Friday, August 17, 2018

easy peasy birthday card layout with die cuts

Summer programming...

Here's another birthday card I put together for one of DD's girlfriends a couple years ago! Actually modeled it on a masculine card I'd made, just picked some pink papers.


I used a SSS happy die, MFT numbers, PTI birthday and alpha.  Happy weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

celebrate with sweet cravings

Summer programming...

Here's a birthday card I put together for one of DD's girlfriends (she's studying law enforcement, thus the blue cake!). CASEd myself.

Copics

Thanks for coming by. I'm stopping by at Stampotique - Number it and Kathy Rac's Coloring Contest (beginner category).


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

STAMPlorations inspiration #182

Back with another inspiration post from the inspiration DT. We've got something a little different for you today. The Inspiration DT is trying their hand at Artist Trading Coins. In case you haven't run into these yet, here's a great video from the gal who came up with the idea.

Since this trendy form of Artist Trading Card also tends to go down the mixed media/artsy fartsy path, I decided to work with two artsy sets - the older Life in Full Color and the newest Art Expressions.


The deets, briefly. 2 1/2" in diameter. Two layers of cardboard with a PP piece on the reverse and a collaged piece on the front. You can personalize the reverse if you're trading them.

Great thing about these puppies, you can use up your scraps. I used an acrylic paint gelli print for my BG to collage on. Added some black and white splatters to it. Stamped. Added washi. Added die cuts. Added some pops of color with a red Sharpie. Fun, fun, fun. TIP: Prep your coin. Create your collage on the BG and as the last step, die cut the finished circle from the BG and adhere it to the coin (I used a glue stick). Much easier than working directly on the round coin.

Here are the coins individually.

StazOn inks
washi

snippets


Whaddyathink? Have you made these? Might you?

A reminder that during the STAMP summer break, every Tuesday all stamps, dies and stencils in the shop are 15% off. Use my code STAMPGIRLMARIA to get an additional 20% off. One random commenter will win a $10 GC this month too.

I'm going over to:
Creative Artiste - #41
Stamps and Stencils - Industrial Grungy
MFT Color Challenge - #99

Friday, August 10, 2018

encouragement card with ink smooshing

Summer programming...

Here's a quick card I put together for DS before an interview. Happy to report he was successful! If you're getting a law enforcement vibe, I was successful ;)

Distress inks

Ink smooshing. Stamping. Voila! Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

using wanderlust for a graduation card

Summer programming coming your way for a couple weeks ...

Here's a card I put together using STAMPlorations goodies perfect for a graduation/good luck card. DD's friend finished school and is working on a cruise ship this summer. Talk about a "grand adventure", eh?

Distress inks
washi/twine 

Masking. Sponging. Voila! Hope your day is grand! Thanks for visiting. I'm playing at Stempelkueche where the theme is Hooray!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

STAMPlorations inspiration #181

Back with another inspiration post from the inspiration DT. Did you see the latest release in July? I've got a couple more cards for you with those sets this month. Today I've used Layered Watermelon. But not as a watermelon.


Meet today's creation.

Distress Inks


DH used to call me "hedgie" cuz of my short hair. So I have a soft spot for hedgehogs. Which in this case became hedge hugs :)

Stamped the watermelon slice. Used the edge to add a nose. Added eyes, nose and feet with a Sharpie. Stamped the seeds multiple times and called it a hedgehog.. Colored the die cut and added shimmer. And a tiny red heart.


A reminder that during the STAMP summer break, every Tuesday all stamps, dies and stencils in the shop are 15% off. Use my code STAMPGIRLMARIA to get an additional 20% off. One random commenter will win a $10 GC this month too.

I'm joining in at:
That's Crafty Challenge - Animal Magic
Ellibelle's Crafty Challenge - Feature a Creature
ATSAM - CAS

Friday, August 3, 2018

making multiples of cards

Maybe you caught my tutorial yesterday over at STAMPlorations for coloring with Prismacolor pencils on dark cardstock?

Well Jennifer M whispered to me (as I was about to remove the stamps from my MISTI after my first card) "make multiples". I think you may have heard me say that I love to reduce the average time per card by making a second (or third...) card once I've figured out a layout. Don't do it often enough. But this time I did.

I made a second card, this time stamped with black ink on a white cardbase and added some watercoloring using my Zigs.

gold Smooch
gold glitter CS
Zig clean color real brush markers

I added some gold sparkle with Smooch and a strip of gold glitter CS along the edge to up the sparkle!


Thanks for looking. Hope you're having a great day!

I'm taking this over to:
AAA Cards - Rainbow
Inkspirational - 10 Minutes


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