Friday, March 27, 2015

Make a Wish

Make a Wish is a birthday card that doesn't say Happy Birthday!

Starting with the Hero Arts/Basic Grey Diamond  background stamp, I stamped it in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Using the mini blending tool from Tim Holtz to apply Distress Inks in evergreen bough, seedless preserves and broken china.  I applied in on the diagonal for interest.

I matted the background on Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, the same used for the sentiment.

The sentiment is from Alte New Super Script 2. I really like the way the background turned out!

Friday, March 20, 2015

happy Birthday

One of the things I have been playing with is embossing paste. I used the same pattern to make two cards, one happy birthday and one i love you. Happy Birthday is from the Hero Arts Find Joy set.

The background stamp is from the set Background Builders by There She Goes. The ink colors are Stampin' Up Marine Mist, Night of Navy and Pacific Point. The mat cardstock is also Stampin' Up Night of Navy.

On the second card, I used Distress Inks  in bundled sage, crushed olive and peeled paint. 

The mat cardstock is Stampin' up  in  Always Artichoke. The sentiment stamp is from There She Goes from the Sentimental Set.

The stencil Concentric Circles  from My Favorite Things using Ranger Ink Texture Paste adds the finishing touching. It makes for a very interesting effect!!

Friday, March 13, 2015


Another anniversary card that I like so well I will re-create it for OWH. I started with the My Favorite Things Retro Squares Die.

The colors are all Stampin' Up cardstock, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Real Red.

In assembly, I only used some of the inside squares from the die and reattached them using dimensional adhesive. 

The sentiment stamp is from Paper Smooches Salutations set. It is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I really like the clean and simple look of this card!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Love Anniversary Card

This is a card I made for my in-laws anniversary. I took this opportunity to play with the Copic airbrush system. Using the stencil Leaf & Flourish, Hero Arts/Basic Grey I used Copic Markers Y17, BG05, and YG09.

The sentiment, love, is a Stampin' Up die cut from Expressions. The cardstock mat is also Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise.

I added a few Darice sequins, 5mm and 8mm, in Crystal.  It was fun playing with the airbrush!