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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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  • Rae

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    These are adorable!

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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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Jumble Cards

These are some cards I made using with Large Circle Jumble Stamp Set and my Small Circle Jumble Stamp Set.

I loved using the two “hanger” stamps from both sets for the border on the left. For the right card actually used a round gel plate and some inks and stamped the little circles onto it and then used the plate as a stamp.

I love playing with stamp sets and making cards, it is a great way to explore the possibilities of sets.

Which of the three cards is your favorite?


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  • Rosie Grey

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    Such beautiful cards! I love the “You rock”card on the right the most 🙂

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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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Watercolor Stenciled Thank You Card

I am really enjoying playing with watercolor and stencils – I love the way a stencil helps you for the design but I love the loose look of watercolor.

I taped down the Valley Road Stencil and then started coloring in the pattern with different colors. The trick is to be less generous with water which seems to be a bit counter intuitive when using watercolors :)

Lift the stencil and there you go –

So much fun!


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Flower Maze Happy Birthday Card!

Lately I have fun making cards. I don’t like to spend a crazy amount of time on them but when I have no time for painting or art journaling it is such a fun way to spent some time with paint and ..never bad to have some of those handy :)

I taped an area of my new Flower Maze Stencil to make sure I just stencil inside the hexagon which kind of represents a flower for me :)

I used a cosmetic sponge and dabbed it in different colors of acrylic paints which were next to each other on a paint palette. The pouncing left some raised textured areas which I really love. I am such a sucker for texture :)

I used a black pen and outlined some areas and then wrote my Bday song around the flower. That was fun. Here is the card again

Now …let’s see who gets this card for the birthday – it is ready to go :)

Here are the supplies I used for this card:


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Actually I can – Cards

I made some cards using my new Actually I can Rubberstamp set.

I used some Derwent pencils to color in the stamped images and then blended some areas with a wet brush together.

Fun, quick and now I cannot wait to send those out :)

Here are some of the supplies I used:


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  • Rebecca

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    Love these stamps, got mine this week!

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