Saturday, July 30, 2016

Black and White Card

I had this Marianne Embossing Card laying on my craft table, so I decided I would use it and make a black and white card with it.  I haven't finished the inside yet as I will wait until I am ready to send it.  Most likely it will go to Jean once I get a new address for her.  She is still in the St. Louis Hospital and they are trying to find where she is losing blood.  She has to have 5 units of blood this week and they have done several test to determine the area she is losing it, with no success so far.  Now they are going to do a radioactive treatment, so hopefully they do that today.  Once they get this problem fixed, she will be moved to a rehab facility and I can start sending out the cards I have made for her.   

 I have been wanting to use the Elizabeth Craft Peels and Embossing powder to refresh my memory.   I have included above the video I did showing how to do it in case you also need a refresher.  I added the sprawling ferns from Magnolia and the Tree branch from Memory Box.
The bird is a Peel that I cut out from Elizabeth Crafts, and I used her Cool White Glitter.  This is such a fun technique.  She has some great videos too, so just search Youtube for them.  The black "Rick Rac" strips are from Cheery Lynn's Tiny Expandable Borders B215.  There are 14 different tiny border strips.  I had never used this die, but I can see that it will be a favorite as there are so many uses for it.

This is the inside of the card.  The swirl is a Cheery Lynn Flourish  B117 and
the frame on the right is  Fiona Mirror Die FRM140.
I will add a sentiment once I am ready to send it.
I added the black strip on the left so that the black shows through on the front.   I liked the addition on the inside too.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Today's card is another one that I have "refurbished"with 2 contrasting pieces of card stock, a doily die from Cheery Lynn along with the Tea Cup from Heartfield Creations.
A piece of lace "healed"  the split between the two pieces of card stock and also adds texture.
A lime green bow was added.

We have our two Great Grandsons, Bleydn (9) and Daitin (10) visiting for a couple days.  We have been
in the "studio" being creative.  They love the ink dropping technique on water color paper.
You should see my table now. (smile)

Monday, July 25, 2016


I started out by embossing the front side of the card with an Embossing Folder that cut out the center.