Thursday, October 29, 2009
Most of the cards I have been working on the last few days are for friends who may be watching this blog now and then. So today's card is for a friend and I'm taking the chance that she does not watch my blog. The stamped design is from Flourishes clear stamp set "Wreaths of All Seasons". I colored the design with my Copic CIAO markers (R29 Lipstick Red, G94 Grayish Olive, G99 Olive and E31 Brick Beige). Papers are from Lasting Impressions (Powdered Sugar and Forest Green). I used my Spellbinder dies to cut the plain and scalloped circles.
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Sorry I've not posted anything for several days, but today I received a new set of Flourishes Gerbera Daisies stamps. I couldn't wait to try them out. I stamped the images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Paper Trey white card stock and then used my heating tool to set the ink. I colored the images with my Copic CIAO markers (Y11 Pale Yellow, R20 Blush and a touch of G21 Lime Green) and did a little shading on the flowers with R22 Light Prawn. Then I mounted the stamped images on SU Pretty in Pink paper. I cut out the butterfly and mounted it with pop dots. Sentiment is from Stampendous.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The card didn't need much explanation, but I wanted to show this cute design. What do you think?
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Monday, October 12, 2009
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Anyone who is interested can contact me about purchasing a wide variety of inks, including the ones I used on this card.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The paper and ink are Going Gray from SU. The stamp is the "Medallion" from SU. I discovered that one of my circle Nesties fit perfectly in the middle of the Medallion design which is the white layer. Quite awhile back I purchased a set of clear stamps from PaperTreyink that worked perfect with the Marvy punches. I decided to dig them out and stamp one of them on the white layer. The design had little "twists" on which I placed a dot of Platinum Perfect Pearls. I also added the Perfect Pearls to each of the areas with three dots on the Medallion.
The card I saw stamped a couple of different sized hearts and cut them out for the middle of the design. My hearts were all in my Valentine stamps so I decided just to use a couple of punched hearts from pink cardstock. The pink ribbon actually wraps around the front of the card by making a slit in the fold. I'm not sure I really like this way of putting the ribbon on but I placed a couple of glue dots under the ribbon to stabilize it. The final touch was a small pink butterfly in the upper left corner. I also added a small dot of Perfect Pearls on the butterfly as well.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Ever since I started buying the Cuttlebug Folders, I had wished they would come out with a nice design for the corner of a card. One day when I was "shopping" on line I found this Sizzix folder which was perfect for what I had been wanting. Then on another day where I was browsing sites for ideas on cards, I saw a card basically made like this and just loved the stamped design.......so that meant another order. The stamp is by Stampendous.
Originally I stamped the design right on the cardstock but then realized the paper I was using was too light weight to color with Copic markers and not have the color show through. I stamped the design on another piece, colored it with my Copics and then cut it out and adhered it over the original stamped image. Tiny pearl embellishments were added to the centers of the flowers and a sheer pink ribbon tied to finish off he project.
If by chance the person who originally made a card so similar to this sees this, let me know. You had a wonderful card and I wish I remembered where I saw it. The card I cased had one extra embellishment -- a "Mr & Mrs" tag attached to the ribbon.
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Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This was such a fun card to make since it was totally different than anything I had ever done before. A friend of mine (Georgia) made a card last year and I cased her idea. She layered her card differently and a little more striking than this one but I was pleased with how this turned out.
Using a white cardstock from Lasting Impressions, I started by inking the moon. I used yellow ink (obviously) and a stiff brush to apply it -- always starting in the center of the moon and gradually working my way out so as to give a fading of the color. When I was satisfied with the size of the moon, I sponged turquoise ink all over the rest of the white front and then added a little more darker blue by sponging it here and there.
The witch from Inkadinkadoo and the trees from the SU set "Lovely as a Tree" were added using VeraFine Onyx Black Ink. I mounted this piece onto a yellow cardstock and then onto the Tempting Turquoise paper from SU.
Thank you Georgia for coming up with the original card you made to give me a wonderful idea to case!