Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Hello everyone, hope this finds you all well.  We've been home from camping for the last couple of weeks as the weather has taken a decided turn for the worse with temperatures in the low teens (Celcius that is!) and even some snow on the hills just above our home, yikes!  June is a very busy month in our family with lots of birthdays and Father's Day on the horizon, so I've taken the opportunity to get some cards made.

My niece's birthday is coming soon, so I made this Celebrate Butterfly birthday card for her.

I coloured the background with watercolours in shades of purple, green and blue over some gesso and crackle paste then overstamped it with Tim Holtz's Papillon stamp and Vintage Photo Archival ink.

The edges of the background panel were edged with gold Deco Foil and a couple of Flutter butterflies that were left over from another project were watercoloured with Distress inks.

Tim's Sentiment Words, Thin die was used to die cut the Celebrate word from gold Metallic Kraft-Stock, backed with some kraft coloured cardstock.

Father's Day cards were up next, this one I'm calling Love Hearts :O)

I started with the same gesso'd and crackle paste background that I'd used for my nieces birthday card but this time I coloured it with some Paper Artsy Infusions (Sleight Blue, Golden Sands and In The Navy) and overstamped it with Tim's new Inventor 1 stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink (which seemed appropriate!).

The #1 Dad crest was die cut with Tim Holtz's Regal Crest die from gold Metallic Kraft-stock and the sentiment stamped with Merchant and Worn Text and clear embossed.  The crest was mounted on a piece of die cut black fun foam for dimension.

The large heart was die cut from more gold Metallic Kraft-Stock with the Scribbles & Splat die and the smaller hearts die cut with Simon Says Stamps Large Holiday Shapes dies.

And here's Father's Day card number two, an Old Jalopy Father's Day card.

It started with Baked Texture Ancient Amber embossing powder sprinkled onto wet Deco Foil Transfer Gel that was stenciled onto the background through Deco Foil's Modern Links stencil.

Once the gel was dry, the embossing powder was activated and then the background was dipped into Paper Artsy Infusions (Golden Sand and Terra Cotta) that was sprinkled onto my craft mat.

Tim Holtz's Old Jalopy was die cut from cardstock that was coloured with more Infusions that I'd mopped up from a previous project (think this was Green Man and Olive Tree) and then I die cut the accents on the car from silver Metallic Kraft-stock.

The No 1 sentiment was die cut with Tim's Cargo Stencil Numbers Movers & Shapers dies from more silver Kraft-stock and backed with black cardstock.

And the Dad sentiment was die from black cardstock with the Alphanumeric dies and then the letters re-cut from silver Kraft-stock and inset into the black.

That's it for now, still have more birthday cards to make so I'll be back shortly to share them with you and then I have a DT post for Therm O Web coming up on June 18th.  Hope you'll be able to pop by to take a peek and that you are enjoying some lovely summer-like weather where ever you may be.  Our cold and rain is supposed to be departing soon and I'm looking forward to warmth and sunshine again!  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo

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