Cardmaking Saturday

Today I was in the mood for cardmaking, and ended up making five cards. It was fun!

I needed to mail a card to a friend, so I made two of the same design:

I had fun using distress inks to watercolor my stamp images and add some splatters (OK – a lot of splatters! :)).

And then I made a few cards for Pinkfresh Studio’s July challenge (rainbow).

Pinkkfresh Studio is definitely one of my favorite companies, and their stamps are fabulous! I’m excited about their latest releases too. For these cards I used the Playful Animal Friends 1 and 2 sets, which are designed by Lizzy Mackay – one of my very favorite designers!

This is a super clean and simple card. I used Distress Oxide inks, which I used on the next card too.

And finally, in this last card I used Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger for the background. I love those sprays – they blend magically!

I also added Nuvo drops to add a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

And More Cards

While my craft room is now mostly complete, I have been super busy and on travel for work, so I still haven’t branched out from making cards – I love how quick and easy it is to work on a card. I also bought a bunch of new supplies lately, and I love trying them out this way. Here are the cards I made last week. The first two are with a fun stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

 

And the last one is with a stamp by Altenew.

I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish. Quick and easy!

This next week is going to be crazy busy too, but I hope to manage to put away all my crafty supplies in my newly assembled furniture, so I can get back to creating next week!

Paint Resist Card

Sharing yet one more card I made for the Merry Making class. At first I wasn’t a fan of this technique – paint resist – but I ended up loving how this card turned out. Still not sure that I will use this technique again, though.

I stamped the pines with distress paint (mowed lawn), then watercolored on top using Kuretake Gansai Tambi, and embellished with Nuvo Drops. (my latest addiction). I love the colors I used for this card!

I added some silver shimmer from the watercolors for extra shine.

Masking with Watercolor Card

I’m still having fun making cards along with the Merry Making class. This one right here uses a masking fluid + watercolor technique, and is the reason I signed up for the class: I love the example card too much! I used a different stamp set for mine that I had in house, and I love how it turned out!!

I used masking fluid and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and the adorable Winter Woodland Wonders stamp set by Avery Elle.

I will definitely be making more winter scenes with this technique!

Lost Without You

I made a quick card tonight, using two stamp sets I recently purchased – Sketchy Florals by Altenew and Otterly Awesome by Ellen Hutson:

So simple and easy! Watercolored with distress inks, and I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish.

My Monthly Hero Kit

As promised, I have a new card to share! It’s the only one I had time to make this weekend, but I love how it turned out! I made it with the October My Monthly Hero kit, which sold out the day it was released, and I am so glad I was able to get mine!

I stamped all the little images on watercolor paper using Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored them in with ZIG clean color watercolor brush pens. This card was inspired by May, who is one of the instructors in the Merry Making class I am taking at Online Card Classes (and loving!).

The red background is a card base, blended with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.

Have a lovely week!

Merry Making – Snow Flurry

Here’s the second card I made in the Merry Making class. Here, I tried out this new snow flurry technique with embossing powder – once again, I’m blown away by how amazing this looks and how easy it is!!

It’s hard to photograph this card so here’s the detail:

I’m hoping to squeeze in some more time to catch up with the rest of the lessons. I’m having so much fun!