Simon Says Monday Challenge “Trio of Colors” #3

Once I got started making this card last weekend I couldn’t stop!  So, I made it in a bunch of colors!  The trio of cat stamp is by Magenta and the paw prints are by Hero Arts.  I used yellow, orange and red Inktense pencils and blended them with gamsol…  I also embossed the cats with clear embossing powder to make it easier to stay in the lines and give it more dimension…

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Trio Cats Yellow

 

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Trio of Colors” #2

The cat with balloons is a stamp by Stamps Happen and the words are by Hero Arts.  I stamped them in black and embossed with clear embossing powder on water-color paper.  I then water-colored the cat & balloons and background.  I used Crystal Effects on the balloons and cat’s eyes and nose.  I also put a water-color background behind the words and added black stitch marks around it with a black pen.

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Cat with balloons

 

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Trio of Colors”

I embossed this with the Darice “Poppy Field” embossing folder.  I then colored the flowers, stems and leaves with Prismacolor markers.  I blended 3 colors to color the poppies.  I wanted a really soft background so I decided to use chalk.  On this particular card I tried various techniques before I finally came up with techniques that would work.  Originally I tried water-color but it was too hard to keep within the lines especially on the smaller flowers or smaller sections.  I tried colored pencils and had similar problems.  I finally decided on markers because I got the best blending and I used a white gel pen when needed to clean up the lines.  I used clear Wink of Stella on the poppies.  If I made the card again I think I would use a darker green next time…

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Poppy Field

 

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes!” #5

I originally made this card years ago but recently got a commission to make another one.  While I was at it I decided to make it in a bunch of colors since I had the stamps out!  The trio cat stamp is by Magenta and the cat paws are by Hero Arts.  I colored around the cats with Inktense pencils and used gamsol to blend.  The cats are actually embossed with clear embossing powder which helps me keep within the lines!

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Cat Trio Orange

 

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes!” #4

I made this card last month but just wasn’t happy with it, so I tore it apart and started over!  I liked the cat that I had water-colored but not the original background.  Instead I put it on an embossed white background so the cat really stood out.  The cat stamp is by Stamps Happen and the words are by Hero Arts.  The embossing folder is “chevrons” by Hero Arts.  I used Crystal Effects on the cats nose and eyes.

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Striped Cat

 

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes!” #3

Here is another card inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s Faux Textured Metal Paper video (see the first card posted in this series for links and also for more information on how this card was created).  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves on this one.  I also used Radiant Pearls.  The embossing folder is “Basket Weave” by Darice and the “happy birthday” die is by Little B.

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Metal Paper “happy birthday”

 

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes” #2

Here is another card inspired from Jennifer McGuire’s Faux Textured Metal Paper Video (see the first card in this series for links and how this card was created). On this card I used Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral.  I also used Radiant Pearls on the center section. The embossing folder is We R Memory Keepers “Woven” (this is 1 of 2 in the set).  The “hello” die is by Lawn Fawn.

 

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Metal Paper “hello”

 

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes”

I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s recent video Faux Textured Metal Paper and made a bunch of cards over the last couple of weekends, over 20!  It really helped me be prepared for upcoming birthdays, thank you notes and more.  Once I got started I couldn’t stop!  So, here is the first one…

I used Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon & Peacock Feathers.  I taped off the edges and blended the two colors and then while the ink was still wet I added Radiant Pearls to it and wiped off the excess.  I embossed it with We R Memory Keepers Woven (1 of 2 in the set) embossing folder.  I also used the Distress Inks on the exterior of the card before I applied the embossed panel but didn’t use Radiant Pearls on that part.  The “happy” die is by Hero Arts.

 

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Metal Paper “happy”

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