbooking stamp set. 

*Technique Tip: I used the wrong side of the sea star stamp to make this solid image with Glacier ink. Then I turned it to the right side and stamped the proper image, over top, with Glacier ink.

**Tech Tip #2: I stamped the mermaid image on the lighter side of Bashful cardstock so I would not have to do any skin toned colouring.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, then embossed with Black powder. I coloured in the letters with our Clear Shimmer Pen afterwards.

The reeds are stamped with Willow and Emerald ink. My mermaid is coloured in with Shin Han Alcohol markers. I also added a sparkly amazing flower sequins from the coordination Make Waves Sequins and Gems pack.
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All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Make Waves - Scrapbooking
Paper: Make Waves
Cardstock: Crystal Blue; White Daisy; Bashful
Ink: Willow; Emerald; Glacier; Versamark; Memento Black; Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Make Waves Sequins & Gem pack; Clear Bitty Sparkles


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year + Seasonal Expressions

Happy New Year!

I was lucky enough to be at the launch of our NEW Seasonal Expressions in Portland, Oregon. I buddied up with Washington State Consultant, Amy Ulen again and enjoyed sitting with her and friend Karen. I declare that the 2018 Spring Seasonal Expressions is one of my all time favourites!

Here are the first 2 cards I created with products I was able to order in advance of the book's release. Just a huge perk of being a Consultant!
 This sweet set is the Making Waves - Scrapbooking stamp set. The Making Waves patterned paper pack is so whimsical with mermaids and ethereal colours. this set is simply FANTASTIC!

I did a little technique on these cards I call, Backwards Stamping! For the Sea Star, I used the wrong side of the stamp to stamp the star image with Glacier ink. Then I turned the stamp the way it was intended and stamped the sea star outline within the "backwards stamped" image! This stamping was done on 2 different patterns of paper in the Making Waves package.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with Black embossing powder. Then I used my Clear Shimmer Brush to colour in the word "Stardust". I coloured the mermaid with my Shin Han Alcohol markers and added the DIVINE coordinating flower sequins to her hair.

All supplies are Close To My Heart:
Paper: Making Waves
Stamp: Making Waves - Scrapbooking
Ink: Willow; Emerald; Tangerine; Glacier; Versamark; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Embellishments: Making Waves Sequins; Clear Shimmer Brush

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas cards in 3D

I have been neglecting my blog.....again! During my neglect, I have been creating some special 3D cards. Here is the 2nd one I posted, but with more of a description of how I made it.
For this card, I cut 3 trees from our 2017 Cricut cart, You Are Here, from Fern cardstock. Then I cut the decorations with Sea Glass Glitter paper. I scored down the centre of each tree and the decorations, then stuck them together to create this dimensional tree.

Behind the tree, on the White Daisy piece, I stamped the snowflake image from Christmas Borders in 2nd generation Sea Glass ink. The sentiment is from, Silver & Gold Cardmaking and is first stamped with Fern ink and then ghosted with Sea Glass ink. (Ghosting is stamping the same image a second time, a wee bit the side and above/below the darker stamped image.) I matted the White Daisy with Sea Glass cardstock.

I added various patterned papers on a Slate background and added a Silver Foil cardstock strip. This is a 5 x 7 card and in order to keep the tree three dimensional, it fits nicely in a clear plastic box, for mailing or presentation.
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All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Silver & Gold Cardmaking; Christmas Borders
Cardstock: White daisy;  Fern; Silver Foil; retired Slate; retired Sea Glass card & Glitter paper.
Ink: Fern; retired Sea Glass
Tools: You Are Here Cricut cartridge; Scoreboard




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

3D Christmas Cards

I love creating 3 dimensional items to put on cards. At Christmas time, I think cards should be over the top....so this is a class I have created to teach at home and at the Monteray Rec Centre. Each of these cards will be presented in a clear box, as they do not squish down to fit in a normal sized envelope.
 The first card has a very full poinsettia made from White Daisy and Sweet Leaf cardstock. The wreath underneath is from New England Ivy cardstock. All elements were cut with our Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I used retired patterned paper from City Sidewalks.
 The second card has a sweet dimensional New England Ivy Christmas tree with Sea Glass Glitter paper accents. I stamped the White Daisy piece, behind the tree, with the snow flake image from Christmas Borders stamp set. I used second generation Sea Glass ink. I also added a strip of our NEW  Silver Foil cardstock along with some retired patterned papers on a Slate cardstock mat.
Finally, the third card uses NEW patterned paper from Beary Christmas.The stars were cut from Art Philosophy then I used our Score Board to score each of them. I also used our Confetti Embossing Folder; White & Gold Twine; and Clear Shimmer Pen. I used stamp set Silver & Gold Cardmaking for all 3 cards. I stamped the sentiment with New England Ivy ink, then ghost stamped again in either Glacier; Sea Glass; or Sweet Leaf ink.



All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Silver & Gold Cardmaking
Patterned paper: Beary Chirstmas; retired City Sidewalks
Cardstock: New England Ivy; Cranberry; Slate; White Daisy; Glacier; Silver Foil Cardstock; Sea Glass Glitter cardstock; retired Slate
Ink: New England Ivy; Sweet Leaf; Glacier; Sea Glass; Shin Han Marker
Embellishments: White & Gold Twine; Clear Shimmer Pen; Clear Sparkles
Tools: Flower Market & Art Philosophy Cricut carts; Score Board; Confetti Embossing Folder


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fall has arrived......can I get a YIPEE!

Fall has arrived......my favourite season of the year. The weather cools off and the sun sets earlier and rises later....perfect for a night Owl like me. I have again been bad at posting on my blog, but will try to catch you up now.
This card uses two new items from our Fall/Winter Seasonal Expressions. The first is this beautiful Embossing Folder that I used for the base of this card. I embossed Fern cardstock, then rubbed coordinating ink over the entire thing. It is mounted on Glacier cardstock, which is also used for where the sentiment is stamped with Fern ink.

The die cut leaf is from new stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts, Falling For You - Cardmaking. It is a wonderful set with lots of leaf choices. The amazing Gold scalloped border was created with our fantastic NEW Gold Foil cardstock and Scallop Border Thin Cuts. I added clear Sparkles that I coloured with a Shin Han alcohol marker. 

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All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Falling For You - Cardmaking with coordinating Thin Cuts
Cardstock: Gold Foil; Fern; Glacier
Ink: Fern; Shin Han Alcohol Marker
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles
Tools: Scallop Border Thin Cuts