You Did It!

Hello friends! This is Day 2 of the Technique Tuesday release for May. The stamp set I am sneak peeking today, is called Congrats Grad.  
Since this is the time college and high school students are graduating, this is the perfect set to mass produce congratulations cards.  It has bold sentiments and easy to color, lined images.  Or, they can be stamped without being colored in.
For this card, I stamped everything in a permanent black ink, then colored in the images with water colors.  Once the panel was dry, I die cut the paper using a square diecut.  The diecut was adhered to the card front using foam adhesive, then embellished with twine and nuvo drops.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see the reveal of this stamp set!

Love Beyond Measure

Hello friends!  I hope wherever you are visiting from today, that you are having a wonderful Sunday!  I am showing a sneak peek of a new stamp set called What A Guy from Technique Tuesday.  This set has really fun "tool" images and then sentiments that coordinate with the tool. Its very clever.

I was in a watercoloring mood before starting on this card. So for selfish reasons more than design reasons, I stamped the tape measure images multiple times, using VersaFine black ink.  This is a permanent black ink, that works perfect when watercoloring. 

A grey/blue, deep blue and yellow/orange were the water color pigments that I chose to use.  This is a masculine card, so the colors help convey that theme.

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, to see the full reveal of this set!

Materials Used:
Technique Tuesday What a Guy stamp set
grey card stock
Bristol smooth water color paper
Daniel Smith watercolors
scalloped rectangle die
circle stitched die
Versafine ink
foam adhesive

Happy You are my Mom

Is anyone else completely loving the watercolor trend in card making right now?  I love how mixed media always finds away into card making.  For this card, I decided to use the Zig Clean Line pens.  I have found that if you apply color, then quickly add water in a small section, the type of paper that you use is less important.  But if you apply all of the color, then water...then you need a smooth water color paper for that.  It will blend much more easily.

I started by stamping the fox image with versa fine black ink, its permanent and is perfect for watercoloring since it doesn't bleed.  Then I colored in the image.  Using a MISTI tool, I stamped the sentiments.  The Happy Happy Happy Family add on stamp set from Lawn Fawn, is so great for cards that you plan on giving to a family member!

For more cards using this stamp set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog! Its the April Inspiration Week!

Year 8

Today we are supposed to have thunderstorms and tornado watches.  It is definitely spring in the south.  Hopefully this rain will have all of the flowers in bloom in no time.  There is nothing like driving through a neighborhood and all of the azaleas are in bloom.  Its beatiful.

Today, I am sharing a card where I heat embossed the kraft card base with versa mark ink, then used the Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder to emboss.  It created a niece muted background on the card front.  I again stamped the fortune cookie on white card stock, heat embossed it, then colored it in with Copic markers.  Instead of using the coordinated die, I trimmed around the image with scissors.  I didn't want any of the white card stock to show.  The diecut image was adhered to the card using foam adhesive, as well as the stamped sentiment.
To embelllish I adhered twine and yellow nuvo drops to the card front.

There are many more projects on the Lawn Fawn blog to check out! Plus a few giveaways are happening!

Slow Down and Enjoy

Hello friends!
The April Lawn Fawn Inspiration week is happening, and today I have a cute little project to share.  Have you seen the Slow Down and Enjoy Stamp set & add on dies?  I created a bookmark with them.  I love how the stamp set shows the front and back side of the animals lol.

I started by stamping the elephant onto white card stock and coloring it in using copic markers.  Then using a coordinating die, I cut out the book mark.  I like to stamp, color then die cut, so I get perfect placement. Using a low tack tape or washi tape to hold down the die helps immensely.  I then cut out the book mark again using green card stock, adhered them together and tied some LF twine through the holes.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for some really fantastic projects using these stamps/dies.

Floral Thanks

Hello friends!
Another floral watercolored card today.  I am really loving the experimentation with different forms of watercolor. Whether its, traditional watercolors, or ink pads or pens, water based techniques are a lot of fun!
I started by stamping the flowers in a pigmented black ink, once the ink was dry, I watered in the flowers and leaves.  Once the images were completely dry, they were cut out with scissors and set aside.
The sentiment was stamped onto water color paper, as well as a few additional flowers.  The flowers were watercolored with Zig pens, and a brush.  The cut out flowers and leaves were adhered to the card using foam tape.

This is a brand new stamp set from Technique Tuesdays April release.  Its called, Flowers For Her.  The full reveal is on the TT blog.

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