• Tag Archives Wedding/Anniversary
  • Color My World

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    An art lover’s card for a friend or relative, to let them know how special they are to you. The card is made up of a suitcase full of artist tools, a partial stamped/partial die cut greeting and panel of abstract colored paper.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC951) we are visiting Bas Bleu & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS image for my inspiration. The fun artist pouch reminded me of these artist tools dies so it brought them out and die cut all the tools & letter of COLOR out of heavy white card stock. I tend to do this so I don’t have to cut multiple times with multiple colors. I had the panel of paper left & it was just big enough to cut w/ one of the mini slimline dies. Then I colored all the tools to go w/ the paper.

    The suitcase I die cut out of 2 shades of grey w/ black accents & I added 3 layers of card board behind the bottom section to give it the impression of being open & full of the art supplies. I like to mix up greetings, especially if I don’t have what I want already there, so I stamped & die cut the YOU, colored the white letters for COLOR & stamped the last line.

    You can see the dimension from this angle.
    Here are the Copics I used to color in the die cuts:

    so much for stopping  by! 


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Someone Like You set, Watercolor Spring Tree
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt grey, charcoal, scrap of black, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: It’s Party Time paper pad)
    Ink:   Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle w/ Holes, Mini Slimline Stitched,  Someone Like You set, Art set, Painters set, Suitcase, Small Classic Alphabet dies, Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers

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  • Sending Love

    A fun, easy Valentine, Wedding, Anniversary or Birthday card with minimal coloring and a stencil background using translucent grit paste. Easy to customize using the colors of your choice. The hardest part is waiting for it to dry.

    A big congrats to Deb, the newest Featured Stamper (FS888) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout (mostly) & the hearts, but I used different images, dies & colors. I also changed the background to a stenciled one.

    For my card, I started by placing the stencil on scratch paper & rubbing 2 colors of pinkish/red ink over the top. I didn’t try to blend it, just dabbed it in areas first the lighter color then used the darker color on the rest. I placed the stencil on top of white card stock, ink side UP, then used a palette knife &  spread the grit paste in a thin layer. The paste picked up the ink from the top of the stencil as I spread the paste & it gave me a lovely varied color. There is a subtle glitter in this paste that’s more apparent in person. I carefully lifted the stencil & washed it right away so it wouldn’t adhere to the stencil. Then I let the background piece dry (about 20 minutes or so).

    While it was drying, I stamped the greeting & die cut w/ the longest tag. The heart balloons were also stamped, colored & die cut. When dry, I attached a pink inside scallop frame around the heart bg, tucking the greeting tag under the edges, & layered a red outside scallop frame underneath it. The balloons were popped up just a bit.
    Here are the Copics I used for the balloons:

    so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Love is in the Air set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, pink, red
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #4
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Love is in the Air, Inside Scallop Frame, Outside Scallop Frame, Offset Tags dies, Stacked Hearts Stencil,  Crossover II,  Ranger Distress Translucent Grit Paste, Misti, Copic Markers

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  • Love is in the Air

    Come see how to make this card full of hearts & a lovely umbrella. Perfect for Valentine, wedding, engagement or anniversary.  Plus another way to use a border die to make a frame.

    For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC949) we are visiting RealFabric & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS piece of fabric to inspire my card. After die cutting the red w/ white hearts paper, I die cut an inside scallop frame out of white to go around it.  For the bidirectional heart frame, I cut a piece of white to 4.25 x 5.50 inches then cut it one side at a time, trying to evenly space the hearts. To make it more aesthetically pleasing, I cut a little extra of the border, trimmed out 4 hearts & placed them in the corners before backing it w/ a strip of turquoise paper.

    The umbrella full of hearts was colored & die cut w/ a large stitched circle & placed in the right corner under the frames. The last half of the greeting was stamped (I used a Misti to rearrange it a bit) & the Love w/ Shadow die was used to replace the Love in the greeting. A few of the little white hearts from the border were colored pink & red before adding them above the umbrella.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss :  Love is in the Air set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, turquoise, Brass & Bliss: Heart Strings paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps/Brass & Bliss:  Love is in the Air set, Circle, Stitched Circle, Inside Scallop Frame, Heart Borders, Love w/ Shadow dies,  Copic Markers, Misti

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