Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
This is another card I was finishing up in the wee hours of the morning. This week's ODB challenge was a sketch and I just loved it!!!
First I have to say what wonderful stamps Our Daily Bread has! They are absolutely the best quality... easy to stamp, and very detailed in design. They come either mounted on wood or cling foam, which is how I have been buying mine to save a little money and that works just fine on my Acrylic Blocks. That way they store in less space and I'm really glad they are offering that option. I also love their Scriptures and sentiments... so many of my cards ultimately go out to people who are hurting in some way, either through our CARE ministry at Church, or sometimes I send bunches of them to a cause that I feel drawn to... and in either case I love putting Scripture or faith based sentiments on them.
Ok... now on to the card. I stamped these images and the sentiment onto SU! Very Vanilla with Memento, and then colored with Copics. I sponged lightly around the edges with Creamy Caramel. Instead of ribbon for the sketch element horizonally running across the bottom I used black card stock because this is for a guy and I didn't want any foofoo on it at all. I am happy with how it came out.
Thanks for taking a peek today! Have a great weekend!
Wow... yesterday flew by and I didn't get to start on cards until bedtime.... LOL! So I finished this about 2am. A group of friends over on SCS do a weekly challenge, and this week Dawn chose the theme... we were to make a black and white silhouette card. Well at 2am, not much looks good to me! I had made another one with Stampin Up! Essence of Love, but didn't like it when I got all done, so I grabbed my Stampendous set that I always love, and stamped it with Archival Jet Black. I layered it onto basic black and used my new ticket corner punch for the corner. I decided to go with a clean and simple layout to let the black and white pop. I did add some decor to the inside and the envelope with an Inkadinkado stamp. I added Black Diamond and Frosted Lace Stickles to the main image, although with the showers we're having today, my light is poor and I can't capture the sparkle. It IS there... just can't prove it! LOL! I also popped up the main panel. This was fun and actually challenging for me... I don't do CAS easily, but I always love the look when others do it... and this time I really like the way this came out!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I used my daisy paper from K&Co (I love this paper) and the green dp is from EK Success. I used Nesties to cut three small squares out of GPW. I sponged around the edges with Old Olive and then Always Artichoke. On two I mounted my series of Primas, and on the one I stamped my sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly in Old Olive. My sister is having a birthday, so I put the birthday sentiment inside the card. I assembled the card with everything except the three little panels, draped and attached the leaf ribbon, then added the flowers and sentiment panels popped up on dimensionals. The bow at the bottom comes through a punched double slot hole I had punched before mounting on the base. I felt that to run a ribbon all the way across made too many horizontal rows and was not pleasing to the eye. After I took the photo I realized that I had forgotten to add the punched and sponged butterfly I had made but I didn't have time to take more pictures. There will be a sparkly pretty butterfly enjoying these flowers when I send it off. I don't think this is my best work, but being in such a rush had a lot to do with that. Thanks so much for taking the time to look!!! It means a lot to me! Have a great day!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Wow! Where did today go? I was knee deep in paper work for church all day long! I finally took a break to try today's technique lover's challenge over on SCS.... rubber band stamping.
This was a new one for me. You stretch multiple rubber bands over a wood block, and stamp your background with either VersaMark, Craft Ink, or whatever you please really. You then could sponge the bg and the inked portion would resist the color, or you could do as I did.... heat emboss. I did it in a two step process... first embossing with copper ep, and then with gold ep. I used the sketch for Our Daily Bread Designs ODBD02.... and I first colored my ODB image from Fishers of Men. But I didn't think it went as well with the new bg, so I used this Sweet 'n Sassy Chickadee and sentiment that I already had colored (with Copics) and was sitting on my desk. I will post the other one as soon as I can finish it up. Sometimes things like that just happen! LOL! So I used brushed gold cs which I ran through the cuttlebug for the left side of the sketch, punched a couple leaves out of copper scraps with my Martha Stewart punch, used my Nesties for the cut out shapes... oval and label one, and wrapped SU! twine around several times... in black and natural. I struggle with masculine cards, but I think this one is masculine enough for anyone!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I made this card for today's Color Challenge over on SCS, and also for Jamie's sketch on the House Mouse Monday challenge. There is a link for the House Mouse Monday Challenge down on the right side of my blog toward the bottom of the page. Why don't you take a peek?
The image I used is called Seed Shooter. I had this really fun glittery DP by DCWV called "Sweet" collection. I layered that with More Mustard and Rose Red Bazzill to meet the colors of the color challenge. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with my Copics. If you don't use Copics but want to get started, I highly recommend stamping with the Memento line.... it is about the only ink I have found that does not run with the alcohol in the Copics.
I added some glittery doodling around the scallops and some Basicgrey fibers, and three brads. I wish my photo showed all the glitter and dimension this great dp has... but it's the best I can get. Thanks so much for stopping by and if you haven't signed my guest book please do.... it's at the bottom of the page!
Monday, February 16, 2009
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Well... here is my first SCS challenge card in almost a week! I've been going through withdrawal! LOL! Today's challenge was a sketch challenge, which is one of my favorite challenges! Roxi does such a great job coming up with interesting sketches for us to use week after week!
It has been an interesting morning at my house to say the least! My grandkids have been here for a few days and they always love collecting shells and pretty rocks when they are here. Lauren, my 7 year old granddaughter had left a plastic shopping bag of rocks on the floor. While I was working on this card there suddenly arose such a clatter that I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter! (OK... wrong season...lol... but it's a literal statement of what happened!) I started hearing stuff flying all over the place, saw flashes of black running here, there and yonder, and more flashes of black, white and rocks scattering all over the place... including 3 bedrooms and down the hall! I can not quite catch up to the flash of black until one of them ran under our bed. Turns out... Ricky (you can see his pic on the side bar) had been playing in the bag and got it stuck on his fat self, and went into a fit of fear, running wildly from room to room! He would not let me near him to undo the bag... growled, hissed, and went deeper under the king sized bed. He had scared Lucy to death too.... she was hiding with her tail as big as I've ever seen it. He had gotten so upset he peed enroute.... yes, it was quite the morning. I finally got a hold of the bag and removed what was left of it... it was pretty much torn into tiny strips by this time. You'll be glad to know he has settled down now and come out to check out the damage. Meanwhile I had to clean up rock dust in three rooms and all down the hardwood flooring in the hall, and the pee. Sooooooo.... this card will be one that I remember for a while! LOL!
Anyhoo.... this is an image I picked up at a local stamp store consignment sale so it's new to me but not a new stamp. It is from All Night Media and I do think it's adorable. I colored it with Prisma Pencils and blended with Goo Gone, something my friend Dawn suggested I try. IRL the images are very tiny and difficult to do much shading or blending on! The colorful designer paper is Basicgrey "Urban Prairie". I added stickles to the flower centers and used my clear glitter pen on the water sprinkles, and on her hat ribbon. I needed a thank you card for someone special on SCS and I thought this would fit the bill for her. Hope she likes it!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here is a fun card I made with a new SU set called Bloomin Beautiful. My wonderful daughter gave me this set for Christmas and I just love it! I stamped the SU! bg (called Sanded) in versamark and clear embossed it. I also clear embossed the image after I had colored it and cut it out. I mounted it popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs... a Stamp company I just LOVE! I got two sets from ODBD for Christmas and can't get enough of them! I can't wait to get more! This ribbon and Kraft card stock were a gift from my best stampin buddy Dawn. I love this paper!!!
This is a card I made for a color challenge on SCS. I really am not a big fan of "garden green"... but I really liked how this card came out, even with garden green! LOL! The colors we were to use were Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, and Pumpkin Pie. The highlight of this card is my punched Bachelor Buttons, using my Martha Stewart cornflower punch. Each flower is punched twice and I bent up each petal just a bit for dimension. I used another Martha Stewart punch for the leaves, and I added veining with my embossing stylus and then lightly sponging ink on the edges and in the grooves. The Stampabilities butterfly is colored with SU! markers. The sentiment is Great Impressions.
This is the first card I made with my new Verve Stamps. I love this verse... and the flowers are Verve Stamps too. I used PaperTrey designer paper, cuttlebugged my corners, and for the flowers, I stamped each flower twice and put a brad through the center... then I used my paper piercer tool to roll the papers over... making the flowers look curled. I loved the dimension that gave these flowers! This was for a Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS... Stamp_momma had a great gallery to gaze upon.
Isn't this little guy adorable? I made a Valentine's Day card with this great Whipper Snapper image. I colored it just slightly with my Copics, and the used a neat technique to make the heart strip down the side. This was for a Technique Lover's Challenge over on SCS. I used tacky tape, added my punched hearts, then black embossing powder, and heat embossed. It's very shiny and cool. The cute sentiment is from my new Verve set... which is another stamp company I love!