Saturday, May 13, 2017

Flower Power!

Hello There.
I spent some of the last week finishing half started cards and card fronts.  I'm focusing on using my stash.  This week it was the flower collection.  So...I managed to use 6 flowers on the cards here.  Only several hundred left to go!!

Thanks for dropping by.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.


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 on Sunday Blog and the CASology blog where the challenge is text.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

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. 

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.

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,

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,

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!)