simple graduation cards

So... we needed an graduation card for a kid graduating from Bonanza and this was the first try. wasnt really thrilled with it, so 

some more followed 

and of the first 5 or so Tim liked this one best but, really wanted a silver buck with antlers on it card.

traced over the caps with a white gel pen to pop the sketchy-ness of this one.

got tired of the red and did one in J's school colors.

found this two sided paper and used some as the graduation words and the glittered cap was cut out from the flip side of it. so this will be "the one" 


Greetings from the Farm

just an little in joke. we don't really live deep in the country, more like in the county of the suburbs... (and only have 2 acres) So, I have had a lot of EIEIO stuff on my mind lately, you've seen some of the mug shots if you read this blog or see them on facebook. and so it was fun to color up this old old set from SU country pleasures. its colored with copic markers. the mat is soft suede and the base is a scrap of speckletone sand. the button is vintage, the string is May Arts and the sentiment is stampendous.
this is A-6 in real life. 

Poppy Stems

I had to laugh at my self recently, I have so many stamps its hard to remember them all this last year I have spent a lot of time trying to teach my self to color people's skin tones more than anything else. flowers have always come easy for me and I have not played much with my flower stamps at all. so I started moving boxes ( yes there are many many multiple boxes of flower stamps in my room) and I came across this one ( Stampendous poppy stems) and stamped off a few and set them aside so last time I was coloring I actually colored all three of them. this one was done on watercolor paper just to see if the ink would bleed outside of the lines. ( it did not) its A-6 in real life and the base is cajun craze and the Asian script pp came in a variety pack grab bag from one of the CK conventions probably 8 or more years ago. lace is vintage the sentiment is SU. 

This version I happened to save the marker colors list:
Blooms: BG11, BG32, BG34, BG13, BG15, B0000
Stems: YG21, YG23, YG25
Shadow is W1
That printed paper was just in the green hanging file folder and I no longer remember which mfg pad it may have come off of. the base is PTI spring moss. its A-6 in real life. the Sentiment is from SU but, I don't remember the set name. 

This one I thought I would use that tim holtz ruler I had to have because it had pokey holes in it ( and I never have used it in all these years) well it slid so, my hole line goes up hill from left to right so I grabbed this punchie and distressed the top of it a little. the ribbon is from french general and the sentiment is also SU. the red shimmer is off of an Die cuts with a view pad. its also A-6 in real life. 


Miss You

This is the second Saturated Canary stamp I picked up a while back. Lilliana from Little Darlings, 
Stamped with Memento colored with copic's. the purple texture paper came from an unmarked assorted pack of handmade paper from big lots when they first opened our store here years ago. The gingham ribbon is unknown, the base is Bazzill. and this is 5" square in real life. 

Copic colors list:
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E50, E95
Lips: R21, R32, RV11
Eyes: BG11, W1
Hair: E35, E31, YR31, YR24, Y32
Shoes: E37, E39, E47
Pants: E89, E87, E84, E81, YG91
Shirt: RV91, RV93, RV95

also used an white gel pen and an Micron 005 .20mm line around the eyes.

I don't remember the grey's on the ground but, thinking its in the W range. 


Happy Birthday Alice

Today is Alice's birthday and this will not post until after I give it to her at lunch time. ;) she reads this blog. This is the SU sunflower background done on some PTI vellum with versafine toffee and heat embossed in stampendous clear detail powder. scribbled some distress markers on the back side of that to add some color and so. the leaves are prima or wild orchid ( not sure they are in the same jar together) Button is vintage. 

every time I see her she needs Thank-you cards for all the people helping her and when she started unpacking her craft room she found all her ink pads tossed into a box together. so besides the lack of time there is now a lack of supplies. and I thought well, you've made her lots of cards before at least this is something she can use in the mean time. 

all together there are 7 of this design ( because I goofed one of the sunflower panels trying to decide where to angle it) which is how there were enough of the other scraps to make the tag haha. these are 5 1/2" square in real life. the ctmh paper was sanded slightly after it came out of the honeycomb folder. but, it didn't need much. what I am finding with the big shot is, it will distress thin papers if you dry emboss them in it. makes me curious to see what it will do to all those old brass stencils I have in the closet.

any ways She likes sunflower so just started going with that, and then there was this space in the basket so, 

made 8 more in an A-2 size with some toffee ink for the bloom but, pretty much same things. just simple thank-you cards.