Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Everyday Bouquet Thanks

Hello all!  Today I'm sharing a little 4.25" square card that I threw together to thank the people at the dentist's office for taking such good care of my teeth:

I used the stamp set from the Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit, positioning it in my MISTI using the included guide and then cut a piece of white cardstock into a 4.5" square.  I stamped the image 4 times with My Favorite Things inks (Berrylicious, Green Room, Limelight, and Banana Split which is apparently discontinued - sorry!), turning the square each time and cleaning off the previous ink.

I then diecut the panel using a Your Next Stamp stitched square die and the Thanks word die from the Toolkit.  I cut the Thanks 3 more times from white cardstock and stacked them together.  I adhered the panel to a Green Room card base and fit in the white letters.  I then glued the patterned letters over the white letters and finished off the card with some Lucy's Cards Jewels.

I love this effect - you can barely see the thanks when looking at the card straight on, but turn it a little to the side and it jumps out at you!  I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by my blog today!  ~Maureen

*Affiliate links don't cost you any extra, but help me out!  Thank you!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Watercolored With Love

Hello there!  Today I have a watercolored card for you:

I took a piece of Arches watercolor paper, prepped it with my anti-static powder bag, then inked up the largest image from the Fine Line Florals set and stamped in my MISTI several times, reinking each time to make sure the ink really got into all the nooks and crannies of the paper.  I then heat embossed the image with Hero Arts detail white embossing powder.

I used blue painter's tape to stick my paper down to an old wooden cutting board to keep it flat while I watercolored.  Then I used a bunch of different Daniel Smith watercolor paints to color my image.  I added some paint spatters then dried the whole thing with my heat tool.  I die cut the panel using a Your Next Stamp stitched rectangle die and also die cut the the WITH LOVE from the panel.

I adhered the panel to a card base of Teal cardstock and then used my glue sponge to add the letters back in because  I wanted a really subtle look with the sentiment.  Finally I added some sequins from Lucy's Little Things.

I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by my blog today! ~Maureen

*Affiliate links cost you nothing, but helps me out!  Thanks!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Happy Easter Box Card

Hi all! Today I have a box card for you using The Greeting Farm images and a bunch of Lawn Fawn dies:

I should have taken some pics during the process, but I was actually filming it on my phone and it didn't go well, so no pics or video!  Anyway, I'll tell you what all I did :)

I felt like doing colored pencils on kraft and making a whole kraft project, so I did!  I stamped all the images (some multiple times) with Gina K.'s black amalgam ink on the Toned Tan paper with my MISTI then colored with colored pencils and blended with Zest It.  I put it back in the MISTI and overstamped with Versafine because it gives such a nice black, crisp line.

Unfortunately I don't have dies for this set so I cut them out with my Scan N Cut.  Apparently my SNC had a little difficulty with the tan background so I had to trim off some weird extra bits with scissors.

The box parts were cut out of Papertrey Ink kraft cardstock and the patterned paper is from the Doodlebug kraft 6x6 paper pad.  Then I just assembled everything (make sure to put in that paper for the back panel before you assemble because it's harder once the box is put together).  Most were just stuck on with my ATG gun, but a few things were popped up on foam tape.

I hope you like my project and TFL!  ~Maureen

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Quick Tips #2

Hi all!  I have the second video in my Quick Tips series for you today.  FYI - my video camera broke so I'm now filming on my phone.  That's why it looks different.

I hope this helps you, and if it does, please LMK in the comments!  TFL and have a great day! ~Maureen

*Affiliate links below don't cost you anything extra, but help me out.  Thank you!