Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!
Wishing you heartfelt happiness today and every day!

Below you will see close ups of a few cards.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Name Frame and Cards with Printed Paper

I'm sharing 2 views of the same name frame.
Above, it is in the frame, but with a bit of glare.
Below, you see just the paper insert.
I try to remember to buy the frame first, then cut the paper to fit.
This was approximately 8 x 10 inches.

I used printed paper from a 12 x 12 DCWV pad called Posh & Pink.
I hand wrote the meaning of Vivian's name, "full of life"
with a black Zig permanent marker.
Stampin' Up! and Inkadinkado/Studio K
Versafine black onyx ink
Cuttlebug/Provocraft Hippie Chick Alphabet/Numbers Dies

Here is the birthday card I made for Vivian.
Stamp from Savvy Stamps
Sizzix scalloped heart die
Number from Cuttlebug/Provocraft Hippie Chick Alphabet/Numbers Dies
Added punched flowers from the printed papers.

Here are two cards made from the printed paper scraps.
These black outlined flowers are part of the printed paper.
Sentiment from Stampendous.

Sentiment from Stampin' Up!
Fussy cut a glittery flower from the printed paper.
Also added punched flowers.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Distress Oxide Anniversary Cards

Here are two anniversary cards I made today using wrinkle free distress technique
with distress oxide inkpads.

 Textured "watercolor like" paper from my stash
Torn corrugated paper with white gesso painted on top

Distress oxide picked raspberry, fossilized amber and abandoned coral
Black onyx Versafine

Stamps: Michael Strong mini cloisonne heart
Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sweet Girl Tags

I was inspired to make these two tags after finding Rays and Clockwork stencils
by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous on clearance at Michaels recently. 

 #8 manilla tag by Ranger
6-1/4 inches (16 cm) long by 3-1/8 inches (8 cm) high

Stamps: Sweet (girl) SBB567 by I Brake For Stamps
The Mind Determines GG0137  by Prickley Pear

Distress inks: fossilized amber, vintage photo, oxide faded jeans

Also used muslin fabric, 2 yellow eyelets and fibers drawn through tag opening.

Closer look at fibers.

Variation using the clockwork stencil with distress inks:
candied apple, fossilized amber and twisted citron.
Added a Stampin' Up stamp also.

View showing entire tag including fibers.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Twas Her - Bird Stamp Set

I decided to make this card after seeing Carol Read's sweet bird card here.
My version is quite simple. I'm sorry this first image is blurry.

I like how there is extra space inside the card for stamping
and for a hand written note.

I made two of these and used them as thank you cards for my daughters.

Stamps used:
4 Printworks stamps-
Nest-called Shelter-B4085
Egg-called A Good Egg-P4083
Sentiment-called Twas Her Thinking-E3432
Hero Arts Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut set

Distress inks: broken china, tumbled glass, gathered twigs

Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder
Nestabilities Oval dies

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