Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Watercolor Rainbow

I recently bought the Lawn Fawn rainbow die cut and wanted to try doing a watercolor card with it. I added two layers of paint to the rainbow to get more vivid colors. I love the bright and cheeriness of the card.

Rainbow die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment die cut - Little Yellow Bicycle
Stitched rectangle and sun die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched cloud border die cut - Lawn Fawn
Watercolor paper - Canson
Watercolor paints - Kuretake
Glossy Accents

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Figuring out measurements for a card sketch

A question that I am asked often, is how do I figure out the measurements from a card sketch that doesn't already include measurements. And though, I really do just eye ball them, I thought I'd make a video showing how I do it. Just remember, sketches are just a starting point. It's okay to alter the sketch to work for your own card.

paper - Carta Bella - Paris Girl
stamp - Lil Inker Designs
stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
heart die cuts - Lawn Fawn
brads - from stash
ink - Memento

Here are my measurements for Mojo Monday Sketch #409.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monster Hugs

While my son was off at summer camp for the week, I mailed him this card. I know he's a little old for monsters, but these are just so cute. I kept the card nice and flat for ease of mailing. 

card inspiration - Rita Wright's card
paper - Lawn Fawn - Daphne's closet
stamps - Lawn Fawn
window die cut - My Favorite Things
white pen - Signo
Glossy Accents
pearl pen - Viva Decor
ink - Memento

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Take Note...

I'm getting ready to do some more videos soon, but first I wanted to try some watercolor painting on this beautiful magnolia flower stamp from Ellen Hutson. I tried a few different color combinations and I think the red one is my absolute favorite one. 

flower stamp - Ellen Hutson
sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
watercolor paints - Kuretake
watercolor paper - Canson
ink - Ranger and Versafine
epoxy bling - Recollection and from stash

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Reverse Confetti Sketch #26

I used the newest Reverse Confetti sketch and some Reverse Confetti products for my latest card. I absolutely love the subtle detail in their Woodgrain Confetti die cut panel. 

papers - Pink Paislee = Prairie Hill
stamps - Reverse Confetti
die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Glossy Accents
ink - Memento
embossing powder - Recollections

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

OWH Sketch #259

The final Operation Write Home sketch is #259. It's hard to believe OWH's closure is already next week. But it's wonderful to know so many of our service members are now home safe with their families. I began donating cards to OWH in 2011. Since that time, the quality of my cards has improved drastically. I've met some amazing and talented crafty friends. I've started a blog. (Something I said I would never do. Lol!) I've written a tutorial and made 2 videos of that tutorial. I've been highlighted in a national magazine. (Woman's Day July 2014) All of this is because of OWH. I want to give a big THANK YOU to Sandy Allnock and the OWH volunteers!

My cards for the final sketch were inspired by Sandy Allnock. I decided to use some watercolor paints and create my own background rather than use patterned paper. I really like how they turned out.

Sketch - OWH #259
sentiment die cut - American Crafts
heart die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
watercolor paints - Kuretake
watercolor paper - Canson and Ranger
1/8" circle punch - McGill

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

OWH Sketch #258

The final OWH card challenges are all this month since the organization will be closing on August 1st. My card works for the July Mid-Month challenge of making a Love card with NO HEARTS while using the latest OWH sketch. I played with some fun new die cuts from Reverse Confetti.

Sketch - OWH #258
paper - Carta Bella - Love Story
stamp - Reverse Confetti
die cuts - Reverse Confetti
epoxy sticker - EKSuccess
bling - from stash
ink - Versafine
Glossy Accents

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