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Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Vintage Hello

I have a fun vintage card for you today for The Rubber Cafe, featuring this month's Good Times To Follow Creative Cafe Kit.

I used the Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug to create the stitching detailing on the main panel of the card and then used a white gel pen to sew my card together.    I stamped the dress form image onto the designer paper with Onyx Black Versafine Ink.  I stamped the form portion again onto some of the designer paper and then popped it up on foam tape and added some of the enamel dots from the kit to the center.

The scalloped detailing down the edge is a bit of the pink scalloped paper that I cut out and then flipped over to the reverse side.  I punched little circles from the coordinating papers and tucked them in for an additional faux scalloped detail.

Stamps, Paper, Enamel Dots: Good Times To Follow Creative Cafe Kit

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lovely Wedding Cards

I have been working on some wedding cards as wedding season is coming right up!  This one uses a Magenta stamp along with the Baby Wipe Technique.  The punch is from Martha Stewart, a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a scrap of lace finishes off this card.
 In a more rustic style, this card features DCWV Printed Cardboard along with a bit of DCWV Printed Burlap.  The hearts are cut from some designer paper.  A bit of May Arts twine and lace and some Chips Candi Dots finish off this card. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

For Baby!

I always seem to run low in the baby card it was time to make a few.  This adorable dress is a fun one to color.  I did it up in blues this time and then found a little scrap in my bin that went nicely!

This is an old SU! image, I believe...colored it up and found another pretty scrap to make a simple baby card.  Both can per personalized or have a sentiment added as the need arises.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Leavin' A Bit More Sparkle...

....mmmm, yeah.  I saw this month's stamp set with the Good Times to Follow Kit and instantly saw a shaker window with the cameo stamp included in the Vintage Findings set!  There was no glitter or acetate in this month's kit, but I know a good place to get you some!!

I stamped the cameo on the Sugar Wafer cardstock and the cut out the center of the image leaving a narrow black border around the edge.  I then attached a scrap of acetate to the back of the frame with Scor-Tape.  Next I stamped the chandelier on the light pink cardstock oval that I had trimmed down to size.  Next I framed the back of the window with foam tape and added a little bit of Diamond Clear Cool Highlight You're So Fine Glitter.  I could have added a little less, but glitter is good, right?

I hand stitched the border of my designer paper before layering it on a coordinating piece of designer paper.  A pretty bow on the card and then attached my shaker box with Scor-tape as well.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card as shown.  I love the enamel dots for a few pops of fun.

 Stamps, paper, ribbon, enamel dots: Good Times to Follow Kit
You're So Fine Glitter
Foam tape

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Just One More...

 ...color scheme to play with.  I am off on a new project, but I thought I would share these as it is always intriguing to me how changing a few colors change the whole feel of the card. 
This is the same Fred, She Said butterfly (Flutterbys for your Flowers) doodled in two different ways and colored similarily.
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Once I Get Started....'s so hard to stop!!!  I was working on the Doodle Stamps and then I saw this digital image from Fred She Said Digital Designs, and thought, why not?  The style of image is similar, so I doodled it up too!!

Image is colored with 3 values of color with Copic markers.  The sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Stampendous,  I doodled a bit around the blue panel to coordinate with my image.

The sequins?  My daughter pulled off of some skirt or other....I find them laying around the house and what to do but save them for a card! ....yep, I'm *that* stamper!!    Have a happy week!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Doodle Stamps!

Today I am sharing some cards I made with some new Doodle Stamps by Leane Creatief BV that I picked up recently at The Stamp Shoppe.  I was there to teach a Zentangle-inspired workshop, and just had to give these new doodle stamps a go.  You can, of course, just stamp and color the images as usual, but I decided to give them a go with the doodling and color!  I used three tonal values of each color for a great pop of color.
 Oh, and I had to do the butterfly twice just because it was so stinkin' fun!
There are several designs of these stamps in the shop, but I chose this simple thanks for my second image.  I kept the colors similar, but just love how these turned out!

What do you think?  Have you seen these before?