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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sending Hugs and a Card Swap Win


I'm sharing a photo of the card Brandy made for the Embellish It! Play All Day in Mesa, AZ.  This fantastic card was ink blended with three different Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Salty Ocean.  The rainbow of colors is created when these three colors are blended.   The left side has a little Picked Raspberry blending with Salty Ocean.  The Mama Elephant Sending Hugs sentiment stamp is stamped in Black ink and clear heat embossed to create a shiny finish that you can't quite see in the picture.

The card is finished with a simple Wonky Stitched Rectangle die cut and mounted on black cardstock for a striking backdrop.  I didn't get a photo of the bright green card base and/or matching envelope - I should have because it was a great embellishment.

My cards that I swapped are found here.  Not to brag, but we (both Brandy and I) tied with another lady for the win on the judged card swap.  Hooray!  It was super fun to participate and I couldn't help but share this photo of the cards we swapped for.


The Play All Day was fun and the swap made it even more fun.  We will definitely attend again next year.

Andie for 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

More Magnificent Magnolias


I had stamped another card panel with my Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Magnificent Magnolias stamp set.  I decided this time to use my Mission Gold watercolors to color the image.  I found the dark version at the top less than satisfying, but the lighter version at the bottom fit my own vision. I decided to finish this just like the previous card. A very lovely result.




Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day




Stopping by to share this St. Patrick's Day card with you.  I stamped my leprechaun and pot of gold onto some white cardstock.  colored both with my Polychromos pencils.  I then fussy cut the images out, edging them with a black marker before adhering to a white cardstock stitched rectangle die cut that I had stamped with the sentiments. 

I thought this little leprechaun looked as though it was about to begin a shenanigans and so I couldn't help but put the pair together.


We're cooking some corned beef and cabbage later today and I'll be wearing the green all day in celebration!


Friday, March 15, 2019

Luck 'O the Irish at the End of a Rainbow



I'm back today with another enclosure card design.  This time I used my Taylored Expressions Little Bits Rainbow's End die set.  I used my MFT Cloud Stencil to create a background for the rainbow and pot of gold.

The sentiment comes from Brandy's Art Impressions Sham-rock stamp set.  It works very well with the pot of gold  and will be delightful for a St. Patrick's Day treat .  This was a bit fussy to make, but I'm delighted by the outcome so I made a few more.


I'm entering my sunshine and rainbows in the SSS Wednesday challenge  Simon Says Whatever the Weather


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An Altenew Dainty Sprig Sympathy Card




I had need of a sympathy card and the cards that I had weren't the right touch, so I decided to color this card panel with my Polychromos pencils.  The image was stamped with a light colored ink to create a no line color result with my Stamptember Altenew Dainty Sprig stamp set on toner grey paper. 

The results wer exactly the softness that I wanted to create for my dear friend who lost her mother.  Ginny was 95 years old when she passed, but it isn't easy to lost your mom either way.  I'm hoping this card would comfort and encourage my friend.


On the inside, a sentiment to encourage right thinking during her time of grief.