Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Off The Edge

I am thrilled to be invited by Loll to be a "Honorary Member" of
the creative Group of Seven Cardmakers😄  

I do LOVE techniques and treasure all my friendships
with the wonderfully talented Group of Seven girls😊

There is no technique for this month.  Instead,  the group has created cards
with a design element.."Off the Edge".

A matching Page for this post is added to the sidebar of the Group
of Seven Blog as a reminder of the design element.  

My 1st "Off the Edge" Hello Card...Enjoy!

Quick CAS card design using the "Off the Edge" design element.
I used another background from a previous play using the 
Group of Seven April 2023 Alcohol Inks on Gelli Plate Technique.

Click on the above link for All the Gelli Plate details!
I loved the technique and have made 14 far:-)

I used an A2 sized piece of SU Poppy Parade CS for the card front.
Then attached to Ninnah Solar White Crest 110# Card Base.
Scored the die cut circle and tucked inside so you can see it when the card is opened.
Attached with Connect Glue.

Used MISTI to stamp the Altenew "African Daisy" sentiment.
Added sequins from my stash  and Done!  I loved the results:-)


My 2nd "Off the Edge" Card.

I stamped "Off The Edge" the Stamplorations "Blossom Sprays #2"
 beautiful floral image designed by Dee's Artsy Impressions 
for STAMPlorations and then stamped
the Penny Black "Special Sentiments" sentiment using MISTI and
 Versafine black ink onto an A2 Canson Cold Press Watercolor paper.
Then removed from MISTI and heat embossed the images with SU Clear EB Powder.

Then the fun began watercoloring with Zigs.
I chose bright cheerful Summer colors😊

Next trimmed the card front a bit and framed with SU Basic Black CS.
That really made the CAS image pop!

Thank you for visiting and if you would like to join in the Group of Seven Cardmakers
June  "Off the Edge" Design Element we would love to see your
creative cards.  There is a linky available on the GO7 Homepage if
you would like to share😊 We are a Blog not a Challenge!

Love and Hugs...



Card #1

Stamps: Altenew "African Daisy" Sentiment.  
Paper: Ninnah Solar White 110#.  SU Poppy Parade.
Inks: Versafine Black pigment ink.  Ranger Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper, Sunshine Yellow and Wild Plum.
Accessories: 4" Circle Gelli Plate. MB Stitched Circle Die.  SSS Small Hello Die. Sequins from stash.
Connect Glue.  MISTI

Card #2
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Blossom Sprays #2" and Penny Black "Special Sentiments" sentiment.
Paper: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper.  SU Basic Black CS.
Inks: Versafine Black Ink.  Zigs Watercolor Markers.
Accessories: MISTI.  Heat Tool.  

Thank you again Lolly for inviting me to join your awesome Group of Seven Cardmakers
as an "Honorary Member"...I am Thrilled to play along with my close friends😊

Monday, June 19, 2023

Alcohol Inks on Gelli Plate Birthday

April 2023 Alcohol Inks on Gelli Plate technique by the Group of Seven Cardmakers!

Click on link above for the steps to the technique and samples by the GO7 Girls!

I am sharing another card I made,  but did not have time to post.

I am sending over to the Seize the Birthday Challenge ATG 

I used red, plum and yellow Ranger alcohol ink on a 4" circle gelli plate.
Next transferred onto Ninnah White 110# cardstock.
In an hour I had 14 beautiful backgrounds for my stash:-)

I popped up the Pink Fresh die cut Washi tape gifted by my friend
and added the CUTplorations "Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies" Happy Birthday
that I stacked with 3 layers of the die cut sentiment.
Attached to SU cardstock and Done!

QCAS Birthday card for my stash:-)

Love and Hugs..

Stamps: None
Paper: Ninnah Bright White CS,  SU Crisp Cantelope CS
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper, Wild Plum and Sunshine Yellow
Accessories: CUTplorations "Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies". Craft Foam. Connect Glue. 
Pink Fresh "Lemon and Blueberries" Washi Tape and Dies set from a friend:-)

Thursday, June 15, 2023

More Ink Blending on Colored Card

I have enjoyed this new to me Ink Blending on Colored Card technique
 thanks to the Group of Seven Cardmaker's Blog

Be sure and check out the steps and helpful tips and card samples.
Here is the Video, which is very helpful.

I used all STAMPlorations stamps and Ranger Distress Inks

I began with an A2 piece of SU Poppy Parade CS.
Which I covered using The Rabbit Hole Designs Cotton Tail EB Powder Tool, 
which I think is a Must Have Tool:-)

Next stamped the new to me STAMPlorations In Bloom: Darling Dog Rosets (Dogwood)
image using Clear Versamark ink and MISTI.
Next heat embossed with Wow "Opaque Bright White EB Powder".

Then the Blending with Distress Inks began using Altenew Mini Blending Tools.
I used Black Soot Distress Ink around the edge of the card front.
Then added Festive Berries around the edge of the stamped flowers and 
blended into the Black Soot along the edge. 

Next splattered water using TH spritzer for large droplets and covered with a
Paper towel to soak up some of water.  Let dry.

Stamped the STAMPlorations  "It's a Girls Thing: Kindness" sentiments using
MISTI and Archival Jet Black Ink.

Next added white acrylic ink splatters using a #4 paint brush.
Then added SU Rhinestones.
Attached card front to the Ninnah 110# CS and Done!

I was very happy with the results.
Thank you GO7 Girls...I will be using this technique again:-)

Love and Hugs,

Stamps: STAMPlorations In Bloom: Darling Dog Rosets and It's a Girls Thing: Kindness.
Paper: SU Poppy Parade,  Ninnah Bright White 110# Cardstock.   
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks: Festive Berries and Black Soot.  Archival Jet Black ink. Versamark.
Accessories: The Rabbit Hole Designs Cotton Tail EB Tool.  MISTI. Acrylic white paint. #4 paint brush. SU Rhinestones. Wow Opaque Bright White EB Powder.  Heat Tool. TH spritzer.


I am adding to the Group of Seven Cardmakers May 2023 Technique

The Flower Challenge #81..your favorite flower..I Love Dogwood Blooms..we have 2 beautiful pink dogwood trees.

The NBUS #51 Challenge...I used the beautiful dogwood stamp for the 1st time and loved it:-)

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Playing Cards with Friends...June 2023

I was Thrilled to be invited by my very creative friend, Michele Ferguson 
(I Card Everyone)  to play on her
Playing Cards with Friends series😄

The simple Rules for June 2023:

Use a fruit on your card: Stamped, Die Cut or Stenciled!
Also: Say Hi or Hello on your card in honor of  "Say Hi Day"!

Do read this sweet story😊  You will want to say Hi or Hello everyday and
 on a card to join the Playing Cards with Friends Fun!

Thank you again Michele for inviting me to play with you this month💕
I can't wait to see Michele's Card on June 11th😄You will want to see her card too!

I immediately made a card after Michele's invitation,
but could not stop at one...finally chose my 2 favorite Hello cards😂

Hello Wreath Card!

My 2nd card Hello Card!

What do you think?  Now for the Deets:-)

My surprise for Michele😄
Do you recognize the die cut Pink Fresh "Lemons and Blueberries Washi Tape"
 on both cards, Michele?

You gifted these beautiful fruit filled images to our mutual very dear friend, Leslie
(Running with Scissors).  She then shared a few with me and I immediately went
home and created 7 cards using the beautiful die cuts💕

They were so perfect for your June Playing Cards with Friends theme!

I already had made the Group of Seven Cardmakers May 2023 
Alcohol Inks on Gelli Plates Technique backgrounds, which I
did not get a chance to post to their blog.  I used  a 4" circle Gelli plate. 

Because of Michele and Leslie I have recently ordered the Pink Fresh 
Christmas Poinsettia Washi Tape, Dies and Stamp set on clearance😂
Now I can share💕

I popped up the die cut fruit with craft foam and added the stacked
die cut sentiments and the stamped PF sentiment.
Attached to SU colored cardstock and Done!

Loved the results.
 I will post more finished cards in the future.

Thank you again,  Michele for our Fun Play day,  dear friend💞

Love and Hugs,

Card #1
Stamps: None
Paper: Ninnah Solar White Crest Smooth.  SU Rich Razzleberry
Inks: DOX yellow for die cut Hello.  Alcohol Inks for center of wreath background.
Accessories: Pink Fresh Lemons & Blueberries Washi Tape and Die Cut.  Craft Foam. Connect Glue.
4: Circle Gelli Plate.
Card #2
Stamps: Pink Fresh Lemons & Blueberries Sentiment... 
Paper: Same as Card #1
Inks: DOX Green for Die Cut Hello (SSS)
Accessories: Same


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Group of Seven Cardmakers May Blending Ink on Colored Paper

Another fun technique from the Group of Seven Cardmakers!

Be sure and check out all the fabulous cards by the Seven Cardmakers,  Detailed
instructions and this very helpful Video: Be Bold and Add Drama by Jenny!

My Ink Blending on Colored Cardstock Card..Enjoy!
I started with an A2 size of SU Daffodil Delight yellow cardstock.
Then stamped the Altenew "Paint a Flower: African Daisy" with Clear Versamark ink
using MISTI.
Next heat embossed with Wow Opaque Bright White EB Powder.

Then sponged Black Soot Distress Ink around the edge of the A2 size card front
using an Altenew Mini Blending Brush. Then blended Spiced Marmalade Distress ink
 using a mini blending brush towards the flowers,  but not the center.
I also made sure to blend the pumpkin pie ink into the black!

Next I used my TH spritzer to add water droplets to the background and then
dabbed the background with paper towel.

When the background was dry I lightly splattered with Posca Black acrylic brush pen.
To lighten up the card front I die cut with Pinkfresh Braided Oval die
so more of the Daffodil Delight yellow cardstock showed thru...

I used the smaller oval die from the set to cut a piece of craft foam and
attached to the back of the die cut daisy image, 
which popped it up just a bit! A cool effect:-)
Then attached to Ninnah Solar White 110# Card Base and Done!
I am looking forward to using this Blending Ink on Colored Paper again!

Thank you GO7 Girls for another fun Card Technique!
Love and Hugs,

Stamps: Altenew Paint a Flower: African Daisy.  I will add a sentiment to the inside later...
Paper: SU Daffodil Delight.  Ninnah Solar White 110#.
Inks: Clear Versamark, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Inks.
Accessories: Wow Opaque Bright White EB Powder, Heat tool, Connect Glue, Altenew Mini Blending Brushes. Pink Fresh Braided Ovals Dies. MISTI 


I am linking to the May Group of Seven Blog