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another mobile post!
this should catch me up for CASE challenges from the past two weeks. #128 challenge was combined with father's day cards.
I struggled with making even squares for this one... I never seem to be able measure correctly or cut straight! (please leave a comment if you have any cutting tips using a guillotine trimmer - mine is a Fiskars, my paper always seems to shift)..
for the front sentiment I used the smile die and stamp set from the June 2015 Simon card kit.
Nothing stamped on the inside but when/if I send it I'll probably stamp a simple happy birthday sentiment in red or blue.
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Hi everyone out there!
Trying to do this post once more.
Had some issues posting on mobile and lost the post! (of course)
I had a couple things in mind for this card. first was the thank you card. a friend asked if I could make her a set for work and thought of this stamp set and technique. I told her I would do a mock up for her. haven't finished the rest of the set.. but she said she liked it. since I had the items out. I had a birthday card to send out for a friend and changed the sentiment around.
I really love this embossing technique. so elegant! I can't take too much credit. when I bought this set the owner doing the demo was going the same with a few stamp sets.
Bought this set at the scrapbook expo back in January and almost missed this booth! fell in love with all their stamps of course but loved their flowers. (see rubbernecker.com)
For these cards I used Tim Holtz distressed markers and water color paper. The markers make it easy to give you that water color look, mainly because the inks and markers looove water.
This is a two part stamp set, first I used the markers to ink up the petals and then spritzed it with water and rocked it back and forth to get the water moving and ink mixing. I pressed it into the water color paper and the heat set it. Then I inked up the outline stamp with Versamark, lined it up with the petals then used gold embossing powder by recollections over the ink. Melted the powder and like magic such a beautiful card. another great part of the stamp (per the owner) is that they are supposed to be "abstract", so you don't have to worry if things are a little off. that's just the way it was designed.
I want to give this to everyone... frame even! =) I am sure you fall in love with a technique too.. I've been watching to venture into embossing and I can see why it is so addictive!
I hope you liked this creation.
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June is for dads and grads!
Here are a few father's day cards that I made (and of course sent out late...)
The top two I found inspiration from an image that was on a package of Spellbinders label die cuts I purchased other last weekend.
The bottom two I used the current CAS(E) Challenge #128 for some inspiration and quick design.
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Recollections: White (card base), pattern: Home Basics
My Mind's Eye - Adventure
Momento: Danube Blue (dew drop), Tuxedo Black
Distressed Marker - Bundled Sage
Back again and catching up....
Here I have a graduation card for my cousin who just finished high school. I wanted to do it in his school colors (as best I could). The front panel and sentiment are pushed up using craft foam. I also used a new Simon Says Stamp stamp for the inside. Perfect for a grad card!
I also had this in mind for CAS(E) challenge #128 submission (trying to go in order of my notes for my blog challenges =) )
Recollections: White, Home basics
Simons Says Stamp: Big Birthday Wishes; Happy and Smile
Momento: Danube Blue (dew drop)
A non-challenge post. I have a friend who is expecting and I had bought a few things to send to her and needed to make a card.
No stamping on this card! Just stickers, glue and a little embellishments. I hope it went through the mail okay. My adhesive is not that strong (I used Tombow Mono to glue the sock money to the paper). Overall, a fairly simple card to make. Hardest part was the stickers but luckily I have my tweezers to help. I also added some wink of stella to the hat, but the felt pretty much absorbed it like a sponge, so you don't really see that come through in the picture.
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White, Green - Recollections
Home Basics paper pad - Recollections
Sock Monkey - Cost Plus World Market (I found these in the stationary/gift card section. Online I found they have a sticker version, which would have made this easier as I had to remove the tiny clothespin).
Opaque Makers "Snow" - Recollections
Sticko Alphabet letters (Black) - EK Success
Last of the challenge catch up (for now)!
Here is my interpreretation of CAS(E) Challenge #126, June 4. I had my Grandpa in mind for this card. This time I went a little outside the box with the proposed image (since I needed a more masculine birthday card).
I inked up an outline balloon stamp in pigment ink from Penny Black, then I colored in the images with colored pencils and smoothed them out with gamsol. I popped up the center file with fun foam and the sentiment is flat. I thought the lower right hand side was a little plain so I lightly blended out an orange/red to balance the balloons. I also applied a similar color blend to boarder the sentiment panel and on the actual sentiment piece.
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Orange, Red, Yellow - Color Box Petal Point Pigment Ink
Momento Tuxedo Black - Tuskineko
Vintologie - Hampton Art
Sweet Wishes - Penny Black
Colored Pencils - Crayola
Here is the Simon Wednesday, June 3 challenge - Make it Masculine.
I have a hard time with masculine cards so this was a good challenge for me to get away from the wink of stella. In addition to that I also wanted to experiment with masking off lines and using my mini ink blender tools. After all that inking, the rule of three prevails. I also like the ombre trend, but I do not have any ombre stamp pads, so I tried out the blending technique with the mini ink blenders. Turned out okay. I do like those nice crisp lines the masking/washi tape leaves on the paper.
I have to admit, I messed up on the stamping the middle sentiment (just loaded up too much ink), but per Jennifer McGuire, I tried to find a way to salvage it and ended up re-stamping the sentiment and popping it up on fun foam. Ta da! A little added depth and no harm done.
Green - Color Box Petal Point Pigment Ink
Penny Black - Sweet Wishes
Catching up here.
I didn't have time to enter into the Simon challenges first week of the month, but still posting them here. I have used the SSS May Card Kit for the majority of the card.
The center panel is popped up on some fun foam (I think you can see the shadow on the bottom). The sentiment is also popped up with fun foam as well. A clean and simple card (I hope) but "royal" enough. I had a friend in mind while making this card who recently finished her graduate program. Although this card could also be an easy bridal/wedding card.
Pale Blush Pink from the SSS May Card Kit
Purple from the Pigment Petal Point Color Box (primary color)
Congratulations from the SSS May Card Kit
Howdy there and welcome!