Monday, June 12, 2017

10 minute Water color card....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Mine?
Pretty good! I got to talk with my Marine!
He got back from his deployment - YAY!
He's doing well & seems very Happy - 
Which makes me HAPPY! 😃

I also, made some time for baking - I don't know if I've
ever told ya this before... but I LOOOOVE to bake! 
and well... Cook too! 😊
I'm addicted to pinterest for recipes...
My sister & I, take pictures of our meals/desserts
and then send it to each other.. saying.. look what I made! hahaha
Since we don't live near each other... this is our sisterly thing
we like to do! LOL - So this weekend I made a yummy
Kentucky Butter cake (which I never made before) - 
It was soooo dang GOOD! Moist & delicious! 😊
I also made a homemade Tuna Noodle Casserole dish
 on the stove top (which I've never tried before) - Turned out tasty!
I made a buttery/garlic loaf of bread (so good) and 
homemade Tortellini Ham Alfredo (this I've made many times, using
a homemade sauce) - But it was just fun to relax, unwind and
spend some time in the kitchen... usually when it's HOT out...
Like this time of year - I cook with my Crockpot a lot!!
It's better than turning on my oven... 😉

Any who... enough about my silly weekend cooking/baking!

Thought I would share a 10 minute card I made with ya!
Something Else I did over the weekend... make some cards!
Quick & easy cards at that! LOVE those! 😋

Okay.. this card was soooo easy to make.. it's sad! hahahaha
The Silhouette store has a sale on Print N Cut items... and...
NOT that I needed any more files (I have way too many) I don't use!
I fell in LOVE with the colors on this Water color Thinking of you card design...

Now... I didn't use the card base... I made my own.. But I did
take the card front image & printed it out.... I then Sprayed it
with some Acrylic Matte Sealer - Why Sealer?
Because my printer is an ink jet printer - If I want to add any
wink of Stella or glitter spray I need to add the sealer first & let it dry, 
so my image doesn't get ruined by the water...  😊
It's suppose to protect the paper/image...

After I did that... I sprayed my image with some
Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spray (I love this stuff) It makes
the whole card front Sparkle... 😍
Then die cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle card mat die...

I added some Fun Foam to the back of it, to let it have
some dimension, attached it to my card base....
Added some pretty gems.... and the front was done....
I also made a scalloped border for the inside of my card,
just to bring the whole thing together....
Easy as PIE!!! Yummy... pieeeee..... 😁

*** Products used on my card ***

Card stock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Green & Pink Adhesive Gems - Eyelet Outlet
Clear Bitty Adhesive Gems - CTMH
Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spray Spritz
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Thinking of You Water Color Front design - Sil. Store (#74845)
Aleene's Acrylic Sealer Spray
Scallop Border Punch - Stampin' Up (inside card)
Fun Foam, Big Shot, Silhouette Program, Canon Printer

Thanks for stopping by!!!



Blue6366 said...

Sealing the card before adding the wink of stella.....never thought of that before. Of course it makes sense now that you mention it. Your card is beautiful!

And tuna noodle casserole?? Oh my, sounds like dinner from heaven for this casserole loving girl.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Nana said...

Such a beautiful card. Love these images. You really dressed it up very pretty. So happy to here your son is home and doing well. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend filled with crafting and cookking.
Have a creative day.
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Sherrie K. said...

Sounds like you had a busy, fun weekend! I love to bake to! I feel hungry after reading your post, haha! Everything's sounds yummy! Glad your son made it back safe and is happy.

Your card is fabulous! The image and colors look wonderful! I like quick projects especially since I just haven't had much time to craft lately.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and for the inspiration!
Sherrie K

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the design!! It is so beautiful!! Love it!!

I love to cook, too and I'm totally addicted to the Food Network ;) I'm glad your son is back from deployment and is safe and happy!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Beckie Williams said...

This is so cute. We always need more SVG files!!! I am not the cook in the family. That falls to the hubby, but I love love love to bake!! I am glad you had a great weekend!!

Sharon said...

I so love your card!!!Those flowers are great and the colors are just wonderful!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend!!!

Gerda said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL, Theresa!! Love the pretty colors and great design!!
I'am glad that your son is back and is safe!!! I love to bake to!! Have a great day,

Sukie said...

It sounds like you had the perfect weekend! I always send my daughter pics of the food I make just to entice her to come home for a visit, lol. And my sister always sends me her dessert pics. Your card is so pretty! I love that it came together in minutes! Fabulous technique you used on it too!

Anonymous said...

It's really pretty! Glad you're having so much fun with your summer. I got your card yesterday in the mail! What a nice surprise! Thanks for thinking of me! :)


Marie Halstead said...

Love the card and love that you have a Marine in your family.

Semper Fi!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...
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Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Theresa this card is gorgeous!!!! So lovely! And yay your marine is home safe and sound! Thank goodness!!!
And what a sweet thing that you and your sister do with one another... such a sweet way to keep each other on your toes! :)
I used to be a huge baker but now I only bake around the Holidays in December. Too much work for me now! :)
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Beth F. said...

Your card is beautiful! I thought it was stamped, but how awesome that it took such a short amount of time by being a printable.
I love baking too and just tried a Pinterest recipe tonight. Snickerdoodle Blondies...ummm yeah...if you like snickerdoodle cookies, you will love that recipe! So soft and cinnamony and delicious.

Migdalia said...

Your card is simply beautiful my friend!! I love to bake & cook!!I just love the kitchen. I was given a crockpot for the holidays a few years a go and gave it away to a friend..lately I am regreeting that I wish I had it to cook with it. I love Pinterest too!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Love it! great tip on spraying with the sealer... thanks!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Your card is fantastic- thanks for the tips on using the acrylic sealer!! Your culinary efforts sound incredible! There is definitely something about being able to make a delicious meal and the smell of yummy cookies baking! Enjoy!!