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Colored Pencil Project #1 - White Embossed Floral Birthday Card

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Floral Colored Pencil White Embossed Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I finally had some time to "play" with colored pencil (Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils) on dark cardstock. I started with a basic gray focal layer. I masked it off using blue painter's tape (TIP: be sure to apply it to clothing repeatedly to lessen its stickiness and test it before applying) to two sides. The floral bunch from Southern Serenade was applied using versamark over the painter's...

Feminine Floral Sympathy Card

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Feminine Floral Sympathy Card } Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I completed sympathy card number two.  I chose a floral design from my stash of cut and colored pieces. This flower stamp set has a matching punch. I find it clever how the butterfly stamp uses the same four petal punch as the flowers. 

I embossed whisper white with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I had to use the same sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings as it is the only...

Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card

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Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I received some very sad news today. A family member who has been in poor health, passed away. I need two sympathy cards for family and they will be mailed as we are currently travelling. I wanted the cards to be masculine but elegant as well. For the first one, I chose to not use any embellishments as it is being sent to a male family member. In order to give it a bit of a stepped up look...

Tutorial - Using Blends To Color Graceful Glass Vellum DSP

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Tutorial - Using Blends To Color Graceful Glass Vellum DSP | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I bought the Graceful Glass DSP to color using the Blends markers. I have not used the Blends on vellum and anticipating documenting the challenges I encounteres and the workarounds as well as tips on giving the best faux stained glass look possible. I wanted the look of sunlight coming in through a stained glass window and the best way I can think to state that is I was after a bit of a glow...

June 2018 Colour Combo Blog Hop - Anniversary Card

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June 2018 Colour Combo Blog Hop - Anniversary Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Welcome to the June Colour Combo hop. My name is Tracy Marie and I travel full time in the U.S.A with my husband. Currently we are staying at a beautiful campground in the Pacific Northwest. I am amazed at the lush greenery at this campground. Someone forged trails up the hillside that are so lush and green I feel like I am in the Amazon as I walk them.

Ironically, this month doesn't...

New Catalog Sneak Peek - Mix & Match Bundles Card

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New Catalog Sneak Peek - Mix & Match Bundles Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This card was made by combining random die cuts I thought looked great together even if a little unconventional. Included is a video talking about the card with a tip on using inks that match cardstock.

New Catalog products used - They will be added to the supplies list shortly after they are available to order on June 1.

  • Lilypad Lake Bundle
  • Stitches All Around
  • ...