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July 28, 2011

Lily Pad Cards - Some Today & Some Tomorrow

Hi Everyone:
I guess I waited long enough for most of you to head over to LilyPad to see my cards, but for those of you who didn't here are the first 3 cards that I will share. The other 2 along with a New Blog Candy Give Away, will be shared tomorrow okay.

First I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all those who left such warm and kind comments for me over at Lily Pad today. There were some comments that actually made me cry! Thanks so much Judy!! Your such a sweetheart and friend. Big Hugs. Also I am sooooo grateful to those of you who found your way here from Lily Pad blog. It really means so much!!  Okay now for the cards!

Card Supplies

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Ranger, Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Autumn Leaves, Recollections
Stamps: Everyday Sayings CL342, Old Letter Writing S4878, Hydrangea K5376 – HA
Markers & Pencils: Tombo, Marvy, Staedtler - Karat
Watercolor Paper: Canson 90lbs/185GSM
Embossing Powder: The Artful Stamper
Embossing Adhesive: Versa Mark
With Versa Mark, the Hydrangea Flower was stamped around the surface of a 5x5 piece of watercolor paper.  Black embossing powder was then sprinkled over each flower. The excess was then returned to container and the stamped images were then set using an embossing heat tool. Each flower was then colored with Tombo Markers. First used was the lighter color, then a darker shade, but only in various places. The leaves were colored and shaded. White dots were added for highlights on leaves and flower centers.
The flower was stamped 5 more times on scratch paper and cut out. These 5 were placed over top of the already colored flowers. These will be your “Masks”. Once flowers were all temporarily put in place, Scattered Straw distress ink was rubbed all over the surface. Be careful not to left up any of the masks while doing this step. This was all blended with an Aqua Pen to soften the ink.  Once dried and with masks still in place, text was added to the background using the Old Letter Writing stamp with Chocolate Chip ink.  Once dried, all masks were removed and discarded. To add more depth, watercolor pencils were used to add a darker shade around each flower. The sentiment was stamped on a white cardstock banner strip. The card front was then adhered to Kraft card base. To complete the card, the edges were distressed and banner was added to center of card.

This card was also submitted to Hero Arts July Monthly Contest.

Card Supplies:
Inks: StazOn
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Everyday Sayings CL342 – Hero Arts, My Little Monsters - Recollections
Markers: Tombo & Marvy
Patterned  Paper: Berry St. Farmers’ Market – DCWV, Little Boy – Echo Park Paper Co.
Blue pattern paper was cut and adhered to fit a 5x5 black card base.  Button images were cut from pattern paper and placed with pop dots in the corner of card front.  The monster image was paper pieced and so therefore needed a base to glue individual pieces too. So first the image was stamped on white cardstock, then orange pattern paper, and last red cardstock. All pieces were cut and then glued to the white stamped image.  Scales and feet where colored with Tombo Markers. Highlights were added randomly on Monster body. A white strip of cardstock was placed at bottom of card and ribbon was also tied around card. Sentiments were added to center and bottom of card. To add a touch of whimsy and fun, Googley eyes added to the Monster face. Monster was then added to complete the card. 

Card Supplies

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ranger

Cardstock: Recollections

Stamps: Old Letter Writing S4878 – Hero Arts
Sentiment: Discover Title Stickers - Creative Memories
Patterned Paper: Life Stories Kit – My Mind’s Eye
Text was added to a 5 ½ x 4 piece of grid pattern paper using the Old Letter Writing stamp using Peeled Paint distress ink. The edges were then distressed and adhered to flower patterned paper, then matted with Kraft and brown cardstock. Ribbon was added to tag. The flower die cut, along with tag, and half of a journal spot was distressed around edges and place on card with pop dots. The sentiment sticker was placed across tag and to finish the card, pearls were added randomly.  This card was made with the green Scrapbooking kit that is similar to the kit that is up for grabs with this Blog Candy. Please let me know if you shared about this  on your blog or if you are a new follower and want your name added to the draw. Thank so much!

Today was another hot summer day and was a good time to go to the air conditioned stores to pick up groceries and run errands. Lol. I do love this beautiful weather though, especially hot summer nights. It was so cool and romantic (kind of) to be outside until late at night, with Citronella candles glowing and setting down with a cool drink. Talking to my sweet hubby, laughing, and remembering . I so appreciate our big wonderful garden and the very beautiful night sky with twinkling stars. We really do have so much to be thankful for. Hope your enjoying your summer and taking lots of pics to help you remember when the seasons change.
I guess I better get to bed. Until tomorrow sweet dreams.
Big Hugs


Judy1223 said...

Dana, everything I said is TRUE! I just feel so happy for you...I love to see that your lovely work is being recognized, and that YOU are being acknowledged for being the talented, lovely person you are! I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds over at Lily Pad Cards...until then!

Lagene said...

I absolutely love your hydrangea card!

Dorcas said...

They're all gorgeous Dana!!

Diane said...

Hello, Dana! So glad you stopped by my blog today so we could reconnect. What awesome creations...love them one and all. And congratulations on being feature....certainly well deserved. Took a slow browse around your blog and you've done some really beautiful things. I'll be back.

Anonymous said...

Dana, all of your cards are incredible. I am always amazed at all the wonderful details you put into each and every thing you make, and I learn so much from you! I'm so excited that you were featured at Lily Pad. I can't think of anyone more deserving, and am so thankful more people are being introduced to your fantastic work!!!

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