Sunday, June 30, 2013

Season's Greetings

It is never to early to start on our holiday cards.  This one was made for the Christmas card class that I teach in the summer.  Isn't this snowman the cutest you have seen for a while.  The stamp is "Giant Snowman" from Art Impressions.  This was colored with Copic markers (G95, R20, R29, E31, B0000, BG01 and C5).  The A2 card was cut using a Bazzill blue with the same CS behind the snowman.  The DP is from Carta Bella "Winter Fun".  The sentiment comes from a Technique Tuesday set and was stamped on a Spellbinder tag and tied on the card with a brown twine.  Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

happy birthday

In July I will be taking another Online Card Class "Summer Card Camp 2".  Before the class begins challenges have been created to get the fun started.  This card was made for the sketch challenge.  This is one very simple card to make.  Hope you enjoy


Spellbinder Circles Dies
Paper Smooches "Sentiment Sampler" stamp
My Minds Eye 6 x 6 Indie Chic "Citron" paper pad
Archival Black Ink
Black archival ink pen

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Another card from my Christmas class.  This was a very popular card with those that attended.  I am not taking credit for the design and do not remember where I found it.  The paper is Bazzill Prismatic.  A spellbinder circle was used to make the main cut.  The card is a 5.5 square with the circle piece being 5 inches and that is mounted using foam tape.  The cut out circle was distressed with Stormy Sky and placed inside the cut circle after the top piece is mounted to the card.  The dies are from Memory Box and the larger tree is foam mounted.  Find a small sentiment and you have a very simple card.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Anniversary

This is a special Anniversary card for my daughter and son-in-law.   The hearts were cut from a mirror paper with Spellbinders "vines of passion" and mounted on a glossy black cut with the same set.  The Bazzill red ( a wedding color) was clear embossed with hearts from the Jillian Vance Designs "Anniversary Blessings".  The sentiment is from the same Jillian Vance set and stamped with an archival ink and then clear embossed to make the black so much sharper.  The top heart is raised up Simple to make.    Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Another Holiday card

This cute guy is from the same Woodware set that I used in a post a couple of weeks ago and was another card for the Christmas class.  The sentiment is from the same set.  Copic markers were used for the coloring.  Kraft paper is the base of the card with Bazzill as the border around the white.  A swiss dot embossing folder was used to give texture to the white, but in order to stamp the image a Tim Holtz oval diffuser was used.  The diffuser helps leave an area untouched by the folder leaving the smooth area to stamp.  A simple card that may be more masculine.  Hope you enjoy

Monday, June 3, 2013

First Birthday

This card is made for a very special little girl who will turn one in about a week.  The stamp is from Penny Black "tutu sweet".  The image was stamped with Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copic markers (R20, RV21, RV91, E00, E31, E34, Y02, C3).  Stickles was added to the heart, hair ribbon and the tutu (this is hard to see in the picture).  The DP is from Echo Park "Bundle of Joy". Spellbinder Die "on the edge" was used for the edging.  The "1" (one)is from DYI Thickers and was colored with a Copic marker.  The happy Birthday is from Hero Arts.  A ribbon was added for a punch of color.  The envelope in the background was made using a corresponding paper from Echo Park and the We R Memory Envelope Punch.  The finished size of the card is 5.25 square.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bright and Cheery

I realize it is June and this is a Christmas card, but I am conducting classes at Fond Memories-Christmas in summer and this is one I designed for the first class  This card is made using Carta Bella paper and a stamp set from Woodware.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday "Be Jolly".   Copic markers YG23 and R89 were used to color the hat and scarf.  The DP was cut with a Spellbinder circle.  The solid was mounted on to the  white cardstock.  A smaller circle was used to cut off the edge of the card and the snowman was stamped so it is on the inside of the card.  This is a simple card.  Do hope you enjoy