Thursday, January 5, 2017

Snuck into my Heart

Hello Everyone!
Another blog post for you today.  :) I didn't have time before I left for my trip to post the other card, so I just posted it.  This blog post is for a card I made yesterday at my boyfriends place.   I brought some of my supplies with me so that I don't get too away from crafting.  I'm working with what I have I couldn't bring too much on the train.    I was getting a bit restless with not having a car while I'm up North and with my boyfriend working during the day while I'm here.  I then realized I have some crafting supplies to play with.  It did take me a bit longer to made the card because most of my supplies were at home, but I made it work.

I used Mama Elephant's Tiny Ninjas and Lunar Animals Extras for extra background elements.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do for the card already so I knew what I wanted to used.  I copic colored the images.  I then used distress inks to ink blend the background (Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserve, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire).  Once I ink blended I used some water to create water spots; I used a bit too much water as I had to use my hand to put water on my paper.  I went over the spots with the distress colors again so it wasn't too faded out.  I then drew a rope for my ninja to tip-e-toe on.  :)  Here is the card...

Sending Lots of Love

Hello everyone! Happy New Year!
I've been away from my craft room for the past week visiting my boyfriend in Northern California. This card I made two days before I left for the week.  I bought the Incoming Mail stamp set by Mama Elephant two months ago, but was in the mist of doing all my Christmas cards that I did not have a chance to really think about using it.  I finally was able to use it; I combined it with Simon Says Stamp die and sentiment set Sending Happy Thoughts.

It took me a while to work on this card because I was still in the Christmas card state of mind.  I knew the elements I wanted to use but the actual layout was not coming easy.  I copic colored the elements then used Strathmore watercolor paper to do a distress inked the background (dried marigold, mustard seed, salty ocean, blue print sketch and chipped sapphire).  Once the distress background was done I used MFT basic boarder stitches (I used the X stitches) to put a boarder on the top and bottom of the background. For the sentiment, I  use gold foil paper to die cut the Sending.  After that I was stuck for a while, so I left it alone for the night.  When I returned to finish it up the next night it only took me 15-20 mins to put it all together; I was super happy about that.  Shows you the you have to be patient with the creative process.   Anywho, here is the card.