For You Flowers

ETA: A fun side note, I have a some cards being featured on Claudine Hellmuth’s blog today!  I would love it if you left me some love over there.  :))

I recently received the Grunge Dual Brush Pen Set from Tombow and finally got to play with them this weekend.  These makers are water-based and perfect for doing a watercoloring technique.  I’m not much of a colorer, so I thought it would be fun to do instead of just coloring in an image.

I started by picking out a silhouette image from Hero Arts and began by coloring the clear stamp with the markers.  For the flowers and butterfly I used the lighter pink first them went back over them with the darker pink for added interest.  When I was all done coloring, I light misted the entire stamp using a water bottle and stamped the image onto my card stock.  This produces a watercolor effect which I absolutely love!

I built my card on top of patterned paper from Pebbles and added some rustic jute twine for texture.  The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.


Birthday Wishes

Happy Hump Day aka Wednesday!!  I hope you are having a great week thus far!  I have been keeping myself busy with designing projects for some classes I’m teaching in March. They will be my first ever and I’m really excited about them!  I will share my projects with you once I’m all done with my samples.  Eeek!!

I made a couple cards yesterday in between cleaning and organizing, so I have something to share today!  A fairly simple card (aren’t mine all?!) using Pebbles and Hero Arts goodies.


Supplies used:

Birthday Candles

Another pubbed card to show today.  I haven’t done much crafting this week – lots of starts but no finishes.  Hopefully I’ll have something new to share soon!

ETA: Well maybe not too soon.  My Dad’s Dad just passed away so I may be flying out to Baltimore, MD on Saturday and not coming home until late Wednesday night.  It might actually be a week before I get something new on the blog.  Sorry!!!



1 Stamp 3 Cards Challenge

There is a challenge going on over at Two Peas In a Bucket to use 1 stamp while creating 3 different cards/styles.  I picked the armchair from the Hero Arts set Wish You Were Here as my 1 stamp and went one step further and used the same sentiment too!  Here are my cards:

The shabby card…

The fun & cute card…

and the clean & simple card…

I just love how each of these turned out.  Kind of similar but still *so* different!

Enjoy the Day

I’m teaching a class at my LSS in mid-February – yay!  I wanted to teach a class in December but life was just too crazy then.  I’m doing a stamp class showcasing the four main styles of card making using just one Hero Arts stamp set, Hip Hip Hooray!

The first sample I’ve made for the class is in the Fun and Cute category.  After cutting out the circle using Nestabilities, I cut out the rays and taped them to the backside of the circle, creating my sun.  I also used some faux stitching  to tie in the black from the inked sentiment.  I may add some glitter later.  We shall see!  :)

Stamps: Hero Arts (Hip Hip Hooray!)
Cardstock: Neenah (white); Lasting Impressions (yellow)
Patterned Paper: A Muse (clouds)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities (classic circles small)