Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I got to work on making some cards the past few days and really wanted to share them with you. I was inspired by this card on Lesly Adams' BLOG Stamp Yourself Silly to create this card. I did change a few things from her card, I took the ribbon away and added some embossed butterflies around my main image. I really do like how this card turned out. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the main image again in Versamark and embossed the flowers and butterflies with Iridescent Ice EP. My main image is attached to the right side of the card.
Stamps: Live Your Dreams
Inks: Cameo Coral, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Papers: Afternoon Tea DP, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Iridescent Ice EP
I have been thinking this set would look great aged so today I came up with this card. I crumpled the background paper up them ran my Creamy Caramel ink pad over it to make it look aged. I also sponged some of the same Caramel ink around the edges. I inked my flowers ups with Pretty in Pink and then sponged Groovy Guava around the outsides of the petals to try to mimic the way the flowers look on the paper. I inked the edges of my mats and did the Crackled Glass technique to age the main image. I did the Rock & Roll technique on the butterfly. I really do like how this card looks. I layered my ribbon between the Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava mats to add a little interest.
Stamps: Live Your Dreams
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Versamark
Papers: Afternoon Tea DP, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Ultra Thick EP, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon
Saturday, May 24, 2008
This card was made using the level 2 Hostess set Spring Solitude listed on page 22 of the 2008 Spring/Summer Collection. When I saw this set I instantly thought of the Partridge Family (even though that show was WELL before my time) I knew it would make a fun thank you card.
Today is our 13th anniversary...so in honor of that my SIL is taking the kids for the night so we can have a calm relaxed day and evening. We are planning to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens today and then have a nice relaxing dinner. I hope everyone has a great weekend and wonderful Memorial Day!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I really like how the colors came together on this. The base is Garden Green stamped in tone on tone with a paisley stamp from Hero Arts and has a Pale Plum layer that has been run through the Cuttlebug using the paisley folder and then brayered with Elegant Eggplant to bring out debossed images. I colored in the main image using my Prismacolor pencils and then blended the colors using the Gamsol Technique. I added some lilac stickles to the blossoms to help add definition to them. The lilac ribbon helps finish off this card.
I like how this came out, but still feel it is missing something...if only I could put my finger on it. I would love any imput you have on what this card is missing.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Stamps: Pick a Petal, All Holidays
Papers: So Saffron, Ruby Red, So Saffron DS
Inks: Ruby Red, Summer Sun
Accessories: Pretties Kit
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I did the Faux Linen technique for this card to give it a wonderful aged look...I love this swirled pattern from the Prints Designer Series Paper from SU! and decided to use the Always Artichoke to mat my image and Certain Celery to accent the card. I stamped my image first onto the glossy cardstock then sanded vertically and horizontally. I took alot of color off as well adding my linen look. After I wiped the dust away I ran my Creamy Caramel inkpad all over the image and then buffed it with a paper towel. I really like how this Styled Silver Hodgepodge Harware looks and really wanted to incorporate it into my card, so I went looking through my retired sets and came across this from the Designer Label set, that originally came with the label punch. I didn't like the look of just brads holding the label on so I punched a hole in the middle of my ribbon and put the brad through it. Then I attached the brads to the card and finally tied my knots. I'm really liking how this card came out! I hope Camilla likes it as much as I do!!
- Stamps: Blossoms Abound, Designer Label
- Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel
- Papers: Pale Plum, Glossy White, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke DS, Certain Celery DS
- Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Sanding Blocks