Friday, April 11, 2014

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Friday

I love the new technique "Tie Dye Circles" from the latest issue of Technique Junkie!  I find it perfect for Mike's stamps also!  I used "Tea Dye", "Ripe Persimmon" and "Gathered Twigs" to make the circles in this card.

I stamped Mike's big Gecko also in "Gathered Twigs" and the paper is "Chocolate Chip" and "Tangerine Tango".  I added some burlap, "Pumpkin Pie" brads and an old Stampin Up! sentiment.  Here's the completed 5.25" x 5.25" card:

I also made a scrapbook page but didn't put in a picture yet.  Here it is:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Technique Thursday

My technique for today is the "Baby-Wipe" technique.  First you take a baby wipe and fold it in half and then in half again.  Now it has a little more padding.  Then you take a couple of bottles (2 or 3) of re-inker (I used Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass) and drip some drops onto the wipe.  You can make the drops random or in a pattern but make a spot large enough so you can put your stamp onto it.  Now use this new "ink pad" and stamp all over your paper!  I used a flower cut out from Mike's Busy-bee set so I could have tiny flowers all over.  After I was done stamping I used my colour spritzer and misted Tumbled Glass marker all over for a bit of a splattered look.

Then I used a Marianne designs creatable die called "Anja's Square" and cut out paper in Marina Mist and white.  The flowers are a Susan's Garden thinlet die called "Mini Daisy" and they are white with a Marina Mist center.  The butterflies, oval punches, pearls and sentiment are all Stampin Up!

I had to put a little something on the inside so here it is:

The finished card is 5.25" x 5.25".

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Wednesday

An Easter card for my son (who loves chocolate!)  First I sponged Crumb Cake and Soft Suede circles on using daubers and then I stamped Mike's bunny (I had to cut him out) all over in Early Espresso.  I used my colour spritzer and my Early Espresso marker to create some splatters all over.  The button is some Stampin Up! clay coloured with Early Espresso and put into a mold.  Some linen thread is tied around the button.  The paper is also Early Espresso.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Tuesday

This is my take on the "Millefiori" technique shown in the Feb/March 2011 issue of Technique Junkie.  The circles were stamped in "Bashful Blue" and "Marina Mist".  I cut out a flower from Mike's Busy-bee stamp set and stamped that in "Pacific Point".  The other flower was just stamped in black. The paper is "Pacific Point".

Monday, April 7, 2014

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Monday

For this card I used daubers to smear Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie ink all over a white sheet of paper.  Then I used a cut out flower from Mike's Busy-bee set and stamped all over in black.  I stamped a speckle stamp all over in black also.  Then I cut the piece of paper in 3 and layered on black and then Pumpkin Pie paper.