(2018 c69) Birthday Shaker

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I pulled out one of my older stamps: Hero Arts CG140 Poppy Background.  I inked the stamp by swiping Distress Inks by Ranger.  The shaker window was cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die. Look closely & you can see that I inserted gold vellum in 5 of the honeycomb shapes.  I used fun foam to back the watercolor paper with the die shape cut out to accomodate the shaker elementsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I cut the sentiment with the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder die I used a Failed attempt at foiling for cutting the sentiment and the Bee from Studio G VC0027 Series 51 little stamp set (can be found on ebay)  You can see my other card from that attempt on April 2 (I must have foiled 5 different pieces with varrying degrees of success that day) HERE

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Put a Flower on it

CardChallenges:  (MFT) The Birthday Project – SHAKER CARDS

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Anything Goes

CasUalFridays:  CFC #198 – April Showers Bring May Flowerscasual fri flowers

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes # 332 & 333

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(2018 c68) Poppy Birthday Shaker

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Another shaker card, I sure love shakers!  I stamped the poppy flowers  from Stately Flowers 1 by Melanie Muenchinger found at GinaK Designs with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black WOW Embossing Powder on water color paper.  Then I painted the sky & flowers  with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard,Cranberry Zing (discontinued),  Saphire. The gras was painted with Kiwi Perfect Pearls Mist  with Twisted Citron Distress Inks by Ranger .

The shaker window was cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die.   I used fun foam to back the watercolor paper with the die shape cut out to accomodate the shaker elements.  I cut the sentiment with the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder die.

Challenges Entered:

StampTV:  MMC42018 – Spring or Easter themed card using (GKD products)

CardChallenges:  (MFT) The Birthday Project – SHAKER CARDS

CallingAllSistahs:  CAS 12 – Encouragement cardCAS12 April to 513.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Flower Power

CasUalFridays:  CFC #198 – April Showers Bring May Flowerscasual fri flowers

(2018 c67) Spring Birthday Shaker

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I stamped the poppy flower from Stately Flowers 1 by Melanie Muenchinger found at GinaK Designs with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black WOW Embossing Powder on water color paper.  Then I painted with Distress Inks by Ranger.  I cut the upper right corner with Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die.  Next I masked the poppy and wet the background with water and sprinkled Ultramarine Blue Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder.

I used fun foam to back the watercolor paper with the die shape cut out to accomodate the shaker elements.  I cut the sentiment with the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder die.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad:  Floral Watercolor

StampTV:  MMC42018 – Spring or Easter themed card using (GKD products)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Flower Power

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Color #92MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_92.jpg

CardChallenges:  (MFT) The Birthday Project – SHAKER CARDS

ModSquad:  Floral Watercolor

(2018 c66) Mother’s Day Watercolors

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3 more cards for this project:   My best CRAFTING BUDDY had this idea for us to make Mother’s Day cards and take to one of our local Nursing Homes since some of the residents may not receive any cards for Mother’s Day.  This is my 2nd set for her project.  We will also be making Father’s Day cards for June.

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The second and third cards can be seen on the right.  I used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp Stately Flowers 1 by Melanie Muenchinger found at GinaK Designs with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White  embossing powder on watercolor paper.  Next I wet the entire piece and watercolored with Distress Inks by Ranger .  I stamped the sentiment from Mom + Me  byLawn Fawn and heat embossed.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

 

I cut the bottom edge with Spellbinders GRAND Nestabilities SCALLOPED OVALS (they must be discontinued, but can be found on Ebay or Amazon.  I mounted on designer papers.

Challenges Entered:

StampTV:  MMC42018 – Spring or Easter themed card using (GKD products)

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Sketch  #382MFT_WSC_382

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday  Mom Cards

ModSquad:  Floral Watercolor

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Flower Power

 

(2018 c65) Mother’s Day Watercolors

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2 more cards for this project: My best CRAFTING BUDDY had this idea for us to make Mother’s Day cards and take to one of our local Nursing Homes since some of the residents may not receive any cards for Mother’s Day.  This is my 2nd set for her project.  We will also be making Father’s Day cards for June.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe second card can be seen on the right.  I used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp Mondo Hydrangea from Essentials by Ellen Hutson with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White  embossing powder on watercolor paper.  Next I wet the entire piece and watercolored with Distress Inks by Ranger:  Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Lilac, Tumbled Glass.  I cut the bottom edge with Spellbinders GRAND Nestabilities SCALLOPED OVALS (they must be discontinued, but can be found on Ebay or Amazon.  I mounted on designer paper.  The sentiment is from a retired stampset called Friendship’s Garden by Alesa Hopkins at Stamp TV/GinaK Designs(They have many more sets to choose from)

Challenges Entered:

EllenHutson:  Pin-Sights Challengeehutson 04 2018

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Sketch  #382MFT_WSC_382

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.)  Mom Cards

ModSquad:  Floral Watercolor

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes # 332 & 333

(2018 c64) Mother’s Day cards for Nursing Home

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My best CRAFTING BUDDY had this idea for us to make Mother’s Day cards and take to one of our local Nursing Homes since some of the residents may not receive any cards for Mother’s Day.  These are my first set for her project.  We will also be making Father’s Day cards for June.

I used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Bouquet CMS269 with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.  (Thank goodness it makes multiple card production a whiz) Then I applied Distress Inks by Ranger using the SMOOSHING Technique.  The sentiment  was stamped using Mom + Me  by Lawn Fawn and the Happy To You was used after snipping out birthday from the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Boarder die.

Challenges Entered:

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #333 & 331 – Anything Goes

DiesRUs:  Chal. #95 – Springtime

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday –  Mom Cards

(2018 c63) Thinking of You

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I created the border by cutting Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media 2 Die 661185 two times on the top edge it was cut from outside of cardstock and the bottom one was cut from the inside of the cardstock.  Then I fussy cut the outside edge and  backed it with cardstock that was colored with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  For the embossed strip on the inside I used the discontinued Spellbinders M-bossibilities – OCean Dreams EL032  side A and then it was highlighted with The Old Island Stamp Company Metalic Rub-ons .  Large butterfly is Spellbinders Shapeabilities Wings of Hope, its also discontinued but can be found on the web. The top butterfly was cut from re-purposed glossy white cardboard packaging and then colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks .   The sentiment was cut with sparkly cardstock with Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Celebrate by Sizzix.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Sparkle & Shine

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Flower Power

FrillieAndFunkie:  Elegant Jewels (Jewel Tones)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #333 & 331 – Anything Goes

DiesRUs:  Chal. #95 – Springtime

(2018 c62) Happy Birthday Balloons

(2018 c62) Happy Birthday Balloons

I had so much fun making this card! Using older stamps which are probably no longer available: Birthday from Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection  and a super old tiny wood mounted Confetti by Stampin Up stamped  with Distress Inks by Ranger

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad:  Happy Birthday – include a Balloon

 

(2018 c61) Mother’s Day Columbine

(2018 c61) Mother's Day Columbine

I die cut the Die-Namics Pierced Oval by My Favorite Things from white cardstock and stamped the columbine flower from Stately Flowers 1 by Melanie Muenchinger found at GinaK Designs with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black WOW Embossing PowderI then painted with Artist’s Loft Fundamentals Pearlescent Watercolor Pan Set From Michaels.  Then sponged Blueprint Sketch  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger.  The background was made by spritzing my craft mat with H2O and then sprinkled Color Burst by Ken Oliver then I smooshed the watercolor paper into the color and adding more until I was happy. I kind of like the top portion where I swirled the paper as I was smooshing.

For the sentiment I partially stamped the MOTHER’S DAY (leaving off Happy) with  Mom + Me  by Lawn Fawn on vellum with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black WOW Embossing Powder.  For the black sentiment I snipped the Happy & to you from the diecut from Happy Birthday Boarder by Lawn Fawn.  For the final  touch I applied 3 dots of Periwinkle Liquid Pearls by Ranger.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Sparkle & Shine

CardChallenges:  (MFT) MFTWSC381 – SketchMFT_WSC_381.jpg

DiesRUs:  Chal. #95 – Springtime

FrillieAndFunkie:  Elegant Jewels (Jewel Tones)

StampTV:  MMC42018 – Spring or Easter themed card using (GKD products)

(2018 c60) Jewel Tone Flowers

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Background: Violet,Merlot, Fushia Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)

Spellbinders Decorative Labels 27  was colored with layered Wilted Violet Distress Inks by Ranger & Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  the I sprinkled water & blotted.

Stamps used: Hero Arts Hello Flowers  and Mom + Me  by Lawn Fawn.  For the sentiment I snipped the Happy from diecut from Happy Birthday Boarder by Lawn Fawn.

Last I added jewel centers for the flowers.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Put a Flower on it

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Sparkle & Shine

FrillieAndFunkie:  Elegant Jewels (Jewel Tones)

CardChallenges:  (MFT) MFTWSC381 – SketchMFT_WSC_381.jpg