Friday, October 17, 2014

Card Class Tuesday, October 21

This month I'm offering two card classes at the Snedigar Recreation Center on Tuesday, October 21. The morning class is 10 AM - Noon and the evening class is 7 - 9 PM. I'd love to have you join me. See below for registration information.

Snedigar Recreation Center, 4500 S. Basha Rd, Classroom 516/517, Chandler, AZ 85248.
To register for classes, call Rec Center: (480) 782-2640, Creative Cardmaking. (Class codes below)

Registration Fee: $3    Class Fee: $12
Tuesday,  10/21/2014
Creative Cardmaking Class       337SN.134           10-Noon
Creative Cardmaking Class       338SN.134           7-9 PM

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sponged Serene Silhouettes

Today I'm sharing a very simple card using masking and sponging. It features the stamp sets Serene Silhouettes and the sentiment is from Sweet Essentials. This was one of the cards we made at our stamp club class in June.  I've posted the free PDF Class Tutorial HERE, if you'd like the supply list and instructions. The tutorial also includes two other cards.
I made several versions of the card using different color combinations. My favorite was the Pistachio Pudding/Marina Mist/Wisteria Wonder combination. The other two color combinations are Pink Pirouette/Strawberry Slush and Hello Honey/Cajun Craze/Baked Brown Sugar. All were stamped in Early Espresso. I also added some scoring above and below the sponged area to add some texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Butterfly Flower Fest

Here's a very simple card, but I love the doodle look and the fact that I can watercolor the image. The butterflies are from the Flower Fest stamp set, which I've been using quite a bit lately. I love the doodly openness of the images.
I stamped images with black Stazon and then colored the outer edges of the butterflies with Daffodil Delight. I added a pop of contrast with a couple of Poppy Parade scallop flowers from the Itty Bitty punch pack.
Hope that you're having a great day!

INK: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight
SS: Flower Fest, Happy Watercolor (sentiment)
CS: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade (retired)
PUNCH: Butterfly (retired), Itty Bitty scallop flower, Scallop Edge
Accessories: Jewels-rhinestones

Thursday, July 17, 2014

So Very Grateful Mother's Day

Here’s another one of my favorite stamp sets, So Very Grateful, which yes, has also been retired. It’s such a cute set, and another great one for watercoloring. I did notice in the hostess section of the new 2014-15 SU catalog that there is a similar set called I Like You.
I had fun creating my own curved digital sentiment using a cute Google font called "Butterfly Kids" that looks like handwriting. I stamped my floral image using Stazon black and watercolored the flowers and leaves onto Whisper White CS and fussy-cut them, so that they could be dimensionalled onto the card front. I used my blender pen and reinkers for coloring, using Crisp Cantaloupe and Pool Party for the flowers, Pistachio Pudding for the leaves and Summer Starfruit for floral centers.

Thank you for taking time to stop by!

PAPER: Whisper White CS, Strawberry Slush CS
INK: Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit
SS: So Very Grateful, digital sentiment
PUNCHES: Scallop Edge

ACCESSORIES: Blender pen, jewels-rhinestones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Masculine Ink Swipe

Here are my Father's Day cards from last month...better late than never.
 I used the Ink Swipe Technique for these cards. (Visit my Ink Swipe Medallion post for another example of the technique.) I used a couple of retired stamp sets, the Happy Father's Day sentiment is from the All Holidays stamp set, but I don't know the name of the background stamps...sorry! The only current stuff on these cards are the colors. They are the 2014-15 In-Colors: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist. I printed the DSP paper from MDS, coloring a grid pattern Tangelo Twist.
These are all about the same with a few minor changes. On the second card above I inked my craft sheet, spritzed the sheet with water and then stamped, whereas with the other cards, I inked my craft sheet, but spritzed the stamp instead of the craft sheet and then stamped into the ink.
 Both are fun, but I preferred the cleaner look. These make great one-layer cards. I love the bold black sentiment against the bright inked colors. It makes a great contrast.
Thanks so much for visiting. I hope that you have a great day!

INK: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: 100 lb smooth watercolor paper, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, MDS DSP paper
SS: All Holidays for sentiment (retired), background stamp unknown
BIG SHOT: Stars framelit
ACCESSORIES: Craft sheet, sequins, water spritzer, jewels-rhinestones