All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Peony Garden Wreath Card…

Hi everyone!  I have a new Memory Box stamp and die set card to share today… just because.  Isn’t that a pretty script?  It’s hard to believe it’s Memorial Day weekend.  It looks like it’ll warm up here but still cloudy.  We’re getting anxious for some sunshine!  I guess the sunshine today is this bright Picked Raspberry Distress Ink color that I painted with!

I stamped the new wreath on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder. I die cut with the coordinating die, then I watercolored with regular Distress Ink pad refills.  I just put a drop of the refill on my craft mat and pick it up with a wet paintbrush.  I did put water on the paper first so it was wet on wet.

I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled paint, Peacock Feathers and a little bit of Mowed Lawn ink refills for coloring the wreath.

I die cut white cardstock twice and used that to layer the wreath for a little depth instead of foam mounting tape.

I used Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake cardstock for the background square adhered to a white top fold cardbase. My card is 5 ½ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have some peonies in your life.  I’m glad I had these to color!

Here’s what I used…

Sale code for SSS this weekend… CRFT898 for 15% off!

Memory Box – CL5257-D Peony Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Simon Says Stamp · Watercolor · Zigs

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Use Some Green!


Hi everyone!  Use some green is the challenge this week for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  What fun!  I had several things rolling around in my brain but this is what came out! lol

I used poppystamps Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil die set. Die cut everything in Canson Smooth Bristol Cardstock, the orange pad.

I’m thinking it’s a cactus, you know, looking down from a drone! lol   I sure had fun getting the Bristol card die cut pieces wet and dropping in the ink and watching it spread!

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the watercoloring and a paintbrush.  I scribbled the marker on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and picked it up with a wet paint brush.

poppystamps Blomming Greetings clear stamp set for the sentiment.   I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide on the card base, then used strips of mounting tape to adhere the frame. The sentiment panel is glued down in flat. The little pink flowers are from another set… I’ll link it up below also.

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this weeks prompt and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

Thank you for clicking over!  I hope you’re encouraged to use some green in your papercrafting this week and join us!  Shoot me an email if you link up!  I want to see!  Take care and I’ll be back soon!

Products I used from the SSS store – coupon code for $5 off is HP2T9, good until May 30th…

Poppy Stamps FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps SUMMER BLOSSOMS SIDEKICK…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps BLOOMING…
[ SSS ]
Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival JET BLACK Reinker…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors BLACK PD118
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
[ SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine · Watercolor · Zigs

Memory Box Friendship Floral Heart Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends…back again today with a card for Memory Box.  I’ve been wanting to get this NEW Floral Heart colored up from the Friendship Floral Heart stamp set and finally did this week!  YAY!

I stamped and heat embossed with versamark ink and Ranger Gold Detail embossing powder. *TIP: I recommend stamping clear stamps several times with different inks on scrap paper to get them stamping good…maybe it’s just me but after stamping 7 practice times or so, I’m much happier when I stamp the real deal.

Oh, I stamped on Canson Smooth Bristol… the orange pad. I colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers… photo below of the colors.

I used water and a paintbrush to move the color around…basic watercoloring, drying between layers.

Then a little spritz of water, some white and gold spatters. I wasn’t very heavy handed with them this time.

The background is Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink blended on with a TE brush then some Peacock Feather Oxide spatters, some gold spatters and some black TE watercolor spatters over that.

It’s a 5 ½ inch square card.

I was tempted to place it off the page and made an A2 size card but I resisted and left it complete this time… next time! lol

I stamped the sentiments from the same set on vellum… don’t die of shock but I used an acrylic block this time to stamp! I’m gonna experiment… I love all my stamp positioning tools but I struggle with heat embossing sentiments with a positioner!  :O  I know… do you have an opinion?  curious!

I’m gonna let you go and get on with your Saturday!  Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me show and tell!

Scrapbook.com SALE!


Here’s what I used to make this card… 

Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Brush…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]

 

cards · Christmas · Hero Arts · Karin Markers · Watercolor

Deck the Halls for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge…

Hello everyone! So fun to get back into coloring this week! This month is the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I will link up on Instagram but I wanted to share my card here too.  

Christmas and holly, two of my favorite things!  The brown paper package this time is the brown paper Hero Arts die cut wood frame! I die cut it 3 times, glued them together to get the real ‘frame’ look.  Then I inked it all with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I gold heat embossed the A2 size cardbase with one of the stamps from My Favorite Things Distressed Panels stamp set.

The Holly and Merry Christmas are from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Holly stamp set.  I gold embossed on Hot Press Watercolor paper and colored with Karin Brushmarkers. What awesome markers… full of ink and joy! lol  I just put a little ink down and pull it out to color in with a waterbrush. Let it dry, then do it again. I didn’t keep track of how many times I came back and colored again!  There’s just something about adding more color here and there. Yes, therapy!  Here’s a post I made on IG back in March showing the markers I used for this card. It’s so cool to be able to actually see the ink in the marker barrel!

I added mounting tape cut to fit on the backside of the holly and the sentiment.  The frame is glued directly to the cardbase.

It’s ready to head out the door one of these days.  I tell you, I get attached to these cards sometimes and it’s hard to let them go but I must! I’ve been sorting cards this week.  The spare bedroom is covered with cards.  I’m making progress but it sure doesn’t look like it! I would type ‘lol’ but it’s not funny!  I must do better at staying organized!

Here’s hoping you’ve had some creative days this week! There’s so much I want to make! I keep seeing more things I want to buy!  It’s dangerous out there gals! lol  As if you don’t already know. haha

oh dear, I’ll shut up…have a great weekend and I’ll catch up again with you soon!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

A few links for what I used…pssstttt…great gift ideas for oneself!  😀

Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things DISTRESSED…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Nesting WOOD FRAME Infinity…
[ SSS | SBC ]
My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 27…
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS | SBC | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SBC ]

cards · CAS · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor · Winter

poppystamps Holiday Mistletoe and Die Cutting Napkin Technique…

Have you tried the Napkin Die Cutting Technique yet?  I’m still loving it!  You can see Memory Box Dave demoing it HERE in this video.  So fun! Our area stamp club had it’s annual Christmas party Friday and this is the MITI I had them make.  I think they enjoyed it! 😀

So pretty showcased in this new poppystamps Double Scallop Oval die.

I just added the die cut letters for JOY from a MB alphabet set and the festive ribbon and it was done.

The frame is popped up with mounting tape. The leaves have mounting tape behind each one cut to fit.

The only thing I did different than Dave is, I used green cardstock for the back of my mistletoe die cuts.

That’s it for today!  I’m recovering from a card crazy week last week!  I have more ready to share though!  Just need to take pictures!

Keep on truckin’ I mean card makin’!  Hope you all are having a creative month too! With a little shopping thrown in. hehe  I just placed an order…oh my…we tend to inspire each other to shop! lol

Take care and talk again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card… (STR awesome prices everyday! SSS $5 off code PURF5)

Poppystamps – 2224 Double Scallop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2233 Holiday Mistletoe…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS | BLIC ]

 

cards · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Release Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends.  I have a fairly simple card to share with you… well, I kept adding things! lol

Today is the new release at Simon Says Stamp… it’s festive and Christmasy for the most part!  I’ll link you up below to what I used.

The new stamp they sent me to show is the background here, Leaves and Berries Cling Mount Stamp.

I gold heat embossed it and then blended on 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink. Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac.  Weird… the Lilac kinda wiped of when I went over it to get the ink off the heat embossed gold. I barely used any lilac though… good thing! haha I spattered with water drops using the Tim Holtz mister water bottle.

Then I just painted in the leaves and berries with the Gansai Tambi watercolors that I still had out on my desk.  Oh, I stamped on Strathmore 400/Best the brown pad of watercolor paper.

I die cut the panel with SSS Stitched Rectangles.

I embossed in Ranger Detail gold, the background and the sentiment.  ‘Thankful for you’ is from the SSS Autumn Greetings clear stamp set.

I used three small circle cuts from the New Memory Box Stylish Frame Trio die set.  I die cut them in TE Premium cardstock, links below, Candy Corn, Granny Smith and Peapod.

I die cut leaves from the cardstocks too using the New poppystamps Autumn Leaf Set.  Then I added some small enamel dots.

And that’s it!

Check out the new release!  I’ll link below in the linkdeli links below, the first one.  I’m not sure the links in my written post work so I’ll try this.

Thank you for stopping by!

Cheer and Joy
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp LEAVES…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps AUTUMN…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box STYLISH FRAME TRIO Craft…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps AUTUMN LEAF Craft Dies 2248
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia INK BLENDER BRUSHES Set…
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee BACKGROUND BLENDER BRUSHES…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 48 COLOR…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Watercolor · Winter

Memory Box Simple Poinsettia Frame Card and Jolly Snowflake Trio and Snowflake Marquee Card…

Hi everyone!  I know, I know… yes this one is a napkin technique card (see the technique here) but the card below is not!  I don’t have another one in the works! lol   I do love it so much though!

I’ll link up the dies I used below instead of typing it all out here…

I think this one has a retro feel to it. Super festive! This Bazzill Mint Julep cardstock is just so fun and unusual to me.

So here’s an oxide background tall card, it fits in a standard #10 business size envelope.  You can buy these that look nice like stationery too… they don’t have to be the kind that look like you’d send a bill or payment in. lol

I inlaid these die cuts in the tall card panel. I use scor-tape on the back to hold the die cuts in place.

I tried to capture the sparkle of the glitter cardstock but you know how it is, so much better IRL even with a good camera! Course there’s the operator behind the camera. haha

I heat embossed the sentiments on black cardstock with white powder.

The background is Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and a little Black Soot on the edges.

It’s been cooler here lately…I was beginning to wonder! 😀

Stay tuned!  Something GREAT is coming our way REAL SOON!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s what I used and links if you want to shop! Thank you!

Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94297 Simple Poinsettia…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94306 Silverdale Branch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94284 Jolly Snowflake…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94286 Snowflake Marquee…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Mint Julep
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box – CL5247 Mistletoe Swag…
[ STR | SSS ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock -…
[ STR ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS | SBC ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]