Monday, May 11, 2020

A Couple of Cards


Butterfly and saying stamp, gold and teal die ink pad, gold glitter embossing powder. Tombow Markers, water, cuddlebug machine, embossing folder, teal alcohol ink, butterfly stickers, gray, gold, light teal cardstock, fancy scissors.

Color Throwdown-light turquoise, teal, gray, gold-CTD592
Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes

It has been snowing here, nothing has stayed but, still..ughhhh. I love snow but not in May so what can I do but make something summer like but not too hot. I stamped the butterflies and used my tombow markers to colour them in using a watercolour technique. I took a a plastic lid from a margarine container and scribbled some tombow markers on it. I then took my brush and dipped it in water and placed it on the markers scribble to pick up the colour and coloured in my butterflies. I fussy-cut them out and set it aside. I had  gold cardstock which I embossed  through my cuddlebug. I decided to try something new and took my stream coloured alcohol ink and put it on the gold cardstock using my dauber. I took almost all of it off making sure the teal  stayed in the edges. I stamped the saying in teal and heat embossed it with Egyptian gold embossing powder. I used a fancy scissor to cut the edges. Finally I  had some pieces of of cardstock that I had used some distress inks from something previously, and took a couple of butterfly stickers over top the colour and fussy cut them out.. I glued everything together using pop up dots on the butterflies. One card done...



Alcohol inks in pale pink and pale teal, deer in forest stamp, white dye ink and white embossing powder, white glitter cardstock, shimmer sheetz, corner punch, stickers, scissors 

Xmas Card Throwdown-Non-Tradional Colours
Simon Says-Use a Punch
CHNC-Use a Tree or More

I forgot all about my shimmer sheetz which have this shimmer effect, this one being Opal...I love these sheets! Well, slap my head with my palm as I haven’t used these in eons. I put alcohol solvent on a piece of glossy cardstock and quickly put some alcohol inks right on the card and watched it spread. What is fun is you can keep playing with it until you like the effect. After I came down from the fumes, I stamped and embossed the piece with the deer in the trees stamp and set it aside. I took my opal sheet and used a corner punch on it and adhered it to a pearl white paper card. I glued the white glitter cardstock to the opal shimmer sheetz and layered the deer one to the white cardstock. I took a star, bell and leaves glitter stickers and placed it on top of a piece of sheet I coloured in some paint that worked with the colours I needed. I fussy cut them out and put them on the card using pop up dots.

Well, still snowing, off and on, but let’s hope this is the final hurrah and, before you know it, this Canadian will be bitching about the heat which I hate! Hope you all had a good weekend



20 comments:

  1. I do like that butterfly one! Yuck on the snow! 99 degrees here today lol.

    Betty

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    1. Ughh to the 99 degrees but I will love 75

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  2. Hi, Birgit!

    Snow in mid may, dear friend? Let me be the first to wish you a merry Christmas! I see by your second card that you are already planning ahead for the holidays at the end of the year.

    I like this set of cards. I heartily agree with the message on the first card. Life is art. (...and I'm the guy who throws buckets of paint on a blank canvas and hopes someone buys it.) I especially admire the teal color used in both cards and the pastel shades.

    If you don't like your Canadian weather, come on down to Florida. We've got heat, humidity, hurricanes, gators, skeeters, scorpions, spiders, red tide that burns your eyes and closes your throat, COVID... all the things that make for a fun-filled vacation.

    Keep safe and have a good week, dear friend BB!

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    1. red tide?? what is that? Yuck! I will take a bear up north any day over all your critters. Planning ahead is always good

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    2. Wiki sez: "Red tide is a common name for algal blooms, which are large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms, such as protozoans and unicellular algae. The upwelling of nutrients from the sea floor, often following massive storms, provides for the algae and triggers bloom events. These organisms undergo such rapid multiplication that they make the sea appear red. When the algae are present in high concentrations, the water may appear to be discolored or murky. The most conspicuous effects of red tides are the associated wildlife mortalities and harmful human exposure."

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  3. As always, beautiful cards.
    I can't believe how many have gotten snow the past few days.

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    1. It is not nice, mind you, nothing has stayed in my neck of the woods

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  4. You're precious butterflies stand out so well against the shiny golden background. 9 degrees here in Dublin.

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  5. Hi Birgit, it's been snowing here too, not lying thankfully, and really cold.
    Anyhoo, your cards are beautiful, lot's of lovely detail and colours on your first one ad a beautiful forest scene on your second,Kate x

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  6. Snow - really! Ugh indeed. Lovely cards, I’d choose the second one if I had to pick.

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  7. Wonderful cards indeed. Yeah, we got snow too. Didn't stick though, thankfully. Hate the heat too.

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  8. That's a cool bit of wisdom on your top card. I like the embossed effect. Before night fell, the sky was full of dark clouds. I hope some of the clouds will rain over us.

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  9. Beautiful card Birgit ...loving the sheen finish and the embossing its amazing.... We have gone from summer back to winter as well...on with the heating again....take care xxxx

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  11. Nice. I like the effects of the colors.

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  12. That's beautiful - I really like the soft colors.
    Snow in May? Damnit, that's just wrong. I'm sorry, Birgit. But yeah, I get miserably bitchy in the heat too. And you're making pretty cards now. So maybe there's always a bright side?

    Virtual hugs.

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  13. Très joli dégradé de couleurs Birgit, magnifique scene, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

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  14. love the colors you choose! came out really well! thanks for playing at 52CCT!

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  15. Beautiful Christmas card!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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