Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thinking of You

I've had these Pansy dies for a long time, and finally decided to put them to use - look how pretty they are!!

I Googled pansies because I wasn't exactly sure how to use each of the pieces of the dies and was so excited to see that one of the many (soooo many!) varieties combines two of my favourite Catherine Pooler ink colours - Flirty Fuschia and Limoncello! 

I cut the pieces for the medium sized pansy (you get 3 sizes in this set!) from white cardstock and blended ink onto them. I added some Grape Crush to the Flirty Fuschia, to deepen the colour a bit and warmed up the centre of the Limoncello with a light touch of Tiki Torch. I blended the leaves with Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey. For the flower centre, I used a dark gray Copic marker.  I love how vibrant the colours are so I decided to use a panel that was part black, to really make them pop!

The word Pansy comes from the French penser - to think - so I chose the 'Thinking of You' sentiment from Bloom. 

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

a tropical vibe...

Aloha everyone! Summer break has started for my youngest and he is super happy!  In keeping with the fact that it is summer A Jillian Vance Design has a fun new stamp set in the store with a trendy tropical vibe and I used that set to make two cards to share.  This fun new set is called Aloha.

When I saw this new set in the store I knew I had to get it and get it fast!  I decided to create some simple cards using several inks from my small, but growing, collection of Catherine Pooler Inks.  You can find all the CP Inks in the AJVD store!  For my cards I used Limoncello, Bellini and Black Jack.  The green ink is from another company.    I placed my cardstock in my mini MISTI to do the stamping so that I could make sure that I would get everything lined up properly and to make sure that I could get a nice solid image each time.  After I stamped the pineapple I just had to give it sunglasses for a fun touch!  Once the stamping was done I die cut the panels with the largest rectangle die from the Stitched Dot Rectangle die set.

I love how nicely the Black Jack ink layers over both the pineapple and the flowers in the second card.  Black Jack is actually a deep gray color that I really like a lot!  As I was stamping the pineapple I noticed that the crown looks somewhat like a damask image and thought it would be fun to use just that image to create a border or background!

Can't wait to use the fun flamingo image in the set.  It is a line image so that means the are coloring options to be explored... YAY!  Look for a card featuring the flamingo as well as this beautiful hibiscus image in the very near future!  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of bright and cheerful.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pride Flag Card!

Hello, everyone! June is Pride Month, so today's card is to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. I may not be a part of it, but I have so many friends that are, and these people mean so much to me. The community is incredibly strong, brave, and beautiful. I fully support their journey and wanted to make a card in honor of all the brave, beautiful people in my life that I know.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

With Sympathy Card

AJVD, Kecia Waters, sympathy, Prismacolor pencils
I have always found sympathy cards difficult to make.  Kecia Waters on the blog today sharing a card that came together in a somewhat surprising, delightful way.

As I was looking at the leaf image from the AJVD Pretty Posies Stamp and Die Collection, I thought the leaf could possible pass as a tree in the distance.  I stamped the leaf image three times with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, masking one of the "trees".  With a black Micron pen, I drew a very small line to extend the "trunk".  I also drew a hill.  Before coloring the trees with my Prismacolor pencils, I sponged some yellow dye ink for the sun.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and is from the AJVD FurEver Stamp Set.

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I'm glad you came by to see this CAS card.  I hope it inspires you to look at your stamps in different ways.  Have a pleasant week.

Monday Smiles,

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Mr. Fix-It

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm sharing a fun Father's Day card with you.

I started with my background panel, which I simply used white cardstock along with the pegboard die. Easy peasy, right?...I kept the 'holes' of the pegboard in and then added foam tape on the back before adhering to my base card.

Next, I started to make my tools. I used a grey cardstock with the tools die set and layered together each tool twice. After, I used a blue cradstock with the dies and then simple trimmed off the access I didn't need to make 'handles/grips' for my tools. Then added them to my tools. Once done, I added my tools to my board and then topped things off with a fun sentiment/banner. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Bloom

Good morning! Ardyth here and once again, I'm making a card for the current Muse Card Club challenge using A Jillian Vance Design products.

The inspiration has pink flowers on a grey background so I decided to use some copic markers in pink and grey to create a dramatic card.

I started by stamping the Bloom background stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah 80lb white cardstock. I coloured the flowers (and lady bug!) pink and the rest grey - this makes the flowers really pop! I used different shades to create dimension and shadows.

When I was finished, I stamped my sentiment and added some Stickles to different areas for some sparkle.

I created a matching mat by colouring the edges with the same 3 pink Copic markers that I used in the colouring.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

beautiful rose...

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here today with a card featuring the lovely Beautiful Rose stamp set.  Since the Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge is still going strong I decided to do some more watercoloring with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I stamped my image with VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink on Canson watercolor paper and did some blending of dark pink and yellow ZIGs to create a third color.   This was my first time trying this and I think overall it turned out pretty well.  The leaves were colored with two shades of green and a small amount of teal.  Once the image was done I die cut the panel with the largest Rectangle Backdrop die.  I then die cut yellow cardstock with the same die and then cut it in half.   The circle was die cut using a Polka Dot Circle Backdrop die.  I placed the yellow piece on the image panel so that I could figure out where to stamp the parts of the sentiment from the Beautiful Rose set.  The word (from the Beautiful Rose die set) was die cut from coral cardstock three times, adhered together and then adhere to the panel.  The panel was adhered to the panel and then the panel was adhered to a yellow cardstock base.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to frame it.  My rose is partially framed, but I hope that is enough.

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