Share Handmade Kindness

Happy Saturday!

If you read my blog, you know I’m a huge fan of Jennifer McGuire. She just launched the first week challenge where the only thing you need to do to participate is to do something HANDMADE for family or friends: cookies, a card, a cake, a bag… anything that is handmade and come from the heart.

I always try to send cards out to thank friends and family or just to let them know I’m thinking about them so I’m really happy about this challenge.

For the card I’m giving to my Mother I’ve used a stamp set from La Vida en Scrap called “Pasan las Horas” and I’ve created the background with the little acorn embossing it with white fine detail powder. Then I’ve used some of my Neocolor II for the background; I’ve used Autumn colors like brown, orange and red. For the sentiment I’ve stamp “eres especial” from a stamp set from La Pareja Creativa using the same embossing powder as before.

I hope you like it and I encourage you to join the challenge.

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Have a great weekend!

 

Two cards today!

Hello!

First of all, I’m sorry to say that my MacBook Pro decided the last 2 videos I had recorded on my camera were not good enough for it so I couldn’t transfer them, but…

I have pictures!

The first card, I did with a foiling technique. I used watercolors and produced a red background that I scanned. After that, I printed a free digital stamp from Winnie & Walter (here) with my brand new toner printer. I took some gold DecoFoil from Thermoweb and used my laminator on it.

IMG_0165When it comes out, you end up with a beautiful background as you can see. I died cut the word “adorable” from black cardstock I had put Stick-It on with a Metaliks die and then made a small banner. I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

On the second card, I used a technique shown in the last Online Card Classes: Background Check by Debbie Hughes. I made my own diffusers for the embossing folders. It’s definitely something that I will do again. I used the Honeycomb embossing folder from Tim Holtz.IMG_0159

I stamped two images from the Circle Friends stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and colored the bee with Copic. Then I just glued some gold sequins using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Hope you liked them and I’ll be back next week!

Miss You

Hello again!

Today’s card is dedicated to 2 of my best friends who live in a different city and whom I miss lots and lots.

I finally got my hands on the Crazy Bird stamp set from Tim Holtz, ever since I saw it I knew I had to have it! All the birds are amazing and even though it took me a couple of months to get my hands on them, it was definitely worth it! I am sure you will be seeing more of them.

Hope you like it!

Thinking of You – Paper Smooches Dies

Hello!

Today I have 2 cards for you. I’ve watercolored one and with the pieces that I’ve cut with my Paper Smooches dies I’ve done another card.

The watercolors that I’ve used are the Pearlescent Watercolors and I believe they always look wonderful. I will try to do a video showing the different watercolors I use as well as telling which ones are my favorites and why.

Hope you like it and see you on Monday!