Monday, May 27, 2024

Tropical Bird Cards

 I've had the Disneyland 'Tiki Room' song stuck in my head for three days... I have good reason, promise...

Don't these adorable tropical birds make you want to enjoy a Dole Whip while watching 60 year old animatronics sing Tiki Room at you? I might just need to buy my Disneyland tickets now!

I gave in and subscribed to the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club. I really couldn't let these guys slip away. I spent three days piecing together endless color combinations of parrots and toucans. All colored cardstock for these cards is from the Concord and 9th variety pack.

The background uses a Simon Says Stamp Plate called Whirl Diamond. The sentiment is also a foiled plate from Spellbinders that I used with gold foil and my Glimmer Machine.

I did my best to make this parrot look like a classic macaw. I settled him in a circle die cut window with his little branches and leaves. All he's missing is his Dole Whip!

The background was embossed with the Criss Cross Floral embossing folder from SSS. 

I know this won't be the last you'll see of these birdies! Put a bird on it.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Stencil fun - Congrats Card

 New card day! I was having fun playing with all my old stencils, and that's how this card was born. 

The focus is on the Floral Garden Stencil. For the Pitch Black card background, I inked up the stencil with Dove White ink and then ran the stencil on top of the Pitch Black cardstock through my die cutting machine. This imprinted the ink and left a raised look to the background.

Next, I used Glitter Paste over the stencil onto Watercolor Cardstock. Do you know how much you need Glitter Paste? Because you need Glitter Paste. Once the paste was dried, I painted the panel with Reactive Inks in Pool Party, Key Lime Fizz, and Taffy.

I then die cut four pieces of the watercolored panel from the Rounded Jewel Infinity Dies. I glued the four pieces onto the black panel. Next I die cut the "Congrats" sentiment, which came from the May 2024 My Monthly Hero Kit. I die cut those from the Pitch Black cardstock and the white glitter cardstock.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Father's Day Cactus Card with Distress Pencils

 Time for some messy watercolor! This weekend I took Jenn Shurkus's Distress Watercolor Pencil technique class. I have so many great backgrounds from the class, and turned one of them into a succulent themed Father's Day card.

The card started with this background from the class. I used a Tim Holtz stencil Measured with Hero Arts Paste. I then watercolored it with Distress pencils in Vintage Photo and Salvaged Patina.

The succulents are from Hero Arts Cactus Fancy Die set. Each piece was cut from watercolor cardstock and also painted with Distress Pencils. 

I backed the succulents on some Vellum so they wouldn't get lost in the cool background. The sentiment was stamped in Espresso Ink and is from a Lawn Fawn set called Dad and Me.

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