Thursday, June 29, 2017

Painted Flowers

I can't take any credit at all for this card, other than I'm the one that actually made it. All of the supplies and the stamped image were provided by Kris at our Group Gathering!

We sprayed the background color on the stamped image. Then we used paints and applied it "chunkily" to the flowers, stems and bee. I also added Star Dust Stickles to the bee's wings. I'm not sure if I will add a sentiment somehow before I send it out, or not.

The die that I used on this card from a couple days ago is from Taylored Expressions.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Golden Dragonfly

Isn't this a beautiful dragonfly? I cut it using a Memory Box die and gold foil cardstock. I mounted it on foam squares. The sentiment is embossed in black and is by Stampabilities. I cut several more of the dragonflies, too, to be used at a later date!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Another die-cut birthday. The die cuts the frame and the balloons with strings. I cut it using black cardstock and also patterned paper. The die also cuts two balloons separately, to add to the ones overhanging the frame. I added the colored balloons over the black ones and popped the two extra ones up on foam squares. The background was embossed with a Darice folder. The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set. I cut it out and mounted it on foam squares, too.

In response to yesterday's card: The Spellbinders die that I used on it is called Mary Border Strip.

Edited to add: This die is from Taylored Expressions.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Die-Cut Birthday

When I saw this card by my friend, Vicki, I thought, "I have a die I can use to do that!" So I did:) My die is by Spellbinders. I cut it out of the front of a card. I placed some glittery paper behind it, scored the lines with my Scor-Pal, and then put a quarter sheet of cardstock behind the entire front to cover up the glitter paper backing and the scoring. The sentiment is from a Papertrey set and is stamped in a dark violet.

Edited to add: The Spellbinders die that I used for this card is called Mary Border Strip.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Group Gathering - 2017

Last week was our annual "Group Gathering." We meet up in Des Moines each year. (Well, except for our first year, which was in Reinbeck, Iowa.) This was our eleventh get-together! Here we are in front of the store we meet at in Valley Junction. Dawn is so awesome to let us use the facilities for our three-day stint:) It's called Inspire Papercrafting. From left to right: Georgia, Sheri, Kris, Joyce, Harriet, me, Vicki. Can't wait til next year! In addition to our time in Des Moines, I get to spend a couple extra days with Harriet, as she flies in to Minneapolis and stays with me.

Hopefully I can get some of my cards posted soon - shouldn't be a problem.

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