Showing posts from June, 2020

Tall and Thin Challenge Card and Freebies

I entered a Tall and Thin Challenge At ChristianCard Makers Group. I used a digital by Paulette Slater at TLC Creations   My intention is to use them for get-well cards. I also made matching envelopes using an envelope punch board: I had to use a micron pen on these images, the paper I used allowed a slight bleed Can you believe I still use my paper crimper? Tape holding this card together Feathers I have had in my stash for 15 years! Two Freebies for your card-making: Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend! Ginny M

A fun Masculine Card with Freebies

In my stash of Public Domain Art, I came across a great masculine image.   Since I had a particular person in mind I added a verse I thought would encourage him. I thought I would share the verse with you and the image and the combined result, for your card making. The card 5x 6.5 The images: With this one, you can add your own sentiment or thought bubble. With psalm 1 I printed this on watercolor paper, it was a great warm white color and for a little manly bling I used #5 Pearl cotton from my stash Stash DP's and glue Thanks for sharing a few minutes with me, I hope you like and can use the freebies! Ginny M Entered in the Word Art Wednesday  Weeks #444 - #445 - Anything Goes

Quick Cards, Magnets and a Freebie

It has been a super busy week for me and I am finding while I am keeping up on one side of my craft room I am lagging behind in the other - one side for paper crafting and the other for sewing and embroidery. I need to finish a swap project for a sewing group, finish my Bird Quilt, and get a few dresses for my granddaughter for the 5th.  So before I head over to the sewing side I thought I would show you a little project I made for the members of the adult Bible study group Steve and I teach on Wednesday night and leave you with a freebie for your card making. I've been making sets of magnet cards these are 4x5 and mounted on 140# watercolor paper. I grabbed a 12x12 pad and pulled a couple of sheets - I was in an orange mood yesterday I found these extra thin magnets on Amazon, they work great and they are mail-able.   I thought it is worth mentioning, I am still using Lineco glue for 85% of my card making, including attaching this magnet.  I dispense into a

Digi Printing and How to Use a Cricket When You Don't Have a Scan'Cut and Cutting Freebies

A few months ago I met a lovely young woman who was knee-deep in-home crafting to fill her Etsy shop.  We came up with this great idea, swapping stuff.  We swapped all kinds of things and one of them was  my Scan'Cut for her Big Shot Pro. both the same in cash value and both sitting on shelves unused.  Well, that was when I was doing a lot of sewing and quilting (still am) and The BSP would make my life easier.  Fast forward to know and I am card making again and boy would that Scan'Cut come in handy.  I do not regret the trade for an instant I am very happy to have the BSP, that takes a curse off cutting for me.   Just before I quit card making for a year I discovered my Cricut Explore Air has a print to cut function. So the Scan'Cut was not as needed.  This week I learned how to use it!  I will show you the cards I made and then give you the link I learned from and walk you through the process. 5x6.5 on 110# Neenah Sundance Natural White Felt

A Card Sketch Challenge, Tips and a Freebie

Over at Christian Card Makers Group, we had a weekend Sketch Challenge.  I had several of my daisy images stamped out so I thought I would use them for the challenge.  I will show you the card and if you like it, keep reading, and if you don't like it - I know this is a little over the top with color- scroll down to the freebies! It is a little intense and actually looks better in real life, lots of dimension. This is an A7 size card and is not as heavy as it looks. The sketch for the challenge, an older Verve sketch. I used Ohuhu watercolor markers and a little bit of color pencil on alcohol marker paper.   A little distress ink This little moth was fun to color, I used alcohol markers for it my two Tips for today: If you want a really good bleed paint the back of the image with denatured alcohol and then color.  I use denatured alcohol to refill my blender pens and refresh my dried-up alcohol markers.

The Blessed Man Cards, Verse and Freebie

I'm sharing a few Word Art Wednesday cards today.  On the 17th  A beautiful verse was posted for this week's challenge, perfect for Fathers Day and for masculine birthdays! The First card is a card I made is  Steve's  fathers day card: The sailboat is stamped on watercolor paper with an ancient sailboat stamp using  Gina K amalgam ink, deckel edge cut, layered, and colored with old school Stampin up pastels. The first sailboat I did took 30 minutes and it looked awful, so I went back to tried and true:  2 minutes of coloring that was enjoyable and a little spray fixative:   I used this weeks verse on the inside of the card Here is another card I did with the chalk pastels  and a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs This boat was done on pastel paper and chalk I made a birthday card for a man turning 101, his care home was asking for 101 birthday cards to come in for him: Again, chalks and the last card made th