What a busy weekend I had. I had to make 6 cards for our January birthday get-together we had today. A few of the cards, were actually for birthdays in December that I didn't have a chance to make. This card was for my nephew, whose birthday was in December. I'm so glad my mojo is working again. I really think taking a stamp class at my local stamp store truly helped. This card we made in the class, but I came home and tweaked it just a bit. She had us make a card that was 6" x 4.25. I took the card apart and trimmed it down to 5.5 x 4.25. We used Penny Black's stamp "Snowy Grove" and inked it up in black, then used Distress Inks in "Wild Honey" first to make the sunrise, and "Blueprint Sketch" for the sky. I am so in love with Blueprint Sketch. It's my new favorite Distress color! After that, we took White Enamel Embossing Powder from Stampendous to mimic falling snow. On a previous card I made with this same stamp (before I took this class) I used a white gel pen for the snow. It took a bit more time, but gave the same effect. I then used Simon Says Stamp "Stitched Slopes & Hills" dies to make my snow drifts. The three die cut deer are from Memory Box called "Valley Deer Trio" that I glued on. I stamped "Happy Birthday" from Penny Black's "Friendship" stamp set also in black ink. Quick, easy card.
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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Oh my goodness. I can't believe my last post was back in late October. I am so sorry. The holidays,when working in a church, become even more hectic than usual, and then comes January, which means year-end statements for parishioners and year-end tax forms. But they all went out the in mail this past Friday, so I have some breathing room again.
I have been making cards all along, but did forget to take pictures of most of them. I couldn't believe I forgot to take pictures of them before mailing them out. I do have some, but today I thought I would post my cards I made from the first two classes at Altnew on water coloring. I'm finding that I can't be my "has to be perfect" self when water coloring. It's more free-flow and where the water lands is how it is. You can't control it. That frustrates me more than anything...lol!!!
The second card is the smooshing technique. I think I used too light of ink colors. I'll probably try that again and use more vibrant colors. I used PTI's "Aqua Mist," "Spring Rain," and "Winter Wisteria" inks. I used stamps from Altenew's "Vintage Roses" and "Vintages Flowers and "Sending Hugs" is from PTI's "Big Hugs" stamp set. I finished the card off with silver washie tape and a silver wink of stella pen.
I'm hoping to watch the next two videos and try them out today, too.
I really hope you all didn't give up on me. I will try my best to post at least once a week, even if it's just a card with a quick note.
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