Monday, November 14, 2016

Special Friends






I sent these cards to a Mother and Daughter whose husband and father passed away.



STAMPS – Mondo Magnolia Stamp by Essentials by Ellen, Layered Leaves dies by My Favorite Things, and Thinking of You sentiment by Hero Arts, Messages with a Flourish.

The messages with a flourish is on sale TODAY (11/14/16).

 TECHNIQUE for Flowers – Prisma colored pencils and gamsol techique (Blue flower) and Distress ink (picked raspberry for pink flower).

 TECHNIQUE for Leaves – I used distress inks (bundled sage & peeled paint).

 Edges & Center of Flowers – Versa mark and Gold embossing powder and Gold embossing powder  plus Glossy accents for the centers.

 Background Splatters – Fine Tec Pearl Colors (Blue flower-Gold Pearl & Pink flower – Sterling Silver).

I hope I covered it all in the details.  If you have any questions about the cards please feel free to contact me.


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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

You Are Beautiful


(click on photo for a larger view)

I made this card back in August and did not write down everything I used.  So the details below are from me looking at the photo and piecing together the items used to create the card.  If you have any particular questions about the card that is not covered in the details feel free to contact me.


Stamps used: Sketch Ranunculus and Spring Flowers

Dies used:  Hydrangea Petals and Sizzix Branch w/Leaves #656064 (old) but I found a die very close to it on EBay.

Sentiment: Sketch Ranunculus Stamp set.

Items from my stash: Mini Prills (Sweet Shoppe); Inks (Versafine Onyx black and MFT* (Gumdrop Green); Embossing Powder (Ranger superfine detail clear); Sequins(iridescent) & clear drops (PPP*); Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen with Sparkle, Clear Overlay; Prisma Colored Pencils; Recollections card stock for card base and fronts; Green card stock for leaves.

 NOTE:  There are two card fronts used so I aligned the two and stamped the leaves using the Spring Flowers Stamp.  Then I attached the larger card front to the base of the card.  I added a foam backing to the smaller card front (to add dimension) and aligned the stamped leaves with both card fronts.  The edge of the card base was colored with Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen with Sparkle, Clear Overlay; the die cut leaves were cut from green card stock and shaded using Prisma Colored Pencils.

 *MFT-My Favorite Things and PPP-Pretty Pink Posh


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Card Sent To My Doctor





Rose Background Die – WPlus9

rose background die

Watercolor Technique – I used distress inks to achieve the look on Ranger water color card stock.  The colors used: Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, and Peacock Feathers.  Then I brushed it with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Brush.  Since I used a lot of glitter I didn’t want it to brush off so I sprayed it with hair spray to seal the glitter.

Front Sentiment: Thank You by Whimsy Stamps (Everyday Sayings Notables 4).  I stamped the sentiment on 40# Vellum using Ranger embossing powder, White, Super Fine Detail.

Inside Sentiment (no photo available): by Sweet’ N Sassy – Reads “I will never be able to thank you enough for the blessing you have been in my life.”

Card Stock: Neenah Solar White for card base and rose die.

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