Thursday, September 13, 2018

Handsome Mutt Handmade Card

My daughter adopted a rescue mutt.   Tank is a very handsome dog, but since he is not a purebred I had not been able to find a stamp that looks like him.  At a Craft Convention I found Friends4Cookie by Stamps of Life and bought the set immediately, because Cookie looks like Tank.  So, of course I wanted to make a card for my daughter.
Handmade Card featuring a mutt mixed breed rescue dog.
Adorable Mixed Breed Mutt

Since Tank is a reddish brown color, I thought a bright background would make the card more interesting.  I used distress ink mini cubes and a wide flat brush to paint a messy rainbow brushstroke background.

I stamped and colored Cookie/Tank, fussy cut the image and then went along the edge with a brown Copic so he wouldn't have a white edge.  I thought the sentiment was cute so I fussy cut and mounted it as well.

I am entering this card in Card Concepts Colorful Basics Challenge
I was drawn to the rainbow stripes in the inspiration photo.  I think my card fits best in the Clean and Layered category.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CAS Floral Card

 My daughter is getting married this month and my sister is hosting a Bridesmaid's luncheon for Kristen.  I wanted to make a thank you card to go with the hostess gift.  I had a Catherine Scanlon (Clara Paisley) stamp set that I hadn't used yet so I decided to play with it.  I was VERY pleased with the clean and simple finished card. 
Copic Markers:  V04, B02, YG01

I found a Copic color scheme that I really like:  V04, B02 and YG01.  Just three colors and very easy to stamp, color and duplicate.

I am looking forward to giving this card to my sister.

I am entering this card in:
CAS #141 Flowers Challenge

Addicted to Stamps Clean and Simple Challenge

Muse Card Challenge #282.  I focused on:

  • The floral theme
  • Simple color palette 
  • CAS design.

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Handmade Get Well Card

Its time to replenish my stash of homemade get well cards.

I started by making a background with a stencil and Distress Ink and then stamped the Feel Better sentiment.  Next, I stamped and colored four images from Lawn Fawn's Get Well Soon set.  I fussy cut the images, topped the red lids with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for some shine and used foam squares to adhere them to the card base.

My color inspiration came from the current Color Throw Down #509 challenge, which uses vibrant red, orange and blue.

 Update:  I was pleased to see this card featured on the Color Throwdown site!

I think the result is a cheery little card.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018


Aren't celebrations wonderful?  I made two similar cards, one for graduation (purple and white are the school colors) and one for a friend who was promoted and being transferred.  I loved ending with "see you later" at the bottom.   I dug through all my sentiments and selected the ones I thought appropriate  I decided a rainbow cascade of sentiments would be festive and fun so I started with purple and worked my way down.

Sentiment Card in Rainbow colors.
 To add a little extra interest, I used distress ink to make a purple accent strip along the right edge.  I then added some sequins and gems to finish the card.  I am happy with the way the cards turned out and think I will try something similar again in the future because it is always surprising how many graduation cards I need every year.
Celebrate and Congratulations Card.

I am entering the cards in the:

UPDATE:  I was pleased to learn that this card was selected as a Watercooler Rocker!

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