Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tag for Friend

This is for the STV challenge hosted by Lee this last week.

I love using the color wash with distress inks, and spritzing the inks with shimmer spray before soaking the colors into the cardstock. Previously I had used white embossing powder for the floral design. Added brass eyelet, dark green twine and several blue and green beads.

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Thank You for my Nurse

She's such a sweet gal. Used Marcy stamp by La La Land.
Added a silver cat charm since she is holding a kitty in her arms.
Colored with Copic markers.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Triple Stamped Asian Card

Trying to think of a different shape other than square/rectangle for triple shaping, I picked out Spellbinders Labels 5 and cut out white & black labels. Temporarily layer the white cut outs with the largest on the bottom, then layer the next largest, followed by your smallest cut outs. I just use a little adhesive on the backs. Take your main stamping image, and start stamping all over the three layers. When you are done, take the layers apart.

You are ready to assemble the two colors of layers onto your card - see below for finished project.

I used Sakura glitter pens to add some sparkle to the smaller stamps, cut out red tissue paper flowers and put a gold brad through the center. Add red crystals and a sentiment - finished. I also stamped a black fan inside the card to carry the theme through.

Entering into the following challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp - "Black and White with a Splash of Color" (for me the color is Red)

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sara and the Snowman

Finally finished this card for our 16 yr old granddaughter. She loves the snow, and their family lives high up in the mountains in California. Now I can get their cards into the mail.

Technique: Vertical Tri Fold Card

I used Liquid Applique, Perfect Pearls, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamond glitter, Martha Stewart Snow glitter flakes -- anything to bring a 'brrrrr baby, it's cold outside' type of feeling to this card. I also colored a clear snowflake with Copics and tied it on with twine. Finally I added a silver snowflake to the sentiment, and a Martha Stewart punched snowflake to the flap on top.

Challenges Entered: Gingerloft
                                  Through the Craft Room Door
                                  Basic Grey #84, Anything Goes w/BG product (BG Marjolaine pattern paper on bottom panel of card) 

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Special Day

Finally, I made the belated anniversary card for our son and daughter in law. I feel badly that I just haven't had the strength to make everything I've wanted to, but life and health do that sometimes.

It's shabby chic. I used white cardstock from Gina K. Designs, and tan cardstock by Bazzill. I stamped the Irish Blessing verses (Stampin' Up) onto the white cardstock in Sahara Sand Memento ink. I also used same ink and Memento Rich Cocoa for depth while sponging.

Spellbinders layers - I love them! If you want the exact names of what I've used here, contact me. For easy WOW factor, add clear glitter pen onto lettering, flower centers and stems. I also outlined some of the layers and champagne glasses/bubbles with them (Spica at You clear glitter pen, and Sakura clear glitter pen).

Sentiment on front of card "Arranged with Love" by Melanie Muenchinger (available at Gina K. Designs). Sentiment on inside right of card "Toss the Bouquet" by Fiskars. Champagne Glass embossing folder by Darice. Both embossing folders on front by Stampin' Up (Manhattan Rose and Big Shot Square Lattice).

Entered Into:      Outlawz Paper ala Mode Challenge



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Thursday, January 3, 2013


This is a just because card for our 2nd youngest grandson, Evan. He is very bright and loving, so we dubbed him A+MAZE+ing! Each child is so unique and lovable, cherished for their individuality.

Stampin' Up has a sale on these 'maze' kits (are you old enough to remember playing with these from the Cracker Jack boxes? No? Um, never mind!). I took the back off and stamped it in red ink with a design from Anna Griffin. Otherwise it looked kind of plain.

Evan loves the color red, and I wanted to add black for the contrast. I used Gina K. Design papers and her heavy weight black cardstock. The Cuttlebug Twig embossing folder looks a bit washed out in this photo, but it's on the red cardstock.

New Uses for Punches? Maybe this is an old technique, but it's new for me. I hand cut the rectangle papers for sentiments. Then I used square/round punches on the ends to make the 'v' or 'half circle' shapes on the ends.  To make the 'V' or fishtail shape, just turn the square punch to kitty corner on the end of your rectangle tag, then punch.

I curled Evan's name with a pencil for dimension and pop dotted all the sentiments inside the card.

Melanie Muenchinger made such a fun set of alphabet stamps ("Lots of Letters" available at Gina K. Designs), so I can make custom sentiments ☺

His brother's card is below, also red and black (but made for an Outlawz color challenge). What a coincidence!

 Entered into:  Through the Craft Room Door
                        Anything Goes Challenge
                        Simon Says Stamp - New *I used two new paper punches received


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