Unicorn Wishes

The inspiration for my cards came from Digi Doodle Studios digi paper pack Rainbows Stars & Dots ‘n Spots; the colors are just perfect for anything with unicorns. The stamps are from My Favorite Things BB Unicorns and Glitter. To add some definition and layering to the card, I used MFT’s Stitched Rolling Cloud Edges and the sentiment was die cut from a cloud die that is no longer available for purchase.

Here are some close-up for you to enjoy:

Thanks for stopping by!

Dee

Hoping for Spring

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, maybe it’s because it is a sign that warmer temps are on the way and springtime is not far behind. I used Honey Bee Stamps new Lovely Layers: Tulip dies on all of my cards. I started out by spraying cardstock with Distress Spray Stain from Ranger and made my own gold spray with TLP’s Harvest Gold for some added shimmer. The backgrounds of the cards were made by using a watercolor wash of Distress Spray Stain brushed on a dampened surface. I ink splattered a few of the backgrounds for a bit of visual interest. Here are close-ups:

Sentiment is Honey Bee Stamp’s Friendship Ladder stamp set and die cut from a coordinating die.
Sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamp’s Friendship Ladder.
Die cut is Kind Buzzword from Honey Bee Stamps.
Sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamp’s Small Card, Big Hug stamp set and die cut with the coordinating die. I also used the Wooden Crate die for some added interest.
Birthday Die from Honey Bee Stamps.
The word Happy is from PaperTrey Ink’s Guiding Light stamp set.
Blessed die cut is from Honey Bee Stamps with coordinating sentiment stamps. I again added the Wooden Crate die to tie everything together. This time I placed the images higher on the card so the sentiment could be placed below the scene; making small changes like this can change the look of a card without much effort!

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Dee

Rainbows and Dirt

I was looking through my card stash and realized I don’t have very many birthday cards for the younger ones. Here are a few close-ups along with details for each of the cards.

I think this card could be use for just about any age, do boys ever grow out of playing in the dirt? The stamps and dies are from Newton’s Nook Farming Fun.
What little girl doesn’t like unicorns and being a princess? The unicorn and castle are stamps from MFT’s Magical Unicorn. Unfortunately the rainbow and cloud are from MFT Stamps and are no longer available for purchase. I colored each of the rainbow stripes with Simon Says Stamp’s Pawsitively Saturated Inks.
When trying to decide on a layout for my card, I stumbled across this video from Sandy Allnock. The castle pops out to give the card a 3-D look. In the video Sandy used the castle as a backdrop and stamped multiple images that could be used to place around the card for a very interactive card!

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Dee

The Whole Herd

I was so happy when My Favorite Things opened the vault up and re-released the Barn Die-namic. So what did I do, I purchased it and then promptly forgot all about and haven’t used it until now. I paired the barn with stamps from The Whole Herd stamp and die set from MFT. The barn goes together so quickly, the barn door opens and you can opt whether to add a design element or just leave it without anything. I chose to use the haystack, hay bails, small animals and one with a pig picking out of the door.

Here are close-ups of the cards:

The chick is from Newton’s Nook Cluck stamp and die set. All other stamped images are MFT.

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Dee

Sympathy Trio

I pulled out the Be Kind stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp. Not sure why, but after coloring the images, I thought these would make great sympathy cards. I usually don’t have a sentiment in mind when laying out the design elements.

Here are some close-ups and few details for additional products used:

I can’t take any credit for the design of this card, I totally used Laura’s card as inspiration. Laura is the queen of color – love all of the color she uses on her projects. Here is a link to a video that Laura generously shared. I have to admit I struggled with the partial die cutting, I would recommend using cutting plates that are new and not warped. I messed up on the bottom panel and added the butterfly to cover my boo boo. The sentiment is computer generated.
This time I used Bonnie’s card as inspiration. Sticking with the previous card, I once again added a butterfly as an embellishment. The sympathy die is from Honey Bee Stamp and the “with” sentiment is a Spellbinders die.
For my last card, I water-colored some watercolor cardstock, stamped and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder and then die cut the two leaves. The sentiment was stamped on navy cardstock and again heat embossed with gold powder. The backing paper is from a gorgeous Ocean paper pad from Craft Consortium. Of course I had to add a butterfly as an embellishment to coordinate with the previous cards.

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Dee

Cluck, Cluck, Cluck

How fun are these chicks? I recently saw a card someone else made using the Cluck stamps from Newton’s Nook and had to have them for myself – there are coordinating dies for the stamps as well. I made two birthday cards and a get well card, the chicks colored up so easily – I’ll be using this stamp set again soon!

Here are some closeups:

Unfortunately the Farmscape die is no longer available from Sugar Pea Designs.

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Dee

Time to Destash

I decided it was time to go through my bin where I put items that I didn’t use when making previous cards. I found a lot of card bases with the design paper already matted just waiting for a design element. I used up leftover die cut elements and even a stamped image I had colored but never used. The only new design element is the Etched Layered Daisy from Simon Says Stamp.

Here are some close-ups:

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Simon Says Stamp Tall Etched Leaf, Taylored Expressions Picked Posies and MFT Many Thanks die.
Simon Says Stamp Etched Daisy die colored with SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks and Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Big Time Stamp and Die. The background was colored using SSS ink and the Cherished Lace Stencil. By using the same colors of ink, it makes the perfect background!
SSS Etched Daisy again colored with SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks. I added Honey Bee Stamps leaves from the Anemone die set and the Fancy Thanks sentiment die from Altenew.

The sentiments on the Birthday Wishes to You and Wishing You a Speedy Recovery were computer generated. For the Get Well card, I added Honey Bee Stamps Heart Vine die and the background was made brushing SSS inks on Paper Roses Cable Knit Sweater Stencil. Birthday Wishes was stamped using stamps SSS Thoughtful Messages stamp set.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Dee

Never Enough

It seems like I never have enough sympathy cards so today I decided to mass produce a few using the same design papers and die cuts and changing them slightly with a different sentiment on the front of the card.

The die cuts are Altenew’s Leaf Mix cut from silver and copper textured metallic paper, sentiments are from Honey Bee Stamps With Sympathy dies and Praying Big Time dies. I used Concord and 9th’s Lacy Leaf stamp to made the leaf design paper by stamping with VersaMark embossing ink and heat set a black embossing powder. Unfortunately this stamp is no longer available, I think it gives a nice subtle, elegant paper to the card.

I enjoy making several cards at one time, changing things just a bit on each card to make them unique! I had two card bases left so I went a different direction for them. I had the stamped leaf left from a prior project and had a few Taylored Expression Picked Posie flower stamped and die cut from yet another project. I like to save project extras as you never know when they might come in handy!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Dee

This Little Piggy Pigment Sprays

I had an idea and wanted to give it a try; for a first-time attempt, I think they turned out really well! I recently purchased a number of Tim Holtz’s Distress Spray Stains but I’m still missing colors I’d like to use. I grabbed a Sapphire and Blue Eyes This Little Piggy Pigments and mixed them with a squirt of MinWax polycrylic and the remainder of the spray bottle, I filled with 91% rubbing alcohol. The card on the left has a bit too much polycrylic as it had a tendency to want to bubble when heat set. The card on the right, I sprayed the watercolor paper with a spritz of water before spraying with my homemade sprays and I think the colors blended a bit better. It just depends on the look you’re going for.

Supplies used are: Honey Bee Stamp’s Coneflower die and You Buzzword die. This Little Piggy Pigments in the US can be purchased at Fluid Art Co.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I’ve inspired you to try a new technique!

Dee