Monday, June 18, 2018

Celebrate

Happy Monday!!  I wanted to share a few recent cards I made to celebrate all kinds of good things going on this summer!  Graduations, birthdays, Father's Day....lots of fun stuff!

The above card features the new release, Free Indeed, from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps!  I embossed the firework image on kraft card stock and then applied various distress inks to make the image pop.  To complete the card, I added images from Love Your Neighbor.  I stamped the images on water color paper and used the same inks to add color before trimming and adding to the card.  You'll find "celebrate" in the sweet Rebecca Rios set, also from SNSS, called Fly High.

My second card also features the firework image from Free Indeed and is combined with images from Congrats Grad.  To color this card, I used Brusho pigment powders for a vibrant pop of color.  I finished the card by adding Distress Glaze which really polishes the colors and keeps them vibrant even after drying.  Be sure to check things out over at Sweet N Sassy Stamps--it's customer appreciation week and that only means good things for you!!

I hope your summer is filled with fun times and some relaxation too!

Be Awesome, Jane

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Be Flamazing!

 
Happy Monday, Sweet Peeps!  It's been flamazing in my little neck of the world lately.  Schools out and that means my number one is home for the summer--good for this momma's heart!  My second child graduated from high school and bought her first car --all in the span of two days!!  Yikes!!


In a busy life, one of my greatest sources of relaxation and restoration is creating with goodies from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.  June's release is super fantastic--I cannot get enough of the Be A Flamingo stamp set.

I created a resist by heat embossing the background piece and using various Brusho inks.  I love the way it turned out--Brusho's are finicky (or maybe its my skill level) but I love that in some ways. Life is often unexpected and you have to deal with what you've got--right?  You just never quite know until you get there!  I doubt I could recreate this background again, but--that's part of the fun of art--of each piece, every one is unique!  Just like us!

For my second card, I created a background of leaves and flowers, again, using Versamark Ink.  Using my new Lovely Words die (recently retired from Stampin' Up!), I created  a die cut window to show off that fancy bird again!  I love her.  Inked in white or black, she makes a statement--Be Flamazing!!

Have a great day!! Make it Flamazing--Jane