Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blue Beauty

Today's card is made using the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  Love this sketch and how my card turned out. :)  Plus it was pretty simple to make other than fussy cutting the flower.  


Make sure you head over to Try Stampin' on Tuesday HERE to check out the other cute cards made using this sketch and show us what you can create with it. 



Just a couple more pics at different angles.  It's hard to tell in the pics, but I used dimensionals to pop up the flower and leaves.


You can't see it in this picture, but I did use vanilla smooch spritz to make my flower sparkle. :)



Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bloom with Hope

Today's card is made using the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  It's a fun one!  I have to admit I tried doing it with circles, but nothing seemed to turn out the way I wanted it to so I went back to using flowers on my card instead.  Yup, trusty flowers for me.  They seem to do the trick most of the time. :)   They were a bit bigger than the circles too, so I flipped my card so they would fit on it. 


Make sure you head over to Try Stampin' on Tuesday HERE and play along when you get the chance.  It's a pretty quick and simple card if you don't do fussy cutting like I did! lol



I used watercolor paper for my flower and used blendabilites to color them in.  I love how they bleed when I use watercolor paper.


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Sara

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pleasant Poppies in Watercolor

Yes, it's another card using a bit of water coloring.  I've enjoyed that lately and figured why not keep doing it if I enjoy it. :)  


I started by taping my watercolor paper down and got it a little bit wet.  I didn't want the colors to bleed too much when I stamped it.  It bled more than I thought it would though, so I let that layer dry and stamped over it again to define the flowers and stems a little more.  Since I don't actually use watercolor paints and only Stampin' Up! ink pads and reinkers I sometimes end up with strange colors if they bleed too much.  Then I just color it in again using an aqua painter and either a bit of reinker or some ink from the pad that's on the lid. 


I used a retired embossing folder with poppies on it for my card base, used Calypso Coral seam binding behind the picture, and layered my watercolor paper over Calypso Coral card stock.  I stamped Happy Birthday and put on Calypso Coral candy dots to finish the card off.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies used on this card:

retired poppy embossing folder, masking tape

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Winged Watercolor Wash

Here's a card I made using watercolor wash for a friend's birthday.  I started by wetting my watercolor paper and putting drops of reinkers on it using an aqua painter.  I used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Strawberry Slush.  


Once the watercolor paper dried I ran it through my BigShot under an embossing folder instead of in between.  That flattens it back out.  I was too impatient to tape it down when I got it wet! lol  I've also found I need to use a very sticky tape to keep the watercolor paper attached to any card stock.  I've been using Fast Fuse Adhesive and that seems to be working so far. :)


I cut out the largest butterfly in Basic Black using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  Yeah I didn't even know the trick of using dryer sheets to pull out all the tiny pieces.  Glad my upline Glenda mentioned it.  Shows how much time I have to look at all the tips and tricks out there! lol  I also spritzed the butterfly with smooch spritz, stamped "Happy Birthday" on Calypso Coral paper and punched it out using the Decotrative Label punch and did another in black and layered it under the calypso coral one.  I also ran the base of the card through the big shot using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.


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Sara

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Evergreen Christmas Watercolor

I have to say it sure does feel like Christmas around our house right now.  Snow, snow, snow is what's happening here in my part of Michigan.  Good thing I love it or I wouldn't want to think about making Christmas cards! lol  Today I have a CAS card for you using a color challenge from 'Tis the Season.  I think it's a great masculine Christmas card and know a few guys I could send it to.


Make sure you check out all the other creations from the design team HERE at 'Tis the Season.  The colors were a little challenging for me, but I think the team did a great job coming up with cards!  Don't forget to play along too.  Christmas will be here before you know it!




Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Apothecary Art

Today's post is for this week's sketch from Try Stampin' Tuesday.  I can't say I'm super happy with it, but I don't hate it either! lol  I loved the sketch, but just couldn't seem to get the look I was looking for.  Does that make sense to anyone else?  It seems like I'm so overwhelmed with the new sets I have lately that I just wanted to use a set that's been out for a little while.  This set is so pretty, but it does take a bit to color it in.  I definitely wanted to go with non-traditional colors for this so went with green flowers and blue leaves with a touch of yellow mixed in too.

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It's hard to tell, but I cut out all the flowers that have pearls on them and popped them out a bit.  I really like how that looks and you can't even tell it! lol


Make sure you head on over to Try Stampin' on Tuesday's blog HERE to check out the other great cards the designers made using this sketch.





Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Changes?! Who Likes Changes?!?!



If you've popped onto my blog and think you're at the wrong place don't leave! lol  I've been making a few changes and updating my blog's look.  I haven't touched it since November of 2010 when I created it so I thought it was time to change things up a bit.  I'm sure I'll find something I don't like and try to tweak it here and there, but for the most part I'm happy with it.  I used a new set from the Occasions Catalog to create my header.  It's called Painted Petals and I downloaded the digital version of it onto MDS (My Digital Studio) and played around with it until I came up with something I liked.  I hope you like the updated look!

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