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.

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Two cards for MFT Camp Create 2017

My first card today is for Day One – Wonderful Watercolor.

I chose to use the MFT Bold Blooms stamp set and matching die set.

First I die cut all the flowers and then they went swimming. lol  I did the watercolor dip technique but instead of painting with a brush, I stamped the solid images from the stamp set onto the soaked, wet die cut, with Distress Ink stamp pads.

So much fun! Hope you get some time to try this WC technique…scroll down a couple posts and there’s a link to a video about it.

The sentiment is from the MFT Much Love stamp set.  I used the MISTI for all the stamping.

The scallop stitch rectangle die is from the MFT Blueprints #27 die set.

I’m linking my watercolor card to some challenges...

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The Challenge – Keywords

Seize the Birthday – anything goes birthday

Tic Tac Toe – yellow, stitching, rectangle (bottom row) thank you for picking my card ladies!

 

My card for Day Two – Remarkable Resist is next…

First thing I did was stamp and emboss the background Bundles of Blossoms background stamp with a Versafine Black ink pad and Black embossing powder.  It’s hard to see the heat embossing in the picture because the lines are so fine in the image.  Next time I would use Black pigment ink to stamp it with.

I inked the background with some pigment ink pads that I’ve had for a long time and the little finger dauber things HERE.

I stamped and die cut the MFT Peaceful Wild Flowers stamp set and glued some down to the background and mounted some with foam mounting squares.

I used MFT Blueprints #20 for the Stitched Rectangle and the Stitched banner dies.

I’m linking my Wild Flowers card to some challenges…

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

The Foiled Fox – Simply Irresistible Challenge   I won, I won!  Thank you so much ladies! 

 

AAA Cards CAS Game #92 Resist Technique

 

That’s pretty much it!  Holler if you have any questions.  I had to hurry to get these posted before the challenge ends tonight. Last minute LooLoo strikes again!

I wish I could’ve done all the days but you know how it is…things come up!

I have a card posted on Instagram today too for Simon Says Stamp New ‘One of a Kind’ Release… link over in the sidebar to my IG account.  You can see even if you don’t have an account! Click the logo below to see all the sweet new stuff! A watermelon color stamp pad! lol   (it’s really hot and muggy here, can you tell?! lol)

Thanks again for stopping by to see what I’ve been up!  ‘preciate it!

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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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Memory Box Antilles Floral Corner and the Watercolor dip technique…

Hi! How are you? Last week was kinda crazy.  Our area stamp club meeting on Friday but it was shoebox card party time so I was figuring out what I was going to take. Yes, I have a terrible time deciding! lol

I ended up with two cards and this is one.  Did you by any chance watch the Memory Box video by Dave Brethauer, the Memory Box owner?  This is so much fun!  If you want to try it, watch it HERE!  I guarantee you will have SO MUCH FUN and use up watercolor paper! lol  Thank you for sharing this technique with us Dave!

I ended up with 5 cards from all my dipping!

The die I used is HERE and the sentiment HERE.

Whew…almost forgot to tell you…I used Distress Ink refills, HERE, to paint with for these cards.  Dave used Peerless in the video and they both work great!  I really like the ink straight out of the dropper bottle.  I don’t get so much on me! hehe

I’m linking up my card to some challenges…

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Summer

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

The Flower Challenge #9 Anything Goes

Inspired by All the Little Things – photo

It’s the perfect thing to do on a hot Summer day….inside!

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. if you have a minute, will you email me or comment and tell me what kind of ads you see at the end of my blog posts? It really bothers me that wordpress is posting advertising on my blog and I can’t see what they are showing!  Researching upgrading to a .com but the cost does add up so it has to be worth it.  Costs cut into the stamp and die purchases!  hehe

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Simon Says Stamp New Release Flora Background Stamp…

Hello! I was so happy to find this new Simon Says Stamp Flora Background stamp from the Mothers, Fathers, and Floral release in my mail box last week!  So pretty and fun to play with!

I have a couple things in mind for it but I ended up here, using the ‘old school’ chalkboard look again! I inked the Flora Background stamp with Versamark ink, in the MISTI and heat embossed it with Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder on black card-stock. I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz Distressing tool and went around the edges with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

I die cut the Single Roses, Banner and Painted Happy Birthday dies from heavy white card-stock.

I used three of the new Distress Oxide Inks. Pressed the pad to my craft mat, spritzed it with water and smooshed the flowers, leaves and banner in the different colors. I dried them in between smooshes with my heat tool.  I know…that sounds funny! lol

I looked through my Doodlebug Sprinkles and ended up using three of the matte colors…I like the matte finish with the oxide ink.

I attached the Birthday cuts to the banner with skinny cuts of foam mounting tape.  I love that the letters are thicker and you don’t have to cut and glue multiples together, you can just use mounting tape or squares! yay!

Then I attached the banner to the card with 3L thin mounting squares.  The flowers and leaves were next, 3L regular mounting squares for them.

I adhered the black finished panel to a 5 ½ inch square white card base.

Linking up to challenges…

SSS Flickr Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Happy Birthday

The Heart Desires Challenge #11

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The Curtain Call Challenge – Speckled  (my flowers)

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The Flower Challenge – SketchFCB5

The sun was shining so I was able to get bright pictures!  So happy with my new camera…if you need a new camera be sure to look at Nikon.  hehe  AND so happy to see the sun!

Have fun looking at the new release!  Some pretty stamps and dies once again.  Thanks for clicking over to my post!  Thank you so much for commenting too, I appreciate it and am always encouraged!

Links to the products I used to make my card…

Simon Says Stamp New Beginnings Release…Artsy Flower Parts

So happy to share a card with you today using the NEW Artsy Flower Parts stamp set from the New Beginnings release available today!  Such sweet flowers!  I love this set already!

I spritzed a piece of Canson Montval watercolor paper with water and then stamped the images inked with Distress Inks.  After everything was inked and stamped I spritzed with water again to cause the inks to bleed.  I kept it in the MISTI stamping tool to dry so the magnets held it down to keep it from warping.

Here’s a capture of the layered up wishing die cut.  I die cut it three times and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card-stock and trimmed it with an Omnigrid ruler and finger knife.

Tied on some twine, layered it on black card-stock and then on this celery green card-base.

Linking to…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – For a special lady/girl

Seize the Birthday – anything goes birthday

You can click on the logo to go to the new release. The products I used are linked below in Inlinkz.

Thanks so much for stopping by again this week!  Happy creating!

Products I used to make this card…

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!