Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Flutter by, Butterflies for an 80th Birthday.

A card for our dear Auntie on her 80th Birthday day - I wanted a strong image but still feminine. I think I just about got there.

The main butterfly is from Kitchen sink stamps, stamped with Memento inks. I then put glossy accents over the image to raise it. Once that was dry I cut it out and embossed it with the square nestabilities. The dotted organza ribbon is from a selection I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

The small butterfly is vellum punched out with a Martha Stewart punch and colored over with copics to imitate the original stamped image.

Using JustRiteStampers I made up the greeting and stamped it directly on the card and used Martha Stewart black glitter over the 80 to highlight - dang that stuff is good.

Let me know if you like it.

Cardstock - DCWV, Georgia Pacific
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps, JustRiteStampers
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Martha Stewart glitter and punch, Ribbon, Nestabilities

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Daisy, Daisy

When I saw the Edgeabilities Daisies I knew they would be Beautiful and they are - my problem was I used a textured card which probably wasn't the best choice for definition of the embossing. So I decided to give them some realistic color with my chalks. I then got out my Daisy stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps - aren't they gorgeous?!?!?!?! All the wording is from Kitchen Sink as well. I matted the image on green to contrast with the golden colors so that the image panel would "pop" . I found a length of ribbon that I thought was suitable and just tied in the embossed panel colorwise with the main image.
I then put a white cardstock in side the card for the sentiment and decorated it with the daisy stamps.

What would I change? well when the card is absolutely closed the large embossed daisy at the top just overlaps the greeting and it doesn't look as nice as it should. Otherwise I really like how it turned out.

Cardstock - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink - Memento
Accessories - Edgeabilities from Spellbinders, Michael's ribbon, Chalks

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Card and Lunchbox for Lauren

You know all that stuff you have "just in case" well this was definitely a "just in case card and project"! So see it does happen. You do NEED all those supplies just in case. LOL

I picked up the mini-lunchboxes at the Target dollar spot over the summer. The DCWV stack I just had to have as well as the square envelopes. This was one of those throw together cards that I needed yesterday and sent off with my youngest to a birthday party. After I covered the lunchbox with cardstock to match the card. Its just the right size for a gift card or the universal gift card as I call it - cold, hard, cash!

Cardstock - DCWV nana's kids, Georgia Pacific
Stamps - JustRiteStampers
Ink - Brilliance
Tools - nestabilities, corner rounder.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hoppy Birthday Grandson ....

This is what happens when my Clear Dollar Stamps and Copics collide, with a Kitchen Sink Stamp thrown in!

I decided I wanted to use my Scor-pal and create a gatefold and use the image to bridge the folds. After I colored in the images and did the background, I mounted it on bazzill cardstock and stamped the "GrandSon" from Kitchen Sink Stamps on the image.

I then colored in the "Hoppy Birthday" greeting and background and die cut them with oval nestabilities.

Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill.
Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps, Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink - Memento
Markers - Copics
Accessories - Scor-pal, Nestabilities

Monday, November 10, 2008

13th Birthday

LOL! I always said I wasn't going to apologise for not blogging, that my blog is what it is and sometimes life or my attention on the recent national election gets in the way! Though I am sorry that my mojo seemed to go AWOL for October. Hopefully it has returned now.

This is a card I made in September. The cardstock is DCWV and the main image stamp is from Stampendous. I took color cues from the paper and colored in with my copics. I decided to make the image an organic shape , again a homage to the patterned paper.

Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, DCWV
Stamps - JustRiteStampers, Stampendous
Ink - memento
Markers - Copics