Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #496

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I must confess, I honestly put this sketch together drawing inspiration from dies by Spellbinders.  But you know what?  You don't need these dies to make a beautiful card.  Just check out what the design team did with this sketch.

My cards, however, feature the dies.  Here's the card the right way - this will make more sense in a minute.

This card also features paper received in a Simon Says Stamp kit and stamps from Gina K Original Wreath builder set and the mini wreath builder set.   The base card is Sweet Cheeks from Raisin Boat (no longer available). 

Now, this next card is how Spellbinders intended the die - but I made this to follow sketch but I didn't emboss the panels correctly so it has to be the "backwards" version of the sketch.  I used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Then when you open the card - you reveal the sentiment.  This is from a more recent die set - January Large Die set.  ~Maybe it was December.  Whatever!  So the die is a large word die and I had to cut it to fit on the circle but I think it turned out great!

I hope you enjoy my cards and it inspires you to create something beautiful.  Like I said, you don't need these dies to create a card using this week's sketch but if you have it, use it.  If you'd like to make this card and don't have the dies there are some great tutorials on You Tube, like this one from my old pal Lindsay Weirich.

See you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #495

Hi!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun one.  I think you'll enjoy it.

My card features washi tape from my stash and various dies from Spellbinders.  I forgot the sentiment part of the card - but honestly, I think it's okay.

I cut the dark blue base at 4 x 5 1/4.  I then cut strips of light white card stock at 7/8" x 5" and covered the strips with washi tape.  I die cut the flowers and leaves from different colors of card stock and then colored a little bit of detail on with my Copics.  It was a little difficult to glue stuff onto washi tape - it was slick.  So when I was done I put some weight onto the card until the glue dried.  I added a touch more detail with some Nuvo drops.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #494

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by!  The newest sketch is up on Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and this one is a fun sketch by Debbie.  So much possibility.

My card features some dies from the March large die kit from Spellbinders.  Love these butterflies!

It also features some leftover paper from a previous Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  The sentiment is from Spellbinders - the very first small die of the month kit I ever got.   I did forget the 3 elements on the right side of the sketch but with all the polka dots from the paper, it was probably a good thing I forgot them.

This was a really easy card to put together and not a single stamp anywhere.  I like being able to use my dies.  I'm afraid they'd go forgotten, if I didn't push myself to use them as often as I could.

Well, please join us over at the TMS blog - leave some love for the team.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #493

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a lovely sketch.  I could have played with this one for hours!  I had so many ideas.  Of course, this could be from lack of creativity for nearly a week.  I actually just out of the hospital a few days ago.  Monday night I had a gallbladder attack which resulted in having it removed on Wednesday.  I came home Thursday and will finally go back to work tomorrow.  I got creative on Sunday while chatting with my sisters.  I didn't get far and had to take a 2 hour nap but it felt great to play.

My cards features card stock and stickers that came in the March Simon Says Stamps kit.  Truth be told, this is probably another one that I should have passed on but since I didn't, I vowed to use it.  Here's what I came up with.

As I said, I used card stock that came in the kit so I'm not sure of the color names.  The stickers came from the sticker sheet.  I did lightly add some Lucky Clover ink to sort of halo the sentiment.  The "happy" part is a stamp from a previous SSS kit.  I never really thought about layering stickers before but I think this turned out great.

The cards feature dies from Papertrey Ink and CC Designs.  The embossing folder used is by Darice.  These cards were so easy to put together.  It went relatively quickly when I figured out what I was doing.

 I don't usually make St. Patrick's day cards - I'm not Irish.  But these turned out great and will be sent to the two patients I send cards to weekly.  Maybe they celebrate this festive occasion.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #492

Hello!  And thank you for stopping by my blog.  The last revisited sketch is up at the Tuesday Morning Sketches and this is Patti's pick.  I have to say, this is a pretty great sketch.  I challenge you to not take it so literally or if you do, really make it pop.

My card features a past stamp set from one of Simon Says Stamps monthly kits.  I think it was probably June or July.  Remember when I said I need to be careful with money?  Really think about the kits and will I use them.  Well, this one I should have re-thought.  I think I liked the extras better.  If anyone wants this stamp set - let's talk.

My neighbor's daughter turned 14 last week and she's really into marine biology so this card is fitting for her.  I did some gorgeous ink blending using Bristol Smooth paper and 3 Distress Oxide Inks - Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood and Twisted Citron.  I love how my blending turned out.  Then using a circle die I cut out 3 apertures.  I took another piece of Bristol Smooth and put it behind my inked panel and with a pencil I lightly traced the circles so that I knew where to stamp.  The mermaid actually spans the left and right circles but I hope I'm giving the illusion of one mermaid swimming down and only her tail is in view and the other is swimming by so you can see her sweet face.  Then I added a cute little sea turtle.  I colored these with Zig Clean Color real brush markers and a water brush.

I did cut my ink blended panel using the wonky stitch die by Kat Scrappiness.  I embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black card stock using Hero Arts White detail powder.  I stamped just a few more elements from the stamp set on to the inked panel.  Ella loved it!

I hope you enjoy my card and that you'll join us this week.  Please head on over to the TMS blog - I'll meet you there.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #491

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by my blog. The latest revisited sketch is up on the TMS blog - this one is by Debbie.

My card features the small die of the month club from Spellbinders - I think from December.  But honestly, I can't remember which month.  Time runs into each other for me.  I die cut these flowers and leaves from watercolor paper and then colored them with Distress inks.

The centers of the flowers are Crystal Drops by Nuvo.  I also used the eyelet coverplate from Pink and Main.  I think this card screams Spring!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #490

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by. The latest favorite sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week is Lori's favorite - but if I'm honest, it's another favorite of mine, too.

My card features the new Everyday Bouquet turnabout stamp set from Concord and 9th.  I splurged a bit and treated myself to the toolkit they released earlier this month.  That beautiful box contains some really great stuff!!

I'm still stuck on this blue and gray color palette.  I love it!  The turnabout was stamped with Sea Glass, Surf Blue and Fog inks by Simon Says Stamp and Soft Stone by Papertrey Ink.  I'm writing to SSS about the Sea Glass ink, I'm thinking it's not supposed to be light.  I stamped it 3 times and you still can't see it very well.  The flowers are dies that also came in the toolkit.  I die cut them from white and then used Peacock Feathers and Pumice Stone Oxide inks to colors those.  I had them leftover from a previous project that I was playing with.

I did color a piece of card stock with Surf Blue which is almost the same as Peacock Feathers.  I used that to make the mat piece and the little square element.  I didn't realize until I cut the white piece that it actually cuts a teeny tiny frame so I colored that with Fog ink.

Finally, the banner pieces I cut from scallop border die from Simon Says Stamp and the flag piece is embossed with a die from CC Designs.  The sentiment is from another Concord and 9th stamp set.

I hope you like my card as much as I do!  Please visit us at TMS, the team made some pretty fantastic cards.