Friday, October 30, 2009
My last post had Basswood (doesn't that sound like the name of a fish or maybe a weird bird) as a layer on a card - this time I decided to stamp directly onto the wood. A Nestabilities die added some fun embossing (I put some scotch tape on the back to make sure the center doesn't pop out later since the grain of the wood is compromised from the embossing).
A clear Spica marker added a little bling to the plain main panel. You don't need any fancy inks for this - Momento Dye Ink in Bamboo Leaves worked just fine.
The tree stamp is from Hero Arts - sentiment and ribbon from A Muse.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
After punching with 1 1/4" square punch the corners were rounded on three sides. I was adhering to the new A Muse shimmer paper when I realized that this pear paper was double-sided!! Even better than I thought originally - The biggest layer against the white cardstock is my veneer - It was a bit tricky to cut on my rotary cutter - I'll admit I had to do it twice because the first one split in the corner.
Makes for a cool look - even better in real life! Look at the view Kim has outside the window of the shop! The leaves are beautiful this year!! However, the downside is all the rain we've been getting - my phone has already been getting weather updates warning us of potential flooding tomorrow and Friday - Good thing I got a few pics today!
Stamps - A Muse 9-8246B Thinking of you hand
Ink - Momento Dye in Rich Cocoa
Paper - A Muse Couture Shimmer in Espresso and Grass, white cardstock, Textured Pear by Reminisce
Accessories - Basswood veneer, 1 1/4" square punch, corner rounder
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Did you look closely at the handle? It is a Justrite stamper!! This company has been in business for a long time -
Thursday, October 22, 2009
When you look close I backed the owl's beak and eyes with A Muse shimmer paper in Mango and Espresso and then enhanced his eyes with chocolate pearls. I thought that the owl was a little plain so I inked my Open Zinnia stamp with distress ink and stamped his belly. Gave a little subtle "faux feather" texture.
Stamps - 2-4133E Open Zinnia, 6-5066J Modern Wood Block, 8-8467B Hoo loves you
Ink - Ranger Adirondack Lights Pigment ink in Snow Cap, Momento Dye ink in Tuxedo Black,
Ranger Distress Ink in Old Paper
Paper - A Muse 4b Paprika notecard, Kraft paper, A Muse shimmer paper in Espresso and Mango
Accessories - A Muse Pretty Pearls in Chocolate, A Muse Polka Dot ribbon in White, Making Memories Slice (Fall Back to School design card), scalloped edge punch
Sunday, October 18, 2009
If you missed this class it's not too late - just gather a group of at least 6 people and call the shop - we can schedule your own private calendar class.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
First - Gather your supplies - I used a piece of white cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2. Then I cut varying widths of shimmer paper (from about 1/4" - 5/8") that were 8 1/2" long.
I decided to stick with a blues/greens/purple/pink palette. After arranging the paper strips in an aesthetically pleasing way (to me, anyway) I started attaching them to the base cardstock with Scor-tape. I even put a few pieces of Scor-tape as spacers (when the cardstock base was completely covered, I removed the waxed paper from the Scor-tape and poured super sparkly glitter over the sticky lines).
Funny how such a little bit of shimmer paper can make such a big impression.
I've been staying up late every night to get my projects posted - I'm hoping to sneak in a quick nap tomorrow - I'm exhausted but has been well worth it! Be sure and check the A Muse News blog for one more terrific contest!
Stamps - 9-8616C A Muse (big) Thanks
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
When you angle the card you see how striking the pearls can be, especially when coupled with the A Muse Couture Shimmer paper. I cut out the panels with my Nesties and then layered a piece of acetate behind the black damask paper and added the kraft panel on top.
Stamps - 6-4165J Chrysanthemum Open, 6-4166J Chrysanthemum Solid, 9-8613C Deepest Sympathy
The sentiment comes from the new clear stamp set - Monogram Frames. There are so many beautiful ways to use this set - not only are there frames but 4 sentiments are included also. I paired the "Thanks so much" up with one of the new foliage stamps - this one is called Leaf Frond.
I attached it to the box with some silver cord and the A Muse Sheer White ribbon - So cute. Do you recognize the box shape?! YUP - Godiva (yumm!!). This is the size box that holds two candies. I just opened it up and laid the template on the back of the shimmer paper, traced, cut out and put together - super easy and quick! When I finished and showed it to my older son, Connor he asked, "What are you going to put in the box, mom?" His brain can't wrap around taking a picture of an empty box - boxes are only to open and get stuff out of - not to look at! hee hee
Stamps - A Muse 6-4167D Leaf Frond, Sentiment from Monogram Frames Set (clear stamp set)
Ink - Momento Pear Tart, Staz-On Black
Paper - A Muse Robin's Egg Damask
Accessories - A Muse Sheer Ribbon in white, Marvy Giga Scalloped Oval Punch, silver cord, Frosted Shinky-Dink, Heat Tool
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Don't forget - The A 2010 Muse calendar classes are this week - Wednesday at 10:30AM and Friday at 6:00PM - I'd love to see you there - these are super fun to make - remember to download your calendar at A Muse or use the link on my sidebar!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Yesterday we had fun with Copic markers and the airbrushing tool! 2/3 of the students in class decided to purchase the Airbrush System - they will be having lots of fun!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The shop was buzzing today with lots of ladies in for the secret sale and World Cardmaking Day! We sure missed Kim but she is having a blast in Houston taking classes from Tim Holtz and others - She called and said she had "inky fingers", later she reported that she had "painty fingers". Just wait until she gets back and shares all these new techniques with all of us!!