Perfect words, the title of todays post and the name of one of the stampsets in the March kit by Simon Says Stamp. Not always easy to choose Joy. But when I am thinking of Spring is coming I feel Joy. Love the feel and the smell of the Spring air. For this card I used the "Birthday Wishes Frame" by Simon Says Stamp and the cute boots from the "Choose Joy" stampset. Colored the image with Copic Markers and completed it with some pearls and a little bow.
The title of todays post is the name of one of Simon Says Stamps stampsets, with beautiful daffodils. I really Love this stampset so much! Here is a card I made with this stampset. In the background I used a stencil by JOY! The dotted paper is Papertrey Ink. And the branch I added is the "Singel Branch" by Impression Obsession.
The seize of this card is big: an A4 folded in half.
Today's start was rainy, but later on we got some sunshine and the temperature was lovely for february. I went out with my bike: a beautiful day! And thats also the name of a wonderful stampset by Altenew. I made a card with this stampset wich I show here. Colored the flower with Distress Inks in reds and added some Gansai Tambi watercolor in White Gold on the leaves. The background stamp is Hero Arts. The sentiment tag is by Joy crafts.
A sunday afternoon greeting from a cold Holland. There was time for a walk and some time for crafting. Made a card with some blue flowers with a bit of a spring feel. Colored these Hero Arts flowers with Copic Markers and Derwent Color Soft Pencils on top to give it a bit of dept. Used Kathy Raccoosins tips for coloring. If you are interested go to her blog: The Daily Marker.
Made this card with lovely paper by Teresa Collins. The arrow and the love die are bought at Michaels. The enamel hearts are My Minds Eye. The twine is bought at Dille and Kamille. Thank you for visiting.
I like to share a card made after watching a video by Jennifer McGuire about Partial Heat Embossing. It means that you use a stamp, ink it up with Versamark Ink and than only partial put some embossing powder on it. Here you can see the card I made. After heat embossing it in white, I colored it with Distress Inks in reds, with some Gansai Tambi in White Gold. Here a closer look. You can see this Simon Says Stamp background stamp is only partial covered with embossing powder. This is the Star Flower Background. (SSS 101727) I added some pearls, a sentiment by Hero Arts wich is also partial used, and a "Love" die bought at Michaels. There are 10 fun words in this die set.
I recommend watching the video of Jennifer about Partial Heat Embossing. It is fun and her explanation is so much better than mine!
Last week I was coloring each and every day, because I was determined to join the 30 Day Coloring Challenge of Kathy Raccoosin.
Now you might think I am coloring the whole day, but thats not the fact. No, in fact I am only coloring for 10 minutes or 30 minutes a day, after work or before I go to bed. By doing so I follow the recommendation of Kathy herself. And finally I was able to finish a card on wich I applied what I learned on her blog.
The flower stamps I used here are from Pretty Pink Posh:" Wild Rose Stamp".
First colored the flowers with Copic Markers and than added layers of color with pencils. Finally cut them and arranged them on a card with a striped strip and a small glitter strip. Added some white dots on the center of the flowers.
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Hope you will visit "The Daily Marker", to get some tips for coloring and idea's for cards. Surrely reccomended!