Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween is here...

This cute little stamp is a set from Darcie's heart and home  (JCS181).  I stamped, colored  and cut the little witch out and then applied it to the paper by doodlebug design.  The cauldron was stamped directly onto the paper. Black pearl gems by Kaiser Craft were used for the feet on the cauldron.  The sentiment was stamped on the base paper and cut with a Spellbinder labels 18 die.  The bats were cut on black paper using a Memory Box die and pop dotted.  The witch was colored with Copic markers:  FYG2, FYR1, V12, E00, BV08 and black 100.  A button face from Darcie's finishes off the little witch.  Distress Stain "Black Soot" was used to edge the orange paper.  Simple but fun to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Happy Birthday

A quick post to share a card I made sometime ago and took a quick pic with my phone.  The card was made using a Heartfelt Creations stamp,  Memento Rich Cocoa ink  and Antique Linen distress ink.  Sorry but I do not remember the paper company.  A little twine bow finished off this card.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Joy to all

Christmas cards are one of my fun things to make so you will see many in the next few months.  Joy to All is a sentiment from Hero Arts stamped on a brick background from Penny Black.  The Lantern stamp is from Prickley Pear.  The inspiration for this card came from Prickley Pear and was used for my July Christmas in summer workshop at Fond Memories.  The edges of both the spellbinder label and the card base were distressed with Black Soot.  I then used Pumice stone to distress the two and it brought it some of the Black Soot to achieve the effect you see.  Two shades of Copic green were used for the pine.  Ranger enamel was used for the snow and then glitter was added.  The base was mounted on red and a red ribbon added to finish the card.  Hope you Enjoy.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Winter Scene

I made this for the July Christmas in Summer card class that I have been teaching at Fond Memories.  Winter Scene is a stamp by Hero Arts.  The Sentiment is from JustRite.  The ink used was Memento Rich Cocoa and Ranger Archival black.  This triple layered card is a 5 x 7 but could be made smaller.  The paper are cut with each 1/2 inch smaller than the layer it sits on for this card.  All of the cream colored were layered and stamped at one time.  The Bazzill green was used as a base.  The card was assembled by matching up the image.  It looks complicated, but is rather simple.  This is a You Tube video on how to do this technique:  Hope you enjoy.  (Sorry about the picture quality)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Let it snow??

I have not had the time to create this past week so will share a card I played with when I first got this new Spellbinder Tree die.  The card was inspired by one in the summer new release blog hop by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from JustRite and cut with a Spellbinder Ribbon die.  The embossing folder is one I have had and is a Sizzix.  Sorry about the lighting.  The corners were punched for a little extra effect.  Pearl gems finish off the tree which was cut from Bazzill paper.  I will try this same die using other effects which in time you will see here.  I was working on my August Christmas card class ideas when I made this, but it will not be used.  I am putting this in my stash of cards for the holiday season.  Hope you enjoy

Monday, August 6, 2012

Xmas in July

JustRite Stampers is hosting a Christmas in July contest.  I decided to make what I call a very simple card-no coloring, just stamping and die cuts.

Stamps:  JustRite Christmas Vintage Labels One
Dies:  Spellbinder Heirloom Ornament, JustRite Custom Die vintage Label and Banner

Ink:  Memento Bamboo Leaves and Adirondak Red Pepper, Distress Antique Linen

Paper:  Bazzill - Hilary, Authentique "Yuletide:

Ribbon:  Offray

Misc. Twines, gems and buttons

Hope you enjoy

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Reverse Flowers and Leaves

This card was made using a technique that I learned at the INKd Imagine crafts workshop at CHA.

Supplies used:  Hero Arts stamps:  Reversed Flowers and Leaves, Blooming Meadow,
                         JustRite  Sentiment and Spellbinder Tag
Tsukineko Supplies:  Memento:  1. Pistachio, 2.  Zeal, 3. Nautical Blue, 4. Elderberry
Imagine Craft supplies:  Fireworks! Bahama Blue

The technique we used was to put the ink directly on the background stamp. They suggested to work from the lighter to darker.  Use inks 1, 2 and 3 in that order. Place the ink random on the stamp. Each card you create using this technique will give you a different effect.  Follow this with the Fireworks spray so that it helps the inks blend.  The next step is to stamp on white card stock.  I used Neenah Solar White to create this project.  When dry using the Blooming Meadow stamp ink it with the Elderberry and then
stamp on top of the background.  The rest is to create your card.  This card was created as a wedding card, but could be a sympathy or birthday.