Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Tilda

This was one of new Tilda stamps that was released earlier this year. I've had a request for birthday cards so this image of Tilda holding a cake with candles is perfect for a birthday card. Tilda was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copics.
I used a Cuttlebug folder on the grey card stock. I used a Tim Holtz die for the swirls. The followers are from Hero Hues and the pearls are from Kaiser Kraft. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.


This card was a make n' take at Stamper's Ink a couple of weeks ago. I love dogs so any dog stamp I see usually ends up in my inventory. The stamp is from Penny Black. The image was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Copics.

Hoppy Easter

While I was at Archiver's Saturday, I saw this adorable Easter card that I had to duplicate. The above is my effort of duplication.
All the stamps are from Northwoods. All the papers are Hero Hues. I used Nestabilities to cut out the circles. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the orange cs that is under the "Hoppy Easter". I distressed around the "Hoppy Easter" using Ranger Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet. The images are stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copics.

Painted Petals

On Saturday I attended a class at Archiver's up north with my best friend Liz. We really enjoyed the class and I did learn something new as I had never painted with Distress Inks before. We did four cards in the class and the two pictures above are of those cards.
For the bottom two cards, we used Versamark ink and embossed in white ink on a piece of white cardstock. Then using a water pen we used the following Distress inks to "paint" the petals.
Broken China
Dusty Concord
Fired Brick
Rusty Hinges
Wild Honey
We also "painted" the lace and the flowers that were used as emblishments on the cards.
On the top two cards, we add the Distess ink to the stamp then spritzed the stamp with water then we stamped on to the card stock.
If you get a chance to take the class, I highly recommend it. I've got the stamps ordered and I know I'll be using these techniques on cards in the future.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tilda with hatched chick

Seven inches of snow last night. At least the sun is trying to come out. It's one of those days where I'm very glad I'm retired and didn't have to face traffic to go to work this morning.

I have had the Tilda with Hatched Chick and Spring Background stamped for about a week now trying to determine how best to used the two stamps from Magnolia stamps in a card. I hope you like the outcome.

I used a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 white cs for the base card. I used a 5 1/4 X 5 1/4 piece of turquoise card stock as my next layer. I then used a designer paper I purchased recently that is pink with white polka dots and some butterflies on it. That piece was cut 5 X 5.
Out of the same turquoise card stock, I cut a 2 by 5 1/4 inch piece and embossed it with the Cuttlebug swirl pattern. I then glued the spring background piece to it after I had cut out the stamped design that I had colored with Copics. I also cut out Tilda and popped her up.

Using a small egg Nestability, I cut out a piece of white cs and stamped Happy Easter on it which is from a Stampendous set. Using the small egg Nestability, I drew around the outside of it and then cut out the larger egg in turquoise cs.

On the spring background image, I used yellow flock on the chick.

Enjoy and stay warm!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Easter card for 2011

One of the ladies from my church has put in a request for some Easter cards. She wanted some with musical notes on it so I thought of my Cuttlebug folder with the musical notes on it. As I was going through my Easter stamps from last year I found the stamp from DRS with the cross and lilies on it. I colored the image with Copics and popped it up. The base card is a royal purple card stock that I really like and then I used a light gold shimmer paper for the dry embossing. I gave Anna Lu the option of two sayings for the inside of card that are from Our Daily Bread Designs. Either "Blessing As you celebrate His Resurrection" or "The flowers appear on the Earth; the season of Singing has come. Song of Solomon 2:12".

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One more Riley

Here's one more Riley that I finished this week. It was originally a make n' take at Stamper's Ink. It was on a solid white card with the embossed dots. However, I like lots of layers on cards, so I changed it up by putting the embossed dots on top on a beautiful blue card base. I colored the Riley using Copics. The balloons are colored with fluorscent Copic markers. I'm either going to make this in to a "floating by to say hi" card or a "floating by to wish you a Happy Birthday" card.
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Just Riley cards

Today's class at Stamper's Ink was Just Riley cards. These cards are cute...but then I love the moose! Notice that one of the cards is ready for Easter and another one is ready for summer. It's been a long winter here in KC and we're ready for it to be over! Unfortunately we may have some snow tomorrow, but it is still February.

Sympathy and Get Well cards

Yesterday at Stamper's Ink was a card class that featured cards for sympathy and get well. I had already put my cards away and then remembered I hadn't taken pictures of them. Today when I went to pull them, I could only find five of them instead of the six. Maybe I'll find the 6th one and have it pictured later.

February Magnolia class

This is a busy card class week for me. So far I've been to three classes and I have one more on Saturday at Archiver's with my best friend Liz. After class we'll be heading out for a late lunch at Applebee's. I love Applebee's 550 or less calorie menu.

Enough about food. Here's a picture of the cards from the first class I took earlier this week at The Scrapbook Page. I love Tilda from Magnolia stamps and Julie Case who designed these cards did a great job with them. These would have been great for Valentine's Day, but can be used for someone's anniversary or whenever you want to show love to someone.

All cards are 6 x 6.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CC Designs cards

Aren't these cards cute? They were designed by Julie Case and the class (Copic cards 2011) was held yesterday afternoon at Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Mission, KS.

The stamped images used from C.C. Designs are: Ladybug Nora, Birgitta with Sunflower (had to purchase this one a the sunflower is the state flower of KS). Ski Bunny Trevor, Cupcake Kiki (also had to purchase this one too), and Nora in Winter Coat.

The only additions I made to these cards is that I added Stardust Stickles to the wings on Cupcake Kiki, Ladybug Nora, and Birgitta with Sunflower. I also add some Stardust Stickles under Trevor's skis. I also added a small red jewel on top of the cupcake.

I'm afraid I'll become addicted to these stamps like I have the Magnolia stamps. Oh well.

I'm thinking of adding a sentiment to the Nora in Winter Coat that would be Happy Brrrrithday. Now need to decide who has a birthday in February for me to send it to.

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