Monday, March 18, 2019

A bright and cheerful encouragement card

How is everyone on this beautiful Monday? We are finally having some very nice weather here in southern Utah, it's almost Spring and I can't wait!

For today, I am sharing a card that I think we should be making more of and sending more out to those who inspire us and make us feel like we can conquer anything. We all people in our lives who lift us up and help us keep going. We could give them a simple thank you card, but I love the sentiment from the stamp set I used and the font is just beautiful. It's just a fun and different way of saying thank you, and they need encouragement too!

I pulled out my Beautiful Day Stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for this card. I stamped it using some Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn onto some Neenah Cardstock. I made some masks with some post it notes and used them in the stamping and for masking my stamps to blend some Broken China and Peacock Feathers distress inks for the background. I flicked some water with Perfect Pearls over that to give it some texture and shine. 

I loved using my Prismacolored pencils to blend and color in the butterflies. Some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen was used on top of the butterflies and I adhered some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to give it even more shine and sparkle. 

I hope you have been inspired to go and create or purchase an encouragement card for someone in your life who has been there for you. 

Thank you for visiting today, happy crafting!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Watercolored "Thinking of you"

I hope everyone is having a great day so far, where I am at it is raining buckets right now, so it's perfect for getting out the tools and supplies and being creative! 

Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple card that I gave to a dear friend of mine who lost a really good friend of hers recently. It's not the kind of card we like to make and give out but it's nice to receive them when you are going through hard times yourself. 

I stamped the flower images (from Close to my Heart) onto some Strathmore cold press watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp with Jet black ink from Lawn Fawn. I used a #2 round Silver Black Velvet brush and some Crayola watercolors to paint the flowers and used some broken china distress oxide ink for the blue halo around them. To finish it off with just a tiny bit of bling I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh sequins with some Multi Medium Matte from Ranger. I adhered the panel onto a card base of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White #80lb cardstock with my Scotch ATG.  

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope I gave you some inspiration to give to someone you know who is going through a hard time right now too!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Let's celebrate National Craft Month!

I love National Craft Month! I am a day late in getting started, and it will probably be a couple more days until I can post a new project because I am getting a new website!! I am so excited!! I look forward to sharing with you some fun new cards and projects and can't wait to see what you are all creating as well! 

Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!
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