Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Cards Galore

Different blue dye inks,egg shaped sponge, stamps, white pen, different cardstock, washi tape.

Simon Says-Anything Goes
Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge-Used the 3 on the right-Adventure, Beach, Pam Trees tttc074

I had a lot of fun creating this image first building up the blue colours to create this moonlit image. I cut out a circle to make the moon and used the sponge to colour around it plus used a piece of paper to make that horizon line. Once that was done, I stamped different stamps to create that scene that we all wish we could be right now. I finished it off with the white pen to create stars and the moon on the water.  My dear friend, who visited with me last week (did the social distance thing), told me of one of his adventures when he was in Indonesia. He took a tour of some small islands with a few other people on a very rough boat and slept in a hammock on the deck for the 5 nights out in the ocean. He saw beaches in the moonlight that just looked black against the blue, starry night along with the palm trees and remembered how bright the moon was and the stars. This man lives quite the adventure!

die-cut ornaments, sizzex machine,  perfect pearls, versamark ink stamp, brushes, water spray, colour bursts, saying sticker, ribbon jewels.

Dream Valley-Christmas In July

I took out my ornament die cut and used purple paper to run it through the machine to get this die cut. I had this smple paper I had used color bursts on-you just tap out some powder, very little,  add water and watch the colour just burst out. I used yellow and pink and kept adding and spraying until I got the desired effect. the ornament cardstock was covered with versamark ink and then covered with perfect pearls in a couple of different purples to create a shimmery effect. I spritzed it with water so the colour would not come off onto your fingers. Once the other cardstock was dry, I took the ornament card and glued it onto the colorburst card. I glued that onto a glittery gold cardstock, added ribbon, a card remnant that I placed the Merry Christmas sticker onto it with a couple of snowflakes plus the gems and there is Christmas in July. 

alcohol pearl inks, alcohol(not to drink...hic!), flowers I drew with markers, scissors, butterfly embossed die-cut, Happy Birthday die cut, blue mirror cardstock, stickers, stickles, gems.

Penny Black-In The Garden
Tuesday Throwdown-Favourite Embellishment

I decided to doodle one day just to see if I could create some pretty flowers and leaves using markers and water. I took some glossy cardstock, placed a bunch of alcohol on it and dripped some pearl ink and regular alcohol blue ink onto the card and let it swirl around. Once it was dry, I took my sizzex machine and cut out the Happy Birthday saying in both the blue and an orange cardstock piece I had. I glued that onto the mirror card and took the orange words and glue them in place. I fancy cut the flowers and placed them on using pop up dots. I filled the centre in with my favourite embellishments-gems. Finally I used the machine again to cut out the butterfly and emboss it  on a piece of coloured cardstock remnant I had used for trying out colours. I placed the butterfly down and the stickers.

alcohol inks, glossy cardstock, Undersea stencil, pearl and glitter goop, spreading knife, paints, sizzex machine, saying

Animal Friends-Fish, Whale or Dolphin

I was having fun playing around with this stencil after I took different alcohol inks to create the background. I took my spreading knife and, like icing a cake, I spread the pearl goop in some areas and the glitter goop in another and set it to dry. Once dry, I had fun colouring everything and finally added the saying at top for a card that can be used any old time. 

alcohol inks again, alcohol to spread the inks around. saying stamp and flower stamp, gold and Egyptian gold stamping embossing powder, gold embossing dye ink pad, versamark ink, gold leaf!

Crafty Creations-Anything Goes

So I am on a kick using the alcohol inks and tried to achieve a garden and sky look. I watched a youtube video and took my versamark pad and stamped the edges and took gold leaf that I have never used and placed it down to create the rough edging all around. I stamped the flowers and saying in gold and embossed in 2 different gold powders, placed it on blue shimmer paper and voila!

dark and light grey shimmer paper, cuddlebug, sticker border, orange pen, orangy cardstock with the Happy Birthday already cut out using the sizzex (see the orange Happy Birthday a couple of cards above), black saying die cut out, ball player stamp, markers, border die-cut.

This was a card for my brother who loves Baseball...all sports(almost) but he loves baseball and I had this ballplayer for years and every once in a while he comes out to play. I am so...not sports-art, film , yes-sports-no. I did hit a baseball once, in grade school and shocked all my classmates:) Anyway, my brother's favourite team are the Baltimore Orioles so I decided to colour the player all in orange since they had this type of uniform once. I looked up their uniforms and noticed they used black and grey too so this is why the colours are used this way. I took the papers and put them through the cuddlebug using different embossing folders, pieced it all together and there was his card. 


  1. Those are stunning. You are a very talented card maker. I do love the first one best, I think.

  2. Hi, Birgit!

    Cards here, cards there, cards everywhere, dear friend! I love the first card, a tiny Indonesian island with the beach turned black and the rest of the scene bathed in blue moonlight. Your friend who toured those islands in a boat and slept out on the deck at night in a hammock is braver than Shady. Shucks, I experience night terrors every time Mrs. Shady puts nautical theme sheets on the bed. :)

    My other two favorite cards in this set are the Animal Friends with sea creatures and the one that follows with the butterflies. I love the mix of deep blue, coral and green.

    I hope your brother appreciated the card you made to remind him of his favorite pro baseball team. When I was young and living in southern PA, I watched the O's games on one of the Baltimore TV stations. Sportscaster Chuck Thompson did the play by play and the games were sponsored by National Bohemian Beer.

    Thanks for playing show & tell, dear friend BB, and thanks again for recommending the If It's Tuesday movie. I really enjoyed it! See you tamale, dear friend!

  3. It’s the first one for me too - stunning.

  4. I love that top one. Moonlight on a tropical beach... some nice memories for me, too.

    Your brother's an Orioles fan? Me, too. These are trying times.

  5. All nicely done but I like best the flowery Happy Birthday!


  6. great cards have been having fun ...I do so love the first one the background is fabulous....take care xxx

  7. Fabulous cards. I love that tropical scene, even though it could be New Hampshire right now, minus the palm trees.

  8. Hi Birgit, what marvellous cards, such varied designs and wonderful colours too, I love the fist one, such depth of colours, fabulous inking and the sea world card is gorgeous, Kate x

  9. What a beautiful set of cards, I'm here for the sport card and your papers and embossing really lift it to another level. A wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Sport challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith DT The Male Room

    Faith my blog

  10. Hey Birgit! Each of your cards is unique, heartwarming, and sooooo gorgeous. The colors, especially the blues, give me goosebumps, the good kind, of course. :-) The moonlight card, wowza-wow-wow!

  11. Your Tic tac toe card is AMAZING! The shading and scenery is just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Of course, all your cards are equally as stunning too!

  12. Fabulous cards and an amazing TicTacToe entry - such a wonderful silhouetted scene, so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us over at TicTacToe this week!

  13. Zauberhafte Werke.
    Vielen lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  14. I like your choice of sport :-)) Beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room!

  15. You put together a nice sports card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room. Goga

  16. love the Birthday card! so bright and cheerful, multilayered with the baseball player taking his shot. Neat.

  17. Those are beautiful. The anything goes card is my favourite!

  18. Lots of great cards! Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  19. Great golfing card - love the texture.

    Don't forget to include our challenge badge in your post.

    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Craft Challenge.

    Helen x