Had a great time today just spending time looking at the stamps I had and using some that I haven’t ever used. I was inspired, to start out with, by Kristina Werner’s blog post and video today “Masked, Blended, and Stamped Background with Distress Oxide Inks.” I had a lot of border stamps so I pulled them all out and used them. I used the same colors and when I got through it just looked like sewing to me. So I dug around some more and found some word stamps and dies and then made my own word “sew” from an alphabet stamp set and made the sentiment to fit the sewing motif. This was so much fun to do and I was happy with the results.
i wanted to try out Distress Oxides and was inspired by Angela Magnuson of Unity Stamps. I love her color combinations and I love the result. Simple and easy.
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.