Thursday, February 14, 2019

Love Letter


Sizzix: movers & shapers (Cupid, heart), Valentine sidekick 662710

Ranger: Jet Black archival ink, distress ink (Antique, Linen, Fired Brick)

cardstock: red, black, white

Stampers Anonymous: THS109 shifter stencil, CMS143 Valentine Blueprint

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hey there...

Stampers Anonymous:  Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi LCS009 Nature's Art, mat minis mug art, SCS162 Mug Art, coordinating stencil

Ranger:  Jet Black archival ink, Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi blendable inks (Acorn, Bluebird, Sunflower), enamel accents (Potting Soil)

cardstock: white, black

Saturday, January 12, 2019

You're 21!

A number of servers at my local brew pub are turning 21 this month.  I thought it only fitting that I use this image to celebrate their special days.

The base card is white, brown decorative cardstock is the mat and another white layer is the top.  A strip of reddish-brown cardstock was added to the side.

Stampers Anonymous:  Hipster CMS288, Beer Blueprint CMS334

Ranger:  Jet Black archival ink; distress markers (Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Dried Marigold, Pumice Stone); Glossy Accents

Winsor & Newton modeling paste mixed with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Mother of Pearl) for the beer foam

Copper marker (stitching lines)

Friday, January 11, 2019

January birthdays

White cardstock - base

Idea-ology: Christmas paper dolls, Adirondack kraft stock, metallic jewel cardstock, Christmas clippings stickers

Darice 3mm round rhinestones

Ranger:  Shadow Grey archival ink, distress crayons

Sizzix:  THMS 028, Flurry #2 663106

Distress edger

Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's snow delightful

White cardstock; corner rounder punch

THMS 050 stencil with Adirondack Stonewash ink

Adirondack cardstock (gray, light blue, medium blue)

Sizzix:  Winter 663093

Hero Arts: January

Ranger:  Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink; Distress Glitter and glitter duster

JustRite: Winter (Delightful)

Each month I send out 10 cards to people who otherwise probably don't get much mail.  Hopefully I can bring a smile to their face when they look inside their mail cubbies and find a greeting card from me.

Inside the card I stamped 'leave a little sparkle where you go' (or something like that) in Shadow Grey archival ink (from CMS218 Handwritten Thoughts).  I went over the word 'sparkle' with a glitter pen (probably Gelly Roll by Sakura).


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Holiday thank you cards

Don't know why this looks so pink; it was stamped (Stampers Anonymous - Inventor CMS359) on white cardstock using Tree Branch archival ink. 

The brown strip is watercolor paper that I just kept messing with until it became this color.  The letters (Sizzix 660211) were cut from more watercolor cardstock that had been colored with festive berries, evergreen bough and tea dye distress inks.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Fa la la

Thank you to a very dear friend whom I've never met but blessed me over the holidays with an amaryllis bulb.

This is a new 3D embossing folder from Sizzix that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I used Tim's new metallic kraft core cardstock and after doing a bit of sanding I ran coffee archival ink all over the image, wiping some away to the desired intensity. 

The base card is Bazzill (pink); the mat is also Bazzill (dark brown).  The ribbon is a scrap from my drawer of such items; the tag was stamped with coffee archival ink but don't know the manufacturer of the sentiment.