Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Megan is 13

Hi There. Just stopping in with a card I made this last Spring. This one was for my dear granddaughter, Megan who is now a teenager! So proud of how she is growing up so fast, happy, and loving. No more pale pink as her favorite color, but brights and black. She still love glitter, though.

This card uses the Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet DSP which was a Sale-a-bration paper, and I mounted it on a Pool Party card base. The letters and birthday die are from PaperTrey Inc. The numeral 13 is an oldie-but-goodie from Autumn Leaves Manhattan clear stamps. Can you see how it is covered with what looks like many colored glitter? Easy - used DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer Effects on the Pool Party die cut and it turned out to match the dsp perfectly. What fun and a surprise! The clear looking gloss didn't show its colors until dry. I checked their website, but couldn't find if they still sell this same stuff. Mine is very old (4-5 years) and hardly used. I popped up the 13 to help it stand out even further. Makes a pretty card, don't you think?  Megan loved it.Whew!

Thanks for the comments on my NBUS card. So pleased and happy to have visitors and new followers! See you again, soon.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NBUS Challenge #1: Lovely Lilacs

I am back... and I  hope some of you crafty people will return and check out my work. I have never stopped making cards and photographing them, just not blogging. Really! Enjoy, and thanks for looking!

Happy Spring, everyone! Here's my ode to Spring, using my favorite flower, lilacs.

Darnell's new thing NBUS Challenge #1 and her friendliness and on-going inspiration have gotten me to try blogging again! Also, I have a "new to me" computer that I can actually get some pictures off my camera and crop them sufficiently enough to post. Yay!. So do I get two NBUS's, one for the stamp and one for my computer?

My NBUS is the lovely stamp used for this card. I finished the card at a crop recently after having stamped and embossed it with black Zing embossing powder ages ago. The beautiful stamp is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, Inc. is called " Lilac Glass Vase". My multicolored lilacs are colored with Kraft Aquarell Watercolour pencils and I did use watercolor paper. An water pen helped the colors blend. Trying to make the vase area sparkle as though it really has water in it, I covered the area with my clear Gelly Roll pen by Sakura. The card base (that is hard to see here, I know) is Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Plum with a Basic Black border for my focal image. No, I haven't tried any other kind of water coloring, but am sure admiring all the cards I see everywhere. I love coloring, so this was a lot of fun.

As I am new at figuring out how to use Blogger again and to load pictures, again, have patience, please, and I will be back with another card soon. Bye!