You Are My Sunshine S1603

I really like the sentiment “You Are My Sunshine” the March SOM S1603.  I say this to my daughter all the time so I created this card using a sketch challenge from last month.

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I will give her this card, just as a “I’m thinking of you” card. This card was created following the post of the MM435 sketch back in February.

Mojo435I originally made the card like this:

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Then decided I did not like the way the background papers look so I recreated to be the first card. Better, huh?  Stamp the images in Memento Black Ink.  I did the coloring of the suns and butterflies with a watercolor technique. I used the top of my ink pad by pushing down on the cover of the lid a few times. Ink gets on the top of the lid. When you open it, you can see it. Using a watercolor brush, you add water to the ink and paint with it.  I used Thistle and Pixie on the butterfly.  I used Canary and Sunset on the sun.

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I fussy cut out the butterflies.  I used a gel clear glitter pen to add some subtle shimmer to the the words and to trace over the black outlines.

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This is a great card for anyone who is a sunshine in your life.  I think we’ll use it for the Come and Play Card Buffet.  Thanks for stopping by.

MM435 You are My Sunshine

Loving this MM435 sketch and created this cute card:

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MM435 Sketch:

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Since this is a sneak peak at the March SOM,  you’ll see more on this card next month!!

RS201 Sketch Challenge

Here’s a card I created with RS201 sketch.  After 30 inches of snow, I’m ready for Spring to come!  This is also a sneak peak for the March SOM.

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Here’s the sketch:

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It’s an interesting sketch in that you have a few different layers.  It balances nicely.  Sketches are nice to spark your creativity  and I’m grateful for RS201.  I’ll post more next month on this card and the techniques used.  Have a great day!

Technique Tuesday – Masking!

Here’s a card I made using the Masking Technique along with some challenges. I did this a while back but forgot to post it.  Here’s the card:

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Here are the challenges:

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The base of the card is made from using the Chocolate paper from the Fundamental Basic Paper pack.  Here is where I used the masking technique to make the leaves look like they come out from behind the rose:

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On a side note, I used a gold pen to do some dots in the center of the rose and liquid glass along the white highlights to make them pop a bit.  Here are some directions for masking are here.  You can download the picture on masking and reference when you need to do it.

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Some more fun with this card was using the vellum with gold stripes from my stash along with some shimmer trim and gold sequins!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Critters welcome a new baby with FMS 220

Actually taking a moment to play the Freshly Made Sketches challenge with these cute critters from Baby Zoo C1620:

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In the middle of our snow storm here in PA:

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Sketch:

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Fussy cut out the animals and used the Wink Of Stella pen to make their eyes glimmer.

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A few glitter gems from the enameled and glitter combinations – blue and green to add just a touch of bling to a baby boy card.

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Put a saying in the inside along with another critter. Good to go. Discovered this card also works for the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge “Create With Critters!  What fun!!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great snow day!!