Sunday, August 21, 2016
My granddaughter Addison's 4th birthday is coming up next weekend, and this is the card I made for her. This little girl's name is Birthday Balloons Ellie from Paper Nest Dolls. I colored her in with my Promarkers using almost the exact colors as the picture of her that comes with the packaging.... I knew I had some cute birthday paper that would match the colors perfectly! I used a stitched rectangle die to cut her out, and both the red printed paper & numbers paper behind her are from a 6x6 DCWV stack called The Birthday Wishes Stack. I cut the number 4 out with my Cricut using the same red printed paper. I think it turned out cute! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 7, 2016
So I was checking out some tutorials on Pinterest to get some cardmaking mojo, and saw a tutorial on ways to use chalk. This lady was using Stampin Up chalks....I actually have a container of Stampin Up chalks (Stampin Pastels) I bought ages ago when I used to go to their home parties. I had hardly ever used them, in fact it's been so long ago, I do not remember them ever showing us this technique. Anyway...you stamp an image with Versamark on your card stock and color it with chalks using sponge daubers. So I stamped this flower from the Color Splash Stamp & Stencil set by Recollections all over with Versamark & used three pink colors of chalk from Stampin Up to daub the color on. I believe the 3 colors are Pink, Rose and Magenta. The sentiment is from the same set as the flower. I think it turned out awesome & I'm going to have to use this technique again in future cards! The colors are so much prettier in person!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
I know I am way behind all the other crafter's/cardmaker's out there in the world that have accomplished amazing creative heights...and I'm okay with that...but I just want to say that I'm having so much fun finally experiencing inking with stencils!! I'm kind of having too much fun...you know...that moment when you are really enjoying yourself and you think you will never make another card without using this technique?? So here are the cards I made using the stencil/inking process. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The stencils on the right & left are Hero Arts stencils & the one in the middle is from Inkadinkado. You really just need to add a sentiment to finish them off. I loved how they turned out!