Monday, April 10, 2017

My Favorite Things- Clarity Stencil Brushes

I have always wanted to be talented enough to make beautiful airbrushed backgrounds. Unfortunately, I can not....until these brushes came along.


 These amazing brushes make ink blending effortless. 


All you have to get them in your hands, load one up with ink, give it one quick swipe on scratch paper and begin swiping on your project. You will be hooked! Trust me!

Candle birthday card- I laid down candle mask and inked over the top. I removed the mask and stamped TE Graphic Greetings Birthday. One of those, "how did you do that?" cards. 

The balloon and Prairie Grass card are both done after embossing with TE embossing folders- Prairie & Confetti. Start with a very light hand when adding ink to the embossed image. The raised area really grab the ink quickly! 

All supplies from Taylored Expressions

Sunday, February 7, 2016

PTI -Clothing as inspiration Challenge


I am so ready for Spring and I just had to do something with my PTI floral stamps. Today the PTI challenge was to find an outfit that inspired me to make a card. I found this:
I just love the colors and the back accents in the top. You can find more information about this challenge and PTI's anniversary celebration here.
I used PTI Brushed Blossom stamp set and matching die. The ink colors are: Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst,  and a Moment Color Lilac Posies. 

PTI Design Team Challenge

Papertrey is celebrating their 9th Anniversary, and challenges always give me a reason to stamp. I picked this inspiration:

You can see more inspiration and information here
I used PTI Bold Blossoms Watercolor Sheets and Wet Paint Dies. I colored in the blossoms with Zig watercolor pens and a wet brush. I also used Raindrops from Papertrey to scatter around my card. The  entire card front is popped up with white fun foam. I hope you enjoy the release!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Watercolor and Emboss Resist

I love watercolor and I love embossing....put the to together and I am a happy stamper! I embossed the Taylored Expressions Wispy Wishes with white embossing powder on WC paper. I then used Tim Holtz distress ink to ink up a rectangle acrylic block, spritzed the block, and the watercolor paper, and applied the block to the WC panel. I love the results, hope you do to. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Watercolor card class

I love this new Etched Flower background from My Favorite Things.  When I first saw it I thought it would be beautiful embossed and watercolored to create a background. First I embossed the background with Gold (I also LOVE gold- but what girl doesn't ;) and then I took 2 blue and 2 green Zig Clean Brush pens and scribbled over the top, I then sprayed the entire piece down with water to blend the colors, and let it dry. I just loved the outcome so I tried to not to cover it up too much with a sentiment.  I used the Blueprints 13 die to cut the background, Fishtail Flag Stax to cut the vellum, and Blueprints 24 to cut the circle for the sentiment. I know the photo doesn't look like it but I used a strip of gold CS down the side of the Flag. Finally, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp is embossed in gold. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

#2 Superstar Card Contest.

 
My Favorite Things is having a Superstar Card Contest.  I love playing along for this contest because there are no restrictions, no layouts, no color combos- Just create! It is a great reason to use all these stamps and dies that I just 'have to have.' 
I did a color blend in the background first to give the shaker card some color. I made this card several months back for a young lady turning 13 and my twins LOVED it! My girls turn 12 in December so this will be for one of them. 


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Superstar Card Contest

 
I loved this challenge because I could sit down and play around with card design and tools with no limits. I LOVE ink blending and stencils so I did both! I used the MFT abstract stencil and the Stitched Horizontal stripe die to make the background. As my family will tell you, I am love daisies so I cut MFT Plentiful Petals as a focal point on my card. I really enjoyed the process of making this card and I hope you like it!