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Thursday, March 31, 2022
Butterflies and Ink Layering
Monday, March 28, 2022
Swinging Spring Bunny
I started out using an ivory cardbase and used the same for the background panel. I used a cloud embossing folder on the background to add some depth and more interest. I inked up some cardstock using Rose Petals and Sage dye inks by Catherine Pooler and then cut the bunny, grass and flowers from them. That bunny as cute as it is, is a little bugger to glue together. hahaha The grass die I've had for a very long time and the flowers are a die for a wreath that I cut and then added white gel pen to the middle of each one. The sentiment is from Stampendous.
A "Hoppy" Birthday card this time.
This panel was in my UFO pile as well, all watercolored and ready! I raised it using postal dies for more interest and layered effect. I love how it turned out!
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Check out this card I've created...
A special celebratory card for this post...a birthday card. Since it is a special card, I made a very bright and sparkly background. The background was created with the Scribbled Hearts stencil by Catherine Pooler and lots of ink blending to create a rainbow of hearts. After ink blending the stencil, I cleaned off the stencil and then applied Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter to make the rainbow hearts sparkly. I wanted this background to stand out the most so I die cut balloon dies out of vellum and just added die cut numbers cut from gold foil cardstock. All products I used are by Catherine Pooler Designs except for the sugar glitter.For Following Challenges:
Easter Bunny Wishes
Hope you had a nice weekend.
It's a pollen-apocalypse now here in central North Carolina. For the next month everything outside will be covered in a yellow powder/film as well as the air. Springtime in NC! 🤧 A good excuse to stay in my craft room.😀
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Stamps: Sentiment - Easter Sentiments (Stamping Bella)
Paper: Watercolor paper (Strathmore); White cardstock (Neenah Solar White).
Ink: Minted, Samba, Chiffon (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Extras: Egg Hunt egg die (Catherine Pooler); Scalloped stitched slimline die (Catherine Pooler); Bunny dies (Lil' Inker Designs).
Friday, March 25, 2022
It's been a couple weeks since I shared anything. It's been warm off and on here and so I've been taking advantage of it by getting out for some small hikes or sitting on the patio. So the cats have been watching the craft room for me. LOL
I have been cleaning out in the craft room a little bit more. In so doing, I've been going through the piles of backgrounds, unfinished images, unfinished cards trying to use them up finally in finished cards. This post is one of them and I'm playing it in The Paper Players challenge and The Flower Challenge. Both challenges are ending today so I'm squeezing it in.
In going through some piles, I found this bouquet, by Studio Katia, that I had made a long while back, using the bleach technique. It's original background behind it had some goofs on it from the bleach so I had tossed it aside. So, I decided to fussy cut the bouquet out to finally make it into a card. I also had the shiplap stamped background in my stash I had discarded from another project. All added was the sentiment from the same stamp set as the flowers, Blooming Bunch, by Studio Katia.
For some glimmer and bling I had added some sparkle in the middle of the flowers but it has been too long for me to remember whether it's Wink of Stella or embossed powder or similar.
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Friday, March 4, 2022
Blue Leaf Thanks
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Balloons & Rainbows
It's a gorgeous Carolina blue day here in Cary, NC! Hope it's just a gorgeous wherever you are. I have been sitting outside enjoying the nice weather and trying to get some blogging done while listening to an audiobook. Got to love multi-tasking! LOL
I have another birthday card to share at Timeout Challenges during their 8th Birthday challenge these next two weeks.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Here I am piling on the blogging again. I still have several cards I have not shared. I try to wait to post in the evenings when the Hubs is at work but lately the evenings have been either busy or I've fallen asleep in mid-sentence. It's very late again so I fear the latter may happen again!
We had a milestone birthday this past weekend. Our oldest, Arrow(dead name -Patrick), turned 30! How do I have a 30 year old I don't know because I don't feel much older than that myself! Anyhoo it's reality. This is the birthday card I made for them. I know many people are not very familiar with all the gender pronouns and such. Our oldest, birth name Patrick, has been a member of the LGBTQIA2s+ community for several years now and this past summer announced their preference for nonbinary gender identification publicly. Thus they chose to change their name to a non-gender bias name, Arrow. So, long story short, they identify as nonbinary using "they/their/them". And with embracing that with them, I created their birthday card using the nonbinary colors, which are yellow, white, purple and black. They loved it.