Eastern Bluebird - Male

Eastern Bluebird - Male
Eastern Bluebird

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Meadow Greens

Hi. Hope your week is going well.  I'm back today to share a card I made for a co-worker who's last day in our Dept is this Friday.  She is moving into a new role in another dept.

I used PTI Meadow Greens stamp set. 

Using confetti white c/s, I stamped the flower blossoms first using PTI inks -Hibiscus burst, berry sorbet & lavender moon. I then stamped the stems and leaves using PTI - simply chartreuse.

I then placed this into my Misti to stamp the sentiment, which is from PTI's - Watercooler Talk.   I'm glad I did because the first impression wasn't quite dark enough, so with using the Misti, I just re-inked the sentiment and stamped again.

I sponged some lavender moon around the edges.  I wrapped a piece of white silk ribbon around the bottom of the stamped piece then adhered this to a piece of white c/s.  My base is using PTI - lavender moon c/s.

To finish off, I used my wink of stella clear pen for the flowers, then added clear sequins to the centers of the flowers. A small white pearl was placed in the centers of the sequins to complete.

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tulips x 2

Hello everyone.  Today, I'm about to double your pleasure as I have 2 cards to share.  Both using the same stamp, but different layouts and colours.

I was in need of a couple of Easter cards for a friend, so scrounging around for some spring flowers, I came across a Hero Arts tulip stamp that I haven't used in quite some time.  Perfect!  So I played around with some different colours and these were my favourites.

The first one was done but colouring directly onto the image with distress markers, huff, and stamp.
I used MFT cross stitch rectangle die to cut it our then layered it onto another piece of white card stock. I wrapped some lace around the image, then adhered then to a piece of scrap dp from the scrap bin, then onto my card base.
To finish up I used my wink of stella clear pen to add a bit of sparkle to the tulips, a couple of enamel dots and a  tiny silk green bow.

For my second card, I used distress markers again, huff & stamp.  I used MFT stitched inside & out rounded rectangle die to cut it our.  I wrapped some orange gingham ribbon around the base of the flowers before adhering to the next layer. For that I used  sizzix  embossing folder - sorry do not know the name of this one.
To finish off used my wink of stella clear pen for the flowers and added some enamel dots.

Great thing about both cards is that they are nice and flat for mailing - no extra posted required!

stamp - Hero Arts - newspaper tulips
paper - cougar white 100 lb, scrap designer paper
ink - distress markers - twisted citron, moved lawn, picked raspberry, rie persimmon, mustard seed
dies - MFT - cross stitch rectangle, inside & out rounded rectangle die
misc - sizzix embossing folder, ribbon, enamel dots, wink of stella clear pen

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your day.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Retirement card

Hi, I'm back, sorry for being away all week.  It's been a very busy week at work. I haven't been in the mood for card making, but I had to push myself to do this card because it was needed for this week. Maybe it is the winter gloom- we were teased with some warmer weather last week, and then it flipped back to winter all over again.  Can't wait till spring - with some warm sunshine!

Okay, onto my card.  My daughter requested a 'retirement card' for one of the ladies she works with. Of course, I said yes!  And you know me, I love to do fussy cards with all the die cuts and flowers, pearls etc. This is the end result:

Not much explaining on this, so I will leave it there. Once all put together I used my wink of stella clear pen to added sparkle to all the flowers.  It is very pretty IRL!

I appreciate you stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Curvy Thanks

Hi everyone. Popping in to share another card for my sale basket at work.  I seem to have gone through a lot of Thank You cards lately, so just replenishing.

My card today features a Simon Says die  - thanks scallop border.  Love the scallop edging as well as the piercing on this die.

I first cut the thanks die using white card stock.  I then ventured into my scrap basket and pulled out this pretty print paper.  Not sure of the company name of this as it was just scrap pieces, but I don't think this company is around anymore.  The solid pink colour card stock was just scrap pieces as well.  Great way to use those cut off ends for projects like this.

I cut a piece of the solid card stock to fit behind the "thanks' to make it stand out.  I used PTI scallop die (medium) to cut a couple of pieces of scallop edgings for the top.

The flower is from SU - stippled blossoms, using Altenew Blush & Crimson for the inks.  I then cut the flower out.  The leaves were previously stamped off a while ago, but I think I used SU inks.

To finish off I added a glitter enamel dot for the center of the flower and a silk bow.

Thanks for your visit today.  Have a great day!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

A moment in time

Good morning.  Did everyone survive the wind storm yesterday with winds up to 100km? (60 mi).
No damage on our property, just a few branches here and there, but down the road a huge branch fell off a tree right into the front of a house smashing their front door.  I"m sure there was a lot of uprooting trees and toppled signs, garbage bins etc.  The winds were so strong on the Burlington skyway it actually flipped over a 18 wheeler - now that is strong winds. They closed the skyway for several hours.  Needless to say the winds have died down over night, thank goodness!

Today's card is a stamp from Penny Black called - A Moment in Time.  It's from their latest release.

I placed some water colour paper into my Misti and positioned the stamp to where I wanted it.
I then added colour to the stem, huffed and stamped, I did this several times with different green distress markers until I had the look I wanted.  I then moved to the flower, again, one impression at a time with various red/corals until I had what I wanted.  I then removed the paper and added some of the lightest red tone to fill in the open spaces and then added some darker shades of red for depth.

I then trimmed down to the size of card I needed - this is a large stamp - I ended up making the card
6.25 x 4.5. Once cut down I sponged some distress wild honey, a bit of crushed olive and then very little walnut stain. 

I used a background image to stamp in the background using wild honey, just inking the stamp here and there.

I then put my paper back in my Misti and lined up the sentiment and stamped.  I repeated this 3x to get a clear crisp black image.

Finished off with some sequins, and I used clear wink of stella all over the flower.

Stamp - Penny Black - a moment in time, blips, special wishes
paper - canson 140lb water colour paper, cream, black
ink - distress markers - spun  sugar, candied apple, festive berries, shabby shutters, forest moss, twisted citron, distress inks - wild honey, crushed olive, walnut stain, versafine black
misc - sequins, wink of stella clear pen

Thanks for stopping in today.  Wishing you a wonderful day!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Floral stem collage

Hello everyone.  Boy, have I been in a 'stamping' slump! But, this weekend I managed to create 3 cards (woohoo!!).  For some reason after the Christmas break, I have been struggling, not sure what the reason is, when I'm at work I have all these ideas for card making, then when I get home and after dinner I have no desire, but lets hope I have turned this around.

My card today features a Poppy Stamp die called Floral Stem Collage.  And what made this even simpler to make is that I already had some background papers I made on my table, so put the two together and this is the finished product.

The background was made some time ago, so not sure of the colours I used, but I know I did use distress inks.

I cut the background smooshy piece to fit behind the die cut flower piece. This was then layered onto a piece of light green then onto my card base.

I used a Penny Black die for the smile - I actually cut it  from a scrap piece from the background I had left over.  I also used the butterfly from Poppy Stamps - butterfly mini corner, cutting one from white and the other from a scrap piece of the background to add some colour.

The floral stem collage die set also comes with a separate flower, so cut one of those and adhered over the main flower.

To finish off I added a light green  rhinestone.

Thanks for your visit today, hope your having a wonderful day! See you soon,