Monday, May 25, 2020

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These colors are quite popular right now, but I wasn't sure how to translate to a card. I found out that friends were celebrating their 65th anniversary and with that thought in mind, I was able to come  up with this card. I used vellum for the leaves an although they don't show up as well in the photo they were a nice added touch.

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I have been wanting to try this technique with masking stencils and ink blending and I am quite pleased with the result. This is for a frien's mother who is celebrating her 90th birthday and since she cannot have the celebration that she deserves, her daughter asked for cards, so this is my contribution.

Monday, May 11, 2020

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This has to be my all time favorite color combinations. I have used it many times, sometimes with green instead of gray, but those two shades of blue with gold are some of my favorites. This is another Altnew turnabout stamp.

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I am loving these sketches. They are always doable and get my creative juices flowing. I had this beautiful paper which was a little too busy for my taste, but in little bits is just perfect. 

Monday, May 4, 2020

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These colors went together much better than I thought they would. I used a turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th and Taylored Expressions in Plum Punch, Lollipop and Peaches and Cream. I just love the names, don't you. My final round was stamped in HA watermark ink and embossed with silver to add a little bling! The greeting was cut from Plum Punch paper and mounted on a white circle. I just love the result!

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I really love this sketch. I have a few stamps with a "splat" and the resulting dots. I combined several of them to make this design. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and is from one of her sentiment strips collections along with the backer die. I don't have anyone in mind right now, but I'm sure that I will!

Monday, April 27, 2020

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I have to admit I love these colors but was not inspired until this afternoon when I was working on a scrapbook page that used these colors. I remembered a technique I learned this spring at a retreat. You stamp a silhouette stamp with versamark on dark paper, then heat emboss with white embossing powder. After the image cools, it is colored with alcohol markers. The look is kind of abstract or water colored. I love it and I love this card.