Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes” #2

I hadn’t planned to make a 4th of July card but I had an idea in my head that needed to get out!  I used the Tim Holtz stencils “Stars” and “Rays” along with his inks in Candied Apple and Chipped Sapphire.  I just masked off the areas and also embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The word “celebrate” is also a Tim Holtz dies.  Happy 4th!

 

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4th of July

 

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My First Shaker Card

I have resisted making a shaker card for quite awhile, they have been one of the “in” things in the card world for awhile.  I have watched several videos (thanks to Jennifer McGuire & Kristina Werner) and I know they aren’t hard but they are time consuming.  I needed to make a birthday card for a certain 7 year old this week and decided it was time to finally make one because I know she will enjoy it.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Festive Berries for the background.  The heart embossing is by We R Memory Keepers.  I used a Sizzix circle die and the Happy Birthday and Cupcake dies are by Simon Says Stamp.  I used various sequins and hold punched hearts & stars out of glitter paper to fill the shaker.  I am happy with my first shaker 🙂

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Emboss It”

Between Beth’s mom passing away and my own mom’s heath issues, I haven’t had much time for making cards but things are getting back to “normal”.  We have a couple of birthdays for family in May and we are celebrating tomorrow so I whipped up a couple of cards.  Luckily, one of the cards has some embossing on it so I can enter this week’s challenge!  I used the Simon Says Happy Birthday w/ the cupcake dies with gold foil paper and used some of the pieces from the cutouts on the background.  I sponged a couple of Stampin’ Up inks for the background.  The frosting on the cupcake was cutout of glitter paper.  I used the Stampin’ Up dots embossing folder for the background of the cupcake.  It isn’t a card that I am crazy about but it is perfect for the person that I am making it for!

 

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge “Happy Birthday” #3

April is definitely a birthday month around here.  This card is for my aunt who has a birthday coming around next weekend.  The stamps are by Art Impressions.  I colored the image with Prismacolor markers and added some clear Wink of Stella to the flames on the cake.  I added some white dots to her dress with a white gel pen and some black dashes around the border with a black Micron pen.

 

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Birthday Candles

 

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge “Happy Birthday” #2

We have a friend who LOVES vultures/buzzards, so when I saw this stamp I had to buy it.  The stamps are from Art Impressions.  The background was done with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral.  I colored the vulture with Prismacolor markers and added Crystal Effects to the feet and beak.  I also added Ranger Enamel Accents to the corners in black.

 

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Buzzard Birthday

 

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge “Birthday”

I made several birthday cards last weekend and a very “happy birthday” to Simon Says Stamp on their 7th birthday!  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral.  The die cut is from Simon Says Stamp and the white dots are Ranger Enamel Accents.  Sorry the picture is kind of dark.  My computer crashed last week and I am using an old laptop without Photoshop and there wasn’t much light left!

 

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Happy Birthday Distress

 

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Happy Easter Everyone!

I finally completed our Easter cards and ended up doing them in several different colors.  It is interesting how an idea for a card starts and evolves into a completed card.  I originally was going with the blended colored background but it took away from the die cut.  In the end just using an embossing folder and solid color card worked the best.  Enjoy, I hope you all have a Happy Easter with your families this weekend!

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