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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Happy Easter card

Hello everyone. I have been asked to join the Polka Dot Orchard design team. I am so excited to bring you projects using the wonderful digital stamps you can find there.

I used a couple of different sets for today's card.
Start by printing the large egg background from Woodland Cuties Easter Moose on Canson Bristol Smooth 100lb paper. This was printed out in about 5"x7" size. Watercolor with Zig Clean Color markers and trim to an A2 size card panel. Print the Happy Easter sentiment from the same set. Once it is trimmed down, doodle a border around it if you would like.

Cut a frame with any die you have. This one is Scallop Stitched Rectangle frame from Gina Marie Designs. Layer this with acetate and foam tape. Assemble the frame and egg background by pulling the backing off the bottom and two sides of the foam tape, leaving the backing on the top. Fill with sequins and then use a piercing tool or tweezers to loosen the backing off the top layer of foam and pull it out. I find this is much easier to line up all the layers and fill with the shaker material. 

Print the bunny from Spring has Sprung and color with Copics. Fussy cut him out and layer him and the sentiment on top of the acetate and frame layer of the shaker. 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Mini Giraffe card

Hello everyone. I just wanted to share this quick card I made yesterday. I love the Cuddlebug line from Unity Stamp Co. This is a mini giraffe from that line. It's much smaller than the others but it is so cute.
Stamp the giraffe and color it with Copics. Trim the panel down with a double stitched die. This background was made some time ago and I've been saving it for the perfect image. Trim down the sides and wrap twine around it. Mat on card stock that has the edges inked with the same colors as the background. Attach to an A2 size card base.

These are the backgrounds I made some time ago. You need 3 shades of Distress Oxides in similar colors. Ink the background stamp with the lightest color and stamp as usual. Then you randomly smear the middle shade of ink over the background stamp and stamp over the light shade. Do the same with the darkest shade. 

Supplies used:
Cuddlebug Giraffe-Mini- giraffe image
Tiny Unicorn-sentiment
Ikat-background stamp
Double Stitched in & out-rectangle die set

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Friends of Unity March 2020 Blog Hop

Hello everyone. I feel like it's been forever since I blogged here. The Unity Challenges I have been hosting have kept me busy I guess. Well that and a darling, adorable, squishy new grandson. That makes number 3 for me and I LOVE being a grandma.

This month the Friends of Unity blog hop is all about Designer's Choice

I opted to use a new stamp set for my first card. I've had it for a while but haven't been able to use yet. Funny how life had crazy busy pockets of time along with normal every day time.
I used Unusual Day Poppy by Graciellie for this one. I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used just one color for each area and blended it out with a water brush. I cut this down with a stitched die and used fun foam to mount it on my card base. The sentiment was from Abundant Blessings.

My second project was one I did just for me. I have been wanting to play with my inks and get messy for a while so I grabbed a tag and had some fun.

I used this tag that came in a Kit of the Month. I grabbed Distress oxides in Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon and smooshed them on my glass mat and sprayed them with a bit of water. Then I just started dipping the tag in one color at a time, drying between layers until I liked what I had.
 I used the kit Hug from Unity and I used ALL the elements in the kit. I used the script, the netting and the sploch and stamped them randomly on the tag with the same 3 colors until I liked it. I stamped the flower and sentiments from this kit in Ground Espresso. It looked like it needed something so I used the script and some Frayed Burlap ink to stamp a bit more randomly. Then I used that same color to ink the edges. I used a q-tip and Spiced Marmalade to add some shading to the flower petals. 

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop. Thanks for stopping by.

Alaine-you are here