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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gelli Prints

Hello, once again.

Here is the latest project I have been working on. I used one of the background papers from my gelli plate to make the background for the flowers. I wish the scan had been better, but it is really pretty in real life. There are greens, browns, and honey colors on white cardstock, and it makes a striking background.

The butterfly is also punched from a piece of paper made with the gelli plate. I had enough to punch a few butterflies, but only used the one on the card.  

The top of the card was a part of a die cut where I had used the rest of it for another project, so I stamped it with script then sponged some brown ink on it.

I wanted to mail the card, so lumpy was out. Therefore, I punched some centers for the flowers and put some glitter glue on them for some sparkle.

Now it's your turn to make something crafty.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Playing with the Gelli Plate

Good morning!   I hope spring is finally around the corner for you, wherever you may live.  I think we are totally skipping spring here in Florida and headed straight into summer.  I already miss the cooler weather.

I have been playing with my gelli plate recently and wanted to share some of the backgrounds and papers I have made with you.

It's so much fun, I could spend hours just playing around with it, but then, what would I do with all the papers?

These are made using acrylic paint. Some of them also use stencils.

You are only limited by your imagination.  I love the mixing of colors. 

No two pieces are ever alike.

These pieces all use stencils to add or remove paint.

These make beautiful backgrounds, and are also good for using with your dies.  They make beautiful butterflies and flowers, and are great for stamping.

I can make these while sitting outside at my picnic table supervising my free range chickens in the afternoons, so I multi-task.  :-)

See you soon!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pop Up Cards

Good morning!

I had so much fun with the last challenge I joined that I decided to join another Mod Squad Challenge.

The challenge this week was to make a pop-up card.  This week it's sponsored by Stampendous and there is a really nice prize....which I would like to win.  :-)

So, I went through my stamps and found one that I thought would pop up nicely. And so, I made a baby shower card that looks something like this:

This is the front of the card.  I used a rubber ducky patterned paper, then stamped the image (Stampa Rosa Stamps) and cut it out with a Spellbinders die.  What you can't see is the outside of the die. I left it on after I cut it out and sponged the yellow ink  around the inside, so there is a small white border around the cut out part.  And forgive the wonky colors.  I don't have a good digital camera, so I have to live with what I have.

This is the inside fold where I stamped the image, colored it and cut it out, then popped it up. I made my pop-up parts too big, so I had to cut out a sizzix grass die to cover my mistake, but I think it turned out pretty good.

This is the inside of the card, the top part. You can see the shadow from the baby carriage on the back, and the best folds up flat to fit in an envelope.  The very best kind of pop-up card.

I hope you have a great week.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Penny Black and More Challenge

Good morning!  I'm on a roll.  For someone who doesn't enter challenges, I have now entered 2!

Here is my latest card:

I washed the watercolor paper with purple and teal, then dried it with my heat gun. When it was dry I ran it through the embossing folder, then colored the embossed areas with spectrum noir markers.  I added a little ribbon and a best wishes tag and it's ready to go.

I am submitting this card to the Penny Black and More embossing folder challenge.  Wish me luck!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Purple/Teal Challenge

I don't usually join challenges, but the Mod Squad Challenge caught my eye, so I decided to give it a whirl.

Here is my creation:

It's really very pretty in real life, and the scan doesn't do it justice.  The Beaded Circles die is actually glossy cardstock sponged with purple, with teal sponged on the outer edges and then misted with water.  The 3 little blobs you see are purple gemstones.

I layered that onto a purple cardstock that had been run through an embossing folder, then layered that onto white cardstock.  

Stamps are by Melanie Meunchinger,  Gina K. Designs.

I think it will make a pretty birthday card for my sister.


P. S.  I also submitted it to the Penny Black and More Embossing Folder challenge.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fleece Navibaa....

I won the cutest set of stamps from Debbie Corbari, a designer for Gina K Designs, by going on a blog hop. I never win anything so I was extremely excited to win this set.  They are so stinkin' cute, I had to sit right down and make a card or three.

Anyway, here are a couple of cards from the set Fleece Navibaa....

See how cute they are?  More Christmas cards to add to my stash.  

I hope you have a great day. Go stamp something.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Card Crunch Time

Well, it's that time of year again.  Although I've been diligently working on Christmas cards all year long, I've come down to crunch time and need to get them finished up.

I recently purchased some stamp sets from Gina K Designs that were designed by Melanie Muenchinger.  There are 3 sets that are designed to use together: Fabulous Frames, Fabulous Frame Fillers, and Fabulous Holiday Fillers. I love these stamps and use them often.  However, I don't quite use them as they were designed.  There is a small learning curve and I'm not quite there. However, I have used them to paper piece cards quite nicely, thank you very much.  Below are some examples of cards I have made with these sets.  

The poinsettia stamp is from The Angel Company, and is also a favorite of mine.  I used up some of my Christmas patterned paper and scraps, which is always a good thing.  The poinsettia is stamped on white cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and attached with pop dots.

I know, I can't believe I bought more stamps.  Especially when I own a stamp company. But what are you going to do?  I can't be expected to have every single stamp I like.  I just bought myself an early Christmas present, that's all. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards. 

Happy Stamping!