Sunday, October 9, 2016

Autumn Friend Card

I made this card for Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest.  The assignment Lydia gave us is to make a card with fall colors and with print such as newsprint, book pages, or text.

I used two Justrite stamp sets for this card:  Script Background Stamp and Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves (I've had this one forEVER & I think this is only the 2nd time I've used it!)

I stamped the leaves in Versamark and added brown embossing powder.  After creating masks for the leaves and sentiment, I stamped the script onto white Neenah 110 lb. paper with Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue then added Warm Sunrise Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes.  I just love how this turned out!!

I then used Distress Inks (colors listed below) to create the background and watercolor the leaves.  I added a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges.  I also used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Biscuit on the leaves.

Here is a closeup showing the beautiful shine of the gilding flakes:

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Distress Ink colors:

  • Walnut Stain
  • Squeezed Lemonade
  • Fossilized Amber
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Fired Brick

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Long time--no post!

Haven't posted anything to this here little blog in quite some time so I thought I'd give it a new look and do some catching up.

We were gone for 2 weeks at the end of August on a trip that started in Rome, cruised down the coast of Italy, crossed the ocean to a few different stops in Greece and finished it with a couple extra nights in Athens.  I was a wonderful, awesome, beautiful trip.  However, it was go, go, go and then major jet lag that took me about 4 days to get over.  Here's a few pics from our trip:

A selfie at Trevi Fountain in Rome
Pizza, of course!!        Our ship, the Royal Clipper

So, after not feeling 100% in September, I'm finally getting some cards made!  Here's one I made for a friend's birthday using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.  I used Distress Inks for the coloring.

Thanks for taking some time to look!  I love it when you also take a few seconds to leave a comment!!