Monday, July 16, 2018

Die Cut negative card

A few weeks ago, I posted a butterfly die cut card that I am teaching at my Ink blending class this week, and tonight I made a card using the negative "insides" of the butterflies.  Yes... this was finicky!  I kept all the little bits, recut the butterfly image in black, and then inlaid the bits inside to make my pretty butterflies.
 Here was my original where I kept the insides:
Patterned paper is Perfectly Plaid by Lawn Fawn; Butterfly Die is Dienamics, by My Favorite Things; Sentiments are Happy Thoughts by Verve; Inks are Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade & Wild Honey - Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  Black Onyx Versafine ink for sentiments.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Die Cut Hello

 I've seen this technique all around the blogworld over the last while, and finally gave it a try.  I am teaching an ink blending class this week, so I had the cardstock piece ready to go - I just sprinkled some water on it, and die cut the hello.  I cut 3 additional hello's out of white cardstock and stacked them underneath the ink blended die cut, for the subtle, raised effect.  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out!



Inks used: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick & Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks; Versafine Onyx Black for sentiment.  Hello die is Avery Elle; Hemstitched Rectangle die is Spellbinders.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Parisian Holiday

Yes, I have yet another of these cute little French girls to share today.  I thought this blue polka dot paper looked a bit like a night sky, so I used my Sweet Pea Designs Paris skyline die with it:
 Before I attached the image, and added the sentiment... I thought that this would make a great card as is:
Patterned papers are Beautiful Friendship from Close To My Heart, and Gotta Have Gingham by Lawn Fawn.  Paris skyline die is Sweet Pea Designs; Stamp set is Parisian Holiday by Sweet Pea Designs.  Copic markers.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches & Tim Holtz

I'm using some of the Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints today to make some birthday cards for my daughter's friends.  I had this cute "Patio Party" paper by Jen Hadfield, and used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch to kick start my design:



Patterned paper is Patio Party by Jen Hadfield and Sunkissed by Doodlebug Design; Stamps are Tim Holtz Mini Cocktail Blueprints; Sentiments are My Favourite Things; Enamel dots are CTMH; Copic Markers.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sweet Pea Designs & Inspired By

I'm combining a couple of challenges today to make a birthday card for one of my daughter's friends who was recently in France.  I started with the inspiration photo from the Inspired By challenge... going with the plaid & floral from the linens (the flip side of the navy floral paper is large roses which I started out with... but the more subtle navy flowers were a little calmer).  I'm using the sketch from the July Sugar Pea Designs mix it up challenge:
Patterned papers are Beautiful Friendship by Close To My Heart; Stamp set is Parisian Holiday by Sugar Pea Designs; Copic Markers; Artiste Cricut cartridge.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge

I pulled out my Art Impressions watercolour stamps today to play along with the current Fusion Card Challenge.  Funny, but it seems that everyone saw the photo and thought "cacti"... but I saw the photo and thought "door!".  I knew that I had this fabulous door image from Ai that I have been dying to use, so I went with a more faded version of the blues & turquoises in the photo and put a couple of cards together:



Stamp sets are WC Door Set, WC Wall Texture Set, Foliage & Flower sets - all Art Impressions.  Marvy & Tombow markers; Patterned papers are Pebbles & Carta Bella.  May Arts twine, Gumdrops and Your Next Stamp.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sip, Sip Hooray!

I just adore this sentiment from My Favorite Things!  You've seen my wine themed/ink blended cards on my blog a few weeks ago, but I have a new colourway using Distress Oxide Inks that I quite love:
Inks are Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry & Seedless Preserves Distress Oxides; Tim Holtz Mini Wine Blueprints stamp, Sentiment is My Favorite Things; Spellbinders Hemstitched Rectangle Die.

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