Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Baby card

Needed some baby cards. This one was done with a Cuttlebug folder and die cut. It was also slightly sanded so the white would show through. The white piece was cut as well with the die cut. Both were attached with double sided foam tape so they'd stick up some from the ribbon. The ribbon was attached with double stick tape. The bow was made seprately and then glued down. Simple, yet sweet.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Memory Box Holiday Card

Not to be bugging you, but here's another suggestion for a nice holiday card. If you start now, you'll be thanking me come December! This card uses some of Dave's great paper. The stamp is also by Memory Box, and was embossed in white onto the Memory Box paper. Then that paper was mounted onto white card stock which was glued to the brown paper. The sentiment, also by Memory Box, was also embossed with white embossing powder. One sheet of this Memory Box paper goes a long ways when you are just using it this way.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Magenta Flower Card

Have you seen that whole section of Magenta stamps at the store? Hare dedicated a whole section for them back by the Distress pads. It looks great, and there are lots of samples that match the stamps that are there. Here is another sample that goes with one of the stamps. The image was inked in black and stamped onto vellum. Once the ink was dry, the paper was turned over and colored in with colored pencils on the back of the vellum. On the card front, a design image was stamped in pink onto the card. Then the vellum was glued onto the front of the card.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Fall Card

Think I'm rushing things? Well, to my defense, I saw my first set of leaves starting to change while up in PA this past weekend. We've been able to sleep with the windows open the last couple of nights, so maybe that's helped get me in the mood as well. Anyways, this card used a leaf punch done in several colors. The stamp is an oldie but goodie inked in black Versafine. It was stamped first, and that helped with the placement of the leaves. Another punch was used in the corners to create the nice shape. Makes for a fairly large card, but I liked the results.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friend card

I'm very blessed to have dear friends spread through out the world. So one of the things I like to do is send cards to them to let them know that miles may seperate us, nothing changes my affection for them. This card says it quite well. The sentiment was stamped in black and attached to preprinted paper. A row of self adhesive gems was added beside the words, and a thing satin ribbon was glued between the sentiment and the printed paper.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bright birthday bling

Got the glitter back out for this card. It was started with a cupcake sticker placed on a white paper. Twinkling H2O's were used to color in the cupcake. Then more small dot stickers were added to the cake. This was cut out and placed on a piece of sticker tape. Irridescent glitter was poured over the rest of the tape. The tape was adheared to another piece of white paper. The shimmery paper was embossed on the Cuttle Bug with the birthday folder. It was lightly sanded and attached to the card. Then the white piece with the cupcake was attached to the shimmery paper.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Butterfly bling

This butterfly is actually a sticker. It was placed on the shinny blue paper. Dot stickers were added to give the blue sparkle. The butterfly was cut out and put on more sticker paper. Black glitter was placed around the butterfly. The sticker paper was then mounted onto a piece of black paper and this was glued onto more shimmery paper. The shimmery paper had been embossed with a Cuttle bug folder.
The shimmery paper was then glued to the black card.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This "bear"s worth repeating

Been trying to remember to make more than one card of an image when I have it out. So here is another card using the bear from yesterday's card. I enjoy marbalized paper and really like how it looks with the bear here. Very easy to make as well. Stamp, cut, glue. Can't argue with that.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Bear

This bear is by Hearfelt Creations and is comprised of many very detailed pictures. The bear was stamped onto a glossy paper that had been brayered with a multi colored stamp pad. The bear was stamped with a dye ink and then cut out. "Happy Birthday" was inked in black and stamped onto the circle. The design at the bottom is a long stamp by Savvy and was also inked with black ink.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bear wishes

Got some bear cards I've been working on. This first one is by Memory Box. It was stamped in black dye ink onto a white card. It was punched out with a Marvy blue punch. Then a pink scallop punch was used on the orange paper. The backgound paper is also Memory Box. "Bright wishes" is by Printworks. A little bit of orange glitter glue was added to the end of the sparklers.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another wedding card

Not sure why folks want to get married in August, but it certainly has been popular this year. Took the
same Lockhart stamp from the last wedding card and colored it pretty much the same way. But paired it dramatically differently with the embossed white background paper on this card. After embossing the paper, the embossed surface was sponged with a pink dye ink and then layered onto the card. The quote was inked with Versa fine black. Two pieces of ribbon were used. A satin white and then the pink satin layered on top. The heart was attached with a piece of foam tape.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pathway Stampscapes

Was really pleased with how this card turned out. It was very similar to the anniversary card I gave my husband. That's one of the nice aspects of Stampscapes. Once you have figured out the basics to a scene, you can do it repeatedly, changing it up by adding slightly different features or colors.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shine Card

Our newest staff memeber had a birthday this past weekend. Did this card for her. Can't remember where I got the laser cut sun face, but I glued him onto the printed paper. The word stamp is by Printworks and was stamped with Versa Mark black.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Celebrate Candle

My husband had a birthday this past week. This is the card I did for him. The candle is from a Hero Arts set. It was inked with Momento Black onto the printed paper and cut out. The flame was filled in with a orange marker and then a shimmer pen filled in the center of the flame. The inside message was by Printworks and said, "Let your light shine".

Saturday, August 13, 2011

PA wedding card

We're invited to a wedding this month is PA. I'm thinking of using this card. It looks very Pennsylvania Dutch to me. The stamp is by Lockhart, and was stamped in black on cream paper. Then color was added with Copic markers. Adhesive gems were added as well as a pink pearl. Simple and sweet.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Classical Birthday Card

Here's a tried and true image by Magenta. It was inked with Versafine black and heat set. Then Colored pencils were used to add the light color to the images. A little sponging of color was also done. Then a gold Krylon pen was used onthe torn edges. This was then added to the printed paper. Gold washi strips were placed on double sided foam tape and the embossed word was adhered to the top. All this was added to the card stock and then the gold krylon was lightly edged all around the cardstock. When I look at this image it makes me believe the boy is having the birds sing "Happy birthday"-so I use this image often for birthday cards.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Over the Hill

Our happy helper, Harriett, is very dependent on her glasses. When I saw this word stamp, it screamed Harriett to me. So for her birthday I stamped this in black on this card and used Memory Box printed paper to create this card for her. It makes a fun card for someone with a good sense of humor.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Art Dreams

Maybe I'm having art dreams since Dave a Memory Box stamps is coming to the store this week. Whatever the reason, this card is a reflection of those nights when art is even a part of my sleep. The images were stamped on black on the printed paper. Some mulberry paper was layered behind the printed paper, and then the alphabet stickers were placed on the brown paper. Fibers from Maya Road were wound aroung the paper. The writing was more printed paper. Colleges are always fun to make. Just grab some images and see how they all fall together.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mudd Puddles Shell card

Ok, it's true, I'm sneaking in another shell card. The image was stamped with a Colorbox brown, and them lightly colored in with colored pencils. Sponging was done in the corners with a lighter brown. Then on the circle, Mudd Puddles was added. Mudd Puddles is made of real sand and adhesive which comes ready to use in a container. Just dig some out and spread in where ever you want with a pallette knife. Three small shells were added and then I let it dry over night. The circle was attached to the card with a piece of foam tape. Definately mail this with lots of bubble wrap!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Everything

Just had to say good-bye to dear friends who are moving. I'm anxious to keep in touch, and though this card was a good first one to send to them.It's a nice easy one to make. Just printed paper with a stamped image by Hero Arts. The image was stamped in black on cream paper and then the border was colored in with a yellow marker, mounted up a variety of paper flowers which were attached with a brad and foam tape to the card.A piece of brown velvet ribbon was also used.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Memory Box butterfly Card

We did a fun "Make and Take" at the store a few weeks back using this paper and stamps by Memory Box. I saw some stickers of butterflies in a store that had dimensional wings like this. Figured it could be easily done with stamps. The butterfly was stamped 3 times. Once on the printed paper, then twice on cream paper. They were inked with Momentos Black and colored in with Copic markers on the last two butterlfies. Once colored, the butterlfies were cut out and glued onto the butterfly on the printed paper. A little bit of glitter glue was added to the spots on the wings. The "thank you" stamp was also inked in black. On the side of the words is the little flower stamp which was inked with a dye pink and stamped repeated around the words reinking each time before stamping.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tin Star Card

The star came out pretty dark in this picture. It is a rusty orange that goes well with the paper. The paper is double sided, and the green is what is on the other side of the stars. Marvy circle punches were used under the star. Small copper brads line the rust paper. The words are from a stamp by Verses. They were inked with a black Marvy marker because I only used part of the saying from the image. This makes a fun different kind of birthday card or a congratulatory card depending on what you need it for.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hero Watercolor card

Here's another one of my samples that is posted at Angela's Happy Stamper store. It's up above the stamp pads. The background stamp is by Paper Inspirations. The stamp was inked with a multi colored pad and stamped on to glossy white paper. Next a wet brush was run over the image so the colors would bleed. After drying the paper, the flower by Hero Arts, was stamped on top of the image with a black dye ink. The glossy paper was mounted onto a white paper and multi thread was wound around these pieces. This was attached to a piece of vellum with sparkles in it, which was then mounted onto a lavender card. The words are also by Hero Arts and stamped in black dye ink. An adhesive backed acatate spot was placed over top of the words.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lancaster Christmas Card

We just returned from a fun weekend up in the farm area of PA. Saw lots of lovely hard working Amish and Mennenites, went antiquing, and enjoyed the "markets" as they call them. Now we're home to face the reality of life. So as it hits me, thought I'd drag you along with another reality check regarding Christmas cards. -How's it going? This is a card I chose NOT to make more of. I love the look of colored pencils, but find it is too time consuming. I did an easier version which I posted last December. I did a count of what I have so far and of course it's not as many as I had hoped. So, guess I'll be getting back to doing some more soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Stampscapes Deer in the Sun

Ready for something not "beachy"? Think this was the first Stampscapes card I did with Copic markers. Found they mix together very nicely. The image was created with six images from Stampscapes all set down in black dye ink. Then the color was added. The colors were layered up as needed to get the effect I wanted. Think I did about five different colors just on the water. Additional color was added to the sky with a sponge applicator and a yellow dye pad. You can do this card yourself by taking my Dayscapes class. I've been on break over the summer from doing classes. Watch soon for listings for the fall.