Friday, July 12, 2024

Gracious Words

Today's two faith based cards were created for Grace Klein here in Birmingham (@grace_klein_community). This is a wonderful faith based organization that has many charitable endeavors both locally and globally. Their goal is to give out 100,000 scripture based cards this year to be included with the food, clothing and school supply boxes, etc. They want cards in bundles of 25 which is daunting to our kind of card makers but my goal is to donate 100 cards by the end of the year. If you have any questions or want to join me, please send me an email or comment on this post and I will give you the details. 

For my first card, I used The Greetery Honey Jar stamp set using buttercup ink for the honey jar, fine line for the honey dripper, pernament black and soft stone for the bee and cut all with their matching dies. For the background I cut white cardstock using a die from The Greetery Nordic Frames dies. After stamping the honeycomb images from the Buzz Worth Sentiments stamped with (Simon Says) goldenlocks hybrid ink, I stamped the sentiment from Verve which is now out of business. All the stamped image were attached with a foam dimensionals. 

Products: The Greetery stamps and dies, Verve stamp, Doodlebug dp, Altenew, Concord &9th and PTI ink


I stamped images from the Reverse Confetti Happy Bee Day (no longer in business) including the honey jar, topper, dipper, bee and floral cluster, cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. The Verve Proverbs 16:24 was stamped onto a tag cut with the Paper Trey Ink Charming Tags 1 set. For the background, the The Greetery Honeycomb Corners Dies were cut from a white cardstock panel, then backed with a bright buttercup cardstock piece. All the images along with a flourish snippet from my die cut stash were attached with foam dimensionals. The sentiment is also from Verve which,  sadly, is no longer in business.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, PTI linen cs, The Greetery and PTI dies, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Jar-Y21, Y15, BG70, BG10; Jar Topper-BG01, BG02, BG05, RV21, RV17; Honey Dipper-E30, E33, E50; Bee-Y13, N3, N5, B0000, B000; Flower Cluster-Y00, Y13, RV21, RV06, RV17, YG01, YG03

These two cards represent cards #16 and #17 of my bundle of 25 (because I found 12 cards in my stash that fit the scripture requirement). 

I am submitting to the Word Art Wednesday challenge of Anything Goes - Weeks #655-656

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

A Pure Heart

Today's two faith based cards were created for Grace Klein here in Birmingham (@grace_klein_community). This is a wonderful faith based organization that has many charitable endeavors both locally and globally. Their goal is to give out 100,000 scripture based cards this year to be included with the food, clothing, school supplies boxes, etc. They want cards in bundles of 25 which is daunting to our kind of card makers but my goal is to donate 100 cards by the end of the year. If you have any questions or want to join me, please send me an email or comment on this post and I will give you the details. 

I stamped the Pretty Pink Fresh Floral Hearts stamp and and then cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I stamped the small cross from a old Technique Tuesday set onto the linen card front which was cut out with the The Greetery Nordic Frames dies. After attaching the floral heart with a layer of craft foam, I stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement set. A few Doodlebug sequins finished it up. 

Products: Pretty Pink Posh stamp and die, Stamp Simply stamp, PTI linen cs, The Greetery die, Doodlebug sequins, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: BG000, BG01, Y13, Y15, R10, R83, YG01, YG25, E81

While the scripture stamp was on my craft table I made a second card with the same theme. I used a die from the Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Heart Stackables set to cut an opening from a stitched edge panel. I cut a backing panel and blended on salvaged patina distress ink and stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement set. The gold cross was cut using a die from the Simon Says Crosses set which apparently is retired. The flowers and leaves were cut from my scraps bag using dies from the Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms set. 

These two cards represent cards #14 and #15 of my bundle of 25 (because I found 12 cards in my stash that fit the scripture requirement). 

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Monday, July 8, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Hello There

Hello there! 

For this card I wanted to include the bunny from the This Could Be Vodka set I decided to use the individual images in the Fence & Flowers set rather than the main image. I combined the fence, a couple of greenery pieces and three different flower stems. I used the erase, bring to front and send to back features in the Silhouette software to create the arrangement I wanted. After printing my finished image onto Copic friendly cardstock, I colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out including getting my craft knife out. I attached the image to a waterfall cardstock panel cut with a stitched edge die. The sentiment is from the Stacked Sentiments set. 

                

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Spellbinders cs, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Flowers-Y02, Y21, Y35, RV02, RV10, RV32 RV34, RV17; Stems&Leaves- YG01, YG25, G24; Greenery-G40, G43; Bunny-E40, E41, E42, E44, R83, E25; Fence-E81

 It is so-o-o hot! Stay cool my friends!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Spring Shower {Purple Onion Designs}

Another card today from the recent Purple Onion Designs release Tofu & Friends-Summer Fun collection illustrated by Chilliezgraphy by Pei (@chilliezgraphy). I posted this on my Facebook page as well as Instagram but just did not have the time to blog it until now. It's been a busy, busy summer so far. 


I used one of my favorite color combos for this card featuring the Spring Shower image plus a sentiment from the Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment Set created in my usual clean and simple style.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E30, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, N3, N5, R02, Y13, Y15, Y17;Kitty-C1, C3, R01, E30, E33, Y13, Y15; Umbrella-W00, E81, N2, N3, N5

Have a great day.

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Monday, July 1, 2024

You are Tee-Rific {Purple Onion Designs}

Recently Purple Onion Designs released a new collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula "Amongst the Pines". I did post to my Facebook page and Instagram but not here due to some time constraints. 


This card features Mulligan and 18th Hole along with a sentiment from The Great Outdoors Sentiment set

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Picket Fence Studios stencil, Altenew, PTI and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E50, E51, E53, R00, R02; Clothing-R21, R22, R24, R27, B21, B23, B26, E81, E42, E84; Shoes/Socks-E30, E31, E35, B21; Golf Club-T0, T3, R21, R27, B23; Grass-G40, G43, Flag stick-R21, R22, R24, R27

This was my husband's favorite card as he is an avid golfer.

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Just a Note {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card features an image illustrated by Stacey Yacula (@staceyyacula) for Purple Onion Designs which is a part of the Amongst the Pines release. 


I stamped Sapphire, Steel & Cobalt (swans) onto a Copic friendly cardstock panel along with Clouds from a previous release then colored with Copic markers. After masking the image I splattered on watered down white acrylic ink with a fan brush.  The sentiment is from the Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentimental Stamp and die set. The panel was mounted onto a subtle patterned paper background with a layer of craft foam. Super clean and simple!

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Pinkfresh Studios stamp and die, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Swans-W00, E81, N2, N3, N5, N7, YR14, YR16; Clouds-oB000, B01

I hope you have a wonderful week! See you back here soon.

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

Come Near

Today's card is the first of (I hope) many faith based cards I am creating for Grace Klein here in Birmingham (@grace_klein_community). This is a wonderful faith based organization that has many charitable endeavors both locally and globally. Their goal is to give out 100,000 cards this year to be included with the food boxes, clothing etc. All cards must include a scripture and can include envelopes or not. The cards they used as an example were water colored but of course my forte is stamped images so that is what I will be using. They want cards in bundles of 25 which is daunting to our kind of card makers but I am almost done with my first bundle since I have included some cards previously completed (12 actually) so technically this is card #13).  My goal is to donate 100 cards by the end of the year. If you have any questions or want to join me, please send me an email or comment on this post and I will give you the details.  


I stamped the Spellbinders Hydrangea Bouquet (Jan23 Clear Stamp & Die club) onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching die, then colored with Copic markers. I splashed watered down shaded lilac distress ink onto the stitched panel with a fan brush, then attached the image with a layer of craft foam. The sentiment from the Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement set was stamped direct to paper using new leaf ink.

Products: Spellbinders stamp & die, Stamp Simply sentiment stamp, PTI linen cs, MFT die, Altenew, Ranger Distress and PTI ink
Copics: Flowers-BV00, BV01, BV02, RV000, RV00, RV02, R85; Leaves-YG01, YG25, YG17

I am submitting this to the Color Throwdown (#779) Challenge to include colors of pink, purple and green.

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