Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The squares were cut to 2 x 2 prior to stamping on!
I used a dye ink called Emerald by Impress (Tsukineko) to stamp everything in. I did emboss the sentiment with clear embossing powder, which darkened the color a bit. The leaves of the holly are colored with Copic Markers and the berries are done in Ruby Red Liquid Pearls.
As you can see - the liquid pearl adds a bit of dimension. I also got out my stardust glitter pen and ran it over the dotted lines. It's very sparkly in real life.
Stamps - The Angel Company Holly swirls
Ink - Impress Emerald
Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red
Stardust glitter pen
Green card stock - DCWV
Red card stock - Bazzill
Copic Ciao Marker in Emerald Green G05
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I found this paper at my LSS and have had it stashed for a while. I intended to use it for a scrapbook page, but this just begged me to cut into it. I started with Budweiser bar coasters, cut a rectangle (nestabilities - ran thru three times, then cut with craft knife) and covered with paper and glue stick. Using a small square punch, I punched out the self adhesive cork and added it to the back. This allows the fly something to hook into - ha ha ha - no pun intended.
I'll have a card sketch posted later on! Take care!!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The back ground is done with Linear sentiments from The Angel Company. I stamped it in canary yellow ink (Colorbox) and added a black dot in the middle of the biggest stamped dot. The bee is colored with Copic Ciao markers and the wings are colored in with a stardust pen. I added some dots around the main image and the sentiment using a Copic Multiliner pen, and decided to punch the corners with the western punch from Marvy.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The image is stamped in Palette Noir ink, however I had to go over the black bird with a Copic Multiliner to get it good and dark. The berries are enhanced with Ruby Red Liquid Pearls. I layered this onto red card stock, twice. The sentiment is stamped, then cut out with oval nestabilities. After I added on the sentiments with pop ups, I debated about adding some ribbon or other embellishments.....here again, I went with nothing. I felt it was too good to mess up! LOL!
Have a wonderful week!
Stamps - Penny Black - Natures Dance. Sentiment - Lizzie Anne Designs Holiday Script
Paper - Bazzill Red
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The main image is colored with Copic Ciao Markers, layered a few times with a lighter green and silver metallic card stock. I added the sentiment at the last minute because it seemed empty without it.
Wouldn't this layout look great with some really nice designer papers - I'm thinking more Christmas papers! I just might have to do this one again! Take care and hope your having a wonderful weekend!
Stamps - Back ground stamp is a fir sprig from Great Impressions, the pine bough is from Inkadinkado, Holiday Classics and the sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs - Holiday Script.
Inks - Versamark and Palette Noir
Clear Embossing powder
Copic Ciao Markers - E35 Chamois and G05 Emerald Green
Paper - green, light green and silver metallic card stock all from DCWV
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I stamped the snowman in Palette Noir and colored him with prisma colored pencils. I did blend the black with OMS. The snow at the bottom is highlighted with some glitter, which was applied with a quickie glue pen. I highlighted the snowflakes with a stardust gel pen to make them stand out a bit more. I decided not to embellish this little guy any further due to how busy the plaid back ground is. Overall, I'm very pleased with how this turned out! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week!
Stamp - Penny Black
Paper - Plaid is from Paper Pizzazz, Black and white card stock
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My mojo was missing while making this sketch! After making 10 get well cards (see post below) and designing cards and misc. stuff for TAC's December Stamp of the Month...nothing was working with this one! It took me several hours and numerous starts and stops. Grrr! So, for such a simple sketch....it is what it is!
Paper is from The Crafter's Workshop called enchanted complements that came in a 8 x 8 pack. The top strip measures 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 and then I layered it with white card stock. The oval is cut using nestabilities, then sponged around the edges. Three brass brads were added to the right hand side. This could be used as a masculine birthday card, which I don't have a lot of in my stash. That's the only highlight in this time consuming project! =)
Hope you all have a great week!
Paper - The crafter's Workshop
Stamps - TAC Deco Designs, Sentiment from Alota Rubber Stamps
Ink - Palette Noir and Jardin Moss
These were taken over in Wenatchee, which is in Eastern Washington and the mountain range is Stevens Pass.
Anyway, my step mom asked me to make her some generic get well cards that were on the simple side. So thought I'd show you what I came up with. I had to make ten of these!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The ornament is stamped off once to create the back ground panel in a softer color. The main diamond is embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a bit of shine! Both panels are sponged around the edges and inked direct to paper. This gave them a more defined edge to go with the softer sponged look. Clear as mud?
I actually got out the old Marvy square punches to create the diamond. I still have not invested in the square nestabilities as of yet. So, had to resort to the old punches - I so need to get out the foil and wax paper, these punches are sadly neglected and in need of tuning up! The navy blue grosgrain ribbon was added to the left side to finish things off.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Inside the card I carried the swiss dots over and added a folded diaper as a gift card holder. The pattern can be found on Martha Stewarts web site. The safety pin is actually a brad I found at my local Impress Rubber Stamps store. The little one medallion is embossed with silver embossing powder. I punched it out and popped it up with dimensionals.
Well, I can't wait to blog hop today to see all the creations folks are going to be doing in honor of world card making day! Hope you all have great day!
Stamps: Onesie from Hero Arts, Little one medallion from SU!
Copic Ciao Markers - G00, B00, R27
Stardust gel pen
Silver Embossing powder
Versamark and Palette Noir inks
Safety pin brad