Monday, June 17, 2024

Incredibly Best - Last Day of the Birthday Sale!


It's Monday and I'm hoping for a smooth one!  Today I'm sharing some watercolor and one of the gorgeous Fresh Florals images!  Today is the last day of the Birthday Sale over in the shop so don't miss out!  It is the perfect time to pick up some of the Fresh Florals stamps and dies!  Dies are 50% off and if a stamp set has a matching die, it's also on sale!


I started this one using a panel from some quite fabulous watercolor paper included as a bonus in my last Your Paper Insider Box.  I heat embossed the florals in the corner of the panel and then smooshed some Distress Oxides over the entire piece.


After the panel dried a bit, I used my Karin Markers to color in the florals.  If I'm being honest, I overheated florals in the bottom right corner and the embossing just didn't look good... flat and wasn't holding the watercolors in a good way, so I just covered it up!  I used the Elegant Edges dies to create a corner piece that was perfect for my sentiment that uses the Blessed word die from another Fresh Florals coordinating die set.

That's me for today!  Now have some fun shopping!


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Sew Rainbow


I've got some rainbow for you today!  I used the Dresden Plate Quilt Block and a foiled rainbow gel print for this one.


I cut the Quilt Block from the gel print and then again from some turquoise cardstock.  I tried to keep the rainbow print in tact a little bit when I removed it from the die so that I could add it back into the turquoise frame in the same order... you could mix it up because...it's a quilt!  I decided to keep the pattern and colors together to keep it more rainbow.  I cut the thread once from the rainbow and again from white and trimmed the top and bottom off of the rainbow piece and glued it to the white.  The needle was cut from a metallic silver.


Finally I stamped and cut out the sentiment and popped it up onto the card.

That's me for today!  Hope you enjoyed it and come again soon.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Embossed Beautiful Butterfly


Good Monday Morning!  I've got one for you today with lots of embossing powder!

I started with that Beautiful Butterfly die cut and smushed it into my Wow Embossing Ink Pad and then added some Grape Fizz embossing powder and heated it.  Then I used Mixed Media Embossing Brush to add more embossing liquid to the center and antennae and added Black embossing powder.


Next for the background I added some Therm O Web Transfer Gel through the Ornamental Octagon stencil and then sprinkled White Twinkle Embossing Glitter over the top and heated it... this takes a little longer and I love to watch the powder and glitter bubble up as it's heated.  It makes a really fun raised embossed design.


I embossed the sentiment in fine white onto a purple strip and popped it up across the top.  Then I die cut strips with an Elegent Edges die and trimmed then down to thin strips and inserted them underneath the sentiment strip.

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it and you'll come again soon!



Monday, May 27, 2024

Grateful For Your Sacrifice


Thanks for stopping by today.  It's Memorial Day and we are so grateful for those who served and gave so much for our freedom.


I've created a red, white and blue themed card with a simple sentiment of Grateful using the Vintage Flourish and Garden Mum Mega Die Set along with the Grateful word die from the Fresh Florals Cascade coordinating die set.


I had cut the Vintage Flourish panel to use when gel printing, and I didn't have a lot of luck with getting any great gel prints, but I was left with the panel covered in acrylic paint which made it perfect for foiling so I ran it through my fuse with a used teal deco foil sheet and it was perfect!  I die cut the Mum layers with some velvety paper from a previous Your Paper Insider box and it gave it such a nice texture, feel and look.

Thank you so much for stopping and hope you'll come again soon.

Don't forget there is a huge sale going on through today:


Happy Shopping!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Mega Bloom Celebration


Hello!  I've got lots of shine for you today!  I used some of the fab papers from the latest Your Paper Insider Box along with fab dies from the AJVD shop!


I cut the Vintage Flourish Cover Plate from that awesome holographic paper and adhered a sheet of acetate to the back of it.  I added some foam tape to the back of the cover plate, added sequins over the glossy black cardstock panel and then placed the Flourish panel over the top to create a shaker.


I created that big bautiful bloom from a couple pinks and cut the leaves from more of the black glossy paper as well as the flower center.  I inserted a few of the flourishes that came from the initial Flourish Panel Die cut along with the leaves.

Finally I stamped the sentiment from the Make a Wish set and cut it out on the Brother Scan N Cut and popped it up into place.

That's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping.  Come again soon!


Monday, May 13, 2024

Let's Talk Hawaiian-Happy Birthday


Hello!  I've got a pretty tropical card for you today!


I die cut all of the Tropical Hibiscus and Fresh Foliage pieces and layered them together with foam tape.  The foliage was cut from that gorgeous fiber paper and some were blended with ink.  I arranged the flower and foliage and added it to a base that was embossed with an embossing folder.


I stamped the sentiment from Let's Talk Hawaiian onto a strip and then layered it over another strip in the same orange as the flower and added it under the flower petals.  Finally a few sequins in colors that coordinated with my tropical feel.

That's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping and I hope you'll stop again soon!