Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It is not currently camping weather here in WI but we are looking forward to going this summer. Hopefully, we’ll have some good weather. The background on this card is actually a wood texture and came in a 12×12 packet. Can’t remember which though. Possibly bought it at Joann’s. The camper was colored with alcohol ink markers. White paper is dull gloss and link is here: https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper
Back with Valentine’s! On this card, the heart border on the left was created with A190 Tiny Heart stamp. The owl was colored with alcohol ink markers. Don’t look too close to the words! I was using dull gloss paper and my hands had some lotion so I smudged it a bit when I was glueing the pieces together. 🤦🏻♀️
Copic Markers: E37 Sepia, E55 Light Camel, R32 Peach, E93 Tea Rose, Y17 Golden Yellow
Artist’s Loft Markers: E10 Mocha, B2 Ice Blue
The ribbon holes were created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.
Have a great weekend!
A little break from valentines with yesterday’s sympathy and today’s birthday card. I love these skinny candles and love blending the alcohol ink markers. I had one little issue with the dark blue that it just wasn’t blending well. I tried putting it on first and then the lighter color and then tried reverse. Not sure why it dried so fast but oh well! That sometimes happens. Things don’t always go as planned. Still love how these look though!
The candles come in a set of reverse images so when stamped together, there is more variation. There is also a cutting die for them if we needed one to pop up. Link is here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/cdee53-skinny-candles-cutting-die-cd5-skn-cnd-ctt
For the inside:
I haven’t decided which one to use yet but am leaning more towards G350.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!
A quick sympathy card today. This is a clean layout with just one layering swatch and two stamps. The flower is EE65 and was colored with alcohol ink markers. The ribbon hole was created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.
Envelope stamp link: C320 Handmade Card > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c320-handmade-card-inside
Good morning, happy Tuesday and thank you for all the messages and well wishes!
We have another Valentine owl card because it is just so much fun to color. And the books can be colored to match whatever card stock paper is used. Anyone else really into Valentines this year? Mostly it passes without much notice but this year, all things pink and red!
White paper is dull gloss – link here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper
This paper has a high risk of smudging! Use a waterproof ink pad and be sure if you touch the paper that your hands are clean and dry! I love the look of it but really need to be careful when handling because it does take a long time to dry. I’ll even leave my images to dry overnight before returning to color with the alcohol ink markers.
Good Morning! Valentines Day is coming up soon so we thought to do a Valentines card. Someone asked a bit ago if we had any projects going. And we always do! The day after my surgery we had our counters in the kitchen replaced and then a new back splash. I planned it good. I didn’t do any work- the kids and Kevin did it all.
Good Morning! We have a very cold morning here in Wisconsin. Many of you may know that we left the road, not because of Covid, but because my knees where bad. So on Dec 14, 2021 I had bilateral knee replacement! Yep I did both at the same time. It’s been a long recovery road but I’m getting there. That is one tough surgery! I had a friend who helped me a bit because I was having trouble sleeping and so I needed a card for her. Today’s card is a couple variations that I came up with.
It’s really takes a huge group of people to get someone through knee surgery. My kids were here for days helping us. We could not have done it without them. In the middle of recovery Kevin got Covid so that added a bit of a challenge. So glad those days are behind us and now just lots of physical therapy and hopefully some stamping!
Hello! Here is a fun birthday card. The cake was colored with alcohol inks and the background was created with an ink pad rubbed on dull gloss paper. Links to paper and stamps are below!
Dull Gloss Paper Link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper
Good Afternoon! On this card, the background is a pattern paper from a pack I bought a long time ago and don’t remember where it came from. Anyone else have stacks on stacks of paper they have collected over the years? Love digging through them and finding beautiful papers but it also means, I might not be able to get more! The fancy rectangle is stamped on dull gloss and cut out with scissors. Links to stamps are below!
B127 Thinking of You > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/f210-fancy-rectangle
F210 Fancy Rectangle > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/f210-fancy-rectangle
C320 Handmade Card Inside > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c320-handmade-card-inside
Happy Monday and I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! These two bee cards were so fun to make. I dabbed the honeycomb stamp with a golden ink pad and a yellow ink pad to get the variation. Then I stamped it two more times without re-inking. On the oval, I rubbed the edge of the paper along the ink pad to add color. The bees are colored with a marker.
Good Afternoon! I’ve been working on the website today and thought I would add a blog post since I was working. The website is an endless job. Never done, always needs something done to it! I also have a brand new great nephew – Henry. The cutest thing you ever did see so we’ve been busy with baby cards. Enjoy!