Monday, July 10, 2017

Sympathy: Orchids


I needed a sympathy card for a coworker.  The orchids from Remarkable You are perfect for a sympathy card.  I watercolored the orchids and the background. 

Colors:
Crisp Cantaloupe
Peekaboo Peach
Old Olive
White
Black (StazOn)

Stamps:
Remarkable You
Petite Pairs

Other:
Corner punch
Oval punches
Embossing folder

Birthday: Patchwork of Embossing!


I did some trial and error with the size of the colored rectangles.  I ended up with:

Upper left:  1.25" x 1.25"
Upper right:  2.25" x 3.5"
Lower left:  1.25" x 3.5"
Lower right:  1.25" x 2.25"

I used the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes dies. 

Colors:
So Saffron
Pear Pizazz
Mossy Meadow
Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake


Stamps:
Thoughtful Banners

Other:
Embossing folders
Stitched Shapes dies
Stars

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Play in the Sun, Dance with the Moon





I used an old 2002 Stampin' Up set and updated it.  I stamped the three stamps in VersaMark, heat embossed with black embossing powder, and watercolored each side.  I used washi tape as a divider while I was watercoloring.

Colors:
So Saffron
Black
Hello Honey
More Mustard
Mellow Moss
Real Red
Not Quite Navy
Night of Navy

Stamps:
In the Sky
Paisleys & Posies

Other:
Watercolor paper
Black embossing powder
VersaMark


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thank You: July 4th


My family had a pot luck gathering at the Rollwitz family cabin.  I sent this card to those that attended.  We had a wonderful time!

Colors:
Night of Navy
Real Red
White
Silver glitter

Stamps:
Thoughtful Phrases (Hero Arts)

Other:
Sunburst die
Star die
Star punch

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Birthday: Happy Birthday Die Cut with Watercolor


Colors:
Blackberry Bliss
Lots of pinks

Stamps:
Timeless Textures
Vintage Vogue

Other:
Happy Birthday dies
Water color pen
Punch
Pearls

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bookmark: Split with Fun Foam






Our Daily Bread Designs has bookmark stamps and matching dies.  My grandson, Jakob, wanted to make another bookmark.  I really like the split bookmark, but it was too flimsy with a single layer of card stock.  I chose Fun Foam to make the bookmark more sturdy.

The book is A-Z Beekeeping with the Slovenian Hive by Janko Bozic.  I liked the pretty cover.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sympathy: Flower Shop and Petite Petals


A simple sympathy card is always the best.  A colleague just lost her husband of 40 years.  What a devastating loss.

Colors:
Wisteria Wonder
Concord Crush

Stamps:
Flower Shop
Petite Petals

Other:
With Sympathy embossing folder
Punches
Pearls

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gift Bags for Father's Day Gifts


I used the Stampin' Up! gift box punch board for these cute boxes.  I can never remember how to use the punch board, so I don't use the punch board as often as I could.

The boxes use the small size on the board.  The card stock was cut 10" x 6.5".

You're Sublime is used for the tag.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Birthday: Eastern Beauty Rainbow


This my first card using the Eastern Beauty set with the matching dies.  I actually only used the dies for this rainbow card.

Colors:
Grey
Black
Melon Mambo
Bermuda Bay
Orchid Opulence
Hello Honey

Stamps:
Tiny Tags

Other:
Pearls
Punch
Eastern Beauty matching dies

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day: Loads of Love

Another Father's Day card. My go-to guy set is Loads of Love, especially when the guy loves cars.

Colors:
Crumb Cake
Real Red
Dapper Denim
Coastal Cabana
Cherry Cobbler

Stamps:
Loads of Love

Other:
Heart border embossing folder
Pearls
Wink of Stella