Sunday, May 31, 2015

Create a Masculine Card

Hello friends!
I love using MISTI for my stamping. I was in the mood to create a masculine card so I went ahead and used this stamp set from Waffle Flower (Feather More).
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I absolutely love the color blending with the inks. There is not a ton of details except the splatter and colors. Why not!? Sometimes it's just awesome to let the ink do the "talking"...
(David at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto - Feb. 2015)

Since this post is about guys, I thought I would share about the guys in my life...
On a side note: the other day my 20-year old "baby" is in the process of getting a 4-month  co-op/internship job. He has a few interviews lined up for next week. Some of the job sites are far: his dream job with Tesla in Cali, one in Ohio and another with Toyota in nearby cities...We are leaving this in God's hand and pray for the right place for him to learn as an young System Design Engineer.
 Happy Sunday!

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Two More Wedding Cards!

Hello friends!
It's THE wedding season...I have been busy making lots and lots of wedding cards and they are all gone! I gave multiples to young church friends since they need these type of cards the most. I whipped up two more because I also Love this sentiment "Tying the Knot" from the stamp set "Congratulations" from Simon Says Stamp.
 
A well-designed sentiment can have so many uses. This "tying the knot" sentiment is a perfect example. 

Here is card #1:
tying the knot
This is just a simple one layer card! I love stamping the sentiment in various colors. Because of the way the sentiment was designed, it is fun and easy to make the design interesting. I am proud to say that I nearly used up all the embellishments that came in the May Card Kit.

 My card #2:
I simply gold embossed the curved sentiment  on clear vellum and used the May Card Kit to embellish the card.
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As you can see, with the same sentiment, you can create two totally different styles/designs. I find the gold/pink pattern paper so gorgeous, but it can be a bit too busy to use . So I used vellum and layered it over. I think it adds that richness to the card, yet it keeps the design subtle.
 If you've followed my blog for a while now, you know that I am the type of card-maker/stamper that would just try to "make it work". Take any modern, funky, graphic, scenic, floral, cute types of stamps, scrapbook embellishments, mixed in with some fancy schmancy techniques and products....and now card kits, I feel like I am the MacGyver in card-making, at least that's what I am striving for. :)

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit (Take 4!)

Hello friends! What do you do when you need a quick fix to feel happy? The easiest thing for me is to just reach for my stash and find my instant joy. This June Card Kit is just the perfect one to start with. 

 This kit comes with some lovely pattern paper/journal cards. I love a challenge and this really forces me to incorporate them into my designs. Because, as you know, I am a stamper after all. So, for a change, today's card is less about stamping but more about using pattern paper and embellishments.

I used the bike image and let it be the focus of my design.
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However, I still love using stamps...I couldn't help myself and used the rectangle banner from the stamp set to make a border (around the bike image). The other stamping/embossing I did was "SMILE" and "you did it". This card came together easily because I used Rub-Ons and stickers.  

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stamping with Spectrum Aqua Makers & MISTI

Hello friends!
I am excited to share a project with you today.
 Have you ever stamped something that makes you go: “Wow, I can’t believe that I can stamp like that!!”  :)
 Well, this stamp called "Winged Beauty" does that for me!
The etched details on this stamp are simply amazing!
it's the little things
It is so easy to create when you have the "right stuff"....

With the help of MISTI, I used my 4 sets of Spectrum Aqua Markers to color all the images. After I applied the Aqua Markers,  I simply sprayed a light mist of water over it. And the colors came out beautiful and vibrant. I didn't even use watercolor paper because it was only slightly moist when I stamped. I also added some white embossing paste (at the bottom) for a subtle effect. I think the card had "a lot going on" as it was...so I kept the embellishments to a minimum :)

What do you think? I will definitely continue to explore the endless possibilities of using these stamps and markers.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #318

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Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the stencil It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...

Anything Goes

 We are using  Avery Elle products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-)

For my project, I chose Avery Elle's Numbered Balloons stamps. This is such a fun and cute one for birthdays!
21st birthday
 I stamped the balloons with the help of MISTI. The colorful balloons are the result of multiple colors and repeated stamping. To me, this alone is worth getting a MISTI!
 
I made this for my "baby boy" David who is turning 21 this August. Last night he just informed me that he is getting a job interview for his co-op program this fall...and the job is in Ohio! I keep telling myself, it's just an interview, it doesn't mean he will get the job....LOL

Oh my, where did the time go?

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
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