Thursday, February 14, 2019

My Valentine

Hello Everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

This is the card I made for my Valentine.  ( Aww, how sweet.)  
The inspiration for this card was the ribbon with the silver hearts.  I have had this ribbon for quite a while and have not used much of it.  I decided it needed to be the focal point and not just an embellishment.  I laid it down over red cardstock warping it under the edges of the cardstock.  I added a strip of polka dot decorative paper on the opposite side of the card.



I added a big sheer bow and a stamped heart to complete the card.




Hope you have a lovely Valentine's day.  See you soon for a sweet birthday card with bunnies.
Karen

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Valentine's Day Cards Watercolored

Hello Friends,
Today, I wanted to share three more of the cards I made for friends and family.  I used the "Roses for You" stamp set (Simon Says Stamp).  I added the heart from the set on the first card.  Sentiments are from My Sentiments Exactly.
(See three more cards on my first Valentines post here)




To get this look I stamped the image with Versa Mark ink on Mixed Media Paper.  Then heat embossed with white powder on the first and second cards and black powder on the last.  I used Distress inks with a wet brush to paint on the color.




Heart die cuts were used on this card for layers and a foiled paper.


Thanks for stopping by!  I have one more Valentine's day card that I will post tomorrow.  Hope you have enjoyed my Valentine's day cards.  See you next time.
Karen

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentine's Day with Lovely Papers

Hi!
Back again with a stylish Valentine's Day card I made for a friend.  I used some pretty papers that really just did not need much else.  Take a look.


I cut the foil heart square from the same paper stack and added a layer  of cardstock. A pretty ribbon bow was all it needed to complete. 




Simple pretty!   I will be back with more later!
Karen

Friday, February 8, 2019

Valentine's Day Raccoon

Hello Everyone!
I have another Valentine's Day card today.  This is a cute one with a sassy raccoon.
I used markers and a blender pen to color this cute little guy (stamp is from Hero Arts).




Isn't he cute??!!  I have several more Valentine's coming up.  See you soon for the next installment.
Karen

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Valentines!!

Hello Everyone!
Winter has really been misbehaving here in Michigan.  There were a few days that I had to just stay home and make cards.....Like that was a bad thing...LOL
I made a stack of Valentine's Day card for family and friends. I will share them over the next several posts.  Today's cards use a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called "Roses for You". 


To get this look I stamped the image with Versa Mark ink on Mixed Media Paper.  Then heat embossed with white powder on the first card and black powder on the others.  I used Distress inks with a wet brush to paint on the color.

I added lots of layers by die cutting with my Cuttlebug.  The dies are  Hearts Collection from Stampin' Up and the word Love from Amuse Studios.
Also added paper doilies and ribbons.





Check back later for more Valentine ideas!!  See you soon.

Karen

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Peacock Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Hope your holiday season was enjoyable!  We had a lovey holiday season.  Today, I am enjoying watching the snow fall.  Lately, I have been busy catching up on some projects around the house.  Reorganized a closet and a kitchen cabinet, refashioned two duster coats into jackets, cross stitched some pictures, etc...
I made this Peacock Birthday card for a dear friend.



This is a Stampin' Up set and I colored the area behind the peacock with Copics.



Thanks for stopping by today!  See you next time with more crafting fun.
Karen


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ribbon Christmas Tree Part 2

Hello Everyone,
Hope your Holiday preparations are going well.  I have one more Christmas card Post for this year.  This is the second post for my Ribbon Scrap Christmas Tree cards.  See Part One here.

I added an folded flap on the cards with a punched edge. Also added a little bit of bling via the rhinestones.






I have repeated the instructions for making the trees below:

  • I collected a huge pile of ribbon scraps:  all lengths, widths, and colors.
  • Press a piece of cotton fabric nice and flat; I used muslin.
  • Lay out the muslin on a heat proof surface: I used my ironing board.
  • On top of the muslin, lay a sheet of Stitch Witchery Fusible bonding web 
  • Place all the ribbon scraps on top of the Stitch Witchery, butting the ribbons together, completely covering the muslin. 
  • Use a press cloth and fuse the layers together with an iron.
  • Now you have a piece of ribbon fabric
  • Cut triangles from the ribbon fabric and use them for the trees.
  • I added a piece of brown twill ribbon for the tree truck
  • Glue to CS with Fabric Tac glue
I wish everyone a Happy Holiday!!!!
See you next year!! I have a peacock birthday I would like to share!!  

Karen