Sherry Carrigan Designs

Vintage Birthday Card - Mix and Match

I love to mix and match various company stamps and supplies to make a card; flowers from one and sentiments from another.  Thus, my Vintage Birthday Card for Mom.  I love vintage and Mom loves flowers so I came up with this card to celebrate her special day on Friday.


I really used minimal supplies to make the card other than the normal adhesives, stamp positioning tools or acrylic blocks.


Enjoy the video process and all of the supplies I used are listed below.




I'm Back!.....And inspired by Penny Black

Hi everyone!  I'm Back!  I had to break away from my crafting, blog, youtube channel, FB page, etc...for a few months.  This spring and summer season began with a couple of precious family members involved in totally separate and independent accidents which required hospitalization, surgery, extensive healing periods, and therapy.  So dear hubby and I have had to step up and do as much as we could to help in their daily lives and chores.  I'm pleased to say that one patient is almost completely back to his normal lifestyle and the other patient is healing nicely, but will need an additional surgery.  With that said, I've decided to try and get back to my card making, even if just one card a week.


My story, along with a few Penny Black stamps were the inspiration for this card.  "Hope Shines Through", even in those challenging times and feel like we just can't do anymore.

I used Canson XL Watercolor paper with mini distress ink pads and distress reinkers to paint the daisies.  Finished off the edges by blending on vintage photo and added a few Nuvo crystal drops.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!!





























DIY Watercolor Flowers Card

I've been wanting to use some floral stamps to make a card, but just didn't have anything around that inspired me.  So I decided to see if I could remember the steps in creating a few flowers with watercolor which I learned from a class years ago that was taught by Martha Lever.  Though I have forgotten most of the correct steps, have a different set of supplies, I was still able to somewhat pull it off to create these two cards.




















I decided to film my process and hope this will inspire you to make your own.  Enjoy!




Crafting on a Budget ~ Wild Cuddly Critters using Inexpensive Watercolor Pencils

Have I mentioned lately how much I love these critters in the SSS Wild Cuddly Critters stamp set?  I just can't get enough of them.

I wanted to try out some new inexpensive watercolor pencils that I picked up at AC Moore a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't need them; as I already have some Derwent and Caran D'Ache.  Since I was picking up a set for my mom, I decided to get some for myself to try them and share with you as part of my Crafting on a Budget series.  These Fantasia Premium watercolor pencils were on sale that particular day for $16.88, but they can still be picked up on Amazon for as little as $21.95.  I was quite pleased with these pencils for simple card making and am anxious to try them out on a more textured/rough paper.

I stamped the critters with Versafine Onyx Black on Canson XL watercolor paper.  Used the pencils to color in all the areas, then went back in with water and brush to activate and move the color.  All the supplies are listed below the video.  Thanks for stopping by.






CAS Card featuring Sassy Snake from Jess Crafts Digitals

I'm back from the end of quarter chaos on the day job and a few days of downtime for my mental health.   I decided to make a clean and simple card using one of the digital stamps over at Jess Crafts Digital.  I believe "Sassy Snake" is one of my favorites.  He just has the cutest expression on his face, don't you think?

I printed the image on Neenah Solar White 80# card stock using my ink jet printer, and colored using my copic markers.  I did add some extra markings to his skin to make him my own.


Very simple coloring on this cute critter, along with a super simple background and sentiment on a banner.






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