Friday, March 24, 2017
I was playing in my craft studio last weekend and I had a scrap of DSP left over ...so of course I had to make a card with it.....this is what I came up with using the Crazy About You stamp set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlet dies:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Today's card is a bright beauty that makes me long for those hot summer days at the beach....man I cannot wait!
The stamp set I used is called Seaside Shore and is found on page 93 of the annual catalog....here is a quick peek at the stamp set:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I was playing in my craft studio on the weekend and decided to ink up a stamp set that I have never used. It is called Builder Birdcage and is found on page 36 of the Occasions Catalog, and has a whopping 16 stamps!
Just imagine all the combinations you can come up with....and I see a chandelier....do you see it too? Just flip the stand upside down and add the "lights" image above it. The possibilities are endless.
This was a very quick and easy card to make, and I love how crisp and clean looking it turned out.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I was lurking about the internet the other day and I came across a new ink blending technique I just had to try.
Apparently ( un-be-knownst (ha ha) to me) there are brush tools out there in the marketplace specifically for ink blending. And they are pricey!
Well I love my sponges and daubers...but I was up for a new challenge....but I just did not want to spend the money for the brushes...
So...I went in the bathroom and grabbed an old makeup brush...and went to work.
The inks I used were Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Tangelo Twist, Flirty Flamingo and Rose Red.
I loaded the brush with the daffodil ink and just started off the paper and kept brushing lightly side to side.
A juicy ink pad works best and it is time consuming....but it blends flawlessly and there are no sponge marks or oopsies ( ha ha)
The greeting and image were cut out of black card stock using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlet Dies.
The ribbon is Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.
So the only problem I had was with the brush bristles falling out in my ink pad. I have done some further investigation and learned that other crafters who had this problem were using natural bristle brushes ( as was I)
Sythetic brushes are the way to go....Elf brand from Walmart seems to be the most used brand. Next time I am there I am going to pick one up....they are only about $3....
Monday, March 20, 2017
Today's clean and simple card showcases the beautiful and vibrant 2015-2017 In- Colors which will hit the Retiring List on May 1st....
Don't you just LOVE the bright vivid cucumber and watermelon.....they are my faves! And I love the Tip Top Taupe....I have used this as a brown and a gray....gotta love the neutral.
I sure am gonna miss them when they are gone....but I will share a secret with you....I have stocked up on card stock and re-inkers...so I will have these beauties for a long long time- yeah!