Saturday, January 31, 2009
I layered the embossed pieces on white...this is a very crisp and clean card. The image is an old one from SU! that I just love. I used the Twinkling H2O's on this. I used a wet brush to pick up just a little bit of color and shaded the image.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
It is nestled on a Very Vanilla panel that has been run through the Cuttlebug's Textile Embossing Folder. Designer papers are from BasicGrey's Bittersweet Line. A vintage button finishes the card off. Journal Block stamp is by Basic Grey and the sentiment is by Purple Onion Designs.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Cardstock: SU!'s black and baja breeze, metallic silver, white, pearlescent and sheet music.
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Lace, SU!'s 5-Petal Flower
Embellishments: Paper Wishes Brad Buddy, Mini-brad
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Copics
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
This week's hostess is Bonnie, and her challenge was to sew something! ...or Faux Sew something!
For my card I used Hero Art's Whoo Loves You set and went for an old-timey simple valentine look. I stamped the images in brown chalk ink and colored with Copic Markers. I stamped the little hearts repeatedly along the bottom of the image and then glittered them with Art Institute Glitter. I used Cosmo Cricket's Chemistry designer paper and faux stitched it for a fun look.
We'd love to have you play along. Please use keyword FC25 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! ********Remember the contest Barb is running....if you have 25 posts in our gallery before the end of the month, you will qualify for a drawing for BasicGrey's Bittersweet Collection.....time is running short....so come out and play and maybe YOU will win!!
To see everyone's submissions click *here*
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thanks for taking a peek!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is another card using the Empunchlar tool....it was made by EK Success and it is no longer in production. I taught a workshop using the tool...and punched a bunch of the leaf circles and flowers up for future use. I combined it with some tiny sun punches for my flower centers as well as some Hero Arts gems. SU! photo corner punch, Best Yet set and Best Blossom set hopped in there too. I love using the chalk pop technique with this set.....just so soft and pretty! Marvy Scalloped circle punch which I further punched to make it look more lacey. Tiny Primas and faux stitching finished off the card. Thanks for taking a peek!!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This image is from Hero Arts' Whoo Loves You set. I stamped it in Fresco Amaretto Truffle Chalk Ink. I used Art Institute's Cranberry glitter on the hearts. Happy Day is by Stampendous as is the little sparkly heart. The red cardstock is SU!'s Ruby Red.
This card is really glittery in real life! Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
On this flower I did not leave much white space and I layered two colors. On some of the others I left more white space and I think I like those even better. This is a retired SU! stamp which I stamped in stazon on white cardstock. I used Cuttlebug's Houndstooth Embossing Folder to add dimension. The scalloped panel and gems are from Archivers. Doily Lace punch is from Martha Stewart. Photo corner punch and ribbon are by SU!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Fiskars Threading Water Edge Punch, Heidi Grace Glitter Flowers, Dress It Up Glitter Dot and From The Heart from The Rubber Cafe.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I made this card recently and it seemed like the night to post it!! The image is by Penny Black and is colored with Copic Markers. Her fuzz-ball on her hat has been flocked. The snow under her board has been glittered. The cuttlebugged panel reminds me of a giant snowball! The little round thingy is a bosher from Bazzill and I stamped on it with the Karen Foster Snap Stamps.
Thanks for taking a peek!!
As a side note....several have asked about a pattern or what to use for the heart pockets I have on my blog. These are actually Petal Cards that I was given, but I see there are some similar here. I simply fold up two of the petals and make a heart pocket! If you make one, I'd love to see your version!! Stay warm....
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Here is a close-up of the detailed ribbon work....and *yes* I was inspired by scraps again....a few little ribbon snips I was tossing turned into this fun little embellishment!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
For this final card it is the heart that I embossed and die cut. I sanded it to age it.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
These are two of the cards I tucked in there. They have a quilted feel....with faux stitching. I love the embossed Cuttlebug heart. I added some glittery Primas and some Rain Dots from Cloud9 Design. The stamp is from Printworks. I will showcase the remaining cards tomorrow.
Just a little enabling note: BasicGrey's Two Scoops Collection is discounted at Embellish-Online...and with the 20% magic word of GLITTER you save an additional 20% off! Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!!!!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I did this card for SCS's Featured Stamper Challenge (FS100), which was to case a card of Julie HRR's. This is the card I cased. I changed the color scheme and changed the tag out for my flower. I also added faux stitching. Thanks for taking a peek!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sending You Smiles is by Printworks and the tiny bird rub-on is from Heidi Grace. Here is a close-up photo of the detail of the embellishment.
Monday, January 5, 2009
The photos are a bit non-descript, so I put a music border around them to add to the birthday party feel I was looking for. The Soft Sky layer has been stamped with BasicGrey's Heart Smudge stamp set in SU!'s Baja Breeze ink. The menu is BasicGrey's Journal Block stamp that has been stamped on acetate. I used a sharpie to add the menu. The tiny candles and birds are rub-ons from Heidi Grace. Finally, the title is American Crafts Thickers...love 'em!
For this layout I followed a Prima Marketing Sketch...October's maybe?! Thanks for stopping by!!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
That is what I did to this eagle from The Rubber Cafe. I stamped the image on acetate with Stazon, cut it out, ran it through my Xyron Sticker Machine and then applied the multi-colored leafing to the back.
Happy birthday is by savvystamps, the journal block is by BasicGrey. I used a metallic rub-on to make the sentiment panel slightly metallic as well.
The metallic carstock I got from a paper vendor at a scrapbook show, and it looks neat run through the cuttlebug folder. That fellow was quite amazed that all of us crazy women would snatch up his paper like that, guess he wasn't used to scrapbookers and stampers! LOL! I faux stitched to finish the card off.
Friday, January 2, 2009
The scalloped background is a panel from Archiver's. I stamped the rosette randomly on some Ruby Red paper from SU! for a tone on tone background. Faux stitching and distressing finish the edge. From the Heart is also from The Rubber Cafe. The corner punches are by SU! and I've run them through the Cuttlebug embosing folder. The little heart is from Dress It Up!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
The red layer is actually a scrap of photo paper that I applied Tim Holtz's alcohol inks to. (Cranberry and Espresso) I then dabbed a bit of alcohol on it to further break up the inks. I distressed the edge of the panel with black stazon ink.
The white layer has been edged with Fiskar's Threading Water edge punch. Ribbon is by May Arts and is gorgeous!
If you haven't been to The Rubber Cafe recently...check it out....there is a ton of new stuff in the store! Happy browsing!