I came up with this idea as I was falling asleep. I know many people who would love a Yeti with a beer!
I made a video showing how I made the small window and how I made the beer foam:
For the window, since I wanted it shorter than the die, I cut a piece of Early Espresso 2-1/2″ tall x 3″ wide. I wanted the window to be about 2-1/2″ tall. When you want to change the height of the window, cut your cardstock to how tall you want it. Then die cut like I show in the video above or my video of making the window into doors seen here:
Here’s everything I used for this fun card! Only three days left to get the Perfect Partners stuff!
When I look at apples, I think of teachers. So when the dies came out (only here until 9/30), I knew I wanted to make a thank you card that would be great for a teacher! And using the die from the Blossoming Happiness dies, I knew I had to make one of the backgrounds look like notebook paper!
After I saw this picture from the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida, I wanted to make a card that looked like that. I’ve stayed at that Ritz, it is absolutely one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. And there are great restaurants! The Sunkissed stamp set was used for the chairs and umbrella. I fussy cut it.
Here’s the video on how I made the ocean (this is the one with Beach Boys song!):
I hadn’t bought the Trimming the Tree stamp set until the Perfect Partners thing came around. I love it!!
For this card, I wanted the scene to look like Florida Christmas! So, besides Trimming the Tree, I decided to use Waves of Inspiration, Friends like Seashells, and the wonderful sentiment from Sunkissed. It’s perfect!
For the background, I used Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Pacific Point, and Crumb cake. I then used the Embossing Paste to make those ripples/waves in the ocean part. Here’s short videos (one landscape, one portrait) on how I did that (the portrait one you have to click on- you’ll love the music I used!)You’ll see some other cards in the videos- I’ll post those soon!:
I stamped the pelican from Waves of Inspiration with Sahara Sand and used the water painter to pull the color then die cut.
I reversed stamped and die cut another pelican. Here’s a quick video on how I did that:
I stamped the tree with Parakeet Party and Soft Sea Foam. Then die cut.
I stamped the starfish with Calypso Coral and then used a water painter to pull the color in the middle. Then die cut.
I stamped the shells with Sahara Sand and die cut.
The ribbon across the tree is from the Trimming Trees die cuts.
I added three small strips of Soft Suede to the bottom (I inked them up a bit with Soft Suede).
The sentiment from Sunkissed is so dang perfect! I stamped with Soft Suede, then using my blending brush, I put some Soft Suede on there. I die cut it with Stitched Rectangles.
Don’t forget! This offer is available now from me! Only good until the products sell out or 9/30!
Here’s my 3 favorites: Apple Harvest, Yeti Party, Birthday Piggies. And Trimming the Tree is now moving up!
I came up with this idea during one of my walks. I just thought it would look really cool. Well, after trying for about 4 hours, I finally came up with a way to do it. I show some of my “practices” during my video seen here:
I first used the die from the Organic Beauty die set as a template. That didn’t work. So, I just put my ruler on the paper and traced using that. It’s not perfect, but I loved the way it look.
I stamped the witch first. You can erase the lines on her in a few minutes. I don’t erase until I’ve put on the enamel.
Using a blending brush, use Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight- being careful around the witch.
You use the Pearlized Enamel one direction. Let it dry. Then do the other direction. Let it dry. Using the small end of the Blends, color on the top. I used Light Blackberry and Dark Pumpkin Pie. The lines are not perfect! Not completely straight, not all the same width! It’s OK!
Get a small piece of the white glitter paper.
Die cut the bats with the glitter paper. Color over it with the dark Black Blend. I wouldn’t do too much with the blends- it could mess up the tip. If I color a lot of the glitter paper, like I did on my American flag card, I would use the spritzers with refill ink and rubbing alcohol. You can see that here:
I went to Pine Mountain, GA a couple of weeks ago. My two youngest sons were there with their cross country team. Running in Georgia is a lot different than running in flat Florida! I’m not really a runner, but more of a walk/run kind of person. 4 miles in Florida takes me about 52 minutes. 4 miles in Pine Mountain? Took me almost two hours!
I had lots of pictures of our trip and my husband said to me during the trip, “do you have stamps that are mountains or trees?” Well, yes sir, of course I do! I looked at one of the pictures and thought- I want to make a card like that!
Here’s my picture from Pine Mountain:
I wanted to make the clouds in the sky and I thought of the Embossing Paste! I love that stuff. I’ve made lots of things with it, but this is my first video using it.