Sunday, August 19, 2018

Deco Diamonds and Finetec Watercolors

Hey there!  It has been a couple of months since I have posted a card.  Summer has just flown by and getting to the craft room has been difficult.  I actually started this set of cards in June.  

I used Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds for my background on Gina K Black Onyx and Papertrey Ink Smokey Slate cardstocks.  I couldn't make up my mind on what color embossing power to use so I used both Brutus Monroe Alabaster and Ranger Princess Gold.

To add color to my image, I used Finetec Pearl Watercolors.  I just painted it on and did not worry about blending the colors.  For my sentiment I used a combination of Simon Says Stamp Big U dies and Honey Bee Large Thanks die.


For this card I used Ellen Hutson Holiday Words to die cut the word Love.  I think it is now discontinued but Ellen Hutson Classic Block Alpha  die set can also work.  To embellish, I broke out the Studio Katia April Crystals.


I loved the way the Finetec Pearl Watercolors looked on the dark cardstock; so I looked for another stamp set that I could paint.  I settled on Altenew Mega Succulent stamp set.


Using scraps as borders is a great way to use up those pieces.  I used Altenew Painted Poppy along with Altenew Birthday Builder  to make these cards.  I embellished using Studio Katia Sparkling Clear Confetti.


Hope you loved these cards as much as I do.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube Channel and hit the like button while you are there.




Affiliate links to supplies used:


Original MISTI
[ MSW ]
Creative Corners - US Patent Pending
[ MSW ]
Original MISTI Mouse Pad
[ MSW ]
Original Grid Paper Pad - DOUBLE SIDED
[ MSW ]
Bar Magnet
[ MSW ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DECO...
[ SSS ]
Altenew Clear Stamps, Mega Succulent...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Altenew Clear Stamps, Painted Poppy -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Altenew Clear Stamps, Birthday...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ ELH ]
Gina K. Designs Tidy Towel
[ GNK | SSS ]
Perfect Match Smokey Shadow Cardstock...
[ PPR ]
Gina K Black Onyx Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Ink On 3 Ink Pads, Juicy Clear...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder PRINCESS GOLD...
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: OXO Good Grips POP...
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Kolinsablon Spotter Brush - Size...
[ HBL ]
Arteza WATER BRUSH PENS Set of 6 Red...
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: FinetecÊArtist Mica...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
iCraft Purple Tape - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES...
[ SSS ]
iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive™ Sheets •...
[ THR ]
Honey Cuts Dies, Large Thanks - Ellen...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Honey Bee HELLO GORGEOUS WORDS Dies...
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Simon Says Stamp BIG U Wafer Dies...
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Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies,...
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE...
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Studio Katia APRIL Crystals sk0418 at...
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Studio Katia CRYSTAL CLEAR Confetti...
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Amazon.com: Crystal Katana Multimedia...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH | SSS ]
Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5 -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine –...
[ ALTN ]
Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double...
[ SSS ]

Friday, August 17, 2018

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog Hop & Giveaway


Howdy - Lydia here! I wanted to start with a Howdy, since I have a Western themed card for you today. 

I love silhouette images that let me do blended backgrounds. When I first got my life changing brushes I sat down and tried different types of blending with them, and today's card actually features the very first blending I did with them. I used Peach Bellini, Sea Glass and Wild Dandelion inks to give a sky feel. Then I stamped the sentiment and the image from Crackerbox on top in Nocturne.

I extended the ground on the Horse Silhouette stamp to the edges of my card panel with a Special Black marker, and then also all the way down to the bottom of the card so my cowboy and horse weren't just floating in the sky. 
Horse Silhouette - So Suzy Stamps
[ SSZ ]
You Are Loved
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"Life Changing" Blender Brush Set -...
[ PFS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Wild...
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GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Peach...
[ GNK | SSS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Sea Glass
[ GNK | SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Copic Sketch MARKER 110 SPECIAL BLACK
[ SSS | MFT ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]

If you want to see the video I made with these new-to-me brushes, it's here

This card is for a blog hop we are doing today with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. Both companies are giving away $50 shopping sprees, so be sure and leave us a comment today to be eligible to win! Winners will be announced on August 24th on both blogs.



Your next stop on the hop is Lydia Fiedler

The full list is below:


Enjoy the inspiration.