Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I chose to use Tracey's beautifully-colored Gebera Daisy for my set. This pre-colored image comes in a pile of gorgeous options and is 40% off this week if you follow the link above. I cut out my images, leaving a narrow border.
I layered my images on some Stampin' Up! papers. The birthday card is layered on a panel punched with Martha Stewart punches, the stamp is from Printworks. The gift box panel is a Nestibilities Fancy Tag and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Monday, August 30, 2010
If you know me, you know I have bins and bins of *stuff!* What is really funny is...like the Mickey Mouse paper I saved in my security envelope box (organized by color) which I used on my Mickey Mouse cards....I remember what I have in those bins! So I went digging and in less than a minute I had my red satin page! Hee Hee!
Ok, so back to the technique! I ran an anti-static pad over the page to remove oils and static. Then stamped this image from SU!, one of my all-time favorites, on the page three times with versamark ink and then covered it with gold detail embossing powder. Heat your powder, cut out and Ta-Dah! ....you're done!
The other challenge on this card was to use no other designer paper, so I just went with black and white. Martha Stewart punches, Stampendous stickers, gold ribbon and adhesive pearls finish off this card! This is truly a one and only...but you can bet I'll be keeping my eye peeled for some more magazine ads that work with this technique!
Somebody asked me recently if I ever stamp for fun anymore...and you bet I do! This weekend I made 25 cards for no other reason than the fun of the challenge!! It amazes me what can be made with paper, adhesive and a little bit of time!!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I layered my tag onto a panel of SU!'s River Rock that has been embossed with the SU! Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder. I finished it off with some Prima flowers.
Happy birthday is from Stampendous.
I made this card for the SCS stamping challenge. We were to make a card reflecting vacation memories. The colors of the card reflect the colors of the condos we used to rent on the beach. The flowers are for the gardens we used to visit on vacation...and the gold doo-dads are for the specialty shops that we enjoyed browsing through. Things would be different if I made a card that reflected our vacations now.....kids change things a bit!!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
In true clean-off-my-desk fashion, this card uses pieces that were all laying on my desk. I recently showed this fun technique with Tim Holtz distress inks. I inked my cardstock panels with Faded Jeans distress inks. Next I took a large snowflake background stamp and spritzed it lightly with water. Stamp it on your inked panels, and magically the pattern appears! How cool is that?!
Let your paper dry completely, or hurry it along with a heat gun. Next I embossed Tim Holtz's snowman image with white detail embossing powder. Warm Wishes is by Come Clean Designs.
My Felt Flurries made their debut on this card. I love these funky star brads I bought ages ago...I wanted some pewter accents...and these fit the bill. The funky swirls are pieces that I salvaged from some Sizzix die cut scraps...way too cool to toss, and especially on this fun coated paper from The Paper Cut!
This star ornament I unearthed in my digging...I had started it last year....had the Daisy D's paper faux stitched onto the ornament by Provocraft that I had picked up at Michaels a few years ago. I stamped JOY from SU!'s Small Script set and added a few felt flurries and a pewter star brad. A wired ribbon finishes off my ornament!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Today's card is for the Designed2Delight progressive challenge. Faith's freebie this week was this adorable monkey! I can relate...we had two little fishing monkeys on vacation this summer! If you are new to her challenge, you can read the details here....and if you need to buy this image....you can pick it up here!
I used some designer paper from JoAnn Fabrics...love the waves and bubbles!! Just A Line is by Endless Creations and was the perfect sentiment for my card! Two subtle but effective embellishments were clear dew drops and fishing line!
I also entered this card to the Double Delight Challenge blog....my string...fishing line!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Other items on this card: SU! Top Note Die, Fred She Said Frame and Flourish Piercing Template, Art Institute Glitters, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, clear adhesive crystals.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
For my card this week I used the adorable Hula Island image from Designed2Delight! The photo may not pick it up, but I airbrushed Copic B23 for my sky and water. Here are the Copic colors I used to color my image:
Penguin: W3, W5, W7, YR16 ~ Ice: BG000, BG45, BG05 ~ Sun: Y32, Y35, Y38 ~ Grass Skirt YG17
I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to make my cuttlebugged panel. I thought my branches embossing folder resembled wavy water!! Doodlebug glitter paper highlights my vintage ricrac, also resembling waves. SU! gem brad and flower punch, Heidi Grace glitter flower. A Warm Hello is from Hero Arts and I doodled the frame for my image!
We hope you can join in the challenge!!
Monday, August 23, 2010
My first card is done by attaching the Stampendous Class A *Peel* sticker to a sheet of the Sookwang double sided sticker paper. I then covered my panel with my new glitter. I used SU!'s Orchid Opulence and Pixie Pink markers to add a bit of color. Then to color your glitter, use a water pen to pull your color for the watercolored effect! I got my supplies from Heidi at The Stamp Shoppe...and I also borrowed her gorgeous color scheme...and since I was in a purple mood....I used Orchid Opulence cardstock and this color scheme for my glitter study!
What I liked about this card....the glitter is super-smooth and makes coloring a dream! I attached my sticker paper to white cardstock in this case and cut out my image.
Other items on this card: SU! Top Note Die ~ Fred, She Said Frame and Flourish Piercing Template ~ Stampendous word stickers, gold wire
This card uses Art Institute's Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter and the same technique as above. I layered my sticker sheet on white cardstock, and the whole panel is glittered.
Observations: The color is similar and the technique works well. The glitter has bigger chunks and the shading is not at subtle. The overall appearance of this card is more glitzy, which may take away a bit of the butterfly's punch.
Other items on this card: SU! Top Note Die, satin cording, Stampendous sentiment.
This card uses Elizabeth Craft's Crystal Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight Glitter as did the first card in this post. The only difference is that I layered my sticker paper onto SU!'s Orchid Opulence cardstock. The colors are more muted here due to my cardstock choice, but it is subtle and gorgeous.
Other items on this card: Impression-Obsession sentiment, Anita's Art Stamps Outline Stickers, Fiskars Edge Punch, SU! Orchid Opulence ink.
This ink does match IRL....looks wonky on here though!
On this card I used clear crystal Mark Richards gems and colored them with my Copic V06 Lavender Marker...making myself perfectly matching gems!
Other items on this card: Martha Stewart punch around a page punches, gold wire, Anita's Art Stamps Outline Stickers and an Inkadinkadoo sentiment stamp.
This final card uses Art Institute's Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter over SU!'s Orchid Opulence cardstock. This one was the hardest to get the color to work with. It is still a very pretty card, but honestly is my least favorite combination.
Other items on this card: Cuttlebug Birthday embossing folder, more Copic-colored clear gems and SU! Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
So bottomline: All of these glitters work. Elizabeth Craft glitter is the most refined and gives the best results. However, if you have the Art Insitute glitters, give this technique a shot...your cards will be pretty and it's fun to do! I'd love to hear what you think!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I do not own any Elizabeth Craft Glitters (yet)....but The Stamp Shoppe ordered some up...so if you are interested in any supplies you can check with them!
I decided to give a few of the ideas I picked up in their booth a try. For this card I used a sticker that I picked up in the Archiver's Hot Spot. I applied it to some a sheet of Red Line Tape. I cut out my sticker image and placed it on red cardstock. I peeled of the protective coating and coated the sticky surface with Art Institute's Ultrafine Pearl glitter. With my Copic Markers I carefully *dabbed* the white glitter, tinting it as desired! Since the AI glitter is chunky, I recommend dabbing with the copics so you don't damage your tip. My tips are none the worse for wear after making these cards.
For this fall card I did the same thing....only here I carefully shaded my leaf, carefully *dabbing* my copic markers to achieve the desired effect.
For this flower card I again shaded with my Copic Markers, however I left some white glitter showing for a different feel.
There were other techniques shared in the Elizabeth Craft booth...one is the technique done on the first card of this post. I hope to share that soon!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This week's challenge is:
USE YOUR SCRAPS
We are asking you to dig into your pile or drawer of scraps and use up some of those bits and pieces that you haven't gotten around to yet. It's a great way to make use of what you have and to feel good about it. As always you must use at least one digital image and your project must be new. We hope you can join us.
I cut out a sun for one of my panels. I colored the image from My Grafico's Monkey Fun set with Copic Markers, cut it out and popped up the image up on foam tape. My sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs.
I used a sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog. Thanks for an awesome sketch ladies!
Hope he makes you grin....I wish you sunshine!!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
This card features a Whipper Snapper turtle which I colored with Copic Markers. I layered it over a Fred She Said Frame and Flourish piercing template for SU!'s a Top Note Die. I used Art Institute's Pearl Glitter for the edging. A Warm Hello is from Hero Arts, flowers are by prima and have Dew Drop centers.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I stamped Frightful Halloween and then accented it with a black Copic Spica Glitter Pen. I used the Halloween Candy stamp to make my fun candy border!
I entered this card in the Daring Cardmaker's Challenge which was to use a tree image. Here is my spooky tree!! Thanks for the fun!
I am also playing along with the Double Delight Challenge, which is Clean and Simple this week.
I colored my image with the Copic Markers shown below. I doodled a frame for my image and layered it on a panel embossed with the Cuttlebug Branches folder. I used SU!'s new Pear Pizzazz to accent my card.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Other goodies on this card would be Lasting Impressions mini brads, Martha Stewart border punch, SU! ribbon and a silver sticker sentiment by Stampendous!
And here is another card featuring a bunch of Fred She Said goodness! The flowers and leaves are pre-colored...probably from two different sets even....since they came from my handy dandy odds-n-ends bin! Little Miss Bitty I colored with my Copic Markers and popped her with foam tape over the Monarch Butterfly image that I had printed on blue vellum. Once the butterfly image was dry, I accented it with a Sky Blue Copic Spica Glitter Pen and blended it with my finger, so my wings are sheer and shimmery! I layered the butterfly over another....so I could pop some foam tape under the wing edges without it showing. The effect is that the wings are sheer and fluttery! Edited to add: pre-colored leaves from Faux Foldy Flower Set
Other details on this card: Archiver's Scallop Circle Panel and Stampendous sentiment. I used faux stitching and I placed my flowers off the edge of the card for a different effect! Hope she makes you grin!
This folder is called Perfect Perennials and it is fun with the swirls, cut out window and the delicate pricking pattern. The square that it cuts out also has cutting, embossing and pricking detail. It is in my oddn-n-ends bin....so I'm sure it will pop on the blog soon!
The flower is from the A Lovely Blossom set from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. I distressed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Black Cherry. I added some mulit-colored microbeads to the flower center and crumpled the petals. I stamped my SU! sentiment, and cut my swirls and butterflies out of some embossed specialty paper that I picked up at The Paper Cut in Appleton, WI.
I really like dry embossing when I don't have to do it by hand!! This card uses the Chic Circle Frame from the Cuttlebug Embossing Plus collection. The folder comes with a flower in the circle punch out....but I had this snow scene in my odds-n-ends bin and I decided to go for a very clean and simple winter card. I popped the Chic Circle Frame up on foam tape and then I popped my winter scene up with thicker pop dots for more dimension. The snowflakes are from Dress It Up and are glue-dotted on.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This mickey card uses a scalloped piece I found in that never-ending odds and ends bin! The little blue mickey circles are actually punched from.....JUNK MAIL! It was a disney credit card offer I received in the mail....there was some pretty fancy paper in that pile that didn't quite make it into the recycling bin! I was so glad I had saved it!!
I kept the design of these cards simple...and the Copic coloring very basic....I wanted the card to be focused on Mickey.
I created my own background paper on this one, stamping a little mickey stamp in a similar shade of ink and paper. I have some fun buttons from Fun Expressions....one just had to pop onto this card!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Happy Wednesday all!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Digital Stamp Oasis is sponsoring our challenge this week and is offering 3 digis to one lucky participant.
I used as much lace as I could on this one!! I used some designer paper from Hot Of The Press called Netting. I also used some vintage lace. I added some paper flowers along my lace border.
I used the Monarch Butterfly digital image from Fred, She Said Designs. I printed the digital image on blue vellum and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut the image out, curled the wings and attached it with glue dots. Thinking of You is by Paper Inspirations.
We'd love to see your butterfly and lace creations!!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Use digistamps from 2 different companies on one card!
Be sure to check out all of the other design team member's fun creations HERE....and be sure to play along for a chance at the FREE images being offered this week! You won't want to miss it!!
Monday, August 2, 2010
This card features another one of those *gorgeous* Cuttlebug Embossing PLUS folders that followed me home from The Stamp Shoppe! This time I used the Blooming Bouquet folder! I thought the design perfectly set off Pamela's Birthday Set 1.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I colored my Large Highwing Butterfly from The Rubber Cafe with Copic markers and popped up the wings slightly for dimension. I used some specialty papers I found in my scrap drawer...a metallic coated paper and an embossed piece, both from The Paper Cut, in Appleton WI. The designer paper is a BasicGrey scrap. Vintage seam binding and a few metallic dots were my simple embllishments. Wishing you all a peaceful week for watching butterflies!!