Mermaid Kisses, Starfish Wishes

Hi all!  I’m keeping up with The Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and this time, I am trying to actually make cards with my colored images.  I gave away a lot of my stash of cards, so now I’m hoping to get it built back up.

Today I have a shaker card with minimal bulk.

Mermaid Shaker

I love these little mermaids from Love, Cynthia.  Just Keep Swimming has three mermaids, some sweet sea life friends and sentiments.  This was actually two days worth of coloring for the coloring challenge.  First, I created my background.  I used the Dainty Scallop Cover Up from MFT (retired — a MASSIVE amount of my stash is now retired!) and created a stencil.  I watercolored the scallops with my lone two Distress Oxide Inks — Wilted Violet and Broken China.IMG_4158

The next day, I stamped a pair of mermaids and some sea friends in VersaFine Onyx and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I used my Distress Oxide Inks to color the mermaids and some Zig Clean Color Markers to color the sea friends.  I fussy cut them out and started on a shaker card.  I knew I wanted to do this with minimal bulk.

I cut my window with the largest Stitched Rectangle Frame die {NOT retired!}.  I selected Stardream Metallic cardstock that I’ve had in my stash since we were planning our wedding in 2004! I believe the color is Kunzite, which is a really soft and pretty purple.  I added a piece of overhead transparency to the back of my frame die cut.  To make everything match up perfectly, I used the frame from Blueprints 13 to cut my watercolored scallop background.  I glued my background to a card base of the same color.

Ages ago, I won a jar of decorative confetti bits at a shoebox swap.  You know how you can get sprinkles for your ice cream in a divided jar?  Well, this is confetti bits — with loads of warnings that it is NOT food printed all over it.  It contains stars, hearts, stars & moons, and bitty flowers.  I’ve used it a few times, but there are enough sprinkles in there for a load of shaker cards!  I poured some of the hearts onto my background.  Then I added scor-tape on the inside of my frame.  Given that all of my shaker bits were in the center, I should have been able to just glue it down, no problem.  NOPE!  Somehow a bunch of those little buggers got onto the adhesive before it was completely flat.  So I just added more scor-tape to those areas and pressed down firmly.

I then added my mermaids and sea friends to the front of the card.  I wasn’t about to stamp on the transparency and didn’t want to add a sentiment strip.  So I stamped Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes on a panel for the inside.  I can say that embossing on the Stardream Metallic is not 100% — things can get a bit dodgy there.

Mermaid Shaker Shaking

There you have it!  A sweet shaker card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

 

Challenge Submissions

Die Cuttin’ Divas — #334 3D, Shaker or Shaped card

My Time to Craft — #354 Under the Sea 

 

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Happy Birthday – Rainbow Style

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Hi all!  I signed up for the Online Card Class – Rainbow Maker because, well, rainbows!  I had expected to be in my craft room ahead of the class, but as it turns out, I was unpacking when the class started.  I’m still unpacking and organizing, but really needed to get the creativity flowing again.  Rainbows will definitely assist in that!

Rainbow Maker Stenciled Birthday

I used a retired stencil from MFT Stamps and Distress Inks to blend my rainbow.  I wanted it to be rather clean and simple, allowing the rainbow to shine.  The sentiment is from Handwritten in Watercolor from MFT.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I added in a rainbow of sequins to finish it off.

Hopefully, this will be a good kick start to my creative mojo and I’ll have more to show you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~~Cammy

FTHS September Blog Hop

Hi all!   Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a Random Image Theme this month. Our designers are each showing a project created with an image that was randomly assigned from the store.

If you have arrived from Brenda, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Here is my project, using Great Pumpkin Birdbrains.

FTHS Welcome Fall Sept Hop

When I received my image, I was sweltering away with real feel temperatures of 105-110 degrees.  I was dreaming of fall and fall temperatures!  My time was limited so needed to do something quick and easy.  I printed my Birdbrains and cut them out with the Blueprints 13 frame.  I left my card stock in the frame, grabbed some Distress Ink and a blending tool and another printout of the image.  I fussy cut the second copy and used a piece of washi tape to secure it over the top.  I blended my sky and grass, then removed the mask and colored my image.  I then popped it out of the frame and loved the crispness of the border.  Finally, I cut one of the sentiments out using a Sentiment Strip die, popped it up on dimensionals and added some rhinestones.  Quick & easy!  (Really, I think I spent 15 minutes!)

Now head over to Doni and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today.  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

KGC Thanks a Bunch

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!  I’m here and on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with a project I did back in JUNE!  *GASP!*  These were actually the thank you gifts for my kids’ teachers, the school nurse and my daughter’s aide.  Because we had four gifts to purchase, I had to keep it small and the grocery store florist came through big time.  They had these great little orchids for $5.  I picked out four, made up sweet tags for each gift bag and they were done!KGC Purple Orchid Tag

This was my favorite of the four tags.  I love the richness of the colors and it matched the orchid so well.  I used my MFT die-namics again to create the tags.  I stamped one of the floral images from Grace’s Happy Heart in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder on each tag.  Then I used a variety of Distress Inks and other dye inks to blend each tag.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Grace’s Little Note in VersaFine Onyx and embossed that with clear embossing powder.

Simple, but packing that big punch of WOW!  Here are the other three tags I created.

KGC Periwinkle Orchid TagKGC Thanks a Bunch pink

KGC Peachy Pink Orchid Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you liked my project!  See you again soon!

~Cammy

 

KGC – Sunflowers for You

Hi there!  I’m up on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  Before we start peeking some new products from Kennedy Grace Creations, I wanted to share with you a quick one featuring the Beautiful Blooms – Sunflower  that was released last month.

When I was growing up, we had sunflowers in our backyard.  I remember sitting at the top of a step ladder to reach the tippy-top of the sunflowers.  They are such beautiful flowers — even if they aren’t all that cooperative showing their faces.
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I wanted to do something unexpected for some friends recently and found bunches of sunflowers at the grocery store, which made this so easy.  I created a simple tag using MFT die-namics.  I stamped my sunflower in VersaMark on watercolor paper and heat embossed with Zing Chestnut embossing powder.  I love that it made the center that deep brown of the flower.  I then colored them up using Distress Inks (a mix of Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn for the leaves).  The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Onyx and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then added the bow in brown gingham and finished it off with some sequins from Mocha Vanilla Latte.  They made sweet little bouquets!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you’ve enjoyed my project!  See you again soon!
~Cammy

KG Creations — Celebrate

Hi there!  Happy Friday!  I love to have a variety of cards on hand for those times I need one in a pinch.   This one came together really quickly and features  some of Tinkerbelle’s Sparkle from Kennedy Grace Creations.

KG Celebrate 2-26-16

On a recent trip to Michaels, I found some Heidi Swapp stencils on clearance. {I hadn’t been there in months and they completely moved everything around. It took me a bit to figure out where everything was!}  I used Distress Inks to create this beauty  {I think I used Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, Evergreen Bough and Ripe Persimmon} — one of my favorite roses is the peace rose and that is the direction I was going with this.  I didn’t quite get there, but I still like the effect.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle Circle It – of course, it is stamped with VersaFine and embossed.  I love how bold that makes the sentiments!  To finish it off, I added in the shimmery and shiny clear/white sequins from Tinkerbelle’s Sparkle.

Challenge Submissions

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge — Sequins, Distress Ink & Stencil

 

Tic Tac Toe #4

CCEE Stampers — Floral Design (CCEE1608)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~ Cammy