Valentine for my neighbor

I have a lovely elderly neighbor that I exchange greeting cards with. She will love this soft pink with the green leaves. The bg is a stamp that I used black ink on white text vellum then colored with markers. Die cut front and sentiment are my own design and were Silhouette cut in white cs, Base was sponged to get the pink color and word got heat set in black embossing powder then attached. When sponging the die cut oval I tore an edge, so adding the leaves in embossing pad covered my error. I had cut an extra oval so placed it behind the pink one for a drop shadow. Mounted all on white cs base then added Star Dust Stickles for bling.

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Cupcake Inspirations: Pink & Mint

Krafty Chicks: All Occasions

River of Creativity: ATG

Watercolor with powder color

I have created my own pallet of watercolors using various lines of powder color. The combination of one color with pearlescent or mica powders gives the shimmer I was looking for. Here I combined Ken Oliver Cerulean Blue with Honkydory Prism Sparking Sapphire to get this color of blue. By adding Mica Gum I can let the colors dry out in their tray and re-hydrate when needed plus it really helps set the color and shine on paper.

For this card I stamped the floral image with embossing pad then heat set Platinum on white text vellum. After water coloring using a paint brush very loosely, I then added splatters and allowed to dry. Next, I dry embossing to add texture and flatten out the paper. Once trimmed down and mounted on white cs base I added the strip and heat set die sentiments, both created on the Silhouette.

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TicTacToe: Coloring+embossing+die cut

Hand Stamped: Sketch

As You Like It: Color Medium Shimmer water colors

Different Anniversary

This bg was mopping up from another project of yellow, orange and gray oxide sprays. Stamped the sentiment in black and two shades of gray. The text vellum was pretty wonky so I used an ef to add texture and smooth the bumps. Sentiment strip actually said Happily Ever After. Trimmed that down and mounted with a strip of leftover black for an anchor. Layered on text vellum with sharpie along edge in black then on white cs base. Added a few Star Dust Stickles along lower edge for bling.

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Sweet Stampin: Anniversaries

Alphabet: Unequal Happy is bit and the rest of the sentiment is small

Creative Inspirations: ATG

Winters Grip

We still have the white stuff in piles from the storms in early January and 8″ more inches predicted for the coming week. I guess it is not too late to create with snowflakes. The circle was created by using my wet finger to wet the rim of a juice glass that I dabbed in blue shimmer flakes then place it on white text vellum. Added the tiniest of water spritz to get the color to activate but not move much. Once dry I stamped the swirl in blue ink then versa mark and heat set tinsel. Using a odd circles stencil I sponged more blue ink around outer edge of the circle. The snowflake corners were cut on the Silhouette in white layering cs and attached. I sponged them lightly with the blue ink then added Stickles in Star Dust (my new favorite). The silver frame is achieved by rubbing just the edge of the paper along the versa mark pad then adding tinsel embossing powder then heat set. This was then mounted on white cs base. Sentiment was created on the SIlhouette then mounted on white mat layer then attached.

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TicTacToe: Winter+Sentiment+Circle

Crafters Cafe: CAS

Challenge up your Life: Winter fun

Winter is still here

It is time for me to start dusting off the spring stuff cuz I am about done with winter. This stamp has the three tulips which I stamped in my MISTI then turned the paper. Not in a jig but rather random positions on 90°. After using water colors for the focal tulip, I stamped sentiment in foiling ink then heat set gold. Did not take very well so I over stamped in black ink. Used gold sticker paper for mat layer and all is on white cs base. Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of foiling, it is just not for me so the added shimmer comes for gold sticker paper.

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TFJB: Out Old In New Winter is old news and spring is new.

Mix It Up: Foiling: ATG + Optional Foiling

Try it on Tuesday: In with the New The liquid used to stamp with then heat foil is new. Did not work well for me so won’t get used much.