Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Open Heart

I seem to be drawn to bird stamps, especially when they look realistic.  I guess that's why I enjoy making cards with birds.  Now I'm not saying I have them colored correctly!  That is purely a matter of interpretation.  So, with that being said, I hope you enjoy this one!

Stamp sets are An Open Heart and  Gorgeous Grunge.
I've used shades of Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Always  Artichoke inks, coloring with my Aqua Painter to achieve contrast in colors. Tangelo Twist was used for the berries.
The ground has been sponged with a sponge dauber.  The sky was also sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink and Soft Sky ink.
The card stock is Tangelo Twist, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla.
A Framelit from the Labels Collection was used to frame the top edge of the stamped image.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Spooky Halloween Home

This was such a fun card to make!  I love sponging backgrounds, and this one was no exception.

I chose the oval framelit for my stamping "canvas".  The house was stamped with Black Momento ink and colored in with a Basic Black marker. 
The Bitty Banner framelit was used to cut out the sentiment.  I also used my favorite embossing folder,  the Fancy Fan TIEF.  The stamps are from Holiday Home, a new photopolymer stamp set that is so much fun to use.  You can order it from my Stampin' Up store by going to my website on the right side of this page.  This set  has 24 stamps for just $15.95.  #1350095

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stippled Blossoms Birthday

I've always liked this pretty stamp set, and this is the first card I've made with it.

I chose Strawberry Slush and Pear Pizazz for the ink colors. 
I like how the 2-step stamping technique adds such beautiful detail.
I added the Delicate Designs Textured Embossing folder for the lacy strip on the left.
The thick Baker's Twine in Pistachio Pudding was wrapped around the edge and tied in a bow.
The Happy Birthday greeting is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set, one of my favorites that is now retired.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Camera Punch Art

I needed a birthday card for a camera collector.  I found a similar card by demonstrator Julie Grabowska on Stampin' Connection (a resource for SU demonstrators.)

My card uses Marina Mist and Night of Navy card stock.

A piece of window sheet creates the look of the camera lens.
The envelope punch board was used to create the file folder look of the card.
The Square Lattice TIEF  gives a great textured look to the card.
The Circles Collection framelits were used to create the camera lens.
Blue grosgrain ribbon, a candy dot, and the banner punch provided the finishing details.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Flamingo Lingo Flip card

Today I am sharing a fun card!  I love the way this card turned out.  It was so much fun to create and experiment until I was happy with the result.

The front shows the first sentiment on the card.  This is from the Photopolymer set Another Thank You.  I love how clean and crisp it stamps.

When the card is open this side of the flip shows the second sentiment as well as the writing space. 


This photo shows the last panel, which has  been decorated with the flamingo and petite petals.  I also like how the grass filled in the blank space along the lower edge of the card.

When the card is folded, the banners are on the back.   The circle flip covers the cute sentiment on top when the card is folded up.
The designer patterned papers are retired, but I love how they complemented the card.

Recipe:
Another Thank You stamp set: #136835 Photopolymer
Flamingo Lingo stamp set:  #134303 wood, 134306 clear
Kinda Eclectic stamp set: #135347 wood, 135350 clear
A Dozen Thoughts stamp set: # 131056 wood, 131059 clear
Circle Card Framelits: 133480


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cute Cards for Kids

Today I am sharing a couple of cute cards made just for kids.
The first one is uses  the Fishy Friends stamp set.




 The Circles Framelits and the Large Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder were used for card background.  The sentiment was stamped with the retired Curly Cute stamp set.  Love that font! 
The fish was stamped and heat embossed on watercolor paper and colored with ink refills and an Aqua Painter.

The second card is the cute little elephant from the retired Elebration stamp set.

It was colored with watercolor pencils and an Aqua Painter.  New accessories include the Large Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder, Circles Framelits, and the Happy Birthday from the new Amazing Birthday stamp set.  Both cards were made with Bermuda Bay card stock.

Stop by tomorrow for  a cute flip card.





Saturday, August 30, 2014

Holiday Home

This card was made with one of the new Photopolymer stamp sets from the new Holiday catalog which just became active on August 28th.  It is called Holiday Home, and it has 24 pieces to the set!  I made this card for someone who is moving into a new place next week.
   I used the square lattice embossing folder for the grass. The windows and roof were paper-pieced.  A small rhinestone dresses up the doorknob!
I'm anxious to try some other card ideas with this set, which has lots of stamping images for autumn, Halloween, Christmas, and other winter holidays.