Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

My eldest nephew joined a club baseball team this year. That means increased funds to support him while he is on the team. So to help out, I made a few cards to sell to support him.

I sold the cards at work, and got requests for some Mother's Day cards, and so these are what I came up with.

This card uses the crayon resist technique. Which makes the rose pop. How I did it: first, I stamped the rose in Jet Black Staz-on on glossy white card stock. Then I used a white crayon to accent the stamp. I started from the center and worked my way out. If I couldn't remember if I shaded a line, I just tilt the paper until I can see the crayon. Then, once all of the image is highlighted, I used a sponge dauber to sponge on Melon Mambo all over the image. I got the idea for this card from here.

Paper: Basic Black CS, Melon Mambo CS, Glossy White CS, Whisper White CS (For the card, I cut Melon Mambo to fit the front of the card.
Ink: Jet Black Staz-on, Melon Mambo
Stamps: All Holidays, Fifth Avenue Floral
Accessories: Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain, Pretties Kit, scallop edge punch, SNAIL adhesive
Techniques: Crayon resist

This card was super easy! The stitched felt comes ready to use, just use adhesive!

Paper: Rose Red CS, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip CS, Shimmery White CS (for sentiment), Whisper White CS (for the card) 
Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Jet Black Staz-on
Accessories: Dimensionals, Mini Glue dots, SNAIL adhesive, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch

 These flowers I learned how to make here. This card, I think, is beautiful in its simplicity. The only negative is that it could not be mailed in a regular envelope. It would need some sort of protection because the flower, though it looks soft, is actually pretty stiff.

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive CS, Shimmery White CS, Soft Suede CS (this time I made the card base out of a color.)
Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Jet Black Staz-on
Accessories: Paper Crimper, Bone folder, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Silver Brad, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Very Vanilla Silk Ribbon, Water spritzer, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch
Techniques: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch Rose

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love you much!

I made this card for my husband for Valentine's Day. Our first as husband and wife. I love this stamp set, but can you believe, this was the first time I used it??!! I literally had to put the rubber on the wood before I even began stamping! I actually wasn't too happy with the end result, but satisfied. I wish I would have used Pretty in Pink instead of Bermuda Bay cs under the love birds, but I wanted to tie in his bow tie somehow. I am my own worst critic. 
Stamps: Love You Much
Papers: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Melon Mambo CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Bermuda Bay CS, Whisper White CS
Inks: Jet Black Stazon
Extras: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, Heart to Heart punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Rose Pink (from the Fine Cosmo) Stampin' Glitter, Heat and Stick Powder, Versamarker, Blender Pens, Mini Glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

A close up of my love birds. I hand drew the bow tie and her eyelashes. I used a blender pen to add blush to her cheeks. I used a Mini Glue dot to adhere the heart on to give it a little dimension.

How can you not love this border punch??!! Stampin' Up! came out with some brand new punches that you cannot live without. Check out the Occasions Mini Catalog now!! :D There is a picture of all of the current catalogs in my sidebar, just click on the picture and it will take you to an electronic version of the catalog. Enjoy!!

You take the cake!

My husband had a birthday last month, and this is what I made for him.
Stamps: Party Hearty
Paper: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Inks: (I actually used Stampin' Write Markers) Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango
Extras: Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Versamarker, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Dimensionals

Close up of the sentiment. I love this new punch!! Can you believe if you spend $50 in products, you can get this punch for free??!! It is fabulous!

Another close up, this time of the crystal effects on the flames, and you can also see the Iridescent Ice e.p here as well. I love the subtle effect this adds. Crystal effects are really easy to use to add a little dimension to your project!