10.20.2014

Fiercely

...missing home! I'm already prepping for Christmas, and trying to start work on the end of the term papers. I'm so ready to make Christmas cookies while dancing to the Nutcracker with my little brother!


I seriously love the Mama Elephant Alphabet dies - perfect font, perfect size! Also, this Lucky Charm paper may be one of my top paper collections of all time.

Thanks for stopping and have a lovely week! If you have a moment to spare, please say a prayer for my last midterm and paper to go well! :)

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Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Dear Lizzy "Lucky Charm"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Tim Holtz

Tools: Cuttlebug, Mama Elephant Alphabet dies

10.13.2014

Fresh Watercolor

I'm over on the Pinkfresh blog today with some fresh watercolor cards!

I had SO much using Sweet Dreams stamp set! For this card, I used Staz-on ink so that the image wouldn't run after I went over with the watercolors.
After stamping, I sprayed the panel with water. Then I pressed my blue ink pad against a clear stamping block, added some water, then used a brush to apply it to the panel. I used more concentrated ink on the top, and more diluted water for the bottom.
Once the ink had dried, I used my paintbrush to "paint" clouds using only water. Then I placed a paper towel over the clouds while they were still wet, and picked up the wet ink, creating the shadowy clouds you see here!


Does this pink watercolor circle look familiar? Yep, I totally stole it off the logo. ;)
I masked off the circle for this card, and added the pink ink like I added the blue ink to the card above. Then I flicked some water on the card, and again, picked up the ink with a paper towel.
To achieve the smear affect, I added some water to the right side of the card, and dragged it off with the paper towel.
I then topped with off with the sentiment/image stamp from the Limited Edition Kit, and some cute Pinkfresh wood veneer hearts!


So there you are, two super easy but super fun watercolor cards!

Thanks so much for stopping in and have a fantastic day!

10.10.2014

I Like Your Face

I'm feeling slightly funky tonight, so I searched awhile through some old card drafts, looking for a "sassy" number.
This ain't sassy so much, but it's as close as I could find.


I colored the wood veneer with nail polish - I love the different effects you can get with different nail polishes. For instance, the green and yellow letters almost have a Glossy Accents look to them IRL, while the blue and red look more like really stained wood.

Anyways,let's keep this post sassy, sweet, and short.
Peace.

9.30.2014

My Happy

...that's what cardmaking is for me, so the fact I haven''t made a card in 1.5 month is KILLING ME. It's a good thing I have a ton of school and traveling to keep me distracted most of the time.

Anyways, here's one of those little happies of mine...


Not to brag, but I feel pretty suave and all with the fact that, using a Versamark brush, I wrote that "happy" part of the sentiment! Don't ask me to write more than one word though, otherwise things get messy and illegible QUICK. ;)

Quick card, quick post - I miss cardmaking land and all of you so much!

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Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes
Stamp: Hero Arts
Other: enamel dots (My Minds Eye), Versamark pen, vellum

Tools: heat gun circle punch

9.18.2014

Layered Simply

I'm over on the Pinkfresh blog today, showing how to use some goodies in a layered way, or in a simple way, so head on over to check it out!

9.14.2014

Freshening Things Up

As forewarned, this blog has been sadly neglected, but since I'm sick and not feeling very studious, I thought I'd pop in with a nice bouquet of flowers to freshen things up. :)

I made this card quite a while back, inspired by THIS pin,


Stamping and arranging these flowers was so fun and relaxing.


I hope you all are enjoying all the fabulous new stamp releases I've seen come out!

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Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Styleboard"
Stamps: WPlus9, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tim Holtz, Studio Calico, Brilliance, Stazon
Other: gems

Tools: Cuttlebug, WPlus9 dies, Nestabilities 

9.08.2014

Pinkfresh Studio & Pretty Little Studio Blog Hop


Pinkfresh Studio is so excited to join with Pretty Little Studio today to inspire you with some cute creations. Pretty Little studio is known for their vintage inspired products which are so fun and colorful. And mixing them up with unique and colorful Pinkfresh Studio embellishments definitely has created awesome projects. We have a list of designers from both companies here who are so thrilled to share their projects with you. Make sure to visit each blog and comment on each blog to enter a giveaway including Pinkfresh Studio blog. One winner will be chosen for each day and winners will receive 30.00 worth of stuff from Pinkfresh Studio and 30.00 GC from Pretty Little Studio. This is going to be two days of blog hoping fun. Winners will be announced on 9/15. Good luck!

Welcome to day one of the blog hop! 
Pretty Little Studio has the CUTEST die cuts, papers and embellishments, and I had so much fun playing with them! I particularly liked their die cuts, and I just love ALL of their gold sticker products.
So I combined my two favorites, Aster Gold Ribbons and Poppy #2, along with some patterned paper on my card, and then a Pinkfresh Studio stamped sentiment to tie everything together! 


For my second card, I decided to go the opposite route and focus on the stamping, topping off the subtle background created with the Think Less Live More stamp set with the adorable Frisbee.


Isn't he just adorable?

Only a few more stops to finish up today's hop! Thanks SO much for joining me!!

  Clare Prezzia <<<<<  you are here!


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Card #1
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio Limited Edition Kit stamp
Ink: Stazon
Paper, die cut and sticker: Pretty Little Studio "Marigold"
Other: gems (Michaels)

Card #2
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio "Hello" and "Think Less Live More"
Ink: Studio Calico, Versafine
Die cut: Pretty Little Studio "Marigold"
Other: gem (Michaels)

9.07.2014

You party animal

...I just love THIS sentiment from Avery Elle, and thought it went perfectly with the fox on my card today.

I made this card right before I left for Austria, so this is for the Foxy Foxes Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Honestly, I'm a little sad that not many people play along with the Moxie Fab challenges any more, especially because most of them are so fun!


For little Mr. Foxy, I embossed his face with clear embossing powder, then I brushed the cardstock with cornstarch right before my next layer of embossing. This helps the embossing powder stick only to the places I put sticky ink.
Then I took my Versamark pen and "colored" in the face, then embossed it in white. Another thin layer of cornstarch (just to make sure the embossing powder didn't stray) and then the last embossing, with orange. The cornstarch brushes off without leaving much, if any, residue, and is very helpful, if you don't have an anti-static embossing brush. 
The embossing powders I used were pretty cheap, which is probably why the fox's face is a little blotchy.
I topped off Mr. Foxy with a fun wreath stamp I was dying to use, a gem, and then adhered it to the card base, with the sentiment already heat embossed. 

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless! 

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Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: Hero Arts "Fox" and "Sundrifter: Love This", Avery Elle "
Ink: Versamark
Other: embossing powder (Hampton Arts), gems (Michaels)

Tools: heat gun, Nestabilities Circles die, Cuttlebug