Friday, February 14, 2014

Thanks for the Lift!

Wow!  My first blog post ever!  I am so excited to start this new adventure and grateful to the wonderful artistic friends I have made over the years who have encouraged me to do this.  There are so many people to thank that I could go on forever, so I decided to make a card to express my gratitude to all for helping me so much.  I hope you all know who you are and how much I love you guys!




All the stamps I used are by B Line Designs.  The paper is by Ruby Rocket, the Mother Nature collection.  I stamped Alexandra, Hot Air Ship, Paris Air, Paris from the Enameled Plate Cube and the car from the On the Road Again cube onto scrap cream cardstock.

I absolutely LOVE to watercolor with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks!  I smudge some color from the ink pad onto a craft sheet and spritz a bit of water next to the ink.  I then pick up the ink along with a bit of water using a small paint brush or water brush.  (The amount of water you will use depends on the intensity of the color desired).  I used this method on Alexandra, the Hot Air Ship, Paris Air and the Paris enameled plate.  Cut all images out, including the car.

I punched two holes for the brads on either side of the enameled plate and then spread Ranger's Glossy Accents over the top, being careful not to put it over the holes and not too thick.  Let dry. 

Finally, I arranged all of the images on top of the Mother Nature paper and adhered them.  I started by laying the Hot Air Ship flat and then I added pop dots to the back of the remaining images and placed them all around the Ship.  Two holes were punched into the enameled plate and brads inserted.  Two small holes were punched into the card and brads attached.  I created the mats to help frame the piece and stamped "Thanks for the Lift" on the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card creation for this first blog entry.  I am a bit challenged by technology, however, I am learning slowly but surely and hope to eventually include tutorials.  Thanks to all for following along with me on my creative journey!

Susan

18 comments :

  1. Congratulations on the blog! Job well done. :o)

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  2. Congratulations!!! You did it!!!! LOVE the card and the tutorial. Fabulousness!!! I knew it would be good and it is even better then I thought! This is going to be such a fun artistic journey and I am so excited to follow you in it! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with the world.

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    1. Thanks for all your encouragement, Yvonne!

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  3. Yay Susan!!! Welcome to blog land! Your card is gorgeous! You have done Beverly and the B Line Stamps so proud. Such a beautifully constructed card! Love it and love you , too! Hugs, Candy

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    1. Thanks so much, Candy! Love you too!

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  4. Susan, your blog is beautiful! I'm so happy to have the opportunity to follow you and learn from you!!! Congrats on this new adventure!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I am the one who could learn a lot from you!

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  5. Congratulations Susan! Your blog is beautiful and everyone is on tip toes, watching to see what you'll do next!

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  6. Susan! You blog is beautiful, and I adore the name!!! What a gorgeous first project to show as well...love those stamps! Welcome to blog world...there is nothing like the wonderful paper crafters out there that you are about to start meeting! So proud of you!

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    1. Thanks, Anita! Really appreciate your lovely comment!

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  7. YAY!!! YOU DID IT!!! Congratulations!!! Beautiful card, beautiful blog... can't wait to see more! GO YOU!! :)

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  8. Susan--Where did you get your artistic talent--Richard

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  9. Susan, so happy you've joined the ranks of blogging, talented card artists so that I won't miss a thing. Absolutely LOVE your first card entry. Beautiful! May blessings abound for you in your new endeavor!

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  10. Welcome to blogland Susan, so nice to see you and your beautiful work here.

    Lin x

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