Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bright Colors - Color Swap

This is another card I made with new dies - and card parts - and then I realized that it worked for this month's color swap in my stamping group. The colors this month are "bright colors."

The new dies I used are the rainbow pieces and the sun. The rainbow die is one piece, but it cuts all six pieces at one time. I used Copic markers to color them. I cut the sun out of bright yellow, and I used the same yellow for matting. I printed the sentiment on my computer and used a yellow Copic marker to draw around the edge. The cloud die-cuts were in with my "card parts." The clouds are mounted on Pop Dots.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Christmas Deer

I was supposed to be getting ready for company and packing up for our Group Gathering in Des Moines yesterday, but I took some time to make this card. Some new dies came in the mail yesterday and I had to use them right away! :)

The die I used for this card cuts everything you see in green - the deer, trees and snowflakes. I used a sentiment from Papertrey ink, bending it to fit the curve - not quite enough, but hey, I tried! :) I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with a light blue embossing powder. I matted it with a textured blue and then the same green. The background was embossed with a Sizzix folder on shimmery white.

Off to Des Moines this morning! We'll have a blast!!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wedding?

Another die:) This time it's the heart with birds and flowers. I cut it out of this white panel. Then I used a distress ink cube to ink it up. I set it back into its original position. I added a piece of olive-y green behind it and matted it with a purple to match the die ink. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! I think it would make a nice wedding card, but would also work for an anniversary or even a birthday.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

"Loon-y" Birthday

Another "guy" card for my stash. While I had my Tattered Angels stamp set out last week, I stamped this frame and cut it out. Then I had to figure out what to do with it. I thought a nice loon would work well, so I used the Repeat Impressions stamp and stamped it with gray. I trimmed it down to fit under the frame, which I had mounted on foam squares. I embossed the cat tails on the left side with a Cuttlebug folder. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! I stamped it to match the frame, and I also used matching cardstock to mat the bottom layer.

Edited to add: The embossing folder that I used on this card is a border folder. No trick involved - just used the narrower folder! :)

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Thinking of You

Another of my new dies. (I've had such fun shopping for cheap dies on Amazon. Takes a long time to get here from China, but it's worth the wait:) ) The entire light green piece was cut with one die. I tested it out on the light green and decided I should use that piece. I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit into the center section, then stamped the sentiment on it - from Stampin' Up! I mounted the entire piece on Pop Dots. The background paper is from a matstack from Bo Bunny.

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