25 November 2014

Sweet as Roses

Sweet as Roses

I'm back today with another card featuring a stencil from Sheena Douglass, available from Crafter's Companion. And yes, just like the one I shared the other day, this one was made weeks ago and I just got around to putting it on a card!

I created the clouds the same way I always do, by inking over die cuts - you can see a tutorial for that over on the Spectrum Noir blog. I used three different colors of ink to give it a morning sky feel, which works great with the sentiment I chose! I sponged ink on for the stenciled bit as well.

And do you see that pink spatter on the card? That was an accident- it's overspray from my eBrush, on another project (I did say this image panel had been sitting on my craft table for awhile!). But you know what? I LIKE IT!! It actually looks really cool, so let's just pretend I meant for it to happen,ok? Good talk :)

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23 November 2014

Gratitude Jar: Giving Thanks

Gratitude Jar

I made a Gratitude Jar. Yep.... I did. I did it last week, It was super fun to make, and now sits in my dining room, where everyone can sit for a minute, pull out a little tag, and write something they are grateful for on there. Then you put it back in, and soon we will sit down as a family and see what everyone has written. 

If you pop over to the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko blog today, you can see how I put the whole thing together. I took loads of step-by-step shots to share exactly how I made it! 

Gratitude Jar peeks

Here's a few shots of what it looks like inside, and close up. If you've got a minute, please do go check out the tutorial, because I had a lot of fun making this and love how it turned out!

And here's most of what I used:

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22 November 2014

Always Have Paris...

Silver Eiffel Tower

Ok... I have a confession! I made the Eiffel Tower bit of this image weeks ago, when the fabulous Sheena Douglass stencils were first released at Crafter's Companion. Then I let it sit on my desk until earlier this week, when I finally got around to putting it on a card! Whoops!

To create it, I used some Dreamweaver Stencils embossing paste for the Eiffel Tower. Once dry, I spritzed the black cardstock with bleach water, which lift some lighter splotches (so technical, right?!). Then I spritzed it again with Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko.

The fabulous sentiment was stamped in Delicata Silvery Shimmer. I added the whole thing to an embossed background and finally finished this card! YES!

Here's what I used:

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20 November 2014

Happiness Is...


Isn't it FUN when you discover a new (or new-to-you) product or company? I'm so super thrilled to have found So Suzy Stamps, because she's got loads of fun, quirky stamps! A few are super snarky, which is always fun, and a few just speak straight to the things I love........like THIS stamp.

If you don't get it, it's from The Lord of the Rings - dear Sam says it in frustration, because he obvz knows better than Gollum. See? It speaks to my nerd heart! Hubs and I say this ALL the time, every time we can work the word potatoes into a sentence. So when I came across this as part of the fabby 'Happiness Is...' collection, it HAD to be mine!!

I used a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop along with plenty of IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks in browns & gold to create this card. It has to be kind of manly, because it's for hubs!

Here's what I used:

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