Sunday, January 10, 2016

Avery Elle Party Animal

Just a really quick one I made today. Blue panel and stamps by Avery Elle, Balloon die by Paper Smooches. Ink is Clearly Kelly from Hero Arts.

Paper Smooches Nine Lives

Another one I whipped up tonight using my new goodies.  Stamp set is Paper Smooches Nine Lives.  The border die is from Lawn Fawn, tag Avery Elle.  You can't really tell, but I used white heat embossing for the teeth before I cut them out.  I have now officially used all six Paper Smooches sets I bought for Christmas! I just can't get over how cute they are. :)

Paper Smooches Zoo Crew

This is kind of a terrible picture that I will probably retake in the daylight, but I thought it turned out so cute!  The background is tone on tone ink, which I sponged over a stencil (Crafter's Workshop).  The die cut words are from MFT I believe (I stamped the "thank you" with a line background stamp that has long ago retired from Stampin' Up!) and the white panel is Avery Elle.  I rubbed the edge of the white panel in VersaMark ink and embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum.  The stamp is of course from Zoo Crew by Paper Smooches. The glitter heart sticker was designated for the garbage after it fell off of one of my kid's slap bracelets, but I rescued it and I think it's the perfect little accent for this card.

Paper Smooches 4 COLOR CHALLENGE

January's challenge on the Paper Smooches blog involved using 4 colors plus neutrals on a card. I used two different green inks on the large leaves (I "kissed" two different stamps together---the smaller fern like leaf was inked in a darker green). The pops of coral and teal are set off with the neutral white and sand background.  I popped up the flower with foam tape as well as the white panel. The embossed background was done with my Big Shot and a lifestyle crafts embossing folder. The stamp sets were Botanicals 3 and Party Posse by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Fish in the Sea

This card was very heavily inspired by Jennifer McGuire. She had a card published with this sentiment and two fish facing each other a couple years back.  The fish were created using the mirror image stamping technique.  The set is called Surf and Turf. I used the Gansai Tambi watercolors again to color the fish and then used my Wink of Stella clear brush pen on the fish and heart balloon (also by Paper Smooches).  I hand drew the balloon string and finished it off with two coats of Glossy Accents.

Paper Smooches Happy Baa-thday

 This is another set that I bought for myself with Christmas money. PS stamps are SO cute. :)  I used Bazzill Cardstock, lifestyle crafts embossing folder, and the die is from Paper Smooches as well as the sheep and sentiment (the set is called Party Posse). I used Versamark and clear embossing powder for the sentiment.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Paper Smooches Stacked Dogs

I spent some Christmas money on stamps and supplies and the thing I was most looking forward to being delivered was this ADORABLE stamp set called Woofers And Tweeters by Paper Smooches. My order came yesterday and I had to play with them today.  I did some simple masking with the dogs to stack them on top of each other. I used VersaColor black ink and clear embossed the dog outlines. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors on Strathmore watercolor paper for the dog panel. I used VersaMark ink with clear embossing powder for the paw prints and bones on the Kraft card stock background. A few little hearts and two staples finished it off to let the stamped panel take center stage.

**embarrasingly, I entered this into Paper Smooches monthly designer call and put a picture of myself on the link picture. I can't figure out how to change it. :(

Friday, January 8, 2016

Baby Boy Shaker

This is a baby card I made for my friend 's baby boy. He was born in late October. The elephant stamp is by Avery Elle. I will update the rest of the supplies later today. 


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