Your Day to Sparkle

Even though many don’t like the thought of getting older, there’s still something to be celebrated about a birthday. You celebrate your previous year’s accomplishments and look forward to the next year’s challenges. And truly for me…there’s something to be said about taking the time to make birthday cards.  The gesture either fosters growth and strength in current relationships, or it will rekindle ones that we have not been able to care for. I’m definitely reminded of that this week with 3 birthdays for 3 very different women in my life.

c9-birthday

I made lots of birthday cards on my week off last week when the boys took their winter break.  This one took the most time, but I also enjoyed watercoloring it so much. I embossed the cake image and sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear powder. Then the stars using WOW Silver Pearl powder.

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I used Distress Ink to watercolor this image and I love how vibrant the flowers are.

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I matted this watercolor panel on top of some Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum and that’s it! Hope you all enjoyed!

Until next time,

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.).

Distress Inks:  Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen, Mermaid Lagoon

C&9 Happy Day
C&9 Happy Day

EH | SSS | C&9


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag

EH | SSS | SU

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

WOW Silver Pearl
WOW Silver Pearl

SSS | EH

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Perfect Plum Cardstock
Perfect Plum Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


2.5

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN

SCS Cards for May – Sparkling Waters

Hi Everyone!

During my forth month as a design team member for Splitcoaststampers (SCS) for the month of May, the theme was Sparkling Waters.  The great thing about these themes is, you can interpret it any way you want – as long as water is involved.  So I used this opportunity to play with a bunch of different watercolor techniques.

In the card below, I used my Gansai Tambi set for the first time to color this dahlia. The card itself has a very traditional feel with the oval cut out and doily accent.

dahlia

For my second card, I used distress ink to watercolor these Spring Flowers after embossing the images in white. The velum over the colored panel gives the card a soft and dreamy look.

spring-flowers-2

My third card uses NO stamps. I watercolored the background using Zig Clean Color Real brush markers and used die-cut outs to decorate the card.  This is something I’ve never done before.

scribble-roses-2

On my forth card – I tried the no-line watercolor technique for the first time. I think that depending on the color you use, this technique can be very easy or more challenging. I did one after this one in yellow and had a much more difficult time getting a layered look.

peony-bouquet-no-line

My fifth card doesn’t use any water techniques.  I simply wanted to incorporate a water image – COFFEE.  MMMMMmmmmm….my favorite thing.  You can call it an addiction but I call it a habit of morning nourishment :).

oh-frappe-1

A neighbor of mine asked me to make a birthday card for her friend using coffee, so I created another card like it:

but-first-coffee-1

Finally, my 6th card is using the salt technique.  I used large kosher salt granules on a watercolor panel that wasn’t quite dry and the salt pulled up some color, creating a really cool background:

youre-a-star

I hope you enjoyed these cards!  I’ve got two more months of cards to share.  Sorry it’s taken me so long!  I’ll get to it eventually 😐

Here are the SUPPLIES for the cards above in the same order they are shown:

*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.).

Card #1 – Dahlia using Gansai Tambi

Gansai Tambi Colors: 36, 63, 139, 58, 56, 53

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet - Dahlia
WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet – Dahlia EH | SSS | WPlus9
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS

Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Gansai Tambi 36 color set
Gansai Tambi 36 color set EH | SSS | AMZN

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
LF Small Stitched Oval Stackables
LF Small Stitched Oval Stackables EH | SSS | LF
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder

Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Card #2 – Spring Flowers using Distress Ink

Distress Colors: Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio


SSS Spring Flowers
SSS Spring Flowers

SSS Sending and Wishing
SSS Sending and Wishing
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SSS Sending and Wishing Dies
SSS Sending and Wishing Dies
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock

Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Creative Station

Card #3 – Scribble Roses using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Not Listed: Recollections Shimmer Paper

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Colors Used: 030 Blue, 035 Deep Blue, 080 Violet, 085 Deep Violet

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister EH | SSS
MFT Brushstroke Birthday Greetings
MFT Brushstroke Birthday Greetings EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Scribble Roses
MFT Scribble Roses EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes EH | SSS | MFT
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU

Basic Black Ink
Basic Black Ink
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Adhesive Remover
Adhesive Remover

Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Creative Station
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool

Dymo Mechanical Embosser
Dymo Mechanical Embosser

Card #4- Peony Bouquet using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – No-Line Technique

Zig Colors: 026 Light Pink, 027 Dark Pink, 044 Deep Green, 047 May Green, 061 Light Brown

Altenew Peony Bouquet
Altenew Peony Bouquet EH | SSS | Altenew

Butterfly Basics
Butterfly Basics
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid InkSSS | MFT

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

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Card #5 – Of Frappe!

Copics: W0, W3, R29, R39, E34, E50


EH Oh Frappe
EH Oh Frappe
MFT Zig-Zag Circle STAX
MFT Zig-Zag Circle STAX EH | SSS | MFT
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock

Crumb Cake Ink
Crumb Cake Ink

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

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

Watercolor Wonder Washi
Watercolor Wonder Washi (Retired)
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Card #6 – You’re a Star – Salt Technique using Gansai Tambi

Copic Colors: V25, BV11, RV04, R43, YR02, YR61, YG41, YG11, RV00, RV02

Gansai Tambi #64

LF So Jelly
LF So Jelly

EH | SSS | LF


Pacific Point Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Gansai Tambi 36 color set
Gansai Tambi 36 color set

EH | SSS | AMZN

3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

PPP Cornflower 4mm
PPP Cornflower 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Cornflower 6mm
PPP Cornflower 6mm

EH | PPP

PPP Cobalt 4mm
PPP Cobalt 4mm

EH | SSS| PPP

PPP Cobalt 6mm
PPP Cobalt 6mm

EH | PPP


Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Absorber
Absorber

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

Chance of Rain – Blue Skies Ahead

I’m not sure why I can’t kick myself into gear to post these cards from March! This is my 5th card for my first month as a designer with Splitcoastampers. Theme: Songs From the Heart.

This Chance of Rain set is great for encouragement and I have done a card in the past similar to this one and you can view it here.

Chance of Rain

I decided to add more color and character to the card by giving the boy a friend 🙂  Watercolor with Zig Markers are so easy and I really enjoy it!

Chance of Rain - Blue Skies 2

I first stamped and embossed the image. After coloring, I die cut the panel using a stitched border and decided to place it on a blue card base off-set to give it some interest. Very straight forward!

Chance of Rain - Blue Skies

Chance of Rain - Blue Skies 1

Hope you enjoyed!

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.).

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Colors Used: 050 Yellow, 064 Oatmeal, 080 Violet, 030 Blue, 040 Green, 068 Deep Brown, 022 Carmine Red, 070 Orange, 082 Purple, 202 Peach Pink, 034 Dull Blue

ME Chance of Rain
ME Chance of Rain

EH | SSS |ME

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush

EH | SSS | AMZN


Heat Tool
Heat Tool
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched


Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

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

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Marina Mist Cardstock
Marina Mist Cardstock

Marina Mist Ink
Marina Mist Ink

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

Reindeer Games Pulled Spinner Card

Happy Friday, Everyone!!!

I’ve been trying to do things I haven’t done before lately and interactive cards have my attention! Last week, I made a spinner card using invisible thread in an open window.  Today’s card is a pulled spinner card which I think you’ll love!

These reindeer from Mama Elephant are tooooo cute!

Reindeer Games Pulled Spinner Card 4

I used distress ink for the background to make them playful in the sky.  I had no idea what I was doing and just went with it.  See those clouds? I got that look from water at the last minute. Then I added faux stitching using a White Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add some dimension. Another unintentional thing I did.

Reindeer Games Pulled Spinner Card 3

The pulling mechanism is made using a brad and some Stampin’ Dimensionals. You’ll have to watch the video to see how it’s done…..

Reindeer Games Pulled Spinner Card

I have to admit – it took me an hour to pull this card together. But keep in mind – I had no plan when I started and it took me a while to cut apart the matching dies (getting tiny shards of steel in my arm and fingers – WHY do they come this way!?!).

I hope you’ll watch my video! Please hit like on YouTube and subscribe if you are not currently a subscriber to see each week’s video!

 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.).

Not Listed Below: Brad used for mechanism, Sharpie, White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

Colors Used:

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Chipped Sapphire

Copic Sketch Markers — E53, E55, E57, E47, Y28, R29, R20

ME Reindeer Games
ME Reindeer Games
EH | SSS |ME
ME Jingle Greetings
ME Jingle Greetings
EH | SSS |ME
ME Reindeer Games
ME Reindeer Games
EH | SSS | ME
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
EH | SSS

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
EH | SSS
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS
Doodlebug Twine - Gray
Doodlebug Twine – Gray
EH | SSS

1/2 Inch Circle Punch
1/2 Inch Circle Punch

Absorber
Absorber

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Fall Leaves – White Space Card

Hi Everyone!

I guess my card making is going to be a weekly thing for now ;).  I’m a part of the Live Love Cards Community – so for the October Challenge, which is “White Space”, I decided to make a simple fall card using some die cuts.

Fall Leaves

Darlene Devries who is the owner of LiveLoveCards.com is such a fabulous cardmaker – she’s humble and extremely friendly and I love her videos. There is a small fee to join the community but I assure you, it’s completely worth it! I have trouble with white space too – but I think it’s easier than some of us think to call it done and walk away. I love how this card turned out and I hope you like it!

Fall Leaves 3

I used distress ink to pick up color for these leaves and also used distress ink to blend a green background for the leaves.

Fall Leaves 2

The sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! Set called For All Things which is still available.  I’m glad it was carried over from last year’s holiday catalog.

Fall Leaves 1

I finished off the card by adding some shimmer to the leaves using some Wink of Stella (I used gold at first but ended up like clear better).

Here’s my video if you want to watch the process. This was a really quick and easy card to do!

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.).

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Colors:  Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage


For All Things
For All Things
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
LF Small Stitched Leaves
LF Small Stitched Leaves
EH | SSS | LF

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
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

MISTI
MISTI

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool

So Jelly – Low Bulk Shaker Card

My oldest son is turning 9 next week so I wracked my brain thinking about what I would make for him. I only thought of this Lawn Fawn So Jelly Set because Noah is the brightest little boy I know. He has always excelled in everything at school and he makes my husband and I very proud.  He’s our little superstar when it comes to academia.

Noah’s also a goofball and makes tons of faces in pictures, so it was really hard for me to find a good one of him. This is a picture of him and my second oldest, Evan.  They’ll never admit it – but they’re the best of friends:

Noah and Evan

photo by Bethany Wears Photography

I wanted to make a shaker card and have been thinking about using m sewing machine on a card for a while, so this was the perfect card. I used some watercolor paper to make distress ink background and glued my images (colored with Copic markers) to it, then I created a shaker front using a stamp pocket (Simon Says Stamp or MFT – the two the I use).

So Jelly 3

I stamped the sentiments directly on the clear piece using staz-on ink – which can be sticky and quite tricky. I didn’t show myself stamping twice for each sentiment – but I was crazy enough to try to line them up and ink again to get better inking. I definitely should have used my MISTI or a stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure perfect line up…but I’m glad it turned out OK.

So Jelly 1

I sewed the shaker frame on, leaving an opening at the top to add sequins, then sewed the top to close.  It was a very quick card despite spilling all my clear sequins and running out of thread while I was sewing – don’t do that when you’re making a card like this!

So Jelly 2

I hope you like this card! Here’s my video if you want to watch the process:

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.).

Copic Sketch Markers — RV13, RV23, RV14 (Jelly Fish 1) V01, V12, V15 (Jelly Fish 2), YR61, YR65 (Star), Blush (didn’t work out too well)

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch

LF So Jelly
LF So Jelly
EH | SSS | LF
LF So Jelly Dies
LF So Jelly Dies
EH | SSS | LF
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
PPP Aquamarine 4mm
PPP Aquamarine 4mm
EH | SSS | MFT
PPP Aquamarine 6mm
PPP Aquamarine 6mm
EH | MFT
PPP Cobalt 4mm
PPP Cobalt 4mm
EH | SSS| MFT
PPP Cobalt 6mm
PPP Cobalt 6mm
EH | MFT
PPP Cornflower 4mm
PPP Cornflower 4mm
EH | SSS | MFT
PPP Cornflower 6mm
PPP Cornflower 6mm
EH | MFT

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

SSS Clear Storage Sleeve
SSS Clear Storage Sleeve