Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Crazy, Busy but Still Making Cards


I'm back today with a couple of cards just for fun. I've been so busy lately and it's been tough to find time to create but it's important to me - keeps me sane, if ya know what I mean. It's something that just feels so relaxing and, needless to say, fun!

Anyway, I received some of the new Tim Holtz, Distress Spray Stains and couldn't wait  to try them out!

I sprayed the watercolor panel with Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough and just a bit of Picket Fence Distress Spray Stains. I then used the Hero Arts, Star Tree stencil with some Texture Paste and added Judikins Sparkle Embossing Powder before the paste was dry. Here's a close-up:

Tough to get a photo of the sparkle, as always. 

My next card was suppose to be for Virginia's View challenge, using patterned paper but I missed the deadline - ARG!

The whole front panel of the card is patterned paper from a Prima, A4 pad called, Epiphany. All I did was add a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and some hearts with their Falling Hearts stencil and texture paste. Had to add sparkle to those too! :)

 I also distressed the edges with a few different Distress Inks - Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

Okay, I'm off to bed. Hoping to be back soon with some of the things I've been working on for my homework in the Copic Markers For Card Makers online class. It's been a fun two days so far!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tons of Hearts

Hi there!

I've got a sweet and simple card to share with you today. I used a stamp set from the STAMPtember release from Simon Says Stamp but it's a set you haven't seen much of. It's called, Tons of Hearts and I love it because the shapes of the hearts, in my opinion, are perfect - they're big, fat and puffy. Lol!

Both the solid and outline images come in the set and there are soooo many different sizes! 

I used a few of the new inks that SSS just released too. The three I used are, Maliblue, Cobblestone and Coral Reef - love them together! Added a bit of Wink of Stella on the smaller hearts and some pearls and enamel dots were scattered here and there. I tried different ways to add a sentiment but didn't like any of them so I added one on the inside instead.

Before I go I want to remind you that the second Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge is up and running. It's a fun, Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and I would love for you to come join in the fun! This week's prize is a $50.00 gift certificate to the SSS online store!
You have until
9:00am EST, Thursday, October 2nd to upload your cards to the SSS Flickr group. For more info and the rules of the challenge, you can read this discussion thread. I hope to see lots of you there!

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by! ♥