Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Simon Says Stamp "Wooly Lucky"

🍀Good Morning from me

Now that St. Patricks Day is over and hopefully everyone is recovered, I have my St. Patricks Day card to show you. (Actually three, each with a little different green and patterned paper.) I didn't want to blog this too early and spoil the surprise for my family and close friends. The stamp set I used, Wooly Lucky is from Simon Says Stamp. It is also part of their March Happy Rainbow Kit. I did not go for the whole kit, but this stamp set was too cute to pass up.  Since I married into an Irish family I am always on the lookout for St. Patricks Day related stuff.  

Is he not just the silliest Llama? I love his smirk! I gave each a twist with a different shade of green paired with patterned paper. 

I colored all the Llamas the same. Their bodies I are a solid cool gray, then I took blending solution and a small rag to give them that neat texture. Did you know that you can use all types of textured fabric to do this? Corduroy, denim and burlap as well as a bath towel make fantastic texturing. 

I matched the patterned card stock to some solid. This patterned paper is Authentique. Their paper has the most awesome texture and feel to it.  The solid is all Stampin' Up! I love that I am able to coordinate items not from the same company. 
The clouds were die cut on glimmer paper, then I colored a rhinestone in the same shade of green in each card. With this die set I often throw a rhinestone on it. I honestly cannot tell you why. I am just compelled to do it! I'm telling you it must be a Jersey Girl/Bling thing. 

Copic Marker List

Llama body: C3
Llama Face: E11, E50, E51
Ears: R11.
Gold:YR23, Y15, Y11
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
Hatband: C9

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pals' March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because ”Spring has Sprung” - at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I for one, cannot wait for Spring to be Sprung. I generally enjoy all four seasons but the Winter here on Skyway Drive has been cold and windy. When I saw the theme of this Months Hop I knew The Butterfly Gala Bundle would be the perfect set for me to bring you some Spring.

Are these some Springy cards or what?

Granny Apple Green gives this card it's bright pop of Spring color. First I stamped those circles on glossy white card stock, then the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in black. The butterfly was stamped on a separate piece of white and colored in a variety of bright Spring colors. I gave his body some pearls, because WHY NOT? Bending at either side of the center of the body I added some tombow glue just in the center to secure it, leaving the wings free. As a finishing touch I added three basic rhinestone jewels randomly. The effect is a bright, shiny, bubbly Thank You card.

Because I was having SO much fun with this set I decided to make a bonus card! 

A monochromatic card with a pop of color says "hey! look at me!" I layered up from my base card with basic black and this fabulous black and white butterfly paper from Botanical Butterfly DSP that I received FREE with the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  I stamped this butterfly pair on a separate sheet of white card stock with memento ink using my Stamparatus. I gave them some nice coral colors then placed it back in my Stamparatus and inked it again using Versamark. I then heat embossed it with black embossing powder. This did two things for me, one is to make the outline darker and shiny the other is to add some texture. A bit of wink of Stella on four sections adds a bit of glimmer. For the large butterfly I also stamped some antennae and attached them from behind. On the smaller butterfly I added a tiny rhinestone. Both butterflies and the sentiment strip are attached with dimensionals. For the sentiment I took basic black, in keeping with my color scheme and stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder then added two tiny rhinestones. 

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

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