Inspiration Blooms

Thursday, July 23, 2015

All You Need Is Ice Cream!

I am loving today's card using The Rubber Cafe's Too Much Sun Creative Cafe Kit.  The images are from the Fun in the Sun set included in the kit.  I added a bit of You're So Fine Glitter in Blue Skies to my supplies for this card. 

Fun tip:  The glitter strip is a cut-off piece from the panel I created on my last card.  I don't throw away my glittery bits and pieces....they always add a pop of fun to a future creation!
You can see for the vellum panel that I folded the vellum around the back of a piece of 4 3/4 x 2 inch white cardstock.  I few well placed mini-glue dots behind the flowers holds my vellum down along the vertical edges.   

I colored my images with Copic Markers and I just felt like if a little ice cream is good a whole bunch would be much better! 
I tucked the sentiment under the vellum panel and anchored it with a sticker from the kit. 


Stamps, Papers, Vellum, Stickers, Ribbon:  Too Much Sun Creative Cafe Kit

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

You and Paper Piecing Make me Happy!

How about some more of the fabulous Pinwheels for today's card?  I decided the pinwheels from the Too Much Sun Creative Cafe Kit from The Rubber Cafe would be perfect to create a fun banner! 
To start off my card I did a bit of paper embroidery around the edge of a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of designer paper.  I used 3 strand of embroidery floss from my personal stash. 

I stamped the pinwheels on the more solid designs of each color with black in.  Then I chose two slightly more busy patterns.   After cutting the pinwheels out, I placed my pinwheels on the card where I wanted them and then pierced a hole through the center of each pinwheel.  This allowed me to add the string for my pinwheels and have the placement right.
Here you can see I popped up the pinwheels on foam tape.  For the corner pinwheels I dressed them up a bit by stacking another pinwheel on top for a deluxe version! 

As a finishing touch I added a Jellie Dot to the center of each pinwheel.  This adds a bit of sparkle as well as covers up the holes I made when placing the pinwheels. 


Paper, stamps, add-on stamp set:  Too Much Sun Creative Cafe Kit
Jellie Dots
Foam Tape

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fabulous Day!

The other day, while waiting during the kids' piano lessons, I decided to color up a garden of these flowers from Darcies JCS150 set with Copic markers.  Once I had a page of them colored, I doodled them all!  I added all of the black patterning on the flowers with a Micron 01 pen.  

The dragonfly is a die that I tangled and colored up earlier...sometimes I go on a tangent tangle up a pile of images.  Other times I go on a tangent and cut out those various images and then I have a drawer full of goodness that I can pull and pop on a card at a future date! 

The sentiment is from a Prickley Pear stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your Sunday was fabulous too!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Happiness Tasted...

I totally enjoyed the workshop at The Stamp Shoppe on Thursday!  The ladies did a super job on the cards they tangled!    I was inspired to try tangling everything in sight!  This fabulous cup is from Endless Creations and provided the perfect image for some tangling.  I already have other color themes and patterns bouncing around in my head, so there will be more coffee cards coming soon!
This image is also from Endless Creations...and since my boy is always wanting a new funky tie....I was inspired to make up a bright eye-popping design.  It is amazing that by coloring, tangling or even paper piecing, this image can look  completely different!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

You Make Me Happy!

Hello there!  Michelle here and today I have a fun glitter technique to share that works wonderfully with You're So Fine Glitters and Adhesive Sheets.

Loving the July Too Much Sun Creative Cafe Kit and the Perfect Sentiment Add-On Stamp Set.
I added step-by-step directions on the photos below to show my process of creating this card.

The card is based on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch of orange glimmer cardstock.  I cut down the glittered panel to 4 x 3 1/4 inches and adhered it to the prepared card.  I stamped the sentiment with Stazon ink. 
The whirligigs are stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers.  I cut the images out, leaving a narrow white border to frame them and make them pop.  The whirligigs are popped up with Foam Tape for dimension.  The finishing touch was the adorable sun sticker included in the kit!

Stamps, Cardstock and Sticker:  Too Much Sun Creative Cafe Kit
Add-On Stamp Set:  Perfect Sentiment
You're So Fine Glitter:  Blue Skies, Limeade Green, Purple Rocks
Adhesive Sheets
Foam Tape

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Happy, Happy, Happy!

 I have two more duck cards for you today as I inked up the last of the 3 sets from Darcies.  These cards feature images from the JCS242 set.  I used some glitter ribbon on this first card for a festive touch.
For my second card I used some twine which I tied in a fun double bow that sort of reminds me of a flower or butterfly.   

Monday, July 13, 2015

You are Invited to a Doodle Zentangle Cards Class!

Do you want a fun class that gets you creative juices flowing?
Consider taking the Doodle Zentangle Cards Class that I am teaching!!
Where: The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield, WI
When: Thursday, July 16th
Time: 4:30 – 6:30
*One class only and spaces are limited!
Must call to pre-register for the class…715-355-6735

Hope to see you there!!