Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Of course, after I finally broke down and bought a new camera, I found my old one. Good news is that I hadn't even taken the new one out of the box, so back it went to the store. The extra good news is that since I found my old camera, I have the pictures I took at the Trade show in York. So, for the next few days I'll be posting items I made or saw at the show.
Today we're starting with a card we did with Stampendous stamps and the new colored pencils from Tombow. They have a harder lead than Prisma pencils and I found them easier on my hands than the Prisma. They tend to blend in a more trasleucent way than Prisma. The good news for any shoppers at Angela's Happy Stamper Store-we just got these pencils in! They come in beautifully done up sets of colors. Makes a great gift for someone special.
Monday, March 26, 2012
It may be hard to see, but the card has been stamped with a design stamp using a watermark pad. It leaves a subtle image on the card. The eggs were created with printed paper punched out and adheared with foam tape. The words (by Magenta) are inked with a pink ink. The ribbon is a grosgrain solid pink ribbon. Nice and easy today. As I always say-simple is good.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Well, I bought a new camera. Now I just need to charge it up and use it. In the mean time, here's a post of one of my favorite Easter stamps. The egg tree from Memory Box. It was inked in brown pigment and stamped on a cream cardstock and heat set. The the eggs were colored in with Copics and a Stardust pen was used on top of each egg. The startdust pen allows the color to show through but adds a dimension of irridescent shimmer to the color. Words were samped in Versafine Black.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
If you have been wondering why no posts, I've been hunting for my camera. Haven't seen it since I was at the Trade Show in York. Unfortunately, I still haven't found it. Guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and go get a new one today. (Bummer) Other than losing my camera though, I did enjoy the Show and learned some new ideas that I hope to post. In the mean time, the tulips are popping all around here so it inspired this card. The tulip is by Magenta and was inked with pigment Color Box Chalk inks and then stamped on white paper. Same with the words. Same ink was sponged around the oval. Used some of Memory Box's self adhesive gems to finish the card.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
My boss knows how much I like Celtic things, and recently gave me an early birthday gift of a Celtic plaque. This is the thank you card I made for her. The knot is from Scottish Borders and was stamped in Versafine Olympic Green on a light green card stock. It was then placed on top of a darker green card stock which was then added to the card. The words are by Impression Obsession and are also done with Olympic Grenn. A green gem by Hero Arts was added to the center of the card.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
This die was done with an Accucut die. The print was already on the paper. All that was added was some Smokey Gray to the edges and then the gems. The paper was added to a green card, and the words (Stampendous) were also done in gray. More grey was added to the corners of the card. I'm about to leave for a new Trade show in York. Hoping to get some good ideas, and always enjoying spending the boss's money. :-) I'll show some of my goodies next week on this blog. Will post a few more Celtic cards until then.
This is a MSE stamp that was done with Olympic Green Vesa Fine on a cream card. The circles are punched from printed paper and added with foam tape. Once the quote was added to the card, it seemed like it needed a little something more. The Irish are known for their lace, so a little bit of lace was gathered and added under the blessing. Then the words were applied with more double foam tape.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I do love all the wonderful green printed paper this time of year. A great way to use it is by combining them together to create a patchwork background like this. The message was then stamped on cream paper with a dye black ink. A couple of self adhesive gems are in the corners.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I have a friend who is not only Irish, but is a Kennedy. So, needless to say, I couldn't pass up this holiday without giving her a card. When I found these coins, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. This Irish blessing calls for some coins, and Kennedy coins seemed perfect for her. The message below is actually all part of the ribbon which was attached with red line tape.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
My boss knows how much I like Celtic things so when she found a plaque with a Celtic design on it, shegave it to me for an early birthday gift. This is the thank you card I made for her after getting the gift. The knot stamp was inked with Versa fine Olympia Green and stamped on a light green cardstock.Darker green card stock was layered under it, and then attached to the card. A green gem was added to the center. The words are by Impression Obsession and also stamped in Olympic Green.
The kissing technique was used to create this image. The shammrock was covered with a light green pigment ink. Then a plaid background stamp with dark green ink was stamped over the light green-hence the "kissing" effect. Then the image was stamped onto the white paper, and a solid image now has a pattern on it. The words were also inked with a dark green pigment ink and stamped on the green card.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Instead of spraying this card with a mister, a sponge applicator tool was used to apply the ink onto the card. The key is to use sort of a "medium" tapping (not too heavy, or too light) over the stencil. The ink used is from a Versa Fine Olympia Moss pad. The words are also inked with this. The ribbon is taped on the back of the dark paper. We did this card for the Make and Take on the first day of March this year. Seemed like a good way to start the month.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The good news about not sleeping is I can stamp until I'm tired. Got a bunch of cards done in the quiet of the night. This sentiment was stamped again with the Brillance Gamma Green onto the cream paper. Tried out some Nestiblities on my Cuttle Bug. Used a metal sheet from Memory Box that just came in the store and it worked like a charm for the shim. Cut and embossed the pieces all at once.