Friday, July 21, 2017

Freebie Friday - 7/21/17

I wanted to create a friendship sentiment and here's what I came up with:


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The card base is Real Red and I stamped the little row of daisies from Daisy Delight to the bottom of the sentiment.  I cut out the sentiment with one of the square dies from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies.  Put a couple of pieces of dsp from Pick a Pattern and layered it on some black cardstock.  Simple, easy and hopefully well received by the recipient!

Right click and choose "save as" to save these to your computer.  As always, if you use one of my digital sentiments on a project, I would LOVE to see it.  Send me a link via a comment on this message or via email (address in the sidebar).

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Still playing with Marbled!

I can't stop playing with the Marbled background stamp and the new technique I learned from Lee Ann Greff!  Here are a couple more cards:


This is just such a fun and easy technique.  It is interesting to combine colors and see what the end result is!  Top card uses Lemon Lime Twist and Pacific Point and the bottom card uses Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.  Fun, fun, fun ...

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Longmont Senior Center Class - July 17, 2017

Here are the other two cards that we will be making at my Longmont Senior Center class on Monday, July 17, 2017:


The top card uses my Freebie Friday sentiment from last week.  The bottom card is one I was playing with to use as my new catalog swap this month.  I decided not to use it for the swap, but thought it would be perfect for the Senior Center class.

Here are the supplies used to create these cards:
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

I'm in love with Marbled!

I posted a card HERE for the PP352 challenge this week.  I used a technique I learned from a pdf file I purchased from LeeAnn Greff HERE.  I loved the Marbled background stamp from the first time I saw it in the catalog, but this technique makes it even better.  Pay LeeAnn a visit and check it out - it's wonderful!  I made a couple other cards using this background and will be featuring one of them in my Longmont Senior Center class on Monday, July 17.  Here is the card the gals will be making:

The inks used were Lemon Lime Twist and Pacific Point with a smattering of Basic Black  When you combine the LLT with PP you end up with a color that is very close to one of our new in-colors - Tranquil Tide!  Don't you just love it when things like that happen?  I know I do!

I added a couple of green enamel accents I picked up with a Halloween set from the clearance rack and a black diecut from Happy Birthday thinlits.  Easy peasy and so fun to make.

Here are the supplies used to create this card:

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Freebie Friday - 7/14/17

It's time for another Freebie Friday digital sentiment.  Here's the sample I made using today's freebie:

Here are the files:
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For the sample card, I used Rich Razzleberry for the card base, Crushed Curry for the first layer and a piece of Color Theory dsp.  I stamped the daisy twice with Rich Razzleberry and put some NUVO drops on the Crushed Curry center.  I used Berry Burst for the layer under the sentiment.

Right click and choose "save as" to save these to your computer.  As always, if you use one of my digital sentiments on a project, I would LOVE to see it.  Send me a link via a comment on this message or via email (address in the sidebar).

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If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fun with Brick

I saw this card and it's accompanying video last week and felt compelled to give it a try.  I made one card pretty much just like hers:

and then tried one on my own:
I think I am going to like this technique!  I did some sponging on my version and added leaves cut from dsp using a die from the Eclectic Layers thinlits.  The sentiment on both cards is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.

Here's what I used on this card:
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Balloons!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I have been working on cards to use at my Longmont Senior Center class this month.  One of the ladies has requested some "kid cards" and I have been playing with balloons!

First draft:

Second draft:

Final:
As I was making the samples it became clear early on that the use of sequins was not going to work.  I also found that the diecut balloons were too problematic for this particular class.  I had played around punching balloons out of designer paper and presto - a simpler solution!  I also had toyed with the idea of colors tailored for girls, boys and anyone and just decided that one design using a wash with colored pencils and a neutral color could work for any child.  I punched out a bunch of silver stars (I also punched out some gold hearts) and these will easily go on the card using glue dots and eliminate the need for liquid glue altogether!  Yay!  I hope the ladies like it! 

I will have 3 more cards for them to make this month too and I will show the whole set later this week.

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