Monday, January 18, 2016

Masculine Birthday

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Hi everyone,

We have sunshine today but cool. Today's card is using the SU By the Tide set. What a great set for masculine cards. The base is staples 110 cs. I decided to review it and it is fabulous and very sturdy. I used my Micheal half price coupon. It is smooth and stamps well. The top layer is a basil CS. I have used most of the stamps in the set for the background using archival black ink.  The 2nd layer is staples 65 lb cs. I used the block by adding the ink on the block and spritzed with water. That was a hard part for me, I have OCD with the messy look but  just kept going even when I wanted to start over. Then I stamped  images of the sea horse one on white the other on velum. I also stamped the circle stamp on the layer. The velum was stamped with chocolate brown and turned it to the backside and popped up with dimentionals. The banner is a scrap piece and the stamp used is SU Well Scripted. I put the card together but still not sure I like it.  I have decided to leave it up to you people my lovely followers to help me with the decision. 

Thank you for stopping in and have a fabulous fun day!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Lotus Blossoms

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I hope your all having a wonderful day. I decided to make a birthday card for a friend. This gorgeous stamp is from SU and its called Lotus Blossom. I love it but it did take a bit of practice on my part getting them to line up properly. I should say a lot of practice it was not coming together easily for me. Finally got it and I love it! The card base is SU old olive and the layer is whisper white. I only used one ink and stamped off with real red. The third stamp off really didn't show a lot abut it was effective enough for me. I had some small flowers in my stash so added them and decided it would look cute with a feather. It doesn't show much but it is there. I added a few of the gorgeous grunge little dots and a butterfly to finish the card off. I will add this card to these challenges

2 Creative Chicks ; anything goes
Crafty Friends : anything goes
Sweet Stampin : things with wings

Thank you for stopping in and have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dragonfly on vine

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Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Mine was good but I did get some bad news from my brother, He has cancer and struggled with it for the past three years. The Dr. has now given him 1-6 weeks to live. Our family prays for him daily. If you would like to join in and pray for him we would be so grateful. Thank you!

I have two cards for you today with the same stamp and design. The base of the cards su blue and grey are 4 .25 x 11, scored at 5.5 and folded in half. I used the su shimmer cs and used a spellbinder largest die called floral ovals. I then stamped the dragonfly a bit to the left. Ome in SU pacific point ink and one in basic grey. I decided it would look great if dry embossed so I used a new folder I picked up by lifestyle crafts called bloom. I stamped the background for the card base using gorgeous grunge in the pacific point and the dark grey for the bottom card. I used a cherry lane die for a flourish under the oval layers. Using dimensional foam dots I popped both cards ovals to the base. I cut out five very small flowers with an old punch I have had for years and added them to the top and bottoms of the cards. I then added some rhinestones to the centers. 

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you like my cards. Have a fabulous and crafty day!