Friday, February 5, 2016

Another Balloon Animals Birthday Card


Love, love, love this Balloon Animal CTMH February stamp of the month set!

Seriously...


 (Inspired by this card by Heather Campbell on the Avery Elle blog.)


Am I right???


Happy creating!  :)





Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  White Daisy and Glacier CS
Stamps:  Balloon Animals - Feb SOTM, Kaleidoscope Cardmaking WOTG set
Inks:  Juniper, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Flaxen, Peacock, Whisper
ShinHan Markers:  Pastel Green. Leaf Green
Embellishments:  Oceanside Sequins, Clear Sparkles
Other:  3D foam tape, Micro-tip Scissors





Thursday, February 4, 2016

Balloon Animals Birthday Card


I adore the February Stamp of the Month!  It is called Balloon Animals, and it is full of super cute balloons.

I used just a couple of them on this card.
(Inspired by this card by Elena Roussakis on the Avery Elle blog.)




I cut the large balloon shape out of White Daisy cardstock using the Artistry Cricut cartridge, and then backed it with a piece of Canary Paper Fundamentals paper.

I stamped "It's Your Day", and sprinkled clear embossing powder over top and heat set it, as I find that the ink may smudge on Paper Fundamentals papers.

For the black Bitty Sparkles, I simply colored the clear sparkles with a Black ShinHan marker.


Happy creating!  :)






Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Canary Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy and Canary CS
Stamps:  Balloon Animals, Kaleidoscope Cardmaking WOTG set
Inks:  Lagoon, Pomegranate, Black, Whisper; Black ShinHan Marker
Embellishments:  Aqua Dots, Pink Enamel Gems, Bitty Sparkles 
Other:  Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape, Clear Embossing Powder



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wavy Blooms Center Step Cards


I am still on a kick with the center step style cards.
(There is a link in my previous post to take you to the instructions for a center step card, although these are a narrower version.)

I really enjoyed making these.  :)







What I did was take some scrap pieces of White Daisy cardstock and painted rough circles in a bright yellow and vibrant blue using my CTMH watercolor paints.

Once they dried, I stamped the Wavy Blooms flower images over top of the painted cardstock.

Then I used my micro-tip scissors to hand cut the flowers out.

I set them on to the White Daisy cardstock rectangular piece, so I could judge where I wanted to stamp the leaves in Whisper ink.  After I stamped the images, I used a waterbrush to lightly color the leaves with Whisper ink.

I simply glued the flowers in place, and added the retired Metal Flowers to the centers of the flowers.

The black and blue gems on both cards are Clear Sparkles that I just colored with my ShinHan markers.


Happy creating!  :)



Supplies used are all CTMH:

Yellow card:
Paper:  Canary Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy and Canary CS
Stamps:  Wavy Blooms, Springtime Wishes, Balloon Wishes
Inks:  Black, Whisper; Black ShinHan Marker
Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles, Metal Flowers - retired
Other:  Watercolor Paint, Paint Brush, Waterbrush, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip Scissors, 

Blue card:
Paper:  Whisper Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy and Whisper CS
Stamps:  Wavy Blooms, Springtime Wishes, Balloon Wishes
Inks:  Black, Whisper; Cerulean Blue ShinHan Marker
Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles, Metal Flowers - retired
Other:  Watercolor Paint, Paint Brush, Waterbrush, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip Scissors



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Charlotte Center Step Cards



As promised, here's the other cards I made using some of the leftover scraps from the Charlotte Workshop Your Way layouts and cards.

If you are wondering, these are called "Center Step Cards".







This one is a skinnier version of the center step card.




Tip:  For the flowers on this card, I used my watercolor paints to paint some scrap pieces of White Daisy cardstock.  Once they were dry, I used the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts to cut the shapes, and then used regular Black ink to stamp the outlines of the flowers and leaves onto the painted pieces.  That way I didn't have to use Archival Black ink, which always stains my stamps.  ;)




Super sweet, and the center step cards are easy to make.

You can find the instructions for a center step card right here on Splitcoaststampers.



Happy creating!  :)




Supplies used are all CTMH:

Celebrate Card (5 1/2" x 5 1/2"):
Paper:  Charlotte; White Daisy and Slate CS
Stamp:  Kaleidoscope WOTG Stamp Set
Inks:  Whisper, Sorbet, Champagne
Embellishments:  Black & Gold Ribbon, Bitty Sparkle, Sequins
Other:  Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape

Best Wishes Card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"):
Paper:  Charlotte; White Daisy CS
Stamp:  Springtime Wishes
Inks:  Sorbet, Black
Dies:  Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts
Embellishments:  Black & Gold Ribbon, Treasured Puffies
Other:  Watercolor Paints




Sunday, January 17, 2016

CTMH Charlotte Workshops Your Way (WYW)


Have you browsed through the new Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions catalog yet?

If you have, you would have seen Charlotte.

She's so pretty, isn't she?


This what you get to create with the new Charlotte Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit:

Three gorgeous two page layouts...











And 9 pretty cards (three of each design).










I just love them.

I still had some scraps leftover, so I made a couple of cute cards that I will share with you next time!


Happy creating :)



Supplies used are all CTMH:

Charlotte Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit, which includes:
  • 1 Charlotte Paper Packet
  • 1 Charlotte Complements
  • 3 Cardstock Sheets (1 Black, Whisper)
  • 1 Black & Gold Ribbon
  • 1 Treasured Puffies
Additional items needed for the cards:
  • My Acrylix Springtime Wishes Stamp Set
  • Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts (dies)
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Paintbrush Set
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack






Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy Anniversary!!!



Happy 16th Anniversary, Lee!!!




Time really has gone so fast.

Through good times and tough ones, you are always my rock.

Here's to another 16 and more!



Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Adventure Bound (SU); Black and White Daisy CS
Stamp:  Say It All - Hostess set
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Whisper Thick Twine, Black Sparkle - retired, Pewter Durables Circle - retired, Autumn Wooden Elements (SU)
Die:  Happy Birthday (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Other:  Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape




Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Merry Merry Christmas...


I used the Close To My Heart Merry, Merry stamp set to make this card.




I first stamped the wreath image with Versamark ink, and sprinkled Gold embossing powder over top and heat set it.

For the bird image, I stamped it in lagoon, and used a black journal pen to draw the lines on the branch, then trimmed it out with my scissors and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

And I added some Aqua Dots to decorate the wreath.  Easy, peasy.


Happy creating!  :)



Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  White Daisy and Lagoon CS
Stamp:  Merry, Merry
Inks:  Lagoon, Versamark
Embellishments:  Aqua Dots
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Black Journal Pen, Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel - retired, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors




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