Thursday, May 25, 2017

Shimmery Watercolor Peacock card







I've saved the best for last, as this will be my last posting as a Guest Designer for Frantic Stamper. I have truly enjoyed my time as a guest designer, and I have loved playing with all the dies and stamps from Frantic Stamper. Fran is an AWESOME person to work for, and I thank her and Kathy for this wonderful opportunity.

The card I am posting today is my favorite from the four months of my term. It's shimmery (SO me!!), it has peacock feathers, and it has watercoloring on it!

I stamped the gorgeous new Peacock Feathers background with Versamark ink onto some hot press watercolor paper. I then covered it with gold embossing powder and melted the powder with a heat tool. I had a blast watercoloring the feathers with some Daniel Smith watercolors in shades of blue, green, and brown.

After the watercolor paint dried, I went over the whole thing with some shimmery Lemongrass Twinkling H2O. Just look at that gorgeous shimmer! Is it any wonder that this is my favorite card?

After the Twinkling H2O layer was completely dry, I adhered this to a brown card. I cut the Brush Script Thank You from the same brown cardstock and glued the sentiment down onto the peacock background.

B004 Peacock Feathers background stamp

Monday, May 22, 2017

Peacock Get Well card


Did you know that Fran (the owner of Frantic Stamper) has her own line of background stamps??? I am in LOVE!!! These stamps are 6" x 6" which makes these perfect for both horizontal and vertical cards. I have to admit, I am a background stamp collector. :-) I love using background stamps, and this card is one of the easiest ways you can use these stamps.
I inked up the gorgeous new Peacock Feathers background stamp with Versamark and stamped it onto some dark blue cardstock. Then I covered the blue cardstock with clear embossing powder and melted the powder with a heat tool. You can see the gorgeous peacock feathers on my card.
I cut this embossed background with the largest Deckled Square die and adhered it to a pale gray card. I cut the sentiment using the brand new Get Well Soon dies and staggered the placement of the words for a fun effect. This card will be perfect for a guy who doesn't want a bunch of teddy bears or flowers. :-)



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Big Birthday Balloons


Hi again!  I have another fun birthday balloon card using some Frantic Stamper dies to share with you. This time, I sponged some Peacock Feathers distress ink onto white cardstock for a soft background. Then I cut out the Big Balloons in shades of yellow, pink, and orange. The strings were cut from white cardstock and threaded through the little notches at the bottom of the balloons.
For the sentiment, I sponged the same Peacock Feathers distress ink very heavily onto some white cardstock and then I cut it out with the new Brush Script Happy Birthday dies. I love this sentiment! The brush script is gorgeous and the words are the perfect size for putting on your cards.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Balloon Birthday




Hi folks! I created this fun birthday card using some of the new dies that were just released at Frantic Stamper. Don't you love those fun balloons? I cut them out from patterned paper and glued them down to a black card. The strings were drawn with a white gel pen.

The "Birthday" die cut is from the new Brush Script Happy Birthday die set. I used the Mattie Thin Upper Alphabet to spell out the "Happy" and glued them onto the balloons for a fun effect.

10171 Big Balloons
10194 Brush Script Happy Birthday
09261 Mattie Thin Upper Alphabet



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Grampa Bi-plane card


Hi again! I'm posting another Frantic Stamper DT card, and this card is for my Grampa for Father's Day. Ever since I was little, I've spelled his name as Grampa, and when I would write letters, I would call him Pa for short. :-)
Grampa flew in airplanes for the Navy in WWII, so I thought it would be fun to give him a card with an old-timey kind of airplane on it. I used the Bi-plane die (09489) and cut it from kraft cardstock. I used Copic markers to color it in masculine hues of blue, gray, and black. I added some clouds in the background from the Soaring Paper Airplane set (10165) and I added "GRAMPA" across the bottom with letters cut from the Mattie Thin Upper Alphabet set (09261).


Have you got your Father's Day cards ready?  Go check out the Dads and Grads release (April 2017) over at Frantic Stamper for some great ideas!