Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ocean Breezes

A Memorial Day weekend greeting to all.  May we salute those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

Today I wanted to create a card using the new Impression Obsessions Mini Nautical Die Set.  I used some washi tape to create lines on a card blank and used Ranger Distress Ink Mermaid to cover the exposed area.  I then used the Anchor and Ship's Wheel dies and cut out 9 of each.  I removed the washi tape and then attached the die cuts to the card over the Mermaid Blue areas.

I used a Sizzix Scalloped Oval Edge die and die cut two pieces, one in white and one in blue that coordinated with the Ranger Distressed ink.  I created the background using a watercolor brush and Ranger Distressed inks.  While that dried, I die cut a light house and three dolphins from the die set.  I used Wink of Stella to color them and attached them to the scalloped oval.  I then attached all to the card and created an Ahoy greeting on vellum and embossed it.  Hope you enjoy.  Here is the link to Impression Obsessions. 

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stampin' Up Soft Sky cards

A wonderful new friend from the stamping group I recently joined sent me a couple of Stampin' Up inks and matching card stock.  I used the Soft Sky ink and card stock and was able to create three cards from it (could have made four if I was thinking ahead).  Below are the cards.  I am surprised how nice these turned out (I am not very skilled).  Please enjoy and feel free to let me know how I can make these better.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Take care.  Michael

Home made Balloon Stencil Card

Happy Friday to all you crafters out there.  Last evening, I used a left over piece of card stock that I had diecut balloon shapes using the new Simon Says Stamp  Celebration Time dies.  I placed the strip over card stock and using various Ranger Distress Inks, created a fun background.  I finished up the card with a simple Happy Birthday to you stamp using Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings .  Since the background was so busy, I only added a diecut glittered balloon.  Please let me know your thoughts.

Have a great day!  Michael

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lawn Fawn Stuck on You

I got this new stencil of a sunburst and did it on watercolor paper with Distress Inks.  I had a left over circle I cut out for another card and all of the sudden, it hit me.  Use the Lawn Fawn Stuck on You stamps and dies.  I used the Ranger Distress Inks for the images and the background of the circle die cut. I attached it to the background paper and mounted it on a 6x12 scored piece of paper.  I added some ribbon for embellishment and used Yellow Wink of Stella on the sun.  I hope you like it.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Foil Card Challenge

Greetings to all.  I hope you are doing well.  I am participating in a Foil Card Challenge and wanted to show my results below.  The creation of the foil card was much easier than I could imagine.  It gives you the chance to cover up a seriously messed up card and start again, using a liberal application of glue stick, a fresh piece of aluminum foil (although crinkled might be very interesting) and some smoothing and then embossing the foil card.  Hope you enjoy.

Have a great day.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Balloon Shaker Card

Good morning everyone.  Today I am showing a shaker card I made using the new SimonSaysStamp balloon die cut.  I used the negative image and propped it up with foam tape and filled the space with sequins.  Let me know your thoughts.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 1, 2015

First Shake Card- Shake Shake Shake

Greeting friends.  I have been very busy at work and went to New Orleans last week for a seminar.  I am back and was inspired to create a Shake Thank You card.   I used 6x12 card stock and some beautiful sequins.  I hope you like it.