When Will My Life Begin?

Hi, Everyone!

I’m finally sharing my 4th card for Splitcoaststampers! The theme is still “Songs of the Heart”- and I chose the song “When Will My Life Begin” from the Disney Movie, Tangled. I LOVE this move!

Can't Wait to See You - When Will My Life Begin 2

I used a brick embossing folder and used a white colored pencil to add depth to the dry-embossed brick. Then I stamped, colored and cut out little girl in the window. This card is so straight forward – it makes my post seem boring! But hey – I met the challenge, right? LOL.

Can't Wait to See You - When Will My Life Begin

Her hair wasn’t long – but I extended it with a Copic multi-liner before coloring. I love that you can add dimension wood grains to a simple image with Copic markers!

My next card is really nice – I promise! Stay tuned!

Oh – I finally digitized a signature in my handwriting!

Caly sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Prismacolor: White

Copic colors:

Sutters and Trim: E34, E52, E27

Hair: Y15, Y26, E53, E55

Skin: E51, E11, E33, R20

Shirt: V05, RV55

Open Window Space: E59, E77

Not mentioned below: Burlap Ribbon

 

MFT Can't Wait to See You
MFT Can’t Wait to See You

SSS | MFT


Brick Wall TIEF
Brick Wall TIEF

Big Shot
Big Shot
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Cherry Cobbler Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink

Whisper White Craft Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink

Metallic Gold Encore Ink
Metallic Gold Encore Ink

Cajun Craze Cardstock
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Prismacolor Pencils - 72ct
Prismacolor Pencils – 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct

AMZN | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors

MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched


Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Absorber
Absorber
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Washi Tape Card

Hi Everyone!

My term designing for Splitcoastampers is over – it’s very bittersweet! I honestly didn’t think I could do it at times so it’s a relief, but it’s also sad that it’s over. It’s been such and honor and a blessing to create cards with such amazing cardmakers and papercrafters!

This card is for the July Challenge over at LiveLoveCards. This month’s challenge is cards made using washi tape. It’s SUPER easy!

I took my card base and covered most of it with strips of washi. Because I knew I wanted to do balloons, I decided to do a watercolor wash for the top layer.  Here’s what they both looked like before construction:

Washi Card 2

I let the watercolor panel air dry while I adhered washi to my card base. When I was done, I used some balloon dies and cut them out of the watercolor panel and drew some balloon strings on with a black marker. I die cut the words “happy birthday” and propped the ends over the balloon with some foam, added some sequins.

Washi Card

Thought I was done but felt something wasn’t right, so I added a strip of diagonal black/clear washi to the left and I think it definitely added a special element to this card. ALL DONE!

Washi Card 1

Thanks for stopping by!

Signature

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Zig Colors: 032 Persian Blue, 084 Deep Violet

AE A Tag for All
AE A Tag for All

EH | SSS | AE

MFT Balloon STAX
MFT Balloon STAX

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister

EH | SSS

Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush

EH | SSS | AMZN

Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Epic Day Washi
Epic Day Washi

Sweet Sadie Washi
Sweet Sadie Washi (Retired)

Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Absorber
Absorber

Never Alone

I can’t sleep even though I’m really tired and mentally drained. The card I’m sharing here is my third card for Splitcoaststampers for the March theme “Songs From the Heart.” Perhaps my heart called me out of bed to share this one knowing I needed it most. I’ll at least sleep better reminded that I’m not alone as I feel.

Birthday Bears - Never Alone 2

The background is blended with distress inks. I colored the bears on separate cardstock and fussy cut them out and used a postage border die to cut out the top layer.

Birthday Bears - Never Alone

I feel like I made these cards so long ago that I can’t remember all the little details. But the image itself warms me. No matter how bad a day is – you’re not alone. I have neighbors, friends, and family who experience similar set backs and feelings as I do in different ways and now more than ever – there is always someone to relate to on different levels. I truly am grateful for this community of crafters, the neighborhood that I live in, and for my family.

Birthday Bears - Never Alone 1

Good night, everyone!

Signature

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Ink Colors:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass

Copic Colors: E42, E33, E35, E37

MFT Birthday Bears
MFT Birthday Bears

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Grassy Hills
MFT Grassy Hills

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pear Pizzaz Cardstock
Pear Pizzaz Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

Stampin' Up Watercolor Paper
Stampin’ Up Watercolor Paper
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

ME Peek a Frame
ME Peek a Frame

EH | SSS | ME

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS