Feel Good Cards, Just For Fun Cards, Love Cards

Love Is All We Need

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Happy Friday, I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend!

Today’s card features a rainbow theme and a whole lot of love.  I’ve used the Love Is Love Bold Prints background stamp from Hero Arts, the Bold Alphabet die set from Altenew, and the Love stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Continue reading “Love Is All We Need”

Love Cards

I Love You

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a good week!  I’m so glad it’s Thursday because that means Friday is right around the corner!

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using the Heart in the Middle stencil and the I Love You die from Alexandra Renke.  I’m new to this line and am loving it so far.  The price point is a bit higher than I’m used to, so I made sure to wait for a sale and to buy a few items that I thought would be very versatile.

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Feel Good Cards, Love Cards

You Make Me Ridiculously Happy

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Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I’m sharing a card using the Mondo Hydrangea stamp from Ellen Hutson and the Ridiculously Happy stamp from Honey Bee Stamps.

I started by stamping the hydrangea twice using VersaMark ink onto Canson XL watercolor paper.  I poured Hero Arts white embossing powder over the top, tapped off the excess, and hit it with my heat gun.  I then used Carbazole Violet and Quinacridone Violet watercolors from Daniel Smith to paint the petals.  I added just a touch Hooker’s Green to the stem, used Rose of Ultramarine (loosely mixed with the leftover violets from the petals) for the background and then set the card front aside to dry.

The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark ink on vellum and heat embossed using Ranger Gold Superfine embossing powder.  I trimmed the strip and wrapped it around the dry card front, using a Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive tape runner to adhere the ends of the strip to the back of the card front.

At the last minute I decided to add a few more gold accents by painting the centers of the blooms with Gansai Tambi Blue Gold watercolor.

To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for coming by!

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Feel Good Cards, Friendship Cards, Just For Fun Cards, Love Cards

You + Me = Awesome

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Good morning, I hope you’re having a great week!

Let me start by apologizing for any duplicate blog post emails you may have received over the past couple of days.  I’m still learning about this blog platform and I made a couple of mistakes that caused the extra emails.  Thanks for your patience!

Today I have something a little different.  I felt challenged by this Simon Says Stamp You + Me set which has a lot of linear elements and bold sentiments.  I decided that I wanted to use the “You + Me = Awesome” sentiment and then somehow weave together strips to resemble a knot, or “we.”

20180402_205101.jpgI started with Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock and stamped the L-shaped strips (the stamp has three stripes) four times in Altenew inks (Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, and Purple Wine).

I fussy cut the strips and then wove them together, using washi tape to temporarily hold everything still while I got all four pieces spaced and lined up properly.

20180402_205529.jpgFor the background, I created a pink splatter on an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White.  I started by smooshing my Picked Rasberry Distress Ink mini ink pad onto an acrylic block, and then I used a Pentel Aquash Water Brush to mix a bit of water into the ink and to pick up some of the color.  Holding the brush over the paper, as if I was turning a key in a lock, I used a finger of my other hand to tap the middle brush and splatter ink onto the card front.  By moving closer or farther from the paper, I was able to create splatter drops of varying sizes.

To finish, I adhered the “knot” to the card front and then removed the washi tape.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx ink and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

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