Saturday, October 27, 2018

Purple for Christmas

I have a friend that loves the color purple. I made this Christmas card for her. I painted cardstock with Jaquard halo purple gold paint. Then I embossed it. Then I used an old Stampin' Up die set (retired) for the ornaments. I layered dark purple, gold and the paper I made. The angles are from Anna Griffin Christmas Angels.  I am not a huge fan of purple, but I do love how this card turned out.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 22, 2018

More Christmas fun...

I made the background using Distress Oxide inks in blues, drops of water added.  Then used the Tim Holtz star die and his Santa die. I used a black glitter paper for Santa. The "Believe" is from Crafter's Companion.  I used a mat silver behind the cut out stars for a subtle shine. Love this card!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Christmas Cards and my new Cricut

Having fun with my new Cricut. I cut out the word SNOW with the holes in it (for snow). First I used distress inks in blues on watercolor paper to make the blue paper, then cut out SNOW. I added an embossed snowy background (Stampin' Up), punched snowflakes and NUVO drops and sequins to finish the card. I also heat embossed the "Let it snow" in silver. I am happy at how it turned out.  I think that makes 13 Christmas cards so far this season. Not bad!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Back lit 

Yesterday was hot and sticky here in Delaware by the beach. So I stayed inside and had fun with a new die set. The set creates a tunnel card- a 3-D card that folds flat for mailing. I added the large red mushroom with fairly from a stamp set as it needed some sort of focal point. I am pleased with the result. My head is now spinning with more ideas to use this set.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

watercolor and cardmaking

I've had this poppy stamp for a long time and as much as I love it, I rarely use it. So I pulled it out and had fun painting it with watercolors. I added the hello and some sequins. Easy Peasy!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

water color and rubber stamping

My crafty friend Lisa came over and we played with water color painting and stamps. She brought this gadget that cut shapes into paper and then ribbon is fed through the slots. The card above is my final result. I added watercolor paint to the rubber stamps and stamped onto paper. I did add a bit of paint here and there. All in all, a nice card!

Let me know what you think. If you want to know the stamp I used for this flower, leave a comment.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mixed Media yumminess...

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I LOVE how these turned out. All vintage and grungy and yummy. I used all kinds of products on this. It's one pieces of paper, different shots.  I first covered the paper with gesso to create a barrier. Once that was dried I used Versamark and stamp several patterns and text rubber stamps all over and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then the fun started! I added walnut ink, sprays, distress inks...what ever I could think of that would add 'age'. I used several products that had a patina color. Once it was all dry, I wiped the whole thing to take the products off of the embossed areas. And this is the result. Not sure how I will use this paper. A back to a card? Just not sure. Any ideas? Would love to hear what you think.

Happy Crafting!