Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
These cards are 4b sized (3 1/2" x 5"). To make a template I cut a green piece of paper to the same size as the card's cover and used a rectangle Nestabilities die to cut out an opening.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I stamped the red apple first and then used my stamp positioner to stamp all the green apples around it. This process is goes much quicker than you might think. After stamping, Koh-i-Noor pencils brought the red apple to life!! TIP: After applying the red ink to your stamp, wipe the ink from the stem/leaf area before stamping - makes it much easier to color with your pencils afterward since you won't be coloring over so much red.
The stamp positioner was invaluable again when it came time to stamp the sentiment. I really, really like this card!! I think it turned out even better than I had imagined! WHOO HOO - yeah me!! I hope you have a Delicious Day too!!
Stamps - A Muse 3-4159C Solid Apple, 9-8590B Delicious Day
Ink - Momento Dye ink in Tuxedo Black, Ladybug and Pear Tart
Paper - PTI cardstock in Pure Poppy & Ripe Avocado
Accessories - Koh-i-noor pencils, Fiskars edge punch
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We are currently getting a dusting of snow - I'm tired of getting cold. Here's the deal though - this summer we will be making fall/winter cards talking about how tired we are of being hot!
Stamps - A Muse 2-4133E Open Zinnia, 2-4134G Solid Zinnia, 8-8562B A Warm hello
Ink - Adirondack pigment ink in Snowcap, SU! Barely Banana and Yoyo Yellow
Paper - Black, white and kraft cardstock
Accessories - SU! twill ribbon, adhesive pearls, Fiskars border punch, corner punch
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Don't ya just love the fan/sentiment combo from A Muse? Makes for a kinda masculine card (if you ignore the bow). If you look closely at the above picture you can see the profiles of the fragments. An extra layer on the inside was needed to reinforce this "front heavy" card (plus really makes you look like you worked really hard)!
Have a Fan-tastic Day!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This card is for the Get Sketchy 26 Card Challenge. Here's a funny story for you - I recently used up an entire old book for some cards/classes that I held. Last night when I made this card I was on a desperate search for a page from an old book to stamp on. Not just any old book will do - I don't want to worry about any unsuitable words showing up on my creations - Corey has an old book that frankly if I hadn't asked him and just ripped a page out he would have been none the wiser but I did ask. This book is called The Concert Companion published in 1947. I sweetly asked Corey if he would spare a few pages - he told me some composers that he is not that enamored with so I ripped out a page and went my merry way - you should have seen his face! Shocked, appalled, aghast, dumbfounded, overwhelmed, thunderstruck - well, you get the picture. He could not contemplate ripping a page out of a perfectly good book - hee hee - I'll have to rip another page out in front of him tonight - I can picture it now - "Tell me I'm the best wife in the world or I'll rip more pages from your book!" (insert me laughing maniacally here)
It is hard to see the shimmer but the background is stamped with my new VersaMark Dazzle watermark stamp pad in Champagne. The flower stamp is from SU! and was colored with Perfect Pearls. Finishing touches include chocolate pearls and sentiment (9-8558B) from A Muse.
We had so much fun stamping on Wednesday - Apparently I am still in love with these papers because I used them in making this card too -
Thursday, February 18, 2010
There are some signs of spring in my yard - now if only it would stop snowing!! Sentiment and patterned papers are by A Muse.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
The following card is my favorite! I love the ribbon (came from the fabric department of Hobby Lobby and it is elastic - go figure), the texture from the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and the staples (Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher).
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Happy Anniversary, Jay & Laura - We Love You!!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sure enough - when I stamped the sentiment disaster struck! What to do?! Quickly I cut a new strip of 3/4" x 5 1/2" white paper and stamped the sentiment perfectly (isn't that how it always goes?) - I glued it right over the offending portion of the card and all was well - no one will ever know the difference unless you tell them!
I wish all my mistakes were as easy to fix as this one was!
Stamps - A Muse 2-4089C Astro Flower, 9-8596B Thanks for all you do
Ink - Momento Dye Ink in Black Tuxedo, Rose Bud, Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue
Paper - Assorted A Muse Couture Shimmer Papers
Accessories - A Muse Palm Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon, Art Institute Glitter
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Sparkling up the Chrysanthemum stamp is easily accomplished with a Glue Pad, Stamp-a-ma-jig and Art Institute Glitter -
Round opposing corners with a Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper - 110 lb. cardstock is too heavy for a regular corner punch (note to self - buy a new corner punch since you broke yours!) A Muse Shimmer Paper, A Muse Black Pearls and gray/black ribbon complete this simple look.
Stamps - A Muse Chrysanthemum Solid (2-4166J), Coral (6-4171J), Love & Joy (9-8551C)
Ink - Momento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black and London Fog
Paper - A Muse Shimmer Couture Solid - Onyx
Accessories - A Muse Pretty Pearls - Black, Art Institute Glitter