Silly Auntie

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Garden Party Cards

i dearly love Pebbles’ Garden Party set, released in 2014.  I have stickers and ephemera but sometimes it’s fun to see what you can do with just the paper…  I created these using the 12×12 pack and the 6×6 pack, where sometimes the small/large version was better for the design.  The seed packs were from one sheet of 12×12 and I (very fussy) cut up another sheet to make the dimension elements.


         I hope you enjoy and are inspired to create something fun and fabulous!

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Any theme: Butterfly stripes

Too much going on to work on cards today (boo!) but here is a butterfly card I made recently. The shimmer was an afterthought added with Wink of Stella, but I should have used shimmer paper–would have been way easier!
Really simple, uses the Fancy Butterfly die from Impression obsession and some strips of paper. Simple and pretty. 🙂

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Technique: Repurpose Graphic Stamps 2

I thought of going graphic for my stretch your stamps 2 class with crayons, and… Eh. I think it’s because of all that melting crayon art on Pinterest, so even as I was starting was losing interest… so I switched over to the colored pencil stamp from the Paper Smooches set. Much better! :). And I did 2 variations on a spiral.

The stamps are from Paper Smooches super cute I Heart Art set. I couldn’t think of a pattern besides a spiral but am now thinking I could have built a cool grid with the pencils. There’s always tomorrow!
Both are made in a similar way, and I inked the phrase in brown first, then went over the top with Versamark and gold embossing powder. I did the reverse with the easel, I went straight on top of the crayons with the Versamark and gold embossing powder, then colored in the legs with brown which covered up the pencils. Layering without layers. 🙂


Technique: Repurpose Graphic Stamps

The instructors of stretch your stamps 2 used something distinctively graphic for today’s lesson, and I had a bit of fun (stress) trying to find something I owned which was graphic and could be repurposed into a new design. I tried with a teacup but it never stopped being a tea cup. 🙂

So here I had fun with a lemon wedge from my new Simon Says Stamp lemonade set. I enjoyed that I stuck with citrusy-colors and didn’t go all rainbow. Oh, the urge to use rainbow shades is strong! 🙂
And the ‘stuff’ is pretty much just stamp, ink, ribbon and bling.
But I did try clear embossing powder on top of the words, which came out sort of cool. I like the card photo because you can see that it’s dimensional but also not super-shiny.

Hey, lemonade is pretty fantastic, so I’ll take those lemons….


Any theme: Turnip the Beet

A quick post of a card I made over the weekend. I’m playing with a lot of vegetable things so buckle up for the recurring theme. 🙂
A color scheme I wouldn’t have picked out (tan and raspberry) without help from the pieces. I kind of like the top floating bar of raspberry, normally I would have anchored it on one of the edges so this is a bit different (yet the bar in the background is clearly my effort at grounding).

I’m trying to explore and not be predictable with what I do. If I surprise myself–and I often do–then it’s been a success! 🙂

This one looks crooked in a few places, just like yesterday’s post. I think it’s my crummy (non-existant) photography skills. I assure you a slightly askew thing drives me nuts and in reality everything is aligned. REALLY.

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