Monday, August 19, 2013

Watercolor Birthday Card

I made this card for my good friend Marla's 50th birthday.  I love how it turned out!
 
I started out by misting watercolor paper with water.  Then, using an acrylic block, I dropped several drops of each color reinker on the block and misted the ink with water until it started to run together.  I quickly turned the block over and pressed onto the moist watercolor paper.  Dry the paper with a heat gun before stamping the main image.
 
Colors: Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Pear, Sky
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Quick Card - Butterfly, Love Life
Sparkles: Blue/Green and Pink/Purple assortments

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tri-fold Birthday Card

This is a simple and fun card to make for a birthday or any occasion.
 
Colors: Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear
Stamps: Girl Power

Wisped Frames Technique Tag

This technique is called Wisped Frames.
 
Stamp and color your focal image.  Using post-it notes, create a frame outside the image and stipple ink in the corners, creating a frame.  Very simple to do!
 
Colors: Cranberry, Black
Stamps: A Perfect Day

Brayered Brilliance Technique Tag

This technique is called Brayered Brilliance.
You stamp the image on glossy cardstock in metallic brilliance ink and heat set.
Then, brayer a light colored ink in the background and heat set.
Next, stamp the same image in a medium tone ink (same color family) and heat set.
Repeat with a dark color ink and heat set.
Finally, stamp the image in versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
 
Colors: Honey, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta
Paper: Glossy cardstock, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush
Stamps: Quick Cards - Bumble Bee

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Perpetual Family Birthday Calendar

This is a project, inspired by Pinterest, that I made for my mother-in-law's birthday.
Every year she transfers birthdays from one calendar to another, so I thought this would be a great way for her keep track of them without all the extra work.
 
The word family came from Hobby Lobby (scrapbooking section).  It is layered chipboard and has two hangers on the back.  I painted it teal and then attached the flowers and gems with glue dots.
 
My husband drilled 11 holes across the bottom to tie the months of the year to.  I cut 12 rectangles from chipboard and colored cardstock to cover them.  Stamped each month and then punched holes with my cropadile punch.  I then cut circles from chipboard and colored cardstock (42 and that's just immediate family!), punched holes top and bottom and wrote each family member's name and day of birth.  Then everything was tied together with twine.
 

Here are close-ups of two of the tags.  I stamped my mother-in-law and father-in-law's tags with a heart to make them stand out and show the head of the family.  I stamped my nephew's tag with a heart with wings to signify that he is no longer with us, but still holds a place in our hearts.
 
This project was time consuming, but I love how it turned out!