Here's another smooshed and spritzed background. The sentiments are from SU (Sale-a-bration), heat embossed.
I'm joining along with the sentiment challenge on the CAS on Sunday Blog and the CASology blog where the challenge is text.
Spring is in the air. Here's a bright thank you card in honour of the season.
The butterfly stamps and die cuts are from Art-C (Momenta), stamped with SU Pumpkin Pie ink. The background is smooshed (with Distress In-Tumbled Glass) and spritzed with Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine. The stamp (thank) is from Tim Holtz (Stamper's Anonymous) Just Sayings. The 'you' is an old die cut from Provo Craft. The washi tape is from The Paper Studio.
If the background technique is new to you, search You Tube for 'smooshing' there are lots of resources on there. :)
Still making cards with the smooshed distress ink backgrounds I made a few weeks ago.
Here I used crushed olive distress ink and Heidi Swapp color shine-mustard. The stamps are 'Hey Chick' from SU colored with aqua pen and SU pumpkin pie ink. The die cut is 'stitched framelets' from SU.
I had a very fun day making distress ink backgrounds the other day. The benefit of that is that I now have a ton of ready to go backgrounds for cards.
The background here is made by stamping Distress Ink (Dusty Concord) onto acetate, then spritzing the acetate with water and 'smooshing' it onto watercolor paper. I did this a few times till I got the result I wanted. Fun technique.
The stamps are both from SU-Beautiful You and Hey, Chick. Embossing folder is from Anna Griffin-Ogee Damask.
The background was smooshed and sprayed...very therapeutic!! I used Distress Ink (Tumbled glass) stamped onto acetate then misted with water. I then smooshed the acetate onto watercolor paper. I repeated the stamping/spraying/smooshing until I was happy with the result. I then spritzed Heidi Swapps mustard Color Shine for a bit of shimmer.
The flower is SU Remarkable You, stamped cut and colored with Bermuda Bay ink/water pen.
The sentiment is Jillybean Soup.
Hope to see you soon again. :)
(smoosh is a fun word and technique!)
It's me. If you're still here...thank you for hanging in.
I've been wanting to get back into making cards, it seems to be a slow process.
So I thought I'd just go with the flow...no pressure...whatever happens...happens.
And so, this little cutie happened. The background is from a Project Life pack. I'm not doing Project Life...I just liked this pack. And it happens to be perfect for cards.
The cupcake is from Michaels, the embossing folder is 'Dainty' by Lifestyle Arts. I cut the first circle with Spellbinder's Nestabilities, but then didn't have a coordinating size I liked. So I fired up the Silhouette and cut one that is the perfect size. Still learning about the Silhouette, but liking it so far.
So there you go...a simple card...
I've now had my Cameo Silhouette for probably 2 years. I think I wasn't ready for it when I got it. But I've spent the day getting a little more familiar with it and I have to say, I think this might be the start of something wonderful.
I'm quite thrilled with how the background and sentiment turned out. Love the gold accents.
Love this sentiment too. Both are from the Silhouette store.
That's it...as always thanks for dropping by,
With a little help from my friends...and YouTube. :)
Yes, sometimes it takes a village.
I signed up for the SU Paper Pumpkin kit a couple of months ago and got to pick a Sale-a-bration stamp set with my order. The What I Love set is beautiful and I loved creating with it.
I got a lot of help from this YouTube video and a kick in the but to get going from my friend Barb.
The Mother's Day stamp is from the April Paper Pumpkin kit.
Here I am...another set of Penny Black sticker cards. Loving these. Keeping the design simple and similar in order to get lots of cards done.
The stickers are from Penny Black (Christamas Song), I heat embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings). Shimmering cardstock is from Crafter's Companion, embossing folder is from Stamipn' Up (Softly Falling), ribbon is also from Stampin' Up, sentiment stamps are from old Hero Arts (Holiday Wish) Ink is Staz On (Blazing Red).
I adhered the stickers to cardstock, then embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder. The background cardstock is shimmering gold dust from Crafter's Companion. The embossing folder was included with the October issue of UK's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I stamped Papertrey Ink's sentiment with StazOn ink. Gold string is from Stampin Up.
I'm entering this clean and layered card into The Card Concept # 44 where the challenge inspiration is Festive Glory.
They're so pretty, not much more is needed on the card. I adhered the sticker to cardstock, then heat embossed edges with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder. I love this gold powder, its delicate without being overpowering. The papers are all from my stash, many of them are old K & Co. Feels great to use them up. The sentiment is computer generated.