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!
I really wanted to make a card with a witch upside down in a cauldron. I couldn’t find any dies or stamps that worked (the Best Witches stamp set has a cauldron, but it’s too small). So, I decided I would use the Full Baskets dies!
For the background, I first used the masks (the large plaid looking one) with my Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green ink. I did it very light on the paper. I liked the way it looked, but I thought of the Glitter Washi. It was so easy to make it perfect- since I had used the masks, the lines were very even and straight! So, I just added the washi to those lines!
The boots are from the Bewitching stamp set. I fussy cut it. Colored with the Highland Heather and Pumpkin Pie Blends.
I die cut the bats from the Scary Silhouettes dies with Basic Black paper. Using my Wink Of Stella, I made them sparkly.
Ok, when I finished the card and set it down, I picked it up upside down. Whoa! It looks like a witch in a skirt! Almost like Mary Poppins! Another idea!
Every Halloween season, I always see lots of pumpkins with witch hats. So, I decided to make a card like that!
The background was made in my video Watercolor Techniques #1 seen here (it starts around 13:58):
For the pumpkins, I stamped with Pumpkin Pie on Pumpkin Pie paper. Die cut. The eyes are made with the negative pieces from the fence die in the Barn Dies- as is one of the noses. The star is from the Witch Hat builder punch. The smiles are from the Scalloped Contours dies.
Their hats are from the Bewitching Bundles. Stamped with Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia.
On the ribbon, I colored the white part with a Highland Heather Blend.
For the bottom, the swirly dies are from the Rustic Pumpkin dies. I used the white glitter paper.
For the sign, I stamped the sentiment (from the Scary Cute stamp set) with Gorgeous Grape. I die cut with the banner die in the Scary Silhouettes dies. I then embossing with the Timber embossing folder. I cut a thin strip for the bottom and embossed that, too.
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!
This card has so many wonderful dies on it ( Because of the fabulous, while supplies last, only available until 9/30, Apple Harvest dies!) Everything on this card, except for the circle, comes from those dies:
The apples (obviously)
The scallop edge
First, I stamped the apples with Memento, die cut them, and then colored them with Real Red and Old Olive Blends. (I die cut everything before I color it!)
I die cut the branches with Soft Suede.
I die cut the flowers with Basic White. I then used my Blender Pen with Soft Suede ink to give them a little color.
The stamp from In the Moment seemed perfect for this card! I die cut it with the Stylish Shapes dies.
For the background, I first used my Blending Brush with Balmy Blue to give it a light blue. Using the Pearlized Enamel, I made the lines with the White and the Red color. Here’s my video on how I did that same technique on another card (except on this one, I did not color the lines with Blends):
And here’s a short video on how I did that:
OK! Here’s the supplies I used- I’ll update it with the dies when they’re available!
First, I die cut the Storybook Gnomes DSP with the Picture This dies. As I looked at all the empty circles, I decided I wanted them to be sparkly.
So then I die cut the Tahitian Tide glitter paper with the same Picture This dies. I used all the circles to fill in the empty circles on the Gnomes DSP!
(check back soon to see what card I made with the other part of the Tahitian Tide glitter paper!)
I stamped the tree, the presents, the mountains and the bird with Sahara Sand ink. I colored them in with Blends. Then! I got to die cut them!! Because of the fabulous, while supplies last, only available until 9/30, Yeti dies!
The yeti was stamped with Balmy Blue.
The sentiment was stamped with Pacific Point and die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.
Check back on 9/1 to see the supplies that include the dies. Here’s what I can list for now: