Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This month, the challenge was to use acetate or transparencies in our creations!
I had so much fun creating this trio of cards. I let Heather (pine is here) inspire me this time. Not only did I use her favorite cardstock color (Kraft) but I used paint on my stamps. Here's the story.....
You see, I bought the Aqua Mist twill tape because it looked so yummy but the ink was out of stock....so, I had this awesome twill but nothing to "match" it colorwise. But I decided not to let that stop me. I pulled out my acrylic paints and started experimenting to see if I could come up with a color to match my twill. And I did!! I used a lot of white, a little green (that I bought to match SU! Mellow Moss) and a small little bit of a royal blue color. Voila, Aqua Mist paint! You can check out Heather's blog HERE for a great demo on using paint and your stamps.
I love the end results! I love the color combination! Where is the acetate??? Well, that little butterfly on the front left is acetate. On the front right card, the leaf is stamped on acetate with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I painted my Aqua Mist paint on the back and attached it to the card with dimensionals. Although I was going to trim the painted part to be straight, I really liked the "loose feel" that the uneven painted edges gave the card, so I left it. The card in the back has the most acetate. I stamped the butterfly on acetate using StazOn Jet Black. Then, when it was dry, I turned it over and painted my Aqua Mist paint onto the back. I even made a darker tint to paint onto the back wings (looks great in real life, you probably can't really tell in the photos). Then, I cut it out and set it aside. Next, I stamped the flowers onto another sheet of acetate. I attached this sheet to my Kraft cardstock using some eyelets which I had in my stash that are almost a perfect match to the Aqua Mist color as well. Then, I attached the butterfly to the flower acetate layer by using dimensionals. Here is a close-up!
Here are the 3 cards individually so you can see some of the other details. Yes, I used the same home-made Aqua Mist paint on my Polka Dot stamps for some of the backgrounds and also the leaf stamp from Beautiful Blooms (I love that leaf stamp!!).
Well, I hope that my cards inspire you some. I am off to check out all the other blogs and get more great inspiration!!
Supplies: Cardstock-Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White (all SU!); Stamps-large butterfly (All Night Media), small butterfly (Rubber Stampede), Beautiful Blooms, Polka Dot Basics, Green Thumb, Text Boxed, Simple Little Things (all Papertrey Ink!); Ink - Versamark, Basic Black (SU!); Other- Aqua Mist Twill (Papertrey Ink), acetate (unknown), white embossing powder, acrylic paint, sponge brush, eyelets (unknown).
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Monday, June 23, 2008
Does it happen to you?? You are exhausted after a weekend of camping, come home on Sunday night, get a good night sleep in your own dry, warm, bed and then feel even more tired the NEXT night?? Well, that is exactly where I am ..... exhausted :-)
Anyway, I thought I'd leave you with our little friend who visited us while we were camping. He really enjoyed the peanuts we brought for snacking!
Have a good evening.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We are going camping this weekend so I'll see you all on Mon.
My friend and co-worker is leaving to go on to bigger and better things!! We got her a gift certificate for one of her favorite shops. I was asked to make a card for it to fit into.
Since it was square, I decided to use one of my new 4 1/4 " square envelopes as a size guide. I made this square card with a gate fold. The main image is only attached to the left side of the card and it opens there.
I love this tree from the Lovely as a Tree set (Stampin' Up). I've longed for this set and decided I'd better get it before this catty retires...you just never know. I watercolored the tree using my ink pads. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages).
On the inside, I made a pocket for the gift certificate to slip into! It was a simple but fun card to make. I hope she likes it and the gift certificate!!
Supplies: Cardstock-Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Old World Stack (Die Cuts with a View), Watercolor paper; Ink- Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Garden Green, Basic Black,(SU!), Black (Archivers); Stamps- Lovely As A Tree (SU!), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other- watercolor brush.
Thanks for visiting!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
My boss is leaving to go work in a neighboring school division. We got her a gift certificate from one of her favorite tack shops. The gift certificate is really long and comes in a really big and long envelope. So, I was asked to make a "western" style card to put the gift certificate in.
I borrowed the horse image from Chris (thanks again Chris!!). Stamped it on vanilla cardstock with chocolate chip ink. Then I stitched around the vanilla with brown thread. I lightly sponged around the edge with chocolate chip ink. Then I added some brown hemp and a few brass brads. Next, I stamped the Riveting sentiment onto vanilla cardstock with versamark and embossed it with copper embossing powder. I attached that to a copper vellum tag and added it to the other end of the card for balance. I added the brown designer paper and stamped the paisly image from Stampin' Up using versamark to get a subtle look on the background.
When I looked at the finished card, the horses looked like they were floating so I used my sponge dauber and put a little bit of chocolate chip under thier hoofs.....ground for them to run on!!!
Thanks for looking,
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is a very interesting technique. I saw it on SCS for the Try a New Technique challenge #159
The technique is called Faux Cloisonne and what you do is stamp a line image onto a piece of magazine with an interesting design. For my flower, I found a silver watch that had pink gems in the band. I strategically placed my inked up flower image. Voila!!
I added the flower onto some light cardstock and then attached it all to this grungeboard leaf die-cut! The color of the grungeboard was perfect so I didn't do anything to it.
Added all this to some pink cardstock matted with black. On some grey cardstock, I randomly stamped the smaller version of the bigger flower. A sentiment and some grey satin ribbon and voila, a card for someone who needs a "pick me up".
All cardstock and ink is Stampin' Up, Stamps are Papertrey Ink, ribbon is from Michael's $1.50 bin.
Thanks for dropping in. Don't forget I am gathering some blog candy............
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It was for a young man who was graduating from University....
So, which one do you like the best?? I really like the cranberry square card.... and the many word card. I'm not sold on the grey card but....who knows.
Many Words card: Cardstock-Sahara Sand, Buckaroo Blue, Whisper White (SU!); Ink - Buckaroo Blue, Basic Black (SU!); Stamps - Sketch an Event (SU!), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other - watercolor brush, black cord, stickers (EK Success).
Cranberry Square card: Cardstock-Cranberry Crisp, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!); Ink- Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp (SU!); Stamps-Sketch an Event (SU!), Congrats (Studio g); Other-sticker (EK Success).
Grey card- Cardstock-Going Grey, Basic Grey,
Whisper White (SU!); Ink-Basic Black, Versamark (SU!); Stamps-Sketch an Event (SU!), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other-silver cord (unknown), black embossing powder, black marker (Zig), photo corner epoxy sticker (unknown).
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Sunday, June 8, 2008
Keep checking back, I'm gathering some goodies for blog candy to be offered soon..........
spell the word behind him like in the photo. So, instead, I used strips of cardstock.
And here is the card that my son made for him .... he is so creative. He wanted the card to be a "book" so built the pages inside to fold up so it looked like a book. And he used some foam stickers for the binding -- they are actually sattelites but he thought they could look like the binding on old books. Wow!! Dad loved this card too, of course.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I received this blogging award from my friend Chris. She just said the nicest things on her blog about me and my blog. It is amazing how wonderful this crazy craft is....I have met some of the nicest people through Splitcoaststamper and blogging. And also some very creative people. You must check out Chris' blog as she has become addicted to Tilda's these days and has some incredible coloring on her cards!!
Thanks Chris and thanks everyone for visiting.
Oh, and I am gathering some yummy items for some Blog Candy...coming soon :-) so come back and visit often~~
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I totally cased this idea from SmilynStef !!! Of course I changed the school name. I saw her card and loved it. I don't actaully know anyone who is graduating from our local high school but I do have a co-worker who's son is graduating so I gave it to her and told her she could use it if she wanted to :-) She seemed to like it!!
The background is made on my computer. I printed the school name and symbols and then cut the paper so it was on a slant when I added it to the card. I have no idea if this is how Stephanie did it but that's how I did it! The rest of the card is pretty straight forward.
Supplies: Cardstock-Whisper White, Brilliant Blue (Stampin' Up!); Ink-Brilliant Blue, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!); Stamps-Sketch an Event (Stampin' Up!), Simple Little Things (Papertrey Ink); Other-Computer (which is how I made the background paper).
Thanks for visiting. Donelda
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
I have really enjoyed Michelle Zindorf's blog since the day she started it. She has such a wonderful style of card making. You must go check her blog out!!
I used her brayering technique on this sympathy card. Started with summer sun along the bottom, then added pumpkin pie across the top and finished off with really rust at the very top and corners. And some close to cocoa and chocolate chip sponged across the bottome. The setting sun was made from a post it note!! Simple!!
Supplies: Cardstock-brown (Bazzill), Apricot Appeal, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Stamps-Pond Life, Simple Little Things (both Papertrey Ink), Of a Feather (Memory Box); Ink-Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (all Stampin' Up!), StazOn Jet Black; Other-brayer, post it note, versamark pen, clear embossing powder, sponge.
Thanks for visiting.