Narwhal Stamp Card

Good Afternoon!

I cannot believe that we are on the last day of August. Time seems to just be flying. I hope that you are all enjoying these last few days of Summer.

My card today features two darling narwhals. There is something so captivating about these sea creatures. It is believed that the narwhal’s horn was what first spawned the legend of the unicorn. I had the opportunity to see one up close earlier this Summer and I could certainly see why. The horn is actually a modified tooth and can range from 4 to 10 feet long. That concludes the educational portion of today’s post.  On to the card!

These whales and sentiment are from The Alley Way Stamps. These are my first stamps from this company and I am very pleased. I will certainly be ordering from them again. I feel like the stamps gave a clear impression and man are they cute.

Narwhal Card - Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps
Narwhal Card – Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps

I started by stamping these darling whales on Neenah Solar White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then started coloring these guys with my Copic markers.

The Alley Way Stamps - created by Jennifer Miner
The Alley Way Stamps – created by Jennifer Miner

I really took my time blending my coloring with my Copics. I blended over and over and then made little dots with darker colors. I really wanted a dark blue to white under belly.

The Alley Way Stamps & Copic Markers
The Alley Way Stamps & Copic Markers

I fussy cut the whales and then added White Opal Liquid Pearls on the spots. Then I added Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls on the eyes and then added white Gelly Roll dot acents. Because I simply cannot make a card without glitter; I added Crystal Stickles on the horns.

Something's Fishy, Little Fellas & All Washed Up Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps
Something’s Fishy, Little Fellas & All Washed Up Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps

To create the background used the smooshing technique with Distress Inks. Here is another example of Smooshing. To begin, I rubbed ink in Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry directly onto my Ranger Craft Sheet. I then spritzed the ink with water. I then picked up the ink with a sheet of acetate. This method allows you to place the ink where you would like it. You can do one color at a time or, as I did here, multiple colors.

Copic Markers & Distress Inks. Stamps by TAWS.
Copic Markers & Distress Inks. Stamps by TAWS.

I added really crazy glitter paper on my card and then secured my Smooshed panel to the glitter panel. I adhered my whales using foam tape. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Grape ink.

This was a fun card and my daughter is requesting a pink narwhal card so we shall see.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Stamps: Something’s Fishy, Little Fellas & All Washed Up – The Alley Way Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Glitter Cardstock – Recollections

Ink: Tuxedo Black & Grape Memento Ink, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean & Dusty Concord Distress Ink – Ranger

Copic Markers: 0, C0, C1, C3, C5, B01, B02, B04, B21, B24, B26, B29

Other: Gelly Roll White Pen, White Opal & Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls, Crystal Stickles – Ranger

 

Ombre Aloha

Hello all!

I have been practicing my brayering technique. It is a funny thing when you learn a technique, in really anything. I find this in baking, fiber craft, or riding, there are a lot of opinions and one person will tell you “never do this” and someone else will tell you that you cannot complete the task without doing that very thing. In brayering it was “always start off the paper” and then “never go off the paper.” I tried both and starting off the paper worked for me. I think that you just have to take everything with a grain of salt, try thing and find what works for you.

Brayered background stamped with My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Brayered background stamped with My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps

I loaded my brayer with Cool Caribbean Ink and brayered my sky. I started at the top and began off my paper. I then did the same thing with Bermuda Bay Ink but stayed mostly at the top and only did about three passes. I was really pleased with the smooth ombre look. I will often sponge to achieve a similar look but may go to this more often.

Brayered background stamped with My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Brayered background stamped with My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps

I stamped the up close palm trees and hut with Salty Ocean Distress Ink and then the back palm trees with Cool Caribbean.

My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps created by Jennifer Miner
My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps created by Jennifer Miner

I stamped the “Aloha” on a scrap of paper and trimmed it down. I added an orange Prima flower and brad. I used my Crop-A-Dile corner rounder to create the rounded corners.

Brayered Background
Brayered Background

The stamped/inked panel was mounted to a piece of Cool Caribbean card stock and then that was mounted to white card stock.  Below you can see a close-up of the brayering. I really like how smooth it looks. This was a really pretty quick card and you could really do it in almost any color. I liked the pop of color in the Prima flower. If I had to do it again I would have pushed that flower back a tiny bit as it is a little close to my “A.”

My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps
My Island by Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Materials

Stamps: My Island – Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Ink: Cool Caribbean & Bermuda Bay – Stampin’ Up & Salty Ocean Distress Ink – Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Cool Caribbean – Stampin’ Up

Other: Flower – Prima, Brad – Creative Impressions, Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder, Speedball Brayer

I hope that you have a very wonderful weekend!

~Cheers

 

Anniversary Card

Happy Friday!

I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of August. I am looking forward to the Fall. It is my favorite season and I love Halloween.

Today’s card is an anniversary card for my in-laws and my entry in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes.

Card featuring Hero Arts Wheat Stamp & Mega Mixed Messages Papertrey Ink
Card featuring Hero Arts Wheat Stamp & Mega Mixed Messages Papertrey Ink

I started with a piece of Solar White card stock and sponged on Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry inks from Stampin’ Up. For this ink application I used a quarter of a sponge. To get a smooth transition between the colors I begin with the lightest color and work to the darker color. Once I have the colors where I would like them I go back over each transition to smooth out the colors. I then stamped the wheat in Vintage Photo. Once that had dried I distressed the center panel using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I used my Ink Blending tools.

Fall colored Anniversary Card by Jennifer Miner
Fall colored Anniversary Card by Jennifer Miner

I then sponged a white piece of card stock with Rich Razzleberry ink and then mounted the central image to the purple card stock. I added black and marigold colored card stock. I die cut the smallest rounded square in the Spellbinders Label 1 out of black card stock and then cut it in half. I adhered these pieces to a strip of vellum where I had stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. Once again my sentiment is from the highly versatile Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink. I added some gold brads and voila – Happy Anniversary.

Anniversary Card featuring wheat and fall colors by Jennifer Miner
Anniversary Card featuring wheat and fall colors by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Stamps: Wheat – Hero Arts & Mega Mixed Messages – Papertrey Ink

Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Rich Razzleberry – Stampin’ Up, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Ink – Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black – Recollections, Vellum – The Paper Company, Marigold – Bazzill

Other: Labels 1 Dies – Spellbinders, Brad – Creative Impressions, Chestnut Zing Embossing Powder – American Crafts

 

Dark Feathers Card

Howdy!

I went with another more minimalist card for today. I broke out that darling Feather Finery from Papertrey Ink.

Stamps from Papertrey Ink & Memory Keepers
Stamps from Papertrey Ink & Memory Keepers

I started the card by stamping the large feather using Blanco white pigment ink and then heat embossing with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I then stamped the small feathers with Versamark and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

White Ink, Ice Iridescent & Clear Embossing Powders
White Ink, Iridescent Ice  & Clear Embossing Powders

Next came the white feathers. Those were just stamped with the Blanco ink pad , no embossing. I was really surprised by how well that ink looked on the black paper.

"Fly" Card by Jennifer Miner
“Fly” Card by Jennifer Miner

The last stamped element was the  “Fly” sentiment. This came from an old Memory Keeper’s set with a bird in a cage and the work “Fly.” I inked the stamp with the Blanco ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I added the pearls from Recollections and then mounted my card to a piece of Brushed Silver card stock.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Sometimes you just need something that appears simple. I love how this card gives a subtle glimmer. There is something magical about using embossing powder. The process of transformation is really a neat thing to watch.

Glitter & clear embossing powders
Glitter & clear embossing powders

Materials

Stamps: Feather Finery – Papertrey Ink, Fly – Memory Keepers

Ink: VersaMark & Blanco Opaque White Dye – Stampa Rossa

Paper: Basic Black & Brushed Silver – Stampin’ Up & Neenah Solar White

Other: Clear & Iridescent Ice Embossing Powders – Stampin’ Up & Adhesive Pearls – Recollections

Vintage Circus Ticket Card

Hi!

My card today was inspired by this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Ticket, Please. This challenge made me think vintage circus. I was so glad that I had the images I needed to create this card. As usual, we are heavy on Distress Ink products. I don’t know what my crafting world would look like without Tim Holtz. I used all white paper so all of my “pattern” paper was created with Distress Inks.

Circus Ticket Card created by Jennifer Miner
Circus Ticket Card created by Jennifer Miner

I knew that I wanted to use the rays behind a circus animal. Luckily I had picked up this lion at Michael’s awhile back. It doesn’t have any identification information on the actual stamp but I am pretty sure that it was by Recollections (Michael’s house brand). I laid out my ticket on a scrap piece of paper first. To start I stamped the lion in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then created a mask. I stamped the “Admit One” sentiment in Fired Brick, and then also cut out another mask. I stamped the rays in Blueprint Sketch and added the “8” in the corner using Jet Black Dye Ink from Papertrey Ink.

Created with Distress Inks
Created with Distress Inks

After stamping, I trimmed my card into a rectangle shape. I used pinking scissors on the edges and then a 1″ circle punch to cut out the corners. I then drew the red line around the edge using Festive Berries Distress Ink Marker. I gave the ticket a little time to dry and then distressed it using Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Inks with Ink Blending Tools.

Vintage Circus Card by Jennifer Miner
Vintage Circus Card by Jennifer Miner

Next was to create the striped tent background. I dug deep in my supplies for the tool I used to create the background, my ancient Plaid Maker Template from Stampin’ Up. I started with a white sheet of cardstock and sponged Fired Brick through the stencil. I then placed a circle mask down to create my “spotlight” element. I distressed the stripped layer with Old Paper, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and more Fired Brick Distress Inks. I then sponged on Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade where my circle had been. I then lightly stamped the grunge dots from Gorgeous Grunge with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I added the flourish in the corner from the Affection Collection stamp set from Stampin’ Up in Walnut Stain.

Handmade card using Distress Inks - Vintage Circus
Handmade card using Distress Inks – Vintage Circus

Next, I tackled the blue layer. For this I sponged on Blueprint Sketch and then stamped in the same ink using the striped element from the Gorgeous  Grunge stamp set. I distressed the edge with Vintage Photo. On the bottom red layer it was simply Fired Brick Distress Ink on another piece of white card stock.

Vintage Circus Card - Created by Jennifer Miner
Vintage Circus Card – Created by Jennifer Miner

I added the two ribbons and then glitter brads. The flowers are from Prima. The blue flower wasn’t exactly the right color so I sponged on the Blueprint Sketch. The ink didn’t quiet get into the grooves on the flower so I used a Distress Marker in Faded Jeans over the flower to get the whole thing a solid color. I adhered my tag with foam tape and added adhesive gems. I also added a little glitter on the tag with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker.

Vintage Circus Ticket Card
Vintage Circus Ticket Card

Materials

Stamps: Steampunk – 7 Gypsies, Bitty Grunge & Steampunk – Stampers Anonymous, Affection Collection & Gorgeous Grunge – Stampin’ Up, Lion – Recollections

Paper: Neenah Solar White

Ink: Jet Black Dye Ink – Papertrey Ink, Squeezed Lemonade, Blueprint Sketch, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye, Old Paper, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Inks – Tim Holtz for Ranger

Other: Medium Glitter Brads – American Crafts, Red Adhesive Gems – Mark Richards, Yellow Adhesive Gems – Hero Arts, Adhesive Pearls – Recollections, Faded Jeans & Festive Berries Distress Markers – Tim Holtz for Ranger, Red 5/8″ Sheer Ribbon & Blue 3/8″ Velvet Ribbon – Michaels, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker – Zig Memory System, Pinking Scissors – Michaels, 1″ Hand held Circle Punch – Stampin’ Up

Thank you so very much for taking time to stop by! Have a wonderful creative day.

Dream Big Dreamcatcher Card

Good Morning!

I had a very good time making this card today. I love this set from WPlus9 and I am sure you will see more cards made with it. The stamps are from the Dream Believer set and the dies are from the Dreamcatcher set. I used  Distress Inks and Glossy Accents. Really as a supply list goes it is pretty light but that just shows that you don’t have to use a lot of product to create.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

The dreamcatcher was created by cutting out the dies in card stock , with the exception of the back set of strings and back feathers as I cut those from vellum.

Dreamcatcher created with card stock and vellum.
Dreamcatcher created with card stock and vellum.

Each individual piece was inked with Distress Inks and ink blending tools. I used Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain on the main pieces. On the light pieces I used Old Paper and Vintage Photo and on the darker pieces I went with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

Dream Big created by Jennifer Miner
Dream Big created by Jennifer Miner

I stamped the “bead” directly onto the dreamcatcher using Peacock Feathers. Once dry I added a layer of Glossy Accents.

Distress Inks & WPlus9
Distress Inks & WPlus9

To created the background I used the Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Inks directly on the paper and then stamped over with the little dots using all of my browns. The mounting piece of card stock was created with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Inks. I also stamped a set of “beads” at the top, again accentuated with Glossy Accents. The sentiment was stamped with Walnut Stain.

Dreamcatcher card featuring products from WPlus9
Dreamcatcher card featuring products from WPlus9

Materials

Stamps: Dream Believer – WPlus9

Ink: Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink – Tim Holtz for Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Vellum – The Paper Company

Misc.: Dreamcatcher Dies – WPlus9 & Glossy Accents – Ranger

I love how this card turned out. I just love that you can keep blending and building up your Distress Inks. As always I appreciate you stopping by to visit me. Have a wonderful day!

Our Pets Mini Album

My daughter had a project this week to bring three items that shared something about herself. The catch was that they all had to fit in a small brown lunch bag. She took a pink pom-pom to show her favorite color, a small stuffed fox as her favorite stuffed animal and this little book. I wanted her to have a way to share our furry & scaled family.

Our Pets Mini Album by Jennifer Miner
Our Pets Mini Album by Jennifer Miner

I used 110lb Neenah Solar White card stock to create a multi-page mini-book. I cut eight pieces of Always Artichoke card stock for the base of each page. The decorator paper on each page is from an old Stampin’ Up set I had in my stash. I set-up the base of each page as my first step.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

I then imported each of my photos into my Silhouette Design Studio software. I used a rounded square shape I purchased from the Design Store (here). I used the print and cut feature to print the photos onto white card stock and then cut out square frames. I used the offset feature to create the coral frame.

Daisies
Daisies

I layered artichoke and yellow bands across each page. I then adhered the frames and photos to the backgrounds.

Our Pets Mini Album by Jennifer Miner
Our Pets Mini Album by Jennifer Miner

I used my McGill Punches to create the little daisies on each page. I glued the on and embellished each with an adhesive gem.

Mini Album - Fish Page
Mini Album – Fish Page

Here you can see our fish; Nemo and Dory. Once I had all the pets in the album I cut their names out, using my Silhouette Cameo in brown card stock. Once I glued the names down, I added Crystal Stickles over the top.

The mighty Frenchie
The mighty Frenchie

Here is Bella’s page.

Mini Album
Mini Album

On the left is Peyton and the fish are on the right. As a side note is it a little challenging to photograph fish.

Mini Album - Accented with Coral and Yellow Daisies
Mini Album – Accented with Coral and Yellow Daisies

Here is the full mini-album.

Mini Album - Long View
Mini Album – Long View

While this may have been a little over the top for a school project, I really had a blast putting it together and gave me a chance to make “not a card.”

Mini Album - Center of the Album
Mini Album – Center of the Album

While this may seem like a lot of pets we at one time had three big dogs and four, yes four, house cats. They actually all got along pretty well.

Tied with a Ribbon
Tied with a Ribbon

I mounted the ribbon under the Always Artichoke background and then added a little flower shaped brad to hold it down.

By Jennifer Miner with Handmade Daisies
By Jennifer Miner with Handmade Daisies

The daisies were created with McGill Paper Blossom Punches and the centers are Flower Soft.  The small coral flowers are also McGill punches. The title was again cut with my Silhouette Cameo and then glittered with Vintage Photo Distress Stickles. I added a few Adhesive Pearls. Every time I use these I get a kick out the packaging because they are actually labels “Adhesive Faux Pearls” just so you don’t think that they might be real.

Our Pets - Back Page
Our Pets – Back Page

Here is a view of the back page where you can see the brad giving a little extra security to the ribbon.

Materials

Paper: Designer Series Paper Spring Flowers 12×12 – Stampin’ Up, Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana Card Stock – Stampin’ Up, Neenah Solar White, Brown Card Stock – Unknown

Punches: Large Daisy, Medium Daisy, Multi Daisy, Mini Petals – McGill Paper Blossoms

Misc.: Adhesive Pearls – Recollections, Orange Adhesive Gems – Mark Richards, Pink Adhesive Gems – Hero Arts, Citrus Crush – Flower Soft, Twill Ribbon – American Crafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentiment Masking – Feather Finery

Good Morning!

I have two cards for you this morning. These will be going into this week’s Make It Monday Challenge #221 from Papertrey Ink. This week’s challenge is Masking Sentiments.

Masked Sentiment featuring Papertrey Ink Stamps
Masked Sentiment featuring Papertrey Ink Stamps

For the first card I went with blues. I stamped my sentiments in Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I then punched out an oval shape from copy paper. I covered the “Birds of a Feather” sentiment and began stamping the feathers over and around.

Birds of a Feather in blues
Birds of a Feather in blues

I used Cool Caribbean and Temping Turquoise inks from Stampin’ Up to stamp the small and medium feathers from the Feather Finery stamp set by Papertrey Ink. I used Faded Jeans to stamp the small circles that I heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I added clear adhesive gems from Hero Arts. I then used a Taken with Teal marker from Stampin’ Up to trace around my mask to give the sentiment more pop. I know tracing around a mask seems really easy but it was way harder then I was expecting.

Pink Birds of a Feather - stamps by Papertrey Ink
Pink Birds of a Feather – stamps by Papertrey Ink

The pink card was created in much the same way but using Pretty in Pink, Positively Pink and Pink Passion inks from Stampin’ Up. The sentiment definition was created with a Pretty In Pink marker. I did not use heat embossing on this card as the pinks were pretty intense.  I stamped the little circle in different shades of pink versus one shade on the blue card.

Tickled Pink
Tickled Pink

The stamped image was mounted to a piece of Pink Passion card stock. On the inside of the card I stamped the coordinating sentiment “about your big news.”

Papertrey Ink Feather Finery Stamp by Jennifer Miner
Papertrey Ink Feather Finery Stamp by Jennifer Miner

On both cards I stamped the feathers first and then lightly stamped the coordinating dots in the same color over.  This is a very fun stamp set and I am glad that I decided to use it for this challenge.

Pink Feathers - stamps from Papertrey Ink
Pink Feathers – stamps from Papertrey Ink

Another thing that I really liked about this card was that all the stamping was done on a single sheet which would make mailing a little easier.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love an over the top card but they can be hard or expensive to mail. These worked up pretty quickly and you could easily use any color combo.

Blue Feathers - stamps by Papertrey Ink
Blue Feathers – stamps by Papertrey Ink

 

Cards created by Jennifer Miner using Papertrey Ink stamsp Feather Finery
Cards created by Jennifer Miner using Papertrey Ink – Feather Finery

Materials

Stamps: Feather Finery – Papertrey Ink

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Cool Caribbean & Pink Passion Card Stock – Stampin’ Up

Ink: VersaMark, Faded Jeans Distress Ink – Ranger, Cool Caribbean, Pretty in Pink, Positively Pink, Pink Passion

Other: Taken with Teal & Pretty in Pink Markers – Stampin’ Up, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Adhesive Gems – Hero Arts, Large Oval Punch – Stampin’ Up

I hope you all have a great day – thanks for stopping by!

Scottish Highland Cow Card

Good Morning!

Today’s card is a simple little thing that features a darling little Highland Cow. Who wouldn’t want a cute little Scottish cow to show up at their door. They are really the most darling creatures. Something about their shagginess is just adorable, I think that it really may have something to do with the fact that they basically have bangs. Seriously, check out this beauty. According to Wikipedia this breed of cattle has been around since the 6th century. (Since Wikipedia is always correct and if you read it online it must be true, right.)

Highland Cow Card by Jennifer Miner
Highland Cow Card by Jennifer Miner

The cow was cut out using the QuicKutz Scotland set. I then colored it with Distress Inks. The frame was cut using Spellbinders Label 1. This set is discontinued and QuicKutz has been at least two other companies since they were QuicKutz. A quick Goggle did show a dies sets few for sale out there. The framing dies are Label One from Spellbinders.

Moo!
Moo!

The paper was from my decorative paper stash it is from Chatterbox. My solid paper is Really Rust card stock from Stampin’ Up. I edged the inner square with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

Highland Cow-4

This was a very simple card by it was fun and I like to make a few easy and simple cards now and again.

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Really Rust & Basic Black – Stampin’ Up, Designer Paper Chatterbox

Ink: Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Distress Ink – Ranger

Misc.: Spellbinders Label 1, Gelly Roll White Gel Pen

Have a wonderful day!

Twisted Citron Chrysanthemum Card

Evening all!

I feel like I have been working non-stop over here but that is a good thing. I have had lots of quality time in the studio.  Look for a cute mini-album to post on Friday that took up my Sunday.

Today’s card will be my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which was to use Twisted Citron. I went with more paper flowers. Please try to contain yourselves at the shock. I will say in my defense, it is a new flower for me – a chrysanthemum. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really sold on the mum until I “fluffed” them and added them to the card. I think that has to do with the fact that they are sort of flat when compared to the roses and peonies.

In an aside, I have just ordered a book called Paper Bouquet. I am hoping that it has some new stuff in it. I can remember looking at this book years ago and deciding that I didn’t need it at that time. I guess I’ll see when it gets here.

Handmade card featuring BoBunny paper & Distress Inks
Handmade card featuring BoBunny paper & Distress Inks

This paper is from BoBunny and is called My Darling Clementine. I had actually pulled this paper out before I saw this week’s challenge and I thought that it would work perfect.

Lots of layers
Lots of layers

The flowers are colored with Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany, Twisted Citron and Rich Razzleberry (SU!) inks. To get the more muted color on the Aged Mahogany mum I inked my paper with Tattered Rose first. To make the mums I inked white paper prior to punching out my shapes.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Each large mum uses three of each of the four daisy sized punches from McGill. Each layer was softened with a stylus and then shaped using tweezers. The leaves were cut using the Grape Leaf punch and were colored with Crushed Olive and Twisted Citron. The little green flower was created by inking Twisted Citron and then punching out the flower shapes with the larger daisy on the Multi Daisy Paper Blossom Punch. It took a ton of layers, layers I didn’t not bother to count. So, lets just say lots and lots.

Mum Close-Up
Mum Close-Up

The background paper and belly band on the card were inked to complement the background using Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive and Twisted Citron.

Distress Inks & BoBunny Paper
Distress Inks & BoBunny Paper

The tag was cut using the Spellbinders Fancy Tags One die set and then sponged with Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink in Rich Razzleberry. I adhered my tag to the band and then added the awesome Lush brads. My last step was to add a few adhesive gems for a little attitude.

Handmade mums
Handmade mums

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, My Darling Clementine 12×12 – BoBunny

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages – Papertrey Ink

Ink: Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive and Twisted Citron Distress Inks – Ranger, Rich Razzleberry – Stampin’ Up, VersaMark

Punches & Dies: Fancy Tags One – Spellbinders, Large Daisy, Medium Daisy, Multi Daisy & Grape Leaf – McGill Paper Blossom Punches

Other: Lush Brads – My Mind’s Eye, Adhesive Rhinestones – K&Co.