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Watercolored Mondo Hydrangea

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was inspired by yesterday’s CLASSroom post showing projects using bright colors with black and white.  I love Julie’s Mondo Hydrangea Stamp Set and the coordinating Mondo Hydrangea Die Set and paired them with a white sentiment layer cut using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges.  I don’t watercolor nearly as often as I used to and I was excited to pull out my Distress reinkers and give it a whirl.  I thought the hydrangea colored in bright pink and bright green foliage would be so pretty against the black polka dot paper.  I didn’t want to use black for the stamped image so I turned to gold embossed lines.  I think it is so pretty.  My pictures just don’t do it justice.

KC Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea 3 right

I applied embossing magic to hot pressed watercolor paper, set the paper and stamp in my MISTI and stamped the images with versa.  I applied gold super fine embossing powder and heated with my heat gun.  Next I used a fairly large round brush to apply water over the hydrangea image and then applied a light layer of Spun Sugar reinker.  I applied the ink outside of the flower lines so when I die cut it there wouldn’t be a while outline as I don’t like that very much. While the flower was still wet I dipped my brush in full strength Worn Lipstick reinker and dabbed around the wet outer center of the flowers.  Next I applied full strength Scattered Straw ink to the center of each blossom and allowed the ink to spread a little out of the line to highlight. I repeated the same technique for my leaves using Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint reinkers.  I secured the dies in place over the images with painter’s tape and ran through my Big Shot.

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I applied the polka dot paper to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped on the white scalloped layer and embossed with gold powder. I applied ATG adhesive across the straight edge of the white layer and thin strips of mounting tape along the scalloped border and attached to the card base.  The hydrangea and leaves were attached to the card base with mounting tape. 

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Do you have a wish list over at Ellen Hutson?  If so now is a good time to shop.  Ellen is holding a Summer Sale with 15% off everything.  Just use coupon code summerfun at checkout.

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Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Friendly Florals” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Friendly Florals” design team challenge.  I love creating die cut floral cards.  My project today was made using the newly released Uncaged Bird paired with flowers made using  Tiny Flowers and Spring Wreath.  I added some  extra leaves from the Leaves and Stems set and decorative foliage using cut up sections of the new Vines die to the floral arrangement on the bottom of the cage . The double frames were made using the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Uncaged Bird 1 left

I started by attaching the frames to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I cut two sections of the Uncaged Bird.  The first one was cut in green to use as the base for the birdcage.  The second one was cut using scrap cardstock.  I trimmed off all of the vines, leaves and bird so that all I had left was the  birdcage form.  I applied versa to the cage and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Next I applied Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue to the back of the embossed birdcage and attached it to the green base.  The two sections together create a gold birdcage with all of vines and leaves showing in the background. I cut the bird out using the blue cardstock and attached it to the back of the green base with glossy accents.

Uncaged Bird

I cut both Tiny Flowers and the larger flowers from the Spring Wreath in pale pink and lightly applied Worn Lipstick ink to the flower centers using a mini applicator.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers to add dimension and then attached them with glossy accents to the vine sections of the birdcage  

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I applied pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birdcage base and attached it to the base of the card and frame.I cut several pieces of the Leaves and Stems, attached flowers to each and attached them with glossy accents to the bottom of the cage to form the floral arrangement.  I cut off some of the curly decorative sections of the Vines and tucked them in around the arrangement and attached with glossy accents.

   Here’s a little closer view that shows how pretty the gold cage is with the pink flowers and green foliage. Here’s a little closer view that shows how pretty the gold cage is with the pink flowers and green foliage.

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Here’s a little closer view that shows how pretty the gold cage is with the pink flowers and green foliage.  This is such a sweet card.  I think it will be one of the cards we send to my mother-in-law in the nursing home.  She loves to hang my cards on the wall around her room.

KC Impression Obsession Uncaged Bird 1 right

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother’s Day!  I especially remember my mother today with love and appreciation.  She has been gone for many years but never gone from my heart.

My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Jasmine, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and the sentiment from Essentials by Ellen Amazing Women.

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 right

I started by adding color to the flower centers and the tips of the stamen using scattered straw ink and a mini applicator.  I wasn’t happy with the darker shade of yellow so I lightly added a touch of squeezed lemonade ink to brighten. I formed the stamen by rolling it around the tip of my tweezers and applied glossy accents to the outer edge to secure closed and removed it from the tip. I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the bottom of each stamen, secured them in place in the flower centers and set them aside to dry. I applied crushed olive ink to the leaves and stems to add more depth of color.  I heat set the ink with my heat gun and then added vein lines using the leaf tool and pad. 

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 center

I cut the scalloped border on the card base and then inserted it in my MISTI, set my sentiment stamp in place, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  As it turned out I didn’t get full coverage of my sentiment so I inked up the stamp again and stamped it again.  I can’t tell you how much paper I have lost in the past by not getting a good stamped image the first time.  I love my MISTI.  I applied crushed olive ink to the border of the green layer so it would match the green of the leaves.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment base and attached the green border.  I applied mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.

The leaf sections were cut apart, arranged and attached in place using glossy accents.  The flowers were attached to the leaves using glossy accents.  I wanted the simple white background to allow all the focus to be on the floral arrangement and sentiment.  I love how elegant the flowers and leaves are.

KC Elizabeth Craft Jasmine 2 left

Ellen Hutson is holding a special Mother’s Day sale. 

  • Coupon code – momsday17
  • The sale ends on  5/16/17 11:59pm PDT
  • 20% off every in-stock item
  • Cannot combine coupon codes and does not apply to previous purchases.

Please Note:  The BCRF Fundraiser Courage stamp and die set will not be discounted.  $25 from each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Any sales of the set by the end of today will help qualify for a match by the BCRF corporate sponsors. 

BCRF Stamp Die BCRF Die

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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All The Best

Good Saturday afternoon, I’ve had a busy work week.  It’s been a few days since I have been at my desk and I was anxious to come in and play this morning.  I have a clean and simple framed sentiment and floral project to share with you using the Impression Obsession All The Best, Sizzix Small Tattered Florals and My Favorite Things Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames.

KC Impression Obsession All The Best 1 right

I cut the flowers, leaves, branch,  sentiment and largest scalloped frame using hot pressed watercolor paper and colored using Memento markers.  The small frame was cut using plain white cardstock but I wanted the outer frame to add one more element of the pink.  I formed all the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and I lightly formed the leaves with my fingers. The leaves and flowers were attached to the branch using glossy accents.

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I attached both frames and the branch of flowers with mounting tape.  I cut very thin small pieces of mounting tape to attach the sentiment.

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The photos make the the pink images look far more red than the pretty bright pink they actually are. I like how the bright green leaves add another bright color against the white. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.

Card size:  4.50” square

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Floral and Foliage Spray

Good Saturday afternoon.  Before I start talking about my project I thought I would draw your attention to the Ellen Hutson Breast Cancer Research Foundation fund raising event and the Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp and Die Set.  I still had my set on my desk and thought I would make an “any occasion floral spray” card with it today.  I used bright green and pink so it would really pop off of the white frame and background.  The frames were made using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 right 

I cut all the flowers using bright pink cardstock and the foliage using bright green cardstock first and then lined the stamps up over each piece and stamped. I used my new Impression Obsession Chartreuse ink for the foliage and Ruby ink for the flowers. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and gently formed the foliage with my fingers.  I punched out tiny flowers using my Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them in the center of the larger flower using glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 center

The frames were attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the largest pieces of foliage using glossy accents to create the foliage base.  Next I attached the flowers using glossy accents. I finished by tucking smaller pieces of foliage in between the flowers and attaching with glossy accents. 

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 left

We send a package with two or three  cards to my mother-in-law every week.  She’s living in a nursing facility and hangs my cards all around her room to enjoy, This is so bright and pretty and pretty and I know my husband will take to add to the next batch. 

I hope you are having a good Saturday and I sure do appreciate you stopping by.

chartreuse  ruby ink  fiskars flower

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