Monday, May 4, 2015

Bees & Flowers

  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • CARDSTOCK: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
  • INK: Smoky Slate
  • ACCESSORIES: Square Lattice EF: 1" Circle, Pansy, Itty Bitty Shapes and Petite Petals Punches; Apothecary Accents Framelits; Basic Jewels Pearls; Crushed Curry marker. Ribbon and brads not SU.

CAS Black Red White Florals

  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Whimsical Words
  • ACCESSORIES: Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Real Red marker. Mini brads and Labels Twenty-Three nestabilities not SU.
Super simple and easy 5 minute card!

Florals Pinks

  • INK: Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
  • STAMPS: Papillon Potpourri, Forever Florals, Wetlands, Work of Art
  • ACCESSORIES: Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, Jewels Basic Pearls, Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches, Stampin' Write Markers. Labels Twenty-Three nestabilities.
Stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and Rose Red on Whisper White CS. Colored with Calypso Coral and Pale Plum markers then stamped over with the background swoosh from Work of Art in Pretty in Pink. Butterflies were stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored with Calypso Coral. Sentiment stamped in Rose Red and small flowers on sentiment panel were stamped in Pretty in Pink.

I did a card like this in blues, but I spritzed the flowers with water before stamping:

Lacy Brown Sugar

  • STAMPS: Something Lacy (background), Butterfly Basics, Flower Shop, Petitie Petals, Papillon Potpourri
  • INK: Brown Sugar, Craft White, Basic Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Brown Sugar, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Pansy, Petite Petals, Decorative Label and Elegant Butterfly Punches, Square Lattice EF, Jewels Basic Pearls. Twine and chalk ribbon not SU.
Stamped the background stamp in Brown Sugar on Whisper White; stamped flowers and butterfly in Basic Black on Crumb Cake and Brown Sugar and punched out. Sentiment is stamped in Craft White; added some white ink to edge of label and butterfly.

Florals Brights


  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Butterfly Basics (sentiment), Gorgoeus Grunge, Peaceful Petals
  • ACCESSORIES: Vintage Brad, Extra Large Oval & Bitty Butterfly Punches, Blendabiltiies, Square Lattice EF. Ribbon not SU 

Stamped the various flowers and leaves in Tuxedo Black, masking off a few of the flowers. Colored with Blendabilities; added dots from Gorgeous Grunge. Butterfly and sentiment are stamped in Smoky Slate. Matted image with Smoky Slate, Square Lattice embossed Whisper White on Whisper White card base.

I love how bright the Blendabilities color (:

Florals Blues

  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Papillon Potpourri, Work of Art, Wetlands (sentiment)
  • INK: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Bliss Blue
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pool Party
  • ACCESSORIES: Bitty Butterfly & Elegant Butterfly punches, Island Indigo ribbon, Square Lattice EF. Labels Twenty-Three by nestabilities. 
I began by inking the flowers in Night of Navy and Marina Mist, then misting them with water befor stamping on Whisper White CS. I colored the flowers with Bashful Blue marker; then stamped over each flower with the background from Work of Art in Pool Party and Marina Mist. 

Butterflies were colored with Marina Mist and Pool Party markers. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

You Make Me Smile

Another card inpsired by Julie's Gearinger's mixed media techniques. Start with Whisper White panel and coat with white Gesso. Add Tim Holtz distress stains and SU reinker drops in desired colors on craft mat - spritz with water then place panel on top and squish around until desired color is achieved.

After dry, stamp floral images in Memento Tuxedo Black and color some with water color pencils. Ad crackle paste using TCW chicken wire template. Add more sponging, white high dots, color as desired.

Stamps used: Forever Florals, Butterfly Basics. You make me smile is from an old 2003 SU set. 

Mixed Media Birthday

  • STAMPS: Elements of Style, Bloom With Hope (sentiment), En Francais, Gorgeous Grunge
  • CARDSTOCK: Pretty in Pink, Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • INK: Tuxedo Black Memento, Chery Cobbler, Espresso, Brown Sugar, Craft White
  • ACCESSORIES: Square Lattice EF, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Brad, Jewels Basic Pearl, Lace Trim, misc. reinkers, sponge daubers.  Not SU: Gesso, Crackle Paste, TCW chicken wire 6x6 template, watercolor pencils, edge distress tool, White Faber-Castell PITT pen.

This card was completely inspired by Julie Gearinger and her mixed media technique. her post on pinterest:

I have never done a mixed media card. I began (after reading Julie's blog instructions) by spreading a layer of white gesso on whisper white cardstock. Spritzed a few Tim Holtz distress sprays and a few drops of SU reinkers on a craft mat then spritzed with water - laid the dried gesso coated cardstock on top and moved around to get the various coloring.

After that layer dried I stamped portions of the En Francais background stamp in Espresso; added some crackle paste using the chicken wire template. Stamped the flower in Tuxedo Black and colored with watercolor pencils. Added some white with the White Faber-Castell PITT pen. Sponged some color on top of the crackle chicken wire (use heat gun to dry it more quickly).

Added a bit more distress with Gorgeous Grunge background stamps in White and Brown Sugar. Tore, distressed and sponged edges of front panel, and Pretty in Pink panel embossed with square lattice.

Wow, this was fun and I spent hours without even knowing it! Thanks for the inspiration Julie :)