Monday, April 6, 2020

Waffle Flower Easter Blessings


Happy 6th Birthday to Waffle Flower Crafts! I love Waffle Flowers innovative products and how Nina Yang has utilized artists to design some of her stamps. Nina was very kind and generous to gift this stamp and die set - Rejoice Rabbit to me.

Using my MISTI, I stamped the bunny with Antique Linen Distress Ink onto Arches 140 lb hot press paper.  I used my watercolor palette to color her in and color pencils to add details. And, yes, I added the freckles. The mini-media mat was perfect because I had just brought my puppy home and had that much space on my kitchen table!

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge: Easter Fun







Hi,
Welcome to another challenge at Impression Obsession Stamps. You can find more inspiration and challenge on the Impression Obsession Stamps blog.

For my two cards today, I used the Bunny Frame die as my main focal point and then Happy Easter on a tag. I die cut the bunny with some very old floral flocked paper. I then die cut the bunny again using some off white Neenah Classic Crest. I slightly offset the two die cuts for some dimension. I used Gina K Designs Connect glue to adhere the two pieces together. I tied the sentiment tag to the bunny's neck with some very narrow and old silk ribbon. I used my MISTI and WPlus9 Silver Lining ink to stamp out the sentiment.



For my second card, I die cut the bunny from from Thermo Web Think Pink Flock. This is a substantially thick flock so I did not put it through my laminator. Instead I used Gina K Designs Connect Glue to adhere it to the panel. As with the other card I used the same sentiment and tied it around the bunny's neck.

I mounted the bunny die cut onto a panel I made with the Shaded Leaf Cover-A-Card cling background stamp. I honestly had this sitting around so I am not quite sure how I made it! Oops!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop to the blog.
Susan

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Impression Old Is New: Winterberries for Birthdays


Hi,
I colored up this Winter Berry Stem a while ago for a birthday card. This is an older Serendipity Stamp image from a Christmas Release so I am featuring it today for our Old is New theme. Given all the time I have had on my hands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to make a Christmas card. But then I made the tear drop background. The image looked cute on the panel so birthday card it is!!! I like this melon pink with the warmer teal that is in the image.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge: Succulents in a Tea Cup


Hi,
Welcome to another Impression Challenge. Quite appropriately at this difficult time for our world this one is about beverages. I love tea especially Lemon Ginger - they were all out at the grocery store so I chose a teacup with a succulent. Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for more inspiration from the design team and information on the challenge (there is a prize). Head here.

I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI. I then used various BG and RV Copic makers to color it in. I added some colored pencil details. Then I added drop shadows with cool grey markers. I splattered the whole panel with Sheer Shimmer Mist and heat set that. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Added some pink enamel dots and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti March 2020 Release



Oh I love this Reverse Confetti Release - critters, flowers and great sentiments and the fav paper pack! I am really thankful that I get to hop along this month. I have made a few cards two are here on the blog. We have a new puppy at home and so the third card is not quite finished!

Anyway, you can find the full release here in the Reverse Confetti store. I used Tulips and the matching Confetti Cuts and Perfect Timing.




This first card I set up as a scene in a florist shop. I used Tulips and the matching Confetti Cuts along with some Copic Sketch Markers.

I so enjoy coloring and found setting up these images and coloring them to be very relaxing. I added white gel pen accents to each vase/pitcher. In the end I could have left off the bows but I loved them so hey why not. I mounted my images on a panel using the Stitched Scallops Cover Plate. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and really liked the quirky nature of this sentiment - yes only today I thought of you. My friends that know me really well will understand this!


I die cut some Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock using the Split Circles Cover Panel and made this into a stencil. I used a rainbow collection of Reverse Confetti inks (see below) to ink  blend a rainbow pattern. I die cut some Grape Soda card stock using Stitched Hex Tag die. I heat embossed the sentiment using white heat embossing powder. I added some twine and called it done! Head next to Kathy Schweinfurth's blog for more inspiration. Also all 6x6 paper pads are 20%. Use code "paper".

The Hop

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Monday, February 24, 2020

IO More Spring Release: Magnolia Wreath and Celtic Knot

Hi,
Today over at the Impression Obsession blog we are focusing on the new Spring dies. They are gorgeous. You can find more inspiration here at the IO Blog. My favorite is the new Magnolia Wreath, I love the details in the flowers and that you can really build dimension with this set.

This first card was all die cutting which is a huge switch for me. I die cut Embroidered Flowers cover plate from pale pink card stock. I die cut the wreath three times and stacked them for dimension. Each of the flowers is one each of the flowers. I used Copic Sketch YR0000 to give a little color to the inside of the flower. I then die cut Hugs and that was it.


According to my grandmother the Celtic Knot meant love. So I used this to make a wedding card or just a friendship card because friends love each other. I first used Distress Watercolor paper with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint and I spritzed it with gold shimmer spray. I let this dry and then die cut the knot. I splattered the card with gold shimmer spray as well and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Thanks for looking;
Susan

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

New IO Challenge: Tag Your It


Hi,
I need a quick simple tag. I used Stonehenge Black Watercolor paper and Fine-Tec Watercolors along with our new Eucalyptus cling stamp. First I heat embossed the stem using my MISTI, Versamark Ink and Silver embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment with white heat embossing powder. Added some coordinating ribbon and done! LOL! I like easy especially with a 3 month old puppy in the house.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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