Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm Starting To Find My Groove ;)

Hope everyone is having a blessed day! I received a couple more stamp sets and dies from The Stamps of Life so I of course had to immediately start stamping and play around with different ideas. I needed to make a couple other cards, one for my husband's birthday and another to thank a friend for a sweet surprise she sent me. I took a different approach on my husband's card though and tried my very first digi image. Since I didn't have any Spectrum Noir or Copic markers, I used watercolor coloring pencils instead. This was my first experience with watercolor coloring pencils, but I loved it! It brought me back to my younger days of being able to color and paint at the same time, lol! I could have made even more than these 3 cards but I would have probably kept going until I ran out of supplies, lol! I did however make a realization today that I wanted to share...I couldn't figure out what all the fuss with card making and stamping was until now. I am having an absolute blast and I can't believe I waited this long to try it. I am so excited and beyond blessed that you all are supporting my blog! I greatly appreciate all the wonderful emails you have sent and don't forget comments are always welcome too :) Thank you so much for loving my ideas, creations, and crafts!!! 
Front of card 1 - I made with my new Stamps of Life stamps and dies. The stamp sets I used are tickets2stamp and tv2stamp along with the coordinating die. (The Stamps of Life do have a die to cut the tickets but I simply cut outside of the black line and then used a hole puncher to make the center dips/holes and edges around the tickets. I as well used the Sizzix Tickets dies and the A2 Tickets embossing folder from The Paper Studio. I added a few feathers and a purple pen to make the stitched look around the large blank ticket meant for personalization.
 
Inside of Card 1
Front of Card 2 - Birthday card I made for my husband. I used the Honey Firefighter digi from Sassy Studio Designs. I colored her with Crayola watercolor coloring pencils and then fussy cut around her. I drew all the flames and wording by hand which some were fussy cut while others were just cut with my paper trimmer. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Picot Edge Circles' die for the 2 circles behind 'Honey Firefighter' and the blinged out the helmet with rhinestones.
Inside of Card 2

Front of Card 3 & Envelope - You may recognize some things on this card and envelope because I used some them on the card seen in my October 28, 2013 blog. The card stock is a butter yellow color and the designed paper was just scrap paper I had from an old project. I used the Framelit Die Set 11pk Card Circle Flip Its #2 for the card (the Framelit Flip Its can be purchased from The Stamps of Life or Sizzix). I had various letter stamps that I arranged for the words and a lip stencil. For the envelope I embossed one side used the Sizzix 'Bubbles' A2 Large (from the Summer Set) embossing folder and on the other side I used The Paper Studio Patterned Polkas A2 embossing folder. All the stamping inks were from Studio G. Which I used the Studio G stamp inks along with an old sponge to add color to the envelope. I simply rubbed the sponge on the ink pads and then rubbed the envelope in a circular motion. I even made the star and dot shapes by using the edge of the ink pad. Lastly I used some old ribbon and a piece of the designed paper to the outside of the envelope.

Inside of Card 3 & back of envelope

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2 comments:

  1. Saw that you just started your blog!! Awesome!!
    Good luck with it!! It's so fun!!
    Thanks for visting my blog and leaving a nice comment = big smile!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am having the time of my life so far so I can't wait to see what my future crafting will bring :) I appreciate you visiting my blog as well!!

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