Saturday, May 18, 2019

I'm Going to Disney World!!

That's right, tomorrow morning I'll be on a jet plane to meet up with Phillip in Disney World!!! And I can't wait!!! Here are two cards I created thanks to my mousey inspiration! To see a FB Live replay showing how I made them, check it out HERE.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Lovely as a Tree

Can you believe it, Lovely as a Tree is retiring this year!!!!! It is definitely a classic, must have set that I will always keep. It was released in 2001...wow, 18 years ago!!

For my card, I masked off the Whisper White cardstock except for the long rectangle. Here I sponged using Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber. Then I stamped the Crackle Paint background stamp over top (stamping off some of the ink onto scrap paper first). Then my most favorite part, peeling off the mask for the big reveal! The tree was colored in using Old Olive and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers. I actually did a Facebook Live to show you how it was done...check it out HERE.

Measurements:
Soft Suede card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Crumb Cake - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
Whisper White - 5 x 3 3/4, rectangle stitched framelit approximately 3 5/8 x 1 5/8
Old Olive - approximately 3 3/4 x 1 3/4


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Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy Birthday in Blue & Green

Check out the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Play along and your card will come together in no time!!!  


Here's mine, using up a few retiring items from Stampin' Up! like the Sparkle embossing folder and Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack. Now the polka dotted paper is what I used from that pack, but I was able to cut a total of 8 3/4" strips from the 2 pieces of 3 x 4 paper out of this pack. Yes, I created 8 of these birthday cards...because I send A LOT of birthday cards!!! Now I hope you can join us and share your creation at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Measurements:
Call Me Clover - card base 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
                            4 x 1 1/4, 1 1/2" circle
Night of Navy - 5 3/8 x 4 1/4
                          4 x 1, 1 3/4" circle
Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4, sentiment strip to fit sentiment

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all my family and friends a Happy Mother's Day today!! All I plan to do today is get lost in my stamp room!! Yesterday was a bit of a crazy day, leaving work to take hubby to the ER!! All is good so today will definitely be a day of rest.

Had an idea in my head for this card and it came out just as I had envisioned. Lots of tone on tone between the cardstock, ink and Stampin' blend. Needed the black for some pop. Now I must admit, this is the 2nd making of this card. The first one my Wink of Stella pen exploded on it!!! I opted to eliminate the Wink of Stella on this one...just to be safe. Just 3 little rhinestones and my card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a very Happy Mother's Day!

Measurements:
Flirty Flamingo - card base 11 x 4 1/4, scored & folded at 5 1/2,  5 x 3 3/4
Basic Black - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8


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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Cards





Check out these 3 cards I made using the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack. They're not just for memory making, use them to create cards too! Stampin' Up! carries several Memories & More packs that are just as fun. Head to my Facebook page, Linda Lou Creates, and watch a FB Live featuring these cards! 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Rainbow Background Cards

We've been having lots of rain the past few days. I decided to brighten my day by creating some rainbow background cards! I have two techniques to share PLUS a video of how I made these cards. First up is the ink blending technique. With 5 colors of ink, a stencil, and some sponge daubers, ink was applies to my white background piece. I then kept with those same bright colors to create my cactus scene. Bright, happy and for sure will put a smile on anyone's face.

Measurements:
Thick Whisper White card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Basic Black layers - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8,  2 3/4 x 4 1/8,  and 2 3/4 x 5/8
Whisper White - 5 x 3 3/4,  2 5/8 x 4,  and 2 3/4 x 1/2


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And here is my second rainbow card, this time using a stamp to create the colorful background. With Stampin' Up's! retirement list out, I wanted to highlight some of the must have stamp sets on that list. Here I used Touches of Texture stamp set to create the background, stamping both horizontal and diagonal. The second card hiding in the back has 6 diagonal stripes because I stamped the stripes much closer together while the card in front only has 5 stripes. Either way, the background is still fabulous!!!

I created a video sharing how I made these backgrounds and cards so be sure and watch it HERE. Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you're aware when I post a new video.

Measurements:
Thick Whisper White card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Basic Black - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
Whisper White - 5 x 3 3/4

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