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Caught a Bug?

>> Friday, June 22, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! And I hope your summer is spoiled by one of those summer colds or flu. But just in's a card to hopefully make you feel better. 

I started by die cutting the long bg piece then placing the arrows in my Misti. I first stamped them on a plastic sheet so I could see where they'd be, then placed the white piece in the Misti & lined up where to stamp them, a bunch of times. I did it this way because it made it easy to restamp some of them when the solid arrows weren't dark enough, Then I colored them all in. I really wanted a cute car image (hint, hint! BIG HINT!) but didn't have one so I made one out of circle die cuts. After playing around w/ the sizes for a while, I ended up w/ this.  I cut out the window part to add the blue behind it then die cut more circles for the wheels.
I added some narrow black strips around the layers & drew in the little puffs of smoke. 

Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used for all the arrows.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Caught a Bug?4 in 1 Arrows (inside - Caught a Bug Greeting)
paper: Staples 110# white, pine green
ink:  Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Copic markers,  ODBD double stitched rectangles dies, Lil’ Inker stitched mats long & skinny dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A,  sm & lg circles dies,  Copic multiliner pen, white gel pen


Happy Birthday

>> Thursday, June 21, 2018

Good morning!

Today I have a couple of birthday cards for you.
This first on is so fun using a swing arm type die from Karen Burniston
The front has a window that you can see when opening.
When you open the card an arm swings down to reveal, in this case, a shark.
It could swing down with what ever image or die cut you like.
 and Brush Beach Sunrise768L on the front.
The background is Dylusion spray inks (yellow, orange and hot pink).

Then Brush Beach Sunrise, Silhouette Palm Tree Line again

The blue water background inside is done with inks, water and coarse 
salt (leave sprinkled coarse salt on the inky background until
dry then shake salt off to reveal a nice design).
The palm tree die cut is also part of a Karen Burniston die set.

This second card uses the same background techniques
and a swirl design die from Sue Wilson.
This is an easel card with the swirl design at the top of the front 
and the bottom of the inside card base only.
The birds are Memory Box dies and the waves are Karen Burniston
Dies.  I used DRS stamps: 4 in 1 Seashells 473F, Sailboat 887F 
I also used white paint on the waves for whitecaps.

The seashells and boat are fussy cut.  I stamped the boat on the background
first so that i didn't have to cut out the thin lines.  The shore line is Stickles 
and Liquid Applique.  I added some pearls for fun.

Thanks for visiting today!


Deer In The Dogwoods

>> Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I was looking at some Vera Bradley patterns this weekend and they inspired me to make this Father's Day card for my Pop.  The pattern had flowers and lots of pink, so I needed a strong masculine image to get this to work out.  The Buck Bust image was the perfect way to add that masculine touch.

I stamped and masked the deer (I was inspired by Sue's awesome masking she did on her card for last week), then I stamped the Dogwood Branch image all over the card.  Then I water colored everything and added in a few splatters.  To top it off, I added a fussy cut dogwood flower branch and the I Love You greeting. 

I was easier than it sounds and the water coloring was so relaxing.




It's Five O'clock

>> Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Margaritas anyone? They're a party in a glass for sure!

I had some green cardstock sitting out on my table, so instead of cleaning up, I decided to make a card using a citrus theme.  I created my backgrounds using the Citrus Slice and
Silhouette Branch Background in green ink, and added and embossed strip to cover up the seam.

Nothing is more celebratory than fruity drinks and friends, so I stamped, die cut and matted the
 Five O'clock Somewhere Greeting and attached it to the center of the card.

I added the Margarita Glass that I colored and fussy cut, along with my die cut limes for embellishment.  And I didn't forget to add salt to the rim, by way of glitter glue :)

Here is a peek at the inside, where I just used the same stamps and the A Toast To You Greeting 

Cheers to You!  Hope your summer is going well and...
 Happy Stamping!



feel better soon

>> Monday, June 18, 2018

Hello Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend and found some time to get creative.

I have a couple of get well cards to share with you today. The first one was super easy and I really like the CAS look. I die cut a circle out of scrap paper to create my stencil, then I sponged a couple of Distress Oxide inks in the circle. Once that dried I stamped the dandelion image three times and used some green distress oxide ink to paint the stems and leaves. The greeting was stamped with Archival black ink. 

For this card I started by the stamping the silhouette palm trees with Versafine Black ink and heat embossed them with black EP. Next I sponged on various Distress Oxide inks to create the background. I used a small brush to sprinkle on some water for interested. The feel better soon is part of a larger greeting and was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detailed white EP 
once the black frame was die cut. Pretty bird Odie was stamped, colored with Copics, fussy cut and layered on some die cut palm trees before adding him to the frame.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Floor and Wall Tutorial

>> Saturday, June 16, 2018


I recently did a "make n take" at a stamp show that I thought I'd share with you :)

I used 4 of our stamps to create this card:

Country Window

Spring Crocus

The Floor

Brick Wall

a few masks and a bunch of coloring :)

Once the masks were made, total stamping time is less than 5 minutes!

 Step 1 - Stamp window and tulip bucket

Step 2 - Cover both with masks

Step 3 - Stamp floor image on top of tulip bucket mask

Step 4 - Mask floor

Step 5 - Stamp brick wall slightly overlapping floor mask

Step 6 - Finish stamping brick wall.

Step 7 - Dab dark grey, black and red inks on bricks

Step 7 - Remove masks and start coloring (I did all the cement grout a medium grey)!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Nailed It!

>> Friday, June 15, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I have been a day off all week so it's not surprising this is late...I truly thought it was Thursday. Ack!! Anyway, I have a fun little Christmas card that pretty much sums up my week... a tangled mess! 

This was a lot of fun to make. It took a little engineering w/ the light string image but I think it accurately represents what has surely happened to us all at one time or another. And if I could have gotten away w/ it, I would have totally left them like this & called it a day. This tangled mess of lights is one reason my tree is now one of those that comes w/ lights already on it, lol. I used a stamp a ma jig to position the light string into the chaotic mess it is then colored it & added the plug on the side. I stamped just a few pine branches & 1 ornament to give the impression of the unlit tree off to the side. The greeting was made up of little die cut letters. 
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend & Happy Father's Day to all you Dads!

stamps: DRS Designs - Christmas Light StringPine BoughOrnaments Galore
paper: Staples 110# white, pine green
ink:  Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Copic markers, Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles dies, Sizzix celebration words dies, Copic mulitliner pen


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