Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This is another card using the stamps from growing in unity kit. This tree is just fabulous and makes really quick but gorgeous cards. Can you tell I just love it??? I added clear dew drops that I colored with permanent markers. I also added glossy accents to the birds to make them pop a little. Some orange twill tape finished it off.
This was one of my first circle shaped cards. It was challenging to figure out a layout, but I think it's funky and fun. I loved this pattern paper from autumn leaves and had to use it with this fun stamp from the floral fantastical kit by Unity Stamp Co. Thank you for looking!
Monday, August 25, 2008
I just love these fun little owl stamps from Hero Arts. I had to have them and had to make something with them right away. I stamped the branch multiple times using green ink and colored it in with brown colored pencil. The owls are colored with colored pencil and goo gone. I added the scalloped piece behind the owl piece and attached pink ribbon and a little prima flower. The background paper is from the Target dollar spot. I think it goes well with these little owls.
This card uses a new technique that I learned from SplitcoastStampers called stained glass. It is such a fun technique and has beautiful results. For this technique, you stamp an image with stazon on acetate. Then you color it in (on the back side of the acetate) with crystal effects and reinkers. So cool and easy to do!
This is another card using the stained glass technique. It's so much fun to make these cards. They take a little bit longer than normal cards, but so worth the extra time. I used white stazon refill on this one to get the opaque snow look. It turned out pretty cool.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I embossed again on this card. I used the swiss dots and birds and swirls folders on white paper and adhered them to a white card. It gives such a soft elegant look. The couple is stamped and colored and then I went over the dress, veil, and flowers with glue pen and glitter. I matted the image with pearlescent paper. Added a green strip and a pearl brad and it's complete. I love how simple it is but yet elegant.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
supplies: blooming with love, wonderful favorites, sanded background from Stampin' Up!. watercolor crayons, waterbrush, white gel pen, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, corner rounder.
This little owl and branch are from a new set I got this weekend while shopping with my mom and aunt. It's a clear set from Chatterbox. It has lots of fun natural images. The bracket stamps are from studio g. (michaels) and the phrase is from Because of you set (Stampin' Up!). I colored the images using colored pencil and goo gone (magic colored pencil technique). It is my most favorite way to color, I can't get enough of it! I added the small white flower and button and a little orange stickles to complete this card. I just love the little owl :)
For this card, I used a new set from the Tricia Santry line from Fiskars. I just think the turtles are so cute and whimsical. I added the grass on the bottom with a stamp from Because of You set (Stampin' Up!). I colored this using colored pencils and goo gone. Just some fun little images to color.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
We went to Michael's first, picked up some pretty cute dollar stamps (months of the year). These are always so fun. Then we went to Crafts Direct (St. Cloud, MN). This is probably the biggest craft store there is! There was such a surprise when I walked in the door, I was so excited! There was a whole display of Unity Stamps! So fun and awesome to see them there. If you haven't heard of or seen their stamps, check them out here. They are just fabulous and the owner is great! They have a really innovative mounting system for their stamps and the quality and value are incredible.
So we shopped all day and then enjoyed ice cream. What could be better than spending time with some wonderful gals, buying stamps, and eating ice cream! Thank you so much mom and Lori for a wonderful day! You rock!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
-supplies used: white, celery, purple patterned paper; certainly celery, barely banana, lovely lilac ink pads; circle punch, creative memories circle cutter, purple crystal brad, paper piercer.
For this card, I cut out a bunch of different sized circles using my creative memories cutter. I stamped on some and left some plain. For the large flower, I inked the stamp up using pumpkin and teal ink pads. I added some detail to the flowers and dots using a white gel pen, clear glitter pen and a couple pink gems. I tied brown satin ribbon around a green dotted paper piece and attached this to a white card. Then, I attached all the circles to the card, overlapping them and popping some off the card using foam squares.
-supplies used: Flower Parade stamp kit; white, teal, orange, pink, purple, green dot paper; lovely lilac, pumpkin pie, taken with teal, pixie pink ink pads; foam squares, white gel pen, clear glitter pen, pink gems, brown satin ribbon.
To start out, I took a pink paper piece, border punched the bottom edge, and stamped the large scalloped circle on the entire piece using pink ink. I then took the vine stamp and stamped it along the bottom left corner using first gray, then black ink. I attached this piece to a white card. Then, I tied black sheer ribbon and pink grossgrain around the card. I wrote the wish sentiment and doodled on a strip of white paper using a black glaze pen and attached that to the card. I also cut out the pink stamped flower and popped that on the card using foam squares. The center of the flower is gray flower stamped and punched with a circle punch. I then accented certain areas using the black glaze pen, and a glue pen and pink glitter.
-supplies used: Flower Parade stamp kit; white, pink cardstock; basic black, going gray, pixie pink ink pads; pink grossgrain, sheer black ribbon, black glaze pen, glue pen, pink glitter, foam squares, scallop border punch.
-supplies used: flower parade kit; cream, celery, light blue, brown paper, patterned paper; rose red, soft sky, certainly celery, close to cocoa, wild wasabi ink pads; creative memories circle cutter, scallop border punch, large corner rounder, brown stitched ribbon, foam squares, and crystal flower
This first card is made with light blue patterned paper that I stamped on with three small flower stamps and attached it to a cream card. I added some orange dotted ribbon across, cut out the large dotted circle using scallop scissors and attached that over the ribbon. I inked the large flower stamp with apricot and then rocked the edges with pumpkin ink. I added a small flower stamped on the patterned paper punched out with a circle punch. The finishing touch was an orange crystal brad and I attached the whole flower to the card using foam squares.