Thursday, October 28, 2010

Before I head to Las Vegas later today, I thought I would post two recent cards that I made. On Monday evening I went to Archiver's for their Holiday card showcase. These two cards were inspired by two cards in the showcase. Lots of cool ideas and I'm sure more card ideas from the show case will show up here on my blog.
Both the stocking stamp and tree stamps are from Hero Arts. The "O Holy Night" on the blue card is from Northwoods.
The stocking cards was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics. I went around the edge of the white card stock with a Krylon gold pen.
The technique used on the tree card is a fun one. First you stamp your image on to white card stock using embossing ink. Then sprinkle clear embossing powder over the image and then heat set. After that I used two Ranger distressed inks (chipped sapphire and broken china) with a Ranger dabbing tool around the trees. I then wipe off the access ink and of course it does not stay on the embossed image. I also used the same technique on the piece of paper with O Holy Night image. I edged both stamped pieces with a Krylon silver pen. I love the blue and silver combination.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aren't these just the cutest cards. The little girls are from a clear stamp set by Penny Black called Betsy Bluebell. These four cards were designed by Julie Case who had a Copic 102 class this morning at Scrapbook page. Our focus today was how to color all different hair colors.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Trick or Treat Recycle

Last April at Stamper's Ink used stamp sale, I purchased several packets of cards that were used as class samples or were on sample boards from stamp companies. Many of the cards were stuck together, but with some loving care they can be recycled into a different card.

In the packed of cards, was the tag with the trick or treat colored image and ribbons. I made an A2 purple card base. I had the polka dot paper in my Halloween stash of papers. I distressed the edges and also added Black Soot Distress Ink from Ranger around the edges of the paper. I then glued the tag to the polka dot paper. I'm pretty sure that pumpkin image and candy corn image are from Northwoods stamp company.

I saw a similar card made on I rounded the corners of the designer papers, orange cards stock, and the card stock with the stamped image. The image is from Inkadinkado. I added black Sparkly Fluff from Craft Lounge to the cape. The rest of the image has been colored with copics. This card will be in the mail tomorrow to a friend of mine that loves cats.

Make n Take

This was one of the make n' takes yesterday at Stamper's Ink. Of course I had to add emblishments to make the card unique to me. I added black Stickles to the spider in the upper left hand corner. I then added the five gems at the bottom of the card. I also had some smaller black gems that I used for eyes and mouth on the pumpkin that had those round features. The pumpkins stamp is from Northwoods. I'm not sure of the company that produced the spider or the "Happy Halloweenie" image. This card will be in the mail tomorrow to a friend or family member.

Whew I've finished my Halloween cards and two birthday cards that I will be sending or delivering in the next few days.
This post features two cards that I made for my great nieces, Payton and Paige. These two girls are celebrating their first birthday today. A year ago they were born several weeks premature. But God provided a miracle and those two precious girls are turning one.

There's no stamping on these two cards. I dry embossed the cupcake image which is from Sissix and then used chalks to color the image. I also had to add Stickles Star Dust to the candle flame and to the frosting on the cup cakes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Rileys

Last month Riley and Company introduced new Riley stamps. Here are two cards that I made using two of the new stamps.

The indian chief Riley card is a make 'n take that was at Stamper's Ink a couple of weeks ago. I love it. At the time the card was designed, the KC Chiefs were 3-0. One of the techniques I love on this card is taking a double sided tape and applying glitter to it.

The Riley in pumpkin card is take off on another make 'n take that was at Stamper's Ink. The card at the make n' take was finished as the pumpking. Instead I took the pumpkin and placed on some fall leaf paper that I have in my stash and added ribbon to the bottom.

Both cards were stamped used Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored with Copics.
Have a blessed day!

Tilda and ornament.

I'm finally home for a few days and am able to begin making cards. This card was fun to make especially since I'll love all shades of blue. I'm using a plain white card base. I used a piece of Night of Navy Stampin' Up cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) that I ran through a Cuttlebug embossing folder that has ornaments on it. The designer paper circle is from BoBunny. The stamp is from Magnolia stamps. I stamped it using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored the image using Copics. Tilda has been popped up. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Flourishes. I added some Icicle stickles to Tilda (on the lace on her clothes), to the ornament she is holding, and to the dry embossed ornaments. Enjoy.