Saturday, April 27, 2019

Watercolor Birthday card using SSS Pretty Peonies Stamp

Happy Saturday!
Today I am finally back for a blog post for the card I made for this weeks Color Throwdown #540
I have been posting mostly on my Instagram.. you know life. lol 

The colors this week are Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green. 

I heat embossed the background onto Bristol card stock with SSS Antique Gold embossing powder.

I then used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker in:
Bright Yellow
Light Green 
Yellow Green
Light Blue

I colored the SSS Big Happy Die cut with the same Light Blue marker
 but did not add water to lighten up.

 The birthday comes from the Altenew Mega Greetings 3 set and heat embossed with the same SSS Antique Gold embossing powder . 

I popped it up with the SSS Big Momma Foam Tape. 

Thank you for visiting and hopefully next time will not be too far away. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

More Watercolored Birthday Cards using the Honey Bee Stamps STAMPtember Exclusive Tie One On

Welcome Back!

I have a couple more cards using the technique I saw from Amy R  video with the overlapping watercoloring.

This time I made two cards. They are both stamped with the Honey Bee Stamps STAMPtember® Exclusive Tie One On  balloons in SSS fog ink onto watercolor paper. 

They both used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors 
but the top is more concentrated in color and the bottom is more watered down. 

I used watered down white acrylic paint to add the splatter. 

The sentiment is heat embossed onto vellum and Ranger Silver Embossing Powder. 

The strings and bows are stamped using the Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink.

I put both onto some black and white patterned paper in my stash and mounted onto a white card base. 

Thank you for coming by and have an awesome rest of your day!!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Birthday Card using the SSS Beautiful Flowers stamp set

Welcome Back

Today I have a Birthday card I made for my co worker. 

I just love the SSS Beautiful Flowers stamp set and wanted to make her card using it. 

I heat embossed the image onto water color paper and rose gold embossing powder. 

I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors to color the images and then flicked on the purple color for some splatter. 

The sentiment is the SSS Painted Happy Birthday Wafer Die.

I used the stamp and SSS Fog ink for the inside as well. 

Thank you for visiting and see you next time!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Rainbow Birthday Card using Zig Clean Color Markers and Honey Bee Stamps STAMPtember® Exclusive

I have another card I made using this fantastic 
Honey Bee Stamps STAMPtember Tie One On Stamp Set. 

This set is going to be my go to set for birthday cards. Sorry in advance because I know there will be more posts with it.  
I went step by step with Nichol Spohr's technique from this video

It is such a great video and she taught me so many techniques and made this sooooo much easier than I thought would be. 

I stamped the balloons onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock and left the masks on to then use a cloud stencil to ink blend with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. 

I used the same ink to add some splatter and used Broken China Distress Oxide for the sentiment. 

I  colored in with 
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
You can see from the pic above...I used a bunch of them. 

I decorated the inside with the same stamp set and Distess Oxide Inks. 

I hope you also give Nichols technique a try because it was so fun to create and will definitely not be the last!

Till next time.......have a awesome day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Color Throwdown #531 using Gina K Designs You Make Me Smile stamp set.

Happy Wednesday!

Today's post is using the colors for the Color Throwdown #531 which are Rust, Purple and Gray. 

I was a a little perplexed at what I was gonna do but decided to play with some watercolors. 

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Rusty Hinge, Wilted Violet and Hickory Smoke for the background. 

I heat embossed the floral image from the Gina K Designs You Make Me Smile stamp set with white embossing powder. 

I die cut the SSS Small Hello die 5 times from some gray card stock so that it was raised up and didn't get swallowed by the background. 

The missing you sentiment is from the SSS Tiny Words stamp set and heat embossed with white embossing powder and popped up this time with thin foam tape. 

I finished it off by putting on a gray card base and adding some Nuvo drops in Pale Perwinkle. 

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you next time!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentines Day Cards using SSS Foodie Friends stamp set

Welcome back!
I had bought a Brother Scan N Cut 2 and wanted to test it out with some images.
I didn't want the images to go to waste so I have these three Valentines Day Cards to show you. 

The images come from the SSS Foodie Friends Stamp set and 
were all colored with Zig Clean Color Marker. 

I was also playing around with Alcohol Inks and cut up to use as a backer to showcase the images. 

I used the MFT Peek a Boo Window to make the stitched openings. 

I then used white embossing powder to heat emboss the different SSS background stamps. 

Cora Background

Kaleidoscope Background 

Flora Background 

I thought it looked to plain if just white so this embossing adds some interest without taking away from the images. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next time!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Color Throwdown #529 using SSS Best Ever

Happy Saturday!

Here is my submission for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge CTD#529.
The colors this week are Yellow, Orange and Red. 

I was inspired by the design Kristina Werner used a few weeks back on her You Tube Channel.

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple 
for the blended background. 

I used white embossing powder to heat emboss the heart images onto the background after was completely dry.

The larger heart image comes from the SSS Best Ever stamp set and 
the tiny heat is from the SSS Birthday Numbers stamp set.

I used some embroidery floss in a deep orange like Kristina but omitted the bow. 

The love die is the SSS LOVE wafer die and the smaller strip is from the SSS All My Love stamp set which was stamped with Candied Apple ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Thank you for coming by!