Sunday, September 29, 2019

Butterfly card

I'm still using some of the supplies I got in the September card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  One of my favorites from the kit was the metallic cardstock by Tim Holtz.  In fact, I liked it so much that I have ordered more of that metallic cardstock.  You will be seeing more cards made from this stuff.  For this card, I also used the 3D embossing folder, also by Tim Holtz that was in the kit.
I also added a butterfly I made several months ago, using Memory Box dies, and a friend die by Heffy Doodle.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Squirrel card

This has been a tough week for me with the loss of my brother to cancer.  I did manage to make one card for a friend who is struggling with health issues.  She told me about a chipmunk or squirrel that has been showing up with the birds to get food.  I just got this squirrel stamp and thought of her.
The embossed metallic paper made a fun background for the squirrel.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Resist watercolor

While trying to get motivated to make an anniversary card, I saw Jennifer's McGuire's blog and video on Effortless Watercolor.  My first attempt was a total failure, probably because my Versamark ink pad was too dry.  The second one looked iffy at first, but as Jennifer says, "It looks like a hot mess, but wait until it dries."  It's hard to get a good stamped image on textured watercolor paper, so I stamped several times with my wetter Versamark ink pad and added white embossing powder.  I added Distress ink in several shades of green, then spritzed it with Perfect Pearls water.  When dry, it didn't impress me, so I added some blue and purple colors.  When completely dry and flat, I cut the piece to size and glued it to a white card base, then added a frame and die cut sentiment.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Look for the rainbow

I have too many relatives fighting cancer these days.  I made another encouragement card for lady going through chemo.  Once again, I used the card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

front of card

inside sentiment

back of card