• Category Archives Birthday
  • Sailboat Birthday


    A fun birthday card with a nautical theme in patriotic colors. Great for a masculine birthday, a birthday near a holiday like July 4th, or anyone who loves seafaring images. Easy to change out the colors to customize to your preference. I think it would look terrific in smokey blues with sand colored accents.

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS906) so a big congrats to Tanya! She has big, beautiful gallery full of fun scrap pages & lovely cards. I chose THIS card to case. I liked the layout & nautical theme so I kept those. I used different images, dies, a die cut boat instead of a stamped one & two stenciled backgrounds instead of designer paper.

    After die cutting the boat, waves & little frames, I popped up the boat & frame & put it all together. I  used an anchor & star stencil on the navy panel. The anchors were stenciled w/ the darkest of the blue ink set & I used a white pigment ink for the stars. The red was done w/ the sailboat stencil & dark red ink & white pigment for the waves.  I liked the white torn edge on Tanya’s but my paper wasn’t white core so I rubbed the white ink over the torn edge. The two panels were married together on top of a white panel & die cut w/ the largest stitched rectangle die. The greeting was added onto a little tag.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Poetic Peonies (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, navy blue
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts unicorn white, Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #7
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Boats #1, Rectangles, Deckled Rectangle Frames, Off Set Tags, Waves dies, Anchors/Stars & Boats/Waves Stencils, Blending Brushes,  MISTI



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  • Magic Liquid


    A bright, colorful card for your favorite coffee lover. Perfect for a “let’s get together soon” or an invite for a coffee date. I used a rainbow of bright colors but this is easy to change to your favorite colors or even a monochromatic coffee colored card. The 2 part stencil makes it easy to get that fun cubist background.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC967) we are visiting Carla Bank Art & their Pinterest Board. I used THIS print for my inspiration. I knew I had the perfect stencil to make a background like this. And I used almost every color group of these inks to make it. I placed the first stencil over the paper & used the detail brushes to add the lightest color of each group. Then I took the second stencil & applied the next darkest ink of each group. For the last step, I turned the stencil over & applied the third darkest ink of each group. Hint: to see which side is which, place the stencil on top of the colored package. When it lines up, you have it correctly orientated.

    When I finished, the stenciled panel was die cut w/ the second largest of the plain rectangles & I used the largest scallop rectangle to cut a dark teal layer to back it. I did use a few Prismacolor pencils to sharpen the blocks a bit. A couple of teals & a lime green were used for the coffee go cup. Just for fun, I ran the teal coffee band thru my paper crimper then added the greeting. The coffee cup was popped up for dimension.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: All You Need is Coffee set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk teal, lt teal, lime green
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, Set #2, set #3, set #4, set #5, set #6, set #7, set #9, set #10, set #11
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  All You Need is Coffee set, Rectangles, Mix & Match Coffee Cups, Scallop Rectangle dies, Cube Stencil, Blending Brushes,  MISTI, paper crimper



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  • Enjoy Your Summer



    A fun card full of colorful swimsuits, hats & flip flops. Perfect for a vacation send off, beach trip or just to say hi. Color these any way your heart desires or use someone’s favorite colors. Would also look great in a monochromatic color scheme. Be sure to bring enough popsicles for everyone!

    A big congrats to Christine, the newest Featured Stamper (FS905)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I loved the idea of matching images in different colors, so I kept that. I used different images & dies, not near as many swimsuits as Christine has sisters, lol. And I made mine a summer card instead of a t-shirt.

    After stamping all the images several times, coloring & die cutting them, I added card board behind them to give them lift & sturdiness. I dry fit everything in order to find the best place for the greeting. After I stamped it, I attached all the colorful images. When I had it all put together, I thought “hmm..didn’t bring enough popsicles for everyone”. Oh well.

    Here are the Copics I used: (for the skinny bands on the swimsuits, I used a few neon gel pens).

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Hello Summer set, Swim Party set (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Hello Summer set,  Swim Party set, Rectangle Stitch dies,   MISTI, Copic markers



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