Saturday, December 31, 2011

Big Hearted love

We've been cleaning out my Dad's apartment. He's been recouping from his major surgery this fall, but he realized he wasn't able to return to his place. He moved into nursing care a few weeks ago. Good for him, but left me to work on clearing out his place over this busy holiday time. Ho, ho, oh heck! Hence, why no New Year cards were made. Anyways, while cleaning I found a stash of cards I had given him and this was amoung them. I really enjoyed making this card. Clean, simple, and yet thought it worked well. The heart was cut from 12X12 printed paper and glued on the card. The circles were punched with Marvy round punches. The words are by Hero Arts and were embossed with white embossing powder.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dragonfly Love

Really wanted to have some New Year cards done, but that hasn't happened. So, I'm moving on to the next holiday after that. This card uses a mulberry paper that has dragonflies printed on it. It actually came as a roll. It was cut and glued down on the navy paper. On the torn side, white glue was squeezed along the edge and tiny micro beads were poured over the glue. The glue dries clear. A Chinese coin was also glued in the corner. The word is a sticker that was placed on white paper, then the paper was placed on double sided sticker paper which was put on the mulberry paper. More micro beads were poured over the sticker paper. Gives a nice texture to the card without making it hard to mail.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Thank you Card

Well, it only took two weeks and a new computer, but here I am! Hope you all had a good holiday. Now it's tis the season of "Thank yous". Since I need numerous cards,I wanted to keep it simple. Using strips of Memory Box paper, all I needed to add was the words in black dye ink in the corner. Quick and easy.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tis the season of .... computer problems. Will be back posting soon as we can get things fixed. Until then, happy holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Polar Bear Wishes Card

It's finally gotten cold enough to post this card. The image is by Coranado stamps and was inked with black ink and then colored in with a white pencil. The light blue paper and printed paper were put through an Accucut frame to create the cut out and front frame. The words were embossed with white embossing powder.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jesse's card

This was a great card to do for Christmas. Jesse embossed the background with a Cuttle Bug folder using metalic paper and mounted it onto the navy paper. Then she took one of the glittery snowflakes that comes in a set from Michaels, and mounted it onto the front of the card. Very nice.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Alice's card

Mail has brought a couple of nice hand made Christmas cards. Here's one by a friend who did a lovely job incorporating the stamp onto a printed vellum background. She said she did these back in August. A great way to think a head knowing this time of year is too busy for making the cards. Way to go, Alice.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Simple Christmas

Never underestimate the joys of a simple card. This is a card I sent out a few years back. Everything was stamped in black dye ink and a little more color was added to the tree and base, and red stickles was added to the ornament. Both images are by Amuse. I got more positive comments on this Christmas card than any other card I have sent. Simple is good!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stampscapes Winter Church Card

Have you tried using Ampersand's stampboards? They have a partical board back with a white chalky surface perfect for stamping. On this card 1 inch squares are used. They were initally pushed together and the image was stamped on. A little gray was added to the church, and lots of blue the the corners. A scratch tool then takes off the color and the white shows through. The star was scratched over the church. All you do is add adhesive tape and adhere the squares to the card. Makes a special Christmas card that can be counted as a gift!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hero Decorate Card

This was a fun card to create. It used a clear set by Hero Arts, a Momento red dye pad, a Versamagic pad, and irridesenct glue. Put it all together, and you get a nice quick card. The tag was mounted with foam tape to the card. I created this card for the "Make It Take It" at Angela's Happy Stamper last Thursday. It was a big hit. Feel free to join us for more fun this Thursday. It runs all day so come when it's convient for you.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jingle Card

The bird and word stamps are by Impression Obsession. They were inked with a dye black onto the white paper. Then using a water color palette by Hero Arts, I added the blue with a brush and water. Using a reservoir pen, more color was added to the bird and the ribbon that is above the bell.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Joy Card

No embossing today! This is a variation of the card I sent for Christmas last year. Rubber Stamp Tapestry does this set. The word is one stamp, and then 3 other peg stamps are used to create the folage. It was all done with pigment and dye inks.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Embossed Coffee Card

Still embossing, but today it is dry embossing done with a folder on the Cuttle Bug. The image is by Hero Arts and was stamped with black dye ink onto a white card and cut out. A gray Copic added a little shading. The cup holder was stamped again on brown paper and pieced onto the coffee cup. The snowmen are on thin blue ribbon. The words by Amuse were stamped onto brown paper that was punched by a Marvy punch.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Celtic Snowflake

Well, since I'm on a roll, here is a snowflake embossed in silver. This is all one stamp. It was layered onto a silver paper. Self adhesive clear gems were added, as well as the ribbon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Starry Night Stampscapes Card

More embossing! This time I started by taking the starry sky stamp and stamping it with a blue pad in the middle of the card. The edges of the card were sponged in with more blues. Then the branches were embossed with a twinkling white embossing powder. Then trees were then stamped again in blue to give some depth to the card. Some of the stars were enhanced with a glitter pen. This was all done on a white glossy card which was then adhered to a very dark blue paper.