Friday, March 27, 2020

Happy Birthday Sunflower


Hello! Here today with a sunflower design featuring 
...perfect to send some cheer for someone's birthday!



I began by stamping the sunflower image with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Ranger Watercolor paper, then heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder in black. 

It then was watercolor painted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and die cut with a Stamp Simply's "Sunflower" die. The color palette shown is Tim Holtz Distress inks in: Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, and Gathered Twigs.


The base of the card is made up of ivory and black cardstock, covered with a sheet of My Mind's Eye "Gingham Farm" decorator paper. 

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stamp Simply's "Birthday Sentiments" clear stamp set; stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder. It was then die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Stay safe/stay home and make cards!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Get Well Tulip

 Here today with an easy to mail get well card, featuring The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Get Well Tulip" clear stamp set.


It's an easy design using the no line watercolor method to paint the tulip. I began by stamping the tulip onto Ranger Watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen ink. The light color of distress ink makes it easy for paint application; it is also water reactive, so the inked edge of the image blends in with the watercoloring. 



The base of the card is also made out of the watercolor paper. Darice's "Quatrefoil" embossing folder adds extra texture behind the image panel.

The "get well" sentiment is stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die cut, trimmed straight on one side.

The inside of the card features a Bible verse from the "Get Well Tulip" stamp set: 


A bit of May Art's Ivory Burlap String ties it all together.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope that you are all holding up during these trying times.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Have Faith


There is a lot of uncertainty this week throughout the world regarding the Coronavirus. I felt led to create a card today
focusing on the hope that we have in Jesus; and how our faith in Him can overcome anxiety and fear.



The stamp set used for today's project is Stamp Simply's "Scripture for Graduation and Beyond" clear stamp set, along with their "Crosses" steel die and Fishtail Banner Sentiment dies. The decorator paper is Echo Park's "Forward with Faith."

The cross was die cut from three layers of watercolor paper, once with the decorator paper, then glued together to create dimension. It was mounted on a frame die cut with Spellbinder Classic Oval dies.






































Versafine Onyx Black ink, Scor-Tape, and Sakara's Quickie Glue Pen were all used in the project as well.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Here's a link to a word of encouragement from Franklin Graham if you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, March 9, 2020

Peony Wedding Wishes


What a fun and pretty 5 x 7" wedding card to create using Altenew's "Peony Dream 3D Die Set" (currently sold out but you can sign up for a restock email), and Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Wedding Wishes" clear stamp set.

The fun comes in with making up the flowers using the Altenew dies using watercolor paper and a mix of Prima water colors and Tim Holtz Distress inks.



I began by watercoloring a full sheet of watercolor paper using colors that I love, applying washes of color across the sheet. After the paint dried, I cut the shapes of the flowers out using the dies. Next time I will plan to cut the die shapes out of the card stock, then watercolor each individual piece.

After building the flowers using a Sakura Quickie Glue pen, I spattered them with some Windsor and Newton White Gouache.


The "Wedding Wishes" sentiment was stamped on vellum with Versamark watermark ink pad, then heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Embossing powder in white.

Thanks for taking a look at this pretty and easy to mail design!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Cheery and Bright


Here's an easy watercolor background design that is fun to paint. Love the rainbow color and yummy "thinking of you" 
wild strawberries.

The stamps featured today are from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's clear "Fruit of the Spirit," and "Fruit" clear stamp sets.



I began with a panel of Ranger Watercolor paper, then water color painted on stripes of Tim Holtz Distress ink (Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves) using a wide, fairly dry brush. 

I dabbed the ink pad onto my palette, then used the brush to add water to the distress ink. After completing each stripe, I cleaned the brush with water, squeezing it in a paper towel to get most of the moisture out. After laying down the first layer of colors, I dabbed the edge of each ink pad on the wet stripe of same color, adding a darker layered tint to the watercolored wash.

After the watercolor panel dried completely, I stamped the sentiment from the "Fruit of the Spirit" stamp set directly onto it using Versafine Onyx Black ink and a stamp platform.

I also stamped a couple of strawberries from the "Fruit" stamp set onto the watercolor paper, and painted those with the same Distress ink as above. After they dried, I fussy cut them to add to the watercolored panel.

The image panel is layered onto a piece of black cardstock to frame the bright colors. Adhesives used: Tom Bow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Scor-Tape.

Here's the inside of the card, with a Bible verse about the "Fruit of the Spirit" from the "Fruit of the Spirit" stamp set.



All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Stamp Simply has a great deal on shipping for the month of March. Be certain to check it out!


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Two Easy Graduation Card Designs



Two very quick and easy graduation card designs for you today. Both use one stamp set, one decorator paper pad, and one ink!


Take a look at both designs, along with the inside sentiments stamped as well...


May Art's Crochet Ribbon Trim and Wrinkled Ribbon add a bit of pretty to this card. The sentiment is die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die.

Here's the inner verse:





The top panel of this card is paper pieced with one inch strips from the "Watercolor" paper pad, adhered with Scor-Tape. This design is super simple to mail.




A wonderful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson for graduation as well as other events in life is stamped from the "Graduation Sentiments" set inside:



I hope that today's post has given you some inspiration for last minute or super quick graduation cards. As mentioned above, so many of the sentiments from the stamp set work for so many occasions through the years, not only graduation! 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Easter Spring Pansies



The floral cluster blooms were stamped onto Ranger Watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink, then watercolored with additional Tim Holtz Distress inks. The cluster was then die cut with the die, and covered with Sakura Quickie glue pen glue and liberally sprinkled with Floracraft Twinklets Diamond Dust Glitter.



The sentiment was stamped from the "Easter" stamp set with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. It was die cut with Spellbinders Hemstitch Oval die, and layered over a background of watercolor paper embossed with Darice's "Quatrefoil" embossing folder.

A bit of glitter finishes the outside border of the card. 

Here's a pic of the inner sentiment. It is also from the "Easter" stamp set:


All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy Valentine's Day!