Monday, June 24, 2024

Pet Sympathy

 Hello, 

No one likes making sympathy cards, but sadly we all need them.   I really liked that I could switch the animal on the cloud to make it more personal.  The sentiments all came from a MFT sentiment set.   The cards are pretty simple, but they are heartfelt. 

I originally made these cards in November of 2022. I've made remade them a few times to have them on hand.







No copics used

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Plenty of Fish

 Hello! 

This was a fun project.  This stamp/stencil combo creates a panel (like you see on the left below).   You are meant to turn that into a card and Viola! you have a card.   The set does come with dies to cut out the fish.  So I made a second panel and die cut all the fish to see wha tI could make with them...   I ended up with three really fun cards.  I stamped them a variety of sentiments so I can use them for Father's day and Birthdays.    If you scroll down you can see close up of the cards.  I'd love to know what you think of them.  I really had fun playing with this set.  I'd like to make more in different colors. 






No copics today

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Just Wanted to Say...

 Hello friends, 

I did something I haven't done in awhile.  I stamped all the images  (okay stamped them several times) in a stamp set. I used my zig markers to add some color.  I fussy cut them all out (they do make dies).  I finished all the cards up the same way.  I used a variety of background stamps to stamp the center panel. I stamped the panel tone on tone so it wouldn't distract from the main image.   The strips were left over from other projects.   This was the ultimate win.  First, I used up some scraps.  Second, they worked out great to anchor the images on the panel. Lastly, they paired perfectly with the "Just Wanted to say" sentiments.   I love when it all comes together!   Do you have a favorite of these critters? 








No copics today

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Answer

Hello!

I love when these large silhouette stamps.  They make for very easy cards.  But most importantly.  They make for STUNNING cards.   I experimented here with four different ways to make backgrounds.  Then I used versaclair ink to stamp the Palm Tree Paradise stamp on top for a different beachy effects.   

Backgrounds

#1- is patterned paper (yep... how easy is that!)

#2-Dye Ink Sprays (check out Technique Junkies shop she has a bunch of them in stock)

#3- Scribble Sticks.  These are really easy to use and they make fun watercolor backgrounds

#4- Floating Alcohol inks - you can see how I did this in this video

Materials:

STAMPS: use code TJ10Chris to save 10%:


Paper:
paper from Stampin' Up

Ink:
Versa clair: Amazon
Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook


Other:


no copics today

Monday, June 10, 2024

Graduation

 Hello, 

It is graduation season.  So many students moving on to new grades and adventures.  I love the classic gold and black colors.  I used the bold words from Taylored Expressions with the simple stripes to create the sentiments for these.   However, I think it is the graduation cap die cut and gold Delicata ink that pulls it all together.  






No copics today

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Fun-Tusk-Tic

  Hello friends,

Life here is slowly getting back to normal (whatever that is).   For me anyway... that is being able to sneak away to my craft room and work on cards here and there.   This Walrus is from Trinity stamps is an adorable set.   I watercolored him a while back and he has been sitting in my tray of unfinished colored images waiting patiently for his turn on a card.   

I created the background by sponging brown ink through a stencil a stencil to make sand.  Then splattering blue ink to create sky. 

Materials:

STAMPS: 

Paper:
paper from Stampin' Up--  I used the new Summer Splash paper released in May

Ink:
Versa clair: Amazon
Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook
Other:




Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Bee Day Gnome

 Hello, 

These series of gnomes are just so sweet.  The bee gnome might be one of my favorite.  It comes with this Bee Day sentiment.   I used my Zig markers to color this image. The markers blend easily on watercolor paper.   To finish up this card, I used some pattern paper from my scrap bin to create a mat for the card.  It made a perfect backdrop for this Birthday Bee. 


No copics today


Monday, June 3, 2024

Faux Watercolor

 Hello, 

I'm still playing catch up on the blog.  Things in our lives are starting to calm down a little bit (THANK GOD).  I'm so happy to have a second to catch my breath and hopefully allow myself to find an equilibrium again.  

Today's card was from last month's technique class.  It is faux watercolor technique.  This whole card is done with stamps... no painting involved at all!   The stamp set is from Concord and 9th.  The stamps are cleverly designed to give an uneven impression giving a watercolor look.   I love watercoloring, but it is nice to have a quick and easy alternative at times too. 



No copics today



Saturday, June 1, 2024

Glass Slipper

Happy June!  

Even though I live in NY I must have some Southern blood in me.  I love my flip flops.   As soon as the snow melts ... it is flip flop season in my opinion.  😂.   Technique Junkies has a wonderful summer release this month.  I had so much fun playing with these stamps. I can't wait to share what I made with you.  Below you will find links to all the other talented designers.  They have great samples for you to see as well.  

Materials:

STAMPS: use code TJ10Chris to save 10%:

Paper:
paper from Stampin' Up

Ink:
Versa clair: Amazon
Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook


Other:

Copics used: Copic at best price
Blue: BG13, BG11, BG10
Pink: R85, R83, R81
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
Yellow: Y15, Y00
Sand: E30, E33
Hair: E37, E35, E33


Check out all the cards made by other members of the design team:
                                                                        Technique Junkies








Check out the whole release ...