Saturday, March 10, 2018

My Favorite Things - Roses In Bloom Birthday

Happy Saturday!

Around Christmas time, I placed an order with My Favorite Things and got this lovely rose die free with purchase.  I decided to get out my Copic airbrush system and give that a try to make a background.  The die cut rose is colored with Copic markers.  

I made a few cards with a couple different sentiments.

Stamps: Birthday Wishes (Verve - Surely Goodness); You are in our thoughts (The Crafts Meow - Hope Blooms); Just Rite French Rose Background
Inks: PaperTrey Ink Black and Berry Sorbet 
Papers: PTI White and Berry Sorbet
Copic Colors: B02, BG13, R12, R14, R17, YG61, YG63, YG67
Embellishments: Hero Arts Clear smooth gems 

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Blessings to you,

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Nina B Spring Printable Postcards

Happy Sunday!

It has been awhile since I posted, but have created quite a few cards so far in 2018.  So I have a few upcoming posts scheduled.   

I printed out some of Nina B's Spring postcards late last year, with the intention of making some cards over the Christmas break.  I didn't get to it during my time off, but in January I was able to get some cards made using these printables.  I added some stitching and lace to make these cards.

It is always nice to have some cards on hand when you hear of someone having surgery, going through a loss or needing encouragement.  There are also a couple birthday postcards in the Spring set. 

Unfortunately, these print files are not available on etsy anymore, NinaBPrintables may be available by request.  You can see Nina's latest creations on Facebook.  I think her art is a wonderful inspiration.

Here are 2 using the 'Praying for You' postcard... 

I also made a couple using the 2 Happy Birthday postcards. 

Lastly, I've used this post card before and I just love it.  
Makes a great card of encouragement for anyone.

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Blessings to you,

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PaperTrey Ink - Bethlehem

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have the second make-n-take card from 
the women's event through my church.

This one is a simple Christmas card, which uses a die set 
from PaperTrey Ink called Bethlehem.

Like last week's card, I wanted to do something which 
would be easy for everyone.  So this card has a gold leaf
and sponging technique. 

Step 1 - Use a Krylon 18kt gold leaf pen to create a gold 
border on the white 3.75 x 5" cardstock.

Step 2 - Sponge the Bethlehem city with Fine Linen ink 

Step 3 - Stamp sentiment on the sponged Bethlehem.
Then assemble the card with double stick tape.

PaperTrey Ink Die: Bethlehem (3 die set)
PaperTrey Ink Stamp Set: Nativity Mini Stamp set
PaperTrey Ink Cardstock: Dark Indigo and White
PTI Inks: Fine Linen and Dark Indigo
Krylon 18kt gold leaf pen

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Wild Beauty Birthday

Happy Saturday!

Last weekend, I taught a class for a women's event 
through church.  It was a fun get together to share our
hobbies and talents.  

This is one of 2 cards I made
for the event and the ladies had the opportunity to 
make one of each card.

This card uses a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, 
called Wild Beauty and the sentiment is from a set called 'Happy'.

Step 1 - Stamp the sentiment and flower outlines in black.

Step 2 - Stamp the flowers in Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice
and Spring Rain.

Step 3 - The 3 stems were drawn with a black multi-liner pen 
and white centers were added to the left and middle flower 
with white gel pen.

Step 4 - Sequin detail was added to the base of the flowers.

It turned out to be a fun card to introduce the ladies
to 2-step stamping, especially since some had never stamped before.  
The clear stamps really made it easy for beginners.  
It was a fun project and night of crafts and learning.

Simon Says Stamp Sets: Wild Beauty and Happy

Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Spring Rain and True Black
PaperTrey Ink Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, White
Lil Inkers Design Die: Stitched rectangles
Copic .8 mm Black multiliner pen
White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Blue Skies Sequin mix from Fun Stampers Journey
Clear drying glue
Pop dots

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