My first card is for my cousin in-law who is a nurse. Just a little note to say "hi." A few years a go there was a cartoon called the Animanics and one of the characters always said "Hello Nurse." So, I thought that I'd use that sentiment on this card.
Stamp: Cheeky Nurse from The Greeting Farm
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger (embossed with Clear Embossing Power)
Cardstock: Real Red from Stampin' Up and Solar White from Neenah Paper
DP: Autumn Leaves
Dies: Moxie from QuicKutz & Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders
Gems: Hero Arts
Brads: My Mind's Eye Lush Collection & Creative Impressions
Glitter: Stickles in Xmas Red
Next we have Tuesday from the Creeper Crew by The Greeting Farm. I love her attitude!
Stamps: CC Tuesday by the Greeting Farm, Giga Guidelines from Papertrey Ink & My Sentiment's Exactly
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Victorian Velvet & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink from Ranger/Tim Holtz
Markers: Assorted Copic Markers
Paper: Solar White from Neenah Paper & Light Blue paper from The Paper Co
Dies: Labels Two Nestabilities from Spellbinders
Ribbon & Brads: Creative Impressions
Heart Eyelet: Queen & Co
Glitter: Stickles in Yellow
And now for a bit of a gear change. :-)
This card features the Medallion stamp from Stampin' Up. I love this stamp I find that very versatile! I broke out the real glitter, versus Stickles for this card. As a result I am finding little pieces of glitter all over the house. I have actually picked a few pieces off the baby. I use the Art Institute Art Glitter Designer Adhesive when I work with glitter along with the Ultrafine Metal Tip. I feel like this gives me the most control over the glue and I feel like the adhesive really holds the glitter in place. I will say that I do clean the metal tip after each use by soaking it in soapy water and then making sure that all of the adhesive is out of it with a small pin. It can be a bit of a hassle but then I don't have to struggle with picking dried glue out of the tip later.
Stamp: Medallion from Stampin' Up
Paper: Neenah Paper, The Paper Co
Ink: Versamark Ink & Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Embossing Powder: Black from Stampin' Up
Glitter: Real Red from Stampin' Up
Adhesive: Art Institute Designer Adhesive
Tool: Ink Blending Tool
My last card for the day is something I made for another card maker and I hope that she enjoyed getting it. I really find myself reaching for my Distress Inks a lot, they just work great for this type of look.
A quick tip: When I use Distress Inks with clear stamps I usually load the stamp with Versamark Ink first. I find that this minimizes the ink beading that can sometimes happen with clear stamps.
Stamps: From the Garden by Fancy Pants & Giga Guidelines from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Tattered Rose & Wild Honey Distress Inks & Versamark Ink
Paper: Solar White from Neenah Paper & Stampin' Up
Die: Labels Four from Spellbinders
Gems & Pearls: Hero Arts
Glitter: Stickles in Yellow & Orange
Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!!