Tuesday, August 23, 2016

She sells seashells.....

Wow, we had a nice break from our hot weather, on Sunday and Monday. Seems things will be heating up again in the forecast for Wednesday. I heard someone say 30 degrees, which in Victoria, is not seen often....so here is hoping the forecasters are wrong!
Here are another 2 cards using Swirly Seashells patterned paper, that I made.
I stamped the main shell with Versamark ink, then embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I used our watercolour paints to colour it in, Since it was a small piece, I used our White Daisy cardstock, rather than watercolour paper. Then I cut our the shell image and popped it up on some foam tape. I added the shell over some White Twine I smooshed through Desert Sand ink, before fringing and tying it up.
 I used Crystal Blue cardstock and sanded it down. I covered Bambo cardstock with random stamped images from NEW, Swirly Seashells stamped with Cocoa ink. I punched a scalloped border on some Desert Sand cardstock, then added it as a mat. The sentiments are from sets, Way To Go on the top card and a sentiment set from our Flower Market Cricut package. Both were stamped with Cocoa ink. I added Mini Pearls to finish the cards.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Swirly Seashells; Way to Go; Flower Market package
Cardstock: Crystal Blue; Bamboo; Desert Sand; White Daisy
Ink: Cocoa; Desert Sand; Versamark; Watercolour Paints
Embellishments: Mini Pearls; Gold Embossing Powder; White Twine

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Swirly Seashells

I have been posting lots of cards on Instagram, then forgetting to share them to my blog. Here is one of the first cards I made with new product from our Annual Expressions.
I love shells, so Swirly Seashells was a must have for my first group of products bought. I random stamped with Cocoa ink on sanded Bamboo cardstock, using all of the shells in this set, to create my own paper. I matted with Desert Sand cardstock that I punched with our Scalloped Border punch.

I stamped the main shell in Versamark, then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, on white cardstock. I used our watercolour paints to fill it in. I took some White Twine and rubbed it in my Desert Sand stamp pad, then tied it up and fringed it out.

The sentiment is from a retired set that I stamped with Cocoa ink on sanded Crystal Blue cardstock. I added some Mini Pearls to finish off this card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Swirly Seashells
Ink: Cocoa; Versamark
Cardstock: Crystal Blue; Bamboo; Desert Sand
Embellishments: White Twine; Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Way To Go and Hello!

Well, seems I have really been neglecting my blog......eeeep! Since the 24th of July, we have been becoming familiar with recovery from a sewer back up. Our outside yard replacement and repair is finished and next week we start reconstruction in our  home. Luckily, I have had new products to make me happy during this "shitty" time!
I started with a new border stamp set, Way To Go. I stamped with: Poppy; Pomegranate; Gypsy; Peacock; Canary; and Lagoon inks.

I then cut some Black cardstock and Purple Glitter paper with our new, Hello, thin cut die. I adhered the three die cuts together to add some dimension to the word. The really great thing about this new die, is it comes in a set with the word "thanks", too.

I added some Pomegranate and Gypsy cardstock  along with a line with my Black Journaling pen.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Way To Go
Thin Cut: Hello
Cardstock: Colonial White; Pomegranate; Gypsy
Ink: Poppy; Pomegranate; Gypsy; Peacock; Canary; Lagoon
Embellishments: Purple Glitter paper