Monthly Archives: May 2017

Card for a Casual Friday challenge



I heat embossed this Heartfelt Sun Kissed background stamp in white embossing powder on Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock.  I used the smooth side.  Then I put Catherine Pooler  Something Blue, Aquaini and Flirty Fuchia ink directly on my craft mat spritzed water on the ink and the cardstock.  I used a brush to add the ink where I wanted it and dried it between adding the ink.  When dry I used the label dies to cut out an area of the background which was glued to a white CS base.  The label diecut were then added back in and the small solid piece was cut from white CS and stamped with my sentiment.


Taking an Online Class

I am really enjoying the sparkle and Shine class over at Online Classes that Jennifer McGuire and a Kristina Werner teach.  This is the card I made for the IMG_2057 first dayof the class.  I should say this the only one I can share. I had many starts and this is the only finished card.  My waste basket is quite full.  For me it is going to take a lot of practice.  Of course I have lifetime access to the class so I will be able to do just that.  On the bottom card I used a die that cut out strips of card stock then used a sheet of sticky double sided paper from Elizabeth Craft to back it.  I then used some red and silver glitter to fill in the cut outs.  It is rather messy but using a coffee filter to catch the glitter helps and also used a piece of a swifter dust cloth is really handy to clean up any stray glitter and to wipe off the card as well.   I then peeled the backing off and put it on a side fold card base.  I cut the Happy Birthday out of Silver glitter paper and black paper.  Giving it a shadow and making it stand out better.

I will be posting each days cards so that you can see them all.

Until next time!


Sympathy Card

This morning I needed to make a sympathy card for a dear friend.  These are probably the hardest cards for most of us to make.  I find it hard but also sweet to make them because I think of the person who has passed away and the person I am sending the card to.

I had several false starts with this one.  I found this adorable Hibiscus flower stamp from The Stamp Doctor this weekend at my Local Stamp Shop.  I thought I would watercolor it so I started out white embossing it then realized I hadn’t embossed on watercolor paper and the white paper was too white.  Finally I heat embossed using Liquid Platinum by Ranger on SU Basic Grey cardstock.  I cut the top layer down to 4×5 1/4 used versa mark ink on the edges of the card base and heat embossed the edges in Liquid Platinum then attached the top layer Tombow Mono Permanent tape runner.  The inside was stamped with versa mark and heat embossed in the same Liquid Platinum.  The envelope was stamped with the Sentiment and heat embossed as well.