Tuesday, July 27, 2021

TSOT #517.Theme: Thank You

Our theme this week is... Thank you

I’ve been thinking lately how getting  a personal thank you card in the mail is so not done anymore and I believe it’s a shame!! Everyone needs a thank you and encouragement for feeling appreciated-a hasty text just doesn’t cut it!! Sending more thank you cards is something I know I need to do, how about you? Here’s a way to get at least one card done for someone who did something special or just IS someone special to you.  The personal touch of making a card is so special.

 Sooo let’s get out some supplies and make a card-are you with me😊 ?

I was in the creative mood and decided not to follow the sketch but center the card on the suggested theme. I’ve been playing around with the alcohol blends/Vellum technique for backgrounds and that’s what I used behind the sail boat and lighthouse. If you have any questions on this just leave it in the comments and I’ll try to answer. 

Have a lovely day.  Can you believe it’s almost August!!!!?!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

TSOT # 516 Watercoloring

 Hello is been a couple weeks since I’ve been able to post. Today I have a card and a bonus card that will follow  the theme not so much the sketch.  Thanks for stopping by, I’ll try to do better. 

Outdoor fun, working in flowers!!😊

Friday, July 9, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals

 I have always thought the Hand-Penned Petals bundle was lovely. I saw a tutorial on making a card like the blue one, and I decided to CASE it —it is really easy, but looks oh so elegant-At least I think so. The dies in this set cut out the outline of the florals but then they also have detailed cuts and they are just lovely when used. 

The background was made by 1.stamping randomly with the versamark pad and white heat embossing. 2. take an acrylic block and smash the ink onto it, add a bit of water with your aqua painter and paint the flowers/leaves - what you choose.  The blue one had the flowers painted (CASED card) and the green had the leaves πŸ˜„ I guess you can see that! Mixing the water with the ink allows for a softer shade and not so uniform-some lighter and some darker shades.  

Maybe you’ll give this a try, I’m glad I did and I have a few other sets I’d like to use. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

TSOT #514 - Ribbons & Lace

 All right I guess I need to tell you right up front, I’m not much of a ribbon person when it comes to putting that on cards. I don’t know why maybe because when you tie a bow it makes a knot (depending on the ribbon weight and width). I have some ribbon but I don’t usually buy a lot of new, what I used here is a narrow one that is really light weight and made a pretty small knot.  I enjoy Crocheting lace doilies with fine thread I guess that’s why this stamp set that jumped out at me. I’ve been wanting to use it for a long time and just have had other things I needed to do. For this challenge I decided this is the set, and especially these dies! The only thing I’ve stamped on this card are the sentiments. Why don’t you give this challenge a try we’d love to see what you would make.

Here is the card sketch and the suggested theme for the card you will make for us to enjoy how you interpret it.

Optional Theme: Ribbons and Lace

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Alcohol markers and vellum technique

I was playing around with Stampin up alcohol blends and vellum for an upcoming class.  This is a wonderful technique giving you lots of different backgrounds. I decided to try my hand at patriotic one since it was the Fourth of July. 

Happy fourth and God bless America

TSOT 591. Fun panel card

 Our technique this time is layering. I decided to not follow the sketch and just do some layering. I’m not sure this is what they really me...