poppystamps Floral Stem, Tulisa and Ring Collage dies and Happy Easter Egg die…

Hi everyone…a big pop of color to brighten your day right off the bat! Two cards today.

I loved Shari’s video HERE. I just had to try her technique!

Coloring with Distress inks on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. The Rectangle Basics die set for the layer…

Emboss the Ring Collage die with your die cutting machine…

Add some super cute matte Doodlebug Sprinkles…link below.

Cindy from Starlitstudio gave me this tip and I love using it. You know how it is with adhesives…it takes a half a dozen to make a card! lol I have different mounting options for different reasons.  On a narrow frame like this, I love using Cindy’s mounting technique.

Take a piece of craft foam and put scor-tape on both sides. Then you can cut strips whatever size you need!  First I cut them ahead but now, I just cut strips with a scissors in the moment to what size I need right then.  Love it!

Cindy has White craft foam 3mm HERE, Black craft foam 3mm HERE and Scor-tape HERE. I use the 2 ½ inch size for this.  I love scor-tape, well right after Tombow Mono Multi and ATG. lol  Oh and 3L mounting squares.  See…takes a lot of adhesives! lol  You can also use the 2mm fun foam from the chain stores.

Linking my Floral Stem card to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer It UP

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Spring

The Card Concept – Rich Texture (Clean and Layered)

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – Add Dimension

Next card…more Distress Ink coloring..

Here I die cut the Tulisa Collage die in a white card-stock panel that I die cut with the Rectangle Basics die.  I love that the largest rectangle in this set is A2 size! This panel is mounted to the card base with mounting foam strips.

I die cut the Happy Easter Egg die and the grass die from white card-stock. I like to leave or put the die cut back in the waste to do the coloring/inking.  Helps it stay in shape and prevents bending too. I inked the words and the grass with Distress inks and the mini ink blending tools.

I glued the sentiment, grass and a few clean sequins to the card front with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

Linking to some challenges…

Scrapy Land Challenge – Favorite Holiday (poppystamps)

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers March Die Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

AAA Cards Challenge – CAS Game #86 Diecuts

It’s Spring my cards proclaim! Nice one day, dreary the next! lol Glad for cheery cards!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Holler if you have any questions!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

poppystamps Dogwood Frames and more…

Happy first day of Spring to you! It’s been lovely here in Iowa… well if you ignore the stormy and cold days! lol

My first card today is really fun, simple, whimsical and graphic in a very CAS kind of way! I actually got my Tiny Attacher to cooperate and work right! yay! Usually it smashes out all kooky and flat. I guess the trick is only going through one layer! hehe

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer it up

Happy Little Stampers March Die challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

Time Out Challenges – CASE

AAA Cards Challenge – Diecuts


2nd card … bring in some color!

Thank you, don’t mind if I do!  I like pink and green with kraft too! lol  White lines drawn in with a signo gel pen…happy with it!

Linking to some challenges…

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Bit O’ Green

 

Links below to the products I used…

Thanks so much for stopping by and one of these days I won’t have so much to post! ‘preciate you looking and your comments so much!

poppystamps Happy Easter Curve, Elegant Easter Lily, Ring Collage, Easter Egg Party and Tomei Branch dies…

Hello! Here’s the card I used the leftover watercolor piece from yesterday’s card on.  I embossed the Ring Collage die in the watercolor background by running it through the Big Shot with the Multi Purpose Platform on Tab 1, a tan mat, the cutting plates and a couple card-stock shims.

I’ve been thinking about this background and I’m pretty sure I used Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint for the watercoloring. I didn’t use this piece for what I originally wanted because I didn’t like the Peeled Paint in there but I don’t mind it for this card.  Tip: don’t throw anything away. lol

I like the Lilly as a silhouette in white!  The other card-stock colors are Memory Box A-2 Notecards.

Another close up.  The spatters are the same distress inks I used for the background, use less water for darker spatters.

Linking up to…
The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes


CAS Watercolor Challenge – Spring

Stampin’ Royalty – Spring

The next card is a little more whimsical…

Here I used the new Easter Egg Party and Tomei Branch dies. I die cut them in white and colored with Copics. The rectangles are cut with the Rectangle Basics die set.

An ink blended background with some spatters everywhere!  And I mean everywhere…how do they get on my glasses and the floor?! ugh

Some of those sweet little sequins and a few gel pen white dots to finish it off.

Oh and a sweet happy easter greeting from the Easter Excitement Clear stamp set, inked in black.

The white Floral Dotted Border die on the pink card is this one HERE

Linking to….
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – Holiday
Scrapyland Challenge – Favorite Holiday (poppystamps)
Time Out Challenges – #79 CASE

Links below to the products I used….thanks for stopping by again!

P.S. Starlitstudio.net has Distress Oxide inks and refills in stock HERE and HERE if you’re looking for them! hehe

poppystamps Freida Curve, Happy Easter Curve and Serene Rabbit dies…

Hi everyone! Here comes Peter Cottontail! I’m not sure the best way to show all the Easter cards I have…getting close to the wire. Do you have an opinion?  Two cards in a post?  Two posts a day? There are a lot of pictures. I know I need to get them out there so you can shop if you want!

I made a watercolor background with Distress inks and cut the Happy Easter Curve die out of it…in the card I’ll post tomorrow, you’ll see what I did with the negative of the cut.

Linking to the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Spring

and The Crafty Addicts Challenge – Anything Goes/CAS

and CASology Challenge – Foliage

I die cut the Freida Curve die from White card-stock.

The Rabbit is die cut from white card-stock and inked with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and the ink blending tool.  I masked off his tail so it wouldn’t get too dirty! hehe

The Mixed Media card panel is cut from the Rectangle Basics die and ink blended with Distress Inks and the ink blending tools and spattered with some water droplets. The rectangle panel is taped with ATG to an A-2 size card base.

Two sizes of Pretty Pink Posh sequins glued here and there finish it off.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  I’ll put links to everything below and let me know what you think?  If you mind 2 or 3 cards in a post or more posts a day? TY!

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Here’s what I used on my card today…

Memory Box Happiness and poppystamps Tendril Demi Frame…

It’s looking like Spring all over blog land but we finally got snow here in SE  Iowa! I love how bright it is and the sun is shining! yay!

I have a lot of Spring cards to share though so I better get to it!

Some ink blending with Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac…heat embossed sentiment and then the panel hooked under the scroll parts of two cuts of the Tendril Demi Frame die. Whew. Easy!  The hard part was getting a picture of it for some reason.

It’s been challenging to find card-stocks that blend easy.  Have you noticed that?  What are your favorites for ink blending?  I really like the heavier weight Mixed Media pads, but what I used today is Strathmore Premium, Super Smooth 80# Ultimate White card-stock.  I purchased a ream of it from Marcos Paper a few years ago.  Just happened to try it and wow, I like it for this! Good deal. lol

I’ll link below to what I used…

Thanks so much for stopping by! You’re what keeps me coming back here and posting! lol  ‘preciate it and your comments so much.  Thank you!

Products I used for my card today…

Printworks Collection 2016 LE Snowman, Little Rascals…

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Could this pair be any cuter?  The ‘snow play‘ sentiment fits the image to a ‘t’!  This is the NEW 2016 Limited Edition Snowman from Printworks Collection.  Part of their latest release which includes more snowmen and wonderful Winter/Snow sentiments. You just can’t get any cuter than Annette’s super cute snowmen!

I stamped the snowflake stamp in the background on Strathmore 140# Mixed Media Card-stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

Distress ink pads and the ink blending tools blend wonderfully on this Mixed Media card-stock. I blended over the embossed snowflakes with a couple different blues and spattered some blue ink and then white with a paintbrush.

I painted/colored the snowman and pup with a combination of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and Distress Inks. Stamped on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Black ink and cut out by hand.

The snow border is a new poppystamps die, Dotted Curve.

Wow, the last few weeks…where did they go?!  I’ve been making cards, just can’t show them! waaahhh   In the meantime, my camera just up and quit one morning!  Did you hear me scream? A new camera was not on my radar! If you know me, you know I like to research and develop so to speak. lol

Yes, I lost sleep! Thanks to a generous husband, a very knowledgeable friend and a great salesman at the camera store I have a new camera and now if the sun would just shine…. hehe   I’ll figure it out!  I have to! lol

Tomorrow is our area stamp club so I’m going to escape from home for a few hours.  I am probably the only person that still hasn’t taken their Christmas tree down.  I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get a fake tree!  Quit laughing at me!  haha  I’ve been very busy! lol

I’ve missed coming here and chatting through comments.  I always appreciate hearing from you and thank you so much to those that sent me Christmas cards!  I LOVED them all!

I’ll be back!