Sunday, April 14, 2024

Garden Gate Scenes

 Hello Everyone

Wanted to share more of the cards I have been working on for months.  Most of them went to my BFFs and I kept a few.  This is a collection of cards featuring a garden scene. I used one stamp set and varied how I stamped the images on the cardstock.  I used lots of different colors and just kept stamping and stamping. 

Stamp and Die set: Grace's Garden from Stampin' Up

All cards are colored with watercolor markers.

Cards 1 - 3 are all stamped directly on the white cardstock.  I used a mask to stamp the fence behind the flowers.







On the 4th card I die cut the gate and all the flowers.  I created a background with green cs for the ground and blue for the sky.



I do have a few more of the garden scene cards which I will post next time.  Hope you are enjoying the cards and that they evoke feelings of Spring.  

Karen

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Lovely Garden Gate

 Hello Everyone

Wanted to share more of the cards I have been working on for months.  Most of them went to my BFFs and I kept a few.  This is a collection of cards featuring a garden scene. I used one stamp set and varied how I stamped the images on the cardstock.  I used lots of different colors and just kept stamping and stamping.  I did get carried away. (Are we surprised??  Not) LOL.  But there was a lot of scope with this stamp set and each one looks unique.  

Stamp and Die set: Grace's Garden from Stampin' Up

All designs are colored with watercolor markers. 






Really fun cards to make.  I will back in the next post with more of my garden scene cards.

Hope you are having a great day!!  

Karen

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Floral Cards with Embossed and Die Cut Backgrounds

 Hello My Crafting Friends,

I am back with a few more of the cards I have been industriously making over the last several months.

On the cards below I have used the Beautifully Happy Stampin' Up stamp again.  

Card 1: I dry embossed white cardstock for the background.  


Card 2 and 3: I used a die from Spellbinders to die cut the hem stitch design on white cardstock.  I used a plum distress ink on the white CS to color.



This card uses yellow distress ink to color the white cardstock background.


On the last card, I used peach cardstock for the background and completed the card in the same manner as the others. 


Again, a nice set of all occasion cards.  I will keep a couple and the rest I will send out to my BFFs.  

So glad you stopped in today.  See you again soon.

Karen

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Floral with Die Cut Backgound

 

Hello Everyone

Today I would like to share more of the cards I have been making lately.  The cards showcase a floral image added to a die cut background.  I am afraid I really got carried away making this design.  I just wanted to see how it looked in every color.  LOL.  But the upside is that I ended up with lots of beautiful cards. 

Floral stamp, Beautifully Happy, is from Stampin' Up

Pink Tulle was added as an embellishment on most of the cards.

Die cut is from Sizzix












Looks great in any color.  I took inspiration from a design I saw on a Stampin' Up blog.  I changed it a bit with the addition of the tulle and a different die cut.



I think the cards could even be used for a wedding celebration.  I will add sentiments to the cards I keep for myself as I need them. The rest of the cards will go to my BFFs.  

So happy you stopped by today.  I will be back next time with another set of cards made with this same stamp and a different background. 

Hope you are having a lovely day!!
Karen

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Ferns and Florals

 Hello Everyone,

Hope you are having a great day. I have been making lots of cards lately. Most will go to friends that need cards to send out.  I always make extras for myself too. I find it so fun to just get the creativity going and make a stack of cards.  I have a few new stamp sets that I want to try out too.  Everybody is happy. LOL 

I made hand stamped backgrounds for all of the cards. The first card has a script stamped background which was distressed with inks.

Stamps: All from Stampin' Up except large script which is from AMuse stamps



The second card has the script stamping with more distressing with distress inks.


On the next card I used smaller stamps to create the background and then large leaf designs were stamped.  And then I did the distressing.




This card uses different stamps with the same technique.  I continued the red and pink color scheme and added some purple.



The cards were fun to make and will make great all occasion cards.  You may have noticed that there are no sentiments on the cards.  My BFF did not want any sentiments.  She said that then she could use any card for any occasion.  She will write a message on the inside.  

So glad you topped by today.  See you next time!!

Karen 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Happy St Patrick's Day

 Hello Everyone

I wanted to make a quick post today to share a few St Patty's Day cards I made for friends and family.  

I started with a green color scheme, of course.  The sentiment was stamped with green ink, die cut, layered, and added to card front.  Beer mugs were stamped, die cut, and added with dimensional adhesive.


Supplies used:
Green cardstock and decorative papers from Stampin' Up
Green doily
Green pearls
Green ribbons
Stamps: Beer mugs from Stampin' Up, Humorous sentiment from Funny Bones
Die cuts









Hope you are enjoying a mug of green beer to celebrate the day!  Irish blessing to you!!  

So glad you stopped by today and I will be soon with more cardmaking ideas.  

Karen

Monday, February 5, 2024

Happy Valentines Day!!

 Hello Everyone

                              Happy Valentines Day!!

I made some cards to send out to friends and family.  I did case the Milkshake card from the internet.  

The stamps and dies are from Stampin' Up.  

The gold squares on the first card are the "waste" from die cutting the basket weave on the background in gold. I layered the gold paper over adhesive sheets to make adhering easier.  And the little squares were just so cute, I could not throw them away.  LOL

Stamp and punch for this card is Country Bouquet from SU.

I did some heat embossing on the hearts and sentiment with gold embossing powder. 





Stamp and die set Share A Milkshake from SU




Stamp and punch Country Bouquet from SU.





This one is more on the masculine side.  


So happy you stopped by today.  See you next time!  

Karen

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Sending Snow Kisses

 Hello Everyone,

Back today with some mid-winter cards.  Just a little something to send out to friends and family in this bleak winter weather.  

I used all white cardstock except for the one layer beneath the snowmen.  Little snow baby has lost his head. Poor thing.  This is a stamp I have had for quite a while and was from Impression Obsession.

The white backgrounds are dry embossed.  I added glitter glue too. I stamped with Archival ink and used markers to color.








I made eight of the cards and now I need to get them in the mail.  Hope you are having a lovely day.

See you again next time.

Karen

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Penguin Holiday cards

 Hello Everyone

Today I have some cute small cards (4 inches x 3 inches) I made for Christmas.  I used them to hold cash.  




They turned out so cute.  They would be good for a mid-winter hello type card too.  The Stamps and punch are from Stampin' Up.  I fussy cut the packages, antlers, scarves, and hats.  

Speaking of mid-winter cards...... My next post will be a few snowman cards I made to send out to friends and family.  

See you next time!!  So glad you stopped by today.

Karen

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Philosophical Card with Wine Glass

Hello Everyone,

Hope you had a lovely Holiday season.  I did enjoy all the Holidays. Lots of quality time spent with family and friends. And lots of good food.

I thought I would start off the year with a philosophical card albeit a humorous card.  Always love a humorous card.  

This card was inspired by a philosophical discussion with my BFF Sandie. The discussion went something like this: what difference does it make, just fill it up again. LOL

The sentiment of from the Funny Bones collection. Wine glasses are form Stampin' Up.








The sentiment on the inside came with the wine glass set from Stampin' Up.



This is a second card I made using different papers. 



So glad you stopped in today to join in with the philosophical discussion. LOL.  And I hope you have a lovely day. See you next time.

Well, if you are wondering what happened to my Christmas cards...I absolutely forgot to photograph them. I was in such a hurry to get them in the mail, I forgot to photograph them.  What a goof!  Oh well there is always next year. The cards were really cute too.

Karen