Sunday, May 19, 2024

Eucalyptus Silhouettes

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I am happy to be sharing a card using a brand new stamp set from Stamp Simply - Eucalyptus Silhouettes. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set and all of the sentiments/scripture that come with it.


I created a CAS one layer card, and used four different Distress Oxide inks and a little water spritzing before stamping. I overstamped with VersaMark and added Dominica embossing powder. The embossing powder is opaque with flecks of white, giving it a mottled effect, and has a different look each time you use it.


You can read more about the products I used and the rest of the Spring Release on the Stamp Simply Blog today!

Stamp Simply Supplies

Other Supplies:

  • Dominica Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Old Paper, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Ink
  • Sage cardstock
  • clear rhinestone gems
  • liquid glue




Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches #635

Well goodness, it's been a minute since I have posted here. Busy and happy times the last month! I'm in the throes of finishing one production and into another that closes this next week, AND the happiest news of all -- my daughter graduates from the University here with a dual major in English and Theatre on the 17th, and gets married two weeks later! So --- my craft time has been a little sporadic! BUT~

My favorite card making day of the week is Wednesday -- because it's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made SketchesThe fabulous mountain climber Jen B is our hostess today, and you're going to LOVE her card and sketch!

I love this Elegant Snowflake Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, and decided it could be a lovely spring flower - along with a little pop of rainbow (Honey Bee Stamps)! The sentiment is from GKD and the sequins are Pretty Pink Posh. A simple card that has a happy vibe!


This challenge will end on Monday, May 13, at 3:00 PM EDT. Don't miss all of the fabulous creations my sweet friends made on the FMS Blog. Hope to see you in the gallery this week! All the details on how to play are on the FMS Blog.

   


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches #631

My favorite card making day of the week is Wednesday -- because it's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made SketchesThe fabulous Jen T is our hostess today, and you're going to LOVE her card and sketch!

While I love flowers, I wanted to try something that wasn't flowers (although I have a bitty flower!)! I went back and forth between birds and nests, and bees and honeycombs, and finally settled on this big fun sentiment that I had left over from another project. In fact, my entire card today (except the white base) is from the Bits & Pieces box you hear me talk about sometimes.


The paper was saved - because it's rainbow and dots and I could never throw that away. Ha. I  also made a banner at the bottom of the inside of the card with matching leftovers. The sentiment and speech bubble are from Simon Says Stamps and that cute little flower is Creative Worship Stamps/SNSS. The hearts? Your guess is as good as mine! I think it's a super happy card!

I didn't get a square card out of it, but that's ok!

This challenge will end on Monday, April 15, at 3:00 PM EDT. Get your taxes done! Don't miss all of the fabulous creations my friends made on the FMS Blog. Hope to see you in the gallery this week! All the details on how to play are on the FMS Blog.
  

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches #630

It is my pleasure to host this week at Freshly Made Sketches. I have created a sketch that focuses on layering or intertwining. My teammates have made some really wonderful cards with a lot of different ideas to inspire you. You will see that, as always, you can change the shapes to fit your interpretation.

One of my favorite techniques is making monoprints using acrylic paints and my GelPress. I make about 50 at a time, and then pull them out when I need a background. I love the color in this one, and thought it would be the perfect background for the DON'T JUDGE set from Visible Image Stamps.


Because the paint is a slicker surface than regular inks, I emboss my images once they are stamped. I love the crispness of the VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and it's my go to black! But - it doesn't dry on paint so has to be embossed. I used Clear powder on this card. It measures approximately 5x5". 


The words I chose from the set are courage, i am strong, and compassion. (They are blurry on purpose - that's how the stamp set is!) I used a heart stencil on the background as I was making the print. You can see a faint heart on the person - which was a happy accident!

This challenge will end on Monday, April 8, at 3:00 PM EDT. Don't miss all of the fabulous creations my friends made on the FMS Blog. Hope to see you in the gallery this week! All the details on how to play are on the FMS Blog.