Sunday, August 12, 2018

Monday Montage Week #122


Happy Monday and Happy Monday Montage Blog Hop! I am so happy you could join us on this beautiful and hot August day! And speaking of August, can you believe it is August? Already? For me, August is the second busiest month of the year, with December being the first. Not only is it the end of summer and the start of school, but two of my kids were born in August, six days apart! Well, five years and 6 days apart, but their birthdays are six days apart! 
Today I am going to share the birthday card I made for my son. But first, I wanted to give you a little of the back story of this card. My son LOVES Star Wars. He is a walking Star Wars encyclopedia. If there is anything you want to know about Star Wars, even some obscure little detail, just ask him and he will give you the answer. Because of that, I wanted to make him a Star Wars birthday card. I decided on Boba Fett, and I thought I would use punches to create Boba Fett. Well, after looking at my punches and dies, I changed my mind and decided to draw Boba Fett. Now I am not an artitst, at least not a pick up a pencil and draw something kind of artist. All of my kids have that talent, but it's not something I have done a lot. So I am putting myself out there a bit and showing you all this card anyway!



I used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to color in my drawing. Then I Sponged Crumb Cake Ink all over it to blend it even more. It's a simple drawing, but I am pretty happy with the way the card turned out! And my son loved it, so that is what matters!
Here is a close up:



To make the background, I added a few drops of Early Espresso Ink Refill to some Embossing Paste and spread it over the bricks pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks with the Palette Knives. I love the texture of the Embossing Paste!! And here is a look at the inside of the card, just so you can see the rest of the sentiment (A sentiment that I saw on a card on Pinterest):




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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Monday Montage Week #121

Hello everyone! It's Monday Montage time! I have some Thank You cards to share with you that I made for some wonderful neighbors. They brought over dinner and flowers when my 16 year old daughter was very ill last week. I wanted to make them each a special card to let them know how much we love and appreciate them! And the Beautiful Bouquet and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits were perfect for the job!



The pictures don't do these cards justice! They are colorful and the flowers just pop right off of the white background.
Here is a close up of the first card I made:


I sponged all the edges of the leaves and flowers to add some dimension. I also sponged some Old Olive Ink on top of the vellum cardstock sprigs to give them some color!
Here is the second card:
Ok, true confessions time! I was going to do the second card just like the first card, but when I stamped the sentiment onto the card front, the ink smeared just a tad. I covered it up with a new sentiment punched out with the Pretty Label Punch! Which card do you like best?

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monday Montage Week #120


Happy Monday Montage everyone! I am back after missing a couple of hops due to summer craziness! I really am excited to be hopping with these wonderful ladies today! And I have a fun summer card to share with you! This card could be used for many different occasions, just by changing the sentiment!
I love how the butterfly looks like stained glass! To achieve this, I stamped the butterfly image from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Vellum Cardstock using my Stamparatus. I wanted to be able to stamp the image multiple times to get a nice dark image. Then, since I didn't have Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, I sprinkled the image with the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and used the Heat Tool to emboss it. Next, I colored the image in with the Pumpkin Pie Light and Dark Stampin' Blends. When it was all finished, I fussy cut the butterfly.
Here is a close up:
I also used the Old Olive Light Stampin' Blends to color some of the leaves on the embossed background panel to add dimension. I love how the background turned out!

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Paper Pumpkin to the Rescue!

Today was a very big day for us! It was my baby's birthday! 10 years old-the time has flown by! And the last month has flown by! With all of the end of school events and baseball and softball season, May is second only to December in crazy business. So, with that said, last night I remembered that I hadn't made a birthday card yet! But, never fear, Paper Pumpkin came to the rescue! I pulled out the Positively Picturesque Kit and whipped out a card in no time!



I made the card pretty close to the instructions that came in the kit, with only a few little changes. I sponged all of my edges and added a few sequins and a Baker'sTwine bow, and that is it! So easy! And guess what? As of today, there are still refills of this awesome kit still available! If you are interested in the refill click here.
You do have to be a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber to order past kits, but if you want more information about joining Paper Pumpkin, click here.
I look forward to my Paper Pumpkin kits each month! I love the surprise-it's a gift I give myself! And if you subscribe before June 10, 2018, your first kit will coordinate with a product suite in the New Annual Catalog!!



This has never been done before! Just think of the possibilities for creating even more projects with perfect coordination! I am so excited!! Check back on June 1, 2018 to see the coordinating suite!
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Julie

Sunday, May 20, 2018

My First Blog Post on My New Blog and It's Monday Montage!

Hello! I am really excited to be starting a new blog!! This is my very first blog post on my new blog!! And you know what's even better? It's our Monday Montage Blog Hop!! I am also excited to share a card with you that I made with one of my favorite stamp sets! I am absolutely in love with Petal Palette and the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. There are so many things you can do with this bundle! Have you seen all the sentiments included in this awesome set?  And the stamp set, dies and embossing folders are carrying over into the Annual Catalog! Yay!
I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen on this card. Here is a close up of the sentiment. I water colored the background just to add some color. I thought that weaving some ribbon through the decorative piece beneath the sentiment would be a fun touch!
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