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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Birthday: Forest with Tarnished Foil



I saw this technique on SCS and just had to try it.  It takes quite a few steps, but it is quite easy.  

  • I covered a piece of card stock with foil.
  • I lightly coated the foil with Staz On.  
  • I stamped the bushes with Versa Mark and then embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • I lightly coated the foil with Staz On again.
  • I embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.
  • I lightly coated the foil with Staz On again.  
  • I lightly coated the foil with Versa Mark and then embossed with silver embossing powder.  
I think I will try using copper embossing powder next time for an additional layer.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gift Card: Prettied Up with Wetlands





A prettied up gift card holder on the inside of the card.  The front is watercolored to create a scene.  The sentiment was stamped on the first attempt (haha) and put up on dimensionals.  The MEA-MFT card is not a gift card; it is my union card.  Wear it proud!

Colors:
Pistachio Pudding
Black
Mossy Meadow
Pear Pizzaz
Bermuda Bay
Strawberry Slush
Tangerine Tangelo
More Mustard

Stamps:
Thoughtful Branches
Work of Art

Other:
Prettied Up Gift Card die
Versa Mark
Black embossing powder



Monday, February 12, 2018

Thank You: Embossed Front

 A friend is running for a state legislative seat and needed some thank you notes.  I wanted a clean and simple look.  I used Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadows, and white for the colors.  The stamp is from Lovely Amazing You for the inside of the card.  







Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sympathy: Thinking of You Silhouette Poppies


Another sympathy card.  I watercolored the background, die cut the opening and the poppies, and tucked the poppies into the frame.  Love the simple design.

Colors:  
Black
Brusho watercolor powders

Stamps:
Wetlands
Beautiful You (for inside)

Other: 
Stitched outside die
Poppies die
Stitched Whirl Background die




Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine's: Match books with Conversation Hearts





Last year I made my grandson's last valentines.  This year I added a different grandson and a granddaughter to the list!  Since I had so many to make (70), I made the design very simple.  I created a match book and stapled the conversation hearts in.  The heart on the front was printed on the computer and punched out.  Easy peasy!









Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sympathy: Dragonfly on Wall


The wall used embossing paste with Sahara Sand added and a stencil.  The dragonfly was layered on watercolor paper using watercolor powders. Wink of Stella was added for the glittery shine.

Colors:
Brusho Watercolor powders
Crumb Cake
Early Espresso
Basic Black
Old Olive

Stamps:
Mini Tags, ODBD

Other:
Dragonfly Dreams dies
Embossing powder
Stencil
Wink of Stella
Punch for leaf








Sunday, January 14, 2018

Birthday: Northern Lights Using Watercolor Powder


I am still loving the Brusho embossing powders for an explosion of color.  The trees are heat embossing with black embossing powder, which gives the trees a 3-D feel.  

Colors:
Black
Brusho watercolor powders

Stamps:
Wonderland
Tabs for Everything
Gorgeous Grunge
Dot Letter Alphabet Set (1988 Hero Arts set)

Other:
Watercolor paper
Silver washi tape
Black embossing powder

Baby: Tickled Pink with Pop-Up Gift Card Holder






A co-worker just had a baby; this card is for the gift card and the staff's blessings.  The background is embossing paste.  The bear was stamped and fussy cut very closely to the line.  Then another bear was die cut for the background on the bear.  The pop-up on the inside is a die from Lawn Fawn.  I love the pop-up gift card holder because the card doesn't get in the way of all the writing in the card.  

Colors:
Powder Pink
Wisteria Wonder
White

Stamps:
A Little Wild
Bundled Baby

Other:
Pop-Up Gift Card Holder (Lawn Fawn)
A Little Wild matching dies
Bakers Twine
Punches
Embossing Paste
Stencil


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas: CAS Watercolor with Evergreen Window


I discovered this wonderful die from memoryboxco.com.  The watercolored background is perfect for a clean and simple card.

Colors:
White
Brusho watercolor powders - Ultramarine and Turquoise
Night of Navy

Stamps:
More Merry Messages
Jingle All the Way

Other:
Evergreen Window die
Gems


Sunday, December 31, 2017

All Occasion: Floral Watercolor with Gold Embossing


I used watercolor paper with sponges for a smooth transition of color.  The picture does not do justice; the center is quite yellow out to dark orange on the edges.  I embossed Flowering Flourishes with gold embossing powder before I started.  Then I sponged the color on.  After the paper was dry, I used the background stamp and added the strips and sponged flowers.  The strips were also stamped with a background stamp and lightly sponged.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Hello Honey
Cajun Craze
Dusty Durango
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Irish Blessing background stamp

Sandpaper background stamp

Other:
Versa Mark
Floral punches
Gems