Friday, February 1, 2019

Gingham Gala Well Written Stitched Shapes

I made this card on Wednesday.  That would be the 
day that temps were below zero and windchill was
-27ยบ.   My calendar indicated my monthly apt for
my hair color.  I likely could have kept the apt,
but I drive home with wet hair, wrapped in a plastic
hair net.  It's a long story, but I use chemical free
organic henna hair dye.  Given the two step process,
 I do the final rinse at home.   I just could not tempt the
fates, by driving home 20 miles with
a wet head, covered with henna hair dye.

So, I spent part of the day enjoying some stamping 
time.  It was very pleasant, and I managed to create
some cards for family birthday packs and someone
undergoing breast cancer surgery.

Today also happens to be my Mom's 90th birthday.
This is not the card that I sent to her, but I needed to
post a birthday card today, in her honor!

This card used a selection of Occasions Catalog Products:
-Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper on page 35
-Well Written Framelits Dies on page 27

Plus the following from the Annual Catty:
-Stitched Shapes Framelits on page 220
- Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 223

I like making use of those pesky scraps of Designer Series Paper. 
 I just glued the scraps to a piece of cardstock and then cut it out
with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Die.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Geared Up Garage Nut Jar

This is just one of those weird ideas that you have to
get out of your head.  I wanted to create a "nut" card,
so this is it.  I used images from Geared up Garage
(Occasions page 43) and the Everyday Jars Framelits
(Annual catty page 217).   The sentiment uses
a masked portion of the Geared Up Garage sentiment,
with "nut" from the Labeler Alphabet set, on page 175.
This card fits a number of my male relatives.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Geared Up Garage Watercolor

Buffy really impressed, with her Stamp Off card from
this past Friday.  I love that Stamparatus watercolor
technique.  Her card motivated me to try this technique,
with Geared Up Garage on page 43 of the Occasions Catty.

I used Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point,
coloring and spritzing.  I was attempting to create an ombre
effect, but it is not as pronounced as I had planned. I also
wanted to mention that initially, my aqua painter was not
providing enough water.  However, if you take it apart,
you can scrape a pin around the interior of the brush
end (not the water reservoir) and clear minerals that are
blocking the hole to the brush end.   This allows
the aqua painter work properly again.
  I do like the movement that this
technique created with this image.

The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Wood Textures
Designer Series paper (Annual catalog page 191).  This
DSP is perfect for masculine cards.