Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day Inspiration #2

Here is another card that could be used for Mother's Day. It was created with a Memory Box die, Tombow markers and a clear Wink of Stella pen to blend everything.
 I added some Prima wired cord and a heart charm. The charm was originally antique silver but I did not like the color so I added some Ranger Cranberry Alcohol ink and I am happy with the new color. In real life the flowers and butterflies are nice and shimmery due to the Wink of Stella pan. In this close up photo I think you can see the shimmer a bit better.

 Hope this card kicks your mojo into high gear. Have a great weekend and don't forget Mother's day on Sunday!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day Inspiration

Mother's day is this weekend, if you are like me it kind of crept up and now you might be scrambling to get a card of two made well never fear I have a couple of cards for inspiration over the next few days.
 This card is a copy of one I made for my MIL's birthday back in April but forgot to post. It is stamped with a layered set made by Impression Obsession. I found it easy to use, and although I own a Misti, stamped it without using it.
I used 6 different colors of yellow ink and it worked out well. The inks I used for the roses from the bottom up  the were
Archival Buttercup, Memento Dandelion, Distress Mustard Seed, Memento Cantaloupe (stamped twice on top of each other with the same stamp). Leaf colors were Memento Bamboo Leaves and Distress Peeled Paint. I must say I was not 100% happy with how the Distress inks stamped I found them kind of blotchy and I tried a few techniques to eliminate this but nothing helped. Memento and Archival stamped much better. Distress worked just not as good as the others.
The sentiment is by Penny Black and stamped with Versafine Deep Lagoon ink.
Did you know Crafty Capers now has an online store. I have added a link to the stamp set I used if you wish to purchase it.
Hope this card provided some inspiration!