Hot like Sriracha + #50cardsin50days recap

This stamp by Unity never fails to crack me up…

Sriracha

So simple, this was pretty much a 3-step card…

1. Stamp image on watercolor cardstock with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder
2. Paint with Koi Watercolor paints (the embossed part will resist the paint or markers) & allow to dry3. Carefully cut out image and adhere to card with dimensional foam adhesive/pop dots

I’ve applied to a couple of upcoming craft markets, one in June and one in September, so hopefully I’ll be out and about selling my cards. Do you think September is too early to sell Christmas cards? Hmm.

Here’s a recap of the first 18 cards I made for my #50cardsin50days challenge in reverse order…

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My biggest challenge is Father’s Day cards – actually cards for dads, husbands and dudes in general. That’s my next goal and I’ve been looking at some interesting digital stamps that might just spark some ideas. Stay tuned!

If I succeed with my #50cardsin50days challenge I am considering doing another back-to-back… #100cardsin100days!? It could happen!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! I desperately wanted tacos and margaritas today but didn’t have any ingredients, so instead I made some cards. I lean towards minimalism with design, so the single layer cards have been helping me get out of my creative rut.

Margaritas CardsThese vintage A Muse stamps were all heat embossed with gold and then I used Wink of Stella brush pens to colour them. If you don’t own all of these colours – RUN to The Paperie (or your nearest local stamp store) and buy these. All of them. I even purchased an extra blue Wink of Stella and added a few drops of light green to create TEAL.

I made two more floral cards today (why not?) …

Mother's Day Cards

The flower (Memory Box) on the first card was die-cut twice, once with watercolor paper and again with black paper. I painted the first flower all pink and then paper pieced the petals back into the black outline. The second card has just the pink watercolor outline.

I’ll be back very soon with more to share – if there’s anything you would like to see, just leave a comment πŸ™‚

#50cardsin50days – Mother’s Day & More!

I think I’ve got my mojo back… I’ve made about 15 cards in the last three days but I’m only going to share a few of them today πŸ™‚

First is a card I’m submitting to this week’s Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, “Anything Goes”. I had planned to make this card for Mother’s Day…

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I turned this into a sympathy card because it seemed appropriate. Floral stamp is from Clearly Besotted ‘Thinking of You’ set, and the sentiment is from My Favourite Things ‘Wildflowers’ set. I haven’t really mastered colouring with Copics but I gave it my best effort.

I have some really supportive friends who have been buying my cards since 2005 and with Mother’s Day coming up I’ve been working on a variety of different designs, both paper crafted and digital. More floral simplicity…

IMG_4313Dy embossed with a heat embossed gold sentiment above.

Lastly, here is a digital card I made (I photoshopped it onto a real card for dimension so sadly it looks a bit crooked but it’s straight in real life, I promise).

Digital Mom Card

It was encouraging to know that people still read this old blog, so I will make an effort to continue updating – thank you for checking in, I love hearing from you! β™₯