Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
I love the characters that Art Impressions has been offering. And the sayings to go with them are a hoot! Who doesn't want to get a card like this? Definitely puts the "happy" in happy birthday!
Our lady here was colored in with Copic markers. A stacking oval by My Favorite Things went around her. Printed paper is by Fancy Pants.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Was so excited when this new summer paper arrived by Fancy Pants. There are two lines that came in along with embellishments. I got to spend some time today mixing up the paper and embellishments to make some sample cards. Oh so fun! Here is the first one.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Gave this card to my hubby yesterday. It didn't show up in the photo, but the front of this card has images stamped with a Versamark ink so they show up in the background. They are images of cooking utensils from a set by Penny Black. I'm fortunate enough to have a husband who likes to cook. On the inside it said "You add spice to my life" and had the image of measuring spoons under the words. He liked the card. I like his cooking! Words on the front came from an old Stampn' UP! set.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
We just got in some yummy summer paper at the store. I was all over this paper! Thought it went really well these stamps from Rivercity. These stamps were used on a card I posted last week. Varied it up using the printed paper and then coloring in the map and compass using Faber Castel crayon pencils and a Dove Blender pen.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Got a new stamp set. I liked the simplicity of the flowers and it came with words as well. The flowers were colored in with Pan pastels and some extra color was added over the words as well. I've been seeing cards were a piece is mounted onto another piece of the same color and so I tried it out on the card. The yellow piece was embossed with an embossing folder.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
It's always so nice to have a "get well" card ready for when you need it. I designed this card for our free Make It Take It at the store last week. The white paper was sponged with a little color around the edges with a Distress "Festive Berries" pad. The die is by Dreamweaver. Wanted to show how you can choose the color of the fern. No need to always make it green. Seemed to be a hit that day. I made an extra one so I'd have one ready in my stash for when I needed it.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Dyan's paints were used in the background of this page. After the yellow was on, a credit card was used to spead the orange and red. Then the stencil was placed and a almost dry sponge of black paint was rubbed over the words. Then the image was stamped with a dye ink.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Got a chance to give folks a try using gelatos last week at our Make It Take It at the store. I made this card with a new orchid stamp by Penny Black. The color was added right to the rubber and then sprayed and stamped. Extra color was added by creating a palette and brushing on the color with a wet brush. Words are by Verses and were stamped with a Distress pink.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
We had a fun class of eager students last week at Angela's Happy Stamper store. They did such a great job working on their coloring with the cards we made. I'm always impressed at how well folks can do without much experience with Stampscapes images. Here is one of the cards. No better way to start the summer than with some summery looking cards!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
This will be the first Father's Day without my dad. So, it seemed a little odd to be making a Father's Day card, but it seemed a fitting one for dad. I know Father's day cards can be challenging, so went ahead and made this one as an example. A sharpie was used to outline the boot stencil and then I doodled in the designs. Words are from a set by Crafty Secrets.