Silly Auntie

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Mother’s Day and Paper Piercing

 I’m on a huge paper-piercing kick right now.  You name the flower and I’ve been working on it.  I love the stampendous stamps for this reason…. They’re detailed and realistic but not too small.

For the morning glories (This might be a petunia stamp, but I can fake it) I used COPICS to color the leaves. Then glued the blue paper flower petals, which I had earlier stamped and fussy-cut.  It’s far easier to color the leaves then glue vs glue then color.  Trust me.  🙂

I know I’m not properly following copic techniques, but I wanted something somewhat flat considering the flowers were totally flat, and the real reason to notice the card.


Since I needed to make a Mother’s Day card I thought this would be perfect for my mom.  I was so pleased that she loved it!  

Below is detail on the papertrey ink die.  I used spray adhesive on the back of the die and then placed it on the white card stock, but I think I must have shifted it slightly…anyway, the white cardstock  was a little sticky in places.  So plan B: I sprinkle with iridescent glitter.  It’s a nice touch to the card I wouldn’t have thought of, so I’m glad it worked out that way!


 I’d already given my mom her gift awhile earlier but didn’t want the card to be totally without a surprise.  This feels like it should be the new thing that I include with my cards, especially birthday!

 I put it directly below the fake seed package, and at the same angle.  Just a little glue to hold it in place… 
Cheers! Xoxo

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Technique: Emboss & Watercolor II

I intended to try some new techniques I learned in Stretch Your Stamps 2, but as soon as I started I got an idea that I wanted to follow through with. So pretty much more of the same from yesterday: different stamp, different embossing powder, same technique. I was going to use ink then realized my idea was perfect for watercolors since I could add darker and lighter ‘rings’ but still have a light color wash.

Only time for one card tonight, but I’m happy with it! Except it looks off-center and wonky in the picture. Doesn’t look that way in person, honest. 🙂 20140806-022906-8946804.jpg
It’s hard to tell that the tree is ecru on white cardstock; purposely trying to stand out but not much. I wanted most to tone down the gold, and above all felt the red heart needed to be tiny but noticeable!

I used Recollections’ Woodgrain stamp, Taylored Expressions’ Love Tree, red stickles, gold embossing powder and some red paper ribbon. Paper ribbon is one of those things not found in the scrapbook isle, but it should still be in your stash!20140806-023133-9093322.jpg
Going to try some techniques with acrylic paint tomorrow. My job is really getting in the way of my hobbies! 🙂

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Love theme: Love Birds

I use this love tree from Taylored Expressions all the time. It’s adorable whether cut out from solid colored paper or from white paper and shaded by hand. I used shimmer brown cardstock here and then piled on the red stickles for dimension.

The ‘love’ sentiment comes with the love tree die and I layered two cuts for a shadowed look. I used the bird from Taylored Expressions’ birch tree accessories die set.

I cheated and flipped one of the birds over, not sure if you can tell which? 🙂 I can’t unsee it.20140801-204257-74577410.jpg
It was a fun combination of shimmer and sparkle with a touch of whimsy. This was given to my best friend who got engaged earlier this year!

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