Thursday, May 18

One of my favorite uses of a sponge dauber...


The card is cream linen card stock.
Using the stems from Stampin' Up's "Stem Silhouettes" set (2007) and Distress shabby shutters ink, I stamped them to the card front.
Using the verse from Stampin Up's "Simply Sketched" (2013) and the same ink I stamped the verse.
Now to the sponge dauber and the Distress abandoned coral ink. I sponged it off a bit on scrap paper before applying it to the stem for the puffy flower.

when a mountain becomes grass...


I really wanted grass for this card but all I had were the Lawn Fawn "Stitched Mountain Borders".
So I used them anyway by die cutting green textured paper.
The base card is white card stock with a layer over the front of blue textured paper that I sponged with Color Box frost white ink to look like clouds.
I stamped the branch from Lawn Fawn's "Winter Sparrows" with Distress gathered twigs ink onto white card stock and trimmed out.
I stamped the bird from Lawn Fawn's "Year Four" using Adirondack slate ink onto white card stock and trimmed out.
After gluing the branch and bird to the front of the card I stamped the notes from Lawn Fawn's "Year Four" above the bird's head using the slate ink.
I stamped the verse from Lawn Fawn's "Winter Sparrows" using the slate ink again.
Though the verse is from a Winter set I think it would work well with any season.


Wednesday, May 17

A bit of sparkle...


The base card is white linen card stock.
The main piece is also white linen but I covered the whole piece with Twinkling H2Os.
Once it was dry I distressed the edges and layered it to the base card.
To finish the card I die cut three tulips using Paper Smooches "Dainty Flowers" die and more white linen.

24 carrots...


I started with a white card stock base card.
The green card stock strip I ran through the BigKick with a Paper Smooches "Dots & Dashes" die before cutting it with my paper trimmer.
I glued that on then cut a piece of kraft paper for the next layer.
At this point I stamped the verse from Paper Smooches "Vegtastic" using StazOn jet black ink.
On a other piece of white card stock trimmed to fit the sketch I stamped the carrot all over it, using the StazOn, from the same Paper Smooches set.
I colored one carrot using Prisma color pencils to show one was "picked"!

Can you tell I like Paper Smooches stamps yet???


The base card is white card stock and on a second piece of it I stamped the elephant from Paper Smooches "Big Hugs" using StazOn jet black ink.
I colored him with Prisma color pencils and trimmed him out.
I had a paper pad with the striped and grey paper so I trimmed it as per the sketch and taped it to the front of the card.
I stamped the verse from Paper Smooches "Uplifters" using the StazOn.
To finish the card I glue dotted the elephant to the front of the card.