Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I started by stamping the verse (Biblical Impressions) onto a scrap of Fabriano notecard, and then cut it down. Next, I stamped the heart (Inkadinkado) onto a scrap of harlequin paper, and the music (Rosebud) onto some white. This layout is a great way to use up scraps! ;) I used some textured gray cardstock for the base, and lightly went over it all with caramel ink so that it more closely matched the harlequin print. I then glued everything down, and accented the four corners with some tiny black rhinestones. Nothing overly fancy, but I know it will encourage my friend!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Back later, hopefully with a card for the latest SALT challenge.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
This is a really simple card, but the neat thing about it is the acrylic piece is actually a necklace. The acrylic piece one of the Tim Holtz fragments (idea-ology), and I had my hubby drill a hole in the corner. I stamped the snowflake with royal purple Stazon, and then threaded some silver cord through and set the necklace aside. I stamped the snowflakes onto the white panel (also using Stazon, but stamping off once first) and the sentiment, then spritzed the whole thing with snowflake glimmer mist. I'm really liking the soft shimmer that product adds! I knew I wanted to somehow frame out the necklace on the card, so I decided to mount it on the white and purple squares. I punched a hole on the white base to thread the cord through, and then glued the squares down. I also mounted a small plastic bag to the backside of the panel to keep the cord in place. I put just a dab of mono multi glue (which remains tacky when dry) in the center of the white square, which holds the piece in place. The final step was to adhere the white panel to the card base; I did leave the top free just so there's enough "slack" in the cardstock to easily remove the necklace. I'm definitely going to be making more of these in the future - I know my niece would one - or two or three :)
All images from smARTworks Avalanche set
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I started by cutting the heart template out of the double sided printed paper. You can't really tell in the photograph, but I also went over the white flowers with my apricot pad so it pulls in more of that background color. I stamped the sentiment (God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them), then trimmed it down into a tag. Matted it, and then added the little pull tab. I made the faux brads on the heart by punching out pieces of the apricot paper, then covering it with matte accents (Ranger). Simple, but a nice touch. I stamped the background onto the sage paper, then layered it with some lace (Making Memories) and finally added three real brads. Hopefully it will encourage the recipient!
(SU stamp sets - Words of Wisdom, Aida Cloth, Totally Tabs. Heart is from Times to Treasure by Technique Tuesday)
Friday, January 11, 2008
I used the BasicGrey Two Scoops paper (pre-ordered before I cut myself off, and it just arrived today!) I used a rub-on from American Crafts for the words, and then added the 3 with white acrylic paint and a foam stamp. It was pretty murky around the edges, so I accented it with the black spica pen. (Ordered the same time as the paper - it does work very nicely, but no more for me!) Final touch was a bit of ribbon - and thankfully the birthday girl was very happy to get one of "Mommy's cards!"
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Well, hope you've enjoyed the sunflower journey. This won't be the last time you see it! I have some other things to share that I created back in December, but have yet to post. Back soon!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I stamped the sunflowers with black versafine onto white cardstock, then colored it with prismacolor pencils. Kind of fun to reach for those vibrant (and admittedly lesser-used) tones. I love the shininess of images that have been colored in this way, I guess from the wax in the pencils. Anyway, I then matted the panel with black, layered a bit of gray (had to cover up just a bit more of that obnoxious card base!), then added the sentiment (Time To...).
I have one more "spin" on this image to share tomorrow, and it happens to be my personal favorite. I even managed to use one of my "too pretty to actually use" embellishments. See, I'm working on those resolutions!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I'll be back tomorrow with a VERY different approach to the flowers!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
With the coming of the new year, I guess I had "time" on the brain, so I pulled out the watch (Eccl 3:1) and saying (Oppportunity Trio) and created this very simple card. For the circle piece, I trimmed the watch face, then layered it with black and silver. Everything else is pretty straightforward; I did texturize the gray base with diamondplate (Ellison).
The second card is also pretty simple, but I just love the way the colors came together! I started by stamping the deer (Horizon), coloring with Pearl-Ex watercolor paints, and then punching out the circle. I stamped the verse (Job 37:14) onto the cream panel, and rather than accenting with a triangle, I used three rhinestone brads. I love the serene "feel" of this card, and I think it would work really well for a masculine birthday card with some minor tweaking.