Just a quick hello
Hello Friends! How have you been?? I hope you have had some time to relax and to get crafty this summer. I needed to make a quick card so I paper pieced this adorable image from "My Favorite Things" The sentiments are from SRM stickers.
I added stickles to her wand, wings and shoes. 
Welcome Little One
I used several light markers to create a quick sky and some shading.  The color blocked background on the card base I sewed awhile ago and was happy to find a image that looked nice with it.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by I really appreciate it :) The end of next week I will be giving away Simon Say's Stamps newest card kit. Have a great weekend! Kathy


create an accordion panel for your card

Accordion fold
Hello Friends, How are you today?? I hope you had a good ole America barbecue to celebrate yesterday ...that is..... if you live in the USA! I have two cards to share with you that I created for the Penny Black Blog along with a mini tutorial.   
This accordian fold was embossed FIRST with clear embossing powder on this kraft paper...then stamped with this beautiful background stamp from Penny Black. (see more details below) 
Accordion fold
I wanted to use another accordion fold an a quick card. This is like a pot of soup where you add what's in the fridge or on the craft desk. The background is from this post, the butterfly from this post & the bee from this post. When I  need some additional elements my trusty SRM sticker sentiments come in handy.
Have you tried the bright and beautiful new distress inks. I am in love with the colors. {Spring and Summer in case you missed them. } Here is the new Penny Black background stamp. Love what you can create with this. 
 After embossing with clear powder I added some of these new summer distress ink and spritzed with a tiny bit of water.
 After scoring my embossed panel to create pleats to fold.... I cut slits on both sides on my kraft paper to insert my accordion fold into my card base. I added tape to the back 
The flowers were die cut from this Spellbinder flower die. Here is another project I created with the flowers. Love how you can die cut so many at one time :)
Add tape to the back on the first side. The a few dabs of Glossy Accents on the parts of the accordion pleats that touch the card base. Insert the other side and tape it down. (I thought inserting the folded edges gives the card a more finished look. 
I combined two of these Spellbinder dies to make on long horzintal one  then added some brown distress ink on the edges. 
The perfect landing spot for my flower. I applied the layers with Scrap Dots.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for taking time to visit. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. Did you notice all of the different fonts in this post....blogger wasn't behaving tonight.


masculine birthday card

Happy Birthday again :) bringing you a masculine card. I had lots of fun adding to this stamp from Penny's a background stamp but, I wanted to make it my main image.  If you click on it you will see it larger and can see what I am talking about :) I used a Simon Says die cut in the background, a Penny Black's brick wall and a trusty SRM sticker. 
I used the same yummy summer distress colors on this background as I did in my last post. Can you tell I stamped my main image, traced it on kraft paper and cut it out to mount the mail image. This gave my image lots of heft and interest. 
Off to pack for some college visits. Have a happy weekend! Hugs, Kathy
P.S. After coloring the image I added big blobs of glossy accents in the circles

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