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Hey, Chick Handmade Card

Hey Chick Handmade Card

Hello Friends,

Don't ask me why, but my sister and I always greet each other with "Hey, Chick".  So it seems appropriate that I would send her a handmade Hey, Chick Card.  I went with a green, gold and black theme since St. Patricks Day is days away.  The Hey, Chick stamp set is probably the hottest Sale-a-bration stamp set of 2017.  That's just me guessing.  I don't know for sure.  If you are new to the scene, Sale-a-bration is the time of the year when Free product is offered for every $50 spent!  But time is running out because it all ends on March 31 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Get all the juicy details here.

Hey Chick Stampin' Up!

For today's card, I employed two stamping techniques-Paper Piecing and Heat Embossing.  I heat embossed  "Hey, Chick" and the wild doo chicken with gold embossing powder.  Paper Piecing is just what it sounds like.  Stamp, cut and piece.  I stamped the chicken a second time on Old Olive polka dot designer paper  and cut out just the body and the head, minus the head feathers.  There was no way that I wanted to cut all the wild feathers and the skinny little feet and legs, so I simply colored those in place.

Today's fun extras are the note paper stamped with the Writing Notes stamp and the handmade envelope made with the fabulous Envelope Punch Board.


Hey Chick

I just love the look of embossing on a darker card stock.  The shiny gold on the Old Olive really pops.

Color Throwdown

For St. Patricks Day, this week's Color Throwdown Challenge is Green, Black and Gold.


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You've Got This Handmade Birthday Card & Envelope

You've Got This Handmade Card

Hello Friends,

Today's one layer card is simply beautiful and easy to make.  Send a ray of sunshine with this handmade card that marries two popular stamping techniques-Heat Embossing and watercoloring.

For my card base, I used a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Shimmery White Card Stock scored at 4-1/4".  Love that you can watercolor on the Shimmery White Card Stock and that it shimmers.  Next, I stamped my flower from the You've Got This Stamp set  with Whisper White Craft Ink to frame my birthday wish and  I heat embossed it with White Emboss Powder.  This makes a lovely soft, white outline for coloring.

Watercolored Flower with bling

Next, I washed Daffodil Delight and Old Olive ink inside the outline with my Aqua Painter.  Hint:  Take care to color multiple shades of color.  Did you notice the fabulous bling?  After my flower was dry, I painted over my flowers one last time with my Clear Wink of Stella Brush.  Wow!


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Here's another tip.  Add a pop of interest to you one layer card with panels of color on the inside.  As an added bonus, the interior card stock works to restore shape to a watercolored and/or heat embossed card.

I carried the white embossing over into the inside of my card and to my handmade envelope which I made with the Envelope Punch Board.  My Birthday Stamps are from the Better Together Stamp Set.  

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Penned & Painted Get Well Card

Penned & Painted Get Well Card

Happy Monday Friends,

It's the good-bye Winter hello Spring time of year.  It's the time of year when I crave pretty flowers and sunshine.  Unfortunately, it's also cold and flu season and time to make Get Well Cards.  This card is going out to friends that are holding down the couch, sick with the flu.  I hope it will brighten their day.  

The Penned and Painted stamp set is fabulous for so many reasons.  It's a two-step stamp set that makes beautiful layered flowers.  The flowers can be stamped with an outline like this previous post or they can be stamped to look like a pretty watercolor  bouquet as I did for today's Get Well Card  or...... they can be used for the Color Wash Technique by stamping with just the outline stamps as I did here.

Handmade Get Well Card & Envelope

For today's Penned & Painted Get Well Card and Envelope I skipped the outline stamps and stamped just the flower layers for the soft and pretty look.  I was enjoying the results so much, that I kept on going to the inside of my card and then to the lining of my handmade envelope which I made with my Envelope Punch Board.


Penned & Painted Stampin' Up!

To continue with the light and airy look I made a square frame with the Layering Squares dies and a wispy swirled heart with the Sunshine Wishes Dies.  For the illusion of sparks of light, I embossed my background with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

Just Us Girls

This Just Us Girls Challenge sparked the idea of a fresh red and white with a touch of green color scheme.  Love the look of the bright red tulips peeking through the fresh white layer of sunlit snow.  

Mojo Monday

I used this Mojo Monday Card Sketch for the layout of my card.  I didn't want all the layers from this sketch to weigh my card down, so used several frames and lots of fresh white space.

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