Thursday, June 21, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release and Tips for Die Cutting Wool Felt

Hello everyone!  So happy to be back… I’m typing this blog entry amongst both of my kids graduating this week and all of the associated festivities.  Lots of bittersweet happiness around here!  I was so thrilled to be able to take some time to create a card with Simon Says Stamp’s new Miss You die from the Good Vibes release.  This release is SO fun with tons of summer-themed goodies.  

I’ve been eyeing my stash of wool felt and hankering to make a card with it for some time, so grabbed Simon’s Blooming Circle die and got to cutting out tiny wool felt flowers.  They were so cute but way too delicate - I was afraid they would fall apart once the card was mailed.  So I pulled out my miracle product that I use to make felt die cuts sturdier… Aleene’s Stiffen Quik.  This stuff is a must have if you’re going to die cut your wool felt.  Simply spray both sides of the felt and let it dry.  The felt retains softness, but the spray gives it stiffness that allows you to adhere tiny die cuts without the worry that they will fall apart.  

After die cutting all the flowers and adhering them to the card, I dotted the circles with gems from Little Things from Lucy’s cards in coordinating colors.  I die cut the Miss You sentiment out of wool felt (heavily-stiffened since the sentiment was delicate).  Some stitching around the edges and the card was finished!  

Doing some deep breathing to get through the end of this week, and hopefully I’ll have some more time to get crafty again soon! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Stamping on Dark Cardstock: Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder

Happy Monday!  I was so happy to find time here and there over the weekend to do some creating, especially since the wonderful Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker had started her 10th 30-Day Coloring Challenge.  I took this opportunity to finally use the gorgeous Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder stamp set.. I love these whimsical flowers.  I have always struggled with coloring on dark cardstock… I just don’t have the patience to stamp on white cardstock and color in the negative space.  So I decided to try painting with gouache directly on navy blue cardstock.  Ding ding ding!  It was a winner!  

I love the way this card turned out… the bright colors really pop against the blue background.  

I hope you enjoy the card, and have a great day!  

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