Rennie Roses

Hi everyone!

Today’s card project is a thank you card created by using the Rennie Roses stamp set from Altenew. 20 years ago, when I started scrapbooking, we called these cabbage roses. I loved them then and I love them now!

I started by stamping the images on some random 80lb white cardstock cut to A2 size. It is pretty low quality, but Altenew markers blend beautifully. I used Hero Arts black ink to stamp the images. I left the images in my MISTI. I came back after coloring them and used Hero Arts black embossing powder on them to add a little pop.

I did really basic coloring. I colored the entire floral portion of each flower using R206. I then used R400 for the darker shading and blended using R301. I colored these while sitting in the back yard and enjoyed every minute of it. It was 70 degrees that day and I had just gotten back from the Pinners Conference. It is snowing/sleeting and we have 40 MPH wind gusts. Gah! Moving on…I colored the leaves using G935, G825 and G915. I colored the leaves the same way, light to dark and blend with the medium shade. I then fussy cut out all of the images.

I grabbed another piece of 80lb cardstock and used Catherine Pooler’s Twighlight ink and lightly blended the background using a makeup brush from Amazon. I then stamped the sentiment on the card panel using Versafine black ink. I trimmed the panel down and attached it to a black card base.

I then glued down two of the roses and all of the leaves to the card panel. I popped up the front rose using 3M foam tape.

I added Nuvo Drops in Ebony Black for a finishing touch. I really like how this card turned out and it took about 45 minutes to create. If I had a plan, it would have gone faster.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an amazing week!


Finally Using My Altenew Markers

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card I made using a supply I have neglected…my Altenew Alcohol Markers.

With this being the first time I have colored a flower while using these markers, I thought it would be more difficult. These markers were wonderful to use and the colors blend beautifully!

I used Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley’s Dahlia XL Stamp set for this card. I really thought this would be practice, so I stamped the flower using Ink on 3’s Fade Out ink on Recollections 110lb card stock.

I colored the Dahlia using Altenew Alcohol Markers R437, R614, R603 and R601. I colored using the entire petal in the lightest color, then creating the shadows. I flicked lines on the petals as well just to have some faint striations.

For the leaves, I used G702, G554 and G715. I colored the entire leaf with the lightest color, flicked lines out from the center with the medium shade and did a similar technique for the darkest shade.

I cut the card panel out using the largest stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. I cut the flower out and popped it up on foam tape to add a little dimension. For the sentiment, I used Versamark ink and Wow!Lime Rickey embossing powder.

I adhered my card panel to a top folding card base using my EZ Runner, which finished my card. I decided to keep it simple and not add additional embellishment, the flower is so beautifully drawn, it should stand alone.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today’s card share!


Butterflies and Blue Skies

Hello everyone!

For today’s card, I made a CAS card for AAA Cards challenge. The theme was butterflies and blue skies. I think you can surmise where the title came from.

To get started, I took a 4.25 by 5.5 inch card base and stenciled it Using Honey Bee Stamps Outdoor Scene Builder stencils. I used the cloud stencil to create the background for my card. I used Catherine Pooler’s It’s A Boy ink to stencil the clouds.

I then took Flickering Butterfly circle Die by Simon Says Stamp and embossed the butterflies into my cloud card panel. I took an additional panel of 110lb cardstock and cut out the butterflies so that I could color them.

I used my Copics to color the butterflies. I used B12 and B23 for the blue butterflies, Y11 and Y08 for the yellow and RV10 and RV23 for the pink. I colored the wings and bodies in the lighter color and added accents with the darker color. I glued the colored butterflies on to my card panel.

I then added the sentiment. I stamped the “Hello” from the Simon Says Stamp Magnificent Magnolia stamp set using Catherine Pooler It’s a Boy ink.

To finish up, I trimmed around the panel so that there would be white borders around the card. I attached the panel to my card base and then added Nuvo Crystal Drops. I used Bubble Gum Pink, Duck Egg Blue and Dandelion Yellow drops. Of course, I smeared the pink drops. I cleaned up the smear as best I could and my card was complete.

You can watch a You Tube Video of me creating this card at Quiet Sister Creates You Tube Channel.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!


Hello Sweet Friend

Hello Friend 2Hi Everyone! Are we enjoying all of our severe weather and blizzards?  I am not!  The beauty of this is that it is April and the snow will melt soon.  The severe weather will continue on.

Here is a link to the You Tube Video I made for this card:

For today’s card, I made a clean and simple card for the AAA Cards card challenge. Clean and simple is a new concept for me, I love bold colors and I enjoy coloring and shading.  I must admit, I really enjoyed making this card!


I used a stamp set from Stamptember; Altenew’s Dainty Sprig.  While this set is not available any longer, Altenew has a similar sets available that will work just as well: Dainty Bouquet, Amazing You, Dotted Blooms and Flower Vine, just to name a few.

To start, I stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed the sprig using Rangers Seafoam White embossing powder on black cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.  The black card panel is A2 sized.

I primed my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors with my Distress Sprayer and started painting the petals with Champagne Gold.  I did not paint the image all the way to the edges, I left a little black between the embossed line and the paint.  I painted the buds with the Blue Gold as well as the floral centers and the leaves with the White gold.  I came back in with the Red Gold paint to add some depth to the flower petals.

I then took a very small paintbrush and added dots all around the image using all of the colors listed above.Hello Friend 1

I heat embossed my sentiment with the Seafoam White embossing powder using Versamark ink.  I then trimmed a little off of my card panel so that I had a border around my panel when I attached it to my card base.

I attached my card to a white, A2 size card base using my EZ Runner tape runner and called the card complete.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!




A Pair of Ericka’s Stamping Challenge

Hello all,

A couple of Eric/ka’s That I follow created a card challenge.  The first challenge is to make a card about coffee.  I have a couple of sets of coffee stamps, but I really like the sentiments in Catherine Pooler’s Perfect Blend stamp set.


I think the colors in this card are a new favorite color combo.

I started by stamping Versamark ink on a card panel and pouring Ranger Platinum Silver Embossing Powder over the background and heat embossing it.  I repeated this step two more times.


I then took out the stamp with two coffee beans and randomly stamped it all over the background with Versamark sticky ink.  I poured Rangers Rose Gold Embossing Powder over the stamped images and heat embossed those.  I love this embossing powder.  It is more of a bronze color than rose gold.  It is just beautiful.  I then stamped the single bean and heat embossed it with the same embossing powder.

I cut a frame out for my shaker using Lawn Fawns stitched rectangle dies.  I used the largest and the third largest to create the frame.  I then stamped Versamark sticky ink all over the frame and heat embossed it with the Rose Gold embossing powder.  I repeated this step one more time.


I stamped my coffee and sentiment images on Judikins Embossable Window Plastic with Stazon Midnight Blue ink.  I attached the plastic to my frame with double sided tape.  I then doubled up my foam tape and added it to my frame.

I added some bronze, gold and blue Recollections sequins to my card panel and then attached my frame to my card panel.  I took the entire piece and attached it to an A2 card base.

I some how managed to add a ding in my embossed frame so I added a blue sequin to cover it.  That finished off my card.

I hope you have an amazing week!



Hero Arts Hot Air Blooms

Happy Saturday Everyone!

We still have snow piles, but I also have some plants poking through in the garden.  I didn’t know if anything would survive after this horrible winter. I am glad to see the plants are rallying!


For todays card, I decided to create a colorful scene using Hero Arts Hot Air Blooms stamp set and co-ordinating dies.  I wanted a bright, cheerful, encouraging card.


To start, I stamped the images on some 65lb Recollections card stock.  I stamped it using Ink On 3 Black Out Ink.  I left the stamps in my Misti so I could restamp them after coloring.  I colored them using my Polychromos colored pencils.

For the Yellow Flowers, I used Cadmium Yellow 107, Dark Cadmium Yellow 108 and Dark Chrome Yellow 109.  For the red flowers, Deep Scarlett Red 219, Permanent Carmine 126 and Middle Cadmium Red 217.  For the orange, I used Deep Scarlet Red and Dark Cadmium Yellow.  For the pink flowers, I used Pink Madder Lake 129, Fuchsia 123 and Magenta 133. For the leaves I used Grass Green 166 and Hookers Green 159.  The blue background is Phthalo Blue 110.  For the baskets I used Brown Ochre 182, Raw Umber 180 and Van-Duck Brown 176.


Once I finished the coloring, I restamped the images with Versamark Ink and used my new favorite embossing powder from Ranger, Black Sparkle. I then cut them out using the die cuts and then trimmed down some of the white left behind from the die cut. I  went over the edges with Copic B12 marker. I created the clouds in the background using the HoneyBee Stamps Outdoor Scene Builder stencil and Distress Oxide Salty Ocean.

I popped the larger balloon on 3M foam tape.  I adhered the other images with Gina K Connect Glue. Stamped the birds and sentiment with Versafine black ink and embossed the birds with the same Ranger embossing powder.


I adhered the card panel to an A2 card base and that completed my card.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.



Filigree Die Easter Cards

Welcome April!

March was so busy that it flew by. I had events every weekend. I am looking forward to being crafty this coming weekend.

For todays cards, I used Simon Says Stamp Filigree Egg and Filigree Bunny dies as well as Lawn Fawn’s Stitched rectangle die for the cards. As soon as I saw these dies, I knew they needed to come live at my house!

I created these cards the same way I created a card I posted about last week; I embossed a card panel with each die, colored them with my Copics and then cut the images out with the die and used Distress Inks to color the cover panel.

As I said, I embossed the dies on some 110lb card stock. I believe I used Recollections cardstock. Once embossed, I colored the embossed images with Copics.

For the leaves, I used YG17 and YG 23. For the pink flowers, I used RV10 and RV55. For the yellow flowers, I used Y06 and Y19. For the red flowers I used R22 and R24. I used R24 for the red dots as well. For the blue dots, I used B14 and B26.

Once the embossed cards were colored, I took two more card panels and covered one in Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry and one panel in Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon.I sprayed each panel with my Distress sprayer and blotted off the water. I then die cut the card panel using the Filigree dies and the second largest stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn.

I put adhesive around the embossed colored images and covered them with the Distress Oxide panel. I adhered fun foam to the back of the panels and then adhered the entire project to a side fold A2 card.

I finished the project off by adding Nuvo Crystal Drops in Midnight Blue and Carnation Pink. I added the Happy Easter sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Some Bunny stamp set.

This completes today’s card share. I hope you enjoyed todays post.

See you soon!