Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sponge Owl Wish Card ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Today's Watercolor Wednesday sponge watercolor card is up on the Unity blog.  This one has a cute owl addition.


Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true today and always.  Wish.

For this card, I made a background with distress oxide ink mixed with water.  I used a sponge technique.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making this sponge watercolor card.


Here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Owlie Wishes by Lisa Arana, Ranger Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in peeled paint and faded jeans, mini mister, watercolor paper, Big Shot, My Favorite Things die-namics.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.  Also, you can find my other watercolor features for Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Happy wishes.
Gaylynn

Gift wrapped handmade cards belly band.

Sometimes, I give out a set of handmade cards as a gift.  This is a way to make a simple gift wrap for a set of cards.


For this belly band wrap, I used stamps and dies to make the band and the bird layers.  I added simple Copic coloring to the bird layer and then adhered the band together, around the card bundle.  To make the band long enough for this stack, I used two of the band die-cuts.

MCT products used on the belly band wrap:

Other supplies:  Cardstock, Copic markers E7, Y0000, E11, BG32; Big Shot machine, Pop Dots and double-sided tape.

I hope you were inspired to dress up your stationery for gift giving.  I think it gives a nice and unexpected presentation.

{If you see particular cards, tags or other projects that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  The most recent ones are here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspirational projects.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Plant dreams floral handmade card.

Here is a girly card with a flower, delicate layers and inspirational sentiments.


Sentiment:  Plant dreams, pull weeds and grow happy.  Happiness is homemade.

For this card, I kept the colors soft and sweet, added doily and scalloped trimmings and a heart tag with twine.

View the quick video tutorial for this floral card to see how it all came together.
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Here is a closer look.


{If you see particular cards, tags etc. that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  Most are here on my blog or on my facebook page.  I will see if they are still available for you.}

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Everblooming, Copic markers YG95, Y13, G21, YR14, YR00; doily, BasicGrey paper, hemp and My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Rectangular dies.

Happy summertime.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The best is yet to be card for congratulations or wedding.

Here is a pretty floral card in lavender that is perfect for congratulations, anniversary, wedding, graduation and more celebration occasions.


Sentiment:  The best is yet to be.

With hints of ivory, lavender and aqua, this floral card is all dressed up for a celebration.  I used layers of papers, die-cutting and stamping for this handmade card.  It is filled with flowers, frames and flag accents.

Here is a quick video tutorial on this floral celebration card.


Here is another look at this card.


{If you see particular cards, tags etc. that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  The most recent ones are here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. From This Day Forward, My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Ovals dies, twine, Copic markers Y21, Y11, B01 and G0000.

Have a lovely day.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Good vibes only camper shaped card.

Here is a cute little camper circle shaped card for today.


Sentiment:  Good vibes only.

I love the retro look of the gypsy style camper.  And I love the positive message.  This is great for most all occasions.

I made the scalloped circle shape card from die-cut cardstock along with another layer for the image panel.  I used Copic markers, then added the sentiment pieces.

Here is a quick video tutorial on how I made the camper shape card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Good Vibes, Copic markers YG95, Y11, YG13, E33, G21, G28, R27, Y13, BG10, C1, C5, C3; My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, Big Shot die-cutting machine and Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares.

Enjoy your day.

Vegetable garden label stick markers.

Sometimes gardening can get a little leafy.  This type of label stick marker helps to identify vegetables, fruits or even flowers.  For these samples, I used veggies.


For these, I just used cardstock with simple stamping and die-cuts.  If you want these to be water resistant, laminate the toppers after coloring but prior to adding the lollipop sticks.
This is so easy to do.  I think I will try this for herbs and flowers as well.

Here is a quick video tutorial for these garden label picks.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. I Hope This Grows, Copic markers W1, W3, G99, G07, YG03, YR04, R27; Wilton lollipop sticks, hot glue gun, My Creative Time stitched belly band dies.

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Floral Gold Embossed Watercolor Gift Tags

Today's Watercolor Wednesday gift tag project is up on the Unity blog.  I share floral watercolor tags with heat embossing and stamping.


These gold embossed watercolor handmade tags are ready to be added to a gift bag, gift box, wine bottle, etc. for almost any occasion.  I used stamping along with heat embossing and Sakura Koi watercolors.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making these gift tags:


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello Lovely by Gina K Designs, Ranger watercolor paper, embossing powder, distress embossing ink pad; gold cording, Sakura Koi watercolors, My Creative Time dies and foam tape.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.  Also, you can find my other watercolor features for Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Wishing you a happy 4th of July.  Be safe out there.
Gaylynn