Friday, October 31, 2014
Came across this card I had sent to my dad. It was stamped in gray onto the blue paper and cut out. A white moon made with a Marvy punch was placed behind the scene and laid onto black glossy paper. Simple, but nice. Hope you all have a nice, safe, night tonight.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
When we had the Christmas stencil class, we needed to mix some paint with the paste to do this card. There was some paste left over so I made some extra cards with the paste. Once the paste was down, glitter was added. After the paste was dry, some white pearls finished off the flower. Then it was layered onto the card and the white satin ribbon run between the layers.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Been itching to try out a card with this paper. It comes in a bunch of colors and I thought they would be perfect for fall. The printed paper here is actually the back side of some Christmas paper, but looks perfect for fall. The ribbon is a brown velvet placed on with a strip of red adhesive tape. Added a button with some brown twine to the bottom. The stamp was inked in red and then the edge and the leaves were enhanced with a brown colored pencil.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The oak leaves here are part of a background stamp by IO. It was inked in brown and then extra color was added with a Dove blender pen and dye ink. I'm learning to stretch myself with mixing patterns so I paired the stamped paper with some printed paper. I think it worked. What do you think?
Monday, October 27, 2014
My brother-in-law has a birthday coming up. This embossing folder seemed a good fit for the occasion. The paper was sponged over with "Rubarb" dye Momento ink. The words are by Serenity stamps. Some ribbon was cut and folded behind the tag.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
There is a group of ladies that will be meeting at my house next week for a Bible study. Many of them were at our fun craft night last week and expressed a desire for more crafting. So, before our study starts, I've planned a quick craft with the new set of birds that are by Dyan. The bird here is stamped with a Versamark black pad onto a text page. The page was sponged with some Distress ink. The hat is in the same bird set. It was colored in with Copic markers.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Thanks to Gelli plates and Dina Wakely paints, I am tentatively dipping my paint brush towards other projects beyond cards. Started with this easy one. The words were already on this block. All I had to do was add paint. I had picked up some glittery paint and this seemed a good place to try it. First thing I found out is that it needed a base layer of paint. It was not opaque enough to just paint directly onto the bare wood. Out came the basic acrylic paint in a similar color that went on first. Once dried, then the glittery paint was added in two coats. My handmade Christmas gift is ready!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
If all that color seemed a bit too much for you these past couple of days, this will be a welcome change. We used Dyan's acrylic block to create the boarder and lines. Then we went back in and wrote. I've always been intimidated by writing and she was very good at addressing our fears and concerns and helping us move past them. I'm feeling braver!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This page really took me out of my element, but must admit, it was great fun. After coloring the page, we sorted through magazines and created our personal "fairy". then we took text paper from a book and worked on free hand doodles. We got to try our her sprays in filled pens so we could color specific areas with the vibrant ink. It's always good to be stretched!
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Spent the weekend with Dyan Reaverly from Ranger. We've had two days of her wild and wonderful techniques. It's so nice to have the designer explaining how her products work. So many tips and pointers that make using all the items to their fullest potential. Dy has certainly added a lot of color to my life and filled my head full of new ideas! Had to share what I've been up to with you. This is one of the many journal pages she has done. Will post some of what we worked on another day.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
It was a card making day today. Some friends and I got together and worked on projects. My project was Halloween cards. This one used a punch to make the pumpkins. Found the perfect words to go with the punch. Then added some cheerful fall paper. All set!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Been just waiting till this month to get to use this set. I splurged and got the pins that match. After coloring in the pirate, I attached the face pin to give the card more dimension. The papers are also by Darcie. Just lovn' this. Inside I used another phrase from this set that says, "Happy Halloween my bucko".
Monday, October 6, 2014
It was a big day today. We were celebrating Dad's 92nd birthday. I forgot to take a picture of my card so I'm showing Dad with a card one of my coworkers made for him. It was a beautiful card. The top was embossed which didn't show up well in the photo. What you can see is how much he enjoyed the card. We both appreciated her thoughtfulness!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
What goes together better than a soft cat and an old quilt? Needless to say, I loved this stamp. It was stamped with a black dye ink and then colored in with other dye inks using a blender pen. Extra color was added to the cat with colored pencils. The words are also by IO. The saying seemed to sum it the image perfectly.
Friday, October 3, 2014
The washi tape used to create the background on this card is one of the several metallic tapes we recently got in at the store. There is also gold and copper. As you can see, I really enjoyed using it! It went well with the Wow Silver Sparkle embossing used on the Hero Arts Word. Another Christmas card done!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
One of the things I love about Stampscapes is how you can take one stamp and create a whole scene. There is only this one branch used on this card. It was reinked and repeatedly stamped to create an image of multiple trees. The background was done using a sponge tool and a black pad. The moon is a punch with some of the tree branch stamped on it. Words are by Hero Arts. Simple and easy! If you are in the area, come to Angela's Happy Stamper Store today and make this card for free! It is our Make It Take It for the week.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
There are two prints on this card. The first print was done with green paint and a stencil on the white paper. Then extra orange ink was sponged into the corners. The print underneath was done with green paint and then some orange paint was done on a second print. Some extra print paper was stamped on with the words from Hero Arts with Versa Fine black and then cut out. A ribbon finished off the card.