Friday, May 30, 2014

Graduation Cards

 Here are my 2014 Graduation cards:

Inks used are Garden Green and Smoky Slate. The base of the card is Smoky Slate cardstock.  
I used the Basic Gray from retired Neutrals DSP and the Garden Green from the retiring Regals DSP.  The sentiment is from the retired Word Play stamp set.  I love to use this sentiment for grad cards.
Stars were punched from the previous silver glimmer paper.

 I used the Operation Write Home Sketch 225 as inspiration.

Not being excited by the rounded corners on the card, for my next card I didn't round the corners.
I like this one much better.

On this card I used Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, and Gold cardstock.  Patterned paper is from the retired Brights DSP pack.  The stars are punched from Champagne glimmer paper.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities

Hello! It's been more than a year since I posted, and 
today I want to share the Mother's Day card I made for my mom. 

The stamp I used is a new single one called Blended Bloom, and it's perfect for using Stampin' Up's Blendabilities.  I am so excited about the new alcohol markers because I have Copic Ciao Markers and feel very intimidated when I put the markers to paper.  But with SU's new Blendabilities Markers, I feel confident!  Blendabilities come 3 to a package - light, medium, dark - and you can purchase 12 different color packs.  The Skin Tone Assortment has 6 markers and there's also a Color Lifter.  What's great is that the markers are the SU! colors, so everything matches!

I used the Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie assortments to color the bloom.

If you are new to alcohol marker blending, I suggest you do what I did.  I found this card created by Kathryn Kunchik at Stampin' With Passion.  She does have a video on her site posted a couple of days later.  I enlarged the photo to see where she put the darker and medium colors.  Then I colored each petal like she did!  (Yes, I did; you can laugh if you want.)  Now that's really CASEing! 

I wanted to use the new yummy in color Blackberry Bliss, so I used the cardstock for matting and the strip on the button.  The happy mother's day sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

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Have a great day!