Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Enjoy today

Hello everyone!  Well I finally got around to taking pictures of a few cards I made.  Today's card is a card I made for Bill for his birthday a few weeks ago.  I really struggle with masculine cards, why are they so hard to make? What makes it even harder is I don't have a lot of 'masculine stamps'.  I have a few fishing images & digital, and a few scenery (and have already used them in the past), but this time I was looking for something that would represent Bill's hobby - photography.

When I was down at my local scrapbook store I saw that Kim just got in some papers from Alexandra Renke and there was a camera on one of them.  If you have never seen her stuff you need to google it. She has a lot of papers that have matching washi tape, which are just gorgeous! ( I have made and posted a few cards using both her papers and washi tape).

I purchased some papers then came home and literately threw this together as this was the night before his birthday by this time! I know hey, nothing like waiting until the last moment.

Anyway, here is my finished card.

I trimmed down the image and layered it onto a piece of black c/s,  stamped the sentiment (Penny Black snippets), then added some enamel dots.  I used Tim Holtz thinlet die to cut the green dp, then tore off along the one edge.

Background designer paper is from Bo Bunny, and the die I used for the green layer is from
Tim Holtz - Mix Media thinlits.

Once everything was adhered together I wrapped some twine around the top, and that's it!

Thanks for visiting today, back again real soon.  Have a wonderful day.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Kind soul

Hello everyone! I was going to post the card I made for Bill for his birthday last week, but just haven't gotten around to taking a picture, so instead I will share one I did a few weeks back.

A few weeks ago I was playing around with my Magenta Nuance powders.  I have already posted the first card I made, so this is the second one.

I embossed the image - Wplus9 - Kind Soul - onto some Canson 140lb watercolour paper using white ep.  I then sprinkled powders in the colours and areas I wanted them, then spritzed with water.  I used my paintbrush to guide some of the colours, the rest I just tilted my paper for the colours to disburse.

After it was dry, I trimmed down the sides.  I layered it onto a piece of cold miri cardstock, then onto some green polka dot designer paper.

To finish off I added some dark pink silk ribbon as well as some Nuvo crystal drops on the leaves.  I ended up doing a second layer of dots because once the first drops dried they were hard to see.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again real soon.  Enjoy your day!


Monday, June 11, 2018

Using up Remenants

Hello everyone, and Happy Monday.  I hope you had a good weekend.

Today's cards that I'm sharing are using scraps from 'what's on my table'.  You know the stuff that you stamp but don't like or wasn't what you had in mind once you start it, then you toss aside.  Well, I have lots of those.  I have a few 'masculine' birthdays this month, so decided to go through my pile to see if I could salvage any of it.  I had success.

These were quick and easy, so here goes:

First card, I already had the leaf background stamp off (MFT stamps), and I already and the die cut Celebrate (MFT) inked up.  Added a few other elements and this is the end result:

My second card - I had the sponging already done.  Not sure what I had intended this one for, but I stamped Flourishes LLC - an image from Country Roads in black memento.  I then stamped a branch from Penny Black in scattered straw along the side, top and bottom, just to fill in the open spaces.
I felt it still needed something, so cut some scrap paper using MFT Flag Stax dies and added a brad. Not sure if the brad is a bit distracting from the image. What do you think?

I wish all cards were this easy to pull together. I'm off to enjoy the afternoon outdoors.  I'm off today, so need to get some much needed weeding done.

Enjoy your day!