Friday, August 18, 2017

Life is beautiful... that's the truth

I am going to share the card with you first and then a little story afterwards..

Yesterday night I had the first session of my "Carols of Christmas" card class and when we started I noticed that my little deer die was missing. I was sick to my stomach because trash went out 2x since I designed the cards. I just knew it was lost...

But then this morning when I got ready for the next class I found it hiding under a piece of cardstock that I use as background at my demo station

So that I was relieved is an understatement and because I was so happy I decided to make a card featuring this little stinker...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

You make me smile

You make me smile is another great sentiment from the "Colorful Seasons" stamp set.  I think I used it mainly because the background used on this card really does make me smile. I like the colors, the look of it and the technique... which you can see in the video posted here!

And yes I know I just used that "Pretty Label" punch yesterday... but it was perfect for this card... because I think it makes it look like a cloud a little... and... it was still sitting in the middle of my desk... begging to be used again... since it's fairly new to my collection ;-)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Today was a day to CASE

This morning I saw a neat card that I just had to CASE (copy and share everything)... but wanted to use other colors. The original was in blue.

Here is my creation for today...

Just in case you're wondering....I water colored over the stamped Daisy in Pumpkin Pie ink to give it a little more depth

I really love the Fancy Foil Specialty Designer paper... I think it was perfect for this card!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stamping with Embossing Folders

Today I re-visited a technique called "Stamping with Embossing Folders". Take a look at the background on this card:

How to:

- I used an ink pad and applied it to the raised pattern of the embossing folder
- then I used a second (darker) color and applied it randomly with a marker
- I then spritzed water over it all and placed a piece of watercolor paper over, closed the folder and applied a little pressure by hand ... no BigShot used here!

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