Offspring Created Card

a and j nathan card

Offspring2 needed a birthday card for a friend this past weekend, and asked Offspring3 to aid in the process.

I always love to see what they create when they use my tools and supplies!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, VersaMark, dies – Lifestyle Crafts, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder.

Skyline Birthday Card

nathans city birthday

One of Offspring2′s friends celebrated a birthday recently. This friend is studying architecture. Over spring break, Offspring2 had friends over and I did not have time to clean up my crafting mess, and the friends were all a bit surprised – “your mom does WHAT?”…except for the architecture student. He has been over twice since then to create.

I am hoping he “gets” this mixed media creation!

I did not have a cloud stencil, but I did have cloud dies, so I made the stencils I needed to apply embossing paste. Here is a close up of the texture of the clouds:

embossing paste clouds

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Grey, Canson Watercolor, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (city scape), Memory Box (clouds), Stampin’ Up! (banner), generic watercolor paints, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Dreamweaver embossing paste.

Summer Stripe Birthday Card

bhg hammock birthday

This card was born from a page in my latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens (July 2014). I love the colors, the stripes.

I sponged the inks over a Heidi Swapp Stencil mini. I kept it gender neutral and easy to mail. (no sequins, enamel dots or jewels)

Here is my inspiration:

bgh july 2014 hammock inspiration

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!

Cloisonne Thank You Card

cloisonne thanks

I’ve been wanting to make this card for a while…not sure why, I don’t remember seeing anything Cloisonne to trigger it.

Cloisonnebeads from Wikimedia commons(photo from Wikimedia Commons)

I cut apart a National Aquarium in Baltimore membership pamphlet (circa 2004, had it in my stash of pretty backgrounds), and stamp/embossed flowers onto it. I used the page with the octopus (left).

aquarium pamphlet

I’m not 100 percent thrilled with the final product – I have some stray gold embossing (and I tried multiple times, the embossing powder really likes to cling to the glossy pamphlet paper). But I am also pretty sure that I am the only one who would notice.  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Marina Mist, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail Powder, gold cord – PaperMart.

Poppies and Striped Thank You Card – Fusion {red, white & blue} Challenge

fusion challenge poppies blue stripes thank you

Here is my take on the latest Fusion Challenge {red, white & blue}.

I made the stripes using a Heidi Swapp stencil mini, and I added blue Pearl-Ex into the paste, hoping to catch some of the iridescence without the mess. I like the color I created, but I lost the iridescence.

The flowers were circle die cut, then I notched out with scissors.

Here are the inspiration photo and sketch – I fell for the photo and ignored the sketch.

fusion challenge red white blue 2014

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, dies – Spellbinders, embossing paste – Dreamweaver Stencils, Pearl-Ex, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Rainbow Wreath Birthday Card – Make It Monday #172

rainbow wreath make it monday 172

This week’s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge (#172) is titled “Rainbow Medallions”. Make a medallion by stamping an image multiple times.

I chose to use a tree branch stamp and coordinating berries stamp (both from Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb), and made my rainbow element the berries. My rainbow started with the red berries on the right, and wound ROY G BIV style in a counterclockwise direction (and I added an eighth color – Rich Razzleberry – to bridge the space between V and R)

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Silver Embossed Blue Poppies – Sympathy Card

blue poppy sympathy

I needed a sympathy card to mail today. I embossed the poppies in silver, then colored with ink pads and a blender pen.

Here is a close up of the embossing:

silver embossed poppies close up

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Brushed Silver, inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amythest (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, tafetta ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).

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