today in card making

Every once in a while you are handed an opportunity to just have fun. Today was one of those days. My friend and paper dealer/enabler/goddess, Kim Holmes hosted a 12-hour crop today as a fundraiser for her daughter's church mission trip. Although I was not able to attend for 12-hours, I spent a good portion of the day laughing, crafting, and really getting a recharge on my crafty batteries. I needed that. 

And here is the result:

Card 1 - Neat and Tangled stamp set, distress ink, Bazzill textured card stock

Card 1 - Neat and Tangled stamp set, distress ink, Bazzill textured card stock

Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson LLC) Bokeh Dots stamp set, Distress inks, Studio Calico sentiment

Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson LLC) Bokeh Dots stamp set, Distress inks, Studio Calico sentiment

Hero Arts Lace stencil, Distress inks, Simon Says Stamp sentiment

Hero Arts Lace stencil, Distress inks, Simon Says Stamp sentiment

Spending time in a group of crafty women always gets the creative juices following.

more later, mel xoxo

bright and shiny

I have the cutest stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Watts Up. I decided to dust it off to make a card for a friend that might need a little cheering up.

Simon Says Stamp Watts Up image and sentiment with Sun Ray stencil (unknown), Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, and Scattered Straw Distress inks  on watercolor paper an mounted to a kraft  card base (Nenah Desert Storm).

Simon Says Stamp Watts Up image and sentiment with Sun Ray stencil (unknown), Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, and Scattered Straw Distress inks on watercolor paper an mounted to a kraft card base (Nenah Desert Storm).

I love Distress Inks on watercolor paper. I don't use a lot of stencils but this is my favorite application of one. The graphic look of the rays as if they are coming from the lightbulb make me smile.

mel xoxo

a sad event

It is always sad to make sympathy cards. I usually don't make these unless I have a reason. I am happy with the card. I think it's elegant. I love using black silhouette flowers against a colorful background.

If you have any questions about the card, supplies used or the technique, let me know in the comments.

see you again soon, mel xoxo

 

Nenah Solar White cardstock and Tim Holtz Wrought Iron Stencil rubbed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, and Pumice Stone. Simon Says Stamp sentiment and leaves stamped in Versafine Black ink. The leaves are covered in Glaze black ink pen. Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass cradles layered with Bazill Basics black cardstock.