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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Flowers Scripture Card

I used Inspired Stamps Flower set for the verse and flowers behind it. The paper was scraps. Simple card but I love how pretty it came out. I am sending it to Operation Write Home.

Head on over to Inspired Stamps and check out all the other beautiful creations. 
You can find these stamps and many at the Inspired Stamps Store

I am entering into these challenges...
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes   
Through The Craft Room DoorAlways Anything Goes   
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes  
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes   
Dream Valley Challenges -Anything Goes   
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes   
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge- Anything Goes   

Thursday, January 22, 2015

IS Hymn Girl Joy

I love this stamp set. It is so versatile. You change the banners shape and the letters. Her name is Hymn girl with banner. I colored her with Copics so fun colors. I inked the edges and added some pink metal accents. The paper is Bazzill multipack 6x6 paper: Vintage Marketplace.
Head on over to Inspired Stamps and check out all the other beautiful creations. 
You can find these stamps and many at the Inspired Stamps Store

I am entering into these challenges...
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes    
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes  
Crafting from the Heart  - Always Anything Goes   
Craft Your Passion- Always Anything Goes  
Dream Valley Challenges- Anything Goes  
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes  
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Love Hymn Girl

I used Hymn Girl February for this simple card. I hand cut her out. I used Distress Ink all over her. I used some scraps of love inspired papers for this beauty. I am sending her to Operation Write Home.

Head on over to Inspired Stamps and check out all the other beautiful creations. 
You can find these stamps and many at the Inspired Stamps Store

I am entering into these challenges...
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes   
Throwback Thursdays - Valentine  
Inspiration DestinationAlways Anything goes  
Moo-Mania & MoreAnything goes  
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes 
Wonderful Wednesdays Always Anything Goes     

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fisherman Birthday Card

I made this card for my dad a while back and haven't shared it yet for some reason.
This is a Miss Kate's Cuttables fisherman. I used DCWV paper and a birthday sentiment by Studio G (I think).
This inside sentiment is from Sweet N Sassy's Birthday Innies. I love this set.

I am entering into these challenges...  
Crafting from the Heart  - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Cutting Challenge - must use at least one SVG diecut - Anything Goes  
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes  
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes  
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Pick 3 from Board (Die Cut, ribbon, pattern paper)
 

 

Friday, January 9, 2015

TSB Snowflake Birthday

This week on The Stamping Boutique the challenge is winter birthday.
 Snowflakes everywhere! The papers, the tree, lol. I followed a Mojo Monday sketch on this card. I used this lovely Whimsical Snowflake Tree by The Stamping Boutique. I colored it with Copics and added Stickles to the snowflakes.


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If you haven't joined The Stamping Boutique Facebook page yet come on over. I am running a monthly challenge in the group!

I am entering into these challenges...   
Mojo Monday - Sketch

Paper Minutes - Snowflakes
 Papertake Weekly   Anything Goes   
Eureka Stamps - Snowman or Snowflakes  
{Pin}spirational  #130 - Snowflake image  
Love to Create - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 8, 2015

IS~ As for my House

I made a simple cards to send to Operation Write Home. I am trying to get back into the grove of crafting.
 I used Hymn Line: Church and Houses on this card. I added some color with Copics.

 I used some scraps of paper for the flags and the DP.

Head on over to Inspired Stamps and check out all the other beautiful creations. 
You can find these stamps and many at the Inspired Stamps Store

I am entering into these challenges...
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes     
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes  
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes!   
Inspiration Destination Always Anything goes  
Wonderful Wednesdays Always Anything Goes   
Clear It Out- Anything Goes  Stash: Anything Goes   
Loves Rubber Stamps- Anything Goes  
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

GDT Wedding Card

 I am guest designing for Crafting by Designs. This challenge is anything goes.
 This beautiful image is a Milk n Coffee image. I colored it with Copics and added Stickles.
The silver swirls are actually brads.
 I added a wedding cake charm with some pretty shiny ribbon. I embossed the pink paper with hearts. I used Sweet n Sassy wedding stamp set for the sentiments. 

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I am entering into these challenges...  
Creative Colours- Pink, Blue, White + flowers and sentiment-Inspiration picture above
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes   
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes   
AuroraWings Challenge - Glitter  
Card Mania - Anything Goes; Make it Sparkle   
Crafting from the Heart- Anything Goes  
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes  
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes

Monday, January 5, 2015

Vinyl Gifts for Xmas

Here are a few Christmas presents I made a few days before Xmas and had to time to post.
 I found these stars at World Market and thought I could do something with them. I added vinyl to them both. The top one I added shells inside and star fish on the outside.

 The images are from the SIL store.

 These two jars I bought at Hobby Lobby and added some vinyl to the front.

I also made some ornaments for my co workers.





I made these tumblers for my husbands co-workers.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Tutorial Time

I have been playing with this new technique I saw online. Honestly I looked at a picture and found my own way of doing it. I am good at that. I like to experiment.
The supplies you need for this project are brushes, ink and paper. Optional painters tape and shapes for masking areas off.  It is a super simple technique and a lot of fun to experiment with.
  So I found a picture online of a pretty card made with brushes and ink. The brushes where ink dusters and I looked them up and tried to find them at the local craft stores and no luck. Online they were more than I was willing to pay so I thought I would just get some regular brushes (on the left). I used them on a few cards and they worked pretty good but I wanted a fluffier brushes still. So I happened upon the make up brushes (on the right) at Target for $1 each. I was happy to find them so cheap and love the way they work even more than the regular brushes.
I used some scrap paper and ripped the edges in different patterns. I used them as masks for the different colors and to produce different shades. Tip~ start the brush on the scrap paper so the strokes are more even.
You can do this technique using the masking scraps above and do different colors, like the top three in the above examples. Or you can use shapes to mask areas off, like the balloon one above. Or you can use them to color that shape. This is what I did with this one. I used Christmas tree cut outs this this tutorial.
 I brushed a small amount of red first just for fun.
I used Tim Holtz Distress ink on this example however I used Stampin up and some other generic ink for the others. So any ink will do.
  This is the first time I used the template to add ink to the shape only. I just add some ink to the brush and stroke the ink on a few times, then more ink, over and few time. I re-ink the brush several times.
Then I used the actual cut outs and some painters tape to cover them up to add the red.
 I however taped the tree on the left on the wrong side so my tree has a white glow around it a bit more than I would have like but its okay.
 I used the paper mask that I made and inked red in different shades all over the card.
 I just brushed over the tree masks.
 I moved the paper around so the pattern would vary.
Here is the red all done.
 Here is the front all inked. This is a very mess technique so make sure you put something under the paper. I used a piece of foam. You can see where my card was on the green foam below. 
Here is the finished card. I added brads to the tree for the ornaments and the star on top. The rest is Inspired Stamps Christmas stamps. I used the holly in the corners from the Poinsettia set. The sentiments stamps are from Vintage Christmas.
Another idea for this technique is just to make your own background paper.
This one I just randomly dabbed and brushed red and green ink on. Then I cut my paper to card front size. I stamped on top of it and colored my image.
 The background came out nice on this card. I added another sentiment from the Poinsettia Set
I added a few red brads and some ribbon to decorate a bit more.