Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shoebox Tuesday

For today's shoebox project, I did black ice technique but skipped one step because I don't like wet embossing 😊 so if that means is not totally the black ice technique oh well  LOL

I stamped the woodgrain background stamp by SU with crumb cake on vanilla cardstock then on my gold foil paper is where I did my "black ice" with StāzOn, not sure how other people were able to run the ink with their arm on the way I had a hard time, anyway for my trees I used wonderland set also by SU, for my message I used blooming with kindness and the seagulls are Stampendous. Because I don't like to use StāzOn with clear stamps I was looking for cling/rubber stamps so I can clean with StāzOn cleaner after I was done. The enamel dots were white and I colored them with Copic marker

For those of you that like wet embossing after you do the stamping BEFORE the enamel dots, run the VersaMark ink lightly with clear EP. 

I let the ink dry between inking, StāzOn dries pretty quick BUT just for safety I like to let it dry minutes specially in between the black ink and the VersaMark

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thank you

This was a quick clean and simple card for my donation box for Gray Matters Foundation. I used definitely dahlia stamp by SU with carved pumpkin ink, the message is from many thanks set by Echo Park also with carved pumpkin

Sunday, April 22, 2018


Today is one of our friends' birthday and this is the card we gave him. The idea was from turtle creations. I used stitched rectangles dies by Stamps of Life, woodgrain background stamp by SU with rich cocoa ink, the moose is from walk in the wild set and I used rich cocoa ink for the moose and bamboo leaves dual marker for the weeds, the trees are from season like Christmas set with rich cocoa and bamboo leaves inks, the message is one of those stamps with no company with rich cocoa ink, epoxy dots from stash

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Posing bunny

One of my dear friends gave me this image so of course had to make a card with it. I colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, I used Spellbinders dies large circles, small scalloped circles, large scalloped circles, ribbon from stash and polar white flower soft for the tail

Friday, April 20, 2018

Closure card

After working on the cards for my shoebox yesterday, I decided to try the same thing but with a butterfly and since I do not own the classic label punch wanted to see if I could use the word window punch.

So I used Rachel's idea of using the big background on the inside and the small piece on the outside. The butterflies are from SU, rhinestones from stash. This one is the one I  used the word window punch it works BUT because the punch is the old fashion it doesn't go in as much as the other so my opening didn't get center and the butterfly was a bit out of the card which is ok and since no one know how it actually goes they wouldn't know I didn't mean to have it off center LOL the message is from say bday by The Greeting Farm with hybrid black ink

This one was done just like the dragonfly but with butterfly, using the classic label punch. The message is from the set layer flower believe by Hampton Arts also with hybrid black ink

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Shoebox Thursday

For today's shoebox project I'm doing another card that is going around, for this one I believe the name is closure card. The first time I saw it was with Rachel Tessman she called it dragonfly closure card so I'm doing it her way but then I saw the way Frenchie  which I like, my other card is not exactly like hers as it was too much work or complicated to cut the opening with two dies, and I like uncomplicated things 😊

For Rachel's idea was using a 6x6 piece of paper and you cut your inside then from the left over you cut your front. My inside is 4x5.25" my front is 2x4.25" I glued the front about 5/8" away from edge then punched with classic label by SU, my message on the front is from sale-a-bration epic celebrations set with gathered twigs ink, the message on the inside is from beautiful bouquet set by SU also with gathered twigs ink, the dragonfly is from detailed dragonfly thinlits also by SU, the rhinestones were colored with Copic marker

For this card, that was sort of going to Frenchie's idea I used the same sets but with tuxedo black ink. On the front I stamped it and punched it out with large oval by SU, the pearls on the dragonfly were colored with Copic marker just because I had the white pearls out and markers are always at arm reach, I do have black pearls but I would have had to get up an get them LOL for my opening I used ribbon banners die by Spellbinders, I masked my die cutting just what I needed for the dragonfly. For this one I used 4x6" paper. Cut my front 4x5.25" and from the scraps cut my piece for the inside. If I were to make this kind again I would move the dragonfly to the left side or where the paper is to have more room to write. I can still write but the dragonfly is sort of in the way

I gave my friends 6x6 papers to pick their own card, so even though I did a lot of things for them they had to pick their paper and cut then punch

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Flat pop up Elephant

I join a mingle (aka swap) doing the Sunday tip or technique of flat pop up card and then on another Yahoo group the mingle was elephants so decided to kill two birds with one stone and make my two mingle cards the same so I would use the elephant them on the flat pop up card so this is what I did.

The background paper is from Let's bokeh in the snow by Lawn Fawn, the stamps are from Humphrey's set by Crafter's Companion the message was stamps with broken China and the elephant with hybrid black licorice and colored with Copic markers

Because I like to have room for a message plus a personal message I decided to add a folder card on the back so the inside has a stamped message and plenty of room for a personal message and then also room for my personal stamp.