Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Cards

Chalking is such a fun technique for cardmaking. I first stamped the hydrangea stamp using versamark ink. Then you go over the ink with chalk. It gives it such a soft look. I added the verse over the flower. The purple background is embossed using the birds and swirls embossing folder for the cuttlebug. I've really been doing a lot of cuttlebug embossing lately. It's such a fast and easy thing to do. The stamps for this card are from Paper Inspirations.
This card was made with stamps all from The Stamp Pad Co. found here. I did a z-fold card, done just by folding the front back partway. I punched the back layer with the fiskars threading water punch. Just love that one! I added glitter pen to all the details and words. Just a little added sparkle and sweetness.

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

I just love these bird stamps from inkadinkado. They are just the sweetest ever. I colored the main image using watercolor crayons and added stickles to the flowers. I stamped the bird frame onto the blue patterned paper using soft sky ink and added the happiness always saying with brown ink. The flower is a punch from martha stewart, attached with a button brad. It's simple, but I love these soft colors together.
This is just a super simple card done using the cuttlebug embossing folders. I did the swiss dots embossing folder on the blue paper and the puppy on white. I colored the puppy using colored pencils and goo-gone. Added ribbon, inked edges and "you make me smile" verse and it's done!

I designed this little sheriff's vest after finding the badge stamp at a garage sale a couple weeks ago. I had no stamps to go with it, so I thought a little shirt and vest would work. I just stamped the pattern stamp on the white card cut to the shape of a t-shirt and inked the edges. I used the just jeans background to stamp the vest. I cut it out, added copper brads for buttons and popped the badge off the vest. Just something fun for those little cowboys/girls out there.

Some new cards

This card was inspired by the project of the week over at Unity Stamp Co.'s forum. Here is the link with identicaltriplets' cool card fold and sample. This project was quick and easy to do. I used some stamps from Unity called Flower Parade. Added punched elements, some flowers, ribbon, rub-on, brad, and gem to finish it off. Such a simple card fold, but so much fun!

This is a card done with some stamps from Unity Stamp Co. called flower parade. The flower is stamped using a watercolor spritzing technique. I took two shades of pink markers, inking the whole thing with the lighter shade, and going over and dabbing on the darker shade randomly. Then I spritzed the stamp lightly with water. This gives it a stone-like look. I inked the swirl stamp very unevenly so it gives it a distressed look. Then I went over it with lime stickles. I added some prima flowers and some gems to the flowers to finish it off. The inspiration for this card came from the sweet decorative paper I got at Target a while ago. I just love the pattern and colors of the paper.