Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas: Watercolor Powder and Embossed Poinsettias

I have discovered watercolor powder!  Oh my goodness, I love the vibrant colors and the ease of use.  

I used Versa Mark ink with the holly and poinsettias and embossed with silver embossing powder.  Then I sprinkled the watercolor powder onto the card and spritzed.  And the powder created this beautiful background.

Night of Navy
Rich Razzleberry
Brusho Ultramarine
Brusho Turquoise
Brusho Purple

Watercolor Winter
Star of Light

Versa Mark ink
Silver embossing powder

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Birthday: Watercolor with Beautiful You

Hello Honey
Early Espresso
Brusho powders: Orange, Emerald Green, Yellow, Dark Brown

Beautiful You

Gold embossing powder

Money Holder with Wreath

Very quick and easy.  You will get two holders from one sheet of paper.  The paper is 7.25" x 5.5", scored at 2.25".   The circle punch is 1.5"

The stamps are from Nellie the Nest Lady (a very old set from SU) and Thoughtful Branches. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Birthday: Card in a Box with Gift Card

Another card in a box, this time for a teenage boy.  I enjoy the challenge of finding related items to decorate the box.  I use many different stamp and die sets.  The balloons are stamped and colored on watercolor paper and misted.  

The box is too big for a standard size envelope, so I made the envelope out the same card stock as the box.

The gift card is on the back.  I used a die from Simon Says Stamps to attach the gift card.

Pool Party
Night of Navy
Various blues for the watercoloring

Balloon Adventures
Clocks, Watches, and Gears
Industrial Backgrounds
Big Day
Stacks of Wishes
Just Sayin'

Clock & Gears die
Stitched Shapes
Clock embossing folder
Prettied Up Gift Card die from Simon Says Stamps

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Baby Shower: Card in a Box

I haven't made a card in a box for quite a while.  I really enjoy making them.  This one is a little larger than I have made before, so I had to make the envelope for the larger card..

Polka Dot Punches
Zoo Babies
A Little Wild
That's the Ticket
Bundled Baby
Occasion Sentiments

Darice hearts embossing folder

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor Vintage Vogue and Butterflies

The monthly challenge was to use purple, lemon lime, and embossing.  The watercoloring made the colors blend beautifully.

Concord Crush
Wisteria Wonder
Sweet Sugar Plum
Lemon Lime
Baked Brown Sugar
Rich Razzleberry

Vintage Vogue
Timeless Textures
French Foliage
Love and Sympathy

Embosslit Butterflies
Snow embossing folder

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Storage for Ink Pads

I had run out of room with my ink pad storage.  I ran across a blog that showed this nifty idea.  Sold on Amazon, the Media Stix are for storing CDs.  However, the Stampin' Up! ink pads fit like a glove!  Each set of Media Stix holds 60 ink pads.  I bought two sets; now I can store my ink pads in style!

The media sticks are attached to the wall.  They are at a slight angle, but I have not had any trouble with the ink running.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Birthday: Masculine Watercolor Clocks

I watercolored the background in browns.  Then I embossed with a Darice clock folder.  I sponged lightly the embossed raised portion.  I added the sentiment and put the die cut gear/clock on the inside.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thank You: Watercolor Embossed

A quick thank you for a coworker.  She loaned me some money and saved me 20 minutes!  Inside the card is the two quarters she loaned me.  I watercolored the background, then embossed with an old embossing folder.  Quick and easy!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor Poppies

I watercolored the background, die cut the background with stitched shapes, die cut the poppies, and adhered it all together.  I love the soft colors.  The card stock is Pool Party.