Saturday, April 29, 2017

Silhouette Floral

Aloha, friends!

Boy, this took a while to get done this week. I've messed some up, changed my mind about which stamp sets to use, and messed up even more. Talk about a challenge!

But there is one more day to enter into the current weekly StampTV Silhouette Scene Challenge that Melanie is hosting. Come and play with us! You have until Sunday evening to enter your card, depending on your time zone.

The background is a blend of distress inks. I really thought the flowers in the set I wanted to use was solid. Nope. Line. I stamped the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black and used the same marker color to color everything in to qualify for a solid silhouette image. Presto! Then I found these teeny black faceted gems to add all around. I love the MISTI. Even with cling stamps, you can practice a couple times to make sure the sentiments line up -- whoooopie! I can't find the Bow thingie and trying Gina's way doesn't work with my fingers, so I just tied some ribbon into a very simple bow and glued it to the stems. Finally I used a die cut for the outer edge.

Stamp Set: "Heartfelt Thanks" by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs
Cardstock: GKD 120# and 80# white
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (image); Distress Inks (background)
Prismacolor Pencils (for the envelope and inside the card images)
Gems: Want2Scrap
Ribbon from Stash (feels like silk?)
Die: Femme Frames by MFT
Adhesives: Liquid Glue by Scrapbooking Made Simple & some Scor Tape

Thank you very much for stopping by!
With aloha ♥

Monday, April 24, 2017

Long Rainbow Showers

Aloha dear friends!

Here is a quick card, a little extra long to make the rainbow large (use a ruler and extend the rainbow for however long you wish it to be).. It's 6-1/2" x 4" so I'll make the envelope soon.

The stamps are by Paper Smooches and then sketched the little bitty heart rain drops. The inside has a crazy dancing bird with the sentiment "Live like it's SPRING every day!" For the sentiment on the front, color each letter with a Memento marker and stamp using the MISTI. Clean and move on to the next color/letter until you have a rainbow of colors. The rain drops have glossy accents over them.

Entered into: PAPER SMOOCHES "SHOWERS" challenge.

Stamp Sets: "Luminous Spring" for the front of the card and "My Peeps" for the bird inside, all by Paper Smooches
Cardstock: GKD Red & White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, and Memento Markers for coloring; Prismacolor Pencils for the heart raindrops, pink cheeks, and cloud shadows
Wink of Stella Clear on rainbow, raindrops, and bird inside
Glossy Accents over the raindrops
Corner Rounder for the card base corners

Thank you for visiting, leaving some love, and encouraging me on ♥ Aloha!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Another New Baby!

Aloha dear friends!

Boy, it's taking me longer and longer to get a card done, but I keep on trying lol!!!

Our nephew and his wife has a new baby named Wendy. I couldn't get my act together to enclose a gift card, but finally, it's ready. I think she is 3 months already.

It's really simple, colored with Copics and added pink pearls. I put the little buds and leaves, white dots on the onesie. And it should be on its way before the baby goes to college!!!

Stamp Set:  "Made With Love" by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Black; Copic Markers, Sakura Clear Glitter Pen, Sakura White Gel Pen
Cardstock: GKD 120# and 80# white
DP: I think it's Authentique but I'm too tired to go looking for it - please forgive me
Die: Simple oval by SB
Glossy Accents (over the heart on sentiment)
Gold mirror washi tape down side

Thank you for stopping by! Much love to you! ♥

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hibiscus Card Set

Aloha dear friends,

I wanted to complete a little project today for some visiting friends. It's a set of 10 hibiscus cards with envelopes using the Emboss Resist method which I just love to do. I used Gina's same technique as before so I will be entering it into the current Product Release Challenge which is located HERE. I hope you will play along with us! I ordered several of the new stamp sets including the new kit - it's so stinkin' cute I just couldn't help it. 

If you saw yesterday's post, well, this is pretty much the same technique. Someone on Facebook asked me how to do it. Here is the link to Gina's video showing how she did it: Emboss Resist Using Softer Shades of Color. Be sure to enter your creation into the challenge using the tag RELEASE0417. 

I was in a hurry to get this done today before our friends left. Therefore, no sentiment on the front :( However, there is either a sea shell or a butterfly stamped inside each card matching the color on the front, as well as a rotation of images on the envelopes in the same colors as each card. I hope the pictures don't bore you to tears. I had tears only because my femur is just killing me today along with my back. But hey, whatever it takes and I got'er done! So thank you for looking my friends!

Products Used --
Stamp Sets: "Gifts from the Sea" and "Stately Flowers 4," both by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs
Cardstock: GKD 120# white cardbase; Neenah Solar White 80# for the curved front layer
Inks: Distress Inks for coloring;Hibiscus are stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed using GKD White embossing powder.
Embossing Folder "Preserves" by Cuttlebug (comes in a set of four - I don't know if these are cherries or what, but the one looks like pears and so on)
Die: "Curved Edge" by Simon Says Stamp

I wanted these as flat as possible for ease of mailing. I forgot to include a book of stamps - my bad. But this was a last minute gift. I started late last night and finished up this morning. For me this is speed of light lol.








Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek!!!
With much aloha ♥

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Butterfly Kisses

Aloha dear ones,

Was your week a good one? Resting up for the next week? I've been busy with projects but am nearly done so am able to PLAY ALONG WITH GINA'S RELEASE CHALLENGE!!! Come and play along with us!

Gina's challenge is probably my favorite technique - emboss resist. Why? It's Fast. It's Easy. And you can doctor it up as much or as little as you wish for a POW of a look. Gina's card is a very soft, pastel sponged look. This is a challenge for me because I like to go too far, adding elements and especially color until the thing glows enough to be seen from outer space. I should have worked for NASA.

For our niece who worked SUPER hard, working while going to school. She will graduate from nursing school in one more week and has two sweet little girls!!! She started out like I did, from the bottom as a very hardworking CNA, then back to school to become an RN. I loved every bit of it, even some of the yucky stories that make me laugh now. So to see my brother's daughter do what Auntie did, well, shucks, makes me feel a little bit proud. And she's marrying a very handsome police officer! ♥ So Cabrina, I love you.

What Did I use?

Stamp Set: "Take Flight" an oldie but goodie from 2009 by GKD
Embossing Powder: White by GKD for butterfly. For the sentiment I stamped first in Worn Lipstick then poured Clear embossing Powder over it by GKD to give it a glossy, raised look on pearlized Vellum.
Inks: VersaMark for the embossing; Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick blended over the butterfly
Cardstock: GKD White; Pearlized Vellum (sentiment)
Craft Foam (I cut out a layer under the entire focal image layer and sentiment to pop the entire look)
Sequins are clear by Pretty Pink Posh, held on with Multi Matte Medium
Vellum Tape by 3M Scotch Brand to hold the vellum sentiment to the foam tape (actually works and I can't see it behind the pearl vellum)
Scor Tape to hold all that foam to the card and the top layers

Mahalo for stopping by!
Sending each of you Aloha ♥

Friday, April 7, 2017

Watercoloring Anniversary Cards

Aloha sweet friends. I do hope each of you is well, as well as possible! We have a break from the hot sun today and I just turned OFF the fans lol - 3 pm!

Here is a little collection of anniversary cards. Remember how far, far behind I am on them for that category? For every category? So it all started out with small watercolored flowers and over the days, added things til done. I still have not done the envelopes yet. I just wanted to have colorful based cards this time and pushed out of my comfort zone from the usual white.

Stamp Sets: "Heart Blooms" Duo by Gina K. Designs; "Timeless Love" by Stampin' Up (sentiment inside and outside); "Lacy Background" Hero Arts (background on fronts of cards)
Cardstock: GKD
Inks: StazOn Black (images for watercoloring); GKD and Hero Arts inside sentiiments; VersaMark (background on fronts of cards, sentiments)
Watercolor Gansai Tambi
Embossing Powders by Whisper (I didn't know I had so many colors!)
Rhinestones by Stampin' Up; Stickles "Diamond (middle flowers);" Various ribbons
Rectangle Punch by Marvy (sentiments)

Thank you for visiting, taking a look, and leaving 
some love. With aloha! ♥