Sunday, August 26, 2018


Thankfully my mojo decided to return today after yesterday's frustration so I've got a few cards to share.  

First up is for Freshly Made Sketches and Seize the Birthday.  I've still got a few images sitting on my desk from when I tried Jennifer McGuire's Fast Watercolor Technique.  I love how this Altenew flower came out and I paired it with some MFT paper and a Winnie & Walter sentiment.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Grey & White Basics 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from Magnolia's for Her) Altenew, Sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Abandoned Coral, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched rectangle) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Next up is a card for The Colour Throwdown.  I took inspiration from the duvet in the photo for my design.  I used the backside of an MFT leaf stamp to stamp the shapes and then filled them in with the patterned front side of the stamps.  The leaf strip is matted on Elegant Eggplant paper and the sentiment is popped up on foam tape.    

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaves  sentiment from Geometric Greenery) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Lemon Lime Twist, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections

Finally is a card for CAS Colour and Sketches.  I finally got hold of this cool Essentials by Ellen sunbeam die that's been on my wish list for ages.  I cut in from the three challenge colours and then put it back together alternating the colours.  The die cut sentiment is covered in Glossy Accents and I added some Nuvo drops around it.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Poppy Parade, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Yellow, wine) Paperbilities
Dies:  (Silver Linings, Sentiment) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger, (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic


Lori said...

Great designs! Love your creative use of both sides of the leaf stamp. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun trio of cards! Loved how you were inspired by the CTD challenge!

Amy O said...

What pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

JoAnn said...

Love the pretty and colorful flower on your first card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Tracey McNeely said...

All of these are so pretty Jen, I love your fast watercolouring I have been playing around with it since I saw her video too!

Lindsey said...

I have been meaning to try the fast watercolouring... thanks for the extra push and for linking up to Seize the Birthday! I love the bold colours of the other two cards, too. (I really am trying to get back in the habit of blog commenting...)

samantha's cards said...

Great cards! I love the sunbeam cut from this week's colors, great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

Fiona Whitten said...

Great cards and I love your use of the colours to make the sunbeam. Thank you for joining us for the CC&S challenge.

Bobby said...

Great cards, Jen. I love the fast watercolor flower matched with that patterned paper. Using the backs of the stamps was a great idea and the overstamping adds such interest. The GAed sentiment pops off that bright sunbeam card.

lostinpaper said...

I was looking at the Magnolia set myself today, all I can say its 'Great Minds' wink!