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Dancing All Over the Place

>> Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Ballerina stamp has captured my heart so I made three cards using her.  In this one, I did some surgery on the images.  I cut her legs and made them come out at different angles so it would look like she was jumping high instead of bowing - then I made two more. I cut the Country Window curtains image and drew a long bottom instead of a short.  Lastly, I took the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting and cut it up to frame the little ballerinas. 


On this next card, I focused on the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting and cut out a heart.  I used an inked up embossing folder to get the design on the heart and the background. 


I made this one using the tea bag art from the Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge as my inspiration.  I cut up the Dance your Heart Out Sentiment and added the little ballerina.  I used teabags to stain up the tag and the background and then used the tea bag topper on the tag.  Fun card to make. 


She is just such an easy image to play with! 

Hope your week is going well.

Hugz,

Nancy

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Dance your heart out

>> Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

As soon as I saw it, I couldn't wait to color up this cute little Ballerina stamp.  She's just precious!

After making a line of dancers on this card here, I decided to feature her on stage, doing a little solo dance.  I began by using the Wood Grain Background stamp to create the floor and I just stamped her right on top.  I colored her using Copic markers and then took a couple of post it notes and masked off the top and side of the card.  Sponging on some yellow ink, I created a little spotlight to highlight her dancing.  I removed the masking and stamped the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting in the spotlight too.

Here is the close up of the glitter I added to her tutu.  I figured the spotlight had to be making something sparkle :)


I finished the card by layering it onto a pink base and rounding the opposite corners for a little extra interest.  I was feeling all good about this card, and I do still like it due to the whole adorable dancer, but leave it up to one of my design teammates to take the stage concept to another level by making curtains on her card!  If you missed it, you can see her amazing creativity here!

Thanks for dropping by today!
Karin

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Spring Birthdays

>> Monday, March 20, 2017

Hi Everyone! Spring is here. And after the winter snow storms last week I'm pretty sure most everyone is ready for spring. I know I am!! My family has several spring birthdays so I've been working on some birthday cards.

I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire that inspired me. She used a bunch of different greetings to stamp a background on her cards. I took just about every DRS Designs Birthday greeting I could find, arranged them on a piece of CS (in my Misti, of course) and then stamped them with VersaMark ink and embossed them with clear and white EP. I made several of these while I had all the greetings arranged in the Misti. Here are a couple of examples with white embossing:


                                       

Once the embossing cooled, I die cut a circle in the card base with Nesties as well as a white frame. Once the frame was glued into place, I added the die cut butterfly. I used a Faber-Castel Pitt Pen to add some white dots to the butterflies.

For a more masculine look, I embossed in clear and added a sail boat.

The sail boat was created with a Darice die and some yellow and blue inks sponged on while still in the die.

These were fun to create and pretty easy with the Misti. And now I have quite a stash of birthday cards for family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by today,
shelia




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Spring is in the air

>> Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hi all, what a week it has been, old man winter woke up in a bad mood, from all the snow in the north and freezing temps down south. All my beautiful azalea's were starting to bloom with the promise of spring only to be frozen and now are a ugly brown. Today promises to be warmer so my hopes for spring are anew. 


So my card this week is all about spring.



I started by stamping the Ducks Decoration and coloring with Zig Clear Color markers. The daffodils are from the Daffodil Frame that I fussy cut. The white embossed It's Spring is from the Spring Bee Happy Greeting. After embossing I rubbed Mousse Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse over the top.



For the background I used the Nuvo Embellished Mousse in Peony Pink, Aquamarine, Cornflower Blue and a stencil. So now back to dreaming of spring.

Have a wonderful day,

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Spring!

>> Saturday, March 18, 2017

Good morning!
Here is a bit of springtime for you!!
I have used DRS stamp Spring Crocus 1066H
I used Copic Markers in peach and yellow to color my crocus.
The tin is done with cool grays.

I used a new Cross Stitch Rectangle die set from Lawn Fawn to make my frames!! The oval was cut from My Favorite Things Stitched Oval set.


Here is another spring card using the Daffodil Frame 104P and Blessed Day 245D 

I hope you like this breath of spring in the form of a card!!
Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

>> Friday, March 17, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday & Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I hope your week has gone well! Since today is the 'wearin' o' the green day, I have one last shamrock card to share. This is another of those, may look simple but there's a lot going on cards. After I read the details of the Technique Challenge on Splitcoast on Monday, I thought I'd give it a try. Basically, you just die cut some shapes or letters & use them as a mask on your project. I have a set of little shamrock dies in 3 sizes so I die cut them each several times & used temporary adhesive to stick them randomly over my background. You can sponge or spray or brayer over your bg, & decided to use some sprays. I used a couple of greens & a gold. It's hard to see in the pic above, but in the close up below, you can see it a bit. It's really pretty in real life.
On the smaller square, I used the negative part of the die cuts..the part w/ the shamrock holes in it & sprayed thru it. Then I put it into my Misti (I highly recommend doing this on sprayed bg), & stamped the Irish blessing two or three times w/ the Versafine to get good coverage. Then I temporarily attached the square on top of the bg & stamped the tall shamrocks. After removing the square, I stamped them again (I really only wanted the stems). The shamrocks themselves were stamped again on white, colored & fussy cut to add to the stems. The edges of both panels were sponged w/ the mowed lawn ink. 

Here's a look at the inside. I attached a few of the sprayed shamrock masks. Couldn't let those go to waste, lol. Below it are the Copics I used for the shamrocks.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great St. Patrick's Day!
Supplies: 
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress ink mowed lawn
paper: Staples 110# white
accessories: Copic markers, Heidi Swapp shine sprays, TE shamrocks dies, GM UDIO rectangles & squares dies, Misti




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Pretty in Pink Dancer

>> Thursday, March 16, 2017

Welcome!

I have a pretty basic card for you today - the best I could do while surrounded by 4 screaming children who were stuck in the house for 2 days due to a rather large snow storm :)


I started my card by stamping our new Ballerina using black ink on white card stock and coloring her using pink and golden markers.  I stamped the top of our All About You Birthday Greeting (leaving off the Happy Birthday at the bottom) using pink ink.  I layered both of these on a golden/orange card stock and set them aside.  The background was stamped using our Interlocking Star Background with pink ink.  I added a strip of bright pink card stock to the bottom and covered the seam with a coordinating piece of ribbon.  I attached everything to a folded golden/orange card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sue

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