Sunday, May 22, 2016

Water coloring over embossed text

I just got the "on the edge" set of sentiments from My Favorite Things, and the "HAPPY" just screamed, "Cut me out of white on an angle!". Who am I to argue with inanimate craft items that speak so clearly?

The back panel is white embossed text (Hero Arts) that has been water color stained. Seriously, I just used my Gansai Tambi water colors and picked out a few of my favorites and slopped it down there.

The birthday word stamp and the bird are from The Alley Way Stamps. TAWS went out of business last January, but I have a LOT of their stamps, I was a fan and a subscriber. So, TAWS critters will be on my cards a long time. Yes, this card should have read "HAPPY Bird-day".  I missed that opportunity for a pun. My bad.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

More flowers

Yes, more flowers. And brace yourselves, because even more are coming! I got my order from Jo-Ann's yesterday with 2 new old sets from Woodware with doodle-y type daisies and sunflowers.

In the meantime, enjoy more messy water colored flower cards:

The flowers are from The Alleyway Stamps Petal Pushers and Wispy Wishes. The "thanks" is cut with a die from Paper Smooches.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Messy flowers

I was inspired by Amy R's water-colored flower note card set. I, of course didn't have the same stamps that she does, but what the heck. I went for it with my existing flowers from The Alley Way Stamps. 

These are flowers from the Wispy Wishes and Petal Pushers sets. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for the actual flowers, and some pan watercolors for the messy blue background.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello, flowers!

Not much to say about this one. I was practicing multiple stamping with my Misti and decided to use the practice piece.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers and a strip of plaid from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper pad.  The no-name clear sequins took on the colors of the surrounding area.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Please perk up soon.

I made this get well card for my coworker who got some very bad news from the doctor this week. 

I'm hoping she not only feels better but IS better, as soon as possible.

The cup is made from a die from Simon Says Stamp, blended with Distress inks. The big sentiment is from an old set from Hero Arts, and the small one is from Pretty Cute Stamps' Coffee Sentiments.

I took this photo with my little Foldio, and I'm still trying to decide if I like it or not. There is a single strip of LED lights near the top of the front, and I'm not crazy about the shadow it casts. Also, I really don't know how to edit the color so it looks right. Learning curves are making me crazy.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Thanks, in the pink!

This is the first of many cards I will make with this awesome scalloped thanks border die from Simon Says Stamp.  

I'm also experimenting with the Birthday Flowers stamps from Simon Says Stamp. It's one of those that looks better to me if I set it aside and look at it again the next day. I also discovered that I don't have any yellow or light orange ink pads. The horror!!

I think I may have to place another order. Ouch, my wallet! 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thank you for coffee.

Another one for today! The background is a watercolor splat, the banner is a Sketchy Banner stamp and die from Simon Says Stamp, and the coffee cup is blended with Distress inks and cut with a Simon Says Stamp coffee cup die. 

Now, true story. I placed an order last week for several SSS items in a sale they were having of their exclusive designs. I thought about the Birthday Flowers stamp all week. I must have had 10 different cards made up in my head in the few short days I was waiting for the stamp.  But, when I opened the package, the first thing I had to do was play with the coffee cup. Go figure. 

I guess it was a good thing I just happened to have this background mounted on yellow striped paper and a card base already, right?

Here are the other cups I did:

Now I think I'll go play with the flowers. I have 2 background stamps on order and I need to stop thinking about them until I've used at least half of what I got yesterday.