Friday, May 22, 2015

Of The Earth #4 and #5

Again I have two cards using the same stamp. It's from the Stampin' Up! set called "Of the Earth." This completes my use of this set.

For this card, I stamped the bird with Brilliance ink. You can't see the shimmer, but it's there:) I added a tiny black gem for the eye. I matted it on a black piece cut with a Spellbinders die and mounted it on foam squares. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.
I used a Kaleidacolor pad to stamp the image on this card. The image is stamped directly on a piece of white cut with the same Spellbinders die as the first card, and is also mounted on foam squares. Same sentiment, too - from My Favorite Things. This little birdie has a blue eye:)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Of The Earth #2 and #3

Using the same stamp on both cards, here are cards #2 and 3 using the Stampin' Up! set called "Of the Earth."

For this first one, I inked up the stamp using markers. I simply colored the butterfly and stems, and I added a darker border around the bottom of the flowers. I embossed the bottom of the image panel using a Darice Wire Fence embossing folder and I scored a couple lines between the image and the embossing. I matted with green and popped up the panel with foam squares. I also added a piece of Washi tape. The sentiment is from a Papertrey set.

For this second card, I also used markers to color the image. I "thumped" another color over the first color for the flowers and the butterfly. I added some decorative scoring with my Scor-Pal.  This panel is also mounted on foam squares, and the sentiment is also from Papertrey.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Of The Earth #1

My next set of Stampin' Up! sets. This one is called "Of the Earth."

I started by inking up one of my new My Favorite Things stamps with a Kaleidocolor ink pad, misted with water and stamped. Then I stamped the image and sentiment in black and matted with olive.

I know that I will never use this card. If anyone is interested in having it, please leave me a comment telling me that. If more than one person is interested, I will do a random draw.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Marvelous Morning Glory #2

This is the second card I've made using the Stampin' Up! set called "Marvelous Morning Glory." You just haven't seen the first one yet:) You will be seeing it soon, as soon as the person it's being mailed to has received it.

The set has ten stamps. I used nine of them on the other card. The only stamp that was left for me to use was this little flower. I stamped the sentiment, from My Favorite Things, and cut it out with a Spellbinders die. Before removing from the die, I sponged a little distress ink around the edges. After removing it from the die, I stamped the flower and added a sparkly white enamel dot. I cut the blue piece using another die from that die set from Spellbinders, matted it with white and mounted on foam squares. The card base was in my "card parts." I believe the bottom edge was cut with another Spellbinders die.

Sorry the picture is a little "wonky." It was hard to photograph, due to its not having a straight edge on the bottom.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Lovely Birthday - and an Update

I finally had a chance to stamp - last week was mighty busy!

I got several My Favorite Things stamps and dies from a friend, and I used some on this card. I die-cut and stamped the rose and stem and leaves. I used foam squares on the rose, the tips of the leaves, and the top of the stem. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and then embossed with a Darice Wire Fence embossing folder. I matted with Old Olive cardstock.

Update on my dad: Unfortunately, he has more cancer:( About 18 years ago, he had prostate cancer and had his prostate removed. That cancer has now come back and has spread to his bones and other places. He will be getting a testosterone blocker shot every three months to try to keep it in check. He will also be getting a one-treatment shot of focused radiation to the top of his spine to halt the cancer there. Hopefully this will give him several more years! Alas - he will not be able to skydive. Much too risky with some brittle bones. We were scheduled to jump over the weekend, but it was postponed again. I'll let you know when our next scheduled date is!

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