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Sunday, April 10, 2016

#139 Ombre Stamping

Hi Crafters,

I LOVE LOVE LOVE color, this simple one-layer card is so bright and cheery. Be sure to check out the video below.

Here's the inside of the card. Notice I have smaller width rectangles - the smaller rectangle came from the Simon Says Stamp "Happy & Smile" stamp set.  The sentiment on the inside came from the Simon Says Stamp "Handwritten Greetings" stamp set.

I stamped an envelope as well, but that was before I remembered I had narrower rectangles, it would have been better to use the same stamp on the envelope as I used on the inside. Oh well, it still looks cute. I didn't go all the way across the envelope because I wanted to make sure I had room for the address.  Notice the orange is 'yucky'  it's the way the color looks on the envelope paper. I mentioned in the video that inks behave differently on different papers - WEIRD.
And here is the video - ENJOY

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Have an awesome crafty and blessed day

Saturday, April 9, 2016

#138 Masking Technique

Hi Crafters,

What a fun and easy technique. I love the look. I learned about this technique from a class I took on Craftsy - check them out; I've learned tons from the craftsy site.

I did the design on the envelope as well. If you do that, be sure to insert a piece of cardstock into the envelope  just in case the ink runs through. I love the design on the envelope almost as much as the card ;-)

Watch the video below for details on how to get the cool design
Supplies Used:
Simon Says Stamp "Happy & Smile" stamp set
Doodlebug Sequins set of 15 colors - love this set (get it at StampinMania.com)
Micropore Tape - best deal is at Amazon.com

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you again.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
have a super blessed day,

Sunday, April 3, 2016

#136 Bejeweled Thinking of You

Hi Crafters,
Today's card is using the Altenew Bejeweled Stamp and Dies, along with the new Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers Check out the video and be looking for more on the new Zig markers.

Check out my You Tube Video below for all the details. 

Supplies Used:
Altenew:  "Bejeweled" stamp set & coordinating dies
Die-namics: Rectangle stitched die from the Blueprints #13 set (but any rectangle stitched die will work)
Cardstock:  Bazzill "Gray Prismatic",  Neenah 80# Solar White,
Patterned Paper: Pebbles "Cottage Living" 6X6 paper pad
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Lemon Yellow, Light Blue, Flesh Colour, and Pale Pink
Clear Wink of Stella
Doodlebug Sequins
Big Shot die cutting machine
Wow White embossing powder
Ranger Heat tool

Thanks for stopping by. Have a Blessed day

Friday, April 1, 2016

#135 Just A Note

HI Crafters,

Here's a super cute, easy, and inexpensive card to make. It's a 4x4 note card. The reason it's inexpensive is; the stamp set is only $5 from Papertrey Ink and the Die is only $5 - YEAH.  You can use any colored pencils you have, it doesn't HAVE to be the expense Derwent Inktense Pencils.

I stamped the image twice on watercolor paper. Once for the background image on the main card then again for the piece I want to die-cut out.  What I think is cool is that the extra little black dots around the image on the top and lower right are behind the popped up image that was die-cut out. Meaning, the die cuts the image without including those few dots...which I love. It really adds dimension when pop the image up.

Obviously there isn't a ton of color on this one but I did use several Intense pencils and a water brush to add the color.

Supplies Used:
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Enamel Dots
Corner Chomper
Watercolor Paper

Thanks for stopping by.