Saturday, June 12, 2021


Hi everyone.  Back with my third set from Stampendous (Pop Sunflower) that I recently bought.  I wanted to spread some sunshine and these images certainly do that. :)

I stamped the image in black ink onto mixed media paper and heat embossed in clear; flowers first, then masked the flowers and stamped the jar.  Watercoloured with distress inks and then fussy-cut the image.  This is another save card.  I had added a shadow to the bottom of the card and it got out of hand and ended up way too large, hence the fussy-cutting. :)

This time I placed the jar of flowers over some patterned summer paper, I {heart} Summer patterned paper - Simple Stories.  This is an old set of paper, which I thought would have been long retired, but apparently not. :)  I glued the jar flat to the paper and popped up the flowers with pop dots.

I added the sentiment "Sending Smiles & Sunshine" to the inside of the card along with two small, watercoloured sunflowers, all part of the same stamp set.

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Edited to add:  Sending this to NBUS Challenge #27.

I {heart} Summer patterned paper - Simple Stories

Stamps:  Pop Sunflower (Stampendous)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); I {heart} summer (Simple Stories)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Broken China (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing poweder (Ranger); heat tool, paint brush


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Lovely Flowers

Hi everyone.  Another beautiful stamp set from Stampendous - Lovely Flowers.  These images are so quick and easy to work with.  I stamped the jar in black ink and heat embossed in clear.  Added some masking tape to the top of the jar and stamped the flowers over top (again in black ink and heat embossed in clear.  Watercolouring these fun, whimsical flowers is a dream! :)  I used distress inks for the flowers and then added a grounding with gray dye ink at the bottom.  I love the choice of sentiments and how you can mix and match them.  I have one more stamp set that I'll share with you soon.

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Stamps:  Lovely Flowers (Stampendous)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brush, masking tape

Monday, June 07, 2021

Rose Teacup

Hi everyone.  First, wanted to say that I'm happy to be back in my studio after being away for a week.  First Jessie was not well for about three days, then I felt off for the past four days after receiving my second vaccination.  Thankfully I had some posts scheduled ahead.  Happy to be creating again. :)

I decided to ink up one of my latest purchases to create this very CAS, whimsical card.  I am currently making cards to donate to a program through the Lions Club, sending cards to seniors.  I'm sure some senior will be happy to get this pretty teacup filled with roses (Rose Teacup - Stampendous). :)  I bought a series of three stamp sets from Stampendous, so you'll be seeing more similar cards.

Heat emboss in Princess Gold embossing powder (yellow gold - love it!) and then watercoloured with distress inks.  Fussy cut the roses and popped them up on top of the tea cup.  Added a light gray grounding for the cup with masking tape and my soft blending brush.

Adding this to The Flower Challenge #57 Challenge - CAS.  I do love making CAS cards. :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!

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Rose Teacup (Stampendous)

Stamps:  Rose Teacup (Stampendous)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Versamark; Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Broken Glass (Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:   Princess Gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brush, masking tape, blending brush


Friday, June 04, 2021

The Flower Challenge #57

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of The Flower Challenge #57 - CAS!  For my card, I used a digital image provided by our Sponsor - Joy Clair Designs.  These flowers are so fun to watercolour!

I printed the design onto Mixed Media paper and then set the ink with my heat tool.  I used Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Crackling Campfire) to watercolour the image.  I added a little sponging through a simple tiny circle stencil (Mini Tiny Circles stencil - The Crafter's Workshop) with more Mowed Lawn ink to add something for the background.

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We are thrilled to have Rachel (Rachel Alvarado Designs) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful CAS cards from our Designers and our wonderful Guest Designer, Rachel.

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Stamps:  Floral Joy (Joy Clair Stamps)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Crackling Campfire, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   water brush, Mini Tiny Circles stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), sponge, white Posca acrylic pen