Friday, September 23, 2011


Been busy getting ready for a friend who will be visiting the DC area for the first time. Looking forward to showing her the sites, but did sneak in a bit of card making and really enjoyed the results. This is a new DRS stamp Angela ordered for me. It's so much fun! It's paired up with some paper by Imagineice, ribbon, big black gem cut brads from Hobby Lobby, and that great swirl brad from Recollections.
The dotted green wave is punched with an EK Success punch.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

One Step

Got a phone call from a friend telling me how her husband had a serious stroke. Now he is facing some long term recovery. Wanted to send some encouragement to him and there is no better stamp for that than this one by Verses. The foot print stamp goes really well with it. The card is a preprinted one that comes in a pack of printed cards that I got at ACMoore. The images were stamped with a black dye (that I off stamped first so they wouldn't be too stark) onto white paper that was layered onto a piece of orange. The orange color doestn't photograph well here. It actually matches the colors in the printed paper. On the inside of the card is the Verses stamp that says "Worry not, the world can wait, take your time, recoupperate".

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Who Rocks?

Have a friend who plays guitar and writes her own songs. So this card came together pretty quickly for her. Seemed very appropriate for a birthday card for her. The penquin is by Memory Box and was stamped in black. Extra coloring was done with Copic Markers. The scallop was edged with red dye ink sponged on. Rock on, Sally!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Golden Gate Bridge Scene

No, this isn't images by Stampscapes, but the color in the sky was added with the Stampscapes toner stamp. The Toner stamp is covered with small dots and is meant to be used to all color to glossy paper. Just make sure you are going from light to dark as you add the color. All images were inked with black base dye ink. I did go back over thebridge with a red pen so it would look more like the Golden Gate bridge. The bridge was stamped first, then the trees were inked and stamped multiple times. Grass and bushes were next. Then the birds. The toner stamp was used last to add the color to the sky and grass. The water was colored in with a light water color marker.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Birthday Card for Dad

Every time I use this stamp for a guy, I get a lot of good feedback. This time I used it to make a card for my dad's birthday. The stamp is by B Line stamps. It was inked with Versafine black and stamped onto a blue card. The words are from a set by Stampn' Up! Inside it says "You're a classic" also by B Line. As you can see, the blue was then layered onto a black paper, and then on to more blue card stock.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Woods Scene

Found this card I had made for my dad when I was at his place last week. It is all one stamp by Beeswax. I was trying to make it look like an old time photo that was colored in. Trouble is, nothing stands out. If I were doing this card again, I would add some distinction to the coloring. Something needs to be the center of focus. What would you make the center of focus? Feel free to share a comment.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Apple card #3

The card today uses a material ribbon in conjunction with a very similar looking apple stamp. The apple was stamped three times in black and colored in with dye markers. Then the apples were cut out and glued onto the card. Simple, yet works.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Apple Card #2

Yesterday I noted that this card would have a different lay out. It actually has the same layout, but the apple is layered onto the circle with printed paper behind it. A different saying was used which is part of a Stampendous set. It's always good to do several cards with a new template so you get familiar with it, and don't forget how to use it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Apple card #1

Nothing says September to me more than apples. So here is the first of a few apple cards I'll be sharing this week. The apple is by Stampn' Up! and the paper is by Imaginisce. I keep a file of cards I like and wanted to try out this template for a while. Think it worked pretty well with this paper and image. The apple was inked with a Pigment brown and stamped onto a cream paper, then cut out. The words were also stamped with the same brown and then colored in with a coordinating ink pen. The leaf was inked also with a green pigment ink that matched the green in the paper. All this went onto a yellow cardstock. Same stamp tomorrow, but a different lay out.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Treat Card

This lady from Rubbermoon is one I enjoy using for a variety of occassions. Here it makes a nice Halloween card. The image was stamped with a Momento black and colored in with Copic markers. The words are by Amuse. A light orange was sponged around the edges of the card.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Leaf Card

Have started pulling out my fall stamps. Hard to believe it's that time again. The images on this card were inked with dye base ink markers and stamped onto white glossy paper. Lots of layering and overlapping. A script stamp was also used that was inked with a yellow pad so it goes over the leaves well without detracting from the images. A piece of corigated paper was layered behind the images, and a twig was wrapped with raffia and glued on with a white glue.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rain card

This isn't the card I made Angela for her birthday, but it sure would have fit the day-or actually the whole week. I was watching most of the bad weather from my Dad's hospital bed. Had an unexpected week in PA right in the middle of all the bad weather. Finally got to come home today so now I'm starting to catch up. Still need to take Angela out for her birthday and will post the card I actually gave her after she gets it.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cake on a spring Card

Not much stamping on this card, but it was fun to make. This preprinted cake came on a self adhesive spring. All that was needed was to attach it to the card. Before doing that, two circles were glued down. On the one circle swirls were added with a white opaque pen to match the swirls on the cake. The words were stamped with Versafine Black. A little bit of irridescent glitter was also added to the ends of the candles.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nightscapes Waterfall card

Been checking my calendar and starting to schedule my fall classes. This is a card we do in my Nightscapes class. Watch for postings soon. The card has a total of 6 images. Some of the color was done with colored pencils, some with ink pads and the stylis tool. Extra highlights were added with a white pen and also the Stardust pen. Come join us in October and make this card for yourself.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Favorite Couple card

Went back to an old favoite for this birthday card. The couple is by Eat Cake stamps, and the saying is by Art Impressions. Wouldn't you think they were actually made for each other? The couple were colored in with Copic Markers and the image and words were stamped with Momentos black.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Merry Christmas Card

We did this card as a Make and Take at the store last week. Wanted to show how simple a card can be and still look nice. This stamp is by Hero Arts. It was inked with Momento Bamboo green dye ink. Then the lights were colored in with Copic Markers. The white card was glue to the green and you are ready to go!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Girl Card

Another baby card for a friend who is having a girl. The hanger came in a package of different colored wires. It was attached on either side of the card with a small wire. The ribbon covers it up. The word is a cloth sticker that was self adhesive, and the bottle is a button with the shanks cut off and attached with white glue.