Sunday, August 21, 2016

You are Beautiful

 I used the pretty Simon Says Stamp set, Sketch Ranunculus to make a card to share with you...
I stamped the large and small circular flowers on a piece of vellum with versamark(using a static bag first so that white powder doesn't stick everywhere), then white embossed.  I colored on the back of the stamped images with 2 different shades of pink Prismacolor markers.  I added a black strip to each side of the triangular panel pieces, and used a sentiment from the set.  Here's a closeup...
Okay, I know I say this all the time, but...what FUN!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, August 19, 2016

You Make the World...

I couldn't resist one more card like yesterday's, with watercolored, die cut leaves...
 I used the My Favorite Things Layered Leaves dies and the old (I think retired)Vertical Greetings stamp set. I stamped the sentiment and clear embossed.   I was having so much fun coloring my watercolor paper with my Peerless paints...I let the papers dry, then die cut with the middle and smallest leaf dies.  I stamped the borders with Simon Says Stamp's Diagonal Stripes background stamp.  Here's a close up... 
LOVING the Fall leaves and colors!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 186...Fall Leaves Thanks

There's a new sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch!  Here's my card and this week's sketch...
(I edited my card and moved my leaves a little lower to go a bit better with the sketch.)

Feeling in a "Fall" mood today...even though the heat index is in triple digits here in Virginia...ugh.  I used watercolor paper, watercolors, and Impression Obsession die, to make my leaves.  I colored the paper, then die cut.  I do think this is a first in maybe forever, or at least in a LONG time...I DIDN'T LAYER THE LEAVES!!  Watercolor paper is pretty thick anyway, but I thought they looked more like delicate leaves with single layers.  I added Lawn Fawn's Stitched borders(all of them still attached to one another)on an angle for the bottom of the card.  The sentiments are by Altenew.  Here's a close up...
I just can't get enough of these sketches, of late...SUCH FUN!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, August 15, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 185..."Heartfelt" Thanks

I am having so much fun with the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch this week...well... been having so much fun with a lot of their sketches of late:)!! Here's my card and this week's sketch...

 I couldn't resist using a "heartfelt" sentiment along with the same "thanks" die cut that I used on my last entry!  I found the little stamp while looking for a sentiment to add to the "thanks"...THAT led to the red felt hearts.  I used the Holiday Shapes by Simon Says Stamp to cut 4 different sized hearts.  I also stamped and gold embossed a pinstripe pattern on a piece of cardstock to use with my solid gold strip along the right side of the card.  Here's a close up...
  Such...great... fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

CAS(E) this Sketch 185...Thanks

There's a fun sketch over a CAS(E) this Sketch this week!!  Here's my card and the sketch...

I used My Favorite Things' Flashy Floral stamp set and the "Thanks" die.  I stamped the images, then added some gold dots(hand drawn) to the spaces between the flowers and the leaves.  I layered the gold die cut "thanks"  and added a gold border on the right side of the panel to match the sketch.  Here's a close up...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bears and Balloons!

I made a couple cards using the Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters stamp and die sets.  I used the Panda...and yes, pandas ARE bears, lest you doubt my post title😊!  Both cards are pretty simple in their design...just thought he looked cutest with the littlest distractions...
 I stamped,die cut, and layered the panda, stamped the sentiment ...what's so cool about this cuddly critter is that he really doesn't need any coloring...ok, you could shade him a bit, but cute as can be even without it:)!! I stamped an extra panda and cut the arms off him to adhere onto the layered bear to make him actually hold the "sending love" sign.   I die cut the unstamped balloon, choosing the heart balloon to go with the sentiment, and cut a glittery red heart with the balloon die...

The second one, much like the first, uses the panda, but with the other balloons from the set, this time, stamped...
 I colored the balloons with my Prismacolor markers and added some enamel dots...
Something cool to share...the gray card base is actually the wrong/back side of a shiny silver textured piece of bazzill cardstock.  You probably won't be able to see from this photo, but it IS shiny silver.  Here's a pic of the front side and one of the back side, which is what you see used on my card...
Sometimes, simply turning the paper over, makes a paper work for a project.  Such was the case with the gray paper for this card.   The different sides even have a different color "look" to them!!  Shiny textured silver...NEVER!  The other side...perfect!!  
This was great fun...this panda is ADORABLE, as are the other critters of this set!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa