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Love Is in the Air Cards

Time for some more appreciative cards -not just because Valentine’s Day is coming- but hey- who doesn’t like getting a nice card :)

This one uses Mini Amsterdam from the Mini Tile Set.

Same Set- Antique Tile and

Last not least using the mini Beacon from the same set to create a fun pattern.

Are you sending cards out regularly to your loved ones or are you more an email and text kind of person?

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O-Fish-Ally Valentines Day Cards

When I created my new Neato Foam Stamp I thought of it as being a funky mark but I also realized it can be read as a fish if you want to :) So …why not make some Valentines Cards with it :)

Simple – used with acrylic paint and stamped – added a frame and a hook with a pen – there you go :)

And hey – you are all o-fish-ally the best !  I added a bit of black outline with a pen to the Neato stamps and like how the circles can be also read as water bubbles.

For the “you are the only fish in the sea” card I cut out a heart shape out of deli paper and stenciled through the shape, then used the cut out heart as a mask and masked off the painted hear to stamp the background with my new Midcentury Squared Stamp. Last but not least I stamped the Neato stamp on top of the heart and added some doodles with a white Signo pen and a black pen as well.

Do you have any other fun “fishy” sayings for me? LOL Hope you liked those cards- here are the supplies I used besides acrylic paints:


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  • stephanie

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    Your puns are awesome!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      I found them to be honest- I googled fish and valentine and it was making me laugh hard.

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I Heart You – Card

Have you told someone “I love you” today? Here is a quick card for this :)

I used three different acrylic paint colors: teal, black and white, and squeezed out each color in a pea size next to each other. Than I dabbed my cosmetic sponge in it so that each color was on the sponge.

Mixing the colors slightly as I dabbed over my Hamilton Stencil I created some subtle color variations.

Love the pattern and colors

I added my message to my special someone in the circles and done :) Who are you telling today I love you?

Here are some of the the supplies I used


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1,2,3 Easy Peasy Quick Holiday Cards

I love handmade holiday cards but let’s face it – it is tough at this time of the year to spend a ton of time to make them.

So, when I designed the Circle Jumble Rubber Stamps I wanted to make sure they are versatile and can be used all year long but added a little topper for the circles that can either be used on it’s own or for exactly what I did here. Create little holiday ornaments :)

I love how the tiny ones with the Small Circle Jumble Set turned out  in black and white

But I am also in love with the Large Circle Jumble Cards

 

Look I sneaked a little colorful one in here :)

Here are the supplies I used for these cards:


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Star Struck Holiday Card Tutorial

I love the new Star Struck Stencil and I knew I wanted to use just part of the stencil for some holiday cards.

I created a border around the area I wanted to use with artist tape. You can leave the tape on and just do several cards or projects until you are done.

using heavy body acrylic paint and a cosmetic sponge I stippled on the paint through the stencil. I used heavy body paint here because I love how the cosmetic sponge creates a little bit of a textured effect in the heavy body paint.

Lift off the stencil and let dry.

I added some lines and the holiday greetings with ArtGraf Blocks.

And done – easy peasy :)

Here are the supplies I used:


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Cards Galore

I am a card making machine ;) For the Birthday Card above I used the Grove St. rubberstamp from the Large Circle Jumble Stamp set for the middle. Then I used the toper stamp from the same set and its smaller sibling from the Small Circle Jumble Set to create a border. I really love those toper stamps, I used them all the time for pattern and mark making as well as for borders.

Some easy note cards – with the Small Circle Jumble Set.

And I really love the black and white – kinda grungy but yet elegant …well …Nat Elegance ;)

Here are the supplies I used for making this cards


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Just A Quick Note – Card

Never hurts to have a little stack of cards ready to go .

I created this quick note using my new Central Avenue Stencil and Stabilo Wood Pencils.

I simply placed the stencil onto a blank card and rubbed lightly some different colors against the stencil. The pigments of the very soft woody pencils accumulated on the edges of the plastic of the stencil.

Using a slightly moist brush I brushed over the stencil grid, and blended the different colors together to get some nice color mixes as well.

The stencil needs to be wiped off with a rag or baby wipe so that any leftover pigments won’t be applied to a future project.

I dunked a black watercolor pencil into water and applied some scribbles and the sentiment to the card.

Love how dimensional the effect is doing this method.

Here are some of the supplies I used for this card:


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  • Jill Adamy

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    I am totally in the same mindset as you with having a little stack of cards handy just in case you need to send something along. And I love making them, especially out of just found items in my studio. Love what you did here! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Jill! Love that you are also love making cards to have on hand :)

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