Catching up as usual but I think this finishes off April. I know April was over weeks ago. Some day maybe I’ll be ahead.
Here we go with some heat embossing and watercoloring. One of those I think I can remember what I did.
I heat embossed the flowers on some watercolor paper using copper embossing powder. I used Distress Ink to watercolor the flowers and leaves. If I am going to be honest I watercolored the background more to cover up a few spots more than just coloring it. Kind of different for me. I do like how it turned out though.
The mat under the flower panel is some Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock.
The sentiment is heat embossed.
- My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers Background stamp
- Distress Inks
- Copper embossing powder
- Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock
Here is a little quick card that I made to thank someone for giving me a Cherokee Purple tomato plant that she started from seed. That is my favorite tomato to grow. I got it from the Buy Nothing Group in FB. I have been gifted several plant cuttings and starts which makes me happy!
This is kind of a quick card. I stamped all the tomatoes using the Hero Arts stamp set. Funny thing I had this in my pile of stamps to pass on and ended up pulling it back out to use. I used Distress Oxide ink for all the stamping and coloring of the die cut pieces.
For the die cuts I used the Tim Holtz set Crochet.
The sentiment is a stamp from a Winnie & Walter set.
- Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad
- Winnie & Walter In a Word: Thanks
- Sizzix/Tim Holtz Crochet
- Distress Oxide inks
I have a butterfly thank you card for you today. I like butterflies and need to use them more often.
So happy with how my card turned out considering I wasn’t sure about the background colors when I first made it. I started off smooshing Distress inks for the background which I did some time back. I used Distress Inks Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey. I cut the butterflies out and they were just sitting around. You know how finally some pieces just fall together.
When I started putting this together I stamped over that smooshed background with a flower stamp using Distress Paint and and text stamp using Distress Ink.
I die cut the butterflies and sentiment from black paper and then put some Antique Bronze Distress Paint on them.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies die set
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Dried Flower woodblock stamp
- Distress Paint – Antiqued Bronze
- Distress Ink
- Spellbinders D-Lites Thank You die
Howdy! I have some more flowers for you today. Flowers are one of my favorites to create with.
To create my card I started with stamping the flowers on some watercolor paper. I heat embossed using a sparkly copper embossing powder.
I used Hero Arts liquid watercolors to color in the flowers and leaves.
For the sentiment I die cut the background piece from a thick vellum. The sentiment itself is cut from a foil paper.
- Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Bloom Background
- Hero Arts watercolors – Indigo, Moss and Dandelion
- Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design Thank You die set
- Judikins Copper Twinkle embossing powder
- Daiso metallic paper
Here is a thank you card I created for my hubby to use. There is a bit of a story behind this card and you can see that below.
I created this card because my husband saw a sample I made and wanted it for a card. Since it was a sample I made this for him.
The first and second leaves are cut from panels of Distress ink smooshed paper. The third I cut out once from a off white piece of paper and then ink blended that. I cut the leaf out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first cut out.
The sentiment is die cut from a Distress inked smooshed panel also.
Here is the sample.
I made the sample for myself to show the different ways that the leaves could be die cut. The leaf on the left is cut from a Distress ink smooshing panel. The middle leaf is I think cut from similar and then I added a little Distress ink direct to paper and added ink around the edges. The leaf on the right is die cut once from a piece of paper that I later inked and then cut out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first leaf that I die cut.
- Tim Holtz Leaf Print die set
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper
- Distress Ink
- Distress Oxide Ink
- Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set
Here is a card I made a bit ago. Sometimes you have to wait to post so that the recipient gets a surprise in the mail.
For the background I did some Distress Oxide ink smooshing on the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. Love the combination of these two.
I die cut all the foliage and colored the pieces with Copic markers. I die cut the pot and ink blended that. The many die piece sets to me are fun and kind of like doing a puzzle.
The sentiment is die cut from a piece of paper that had Distress ink applied.
Entered over at the Love Handmade Cards November challenge in Flickr.
- Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set
- Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 die set
- Tim Holtz BigZ Potted die set
- Distress ink
- Copic markers
Here’s a quick card I made for the young man next door who took care of our house while we were away.
I did some ink smooshing on a panel, stamped the octopus and sentiment. There is also some texture that can be seen in the photo below much better. I used the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil and some texture paste to create the ocean water look.
- Distress Oxide inks
- Stampers Anonymous Sea Life stamp set
- Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil
- Distress Translucent Grit Paste
- Winnie & Walther In A Word: Thanks stamp se
Today I have a watercolored daisy thank you card I made for my hubby.
I did some watercoloring and I cannot remember what I used to watercolor. My guess is either Distress Crayons or Distress Reinkers. I am getting better about taking notes while creating but sometimes I do not. My hubby got me this stamp set so I wanted to use it for this thank you. I was trying to keep it low key so it was ok for a masculine card. And the ladybug was so cute I had to add it. The sentiment is stamped and from the same set.
- Stampendous Daisy Thanks stamp set
Howdy! I have a little sparkle for you today! Maybe a lot of sparkle.
This card started with a pretty alcohol ink background. I love copper and blue together so I heat embossed with sparkly copper embossing powder over the alcohol ink.
For the sentiment I used a die to cut out the shadow and the words. I used Tim Holtz metallic paper for the thank you.
Entered in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #155.
Entered in the Love Handmade Cards August challenge in Flickr.
- Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
- Simon Says Stamp Thank You die
- Impression Obsession Batik Pattern background stamp
- Judikins Metallic Copper embossing powder
- Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock in copper
How’s it going out there in crafty land? Are you creating a lot? It took me a bit but I am now on a roll. Here’s a card I made for my hubby to thank him for several things he did.
My thought started out with I wanted to make a little scene or something on a coffee cup.
I will start with the background. I actually created that for something else but it wasn’t working. I stamped some text and smudged it. Then I ink blended over top with Distress Oxide ink.
Now I start making my coffee cup card. Ooo that background will work. I cut it down to fit my card and stamped the trees, music notes, stars and sentiment on it.
I cut out the tree stump coffee mug using a die.
The tree, moon and critters are from Hero Arts set S’mores Bonfire set. I don’t think I have used it before. So cute! My hub plays guitar so I had to use that critter. I colored all of the critters, tree and moon with Copics. I die cut them with the matching dies.
I almost forgot about the background panel. I used a coffee bean stencil and inked over it using Distress ink.
The sentiment was stamped.
- Spellbinders Stack O’ Cups die set
- Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire set
- Hero Arts Old Letter Writing wood block stamp
- Distress Oxide Ink
- Copic Marker
- Gina Marie Designs Coffee Bean stencil
- Distress Ink