Hello and welcome. Today I'd like to share a few cards I've made in the last week using stamps that have never been used before (NBUS). With all that's still going on in the world, and my health, I'm finding my coloring and crafting is giving me some peace of mind. I'm still not happy with all that's going on in Ukraine. Somebody needs to stop that madman before he bombs all of Europe. Hopefully, something will come out of the NATO talks this week but I'm not going to hold my breath. However, I digress.
Lawn Fawn's set Dandy Day Flip Flop along with the matching dies. Now where I live, the calendar says it's officially spring, however, someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. We are jumping from the 60's to almost the 90's this week then dropping 20+ degrees next week. I've got dandelions growing all over the place in my front yard and this card reminds me of them. I started out by stamping everything twice on scrap Neenah white card stock before coloring using Castle Arts colored pencils before die cutting the second set of images. Once everything was colored, and die cut, I layered the main image panel onto black scrap card stock then onto a small turquoise piece for the card. I then popped up the die cut images (even those little itty bitty pieces) before adding a small scrap of bakers twine. As an afterthought, I took a black artist pen and added some hand drawn birds (don't laugh), faux brads and faux stitching around the edges.
My second card uses a set from Newton's Nook that I've been dying to use called Cuppa Cactus and the matching dies. I started out stamping my images twice onto some scrap Neenah white card stock to make into a one layer card before coloring using the Castle Arts pencils. Once my coloring was finished, I die cut the images before popping them up using dimensionals and stippling some Tim Holtz distress inks around them using my Picket Fence blending brushes. As an afterthought, I'm good for those, I took my one layer card and adhered it onto scrap green card stock before adding the faux stitching/faux brads using a black artist pen. I kind of like how it turned out doing that.
Splitcoaststampers F4A630 - Hello Spring (I went with Spring in the desert)
Inspiration Station #26 - Rainbow (inspired by colors of inspiration pic)
Newton's Nook Inky Paws #169 - Think Spring (I went with Spring in the desert)
Sunflower Power digital image from Power Poppy as part of their Sunflowers For Ukraine images. I started out by combining the sunflower, and saying, in a watermark program before printing onto Hammermill white card stock. I then colored the image using Castle Arts colored pencils before softly blending Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink around the edges using Picket Fence blending brushes. I then layered my colored image before adding some vintage brads then adding to a summer sun card. I wanted to keep my sunflower card as simple as possible so the image and saying stood out on their own.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento Black; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress
Card Stock: Scraps
Accessories: Twine, Micro Pop Dots, Castle Art Pencils, Black Artist Pen, PFS Blending Brushes
Coffee Cactus Card
Stamps: Newton's Nook
Ink: Memento Black; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye; Adirondack Caramel
Card Stock: Scraps
Accessories: Castle Arts Pencils, Dimensionals, PFS Blending Brushes
Stamps: Power Poppy
Ink: Tim Holtz Stormy Sky
Card Stock: Hammermill White; Stampin Up; Scraps
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Castle Arts Pencils, Brads, Glue Dots