Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nature Trees ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card with Video

I haven't done any sponging in a while and wanted to get a little bit of it in again.  I decided to use the pine tree stamp from the Fun Stampers Journey set called Nature Trees to create a nighttime masculine card.


To create this card I stamped the trees onto Whip Cream card stock with three different ink pads:  Rock Candy, River Stone and Black Licorice.  Then I masked an area for the moon using a 1-1/2" circle.  After that it's time to sponge for a bit.  With this type of sponging I dab the sponge directly up and down...no circles or rubbing back and forth (and I always dab it onto my scrap paper before putting it directly on the paper so I know how dark the ink is). I started with the lightest gray (River Stone) and sponged around the moon, moving away from the moon.  I wanted that area to be the lightest so I'm pretty careful when I sponge where I want the most light to show.  Next I used Rock Candy, but started on the edges and in the corners and dabbed the color inward, pulling it toward the moon until the lighter and darker grays mixed together the way I liked.  The last color I sponged was Black Licorice.  I only used that in the corners and on some of the edges.  I was careful with this color because I didn't want to drown out the grays. I put on just enough to blend it in with the darker gray.  

Here's a video of how I sponged the card...



Black Licorice
Rock Candy
River Stone
Whip Cream


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Greeting Bouquet ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Hey Everyone...I haven't posted for a bit, but I've still been busy creating cards. :)  This past Saturday I met with a group of ladies at my upline's house and we did the first RG Presents...Spring into Summer together and it was a BLAST!  I couldn't believe how fast the day went!  There is another RG Presents coming up on May and I hope more of you will join me this time!  I'll be posting info in the next couple of days.  Now onto today's card...

This card was inspired by this week's Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday sketch challenge #315.  This was a really fun sketch to work with.  I changed it up just a bit again...when don't I?! lol  This is such a soft and pretty card.  It's very easy to create, but you do have to have a little patience because the flowers are fussy cut.


This is the sketch I worked with.  Make sure you check out all of the other ladies beautiful cards over at Try Stampin' HERE.  We'd love to see what you have to create!




Pool Play
Whip Cream


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Rainbow Bubbles Birthday Bunch ~ A Group of Fun Stampers Journey Cards!

A couple of days ago I said I'd  have a few more cards to show you that talked about a technique I used on each card.  Notice the hearts, triangles, stripes and honeycombs?  Those were all created using Modeling Paste from fun Stampers Journey and four different dies that they offer.  An easy technique to add just a little pizzazz or fun background to any of your cards.



As you look at each of the cards a little closer you'll see that I didn't try to make the modeling paste perfectly smooth or only have the shapes on my card.  I wanted them a bit rough and even let the paste go over the edges of the die-cut paper so there were edges here and there.  The first one I made was the honeycomb card and it isn't quite as thick as the rest, but that was my first try at it.  I know I will be using this technique in the future for sure! :)

This is the card I posted a couple of days ago...





I made a fish just like this one a week or so ago and loved the color of it, so I made this one the same color.






I did a bit of a watercolor wash on this card.  Since the background was a little darker than the other cards I kept my fish white and covered them with Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust.



I didn't add any glaze or sparkles to this card because I'm sure I'll give it to a boy and I'm positive most of them aren't into that as much as girls are.  I did make the fish a couple of different colors to make him pop out a bit more from the card.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Stamp Set:  Rainbow Bubbles...available April 1!





Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rainbow Bubbles Birthday ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today's card is inspired by Try  Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch challenge #313.  It's also inspired by a technique, but I'll be posting more about that later this week with a few more cards.  As usual I tend to stretch the sketch a little bit, but I just wasn't liking any of the flowers I made to put on my cards...beautiful flowers is the optional theme for today's card and mine just weren't beautiful, so I had to go with some rainbow fish instead. lol


This is the sketch and you can see why I say I stretched it a bit! lol  Make sure you head over to Try Stampin' on Tuesday HERE to check out all the other great cards using this sketch.  If you get a chance to play along we'd love to see what you create! :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Nautical Sketch Birthday Card and VIDEO ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to sign up for RG Presents... which is on Saturday, March 25.  If you'd like to sign up just let me know or go to my website here...www.funstampersjourney.com/sarahoogendoorn and use the code BD-0235.

Do you ever have a card that inspires you to create?  Sometimes I Google certain words to see what comes up to inspire me.  I needed a little inspiration when I wanted to use the lighthouse stamp from the FSJ stamp set Nautical Sketch.  I think I Googled something like "hand stamped cards with lighthouses".  While I was scrolling I saw a card by Deb S. that eventually led me to her blog HERE.  I love how she used dark colors on the card and the oval to frame her light house.  I decided to use pan pastels to create the background and color in my light house.  I created a video for you to see how easy it is to do!








Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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 If you have questions feel free to contact me. 
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