Saturday, August 15, 2009
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
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!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Two more Father's Day cards. These are using Technique Junkies Feathered Tye-Dye technique from the Dec 08 /Jan 09 newsletter. Card stock, markers, and stamp is Stampin' Up. Color Washes are Ranger Adirondack and Memories Mist and inks are StazOn and Ranger Adirondack. This is a fun technique that requires you to moisten, crumple, and then straighten a paper towel. After spraying with the color washes, the paper towel is sprinkled with table salt and then microwaved. That's what causes the feathering. Of course you have to be careful not to scorch your paper towel.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Finally getting around to posting this Mother's Day card I made for a friend. Stamps, card stock, ribbon, and inks are all Stampin Up. The ovals were cut using Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder was used for the Pretty In Pink layer. Halcraft Bead Gallery beads were strung on a Jewelry Essentials corsage pin. I need to find the little tips that you put on the end of pins to cover the sharp point and keep the beads in place. Evidently they have to be ordered online as none of the stores I've checked carry them.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Card stock is Stampin Up Real Red and Hollo's Papercraft smooth white. The blue patterned paper is from The Paper Studio All Season's paper pack, and I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Spots and Dots embossing folder, and punched the corners with the EK Success Paper Shapers' corner adorner Love X 3. I like doing red, white and blue cards and just picked up a couple new stamps and more paper. I'm all set for The Fourth of July now. ;-)
It's using Technique Junkies Bingo Blast technique from the April 2009 newsletter. It's really fun to do. Card details: Card stock Stampin Up Summer Sun and Elegant Eggplant; & Hollo's Papercraft leatherette white. Ink: Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Daubers Purple Twilight, Lettuce, and Denim. Stamp: Stampin Up Heartfelt Thanks which I applied the paint daubers directly to. Rhinestone is from The Big One Pound of Rhinestones from Darice, Inc. Inside is stamped with The Rubbernecker Stamp Co.'s: A "cherry" hello! Hope she likes it. I thought it was quite cheerful. I sent a few stamped images and a couple embossed backgrounds also since she wants to try making some cards, and I don't think she' s supposed to be using her arms a lot right now.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
First card is Stampin Up Pink Passion and Hollo's papercraft black with Provo Craft patterned paper. Ink is VersaFine and Stampin Up Lavender Lace. Main stamp is Rubber Stampede and center one is Stampin Up Polka Dot Punches. Middle card is Technique Junkies Frosted Glass technique from the Dec 2002 newsletter. Card stock is Stampin Up Barely Banana, Night of Navy and Whisper White, and glossy card stock bought at Stamplistic in Amherst, OH. Ink is Ranger Big and Juicy Hydrangea rainbow pad which was brayered over a sheet of dry embossed acetate. Then the glossy card stock was placed over the inked acetate and brayered again so the glossy card stock picked up the image of the embossed rose. The rose stencil is a Darice brass stencil. Ribbon is Stampin Up retired Fairy Tale So Saffron jaquard. The last card is Stampin Up retired Perennial Friendship stamped with Palette Jardin Moss ink and the blossom is colored with Stampin Up Cameo Coral marker. The outside is "smudged" with Jardin Moss using a cosmetic sponge. Card stock is Hollo's Papercraft white, Stampin Up Glorious Green and Confetti White and patterned paper is Stampin Up DSP Tea Party So Saffron. Ribbon is retired Stampin Up Fairy Tale Regal Rose gathered grosgrain. I only have a few more Mother's Day cards to do. Whew!!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
This was a quick card I did yesterday. It uses the outline of the diecut I used on another card. I colored the Stampin Up Heartfelt Thanks stamp direct to rubber with Stampin' Write markers Pretty In Pink and Old Olive and stamped it on Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock. Then I centered the image inside the oval cutout. I thought it worked quite well. Cardstock is Stampin Up Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss and Hollo's Papercraft leatherette look brown cardstock. I like it's texture. I don't know the name of the Cuttlebug embossing folder I used on the Kiwi Kiss layer. I borrowed that from my friend Diana at a stamping get together. I'll have to ask her the name. I checked the Cuttlebug web page today and couldn't find it there; so it's probably no longer available. Too bad as I like it's look. The ribbon is from a retired Stampin Up set, Fairy Tale and I think the color is So Saffron. I haven't decided who will receive this card. Inside I stamped it with an unmounted rubber stamp from River City Rubber Works. It says, " Surround yourself with sunshine and have a warm and wonderful day." I thought that fit the fact that we've finally had a few nice days. Of course I hear it's supposed to be rainy next week and possibly even snow flurries. Big Groan! ;-)