Sunday, May 9, 2021
Hello and happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas and mother figures. One of my many favourite flowers is the peony, and after years of it collecting dust in my drawer, I finally pulled out the Peony Duo stamp set by The Ton Stamps to create my mom’s Mother’s Day card. No surprise blue is my favourite colour... BUT it turns out, it’s my mom’s favourite colour, too! Bonus! 😂
So the peony and leaves were stamped with VersaMark ink onto hot press watercolor paper and heat embossed with Wow! Silver Pearl embossing powder. Watercoloured them with Karin PRO Brushmarkers, then fussy cut them out (there are coordinating dies, which I don’t have).
Friday, May 7, 2021
Hello everyone. My youngest nephew, Cohen, turns ONE next week! Wow, time flies! I decided to stretch a never before used (NBUS) Valentine stamp set from Mana Elephant (ME) called Up With Love to create his card.
Started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of X-Press It cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers (BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10, E25, E33, E31, E30, R30). Added highlights to the balloon with a white gel pen, then took the matching die and die cut it and a scrap of thick white cardstock to stack them for support.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Hello there. It’s that time of the month again and the May challenge at CAS Christmas begins now. This month’s theme is Foliage and Berries.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
I pictured this as a birdhouse ornament hanging from a Christmas tree, so created the background by ink smooshing Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers distress oxide (DOx) inks onto Bristol paper. Dried it with my heat tool after each colour, then dry embossed it with a pine branch embossing folder. Stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes with Salty Ocean DOx on Bristol paper and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Assembled the card onto a white card base and added Crystal Glaze on the berries and highlights with a white gel pen to finish.
Moving onto the opposite end of the season, my next card features the Build a Summer Birdhoude. I had something else in mind, but it didn’t work out, so I went clean and simple (CAS).
All the die-cut elements on the card were die cut from various scraps of cardstock, trimmed and pieced together as needed. The sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout was in my stash. It was white heat embossed on black cardstock. Popped the panel up with two pieces of thick white card stock for a little dimension to finish.