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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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Hang in There {Purple Onion Designs}

Today I am featuring a card from the new Tofu & Friends-Summer Fun collection illustrated by Chilliezgraphy by Pei (@chilliezgraphy) for Purple Onion Designs.

After stamping Tutu Sweet Dreams onto Copic friendly cardstock, I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. I attached the image using craft foam to a circle onto which I blended broken china distress ink. The sentiment from Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment Set was stamped onto a strip of  cardstock which was also blended with the same distress ink. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, MFT die, Altenew and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, E40, E81, B41, B32; Flowers-YG01, Y0000, Y00, Y13, RV00, RV23, RV25; Leaves-G40, G43, B000, B01; Cart-W00, W1, W2, W5, E30, C3, T3

For a limited time you can purchase the whole Tutu & Friends Summer Fun collection including the Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment set for a savings of 30%. Offer ends June 15. 

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Monday, June 3, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Hello Crafty Friend

Do you send cards specifically for your crafty friends? A lot of us have internet paper crafting friends in this industry and today's card is a perfect one for them as well as those you know in real life. 

Using Silhouette software, I resized the girl, the crafty cluster then sized the "stamping" sentiment on the banner portion from the Crafting is a Superpower digital set. I did the same for the "friend" sentiment from the Talk Crafty to Me set and printed all onto Copic friendly cardstock. The main sentiment and girl were cut out with pierced circle dies. The cluster portion was cut with a stitched rectangle die for the card front. All images were colored with Copic markers. After adding a strip of patterned paper I attached the main image circle with a couple of layers of cardstock to give it more dimension. I blended tumbled glass distress ink on the edges of the sentiment piece and attached with foam dimensionals. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Doodlebug dp, MFT cs, MFT dies, Ranger Distress ink, Copic markers
Copics: Skin-E50, E000, E01, E11; Hair-E51, E33, E53, E35; Clothing-W00, RV00, R81; Book-W00, B000, B01; Greenery-YG01; Scissors-C00, C3, RV00, R81; Glue-B000, B01, YR30, Y21; Stamp-YR30, Y21, R01, R02; Banner-YR30, Y21

I hope the month of June is off to a great start for you. 

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Have a Flippin' Great Day {Purple Onion Designs}

It's a flippin' great day at Purple Onion Designs because there are two new adorable stamp collections. Today I am featuring a card from the new Amongst the Pines collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula

After stamping the new Fallen Log and Skip images Copic friendly cardstock, I cut out with a stitched rectangle die and colored with Copic markers. I also stamped, colored and fussy cut out Timber from a previously released collection. I masked the two images on the stitched panel and blended tumbled glass and broken china distress inks to represent the water, then used a cloud stencil and tumbled glass ink for the sky portion. I tapped on water using a fan brush on the "water", then blotted with a paper towel. A sentiment from the new Great Outdoors Sentiment set was stamped direct to paper. Timber was attached with foam dots. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, RC cs, Picket Fence Studios stencil, Ranger Distress and Altenew ink
Copics: Log-W2, E50, E53, E21, E23; Greenery-G40, G43 & G21, G24; Mushrooms-R02, R05; Rocks-E40, E41, E42; Beavers-E30, E31, E33, T0, W00, W1, W2, W5, R02, R35

For a limited time you can purchase the whole Amongst the Pines bundle including the Great Outdoors sentiment set for a savings of 30%. Offer ends June 15. 

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