Monday, August 29, 2016

What To Do With Leftovers?



You make another card with just a different flair!




o Flowers: Hydrangea Petals by Simon Says Stamp (out of stock)

o Leaves: Viola Leaves by Poppy Stamps

o Happy Birthday Sentiment: Painted Happy Birthday Die by Simon Says Stamp

    ( used Simply Defined Reflections Sheets by

o Card Front:  Canson Water Color Paper (XL Series)

o Card Front:  Shaded with Peacock Feathers using a Clarity Brush)

o Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Forest Moss, & Crushed Olive (flowers & leaves)

o Card Base:  5-1/2” square (Neenah Solar White, 110#)

o Glittered Embossing Powder:   

a mix of Clear Super Fine  embossing  powder by  Ranger and NUVO Pure Sheen Glitter to get desired effect of heat embossing powder; used on the flower petals and leaves.

o Flower Centers:  Mini Prills (center of flowers and card front) Sweet Shoppe by USA   Art Quest.

o Card Front: Tiny Drops of Ranger Glossy Accents for some added appeal.

o Inside Sentiment reads: Hoping You Have An Amazing Birthday named Happy Every Day Stamp (Simon Says Stamp but it appears they do not carry it any more)


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fran red








Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Sis!



This is the card I made for my sister’s birthday which was in the beginning of August.  I was inspired by the card below; however, no name appeared under the picture of the card in order to give credit.


Hydrangea Petals Dies


My Card Details:

o Hydrangea Petals Die (Simon Says Stamp)

o Branch w/leaves (Sizzix)

o Birthday Wishes Stamp (Mama Elephant)

o Mini Prills (center of flowers) Sweet Shoppe by USA Art Quest

o Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Forest Moss, & Crushed Olive)

o Watercolor Paper (Canson, XL Series)

o Card Base-5-1/2” x 6” (Neenah Solar White, 110#)

o Layering Layer (Neenah Creative Collection Mid-Tone, Pink)

o Card Front (Canson Watercolor Paper)

o Card Front was shaded with Peacock Feathers using a Clarity Brush)

o Embossing Powder (Super Fine by Ranger)

o Glitter (NUVO Pure Sheen)

o Happy Birthday Sentiment stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and

  brushed with Wink of Stella, Clear


NOTE:  Silly me forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card.  I brought the outside to the inside plus added two sentiments on both sides of the inside card.


My sister loved it!


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus



(Click on photo for a larger view)

I made this card so long ago and just getting around to post it to the Blog.



      o  Cardstock: Neenah Solar White (80# and 100#)

      o  Standard A2 size card

      o  Stamp: WPLUS9-Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus*

         *I purchased my stamp from Simon Says Stamp. It is           

           available from Ellen Hutson and WPlus9 but I checked

           and it is Out of Stock at all three online stores.

      o  Scallop Die: Couture Creations Nesting Dies: Scallop Rectangle

      o  Watercolor Medium: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush by Kuretake

      o  Sentiment: Papertrey Ink-Words of Comfort

      o  Sequins: My favorite added touch from my stash**

            *You may not see them but I added green seed beads to

              the sequins.

       o  Wink of Stella: Clear-Added to the flower bouquet



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Black heel sparkle-Fran

Monday, August 1, 2016

Lotus Flower Birthday




Its been a while since I posted and since then I have made a few cards.  This is the first in the series.

I saw the technique I used on Penny Ward’s Blog: and so I case’d her card.


Here are the products I used to create my card:

   Stamp by Waffle Flower: Lotus Flower

   Butterfly Stamp: Doily Lace Butterflies by Martha Stewart

      (used my Scan N’ Cut to cut out the butterfly)

   Sentiment by Hero Arts: Messages With Flourish

   Rectangle Die: Deckled Rectangles, large

   Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade

   Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane, yellow and orange


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