Thursday, June 29, 2017

Just For You - A Shaving Cream Background!

It's so much fun to make backgrounds with shaving cream! It's making a comeback! You can find all sorts of tutorials using this technique on YouTube. I didn't want to cover up too much of the pretty background, so I used vellum to hold my embossed sentiment and embellishments. 
I used Cindy White Crocheted Lace and a few 8mm White Flat Backed Pearls to hold down the vellum. The pink Tea Rose finishes it off and pulls out the pinks (my favorite color) in the background. Everything is adhered with Scor-Tape.

If you haven't tried this background, I hope you will. It's a ton of fun, and always a surprise!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Watercolor Rainbows and A Touch of Gold

Hello Friends! Today I have a watercolor background to share:
We had a beautiful full rainbow over our Capitol last week, and it just inspired me to create a rainbow background. I used my Kuretake paints on watercolor paper. When it was dry, I stamped my sentiment (The {Stamps} of Life) in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 
Since gold is associated with rainbows, I used Metallic Gold Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and wrapped it several times around my card, fanning it out. I then tied all the pieces together with a half bow and added some sequins (Pretty Posh) for sparkle! All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape and Foam Tabs.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Crinkled Seam Binding

Hey friends! Today I want to share a simple watercolored card. You can't go wrong with a watercolor background and a beautiful sentiment. Add in some gorgeous seam binding and it's a done deal!

My background was made using Kuretake paints on water color paper. I added a couple of color layers inbetween dry times, and then stamped my sentiment (The Stamps of Life) with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 
To crinkle up my seam binding, I spritz it with water and then ball it up in my hand and place the ball into the corner of a plastic bag. Twist the plastic bag tightly around the ball. Leave the seam binding ball in the bag overnight. The next morning, remove the seam binding from the bag and fluff the ball out. Let it dry thoroughly. Pretty easy!

This is the beautiful Bay Leaf Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon tied in a double bow at an angle across the card for interest. I added a Resin Flower on top of the knots. I also tucked in a half-doily (Stampin' Up!) under the bows. My layers are held together with 1/2" Scor-Tape on this card.

Monochrome Magic- ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES

Friday, June 16, 2017

Shimmery & Sparkly Oxides

We have a new challenge today at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Show us your summer themed projects! On a hot summer day (like today for us here in Nebraska!) lemonade is the perfect way to cool off!
My background is made with two watercolored Distressed Oxide inks, and then I sprayed a mist of Gold Glimmermist (Tattered Angels) over the dry panel. I love the shimmer of that spray. I hope you can see some of it in the photo below. I wanted the card as sparkly as possible to match the sentiment (The Stamps of Life). I like the contrast of the two hearts -- one has sparkle and one does not.
My lemon and hearts are K & Co. stickers that I have had FOREVER. You can find the beautiful Peony ribbon in the June Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Creates and Makes #12 – Anything Goes w/optional Use Yellow
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #181 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #163 – Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff #267 – Use Warm Summer Colors
Glitter N Sparkle #243 – Use Bright Colors

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monoprinting

I love monoprinting! It's rather a freeing technique for someone like me - who likes to control everything - as you aren't sure what you will get! This card was made using Mini Ferns (TCW) stencil, Liquitex paint, my brayer, and some of my goodies from the new Stamp of Approval box I got this week.
The "WISHES" was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black and then quickly embossed with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. It helps to make it stand out against the paint background. What do you think?


613 Avenue Create #198 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #286/287 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #254 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #45 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #374 – Anything Goes; Use dies or punches
Creative Fingers #132 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack #192 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #45 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft #6 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes
Create & Inspire #63 – Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon!


Welcome to the June Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Ginny's blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the RRR Blog (I am the third stop this month, so you don't have far back to go!) so you don't miss out on the awesome projects, fun news, and a prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! Our hop goes live at 6:30 AM Central.
Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! Take a look at this month's ribbon club package. The beautiful pastel, muted colors are perfect for beach scenes, as well as other occasions, as you will see in my card below!
If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. 

My card today is made with some adorable designer paper and other elements from My Mind's Eye.
I wrapped a length of Crosshatch on Peony Satin in this month's club assortment, and then tied a single bow and added a textured button (Basic Grey) with Burlap String Natural.
The back Powder Pink (SU!) cardstock panel and the Old Olive (SU!) frames (Spellbinders) are embossed with folders from Sizzix. On the inside I added a strip of designer paper (MME) that says Meow (the "O is a cat silhouette!) and a black and white flower sticker from the same line.
All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape and Tombow 3D Tabs.

Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! Now off to Cheryl's blog, to see her pretty creation and beautiful bows!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Triple Thanks!

Do you like playing in challenges? There is a new one over at Crazy 4 Challenges today - and it's all about THREES! Today is Repeat Day. On your creations this week, you are to repeat some part of your design at least three times. This could mean three same sized circles, three of the same flower.......three of something on your card.  


I made a set of three :) notecards using a Thank You sentiment from a Unity Stamp Co. KOTM. I added three sequins to each card. Can you see each one? 

While I would love to say I painted the background, these were an easy and quick set of cards using awesome designer paper from DCWV. Don't you love it?

Come play along and see what the rest of the C4C DT made HERE.
I can't wait to see what you create!