Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Happy Easter or Happy Spring everyone! I taught this card at a senior center Easter card class this month. It was a bit difficult for some of the attendees since it uses the marker direct to rubber technique and requires some eye hand coordination. It also uses Technique Junkies Dabbed Shimmers technique from the Feb newsletter. I love this technique since it makes each card individual. Some of the attendees have difficulty with the idea that each card doesn't have to look exactly like my sample but all were pretty happy with their finished card. Card is all Stampin' Up. Colors are: Pixie Pink, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Only Orange, & Glorious Green. Punch: Border Scallop Trim and Corner Rounder. Other: Iridescent Watercolor Medium and cosmetic sponge.

Manhattan Flower

This is an easy but I think elegant card I taught at a retirement center. It's all Stampin' Up. Card Stock: Summer Sun and Elegant Eggplant, Stampin Pad: Elegant Eggplant, Embossing Folder: Manhattan Flower, Stamp Set: On Your Birthday, Other: Big Shot & Corner Rounder Punch.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Asian Artistry birthday card

I haven't posted in a very long time so want to try to get back on track. I did a Stampin' Up class at an independent living facility yesterday. Only one lady attended but she had fun making 3 cards. Several ladies stopped after the class to see what we had done and said they would come next time. They weren't sure what the class was about evidently. I left one of the cards to be posted with the information for the next class and gave one to a lady who had already showed it to several other ladies before I left. My cousin Barb helped with the class and will come again next time. Hopefully we'll have a good response next time and we'll both be very busy helping the attendees. This is a new adventure at the independent living facility and for me also since the residents here need more help than my attendees at the senior center. This card was a little difficult for a senior citizen first time stamper so I'm checking out easier cards for next time.
This card's information: Technique: Technique Junkies Dabbed Shimmers and Wisped Frames Feb 2010 TJ Newsletter
Stamp Set: Stampin' Up Asian Artistry
Card stock: Stampin' Up Cameo Coral, Bordering Blue, Naturals Ivory, So Saffron, and black
Inks: Stampin' Up Cameo Coal and Bordering Blue
Markers: Stampin' Up Stampin' Write Bordering Blue, Glorious Green, Basic Black, and Only Orange
Other: Stampin' Up stipple brushes, Stampin' Up Word Window punch, Iridescent Medium, and corner rounder punch
Hope every one is having improved weather. Today it's lovely here today in sunny Ohio. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Technique Cards

The backgrounds for the first and second cards are Split Coast Stampers Frosted Filter technique. Coffee filters are Meijer 8 -12 cup Basket Style. Stampin' Up dye reinkers Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Bashful Blue were used to color the filters. Card stock is Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Whisper White, and Old Olive for card one and Hollo's Papercraft brown card stock for card two. Ribbon for card one is Stampin' Up Whisper White 5/8 th inch Organza. Stamp sets are Stampin' Up Asian Artistry and Kind and Caring Thoughts. Card one is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold, gold Stampin' Up embossing powder added, and colored with water brush and Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay classic ink pads. Card two is stamped with Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers and edges sponged with Crushed Curry. Corners on card two are punched with EK Success Corner Adorner Interlaced.
Card three is Black Magic with a Twist technique CASED from Lynn Larson. Card stock is Stampin' Up and Hollo's Papercraft; Stamp set is Stampin' Up Kind and Caring Thoughts; ink is Stampin' Up Whisper White Craft Ink; image is colored with Prismacolor watercolor pencils; outlined with Ranger Inkssentials White Opaque pen; and scalloped edge is punched with Stampin' Up Eyelet Border Punch. The black layer is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and corners are punched with EK Success Corner Adorner Interlaced.
Card four is Technique Junkies Depth of Field from the June/July newsletter. Card stock is Stampin' Up and Hollo's Papercraft; stamp set is Stampin' Up Kind and Caring Thoughts; inks are Stampin' Up Real Red and Only Orange, Versafine Smokey Gray and Ranger Archival Inks Jet Black; corners are punched with EK Success Corner Adorner Love X 3; ribbon is Offray black 3/16 inch Spool of Ribbon; Cricut cartridge Accent Essentials was used to cut layer 3; layer 4 was cut with Stampin' Up Scallop Oval Punch; and layer 3 is adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.
Hope you've enjoyed viewing the cards as much as I enjoyed making them.

Technique cards

Polished Stone with Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks Lettuce, Pink Sherbet, Wild Plum, Alcohol Blending Solution, and Krylon Silver Leafing Pen. Card stock is Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Bordering Blue and Hollo's Papercraft glossy card stock and pink card stock. Stamps are Stacy Stamps 341T and Stampin' Up Oval All set. Inks are Color Box Pigment Option Pad black, Brilliance Moonlight White, and Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue Stampin' Write Marker. Embossing Powder is Judi Kins Detail Black and also Ranger Holographic for second card. Corners are punched with Fiskar's Corner Squeeze Punch Something Old, Something New and the first layers are edged in Krylon Silver Leafing Pen. Second card has Sulyn Industries Glitter Glue added to the scallops on the Stampin' Up Scallop Oval diecut which is mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Manhattan Flower and Fifth Avenue Floral

Both cards are all Stampin' Up and both are cards we made at the Avon Senior Center card making classes. The first is Pink Passion card stock and classic ink while the second is retired Baja Breeze. The ribbon is 5/8th inch Whisper White organza ribbon. The rose stamp is from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the embossing folder is Big Shot Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower used on Vellum Card Stock. The ladies at the card making classes enjoyed these cards as they are very versatile. Inside verses varied from birthday to sympathy. Don't you think they are very elegant? Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Christmas In July

These are my Christmas in July cards. I'll try to describe them as best I can. All stamps and card stock are Stampin' Up. Inks are Stampin' Up, StazOn, and Ranger, acrylic paint daubers are Ranger Adirondack, alcohol inks are Ranger, embossing folders are Cuttlebug, and dies are Nestabilities. The technique on the third card is Transparent Opalites from Technique Junkies June/July 2007 newsletter. The corners on that card and card 9 are punched with a Fiskars Corner Squeeze Punch. I'm not sure what the technique is called for cards 4 and 5. The image is stamped with StazOn ink on an acetate sheet. Then the sheet is turned over and alcohol inks are applied to the back of the sheet. Aluminum foil is wrapped around the card stock and embossed. Then the acetate sheet is mounted on the aluminum foil with brads. The backgrounds for cards 6-9 is Bingo Blast from Technique Junkies April/May 2009 newsletter. For this fun technique I used acrylic paint daubers which are spritzed with water and then "banged" onto card stock. Cards 2, 6, 8, and 9 the main image is sponged with Ranger Adirondack dye inks. Cards 1, 2, and 7 are cut with Nestabilities dies. Hope you enjoy the cards. I'm sorry it's been so long between postings. All I can say is it's been a busy summer. I have quite a few cards I want to post but that's for another day. Hope you are enjoying summer. If you have questions, please leave a comment with your Email and I'll get back to you. Thank-you for stopping by!


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