Friday, May 13, 2016

Mazel Tov to Megan!

I needed to make 2 cards to give to a past Rabbinic intern who is getting ordained as a Rabbi this weekend. The above card I made to give to Megan from my family.  This really isn't a traditional card to give someone for an ordination I suppose but in my mind, this is Megan. The butterfly is from Visible Image from the UK. I embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I did a background wash with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used a strip of PTI patterned paper for the edge and stamped the sentiment by Zenspirations with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I clear embossed the sentiment for some nice dimension.

The card below I made for someone else to give to Megan.

This is another stamp from Zenspirations. It is one wood mounted stamp which I stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder. I then did this colorful wash with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. The sentiment is from a Psalm that we sing at our temple.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016


I created this card for several challenges - a bit too late for Mother's day though. I'll save it for my mom's birthday. I used a Concord & 9th Bouquet die and cut it from a panel of white card stock. I colored the flowers and stem with carious inks and returned the die cut back into the panel. I finished it off with a large banner. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Less Is More Week #275 - Pastel Colors
The Paper Players #294 - Color Challenge
AAA Cards - Inlaid Dies
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - Inlaid Dies
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Poppy Gems

I finally used this Penny Black Poppy Gems image. The color challenge at SCS this week is Cucumber Crush, Sahara Sand and Real Red. Perfect colors for poppies! I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black and colored it in with my Derwent Inktensse pencils and a waterbrush. I used a strip of PaperTrey patterned paper and adhered it and the image to black card stock.

I am submitting this to the Penny Black and More Challenge: Anything Goes.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Vellum Overlay

Here is another card I created for my Clear and Sheer class.  This is a case copy of this card by Lai-Yoke.  I left off the sentiment until I decide what I will use this for.

I watercolored the Penny Black flower image on water color paper with my Zig Clean Color Brush pens. The front of the card was created by heat embossing the same image with white embossing powder onto heavy weight vellum.

I am also submitting this card to Simon says Stamp (Anything Goes), House of Cards (Sheer papers), CAS Mix Up (Stamping, Heat Embossing + one other media) and the Penny Black Challenge (Anything Goes).

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sending You Sunshine

Life has gotten in the way of cardmaking for the last few months. I don't put personal things on my blog so I will leave it at that. I will say things are getting back to normal.

I signed up for the new Online Card Class - Clear and Sheer. I finally had some time to make a card and of course I started with the most difficult one first. It is a called a Magic Slider Card.
The first photo shows the card as the recipient would see it when opening the envelope:

The next photo shows the photo when pulling up on the cloud pull:

This photo shows what the card looks like as the recipient is pulling the slider:

The image is by Paper Smooches and the sentiment is from a PaperTrey set. The image was colored with Copic markers.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thinking of You

This is another pass at the Negative Space Coloring technique that Jennifer McGuire showed in a video. Last time I masked the image and watercolored the background. This time I stamped the flower with a light color distress ink with my MISTI. I left the stamp on the MISTI and took off the square panel with the inked image and colored around the image with Copic markers. I then placed the colored panel back in my MISTI and stamped the image again with Versamark ink and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I also silver embossed the sentiment. Next I embossed a piece of white card stock with a Sizzix embossing folder and then cut out the tag with a Pretty Pink Posh tag die. I adhered the colored panel to the tag with double sided sticky tape and punched a hole in the top with my Cropodile.  This is for the Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash - anything but a card challenge and for the florals challenge.

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Happy Birthday

This is for the Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash - rainbow challenge. It's a one layer card using distress inks and the sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. I also stamped the image on the inside.

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