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Thursday, January 18, 2018

God so Loves the World

God so Loved the World
I love Christmas where we celebrate the baby Jesus coming into the world.  And then a few short months later we have Easter where we celebrate that this same being overcame death and offers us the greatest gift we could ever imagine...eternal life with Him in heaven. If you're interested in learning more, please check out this video.  This is a card that celebrates that.


Frantic Stamper's newest release focuses on Easter and Spring.  This card is probably my favorite from those I made.  I created the background by applying lots of Distress Oxide inks to the paper.  Then I took the Sun Rays background stamp and "painted" it with lots of water and then stamped it on my paper.  I love the look that gave!  I then stamped the crosses & the sentiment with the new clear Faithful Thoughts stamp set.  I added a little piece of black cardstock to make the ground a little thicker.  It looks like a very pronounced line in the picture but in real life it blends in nicely.

FRA-CL089-CLGB011-JenCarter Closeup glitter

I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen to add shimmer to many of the sun rays that are coming down toward the cross.

Thanks for taking a peek today!  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Catherine!

Today is Catherine Pooler's birthday!  The design team wanted to shower her with love and I wanted to share the card I made for her special day!

Happy Birthday Catherine!
This month we are also celebrating Stamp Nation's birthday so this card is not only for Catherine's birthday but for the Birthday Card Stash Done! Challenges going on.  Today's tutorial and sponsor comes from Winnie & Walter so I featured some products from their store too!

Jen Carter Catherine Pooler Winnie Walter Birthday Balloons

I knew I wanted to incorporate as many ink colors into this card as I could because when I think of birthdays I think lots of fun colors!  For the background I used Winnie & Walter's Mini Scenery: Spotty stamp that I love!  I stamped it with Pixie Dust, Bellini, Tiara, Rockin' Red, Party Dress & Mint to Be inks.  I used one of the bold stamps & the matching outline stamp from the In a Word: Happy stamp set, stamped in Bellini & Black Jack ink.  The sentiment below, from the same stamp set, is stamped with Pixie Dust. Both sentiment panels are popped up with dimensional tape. The balloons are from a Simon Says stamp set called Birthday Balloons.

Jen Carter Catherine Pooler Winnie Walter Birthday Balloons Closeup

It's hard to see but I added glitter to the top of "happy" with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen.  

Happy birthday Catherine!  I hope you feel loved this birthday!! You are truly a kind, loving person and I'm so blessed to be on this team with you!

A Wintry Hello

Hello Friend

Jen Carter CP WW Hello Friend Tag 1 WM

Hello friends!  I shared this card over at StampNation last week but I wanted to share it with you too!  I love this stamp/die set from Catherine Pooler called Winter Wonderland. I wanted to create a wintry scene and so I die cut the trees, deer, bird & bow with the Winter Woodland dies and then stamped them with the Winter Wonderland stamp set.  I used Catherine Pooler inks Icing on the Cake, Rockin' Red, Aquatini & Black Jack (stamped off once).  

Jen Carter Jen Carter CP WW Hello Friend Tag Closeup 1

I die cut the large tag from the Lovely Flowers & Banners die set.  I then embossed the must-have Plaid Background with Wanderlust Embossing Powder to create a snow-like effect.  It's subtle but is just the right addition for a winter scene.  I paired the gorgeous Hello die with a sentiment in the Simply the Best stamp set.  The deer, bird, sentiment banner & tag are all popped up with dimensional tape.  I stamped a stripe on the left hand side of my card panel using VersaMark and one of the border stamps in the YAY! Stripes stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look today!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Holy Cow! It's Pasture Birthday!

I live in Kansas.  We have cows.  In fact I use to collect cow home decor, LOL!  Really, it was a thing.  Lots of people did it.  And it was really cute.  Remember Mary Moo Moos?  But I don't collect cows any more.  And the funny thing is that I don't even live on a farm. I've always lived in town or in large cities. And I don't know the first thing about cows. But I do love seeing cows grazing in a field and I often find myself exclaiming "Holy cow!" over things, LOL! 

Holy Cow!
So enter the new stamp & die set from Lil' Inker Designs called Farm Love.  And guess what?  It has a sentiment that says, "Holy Cow".  I knew right away I had to make a card using that "so Jen" sentiment!

Jen Carter LID Holy Cow Birthday

I started by die cutting the animals with the Farm Love die set  and then stamping with the super cute, coordinating Farm Love stamp set. They are so adorable!  I colored them with copics and added a few white dots with a gel pen.  I die cut the bubble with the Speech Bubble Die Set 1 and then stamped the Holy Cow sentiment from the Farm Love stamp set.  I really like that this stamp set is versatile for so many occasions!

The Cover Up Die: Stitched Clouds was perfect for creating an outdoor scene.  I used the Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die to create the grass and then cut it to look like a hill using one of the dies in the Border Builder die set (that thing sure gets a lot of miles on it!  I use it a lot!).  I used both of those dies to make some hay bales in yellow also.  I used a die from the Farm Love die set to cut the shape (it is actually a die that matches the envelope stamp from Farm Love.)

I'm going to link this up at StampNation for their Birthday Bash that is happening now!  If you aren't a member of StampNation and you're looking for a great group of stamping friends who share their work, video tutorials, contests, challenges, and so much more then you'll want to check it out!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day!