Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I am sorry there is not more information on these card for you. There is a large storm coming this way and I don't want to risk the power failing and loosing my internet. BLOG CANDY COMING SOON!!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
So here are a couple that I have done this week. The first I made for the sketch challenge on SCS. #135 It may look more complicated to some than it actually is. Basically I started in the center. Here are the steps to cutting this card. Sorry there are no pictures. I made the card and then realized it would make a great tutorial.
1.) Start with a pattern piece 4"x5.25". (I used Dashing) Using the coluzzle cutting system, cut the forth (counting from the center) oval in the center of your paper.
2.) Measure 3" from the corner on the long side and 2" from the corner on the short side. Cut from these two marks. Do this on two opposite corners. I layed down my pattern paper on my stamping grid paper, placed a ruler on the two points and then used a cutting knife to cut the paper.
3.) Now for the-looks hard-easy part. Adhere the pattern to the next layer (4.25"x5.5"). I used Old Olive. Place the layers in your paper cutter. If you are using the SU! paper cutter, move the edge of the pattern paper you just cut so it is lined up with the clear center edge of the cutter. This will give you a semi-perfect and straight 1/8" layer. (I hope that made sense). Do this on both sides.
4.) Attach your ribbon if you choose at this time. Layer this on your card base. (I used a Real Red card from--attached to a Whipser White Card Base) I also pierced the corners before attaching the front to the base.
5.) Stamp the center image on a piece of cardstock. I used "Jolliest Time of the Year" in Basic Black on Whisper White. Color your image and surrounding as desired.
6.) Using your coluzzle cutting system. Cut your image out with the third oval, counting from the center. Adhere to your card as desired.
When most people think Christmas, they think of red and green colors. I went with more of a non-traditonal color combination for this one. I think the blues give a wonderful winter look to cards. The layout is again from SCS. #137
Things the scan may not show well. The card base is Textured Soft Sky on top of Brocade Blue. The Snowman and Tree image are watercolored with Soft Sky from the ground up. The snowflakes in the background are stamped in versamark and embossed with Irridencent Ice. The snowman and tree panels are up on dimensionals.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I started with the pumpkin. It is from the "Thoughly Thankful" stamp set on sale this month. I stamped it on Whisper White, colored it and then cut it out. I colored the pumpkin with a few markers; Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust (on the lines) and More Mustard (near the top and bottom). I then went back over it with Pumpkin Pie to make sure it was the primary color.
To follow the sketch I knew I wanted to use the square metal edge tag in the center. They come with an alluminum edge, but I wanted it to be gold to match the embossing I planned to do. I colored on the edge of my tag with a versamarker and then embossing the tag edge with Gold Embossing Powder. It took a little longer to heat up the embossing powder because it was on a metal surface and not on cardstock. It also took a couple of coats to get an even coat. I then used an aqua painter and my Garden Green marker to color the bottom area of the tag, and the aqua painter and ink from the lid of my Soft Sky ink pad for the top of the square tag. (scan doesn't pick it up as well as it looks in real life) The pumpkin is adhered with a couple of dimensionals.
I picked out my card base colors to go with the pumpkin colors. Layer 1 is the same Garden Green from the stem and bottom of tag. Layer 2 and 3 are Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust, respectively, to match the pumpkin coloring. The Really Rust layer was one rectangle. I embossed the leaved from the same stamp set with Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder. I cut it into 4 sections and adhered my card base together with snail adhesive.
I helped tone down the layers with some faux stitching from my gold ZIG Painty pen. The square metal edge tag was then attached with some dimensionals.
I really do like this stamp set and now is the perfect time to get it on sale. A simple $30 purchase and you can get all 6 stamp sets on sale at a great price.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The first card uses two of those great stamp sets. This great cat on a broom is from "Haunting Halloween". The scan doesn't show well, but she is colored with several orange pastel colors. The card base is stamped using the small stars in the stamp set in black ink onto Really Rust cardstock. The pattern paper is from my favorite "Creepy Crawly" collection.
The Chipboard piece is from On Board Accents. "Eek" is from "Bitty Boos Too" on sale this month. Here are the steps to get a great glowing color on top of black.
1.) First coat the chipboard in Basic Black Classic Ink and let dry.
2.) Stamp the image in White Craft Ink
3.) Emboss the image with Winter White Embossing Powder.
4.) While the image is still warm, color over the image with a q-tip and desired color.
The second card also uses chipboard. This piece is from the Holiday Trimmings collection in the holiday mini catalog. It is the center of one of the scallop frames. I colored it with Yo Yo Yellow Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I wanted the chipboard to show through in small bits, so the moon looked a little hazzy. The bat was then stamped in basic black ink on top. The bat is from "Bitty Boos Too"-on sale this month.
Other stamps used: Spooky Skyline Jumbo Wheel, All Holidays ("Happy Halloween")
The sentiment in stamped in versamark and embossing in gold. THe ribbon and card base are both Pumpkin Pie.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Congratulations nancys (momsnack)!
Nancy likes all the seasons for different reasons.
Spring: all the flowers coming up
Summer: the ggkids come more often for visits
Fall: the crisp colors
Winter: the holidays and a good excuse to stay in and read or stamp!
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