Monday, July 10, 2017

Gina K. Inspired

I made some cards today using Gina K. Sentimental Summer kit 
that I bought while at Junkie Fest.


I water colored these flowers and leaves with Zig markers.  
I wet my paper with water then colored the flowers yellow.
Then I went back and added orange and just pooled the 
color around with the water and the yellow ink.
I popped up the flowers but not the leaves for a cool look.


This is the same stamp set.  I heat embossed silver onto black cardstock for a different look.
The camera makes it look purple but it is not.  
It is all shiny silver like the top flower.
I tried every angle of the camera to not get this purple look.
I am not liking this one as much as the first card.
Of course, it stands to reason because I usually
make cards with bright bold colors.

I totally got my ideas from Gina K. videos. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Foil cards



I recently went to a Stamp Junkie fest and the hostess was Gina K.
Her new product is foiling on cards.
I told my friend Cindy on the way that I was not jumping on that
bandwagon and getting into foiling.
Well, when I got to Village Paper and Crafts, the foil cards were amazing.
Of course I had to buy some foils and all that goes with it!

I made these cards today and I am so happy with how they turned out.


Here is a picture of myself and the amazing Gina K.
Look at that smile on my face!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Distress Oxides

I got some Distress Oxide inks with a 40% coupon at Michael's Crafts.
Johnny got me a gift card for Mother's Day so this is what I got with it.
This morning I decided to make some backgrounds with them.
I watched some Tim Holtz and Jennifer McGuire videos to learn how 
to use the inks properly.
I made these backgrounds and thought they came out beautiful.


I stamped my image in black ink on the background and then heat embossed it.
Love the way this turned out and I made 4 of these.

I made 4 of these also. 
I stamped and heat embossed these the same as the first card.
 I just love how the oxides make such great backgrounds.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them.
 
I definitely like these new ink pads.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Graduation Shaker Cards

One of my nephew's is graduating from Northwest High School on Saturday.
That is the same high school that my kids graduated from.
I made this shaker card for him in his school colors.



Another nephew on the other side of the family is graduating
from The School of Medicine at Toledo University on Friday evening.
He will go on to his residency at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
I made this more plain shaker graduation card for him.



I like how they both turned out and I plan to make more shaker cards now that I have the hang of it on my own!  Of course I had to call Cindy while I was making them for advice!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thank You Cards


My sister Nancy passed away last week and I needed to send a lot of sympathy cards.
I made 6 of this design. 



I made 6 of this design also. 






This was a new die I got and wanted to use it.
I cut them all out in black first and then went back and cut them
out in pink and red.  Then I had to fill in the pieces like a puzzle to
make them look right.  I then ran them through in green to get the leaves.
The cards look simple but they were very time consuming.

I will get these all mailed out tomorrow and I am so thankful for all the 
food, visits, gifts, messages, texts, phone calls, cards etc.

May Nancy Rest in Peace
September 22, 1947-May 8 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Zig Watercoloring today

All the cards (except one) that I am showing here today were colored 
with my Zig Watercolor Markers!


This card was using a new stamp I got.
I put a scalloped background and a pink bow
and that is all it needed.  
I love how the colors turned out on this one.


After I put this picture on this blog I saw it was off centered.
To fix that I put a pretty bow on the right side where it was off
and it came out so pretty.

These next two cards were using a stamp
that my friend Cindy R. gave me.
She brought over a whole box of
stamps and I could pick whatever I wanted,
The first one is colored with Spectrum Noir
and the second one is colored with Zig markers.
They are each different but so pretty.
I did not realize until I posted this that the first one is off center.
Crap!

The next three cards are card kits that I
made for my friend Ann M.
I made one card and cut pieces for 5 more of each of them.
This is just a very subtle orange and so delicate.

This is a new dogwood stamp that I got.
I heat embossed it and then water colored it. 
I added some sequins for embellishments.
I had trouble placing the sentiment
as I did not want to cover up the pretty flowers.
After seeing this card on the blog, I did not like the sentiment.
I have since made a few more of these and used a pink vellum sentiment.
This is a Stampin Up Flower that is water colored.
The sentiment is from Cindy's box.
The twine is from Cindy's Etsy store.
Of course, I added sequins.
After I added the photo, I put leaves behind the flower.

I hope Ann M. likes all these cards kits.
It was a productive day and I had fun water coloring.
I am going upstairs to make a couple more card kits.
I have some ideas in my head and John is watching tv
so I will go up and create!