Diorama card with Memory Box Lavender Butterfly dies…

Hi and how did it get to be Friday already?!  This week has been so mixed up! hoho holidays!   I have a card that I started a few weeks ago…made a prototype first and then neglected to keep after it!  It’s finished now though! yay and I like it!

The very background/back is Ranger Distress Oxide ink ink blended in 4 colors, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick….can’t stop using these inks! haha  New colors coming…can’t wait… SLS has them coming too…check her coming soon category…first one on the left.

Everything is cut from XL watercolor paper, colored with Ranger Distress Markers and a waterbrush. Marker colors I used are Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.  Very fun… I do like these markers for watercoloring…along with every other kind of medium! lol  We’re doomed to own everything aren’t we?!

Here’s the dies I used to create the foliage and butterfly scene…

front to back on the left…
Small Lavender Stems Left Corner
Lavender Butterfly Left Corner
Lavender Stems Left Corner

in the middle…
Lavender Bunch

on the front top…
the largest butterfly from the Leavenworth Butterfly Trio

front to back on the right…
Small Lavender Stems Right Corner
Large Lavender Butterfly Right Corner
Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner

I’ve made this type of card before and just go off the top of my head…I’m bad about that.  It will fold flat and fit in an A7 envelope.  I am conscious of envelope size whenever I’m making something out of the ordinary though.

I die cut the rectangles, all the same size with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics Rectangle die set in three pieces of watercolor paper. ’bout can’t make a card without them!  😀  I did all the same size rectangle but you could easy do larger to smaller for a tunnel type card…I see your minds racing with ideas! lol

Then just score the ends and trim then to layer inside the front and back  pieces,  I did ¼ inch increments.  Sides of the front and back are scored at ¾ inch.

Linking up to some challenges…

Just Us Girls Challenge – ink blending   Thank you so much ladies for the ‘Chic of the Week‘ honor! You made my day!

Scrapyland Challenge – anything goes  Thank you ladies for this honor!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Summer sunshine

 

Great NEWS!  Starlitstudio has the new release from Memory Box/poppystamps in stock and ready to ship!  I know…it’s so exciting but how could it be time for Christmas in July already! hehe

Holler if you have any questions!  So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed this little piece of Summer in a diorama.

ttul,

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Paper Smooches Best Buds Flower card…

Here’s that second card I had the gals make at our stamp club party Friday.  I colored this one at home though with Distress Ink refills.

At the party, I had the gals use Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and the blue waterbrush filled with water from this set HERE. These waterbrushes are really cheap but they hold up really well.  I buy them for the kids and end up using them myself! lol

The photo below is a close up of the watercolor pencil one. 

Very fun to color…love this sweet image from Paper Smooches Best Buds stamp set  HERE or HERE.  I don’t own the dies so I cut it with the My Favorite Things Inside and Out Rounded Rectangles Stax. If you want the dies to match, they are HERE.

The polka dot border is from the Geo-Graphic stamp set and the thanks sentiment is from the Sentiment Sampler stamp set HERE and HERE.

I stamped with Taylored Expressions Oreo Black ink and used Crafter’s Companion Watercolor paper.

Linking up…

 Paper Smooches GD – Search for July

Craft Stamper Magazine – Anything Goes Stamping Challenge

The Flower Challenge #9 – Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you so much for your comments and help with my question yesterday!  I appreciate your views, comments and clicking so much! Hope you get to make a card today!

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Window Scene for Inkspirational Challenges…

Hello weekend and friends! I’m delighted to be a guest for this week’s challenge over at Inspirational Challenges. The theme this time is ‘windows’.

A little ink smooshing and die cutting, oh and white heat embossing on black and this card could really be used for a lot of occasions.  I went with belated birthday because that is something I need but rarely have made ahead.

I used Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks for my inky background, just on regular card-stock this time.

I die cut Taylored Expressions In the Garden die from black card-stock three times, layering/gluing them together to get that fun dimensional look we all love.

I layered/taped the smooshed panel to an A2 card-base, Then glued on the black silhouette scene.  I die cut the Memory Box Modern Tile die from white card-stock, then added foam mounting strips on all four sides, on the back and adhered it on the top.

I white embossed the sentiment from Taylored Expressions Some Like it Hot stamp set on a black card-stock strip and glued it on last..

I made two enamel dots with Ranger Caribbean Coast Enamel Accents, let them dry and glued them on the sentiment strip.

Thank you so much to Marina and her team for inviting me to guest design for this post. I enjoy challenges and love participating with the Inkspirational challenges when I can. I hope you will take the window challenge!  Can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

I’m linking my card to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge – Die cuts

Happy Little Stampers June CAS Challenge – Smoosh

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Summer

Thank you for visiting my blog on a busy Saturday!  I appreciate it so much! Happy window-making to you!

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3 Memory Box/poppystamps cards to share today…

Hello and happy to welcome you back to my blog! I had fun using some Distress Oxide inks again… all the rage these days!  Don’t you love new stuff?! I sure do! lol

Here I’ve die cut the Grassland Collage die in a white Memory Box notecard panel that I die cut with the largest Rectangle Basics die… I love using that die because I love the rounded over edges!   I kept all the pieces and inked them up with Distress Oxide ink pads… yes you need them.  I don’t have the browns yet but I think I’ll get Vintage Photo at least.  I had to use Cracked Pistachio for the grass but I didn’t think it was grass enough looking so I blended on regular Peeled Paint Distress ink over the top and it worked great! yay

Then added water speckling to the pieces before I pieced them into the card…

I stamped the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment from the So Many Things to Love stamp set.

I die cut the Adelaide Stem die from white card-stock and adhered it just in the centers so the flower heads would bend up a little.

I really like this card… always love it when I’m happy with a card after pictures! lol

Linking my Grassland card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Add a Circle shape

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple


Thank you so much for choosing my card as a TOP ADDICT!  You made my day!

 

Next up…

There’s that pretty Cracked Pistachio and Broken China blend again… hehe  That pop of white against those colors….scream Summer!

Here I die cut the Tall Fern Left and Tall Fern Right Corner dies in white and glued them on over the blended and Sprinkle Dots stenciled background.  I did go in with the white Signo Gel pen and add white dots too.

I die cut the Powell Butterfly die in white card-stock and the Corden Butterfly in vellum. The butterfly body is from another butterfly set.  I’m sure you have as many butterfly body dies as I do! lol  Holler if you need me to look it up.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Flowers stamp set. I need to do some more with this set…really pretty flowers.  That little stitched panel was just laying on my desk!  eek!  Holler if I need to look it up for you!

Next up… a super CAS birthday card.

Here I used the leftover ink from the stencil used on the Tall Fern/Butterfly card above.  Who’d a thunk?!  Weird… sprayed it with water and laid it down on the card-stock and this is what it looked like… I kept it and went with it for this clean and simple card. I like it even though it looks really imperfect.

I die cut the Celebration Balloon Collage die  in a white panel that I die cut with the Cross Stitched Frame Borders die. (this die appears to be discontinued.  I googled and found this site)

After you look at this card, notice the woven piece it’s laying on…our middle daughter is a weaver…she wove that!!!  Her work is amazing.  She is so talented. She used to help me make cards.  I drove her crazy asking her what colors to use together and does this look alright etc.  She left me to make cards on my own years ago (she got married). lol  I’ve managed to survive and keep making cards. lol

OH, back to the card… I used heavy thread for the balloon strings and then that cute little String Ribbon Bow die at the bottom.

The celebrate sentiment is from the Holiday Bunnies stamp set.

I glued on 3 little Pretty Pink Posh 3 mm sequins  just to sparkle it up!

Linking my Celebration Balloon card to challenges…

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

AAA Cards – Birthday card  

Seize the Birthday – anything goes

Thank you ladies @ Seize the Birthday for their ‘I took the cake award’

 

That’s pretty much it…I’m sure I forgot something!  Feel free to ask though.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it so much!

Shopping links for the products I use and love!

 

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A couple more Memory Box Aster cards…

Two cards today from the same dies but oriented differently…this one I used  the Stitched Aster Panel more like a frame and went horizontal so the words would fit. I really like this word die. lol

I die cut in Memory Box White notecards, colored everything with Copic Sketch Markers and mounted them to a Memory Box Chipboard notecard.

Oh, I cut more of each of the Stitched Aster Blooms die from white, colored them the same and layered them on top of the panel.

I die cut Wishing You Manuscript die three times, glued them together and adhered it in the center.

On the inside I die cut the Happy Birthday Friendship Script and layered it on a stitched rectangle

The heart was just laying on my desk leftover from Valentines Day I guess, so I stuck it on! hehe

Linking my card to the Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

This next card is back to the White Aster similar to what I posted on Tuesday.

I embossed a piece of kraft card-stock with Hobby Lobby’s woodgrain embossing folder, taped it to an A2 Memory Box white notecard then glued on  two die cut and colored Stitched Aster Panels keeping the frame to the center on both.  Kinda gives the impression of a gatefold card and it could easy be a gatefold, I just didn’t want to make it that because it’s too hard to get a picture of. Excuses, excuses, haha  Die cut some Stitched Aster Blooms to add more petals to the flowers.

I cut the Dazzling Dragonfly die from vellum and white card-stock.  I colored the vellum pieces on the back side with Copic Sketch Markers. For the body I taped the vellum over the white cut and glued it to the wings.

I added Nuvo drops to the little buds. I think that’s it for these two cards…holler if you have any questions.

Linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday May 2017 – put a little sunshine on your card

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the long weekend! ttul!

Memory Box Stitched Aster Corner and Blooms…

Hello!  The sentiment on this card describes this time of your perfectly, agree? It’s so green here and the few flowers I have, in pots, are looking good! hehe

Ugh, I couldn’t just use this Stitched Aster corner die in the corners…oh no, I had to tip one upside down and use the other standing, dancing on it’s slender stem! lol

I die cut more petals with the Stitched Aster Blooms die to get a sweet daisy look.

I colored the white die cuts with Copic Sketch Markers and mounted them to the chipboard card base with mounting squares just under the flowers. The card edges are inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black card-stock.

Linking up to some wonderful challenge blogs…

Double D Challenges – Flowers Galore

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday May 2017 – Sunshine

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes With Dies May 2017

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

I’ll be back this week with more cards! Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!  I appreciate them so much!

 

Coloring Card Set and Crochet Basket for Mother’s Day Gift…

Look at this adorable little basket!  I wanted to give my mother in law a Coloring Card Kit for Mother’s Day so I stamped a bunch of cards and ordered the Zig Brushables Markers from Hobby Lobby.  I love these brush markers…BOTH ends are brush tips!  One end is one color and the other end is another color!  So in the pack of 12 you get 24 colors!  Pretty colors too!  Win!

Oops…took a few pictures before we took this over to her house but I didn’t realize I was focusing on the bow in all of them. lol  Oh well, I think you can see the markers ok.

The little tag is from Papertrey Ink and I tied on a roll of Doodlebug Washi tape.

Here’s the cards I stamped for the kit…two of each one. Penny Black, Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp images.

I die cut the felt flowers with Memory Box dies out of Taylored Expressions Felt. I used dies from 3 flower sets, Plush Gardenia, Plush Ranunculus and Plus Moda Petals. They all have holes in the center so it was easy to put the centers through the layers.

One of our daughters crocheted the basket for me following this tutorial online HERE… so cute!

I hope you all had a lovely day/weekend! Thanks for clicking over to see what I’ve been up to!