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petunias times two

Good morning crafty friends!  Are you enjoying your spring?  Everything is bursting with color here in north Florida.  The azaleas are blooming all around with shades of pink, purple and white.  We’ve been busy over the past month – planting a vegetable garden (tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and onions). We’ve also added a new weeping plum tree and two hydrangea bushes.  I am looking forward to watching everything grow.

Here are two springtime cards using a lovely Petunia stamp from Creative Visions (found here) – this red rubber image comes in two different sizes.

On this first card I embossed the image in white and sprayed colorwash inks to get a bright watercolor effect.  The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart.  The stitching on the white panel was done on my silhouette machine.

embpssed petunia

On the second card I take the same image and color it with prisma pencils and sponged with memento ink for the background.  The background paper is basic grey and the ribbon is from May Arts.

 

purple petunia

Happy Easter!

Good morning and I hope your Easter Sunday is glorious!  Here is an Easter card for you.

easter egg in grass

The image was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with prisma pencils.  And embossing folder was used to add some nice texture for the frame, basic grey paper and may arts ribbon finish it off.

This image is from Creative Vision stamps – called Easter Egg in grass –  and can be found here.  You get two sizes of this stamp – this is the smaller of the two.

winter wishes

I’m just about finished with my Christmas cards – here are my latest two.  I used the same stamp set for both with just a few changes.

In this first card the main image – colored with prisma pencils -is  mounted on a tag created in Silhouette.  Snowflakes on the blue cardstock are embossed in white.  The coloring was quick and easy.

 Winter wishes blue

The hills are made a bit more festive by adding some Martha Stewart glitter – here is a close up

 Winter wishes blue close up

The main image and sentiment are from Papertrey, and the snowflakes are from Hero Arts.

The second card uses the same image but is mounted on a white base.  I drew the hills in on the base card.

 Winter wishes white

Glitter was also used here – both on the main panel as well as on the hills drawn on the base card.

 winter wishes white close up

Thanks for stopping by today – hope all is well!

ice skates

It’s been many, many years since I’ve been ice skating.  As a child we would skate on the frozen ponds near the house – and then in the 70’s an ice skating rink was built in town so we did not have to be at the mercy of the weather! In college (University of Connecticut) there was an outdoor rink and one semester I took lessons with the skate club.  I remember it being so very cold.  Now that I live in Florida there are many roller rinks but no ice rinks but honestly I don’t miss the cold!!

But I want to reminisce about the wonderful winter activities so here is my ice skating card.

ice skate

It is done in a very clean and simple way – the coloring is just some blue-green copic markers with grey for shading.  A embossed background adds a little texture. The dark cardstock is grey a although it looks black in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Bells of Christmas

So, it’s almost mid November and the holiday season is in full swing.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner with Christmas soon behind.  I hope your days are filled with the goodness this time of year brings.  Here is another Christmas card for you.

The bells of christmas

The image – the Bells of Christmas – is from Justrite and was colored with copic markers.  Now to get the image framed with red and white here is what I did.  I stamped the image on paper, scanned it and brought it into my silhouette software.  Then I used the trace feature in silhouette for the frame.  The red portion used the trace and offset feature in silhouette to allow for a little space in between the image edges.  Then, I made a copy of that trace and did another offset to use on the white piece.  Once I cut the white cardstock I embossed it with an embossing folder.  The poinsettia  on the front is a silhouette file and the greenery is a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for stopping by today!