Thursday, March 22, 2018

Flower Cards

Here are some cards I made recently.

Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz Flower GardenCMS215
Hero Arts: DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut
(all cards shown use that die and one of the stamps from this set),
C2773 Scatter Joy
Stampin' UP!: Letters from friends, Seaside Sketches
Inks: Distress seedless preserves, peeled paint, antique linen
Spellbinders Grid SES-003 embossing folder
Wooden butterfly charm from my stash

The trees and birds layer is from my stash.
Think the trees are SU's Serene Silhouette
and the birds are from a Tim Holtz set.
Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves SES-008 embossing folder
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Twine from my stash

Used Stampin' UP's watercolor pencils (gift from my neighbor who was getting rid of them)
to "color" the Rubber Stampede Solidago Sprig 2875F. At first I added a drop of water to my craft sheet and dipped the pencil in it then colored onto the rubber, then stamped. There was a lot of color on the stamp, so I spritzed it with water. I'm thinking that spraying a fine mist onto the rubber first, then coloring in might be a better method. I was very fun playing with the watercolor pencils.
I used a piece of mulberry paper over my white oval spellbinders Labels 10 shape. Used Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder  on background layer.
Stampin' UP! Lavender Lace ink
Fibers from my stash

This image and the next are of the same card.
 I cut a scalloped oval from the front.
Then cut an oval (Spellbinders Labels 10) from white cardstock.
Dry embossed that with Cuttlebug's Script.
 I adhered that to the inside.
and added a fussy cut,  watercolor pencil colored flower on top.
Fibers from my stash.
Another view, with a peek to the inside of this card.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sewing Hooded Towels

I had a lot of fun making hooded towels recently
using a great tutorial found at Hayley's Project Nursery +Junior blog.
Before starting, I pre-washed all the towels.
I added a different fabric applique to each hood
 to tell them apart.
Used fusible web to bond it to the hood
then sewed it with a satin stitch.
These went together very quickly.

Here are photos of  what they look like on the kids.
Emily, my daughter with Gavin and Vivian.

Emily and Vivian

Emily and Gavin.

Not pictured...Alex
and my honorary grandchildren, Henry and Lucy!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!
Wishing you heartfelt happiness today and every day!

Below you will see close ups of a few cards.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Name Frame and Cards with Printed Paper

I'm sharing 2 views of the same name frame.
Above, it is in the frame, but with a bit of glare.
Below, you see just the paper insert.
I try to remember to buy the frame first, then cut the paper to fit.
This was approximately 8 x 10 inches.

I used printed paper from a 12 x 12 DCWV pad called Posh & Pink.
I hand wrote the meaning of Vivian's name, "full of life"
with a black Zig permanent marker.
Stampin' Up! and Inkadinkado/Studio K
Versafine black onyx ink
Cuttlebug/Provocraft Hippie Chick Alphabet/Numbers Dies

Here is the birthday card I made for Vivian.
Stamp from Savvy Stamps
Sizzix scalloped heart die
Number from Cuttlebug/Provocraft Hippie Chick Alphabet/Numbers Dies
Added punched flowers from the printed papers.

Here are two cards made from the printed paper scraps.
These black outlined flowers are part of the printed paper.
Sentiment from Stampendous.

Sentiment from Stampin' Up!
Fussy cut a glittery flower from the printed paper.
Also added punched flowers.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Distress Oxide Anniversary Cards

Here are two anniversary cards I made today using wrinkle free distress technique
with distress oxide inkpads.

 Textured "watercolor like" paper from my stash
Torn corrugated paper with white gesso painted on top

Distress oxide picked raspberry, fossilized amber and abandoned coral
Black onyx Versafine

Stamps: Michael Strong mini cloisonne heart
Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut

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