Northern Lights Background

I have been experimenting with a Northern Lights background.  Scenes and backgrounds are not my strong suit, but I am trying to work on that.  I have made about 8 of these and have gotten to where I am consistently satisfied with the end results.

I start out with twisted citron distress oxide ink and using a sponge daubers, I make streaks of color starting toward the bottom (I leave about an inch uninked) and moving toward the top of the card panel varying the length of the strokes.

Once the card panel is filled with twisted citron, I do the same with salty ocean distress oxide ink, but leaving a border of the twisted citron showing. 

I repeat the same process with wilted violet distress oxide ink leaving some of the salty ocean showing.

I finish this part of the process with picked raspberry distress oxide ink at the very top.

I make stars on the card panel with a white sign pen.  The final step is to make streaks over the distress oxide ink (again from the bottom to the top) with a spect…

Otterly Great Birthday Slider Card

Another birthday card from the adorable My Favorite Things Otterly Love You stamp set.  This otter is diving down to retrieve a rock. 

My Favorite Things Otterly Love You stamp setLawn Fawn Cuts Die Slide On OverLawn Fawn Cuts Die Large Stitched RectangleNeenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb Cardstock 28 Lilac Lane Seaside Holiday sequinsTim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide InkTim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide InkTim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink My Favorite Things Slider Element DisksCopic MarkersMemento Black Ink Mini Glue Dots Foam Tape ScorTapeRanger Multi Matte MediumFirst, I cut the card front with the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 stitched rectangle.  I cut a second panel the same size to back the slider mechanism.  In the stitched rectangle, I also cut the slider track.  Then I stacked the two panels together and inked them up with my distress oxide inks.  I started with a small amount of the antique linen at the bottom for the sand.  Then I used the salty ocean and…

Otterly Great Birthday Shaker Card

This was such a fun card to make.  I absolutely LOVE these adorable little otters.  I found the sequins and knew that I needed to make a shaker card with these little otters.  The main issue that I had was figuring out how to make the otters appear to be in water.  My idea was to use distress oxide ink on acetate, but I could not keep it from wiping off. So I decided to try embossing it with clear embossing powder.  It is hard to see it in the photo, but it looks a bit like they are in an aquarium.  Overall, I am very pleased with the final result.

My Favorite Things Otterly Love You stamp setLawn Fawn I'm So Jelly stamp setNeenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb Cardstock Ranger Perfect Pearls Medium penBlack Glaze Pen28 Lilac Lane Seaside Holiday sequinsHot Off the Presses Heat Resistant AcetateTim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide InkClear Embossing InkFinnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powder Glossy AccentsCopic MarkersMemento Black Ink Foam Tape ScorTapeFirst, I stamped 4 o…

Coffee Bean Shaker Card

Just to warn you, I am not a blogger or a photographer!

Whisper White Thick Cardstock 4 1/4 x 11 (scored at 5 1/2) Coffee Break Designer Paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2Crumb Cake Cardstock 3 1/4 x 4 1/2Coffee Cafe Stamps & Dies BundleEarly Espresso Ink Pad Double Sided tapeTulleCoffee Beans First, using the larger cup die, I cut the opening in the Crumb Cake and Coffee Break paper (at the same time), then I adhered the designer paper over the Whisper White and inserted the die into the opening in the designer paper and cut the opening into the Whisper White.  I stamped the greeting from the stamp set onto the piece cut out of the Crumb Cake.  I adhered the stamped piece to the inside of the card base by putting it through the opening in the front of the card base to make sure that it was perfectly lined up.  Finally, the fun part, I put adhesive on the back of the crumb cake and put the tool into the adhesive.  I put as many coffee beans into the tool as I could and then fo…