Saturday, June 7, 2014

Seeing Stars

Another watercolored star card using Salty Ocean and Broken China.  I am actually taking several cards I have seen this week and implementing several techniques into one card.

The stars are die cut from a thick Tim Holtz die. The background I used embossing paste and Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, sprinkled sparkle embossing powder, let it dry and then heat embossed it.  It doesn't really look sparkly, so I will certainly skip this next time.  I have Avery Elle Custom Panels Dies that I used to make this curved edge.  I had to snip it a bit, wasn't quite long enough.  The blue edging is a metallic CS that I've had forever.  The sentiment is Lawn Fawn.  Sequins are Pretty Pink Posh.  I know everyone had their own way to attach sequins, but I had one that I haven't seen mentioned.  I use Ice Pearl Pen.  That way it has a little white peaking out of the center of the sequin, which I actually love.

I am taking a break from participating in challenges for a while. Sometimes I get all caught up in the design or colors that I am losing the joy of cardmaking.  So, I am CASEing cards and gathering inspiration instead.

Tomorrow I have the honor to walk in the Relay for Life that my friends are doing.  It's a 24 hour event, where we all take turns walking for an hour, even in the middle of the night because cancer never sleeps.  I feel extremely fortunate that my family has not had anyone that has passed from cancer.  But I have lost many, many patients to cancer.  This is for them.  They have all touched my life to help make me the hospice nurse  I am today.

Thanks for stopping by!     Traci

I love the USA

It's a bit early for 4th of July Cards, but I was in "star" mode.  I had watercolored several stars that I die cut from a thick Tim Holtz die.  I used Salty Ocean and Broken China on the stars.  The stripes are Fired Brick.  I don't have the round sponges/applicator yet.  The I and heart are from Lawn Fawn, the heart is stamped in SSS Lipstick Red.  The USA is an alphabet stamp set I received as a prize.  Blue Sequins are from Neat and Tangled, clear are from Pretty Pink Posh.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

CASE Feathers

It's been a while since I posted.  I took a much needed vacation to the central coast/wine county of CA with some girlfriends.  I just love my friends.

I am having trouble finding my way around my stamping area.  Just lost my mojo.  Thought I would CASE other's works til I find my way again.

This card inspiration I got from Techniques by Trish.  I love the rainbow design she used.  I am trying to make as many masculine cards as possible, so thought I would change the colors to fit my need.

I would like an opinion about the sequins.  I like the look of the sequins, but does it take away the masculine look?

Thamks for stopping by!    Traci