Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards

Do What Makes Your Soul Shine

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Hi there, I hope your day is going well!

Today I’m sharing another card using some new Pinkfresh Studio items from their latest fabulous release.  I’ve also made my first alcohol ink background in a very long while.  I don’t know why I don’t play with these more often!   Continue reading “Do What Makes Your Soul Shine”

Holiday Cards

Merry & Bright

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Hi there, happy mid-week!

Today I’m sharing my second Christmas card of the year, this time using a few sets from Concord and 9th.  I admit that I’m having a hard time feeling motivated to make holiday cards given that here, in the San Francisco Bay Area, October is often one of the nicest months we have.  So, I decided to use yellow, which always makes me happy!

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Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards

You Are Mermazing

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Hello there!  I hope your week is getting off to a good start!

Today’s card is for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #380.  A few days ago I pulled out some alcohol ink backgrounds that I made in late February and when I saw this weeks challenge I thought of a fishbowl and remembered that I had a blue and green background that I could use.

I started by trimming a panel of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle die set.  Then I cut out the circle using the second-larged die from the My Favorite Things Inside & Out Stitched Circle die set.  I added a little bit of ink splatter using Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, and then I trimmed the alcohol ink background and adhered it behind the circular window.

Then I stamped and colored one of the mermaids from the My Favorite Things Mermazing stamp set.  I used Neenah Solar White, and just did some simple Copic-marker blending.  I used E57 and E59 for her hair, E50 and E53 for her skin, R20 for her cheeks, YR15 and YR68 for the starfish, and BG11, BG45, and BG49 for her top and tail.  Then I cut her out using a Brother ScanNCut2.  I added sparkle to her top and tail using clear Wink of Stella.

For the sentiment, I prepped a piece black Recollections cardstock with an anti-static powder tool and then I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink.  I sprinkled Hero Arts white embossing powder over it, tapped off the excess, and then hit it with my heat gun.

I used liquid adhesive to adhere the sentiment onto the card front, and then popped up the mermaid with foam tape.  Then I adhered the entire card front to an A2-sized card base to finish.

Thanks for visiting!

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