Thursday, April 6, 2017

Going Wild With SSS April Kit

I have been making lots of children's cards lately and this month's kit from Simon Says Says is perfect for these cards and makes my card making time more like play time for me.  Love this newly released stamp set from the kit called "Wild Cuddly Critters" . 

I put the cute giraffe on a die cut tag for this first card.  All of the dies that I used for this card are in my supply list below.  This card and the one below will be going to the charity "Cards for Hospitalized Kids" .   This set is, also going to be great for making birthday cards for my many grand nieces and nephews.



The card above is a see thru shaker card.  The see thru shakerw have been showing up on online lately and I thought I would give it a try.  The shaker mix is one of my own creation from my stash of sequins.  I tried to make a mix that would match the colors in the card.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

For My Courageous Little Friends

Today I would like to share a few more of the cards I made for the "Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity".  Their mission is to send cards to hospitals all over the US to help brighten the days of seriously ill children who often feel scared and lonely.

Here's their website if you would like more information:
www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/


When I first saw this stamp set from My Favorite Things "Lion & Tigers", I thought it would be perfect for encouraging a sick child.  Once I started playing with the images the possibilities seemed endless.   
For the top card I used of couple of dies and patterned paper.  The dies used are Die-Namics "Inside & Out Stitched Round Rectangles" and Lil Inkers Designs "Stitched Stars".  For extra fun I used the "Mini Action Wobbles" from Hampton Art.

This one uses the cute tigers from the set.
 I placed them on a #5 white tag from Simon Says Stamp.
Both of these tigers have the action wobbles.




Second card same idea.
 Added Nuvo "Glitter Drops Honey Gold





Open view of my box card
I couldn't resist making another box card using my new die set from Lawn Fawn "Scalloped Box Card Pop -Up" and these cute lions and tigers.

This is the closed view of the box card





Thank You for dropping by to check out my cards.  Your comments, questions or suggestions are always welcome.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Hero Arts Spring Cards

The cards I am sharing today were created with some special recipients in mind.  These are among a group of cards that I plan to donate to "Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity".  Their mission is to send cards to hospitals all over the US to help brighten the days of seriously ill children who often feel scared and lonely.

Here's their website if you would like more information:
www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/



All four of my cards use a predominance of Hero Arts products.  This first one uses the monthly kit from March and one of the add on sets from February called " Fun In the Rain" CM152.  For the watery background I used a wash of watercolor and then added the pooling and splashes with stamps from the set and Distress Tumbled Glass Ink.  The duck and ducklings are colored using Copic Markers.

This second card is created using the " Paper Layering Rabbbit"  DI371 and elements from the Hero Arts March Kit of the Month.   The fence, Easter basket with eggs and the burlap are all from the March Kit.  I used Copics to color the basket and eggs and added just a touch of color the bunny with colored pencils.



This one is probably my favorite of the four.  I just love the way the vegetables from the set can be tucked into the garden soil created using the die from the March set.  There is also a sentiment that says "how does your garden grow" which would be perfect for a gardening friend.  I chose this one because it is meant to cheer a sick child.  All the coloring is Copic except the cloudy sky which I created by sponging Distress Ink over the clouds included in the February Hero Arts monthly kit.

This is the closed view of my box card

The last card is a box card.  When I get a new stamp set I often stamp all of the images on a heavy cardstock and color them without and idea as to where I will use them.  I like doing this because it allows me to make little scenes for my cards.  This card is one that I created using the colored images that I had left over from the cards above.
The box card base is from a die by Lawn Fawn.
This is the opened box card
I think that box cards are a lot of fun for children and hope this one will bring a smile this Easter.
The umbrella and rainbow are from the February monthly kit and the rest are from the March kit.

Thank you for dropping by my blog.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always most welcome.


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Trio of Cards from One Image


For my post today I have used the same floral image from Penny Black to make three different cards.  The image is a from the most recent release and is a cling stamp named "Awaken"  40-507.
The first card is rather simply done.  I stamped the flower using Archival Ink onto watercolor paper.  I then used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint a vivid yellow background in the negative space.  After the initial layer of watercolor was dry, I added a wash of "Red Gold No.902" from the "Starry Colors" set which gave it a beautiful shimmer which is hard to capture here.
The panel was cut to 4"X 5 1/2" and then framed with a layer of black CS measuring 4 1/4" X 5 3/4".  This is then adhered to my A-6 size card 6" X 9".  Then sentiment is computer generated.  The font is CapriHMK.   I added a few sequins from my stash as a finishing touch.

For my second card I used watercolor again but I was going for a softer spring look.   I used my Avery Elle " Wonky Stitches" die to create the focal panel.   I used micro pore tape to hold the panel in place on a cutting board which creates the white border and keeps the piece flat.   The blue background wash was the first step.   Once the background was dry I applied light touches of color to my flowers.  The stems of the flowers was the final step in my flowers.  I watered down the same green from the stems and used that to do the splatter, blotting off any unwanted splatter on the flowers with a paper towel.
The sentiment is from Penny Black "Special Wishes" 30-229.  I also added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops "Clear"


My third card uses the same technique as the second but for this one I went for a bolder color palette.  
The sentiment is from Penny Black "Eloquence" set.  The dies are from Lil" Inker Designs "Stitched Rectangles" and  Whitelotous Cutting Dies.
There you have it ... one image with three different looks.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always very welcome.

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