Friday, March 27, 2020

Hello Beautiful!

Hello Friends!

4/40 Here is another card from the K & Company Cardstock Pad.  I am trying to use all of the cards in this pack.  I know why I haven't before-I was probably afraid and then just didn't know how to do them justice.

I still don't know if I am doing them justice-but I don't want them taking up space when they need to be decorated and sent out (at some point).  

So this is what I did with this busy flower card base.  I love Tim Holtz paperdolls and colored her with my spectrum markers (which didn't take long to dry!).  I had a piece of vellum left over that I stamped the wings (Fun Stampers Journey) onto using archival manganese blue.  And a small bit of cardstock left over from die cutting some stuff.  The Hello Beautiful are word stamps from Stampin Up 2005.  

The expression on this angel's face doesn't fit the sentiment exactly and I think that's what makes it funny.  Oh I also took Glossy Accents and outlined 3 of the tulips to help balance the texture.  

Do you have any crafty things that you are trying to use up?  

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon #543 Leftovers-I used leftover vellum for the wings and left over cardstock for the sentiment 

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends--stay healthy and stay safe.  Good bye Beautiful! :)

Hello Card

Hello Friends!

I made this card using a K & Company card pack from a long time ago.  My goal is to make all the cards.

Here is my card 3/40---

The card base was already these flowers.  I used gold embossing powder around the edges and for my sentiment which is from The Alley Way Stamps Doodle Frames.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts: #343 Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends- Hello 6 feet away ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Smile a Whole Lot More Card

Hello Friends!

I am sharing my 2nd card out of my 40 cards I am making for Lent. You can read more about that here.

I used one felt flower and a heart brad and 3 little paper flowers and 3 little brads from my stash.  I always feel like a rock star when I use things I have had for a while. :)  I like the pop of color the flowers added.

The card base is from Amy Butler /K and Company.  Clear embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi and the stencil is Dylusions. And the the sentiment is from Stampin Up-not super old the set is Friendly Conversation. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-keep crafting! :)

Thanks Card

Hi Friends!

On my Instagram I showed a pack of cards and corresponding papers that I have had Forever.  And I am finally going to bust this stash! That's my goal anyway.

It's part of another goal-so I will tell you quickly.  In years past I have observed Lent-I'm Christian and more specifically Episcopalian. We have Ash Wednesday services and Holy Week services.  This year I couldn't figure out what to "give up" for Lent.  Or add as some people add something like kindness or collect one item a day to give away to charity.  My dear sweet father-in-law passed away also.  And then the corona virus which is a daily saga all in itself-my mind has been all over the place.

Then I think oh yeah it's Lent-and Easter is coming soon.  And the 40 days still hung onto my heart and would appear in my mind.  What to do?

So I work in one of the best places on Earth.  Although it is a small workplace-it is quite mighty.  And everyone there sent cards, and food, and surrounded me and my family with love.  So as a cardmaker I must send them thank you cards.  In addition of course to our  family members and friends who were very loving and mindful during this time in our life.

So I am going to be making lots of thank you cards and other cards because that's what we do. :)  So to fulfill my Lent "obligation" I am going to make 40 cards before Easter.  And a portion of those cards will be made from this set I bought a long time ago. 

Here is the first card.  I used a card base from the Amy Butler pack, vellum, rinestones, cardstock, and a pink paper from the corresponding mat stack.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp-and it's seriously one of my favorite dies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Daisy Chain: #39 Use Dies (Thanks is from Simon Says Stamp)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time stay healthy my friends :)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Wish Birthday Card

Hello Friends!

I made this fun birthday card for a friend of mine who's birthday has passed.  It feels like years but I think I'm a little over a week late at this point.  I was going to give it to her in person-but we all know how seeing people in person is going (not so well!).

My friend had taken a picture with a moon backdrop.  And that's how I was inspired.  This is a clay mold from a Finnabair mold.  Side note: I love making clay molds!  I have all sorts of shapes.  I like to watch tv and just make them.  LOL.

The sentiment: vellum and black cardstock and a Tim Holtz die (Thank you Jennifer McGuire for the vellum idea!) and a Taylored Expressions strip die and stamp.

I used Iris Potion Sparks Prima art alchemy paint which is now one of my most favorite colors.  It's so shiny and fun.  Actually all of the sparks paints are-and I'm totally addicted.  The moon is painted with Ginger Magic.  The clock is a bit of green (fairy wings is the name of that sparks paint).

The clock is a little wooden clock.  I used a key in the middle.  I also used Old Silver Finnabair wax with a Paige Evans Star Stencil.  The pink stars were in my stash.

And I used micro beads to fill in.  Here is a close up.  They are around the moon too.  I'm still working on making my molds smooth on the back.  So here's the truth-when I glue them down there are gaps.  I used the micro beads to fill in these gaps.  I glued more micro beads in places to even out the micro beads look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stencil Fun--the silver stars are made using a Paige Evans Stencil

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends--reach for the stars! :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Layout

Yay!  This layout was picked in the Top 3 at Stick It Down! :)

Hello Everybody!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day-although a little late in the evening.  Here is a St. Patrick's Day layout that was inspired by the sketch at Stick It Down.

I knew I wanted shamrocks-and I found 3 glitter foam shamrocks that were so old the adhesive didn't work on the back LOL.  No worries!  So I cut out more shamrocks from my silhouette.  The true green ones are distress ink mowed lawn that I inked on there.  And I painted the lighter green ones with Sparks Fairy Wings acrylic paint by Finnabair.  Side note-I love sparks paint.  I just sort of discovered them and they are so glittery and shiny! :)

When I was going through the St. Patty's day cut files I saw the light bulb and had to use it.  I cut out glitter green paper for it.  The title with the arrows are also cut from the silhouette on white cardstock inked with distress oxide lucky clover.  

Then I added some gems and used some washi tape to edge the middle paper.  Our pictures are from instagram.  So Fun! :)

Here is the sketch:

Here is the close up of the light bulb:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-yay green! :)

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge

Hello Friends!

I am so excited to share with y'all that I am a new member on the Rainbow Card Challenge.  This challenge is so fun-there is a color each month and you make a card using mostly that color.  

This month the color is Emerald.

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I love this color so much!  There are so many possibilities!

So here is my card:

For the background I mixed together modeling paste and a Golden Fluid Acrylic paint-Permanent Green Light.  Then I spread it through the crafter's workshop stencil 325S on watercolor paper.  

I used a hello die cut from Taylored Expressions for the main sentiment.  I inked the little background of the hello with distress oxide lucky clover.  The little sentiment is a Gray Muse stamp.  Lastly, I added 3 icy sparkle crystals from studio katia. 

Please go check out the other Emerald cards from our awesome team!  We look forward to seeing your card!

Until next time my friends...stay colorful! :)