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Friday, March 27, 2015

Sunny Birthday

It's a sunny day and beautiful day here in Florida.  The weather has been just perfect.  Pool is open.  I forget there are some who are still battling with snow falls and cold weather.  It's nice to live in paradise!  

When the sun shines everyone feels good so I brought a little sunshine to this birthday card.

I used Tim Holtz stencil and sponged the rays for the outside of the A2 card.  I used a bit heavier ink and lightening it up as I reached the top of the rays.  After sponging on the rays, I left the stencil taped in position so I could sponge on tiny amount of yellow along the bottom to make it look like the sun coming up over water.  After that I sponged on some blue on both sides of the cardstock, leaving space in the middle to be able to stamp the word Happy.  The word Birthday was stamped inside with lighter yellow rays.

I like my fun happy card!  

Hope you have a beautiful sunny day...even if the air is cold outside!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SBR-Us Challenge 56-Have a Bird

Have you seen the new Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp set called Crazy Birds? Oh My Gosh!  I am so in love with this set!  I just had to have them and after searching for a month I finally found a company who had them in stock (stores are having trouble keeping them in stock).  Most bird stamps are small but these 6 birds are on the large size and perfect for me.  I have so many ideas in my head!  
Here are a couple of cards I did with them over the weekend.  I got the idea for one of them on the net and I wish I had kept the link.  If anyone knows who it is please let me know so I can link your image for my inspiration!

thanks for stopping!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Butterfly Punch and Bokeh Technique

Have you seen the Bokeh Technique being posted on many blogs on the internet?  
When I originally searched the word Bokeh technique to find out the directions, the sites that came up first were photography sites. So I searched what the word meant and this is what I found...

"Bokeh in Photography is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.  Bokeh has been defined as the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light."

Someone very smart figured out how to take that technique and transfer it onto paper using ink/water colors.  It looked a bit daunting to me but after researching it I discovered it was an easy and interesting technique. Possibly addicting!
(Check it out...Watercolor Bokeh Tutorial at Splitcoaststampers)

I used a butterfly punch to punch out a couple of butterflies after the Bokeh background was dry and covered the butterflies with Diamond Stickle.  While they dried, I put my card together.

Once the background was matted and glued down onto my card, I glued the butterflies back down flat onto where I had punched them out.  

Let me know if you give this a try.  I would love to see your creative work of art.

thank you for visiting!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

MojoMonday #387-Shake Your Ba-Donkey-Donk

Second post today!  I did another card challenge and this time I did Mojo Monday Challenge #387.

Inside the card it says 

It's your day...
go ahead and shake your ba-donkey-donk!!!

Here is the sketch we were to get ideas from.

It was a lot of fun working on this sketch.  The circle in the sketch became the sun on my card which I cut out and popped up on the card.

Too late to add the link for challenge but that is more inspiration for one more birthday card!

Night all...

SBR-Us Challenge #67-Flowers by the Bunch

I made a couple of Birthday cards and after I was done, I found I was able to apply it to SBR-Us Challenge to have 3 different shapes on our creation.  I did the same stamping on both cards with same colors: Stampin Up Pacific Point and Cherry Cobbler.  The center was colored with a Blender Pen dipped into Stampin Up Crushed Curry ink pad.  The flowers are from a Stampin Up stamp set called Best Blossoms.  The branch was stamped in Stampin Up Old Olive and I believe it is an Impressions Obsessions stamp.  I have all the rubber stamps for a few years.  The "Birthday Greetings is also from a Stampin Up set called Wetlands.  The Maroon and Royal Blue mats also use a Stampin Up item called Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.   I guess today is a Stampin Up kind of day!

I think changing up the mat really changed the appearance of the cards.

PLOP!  Into my box of birthday cards they go!  2 more added in the birthday card box and 1 more challenge crossed off!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Not the Years...Its the Mileage!

Yesterday I posted a card using the Screen Divider Fold from Splitcoaststampers.  If you have not been there should!!  That place has a wealth of information, techniques and samples!  

I made a card previously using this same fold and I wanted to share it with you today.  The stamps are from Art Impressions.  I placed a white cardstock behind the dog parachute section to write a little something.  
 It was a fun card to make!

Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

SBR-Us Challenge 68 Eyesight Failing

Slowly weeding out the challenges I am behind in!  Today I worked on Challenge 68, which was to use 2 different papers.  Still working on building my birthday stash so I made the challenge into a birthday card.  I chose to make this Splitcoaststampers Screen Divider Fold.  

It folds flat and fits perfectly into an A2 size envelope although it is not an A2 size card.  An A2 size card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The Screen Divider card folded is only 2 3/4 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches long.  The card is quite easy to make and you can actually use any punch to get the legs if you don't have the label punch.  I love the way  it stands up so the recipients can display the card!  

I made it once before and hadn't shared it yet.  I will post a photo of it tomorrow but for is the card I made today!

Love the saying!  I printed it out with my printer.  

This is the card folded.  As you can see, it stays pretty flat!

Come back tomorrow to see another cute birthday card I made from this very same fold!