Have you ever used colored pencils and gamsol? Using them really is an easy way to color in images and get a nice smooth result. Today I used Prismacolor pencils (you could use any brand of quality pencils) and gamsol to color the images from Pretty Pink Posh’s Crocus Flowers stamp set. I used the Crocus Flowers dies to cut out all the images for these two very similar cards. I diecut the sentiments with the Happy Birthday Script die, also from Pretty Pink Posh.
Last month I fell in love with Pretty Pink Posh’s January 2019 Release. I had to have it, so I bought the entire release (*happy dance*). For today’s card and video I used the Pinata Party stamps and coordinating dies.
In my previous post I used this same Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle from Altenew without the dies. For today’s card, I used the dies for the flower clusters on the front of the card and to create a pop-up on the inside of the card.
I posted these cards on Instagram days ago but technology has not been my friend this week. I was finally able to finish editing the video and uploading it after my internet service came back on last night. There are a lot of young couples in my neighborhood and some of my friends are starting to have grandchildren, so I was in need of a couple of baby cards for baby girls arriving soon. I was originally going to make regular cards but after watching Jennifer McGuire’s video, I decided to create shadow box cards. It was not my first time seeing this type of card, but I definitely had not made one in a long time.
Do you like interactive cards? Here is a pretty simple one for you. In the video I show you how to put these cute cards together using just one stamp set, the Tasty Trucks Sale-a-bration freebie, and the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack.
I have been using metallic embossing powders for ever but, for some reason, I seldom think about combining them. I usually just pick one for my project. Today I used all three powders from Stampin’ Up! (Gold, Silver and Copper) on, not just one card, but on one sentiment.
Now that my boys are older, they are not really into candy but they sure love my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies :). We all got together for dinner last night and, since I probably won’t see them before Halloween, I decided to bake some cookies for them. I found these sturdy, resealable bags in the baking isle of my grocery store and, although the color was not ideal, went ahead and bought some.