Sending Smiles

Hello there!  I’ve been struggling with the heat lately, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to get my card done, but I did!  It was created from all NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff)!

 

 

The locket / key were die cut four times from scraps of silver foil paper, then stacked.  The envelope was die cut from a scrap of regular white cardstock.  The postage panel was die cut from a scrap of watercolor paper.

 

 

Used the splash watercolouring technique and Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch) to give it colour and texture.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  Really love this smart sentiment!

 

 

Popped the postage panel up with foam tape onto a white top folding card base, then added the envelope/locket/key to finish.

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Time Out — #113 Smile Quote
CAS Watercolour — Splash Watercolouring
Snippets Playground #330  Use Sippets
Color Throwdown #502 Cobalt Blue, Aqua, Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Couple of CASE Cards

Hello again!  It’s nice to have a bit more energy the last few days to craft.  This is why it’s my third day in a row that I’m posting!  Today I have two cards to share.   STAMPlorations is celebrating 5 years this month and their challenge is to CASE their STAMPgirls.  There are so many inspiring projects by the talented STAMPgirls.  I just chose what jumped out at me and what I have in my supplies. 😉  These cards were super easy and quick.

 

 

RAINBOW

 

 

First up is this rainbow card from Lisa.  I love rainbows and was wanting to play in the Papercraft #14 Rainbow Challenge anyeway, so this is what resulted.

 

 

On a stitched rectangle die cut from Neenah cardstock, stamped the gifts with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment, then adhered the panel to a white landscape top folding card base.  Added a few clear sequins to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASCULINE

 

 

Next up is this masculine card from Linda.  I’ve had a couple of NBUS stamp sets from Jane’s Doodles that screamed to be inked up.  And here’s my card.

 

 

On Neenah cardstock and with Memento black ink again, stamped the stack of books, masked it then stamped the cup.  Coloured with Copics and then added some brown splatters.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment and clear heat embossed the steam.  Die cut out with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it with foam tape for dimension to a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

 

Two easy-peasy cards.  Thank you for your time.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday CASE the STAMPgirls
Papercraft#14 Rainbow
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Monday — Food and/or Drink
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Retirement

Hello there!  I’m back with a rare type of card to share today.  Late last night my husband asked if I had a retirement card… he needed one for a colleagues who retired today!  Nothing like getting plenty of advance notice! 😂   So I woke up this morning to get started, but I could not for the life of me remember which set had the ‘happy retirement’ sentiment.  I found a slightly different retirement sentiment and ended with this.

 

 

Started by stamping the cocktail with Memento black ink on X-press It paper.  Masked it and the bottom part, then blended Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin DOx inks with a mini blending tool.  Removed masks and coloured in the image with Copics.  Die cut ‘enjoy’ once from a scrap of X-press It paper and four more times from a scrap of regular thick white cardstock.  Ombré coloured the X-press It diecut with red Copic markers, then stacked all five pieces for dimension.

 

 

In my haste to get this done within the timeframe, I smeared ink on the panel.  No time to start over, so I die cut a frame from X-press It paper with an A2 size stitched rectangle die (retired) and a duo sided stitched rectangle die.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and popped the frame up with foam tape to give it dimension.  Heat embossed ‘your retirement with white embossing powder on a black strip.  To finish, added clear shimmer to the umbrella and ‘enjoy’ diecut, Crystal Glaze to the glass and a few round clear drops.

 

 

My husband said his colleague loved it. 😊   Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
SSS Flickr #100 Anything Goes
Time Out#112 Warm   (warm colours, keeping hydrated when it’s warm out)
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Monday — Food and/or Drink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow!

Hello there!  Dropping in quickly to share a fun silly masculine card good for multiple occasions.

 

 

On a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock, stamped the elephant with Memento black ink.  Masked it and stamped the bee.  Masked the bee and the ground, then ink blended Mustard Seed distress ink through a Warp Speed stencil with a Clarity brush.

 

 

Removed the stencil and ink blended more Mustard Seed ink around the image with a mini blending tool.  For more definition to the ground line, blended what ink remained on the black mini blending tool.  Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Black heat embossed the sentimentthen adhered the panel to a black/white card base to finish.

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: to
The Daily Marker — 30 Day Coloring Challenge 
Animal Friends#63 Elephant
The Sisterhoid of CraftersAnimal Crackers  
CAS-ual Fridays — #201 Boys of Summer
Sweet Stampers — #21 Animals
Creative with Stamps  — #27 Cute Animaks
Papercraft  — #13  Children
Simply Create Too — #139 For a Male

 

 

 

 

 

Meow-asculine Card

Hi there!  Dropping in with a really quick fun masculine card.

 

 

First, die cut a stitched rectangle from X-press It paper then stamped the image with Intense Black ink.

 

 

Masked them, and stamped the banner.  Coloured in the images with Copics, then black heat embossed the sentiment.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a top folding Certainly Celery (retired) card base and added dots to the banner with a white gel pen to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches  — #338 Sketch by Kim
Your Next Stamp — Color #90
SSS MondayMasculine