Friday, June 20, 2014

Easel Thank You with Post-It Note Pads

MIUM Challenge at StampTV, STV14MON24
(click HERE to see the challenge)

Tricia is hostessing the challenge at StampTV this week, and I am so very glad to be able to play along. We need to pop up at least one flower, so both the daisy tops are fussy cut and popped.

This is an easel card made for my nurse care manager. She works very hard to ensure all her patients try to get care and answers and I appreciate her even with all the red tape and brick walls that somehow find their way into our healthcare system.

I made the box big enough for two pads of Post It notes so a pink one is on the bottom and blue on the top. Behind the front panel is a decorative hidden panel with a note and images for the recipient.

This is the video I watched to remind me of the measurements, then I tweaked some of the layer sizes & box---

Easel Card

Stamp Sets: Birds & Blossoms by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs, and Assorted Greetings, also by GKD.
Cardstock and Designer Paper by GKD, Pure Luxury and Shabby Chic Spring
Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle dies
SU Modern Label punch
Fiskars Scallop edge punch
Corner Rounder punch
Inks: Memento & Copic Markers
Sakura Clear, Gold, Aqua and Orange glitter pens; Wink of Stella in clear
Teal organdy ribbon, teal pearls and amber rhinestones from Want2Scrap, adhesive pop dots, lots of Scor Tape, two "Post-It" note pads in pink and blue

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Creative Therapy at StampTV

Hi dear friends,

One of the groups at StampTV is called Creative Therapy. I've really enjoyed getting to know all the friends in there, sharing and encouraging each other despite living with health challenges. It's been too long to send some cards out, but here is a picture of some of them I have made. No two are alike. Her little beret is cut out and pop dotted. I've made and sent more out, and have lots more to go -- makes me smile from ear to ear.

Inside is a simple tag or book mark with a short poem that tumbled of my brain very quickly.

The stamp set is from My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence "You Color My World"
Card base is Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury 120# white
Pattern Paper DCWV and others which I added stamped Irish Verse by SU and other images in VersaMark then heat embossed with clear embossing powder
Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Colored with Copic markers & blender pen
Crystal Lacquer over the paints and brush
SU embossing folder Flower Burst
SU Frame Punch, Spellbinders dies, Corner Rounder punch
Sakura clear glitter pen, Baker's Twine, ribbons and buttons oh, my!


Whew, a lot, huh? Thanks so much for coming by :*

Monday, June 16, 2014

Watercolor for Ill Friend

This is a SU image called Sweetbriar Rose. I heat embossed it in white, and used distress ink pads to watercolor. I sprinkled lots of Epsom salts in the background and let dry for the crystallized finish.

Pearlized ivory cardstock
GKD Pure Luxury 120# cardstock
Satin blue ribbon
Turquoise gems
Cuttlebug embossing folder tatami mat
Stickles Icicles
Sentiment by Anna Griffin

Thank you for stopping by ♥

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blended Bloom

It's been a while!

This is a stamp by Stampin' Up called Blended Bloom. It is large and has enough white space so that you can get different shades of color onto each petal.

Koi Water Paints, flat brush, red perfect pearls mixed into the paint for the center of the flower. Added 3 sequins, red grossgrain ribbon, then took the leap by splattering red paint across the whole panel (eeep!).

Thank you dear friends for stopping by ♥