Sunday, February 19

Nope, never see me on one of these...

I started with a white linen card stock base card and layered green card stock, burgundy card stock and the flower patterned paper that you see in the above card.
On a separate piece of the white linen I stamped the Art Impressions older lady set using StazOn jet black ink.
I colored her with the flowered paper color palette using my Design Spectracolor pencils.
I layered it onto green card stock and applied it to the card front.
On another piece of the linen I stamped a verse from the same set and layered a piece of green card stock behind it before layering that piece to the card front.

Distressing Watercolor...

I found this great video, Distress Watercoloring, about water coloring with Distress inks and a background stamp and decided to use it for this challenge.

The base card is cream card stock.
The background stamp is from an unknown company.
I used Distress wild honey, ripe persimmon and fossilized amber inks for the technique.
The die is called "teacup tower, by Couture Creations.

Saturday, February 18

Homemade stencil...

Die cuts are wonderful for many things and lately I have been using them to make stencils!


I started with a blue card stock base card and added a salmon polka dot layer.
Next I die cut a stencil from card stock using Spellbinders "Feathers on the Wind" set.
Using cream card stock I stenciled the feather three times using Distress stormy sky ink.
I sponged around the edge of the card with Distress abandoned coral ink.
To finish I stamped the verse (unknown company) using StazOn black ink.

Whoooooo Loves Youuuuuuuu...


This is a one layer card made from cream card stock with brown flecks in it and two opposite corners rounded.
I stamped the owls first from the Paper Smooches set "Hooties" using StazOn timber brown ink.
I cut masks for them both before stamping the branches using the same ink.
From the same set I stamped the verse and then colored them all with my Design Spectracolor pencils.

Absolutely no white and like a lot means love?

Sometimes when a relationship is just starting it really does mean love when you  kinda like someone a lot!


This was another fun card to make with the "no white" limitation, so I didn't make a white card stock base card to start.
Instead I used a light blue polka dot and added green polka dot to the bottom after die cutting the hill with Paper Smooches "Borders 1".
Next I cut three flowers using Paper Smooches "Dainty Flowers" set from each of the green polka dot and peach polka dot card stock.
I glued them to the hill.
Finally, I used the heartbeat die from the Paper Smooches "Borders 1" set and cut out a piece from the peach polka dot and stamped the verse from Paper Smooches "Bosom Buddy" set using StazOn jet black ink.
I finished by applying the piece with glue to the front of the card.