Thursday, June 10, 2021

another spotlight on flexi templates

 Hi friends. Check out my tutorial over at STAMPlorations where I used the oval flexi templates as stencils to create a masterboard which I then used to make four cards! Here are the last two.







Tuesday, June 8, 2021

STAMPlorations inspiration #321


Playing with my new Decotime Twinmarkers alcohol markers again. I actually colored this image during Kathy Rac's last coloring challenge.

For today's card I turned the colored digi image into a card.


alcohol markers, Distress Inks

I fussy cut the image, took a black marker to the cut edges and popped it up over a panel I'd inked through a stencil. Added the perfect sentiment and voila!

You could win yourself a $15 prize code to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post over at STAMPlorations. And if I should ever inspire you to order something from the store, I'd appreciate it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off your order - at no extra cost to you.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

STAMPlorations inspiration #320


I recently picked up some Decotime Twinmarkers alcohol markers at the local "dollar store" and decided to play with them for my inspiration posts.

For today's card I used markers to add color, but not a stamped image. Rather I traced a portion of a stencil with a Copic fineline and then colored with my markers. For added interest in the white space, I applied pearlescent embossing paste through the brick stencil.

alcohol markers, embossing paste

That purple flower... Aargh! I've still got a lot to learn!

You could win yourself a $15 prize code to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post over at STAMPlorations. And if I should ever inspire you to order something from the store, I'd appreciate it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off your order - at no extra cost to you, just with perks for me ;) 

cas cards challenge june



As always the challenge is to create any CAS card, with an optional color twist - this month the twist is light blue and cream.

Those colors would normally take me down the baby card road, but alas I need several sympathy cards right now so babies will have to wait. Here's my first card.

distress inks, clear embossing powder

Revisited a standard sympathy card design of mine, just with some different products. Masking, inking, silhouette stamp and an appropriate sentiment.

CAS card tip: When you've added an area of interest to a portion of your CAS design, extend your image off the edge of it to create more interest.

For more inspiration with this stamp set check out this post

I'm looking forward to your CAS card creations! Your project might be chosen as one of the prize winners. Check out how the DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should I ever inspire you to do some shopping ;)  Thanks for stopping over today. See you in the gallery. 


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

STAMPlorations inspiration #319


I recently picked up some Decotime Twinmarkers alcohol markers at the local "dollar store" and decided to play with them for my inspiration posts in May.

For today's card I used markers to add some color to a die cut - a cover plate actually. 

alcohol markers

Besides adding color to the die cut, the only other thing I did was add the scalloped PP strip down the side to hide the edge I'd trimmed off.

You could win yourself a $15 prize code to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post over at STAMPlorations. And if I should ever inspire you to order something from the store, I'd appreciate it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off your order - at no extra cost to you, just with perks for me ;)

Thursday, May 20, 2021

hello birthday girl

I'm working on turning things I actually colored this during Kathy Rac's last coloring challenge into cards.

I turned the watercolor panel, which I actually colored with Polychromos, into a card. Just added a big, bold die cut sentiment.

Suzy Plantamura watercolor card
colored pencils, white gel pen

Love the vibrancy set off against the black and white.  I'm hooking up at SSS Wednesday Challenge where it's about Dies and/or Punches. Hope your week is going well.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

STAMPlorations inspiration #318


I recently picked up some Decotime Twinmarkers alcohol markers at the local "dollar store" and decided to play with them for my inspiration posts in May.

First up, an oldie but goodie design and a great way to either use up cardstock scraps or create your own colors of cardstock.

alcohol markers

Trim strips of white cardstock. Color them with markers. Stamp image on cardfront using stamp positioner and leave stamp on positioner. Adhere strips. Line card up in positioner and stamp image again. Add sentiment.

You could win yourself a $15 prize code to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post over at STAMPlorations. And if I should ever inspire you to order something from the store, I'd appreciate it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off your order - at no extra cost to you, just with perks for me ;)
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