(2017 c8) Thank You Hydrangea

DieCutDivas:  Feb is Month for Red or Pink

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI stamped on watercolor paper that had been colored with powdered Pigment product called Color Burst by Ken Oliver.   I stamped the Mondo Hydrangea with Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP then cut it out with the Mondo Hydrangeo die by Ellen Hutson. (The background was another piece of watercolor paper colored with Color Burst also)

I cut out the frame with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen from a gift bag purchased from the Dollar Store.  Thank You was cut with Tim Holtz  Celebrate Sizzix Thinlits dies found at Ellen Hutson.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Fantastic Florals

ModSquad:  No More White

WordArtWednesday:  Chal Week # 270 & 271 – Anything Goes

EllenHutson,TheClassroom:  Pin Sights Challengeclassroom-feb-1617

 

(2017 c7) The Unfolding using Misti

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp The Unfolding by Penny Black (if you buy from the link provided and are local in southern Oregon you can instruct on your order that you will pick it up and save the shipping cost.) I used Ranger Distress Markers: Forrest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed & Picked Raspberries to color the stamp. I misted with water after each color & stamped.  I left the stamp in same position in Misti and cleaned, then colored with next color.  I stamped Prayers with Prayers from Simon Says Stamp with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. When I stamped on top with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP it changed the color to brown.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Fantastic Florals

ModSquad:  No More White

LoveHandmadeCards&ATCSonFlicker:  February Chal: Hearts & or Flowers

WordArtWednesday:  Chal Week # 270 & 271 – Anything Goes

(2017 c6) Shaker Heart (See-through)

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The tiny hearts and sentiment as well as the LOVE die are from Love Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts.

To the left you can see the back side of the shaker and the little stamped hearts on the inside that can be seen when the card is closed.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad:  No More White

DieCutDivas:  Feb is Month for Red or Pink

SimonSaysStamp:  Use your Favorite Tool (mine is Sizzix Big Kick + Dies)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal Week # 270 & 271 – Anything Goes

LoveHandmadeCards&ATCSonFlicker:  February Chal: Hearts & or Flowers

(2017 c5) Tulle Window Anniversary Card

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I cut the window in the card base and also in the decorative top panel and sandwiched tulle in between.  The flamingos were stamped from a Recollections stamp & Die set from Michaels.  These small stamp sets must be limited editions, because I could not find them on Michaels website to link to.  I colored with Copics and cut a duplicate so that I could glue on the back side of the Tulle for stability.

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On the inside of the card I glued the row of Hearts DIE-127K from Impression Obesssion (They make me think of water tules that the bird would be wading in along the river edge).   The picture of the inside of the card can be seen on the right. (The 2 lighter grey strips are just photoshopping out my message to the receivers)

The LOVE die is from Love Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts.

Challenges Entered:

DieCutDivas:  Feb is Month for Red or Pink

SugarPeaDesigns:  Mix It Up 28 – Lots of Lovespea_28

WordArtWednesday:  Chal Week # 270 & 271 – Anything Goes

SimonSaysStamp:  Use your Favorite Tool (mine is Sizzix Big Kick + Dies)

(2017 c4) You make my Heart Flutter

For my sweetheart.

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I used an embossing folder with the candy hearts for the front panel,

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and cut the heart with Heart Ornamental Die by Sizzix.  I also cut the shape in a piece of red fun foam to layer for the shaker window and filled with beads and sequins. I stamped the Hero Arts CL867 Color Layering Butterflies for the window and also on a panel for the inside and punched the top & bottom with Martha Stuart’s Swirling Lace Boarder Die.      My SWEETHEART took me out to The Teapot on Wheels for a High Tea on Valentine’s night. It was wonderful and lovely!

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Cute

SugarPeaDesigns:  Mix It Up 28 – Lots of Lovespea_28

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #268 & 269 – Anything Goes

DieCutDivas:  Feb is Month for Red or Pink

Cas-ualFridaysChallenge:  CFC167 Color Challenge – Pink, Red, White

(2017 c3) Love Sparkles & Shines

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The heart was cut with Spellbinders Media Mixage Hearts One (This is hard to find but any heart die will do).  I mixed Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder) with Golden Glass Bead Gel on my craft mat, then applied to the heart with a palette knife and let it dry overnight.

The LOVE die is from Love Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts. It was also colored with Ken Oliver Color Burst pigments.

The background panel was embossed then sanded with the Cuttlebug Decorative Tiles Set. Then I sprayed it with a homemade mixture of water and Perfect Pearls Mica Powders by Ranger.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquadChallenge:  Show Your Love

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Anything Goes

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes #266 &  267

(2017 c2)Bicycle Sizzix Hero Arts set

I used Sizzix Hero Arts Bicycle 657782 set for this Birthday card for my adult son who competes on mountain bike trails.  The funny thing about it is that the color I chose for the wrecked bike turned out to be my son’s bike color. (HONEST I wasn’t thinking about that connection when I assembled the scene, believe me son) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Well of course there were lots of his biking buddies at the Birthday party and they pointed out the fact that the  green bike was the one that was off the trail, crumpled, upside down and probably wrapped around a tree…[(buddies can be so brutal) (they also call him HAZMAT because he rides fast & furious & has been known to crash as a result)] It was a little embarrasing because they all thought I intentionally chose the green bike because of Matt. Sorry son 🙂

Challenges Entered:

DieCutDivas: Sentiment Free

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

(2017 c1) Slider card, Lawn Fawn

Slider card made with my new Lawn Fawn “Slide on Over” die found at Ellen Hutson.

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You can see the flight path the digital STEAMPUNK OWL makes diagonally  down the card .  The Happy Birthday was cut with my new Tim Holtz  Celebrate Sizzix Thinlits dies found at Ellen Hutson.

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First I printed the Steampunk owl and colored with Copics. Then I embossed DCWV “The Foiled Cardstock Stack” with my new Cuttlebug “Polka Dots” embossing folder.

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For the Penny Slider card, I used Lawn Fawn Slide on Over die to cut the slider channel.

Then I cut out a wider slot in Fun Foam & applied to the back of the embossed panel, this allows the penny to slide freely.  On the bottom penny that is just lying there for you to see, I put a long piece of foam on it so that the owl will not turn in circles as it slides.  If you use a round foam dot your object will actually do summersaults instead of just gliding along the slot.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp: (Mon) Spread your Wings

EssentialsByEllen:  Jan. Pin Sights Challenge (the upper left px inspired my spotted night sky for the owl to fly through a snowy sky)6a01bb07e17ff4970d01b8d2380008970c-450wi

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes #266 &  267

KittyBeeDesignsAnything goes #87 with optional twist: Something New

(2016 c38) Unity & Penny Black

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For Today’s card I stamped and heat embossed in gold the butterfly from Unity Stamps:  Kit of the Month June 2014 In Love With Love

For the background I colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks mixed with water. After totally dry I stamped with Penny Black stamp sets:  Sprigs and Nature’s Friends for the greenery on the top & bottom. I used my Misti stamping tool (I love it)

The Happy Birthday was cut with Sentiments Three by Spellbinders

Challenges Entered:

ModSquadChallenge:  The Way We Were (Case yourself)The card below is my previous card that I cased, click the card to see my original post.

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SimonSaysStampBlog: (Wed.) Think Pink

PennyBlackAndMoreChallenge: October Challenge- Autumn october-palette1-pennyblack

AddictedToStamps-Challenge: Anything Goes

WordArtWednesday:  #252 -253 Anything Goes

CAS-ualFridaysChallenge:  CFC159 – Fight Like a Girl (pink)

(2016 c37) Bird Talk, Tim Holtz

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I used Bird Talk by Tim Holtz set 56121B. I love the included dies! She was colored with Copics.   For the card base I used Sizzix Movers & Spapers L Die – Card, Decorative Flip-its Item #658839

The background for the bird was done on Watercolor paper. I used a scrap that I had painted with pink & blue watercolors (cheap)  Then I applied Turquoise & Purple Brusho Crystal Colors.

 

Challenges Entered:

ModSquadChallenge: For the Birds