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Graduation Season

>> Monday, June 14, 2021

 

This year I have needed a bunch of graduation cards. For a very quick and perfect graduation card for any graduate this TASSEL - 007D can be colored in any color to match any school. For my card I colored it with copics.

GRADUATION IS THE BEGINNING VERSE - 848G is a very fitting sentiment for the graduates.

For the base I heat embossed in clear GRAD HAT HOORAY! - 889G on black cardstock.

The image and sentiment were cut, popped up on dimensionals and the card base rounded to mirror the cut on the image layer.

If you need a quick graduation card it does not get much quicker than this.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week.

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Fore You

>> Friday, June 11, 2021

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!

I hope your week has gone well! We've had warm days & a few afternoon rain storms here. The cicada invasion I think is winding down. Gosh..talk about loud! Apparently only 3 counties in N. Georgia had the invasion & my county seems to be the epicenter. 

My card today features a wonderful golf bag w/ a split bg of golf words & plaid. The golf bag & greeting were stamped, colored & die cut. I had a dk forest green panel already cut so I used it behind the golf bag. The golf words were stamped w/ Kaleidacolor pad called fresh greens. The plaid bg was made using the same Kpad. I sponged on some of the lighter greens then stamped the plaid on top.

Here's the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Supplies:
paper:  Staples 110# white, forest green
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor fresh greens
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch  dies, Misti, Spellbinders labels 8 die, Copic Sketch Markers

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Splish Splash!

>> Thursday, June 10, 2021

Good morning!
I used a couple of backgrounds I had on hand today.
I usually always have a multitude of
spray or "dipped" backgrounds hanging around.
I use a combo of Oxide Distress sprays or pads and Dylusions
sprays from Ranger.

Today I used DRS Design stamps: Sailboat, 4 in 1 Ocean Designs,
The frame die is from MariAnne Designs.
I stamped the boats on the background then again on white paper, colored and fussy cut.
I used a white gel pen to add white to the birds and white caps.  I used a watercolor brush
to add a bit of water horizon.  Then added Stickles to the boat wakes.  
The "Father's" in the sentiment is glazed.
I fussy cut the background around the frame also then matted with colors from
the background.  


My next card features a stamp I haven't used before even though
it has been in my stash for a while!
I thought I'd add a generic everyday card that could be sent to anyone.
DRS Design stamps: Splash the Dolphin, Splish Splash and 


I did the same thing on this background, I stamped on the background and 
on white then fussy cute.  On the water I added white pencil, white 
gel pen and stickles in a combination.  The places I put the stickles
made the color bleed back through (note to self!).

                                                                               Inside



Have a fabulous crafty day!!
Thanks for visiting!
Robin

 

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Beer Mug Birthday Celebration

>> Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hello Crafty Friends,



My youngest darling daughter turned 26 this weekend, and she wanted me to go with her for burgers and an Eagles Cover Band concert in Birmingham, Alabama.  It was an unusal request and one I was a bit scared about, but I had a blast!  This is the birthday card I made her.

I added in Snowtex to get the foam texture on the Large Beer Mugs. I watercolored the beer and fussy cut the mugs.  Next, I added in Leonard from Leonard Pig's Dance of Joy and the Go Hog Wild greeting.  A cute little wooden heart finished it off. 

Here we are the concert.  We didn't go hog wild, but after lockdown for over a year, getting out to a concert seemed like we were going hog wild.  It was an outdoor concert at the Avondale Brewery Ampitheater so the beer mugs on my card were perfect. 
Hope you are having a good week!

Hugz,

Nancy


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Summer Cards

>> Tuesday, June 8, 2021



Hi Everyone,

I know it's not officially summer yet, but it's 90F degrees here, so I feel like it's in full swing! Here are a couple of cards to kick off the season.

This card I made a while ago, but I'm happy to share the beachy themed card today.  The beach just screams summer, and vacation, and relaxation, and happiness, and...! It's all goodness in my book.

I sponged some ink onto the background and the beach themed greeting too.  I made the beachy background by adding die cut wavy ric rack for water and some Splatter Background stamped sand.  A punched sun, die cut flip flops and some stamped and fussy cut starfish completed the card.  



A friend's son graduated from military school, so I chose to make him a patriotic graduation card. Red. white and blue says American summertime to me as well, so it's reflects the time of year for this milestone too.

I dry embossed the background and added a stamped panel made using Grad Hat Hooray.  The Graduation is the Beginning sentiment was die cut and I embossed and fussy cut the Brush Mortarboard, adding it with some pop dots.

 


Since this card was being sent to a guy, I resisted the urge to add gemstones and just added a gift inside...lol!

Here hoping the summer season is off to a happy start for you!
Karin



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A Friendly Note...

>> Monday, June 7, 2021

 

Sometimes all you need to cheer up a friend is to send them a note to let them know how much they mean to you.

This FRIENDLY NOTE GREETING - 790D is perfect for just such a friend.

For the background I used a bokeh technique. Using a green distress oxide on white card stock for the full background and more pressure on some parts and less on others to get the two toned green. Next I used white pigment ink and 2 different circle stencils and applied it with a dauber using more white on some and less on others.

I finished the card with the FRIENDLY NOTE GREETING - 790D stamped, die cut and popped up on dimensionals.

I have a second card this week to share with you.


This FRIENDLY NOTE GREETING - 790D is perfect paired with any fun image too. I thought FROG ON A LOG - 252H would be perfect with this sentiment. Once stamped the image was colored with copics and cut with a die cut.

The base layer is embossed with a swirl folder.

Super quick card and perfect for anyone.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my cards this week.

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Watermelon Note

>> Friday, June 4, 2021

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!

I hope your week has gone well! I think Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer & when I think of summer, I always think of watermelon. So I'm using a watermelon image for my card today. The ant is a bonus, lol. After I colored the scene, I die cut it then added a black scallop frame. For the bg, I embossed the red section w/ a border folder showing summer foods & the white section w/ the companion checkerboard folder. I added a narrow black strip to cover the divide & a couple of die cut buttons. I added a little black stickles on top of the buttons.

Here's the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Supplies:
paper:  Staples 110# white, black, red
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, (Kaliedacolor fruitcake used on inside)
accessories: Rubbernecker Square Stitch Square Stitch FrameRectangle Stitch   dies, Misti, stickles, Memory Box Scalloped buttons die

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