This card was made for Live Love Cards Encouragement Cards for Foster Children. I love making these cards because they are fun to do.
This card was inspired by a technique I was trying that I saw on Stamp Nation using Faber Castell Gelatos and stencils. I applied several colors of blue gelatos and blended them with my fingers. Then used a Hero Arts Stencil (Waves) and sponged water onto the stencil. It removes the color and it ended up looking like wind. So I went on from there to finish the card.
- Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2017 for the sentiment and the rain. I embossed the rain drops with Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Embossing powder. For the inside of the card I painted a rainbow and used another stamp from the Hero Art’s set, “Learn to Dance in The Rain”
- Stampendous Spring Short Stack stamp set.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Flowers/Showers
Simon Says Stamp- Work It Wednesday
My second attempt with my new Altenew markers
Trying out my new Altenew Markers. I love them. This is my first time using alcohol markers.
Inspired by Jennifer McGuire Layered Stamping using Versamark ink and Perfect Pearls. Takes a little practice wasn’t quite as easy as it looked. I used Altenew Peony Bouquet, white perfect pearl and Altenew Crisp Inks in Paper Bag.
Directions on Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube video “Pearlized Stamp Layering.
Here is a card I made for my husband using Chibitronics. I think that is how you spell it. You build a little circuit under the card front. Lots of fun. Click on the link below for video of the lighthouse lighting up. These little kits are great and have really good directions.
A Christmas card made from the Candy Cane Lane SOA Collection.
Today I sent 22 cards that I have made and sent to two organizations that distribute cards to those who need some cheering up. Love doing this since it gives me lots of practice and I feel like I am doing something worthwhile.
These are all from the My Favorite Things Happy Panda stamp set. I love it. I made these cards for an organization that puts on Birthday Parties for Homeless children and also another organization that makes up little kits with a encouraging card for Foster children who are waiting to be placed. Im going to make a lot more of these because they are fast and don’t require a lot of coloring and they turn out adorable.
Two more Christmas Cards today. Trying to get enough so I can donate some to the Meals on Wheels organization. The first one I stamped the sentiment and embossed in white. Then I stamped foliage from Catherine Pooler Designs Merry and Bright Boughs stamp set and Hip Holidays and Candy Cane Lane. I watercolored with some inexpensive metallic watercolors. I wanted a little more gold so the second I embossed the foliage in gold as well as the sentiment. I painted the leaves and berries. On this one, I messed up. Flecks of gold emboss in the wrong place and white ink where it shouldn’t be. So I decided to flick some of the gold water color with a brush, That wasn’t enough so I sprayed with Hero Arts gold shimmer spray. I actually liked it in the end. Again without over thinking, I just did whatever and it is amazing what you end up with.
This was the messed up one. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
Catherine Pooler of Stamp Nation had a video where she and another person did a card in 15 minutes from start to finish. Since it takes me quite a few hours to complete a card I decided to try and do it by using simple techniques. Here are two I did and actually they only took 10 minutes. Mostly because I wasn’t worrying about making them for anyone special. It was amazing. I obviously stress out too much normally which just takes more time.
Both cards I stenciled a partial background, stamped a large sentiment and added stamped and die cut embellishments. On the third card I just sponged distress ink on the leaves and pumpkins and it was a lot faster than stamping and cutting.