Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Sketchy Birthday Card

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I though I'd pop on early this morning and share a card I made for this week's Watch It Wednesday series for Waffle Flower Crafts!  You'll have to pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to check out the video but here is a look at the card I made:


I went for a fun, layered look with this one!  I used the Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set along with the Lacy Layers Die to create my card along with some fun new embellishments from my stash.

I created a layered background that peeks through the vellum and heat embossed the focal image with white embossing powder.


Hope you enjoy the video!  I am hoping to get a few cards made this afternoon :)  There are only a few errands on my list today- including a trip to the craft store!  Fun Fun Fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

-tessa

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dancing Sharks Card


Hello!  

It's been a few weeks since my last post, hasn't it!  Things have just started to slow down a bit :)  I had an unexpected trip to Washington come up and finals for my summer courses come up.  Oh how I am glad they are over!  Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of the summer...

For this month's Waffle Flower Designs Challenge card, I went with the sharks!  The colors were bright and colorful and boy I wish I knew how to photograph neons better!  This photo doesn't do it justice...


Summer means fun times and around here it can get a little goofy!  These sharks were so fun to stamp and cut out!  I made the card extra long to fit all of them on there together.  And of course, left shark is doing her own thing lol!

Hope your summer has been fun so far!  If you have time, be sure to join the challenge at Waffle Flower Crafts this month!  You can also pop by the Waffle Flower Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today!

-tessa

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Snail's Happy Place Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card I made for this month's Waffle Flower Challenge.  I loved the colors and the flowers shown in the inspirational photo- so pretty!  They inspired me to create this:


These little snails from the Snail Mail Stamp Set are so cute!  I imagined them in a little oasis of flowers in a garden somewhere in the shade- doesn't that sound like a happy place? :)  I stamped these pretty flowers from the A Bunch Stamp Set to go along with the adorable snails.  Everything has been painted with water and residual ink from my ink pads.  When everything was dry,  I used the matching A Bunch Die and Snail Mail Die to cut everything out.  The sentiment came from the fun, new Balloon Messages Stamp Set.

After everything was cut out, I layered it on to the pink card base.  I used some foam adhesive dots to add dimension here and there.  I love how it turned out!

Pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to check out June's challenge and a few great cards from our design team!

Well, I hope your week is off to a great start!  Thanks for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Neon Hi Card

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for Watch It Wednesday at Waffle Flower Crafts.  I used the Jumbo Letter A-Z  Die Set to create a neon light look:


I used neon cardstock so in real life it's really bright and fun against the black background.  To a video of how it was created, pop over to the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog :)  While you're there, check out the catalog contest that is going on featuring these dies as well!


As I was editing the video I had this card sitting next to me at the desk and my daughter asked me why I made a card that said ih!  lol!  It was upside down... Goofy girl :)

Hope you have a great day!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Blue Bird Card

Hello!  Hope your day is going well!  I just finished up my homework and have a few extra minutes until I head off to school!  I'm enjoying the sunshine on my back porch :)  Today is pretty great!

I wanted to share a card I created a little while ago.  It features the adorable bird stamps by W Plus 9.  I just love these stamps!  They remind me of one of my favorite artists, Charley Harper :)  I love his work and had to have these stamps as soon as they came out!  Here is what I made with them:


I stamped and watercolored this little scene on Stampin' Up!'s shimmer paper.  It is a nice thick cardstock and watercolor works well on it.  I love that the whole thing shimmers- it's subtle but so pretty!


This stamp set is sure to get some more use soon!  I think it is the cutest :)

Hope you have a great day!
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Monday, June 13, 2016

You are my Anchor Card

Hello!

How is everything with you?  Is your month as crazy as mine has been? :)  I am trying to keep up with it all but sadly my poor blog has been last in line for attention... sorry!

I had a tiny bit of time this morning and have been wanting to share the cards I made for the Waffle Flower Crafts Summer Release.  This one is simple but turned out to be one of my favorites:


Anchors are perfect for this time of year and I pulled out the new Life Anchor Stamp Set to play with first.  I made this one with my hubby in mind- it was our 15th anniversary last week :)  I stamped out the anchors with Stampin' Up! Basic Black ink onto the smooth side of some watercolor paper.  I used watercolors to paint them in and let them dry.  After they were dry, I ran them through the diecut machine with the matching Life Anchor Die to cut them out.  I added some gray twine to each of them, finishing with a knot near the anchor.  My white cardbase has been embossed using a wide stripe embossing folder.  I adhered my anchors using foam adhesive and then stamped my sentiments.  I cut a small slit in the top of the card to slide the twine through.  I adhered it inside the card.

I have been creating a bunch of fun things!  Hopefully I will find time in the next few days to share everything :)

Hope you have a great day!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Leafy Watercolor Card and Video

Happy Wednesday!  School is kicking my butt this week- I am taking two math courses and a science course over the summer semester and they have started out with a bang!  Lots of homework... I think I should be all caught up for this weekend though!  We have nothing on our to do list so I am making plans to relax, craft a little, and maybe plant some flowers :)

Today I'm popping on to share the card I made for this week's Waffle Flower Craft's Watch It Wednesday Series.  I paired the Leafy Stamp Set with the cute little Faye Stamp Set for this one:


I show how I did the fun stamped watercolor background in the video :)  Pop over to the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog to watch!

Speaking of videos, I had an idea to film something a little different recently too!  I made a vlog- it's more of a chat really- about what I've been working on with my crafts this week.  I am going to give it a try and film every week or so to show my progress on projects, new things I'm working on, shopping trips, favorite tips and tricks and lots more!  Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if it sounds like something you're interested in!



I better start working on finishing my homework for this week so I can enjoy the upcoming weekend!  I am already looking forward to it!  Thanks for stopping by today!
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