Animal Cards, Birthday Cards

Go Get Carried Away On Your Birthday!

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Hi there, happy almost-Friday!

I finally got to play with these sweet Fly With Me elephants from Mama Elephant.  Aren’t they the cutest?  And I don’t know about you, but for some reason, I just love seeing critters being carried away by balloons!

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Birthday Cards

Birthday Wishes

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Hello there!

Today’s card features the Gemini stamp from the Cosmic Stars set from Mama Elephant.  I’ve also used elements from other stamp sets, including the sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Sweetest Greetings set, the heart constellation from Lawn Fawn’s Upon a Star set, and the small trio of stars from Simon Says Stamp’s Seeing Stars set. Continue reading “Birthday Wishes”

Birthday Cards

Wishing You A Happy Birthday And Many More To Come

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a great week!

Sometimes, when my mojo is lacking and I just want to play with color, I fall back on a big sentiment that can stand on its own.  Today’s card uses the Wishing You stamp set from Mama Elephant which has a beautiful scripty sentiment and a number of supporting smaller sentiment stamps. Continue reading “Wishing You A Happy Birthday And Many More To Come”

Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards

Hello

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Hello and happy Friday! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Today I’m sharing a card using Mama Elephant’s Botanic Hello stamp. I love this large stamp that covers an entire card and has beautiful flowers and leaves to color.

I used the largest die of the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle die set to cut down and add stitching detail to a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper. Then I stamped the combined image and sentiment in VersaMark ink. I sprinkled the card with Hero Arts white embossing powder, tapped off the excess, and then melted the embossing powder with a heat gun.

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For watercolors, I used colors from a Windsor & Newton Cotman watercolor set. This set is their Painting Plus (I’ve also seen it called Pocket Plus) set of 24 half-pans. It’s a great size to take on the go and in the past, I’ve prepped multiple heat-embossed card fronts using this stamp set and painted while on vacation.

The colors I used are Purple Lake for the flowers, Sap Green and Hooker’s Green Dark for the leaves, and Payne’s Gray for the sentiment. I started by simply coloring in the flowers and leaves with Purple Lake and Sap Green with a #3 round brush. I didn’t wet the watercolor paper first, so this was a wet-on-dry approach. I let it dry and then I went back in with a #2 round brush and added more Purple Lake (with less water) to the flowers to add detail, and Hooker’s Green Dark to the leaves to add veins. Then, I used Payne’s Gray to color in the Hello sentiment.

To finish the card, I used liquid glue to adhere the card front to an A2-sized piece of Recollections Grey Kraft cardstock and then in turn adhered that to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for coming by!

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