Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A little Holiday Jolly in July

Hello – to celebrate the very warm temps outside I decided to stay inside and make a Christmas card. And eat some ice cream. :D

HappyHolidaysTree_A_DanielleLounds

For this card I used the new CMS249 – Scribbly Trees. I stamped one of the trees on a strip of designer paper and again on white cardstock. I colored the second tree with Distress Markers and cut out. I adhered it over the first tree and fluffed the outside branches to give it some dimension. I added a few small enamel dots as ornaments.

For the circle panel I diluted a bit of Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint with just a tiny amount of water and then painted it onto watercolor paper. Once dry I splattered a bit of Twisted Citron Distress Paint onto the panel. Once dry I used a stitched circle die from MFT to cut out the panel. I adhered the designer paper with the tree to it and then embellished with ivory jute and a Tidings Token. For a final touch I added a small piece of washi tape and rounded the corners of the ivory card base.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrate

Hello! Last month I played along with The Daily Marker Challenge 2 on Instragram and colored a bunch of images including Anya Lifts (The Greeting Farm). I finally turned the colored image into a quick and easy card.

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I finished the main panel with a sentiment from CMS236 – Crazy Talk. This is going to be my go to set for card sentiments. I love the fonts and the size of the images. So be prepared to see it a lot on my blog. Heh heh.

To embellish the card I added a bit of tissue tape and a few sequins.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello, missing you

Hello – I have a sweet card to share tonight featuring some of my favorite blooms: CMS215 Flower Garden from Stampers Anonymous.

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For this card I stamped a flower from the set multiple times on watercolor cardstock and heat set with gold embossing powder. Once the paper cooled I used Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens to add some color here and there. I had some difficulty blending the colors after they were applied to the cardstock so in some places I actually scribbled first on another surface and then picked up the color with a regular water brush and applied it to the cardstock for a softer look.

I then cut the panel to size using a stitched rectangle die and added a bit more texture by spritzing with a distress marker. I also applied Clear Wink of Stella Glitter to the flower centers.

To embellish, I cut multiple hellos from cardstock and stacked them together to create a thick sentiment. I finished the sentiment by stamping “#missingyou” from CMS183 Hashtags in Manganese Blue Archival Ink. For a final touch I added a few sequins.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

C4C296: Make it royal!

Hello! I’m running very behind this month but I’m hoping to get back to a normal crafting schedule soon! Although I may have to sacrifice a few household chores to do so. ;) To kick start my crafting I decided to play along with the latest challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges to Make it Royal by using royal colors and/or images.

I don’t have many princess, queen, or king images so I went the route of royal colors by using lots of purple and gold.

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I adore the Meowwwww stamp set from Neat & Tangled and since cats think they are the rulers of the world it seemed a great choice for this challenge. Ha ha ha.

Even though I haven’t done a ton of crafting this month I did do some crafty shopping and picked up a set of the Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I scribbled just a bit of dark purple along the bottom of a piece of watercolor paper and then used a paintbrush and water to drag the color down the paper. Nice-y nice!

For more texture I stamped the Mesh background from CMS221 – Mesh & Linen (Stampers Anonymous) in VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger). I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Meowwwww set in gold on black cardstock.

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I finished the card up with a die cut circle of purple cardstock and a handful of sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a crafty weekend!