Thursday, July 26, 2018

Avery Elle Birthday Bus for an Anything Goes Challenge

Hi there!  I have a card to share for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is an Anything Goes Challenge.  I decided to make a birthday card, because my stash is getting pretty low. The stamp is from Avery Elle and is called Birthday Bus.  

I had so much fun coloring these images with Copics and stenciling the background with my Distress Inks.  I have a video of the process if you're interested:

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Hello Bluebird & Card #7 in the Encouraging Cards Series

Hey there!  I'm back this week with a couple of encouraging cards for my Encouraging Cards Series. I thought these would be fun cards to add an encouraging message to.  Besides, these Hello Bluebird Silly Birds images are way too cute!  

I did some ink smooshing on the background using Tumbled Glass & Chipped Saphire Distress Inks. I colored the images with my Copic markers, and used the Silly Birds matching dies to cut them out.  The sentiments were heat embossed with Simon Says Stamps Ultra Fine Detail White embossing powder, and the bird and sentiments were popped up with some foam tape.  

I have a process video for those interested in how exactly these came together.

These little birds will be used quite a lot, because I just love the playful look they have.  Plus they are just fun to color and coordinate into scenes :)

Stamps:  Hello Bluebird Silly Birds
Accessories:  wire snips, SSS Ultra Fine Detail White embossing powder, powder bag, foam tape, Copics

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Encouraging Cards #5 & The Color Throwdown #500

Hey there!  Today I have a card for the 500th challenge over at the Color Throwdown!  I've loved that challenge since it's inception and have played along whenever it was possible for me.  It's always a great challenge to get my crafty mojo going :)  The colors for this week's challenge were navy, light pink, a gold color, and white.  I used the Hero Arts Goldfish set for my card, and also made it for my Encouraging Cards Series that I have going on over at my YouTube channel.  Here's the video if you're interested in checking it out:

And here's another close up picture of the card.

Stamps:  Hero Arts Goldfish
Paper:  navy from my stash, Neenah white 
Ink:  SU Crushed Curry, SU Regal Rose, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Sizzix dots embossing folder, foam tape, Wow Coral Reef embossing powder, SSS Ultra Fine Gold embossing powder

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Encouraging Cards Series -- Card #4

Hey there!  Welcome back for another card for my Encouraging Cards Series!  Today I made a card that is quite winter themed, lol.  I know that seems crazy considering we are in the midst of summer, but I couldn't resist this super cute image from Mama Elephant called Me & My Yeti.  Besides, I'm sending this to someone who could use a cool down due to the extreme heat they are in :)

If you want to see how I made this card I do have a process video you can check out:

Stamps:  Mama Elephant Me & My Yeti, SSS You Got This
Dies:  SSS Painted Hugs die, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Mountain Tops
Inks:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac, & Tattered Rose, Versamark ink
Paper:  Canson XL Watercolor paper, Neenah Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, black cs
Accessories:  SSS White Detail embossing powder, Xyron Sticker Maker, foam tape, Enchanted Stickles
Copics:  BV20, BV02, BV04, colorless blender

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