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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Flower Power Chickie



Today's challenge at Scrapndipity was Flower Power! I envisioned this card where the stamped image was actually on the inside of the card, but seen from the outside. 

I used a circle die to cut the yellow flower-center, and 1-1/2" punch to cut the smaller pink circles from scrap pink patterned papers. I hand drew the leaf on the green paper and cut the stem with the paper-trimmer. The hardest part was lining everything up, including the small piece of acetate to hold the stem in place. All were attached using scor-tape.

 



The chickie is from ScrapnDipity and was colored with Copic Markers. Staying in those little lines was QUITE the challenge! Thank goodness for the blender pen working like an eraser!  I colored the center of the chickie's flower with a yellow Wink of Stella, and added Accent Essentials to the glasses.



The sentiment stamp, which is a little high and to the left of the page to keep it hidden behind the flower, was an older wood-block stamp from Hobby Lobby, and stamped with Memento Black.





I am working on a small GIVEAWAY for the end of this month, so keep a watch out if you like retired Close To My Heart stamp sets!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Let's Catch Up!





Today over at Sketch Saturday check out the fun Sketch # 454! I'm not 100% pleased with the way my card turned out, but it was still fun and I think, cute!

The cute Floating Kitty digital stamp that I used is from SamiStamps.   I colored it with Copic Markers, and used a white gel pen to move where the eyes were looking, so I could move the little birdie to more accurately match the sketch. Then used masking paper to make the circles, and inked around them to create a bit of a sky-like background.

The interior sentiment was given to me from a friend.


Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out Sketch Saturday!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Random Acts of Mail Scrap Cards

For this Scrap Challenge, instead of choosing my papers first, I decided on a simple sketch then chose papers that I could use with the sketch. I belong to a Facebook group that sends well wishes to people in need, so I use a lot of Cheer, Encouragement and Get Well cards; making most all of the cards with the same sentiment made the process easier.





Most of the cards I printed on the printer with ""Sometimes it helps to know that people are thinking of you--Hope it does the same for you!" on an ivory card base.







 

However, one of the papers I chose seemed to go better on a white base, making 2 cards with this pattern. Since I doing it with a different paper, I decided to go ahead and do a different sentiment as well.







I think this one is my favorite of all 10 of the cards. I really like the way the flower, which was just a corner of the whole page looks here. All the stamps used were Stampin Up! and stamped with Versafine ink--brown for the ivory cards, black for the white cards, then heat embossed with clear powder.





So that made 10 cards all ready to send for my RAOM, and all out of scraps, accept the card bases, and one sheet of mint green card stock.