Sunday, March 26

Posting more coffee/tea posts...

I am spending my Sunday getting cards ready for a mailing to...


As I was reading the requirements I noted that the age for these cards goes up to 19 and that fewer "teenage" cards come in.
Today and for the next few days I will be making, what I hope, will work as "teenage" cards.

I started with free printouts from Verve stamps...







I hope as you take time to stamp for friends or relatives that you might make an extra card or two for this worthwhile cause.
I have a son, who at age 2-1/2 underwent open heart surgery.
He is now a 37 year old and doing quite well.
But how wonderful it would have been for him to receive cards while in the hospital.

Thanks in advance for your help! 

Been wanting to use this Lawn Fawn set...


The base card is cream card stock that I used the Spellbinders "glass effects" Shapeabilities die on the front of the card.
I sponged Distress iced spruce ink around the outside of the edge and applied a layer of dark purple inside the card front.
On a separate piece of cream card stock I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn's "Stuck On You" set using my sponges to apply the Distress bundled sage & dusty concord inks for a softer look.
Using the Coordinating die set I cut the images out and applied them to the front of the card with glue dots.

*Hint...if you lay out the images the way you want them it is easier to use glue dots to gently apply adhesive and not move them around too much!

Saturday, March 25

This is the first of what I hope will be many...

cards for this challenge!


Verve has once again allows us to download free images to make cards for a challenge...so generous.

I printed out the cups onto white card stock using Windows and the Zip File so I could make them any size I wanted.
I colored that with my Prismacolor pencils and trimmed it out with scissors.
The verse is from the PDF file and I punched it out with my Stampin Up tag punch, then layered it onto black card stock and trimmed around it before applying it to the cup.
Onto a white card stock base card I applied black card stock and red check paper before gluing the cup onto the card front.

Trying another Jennifer McGuire technique...


I enjoyed this technique as I was able to play with my new Wink of Stella glitter clear brush.


I used the video in the link above to make my card.
I used Inkadinkado's cupcake from their "cupcakes cling" set and their verse from their "thoughts for the day" set.
For the shading I used my Prismacolor white and blender pencils and for the frosting I added the Wink of Stella for a sugary look.
The embossing was done with a Versamark pad and white embossing powder.

I'm no Jennifer McGuire...

but I give it my best shot at trying her techniques!


In this case I tried...

Following the directions on the above link I did my card on purple card stock using Perfect Pearls "pearl white", Versamark ink, Adirondack eggplant ink and roses and leaves from Altenew's "Vintage Flowers" set.
Once I had the technique done (with a little more sparkles than Ms. McGuire) I trimmed the piece and layered it to the front of a mottled grey card stock base card.
I stamped the verse from Altenew's "Floral Frame" set on a piece of extra mottled grey card stock using the Adirondack ink.
I trimmed that down and applied it to the card front.
To finish I added two sizes of silver sequins to the front and added silver glitter glue to the centers of each.

Happy Mum's Day to my friends in England!