Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thank You from all of us.

Two posts in one day?  Unheard of!  :) 

 
 
Here's another smooshed and spritzed background.  The sentiments are from SU (Sale-a-bration), heat embossed.
I'm joining along with the sentiment challenge on the CAS Sunday Blog and the CASology blog where the challenge is text.

Thanks so much for dropping by.
Ivanka

Thank You card


Hello again.
Spring is in the air.  Here's a bright thank you card in honour of the season.

 
The butterfly stamps and die cuts are from Art-C (Momenta), stamped with SU Pumpkin Pie ink.  The background is smooshed (with Distress In-Tumbled Glass) and spritzed with Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine.  The stamp (thank) is from Tim Holtz (Stamper's Anonymous) Just Sayings.  The 'you' is an old die cut from Provo Craft. The washi tape is from The Paper Studio.
If the background technique is new to you, search You Tube for 'smooshing' there are lots of resources on there.  :)

Thanks for dropping by. 
Ivanka

Saturday, March 11, 2017

You're a good egg.


Hello there.
Still making cards with the smooshed distress ink backgrounds I made  a few weeks ago.

 
 
Here I used crushed olive distress ink and Heidi Swapp color shine-mustard.  The stamps are 'Hey Chick' from SU colored with aqua pen and SU pumpkin pie ink.  The die cut is 'stitched framelets' from SU.
 
Happy weekend.
 
Ivanka


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Have a Happy Day Card.

And here I am again.
I had a very fun day making distress ink backgrounds the other day.  The benefit of that is that I now have a ton of ready to go backgrounds for cards.
 
The background here is made by stamping Distress Ink (Dusty Concord) onto acetate, then spritzing the acetate with water and 'smooshing' it onto watercolor paper.  I did this a few times till I got the result I wanted.  Fun technique.
The stamps are both from SU-Beautiful You and Hey, Chick.  Embossing folder is from Anna Griffin-Ogee Damask.

See you soon,
Ivanka

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hello again.
I've been playing a ton with distress ink backgrounds and have more to share.
Today I'm back to my favorite card layout/design.  When I'm stuck for  a design or have to make a card  in  hurry, this layout never disappoints.
 
 
The image is a sticker from Penny Black.  The sentiment is from Gina K (Birthday Duo).  The embossing folder is Anna Griffin-Wildflower Gate.  Ribbon and 1/2 pearls are from my stash.

This on it's way to a very special aunt who is turning 80.

See you again soon,
Ivanka

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wishing you Joy.

 
And so it's been a while.
Hope you're all doing well. 
Here's my card for today.
 

The background was smooshed and sprayed...very therapeutic!!  I used Distress Ink (Tumbled glass) stamped onto acetate then misted with water.  I then smooshed the acetate onto watercolor paper.  I repeated the stamping/spraying/smooshing until I was happy with the result.  I then spritzed Heidi Swapps mustard Color Shine for a bit of shimmer.

The flower is SU Remarkable You, stamped cut and colored with Bermuda Bay ink/water pen.
The sentiment is Jillybean Soup.

Hope to see you soon again.  :)
(smoosh is a fun word and technique!) 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cupcake Card.

Hello.

It's me.  If you're still here...thank you for hanging in.
I've been wanting to get back into making cards, it seems to be a slow process.
So I thought I'd just go with the flow...no pressure...whatever happens...happens. 
 

And so, this little cutie happened.  The background is from a Project Life pack. I'm not doing Project Life...I just liked this pack.  And it happens to be perfect for cards.
The cupcake is from Michaels, the embossing folder is 'Dainty' by  Lifestyle Arts.  I cut the first circle with Spellbinder's Nestabilities, but then didn't have a coordinating size I liked.  So I fired up the Silhouette and cut one that is the perfect size.  Still learning about the Silhouette, but liking it so far.
So there you go...a simple card...

See you soon.
Ivanka

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Card



Hello again,
These fabulous Penny Black stickers landed in my mailbox last week courtesy of my wonderful friend Barb.  I love Penny Black stickers, they are always so beautiful with such great detail.

 
 Background embossing folder is from Anna Griffin, stamp is from Stampendous, die cut Lacy Squares from Spellbinder's Nestabilities.
 
Here's the inside.  Sentiment and tag cut with the Cameo Silhouette.  Loving the Silhouette more each time I use it.

Thanks for dropping by,
Ivanka

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bridal Shower and 90th Birthday.


 
I've  now had my Cameo Silhouette for probably 2 years.  I think I wasn't ready for it when I got it.  But I've spent the day getting a little more familiar with it and I have to say, I think this might be the start of something wonderful. 
 


I'm quite thrilled with how the background and sentiment turned out.  Love the gold accents. 


Love this sentiment too.  Both are from the Silhouette store.

That's it...as always thanks for dropping by,
Ivanka

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Flowers...

Hello there,
 
Working with more Stampin' UP goodies, I made a few more cards.
 

 The Thank You sentiment is from Stampendous.


Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Ivanka

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Happy Mother's Day Card


With a little help from my friends...and YouTube.  :)
Yes, sometimes it takes a village.  

I signed up for the SU Paper Pumpkin kit a couple of months ago and got to pick a Sale-a-bration stamp set with my order.  The What I Love set is beautiful and I loved creating with it.
I got a lot of help from this YouTube video and a kick in the but to get going from my friend Barb.
The Mother's Day stamp is from the April Paper Pumpkin kit.

Hopefully, this is the start of something...

Ivanka  :)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Baby Boy Baptism Card

I made this for a co worker for her grandson's baptism day.
 
 

The image is from Etsy stickers is from Creative Imaginations, embossing folder is from Anna Griffin.

That's it, short and sweet.  :)
Have a great day,
Ivanka

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy Birthday


Hello there.
Here's a quick card I made for my daughter's 20th birthday a few weeks ago.  I still have a hard time believing that my baby is 20.  Time has just flown. 
 
The background is painted with SU ink pads and water pen brush.  The images are from Autumn Leaves and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

Thanks for dropping by.
Ivanka

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another Christmas card set.

 
Hello,
Here I am...another set of Penny Black sticker cards.  Loving these.  Keeping the design simple and similar in order to get lots of cards done.
 
The stickers are from Penny Black (Christamas Song), I heat embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings).  Shimmering cardstock is from Crafter's Companion, embossing folder is from Stamipn' Up (Softly Falling), ribbon is also from Stampin' Up, sentiment stamps are from old Hero Arts (Holiday Wish) Ink is Staz On (Blazing Red).

This week, I'm entering Weekly Christmas Card Challenges blog for week 51, where the challenge is anything goes.

Thanks,
Ivanka

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Penny Black Christmas Cards

 
Hi!
 
I've been getting into the swing of Christmas cards.  I'm still having fun using the Penny Black Stickers (Christmas Song), love these.
 
I adhered the stickers to cardstock, then embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder.  The background cardstock is shimmering gold dust from Crafter's Companion.  The embossing folder was included with the October issue of UK's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I stamped Papertrey Ink's sentiment with StazOn ink.  Gold string is from Stampin Up.

I'm entering this clean and layered card into The Card Concept # 44 where the challenge inspiration is Festive Glory.

Thanks so much,
Ivanka

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Confirmation Card


Todays' card is for a coworker, her niece's confirmation was this weekend.  She specifically wanted an image of Mary and the color red incorporated in the card.
 
Image is from the internet, sentiment is printed on vellum and adhered over the image.  Embossing folder is from Anna Griffin.

Thanks,
Ivanka

Monday, November 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Card


Hello again.  My...a new blog post two days in a row.  Unheard of!!
I've had some time and luckily the creative mojo has decided to return.

 

This is for my mother in law's birthday.  The sticker is from SRM, embossing folder is from Stampin' UP, everything else is from my stash.  Using it up feels good.

Thanks,
Ivanka

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas cards


I've been working on my Christmas cards and have been having a lot of fun using these gorgeous Penny Black stickers ( Christmas Song). 


They're so pretty, not much more is needed on the card.  I adhered the sticker to cardstock, then heat embossed edges with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder.  I love this gold powder, its delicate without being overpowering.  The papers are all from my stash, many of them are old K & Co.  Feels great to use them up.  The sentiment is computer generated.
 
I'm entering my cards in City Crafter Challenge Blog  where the challenge is to make a Christmas card.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Ivanka

Sunday, November 1, 2015

'Tis the Season...

It seems that the last few years, Halloween ends and Christmas begins.  So I might as well join in.  Here are my first cards of the season.

 

 I've used this vintage Santa image before.  Love him. 

The layout for this card was found on pinterest.  The vellum is from Stampin' Up, the angel image is from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

See you soon,
Ivanka

Monday, October 26, 2015

Baby boy card.


Quick card for a friend/former coworker. 
Yes...I still make it into the studio for quick trips...hoping to make it longer soon.  If only that creative mojo would join me!!
 
Baby buggy stamp is from Kaiser Craft, cardstock if from Authentique, Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Thanks,
Ivanka