Monday, April 29, 2013

Secret Garden Bday


  • stamps: Secret Garden, Petite Pairs
  • ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Floral District DSP
  • accessories: Secret Garden Framelits, Vine Street folder, Honeycomb folder, square lattice folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Modern Label Punch, Daffodil Deight Seam Binding Ribbon

Baby Congrats!


  • stamps: Baby Steps, A Round Array
  • ink: Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Basic Gray
  • cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic gray
  • accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Crochet Lace Trim, 7/8" Scallop Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Triple Sunflower


  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun (? not sure)
  • INK: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
  • STAMPS: Petite Pairs, A Round Array
  • ACCESSORIES: Honeycomb & Square Lattice Folders; 7/8" Scallop Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1" Circle punches; flower burst embossilit (I think this embossilit is still available on the SU clearance rack).
Made flowers with flower burst embossilit, I added a chocolate chip  1" round center embossed with square lattice to make it look like a sunflower. Then added the punched FOR YOU from A Round Array set.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CAS Simply Stated


  • cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray
  • ink: Pink Pirouhette, Basic Gray
  • stamps: Elements of Style, Petite Pairs, Itty Bitty Banners, A Round Array, Hearts A Flutter
  • accessories: Square Lattice folder, Crochet Ribbon, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, Large Oval Punch Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits. Rhinestones not SU

Monday, April 22, 2013

Soft & Subtle Mothers Day


  • stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Apothecary Art, Oh Hello, Elements of Style, Petite Pairs
  • ink: Pink Pirouhette, Basic Gray
  • cardstock: Very Vanilla
  • accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Square Lattice folder. Word Window, 7/8" Scallop, Itty Bitty Shapes and Large Oval Punches. Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Using Scraps Mothers Day


  • stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tiny Tags, Hearts a Flutter
  • ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
  • cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede. Brown dotted ribbon border not SU.
  • accessories: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Secret Garden Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Square Lattice folder, Vintage Wallpaper folder, Large Oval Punch, Flower Burst Embossilit, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Basic Jewels Pearls.
I made this card using all of my leftover scraps - pieces that I had already embossed, punched, or diecut but were not used yet. So it was a piece-mail card!

Mothers Day Poppies


  • stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Teeny Tiny Wishes, A Round Array
  • ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
  • cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, watercolor paper
  • accessories: acrylic block, mister, reinkers, Honeycomb folder, Scallop Trim Border PunchWord Window punch, Flowers Burst Embossilit; 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch. Ribbon not SU.
Another card using reinkers on acrylic block. Just added a few very small droplets of each color to acrylic block, misted with water, then stamped on watercolor paper.

Bandana Technique Mothers Day


  • stamps: SAB Fresh Vintage, Flowering Flourishes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • cardstock: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • ink: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
  • accessories: Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, embossilits Flower Burst, Itty Bitty Banners framelit, Basic Jewels Pearls, Square Lattice folder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch
To make the bandana background, I first stamped the images in Not Quite Navy; then added dots and dashes with Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen. See picture below. Actually very simple, but a little bit tedious (:

Acrylic Block Watercolor Technique


  • stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Flowering Flourishes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • cardstock: Whisper White. Black, White, Watercolor paper not SU
  • ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Craft White
  • accessories: acrylic block, water mister, mini brads, Word Window Punch, Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber.
Using acrylic block F 4 7/8" x 6", I added reinker droplets starting with More Mustard in the center, Pumpkin Pie in a ring around the More Mustard, then Cajun Craze in a ring around the Pumpkin Pie. (about 5 - 8 droplets of reinker per color). Misted the block with water, and with the block face up with misted reinkers on it, I placed watercolor paper on top block and pressed. Then used aqua painter and Cajun Craze reinker drops to blend the outer edges of the color that didn't quite get coverage; sponged Early Espresso around edges. 

Stamped Lovely as a Tree and Flowering Flourishes in Basic Black. Stamped JUST FOR YOU from Teeny Tiny Wishes on black using craft white ink. Punched Word Window Punch; added mini brads.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Apothecary Mother's Day


  • stamps - apothecary art, a round array, teeny tiny wishes
  • ink - basic black
  • cardstock - whisper white, lucky limeade
  • accessories - markers, apothecary accents framelits, curly label punch, 7/8" scallop circle punch
Another simple card for an upcoming workshop. 

Same card as above, but stepped up a notch. Just added flowers from itty bitty shapes punch and some basic jewels pearls.

CAS Yellow Swallowtail


  • stamps: Swallotail, A Round Array, Papillon Potpourri
  • cardstock: Whisper White; Black and Yellow not SU
  • ink: basic black
  • accessories: Honeycomb Folder, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch
A clean and simple card for an upcoming workshop. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Piggyback Ink Technique


  • STAMPS: Swallowtail , Pretty Petites, Papillon Potpourri
  • CARDSTOCK: Primrose Petals, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Baja Breeze
  • INK: Not Quite Navy, Craft White
  • ACCESSORIES: Blender Pen, Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral and Pretty in Pink Markers, Petite Curly Label Punch, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches
To achieve the look I've named PIGGYBACK technique, I first stamped the large Swallowtail in Not Quite Navy. I then colored selected areas with a blender pen dipped in craft white ink. Allowed the craft white to dry, then colored over it (piggybacked) with a Baja Breeze Marker. I colored some other accent areas with Calypso Coral and Pretty in Pink markers. Also colored selected areas with Uniball Signo White pen.

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SWALLOWTAIL stamp  Clear Mount 129216     Wood Mount 129213

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Dotted Scallop Bloom


  • cardstock: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • stamps: Blooming With Kindness, Stacks of Wishes, Hearts a Flutter
  • ink: Early espresso, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
  • accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Adorning Accents edgelits, Hearts a Flutter and Apothecary Accents framelits, Early Espresso baker's twine, Sycamore Street button